January 2020 News Briefs
29th District Court Judge Laura Mack will be retiring effective March 1, 2020. Judge Mack has served the City of Wayne since 2004. Because Judge Mack is still at the beginning of her time, her replacement will be appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her replacement must be a lawyer in good standing who lives in Wayne at the time of the appointment and who has at least five years of experience as a lawyer. The replacement will have to run on a upcoming ballot to be affirmed by the voters. If affirmed, that person would serve until the end of Judge Mack’s current term which ends in 2024.
Karma Coffee, 35634 W Michigan Ave, will be bringing in the Lunar New Year with their Saturday Supper Club on January 25 at 7:00 p.m. The four-course meal will include egg rolls, steamed dumplings, fried rice and more. Tickets are $25 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call (734) 589-0304 to reserve your table.
HYPE Western Wayne Center, 4635 Howe Rd, will be holding their Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Friday, February 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner and refreshments will be served. Pictures are an additional cost. Tickets are limited to 225 people and are $25 per couple plus $7 for each additional child. Call for tickets (734) 721-7400.
Inspire Theatre, 33455 Warren Rd, Westland presents “Suite Surrender” January 10-26.
In the play, it’s 1942 and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30’s and 40’s. For tickets, visit www.inspiretheatre.ticketleap.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Memorial High School will be hosting an 8th grade parent night for those transitioning to 9th grade or interested in getting more information about Wayne Memorial High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Students do not have to be currently attending a Wayne-Westland Community School to attend. The event will be held on February 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wayne Memorial High School Stockmeyer Auditorium. Topics covered will include: scheduling, graduation requirements, testing out requirements, direct college courses, AP courses, extra-curricular activities, and much more. All are welcome to attend and questions are encouraged. Parking is available in the Glenwood Street parking lot and guests should enter through the front of the auditorium. Any additional questions should be directed to the Counseling Department at (734) 419-2215.
The Wayne Historical Society invites you to History of Poorhouses: Eloise on Thursday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum. Guest speaker Adam Oster from the Library of Michigan will give a presentation on Michigan poorhouses, especially our local Wayne County one, Eloise.
Join your state legislators for coffee and conversation. Representative Kevin Coleman and Senator Dayna Polehanki will be eager to hear your questions and comments on any and all state issues. Join them at the Wayne Public Library on Thursday, January 23, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Are you interested in a paid membership to the Dyer Center or Friendship Center? Both offer a number of wonderful opportunities tailored for individuals 50 years and older. The City of Wayne will pay the annual membership for you to join ONE of the centers. All you have to do is sign up at one of the locations; they will bill the City of Wayne.
Since July 1 over 50 Wayne Seniors have signed up for a membership at the Friendship Center joining over 100 of their friends and neighbors who were already members.
The Friendship Center is located at 1119 Newburgh in Westland. The Dyer Center is located at 36745 Marquette, also in Westland.
Both centers offer a variety of programs including but not limited to:
• Daily congregate meals; travel programs; blood pressure and diabetes screening; health screenings; flu shots; massages; legal aid; educational seminars; access to tax consultation; alterations; Zumba; Tai Chi; movie days; chorus and choir; game night; shopping and casino excursions; quilting; line dancing… and much, much more. Unfortunately, the City of Wayne cannot cover memberships for both centers, but the City is pleased to offer one to you.
If you are already a member of the Dyer Center or Friendship Center and paid your dues for the year, you cannot be reimbursed. However, the City will cover your new membership for 2020 using the same process above. The Romulus Senior Center is also offering FREE memberships to Wayne Seniors. This center is located at 3625 Bibbins Street in Romulus. If you have any questions, please call (734) 722-2002.
The City of Westland has invited Wayne to join in with the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration that will take place on Monday, January 20 at Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Rd. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and a shuttle bus will be provided from City Hall to the Westland Public Library where the Freedom Walk to signify unity will begin at 9:00 a.m. The walk will take place down Central City Parkway and end back at Westland City Hall. The MLK Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Please join the celebration of the life and legacy of one of America’s most extraordinary men, Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Wayne Police Department’s lobby is open 24 hours a day. Anyone is welcome to use the lobby as a warming center.