Registrations have started for DCA Summer Art Program

By Evelyn Cairns
Registrations are being accepted by the Downriver Council for the Arts for its Summer Art Camp Program, which will begin June 24 and end Aug. 30 with an art show and reception.

Camp sessions cost $82 per week ($70 for DCA members). Registrations for subjects ranging from cartooning to guitar are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lunch care will be available at $5 per day for children interested in morning and afternoon sessions, who will play games, draw and take part in other activities under the supervision of DCA staff members.

Subjects are offered for children ages 6 through 14. For information on hours and age-appropriate classes, call the DCA at 734-720-0671 or email Executive Director Tammy Trudelle at

The camp will be held at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte.

The schedule of classes is:
July 24 —“Slimy Arts and Science,” “Fine Arts Sampler,” “Cartooning and Animation” and “Crafting.”

July 15 — “Earth,” “Drawing and Painting,” “Fine Arts Sampler” and “Passion for Fashion.”

July 22 — “Paint with a Master” “Street Art Teens” and “Slimy Arts and Science.”

July 29 — “3-D Design,” “Crafting” and “Funky Junk.”

Aug. 5 — “Drama,” “Author Illustration Teens,” “3-D Design” and “Building with Clay.”

Aug. 12 — “Creative Writing Club,” “Cartooning and Animation,” “Earth” and “Guitar.”

Aug. 19 — “Drama” and “Puppet Mania.”

Aug. 26 — “Design,” “Funky Junk,” “Teen Fine Arts” and “Paint with a Master.”

Aug. 30 — End of Summer Art Show and recep-tion, 6 to 8 p.m.

Teachers are Courtney Trupiano, Adrienne Stephaniak, Donna Hinson, Krista Ewbank, Tony Mi-ello and Elroy Grandy.

Newest exhibit features fairs
The newest exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum is certain to spark memories for older visitors. Titled “Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s,” the exhibit features some 150 artifacts from expositions in Chicago (1933-34), San Diego (1935-36), Dallas (1936), Cleveland (1936-37), San Francisco (1938-39) and New York (1939-40).

The exhibit includes furniture, appliances and a full-scale model of Elekto the Moto-Man, created by Westinghouse engineers for the New York fair.

Admission is $17, adults; $15, seniors; and $12.50, youths. Children under 4 are admitted free. For more information, call 313-982-6001 or go to

Buffet lunches are scheduled
Henry Ford Community College has scheduled a Hawaiian/Polynesian meal featuring a hog roast for Thursday as part of its 2013 International Buffet Luncheon series.

The luncheons, served in the college’s Fifty-One O One restaurant, offer seating from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The cost of reservations is $14 per person.

Other lunches in the series will be Spanish New World (dishes of South America, Central America and Mexico, June 6, and “Old World” Cuisine (Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe), June 13.

In addition, an International Brunch is planned for 10:30 a.m. June 20.

For reservations, call 313-206-5101.

Trivia contest to raise funds
The Detroit Historical Society will host a Detroit trivia competition at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the Hard Rock Café, 45 Monroe, with funds earmarked for the society’s $20.1 million Past/Forward campaign.

Participants can compete alone or in teams of three to five for Hard Rock Café gift cards and additional prizes from the Detroit Historical Society.

Trivia questions will be related to Detroit-based music, sports and entertainment topics.

A $10 suggested donation per person will be accepted at the door. Registrations are being taken at and will be accepted at the door as well.