The Wayne Historical Society has announced a number of programs coming up later this year. Add these to your calendar now and watch this column for further information. Masks are required at the events. Hand sanitizer will be available. The museum is sanitizing doorknobs and surfaces.
Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. Blacksmithing: The Bert Green Story
Learn about Bert Green and what life was like as one of Wayne’s last blacksmiths. You will also learn how the company continues today. This event will be inside. Masks are required. Chairs will be socially distanced. The museum will try to record the event for those who wish to stay at home.
Dec. 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Holiday Night at the Museum
Come out and see Santa, get cookies and hot chocolate, and join in the Christmas cheer as the town Christmas tree is lit. All activities will be held outside. There will not be events inside the Wayne Historical Museum nor at First United Methodist Church.
Wayne County will be providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in the City of Wayne November 21 and 22 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The location has not yet been determined. Mark your calendar now if you wish to get tested. No preregistration is needed. Insurance is not needed. A doctor’s order is not required. Testing is for ages 5 and up; minors must be accompanied by guardian.
The Knights of Columbus at Notre Dame Hall, 3144 N. Wayne Rd., is hosting several events for the holiday season.
Holiday Market-Saturday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. There will be crafts and baked goods in addition to artists selling their creations. It’s the perfect place to find that perfect gift. The hall will also have food, pop, and adult beverages available for purchase.
Santa’s Workshop-Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come make Christmas gifts in Santa’s Workshop for mom, dad, sisters and brothers. Small Business Saturday events will also be happening in Downtown Wayne.
It’s a Wonderful Life-Saturday, December 5, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Garden Theatre Productions presents “It’s A Wonderful Life,” one of the most beloved stories. Tickets are $25 and includes dinner and the show.
DJ Justin-Friday, December 18, doors open at 6:00 p.m. There will be Christmas karaoke and a Christmas Trivia Contest. There will be door prizes and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. All are welcome!
Christmas Celebration-Saturday, December 19, doors open at 6:00 p.m. This Christmas Celebration includes buffet dinner, one free drink, cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $20.
New Year’s Eve Party-Thursday, December 31, doors open at 6:00 p.m. The party features the sounds of Dawn-Marie Mio, dancing, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, raffles, door prizes, 50/50, cash bar and a best-dressed 1920s contest. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Hors d’oeuvres will be waiting for you at your table.
Euchre Night-select Thursday nights -Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Arrive early for dinner and drinks. Drop in players are welcome. Come to one or come to all. Dates are November 12, December 10, January 7 and January 21.
The Atwood Park playground is temporarily closed. A new play structure will replace the current structure. Due to safety concerns and the need to prep the area for the new playground, the existing play structure is closed. Construction of the new playground will begin soon. Signs will be posted at the location about the closure and plans for the new playground. The demolition and new playground are being paid for through a grant from Wayne County.
The Wayne Public Library is open to the public. You will need to enter through the doors by the Veterans Plaza. Browsing is limited to 30 minutes.
Please do not visit if you are sick. The plaza pick-up service is still available if you wish to do no-contact pick up of materials.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation approved the Wayne Police Department’s grant request for $11,523.15. The grant will allow the department to purchase three portable radios that will be used by officers to communicate with each other and dispatch while they are outside of their vehicles.
US-12 Bar and Grill is helping to raise funds for Wayne Memorial High School’s Champions of Wayne program. The program raises funds that help support the students at the high school when they meet semester goals. Come check out the new menu at US-12 Bar and Grill. From now until November 13, let the staff know you are there to support the Champions of Wayne program. 50% of the food sales on your bill will be donated to Champions.
The City of Wayne Goodfellows is currently accepting applications for their No Child Without a Christmas program.
You can find the application online at www.wayne- goodfellows.org You must live in the City of Wayne to receive services. Completed applications can be returned to Hype Athletics Western Wayne, 4635 Howe Rd on Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If approved, you will be able to pick up donations on December 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.