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PAGE 6                                                         ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                          January 10, 2019

                                                                        Calendar of events

        Tree recycling available                 There is no agenda or speeches just a
           Westland residents can drop off their  chance to enjoy a cup of coffee, ask  Geneaologists meet Sunday
        Christmas tree at the Recycling Center  questions, voice concerns, and get
        at the DPS building located at 37137   acquainted with the officer in your
        Marquette during regular operating     neighborhood, officials said.              Paul H. Scheidler will speak to the  Studies from the U.S. Army War
        hours from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday                                           Northville Genealogical Society about  College. A writer for the Michigan
        through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through  Martin Luther King honored           the “Mexican American War 1846-1848”  History Magazine, he is also the com-
        Friday, Jan. 18. Trees should be free of  The Canton community will once        at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the   mander of the Michigan Sons of Union
        decorations.                           again honor the memory and legacy of     Northville District Library.       Veterans Post #120.
           As part of the city Mission:Green   Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special     A roundtable discussion of Funeral  Scheidler will discuss the veterans of
        Initiative, all trees received will be  tribute beginning at 6 p.m.  Monday, Jan.  Homes and Cemeteries will begin at  the war, who they were and what they
        chipped and recycled for use at the City  21 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.   1:15 p.m. followed by a business meet-  did, and how they cannot be located by
        of Westland Community Garden and         A punch and cookie reception will      ing at 2:30 p.m.                   average genealogical research methods.
        other locations.  Christmas trees can  precede the main program which will        Scheidler, who served in the Army   The free meeting is open to the pub-
        also be placed on the curb the day of  begin at 6:30 p.m. This special event will  for 32 years and is a retired Colonel,  lic. The library is located at  212 West
        regular trash pick-up through Friday,  feature keynote speaker  Martin A.       will speak at 3 p.m.  He has masters  Cady St. in Northville.
        Jan. 11, but trees taken to the curb will  Philbert, provost and executive vice  degrees in history from Eastern      For more information, call (734-812-
        not be recycled.                       president for academic affairs at the    Michigan University and Strategic  2449.)
           For more information, call (734)728-  University of Michigan.
        1770.                                    There will also be a special perform-  Stonefly Search volunteers sought  can learn more about the school during
                                               ance by Dodson's Elementary School      Friends of the Rouge are seeking vol-  a meeting set in February.
        Free Stop Smoking Seminar              choir. Tickets are only available at the  unteers for the Annual Winter Stonefly  The meeting is designed for parents
           The Belleville Seventh-day Adventist  door for $2 per person or $5 per family.  Search set for Jan. 26.         and students transitioning to 9th grade
        Church will host free Stop Smoking     For additional information, visit       Pre-registration for volunteers is  or those interested in more information
        Seminars at 7 p.m.  Jan. 11 and 14. or call  required for the opportunity to learn  about transferring to Wayne Memorial
           The seminars will take place at the  (734) 394-5300.                      about what lives under the ice in local  High School for the 2019-2020 year.
        church, 89 S. Edgemont St. in Belleville.                                    Rouge streams while giving back by       Students do not have to be currently
           Pre-registration is available at (918)  Family support group meets        helping collect data on the health of the  attending a Wayne-Westland Community
        902-9977.                                The Northwest Wayne County          river.                                School to attend the meeting set for 6
                                               Chapter of Families Against Narcotics   Interested volunteers must pre-regis-  p.m. Feb. 5 at the Wayne Memorial High
        Hooper'cise classes planned            offers a support group for those with a  ter by phone at (734) 927-4904 or spetrel-  School Stockmeyer Auditorium. Topics
           Hooper'cise, an exercise program    loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol.                 covered will include: scheduling, gradu-
        using hula hooping will that place every  Meetings take place from 6:30-7:30   Volunteers will be meeting for the  ation requirements, testing out require-
        second and fourth weekends at the      p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of  first time at Plymouth Arts and     ments, direct college courses, Advanced
        Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center,    every month.  Meetings begin with a   Recreation Center, 650 Church St,     Placement courses, extra-curricular
        2025 Middlebelt Road in Inkster from   whole group discussion followed by    Plymouth, MI 48170.                   activities, and others.
        6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and from  small conversational groups centered  There also will be a "Stonefly        The meeting is open to the public and
        11 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.       on individual concerns.               Refresher" from 10 a.m. until noon on  questions are encouraged.
           The cost is $5 per person.            Meetings take place at the Canton   Saturday, Jan.12 at the same location to  Parking is available in the Glenwood
           The classes include waist hooping,  Municipal Complex, Administration     get people ready for Jan. 26.         Street parking lot and guests should
        arm hooping, and introductory dance    Building, 1150 S. Canton Center Road,   The Stonefly Search is part of      enter through the front of the auditori-
        movements. Participants usually burn   Canton.                               Friends of the Rouge long-term monitor-  um.
        up to 450 calories in an hour and        For further information contact jaca-  ing program that includes the Spring  Any additional questions should be
        strengthen abdominal and core muscles.                   and Fall Bug Hunts.                   directed to the Counseling Department
           To sign up, call Dakima Jackson, (734)                                                                          at (734) 419.2215.
        419-1973.                              Butterfly Ball tickets on sale        Jazz at the Elks planned
                                                 Tickets are now on sale for the       Planet D Nonet will perform from 7  Library to sell used books
        Officials set coffee hour              Butterfly Ball, a Valentine's Day tradi-  until 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Plymouth  The Friends of the Westland Library
           Wayne County Commissioner Glenn     tion in Canton.                       Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325.             will host a used book sale beginning
        S. Anderson will be hosting a Coffee     The dance will take place Feb. 8 and  There is a $10 donation which       with a preview sale from 3-6 p.m.
        Hour event in Inkster with State Sen.  9 at the Summit on the Park, offering a  includes hors d'oeuvres.           Thursday, Feb. 7. The general sale will
        Betty Jean Alexander from noon until 1  unique experience and plenty of special  The lodge is located at 41700 Ann  take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
        p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at the Western    memories. Dads and daughters can      Arbor Road in Plymouth. For more      Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9. Bag
        Wayne Family Health Center, located at  enjoy an evening of dancing, refresh-  information, call (734) 453-1780.   Day will take place from noon until 3
        2700 Hamlin Boulevard in Inkster.      ments, a special butterfly souvenir, and                                    p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.
           Anderson encouraged residents to    the highly anticipated- balloon drop that  Tax help offered                    The library is located at 6123 Central
        attend and discuss issues of importance  caps off the festivities.             Volunteer aides from the AARP       City Pkwy. in  Westland. For information,
        to them.                                 Guests can choose from three dances:  Foundation will offer free tax prepara-  call (734) 326-6123.
                                               6 p.m. Feb. 8 or 2 or 6 p.m. Feb. 9.  tion services to seniors at the Northville
        Library Storytimes start                 Ticket sales will end Feb.1.        Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 7  AARP tax help offered
           Winter Storytimes are starting up for  Tickets are priced at $11 for Canton  - April 12. This service has been offered  Volunteer tax aides from the AARP
        the New Year at the Belleville Area    residents and $14 for non-residents.  to the community for at least 10 years at  Foundation will offer free tax prepara-
        District Library: Monday Night Family  Dads and daughters, regardless of age,  the Community Center.               tion services to seniors at the Northville
        Storytimes (for children ages 4 - 10) will  are required to purchase a ticket to  The volunteers who work on tax   Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 7
        take place at 7 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14  attend. The event has sold out in the  preparation are certified.           - April 12. This service has been offered
        through Feb. 25; Tuesday Toddler Times  past, so early ticket purchase is encour-  Tax preparation is by appointment  to the community for at least 10 years at
        (for ages 2 - 4) - will take place at 11 a.m.  aged. For more information, call (734)  only, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and typi-  the Community Center.
        Tuesdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 26 and  394-5460.                             cally takes 1 to 1½ hours. Taxpayers will  The tax aides are certified for tax
        Thursday Toddler Times (for ages 2 - 4)                                      get a copy of their e-filed returns, both  preparation.
        take place at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17  Fraud seminar planned              state and federal. Only personal tax     Appointments typically take 1 to 1-½
        through Feb. 28.                         The Inkster Police Department and   returns, not business tax returns, are  hours. Taxpayers will get a copy of their
           Sign up at http://belleville.evanced.  th Inkster Commission on Aging will  processed.                          e-filed returns. Only personal tax
        info/signup or at the reference desk in  present a seminar on avoiding scams   To schedule an appointment, call    returns, not business tax returns, are
        the library.                           and fraud from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.  (248) 305-2851 during business hours.  processed.
           The library is located at 167 Fourth  Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Booker Dozier  Those who sign up will be contacted by  Tax preparation is by appointment
        St. in Belleville.                     Recreation Complex, 2025 Middlebelt   a volunteer to let them know what docu-  only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (248) 305-
                                               Road in Inkster.                      mentation should be provided to pre-  2851 during business hours to schedule
        Coffee With A Cop in Inkster             The seminar is open to the public at  pared the tax forms.                an appointment.
           The Inkster Police Department will  no cost. Members of the Inkster Police                                         A volunteer will return your call with
        host Coffee With A cop at 6 p.m.       Department will present ways to avoid  Parent Night planned                 information about required documenta-
        Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Gracie See       being a victim of fraud, internet and   Parents with students entering Wayne  tion and confirmation of appointment
        Pastaria, 26734 Michigan Ave. in Inkster.  phone scams and identity theft.   Memorial High School for the 2019 year  time.
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