Editor’s Note: With the cancellations of community events due to COVID-19, The Vitality calendar listings will begin with events happening in June. The ongoing monthly events will also be listed. Before attending an event, contact the organizers to find out if it has been cancelled.
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June 17: “Fancy”, a rags-to-riches country musical at Meadow Brook Theatre, was inspired by Reba McEntire’s hit recording of the song “Fancy.” The plot revolves around a poor young girl who is turned out of her mother’s house with nothing but her guitar and the clothes on her back. Eventually, she rises to superstardom in the world of country music. The play features a score of chart-topping, crossover hits including “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Before He Cheats”, “I walk the Line”, and many more. Before the show, we’ll enjoy lunch at Downtown Rochester’s Kruse & Muer restaurant. Make an entrée choice at time of registration: Raspberry Chicken Salad, Baltimore Crabmelt, Pasta Primavera, or Parmesan Encrusted Flounder. Also choose between Charley’s Chowder or Coleslaw. All include Home-Baked Bread and Beverage. What’s for dessert? A small Hot Fudge Sundae. This trip is being offered by L’Anse Creuse. Cost is $83. You may register in-person by going to the Community Education Office, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Twp. MI 48036, or by going online http://commed.lc-ps.org
June 22: 62nd Annual Detroit Ford Fireworks, Windsor–June 22. Join Travel with Nance for $113. Private room for the day and evening in St. Clair College for the Arts on Riverside Drive. Family style chicken dinner with dessert, beverage, 2 drink tickets (private bar in-room for alcoholic and soft drinks). First floor includes reserved seating outside for fireworks. Call 313-535-2921.
June 25-July 1: MHL presents a trip to New York City. Deven nights, six days for only $825 per person double occupancy. A tour of Manhattan, Central Park, Rockefeller Center Center, Times Square, the 911 Museum and Memorial and so much more. A visit to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and onto to Ellis Island. A dinner party with live entertainment on one of our evenings in New York City. For more information regarding this trip or any other trips. call Mary Ann at 586-530-6936.
July 23: The day begins with a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to tour the DIA’s special exhibit—“Van Gogh in America”. The exhibit will feature approximately 65 of the artist’s works from museums around the world. The word is that this will be an exhibit not to be missed. Everyone will be issued a hand-held listening device while touring the exhibit. There should be some time to visit the gift shop after the tour. Next is lunch at the Rattlesnake Club, a favorite of our travelers. After lunch we’ll head toward the beautiful Cullen Plaza & Pavilion to board the Diamond Queen for a narrated two-hour cruise on the sparkling blue waters of the Detroit River. Some of the sights we will see while cruising are the Detroit Yacht Club, Belle Isle Bridge, Detroit Boat Club, Dodge Fountain, Ambassador Bridge, Manoogian Mansion, Fort Wayne, and Peche Island. Make entrée choice at time of registration: Roasted Organic Chicken Breast or Pan Roasted Wild Alaskan King Salmon. Cost is $84. This trip is being offered by L’Anse Creuse. Trip departs at 10 a.m.; returns at approximately 6:00 p.m. You may register in-person by going to the Community Education Office, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Twp. MI 48036, or by going online http://commed.lc-ps.org
July 25-31: Montreal, Quebec City & Ottawa, Canada. Join Travel with Nance for $829. 4 nites hotel in Montreal area, 1 in Ottawa area & 1 enroute on return. Guided tour of Montreal, Quebec City & Ottawa. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal’s Underground City & Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. Narrated cruise on the Saint Lawrence River. Admission to the Montreal Tower. 6 breakfast & 5 dinners. Call 313-535-2921.
Aug. 19: Cornwell’s Turkeyville & Marshall – Aug 19. Join Travel with Nance for $85. Live matinee, musical performance of ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ with turkey buffet lunch. time at gift shop, bakery, deli & fudge shop. Narrated Tour of Marshall: drive-by Honolulu House, National Inn, Governor’s Mansion & Capitol Hill School House. Call 313-535-2921.
Sept. or Oct.: Originally scheduled for May 14, this trip has been rescheduled for a date in either September or October due to the coronaVirus. The exact date has not yet been determined. However, it’s a trip you won’t want to miss. It’s an opportunity to tour the Junior League of Detroit’s (JLD) 2020 Designers’ Show House. This year’s Show House is the Bingley Fales House, located in Detroit’s historic Indian Village. Designed and built in 1907 by Crittenden & Kotting, the 15,000 square-foot Bingley Fales House is the largest house in Indian Village, and sits on two acres of land with formal gardens, a fountain, and a Pewabic tile-lined reflecting pool. This classic Georgian home boasts 10 bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, and multiple fireplaces. The Bagley Fales House is recognized in “The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.” After the tour, we’ll enjoy lunch (catered by Grosse Pointe’s City Kitchen) in the JLD’s Show House Café. After lunch there will be time to stroll the mansion’s grounds and do some shopping in the JLD’s new MarketPlace. Make entrée selection at time of registration: Maurice Salad, Blackened Salmon Caesar Wedge, Fattoush Salad, Grilled Veggie Wrap, Grilled Chicken Wrap or Turkey BLT Wrap. PLEASE NOTE: The Bingley Fales House is NOT handicapped accessible. This trip is being offered by L’Anse Creuse. Cost is $77. Departure and return times are yet to be determined. Currently, because of the coronavirus, L’Anse Creuse is not taking registrations for trips. Please check our website from time to time for updates. When trip registration resumes, you may register in-person by going to the Community Education Office, 24076 F. V. Pankow Blvd., Clinton Twp. MI 48036 or by going online http://commed.lc-ps.org
Sept. 5-7: Labor Day Bridge Walk. Join Travel with Nance for $335. 2 nites K Royale Motel in St. Ignace (Upper Peninsula). Round trip ferry to Mackinac Island for the day. Shopping time in Mackinaw City. 2 nites gaming time at Kewadin Shores Casino with incentives: $20 Free Play & $10 Food Coupon. Labor Day Bridgewalk (full bridge, 1way), two continental breakfasts. Call 313-535-2921.
• Weekly Euchre Tournament every Thursday at New Baltimore Civic Club, 36551 Main St. (corner of Blackwell), New Baltimore. $8 to play and quarters for each euchre. Sign in at 6:30 p.m., play starts at 7 p.m. Coffee, pop and snacks provided.
• Confident Communicators Club: Meets monthly for people that need self improvement skills in public speaking and confidence with leading people confidently, in any clubs, schools ,travel , families, churches and it is a free non profit club the first three visits. The group meets at Washington townships senior center 57900 Van Dyke upstairs level on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8-9:30 a.m.
• Senior Card Playing: Come and join a fun group of card players who play a wide range of card games. Everyone brings a snack to share while playing. Free. Mondays from 1-4 p.m. at 35248 Cricklewood Blvd. (Cricklewood Recreation Building). Call 586-725-0291.
• New Baltimore Senior Club: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This welcoming group of seniors has all sorts of fun. We play bingo, hold luncheons, go on trips, and play cards. Monthly dues, $2. Location 35248 Cricklewood Blvd. (Cricklewood Recreation Building). Call 586-725-0291.
• Zumba Gold: from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Washington Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington Twp. Cost depends on how many punches purchased. 4 punches $23 resident, $29 NR; 11 punches $60 resident, $66 NR. For more information, call 586-752-6543.
• Line Dancing: Join us for line dancing every Thursday at our Washington Activity Center (57900 Van Dyke, Washington) Intermediate/Advanced starts at 10:30 and Beginners starts at 11:30. Call for more details 586-752-6543
• Bingo: is played from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois.
• Pickleball: is played from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Romeo Activity Center, 361 Morton St. Drop in to play or call 586-752-9601 for more information.
• The Warren/Center Line Senior Connection: invites adults ages 55 and older to join Macomb County’s vibrant senior group. The group meets on the second Monday of the month at DeCarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center, 6015 E. 10 Mile Road in Warren, just east of Mound. Doors open at 5 p.m., and programs start at 6 p.m. Dues are $10 per year, and members receive the following: free refreshments, coffee, soft drinks, juices, and snacks; music by a disc jockey and dancing; and information from guest speakers. Featured speakers throughout the year include officials from federal, state, county, and city governments; doctors of all specialties, from internal medicine and gerontologists to cancer specialists; elder law attorneys; and fraud prevention speakers. For more information, call 586-268-9452, 586-264-5657, or 586-755-6112.
• Pickleball: is going strong at the Romeo Activity Center (361 Morton Street, Romeo) every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11. Please call for more details 586-752-6543.
• Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed to help immigrants with conversational English during English workshops at the Troy Community Center. Neither educational qualifications nor experience is required, but volunteers should be natural-born Americans who speak the standard American dialect. Volunteers may sign up for one or both schedules, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, contact Ed Lee at 248-926-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Euchre parties: Disabled American Veterans 129 and Operation Yellow Ribbon hold euchre parties from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second Sundays and 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Thursdays of every month at 47326 Dequindre Road in Shelby Township. The cost is $7 (plus quarters for euchre). Refreshments will be available. Reservations are needed one day in advance. Call 248-425-2722 or 248-953-4901 to register or for more information.
• The Mi Stitchin’ Time Crochet Group: meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Romeo District Library’s Kezar Library, 107 Church St. For more information, call 586-752-2583.
• Detroit region retirees: If you live in the metropolitan Detroit area, are retired, and would like to meet new people from other walks of life, the Detroit region retirees group meets five times a year at various restaurants in the area. For more information, contact Stanley Hreneczko at 586-268-3656.
• Cards and games: Widowed men and women of all ages are welcome to meet for cards and games from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church, 7777 28 Mile Road, in Washington Township and on the third Thursday of each month at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Road, in Macomb. Cards and games will be provided. Bring a small snack to share and your own beverage. For more information, call 586-781-5781 or 586-991-7374.
• Bridge: The Older Persons Commission, 650 Letica in Rochester, offers sanctioned bridge games from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. The cost is $8 at the door, and a coffee house will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in the OPC lobby. Open to OPC members 50 and older. Call 248-608-0263 for more information.
• Fine art classes: The Older Persons Commission, 650 Letica in Rochester, offers fine arts classes such as Chinese brush painting, watercolor painting, drawing, clay jewelry, or pottery wheel hand building. Days and times vary. For more information, visit opcseniorcenter.org and click “about us” and then the “newsletter” tab.
• Club 55: meets from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Classic Lanes, 2145 Avon Industrial Drive in Rochester Hills. The cost is $5 per person for three games and shoes. Guests receive complimentary coffee and cookies. For more information, call 248-852-9100.
• Widowed men and women: are invited for a movie and dinner on the third Sunday of each month at the AMC Forum 30 Theatre in Sterling Heights, followed by dinner at UNO Restaurant in the same complex. To RSVP and find out movie selection and time, call 248-917-3733 or email email@example.com.
• All widowed: are invited to meet on the third Wednesday of each month for dinner at area restaurants at 5 p.m. Order from the menu, separate checks. RSVP and find out location by calling 248-840-0063.
• Widowed men and women: are invited every third Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Road, for cards, games, and friendship. Bring a small snack to share and your own beverage. For more information, call 586-991-7374.
• Widowed men and women: are invited to meet at 10 a.m. each third Tuesday at The Pancake Factory, 13693 23 Mile Road, in Shelby Township. For more information, call 586-781-5781.
• Widowed men and women: are invited to meet at 10 a.m. each second Monday at Wildflower Restaurant, 42900 Garfield in Clinton Township. For more information, call 586-264-1939.
• Widowed men and women: are invited to meet for breakfast on the second and fourth Monday of every month at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot Ave., in Marysville. For more information, call 810-334-6267.
• Widowed men and women: are invited to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Country Inn, 35229 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore. For more information, call 586-991-7374.
• Widowed men: are invited to attend breakfast every first and third Thursday monthly at 9 a.m. at Lukich Family Restaurant, 3900 Rochester Road in Troy. For more information, call 248-585-5402.
• Widowed men and women: are invited for an evening of cards, games and friendship 6-9 p.m. each first Thursday at St. John and Paul, 7777 28 Mile Road, in Washington Township. For more information, call 586-781-5781.
• Widowed men and women: are invited to bowl at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at 5 Star Lanes, 2666 Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights. Drop-in league, pay when play, and cards are drawn to form teams. Lunch afterward is optional, and checks will be separate. For more information, call 586-755-0597 or 586-254-8199.
• Dance: every Sunday afternoon away at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E. Maple (15 Mile) at Dequindre in Troy. A DJ will provide music. Guests can perform the waltz, fox trot, swing and Latin dances and more. Dance lessons are available from 3 to 4 p.m., and open dance will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 248-778-6261.