Big Week (June 19 – 26)

Tuesday, June 18, 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: 

Give the Summit of Hope a chance

On Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Proviso East High School, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, several Illinois agencies will partner to host the Summit of Hope community expo.

The expo brings together local service providers to create a “one-stop” environment for invited parolees and probationers to obtain necessary assistance to move past barriers, which may prevent an individual from leading a successful life.

“The Summit of Hope gives men and women the tools they need to be responsible, law-abiding members of our community,” Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) acting director Rob Jeffreys said.

Attend a career and resource fair

On Friday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Proviso Missionary Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, PLCCA and Opportunity Works will host a career and resource fair. Connect with a variety of employers, including UPS, FedEx, Pepsico, Brookfield Zoo and others.

Come professionally dressed with resume in hand. For more info, contact Karen Gunn at (708) 236-5042.

Attend a community-wide yard sale

On Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Broadview Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Mayor Katrina Thompson and the village will host a Community Wide Yard Sale. For more info, contact (708) 681-3600.

Have a taste of emancipated soul

On Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m., on the ground of Operation Uplift, 104 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Operation Uplift will host A Taste of Emancipated Soul II: A Call to America Descendants of Slaves. Special guest: Saxophonist Audley Reid. At 3 p.m., they’ll host a panel discussion on reparations and the 2020 presidential election.

For more info, contact (708) 516-0628. This event is free.

Commemorate Juneteenth at the Soldiers Home

On Saturday, June 22, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Home for Soldiers Widows, the corner of 1st Avenue and Lake St. in Maywood, the village of Maywood will celebrate the 154th Anniversary of Juneteenth.

Celebrate Juneteenth poolside

On Saturday, June 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. in Forest Park, the 11th Annual Juneteenth Family Pool Party will take place. Swim wear is required. This is the new date after the original event was postponed due to rain.

Splash into summer

Starting Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at Adventure Bay Pool, 639 N. Wolfe Rd. in Hillside and the Center at Stevenson Park, 3105 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, Memorial Park District will begin Special Recreation Water Safety and Swimming. Cost: $25 to register.

For more info, contact Mark Flores at (708) 547-5400 or VFP

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