Community Events Calendar
The department of parks and recreation will hold an Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, September 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Swapka Park, located at 5400 McKinley, north of Van Born and east of Monroe Street. The film shown will be “The DC League of Superpets.” The event is free but concessions sales will benefit the D7 Dad’s Club. Bring a lawn chair and blanket.
Detroit Team GSR will hold community office hours at the Kemeny Recreation Center on Monday, September 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature the Detroit Land Bank Authority and the Health Department. The Kemeny Center is located at 2260 S. Fort Street.
On Thursday, September 28, Councilwoman Gabriela Santiago-Romero will host a coffee hour at 11 a.m. at Detroit Equity Alliance, located at 6602 Walton St.
A Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk will be held on Friday, September 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the John D. Dingell VAMC, located at 4646 John R. Street. Vendor tables will be on hand with resources and following the walk, attendees will be able to partake in rock painting and enjoying a lunch from several food trucks that will be available.
The city will hold a Beautification and Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can meet at the Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center, located at 2025 Middlebelt. Dumpsters will be made available at Westwood Park, Wheatley Park, Lemoyne Park, and the Dozier Recreation Complex.
Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Holiday Meal for Wayne-Westland Veterans and Active Duty Families. Registered recipients will receive a 12-16 pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls, enough to feed a family of eight. The program is open only to veterans and families of active duty service members. Veterans and families can register online or download a registration form at http://www.cityofwestland.com or by calling Wayne Mayor John Rhaesa’s office at 734-895-9196 or Mayor Mike Londeau’s office at 734-467-3200. Completed registration forms can be dropped off at either city hall building. Registrations must be completed by November 15.
Native American Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, September 23 at Nankin Mills Park, located at 33275 Hines Drive in Westland. The free event will include Native American drumming and dancing, craft vendors and food. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Heroes on Hines 5K Fun Run and Walk will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 9 a.m. to honor first responders. Online registration is open through September 28 at http://www.heroesonhines.com. Fees for participants are $25 for adults and $20for youth under 18. Fees day of the event will be $30 for adults and $25 for youth. Packet pick up will take place Friday, September 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the day of the event at the First Responders Memorial. Even if you don’t run, come out and cheer the participants on. For more information call 734-261-1990.
By - Renee Summers
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