68th PNC BankRoar on the River slated for July 20-22

going-placescBoat-racing enthusiasts are sure to have a roaring good time July 20 to 22 at the PNC Bank Roar on the River, presented by the Trenton Rotary Club on the Elizabeth Park waterfront.

Preceding the races, jet-ski demonstrations, a racing awards program, concerts by popular bands, and children’s activities will be a kickoff “Taste of the Races” party at 6 p.m. July 20.

More than 35 of the area’s best restaurants and caterers will provide a wide selection of menu items. Tickets, $30, are available by going to www.trentonroarontheriver.com.

Providing entertainment from 6 to 8 pm. will be the band Wisteria, while Atomic Radio will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. The music will continue on July 21, when Fifty Amp Fuse takes the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The Detroit fireboat the Curtis Randolph, launched in 1979, will be docked at Elizabeth Park during the day for tours. The boat was named for Curtis Randolph, a young firefighter who died in the line of duty.

There is no charge for watching the races or for the concerts. For additional information, including a complete schedule of events, go to www.trentonroarontheriver.com.

Movie Fest film slated

The movie “The Black Panther” (PG-13) will be screened outdoors at 9 p.m. July 19 on the campus of Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road in Taylor. There is no charge for the showing.

Viewers are required to provide their own blankets, chairs and coolers for the screening. (Alcohol is not allowed on the premises.) For more information, call 734-946-3500.

Annual tea is planned

Plans are under way by the Taylor Conservatory Foundation for a glitzy tea to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Northline Road.

The event will include a silent auction, door prizes and an opportunity to have a personalized star placed on a Hollywood-esque Walk-o-Fame. A dance performance by Taylor Dance also is planned.

In addition, teagoers will compete in a contest for the best hat, said Bev Brown, tea committee chairwoman and volunteer.

“We always look forward to seeing wonderful fashion statements as guests don their garden party finest,” she said.

A contest for the best hat will be conducted.

Tea sandwiches, scones, dessert and tea from Victoria’s Tea Salon will be served.

Early ticket purchase is recommended as seating will be limited. Tickets, $40, area available online at www.Taylor conservatory.org or by calling 888-383-4108, prior to the event. Walk-o-Fame stars are $10.

Save the date . . .

July 21, 22 — Czech-Slovak Festival at the Sokal Cultural Center, 32600 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights; for more information, go to www.sokaldetroit.com or call James Mack at 734-542-4820.

Aug. 3, 4 — Allen Park Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Allen Park; for more information, go to www.allenparkstreetfair.org.

Aug. 11 — Lincoln Park Historical Museum’s Model A Rendezvous (new date), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Youth Center Park.