Happenings in Detroit

WANT SOMETHING TO DO? Check out this video and be amazed. Watch all the activities going on at the Northwest Activities Center. WOW!!

Dance classes, aerobics, basketball, Detroit Employment Solutions job training, swimming, banking, kickboxing, racketball, volleyball, squash court, theatre, ballroom, more. The neighborhood Cobo Hall

Do you like Football, Baseball. Cheerleading, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf

Get involved with Police Athletic League (PAL). http://detroitpal.org/index.asp 111 W. Willis Detroit, MI 48201 Phone: (313) 833-1600 Fax: (313) 833-1616 Email: generalinfo@detroitpal.org

Detroit PAL was created to give kids positive things to do after school. They run eleven (11) different sports programs including Girls Initiative – Confidence, Leadership and Etiquette . Watch the video showing PAL on local Channel 7 news talking Detroit PAL championship football game played at Ford Field. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhbgEHn6QZ0. Click this link to see a calendar of events http://www.detroitpal.org/programs/2014_Program_Calendar_-_12.2.13.pdf 
Organize An Activity
Do you like to plant flowers? Do landscaping? Someone who doesn’t have the time will pay to have their lawn watered, cut 
Do you like basketball? Find others who do, get a game going. Surely a high school, elementary school, or recreation center will allow you to use their gym 

Put together an ice cream social on your block, or skating party

Make your own fun, it will take time and work, if you want to make it happen it will

Activities For Youth

Youthville Offers: Computer Training, Music/music editting, Art, Poetry, television show production, radio show production, videography, MORE. Contact Youthville (313) 309-1300 http://www.youthvilledetroit.org/  PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE

Support Group For Individuals With  Illness
Have you been diagnosed with an illness that you are battling? A support group was formed in 2003 by a group of women called DreamGirls. The support group was begun because the women were diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is when the body’s immune system attacks itself. Symptoms are pain, inflammation, and tissue damage. Read more at this link http://lupus.about.com/od/lupus101/p/WhatIsLupus.htm 
The support group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each  month at 7800 West Outer Drive from 2-4pm. The support group is open to anyone with an illness, to come. If you would like more information about the support group you can call Jackie Hemphill at (313) 629-2927.
Michigan Lupus Foundation http://www.milupus.org/about-us/

American Chronic Pain Association http://www.theacpa.org/

MayFlower Music Series
MayFlower musicality is a live free music performance show held at the MayFlower Congregational Church 7301 Curtis (west of Livernois). First Friday of Every Month 7pm – 10 pm. Traditional Gospel, Jazz, R and B, Blues, Classical, Soul. Hosted by Maxine Michaels.

Go To The Movies – In Detroit

Did you know there is a theatre in Detroit?

It is called the Redford Theatre and is located  17360 Lahser Road Detroit, MI  48219. Events may be held there. The theatre has been restored. Tour the projection booth before shows or during intermission. Email the theater to suggest a movie, be shown at the theatre. The theatre is owned by The Motor City Theatre Organ Society. Click the website for more details http://redfordtheatre.com/ (313) 537-2560.     

There is a theatre in the Northwest Activities Center 18100 Meyers at Curtis. 

Recreation Department – Playground Fundraiser

The City of Detroit Recreation Department is trying to raise money to restore the basketball court on the Callahan Playground. Please click this link to make a donation  https://neighbor.ly/projects/callahan-playground

Help Stop  Foreclosures

There are meetings held every Thursday at 6pm at the Old Saint John’s Church, 2120 Russell St. at Gratiot, immediately south of Eastern Market. Take exit 51b off I-75, turn right (south) on Gratiot and go to the second light, Russell, and turn left. Parking is next to the side-door entry. Detroit Eviction Defense
For more information see the “Helpful Information” posting (Foreclosure of Homes in Detroit)

The Michigan Land Bank and the Bank Of America have joined forces to rehabilitate homes in Michigan. Click here to see to see the letter (contact information is at the bottom of the first page).

Stop Selling Detroit Homes You Don’t Own!

12 Detroit Families Are Threatened with Eviction by Singapore Investors & Failed Oakland County Developer . Join the Protest.

 Midas Development Corporation, a Singapore-based company, is partnering with a failed Oakland County developer, Peter Barclae, to market Detroit homes it doesn’t own to Asian and American investors.

As part of the federal government’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Barclae built the homes near Eastern Market and pledged to sell them to the Detroit families who took occupancy. He now refuses to honor that commitment and is trying to evict a dozen families as “tenants” rather than homebuyers. Barclae wants to sell the homes to Midas, which is already marketing them to Asian and American investors as rental properties— to be managed by Midas.

The families are fighting in court to stop this arrogant breach of contract (see below). They want to buy their homes and save the neighborhood from the blight that will surely follow if they are evicted.

Events Offered By The City of Detroit

If you would like something to do, check out the events offered by the city Of Detroit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Residents/Events.aspx

New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church
To see my group doing a song in “sign” for the hearing impaired, go to www.newnpmbcunity.org. Go down to the forth division and click on where it reads New Prospect MBC-Detroit, Mi. live streaming video powered. We come on at the 58:00 minute time segment. Facing your computer screen, I am second from the left.  – Winifred Blackmon
Have An Idea For A Business?

If you have an idea for a business NEIdeas Detroit will give you the money to make it happen. NEIdeas is a program that celebrates existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park – rewarding those with the best ideas for growth. Click the website link to find out more http://neideasdetroit.org/about/

Zumba Classes

There are zumba classes on Mondays and Thursday 6pm at the Northwest Activities Center 18100 Meyers Detroit, MI 48221. Also Friday at 11:00 am Lewisville 19315 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI 48221

For more information call Jaharah Muhamad at (313) 717-5939 https://www.facebook.com/PennyLoveFitness Twitter: @Pennylovefit

Kid’s University

There is a Kid’s university which has begun at Bethune Elementary and Middle School. Are you interested in helping? Would you be interested in tutoring young people? Academic tutoring is Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm. Click here to download the flyer below. If anybody has any questions about the tutoring at the school they can contact Gaston Nash at (313) 530-4021 or g_mail22@yahoo.com.

Are You Eligible To Have Your Illegal Activities Erased?

To find out how, click here to see the flyers for juveniles and adults.  This is only offered certain days of the week.

Classes At YouthVille – Ages 9-11

For $25 a year, young people between the ages of 9 and 11 years old can have full access to the classes and resources of Youthville.  Once a Youthville member, the kids can drop in the classes any time.  Great for working parents with creative students from music to art to dance and more… http://www.youthvilledetroit.org/ 

Do You Need Your GED?

You can brush up on your math and reading skills to get a better job. You must be at least 18 years old to get free assistance. This takes place any day,  Monday – Friday. Check in time is from 1:30 – 2:00 pm. You can go to any Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Service Center 455 West Fort Street 48226 (313) 962-9675 / 707 West Milwaukee Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 873-7321 /
5555 Conner Avenue Detroit, MI 48213 (313) 579-4925

Project Healthy Living
United Health Organization (UHO), the non-profit organization has announced its schedule of health screenings. Many tests for high blood pressure, obesity, vision, and hearing are free. For a small fee tests for for gluten, food and seasonal allergies will be available. A four hour fast is recommended before testing. You can regster for pre-screening at a location in your area. for more information call the hotline  (313) 531-9108 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., or visit the Web site at www.projecthealthyliving.org 

Detroit Market Garden

See the Detroit Market Garden, a two acre farm in the Eastern Market District.  Please join us and take a self-guided tour of this two-acre farm site during the hours listed below. Greening staff will be present to answer questions and provide guided tours upon request. RSVP to Caitlyn at 313-285-2238 or caitlyn@greeningofdetroit.com  

Where – Detroit Market Garden – Corner of Erskine St. and Orleans St. Detroit Click here to see the map. 

FREE to Detroit residents and Greening of Detroit members (Suggested $3 donation for all other participants)  Please wear sturdy walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire

The Belle Isle Aquarium reopened last fall 2012 and is free and open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For organizers Jennifer Boardman and Vance Patrick of the Belle Isle Conservancy, and fish curator Gary Balduc, the grand re-opening was the culmination of several years of work.
For more information, call (313) 331-7760 or (313) 628-2081.
Taken from City Briefs – A City of Detroit Newletter
Activities at Palmer Park/Palmer Woods

 Please visit the Palmer Park website  peopleforpalmerpark.org Email us at info@peopleforpalmerpark.org to volunteer, ask questions, and for more information.

Citizen’s Radio Patrol

Do you live in the Bagley Community? Click this link to learn about the Bagley Community Patrol and participate  http://bagleycommunity.blogspot.com/2013/09/walk-with-us-patrol-your-block.html 

Neighbors Wanted

Come Out and tour houses that are up for auction in Detroit by the Detroit Land Bank.  Find out more information at this link: http://youtu.be/5IAEcrfn7J8

 Save Lipke Recreation Center – So People Can Have Activities

That is the only option that we have to stop the Salvation Army from taking over and permanently barring public usage of a great facility built with public dollars ten years ago after a seven year community campaign by going to www.crowdrise.com/savelipke. We are also approaching sports organizations, foundations and other potential large donors. If we do not meet our goal, all donations are refunded.
As it stands today, there is no recreation except street hoops in central northeast Detroit. We intend to restore or initiate baseball, basketball, swimming, dance, weightlifting, general exercise, basic physical therapy, seniors exercise, horseshoes, art, mentoring and community support activities. All will be accessible to the whole community. 

Coffee and Conversation

A message from Thomas Stallworth:

Monthly Coffee and Conversation with Representative Thomas F. Stallworth III.UAW Vote Center 15140 Livernois Ave. Detroit, MI 48238
Come hear updates from Lansing and discuss what is happening in our community. If you have any questions please contact my office toll free at (855) 647-3707, or by email at thomasstallworth@house.mi.gov.
As the state representative for District 7, I serve as the chairman of the Detroit Caucus, chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Democratic vice chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Technology, and a member of the House Committees on Health Policy and Education. Visit my website at www.stallworth.housedems.com for updates on my work in Lansing and in District 7.”

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 30014  Lansing, MI 48909-7514
His website http://007.housedems.com/?utm_source=district-007&utm_media=enews&utm_campaign=district-007-2773-2013-04-29-Join+me+at+my+coffee+hour+on+Friday%2C+May+4&utm_qid=eq%3A97c04cd8-11b3-d70f-15b1-b49f3b98113f&utm_term=visit+my+website&utm_content=Link+2

Health Awareness and Safety Training
On Friday March 27, 2014, From 1 Pm-4 Pm, The Detroit Police Department will be offering free health awareness and safety training at the Northwest Activity Center located at 18100 Meyers. Refreshments will be  provided and the workshops are free.  Safety topics will include Con Games and Scams, Burglary Prevention, and street safety.

Detroit Future City
If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in your neighborhood, click this link http://bagleycommunity.blogspot.com/2013/02/detroit-future-city.html
                     NSSA Initiative and 12th Precinct Neighborhood Coalition Meeting
The next NSSA Initiative and  12th Precinct Neighborhood Coalition Meeting is

 @ 9am @ the Lighthouse (19440 Livernois) from 9 am – 12 pm the 4th Saturday of every month at the NEW PROSPECT LIGHTHOUSE – 19940 LIVERNOIS. Please send a representative if you aren’t able to attend. Click this link for more information on what NSSA is http://bagleycommunity.blogspot.com/2013/04/blight-elimination-plan-for-detroit.html  (See Demolition and FAQ)

Senior Citizens Day


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