Guild is seeking artists for annual Holiday Show, Sale

going-placesc    The Downriver Arts & Craft Guild is seeking artists for its fifth annual Holiday Show and Sale, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the concourse area of the Heinz C. Prechter Community Arts & Learning Center at the Wayne County Community College District Campus in Taylor.

The event will offer art and craft displays, demonstrations, sales and information about art and craft classes.

Nov. 20 is the deadline for applications, which are available at (enter the name of the organization in the search box), on Facebook or by contacting the event spokeswoman, Maureen Cassidy Keast at 734-777-6109 or

Participants are asked make a donation to the Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild Scholarship Fund for table space, Keast said, adding that there is no charge for admission.

All work is to be created by the artist, and no commercial or food vendors are allowed. The mediums include fine art, engraving, sculpture, designer clothes, books by local authors and handmade jewelry.

The college is located at 21000 Northline Road.

DCA exhibit is scheduled

The Downriver Council for the Arts is accepting entries for its “Artic Blast” exhibit, a mixed-media fine-art show to be held Dec. 2 through Jan. 13 at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte.

The deadline for entry and dropoff is Nov. 29. An opening reception is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments to share, according to a DCA spokesman. There is no admission charge.

Participation in the show is open to amateurs and professionals 18 or older, and works must be original, for sale and must not have been entered in previous DCA shows. For additional rules, fees and other information, call 734-720-0671.

Victorian teas are planned

It’s not too early to make plans for holiday events . . . in fact it’s already too late to make reservations for some of the Trenton Parks & Recreation Department’s popular Victorian Christmas Teas.

Dec. 1, 6 and 7 teas are completely booked, but openings remain (as press time) for Nov. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Nov. 30 and Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The cost of $15 includes lunch, including dessert. For registration information, call 734-675-7300.

Festival of Trees opening is set

A preview party for the Festival of Trees with Priya Mann as the celebrity guest will kick off the annual charity event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

Preview tickets are $125, VIP; $75, patrons; and $25, children.

Mann, a reporter with WDIV Channel 4, was formerly a video journalist and anchor at CTV in Kitchener, Ontario.

The Festival of Trees opens to the general public on Nov. 20 and continues through Nov. 27, but will be closed on Thanksgiving. Admission will cost, $5, adults, and $3, children aged 3 through 16 (no charge for children under 3).

Proceeds from the event, which features for-purchase professionally decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and much more, are earmarked for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. For more information, go to

Coming up . . .

Nov. 13 — Ray Hunter’s Annual Twilight Walk; 5 to 8 p.m. at the flower shop, 16153 Eureka, Southgate; music will be provided by a harpist, and cookies and cider will be served.

Nov. 18 — Wyandotte Business Association’s annual Cookie Crawl; 5 to 9 p.m. along Biddle; participants will purchase cookie tins for $15 to fill with cookies at Serendipity Cakery, Sweet Arrangements, and Sweet Nothings and Fine Cakes; the city’s Christmas-tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at Sycamore and Biddle.

Nov. 19 — Wyandotte Christmas Parade; 10 a.m., from Mulberry and Biddle to Plum, with Betty Krimmel as grand marshal.

Nov. 19 — Holiday Craft Show; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard; admission is $1; for more information, call 734-374-8900, Press 2, or email