Big Week (May 15 – 22)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot to do this week in Proviso Township. Here is just a small sampling of events available for you and the family: 

Fall in love with living food

On Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Afriware Books (1701 S. 1st Ave. in the Eisenhower Tower, suite 400) in Maywood, chef and author Regina Dillard will host a book signing and food sampling. The recipes will be from her book “FEED: Living Food Recipes to Be Made and Eaten with Love.” Dillard specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian cooking. If time permits, she’ll have samples of her popular Mango Lime Mint Sorbet (see the recipe below).

For more info, visit

Mango Lime Mint

  • 3 cups frozen mangoes
  • Juice from 3 limes, or 2 for less tartness
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. raw agave nectar
  • Optional: unsweetened, unflavored sparkling water

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth, stopping one or two times to scrape the bowl. Once thoroughly combined, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. After freezing, the sorbet is now ready to scoop into individual serving dishes. Serve immediately. Optional: Pour unsweetened sparkling water over sorbet to make it a frappe’ dessert.

Regina Thomas Dillard is a certified raw and plant-based chef, instructor, author, and founder of Inner Sanctum Wellness, which provides holistic wellness products and services, and living food classes. Find more information at:

Attend a Veteran Hiring Event

On Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Ave. in Hines (building 1 atrium, across from food), the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will host a Veteran Hiring Event. Meet face-to-face with five local employers and receive hiring info for veterans.

For more info, contact the Compensated Work Therapy Program at (708) 202-8387.

Get updated on streets and buildings in Bellwood

On Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m., at Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, the Bellwood Community Police Neighborhood Watch Group will host a presentation by the street and buildings department.

For more information, call Police Commander William Goodrum at (708) 547-3500 Ext. 1330., or visit

Look out for a cop on the rooftop

On Friday, May 17, 5 a.m. until noon, at Dunkin Donuts, 1940 Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview, Broadview Police officers will be hanging out on the roof of the donut store.

Look for officers on the roof as they help support Special Olympics Illinois. Cop on the Rooftop kicks off a season of fundraising which culminates with our participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Once the torch completes its journey to Bloomington, Ill. the Special Olympics Summer Games begin. Our officers will be on hand to cheer on and support Proviso Township athletes as they compete. We are proud of our affiliation with Special Olympics Illinois and we look forward to this year’s games.

Attend a Sister to Sister Fellowship

On Friday, May 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave. in Maywood, the church will host a Sister to Sister Fellowship — a night where women will strengthen and encourage each other. Light refreshments provided.

Get that paper shredded

On Saturday, May 18, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of the Maywood Public Library, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Beaver Shredding will provide paper shredding services. VFP

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