Valentine gift fundraiser to help 2017 Farmers Market

Going PlacesCThe Lincoln Park Farmers Market is offering an opportunity to create a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special while supporting the market at a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Lush Brush painting studio, 3406 Fort St., Lincoln Park.

Professional artists at the studio will instruct participants in reproducing a painting of a pink Gerbera Daisy on canvas. Proceeds are earmarked for the 2017 Lincoln Park Farmers Market, which will open in May and continue through October.

Tickets, $40, include painting instructions and supplies, small bites, wine and raffles. Sixty seats will be available at the studio, but participants must be at least 18 years old.

Leslie Lynch-Wilson, president of Friends of the Lincoln Park Farmers Market, said artistic skills are not required for participation. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 313-427-0443.

Lynch-Wilson said that volunteers for the 2017 Farmers Market are being accepted at the above number or by emailing

Party slated at Bentley

Reservations are being accepted for a “Valentines Legends Live” show and dinner party Feb. 11 at the Bentley Banquet Center, 646 Biddle in Wyandotte.

The show will be a tribute to the Jersey Boys, Whitney Houston, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. Tickets, $60, include dinner, the show, beer and wine.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.; and the show will start at 8 p.m.

For reservations or more information, call Leslie Lupo at 734-282-1257 or the Bentley at 734-285-4044.

Auditions set by DYPAC

The Downriver Youth Performing Arts Club is accepting pre-registrations for auditions for younger members of the organization to be held at noon Feb. 25 and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson.

The tryouts will be for two children’s plays, “Journey of the Noble Gnarble” and “The Grunch,” a new musical.

Those who audition could be chosen for one or both plays, producer Karen Rutkowski said. It is necessary for prospective cast members to attend only one of the auditions, she said, adding that prior experience is not required.

Teen-age members of DYPAC will assist as choreographers, assistant directors and assistant vocal directors. Mary Zeleski is the director.

Email to preregister. For additional information, call Rutkowski at 734-771-7945.

DCA plans art program

An opening reception for an exhibit titled “Interpretations II: Growing Old on the Streets” is planned by the Downriver Council for the Arts for 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte.

The display represents a collaboration of 19 Detroit-area artists working in various styles and media creating works in painting, drawing, performance, multi-media and sculpture.

A series of photographs by Tim Tonachella, formerly of Detroit, was the inspiration for the exhibit, which will close on Feb. 10. Tonachella’s original photographs also will be on display.

Donations of mittens and gloves to Mittens for Detroit Inc. will be accepted at the reception for distribution to needy children and adults in Detroit and other cities.

Red Wings on program

Detroit Red Wings Hall of Fame member Mickey Redmond will be the guest speaker at the Trenton Rotary Club’s annual Wild Game Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club, 9339 Bellevue Road, Grosse Ile Township.

Red Wings broadcaster Ken Daniels will be the master of ceremonies. The event will honor late Rotarian Bob Cole, who originated the dinners 29 years ago.

Tickets, $65, are available by calling Dennis Levco at 313-215-3442.

Coming up …

Feb. 7 — Program, “Knowing the Score,” third in a series featuring clips from Hollywood’s great films; 7 p.m. at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline, Taylor; no cost; refreshments will be served; for more information, call 734-374-3232 or go to