Girls baseball hall of fame member to discuss career

going-placescOne of the first inductees into the Lincoln Park Sports Hall of Fame, Mary Moore, a native of the city, will be the speaker at a program to be hosted Sept. 23 by the Lincoln Park Public Library and the Lincoln Park Historical Society.

The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the library, 1341 Southfield Road, next to the city hall.

Moore, a 1950 graduate of Lincoln Park High School who excelled in softball, basketball and other sports, was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as an infielder with the Springfield Sallies and the Battle Creek Belles.

She was forced to retire after a work injury. Among Moore’s memories of growing up in Lincoln Park are her recollection of playing baseball in the fields near her home on Wilson and being joined by Detroit Tigers shortstop Eddie Lake, who lived nearby.

In addition to sharing her stories, Moore will display memorabilia from her career. Following her talk, the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own,” starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell, based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, will be shown.

There is no charge for the program, but reservations are suggested as space will be limited. For reservations or more information, call the library at 313-381-0374 or the museum at 313-386-3137.

Youth voices being sought

The Seaway Chorale is seeking additional fourth- through eighth-graders to join the organization’s Voices of the Young choir and audition for the chorale’s Christmas show, “Making Spirits Bright,” to be held Dec. 8 and 9 at the Flat Rock Community Auditorium in Flat Rock High School.

Auditions will take place at Faith United Methodist Church, 2530 Charlton in Trenton. Registrations are being accepted at 734-671-5530 by Edie Raleigh, who will arrange appointments with chorale director Anthony Lai.

A yearly $20 membership fee in the choir is required, along with a $30 participation fee per season, plus a costuming charge.

Coming up . . .

Sept. 23 —“Tour After Dark,” 6:30 p.m. at Historic Fort Wayne, 7325 W. Jefferson at the foot of Livernois in Detroit; visitors will have an opportunity to perhaps interact with ghosts and spirts said to still inhabit the fort; tickets, $30, include secured parking; for more information, go to www.fortwaynecoalition.com.

Sept. 29 —Performance by Jamie Farr, known as “Klinger” on TV’s “M*A*S*H,” in “Tuesday’s with Morrie,” the autobiographic story of Detroit Free Press columnist and WJR radio host Mitch Album and Morrie Schwartz, Albom’s former college professor; 8 p.m. at Wayne County Community College District’s Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center on the Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline in Taylor; tickets, $35, are available by calling 734-374-3200.

Sept. 30 — Public Safety Open House; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center of Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline in Taylor; fire-fighting, CPR and home-emergency-preparedness demonstrations; no charge; for more information, call 734-946-3500 or go to www.wccd.edu.

Oct. 1 — “Dotte Around the World,” featuring international food and drink pairings featuring well-known local restaurants; 7 to 10 p.m. at the PRCU Venue Hall, 1430 Oak St. in Wyandotte; tickets, $45 in advance; $60 at the door.

Oct. 6-20 — Fall Festival of the Arts; hors d’oeuvre and wine opening reception with entertainment and awards ceremony; at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut in Wyandotte; for more information, call Maureen Cassidy Keast at 734-777-6109.