Outdoor game nights
Join Wayne Main Street as they present Game Nights in Derby’s Alley (34924 W. Michigan Ave). 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. Game nights will be from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Wednesdays, June 13, June 20, June 27 and July 11.
Amateur Boxing Challenge Tournament
Norwayne Boxing Gym and Detroit Youth Boxing Magazine are presenting the City of Westland Boxing Challenge Tournament on Father’s Day weekend, June 16 and 17, at Mike Modano Ice Arena, 6210 N. Wildwood, Westland. There will be 40 fighters and 20 bouts during the two-day event. Doors open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with the show starting at 5:00 p.m. Doors open Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the show starting at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door: $15 for adults, $10 for children (each day).
Summer reading at the Wayne Public Library
Registration begins Tuesday, June 12, for Libraries ROCK!, the summer reading program at Wayne Public Library. Youth can win prizes for reading. There will be free weekly activities starting the week of June 19.
Tuesday, June 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Legos ROCK with Chris Leach
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
Visit Carpenter’s Lake
Always wanted to know more about Carpenter’s Lake? Join the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m. to learn all about Carpenter’s Lake. Instead of meeting at the museum, this “Destination Talk” will take place on the site of Carpenter’s Lake at the Aigeltinger property on Hannan Road. Mr. Aigeltinger will talk about the history of the site, the lake and show the cabins that still stand on the property.
There will also be food and a bonfire. The event is free and kid-friendly. To get to the property, turn right off W. Michigan Ave onto Hannan Rd. It’s about the second house on the right side. Watch for volunteers who will be guiding people where to park and where to go.
Learn to sing barbershop
Men who like to sing are wanted. All voice ranges. All ages. You do not need to know how to read music. No audition necessary. The men of the Harmony Town Chorus invite you in the singing of Barbershop Music. Please join them for a month dedicated to welcoming new voices to their 74-year chorus. Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. No cost. All materials provided. It’s fun! It’s easy! Invite friends. They sincerely hope to meet you! Harmony Town Chorus meets at Kirk of Our Savior Presbyterian Church, 36660 Cherry Hill Rd, Westland, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level.
Wayne Bicycle Club 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 is expected to be pulled pork sandwiches and macaroni and cheese 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.
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.
Charity car show
Wayne Masonic Lodge, 37137 Palmer Rd, Westland, will be holding their annual Charity Car Show on Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All cars are welcome; the entrance fee is $15 which includes a goody bag and t-shirt. All proceeds go to benefit Rainbow Girls and Demolays. There will be raffles, prizes, music, food court and a live auction.
Make a bracelet class
Make your own stack of bangle bracelets while learning some basic jewelry assembly techniques. Learn how to open and close jump rings, as well as other techniques as you prefer, such as building your own charm with papers/metal/glass, and hand-stamping. Class will be led by Kim White-Jenkins, co-owner of Helium Studios along with her husband Dave Jenkins. There is a $30 minimum registration fee along with piece pricing:
$5/round bangle- Choose from tones of antique silver, antique gold, antique copper or silver plate, depending on what’s available. Two bangle sizes available.
$2-5/charm- A variety of quality fabricated and handmade charms in various metal tones will be offered.
When you register, you are guaranteed $30 worth of materials (bangle[s] and charms of your choice, worth up to $30). If you choose additional jewelry, you will be charged that day to make up for the difference. You will leave with your stack(s) in (a) Helium Studio gift box(es).
Two sessions are scheduled:
Saturday, June 9, drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 14, class will start at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
There is a no-show policy. Contact Helium Studios at (734) 725-3811 or stop by 3127 S. Wayne Rd.
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.
Summer BBQ dinner
Karma Coffee and Kitchen will be hosting a Summer BBQ themed three-course dinner on Saturday, June 23.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of event. Reservations are preferred. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will include cowboy bean taco salad, meat sampler platter (beef brisket, pork rib, BBQ chicken) with sides and apple pie with ice cream. If the weather permits, outdoor seating will be available. Karma Coffee and Kitchen is located at 35634 W. Michigan Ave.
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.