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March 2020 News Briefs

Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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School district calendar change
Due to the 2020 Presidential Primary Election, there will be no school at Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center and for all K-6 grade students on Tuesday, March 10. Because many of Wayne-Westland schools serve as polling locations, having school in session on election day can be disruptive to the school environment and inhibits normal safety protocols. Middle schools and high schools will be in session and have a full day of instruction on March 10.

Girls wanted for fastpitch softball
The Wayne Baseball Association (WBA) is looking for girls born 2003-2013 for Fastpitch Softball. Registration will be held at the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. on Thursdays, March 5 and 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, March 14 and 28, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. There will also be a special registration on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mark Chevrolet, 33200 Michigan Ave. Players from all cities are welcome.

Airport historian gives talk about female pilots
Detroit Metro Airport historian Daniel Mason will talk about the 107 female pilots who flew aircraft in and out of what is now Detroit Metro Airport during a presentation, The W.A.S.P. of Romulus Army Airfield, on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library. The event is hosted by the Wayne Historical Society.

Ghost hunt
The Great Lakes Ghost Hunters invite you to join them for a ghost hunt in Wayne’s 140 year old museum on Friday, March 13. Tickets are $20 for a one-hour spot between 8:00 p.m. and midnight. Contact the Wayne Historical Museum for tickets.

Dueling piano party
Wayne Rotary Club presents their annual St. Paddy’s Dueling Piano Party on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Held at HYPE Western Wayne Center, 4635 Howe, this evening of musical entertainment includes a cash bar, food available for purchase, 50/50 raffles and fun. Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds will benefit Wayne Memorial High School Rotary College Scholarships. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Henry’s Service Center, Kurt’s Cap and HYPE. For more information, contact Linda Gable at (734) 751-2302 or email linyet2b@yahoo.com

Baseball and softball registration
The Wayne Baseball Association (WBA) will be hosting registration for baseball and softball players for the 2020 season on Saturday, March 14 and March 28, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. The WBA believes team sports help youth gain confidence, learn responsibility and become leaders. Registration events will also be held on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 5, March 12 and March 26.
Registrations taken after March 28, are by appointment only and are subject to a $10 late fee. Players from all cities are welcome. You will need to provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate. For more information, contact WBA at (734) 722-6400.

The parable project
St. Mary Catholic Church, 34530 W. Michigan Ave, would like to invite everyone to the event “The Parable Project: Take Two” from Magic Carpet Theatre. The show will be Monday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. This engaging, lively, and interactive performance will inspire everyone to spread the Good News in their lives. There is no charge to attend, and no tickets are required.
The Parable Project: Take Two features humor, improvisation and audience participation that brings the Gospel message to life in a creative and fun way. This new show features nine parables that will help you experience the love of God. The audience helps to create the storm in “The Wise Builder,” makes their best fish face in “The Net” and is delighted by song and pantomime in “The Lost Coin” and “The Merchant Searching.”

Free ice cream cone day
Dairy Queen’s annual free cone day will take place Thursday, March 19, from 1:00-9:00 p.m. at the Wayne Dairy Queen. Come get your free small vanilla soft-serve cone. The event is held in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network.

Make a fairy garden
The Wayne Historical Society will be hosting a Fairy Garden Workshop on Saturday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m. All supplies will be provided for this make-and-take fairy garden. Reserve your spot today for $20.

U of M library presentation
Guest speaker Michelle McClellan, from the Bentley Historical Library on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, will give a presentation on the historic library and its unique collections and will show anything they might have about Wayne. The event is hosted by the Wayne Historical Society and will be at the Wayne Historical Museum on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Chum’s Donuts to close
Chum’s owner Larry “Chum” Stockwell died recently. His wife reports that she will be closing the long-time icon of the community across from Wayne Memorial High School at the end of March.

Wayne Percussion has success at competition
Wayne Memorial Percussion (WMP) began its 2020 competition season at Troy Athens High School on February 8.
They scored 67.3 in the finals of the Scholastic Concert A competition and fourth-highest finals score in all Class A divisions. WMP went on to win their second Scholastic Concert A-Class competition of the season with their show “Legacies in Stone” on February 23 at the MCGC (Michigan Color Guard Circuit) Competition held at Troy Athens High School.
The WMP is 4-time defending State Champions and have 2 consecutive top-ten finishes at WGI (Winter Guard International) World Competition. The only home performance and the only free performance of Wayne Memorial Percussion will be March 28.

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