HFC alumna to appear on Taylor stage

going-placescFormer Taylor resident and alumna of Henry Ford College Sarah Sherrard will take the stage with her band at the Taylor Conservatory Music and Art in the Gardens concert July 26 at 22314 Northline.

A singer, songwriter and recording artist, Sherrard will perform with her group at 6:30 p.m., but concertgoers will be admitted beginning at 5:30 p.m., when food and beverages provided by the Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery will be available for purchase.

Sherrard, who was a member of the Henry Ford College Jazz Band, describes her music as “old-school southern rock and blues.”

She has been performing since the age of 12 in musicals and at fine arts camps, and has sung the national anthem at professional sporting events.

Known for her reinvention of vintage music of the ’60s, the singer says she is “just trying to make music that fits who I am and what I love.”

Always a fan of classic rock, Motown, rap, jazz and classical music, as well as country and southern rock, she spent her early life trying to find her own voice and style, she said.

Her debut extended-play recording, “Where I Come From,” was produced with members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, permitting her to explore her passion for southern rock while allowing her vintage style to shine through, she said.

Admission to the concert costs $5, with no charge for children 5 and younger. Attendees are encouraged to provide their own blankets and lawn chairs because seating is limited.

In the event of threatening weather, the concert will take place at an indoor location. Information about the location will be available by calling 888-383-4108 or clicking here.

First Motown
concert slated

The first Motown on the River concert at Elizabeth Park in Trenton is scheduled for July 29 with an impressive lineup of musicians.

Leading off at 1 p.m. will be Zonjic Meets Motown, featuring Serieux in a Temptations Tribute. Also performing will be Jr. Walkers All-Star Band, at 2:30 p.m.; The Velvelettas, at 4 p.m.; The Miracles Review, featuring Mark Scott, at 6:30 p.m.; and The Contours, at 7 p.m.

There is no charge for the concert, but a $5 parking donation will be requested. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees are being asked to provide their own chairs.

The event is being sponsored by the Friends of Wayne County Parks, Greektown Casino, Shore to Shore Credit Union and Roundhouse Barbecue.

Melvindale
fair planned

Nearly 100 craft and food vendors, a kids’ zone and live entertainment will attract Downriver residents to the DDA 6th Annual Melvindale Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 29 and 30 along Allen Road between Oakwood and Outer Drive.

On July 29, free child identification kits will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In conjunction with the fair, the Little City 5K Walk/Run will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 30 starting at the Melvindale Library, 18650 Allen Road.

Prizes and medals will be awarded, and refreshments will be served to participants after the race. For more information, call 313-779-9426.

Benefit tea
is scheduled

A talk by beekeeper Bill Bray of the Monroe County Beekeepers organization will highlight a Queen Bee Tea fundraiser planned for July 30 by the Taylor Conservatory Foundation.

The event, planned for 1 to 4 p.m. in the conservatory gardens, located at 22314 Northline, will include a silent auction, door prizes and a raffle for those who wear hats.

Assorted teas, scones, tea sandwiches and desserts will be provided by Victoria’s Tea Salon.

Bray, co-founder and president of the Monroe County Beekeepers Association, will speak on “Co-existing in the World of Honeybees.”

Tickets, $40, are available by calling 888-383-4108 or clicking here.