Dear Community Partners,
Please mark your calendar for the following event:
Please join Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. and members of the Detroit Police Department at the Candlelight Vigil & “Respect Life and Stop the Violence” ceremony scheduled for December 15, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in front of Police Headquarters, located at 1300 Beaubien.
The ceremony will be in remembrance of the sons, and daughters, twenty years of age and under whose lives have been lost due to violence, a fire, and fatal accident between the dates of December 1, 2009 to November 30, 2010. The program will also include a special prayer for the children worldwide in addition to the children who died on September 11, 2001.
All are invite to attend and join family members of victims and personnel of the Detroit Police Department for this event.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Brings “Treasures” to Detroit Public Library November 20th
Saturday, November 20
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
North of Warren Ave.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Detroit Public Library will co-host a daylong program to help Detroit-area residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in the attics, closets, and basements of their homes. The event will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips.
Free and open to the public, the event is the eighth in a series of programs touring the country from the museum signature program “Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative of Discovery and Preservation.”
Participants can reserve in advance to bring up to three personal items for a 20-minute, one-on-one professional consultation with experts on how to care for them. Objects such as books, paper, and textiles no larger than a shopping bag can be reviewed (furniture, firearms, and paintings are excluded).
Those wishing to have items reviewed must make reservations by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll free (877) 733-9599.
Reservations are not required for those not wishing a one-on-one consultation.
Conrad J. Welsing, MA APR
Coordinator for Community Outreach
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202
Library Main Number 313-481-1300
TIP “Ask-a-Librarian” 313-481-1400
Join us for our monthly celebration of local art, food, design, fashion, health, & more on West Willis & Canfield Streets! A dozen of your favorite indie Detroit shops, galleries, & eateries offer extended hours, special sales, exhibit openings, book signings, live music, artisanal food, & more. Every month, 5-9pm.
Attention Residents and Stakeholders!
We want you!
Come hear about a new development in your neighborhood and see how to get connected to Maxwell Homes!
Monday, November 22nd @ 6 p.m.
Ruth A.M.E. Church
5353 Baldwin at the corner of E st Kirby
For more information call Vanguard CDC @ 313.872.7831 x 16.
Refreshments will be served so please call to confirm you attendance no later than Monday, November 22nd @ noon at 313.872.7831 x 16.
The Detroit Historic Neighborhoods Coalition (DHNC)
is having a meeting this Thursday, November 18th
at 6pm at the Family Place 8726 Woodward.
We will talk about ordinance enforcement, lighting,
911 call centers, and more.
Come to support your neighborhood!
For more information, contact Larry Roberts
at email@example.com, or call 313-822-8111.
Incredibly, the Holiday shopping season has begun even before the first snowfall! Too often we are faced with difficult choices as the end of the year nears. How to find gifts for our friends and family –and- how to support causes that are doing so much to better our community and the world.
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery has an answer for this dilemma. Our first annual Socially Responsible Holiday Shopping Mart on Saturday, November 20, 2010. You can shop in our beautiful Gallery space and find just the right gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Locally produced goods will be for sale along with merchandise by craftspeople in emerging nations. All proceeds will benefit Metro Detroit area non-profits.
When: Saturday, November 20th. 2010
10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
33 E. Adams – Just west of Comerica Park.
Free parking in back
These goods have been handcrafted and are being donated by the vendors to benefit an area non-profit.
A sample of the participating groups and their wares include:
- Neighborhood Services Organization – cards;
- Weekly World – jams, jellies candy and knit goods;
- Detroit Guatemala Committee – Guatemalan handicrafts:
- Con Vida - Cuadros from Peru;
- Swords Into Plowshares – handmade cards, ceramics and knit goods;
- Michigan Peace Team – olive oil and Palestinian crafts;
- Citizens for Peace – peace themed articles;
- Earth Works (Capuchin Soup Kitchen) jams, honey, t-shirts;
- Gary Burnstein Free Medical Clinic – jewelry,
- Cat Haven on Earth – handmade cards and gifts;
- Detroit Recreation Department Partners – art;
- The Hemophilia Foundation.
There will also be many other vendors and baked goods, knit items, ceramics and more! For more information, please call 313.963.7575