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The Downriver Council for the Arts proudly presents: “Downriver Celebrates Woodstock”

(50 Years of Peace and Music), a muti-media art and music exhibit, July 27-Aug. 16, 2019.

On Saturday, July 27th the event opens with the art exhibit opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Artwork and fun displays featuring talented local artists and original Woodstock alumni Wavy Gravy, Jefferson Airplane, and more. Refreshments will be served. 

Live music performances will run from 7:30-11:30 p.m.. 

  • Award winning acoustic duo Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke 
  • Fictitious British punk fusion band, The Ayonics 
  • Local legend Dave ‘Stoney’ Mazur of Stoney and the Jagged Edge, and his All Star Band
  • Nationally acclaimed rock band, Kougaran. Detroit’s #1 new generation of rock.

Also featuring:

  • Internationally known poster/album cover artist Dennis Loren 
  • Gary Koral, T-shirt artist and owner of Lost in Sound Detroit 

These fun events are free and family friendly and held at the
James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture
81 Chestnut,
Wyandotte, MI


Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Each month is a different type of dance lesson. All skill levels welcome. Don’t have a partner? No worries, many people attend without a partner and find great support in learning to dance. Classes are held at the Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte. 

Call 734-720-0671 or visit www.downriverarts.org


The Wyandotte Animal Adoption Center has dogs, cats , puppies and kittens looking for new forever homes. The center is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 5:30- p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Even if you are not in the market for a new pet, the center is always in need of volunteers.

The work done by volunteers on behalf of the animals at the shelter is invaluable. Through shelter cleaning, dog walking, dog and cat socialization, fundraising, facilitating adoptions and various other activities, they make a profound difference in the lives of the animals while they’re in our care awaiting their forever homes.


Downriver-area residents can attend Mental health support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Rehabilitation Building in the conference room on the second floor in room 232, enter off Biddle Ave. 

For more information, 313-292-3324 or 313-563-1245.


Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Meet, mingle and trade inspiration with local knitters and crocheters. Bring your own projects and have fun with a like-minded group. This is not an instructing class; however, you are welcome to ask others to share their knowledge and help.

Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte.

734-720-0671 or visit www.downriverarts.org


Sew at your own pace in the company of like-minded people every from 5-7 p.m. on every third Thursday of the month. Fashion designer Cheryl Zemke will answer questions or guide if needed. 

Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and projects. Open to teens and adults. All skill levels welcome.

For more information call (734) 720-0671 or visit www.downriverarts.org.


Join the craft geniuses at Bacon Memorial Library each Monday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to work on a different craft.

Call the library at 734-246-8357.


Kids from 0 to 5 can enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and group activities several times a week at the Bacon Memorial Library.

Baby Story time (0-18 months) is 10-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; Toddler Story Time (18-36 months) is Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-10:30 a.m. and Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) Tuesday from 11-11:30 a.m.

Call the library at 246-8357 to register.


Know that you are not alone in your caregiving. When caring people gather there is always hope. If you are caring for a family member, friend or neighbor, near or far, come and join us to receive support, resources, helpful information, time for sharing and more. 

The participants are very friendly and quite supportive to one another. The General Caregiver Support Groups meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon/12:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church Community building, 465 Oak St., Wyandotte. There is no charge.

 Contact Nancy Coman, gerontologist at 734-634-0394. Or email ncoman@bex.net.

Contact Trinity Lutheran directly at 734-282-5969 for more information.


A library card can be your ticket to big discounts.

A card, available at Bacon Memorial Library can unlock free or discounted passes to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, cultural destinations and more.

Stop in at the library at 45 Vinewood and get your card today.


Offered by the Wyandotte Copeland Center; for more information visit the Copeland Center, 2306 Fourth St., Wyandotte or call 734-324-7275.


The Wayne County Congregate Nutrition Meals program offers meals Monday through Friday from 11:15-11:45 at the Copeland Center.

A 24-hour reservation notice is required. The meals carry a suggested $3 donation cost.

Make a reservation or find out more from Angie Benson at 324-7279 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Job seekers can get on the path to a career in healthcare by attending an upcoming recruitment open house at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

The hospital is hosting the special hiring event on June 24 with the following positions available: registered nurses, nurse assistants, patient safety assistants, housekeeping and food service workers.

The job fair offers two sessions for convenience – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the hospital.

Nursing and nurse assistant candidates will interview in the multipurpose rooms while those applying for patient safety, food service and housekeeping positions will meet recruiters in the hospital’s mall area off the main lobby.

Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with members of the human resources team and interview with leaders from the hospital.

Job seekers should bring several copies of their resume and feel free to bring a friend. Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is located at 2333 Biddle Ave., in Wyandotte.

For details on this event and to register, please visit HenryFordCareers.com and search for job number 195846. For questions, email TalentSelectionHelp@hfhs.org.


School is out, the kids are getting their break from school and will be enjoying the warm weather and Wyandotte has a plan to keep them safe by enforcing traffic violations on the side streets.

This will be a zero tolerance for speeders, people not stopping completely for stop signs, not yielding for yield signs, etc.

Community leaders want citizens to know this is not a secret. Drive safely through the neighborhoods or face the real possibility of getting a ticket.

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