Organizations have festivals slated for Aug. 25-27

going-placescLincoln Park Days

Two popular Downriver festivals are scheduled for the same dates this month as summer begins to wind down: Lincoln Park Days and the Our Lady of the Scapular Parish Polish Festival, both on Aug. 25, 26 and 27.

The Lincoln Park Days festival, which dates to the 1920s, has been presented by the Lincoln Park Exchange Club at Youth Center Park, 3525 Dix Highway, since 1970.

The festival will feature, carnival rides, food, Vegas and beer tents, a car show and outdoor entertainment by popular bands. Hours will be 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25; noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 26; and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.

Bands performing on Aug. 25 will be Fifty Amp Fuse and Elsie Binx. Taking the stage Aug. 26 will be Crazy Babies (Ozzy Rebourne), Detroit Nightmare (Alice Cooper) and Shakedown; and on Aug. 27, Wysteria, The Miller Road Band and Michigan Basement.

Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for graduating seniors and fund the organization’s Child Abuse Prevention and American Youth projects.

Additional information is available by calling 734-560-1121 or going to

Our Lady of the Scapular

The mouth-watering aromas of Polish food will attract visitors to the Our Lady of the Scapular festival during the hours of 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25, when baked fish dinners will be featured; and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27, when roasted chicken and pork dinners will be available, respectively.

New this year at the celebration, held at 2609 Tenth St. and Vinewood, in Wyandotte, will be pony rides and a petting farm. Other attractions will include Polish music and dancing, handicrafts, a bounce house, Las Vegas games and a grand raffle offering more than $15,000 in prizes.

Among the bands performing will be The Polish Muslims, The Natural Tones, The Kielbasa Kings, Diddle Styx, Dyna Brass and Tony Blazonczyk. For more information, call 734-284-9135 or go to

Seaway plans Yule practices

The Seaway Chorale will conduct auditions for adults Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 and 12 at Faith United Methodist Church, 2530 Charlton, in Trenton, in preparation for its annual Christmas show.

Auditions for youths will start on Aug. 29 and continue through Sept. 26. Solo opportunities will be available for men, women, youths and small groups. Adults will rehearse from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, and youths from 6 to 6:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 3.

The week of the show, singers will practice from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday.

The production, titled “Making Seasons Bright,” will take place Dec. 8 and 9 at the Flat Rock Community Auditorium in Flat Rock High School, 25600 Seneca.

The chorale charges a fee of $20 for yearly membership and a $30 participation fee per season. Male members are required to purchase or rent tuxedos, and women must buy skirts and tops.

Youths are assessed a $20 participation fee and an additional amount for costuming.

The chorale is seeking advertising for its 2017-18 program book at

For additional information about the chorale, call Edie Raleigh at 734-671-5530.

Plans are under way for another show, “Good Vibrations,” featuring music of the ’60s, later in the season.