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Shoes and Q
Men's Only Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday, June 29th at 1:00pm
$5.00 per person - Includes Hot Dogs, Chips and Cash Payouts!
The next Car Show meeting is Monday, June 17th at 5:00pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Ballots and proposal descriptions for the homeowner referral money are located on the Master Association page located under the Community Governance links.
Around Town - Local Events
What's Happening Around Town
Sign up at the Brownstown Recreation Department for a day trip to Put-in-Bay on July 9. Sign up before June 24. The cost is $114 and it sounds like it will be a barrel of fun! Detailed information is available at Link Brownstown Rec.
Community Garden Plots Available! Brownstown has three different types of garden plots available in the community gardens behind the police department on King Rd. or next to the Historical Society. Prices range from $10 to $25. Water is available. To purchase your plot, please contact the Brownstown Recreation Department or visit the Community Center M-F, 8am-4:30 pm.
Coming this summer, the city of Ecorse will host Downriver's 28th Senior Olympiad. Pick up applications from the Brownstown Senior Center. Applications are due June 27.
Now at the Westfield Center in Trenton on Tuesdays at 11 am in the Drop-in Center. If you already know the game or have always wanted to try it, you are invited to join them. There is no charge to play, but if you decide to join the group you will be charged $8 to obtain a yearly card from the National Mah Jongg League. Fot more information call 675-0063.
June 10, 6-9pm: Christian Music in the Gardens; Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Garden, 22314 Northline Rd., www.taylorconservatory,org.
June 6-31: Ernie by Mitch Albom returns to the City Theatre in Detroit. Cll 800-745-3000 or visit www.olympiaentertainment.com to purchase tickets.
June 13-16: Southgate Heritage Days; City Hall, 14400 Dix Toledo Rd.; www.southgate-mi.org.
June 14-15: The Addams Family (musical) at the Fox Theatre. Order Tickets at 800-745-3000 or visit www.olympiaentertainment.com.
June 14-16: Belleville National Strawberry Festival; www.nationalstrawberryfest.com.
June 15: Country Blast in the Park festival and fireworks; 28700 Arsenal Road, Flat Rock; www.flatrockmi.org.
June 15, 10am: Summer Discovery Cruise: Journey Through the Straits; Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown; www.miseagrant.umich.edu.
June 22, 10 am -5 pm: Michigan Seniors Expo, Southland Mall.
July 18, 7pm:Those Were the Days 60's Folk Revival; Trenton Cultural Center at West Rd. & Edsel. Songs of the folk era. This is a free outdoor event so bring your lawn chairs or blanket.
Looking for tickets to some “Around Town” events? Here are some links that you may find useful:
Spaghetti Day at the Downriver Italian American Hall, 646 Biddle Ave. !!:30 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. June 19, August 21, September 18 and October 16. $8 for spaghetti of penne with meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, coffee or tea. 734-285-4044.
Downriver Christian Women's Fellowship is a non-denominational group that meets at the Westfield Center in Trenton on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a pot-luck luncheon and guest speakers. The luncheon begins at 11:45. Please bring your place setting and a ready to serve dish. There is no cost to attend, but a free-will donation is accepted.
Good Old Couyntry Breakfast , all-you-can-eat bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, oj, coffee and tea, $7; the second Sunday each month at Trenton Masonic Temple, 2550 West Jefferson.
Roast Beef Dinner with homemade desserts, $8; Third Wednesday of the month through May; serving 4-7pm; First United Methodist Church, 28400 Evergreen St., Flat Rock, 734-782-2565.
Evening Potluck every 4th Monday at 5 pm at the Brownstown Community Center.
Breakfast Bingo every 3rd Monday at 11 am at the Brownstown Community Center.
German Dinners, 5 to 7 pm the third Wednesday of each month at the Germania Club Downriver, 23156 King Rd., Brownstown Township. $8.50. 734-479-4278
The Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., host live Bluegrass Music every Friday from 7 to 11 pm. Admission is $8. A buffet dinner is offered from 7 to 8 pm. for an additional $8. More info available at www.kentuckiansofmichigan.741.com or at 734-782-0132.
Hungarian Meals, 5 to 9 pm Fridays, Hungarian American Cultural Center, 26257 Goddard Rd., Taylor. 734-946-6261
Are you interested in making new friends and playing your favorite games? Here are a few suggestions for you:
Westfield Center, 20700 Westfield, Trenton, Mondays 1:00 pm, Double Deck Pinochle;Tuesday 11:00am Mah Jongg; Tuesdays 1:00 pm, Contract Bridge; Thursdays 2:45 pm, Pinochle; Thursdays 7:00 pm, Duplicate Bridge; and Fridays 1:00 pm, Pinochle.
Flat Rock Community Center, 1 Maguire St, Flat Rock: Hand, Knee, and Foot and other card games, 12:30 pm on Wednesdays and 10:30 am on Fridays.
Waltz Senior Center, 28245 Mineral Springs Rd., Waltz: Mondays 12:30 pm, Pinochle, and Euchre on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 12:30 pm.
Southgate Senior Center, 14700 Reaume Parkway (Behind Southgate Library), Euchre is played Mondays at 12:00 noon and Pinochle is played Tuesdays at 12:00 noon. Duplicate Bridge is played in the same complex in a room above the ice arena on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
Copeland Center, 2306 4th St, Wyandotte, Pinochle and Euchre Mondays 12:00 noon-3:00 pm and Bridge Thursdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.
William D. Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy, Taylor. Join other seniors to play card or board games. Wednesdays, 1:30 pm; $2 for a snack.
Flat Rock Senior Center in the Community Center at 1 Maguire St., Flat Rock. Mah-jongg, 11:30 am on Tuesdays.
The Downriver Scrabble Group meets at the Wyandotte Big Boy (3366 Biddle Ave.)at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. All skill levels are welcome. For more information contact Mary Ellen Mohn at 734-285-5807.
Team Trivia Nights at The Broadcast Booth on AllenRoad in Allen Park every Monday at 8:00 pm. Bring your own team. Learn more about Team Trivia at www.teamtrivia.com.
Drop-in Chess game from 7pm-9pm Thursdays at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. For more information call 734-246-8357.
The Creative Arts
The Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte offers classes in Watercolor, Oil Painting, and Acryllic. Call 734-720-0671 for more information.
The Trenton Quilt Guild meets from 10 am to 2 pm the second Tuesday of ech month ; Westfield Activities Center, 2700 Westfield Rd. Bring lunch! Call 734-782-5379 for more information.
The CreativeWriting Club of Grosse Ile meets from 7pm to 9pm on the first Monday of each month at Prudential Landmark Properties, 7717 Macomb St., Grosse Ile. Membership is open to anyone 16 to 96. Pamela Frucci(Grosse Ile Camera) and novelist Mono D'Angelo act as the club's chairpersons.
Handicrafters meet every Monday at 9:30 am at the First United Methodist Church, 28400 Evergreen St., Flat Rock.
Heritage Decorative Artists of Southeast Michigan, a chapter of the International Society of Decorative Painters, meets bimonthly at the Westfield Activities Center; 2700 Westfield, Trenton. For more information, call membership chairwoman Charlene Wenzel at 734-671-8404 or president Diane Glover at 734-439-3820 or visit www.heritagedecorativeartists.com.
Did you know that some of the local bowling alleys have "drop-in" senior leagues? They are perfect for people who do not want to commit to an every week league.
Woodhaven Lanes, on Van Horn near Allen Road, offers drop-in bowling for Seniors on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Five dollars gets you three games, two mystery game jackpots, coffee, and cookies.
Parkway Lanes, on Fort Street just north of West Rd., offers drop-in bowling for Seniors on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Five dollars for three games.
Flat Rock Lanes on Telegraph offers drop-in bowling for seniors every Friday at 1:00 pm.
Gentle Yoga Classes; 11:00am Mondays at the First Congregational Church of Gibraltar; 29885 Bayview; $5 per class; 734-566-0679.
The Country Twirlers Square Dance Club will offer lessons from 7 to 8:30 pm Tuesdays beginning September 4 at St. Paul Unitede Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Rd., Taylor. Email CTsquaredanceclub@yahoo.com or call 734-775-2155 for information.
Square Dance lessons are also available with caller Jim Rae and the Jumpin' Jim Dandies at the Alliance Community Center in Flat Rock on Thursdays from 6:30-8:45. Cost is $3.50. For more info and directions call Jim and Donna Rae at 734-783-3204.
"Walk Michigan" is held outdoors on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 5 pm at North McLouth Park in Trenton. For more information call 675-0063.
Senior exercise every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 am at the Brownstown Community Center.
Free chair exercises are offered for those 55 and older at 2:00 pm on Wednesdays and 9:30 am Fridays at the Flat Rock Community Center; 1 Maguire St., Flat Rock. In addition, Seniors can walk the center's indoor track during open hours for $2.
Drop-in Pickleball, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 8 pm., $3.00, at Park Lane Elementary School on Grosse Ile. Paddles are provided for those who do not have one. Wear your tennis shoes. For more info call the Grosse Ile Recreation Department at 734-675-2364.
Ballroom dancing lessons 7 to 8 pm Fridays at Unity Chapel, 14951 Northline Rd., Southgate. For more information call 313-386-7451.
Senior Drop-in Skate at the Kennedy Recreation Center, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Bring your own skates or rent a pair. Call 734-676-7172 for more information.
Senior Horseshoe Club will start their season May 6th at the Westfield Building, 2700 Westfield, Trenton. This group meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 unless it rains of the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. For more info call 675-0063.