Global Women’s Conference at WCCCD

June 22, 2009

Wayne County Community College District‘s Northwest Campus will be hosting A Global Women’s Conference on Saturday July 11, 2009.   The time will be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219.  The event is free and open to the public.

“The Global Women’s Conference will be a full day of speakers, panels, and presenters who address issues currently facing women of all cultures and ethnicities. It provides educators, students, and health service providers with best practices for interfacing with women’s global issues in the areas of health, education, socio-economics and youth development. Participants will also learn about IT Career Opportunities (bring resumes), Speed Networking, interviewing and much more.” (from the event flyer)

Click here for more information.


Free Admissions around Detroit

June 15, 2009

Museums on us© from Bank of America

Present your ID and a Bank of America ATM, credit, or check card at participating museums on the first full weekend of every month and your admission is free!

In the Detroit area, participating museums are:

For more information and a calendar, go to

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Museum Adventure Pass

Don’t forget the Museum Adventure Pass available for check out at local libraries (a list of participating libraries is here).

Guidelines from the Museum Adventure Pass website:

“Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your valid library card at any library location. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved, renewed or requested through interlibrary loan. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS. Up to two or four people may be admitted on each pass. (See the list for which organizations admit 2 and which admit 4.) Choose the museum you would like to visit and bring the card for that museum to the circulation desk. The library will give you a date-due slip that admits you into the museum through the date printed on the slip. After this date, the pass expires. You do not need to return it to your library.”


Midsummer Nights in Midtown

June 8, 2009

Midsummer Nights in Midtown began this past weekend and will continue through the month of June.  This month-long series replaces the Detroit Festival of the Arts, a single weekend event.

From the April 24th press release:
“The University Cultural Center Association (UCCA) and Wayne State University are excited to announce a new series of summertime public performances, Midsummer Nights in Midtown, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening in June. This special series will continue to provide outstanding arts and cultural programming for the metropolitan Detroit community, in lieu of the Detroit Festival of the Arts.

“Midsummer Nights in Midtown spotlights a different Midtown venue each evening of the series, presenting an admission-free performance by international, national and local guest artists ranging from acclaimed musicians to award-winning poets and authors, and large-puppet theater for children. In total there will be more than a dozen participating venues and over 25 performances amid the state’s premier arts and cultural institutions, neighborhood galleries, and entertainment facilities.”

For more information, visit

For the schedule of events, click here.

Polio Hospital Reunion

June 4, 2009

The Botsford Commons Senior Community will be hosting a reunion on Saturday July 11, 2009 for former patients and staff of the Michigan Hospital School, Michigan Convalescent Home and the Sister Kenny Polio Hospital.  These hospitals operated on the site of the Senior Community from 1919 to 1958.

In addition, those who plan to attend can bring memorabilia from the early hospital that they would like to donate to the archive that has been established at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University.  The formal opening of the archive will occur at the reunion.

See the full article at:

For more information, see the Botsford Commons blog at