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Area activities


September 13, 2012

League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe's mum sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at the West Park Farmers' Market, Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park. Eight-inch plants are available in rust, yellow, white and purple.

* "Candidates for Hire: the Story of Campaign Finance" is the title of the league's 7 p.m. meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Rich Robinson discusses campaign finance. He is the executive director of the non-partisan Michigan Campaign Finance Network in Lansing and principal overseer of public donations in Michigan.


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Henry Ford Cottage, 159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms.

For more information, call Barb at (313) 886-8004.

Public library

Grosse Pointe Public Library and Wayne County Community College District host author David L. Holmes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. He discusses his books, "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers" and "The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents."

Nursing Unlimited

Nursing Unlimited holds memory screenings from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, at its facility, 21131 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods.

To schedule a free appointment, call (586) 285-0300.

Woman's Club

The Grosse Pointe Woman's Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Crystal Ballroom of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. A light lunch is served.

Dan Schulte presents the program, "Garden Photography."

For guest reservations, call Sue Plath at (313) 884-5081. The cost is $10.

For more information, call Peggy Hickey at (313) 881-1324.

Delta Gamma

The Grosse Pointe Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma holds its fall brunch at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

All Delta Gamma members can attend.

The organization raises money to aid the blind and visually impaired and each year screens Grosse Pointe preschoolers for vision-related problems.

For more information, call president Susan Royer at (313) 885-8535 or membership chairwoman Barb Trost at (313) 884-8433.

Ford House

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, hosts "Artfully Inspired: Using Grimm Stories" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Tour the Grimm-inspired exhibit to learn how high school students and community artists have used the Grimm Brothers stories to create original art work. The cost is $30 and members pay $25. This is recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.

For more information, call (313) 884-4222 or visit fordhouse.org.

Lake House

Jason Fields M.D., gynecologic oncologist and physician at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak presents a free lecture on gynecological cancer at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at The Lake House, 26701 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. For reservations, call (586) 777-7761.

War Memorial

The Grosse Pointe War Memorial leads programs of discovery, including an out-of-state trip to experience The Texas Tenors in person and an overseas voyage to rural England. Classes include learning the role of vegetables and teams can take part in a scavenger hunt by auto through the Pointes.

For details, and information on the other activities at the War Memorial, call (313) 881-7511. Coming programs include:

Cooking Light: Reduc-ing Fats and Sugars — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Chef Pam Gustairs leads a hands-on class using vegetables and how to bring them into mainstream cooking from main courses to side dishes. The cost is $41.

Card Making: Creative Art Through Stamping — 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 22. Create three cards and one special project using the techniques of paper crafting, including rubber stamping, paper design, watercolor embossing and more. Class is led by Nancy D'Hondt. The cost is $25 plus $5 materials fee.

Middle School Dance: Neon Night - Glow Dance — Friday, Sept. 14. Open to all students in grades 6-8 who reside in or attend school in Grosse Pointe. Wear white. Students also must obtain a $15 War Memorial ID card. The cost is $14 and no tickets are sold at the door.

The Texas Tenors — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Texas Tenors are at Toledo's Stranahan Theatre for one show. The program includes lunch. The cost is $85 and includes lunch, show and bus transportation.

England's Treasures Informational Meeting — 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20. Get the scoop on a 10-day War Memorial overseas trip to rural England, including the Lake District, Cornwall and the Cotswolds, set for May 2-11. Save $250 by booking early.

Wheel 'n' Deal — 9:30 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. This free, outdoor flea market offers gently-used fashions, furnishings and house wares. Also available are books, DVD movies and CD records, electronics gear and sporting equipment. Food is available. Takes place, rain or shine.

Detroit's Greatest Female Artists — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. Author and historian Suzanne Bilek discusses the struggles and successes of Detroit's internationally known female artists and patrons. She'll also sign copies of her new book. The cost is $18.

Road Rally — 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. The scavenger hunt begins and ends at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 21. All entrants must be 21 years old.

Teams of four recommended, maximum five per team.

The entry fee is $20 per person.

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