Community Calendar

Library to hold Used Book Rummage Sale
The "Friends of the Romulus Public Library" group will be holding a Used Book and Rummage Sale on from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The sale will take place at the library, 11121 Wayne Road, 1/4 mile south of I-94.
The Book Sale will feature approximately 500 cookbooks along with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teenagers, and children, in both hardcover and paperback.   Large-print books and audio-books are available.  Hundreds of movies and music on DVDs, CDs, and VHS will be offered for sale. There will also be used household items, and home-baked cookies, too.
All proceeds benefit community library programs sponsored by the Friends of the Romulus Public Library.  The Romulus Public Library serves the communities of Romulus and Huron Township.  
For more information, call (734) 942-7589

Hazardous waste collected
City of Northville residents can dispose of hazardous waste from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 650 Doheny in the city.
This event, for residential hazardous waste only, is open to City of Northville and City of Livonia residents only. Unacceptable items include: asbestos; commercially generated wastes; radioactive material; explosives/ammunition; shock-sensitive material; smoke detectors; tires; oil filters; PCB or Dioxin wastes or any industrial or commercial waste 

Maybury Corn Maze to open
The 10-acre Maybury Farm Corn Maze will open Sept. 27. This year, the farm will also offer a Kids Maze that is approximately 1 acre and will take an estimated 20 minutes to complete.
The Maybury Farm Corn Maze is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for those brave enough to attempt to find their way through in the dark with just the moon to guide the way.
Admission to the Maybury Farm Corn Maze is $9 per person and includes farm admission and a tractor-drawn wagon ride to and from the maze.  Children under 2 are admitted free with an adult. Accommodations for groups of 25 or more can be scheduled at (248) 374-0200. Maybury Farm also offers bonfires that are available during regular business hours or as part of a group reservation.
Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville.  To learn more about all of the autumn activities at the farm, visit <>

Car-nival II set in Inkster
Inkster fuel injected Car-Nival II, a classic car and motorcycle show, is set for 3 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 on the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Inkster Road.
For more information about the event, call (313)408-4692.

Suicide prevention walk set
The Northville High School 5K Color Run/Walk to prevent teen suicide is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the school on Six Mile Road. This year, the Run/Walk proceeds will expand the mental health library, expand school prevention training, and host peer-to-peer outreach activities. Color My World is a club founded at Northville High School in 2017.
This is the second annual color run coinciding with National Suicide Prevention Month taking place at Northville High. 

City-Wide garage sales planned
The City of Inkster will host a city-wide garage sale in the old court house parking lot from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28 and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. The former court house is located at 27331 South River Dr. in Inkster.
The final day for vendors to register is Sept. 25 and there are limited spaces remaining. To register, call (313) 515-4502 or (313) 478-3040.

Popular musicians to appear
Ann Arbor local Annie Bacon - who played A2 Summer Festival nearly
sold out her July album release at The Blind Pig - will be playing at The Coffee Bean in Plymouth beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at part of a series of solo shows she is performing with some of her California friends.
The Coffee Bean is located at 884 Penniman Ave, in Plymouth.
For more information, call (734) 454-0178.

Volunteers needed for tree planting
Plymouth Township needs 40 volunteers to plant new trees in McClumpha Park.
Prospective planters have only until Sept. 28 to sign up for the job.
The 15 trees have been purchased with grant money and the community service project is a joint effort supported by Releaf of Michigan, Bosch Corp. and the township. A project forester will teach volunteers about the trees, how to plant them, and guide the actual planting which will take place rain or shine beginning at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 19. For further information, or to sign up to volunteer for this project, contact Joan Witte at (734) 646-0038, or by email at 

Garden Club to meet
Country Garden Club of Northville members will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2
at Ward Church, 40000 Six Mile Road in Northville.
There will be social time with snacks and speaker Nick Zimmerman will discuss fall container gardening.
There will also be a business meeting. New members are welcome.
For more information, call (248) 202-1518.

Plymouth hosts Coffee With A Cop
Residents can join local police officers for coffee and conversation from 8 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Grand Traverse Pie Company, 41640 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth Township.
No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get know the officers in the community.

Mom 2 Mom Sale set
St Edith and St. Collette Church will be the site of a Mom2Mom Sale from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The church is located at 15089 Newburgh Road in Livonia. Admission to the sale is $2,

Canton Fire Station sets open house
The Canton Fire Department will be hosting the annual Fire Station Open House from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fire Station #1, located at 1100 S. Canton Center Road. 
This year, the open house will include station tours, a fire vehicle display, and live demonstrations of the department extrication equipment ("jaws of life"). Kids will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt, try on fire gear, and go through the Fire Safety House. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided. 
The open house is scheduled in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) to promote fire safety in the community. 
For further information contact the Canton Fire Department office at 734/394-5455. 

Firefighters planning open house
The Romulus Fire Department will host an open house from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Fire Department Headquarters, 28777 Eureka Road.
The event will take place in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through 12 this year.
Firepup will be on hand to meet visitors and there will be vehicle displays, demonstrations and fire safety handouts.

Church hosts Applefest
St Paul's Lutheran Church will host the New Boston Applefest from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Vendors applications are still being accepted. 
The church is located at 19109 Craig St. in New Boston.For more information, call (734)753-9048 or access 

Annual Cemetery Walk set
The Wayne Historical Society will sponsor the Annual Cemetery Walk from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Glenwood Cemetery and will highlight several Wayne families and figures.
This is an outdoor walking tour so appropriate dress is suggested.
Donations will be accepted.

Health and Wellness Fair planned
Romulus will host the annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Romulus Senior Center.
The event is open to those of all ages and from surrounding communities. Offered will be flu shots with medical information and identification card required. There will be screenings for blood pressure; blood sugar; vision and hearing. A physician specializing in diabetes will be on hand and a vendor of diabetic shoes (covered by insurance for diagnosed diabetics) is slated.
Featured vendors include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Senior Alliance; Corpore Sano Health Care; Beltone Hearing Center; Romulus Athletic Center and Rehab Center; D.M.C. Premiere Care; AARP, MI café; Bridge; Veteran' Haven; Beaumont Health; Visiting Nurses Association and ER Drugs.
There will also be raffles and prizes.
The Romulus Senior Center is located at 36525 Bibbins St, in Romulus. For more information call (734) 955-4120. 

Gone With the Wind discussed
Guest speaker Kathleen Marcaccio will discuss Margaret Mitchell and Gone With The Wind at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Wayne Public Library.
She will discuss both the movie and the book and add some background to the Civil War classic story.
The library is located at 3737 South Wayne Road in Wayne. For more information call (734) 721-7832.

Firefighters host open house
Not Every Hero Wears A Cape, but the firefighters in Plymouth Township are often lifesavers and will help local families learn about fire safety while enjoying several attractions during the upcoming Fire Safety Open House from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 12. 
Visitors can meet firefighters, see and touch the new township fire engine and ambulance, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, view fire safety demonstrations, spray fire hoses in the squirt house, see a motor vehicle accident with the Jaws of Life demonstration, and other attractions.
Refreshments will be served and the Plymouth Township Charity Pumpkin Patch will be open.
The open house will take place at Fire Station #1, 9911 North Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.

Great Pumpkin Festival planned
Maybury Farm will host the 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.  This event features live music, food, pumpkin-themed games and activities for children and families, and much more. Highlights include pie pumpkin painting, bonfire and S'mores, storytime and sing-a-long, children's activity stage and beeswax candle making. The event will also feature performances by Bridge County Bluegrass Band on Saturday and The Western Pleasures on Sunday, The Great Pumpkin Festival is the most popular event all year at Maybury Farm.
Admission to the Great Pumpkin Festival is $7 per person and includes admission to the farm or, for $12 per person, guests can enjoy the festival, corn maze with wagon ride and farm.  Children under 2 receive free admission to the festival with an adult.
Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville.  To learn more about all of the autumn activities at the farm, visit <>

Genealogists set meeting
Members of the Northville Genealogy Society will meet beginning at 1:15 p.m.  Oct. 13 at the Northville District Library located at 212 W. Cady St., Northville. 
A roundtable discussion on Family Search hints begins at 1:15 p.m. and after a short member meeting and refreshments, the invited guest, Bernadette Bartlett from the Library of Michigan, will speak at 3 p.m. about Using Michigan Documents including the Pioneer and Historical Collection. 
The meeting is free and open to the public. 

Family Fun Festival planned
The City of Romulus will present the Fall Family Fund Festival from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion, 11147 Hunt St. 
Included in the event will be downtown hayrides; scarecrow contest voting; Romulus Historical Society stories, tour and treats; walking tacos, hot dogs and other concessions available for purchase; face painting and apple decorating.
Costumes are encouraged and visitors should bring their own bag for treats.
For more information, call (734) 942-7571.

The Happening set at museum
The Wayne Historical Society will host The Happening, a haunted tour featuring several Wayne characters in a spooky setting, from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 19. The event will take place at the Historical Museum, 1 Town Square, at the corner of Main and Biddle in downtown Wayne.
Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Goodfellows serving pancakes
The Inkster Goodfellows No Child Without A Christmas effort will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday Oct. 19.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the Christmas campaign of the group which provides holiday gifts to the less fortunate in the community. The breakfast will take place at the Booker Dozier Recreation Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road in Inkster.
The donation is $10 at the door and is tax-deductible.
For more information, call Goodfellows President Barbara Cooper (313) 505-1140.

Canton sets Shredding Day
The Canton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a Shredding Day event from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in the IKEA parking lot, located at 41640 Ford Road.  This event is open to Canton residents only and identifiction will be required. 
Canton residents can bring up to two boxes or bags of paper to shred.  There is no limit to the size of the boxes/bags but participants must be able to lift the boxes out of the vehicle unassisted. Officials said the two box/bag limit will be strictly enforced.  All documents will be shredded on site and participants should be prepared for long lines as this is expected to be a high volume event.
For questions about the event, call (734) 394-5184.

Museum host Ghost Hunt
Great Lakes Ghost Hunters will search for paranormal activity in the 140-year-old Wayne Historical Museum building from 8-11:45 p.m. Oct. 26. 
Tickets to join the ghost hunt for an hour are priced at $25 and are available online or t the door.