“Really Rosie” opens July 22 at the Dearborn Heights Civic Theatre, located in the Berwyn Center, 26155 Richardson in Dearborn Heights. The show runs for two weekends. “Really Rosie” is a musical with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King. It follows a typical summer day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a group of several neighborhood friends, including Pierre, Alligator, Johnny, and Chicken Soup from the Nutshell Library books, and Rosie and Kathy from The Sign on Rosie’ s Door. Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains everyone by directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie based on the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life. For more information go to

English Garden will will host free gardening presentations July 20, 23, 27 and 30 at its Dearborn Heights location, 22650 Ford Road. The topic for the 7 p.m. July 20 and 10 a.m. July 23 presentation will be “All About Hydrangeas.” The topic for the 7 p.m. July 27 and 10 a.m. July 30 presentation will be “Cool Plants for Shade.” For more information or to register, go to or call (313) 278-4433.