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August 09, 2012
ART Center

The Grosse Pointe ART Center hosts a sidewalk chalk day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the back and front of the center, 17501 Kercheval, City of Grosse Pointe.

Senior Men's Club

The Senior Men's Club of Grosse Pointe lunch is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. The cost is $10. Faye Nelson, president and CEO of Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, speaks on "Detroit RiverFront Conservancy — History and Vision."

Men, retired or past the age of 55, from any community can attend. Jackets are suggested.

For more information, call Ken Van Dellen at (313) 821-5706.


Northeastern Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the cafeteria of Brownell Middle School, 260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms.

For more information, call Wendy Bradley at (313) 884-1184 or Ron or Marcia Pikielek at (313) 884-4201.

Henry Ford Cottage

Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage Wound Care Center, 131 Kercheval, Suite 301, Grosse Pointe Farms, offers an ostomy clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. This is open for patients with a temporary or permanent ostomy.

Clinic personnel treat lesions around the ostomy site, problems with pouch fit or leakage.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (313) 640-2478.

Ford House

Grimms' Fairy Tales: The Real Story, an adult program, is hosted by the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House as part of its fairy tale celebration, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Wayne State Professor Donald Haase reveals the truth about the Grimms' fairy tale collection and how the stories became the famous tales of today.

The cost is $10. Ford House members pay $7.

From 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 18, fairy tale quests are offered. Youth, ages 8 through 12, can use creativity and problem solving as they engage in mysteries and battle enchanted creatures on the Ford House grounds. The cost is $10 and $7 for members.

For reservations to the programs, visit fordhouse.org or call (313) 884-4222.

War Memorial

The Grosse Pointe War Memorial hosts an animal show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The cost is $3.

Lou's Pet Shop provides a 40-pound tortoise, a large frog, a talking parrot, 12-foot boa constrictor, a Flemish giant rabbit, a hairless guinea pig, scorpions and tarantulas.

For more information, call (313) 881-7511 or visit warmemorial.org.

Lake House

It's a statistical fact the shoreline communities of Lake St. Clair experience an abnormally high incidence of cancer. What's not known, is why.

Jadranka Dragovic, M.D., radiation oncologist and senior staff physician at the Josephine Ford Cancer Center, Henry Ford Health System, explores the current evidence and theories in a free community education program "Potential Environmental Causes of Cancer" at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Call (586) 777-7761.

Dragovic is a member of the advisory board of LocalMotionGreen. She attended medical school at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and received her master's degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed her post-graduate training at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dragovic is board certified by the American Board of Radiology: Radiation Oncology and FRCPC.

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