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Beline Obeid

Area activities


May 22, 2014

Business Network International meets at 7 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Assumption Cultural Center.

For more information, call Olga Tecos at (313) 432-0087.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive is from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, May 23, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

To make an appointment, visit redcross

blood.org and use the sponsor code stjohn13. For more information, call Cindy at (313) 343-3680.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe hosts a blood drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 29. Visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code wbh.

For more information, call Beth at (313) 550-3870.

Senior Men's Club

The Senior Men's Club of Grosse Pointe lunch is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. The cost is $10. Student recognition day honors graduating Grosse Pointe North and South high schools' scholars.

Men, retired or past 55 years of age, from any community, are welcome. Jackets suggested to be worn.

For tickets or information, call Charlie Ruther-ford at (313) 885-1823.

Optimist club

The Grosse Pointe - Lakeshore Optimist club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

For more information, call Dave Hohlfeldt at (313) 268-8743.


Services for Older Citizens hosts a 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, TED Talks with Bill Gates. The topic is "Mosquitoes, Malaria and Education."

The movie "Captain Phillips" is shown at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at SOC. The cost is $2.

Prior to the movie, a pizza lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The cost for both the movie and the lunch is $4.

A pizza dinner is served at 4 p.m. Friday, May 30, prior to the movie being shown at 5:30 p.m. The cost of both is $4. The cost to see just the movie is $2.

For reservations, call SOC at (313) 882-9600.

SOC's book discussion group meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, during which "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich is discussed.

The July book to be discussed is the "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Cline.

Full Circle

The Full Circle Foundation plans a garden work day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at its garden site, 18300 E. Warren, Detroit.

Volunteers should wear work clothes and gardening gloves and bring water.


The Grosse Pointe Public Library hosts author Doug Wilson from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Ewald branch. He discusses his book ,"The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych," one of the 2014 Michigan Notable Books.

To register, visit gp.lib.mi.us.

Wilson is a baseball researcher and lifelong baseball fanatic who lives in Indiana.

Wigs 4 Kids

Wigs 4 Kids hosts a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in South Lake High School's auditorium during which PKSA karate students show case the art of "Tang-Soo-Do."

Tickets cost $15 and include a free week of karate at PKA.

For more information, visit maggie@wigs4kids.org.

Right to Life

The 22nd annual Bid for Life auction and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the Vintage House, 31816 Utica, Fraser.

Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased by sending a check made out to Right to Life Michigan Educational Fund, 27417 Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.

The evening includes dinner, live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle and live music.


Grosse Pointe South High School Class of 1974 reunion is from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Lochmoor Club, 1018 Sunningdale, Grosse Pointe Woods.

For more information, send an e-mail address to reunion@GPS1974.com, visit Facebook at GPS 74 or call Mary Browning Brookes at (313) 319-8320.

What's ahead

at the War Memorial

Memorial Day service — 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, Col. Benjamin P. Stinson, USMC, gives the keynote address. The program includes a fly over of B-25D and a C47 planes from the Yankee Air Museum, a vehicle display by the Arsenal of Democracy and the memorial labyrinth. The public can attend the free event.

David Syme, piano concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5. The world renowned pianist returns for his third engagement at the War Memorial. An afterglow is in the Alger House. Tickets are $50 for both events or $25 for the concert only.

Summer Musical Theatre Camp — June 16 through July 1 for ages 8 to14. Their production is "Fame, Jr."

Pop Star Camp — Aug. 4 through 8 for girls ages 7 to 9.

American Girl Camp & Creativity — July 7 through 11 for ages 7 to 9.

A Boy's World of Friendship — July 7 through 11 for ages 7 to 9.

Art That's Good Enough to Eat! — July 14 through 18 for ages 4 to 6.

Be Assertive...What to Say and How to Say It — July 14 through 18 for ages 7 to 9.

Kid's Cooking Boot Camp — July 21 through 24 for ages 8 to 12.

Lego Stop Motion Animation — July 21 through 24 children 6 to 9.

Minecraft LUA Programming — July 21 and 24 for ages 10 to 13.

Lego Robotics — July 28 through 31 for ages 6 to 9.

Video Game Design — July 28 through 31 for ages 9 to 13.

Kids on Canvas — July 28 through Aug. 1 for ages 7 to 9.

Singing Princess Camp — Aug. 4 through 8 for girls ages 4 to 6.

Lights, Camera, Action! TV Production 101 — Aug. 4 through 8 for ages 9 to 12.

For more information or to register, call (313) 881-7511.

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