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August 02, 2012
Summer camps and special programs at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial still have open registration. The Summer Music Festival grand finale is New Odyssey, three men who play more than 30 instruments. Coming programs include:

New Odyssey at the Summer Music Festival — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8. Three men span 30 musical years from classic rock to country songs and the hits of today. Admission is $8; one child 10-and-under is admitted free with each paying adult. Hot food is available or bring your own picnic. Grounds open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.


Mom-to-Mom Sale — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. New and gently used children's clothing, toys, games, books, videos and furniture are available. Admission is $2; no strollers are allowed.

Trendy Tweens: Fash-ion Illustration from Gaga to Gossip Girls! — 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10. Youngsters ages 8 to 12 learn how to design clothing in this fashion illustration class that covers the art from a popular culture perspective. The cost is $128, plus $25 materials fee, payable at time of registration.

Babysitter Training Course — 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11. Youngsters learn the basics from child care, age appropriate discipline, first aid and running a babysitting business. The cost is $55 and includes all course materials and a snack. Advance registration is required.

Kids Cooking Camp — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Aug. 6 to 9. Youngsters ages 8 to 12 learn basic cooking skills. The program is led by Chef Pam Gustairs. The cost is $150 and includes the food cost.

Magic Costume Making: Goblins, Fairies, Witches & Warlocks — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10. Youngsters 5-8 learn to make costumes and matching magical masks to wear. Instructor Milda Bublys teaches the program. The cost is $128, plus a $30 materials fee payable at time of registration.

Monster Making! — 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 13 to 17. Students ages 5 to 8 create monsters using felt, glue and other craft objects. Bublys is the instructor. The cost is $128, plus $30 materials fee payable at time of registration.

Kid Power! — 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10. Through crafts, games, fitness and books, boys and girls ages 4 to 6 learn how to use positive self-talk and language to believe in themselves and handle sticky situations. The program is led by instructors from Boys & Girls Empowered. The cost is $153.

Ride the Rails — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9. Travel by bus from the War Memorial to Clinton's depot to board the Southern Michigan Railroad's passenger train for the 45-minute journey to Tecumseh. Lunch at Evans Street Station. The cost is $59 for transportation and lunch.

The Texas Tenors — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednes-day, Sept. 19. The tenors perform live, in concert at the Stranahan Theatre in Toledo, Ohio. The cost is $85 and includes lunch, show and bus transportation. Reservation deadline is Aug. 15.

To register, call (313) 881-7511. For more information about events and programs, visit war

memorial.org.


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