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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 downriverlife@thenewsherald.com. 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/

Events added this week

Summer Scholarships: The Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan is offering two Summer Study Scholarship Awards valued at $250 each. Both of our scholarships are open to any entering or returning high school student (entering grades 9-12) attending a school in Downriver. Former CASM Summer Scholarship recipients are not eligible for these scholarships. Students must be a part of their school music programs and a letter of recommendation from their classroom school teacher is required as part of the application. A letter of recommendation from a school classroom music teacher is required. There is also a 250-500 word essay required based on the question, What does being a good musician mean to you? What makes someone a good musician and artist? The deadline to enter is June 1. For more information and to fill out an application, visit http://www.casmmusic.org/educatescholarship.html

HLAA Meeting: The Downriver Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America will be meeting on Saturday, May 13 at noon, at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library. A light lunch will be served.

Downriver Genealogical Society Meeting: Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Copeland Center, 2306 4th Street, Wyandotte. Our program speaker, Elizabeth Clemens, will present her program on The Works Progress Administration. Open to the public. More info on this program can be found at: https://downrivergenealogy.org/our-programs. For more information, call 734-365-9815 or 313-382-3229.

Intro to Tarot: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 17, from 6-7 p.m. Have you been wanting to get into Tarot but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve heard of it and want to find out what it’s all about.  Stop in for this presentation where you will learn all about Tarot! This presentation is intended for beginners, but all experience levels are welcome to attend. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Virtual Chronic Pain PATH Workshop: Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Starts online over Zoom with an information session on Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m. It runs Thursdays, from 1-2 p.m., from May 25 to June 29. New participants can join through Thursday, June 1. This workshop is open to all residents in Michigan with access to a computer, tablet or smartphone. To register, visit: www.nkfm.org/PATH, email pathprograms@nkfm.org or call 800-482-1455. To find additional PATH programs throughout the state, visit mihealthyprograms.org.

Computer Class: Word for Beginners: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 18, from 1-2 p.m. This class will focus on Microsoft Office Word to create letters and documents. You will learn how to create, edit, and format documents, as well as how to insert images, and check for grammar and spelling errors. You must be able to type at least 20 words per minute to take this class. Class size is limited to seven participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Free Hanging Flower Baskets: Community Choice Credit is offering 150 free hanging flower baskets to Wyandotte-area residents from Ruhlig Farms and Gardens in Brownstown Twp.for members or non-members. The baskets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis (one per household) beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. For more information, visit www.communitychoice.com

Friends of the Library Meeting: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte is May 22 at 4:30 p.m. Join with this dedicated group of volunteers to enhance the library experience! New members are always welcome. If you’d like to receive an email reminder about the meeting, please register. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

Books & Bites Book Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Books & Bites is a monthly book club that reads and discusses Young Adult books. Anyone who is a fan of this genre can attend. If you can’t make it in person, and for general bookish talk, send us a request to join our Facebook group. This month’s book is “Delilah Green Doesn’t Care” by Ashley Herring Blake.  For more information, call 734-287-4840.

VIP Support Group (Visually Impaired Persons): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 24, from 12-1 p.m. In Person, Virtual, or Call-in. VIP Support is a monthly support group for people experiencing vision loss and their caregivers. Each month, we meet to discuss important topics and connect over shared concerns. Call 712-775-7031, Access Code: 965803 or join virtually by visiting bit.ly/TCLbtbcall. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers (Part 3 of 3): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 24, from 6-7 p.m. In the middle state of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals present helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Come to one or all three parts of this helpful series. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Computer Class: Excel for Beginners: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 25, from 1-2 p.m. This class will focus on using Microsoft Office Excel to create basic spreadsheets that can be used for bookkeeping of bill payments and much more. You will learn how to create, edit, and format spreadsheets. You will also learn how to create a basic formula to add/subtract data. You must be able to type at least 20 words per minute to take this class. Class size is limited to 8 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Creative Writing Workshop: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 25, from 4-5 p.m. Calling all aspiring writers! All writers from teens to adults are welcome to come together to share anything they would like to gain feedback on; whether that’s fiction stories (from flash fiction to short stories to novels – limited to one chapter per session) poetry, personal essays, scripts, memoirs, etc. There will be a 15-minute free write, where you will be challenged to write without stopping to think nor edit, at the start of each session. Bring a notebook with easy tear out pages and something to write with. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Outside Game Day: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 30, from 4-6 p.m. Join us behind the library for outside games (like giant Jenga, giant Kerplunk, giant Memory, potato sack races, etc.) and more outdoor surprises. Everything is free and open to everyone. Since we will be outside, please plan accordingly (weather-appropriate clothing, sunblock, sunglasses, water, etc.) For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Events

Migratory Bird Walk: At Airport Natural Area, 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile, from 8-9:30 a.m., on Sunday, May 7. Sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy. Join Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy naturalists for this spring walk focused on the peak week for arriving songbirds! We’ll look and listen to warblers, thrushes, vireos, tanagers, and more. No birding experience is required, though if you own binoculars, please bring them along. For more information, email GINLC.education@gmail.com

Makin’ At Bacon: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte Stop in the craft room throughout May and grab our ready to go crafts. Kids Programs: Mother’s Day Crafts May 8-13. Stop in and make something special for your mom. Pin Machine May 15-20. Our button maker will be out all week to make yourself a cool button or pin. Straw Building Blocks NEW! May 22-27. Come try out our new building straws. Poets and Playwrights is May 2 at 6 p.m. Bacon Book Club is May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Read along with us or better yet – meet with us and share your thoughts. This month we are reading Olga Dies Dreaming by Gonzalez, Xochitl. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Yearly Booklist will be available on our website. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

Hooks & Needles: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 8, 15, 22, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come and join other yarn enthusiasts in our community who love to knit and crochet. This is a weekly event to share ideas, projects, and do a little yarning. Bring your own projects to work on. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Lego Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 8, 15, 22, from 6-7 p.m. Do you love Legos? Join our Lego Club. Every Monday we will challenge you to make something relating to that week’s theme. We will display your creation for one week and will tear them apart at the next event.  This event is open to kids, tweens, teens, and parents. No registration is required, just stop in and build. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Library Board Meeting: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte  is May 8 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

The Creative Art Society Meeting: On Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm. at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library in the City of Southgate, 14680 Dix-Toledo Highway. Free and open to the public. After a short business meeting, the special guest for the evening will be Richard Jordan, a former page designer and illustrator before retiring in 2010. He began painting outdoors, directly from nature (plein air) in 1997, and it has been the driving force of his art ever since. Inspiration for his work comes from the scenes throughout southwest Michigan, areas he knew as a boy growing up in Kalamazoo. The Creative Art Society offers memberships for $25, which includes art workshops. For more information, visit creativeartsociety.org or contact Maureen at 734-777-6109 or mkeast1@aol.com or Kris Stanek at 206-605-1987 or sea_kris@yahoo.com.

Toddler Storytime: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 9, 16, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! Toddler storytime is for ages 2-4, but older and younger siblings are welcome. We will reserve some time at the end for creative play or a craft. For more information call 734-287-4840.

Baby Buddies Storytime (Ages 0-1): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 9, 16, 23, 30, 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, there will be time for creative play and parent conversation. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Writing Workshop: Know Your Character, Know Your Story is May 9 at 6 p.m., at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Know Your characters, Know Your Story is a fiction writing workshop with Author Donna Kanso. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

High Blood Pressure Control: Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Sessions 1-8: May 9 to June 27. New participants will receive a blood pressure monitor and can join through Tuesday, May 16. To register for this workshop, visit www.nkfm.org/HBPC or call 800-482-1455.

Textile Lab: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 9, 16, 23, 30, 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.

Teen Volunteer Group: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 10, 24, from 4-6 p.m. Teen volunteers help plan, implement, and promote ways to improve services offered at Taylor Community Library. They also assist with preparing program project supplies and seasonal decorations for the 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! For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Brown Bag Talking Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. In person or call-In. May 10, from 12-1:00 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 Therapist” by B.A. Paris, and 2) “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles. 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.

Drive Thru Chicken Supper: At Willow United Methodist Church, 36925 Willow Road, New Boston on May 10, from 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Four pieces of chicken, mashed potato dinner style biscuits and gravy, green beans, dinner roll, cole slaw and choice of pie (apple, cherry, lemon meringue, coconut cream). Cost is $14 for carryouts (cash or checks only). Call ahead by 4 p.m. for faster service at 734-654-9020.

Senior Resources: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 11, from 1-2 p.m. Information resources for seniors on various topics, including but not limited to, taxes, Medicare, senior scams, assisted living, food and housing assistance resources and much more. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Coin Club: Downriver Numismatic Association is Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Monthly coin club meeting. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

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

Murder Mystery Dinner: The Santa Rosalia Club is hosting a great  event “A 1920’s Mafia Marriage” Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner at the Bentley Banquet Center, 646 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, at 7 p.m. on May 12. Tickets are $60 per person, or $55 for Santa Rosalia members. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Vita Giammalva at 734 558-6143.

Michigan 4H Youth and Teen Textile Program: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 11, 18, 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. This 6-week event series is for youth and teens who have an interest in creating their own clothing & creative fashion items. Youth learn how to operate sewing machines, Cricuts, and vinyl press machines to create clothes, hats, bags, and more. All supplies will be provided at no cost. This program is for ages 8-18, with a limit of 12 attendees per event. All attendees must register. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Bacon Reading Challenge 2023: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte pickup begins Saturday, May 13. Have you always wanted to participate in a Reading Challenge? Give our challenge a try! We’ll make it easy peasy for you. Every month is a new reading challenge and if you register every month, we’ll pick a book to meet that challenge. You can also pick up a challenge calendar and do it on your own. In December, if all 12 challenges are complete, we’ll reward you with a prize pack. This month’s Challenge: A Book set in Space. Check out our webpage: www.baconlibrary.org/readingchallenge2023

Disability Awareness Storytime and Resource Event: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 13, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Disability Network of Wayne County in collaboration with the Taylor Community Library will be hosting a storytime for and about children with disabilities in grades 1-3, and their families. The Disability Network will also provide a breakout session for parent and family support as part of the event. We do encourage all families and children to attend. The event is limited to 25 families and registration is required. To register visit https://taylor.lib.mi.us/event/disability-awareness-literacy-program/. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Adult Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. May 17, from 6-7 p.m. Join us as we read fiction from all walks of life and perspectives. This month we’ll be reading “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. You can pick up a copy of this month’s book from our front desk. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Salad Luncheon: Thursday, May 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 28320 Waltz Rd., (Waltz) New Boston. Sponsored by: W.I.N.G.S. $7 per person. To reserve tickets, contact Kari at 734-654-6366 to reserve your tickets.

Psychic Medium Group Reading: Taylor Community Library. May 25, from 6-8 p.m. Join us for a night of receiving messages from the beyond with Bella who works with Sherrie Ellen’s traveling Psychics. Bella has had mediumship abilities since she was a young child. Registration required. Only those who are registered will be permitted. Event size is limited and only open to those 18 years old and up. Priority will be given to those who did not attend this program last year. To register, visit the library website at https://taylor.lib.mi.us/event/psychic-medium-group-reading-2/. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Bacon Reading Challenge 2023: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Pickup ongoing through December. Have you always wanted to participate in a Reading Challenge? Give our challenge a try! We’ll make it easy peasy for you. Every month is a new reading challenge and if you register every month, we’ll pick a book to meet that challenge. You can also pick up a challenge calendar and do it on your own. In December, if all 12 challenges are complete, we’ll reward you with a prize pack. This month’s Challenge: A Non-Fiction book about WWII. Check out our webpage: www.baconlibrary.org/readingchallenge2023

Ongoing community events

Crafters Welcome: Crafters meet every Thursday from 10-11:45 a.m. in the social hall of St. Cyprian Catholic Church on Pennsylvania Rd, Riverview. We knit, crochet and sew a variety of items such as hats and scarves for all ages, baby items, lap blankets, quilts, stuffed toys, dishcloths, and adult bibs just to name a few to donate to local groups who support those in need such at our veterans, soup kitchen clients, a local hospice and the homeless.

Huron Twp. Senior Citizens Recreation: At the Krzyske Senior Center, 28245 Mineral Spring Road, New Boston (unless otherwise noted). Mondays – Exercise: Get Moving, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Barn. Mondays – pinochle, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays – bowling, from 10 a.m.-noon at Romulus Bowling Ctr. Thursdays – mah jongg, from 10 a.m. to -noon. Thursdays – euchre and dominoes 12:30-3:30 p.m. Activities are canceled if Huron School District cancels school due to inclement weather, and for all Huron Twp. Holidays. For more information, call 734-654-9281.

Marine Corps League Events: Game Night every Monday, from 5-10 p.m. (except for the first Monday of the month). The grill is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 4-10 p.m. 1600 – 2000 (except for the first Monday of the month). Public welcome. For more information, call 313-382-5618 or visit www.downrivermarines.net.

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.

American Flag Disposal: Heart to Heart Hospice of Southgate is a local site for American Flag disposal. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Heart to Heart will allow the general public to bring their tired and worn American flags to our Southgate office. The office is located at 1 Heritage Place, Suite 107, Southgate,in the Real Estate One building. For more information, call 734-282-0209.

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.

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 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. Then you will follow the letter A on the wall signs and take the Allen elevator 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 at 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 smithnan88@yahoo.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 ecorseevents@gmail.com 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 rjhart720@yahoo.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 ecorsehistoricalsociety@gmail.com 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. For more information, call 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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