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April 2016 News Briefs

Husain Foxworth and Coach Erskine Wade from the Norwayne Boxing Gym after Husain won the Detroit Golden Gloves at the Kronk Gym in Detroit. Husain will represent Michigan in Salt Lake City, Utah later this year at United States National Golden Gloves. Photo by John P. Rhaesa

Husain Foxworth and Coach Erskine Wade from the Norwayne Boxing Gym after Husain won the Detroit Golden Gloves at the Kronk Gym in Detroit. Husain will represent Michigan in Salt Lake City, Utah later this year at United States National Golden Gloves. Photo by John P. Rhaesa

Gone with the Wind
Join local Gone with the Wind expert, Kathleen Marcaccio, as she shares insights about this legendary novel and film.  Learn about author Margaret Mitchell, her real-life inspiration for Rhett Butler, and other intriguing background information.  The presentation will also include a treasure trove of GWTW memorabilia. This program is presented by the Friends of the Wayne Public Library and will be Wednesday, April 6 , at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library.  Please call the Adult Reference Desk, 734-721-7832, ext. 630, to register.

Zebra safari-watch out!
The Wayne Memorial High School Zebra Parent Advisory Council invites you to A Zebra Safari, a fundraiser to benefit the Class of 2016 Farewell Event and other activities.  The fundraiser is a dining experience prepared by the Wayne/Westland Community Schools William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Culinary Arts staff and students. There will be a “killer” amongst the audience. You are invited to solve the “murder” during this murder mystery dinner being held on Friday, April 8, at the Dyer Senior Adult Center on Marquette Rd in Westland. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; dining begins at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Contact Kevin Weber at (734) 419-2206 to purchase tickets.
Garden Club program for April
Come to the April meeting of the Wayne Garden Club on Wednesday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library.  The program topic is “Drought Tolerant Plants and Water Drip Systems.”  The speaker will be Pat Seibel, Display Garden Supervisor at Four Star Greenhouse. The Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the library, unless there is a field trip.  Come to the meeting, meet some of the members and learn how to help your garden during the hot, dry Michigan summer.  The Wayne Garden Club is celebrating their 100th birthday in 2016.
Building basics webinar
Business and property owners who are located  in the Wayne Main Street district are invited to attend a Building Basics webinar on Monday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum.  The webinar is required of anyone who would like to apply for Design Services from Wayne Main Street.  WMS receives up to three design services from Michigan Main Street Center each year.
These services include a site visit by the Michigan Main Street Design Specialist who also meets with the property owner, schematic drawings detailing the proposed façade improvements, paint samples, example photographs, and additional information needed to complete the work. Each service is valued at $2000-3000.
Anyone is invited to attend and get more information. Past recipients of these services have included Wayne Dairy Queen, the building at 3023 S. Wayne Rd, Helium Studio, Greater Than Dreams Church and Greater Than Dreams office.
Champions of Wayne 5k
The Wayne Memorial High School Champions of Wayne will be holding their 2nd annual 5K on Friday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. The walk/run will be held at the high school track. The route will go around campus, to the flats, through the woods and back up around the soccer field.
You can register online at www.championsofwayne.org or on the day of the event. Registration at the event begins at 4:30 p.m.  The cost to participate is $20 and includes a t-shirt.
The Champions of Wayne is an educational incentive program that includes mentoring, academic goals and financial rewards. The Champions program creates an opportunity for WMHS students to earn a $200 award if they reach a customized academic goal.
Students choose a staff member as their mentor and for one semester, they create and work toward an academic goal. The program is funded by The Helppie Charitable  Foundation.
Empty bowls fundraiser
Tinkham Educational Center High School in Westland will be having their annual Empty Bowls luncheon event on Friday, May 13.  The Empty Bowls program, designed to bring awareness to the hunger crisis throughout the world, is a combined fundraiser for programs (culinary and art) and is a fundraiser for a local organization that services the students at Tinkham. There will be a raffle table comprised of local business donations. Call Tinkham for more information (734) 419-2425.
Casino trip
Join the Wayne Rotary for their next casino trip to Motor City Casino on June 4.  Bus leaves Wayne District Court on Sims St. at 2:00 p.m. Bus will depart Motor City at 8:00 p.m.  Cost is $35; you will get back $30 in slot play. Space is limited. Contact Trish Hampton for further information at (734) 890-6934.
Wayne Golden Hour Club
The Wayne Golden Hour Club is a social group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the Senior Services office at HYPE Recreation Center.  There is a potluck luncheon at 11:00 a.m. followed by cards, games and socializing. Anyone 50 years and older is welcome.
Garden club cookbook available
The Wayne Public Library now has one of the Wayne Garden Club cookbooks in circulation.  If you like what you see in the cookbook, you can still purchase a cookbook.  Call Alicia Marnon at (734) 595-4217 to get one.  They are only $10 each.  The Wayne Garden Club is celebrating their 100th year in 2016.  Be a part of their celebration.
All class reunion banquet
The Wayne Memorial High School All Class Reunion Banquet will be held on Friday, May 13, at the Wayne Tree Manor on Van Born in Wayne.  They will be honoring and launching the Class of 1966 Reunion celebration. Make your reservations at www.waynehighalumni.com
Class of 1966 50th reunion
Join other classmates from the Wayne Memorial High School Class of 1966 on Saturday, May 14, for the 50th reunion celebration.  The reunion will take place at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $40 if you register before April 16.  April 16 – May 1 the cost goes up to $45.  A cash bar will be available.  To make reservations, please go to www.waynehighalum-ni.com and click on Additional Reunions.  If you are interested in attending a Golf Outing on Saturday, May 14, please contact Don Farmer at 734-968-4466.
Beginners Tai Chi class
If you are looking for a no-impact exercise class, join the beginners Tai Chi class.  Tai Chi has been proven to help with memory, breathing and balance.  No special equipment is needed.  The class starts Tuesday, May 3, (as long as there is enough interest) and will run 10 weeks.  Cost is $65 for the 10-week session.  Preregistration must be completed by April 20th.  Preregister at HYPE Recreation Center through the Senior Services office.
Ladies literary club
The Wayne Ladies Literary Club will be holding their annual scholarship fundraiser on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Wayne First Congregational Church.  The Ladies Literary Club was founded in 1896 to offer women in the community the opportunity to gather for educational and social experiences. One hundred and twenty years later, they still meet for social and educational experiences as well as enjoying the opportunity to serve the needs of the community through the scholarship program. Each year, the Club chooses one girl from each high school, Wayne Memorial and John Glenn, to receive a $1,000 scholarship.  Please come and bring your friends for a fun night out.  The theme of this year’s event is Game Night.  Suggested donation is $20, but any amount is accepted.  The Club wants you to enjoy yourself and have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped two young women get started in college.
Holland tulip time
Join the Wayne Sometimes Travelers for a trip to Holland, MI on Tuesday, May 18.  Start out with lunch at Alpen Rose restaurant, a local favorite for over 20 years.  You’ll learn about historic areas, city parks, Tulip Lanes and much more with a step-on Dutch-costumed guide.
You’ll visit Windmill Island Gardens that features a 250 year old Dutch windmill and have the the opportunity to visit Veldheer Tulip Garden.  There will also be free time for shopping.  Cost is $89 per person.  Admission to the Garden is not included in the price.  Travelers must be age 30 or older.
The Little Mermaid is coming to Wayne
The Wayne Memorial Theatrical Guild will be presenting “The Little Mermaid” April 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. and April 30 at 12:00 p.m in the Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial High School.  Reserved seating is $12. Box office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 11-April 21 and one hour before each show.
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