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JULY 2015 News Briefs

Northside Hardware now has two parking spots for Military Veterans.

Northside Hardware now has two parking spots for Military Veterans.

Kelly Miller Circus
The Kelly Miller Circus, “America’s One-Ring Wonder”  is coming to Attwood Park in Wayne on Saturday, August 8 for two performances: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Each performance lasts approximately 2 hours.  Tickets obtained in advance are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 2-11, and free for children under 2.  You can purchase tickets at the Wayne Community Center, Westland City Hall, Professional Insurance Associates, Jack Demmer Ford, Mark Chevrolet, Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union and at the Wayne Public Library.  There will be acrobats, elephants, clowns, tigers, zebras, aerialists, camels, jugglers, llamas and dogs.  Children may also enter a coloring contest by going to http://kellymillercircus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hey_Kids_Color_Me.pdf.
Bring your entry (one per person) to either performance for a chance to win a Circus souvenir. There are two age groups: age 7 and younger and ages 8-11.

WMHS Class of 1975 Reunion
The Class of 1975 will be congregating at Avenue American Bistro on August 8 at 6 p.m. to celebrate their 40th reunion.  Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner.  A cash bar will be available.  Contact Kathy (D’Pulos) Cardy at 810-275-2098 or Amy (Manning) Schmitt at 734-218-2258 for more information.

Rotary Picnics
The Rotary Club of Wayne will be hosting two summer picnics in July.  The first will be at Rotary Park I on July 15, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. The second will be July 22, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Rotary Park II located at Chamberlain and Stellwagen.  There will be hot dogs, chips, pop, games and a drawing for a family of four to attend the Kelly Miller Circus on August 8.

Cruisin’ US12
It’s time to cruise US 12 (Michigan Avenue) in downtown Wayne on July 11 from 10 a.m.-midnight. This is a free family event with live music and classic cars. Visit Icon Computer Solutions to see classic hearses and visit the Casketeria Grill.  There will be free face painting and kiddie cones for children under 10 at McDonald’s. Ronald McDonald will be appearing 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. WCSX will be broadcasting from the parking lot and giveaways are planned.  The Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society will have a show at the State Wayne Theater that night.  They plan to have a kissing booth in front of the theater during the day and evening.  Rocky Horror that night will have a Sock Hop theme.

Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sales
The annual sidewalk sales will be held July 17, 18 and 19. Northside Hardware will be having their annual hot dog and soda for 25 cents sale and other events on Saturday only.  See the full article elsewhere in this paper.

Ice Cream Social
The Wayne Historical Society will be hosting an ice cream social at the Wayne Historical Museum on Saturday, July 18 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. There will be cool treats and hula hooping with Irene Ivanac. Tour the Museum while you are there, and then hit the sidewalk sales.
Jazz at the Avenue – Evening with Wayne Main Street
Drink, dine & gather on Avenue American Bistro’s newly finished outdoor patio while supporting Wayne Main Street’s efforts to revitalize Downtown Wayne at the 1st annual Jazz at the Avenue-An Evening with Wayne Main Street on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. Sample craft beers and Michigan wines while enjoying local fare to the sounds of an acclaimed jazz trio.  $50 ticket price is all inclusive and seating is limited! Tickets are available online at www.downtownwayne.org.
Geocaching at Nankin Mills
Geocaching uses global position systems (GPS) to locate hidden treasures, also known as geocaches.  Come learn about this modern day treasure hunt and participate in a search around Nankin Mills.  This program is for ages 8 to adult. Program fee is $6 per child, $2 per adult for Wayne County residents. Pre-registration is required and can be done through the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center park office or by calling 734-261-1990.
Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen
Buy a Blizzard at the Wayne Dairy Queen on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Wayne Dairy Queen will donate $1 for every Blizzard sold to the Children’s Miracle Network to help children in need.
Summer Concerts in Goudy Park
Dead in Dog Years (Classic Rock),  will kick off the Wednesday night Summer Concert series at Goudy Park on July 29.  All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Opening night will also feature the drawing for the Goodfellows Camaro Giveaway.  Other concerts scheduled include The Blackjack Band (August 5, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s), The BackBeats (August 12, Michigan’s #1 Beatles cover band), 50 Amp Fuse (August 19, Music from Your Generation), and TC and the Katz (August 26, Oldies and Classics).  Pack a picnic and some chairs and come enjoy summers evenings in Wayne.
Class of 1990 Wayne Zebra Pride
The Wayne Memorial High School Class of 1990 will be having their 25 year reunion July 31-Aug 2.  Events include a free tour of of the ol’ stomping grounds on Friday night.  Saturday night, August 1, will be a Night of Celebration at Laurel Manor in Livonia.  The evening will include dinner, a program and dancing. The final event is Sunday, August 2, when class members gather for a Family-Friendly Picnic.  Meat for grilling and sides are provided; bring your own beverages. If you have any questions, contact Kat(hryn) Farrell.

I Wish This Was….
Have you ever wanted to give your opinion on what a vacant building in Wayne should become? If so, come to the first “I Wish This Was…” event sponsored by Wayne Main Street.  On Saturday, July 18th, come to the vacant building at 3023 S. Wayne Rd.  Wayne Main Street will have stickers available for you to complete with your response; they will then be displayed in the window for a limited time.  You’ll be able to see what your neighbors think.  This is an interactive community event.  After several weeks, the responses will be given to the building owner to use in marketing the vacant building.  This is an opportunity for you to let your voice be heard about what you want in your community.

Hospital-Wayne Opens New Cath Lab
Oakwood Hospital-Wayne held an Open House on June 25th to show the community its renovated and expanded Cath Lab.  $1.2 million brought in new state-of-the-art equipment that will help serve Oakwood’s patients, including electrophysiology equipment for the EP ablation program—a new program at OH-W. Cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to scar small areas of the heart that may cause heart rhythm problems. This can prevent the abnormal electrical signals or rhythms from moving through the heart. Cardiac catheterization services were expanded to better accommodate patients and emergent procedures. The second cath lab designation addresses two concerns: necessary equipment updates and a back-up for overflow emergent cases.

Escape the Ordinary
Thursdays are fun at the Wayne Public Library in July.    Programs are for all ages and start at 2 p.m.  No registration is required.
July 2: Songs with Genot Picor–Heroes come in all sizes. Enjoy stories and songs about all kinds of heroes.
July 9: DPW Big Trucks– Did you ever wonder what the inside of a fire engine looks like or one of the other trucks you see around the city? Come to this event and get a chance to get behind the wheel of one of the city’s “big trucks”.
July 16: “Science of Super” (Animal adaptations)– Why do animals do some of the things they do and why do they look the way they do? Find out when Amanda Paige of the University of Michigan comes to visit!
July 23: Organization for Bat Conservation– Get up close and personal with some of the most common bats in our area. Find out why these flying mammals are so important to the environment and our health.
July 30: Alex Thomas and Friends Puppet Show– Come meet Alex Thomas and Friends and enjoy a puppet show where the audience interacts with the puppets and become part of the show.

Wayne Memorial High School Baseball Camp
Wayne Memorial High School will be holding a baseball camp for kids ages 8-14 at the Wayne Memorial baseball field.  Dates are July 24, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The $40 camp fee will include a t-shirt. The camp, run by WMHS coaches, will feature pitching, hitting, infield, outfield and base running. For more information, contact Kerry Johnson at 734-718-2649.  Registration form and fees must be mailed by July 10 to guarantee a spot.

Vacation Watch
If you are planning on being away on vacation, you can inform the police department. Officers from the police department will make periodic checks of your home while you are away. Obtain a Vacation Watch Form. Complete the form with as much information as possible and return the completed form to the police department. The police department requires that the homeowner requesting the vacation watch return the form in person to the police department.
Police Community Meeting
Attendance is growing at the monthly community meetings held by Police Chief Al Maciag at the WABC building.  32 citizens attended the most recent meeting on June 25.  Sargeant Spooner updated the audience on the crime rates.  Recent crime trends are damage to the Little Free Libraries recently installed at 5 locations throughout Wayne and catalytic converter thefts from 3 vehicles on Hayes street.  Chevrolet Malibus and Cavaliers appear to be the targets as they contain larger amounts of platinum than other converters.  The next meeting will be Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m.

Wayne Farmer’s Market
This season, Farmers Market has something for everyone every Wednesday!  With over 25 vendors, you can find Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products, homemade soap, candles, garden art, and more! The market is held at Goudy Park where there is a full playground and access to the walking path along the Rouge River! Musicians of all kinds will perform during market hours 3-7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Parking is available in the lot behind the Courthouse off Second Street, in the Wayne Activity & Banquet lot at 35000 Sims Avenue, and across Sims behind the Michigan Avenue shops. For more information on the Farmer’s Market or if you’d like to perform at the market, please contact Olivia at 313.510.7061 or market@growinghope.net.

Kids Bowl Free
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.  Westland Bowl and Town N Country Lanes are participating.

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