Lincoln Park to host Day of Remembrance

going-placescAs part of a state of Michigan proclamation designating Nov. 11, 2018, as World War I Remembrance Day, Lincoln Park will host a ceremony and bell tolling on the Lincoln Park Historical Museum grounds “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” Jeff Day, museum curator, announced.

The proclamation honors the memories of those who served and those who lost their lives in the war.
Day extended a special invitation to anyone whose ancestors served in the “Great War” to attend the ceremony, which will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by the bell tolling at 11 a.m., under the sponsorship of the city’s American Legion and VFW posts.
Participating in the ceremony, in addition to the cosponsors, will be Lincoln Park Mayor Thomas Karnes, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell and other government officials.
The current exhibit at the museum, “The Great War and Its Local Connection,” will be available for viewing through Nov. 14.
The museum is at 1335 Southfield Road.

Foundation benefit slated

The Taylor Conservatory Foundation will salute current soldiers and those from generations past during its “Nite at the Rhythm Club” fundraiser Nov. 8 at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Southgate.

A USO Canteen theme will be carried out at the event, which will include music by the 18-piece Henry Ford College Big Band, favorite tunes of the 1940s and early 1950s, comfort foods of the era, a silent auction and raffles.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $65 in advance, and will cost $75 at the door. For tickets or more information, go to or call 888-640-5454 or 888-644-2670.

‘Lake Effect’ art is sought    

The Downriver Council for the Arts is seeking entries for a “Lake Effect” exhibit of art works of all forms related to water as a natural force and influence.

Entries will be accepted until 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the DCA headquarters, at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte.
Artists must be 15 or older, and the works must be original and for sale. A maximum of three entries will be accepted. The entry fee is $30 ($20 for DCA members).
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, and the exhibit will close Dec. 1. For additional information and a complete set of rules, call the DCA at 734-720-0671 or go to

Turkey Trot is scheduled

Registrations are being accepted for the 36th Annual Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, with proceeds earmarked for America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The race, the largest run in the United States, features a 10K Turkey Trot, 5K Stuffing Strut and a Mashed Potato Mile. The event attracts 18,000 people to the route along Woodward Avenue.
Thousands of participants dress in their favorite costumes and receive official race shirts and medals and are invited to a food court after the race.
Registrations are being accepted at Participation fees range from $29 to $64 before Nov. 19, and $29 to $69 after. Registrations will not be accepted on race day.

Save the date:

Nov. 14 — Holiday Buffet at Fifty-One O One Restaurant at Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn; favorite Thanksgiving foods to be featured, with beer and wine available for purchase; brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner, 6 to 8 p.m.; $15.95, including beverages; for reservations, call 313-206-5010.

Nov. 30 — Annual Downriver Community Prayer Breakfast featuring David Hughes, lead pastor of the Church by the Glades, with multiple campuses in South Florida; 7 a.m. at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center; tickets, $20, are available at Crystal Gardens and can be ordered by sending a check payable to Downriver Prayer Breakfast, C/O Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate, MI, 48195; for more information, call 734-284-7307.