Taste of Downriver to offer samples of signature items

Photo courtesy of the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center cast members for “Xanadu" are pictured in preparation for performances of the musical Aug. 10 and 11 at the Trenton Village Theatre. The members are: Madison Ganzak (left) of Dearborn Heights, Samantha Bartow of Grosse Ile Township, Nicholas Fioretti of Riverview, Adrian Adkins of Woodhaven, Ashley Marshall of Trenton, Lexi Nadolsky of Southgate, and Paris Fisher of Brownstown Township.

Photo courtesy of the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center
Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center cast members for “Xanadu” are pictured in preparation for performances of the musical Aug. 10 and 11 at the Trenton Village Theatre. The members are: Madison Ganzak (left) of Dearborn Heights, Samantha Bartow of Grosse Ile Township, Nicholas Fioretti of Riverview, Adrian Adkins of Woodhaven, Ashley Marshall of Trenton, Lexi Nadolsky of Southgate, and Paris Fisher of Brownstown Township.

Foodies will converge on more than 20 restaurants to sample the eateries’ specialties from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Taste of Downriver in downtown Trenton.

Tickets for the event, presented by Wayne County Community College District, are $30 per person ($25 for those who reserve early). Reservations are being accepted online at www.SWCRC.com or by calling the Southern Wayne County   Regional Chamber offices at 734-284-6000.

Attendees will check in at the Trenton City Hall, 800 3rd St., between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., when they will receive wristbands and menus of the participating eateries. Early pickup also is available at the SWCRC offices, 20904 Northline, in Taylor.

Among the popular restaurants taking part are Del’s Pizza, Frank’s Café, the Grotto Pizzeria & Tavern, Leo’s Coney Island, Olga’s Kitchen and Promenade Artisan Foods.

Others are Ramsey Family Restaurant & Coney Island, Round House BBQ, Savannah’s, Smuggler’s Run, Big Time Salad, Truago and TV’s Grand Event.

Menu sponsors are Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Life Care Centers of America (Rivergate Health Care Center and Rivergate Terrance) and Public Service Credit Union.

For more information, call 734-284-6000.

Rendezvous rescheduled

A rain-delayed Model A Rendezvous originally scheduled for June, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Youth Center Park, 3525 Dix Hwy. at Gregory, in Lincoln Park.

Co-hosting the display of vintage automobiles will be the Downriver Model A Club, the Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum, and the city of Lincoln Park and Recreation Department. The much-anticipated Model A, when it came off the line in Dearborn in November 1927, was a car for a new era, said Lincoln Park Museum curator Jeff Day.

The show coincides with the museum’s summer exhibition, “From the Eagle Boat to the Model A: The First Decade of the Rouge Plant, 1918-1928,” which will continue through Sept. 1. The exhibit features items from the museum’s own collection and original pieces on loan from the Dearborn Historical Museum collection.
 
Deadline for entries near

The entry and dropoff deadline for the Downriver Council for the Arts 8th Annual Photography Exhibition is near — 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

An opening reception at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 will open the show, which will continue until Sept. 8 at the DCA art gallery in the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, in Wyandotte.

Participation in the exhibition is limited to those 15 and older. Works must be original and for sale and should not have been entered in a previous show, a DCA spokesperson said.

Categories are Color, Black and White, and Artistically Altered.

Prizes will be awarded as follows: Best of Show, $100; First Place, $75; and Second Place, $50; In addition, honorable mention will be presented in each category, according to the discretion of the juror, Jeff Thomas, a professional photographer and teacher.

Entry forms and rules are available at the DCA headquarters in the DeSana Center. For more information, call 734-720-0671 or email dc4arts@downriverarts.org.

DYPAC sets Performance

The Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center will stage an adaptation of the musical “Xanadu” at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Trenton Village Theatre, located at 2447 W. Jefferson.

Tickets, $10 to $15, are available by going to www.dypac.com or calling 734-771-7945 and will be sold at the door. Bailey Shaver is director of the play; Patrick Yeager, assistant director, Madeline Balavitch, choreographer; and Karen Truskowski, producer. Shaver and Balavitch are DPAC alumni.

Coming up . . .

Aug. 8 — Talk by Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, about the Ford Eagle Boats, first built at the Ford Rouge Factory in 1918; 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road; no admission charge.