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November 2019 News Briefs

Christmas boutique open on Sundays
The United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Wayne will open their Annual Christmas Boutique on the following Sundays: November 17 and 24, December 1, 8 and 15. The boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be a Silent Quilt Auction throughout the sale. The winning bid will be determined on December 15 at Noon. The church is located at 3 Towne Square, across from the Wayne Post Office. Please use the south entrance doors, and use the second door on the right to find the boutique in the Parlor. There will be many handmade items, and Rada cutlery will be available. Questions? Call or text Linda Maylone (734) 674-7239.

Holiday market
The Knights of Columbus #3021 are hosting a Holiday Pop-up Market on Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., at the Notre Dame Council, 3144 S. Wayne Rd. Come anytime to shop the small market which will offer one-of-a-kind gifts and then have lunch or dinner with family and friends.

Thanksgiving giveaway
HYPE is making a difference by sponsoring families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. HYPE will be holding the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway on Tuesday, November 26, between 1:00-6:00 p.m. HYPE is looking for those willing to sponsor a family in need with a $50 contribution. The $50 will provide a meal for a family of 6. HYPE is hoping to feed 1000 families in the Wayne and Dearborn areas. HYPE is also working with the Wayne Westland School District Family Resource Center to identify 200 families in need. HYPE is also sponsoring a food drive and accepting donations of unexpired, non-perishable foods. Donations can be dropped off at HYPE. If you know someone in need, please contact the Family Resource Center.

Santa’s workshop
Kids of all ages will enjoy this free family-friendly event being held on Saturday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus #3021, Notre Dame Council, 3144 S. Wayne Rd. Once you complete your masterpiece it is yours to take home. Free gift-wrapping will be offered, so you can wrap up your creation and give it as a gift. You never know, Santa may just drop in to see how you’re doing. $3 Lunch Specials will be offered.

Holiday night at the museum
Join the Wayne Historical Society and local businesses in the celebration of Wayne’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be free cookies and hot chocolate, Santa in the museum for the kids, firepit warming stations, a petting zoo, carriage rides and more. Come on out to the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square, for a great time in Downtown Wayne on Saturday, December 7, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

No Child Without a Christmas
The City of Wayne Goodfellows 33rd Annual Fundraiser for No Child Without a Christmas will be Saturday, December 7, from 6:00-11:00 p.m. at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland. Help the Wayne Goodfellows raise money to make sure no child in Wayne goes without a Christmas. There will be raffles, auctions, dancing and lots of fun. Tickets include dinner, dessert, an open bar and a chance to win a door prize. Ticket prices are $40 per person or a table of 10 for $350. Tickets will be available at Henry’s Service Center and other locations to be announced.
The Wayne Goodfellows are accepting applications from low-income families who need help at Christmas.

Applicants must live in Wayne and have young children living with them. Applications can be picked up at Wayne City Hall, HYPE and the Fire Department. Proof of income and residency will be required. Completed applications can be dropped off at HYPE, 4635 Howe Rd. on November 6 and 9, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Applicants who are notified they are approved will need to pick up donations on November 20 and 23, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at HYPE. If you have questions, please call (734) 722-9319.

Food and restaurants of Wayne
Learn about the kinds of food pioneers ate when they first came to Wayne, the rise of hotel-restaurants, social changes and restaurants you may remember from back when. The Wayne Historical Society will be hosting “The History of Food and Restaurants in Wayne” on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m., at the Wayne Historical Museum, 1 Towne Square. The program is free; refreshments will be served.

New Year’s Eve party
Notre Dame Hall, 3144 S. Wayne Rd, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, December 31. There will be live entertainment featuring the sounds of Mario. Mario’s variety show includes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Paul Anka, Dion DiMucci and Elvis along with swing, R&B, country and 50s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment lasts all evening along with 50/50s, a raffle, hors d-oeuvres and champagne. Tickets are $30 for members for Knights of Columbus & Notre Dame Social Club and $35 for nonmembers. They can be obtained at www.notredamelounge.eventbrite.com or at the lounge bar on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday starting at 6:00 p.m.

Attention Wayne seniors!
Are you interested in a paid membership to the Dyer Center or Friendship Center? Both offer a number of wonderful opportunities tailored for individuals 50 years and older. The City of Wayne will pay the annual membership for you to join ONE of the centers. All you have to do is sign up at one of the locations; they will bill the City of Wayne.
Since July 1, over 50 Wayne Seniors have signed up for a membership at the Friendship Center joining over 100 of their friends and neighbors who were already members.
The Friendship Center is located at 1119 Newburgh in Westland. The Dyer Center is located at 36745 Marquette, also in Westland.
Both centers offer a variety of programs including but not limited to:
• Daily congregate meals; travel programs; blood pressure and diabetes screening; health screenings; flu shots; massages; legal aid; educational seminars; access to tax consultation; alterations; Zumba; Tai Chi; movie days; chorus and choir; game night; shopping and casino excursions; quilting; line dancing… and much, much more.
Unfortunately, the City of Wayne cannot cover memberships for both centers, but the City is pleased to offer one to you.
If you are already a member of the Dyer Center or Friendship Center and paid your dues for the year, you cannot be reimbursed. However, the City will cover your new membership for 2020 using the same process above.
The Romulus Senior Center is also offering FREE memberships to Wayne Seniors. This center is located at 3625 Bibbins Street in Romulus. If you have any questions, please call (734) 722-2002.

City hall hours change
Effective, Friday, November 8, 2019, The City of Wayne is going to test opening City Hall on Friday’s from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Unfortunately City Hall cannot remain open for an entire day due to the constraints the City has with federal requirements and 28 hour work limits with regards to part-time employees and budgetary challenges. However, City Hall wants to see if these hours work for the public and if they do not, the city will revisit other options. The staff has adjusted their schedules for this change. The City realizes there will be differing opinions regarding operational hours. It has been nearly a decade since City Hall was open on Fridays. Please be patient as City Hall goes through this testing process.

Community event for local seniors requests help
The organizers of the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Wayne Towers are requesting help from community members. The dinner will be on Saturday, November 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Organizers are needing turkeys, hams, green bean casseroles, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, candied yams, gravy, rolls, desserts, plastic ware, napkins and drinks. Help is also needed to set up for the event, help during the event and clean up afterwards. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christi Powell at (734) 502-5603.

Police department receives grant
The Wayne Police Department was recently informed they will be the recipients of a $76,539 grant offered through the Michigan State Police BYRNE Justice program. The grant will be used to purchase laptops for inside patrol cars; a traffic crash investigation system; electronic sign to monitor speeds in neighborhoods; and an electronic system to monitor training for new officers.
This grant does not allow the funding to be used to hire or pay for police personnel. It is a technology grant.

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