The Wayne Farmers Market is now open from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays through October at Goudy Park., behind Wayne City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne Road. Farmers will offer locally grown produce, plants and flowers. There will also be a variety of other local vendors, music and kids activities.
Relay for Life
The Wayne-Westland Relay for Life will be June 7-8 at Attwood Park. They are currently looking for teams to join this 24-hour effort. This is the 13th year of Relay in the Wayne-Westland area. They are still looking for teams and volunteers to help FINISH THE FIGHT!
For more information, visit their website at relayforlife.org/westlandmi or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RFLWestlandWayne.
Summer Reading Program
Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Wayne Public Library will begin on June 10 at the children’s desk. The summer program will begin at 10:30 a.m. on June 24 with Grandma Science in the Community Room and the Summer Storytime will begin at 2 p.m. on June 26.
The Wayne Farmers Market will host Kids Day from 3-7 p.m. on June 18 at Goudy Park. There will be a variety of fun, free family-friendly activities.
Tuesdays at the library
The Wayne Public Library will host free weekly summer activities at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Community Room. Events will last one hour. All ages are welcome.
June 24: Grandma Science
July 1: Miner Sam and Magnificent Metals
July 8: Mad Science: The Science of Sound
July 15: Boom of the Dinosaurs; Two performances @ 10:30 am and 11:30 am.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
July 22: Spirit of Alexandria Nature Bus; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
July 29: Boom, Boom Wow with Michigan Science Center
For activities with pre-registration, please stop by the Children’s Desk of the library or call 734-721-7832.
Michigan Works in Wayne will have a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 25 at Town Square Plaza (formerly called Metro Mall.) There will be about 35 employers looking to hire.
Kelly Miller Circus
August 9 at 2 and 5 p.m. at Attwood Park. Don’t miss the raising of the Big Top with elephant power at 9 a.m. on Aug. 9. This event is free to the public. Tickets for the circus will be available at the Wayne Community Center. For more information, please call 734-721-7400.
WMHS Class of
The Wayne Memorial High School Class of 1974 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Aug. 23 at the Avenue Downtown Wayne. Tickets are $25 each. Casual dress. Members of the Class of 1973 and 1975 are also welcome. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-397-8196.
Red October Run
The annual Red October Run sponsored by Oakwood Hospital will be Oct. 4. Events include a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk and a 1 Mile Jr. October.
These are certified 10K and 5K run courses and medals will be awarded to all run and walk finishers. Registered participants will receive a shirt and a post-race “Octoberfeast” including hot dogs, cider, doughnuts, fruit, bagels and more. There will also be kids art activities, health and wellness displays, prizes and drawings. Register for the race at www.oakwood.org/redoctoberrun.
The Wayne Rotary Club is looking for new members who are looking to be involved in the community. They meet at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne. They have lunch, network and have guest speakers. For more information, visit their website at www.waynerotary.org.
Help Wayne Public Library
Due to the city’s budget shortfalls, the Wayne Public Library needs some help. They are looking for donations of the following:
· Copy Machine Paper – white and pastels
· Disinfectant Wipes
· CLI-226 Black Ink Tank
· CLI-226 Cyan Ink Tank
· CLI-226 Grey Ink Tank
· CLI-226 Magenta Ink Tank
· CLI-226 Yellow Ink Tank
· PGI-225 Pigment Black Ink Tank
· HP 05A (CE 505A) Laser Jet
· Black Toner Cartridge
HP 27X (C4127X) High Yield Laser · Jet Black Toner Cartridge
· HP 29 Black Ink Jet Cartridge
· HP 42A Black Toner Cartridge
· HP 98X (92298X) Laser Jet Black Cartridge
· HP 64A (CC364A) Laser Jet Black Cartridge
Donated items can be dropped off at the Wayne Public Library.
Save the Date
The Wayne Goodfellows will host their annual Christmas party on Dec. 5 at the Wayne Community Center. More details to follow in further issues of The Wayne Dispatch.
The Wayne Public Library will host a Robotic Workshop from 2-3 p.m. on June 27, July 11 and July 25. This is a hands-on workshop. Please pre-register by calling 734-721-7832.
Wayne Library Art Contest
The Wayne Public Library is seeking junior artists. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate in this contest showcasing a variety of talents and media. Submissions will be accepted from July 1 – July 12 and must be ready for display. Voting will take place from July 13 – July 25. For more information, please call 734-721-7832.
Two students from Wayne Memorial High School are recipients of the 2014 Westland Goodfellows- Madeleine Schroeder Memorial Scholarship. Audeya Seaton and Adam Davis each received a $500 scholarship.
New Dimensions Food Bank at Abundant Life Church of God is now distributing food every Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m. The Food Bank is located at 2100 Hannan Road in Canton.
Michigan Market Robbery
Wayne police officers were dispatched to Michigan Market at 11:37 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2014. The store had been robbed by an armed suspect and the suspect fled on foot from the location.
The store employee who was at the location was struck with the handgun and sustained injuries. An unspecified amount of property was taken from the store. The suspect was not located at the time of the incident.
Based on the investigation, a suspect was found. Dron Darvell Anderson, 20, of Flint, was arrested by the Michigan State Police in Flint. Anderson was charged with Armed Robbery, Felonious Assault, and Felony Firearm. He had his preliminary exam and is in custody awaiting his next court date.
Seventh and eighth grade students at St. Michael’s Lutheran School in Wayne designed, created and launched their own rockets. State Senator Patrick Colbeck attended the event and helped the students. He holds advanced degrees in Aerospace Engineering and worked on the life support system for the International Space Station.
to bribe police
At 2 a.m. on June 2 Wayne Police officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Sims and Second. The driver of the vehicle, Mathew Dagostino,19, of Westland, was going to be ticketed for traffic violations and released at the scene. The vehicle driven by Dagostino was going to be impounded.
Kosowski honors Woehlke
State Representative Robert Kosowski introduced a bill that was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives. House Bill 4985 dedicates a portion of M-153 as the Firefighter Brian Woehlke Memorial Highway. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
“Brain Woehlke laid down his life in the line of duty and I am glad we honored him by passing this through the House of Representatives. It was an extremely proud moment seeing every member present vote in favor of this bill,” Kosowski said. “My focus now turns to the Senate, where I will continue doing all I can to honor Brian Woehlke and get this bill to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.”
Brian Woehlke was a Wayne-Westland firefighter who lost his life last year in the line of duty. If the bill becomes law, the portion of M-153 between Newburgh Road and Wayne Road will bear his name.
Vacation Bible School
First United Methodist Church Wayne-Westland, 3 Towne Square, Wayne will have Vacation Bible School from 5 p.m. June 22 through 8 p.m. June 25.
This year’s program is called Neighbors Around the World! There will be light supper each night, crafts, Mission moment and Station to Station to learn about the other countries. VBS is open to the kindergarten through fifth grade students in the community. For more information, please call 734-721-4801.
Air Museum to Host
Free Veterans Seminar
The Yankee Air Museum will open its doors free of charge for veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11. The range of presentations will include eligibility for benefits, financial assistance and planning, health care, and disability claims, among others.
The Veterans Seminar is the result of a partnership between Brig. General Carol Ann Fausone (ret.) at Legal Help For Veterans, Comerica Bank, and the Professional Resource Alliance of Greater Michigan.
While the event is free, space is limited to 300 people. RSVPs would be appreciated by Monday, June 9, to email@example.com or 734-740-8867. Businesses and individuals looking to make a donation to this event, or future Veterans Seminars, can call Legal Help For Veterans at 1-800-693-4800. Monetary donations, or donations in the form of food, beverages, and other materials for the event are accepted.