October 31, 2019
News & Updates
We have had a busy October. The Pumpkin Patch Parade was a huge success, our dancers performed in the Universoul Circus, Maywood Fine Arts had a beautiful booth at the D89 Family Literacy Night, Winifred Haun & Dancers led a week of modern dance complete with dance showcase, and we had three free open gyms. There's never a dull moment at Maywood Fine Arts.
Parade Marshall, Senator Kimberly Lightford suprises everyone!
MFA was honored to have State Senator Kimberly Lightford as our 2019 Pumpkin Patch Parade Marshall on October 12th. We were celebrating her recent achievement of becoming the first African-American woman to be Illinois Senate Majority Leader. At the parade kickoff she delivered the wonderful news that she was able to free up MFA Capital Improvement grant funds previously promised to MFA from the state and was also able to secure an additional $100,000 for improvements on the MFA Building. This was a much needed surprise and we cannot thank State Senator Lightford enough!

MFA Dancers performed at Universoul Circus
Our dancers were invited to perform at the Universoul Circus on October 23rd. They opened up the show donning pink wigs and danced their hearts out and then took in a spectacular circus.

Modern Week with Winifred Haun & Dancers
Winifred Haun & Dancers generously hosted a week long workshop of modern dance at MFA. Students were able to work with professional dancers and learned several modern dance pieces which they performed at the end of the week

Garfield School hosted D89's Family Night
We were present for D89's Family Literacy Pumpkin Patch and it was a smashing success! Families enjoyed a book character fashion show, giveaways, and fall treats.
Each school had a decorated pumpkin representing a book and attendees voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Lincoln School for winning best pumpkin!

Lot's more to come!
Important Upcoming Events
  • Free Open Gym Every Saturday from 1:45 to 2:45 PM
  • Closed Thanksgiving Week Nov 25-30
  • Skating Party Fundraiser at Lombard Roller Rink Nov 30
  • Choir Performance Dec 11 @ 7:30 PM
  • Music Recitals Begin Dec 14
  • Dancers Perform at the Bulls Game Dec 13
  • Holiday Dance Recital Dec 21 (tickets go on sale Dec 2)