May 2018 News Briefs
Who’s on the 2018
November city ballot
Mayor – 2 year term
John P. Rhaesa – Mayor
Christopher Sanders – Mayor
Ward 4 – 4 year term
Anthony Wayne Miller
Ward 5 – 4 year term
Ward 6 – 4 year term
Phillip A. Wagner
The Grand Opening of Wayne Main Street’s Derby’s Alley project will be Tuesday, May 22, at 3:00 p.m. Inclement weather conditions last month called for a postponement to this new day. Derby’s Alley has a sense of place that truly reflects our city’s unique personality. Come see the twinkling lights and the new tables and chairs that are the start of this great new community gathering space. Derby’s Alley is located in the open space between the former GI Surplus and Flagship Boutique on West Michigan Avenue.
Free yoga in
Beaumont Healthy Wayne presents “Yoga in Downtown Wayne.” This free event will take place Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square. All are welcome, although this class is most appropriate for ages 9 and up. Please wear active-wear or loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. The class will be instructed by Certified Yoga Instructor Dominique Theo-philus and her team. If you can’t make it, be aware that more classes are expected this summer.
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.
WABC building purchased
The Wayne Activities and Banquet Center, also known as the WABC building, located at 35000 Sims, was sold by the City to Paladino Realty Co LLC for $165,000. A micro-brewery and restaurant is proposed for the space. Mark Paladino expects the new business to open in late fall.
Downtown Days will be July 12-14 this year. Wayne Main Street, the Wayne Historical Museum and the Knights of Columbus are already planning events for the community.
St. Mary school mass
commemorating 94 years
St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne will celebrate a School Mass on Wednesday, June 6, at 9:00 a.m. to commemorate the history and mark the closing of St. Mary Catholic School and to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon the school. St. Mary School has served the parish and the community since 1924 with dedicated administration, faculty, and families. Please join the staff, students, and families in celebrating the legacy of St. Mary School as they conclude their last academic school year.
Friends of the Westland Library will be holding their next book sale Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Westland Library, 6123 Central City Parkway, Westland. Everything will be 25 cents in honor of Mother’s Day. Stock up on your summer reading at these great prices.
Annual rummage sale
The Michigan Chapter of the TEARS Foundation is holding its annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, at the Westland Free Methodist Church, 1421 S. Venoy Rd, Westland. Donations of goods for the sale can be dropped off at the location on Tuesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 24, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Michigan chapter of the TEARS Foundation. The sale will run May 22-23 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Garik Pedersen, an international concert pianist and Steinway artist, will be stopping in Wayne on his national tour to present a multi-media lecture-concert that tells the timeless story of the role of the vertical pianos during World War II. Pedersen will perform music by Samuel Barber, Roy Harris, Duke Ellington, Frederic Chopin, Serge Rachmaninoff, Glenn Miller and many others to provide fascinating, beautiful, and moving glimpses into the war that united us as a people with a common purpose. Pedersen uses descriptive vignettes accompanied by piano music in many styles. This live concert presentation will be on Sunday, May 20, at 4:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Wayne, 2 Towne Square. Admission is free.
Come to the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square, on Saturday, May 19, and learn how to properly mount and protect your pictures while scrapbooking so that they can last for generations to come. Lisa Graham from Creative Memories will be demonstrating products and providing a hands-on workshop. Please bring 4-6 photos to make a practice page. Tickets are $20 per person and there will be two classes, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Heights & Thinbark
subs garage sale
Thursday, May 17: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
These subs are located between Michigan Avenue and Glenwood between John Hix and the train tracks to the East of Newburgh.
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.
Come to the Wayne Historical Museum during open hours anytime through May 10 to view the First Annual High School Art Show featuring works of art from current students at Wayne Memorial High School and John Glenn High School. The museum is open 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free. Art will include ceramics, painting, drawing, digital media and sculpture. While you are at the museum, have a look around at the newly refurbished displays of history in Wayne.
Sometimes travelers club
Several trips are being planned by Wayne Senior Services. You can join in and alleviate the hassle of planning and driving. You can pick up trip flyers at City Hall or the Senior Services office located inside HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd, or you can call Nancy at (734) 721-7460.
*Holland Tulip Time-Tuesday, May 8
Lunch at the Beechwood Inn, shopping in downtown Holland, Michigan, and a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.
Spring rummage sale
First United Methodist Church of Wayne, 3 Towne Square, will be holding its annual Spring Rummage Sale on Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon is Bargain Bag Day. Two bag sizes will be available for $3 or $6 where you can fill your bag as you wish. The church is handicap-accessible.
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.