Big Week (July 10 – 17)

Thursday, July 11, 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: 

Enjoy Westchester Fest

From July 12 through July 14, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Joseph High School, 10900 W. Cermak Rd. in Westchester, Infinity will host Westchester Fest. For more info on merchants and restaurants, contact or visit

Meet author Senyah Haynes

On Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 400 in the Eisenhower Tower) in Maywood, Afriware will host Story Time Saturdays featuring author Senyah Haynes and facilitator Petrina McKinnor. To ensure there is enough materials for followup activities, pre-register at

This is a free event, however, signed copies of the author’s books will be available for purchase. #maywoodbookstore#afriware. For more info, call (708) 223-8081.

Attend a health and wellness fair

On Saturday, July 13, 11:05 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Broadview Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, the village of Broadview will host its 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair. Free health screenings, cooking demos, healthy food samples, kids fingerprinting, face painting and more.

For more info, contact Mayor Katrina Thompson’s office at (708) 361-3600.

Enjoy a sip and shop

On Saturday, July 13, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Cheryl Renee’s Things, 1027 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, join the store staff for Girls “Bright Night Out” Sip and Shop. Sip wine, socialize, shop and savor the sound of music. $10 entry fee. Tickets sold on Eventbrite. Visit the store’s Facebook page here for more info.

Get healthy with chair yoga

Starting Saturday, July 15, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, fitness specialist and exercise physiologist Rhonda Fentry will instruct FREE chair yoga classes. Gentle style yoga for all ages and abilities. Helps reduce stress. Improves circulation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fentry will also host the classes on Saturday, July 22, and Saturday, July 29 (same time and location).

For more info, call (708) 343-1847 or email

Learn more about your property taxes

On Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris’ Welch will host a property tax seminar.

Officials from the Proviso Township assessor’s office will be on hand to help residents understand the process of appealing the assessed value of their homes. The property value as assessed determines the amount owed on the tax bill, and residents can oftentimes receive a lower assessment upon appeal, leading to a lower tax bill. Attendees are urged to bring their recent property tax bills and valid forms of identification. 

For more information, please contact Welch’s constituent service office at 708-450-1000 or    

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