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Clubs, classes and more to do Downriver – The News Herald

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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. 

Events added this week

Art Meeting: The Creative Art Society will be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library in the City of Southgate, 14680 Dix-Toledo Highway. Creative Art Society meetings are free and open to the public. After a short business meeting, special guests for the evening will be Jenny Vaughn and Matthew Thornton, aka “emscript.” Vaughn will be discussing the TEAD One Memorial Artist in Residence Program, a non-profit organization that was founded by the family of Jordan Vaughn. The vision of the program is to promote and strengthen a diverse culture of art in the community by fostering a creative, supporting environment for local adult emerging artists to develop new work and creatively explore new ideas in a safe and inclusive environment. Matthew Thornton will be discussing his ink, acrylic and spray paint work. He is a comic book illustrator and publishes his own comic book series. For more information, contact Maureen at 734-777-6109 or mkeast1@aol.com or Kris Stanek at 206-605-1987 or sea_kris@yahoo.com or visit creativeartsociety.org.

Cat Show: The Cat Fanciers’ Association presents “Falling for Felines” sponsored by Thumbs Up Cat Fanciers (503c), an all-breed championship show and education event at the Taylor Sportsplex on Sept. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will host up to 225 cats from around the world of 45 different breeds, as well as non-pedigreed cats, known as the Household Pet competition. Vendors selling cat related wares will be present. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ThumbsUpCatFanciers. The Cat Fanciers’ Association was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit association of member clubs and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of all cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association, visit www.cfa.org

Salvation Army Community Classes/Clubs: Downriver Archery Club – Mondays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Two Classes – $10 for the season. Downriver Music – Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Downriver Youth – Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Downriver Bible Study – Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Downriver Air Rifle Club – Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Two Classes – $10 for the season. SA Downriver Gaming – 2nd Saturday of the month, 4-7 p.m. The events are held at the Salvation Army Downriver Corps Community Center. For more information, call 734-282-0930.

Diabetes PATH Online Workshop: Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Specific to those living with type 2 diabetes. Information session – Monday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Sessions 1-6: Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. New participants can join through Tuesday, Sept. 25. pathprograms@nkfm.org, or call 800-482-1455.

Hooks & Needles: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 11, 18, 25, 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. Sept. 11, 18, 25, 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.

A Night with Detroit Paranormal Expeditions: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 11, from 6-7 p.m. Detroit Paranormal Expeditions is a group of friends on a journey to better understand the unknown. They investigate reported hauntings at places ranging from small historic buildings to larger, more well-known locations. Join us for a one-hour program with DPX as they share their experiences, evidence, and tips for doing your own investigations. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Teen Volunteer Group: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 13, 27, 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.

Events

Outdoor Concert: Southgate DDA Presents: A family-friendly concert with Matthew Ball – The Boogie Woogie Kid, at the Artist Market,13631 Eureka Road Southgate, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. American songbook favorites from New Orleans and The Swing Era bring your lawn chair with songs like: “In the Mood,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “It Had to be You,” “When “The Saints go Marchin In,” “Basin Street Blues,” and more.

Southgate DDA Presents: A family-friendly concert with Matthew Ball – The Boogie Woogie Kid Piano & Song man. American songbook favorites from New Orleans and The Swing Era bring your lawn chair with songs like: “In the Mood,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “It Had to be You,” “When The Saints go Marchin In,” “Basin Street Blues,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Bumble Boogie,” and more. The concert is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Market Centre Park, 13631 Eureka Road Southgate.

Baby Buddies Storytime (Ages 0-1): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 22, 29, from 3-3:45 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.

Textile Lab: Taylor Community Library, Taylor.  Aug. 22, 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.

Camp Friendship: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 22, 23, 24, 25, while supplies last. Stop by the youth side of the library to do special activities in celebration of the summer reading theme, All Together Now, whenever you drop-in! If you see an inflatable campfire up, we will have an activity for you to do! Simply visit the youth information desk and ask for the activity. Monday: Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday: Design your own keychain, Wednesday: Pearler Beads, Thursday: Design your own Patch, Friday: Friendship Bracelets. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Volunteer Planting Event: A new landscaping endeavor is underway at the John C Jackson Resource Center, located at 8801 Macomb Street, Grosse Ile, sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy The mission is to transform the front area into an inviting space that delights the public’s eye while also serving as an educational platform for native and naturalistic landscaping. The plan involves getting started in the latter half of August. The planting phase is proposed for September. The GINLC is hosting a volunteer work day in September. Sign up for upcoming announcements at www.ginlc.org/contact-us

Naloxone Training: Rotary Club of Southgate is holding Naloxone training classes teaching participants how to give Naloxone at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 at  Downriver YMCA, 15777 Northline, Southgate. The is free and uses Naloxone-Kloxxado, which prevents overdoses. This is hands-on training that lasts about an hour. Registration is required and limited. For more information, call Stephen Ahles 734-658-8991 text or email chiefahles@aol.com

VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 23, 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 Late Stage (Part 1 of 2): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 23, from 6-7 p.m. In the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this 2-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families. It is best to attend both parts of this program, however even attending just one part will still be beneficial. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Lego Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 28, 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.

Books & Bites Book Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. Books & Bites is a monthly book club that reads and discusses YA books with adult crossover and Adult books with teen crossover — anyone who is a fan of these genres can attend. This month’s book is “They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera. Get a copy from our front desk or check it out on Hoopla or Libby using your Library Card. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Family Fun on Bacon Lawn: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood Wyandotte, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Join us for outside fun. We will have lawn games & more. Weather permitting. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

Adult Karaoke Night: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 31, from 6-7 p.m. Join us for a fun and judgment-free Karaoke Night intended for adults! Whether you’re a platinum record artist or an everyday shower singer, this event is open to you. Feel free to invite friends and family to cheer you on as you face the mic. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Wyandotte Downtown Markets: Wyandotte First United Methodist Church, 72 Oak Street, Wyandotte, will be holding two events this year during the Thursday Downtown Markets. Kids Summer Thursday Series, from 3-4 p.m., every Thursday, from June – August the church will be providing a different activity for kids ages 4-11, outdoor games, crafts, puppets, storywalk, music, science & more. Summer Concert Series, from 6-8 p.m., every Thursday, from June – August, there will be either music or a family movie scheduled on Thursday on the lawn of the church. For more information, visit wyandottefirst.org or email fumcoffice@sbcglobal.net

Summer Reading Challenge: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Through Aug. 31. Our summer reading challenge is for all ages. Stop in the library to get your bookmarks, join the many events we have going on this summer, and read, read, and read some more. For more information call 734-287-4840.

Toddler Storytime: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 5, 12, 19, 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. Bring your toddler for a chance to learn and practice some early reading skills. We will reserve some time at the end for creative play or a craft. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Textile Lab: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 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. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Intro to Tarot: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 6, 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 more than welcome to attend. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Car Show: Willow United Methodist Church, 36925 Willow Road, New Boston, is hosting a car show from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Nor charge or pre-registration for cars. Hot dogs and refreshments available for purchase.

Save the Girls Charity Motorcycle Ride: Sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Trenton Area and Downriver Area with the proceeds going to help domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims and awareness events, and women’s health issues (with the focus on ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and breast cancer) and other Soroptimist service projects. The ride will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 and begins at Motown Harley-Davidson, 14100 Telegraph Road in Taylor. Check in is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11:45 a.m. The ride will be approximately 50 to 60 miles with police escorts and road captains from HOG. The ride ends back at Motown Harley with music, food, beverages, raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets. There will be a special raffle for a fire pit with four wicker chairs. The cost is $25 per rider, $10 per passenger, and $10 for a non-rider for a meal ticket only. The cost the day of the ride is $30 per rider, $10 per passenger. Pre-registration provided by mail or online at http://formsmarts.com/form/1mdn. For more information, contact Cathy at 734-934-8460 or by email: sioftrentonanddownriverarea@gmail.com.

Twilight Hike: At Airport Natural Area, 28820 East River Road, Grosse Ile, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Join Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy for a guided hike at twilight. We’ll bring a bat detector to help us locate and identify bats and look for signs of other nocturnal wildlife, too. For more information, email GINLC.education@gmail.com

Golf Outing: Southern Downriver Right to Life’s 13th annual Golf for Life Outing on Monday, Sept. 11 at Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club to benefit our Right to Life work in southern Wayne County. Southern Downriver Right to Life is an affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan. The golf outing is an 18 Hole Scramble with a Shot-Gun Start at 11 a.m., and the $150 per person price includes 18 holes of golf w/cart, lunch at the turn, three entrée buffet dinner, beer, soft drinks, and bottled water, hole-in-one contest for a new car, and prizes galore. Individual golfers are welcome. Sponsor options are available. For more information or to register, contact Joe Connors at joe@jgc-solutions.com or 734-735-8001. Register online at https://www.sdrtl.org

Brown Bag Talking Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. In person or call-In.  Sept. 13, from 12-1:00 p.m. The group discusses two audiobooks each month. Listen to both, one, or none. Everyone is welcome. This month’s books are 1) “A Study in Scarlet Women” by Sherry Thomas, and 2) “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt. 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.

Tween Book Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. Join us for this monthly book club, suggested for ages 10-14 where we will read age appropriate titles from all genres. This month we will be discussing “The School for Good and Evil” by Soman Chainani. Visit the library’s front desk for a copy of the book. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Adult Book Discussion: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 20, from 6-7 p.m. Join us as we read fiction from all walks of life and perspectives. This month we’ll be discussing “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave. You can pick up a copy of this month’s book from our front desk. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Books & Bites Book Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Sept. 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. Books & Bites is a monthly book club that reads and discusses YA books with adult crossover and Adult books with teen crossover — anyone who is a fan of these genres can attend. This month we will be discussing “Get a Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert. Get a copy from our front desk or check it out on Hoopla or Libby using your Library Card. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Hike in the Airport Natural Area: Every Sunday through October, enter at 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile, from 1-4 p.m. Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy  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.GI@gmail.com.

Bacon Reading Challenge 2023: At the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte pickup is underway. 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. Check out our webpage: www.baconlibrary.org/readingchallenge2023

Ongoing community events

Huron River Fishing Association: General meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 McGuire St. in Flat Rock. The general meetings include seminars and speakers related to river fishing, fly fishing, ecological concerns and environmental concerns. A fly tying meeting is held every third Monday of the month where you will learn how to tie a specific fly. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/ycx4tkwf

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.

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. 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

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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