Entries sought for exhibit of ‘Images of Resilience’

going-placescThe Guidance Center is accepting entries from local photographers for its third annual “Images of Resilience” exhibit, to be held in conjunction with the observance of Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

The theme for the images is the importance of resilience as a way to navigate through life’s challenges. Entries will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road in Taylor.

Artists are being requested to enter the college at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center on the west side of the campus.

Additional information and entry forms with complete rules are available by going to www.guidance-center.org/events/images. Click on Call for Entries for the form.

The exhibit will open on May 1 at the college’s Brown & Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery and close June 1. An opening reception is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.

A storytelling event at the center will be led from 6 to 9 pm. May 24 by Shannon Cason with former Detroit Lion Eric Hipple, Kathy Crane and Matt Lockwood telling personal stories focusing on resilience.

Stephanie Prechter and Joe Gruber are co-chairs of the event; Patrick and Karen Wilson Smithbauer, sponsors; and Bruce and Tammy Ranck, patrons.

There is no charge to attend the exhibit or storytelling event.

Proceeds will benefit family education programming at The Guidance Center with an emphasis on assisting families with resilience and recovery. For additional information, call the clinic at 734-785-7700.

Flea market, tours slated

Antique and collectible enthusiasts will have an opportunity to shop for treasures while history buffs will go on tours of Historic Fort Wayne during the fort’s annual flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

The fort, at 6325 W. Jefferson at the foot of Livernois, was built in 1845 to guard and protect the Detroit River during a period of tension with the British.

Admission to the flea market is free, and refreshments will be offered for sale; however, tours are priced at $5 per person. There is no charge for parking, except during special events, when an admission fee is also required.

Among upcoming events planned at the fort are a World War II Weekend May 5 and 6 with a swing dance on May 5; a vintage baseball tournament May 19 and 20, a Civil Wars Day observance June 9 and 10, and a Medieval Days celebration July 14 and 15.

In addition, the “Tours After Dark” series will return with programs on June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 8 and 29, and Oct. 20 and 27.

Additional information about the activities at the fort is available by going to www.historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

‘Hamilton’ is coming

Subscription sales for the Broadway in Detroit theater series will begin April 27, with the highly anticipated musical “Hamilton” headlining a list of seven shows.
The season will open in September with the smash hit “Something Rotten!” followed by Disney’s “Aladdin,” “The Play That Goes Wrong,”
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Anastasia.”
For subscriber information, go to www.BroadwayinDetroit.com or call the Fisher Theatre, 313-872-1000, Ext. 0. Individual ticket sales will begin at a later date.

Coming up . . .

April 22 — Musical, “On Your Feet!” the Emilio and Gloria Estefan story, which follows the Estefans’ journey to stardom and features their smash hits; tickets, starting at $39, are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com.