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Mar
21
Thu
After School Art Classes – Mar. Session @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

These classes are held after school hours at the Arts Center as a way to offer students a more in depth art education. These classes offer lessons in painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpting for 7-15 year olds. We run these from October-November and January-May. Then we take a break for summer while we have our summer art camps. You can register and pay online at www.downriverarts.org or you can contact the office 734.720.0671.

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23

Sewing Club @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Third Thursday of the Month at the DCA from 5pm – 7pm
Starting February 21, 2019!

Sew at your own pace in the company of like minded people. Instructor Cheryl Zemke will answer questions or guide if needed. Have you worked on a project lately – bring that for our “Sew and Tell”. Let us celebrate your creation with you. Have extra sewing stuff laying around? We will create a table with items to share or add to your collection. So bring those extras you’re not using: old patterns, buttons, trims, notions, fabric. Are you stuck on a project or just need inspiration to finish something you started? We will help you out.

Bring your sewing machine, supplies, projects – whatever you want to work on. Bring snacks if you choose for yourself or to share with the group. Open to teens and adults. All skill levels welcome.

Join our DCA Sewing Club Facebook group so you can mingle and share ideas, sewing finds, and projects.

Cost: DCA Members $5 / Non-Members $7

Unplugged Jam @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Unplugged Jam!
Third Thursdays from 6-7pm
Next sessions: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21

Bring your own acoustic instruments, harmonicas, sweet voices and join in. Ukulele and guitar instruction provided for first part of the class if requested. Open to ages 14 and up. Children younger must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in. $5 donation to the DCA.

Mar
23
Sat
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Eastern Market (Detroit) is the destination in the heart of the city with fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and culture and over 150 years of rich history.

MAPLE SUGARING THROUGH THE AGES @ Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

MAPLE SUGARING THROUGH THE AGES
Saturday, March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans.
Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected
sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff.
We will tap a tree to finish off this fun, family program!
$6 adults, $4 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT @ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, March 23rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Looking for signs of spring?  Let’s hit the trail together and see what clues we can discover that prove spring has sprung.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

20th Annual “Soup Up” Hospice @ Taylor Fraternal Order Of Eagles Aerie #3138
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All the soup you can eat, entertainment, raffles, auctions, and a whole lot of fun. All proceeds raised support Hospice of Michigan.
www.hom.org

Monthly Artist Meditation Series @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Artist Mediation series is a small group experience in guided meditation on the last Saturday of the month at the Downriver Council for the Arts. LE Grimshaw has developed a custom guided meditation program, made especially for the creative mind.

You will explore meditation; open self-healing pathways and possibilities; discuss meditation with like-minded people in a shared experience. The end goal is relaxation and encouragement to add meditation to your regular routine for personal and artistic growth. These meditation will provide a tool for self-directed release and healing. This is for everyone at every level. We are all welcome and we are ALL Dearly Loved.

Open to all ages and experience levels. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Email BalanceTechDetroit@gmail.com

Cost: $8 drop-in

What to bring: water/wear comfy clothing, bring mat or blanket if desired/not required, chairs provided if you would like to sit/laying down equally effective

Please arrive ten minutes prior to start; doors are closed five minutes after the beginning of the meditation.

AMERICAN WOODCOCK WALK @ Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

AMERICAN WOODCOCK WALK
Saturday, March 23rd & 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Bog-sucker and Timberdoodle are just some of the names that refer to the quirky little bird known
as the American Woodcock.  Join us for a quick indoor overview of the Woodcock, followed by a trip
outdoors to witness the calls and dance of the male.  Dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes!
$6 per adult; $4 per child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Mar
24
Sun
Signs of Spring
Mar 24 all-day

Name
Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy

Email
ginlc.gi@gmail.com

Event Name:
Signs of Spring

Location:
28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile

Event Description
Join us for a walk to discover the different ways nature lets us know that spring is right around the corner!

GINLC.education@gmail.com for information or to register

All GINLC programs are free to the public, but your donations make them possible.
www.ginlc.org.

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Gibraltar Bay Unit 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile

Event Dates
3/24/2019

Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Outrun Cystic Fibrosis at The 9th Annual Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon!

March 24th, 2019
Grosse Ile, Michigan

Rock CF is a community thousands strong, changing the face of what living with Cystic Fibrosis looks like and giving those living with CF the tools to not only survive, but thrive.

Registration: everalracemgt.enmotive.com/events/register/9th-annual-rock-cf-rivers-half-marathon-relay-5k

Fundraising: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/rock-cf-rivers-half-marathon-20191

Event Information:

Half Marathon & Relay
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Start Time: 8:00 am

Start Location: GI Middle School

5K Run/Walk
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Start Time: 8:15 am

Start Location: Inside of Naval Station Hangar (9601 Groh Rd.) Across from Airport Shuttle Parking Lots.

All races finish at Grosse Ile Middle School. The school will not be available for parking or traffic on race day, so please plan accordingly.

For more information including packet pickup and parking, follow the link to our website here: letsrockcf.org/event-info

Let’s Rock CF!

Downriver For Veterans Fundraiser @ Modern Craft Winery
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come join the fun while supporting a great cause! We will make a wreath to keep!
Free wine sampling during the fundraiser, drawings, baked goodies and free laughs!
$42 a seat – PREPAID via Zelle- phone number -7343085154, check or cash. Payment No later than 3/16/19. Choose your wreath from the selection above.
***Book a prepaid reservation of 8 and receive a free wreath with a free glass of wine!***
****Space is Limited***** Choose your wreath number from the selection above.
All proceeds will be donated to the DOWNRIVER FOR VETERANS for local veterans in need!
If there is enough demand I will host another event so “no one is left behind”
Choose your wreath by number ***Please note Flip Flops and sunglass colors vary, you may choose your color when you arrive****
Wreaths are approximately 17″ in diameter, made of cloth (rags) (if you ever visit the DFV warehouse one is there for you to visually see), what you see pictured will be what you order and all things attached are included in the price. (ie: bow, cloth, decals, etc.), easy to assemble and we will have an “instuctor” to direct us.
Any questions please feel free to ask.

***The event is being hosted by Nu Vision Realty with Paula Gwitt Roehm, it’s being held at Modern Craft Wine in Wyandotte, Wreaths are being supplied by Natalie’s Rag Wreaths & More***

Mar
26
Tue
Group – Knit Crochet Stitch Weave Felt @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Group – Knit, Crochet, Stitch, Weave, Felt
Tuesdays at the arts center from 1pm – 3pm

Meet, mingle and trade inspiration with local knitters, crocheters, spinners, felters, weavers and needleworkers. Bring your own projects and have fun with a like-minded group. Beginning knitting instruction provided by knowledgeable members at the start of session. This is not designed as an educational class, however you are welcome to ask others to share their knowledge and expertise.

Cost: $3 donation to the DCA.

Anime Club @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesdays at 4pm

Next classes: January 8 and 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30, May 7 and 21

Designed for fans of anime, manga, comics and cartoons. The anime art form, having originated in Japan in the early 1900s, is a uniquely stylized form of two- and three-dimensional illustration and animation. Develop the skills you need to make the art you love! Taught by Trisha Schultz, a talented local artist and fine art instructor.

Cost: $15 per class. Drop-in. Bring pencils and sketchbooks. Open to ages 11 and up. All skill levels welcome.

Alive@5 hosted by Howe Peterson Funeral Home @ Howe Peterson Funeral Home
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience an after hours networking event like no other: ALIVE @ 5! Connect with regional business and community leaders, and build great relationships! This is a must attend, free event for Chamber members. This event will feature an open bar and appetizers.

Register here: https://www.swcrc.com/event/alive5-hosted-by-howe-peterson-funeral-home/

Yoga at the Arts Center @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Yoga at the Arts Center!
Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm

Suitable for all levels, this Hatha Yoga Flow will focus on linking breath to movement, deep stretching, building core strength and improving balance and overall well being. Beginners and experienced students welcomed. Bring your own yoga mat. Taught by Marylin Chorkey.

Drop-in for $10 a class or $35.00 for (4 classes). Payable in the DCA office. Questions? Call 734-720-0671.

Colored Pencil Art Class @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Class: Tuesdays at 6pm
2019 Class dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 7

Learn to draw with colored pencils and take your drawings to the next level by making them look like a painting! Taught by Trisha Schultz, a talented local artist and fine art instructor.

Cost: $20

Materials needed: 24plus count Prismacolor colored pencils. Pencil sharpener. Bristol or multimedia paper preferred (9 by 12 or smaller).

Open to ages 14 and up. Space is limited!
You must register and pre-pay by 2 days prior to class. Call: 734-720-0671 or purchase online at www.downriverarts.org (online includes a $2 service charge).

Mar
28
Thu
HOMESCHOOL THURSDAY:  VERNAL POOLS @ Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

HOMESCHOOL THURSDAY:  VERNAL POOLS
Thursday, March 28th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about vernal pools and what makes them cool!
Join us to learn about life in a vernal pool through heading outside to see the ponds and collect
some samples.  We will get to see what cool critters we found under the microscopes.
Dress for the weather!  $4
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

After School Art Classes – Mar. Session @ Downriver Council for the Arts
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

These classes are held after school hours at the Arts Center as a way to offer students a more in depth art education. These classes offer lessons in painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpting for 7-15 year olds. We run these from October-November and January-May. Then we take a break for summer while we have our summer art camps. You can register and pay online at www.downriverarts.org or you can contact the office 734.720.0671.

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar
30
Sat
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Detroit Eastern Market @ Eastern Market | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Eastern Market (Detroit) is the destination in the heart of the city with fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and culture and over 150 years of rich history.

LEGENDS OF THE OAKWOODS FAIRY DOORS
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am

LEGENDS OF THE OAKWOODS FAIRY DOORS
Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of the Oakwoods Woodland Fairies.
Discover the unique stories that make each of our fairies so special.  Then create your
very own fairy door to take home!!  $8
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email roni.htchinson@metroparks.com

Melvindale DDA Spring Craft & Vendor Show @ Melvindale Community Center
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Melvindale DDA Spring Craft & Vendor Show
Saturday, March 30 10 am – 4 pm
Melvindale Community Center
4300 S Dearborn
Melvindale
NATURE’S ARMORY @ Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NATURE’S ARMORY
Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
We will be heading to the Cove Point region of Lake Erie Metropark to scan the Detroit River
and Lake Erie for a variety of duck-like canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com<

Riverkeeper Dinner @ Wyandotte Boat Club
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
Riverkeeper Dinner – March 30th
Join us for an evening of fun with friends! 
 
Doors open 6:00
Wyandotte Boat Club
$45 includes 
– Catered dinner 
– Cash Bar 
– Door Prizes 
– Raffles 
– Silent Auction
 
Presentations Habitat Restoration Projects,
Detroit Riverkeeper Program  & other FDR activities
If you would like to donate an auction item, please call the Riverkeeper Bob Burns at
734-676-4626

For more information, click here.

Riverkeeper Dinner @ Wyandotte Boat Club
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
Riverkeeper Dinner – March 30th
Join us for an evening of fun with friends! 
 
Doors open 6:00
Wyandotte Boat Club
$45 includes 
– Catered dinner 
– Cash Bar 
– Door Prizes 
– Raffles 
– Silent Auction
 
Presentations
Sugar Island and other
Habitat Restoration Projects,
Detroit Riverkeeper Program  & other FDR activities
If you would like to donate an auction item, please call the Riverkeeper Bob Burns at
734-676-4626
For more information, click here.

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