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Beline Obeid

Cultural stops


September 06, 2012
Detroit Zoo

The annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, with a 5K run. The 10K run begins at 8:45 a.m. and the untimed 1.5 mile fun walk is at 9 a.m.

Online registration is available at detroitzoo.org/runwild.

Medals are presented to the top two male and female finishers in each age category. All participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and free admission to the zoo Sept. 16.

Volunteers are being sought for the day's event. For more information contact Linda Denomme at (248) 541-5717, ext. 3806.

u The Detroit Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network holds a family-friendly event beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

The day includes an 8 a.m. walk, entertainment and children's activities.

For more information, visit pancan.org.


The Detroit Historical Society observes Navy week at the Dossin Great lakes Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9.

Sept. 8 activities include:

* A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Naval Sea Cadet program;

* A viewing of naval training ship, the Pride of Michigan, docked near the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. where current and former naval sea cadets discuss the ship and their experiences on board;

* Films and presentations by Luke Clyburn of the Noble Odyssey Foundation on Great Lakes exploration, ecology and history, as well as the history of the Detroit River;

* Noon: an overview of the history of the Noble Odyssey Foundation, and a screening of its film "River Channels" with an update on recent work at the Straits of Mackinac;

* 2 p.m.: a screening and discussion of the film "A Voyage into History."

For more information, call (313) 833-1801.

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