July News Briefs
History of the Wayne Civic Players
Join the Wayne Historical Society for a night of theatrical history with Bob Weibel. Bob was a 30-year member of the Wayne Civic Players, a community theater group that ran from the 1950s-1980s. He will have a powerpoint presentation showing pictures of many of their shows, many good stories and talk about how the group began the restoration of the old Wayne Theater in the late 1980s. This event is at the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square, on Thursday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m.
People helping people
The City of Wayne 2018 FRIENDS (People Helping People) are looking for volunteers. FRIENDS will take place on Saturday, September 8 (rain date, September 15). The goal of this program, which began in 1998, was to help a Wayne resident whose home was in need of some tender loving care and they are not able to handle the work due to financial or medical reasons. The day (usually about 6 hours) starts at 8:30a.m. with a continental breakfast at the HYPE Recreation Center. Material, equipment, t-shirts and lunch plus refreshments are provided on site.
Youth groups are welcome, with one adult for every five youth volunteers.
It’s a great way to give back to your community. If you would like to volunteer or would like further information, please call the Community Development Department at (734) 722-2000 or email FRIENDS chairperson Albert Damitio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Market farm stand in Wayne
Eastern Market will have a Farm Stand at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. thru October 4. (No stand on July 5) The Farm Stand will be located at the Surgery Center Entrance, facing Annapolis Rd, east of the main entrance.
Summer camp at HYPE
Are the kids getting bored already? Consider sending them to summer camp at HYPE. For $150 per week for a non-member of HYPE, your kid could be kept busy 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Each week of camp has a different theme.
– July 9-13 Animal Week
– July 16-20 Spirit Week
– July 23-27 Sports Week
– July 30-August 3
Hometown Heroes Week
– August 6-10 Challenge Week
– August 13-17 Outer Space Week
– August 20-24
Around the World Week
– August 27-31
Anything Goes Week
The indoor and outdoor fun emphasizes fitness, arts and crafts, and academic programs. Register at the front desk at HYPE, 4635 Howe St, Wayne or call (734) 721-7400 for more information.
Site plan improvements
Wayne City Council approved two site plans at the June 19 meeting. Beaumont Hospital Wayne plans to develop a Breast Care Center. The plan is to renovate a 6,630 square foot building on the northeast corner of the existing hospital property and to construct a 1,550 square foot connector from the surgical center. The breast care center on the corner of Venoy and Annapolis will move onto the hospital site.
Ford Motor Company plans to construct a 1,290 square foot building for a controlled entrance/exit of manufactured vehicles.
Family safety day
Beaumont Hospital-Wayne will be presenting their 3rd Annual Family Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, August 1, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Beaumont Hospital-Wayne, 33155 Annapolis, Wayne.
There will be a bike contest, ambulance tours, child identification kits, driving simulator, fire safety obstacle course, gun safety, helicopter tours, smokehouse, shooting simulator, free bicycle helmets (2-4:00 p.m. while supplies last) and a jaws of life demonstration at 4:00 p.m.
Summer reading at the Wayne Public Library
Libraries ROCK!, the summer reading program at the Wayne Public Library has some rockin’ programs in July. Youth can win prizes for reading if they have signed up for the summer reading program. There are free weekly programs including:
Thursday, July 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Rock and Roll Percussion with Phil Kaput
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.: WAYNE ROCKS! Talent Show and Karaoke Night
Wednesday, July 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Animal Magic with Mark Rosenthal
Bicycle Club 1st annual bicycle show and bbq
Come out for the Wayne Bicycle Club’s 1st Annual Bicycle Show and BBQ during Downtown Days on July 14 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Show will be held at Wayne Bicycle Shop, 35858 W. Michigan Ave, Suite 1. Trophies will be offered for Custom, Classic Original and People’s Choice. Judging will take place at 3:00 p.m.
There will be rides all day down Michigan Avenue during Cruisin US12. Bicycle Clubs, builders, and sellers can reserve a spot for your tent and sell your products, support apparel or anything bicycle-related no charge. Bring out those sweet rides and show off what you have! The free BBQ donated by Motor City Meats.
Beware of scams
The Wayne Police Department is urging residents and businesses to be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls. A common scam is for a criminal to pose as a representative of your power company (i.e. DTE) and claim your power bill is overdue. The criminal will tell the victim to go purchase some type of pre-paid card (Itunes, pre-paid Visa) and provide the numbers to the criminal. If you are in doubt about the nature of the call, you should hang up, locate the main number of the business, and call to verify. Do not call the number that comes up on your phone display.
Outdoor game nights
Join Wayne Main Street as they present Game Night in Derby’s Alley (34924 W. Michigan Ave) on Wednesday, July 11. You can bring your own games or choose from the selection of board and outdoor games WMS will have available. Learn a new game, challenge new opponents, swap strategies and meet like-minded people. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
The Titanic – A historical presentation
Join the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. as a Titanic aficionado tells the story of the doomed liner, shows pictures and answers questions. Light refreshments will be served at the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square.
The Wayne Historical Museum is looking for yearbooks to add to their collection. The following are the years they are in need of from Wayne Memorial High School: anything before 1940, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998-2003, 2016 and 2017. They need all years from John Glenn High School. They need all years from St. Mary’s school.