Community Calendar

Treasurer to be guest speaker
Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree will be the guest speaker at the Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Holiday Inn, 8400 Wickham Road in Romulus.
Seating is limited and registration is requested no later than tomorrow, Nov. 15 at (734) 893-0694. The cost is $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members.
Lunch will begin promptly at noon. 
Sabree has been Wayne County Treasurer since April of 2016 and currently serves 43 municipalities in the receipt, custody, investment and disbursement of all county funds with a special emphasis on the collection of delinquent property taxes. 
Sabree, as treasurer, is also the chairman of the Wayne County Land Bank and a member of the Wayne County Election Commission. Prior to being appointed and then elected as treasurer, Sabree served as Deputy Treasurer and Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Wayne County office and as Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel. Before joining Wayne County, Sabree managed his own law practice and had a long public service career with the City of Detroit. 
During his three-year tenure as treasurer, property tax foreclosures have been reduced by 85 percent and 40 payment kiosks have been installed in 16 different cities making it easier for taxpayers. 

Holiday Tea reservations available
The Canton Historical Society will presents "A Holiday Tea" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at the Bartlett-Travis House located at 500 North Ridge Road. 
An afternoon tea will be served in a historic Canton house decorated for Christmas accompanied by live music. Tea will include sandwiches and small desserts and visitors can learn a bit about how Christmas in Canton used to be spent.
Tickets are $25 each and available at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton. 
Seating is limited so early ticket reservations are encouraged, organizers said.

Teen/Tween Cupcake War set
The Teen/Tween Cupcake Wars are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Romulus Public Library.
The program is for ages 8 and older and supplies will be provided.
The cupcake decorating skill contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 11121 Wayne Road in Romulus. For information, call (734)942-7589.

2020 Census is topic
What is the 2020 Census and why is it important?  Do I need to respond?  How does my family get counted?  Answers to these and other questions about the once-every-10-years U.S Census will be provided at a public meeting presented by the League of Women Voters of NW Wayne County at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Westland Public Library located at 6123 Central City Parkway.
A spokesman noted that every person's participation in the 2020 census is critical. "The results from this census determine how $675 billion in federal funds are distributed annually.  It also determines how congressional and state legislative district lines are drawn," she explained. 
Senior Book Club to meet
The Senior Book Club of Romulus will meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Romulus Senior Center.
The book discussed this month is Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.
The Senior Center is located at 36525 Bibbins St. in Romulus. 
For more information, call (734) 955-4120.
The Senior Book Club is for those 55 years of age and older.

College hosts non-profit roundtable
Wayne County Community College District will host a Non Profit Roundtable from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Ted Scott Campus, 0555Haggerty Road in Belleville.
All non-governmental non-profit groups and associations are invited to attend this first in a new series of events. The goal of the sessions is to educate your organizations as well as help coordinate efforts to make a larger impact.
Advance registration is required through one of the event sponsors, the Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce; the Westland Chamber of Commerce,; the Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce and the Wayne Chamber of Commerce,

Veterans holiday meals available
City of Westland Mayor William R. Wild, City of Wayne Mayor John P. Rhaesa and Wayne-Ford Civic League President Vic Barra are now accepting registrations for the 6th Annual Holiday Meals for Wayne-Westland Veterans and Active Duty Families - recipients will receive a 16-20 pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce and rolls for a family of sic to eight people. The meal is free.  
Veterans' families only need to register at  or contact Wild's office at (734) 467-3200 or email:, or contact Rhaesa's office at (734) 722-2000 or Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, Nov, 22, 2019.  Veterans and/or families can pick up their meal on Saturday, Nov. 23, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Wayne Ford Civic League, 1661 N. Wayne Road.

Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot set
The Romulus Goodfellows' Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 for packet pick up and warm up at the Artisan Reserve and at 5:30, participants will trot on over to Walter's Bar. 
Plenty of parking available at either location with shuttle services available until 6:30 p.m. Holiday turkey attire is encouraged. There will be a DJ, Karaoke, contests and trophies.
Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite or at Romulus City Hall in the Community Development Office for $10.
For more information, call (734) 955-4535! 

Holiday Home Tour planned
From a home built in 1883 to a condominium with a weaving loft, visitors to the Northville Community Foundation Holiday Home Tour can visit five privately-owned homes filled with Christmas spirit this year.
This year, the highly anticipated tour is planned for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. 22 and again at the same times on Friday, Nov. 23. The tour homes have each been fully decorated for the holidays 
The 2019 Holiday Home Tour will also feature a refreshment stop at the Tipping Point Theatre in downtown Northville.  Guests can enjoy light refreshments and also enter to win two tickets to a future Tipping Point Theatre production. 
Tickets for the 2019 Holiday Home Tour are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 the day of the tour.  
To purchase tickets in advance, visit Pear-Aphernalia, Gardenviews, Haven of Northville, or the Northville Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets may also be purchased online by or by phone by calling (248) 374-0200. 

Anime Club to meet
All ages are welcome at the free meeting of the Anime Club at the Romulus Library at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.
Visitors will watch anime, eat Japanese snacks and do a craft.
The event is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 11121 Wayne Road in Romulus. For more information, call (734) 942-7589.

Santa arrives in Plymouth
Santa will arrive in downtown Plymouth during a special celebration in Kellogg Park 
from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. 
Santa will arrive in Kellogg Park by fire truck at approximately 6 p.m. and visits with Santa in his special holiday home will begin during the weekend.

Saint Nick comes to Wayne
Small Business Saturday in downtown Wayne Nov. 30 will also feature a special visitor when Santa arrives. 
Wayne Main Street has partnered with the State Wayne Theater, 35310 W. Michigan Ave., to bring Saint Nick to the city. Children 12 and younger will have a chance to visit with Santa and have a free photo taken from noon until 2 p.m. on Small Business Saturday.
The special shopping day will begin in Wayne at Karma Coffee & Kitchen, 35634 W. Michigan Ave., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Participants will be able to pick up a free Shop Small tote and other Small Business Saturday swag. Organizers will also be giving away $1,000 in gift cards from local businesses that attendees will have a chance to win.  The event is free to attend, and the first 100 people will receive a free small coffee.
The event is being sponsored by the Wayne DDA, Jack Demmer Ford, Phoenix Theatres, Village Dental, and Karma Coffee. 

Westland Taste Fest served
The Westland Holiday Taste Fest, set for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, will offer tasty food, entertainment, an auction, raffles and more. 
The event will take place at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Road in Westland and proceeds will support the Westland Rotary Charities and Westland Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne County Community College District is presenting the annual social event this year, while other sponsors are also being sought. Call the Westland Chamber at (734) 326-7222 or visit the website, for more information.
A children's winter clothing drive is on tap as part of Taste Fest: Donors who bring new or gently used kids' gloves, hats or boots for children ages 3 and up will be entered in a special raffle. For that raffle, Zeal Credit Union has donated a $100 gift card.
Admission to the Taste Fest is $25 per person which includes food and entertainment. There will be a cash bar. Live entertainment on Dec. 3 will be by the Marsha Gayle Band. Emcees are Ralph and Kim Cabildo of RC DJ and Video.

Cookie Walk and Bazaar set
St. Mary Café in Wayne will host the annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Bazaar from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Featured again this year will be homemade cookies; candy; cakes; nut breads; scones by Mike; wood crafts; jewelry; hand painted wine bottles with lights; homemade soaps and lotions; paintings; recipe jars; cake pops; protein powder mixes; Wayne-Westland Junior Miss poinsettias; The Plant Lady-succulents; Robert's Popcorn/Nuts, and more,
Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase from St. Mary Bistro and Santa will be on hand to visit with children.
In addition, there will be an all cash raffle with a top prize of $1,000; a second prize of $750; a third prize of $500 and a 4th prize of $250. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $1 after all masses. The drawing will take place at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Ticket holders need not be present to win. 
The café is located at 34530 W Michigan Ave, Wayne.

Winterfest Parade planned
The Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and step off at Belleville High School. 
Following the parade, the Belleville Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will take place on the lawn of the lawn of the Belleville Areas Museum
The museum, which serves Sumpter and Van Buren townships along with the City of Belleville, is located at 405 Main St. in Belleville. For more information, call (734)697-1944. 

Arts council hosts party
The Plymouth Community Arts Council will host a Member's Exhibit Reception and Holiday Park celebration the 50th anniversary of the organization from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. 
There will be hors d'oeuvres and live music along with a silent auction. Artwork from members will be for sale and the event is open to the public. 
The Plymouth Community Arts Council is located at 774 North Sheldon Road in Plymouth.
For more information, call (734) 416 4278

Garden Club to meet
Members of the Country Garden Club of Northville will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Ward Church, 40000 Six Mile Road in Northville. 
The speaker for the meeting will be Cheryl English who will discuss the Autumn Jewels. Light snacks will be served. 
For more information, call (248) 202-1518. 

Bowling fundraiser planned
The Romulus Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Romulus Library have planned a bowling fundraiser from beginning with registration at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Romulus Lanes, 37452 West Huron River Dr. in Romulus
Bowling will begin at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $20 per person or $40 per couple which includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and a soft drink. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.
Organizers said that the event is usually a sell out and urged early ticket purchase. The event is limited to the first 72 bowlers. 
For tickets or information, call (734)893-0694.gR7 until  

Garden Club to meet
Members of the Country Garden Club of Northville will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Ward Church, 40000 Six Mile Road in Northville. 
The speaker for the meeting will be Sue Grubba who will discuss the Healthy Soil and Wise Fertilizing. Light snacks will be served. 
For more information, call (248) 202-1518.