Children’s camp program set at St. Cyprian Church

Registrations are being accepted for the Maplegrove Children’s Summer Camp, slated for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. July 12 through 16 at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 13249 Pennsylvania, Riverview.

The free camp is for pupils in the kindergarten to 10th grade. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. to the campers and their parents or caregivers, who will be invited to at-tend workshops while the children are in camp. Child care will be available for 2½- to 4-year-olds.

Dinner will be served to the children and parents and/or caregivers staying for the camp sessions.

There is no charge for the program, but because group size is limited, a $15 per family refundable deposit is required to guarantee reservations. For more information, call (734) 285-4001 or (248) 661-6170 or e-mail

Registration forms are available online at

MOT schedules opera learning
Learning at the Opera, an educational program of the Michigan Opera Theatre encompassing the performing and visual arts, will begin on June 28 and continue through Aug. 8 at the Detroit Opera house.

The program offers subjects including acting, singing, voice and music lessons, an opera camp and opera work-shops.

Create & Perform, a day camp for 10- to 18-year-olds, will be conducted June 28 through July 9 at a cost of $300. Subjects will include music composition, creative writing, acting and dancing.

Opera Camp, July 12 through 30, also for ages 10 to 18 ($425), will offer instruction in acting, singing and dancing. Participants will perform a fully staged and cos-tumed production of “The Mikado” at the end of the camp.

For more information about the programs, or to reg-ister, go to or call the Learning at the Opera House hotline at (313) 237-3270.

11th car cruise is coming up
The proud owners of classic and custom cars will pa-rade their vehicles up and down Fort Street Saturday dur-ing the 11th annual Cruisin’ Downriver as hundreds of auto enthusiasts look on with admiration and envy.

The cites of Lincoln Park, Riverview, Southgate and Wyandotte will host the procession, which will begin at 10 a.m. along the two northbound and southbound lanes of Fort, unless otherwise designated. Traffic signals will re-main in operation. A registration fee is not required for participation by auto owners.

Winner named in competition
The Hidden Agenda Band was named the winner of the Battle of the Bands competition held June 11 at the Rack & Roll in Riverview, out-performing Wyandotte Sta-tion and Wisteria for the opportunity to open for Category 5 at the Trenton Rotary Club’s Roar on the River.

The club’s third annual waterfront festival and power-boat races will take place July 23 to 25 with PNC Bank as the new title sponsor.

The festival will kick off at 6:30 p.m. July 23 in Eliza-beth Park with a preview party during which some 35 local restaurants will offer samples of their specialties, and Fifty Amp Fuse will entertain. Hidden Agenda will perform at 6 p.m. July 24.

Powerboat racing is slated for July 24 and 25, when various activities, including a fireworks show, also are planned.

Free admission is being offered
The Detroit Children’s Museum will celebrate its grand re-opening June 26 and 27 with free admission and spe-cial activities including a block party, music, science shows and face painting.

Now part of the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Museum features more than 100,000 artifacts ranging from dinosaur bones to dolls from around the world.

Starting on June 28, admission will cost $4 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, go to www.detroitscience,org
or call (313) 577-8400.