Thousands are expected to attend Wyandotte Art Fair

Thousands of art lovers from throughout metropolitan Detroit and beyond are expected to attend the 49th annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday along Biddle Avenue between Eureka Road and Oak Street.

Hours for the second largest art fair in Michigan will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, with entertainment by musicians and other performers scheduled from noon to 11 p.m. daily.

On exhibit at booths in the six-block area will be paintings in oils and watercolors, photography and works in glass, jewelry, fiber, leather, pottery, wood and other mediums. More than 250 juried artists from more than 30 states will participate in the event.

A family fun children’s activity area will offer youngsters the opportunity to purchase art donated by participating artists for only $1 to $5.

Among the more than 25 food eateries and vendors will be one of Wyandotte’s newest restaurants, Joe’s Hamburgers.

Free parking will be available at sites including Roosevelt High School, with free shuttle service every 10 minutes.

For additional information, go to www.wyandottestreetartfair.org.

Baseball games slated at village
Baseball fans have an opportunity to experience the game as it was played by 1867 rules, when it was considered a gentleman’s game, during historic base-ball contests at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer at Greenfield Village.

The schedule for the remainder of July pits the Lah-De-Dahs against the National Baseball Club of Greenfield Village on July 10, 17, 18, 24 and 25.

On July 11, the Lah-De-Dahs will play the Saginaw Old Gold, and on July 31, the Northville Eclipse.

The teams, based on those of the 1800s, wear authentic uniforms for the competitions.

Admission to the games is free with Greenfield Village admission (adults, $22; seniors 63 and older, $21; and youths 5 through 12, $16; children under 5 are free). Parking costs $5 per vehicle. For more in-formation, call (313) 982-6001.

Coming up . . .
Through July 10 — National Cherry Festival, in Traverse City; parades, shows, fireworks, midway rides, pie-eating contests and food featuring cherries; for more information, access go to www.cherryfestival.org.

July 8-11 — First annual Uncle Sam Jam, at the Woodhaven Civic Park, 23101 Hall Road; carnival, fireworks, kids’ zone; concerts by Eddie Money on July 9, and Confederate Railroad & Bomshel, July 10; for more information, go to www.unclesamjamfest.com.

July 9, 10, 11 — Thirty-fifth Trenton Mid-Summer Festival, on Jefferson in the riverfront business dis-trict; hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 9 and 10, and 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 11; artists and craftsmen will include Pam and Wayne Schaefer of Mistletoe Memories; children’s play market, sporting events, “Ultimate Air Dog” show, “green street” recycling area, and food stations offering ice-cream, hot dogs, stuffed pizza and more; free shuttle service from Kennedy Recreation Center, Trenton High School and K-mart on West Road.

July 10 — Michigan Vet Fest, honoring Michigan veterans; 10 a.m. to midnight at the Dearborn Elks Club, 25000 Michigan Ave.; special guests, raffles, prizes, giveaways and bands on two stages; all pro-ceeds are earmarked for Veterans’ Haven; the event includes the Michigan Harley Riders’ Bike Run and is associated with the Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue Car Cruise.

July 18 — Golf tournament Prelude, benefit for CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s & Henry Ford Hospitals), better known as Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children; 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Ball-room of the MGM Grand; honorees will be Ronald, Richard and Robert Marino and Nolan Finley; Kirsten Haglund, Miss America of 2008, will be the master of ceremonies; tickets are $100; for reservations, call (313) 876-9399 or e-mail jhughes@catchcharity.org; for additional information about the prelude party and tournament, go to www.catchcharity.org.

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