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May 2015 – News Briefs

The City of Westland will host the Wayne-Westland Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. on May 24 honoring all current and former military heroes.

The City of Westland will host the Wayne-Westland Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. on May 24 honoring all current and former military heroes.

Memorial Day Parade
The annual Wayne Westland Veterans Day Parade will be at 1 p.m. on May 24.  This year the parade will march through Westland. Staging will begin at 10 a.m. at Wayne Ford Civic League on Wayne Road in Westland. The parade will travel north on Wayne Road, west on Ford Road and north on Central City Parkway to the Veterans Memorial Garden, which is behind the William P. Faust Public Library.

Spaghetti dinner
The Wayne Baseball Association and Parks and Recreation Department will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on May 8, at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Rd., Wayne.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and are on sale at the Wayne Community Center. Hot fudge sundaes will be on sale by the Senior Services Department.
Proceeds will benefit the Wayne Baseball Association and Wayne Community Center Youth Programs.

FREE 5K Walking Training Program
Dave Laycock from “Building a Better Community Through Fitness and Veterans Health and Fitness”, is offering a FREE 5k prep program. He will be at Central City Park, 1901 N. Carlson (behind former City Hall on Ford Road) in Westland at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your water and walking shoes. Look for Dave in the bright yellow shirt.

Join American Legion
The American Legion Post 251 meets the first Wednesday of each month at the VFW Post located on Wayne Road and Avondale across from the Town & Country Bowling Lanes in Westland. The call to order begins at 7:00 pm. All veterans, male and female are welcome to attend and join the largest military organization in the world. For more information, contact the Post Commander (734) 776-5491 or the Adjutant (734) 455-3415.
All Class Reunion
The Wayne High Alumni Association will hold its 30th annual All Class Reunion Banquet from 5-10 p.m. on May 15, at Wayne Tree Manor, 35100 Van Born, Wayne.
Alumni from Wayne High or Wayne Memorial High School and guests are welcome. The Class of 1965 will be honored.
Tickets are $35. For more information, contact waynehighalumni@aol.com or Sharon Scott at 734-722-4651.

Good Kids, Good Citizens
Wayne has a lot of Good Kids. On May 20th at 6:00 p.m. the Wayne Public Library and Wayne Civitans will host their annual Good Kids, Good Citizens, Good Community award reception.
This program recognizes and promotes good citizenship in Wayne residents in grades 4 and up who serve as positive role models or have made a significant contribution to their community.

Michigan Author visits Wayne
The Wayne Public Library was awarded a Michigan Notable Author grant. At 6:30 p.m. on May 26 Michigan Notable Author Jim Ray Daniels will be discussing his book, “Eight Mile High.” This collection of linked stories are places from Eight Mile High, the local high school, to Eight Miles High the local bar; from The Clock, a restaurant that never closes, to Stan’s, a store that sells misfit clothes. With a survival instinct that includes a healthy dose of humor, Daniels’ characters navigate work and love, change and loss. Plan to join us for an evening of inspirational fiction. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading
Summer Reading registration begins on Tuesday, June 9, at the Wayne Public Library. This year’s theme is, “Escape the Ordinary.” The theme lends itself to the conviction that everyone can be a hero. As always, youngsters earn tickets to purchase prizes for the summer reading store for every hour they read.
All programs for summer reading will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. The first program will be on Thursday, June 25th.

Summer Day Camp
Summer Day Camp will be held at the Wayne Community Center June 16 – August 21st for ages 7-12.  There will be field trips, camp shirts, arts and crafts, and much more!  Registration will begin May 1, 2015.  Information packets are available at the Front Desk at the Wayne Community Center.

Register for Red October Run
Oakwood Hospital-Wayne will host the 25th annual Red October Run on Oct. 3. Registration is now open for the 10K run, 5K run, 5K Walk and 1 Mile Junior. Register online at http://www.oakwood.org/redoctoberrun.

Late registration and early packet pick-up available Friday, October 2, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in hospital main lobby.
• Race day registration and packet pick-up 8:00 – 9:40 a.m.
• Kids’ Jr. October Mile starts at 9:00 a.m.
• 10K run starts at 9:50 a.m.
• 5K run starts at 10:00 a.m.
• 5K walk starts at 10:01 a.m.
• Overall event winners introduced at 11:00 a.m.
• Remaining 10K/5K awards available for pick-up on walk-up basis immediately thereafter.


Taft-Galloway teacher wins Teacher of the Year
Kelly Weber, a kindergarten teacher at Taft-Galloway Elementary School, has been recognized as the American Legion Department of Michigan’s Education and Scholarship Committee’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Five teachers from the state of Michigan were selected for this prestigious award. The criterion for winning the award was based on a teacher’s competence, community involvement and patriotism.
She will receive a $500 grant to be used for an educational project for her school. She will also be recognized at the 97th Annual American Legion State Convention in June.

St. Mary School open enrollment
St. Mary Catholic School in Wayne is accepting applications for preschool through eighth grade students. Call 734-721-1240 to make an appointment to visit the school, meet teachers and the principal, view classrooms and see work done by students. Registration and tuition information for the 2015-2016 school year will be available. Families may also inquire about Tuition Assistance Programs. St. Mary is a diverse school, which offers a multitude of enrichment programs that students can explore beyond the core curriculum including student council, National Junior Honor Society, choir, bells, band, scouting programs, sports, Academic Olympics and before and after school care. For more information, email schooloffice@stmarywayne.org.

Preschool preview
St. Mary School, 34516 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, is hosting a Preschool Preview from 9-11 a.m. on May 28 for 3 and 4-year-old children. Get a chance to see the school and talk to staff. RSVP at 734-721-1240. New families will receive a $250 credit for the 2015-16 school year.

Senior Services programs
The following programs are offered by the Senior Services office at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne. For more information on any of the programs, please call 734-721-7460.

Sometimes Travelers Group
Come, leave the planning and transportation to us. Anyone 30 years & older is welcome to join.
We offer day, overnight and extended trips. Transportation is via a deluxe motorcoach.
Dues are $5 per fiscal year (July – June).

Senior Services
The Wayne Senior Services Department has several trips planned. For more information on the following, please call 734-721-7460.
Sometimes Travelers trips:
Holland, Michigan:  Tuesday, May 12. Enjoy lunch, tour Holland with a Step-on-Guide, Veldheer Tulip Gardens and more.
New York City: Thursday, June 18-Monday, June 22. Pick up flyer for this fun-filled  5 day/4 night trip at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne.
Monroe County Country Adventure: Narrated tour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community, lunch, Calder Farms & Four Star Gardens.
Special Events:
Senior Brigade Series: FREE.  All three presentations will be held on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Attend one or all. Offered in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office.
May 13  at 2:30 p.m. – Identity Theft – Learn how to recognize and avoid identity theft, how thieves steal and what they do with your identity. Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you become a victim.
May 20 at 2:30 p.m. – Online Safety – Recognize and avoid online scams, email safety tips, basic computer security measures, helpful online resources and general online safety tips.
May 27 at 2:30 p.m. – Residential Care Choices –  How to choose a nursing home, how to choose home healthcare, how to recognize and report abuse or neglect and ways to keep your loved ones safe. Pre-registration is not necessary, but appreciated.

Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union Private Used Auto Sale
“Our local auto dealerships sell vehicles and WWFCU finances vehicles.  We know we can save our members money with our low auto loan rates.”
“By having the used auto sale at the credit union it makes it convenient for members having a one stop shop and drive experience in the comfort of their credit union.”
“Our private auto sale event helps our members not feel the pressure or not feel overwhelmed into purchasing perhaps the wrong vehicle,”  said Thelma Dasho, CEO.
The Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union will hold its second annual private used auto sale on June 6 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the credit union located at 500 S. Wayne Rd. in Westland.   This year they will partner with Jack Demmer Ford from  Wayne.  Jack Demmer Ford will have  35 used autos in the credit union’s parking lot.  Their sales staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the vehicles.  Finance a vehicle at this private auto sale and receive a $100 Visa gift card.
WWFCU is trusted by its members and has been lending to the community for 61 years.

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