Oakwood Southshore sets 50th anniversary festivities

By Evelyn Cairns
The Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 17 with a program that includes lectures by physicians, tours of the facility, health screenings and refreshments.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. at the medical center, 5450 Fort St.

Speakers and their subjects will be Dr. Jonathan Lovy, internal medicine; Dr. Robert Vaclav, lung diseases; Dr. Kenneth Case, neurology; and Dr. Felix Rogers, heart disease.

Tours of the facility’s trauma center, radiology department and surgery center will be available at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Free blood-pressure, cholesterol and glucose tests will be offered.

The 193-bed center boasts departments including dermatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, urology and rehabilitation.

A recent $64 million renovation and upgrade of the facility included private rooms and a new emergency department.

The facility recently was designated a Level II trauma center and has a helipad.

Hospital slates Harvest Ball
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital has scheduled its fourth annual Harvest Moon Ball for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Henry, formerly The Ritz-Carlton, to raise funds for the hospital’s Center for Surgery.

Awards will be presented to Thomas and Bethany Iverson, the Rose Meyer Community Volunteer Award, and Michael Lott, the BASF Community Leadership Award.

The Eric R. Fritzes are honorary chairs. Committee members include Timber Baun-Crooks, Gariann Brock, Jane Cain, Vonda Cini, Patricia Cook Anderson, Elaine Fritz, Sandy Hudson, Dr. Henri Pierre-Jacques, Dion Ko-narski and Robyn Konarski.

Others are Barb Lemanski, Dr. Tom McKeown, Mary McMillan, Paula Mikola, Dr. Francis Nazareno, Dr. Charles Raymond, Stephanie Scheer, Megan Spanitz, Kim Streich and Dr. Jalal Thwainey.

For tickets, starting at $175, call (734) 246-9639.

Step-back event planned at park
Elizabeth Park visitors will have an opportunity to step back to the 1800s from 11 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the 27th annual Trenton Somewhere in Time Festival, which will offer old-fashioned family entertainment, games, demonstrations and much more.

Horseshoe and pie-eating contests and a bake sale are planned, along with children’s activities and an old-car show.

In addition, restaurateurs will offer samples of their fare at the 20th Taste of Trenton and Beyond. For more information, call (734) 675-7300.

Society slates Victorian tea
Special guests at the Wyandotte Historical Society’s annual Victorian tea on Sept. 18 will be the “Alice in Wonderland” characters Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.

The tea will take place at the Ford-MacNichols Home, 2610 Biddle, with seatings at noon and 1:30 and 3 p.m. For tickets ($10, adults; $5, children 12 and under), call (734) 324-7284

College plans Hispanic fest
Dance demonstrations, an art exhibit and activities for children and adults will highlight the Wayne County Community College Downriver Hispanic Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the College, Northline, Taylor.

In addition, Nora Chapa Mendoza will conduct at art workshop and traditional foods will be.

Freud drama being staged
The award-winning off-Broadway hit “Freud’s Last Session” will be staged through Nov. 20 as the kick-off production of the Gem & Century Theatre 20th anniversary season.

The play, presented at the Century Theatre, 333 Madison, Detroit, revolves around Freud and a young professor who has written a book satirizing the psycho-analyst.

Tickets, $39.50 to $44.50, and more information are available by calling (313) 963-9800.