Leukemia shoot at Taylor range will aim at disease

Sarah and Michael Barbour will host their second annual “Targeting Lymphoma Shoot” from 5 to 9 p.m. next Sunday at their Top Gun Shooting Sports range in Taylor in honor of Sarah’s father, Paul A. Manik-kowski, who died of the disease.

A fund-raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma So-ciety, the event will begin with dinner, followed by shooting opportunities and family activities including bingo and other games, a euchre tournament, silent action and raffles.

Among the shooting events will be training with a Crimson Trace laser representative and a choice of fully automatic guns or a Smith & Wesson 500.

Only those over 18 will be permitted to shoot.

Sarah Barbour, said that when her father, an am-bulance driver during the Vietnam War, was diag-nosed with lymphoma, he had no plans to let the dis-ease slow him down. After his battle, he intended to go back to the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Hospital to serve other veterans still battling cancer, she said, but, un-fortunately, he lost his own fight against cancer in 2008.

Barbour, a candidate for the Leukemia & Lym-phoma Society’s Woman of the Year title, is compet-ing against nine other metro Detroit individuals vying for Man or Woman of the Year titles.

The contestants are soliciting donations (every dollar counts as a vote) in honor of the society’s Boy and Girl of the Year, blood cancer survivors Bradley Simmons, 8, of Woodhaven, and Catie Maurer, 9, of Lake Orion.

Tickets are $50 (shooting), $35 (non-shooting) and $15 (children under 18). For tickets or more in-formation, call (734) 282-8470.

Top Gun Shooting Sports is at 16725 Racho Road.

Clint Black to open Prechter Center
Country-music singer, songwriter, recording artist Clint Black will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday for the grand opening event of the new Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center of Wayne County Community College’s Downriver Campus in Taylor.

The 10-time Platinum Award winner has written and recorded more than 100 songs, selling more than 20 million worldwide.

His rise to stardom began after winning numer-ous awards for his recording of “Killin’ Time.”

Black began his career playing bass guitar, sing-ing and writing songs as a member of his brother‘s band in Katy, Texas, eventually earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tickets range from $30 to $75. For more infor-mation, call the college at (734) 946-3500. The col-lege is at 21000 Northline.

Coming up . . .
April 14 — Fair Lane Music Guild dessert concert featuring violinist Gabriel Bolkosky and pianist Mich-ele Cooker performing “Classic Works of Yesterday and Today”; 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6) at the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane; tickets $15 ($14, seniors; $9, students); for more information, call (313) 593-5330.

April 15 — Greenfield Village opens for the sea-son; tickets are $22, adults; $21, seniors (62 and older); $16, youths (5-12); children under 5 are free; for more information, call (313) 982-6001.

April 16 — Exchange Club of Dearborn’s annual Monte Carlo Night fund-raiser, black tie optional; 6 p.m. at Park Place, 23400 Park; appetizers, open bar, seafood/steak dinner, desserts, drawing for cash prizes totaling $10,000; tickets, $150 (only 200 will be sold); for tickets or more information, call Mark Kar-cher, (313) 277-4600, or Marty Heger, (313) 565-3100.

April 17 — Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane, annual benefit dinner dance; 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton; tickets, $250, are available by calling 313-593-3889; Claudette and Jack Rourke of Allen Park and Wally Prechter of Grosse Ile are members of the honorary committee; the Rourkes and Kevin Rourke, also of Allen Park, are committee members.

April 18 — Concert by the Southern Great Lakes Symphony; 3 p.m. at the Flat Rock Community Audi-torium, 28100 Aspen Dr; a “Star Voyager” theme will feature space scores from the movies “Cocoon,” “The Right Stuff,” “Apollo 13” and “Star Trek”; tickets, $25, are available by calling (734) 246-2890 or going to www.sgls.org.