Community Calendar

Art exhibition under way
The Gallery at City Hall in Westland is featuring a Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month Art exhibition featuring the artwork of local artists honoring the spirit and accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout history.
The exhibition is organized by the city of Westland and Three Cities Art club. For more information, call (313) 231-3939 .
Westland City Hall is located at 36300 Warren Road in Westland and the exhibition is open during city hall hours through the month of February. 

Senior Tax help offered 
AARP Foundation Volunteer Tax Aides will offer free tax preparation services at the Northville Community Center again this year. Tax preparation is by appointment only and is offered from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Thursday at the Northville Community Center.  First appointments began this week and the last day will be Thursday, April 9.  This service is provided to taxpayers with low/middle income with special preference for appointments will be given to those 60 and older. 
Appointments are already being accepted, which can be made by calling (248) 305-2851. 
AARP Tax Volunteers are certified for tax preparation and will electronically file federal and state tax returns. Tax payers will leave the 1-1 ½ hour appointment with a copy of their e-filed returns, and the knowledge that their tax returns have been filed at both Michigan and IRS acceptance sites.

Snowball Tournament set
The Canton Sports Center annual Snowball Tournament, a Chicago-style softball event, is back by popular demand.  The games return beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Canton Sports Center, located at 46555 W. Michigan Ave., Canton. 
This co-ed tournament is a double-elimination format and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee is $130 per team and an umpire fee of $14 per game is required.  The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Feb. 10.
For more information or to register for the Snowball Tournament or the softball leagues that are starting soon, call the Canton Sports Center at (734) 483-5600 or visit csc.canton-mi.org. 

Romulus mayor to be speaker
The Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce will host Romulus Mayor LeRoy D. Burcroff as the speaker at the regular business luncheon beginning with registration at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport.
The luncheon program will begin at noon and seating is limited. Tickets are $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members.  Reservations are requested before Feb. 14 at (734) 893- 0694.

Photos with Cupid available
The Belleville Area Museum will offer free photos with Cupid and Rosie the Riveter from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. 
Valentines and candy will also be available.
The museum is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For information, call (734) 697-1944.

Family Prom Night tomorrow
Family Prom Night at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center located at 32150 Dorsey Road will host a Family Prom Night, From 6 until 8 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 14,  There will be a DJ and square dancing, arts and crafts, snacks and drinks.  The first 50 children will receive free school supplies.  The cost is $5 per family. Register at (734) 793-9390. 

Valentine’s Student Jam is planned
The Harris Conservatory of Music will present the 2020 Valentine's Student Jam at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at E.G. Nick's in downtown Plymouth. 
Admission is free to hear the student performances.
E. G. Nick's is located at 550 Forest Ave. in Plymouth.

Family Movie is Sunday
The William P. Faust Public Library in Westland will host a  Family Movie beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6123 Central City Parkway, in meeting rooms A and B.  This week's movie is Artic Dogs, rated PG.. No registration is needed and light refreshments will be served.  

Motivational speaker visits
Mikhaella Norwood, founder and CEO of Freelife Productions, will be at the Canton Public Library at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 18. Her company “aims to inspire people to live the life that they have always wanted.”
Copies of Norwood's immersive poetry book, Fruit: Haiku of Haikus for the Blossoming Soul, will be available for purchase. No registration is required. The Canton Public Library is located at 1200 S. Canton Center Road in Canton. Visit www.cantonpl.org or call (734) 397-0999 for library information.

Mr. Brown goes to Washington is topic at Belleville Area Museum
The Belleville Area Museum will present Mr. Brown Goes to Washington, featuring stories and photos from Douglas Brown's time in D. C. from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.
Admission is free for members and $5 for non members of the museum.
The museum is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For information, call (734) 697-1944.

Census jobs available.
The Romulus Public Library will host representatives from the 2020 census seeking workers from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27.
Jobs start are $17-$20 per hours.
The library is located at 11121 South Wayne Road in Romulus.
For more information call (734) 942-7589.  

Students will host record show 
The annual 88.1 record show will bring thousands of vinyl records, CDs, import only releases, t-shirts, posters and other collectables to the Salem High School Cafeteria.
The record show is set for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and proceeds will benefit the nationally-recognized student radio station operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. 
In addition to the wide variety of vendors, the show will feature special giveaways and door prizes. 
Admission to the record show is $3; however collectors wanting an early start can purchase early admission between 9 and 10 a.m. for $5. Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem high schools will be admitted at no cost with student identification.
Interested dealers or those wanting more information can contact (734) 416-7732 or email bill.keith@pccsk12.com.  Eight foot tables can be reserved for $30.
Salem High School is located at 46181 Joy Road in Canton at the corner of Joy and Canton Center roads.

Chili Cook Off planned
Women's Life Society, Chapter 827 and Chicks 4 Charity will host a special Chili Cook Off fundraiser to benefit the Canton Cares Fund on from 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Canton welcomes area residents to come sample and vote for Canton's Best Chili. Local area restaurants will be on hand showcasing their finest and tastiest Chili. This tasty fundraiser is all in support of a the Canton Cares Fund, an effort to benefit the Canton Police and Fire Departments, while recognizing the “above and beyond the call-of-duty” of  first responders. Tickets are just $20 for adults and $5 for children.  Purchase tickets at: https://conta.cc/2RixawF

Indoor Farmers Market opens
The first of three monthly Winter Markets will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Summit on the Park's Banquet Lobby, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Markets are also scheduled for March 22 and April 26 at the Summit. 

Black History program set
The Romulus Public Library will host a Black History Month program including African drum and story telling beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 25.
The library is located at 11121 South Wayne Road in Romulus.
For more information, call (734) 942-7589.  

Romulus Community 
Soul Food Dinner to be served
The Annual Soul Food Dinner, a community event, will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26at Romulus High School, 9650 Wayne Road.
This event has taken place in the community for nearly two decades and is open to the public at no charge. 

Rock, Mineral & Fossil auction set
The 48th Annual Rock, Mineral and Fossil Auction is set for 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 and noon until 6 p.m. March 1 at Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia.
The family event will feature more than 1,000 commercially obtained items from throughout the world. 
There will be three auctions every hour, two silent auctions and an oral auction. 
The event is hosted by The Roamin Club, the local rock and mineral club for Western Wayne County. The Roamin Club is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by Livonia Parks and Recreation. Auction proceeds benefit a scholarship fund at Schoolcraft College. 
Admission is free.
For more information see: https://roaminrockclub.weebly.com or call Clarence Sterling at (248) 981-9673, or Todd Gall at (248) 348-5093.

Canton Citizens Police Academy registrations still being accepted
Canton Township residents can get a first-hand look at law enforcement procedures during the popular Citizens Police Academy.
The Canton Public Safety Department will be accepting applications for the eight-week program during the month of February. This year, the program will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, beginning April 23.
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29 online at www.cantonpublicsafety.org, or in person at the front desk of the Canton Public Safety Headquarters located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road. Questions can be directed to Community Relations Ofc. Patty Esselink at (734) 394-5194. 

Women pilots to be topic
Historian Daniel Mason will discuss the 107 female pilots who flew aircraft in and out of what is today Detroit Metro Airport at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Wayne Public Library.
The library is located at 3737 South Wayne Road in Wayne. 
p.m. until midnight March 13 with the Great Lakes Ghost Hunters.
Tickets are priced at $20.
The museum is located at 1 Town Square in Wayne at the corner of Main and Biddle. For information call the museum at (734) 722-0113. 
Garden Club meeting set
Members of the Country Garden Club of Northville will meet at 11 a.m. March 4 at Ward Church, 40000 Six Mile Road in Northville. 
The speaker for the meeting will be Tony Reznick who will discuss how present evolutionary research has an impact on gardening. Light snacks will be served. 
For more information, call (248) 202-1518. 

Kids Crafty Saturday
The Van Buren Township Recreation Department will host Kids Crafty Saturday from 10 until 11:30 a.m. March 14.
Staff will available to provide craft supplies and instruction. The event is designed for those in kindergarten through fifth grade.  The cost is $5 per student. Register by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (734) 699-8921. 
The event will take place at 46425 Tyler Road in Van Buren Township.  

Mark Twain in Michigan
The Belleville Area Museum will present When Mark Twain Came to Michigan with Al and Dave Eicher from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19. The program is free for museum members and there is a $5 fee for non-members.
The museum is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For information, call (734) 697-1944.

Wild Wings vs. Red Wings Alumni in charity game
Mayor William R. Wild, along with his team of Westland Wild Wings, are once again getting ready to lace up their skates to challenge the Detroit Red Wing Alumni in the 11th Annual Hockey Night in Westland charity event.
The event, being presented by North Brothers Ford, will take to the ice at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the Mike Modano Ice Arena located at 6210 N. Wildwood St. in Westland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  6 p.m. the Westland Hockey Association Mini-Mites and Mites will take the ice to show off their skills. The Red Wing Alumni and the Westland Wild Wings will follow at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger are admitted at no cost with an adult. 
Tickets are available for purchase at Westland City Hall, the Mike Modano Ice arena, North Brothers Ford, 33300 Ford Road, and online at https://westland.ticketleap.com/2020-hockey-night-in-westland/
Seating is limited so early ticket purchase is recommended by organizers.

Rosie the Riveter visits
The Belleville Area Museum will celebrate National Rosie the Riveter Day from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 with visits from original and tribute Rosies along with Suffragette reenactors. Dressing up as a Rosie or Suffragette is encouraged, organizers said. There will be a female empowerment group photo at 2:30 p.m. and light refreshments and activities are planned. 
The museum is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For information, call (734) 697-1944.

Mom to Mom sale set
Canton Leisure Services will sponsor Mom To Mom Sale from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Find more than  65 booths featuring gently-used baby and kids clothing, shoes, and more all at a fraction of the cost!  Admission is $2 from 8-9 a.m. and $1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (734) 394-5460.

Fairy Garden workshop set
The Wayne Historical Society will sponsor a Fairy Garden Workshop from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the museum, 1 Town Square, in downtown Wayne.
The $20 fee includes all supplies for the make and take workshop.
For more information, call (734) 722-0113.

Mayors' Ball tickets on sale
Tickets for the 7th Annual Mayors' Ball benefiting the Romulus and Donahey Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan are now on sale.
Tickets, priced at $100 per couple, include the cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8:30 until 11 p.m. 
There will be silet and live auctions during the evening at the Belleville Yacht Club, 831 E. Huron River Dr. in Belleville.
Formal attire is encouraged for the event. To purchase tickets or more information, call Julie Wojtylke at (734) 320-3834 or the Romulus Club at (734) 641-3382.

Dollhouses are topic
Paul and Ginger Cook will discuss their 20-year history of building an ornate dollhouse at the Wayne Historical Museum at 7 p.m. May 14.
The museum will have several dollhouses on display. The museum is located at 1 Towne Square in downtown Wayne.
The program is free and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call (734) 722-0113.

Willow Run history is topic
The Belleville Area Museum will host Randy Hotton speaking about the History of Willow Run from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Museum members can attend at no cost while the fee is $5 for non-members. Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at 5:30 p.m.   
The museum is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For information, call (734) 697-1944.

Romulus Farmer's Market opens for the season
The Romulus Farmer's Market will be open from 5 until 9 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month from June through August. The second and fourth Friday markets are near the Sounds in Downtown in the gazebo are while the third Friday Farmer's Market will be in the pavilion during the Movies in the Park. 
For more information, call (734) 955-4531.

Class reunion planned
Those who graduated from Belleville High School in 1970 will meet for a weekend reunion Aug. 14, 15 and 16. 
Events will begin with a tour of the new high school on Friday followed by fellowship at the Van Buren Eagles Club. Classmates are invited for dinner and dancing at the Holiday Inn Express on Saturday and Sunday alumni will meet for root beer floats at the A&W.
The cost for the Saturday night dinner is $70 per person.  Rooms can be reserved at the hotel at a discounted rate.
For information, call Paula Pence-Poston at (734) 725-1425.