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March 2016 News Briefs

Nine young women are participating in the 2017 Wayne-Westland Distinguished Young Women Program on Friday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Stockmeyer Auditorium, Wayne Memorial High School. Front: Madison Lago, Irisa Lico, Katherine Iwanka and Olivia Smith. Back Row: Danielle Deel, Alexus Parsell, Ashley Socia, Hailey Hayward and Sariah Bolden.

Community clean-up day
Help make Wayne more beautiful by volunteering to help at the next Wayne Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Refreshments will be provided and volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Register today by calling Wayne Main Street (734) 629-6822 or at downtownwayne.org.  T-shirt pick up will be at Goudy Park on the day of the event. Parking is available at the 29th District Court parking lot. Participating organizations include Ford, Healthy Wayne, Interact Club, Wayne Rotary, Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Main Street, Friends of the Rouge, Wayne DPW and Wayne Historical Society.
Lenten Fish Fry
St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne is hosting their Lenten Fish Fry events again this year.  The weekly Fish Fry will start on Friday, March 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and run for 7 weeks through Good Friday, April 14. They are offering $7 or $10 dinners.  You can choose from fried or baked fish, shrimp dinner or Mac-N-Cheese.  Each meal comes with french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll and lemonade, water or coffee.  For an additional small charge desserts and pop are available.  You will have plenty to eat and good conversation with your neighbors and parishioners or you can have your meal ready to take out.
Fashion-inspired Craft and Vendor event
Attend a fashion-inspired craft and vendor event on Sunday, March 19, from noon-5:00 p.m. at HYPE Recreation Center.  This event will feature -LuLaRoe, Abby & Anna, Paparazzi, Premier Designs,  Younique, Thirty One,  Initials Inc., My Snappy Place, Magnolia & Vine,  Mary Kay and many more.
Help revitalize downtown Wayne
Wayne Main Street is looking for your feedback as they continue to build a vibrant and revitalized downtown Wayne. Please take a couple of minutes to complete a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MX6ZTXM
World War I and how it affected our city
Join the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. as they lead a discussion about World War I and its effects on Wayne. April 6 is also the 100th anniversary of the US joining the war. Program is at the Wayne Historical Museum.
National Walking Day
In celebration of National Walking Day, Healthy Wayne community coalition will be sponsoring and participating in a national day of walking on Wednesday, April 5th, at noon. They will announce the exact location soon for the event, but mark your calendar now. National Walking Day is an effort by the American Heart Association to encourage everyone to bring their sneakers to work and get in 30 minutes of walking a day.
Urban Renewal in Wayne
Join the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. as they give a presentation about Urban Renewal in Wayne. From 1962-1972 the federal government paid the city to widen and divert Michigan Avenue. Along with this, the city used urban renewal dollars to demolish 77 acres of buildings and houses. Come learn about Wayne before, during and after the Urban Renewal program. Presentation is at the Wayne Historical Museum.
Sidewalk Sales and Cruise are coming and you can help!
Planning is underway for the annual sidewalk sales and Cruisin’ US12 event being held Thursday, July 13, to Saturday, July 15. Business owners and community members are coming together to make this annual event bigger and better than it has been.  It is hoped that retail businesses will participate by setting up outside their stores and that non-retail businesses will participate in some other way-perhaps sponsoring a clown, face-painting, cotton-candy machine, popcorn machine, music, etc. The next planning meeting is Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by the Knights of Columbus, 3144 S. Wayne Rd. “The key to this is everyone working together,” said Brian Ewanciw, owner of ICON Computer Solutions. If you have ideas on how to make this annual event better, come to the meeting and be prepared to participate.
Wayne Garden Club meetings begin
The first Garden Club meeting of the year will be Wednesday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library.  The afternoon’s program will be presented by Maxwell Cameron, the new executive director of Wayne Main Street. There will also be a representative of a clothes closet for young women.  All are welcome to attend and learn more about the Wayne Garden Club and their upcoming events.
Another craft and vendor event
Attend the craft and vendor event being held on Sunday, April 2, from noon-5:00 p.m. at HYPE Recreation Center. Confirmed vendors and crafts include C&F Styles, Tupperware,  Paparazzi,  Abby & Anna, Thirty One, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Initials, Inc., Perfectly Posh, Mary Kay, LulaRoe, Pure Romance, Brockadoodle Treasures, Usbourne Books, Jamberry, Bestitchin, On The Rocks, Gold Canyon Candles, Tastefully Simple, It Works, Jennah’s Wine & Wood Décor, Memorable Moments,  Crafty Concoctions, Marissa’s Creations, Edwin Lytle, Purple Door Studio and Kiss and Makeup by Stefaney {Lipsense}.
Birth and death certificate fees increase
Official records of births and deaths occurring within the city limits of Wayne are on file in the City Clerk’s office. Effective March 1, the fee for copies of these birth and death certificates will increase from $15 for the first copy and $5 for each additional to $20 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy. This fee covers not only the cost of the service but also the eternal retention of the documents.
Catholic school week
City officials and the police and fire departments were thanked for their service to the Wayne community by the students and staff of St. Mary’s Catholic School. As part of their Catholic School Week celebration, the school hosted a luncheon on January 31 during which time the departments had an opportunity to spend time with and talk to the students.
Into No Man’s Land
Join author Irene Miller in discussing her new book Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir on Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library. Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, will take you on a survival journey little written and known about. You will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass  or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. When this is over you will wonder how a child with this background grows up to become a positive, creative, accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share. To register for this free program, please call the adult reference desk (734) 721-7832 ext 630.
The Last Hobo
Join Detroit native and local author Dan Grajek in discussing his new book The Last Hobo.  In the summer of 1979, 19 year old Ted acts out his dream of being a hobo by hitchhiking (and hopping a train) across the U.S. Ted’s fantasy-fueled trip often collides with reality. The results are hilarious, nerve-wracking and inspiring.  Based on a true story, The Last Hobo is a colorful portrait of America and its people during the dramatic transition from the seventies to the eighties. An older-and-wiser Ted narrates the tale with a unique perspective: He’s from Detroit, the icon of America’s highest dreams and its worst nightmares. To register for this program which will be held at the Wayne Public Library on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., please call the adult reference desk (734) 721-7832 ext. 630.
Cooking Matters Extra for Diabetes
This free workshop is a 6-week commitment of fun, interactive sessions presented by trained culinary and nutrition instructors. Hands-on presentations demonstrate the link between nutrition and health, the affordability of healthy eating, healthy meal planning and cooking tips. Free groceries and cookbooks are included to practice new skills at home. This workshop provides specialized recipes and information for adults living with diabetes and their caregivers.  It is appropriate for people who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have been living with Type 2 diabetes for years and those with pre-diabetes.  Registration is limited to one class and is open to adults who have not previously enrolled in a Cooking Matters course. The free workshop will run from Tuesday, April 11, through May 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Please call 1-800-543-9355 or visit www.beaumont.org/classes-events to register. This workshop is offered by Wayne Senior Services and sponsored by Beaumont, Ford Motor Company and Gleaners.
Sometimes Travelers Group
Join the Wayne Sometimes Travelers as they take a guided tour of Historical Detroit on Tuesday, March 14. The tour includes the Detroit Historical Museum, lunch at Andiamo Riverfront, and Hitsville USA (Motown Historical Museum). Cost is $78 per person. Contact Wayne Senior Services to register at (734) 721-7460.
Getaway to Niagara Falls
The Wayne Sometimes Travelers will be travelling with Bianco Tours to Niagara Falls for two days Monday, April 24-Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Price of $186 per person/double occupancy includes round trip motorcoach transportation and one-night stay at the Clifton Victoria Inn with breakfast. There will be shopping at White Oaks Mall with lunch on your own. You will have a free day to explore Niagara Falls.  Since the tour will be going into Canada, US and Canadian passengers are required to present proof of citizenship-passport, passport card, enhanced drivers license or certificate of naturalization. For more information or to make reservations, please call Wayne Senior Services at (734) 721-7460.
Yamasaki in Detroit
Best-known for the World Trade Center in New York City, Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) worked to create moments of surprise, serenity and delight in distinctive buildings around the world. In his adopted home of Detroit, Yamasaki produced many important designs that range from public buildings to offices and private residences.
In Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, Detroit Free Press columnist and author John Gallagher presents both a biography of Yamasaki and surveys select projects spanning from the late 1940s to the end of Yamasaki’s life. This program will be at the Wayne Public Library on Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at (734) 721-7832 for more information.
Free Tax Services
If your annual household income is less than $54,000, you may be able to get your taxes done free through the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. Services will be available at the Wayne Public Library on Wednesday, March 15 and March 22, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but an appointment would be preferable. Call 734-284-6999 or 313-388-9799 for more information or to make an appointment.
You must bring social security cards for yourself and all claimed dependents and a valid picture ID. Call to get the full list of additional items you will need to bring.
Notre Dame Lounge invites you to join them
Come to Notre Dame Lounge located at 3144 S. Wayne Rd (near Jack’s Sporting Goods) for dinner and drinks.  The Lounge is open to the public every Wednesday and Friday. An event called “An Evening With Barry Manilow” will be held on March 11. Wednesday nights feature a Euchre Tournament at 7:00 p.m.  The Hall is also available to rent for private events. Call (734) 260-3238 for more information.
Inspecting and copying public records
All assessing records for the City of Wayne are located at City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne Rd. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Assessing staff is on site during the days and hours of Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. to assist the public in the inspection and copying of public assessment records.  When assessing staff is not on site, the inspection and copying of public assessment records is the responsibility of the Finance Department’s office staff. Additionally, the public assessment records are available online through the City of Wayne’s website through the Finance Department section.
St. Patrick’s Day event
Head over to US12 Bar and Grill for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash on March 17. Starting at 10:00 a.m. green beer is 25 cents with progressive pricing as the day wears on.  Have some corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, or corned beef reuben and fries.  The live band “If Walls Could Talk” will be performing as well as DJ Mark EP Miller. There will even be a live bagpiper!
St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party
The Wayne Rotary is presenting their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m at HYPE Recreation Center.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be food available for purchase, a cash bar, 50/50 raffles and lots of fun.
Tickets are $20 each or you can get a table for 10 for $180.  For more information, contact Gayle Rediske at (734) 502-3202.
Tickets are available at Henry’s Service Center, the Wayne Public Library and at HYPE. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wayne Rotary and the Wayne Police Department.
Marshmallow Drop
Wayne’s annual marshmallow drop will be held on Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. The event will be at Anderson Field in Attwood Park.
Bunny Brunch
After the marshmallow drop, head over to HYPE Recreation Center for the Bunny Brunch on Friday, April 14, at 10:45 a.m. Brunch tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids ages 3-11. Pictures will be available for an additional fee. Tickets go on sale mid-March at HYPE.
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