Veterans coat drive
The City of Wayne will be joining several other communities from now until October 21 for a Veterans Coat Drive.
The collection box is located in the City Hall vestibule. Men’s and women’s new or gently used coats of any size are being sought.
Donations will benefit veterans in our area and go to Veterans Haven in Wayne and House by the Side of the Road in Ann Arbor.
The coat drive is being sponsored by Veterans of The Foreign Wars Post 6695: Mayflower-Lt. Gamble; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #528; American Legion Post 398: Passage-Gayde; and Knights of Columbus Assembly #1536: Pope John XXIII.
Gone with the wind
The Wayne Historical Society and the Wayne Public Library will be hosting a presentation at the Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd, about the book and movie versions of the 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind” on Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Since 1994, Kathleen Marcaccio has presented her program on Margaret Mitchell and “Gone With The Wind” to hundreds of people in a variety of settings, including libraries, community colleges, retirement communities, historical societies, book clubs, women’s groups, and Civil War Round Tables, as well as at GWTW events.
Marcaccio’s GWTW presentation provides background on author Margaret Mitchell and her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Gone With The Wind;” the 1939 film by the same name; Margaret Mitchell’s post-GWTW life; and Gone With The Wind in popular culture.
Marcaccio has spoken at the Clark Gable Foundation 100th Celebration in Cadiz, Ohio and the 2010 Gateway to the Wind event in St. Louis. In 2008, she cohosted a GWTW Weekend at Meadow Brook Theatre, featuring cast member Mickey Kuhn. In 2012, Marcaccio hosted a GWTW weekend at the Redford Theatre, including a sold-out GWTW talk. In 2015, she hosted a 2nd GWTW weekend honoring Mickey Kuhn. Marcaccio has organized group GWTW gatherings and tours in Atlanta, Hollywood, Cadiz, and Austin, Texas as well as in the metro Detroit area; displayed her collection in the Detroiters Collect! Exhibition and at the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies 2010 dinner; and has been featured in Detroit-area newspapers and other publications. In 2012, she received the inaugural Windie of the Year award from the Gone With The Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia. She has worked with 9 Midwest community and professional theatres on their productions of Moonlight and Magnolias, providing GWTW background and lobby displays to enhance the theatergoer experience.
and everything nice
Teens! Are you a pumpkin spice lover? Then join the team at the Wayne Public Library as they help you make a few pumpkin spice snacks of your own! The recipes don’t require any baking, and you will be supplied with recipe cards if you want to make the treats again at home. You will need to bring a microwave-safe coffee mug; everything else will be supplied. Must be age 12 or a teenager for this program. No sign-up required for this event on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Hype up for Halloween
HYPE Athletics-Wayne will be holding their annual Hype Up for Halloween event on Sunday, October 27, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. This free Spooktacular family event will have trick-or-treaters walking through the “haunted” facility collecting candy and goodies from community partners. There will be apple cider and donuts while supplies last. For more information, call (734) 721-7400.
Strike a pose: vogue
The clothing you wear can say a lot about who you are. DIA: Behind the Seen Talk: Vogue explores costuming and adornment throughout time and discovers the many ways that personal, political and cultural identity is communicated through our clothing and body art. A volunteer from the DIA will present this program on Wednesday, October 30, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library.
Glass mosaic class
A Morning of Arting-Glass Mosaic Class is being offered on Saturday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Helium Studio, 3127 S. Wayne Rd. Attendees will create an original 8×10 framed stained glass mosaic using a glass on glass technique. Class is limited to 12 students. $45 covers all supplies. Once you have created your glass piece, instructor Michelle Guernsey will grout the piece and have it available for you to pick up one week after the session. Michelle will also have grouting kits available if you want to grout your own piece at home; no extra charge. If interested, call Helium Studio (734) 725-3811.
Tea at the library
The Friends of the Wayne Public Library will be hosting a sophisticated afternoon fundraising tea on Saturday, November 2, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Wayne Public Library. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the library circulation desk.
The happening-chapter 2
The Wayne Historical Society will be holding their 2nd annual Happening on Saturday, October 19, from 7:00-11:30 p.m. The museum will be themed with live actors telling stories from Wayne’s past with a spooky twist. $5 entry fee.
First Congregational Church, 2 Towne Square, will be holding their 73rd Annual Christmas Festival on Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Christmas decorations, a boutique, home-made candy, a specialty shop, country store, attic treasures, books and more will be available. The church will also have dinner and lunch available for purchase both days. Lunch is 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and dinner is 5:00-7:00 p.m.