Foodies to gather for SWCRC Grub Crawl

Photo courtesy of Klye Will
Rehearsing for a DYPAC performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” are Juju Palmer of Southgate (front row), Anna Busse (back row left) and Gavin Alvedy of Trenton,
Zach Douglas of Newport, Josie Palmer of Southgate and Cameron Smith of Rockwood. The production is slated for Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson. The musical is based on the Peanuts cartoon created by Charles M. Schulz.

The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber will host one of the Downriver area’s favorite foodie events on Aug. 12: the Grub Crawl featuring fare and drink specials of some of the area’s most popular eateries.

Free transportation to the restaurants will begin
at 6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Tickets, $25, include a Grub Crawl T-shirt.

A few of the participating restaurants and their offerings are:
Savannah’s — Pulled pork sliders, flat bread pizza, quesadillas and bruschetta.

Jersey’s Grill & Bar — Boneless chicken wings, macaroni and cheese and broccoli bites.

Classics Tavern — Ahi tuna, woodstone fired pizza,
and spinach artichoke dip.
Buffalo Wild Wings — Traditional wings and a nacho bar.

Culvers of Taylor — Frozen custard.

Penn Station — The club, Italian and Dagwood cold deli classics, and cookie bites.

A Serendipity Cakery — Flavored cake drops.

Rosie O’Grady’s — Award-winning Dinty Moore sandwiches and hand-breaded wings.

Several restaurants off the route will provide their popular menu items in the banquet room of TV’s Grand Event in Trenton.

For reservations or more information, call 734-284-6000 or email

‘Charlie Brown’ set by DYPAC
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” staring Gavin Alvedy of Trenton in the title role, will be staged by the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson.

A musical based on the Peanuts cartoons created by Charles M. Schulz, the play also will feature Southgate residents Julu Palmer as Snoopy and Josie Palmer as Lucy, Zach Douglas of Newport as Linus and Cameron Smith of Rockwood as Schroeder.

Other cast members include Anna Busse, Thomas Huffmaster, Jenna Perugi and Avery Pauluk of Trenton; Emily Carlin of Southgate; and Jessica Golema of Wyandotte.

More are Elizabeth Rutkowski and Mary Thornton of Riverview; Sydney Hull of Dearborn Heights; Bailey Shaver of Grosse Ile Township; and Claudia Paddy, Joee Nicols
and Heather Sherry of Monroe.

Tickets, $12 ($10, seniors and students), are available by calling 734-771-7945 or going to

Dave Tatrow to perform
Trumpeter Dave Tatrow will appear in concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Taylor Conservatory Foundation Music & Art in the Gardens series at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Garden, 22314 Northline Road.

Tatrow, who started his musical career at the age of 7 playing the banjo in his father’s band, later studied the trumpet flugelhorn and vibes, eventually performing with Flint and Detroit area bands.

Concert admission is $5. Weekly specials, appetizers
and beverages will be available for purchase. For updates on weather and concert rainout locations, call 888-383-4108 or go to

Stagings will end
Final performances of “Ernie,” the two-man play about Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell, are slated for Thursday through Sunday at the City Theatre, located in Hockeytown Cafe, 2301 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

For hours and a “double header” opportunity to attend a Tigers game the same day, call 800-745-3000 or go to

Coming up . . .
Aug. 17 — Concert on the Commons, 7 p.m. at the corner of Macomb and Meridian, Grosse Ile Township; performance by banjo band Side by Side, headed by Al Allotta and Bill Jackson; no admission charge.

Aug. 21 — Arts du Jour (charity preview for Arts, Beats & Eats, to be held Labor Day weekend); 6 to 10 p.m. at the Barbara A. Hallman Memorial Plaza & Veterans Memorial
outside the Royal Oak Library and City Hall; for tickets ($100, V.I.P. access; $65, general admission),
call 248-541-7750 or go to