Seniors invited to Merman show at Gem

HEIGHTS — The Parks and Recreation Department and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation are sponsoring a trip to the Gem Theatre to see “Ethel Merman’s Broadway” in a 2 p.m. Oct. 8 performance. Rita McKenzie plays the queen of Broadway during its golden age, who many say sang all the greatest songs, played all the great roles and knew all the great personalities.

     Cost is $56 for Dearborn Heights residents age 55 or older, $60 for nonresident club members; checks or money orders may be made payable to the city of Dearborn Heights. Registrations will be taken through Sept. 11 at the Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee, or the Berwyn Senior Center, 26155 Richardson, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

     The cost also includes lunch at the Century Grille Restaurant at the Gem Theatre. Participants are asked to make their luncheon selection at the time of registration.

         Departure from the Eton Center is at 10:45 a.m. and from the Berwyn Center at 11 a.m. Approximate return time is 5 p.m.

     For more information call (313) 277-7765 or (313) 791-3550.