Big Week (May 29 – June 5)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:13 p.m.

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: 

Learn about million-dollar grant opportunities

On Thursday, May 30, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment and Young Democrats of Proviso will host a presentation on state grant opportunities totaling between $10 million and $15 million for minority-owned businesses, and $5 million for incubators that serve, or would like to serve, minority-owned businesses.

Learn how to be eligible and what are the requirements. For more info, contact Young Democrats of Proviso Chairman Nathaniel George-Booker at RSVP at

Look ahead to Danny K. Davis’s Bellwood Town Hall

On Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m., at Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th) will host a town hall meeting for Bellwood residents to discuss the following: the Affordable Care Act, jobs and the economy, education, immigration, international issues and more!

For more info, call (708) 533-7520. 

Eat and think rich

On Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Maywood Youth Mentoring will host its monthly free youth breakfast.

Topic: Do you want to be a millionaire? Facilitators: Clifton Ballard and Demetrius Young, of the nonprofit Dreamchasers United. For more info, call Barbara Cole at (708) 344-3577.

Support area police during the annual Torch Run

On June 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., police officers from various area departments, including Maywood and Broadview, will join the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.

The run will start at 12 p.m., at the Westchester Police Department, 10300 Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester, and travel east on Roosevelt Road through Westchester, Broadview, Maywood and Forest Park. The run will end at Doc Ryan’s Bar and Grill located at 7432 Madison St, Forest Park.

Enjoy a car show

On Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Melrose Park Civic Center, 1000 N. 25th Ave. in Melrose Park, come mingle with law enforcement personnel from the Melrose Park Police Department at the 1st Annual Melrose Park Police F.O.P. Car Show. Car registration starts at 8:30 a.m. $10 entry fee.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the extreme-looking cars, delicious food and music. All funds raised through the event will go to the F.O.P. and be disbursed to groups that they support throughout the year, including the 100 club of Chicago.

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