Art Ambience seeks works for April exhibition, show

By Evelyn Cairns
The Art Ambience organization has issued a call for entries for its annual spring art exhibition and miniatures show, to be held April 8 to 10 at the Woodhaven Community Center.

Winners will receive the following awards: $300, first place; $200, second; $100, third; and $100, artists’ choice. The competition is open to artists 18 and older who reside in the Downriver area. According to spokeswoman Maureen Keast, each artist can submit up to three art works in the juried exhibition, as well as five miniatures.

Keast said that last year’s show featured more than 200 works. For additional information, call Keast at (734) 777-6109 or Judy Nelms at (734) 634-4800.

Theater group to stage ‘Sara’
The Wyandotte Community Theatre will present the comedy “Getting Sara Married” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Biddle Hall, 3239 Biddle, in part-nership with the hall and the Bishop-Brighton Bed and Breakfast.

The play will feature Charlene Bauer, Jay Carter and Carrie O’Conner. It is being produced by Don Westerdale and directed by Lynn Babcheck-Tate, with Raymond Carter as assistant director.

Tickets, $30 per person, include dinner at 6:30 p.m., with a cash bar available. Doors will open at 5:30p.m.

For tickets, call the WCT hotline, 734-775-9635.

An arts package offering an overnight stay at the bed and breakfast, two tickets to the show and breakfast also is available. For rates, call Bishop-Brighton at (734) 284-7309.

Benefit slated for ACS relay
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Dearborn has scheduled its seventh annual spaghetti dinner for March 27 to raise funds for the relay.

The dinner, including salad, rolls, coffee and pop, will be served from noon to 6 p.m. at the Patrick O’Kelley Knights of Columbus Hall, 23663 Park.

In addition, dessert will be available at a bake sale, and music and a silent auction are planned.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for children 4 through 10). For tickets, call Alysia Schuler at (313) 408-1264 or e-mail her at

Relay for Life Dearborn also has planned a bowling fund-raiser for 9:30 p.m. April 8 at Cherry Hill Lanes, 300 N. Inkster Road, Dearborn Heights. Check-in will be at 9 p.m.

The cost is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. For more information, call Angie Hammond at (313) 768-5454 or (734) 771-7129, or e-mail her at

The 24-hour relay will begin at 10 a.m. April 30 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. Denise Abdullah is chairwoman of the event.

Scholarship meal planned
The Henry Ford Community College Culinary Arts Department is planning its second fixed-price eight-course dinner, “Courses II,” for 6 p.m. March 31, with proceeds earmarked for the HFCC Hospitality Scholarship Fund.

The meal, to be served in the campus’ Fifty-One O One Restaurant, will begin with an appetizer of Escargot in Terrine and continue with menu items including Goat Cheese and Scallion Ravioli, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops and Tournedos of Beef.

For information about purchasing tickets, $45 ($30 is a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund), call (313) 845-9620. The college is at 5101 Evergreen Road, in Dearborn.

Save the date . . .
March 30 — Trunk show of designer eyeglass frames, with prizes, raffles and refreshments; 2 to 6 p.m. at the Wyandotte Eye Clinic, 100 Oak St.; among the designers represented will be Valentino, Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade, JLO and Christian Dior. For more information, call 734-284-5110.

May 21 — “A Bit of Broadway Downriver,” a fund-raiser for the Henry Ford Health System’s Josephine Ford Cancer Center Downriver; theatrical performances, strolling dinner by The Rhapsody and live music; at the Oak Tree Farm in South Rockwood.