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What’s Going On is a listing of activities taking place throughout the Downriver community. To submit an event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. List the time, date, location, cost and contact information. Submit announcements at least two weeks prior to the event. For a complete listing, visit www.thenewsherald.com/things-to-do/
Computer Class: Email Basics: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Oct. 27, from 1-2 p.m. You will learn how to create an email account, attach documents, add addresses, see what you’ve sent, and how to delete emails that are no longer needed. Class size is limited to 8 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required.
Textile Lab: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Textile Lab is a weekly lab for textile crafters to come together and work on their projects. If you love to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, or any other textile crafting, this is the place for you. An instructor will be available to teach you how to quilt, or to guide you on your projects. This is a weekly lab that is open on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Baby Buddies Storytime (Ages 0-1): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 3-3:30 p.m. Weekly story time is aimed toward parents with infants (ages 0-1), older siblings are welcome. We will have lap time and read several books together. At the end, there will be time for creative play and parent conversation. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Makin’ At Bacon: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Drop in for a different craft every week. Lego Wednesdays is Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Did you know Bacon Library has a huge stash of Legos? Stop in the Maker Space Room every first Wednesday of the Month. Turkey Pins, from Nov. 7-12, Get ready for thanksgiving with this adorable turkey pin. Make it here to take it home while supplies last. No registration. Indian Corn Bean Craft, Nov. 14-19. Indian corn is one of the most beautiful decorations for fall. We put a twist on this seasonal delight by making it out of colorful beans. Make it here to take it home while supplies last. No registration. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Sauerkraut Dinner: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 19109 Craig Street, New Boston, Thursday, Nov. 3, 4:30 pm until sold out. Carryout only. Pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, squash, roll and slice of apple pie. $12.
Computer Class: Drop-In Session: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Nov. 3, from 1-2 p.m. This is a drop-in session for you to ask basic computer questions. If you are working on a project and need assistance, we will try to help you. Please keep in mind that assistance may be limited by how many people are in the class. Class size is limited to 8 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Brown Bag Talking Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. In person or call-In. Nov 9, from 12-1:30 p.m. The group discusses two books each month. Listen to both, one, or none. Everyone is welcome. This month’s books are 1) “The Wife Upstairs: by Rachel Hawkins, and 2) “The Ride of Her Life: the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America” by Elizabeth Letts. Join us in person or join remotely by phone by calling: 267-807-9601 and use Access Code: 965803, or join virtually by visiting bit.ly/TCLbtbcall. Please call the library or use the Talking Book Order Form to reserve a copy for yourself. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Downriver Numismatic Association: Monthly coin club meeting at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Library Board Meeting: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations by Ric Mixter: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. The mighty Fitz is the Great Lakes largest shipwreck, resting in two major pieces on the bottom of Lake Superior just over the Canadian border. It was lost in a killer storm in 1975, and its entire crew of 29 simply vanished into the waves around seven that evening. Shipwreck historian Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of people who have visited the wreck personally, diving 550 feet down in a tiny submarine to explore the site for over an hour. This was actually the beginning of over 20 years of research for Mixter, who has collected one of the largest film archives of Fitzgerald related material. For more information, 734-246-8357. Registration Highly Suggested. https://www.shipwreckpodcast.com/
Adult Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Nov. 16, from 6-7 p.m. Join us as we read fiction from all walks of life and perspectives. This month we’ll be reading “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly. Registration in advance is required for this event. You can pick up a copy of this month’s book from our front desk. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Annual Veteran Thanksgiving Dinner: For veterans and family from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 19109 Craig St. New Boston. For more information, call 734-753-9048 or email@example.com.
True Crime Book Club: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. This Month we are reading “The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia” By Emma Eisenberg. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Surprise Reads: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Pickup begins Saturday, Nov. 19. Each Surprise Book Bag will contain one library book related to the monthly theme and a few treats or a craft to go along with the theme. Check out the book, keep the themed swag/treats then return the library book. Treats/swag will be aimed at older teens/adults. High school or adult level books can be chosen. registration required. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Friends of the Library Meeting: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Join this dedicated group of volunteers to enhance the library experience! New members are always welcome. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Missing Mummy Mystery: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Oct. 24-29. Dr. Hal O. Ween, a renowned archeologist, delivered an ancient sarcophagus with the mummified remains of an unknown Egyptian ruler to Bacon Library. Every morning the librarians discover that the mummy has moved to a new location in the house. This mummy is getting trickier and trickier to find and we need your help to unwrap the mystery of the moving mummy. We have a special treat for any budding archeologist who can find our missing mummy. While on your search through the Bacon House, stop to craft four projects and select one book to keep. Visit at your convenience. We would love to see your costumes but they are not required. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Surprise Reads: Pickup begins Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Each Surprise Book Bag will contain one library book related to the monthly theme and a few treats or a craft to go along with the theme. Check out the book, keep the themed swag/treats then return the library book. Treats/swag will be aimed at older teens/adults. High school or adult level books can be chosen! registration required. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Film Screening: Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum is hosting a screening of the 1957 science fiction movie “Invasion of the Saucer Men” on Oct. 30 at Lincoln Park’s Memorial Park Band Shell building, 3240 Ferris Avenue. Prior to the movie there will be a Best Alien Costume Contest. Entrants will be judged and awarded prizes in three categories: most creative, best overall, and the best costume recreating-1950s-movie-aliens. All those in attendance can vote for their favorites in each category. Just prior to the film, a short video bio of Lyn Osborn’s career will be shared. Osborn appears in the movie and is a Lincoln Park resident. Refreshments will be available on site for a donation as well. More information can be obtained from the Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum at 313-386-3137 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.lphistorical.org; or at the museum’s Facebook page.
Hike in Airport Natural Area: Sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy, enter at 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile, from 1-4 p.m. Event runs through Sunday, Oct. 30. GINLC hosts will be available to open the trails of the Airport Natural Area every Sunday from May to October. Spend a few hours enjoying the trails, ponds, bays, lookouts, and woods of this hidden gem. For more information, email GINLC.email@example.com. All GINLC programs are free to the public, but donations make them possible. Visit www.ginlc.org.
Fall Reading Challenge: Taylor Community Library, Fletcher Park, Taylor. Through the month of October. All ages. Get your challenge sheet and log your reading during the month of October. Read or listen to 10 books or, read or listen for 10 hours of books to win a prize in our fall challenge. Prizes are available while they last, and participants are limited to one entry for the month. More information can be found on our website at https://taylor.lib.mi.us/fall/, or by calling 734-287-4840.
Storywalk for October: Taylor Community Library, Fletcher Park, Taylor, located between Pardee and Racho Rd., and Northline and Eureka. Permanent exhibit. October’s featured book is “Are We There Yet?” by Dan Santat. Community members can follow the path throughout the park to read a book in its entirety presented on 16 individual panels. Each panel hosts a set of pages which include activities and questions to help your little ones engage with the story in meaningful ways. For more information, call 734-287-4840.
Lincoln Park Farmers Market: Sundays through October, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m, at Mellus Park, east side of Fort Street, between Arlington & O’Connor, Lincoln Park. Farmers/vendors with produce, plants, specialty foods and crafts. Cash, EBT, P-EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Senior Project Fresh, Credit/Debit accepted. For more information, call 313-427-0443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poets and Playwrights: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. For more information, 734-246-8357.
Bacon Book Club: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. This month we are reading “Home for Erring and Outcast Girls” by Julie Kibler. Read along with us or better yet – meet with us and share your thoughts. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month. If you would like us to reserve a copy of the book for you, call 734-246-8357.
Fish and Shrimp Dinners: The Flat Rock Elks, located at Vreeland and Telegraph roads, will be serving our Famous Atlantic Cod fish and shrimp dinners first Friday of the month through January, February through Good Friday every other week. Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17, April 7 (Good Friday). That’s nine hot, fresh and wonderful drive-thru meals from the safety and comfort of your heated vehicle. Hand Battered Atlantic Cod Dinners are $15 and Pacific Ocean Jumbo Shrimp Dinners are $15. Ask about our Family Style Dinners and save an additional $4. Cash only, exact change appreciated. Dinners served 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinners also include French fries, coleslaw, hush puppy, dinner roll and condiments. Cash only.
Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy annual General Membership Meeting: At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. Grosse Ile Golf Country Club, 9339 Bellevue, Grosse Ile. Open to All GINLC Members and the General Public. Topics include State of the Conservancy, Accomplishments, Conservationist of the Year Award, election of board of directors, and guest speaker. For more information, email GINLC.email@example.com.
Owl Prowl: Educational Event for the whole family sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Centennial Farm, 25797 Third St. Grosse Ile. These are awesome birds of prey. We’ll learn about the owls in our area and their characteristics. We’ll end the night with a hike to attempt to find some owls. This is one of our most popular events. For more information and to register, email GINLC.firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARSP meeting (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel): Thursday, Nov. 27 at noon at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort Street, Southgate. Speaker: Michael Murphy, District Manager I Field Association. Topic: Benefits through MARSP. Cost: $18. RSVP to Kim Zeppa. For more information contact Kim Zeppa at email@example.com 734-834-1237 or Ethel Carver at firstname.lastname@example.org 734-675-5008.
Take it outside Photo Contest: Sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy. Entry deadline is Thursday, May 11, 2022 at 5 p.m. Open to high school students within Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties. We are searching for photos captured locally (within Wayne, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties) that inspire us to appreciate and steward our environment: air, water, land, wildlife, resources, and ecosystems. Categories are Dawn to Dusk; Fur and Feathers; Bark and Blooms. Total of $445 in prize money. For more information, visit see https://www.ginlc.org/photo-contest
Genealogy Research: The Downriver Genealogical Society Library, located at 28639 Division Street in Flat Rock, is free and open for genealogy research Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The society began in 1980 and for the past 42 years has been collecting information on the people and cities of the downriver communities, most taken from local newspapers. There are also resources from the surrounding areas and for other states and other countries. Volunteers are available to help those wanting to begin researching their own family. Information on the society, holdings and publications can be found at downrivergenealogy.org. For more information, call 734-535-6530.
Salvation Army Weekly Events: Golden Agers Bingo, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, $1. Downriver Music, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., kindergarten and older. Downriver Youth, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., kindergarten and older. Downriver Bible Study, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., 16 and older. The Salvation Army Downriver Corps Community Center is located at 1258 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. For more information, call 734-282-0930.
Mental Illness Support Group: For relatives and friends of the mentally Ill in the Downriver area meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, 600 N.Brady, in Mitchell Hall. Another support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting on July 20, at 10 a.m., at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Rehabilitation Bldg. on the 2nd floor, room 232. Wear a mask and enter the hospital at the main entrance for a Covid-19 check. Then you will follow the letter A on the wall signs and take the Allen elevators to the 2nd floor. From the elevator exit, turn left and immediately right to follow the hallway to room 232. For information, call 313- 292-3324.
Al Turner Drop In Chess: Every Thursday 5:30 p.m. at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Kids and adults of all ages can meet challenging new players every Thursday @ 5:30 pm. For more information, call 734-246-8357.
Job Assistance: The SEMCA Michigan Works! in Southgate, 15100 Northline Rd, Room 103, is offering help with job searching. Free services may include career assessment and guidance; GED preparation, basic skills assessment & enhancement; resume and interview assistance; and job search assistance. Stop in to register and ask about the next orientation session. Connect with a Career Coach and return to work faster. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. For more information, call 734-362-3448 or visit SEMCA.org.
Toiletry Pantry: Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street Rockwood, hosts toiletry pantry, which provides personal hygiene items, cleaning products, gently used clothing and some food products. The pantry will open from 1- 3 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. If that Monday is a holiday, the pantry will be open the previous Monday. For more information, call 734-379-3711 or fccrockwood.org
Local Wyandotte History: Looking for an obituary? Need information on your home or any other burning Wyandotte history questions? The Bacon Memorial Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, can help. Visit, www.baconlibrary.org/local-history-request
Teen Advisory Group: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Online Virtual Event. Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. Teen Advisory volunteers help plan, implement, and promote ways to improve services offered at Taylor Community Library. Joining our group builds your resume, earns you volunteer hours and recommendations for jobs or college, and gives you a chance to be heard! To join, apply to become a volunteer today! For more information, call 734-287-4840.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Sponsored by the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say helps children learn to read. Yes, it really is possible. Read one book to your child every day and before you know it, you will have read over 1,000 books in three years. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun. For more information, call 734-246-8357 or visit www.baconlibrary.org/1000books
Seamstresses Needed: Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteer seamstresses to help with the making of memory bears. Memory Bears are made from the clothing that once belonged to a loved one and can bring comfort and peace for grieving family members. All materials are provided. Seamstresses work in the comfort of their own homes using a simple four-piece pattern. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Mary Biber at 800-370-8592. For more information about Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, visit www.seasons.org.
Palliative Care Volunteers Needed: Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking compassionate people to provide volunteer support to terminally ill patients and their families. We provide virtual, yet comprehensive, training that fits easily into busy schedules. Opportunities are ﬂexible, based on your availability and comfort level and always close to home. Activities may include: offering companionship or “friendly visits” to homebound patients, reading and letter writing, providing relief for caregivers, participating in activities with dementia patients, veteran to veteran companionship, and sewing Memory Bears. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Mary Biber at 800-370-8592. Visit www.seasons.org
Taylor Garden Club: Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month September through June. Meetings are held at Taylor Senior Activity Center. Hospitality at 6 p.m., meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend once for free. Membership fee is $15 per year. You do not have to live in Taylor to join the group. For more information, contact Nancy Smith at 734-287-6851 or by email at email@example.com.
The Ecorse Community Events Committee: Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month excluding holidays and/or inclement weather. The ECEC meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Albert B. Buday Civic Center, 3869 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse 48229 on the 2nd floor in Conference Room – B. For more information, call 313-407-6332 or visit website https://www.ecorseevents.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Ecorse Community Events Committee Facebook page. All are welcome to attend, volunteer and participate in community event planning.
AAUW scholarships: The AAUW Wyandotte-Downriver Branch offers several scholarships annually to female undergraduate students at Baker College, Henry Ford College, Lawrence Technological University and Wayne County Community College District. Interested students can pick up an AAUW application at their school’s counseling office. Candidates must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, be a United States citizen and a resident of the Downriver area. An essay is required. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit downriver-mi.aauw.net.
The Ecorse Historical Society: Meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the month excluding holidays and/or inclement weather. The EHS meets from 1-2 p.m. at the Albert B. Buday Civic Center, 3869 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse on the 2nd floor in Conference Room – B. All are welcome to attend, volunteer and participate in EHS meetings and planning. Ecorse residents are invited to bring their family histories to add to the collections and archives which will be exhibited at the Ecorse Public Library. Exhibit dates and times to be announced. For more information, call 313-386-2520 Ext. 4 or visit /www.ecorsehistorical.org Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Ecorse Historical Society’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ecorsehistoricalsociety/
Brownstown Historical Museum Hours of Operation: The Brownstown Historical Museum, 23451 King Road, Brownstown is open for tours every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 1-4 p.m. Summer business hours are every Tuesday from noon-3 p.m.. Stop in to join the Brownstown Historical Society or renew your membership, volunteer or get information on the Brownstown Community Brick Paver fundraiser. For more information, call 248-318-5297.
Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance: The group is looking for new members to promote Lincoln Park’s historic sites through education and advocacy; for information on meetings and events, call Leslie Lynch-Wilson at 313-598-3137.
Knit and Crochet Club: From 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays. Meet, mingle and trade inspiration with local knitters and crocheters. Bring your own projects and have fun with a like-minded group. This is not an instructing class; however, you are welcome to ask others to share their knowledge and help. Cost: $3 donation to the DCA. Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte. (734) 720-0671 or visit www.downriverarts.org
Huron River Fishing Association: Holds general membership meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 McGuire St., Flat Rock. The group holds fly tying classes at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at the FRCC. For more information, visit huronriverfishing.com or email FISH@huronriverfishing.com.
The Ecorse Historical Society: Meets the third Saturday of each month at:City of Ecorse, Albert B. Buday Civic, 3869 W Jefferson Ave., Ecorse. Meeting is held in Conference Room B from noon to 1 p.m. Call 313-386-2520 Ext. 4.
Heart to Heart Hospice Volunteers needed: Heart to Heart Hospice is looking for downriver community members to join the group’s team of volunteers, who will visit with patients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help increase their quality of life during their finals days. Visits can provide friendship, compassion and distraction from their prognosis. Activities that clients might enjoy are being read to, watching television together, talking about who and where they’ve been, their families, hearing about your day, playing cards, and so much more. Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers to provide their time, talent, and to have compassion and empathy. Heart to Heart serves Allen Park, Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Southgate, Taylor, Westland, Ypsilanti and beyond. Volunteers should contact volunteer coordinator Randi Williams, at 734-282-0209.
Great Lakes Steel Salaried Retirees Club: Meets every third Monday at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St. Southgate. Doors open at noon. Lunch promptly at 1 p.m. Cost $12 for members, $13 non-members. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Open to any salaried retiree of Great Lakes Steel. For more information, contact Desta Pulter at 313-842-0385.
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