Annual Somewhere in Time and Taste will appeal to all

By Evelyn Cairns
The clock will be turned back to the early 1900s Sept. 15 at Elizabeth Park in Trenton for the 26th annual celebration of Somewhere in Time and the 22nd annual Taste of Trenton and Beyond!

Attendees will have an opportunity to experience more than 90 years of history at the event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for a horseshoe tournament will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the contest to follow.

Scheduled throughout the today are the sampling of food from local restaurants and vendors, and dis-plays featuring arts and crafts, automobiles and antique bicycles. In addition, riverboat tours aboard the Diamond Belle will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m., starting every hour on the hour.

Among the groups that will entertain are the Floral City Harmonizers, Terry Stevenson, the Real Happy String Band, the Raisin River Sweet Adelines and the Downriver Community band.

Special programs and activities for children will include pony rides, Doc Steel’s Old-Time Medicine Show, the Chautauqua Express, old-fashioned children’s games and a magic show.

Somewhere in Time and the Taste of Trenton & Beyond! are being sponsored by the Wayne County Parks and Trenton Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Trenton Civic Commission and the Taste of Trenton Committee. A children’s craft tent is being sponsored by the Trenton Business Association

For additional information, call 734-675-7300 or 734-261-1990, or visit or

DCA plans art lecture
Registrations for an art lecture to be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 by Michael Farrell, a professor of art history at the University of Windsor, are being accepted by the Downriver Council for the Arts. The speaker’s topic will be the art collection of Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer.

One of a series on Great American Collectors, the lecture will take place on the main floor of the DCA’s headquarters, the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte.

The Havemeyers created one of the foremost collections of French Impressionism in America, the bulk of which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the speaker said.

Farrell also has taught at Central Michigan University and the College for Creative studies. In addition, he was adjunct curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum.

Other lectures are planned on Oct 16, when Henry Clay Frick will be the subject, and Nov. 13, when the topic will be the collection of John Pierpont Morgan.

The cost of each lecture is $15 ($10, DCA member, and $5, full-time students with valid ID). To register, call 734-720-0671 or e-mail HYPERLINK “”

Chamber sets annual roast
The Southern Great Lakes Regional Chamber’s annual steak roast on Sept. 12 will take on a western flavor as participants are being urged to don their favorite cowboy and cowgirl duds for the occasion. Doors at the Woodhaven Recreation Center, 23101 Hall Road, will open at 4:30, and dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

In addition to a choice of steak or barbecued chicken, the menu will include a baked potato, salad, corn on the cob, sautéed mushrooms and onions, dessert, beer, wine and pop.

The cost is $30. Reservations are being accepted at 734-284-6000.

‘Miss Saigon’ to be opener
“Miss Saigon,” the love story about a relationship between an American serviceman and a young Viet-namese woman during the Vietnam War, will open the 2013-2014 season at the Fisher Theatre with per-formances Sept. 24 through Oct. 6.

Tickets, $35 to $90, including parking, are on sale at all TicketMaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 or online at or, where additional information also is available.