Events

CALENDAR

 May 1st, 2nd and 3rd  Rummage Sale at First Congregational Church of Wayne

Saturday May 3rd Downtown Clean Up Day sponsored by the Wayne Ripple Effect. Join us for a few hours of good neighborly volunteer work as we get the downtown cleaned up and ready for summer. Meet in Goudy Park at 9am with your gloves, shovels and rakes if you’ve got ‘em.

Wednesday May 7th Wayne Farmers Market Opens! Every Wednesday from 3-7pm in beautiful Goudy Park (behind Wayne City Hall) bring the family for an afternoon of fresh wholesome food, lively local music and a big dose of community spirit. This is Downtown Wayne’s most popular event and one of the best markets (or so we hear) in the area.

Wednesday May 7th – Wayne Historical Society meeting at the Wayne Library at 7pm. This month’s presentation will be a replay of the Wayne Ripple Effect presentation about Historic Downtown Wayne that won us the Michigan Main Street Select Level designation.

May 10th Detroit Tiger, Craig Monroe in Downtown Wayne!
The Village Bar in downtown Wayne is hosting a benefit for Wayne Baseball Association at 2pm on Saturday May 10th. The Village is donating hotdogs and ballpark nachos! THE BEST PART: Detroit Tiger, Craig Monroe, and a couple other special guests arrive approx. 5pm after the Tigers home game that day. There will be photo ops and autograph signings for a $10 donation and tickets for a very special raffle.The 1st raffle is for an hour of batting practice with Craig Monroe. The second raffle will start being sold after the winner of the batting practice raffle is drawn at the event. Craig Monroe will take the lucky winners (4 or 5) with him to work for the day at the FOX SPORTS DETROIT studios!! Come out on May 10th and support Wayne Baseball!! 100% of the proceeds to the help Wayne kids play baseball!

May 14th Veterans Tour of Great Lakes National Cemetery hosted by Uht Funeral Home. We would like to share information with our local community about an upcoming event we are hosting. We have chartered a bus for our area veterans and their spouses for a guided tour of Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, both for vets either interested in possible future interment or for those who would just like the opportunity to see the national cemetery and pay their respects. The date is Wednesday, May 14th. We will be leaving from the Uht Funeral Home at 9:30 am, and plan to return to the funeral home approximately 2pm. There is no cost involved to any vet or spouse that would like to join us. We do ask that those interested call the funeral home at (734) 721-8555 to sign up before May 3rd so that we can ensure enough seating.  Thank you !!!!! Cindy Adams

Thursday May 15th SPECIAL Wayne Ripple Effect meeting! We will NOT have our normal evening meeting on this day but instead we will be meeting at the Wayne DPW yard to prep the flower planters so that they are ready for flower planting day. We’ll need plenty of volunteers! Bring your work gloves and hand rakes for this one.

 

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Saturday May 17th Rouge Rescue 2014 -Projects range from trash cleanup to invasive plant removal, native plantings and other stewardship activities. 

Help with volunteer registration – Want to help protect and clean the Rouge River but you are not able to do the physical work? Many work sites could use help with signing in volunteers.

Take photographs at work sites – We are always in need of good photos of volunteers participating in our events and activities. Volunteers are needed to visit a few work sites to capture the volunteers in action.

Participate at a work site – Gather your friends and neighbors and help clean and restore the Rouge River.

Saturday May 24th Un-Tag Wayne Day Sponsored by JR3′s Beer Townvolunteers
The time has come to take the City of Wayne back!  Here is our opportunity to come together as an entire City and make an enormous positive change.Let’s make this about our City . Not limited to graffiti, but let’s clean the streets, alleys, sidewalks, etc. Together we can seriously make a huge improvement and brighten up the City and be proud because we did it as a community. Meet JR3′s Beer Town on Wayne Road at Annapolis at 10am then just fan out and start tackling jobs. Invite your children and give them somethng to be proud of and to protect! This is planned for the weekend before Memorial Day so we can have the City ready in Honor of our Veterans!

memorial day

Memorial Day Parade -1 p.m. Sunday, May 25th the parade travels down Wayne Road from Town ‘N’ Country Lanes south to the memorial at the Wayne Public Library. Memorial Day Parade honors the living and deceased military.

June 1st – Blood Drive at First Congregational Church of Wayne

June 7 – 8th Wayne-Westland Relay for Life Event in Attwood Park We’re about to embark upon our 13th year of Relay in the Wayne-Westland area! Like our Facebook Page for updates.  

 Saturday June 28th – Rummage Sale at the Wayne Recreation Center details TBA

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Saturday July 12, 2014 Cruisin’ US12: A Car Cruise on Michigan Avenue in downtown Wayne. This year the car cruise is presented by a group of community volunteers. The community has banded together to keep this event alive. Make sure you add this to your calendar for “Car Shows 2014″! We hope to see you here!

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 August 23rd: “Class of 74′ 40th reunion 73′ and 75′ invited too!
Aug 23 at the Avenue in Wayne- , food, friends, beer……live band, photo booth, backyard bbq theme, casual dress- tickets $25
wmhs74reunion@yahoo.com or 734-397-8196
Send checks to : Diana Moran, 35534 Fernwood St Westland, MI 48186-4108

Saturday October 5th: World Hoop Day – MI in Goudy Park World Hoop Day is a day of performances and classes for those who are interested in hula hooping. But it’s not only about uniting hoopers from across the state, we also come together in the name of a good cause. All profits from this event will go towards Alternatives for Girls.

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ONGOING EVENTS 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Memorial Day Parade committee which meets at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Harris-Kehrer VFW Post 3323 on Wayne Road at Avondale in Westland is in need of volunteers.

7 Days a Week! Movies at the historic State Wayne Theater! Click here for showtimes!  Now with updated digital projectors, new sound system, new concession area, free drink refills and more!

Wayne Westland Parks & Recreation  Winter Brochure is now available online! Sign up for classes today! Download the 2014  Winter Rec Brochure.

Wayne Goodfellows Progressive Raffle at the Avenue Downtown Wayne every Thursday  at 9pm. Tickets available at the Avenue or Henry’s Service Center. The jackpot grows every week until someone wins. Check the totals at www.nfpgaming.com.

Dairy Queen Downtown Wayne

Every Monday at the Avenue Downtown Wayne  HALF OFF MONDAYS 1/2 Priced Drinks and 1/2 priced Appetizers from Open until Close EVERY Monday. While you’re there be sure to buy some of the Wayne Goodfellows Progressive Raffle Tickets for  just $1.  For updates on jackpot totals visit http://www.nfpgaming.com.

The Skate Park/Bike Park in Attwood is CLOSED until spring.

Friendly Quilters at First Congregational Church: 
The quilters meet on Monday mornings at 9:30 am.  Anyone that would like to quilt is welcome. Located at 2 Towne Square in downtown Wayne (across from Library)

Higher Rock Cafe The Wayne-Westland Salvation Army hosts Higher Rock Cafe, an evening of Christian music, fellowship, games and concessions at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at the corps, 2300 Venoy, south of Palmer. There’s no cover charge. For more information  call (734) 722-3660.

 Every Wednesday at 7:30pm the Westland T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) non-profit weight loss support group meets at St. John’s Episcopal Church 555 S. Wayne Road in Westland. TOPS will give you the tools to lose. TOPS is open to men, women, teens and pre-teens that need to lose weight. All are welcome. Find support motivation, recognition, awards and more. Become a healthier and thinner “you” with this affordable program. Vistwww.tops.org for more information.

The Wayne Lions Club is looking for new members.
We are best known as the “Knights for the blind” Our primary involvement is helping those with vision and hearing impairments. The club has several fund raising activities and donates 100% of proceeds back to the community.
The Club meets at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of every month at the China Star Palace Restaurant on Wayne Road south of Cherry Hill in Westland. Anyone interested in attending our meeting or would like more information about the club call Tyrone Hamilton at 734-347-2974 or email us at CityofWayneLionsClub@gmail.com

The Wayne Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 12:05pm for lunch at the Wayne Community Center. Each week features a different speaker for a schedule of speakers or for more information about the Wayne Rotary visit their website www.waynerotary.org and like their Facebook Page.

Historical Museum in Downtown Wayne MI

Visit the Wayne Historical Museum for Year Round Free Family Fun!  

Open for visitors every Thursday and Friday  from 1-4pm. The admission is Free to the Museum.