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February 2020 News Briefs

Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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Dueling piano party
Wayne Rotary Club presents their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Held at HYPE Western Wayne Center, 4635 Howe, this evening of musical entertainment includes a cash bar, food available for purchase,  50/50 raffles and fun. Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds will benefit Wayne Memorial High School Rotary College Scholarships. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Henry’s Service Center, Kurt’s Cap and HYPE. For more information, contact Linda Gable at (734) 751-2302 or email linyet2b@yahoo.com.
Geneaologist Jessica Trotter will teach about the fundamentals of researching your family tree at African-American Geneaology on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library.
Baseball and
softball registration
The Wayne Baseball Association (WBA) will be hosting registration for baseball and softball players for the 2020 season on Saturday, February 15, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. The WBA believes team sports help youth gain confidence, learn responsibility and become leaders. Registration events will also be held February 29, March 14 and March 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Registration events will also be held on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on February 20, February 27, March 5, March 12 and March 26.  Registrations taken after March 28 are by appointment only and are subject to a $10 late fee. Players from all cities are welcome. You will need to provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate. For more information, contact WBA at (734) 722-6400.
Girls wanted
for fastpitch softball
The Wayne Baseball Association (WBA) is looking for girls born 2003-2013 for Fastpitch Softball.  Registration will be held at the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. on Thursdays (Feb. 20 and 27, Mar. 5 and 12) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays (Feb. 15 and 19 and Mar. 14 and 28) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. There will also be a special registration on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mark Chevrolet, 33200 Michigan Ave. Players from all cities are welcome.
Children’s story
time at the library
The Wayne Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month with a children’s story-time event for children ages 6 and up with an adult caregiver on Saturday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. The story is “Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box” followed by a discussion for the right to vote and the making of a craft related to this important subject.
Drag queen bingo
comes to Wayne
Drag Queen Bingo will be coming to the Wayne-Westland Family Center Moose Lodge 835 on Saturday, February 22. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the Lodge’s bar, 38050 Michigan Ave, for $20 presale. Tickets, if any are still available, will be $25 at the door the night of the event.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Bar food will be available 5:30-7:30 p.m. Seats are all general admission. This show is for 21 and older; ID will be checked at the door. This event sold out last fall.
History of greeting cards
Wayne Historical Society President Nicole Conklin will be giving a presentation on the history and customs of greeting cards. The Wayne Historical Museum will have a large variety of vintage cards from the museum collection on display. Light refreshments will be served. The History of Greeting Cards will be at the museum, 1 Towne Square, on Thursday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Airport historian gives talk about female pilots
Detroit Metro Airport historian Daniel Mason will talk about the 107 female pilots who flew aircraft in and out of what is now Detroit Metro Airport during a presentation, The W.A.S.P. of Romulus Army Airfield, on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library. The event is hosted by the Wayne Historical Society.
Ghost hunt
The Great Lakes Ghost Hunters invite you to join them for a ghost hunt in Wayne’s 140 year old museum on Friday, March 13. Tickets are $20 for a one-hour spot between 8:00 p.m. and midnight. Contact the Wayne Historical Museum for ticket information.
Free ice cream cone day
Dairy Queen’s annual free cone day will take place Thursday, March 19, from 1:00-9:00 p.m. at the Wayne Dairy Queen on Wayne Rd. Come get your free small vanilla soft-serve cone. The event is held in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Your Wayne Dairy Queen opens for the 2020 season on Sunday, February 9.
Make a fairy garden
The Wayne Historical Society will be hosting a Fairy Garden Workshop on Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. All supplies will be provided for this make-and-take fairy garden. Reserve your spot today for $20.
Blood drive
The Wayne-Westland Family Center Moose Lodge will be holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, February 29, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
U of M library presentation
Guest speaker Michelle McClellan, from the Bentley Historical Library on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, will give a presentation on the historic library and its unique collections and will show anything they might have about Wayne. The event is hosted by the Wayne Historical Society and will be at the Wayne Historical Museum on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Spring clean-up
The annual Wayne downtown spring clean-up will be Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. More information will be available soon.
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