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August 02, 2012
ART Center

The opening of the exhibit, "Our Rivers, Our Lakes," is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Grosse Pointe ART Center, 17051 Kercheval, City of Grosse Pointe. The event is free.

Gregory Lashbrook and Kathy Johnson lecture from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the center.

This is the center's new location. The phone number is (313) 881-3454.

Rotary

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Dan Ewald, author, friend and confidante of Detroit Tigers former manager Sparky Anderson, is the guest speaker at Rotary of Grosse Pointe's luncheon at noon Monday, Aug. 6, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Guests can attend.

Ewald was the baseball writer for The Detroit News before joining the Tigers as public relations director. Throughout his baseball career, Ewald was Anderson's confidante. Ewald is the author of 13 sports books.

The cost is $15. For more information about Rotary visit gprotary.org.

Sunrise Rotary

Sunrise Rotary hosts its district governor, Mary Kehoe, at the 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting at The Hill Seafood & Chop House, 123 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. She discusses Rotary's coming year.

Farmers market

Wayne State University farmers market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 5201 Cass, Detroit.

SOC teas

Services for Older Citizens 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, tea is themed, "Summer Fun," and held at St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan, Grosse Pointe Farms. The cost is $5.

"Fall harvest" tea is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, also at St. James. Jackie, the singing nurse provides the musical entertainment. The cost is $5.

Grosse Pointe Woods

The 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "The Artist," is shown during Grosse Pointe Woods' "Lunch and a Movie" event beginning at noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center, 20025 Mack Plaza.

The movie stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and John Goodman in a story where silent movie star George Valetin bemoans the coming era of talking pictures.

The cost is $9 for Woods residents and $11 for non-residents. Call the community center, at (313) 343-2408, for reservations, which must be in by Aug. 10.

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Ron Kischuk & the Masters of Music perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, on the Village Festival Plaza.
u A bus leaves the community center at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, for Comerica Park where visitors can watch the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas City Royals.

Tickets cost $36 for residents and $40 for non-residents and includes transportation, game ticket and a food voucher. Seats are in Sections 113 and 114, located on the lower level, right field.

Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 24.

The bus returns at 4:30 p.m.

Karmanos

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Prostate Net partner in the second annual Prostate Cancer Symposium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Keynote presenter is Jeffrey Albaugh.

The event is free and offers two educational tracks: one for patients, families and advocates; and the second for Medical professionals and social workers.

To register, call (800) 527-6266.

Attendees can tour the museum free following the seminar.

Operation ABLE

Operation ABLE of Michigan is searching for southeast Michigan's top older worker to honor at a noon Thursday, Sept. 27, lunch at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn.

Employers can nominate an employee by downloading a nomination form at OperationABLE.org. The deadline is Thursday, Sept. 13.

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