Lincoln Park Days to take place at Youth Center Park

The Lincoln Park Exchange Club warns those who attend the Lincoln Park Days annual celebration at Youth Center Park on Aug. 24 to “beware of flying pancakes” in the entertainment tent from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

That’s when Chris Cakes, known as the “fastest pancake makers in the world” will be flipping flapjacks as seen on the Food Channel and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

All-you-can-eat pancakes will be served with sausage and orange drink for $6, adults, and $5, children under 12 and seniors. Proceeds will be donated to the Exchange Club’s Believe in the Blue project.

The Lincoln Park Days celebration begins Friday and continues through Aug. 24 with a carnival, food vendors and entertainment by bands.

Performing Friday will be Lucky Stiff, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and Rockingbirds, formerly known as Ray’s Garage, from 8 to 11 p.m.

Superlast will take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Gates will open at noon all three days.

Youth Center Park is at 3123 Dix Road.

Last concert is planned
The final concert in the Taylor Conservatory Foundation’s Music & Art in the Gardens series will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Garden with BMR4, a Chicago jazz band, in the spotlight.

Composed of some of the Windy City’s top musicians, the band has broadcast over more than 200 radio stations and has received accolades from all major jazz publications.

Tickets, $5, will be sold at the door. Lawn chairs are encouraged. Weekly specials, appetizers and beverages will be available for sale beginning at 4:30 p.m.

For concert rainout locations, call 888-383-4108 or go to

Right on Q will perform
Right on Q, a barbershop quartet, will sing old favorites at a Grosse Ile Concert on the Commons from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 in a gazebo at the corner of Macomb and Meridian roads.

Lawn chairs are suggested. The concert is one of a series sponsored by the Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts in cooperation with the township’s recreation department. There is no charge for the performance.

Masterpieces are on exhibit
Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts collection have been installed in seven Brownstown locations as part of the DIA’s Inside/Out program, which offers Downriver residents the opportunity to view the celebrated works.

The locations, artists and works are:
• Township Hall, 21313 Telegraph — “Allegory of Hope,” by Alessandro Turchi.

• Community Center, 21311 Telegraph — “Winter Landscape in Moonlight,” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

• Clock Tower, 23609 King Road — “A Day in June,” by George Wesley Bellows.

• Historical Museum, 23451 King Road — “Girl and Laurel,” by Winslow Homer.

• Community Gardens, 23451 King Road — “Gladioli,” by Claude Monet.

• Police Station, 23125 King Road — “Alexander the Great with the Women of Darius,” by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.

• Dog Park (at Animal Shelter), 23700 Lillian St. — “Chevy,” by Edwin Henry Landseer.

Preview party is scheduled
Arts du Jour, a charity preview party on Thursday heralding the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, will offer a taste of what’s to come at the 17th annual Labor Day weekend event.

The preview party will take place at the Barbara A. Hallman Memorial Plaza & Veterans Memorial, outside the Royal Oak Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road.

Tickets are $100 VIP, and $65 general admission. For tickets and additional information, call 248-541-7550 or go to