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February 2017 NEWS BRIEFS

70th Anniversary of the Phoenix State Wayne Theatre celebration was a huge success last month.

Getaway to Niagara Falls
The Wayne Sometimes Travelers will be travelling with Bianco Tours to Niagara Falls for two days Monday, April 24-Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Price of $186 per person/double occupancy includes round trip motorcoach transportation and one-night stay at the Clifton Victoria Inn with breakfast. There will be shopping at White Oaks Mall with lunch on your own. You will have a free day to explore Niagara Falls.  Since the tour will be going into Canada, US and Canadian passengers are required to present proof of citizenship-passport, passport card, enhanced drivers license or certificate of naturalization. For more information or to make reservations, please call Wayne Senior Services at (734) 721-7460.
Yamasaki in Detroit
Best-known for the World Trade Center in New York City, Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) worked to create moments of surprise, serenity and delight in distinctive buildings around the world. In his adopted home of Detroit, Yamasaki produced many important designs that range from public buildings to offices and private residences.
In Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, Detroit Free Press columnist and author John Gallagher presents both a biography of Yamasaki and surveys select projects spanning from the late 1940s to the end of Yamasaki’s life. This program will be at the Wayne Public Library on Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at (734) 721-7832 for more information.
Job Seekers Workshop
Are you looking for a job in the area? Discover how and where to search for local employment opportunities with the help of staff from Schoolcraft College’s Career Services. Learn tips for creating or polishing your resume, preparing for interviews and more. This program is a must for anyone seeking great local employment. This workshop will be held at the Wayne Public Library on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at (734) 721-7832 for more information.
Free Tax Services
If your annual household income is less than $54,000, you may be able to get your taxes done free through the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. Services will be available at the Wayne Public Library on Wednesday, March 15 and March 22, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but an appointment would be preferable. Call 734-284-6999 or 313-388-9799 for more information or to make an appointment. You must bring social security cards for yourself and all claimed dependents and a valid picture ID. Call to get the full list of additional items you will need to bring.
Notre Dame Lounge invites you to join them
Come to Notre Dame Lounge located at 3144 S. Wayne Rd (near Jack’s Sporting Goods) for dinner and drinks.  The Lounge is open to the public every Wednesday and Friday. An event called “An Evening With Barry Manilow” will be held on March 11. Wednesday nights feature a Euchre Tournament at 7:00 p.m.  The Hall is also available to rent for private events. Call (734) 260-3238 for more information.
Healthy Wayne yoga
Healthy Wayne has teamed with Citizen Yoga to offer free yoga classes. The next free yoga class will be Wednesday, February 15, at the Wayne Public Library from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat and enjoy an evening of fun. Future dates include February 22, March 1 and 8, April 5, 12, 19 and 26.
City Council meetings available for viewing
Wayne city council meetings can be viewed on the city’s cable channel every day at 2:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You can also view the meetings on YouTube via the city’s website. At the January 17, 2017 city council meeting, City Clerk Matthew Miller reiterated the average cost of a city council meeting depends on the length of the meeting, staff required, public postings and notices, among other costs such as printing and staff time to prepare council materials.
City council members’ email addresses
You can email any of your city council members at any time.
Mayor Susan M. Rowe: SRowe@cityofwayne.com
Mayor Pro Tem Anthony W. Miller: AMiller@cityofwayne.com
Ward 1 Councilman Chris  Sanders: CSanders@cityofwayne.com
Ward 2 Councilman John P. Rhaesa: JRhaesa@cityofwayne.com
Ward 3 Councilman Tom Porter: TPorter@cityofwayne.com
Councilman Ryan Gabriel: RGabriel@cityofwayne.com
Councilman Richard T. Sutton IV: RSutton@cityofwayne.com
Daddy-Daughter Dance
HYPE Recreation Center will be hosting their annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Thursday, February 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m at HYPE. Tickets are $15 per couple which includes refreshments and a flower corsage. For more information, call (734) 721-7400.
Valentine’s dinner
Karma Coffee & Kitchen is presenting, a four-course dinner party on Tuesday, February 14, that includes appetizer, soup, your choice of chicken, beef or vegetable lasagna, potato and vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea.  Tickets are $60 per couple including taxes and gratuity.   Dinner starts at 6 p.m.. Seating is limited; reservations are required.  RSVP before February 11 by phone at (734) 589-0304.
Inspecting and copying public records
All assessing records for the city of Wayne are located at City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne Rd. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Assessing staff is on site during the days and hours of Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. to assist the public in the inspection and copying of public assessment records.  When assessing staff is not on site, the inspection and copying of public assessment records is the responsibility of the Finance Department’s office staff. Additionally, the public assessment records are available online through the City of Wayne’s website through the Finance Department section.
St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party
The Wayne Rotary is presenting their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m at HYPE Recreation Center.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be food available for purchase, a cash bar, 50/50 raffles and lots of fun. Tickets are $20 each or you can get a table for 10 for $180.  For more information, contact Gayle Rediske at (734) 502-3202.  Tickets are available at Henry’s Service Center, the Wayne Public Library and at HYPE. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wayne Rotary and the Wayne Police Department.
Dairy Queen opens for season
Dairy Queen will be opening for the 2017 season on February 9.
Wayne Memorial to host 8th grade parent night
Wayne Memorial High School will be hosting an 8th grade parent night on Wednesday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. for those transitioning to 9th grade or interested in getting more information about Wayne Memorial High School for the 2017-18 school year.  Students do not have to be currently attending a Wayne-Westland Community School to attend.  The event will be held in the Wayne Memorial High School Stockmeyer Auditorium.  Topics covered will include scheduling, graduation requirements, testing out requirements, direct college courses, AP (Advanced Placement) courses, extra-curricular activities and much more.  All are welcome to attend. Questions are encouraged.  Parking is available in the Glenwood Street parking lot. Guests should enter through the front of the auditorium.  If you have any questions, please call the Counseling Department of WMHS at (734) 419-2215.
Looking for female high school juniors who live in Wayne or Westland
Do you know a female high school junior who lives in Wayne or Westland?  If so, encourage her to participate in the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Wayne/Westland program to earn scholarship money for college. The program representatives want to help every girl who signs up succeed.  There is an abundance of Distinguished Young Women program scholarship money given by colleges across the country that goes unclaimed each year that could be available to a girl just because she participated in her local program, not because she won. The Wayne/Westland program is celebrating its 50th year as a local program. For more information, email wayne-westland@distinguishedyw.org right now! Rehearsals are getting underway; the Distinguished Young Women of Wayne/Westland show event is Friday, March 10.
Relay for Life Pizza Palooza
Join Relay for Life Westland-Wayne as they celebrate their kick-off party with Pizza Palooza on Thursday, February 16, at Westland City Hall. Come get inspired and enjoy a pizza-tasting from your favorite local pizza places all under one roof. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Pizza-tasting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. with Relay for Life info and pizza awards from 7:30-8:00 p.m. $10 wristband sold at the door gets you all you can eat.  Wristbands for kids age 6-10 are $5; kids five and under are free. 100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Possibility and Disability Exhibit
“Possibility and Disability Exhibit” will be at the Wayne Historical Museum on Wednesday, March 15,  from Noon-3:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Healthy Wayne
Community citizens and organizations are invited to join Healthy Wayne for the monthly meetings held on the 4th Thursday of each month at HYPE Recreation Center. The meetings include a healthy breakfast and run 8:30-10:00 a.m. Come see what Healthy Wayne is all about.
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