February 2018 News Briefs
Zebra Safari coming soon
Get your tickets to the annual Zebra Safari sponsored by the Zebra Parent Advisory Council at Wayne Memorial High School. Proceeds from this event benefit the Class of 2018 for their Farewell Event and other student activities. Entertainment will be provided by WMHS students. Food will be provided by the William D. Ford Career Tech Center Culinary Arts staff and students. The event will be Friday, April 13, at the Dyer Senior Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available until March 23. You can drop by Wayne Memorial High School 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to get your tickets or call (734) 419-2200 to make other arrangements. Sponsorship levels are also available. Please call for more information or if you have any questions.
Free legal presentation and assistance
A presentation by Elder Law and Advocacy Center of Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan on Wednesday, February 7, at 1:00 p.m. will focus on guardianship, conservatorship, wills, trusts, power of attorney, nursing homes, assisted living, senior housing and Medicare/Medicaid. Wayne Senior Services is offering the program at HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd, Wayne. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk-ins will be welcomed. Must be 60 years or older and a Wayne County resident. Must be signed in by 12:45 p.m. and attend the presentation to get further assistance from the attorney. Call Nancy at (734) 721-7460 to register or for more information.
Free Diabetes PATH workshop
Beginning on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, a 6-week workshop will be held from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and includes a bonus session on Wednesday, March 21. This workshop is designed to provide skills and tools to help people living with Type 2 diabetes and their support system, live a healthier life. It is a fun, interactive workshop led by certified leaders. Learn how to manage everyday activities by making an action plan, avoid complications, learn to balance your blood sugar, and much more. To register for this workshop, call 313-586-5488 or visit beaumont.org/classes- events. The workshops will be held at HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd, Wayne and are brought to you by the Wayne Senior Services Office.
Pallet sign painting class
Jessica Ansley of Craft and Chill Painting Parties will be teaching a pallet sign painting class at the Wayne Historical Museum on Saturday, February 24, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and include supplies for the sign as well as snacks and refreshments. Participants will have the option to pick one of two designs, “Michigan Home” or “Wayne Coordinates.” Ages 12 and up are welcome. Funds raised help go to improving museum displays and community outreach. Tickets are available on Eventbright: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pallet-sign-painting-class-tickets-42120956916
Former Sav-A-Lot building
The former Sav-A-Lot building on Michigan Avenue will soon have a new tenant. Planet Fitness will be coming to Wayne in the near future.
Swim night for women
HYPE Recreation Center is hosting Women’s Only Swim Nights on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Cost is $6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Girls and women must be age 13 or older. No children under 13 and no boys allowed. HYPE is located at 4635 Howe Rd. For more information, call 734-721-7400.
The team at the Wayne Department of Public Works works hard to clear the snow and ice on our local roads. If the City has a snowfall of 4 in. or more, residents are asked not to park on public streets. You will be notified via the general media when the snow emergency is over and street parking is once again allowed. The DPW clears major roads first, then residential streets, dead-end streets and cul de sac areas. If you have any questions, please contact the Wayne Department of Public Works at 734-721-8600.
An evening with Barry Manilow
Frank M. Sternett is a premier Barry Manilow tribute artist who has performed in Las Vegas. He has had the privilege to open for The Four Tops, Tanya Tucker, Frankie Avalon, Rich Little and many more. He has also appeared on Regis & Kathie Lee, Geraldo, and has even come face to face with the man who “Writes the Songs,” Mr. Barry Manilow! Come to Notre Dame Lounge, 3144 S. Wayne Rd. for dinner and the show on Saturday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.
History of amusement parks in America
Join us for the rise, fall and rebirth of amusement parks in America. Beginning with small trolley parks and picnic beaches and going up to the multi-billion dollar parks of today, the history of amusement parks is a real rollercoaster ride. Join the Wayne Historical Society at this special presentation about the rise, fall and rebirth of amusement parks in America. The talk will be given on Thursday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum.