Taylor Summer Festival to feature concerts, fireworks

going-placescHighlights of the Taylor Summer Festival, scheduled for June 28 through July 1 at Heritage Park, will be concerts at the Sheridan Center by Lover Boy and John Waite on June 29, and Fifty Amp Fuse on June 30.

VIP tickets for the June 29 performance are $35, which includes a dinner of pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and two drinks catered by Whiskeys on the River. The meal will be served from 6 to 7 p.m.

General admission tickets, for standing room only, are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Mad Rabbit will open the concert. A free Air Glow Balloon demonstration is planned.

Fifty Amp Fuse and Fool House will take the stage between 5:30 and 11:30 p.m. for free performances. The musicians will be interrupted at 10 p.m. for a fireworks display to be sponsored by Masco.

On the same day, the Taylor 5K Color Free Run will start at 10 a.m. in Heritage Park, and free fishing will begin at the same hour at Coan Lake. Proceeds from the walk/run will be donated to charities, including Taylor’s Little League teams. For more information about the events, call 734-374-8900.

A midway with carnival rides will open at 4 p.m., June 28 in the parking lots behind the Activities Building and Wedding Chapel in Heritage Park and continue through July 1. Arm bands or tickets will be required for the rides. All-day arm bands will cost $16 on June 28, and $20 on June 29 and 30 and July 1.

Heritage Park is at 12303 Pardee Road. Parking, $10, will be available inside and outside the park. For more information about the festival, go to www.Taylorfestival.com or call 734-374-8900.

Back Street Affair slated

The popular Michigan rock music band Back Street Affair will be featured at the Taylor Conservatory Foundation Music and Art in the Gardens concert June 27 in the gardens, 22314 Northline Road.

Food and drinks will be offered for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. The admission charge is $5. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the nearby Heritage Park Sheridan Open Air Pavilion at 12111 Pardee Road.

Attendees are encouraged to provide their own chairs and blankets, as available seating is limited.

Car show is rescheduled

The Lincoln Park Historical Society has announced a new date — Aug. 11 — for the Lincoln Park Historical Museum’s Model A Rendezvous, which was cancelled because inclement weather was forecast.

The gathering of cars, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Model A, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Youth Center Park.

Jeff Day, museum curator, said Matt Anderson, curator of transportation for The Henry Ford, will give a talk Aug. 8 at the museum on Eagle Boats, the first products manufactured at the Ford Rouge plant a century ago. The current exhibit at the museum, which will continue until Sept 1, is “From the Eagle Boat to the Model A: The First Decade of the Ford Rouge Plant, 1918-1928.”

Club offers scholarships

The Hungarian Arts Club of metropolitan Detroit is seeking applicants for its annual college scholarship, which is awarded to students of Hungarian descent who are enrolled in fine-arts studies. The scholarship, which has been presented since 1958, will be awarded at the organization’s annual White Rose Ball.

Richard Hayes is accepting the names of scholarship applicants at 248-505-1171 or rrichardhayes5181@gmail.com. Linda Enyedy is seeking names of prospective debutants or escorts at 248-352-0927 or lindaneni@aol.com. The names of former scholarship winners and debutantes also are being sought.