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Grosse Ile I S S U E N O. 7

Magazine

PARKS & REC

GROSSE ILE REC. DEPT. EVENTS, CLASSES, PROGRAMS, VENUES

Fall /Winter 2019-20

PHOTO: Youth shown at the

Grosse Ile Rec. Dept.’s Mother & Son Date Night, Jan. 2019


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Gina Dudash ~ Artistic Director Professional Faculty

• Accredited by Dance Educators of America

• Fall 2019 Registration •

Accepting Registrations for NEW and Existing Students through September and October 2019. Beginner to Advanced ~ Recreational to Professional

• Ballet • Pointe • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • Lyrical • Special Boy’s Hip Hop • Parent -Tot (2-yrs old) • Pre-Dance • Kinder Dance • Adult Classes • Gymnastics - Taught by a Gymnastics Coach We sell dance apparel: Shoes-Tights-Leotards-Dance Bags • Get fitted at registration!

NUTCRACKER BALLET 2019 performances The Whitney, Detroit ~ November 25th and 26th Please call for more information!

Located at 8525 Macomb St. • (734) 362-0800 Across the sidewalk from Hungry Howie’s

dancegrosseile@att.net ~ www.studiogpac.com Competitive Dance Team starting at age 6 (must audition) ~ General classes begin at age 2!

Home of the Southeastern Michigan Classical Ballet – “A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization”


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CONTENTS

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8 10 14

GROSSE ILE REC DEPT Listings of commissions, staff, and contacts

EVENTS/TO DO Featured items for your calendar

YOUTH ACTIVITY Children’s Choir, Music, Fitness, Running, Tennis

16 20 22

ACTIVE ADULTS Gentle Yoga, Fit for Life, Cross Training, Zumba

SENIOR ACTIVITY Senior outings, social, transportation, cards

FACILITIES/VENUES Water’s Edge Complex, Centenial Farm, Marina

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42 TWP DIRECTORY Grosse Ile Twp. officials, Department Directors

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Island organizations share upcoming events

GROSSE ILE DDA Grosse Ile’s business district activities, events

Fall/Winter 2019-20

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GROSSE ILE TWP. BOARD Brian Loftus Supervisor Ute O’Connor Clerk Ted Van Os Treasurer Trustees Carl Bloetscher, James Budny, Thomas Malvesto, James Nelson

RECREATION STAFF Kim O’Farrell Annette Pelts Mark Tissot Gene Kowalski Gayle Haeger Brian Payette

Recreation Director Enrichment Coordinator Maintenance & Grounds Maintenance & Grounds Office Support Support Staff

RECREATION COMMISSION Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director Chad Novak Commission Chairman James Nelson Board Liaison Wendy Kearney Secretary Commissioners Greg Meyring, Ethel Yops, Rich Brower, Brandon Antosh, Kevin Naso, Kyle Alexander DeBeausset, Karen Olinek

FESTIVAL COMMISSION Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director Chad Novak Festival Chairman James Nelson Board Liaison Wendy Kearney Secretary Commissioners Bridget Hurst, George Fulmer, John Burgan, Kathleen Altenburg, Scott Rhind, Kevin Lizyness, Karen Olinek, Trish Eblin

CLASS/CAMP REGISTRATION REGISTER EARLY! Nothing eliminates a program quicker than everyone waiting to the last minute to register. If there aren’t enough registrations by a certain date, the program may be cancelled.

AM I IN? Please assume the course will be held at the time and place indicated unless you hear differently from the Recreation Department.

REFUNDS Events with non-refundable tickets are noted in program guide. Only canceled classes will be refunded in full. Refunds for class withdrawal will be made only before the second class meeting, regardless of attendance. Drop-in fees/rates available. Sorry, no pro-rating.

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE at grosseilerecreation.com - under the Community Recreation tab - 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week!

IN PERSON at the Recreation Office: 25215 West River Road Grosse Ile, MI 48138 Hours: 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday

MAIL completed form with your check to: Grosse Ile Recreation Department P.O. Box 185 Grosse Ile, MI 48138 Make checks payable to: Grosse Ile Recreation Department

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NOTE Grosse Ile Twp. and Recreation Dept. offices will be closed: ( 2019 -20 ) September 2; November 11, 28, and 29; December 24 – January 1 (re-open Jan. 2); January 20; February 17. To discover a wealth of information about the Rec. Dept. and Grosse Ile Twp., go to: grosseile.com


Issue No. 7

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LEARN TO RIDE LIKE A CHAMP! Luton Riding Academy and Grosse Ile Equestrian Club are now offering: Riding lessons, horse training, clinics, boarding, guided trail rides, pony parties and day camps with a heated arena. Learn to ride from beginner levels to national champion. Join the barn family, where lifetime friends are made. Riding lessons are available Monday through Saturday. Location: 25795 3rd St., Grosse Ile Contact: Text Ricki Luton, 734-552-1582, to schedule an appointment.

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GREAT GOLF • CLOSE TO HOME

WATER’S EDGE

GOLF COURSE Water’s Edge is located on 55 acres at the intersection of Bellevue and West River Roads. This unique community owned facility overlooks the Detroit River and is home to a regulation 9-hole golf course, driving range, putting, and chipping greens.

2019 GOLF RATES Beginning Monday, September 30th, 2019 Regular Golfer. . . $10 Walking / $14 with Power Cart Junior/Senior . . . . $8 Walking / $12 with Power Cart NOTE: Senior status is 55 and older Junior status is 17 and younger

25215 WEST RIVER RD., GROSSE ILE, MI 48138 • 734-675-0777 • PROSHOP@GROSSEILE.COM

WATER’S EDGE

FALL SCRAMBLE SATURDAY SEPT 21 8 AM Enjoy friendly competition in our annual Fall Scramble (18 holes). Prizes awarded for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests. Location: Water’s Edge Golf Course Fee: $25 per person Includes: golf power cart, and light lunch at the turn

Spooktacular!

Great gift idea!

KIDS GOLF

OUTING SAT • OCT 19

Kids, ages 3-17 years, are invited to play a round of golf dressed in their Halloween costume! Each hole will have a treat! Costume contest, and light lunch provided at end of play. Location: Water’s Edge Golf Course Fee: $10 per child; $5 per adult w/child registration All registrations will be entered in a drawing for a 2020 Season: ‘Option 10 Golf Pass’ and a 2020 Season: ‘Individual Pool Pass’.

WATER’S EDGE Gift Certificates Winter Special Purchase your OPTION PASS by March 1st and SAVE 10%

We have a variety of options available to you! Call us at 734-675-0777 for more info


TRUNK TREAT

SAT., OCT. 12TH • 1-4 PM

SAT., OCT. 12TH • 1-4 PM

Location: Centennial Farm Fee: FREE!

• Petting Farm

Pre-registration for a parking space is required, and can be done at grosseilerecreation.com Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated trunks. Register your business or family!

Note: Please be in place by 12:30 PM

TRICK TREAT SATURDAY • OCT 26TH 11 AM-1 PM Macomb Street Everyone welcome! Macomb Street businesses which have the orange pumpkin displayed in their windows will host trick or treating!

(from 1:30-3:30 p.m.)

• Children’s Crafts at Children’s Garden • Hayrides • Cider and Donuts • Pumpkin Patch • Music • Face Painting • Trunk or Treating

Location: Centennial Farm Fee: Admission at the Gate is $5 per person

Costumes and Cocktails

A MASQUERADE at the Farms

HALLOWEEN

SAT., OCT. 19TH • 7 PM

SAT., OCT. 26TH 10:15 AM . . . Line up at Grosse Ile High School 10:30 AM . . . Parade start time Costumed youngsters and oldsters will march down Lyons Drive to Macomb Street, then to the VFW Hall. Please join us for this Island tradition. Put on your best costume and join in the parade or be a spectator.

Location: Grosse Ile High School / Macomb Street Fee: FREE Everyone welcome!

Location: Centennial Farm 25797 3rd St Fee: $25 per person ( 21 and over ) Bonfire, Hayrides, Costume Contest, DJ, Dancing, Appetizers, Cash Bar


Island Glow

FRIDAY, DEC 6, 2019 Everyone welcome! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:10 PM 7:30 PM

. . . Entertainment at Macomb Commons . . . Arrival of Santa by Fire Truck . . . Santa Stroll (On Macomb St.) . . . Tree Lighting Ceremony (In front of Perdino’s)

BREAKFAST with

SANTA!

Everyone welcome!

Includes pancake breakfast, craft and special visit with Santa. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

SAT., DEC 7 • 10AM-NOON Location: Centennial Farm Activity Room Fee: $5 per person (Children & Adults)

Santa’s

MAILBOX

ELF

Workshop

Located at Macomb Commons!

Delight your child with a Santa letter this holiday season. Starting after Island Glow, the Big Red Box at the Macomb Commons (Meridian at Macomb Street) will be taking letters to Santa until December 20, 2019. Be sure your child includes their name and complete mailing address.

SAT., DEC 14 15 • 10 AM - NOON Give your kids a chance to make at least 2 gifts for their loved ones. We will also provide a wrapping station. Different options and crafts for age groups will be provided so everyone can take something home. Grades: K - 6th Location: Centennial Farm Activity Room Fee: $10


Grosse Ile Historical Society’s

Our Annual

EASTER HOLIDAY EVENT BOUTIQUE

SAT., APRIL 4 • 10 AM

at the Custom House

Come browse the works of over 30 local artisans in a beautiful old time Christmas setting! Hours: Nov. 22nd – Dec. 22nd - Fridays 2 - 8 pm; Saturdays & Sundays 11- 6 pm This year’s opening Gala will be held Fri. Nov. 22nd from 12 - 6 pm; Santa and his favorite Elf will be visiting Sat. Dec. 7th from 12 - 2 pm

Mother & Son

• Easter Egg Hunt by Age Divisions • Visit and Photo with the Easter Bunny • Refreshments • Prizes and Goody Bags Fee: $5 per child * Location: Centennial Farm * Pre-registration required

Daddy Daughter Mother & Son

DATE DANCE NIGHT FRIDAY FEB 7 6:30-8 PM FRIDAY JAN 17 6:30-8 PM Join us at the GI Middle School Gym. Inflatables, photo station, and pizza and ice cream bar, will be offered! Location: Middle School Café/Gym Fee: $25 per couple $8 for each add’l child

Spend a fun evening w/your daughter(s). Dance to musical hits spun by a professional disc jockey, learn some new dances, and enjoy pizza and snacks. Location: Middle School Café/Gym Fee: $25 per couple $8 for each add’l child Note: Registeration deadline is January 24, 2020

BOWLING Night

FRIDAY FEB 21 6:30-8 PM Meet us for a night of friendly competition and teamwork. You’ll receive bowling time; shoe rental; and hot dog and pop. Bumper bowling lanes will be provided for younger bowler. Location: Woodhaven Lanes Fee: $25 per couple $8 for each add’l child


Focused K-9 Dog Obedience Class

Pre-School Music

This class will cover basic commands that include sit, stay, down, come, and heel. As class progresses and dog and owner become proficient, more advanced skills will be introduced. This class is sure to offer bonding time between pet owner and exercise for both! Days

Dates

Times

Wks

SAT

9/21-10/26

11 AM - NOON

6

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. This program pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. You’ll have fun singing, dancing, playing, and bonding with your child. Days

Dates

Times

FRI

9/27-12/13 10:30-11:15 AM ( No class 11/22 )

Age 0-5 years

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$180 per session

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor:

Alanna Scott, Owner and Lead Trainer

Fee:

$160 per child; $19 for 2nd sibling, FREE for 3rd sibling and siblings under 9 months old.

Grosse Ile Children’s Choir

Instructor: Lisa Lucka, Music Together Teaching Director

Mission: The mission of the Grosse Ile Children’s Choir (GICC) is to provide a quality choral experience for singers in Grades 3-8 (in Fall of 2019). Goals: Provide a choral music education, performance opportunities and positive learning environment, while fostering team effort, self-discipline and self-esteem. Rehearsals: The first rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Rehearsals are held from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the music room at Meridian Elementary. Parent Involvement: The success of the GICC depends on parents taking an active role in providing transportation home from rehearsals, to and from the performances, and providing snacks for rehearsals once or twice a year. NOTE: A parent meeting will follow the first rehearsal. Days

Dates/Year

Times

Grades

WED

9/18/19-5/27/20

3:15-4:15 PM

3rd-8th

Instructors: Barbara Conroy, James Parker Location:

Meridian Elementary School music room

Tuition:

$75 per year; $50 per additional child is given for families who have more than one child participating.

Contact:

Barbara Conroy, bjconroy@gmail.com, or Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. at 734-675-2364

W Payments are due before or at the first rehearsal. W Registration may be made at the Recreation Offices at Water’s Edge or online at grosseilerecreation.com W Performance uniforms (Grosse Ile Children’s Choir T-shirt) are included in the tuition fee.

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W Cost includes family materials: CD with download code, illustrated songbook with activity ideas/suggestions, and guide to understanding music development in children.

Basketball Program Introduction to basketball with a focus on skills using lowered baskets for instruction and game play. Days

Dates

TU TH 3/25-5/6 ( No Class 4/8 )

Times

Grades

6:10-7 PM

1st -2nd

Location: Parke Lane Elementary School Gym Fee:

$50

Junior Running Club This club is to help runners improve their physical fitness through running. Participants will have an opportunity to compete in cross country races between 1 and 1.6 miles. A current medical physical is required to participate. NOTE: Mandatory parent meeting Sept. 5th at 4:10 p.m. Days

Dates

Times

Grade

TU TH

9/5- mid Oct

3:10- 4:10 PM

2nd-5th ( in Fall of 2019)

Location:

Meridian Elementary School

Fee:

$55 Includes: T-shirt, awards, and race fees

W Turn in medical form to the Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. office. W Contact Kim Draper at kimdraper4@gmail.com for info.


Kids’ Mobile Fitness

Session 2

FIT MIX class is a popular age-specific combo class including yoga, gymnastics strength training, obstacle courses (includes math and phonic skills), team  games with fun educational themes every week. This class will help keep your child fit and healthy, build balance strength, body awareness and most of all confidence!

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

SAT

1/7- 2/11

5- 6:30 PM

5-13 yrs

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Tiny Tumblers Gymnastics Fee:

$110 per student, per session

LOCATION: Parke Lane ( Grades K-2nd in Fall of 2019 )

W Register by October 1 (session 1), December 31 (session 2)

Session 1

Tennis After School

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

TU

10/8- 11/19 3:10-4:10 PM ( No class 11/5 )

K-2nd

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

TU

1/7- 2/11

3:10-4:10 PM

K-2nd

Session 2

We introduce/teach tennis with a “game based” approach where the traditional serving and scoring are slightly modified to make it easy to be successful and fun while introducing concepts, terminology, and skills. LOCATION: Parke Lane ( Grades K-2nd in Fall of 2019 ) Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

LOCATION: Meridian ( Grades 3-5th in Fall of 2019 )

WED

Oct 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6

3:10-4:10 PM

Session 1

Session 2

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

Days

Dates

Times

WED

10/9-11/13

3:10-4:10 PM

3rd-5th

WED

Jan 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5

3:10-4:10 PM

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

WED

1/8-2/12

3:10-4:10 PM

3rd-8th

Session 2

Instructor: Amanda Teets, Personal Trainer

LOCATION: Meridian ( Grades 3-5th in Fall of 2019 ) Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 12 ( No class 11/5)

3:10-4:10 PM

Location:

Multiple locations - see listings above to determine the site of program/session

TU

Fee:

$58 per session/per student

Session 2

W Please bring water bottle.

Days

Dates

Times

Walkover Tuesdays

TU

Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4

3:10-4:10 PM

Ready to master your walkovers, back handspring or tuck? Join us for a 6-week intensive, but fun tumbling clinic. Leave feeling confident and ready for your next level of gymnastics or cheer! Appropriate for ages 5-13.

Instructor: John Sheets, Cert. USPTA Tennis Professional Location:

Multiple locations - see listings above to determine the site of program/session

Fee:

$55 per session/per student

W Class Limit: Minimum 10, maximum 20

Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Ages

TU

10/8 -11/12

5- 6:30 PM

5-13 yrs

W Children should wear comfortable clothes and must wear tennis shoes. W All equipment is provided.

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Gentle Yoga for Seniors

Get into the Flow!

Learn how to stretch out tensions, gently become more flexible, and use conscious breathing to relax & calm your mind. Yoga will facilitate all this and more as it helps you gain a sense of well-being: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Each session is appropriate for beginners, yet challenges continuing students.  Previous sessions not required.

Discover the restorative and physical benefits of YOGA. This zero intimidation yoga series allows you to achieve the strength, balance and stress relief of yoga at your own pace. Modifications will be provided for those poses you can’t quite do just yet. Encouragement to go a little further for more advanced students. This is your practice and will be centered around what feels right for your body.

Students must be able to get up and down from the floor - you can use a chair for assistance. Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

9/24 -10/29

2-3:30 PM

6

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

11/12 -12/17

2-3:30 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

1/7-2/11

2-3:30 PM

6

Session 3

Session 4 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

2/25- 3/31

2-3:30 PM

6

Session 5 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

4/21- 5/26

2-3:30 PM

6

Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

9/24 -10/29

7:15-8:15 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

11/12 -12/17

7:15-8:15 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

1/7-2/11

7:15-8:15 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

2/25-3/31

7:15-8:15 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

4/14-5/19

7:15-8:15 PM

6

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$55 per session

Fee:

$50 per session

Instructor:

Dawn Marshall

Instructor:

Patti Nevin

W Required: yoga mat.

W Wear layered, comfortable, stretchy clothing, and bring an exercise mat, strap, water bottle, and firm blanket. W Please eat lightly 2 to 3 hours before class.

Open Pickleball Play

Adults

Days

Dates

Times

T TH

Starts 9/24

6:30-8:30 PM

W Recommended: water bottle, tow yoga blocks, a yoga strap and small (throw) blanket.

Open Table Tennis

Adults

Days

Dates

Times

MWF

Year-round

3:30-5:30 PM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room FREE

Location:

Meridian Elimentary School Gym

Fee:

Fee:

$3 drop-in

W Schedule may vary due to rentals and special activities. Call 734-675-2364 for updates.

W Schedule may vary due to events and activities.

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Better Backs

Boot Camp Circuit

Class offered by OrthoSport Physical Therapy Center The goal of this class is to improve core strength, stabilization, and flexibility to decrease the risk of developing a lower back injury. We also focus on symptom management. Session 1

This class provides endurance and resistance training using multiple stations and equipment such as TRX straps, ropes, weights, kettlebells, and other plyometric movements. Typically there are 8-10 stations. Moving quickly thru these stations, alternating muscle groups gives you a total body workout and allowing you to improve strength, power and mobility.

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Session 1

WED

9/25 -10/30

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MON

9/16-10/28

6:30 -7:15 PM

7

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Session 2

WED

1/29 - 3/4

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

6

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MON

11/4 -12/16

6:30 -7:15 PM

7

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MON

1/6 -3/2 6:30 -7:15 PM ( No classes 1/20 and 2/17 )

7

Wks

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$60 per session or choose to take both the Better Backs and Better Balance classes for just $100 for both classes per session.

Instructor:

Beth Hedke

Session 3

W Wear exercise clothing that allows for movement. W Bring an exercise or yoga mat and water bottle.

Session 4

Better Balance

Days

Dates

Class offered by OrthoSport Physical Therapy Center

MON

3/9- 4/20 6:30 -7:15 PM ( No classes 4/6)

We focus on improving your balance through mobility/coordination activities, flexibility/strengthening exercises, postural awareness techniques, and education to help prevent falls. Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

WED

9/25-10/30

10:30 -11:30 AM

6

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

WED

1/29- 3/4

10:30 -11:30 AM

6

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$60 per session or choose to take both the Better Backs and Better Balance classes for just $100 for both classes per session.

Instructor:

Elizabeth Feirtag

Times

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$70 per session; $10 Drop-in

Instructor:

Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

7

W Minimum 10 students

Island Walkers

Aerobic walking to music

This is group walking in the activity room at Centennial Farm. Join us for 3-4 miles each weekday. You will learn 4 basic steps with a warm-up, cool down, and stretches. Music makes this a fun way to get aerobic walking in before your day starts. Please come early to register your first day, which is FREE! Days

Dates

Times

M-F

Year-round

6:45-7:45 AM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$1 daily or $25/8 weeks

W Wear exercise clothing that allows for movement.

Instructors: Chris Mathews, Program Attendant, cmmathewssd@gmail.com

W Bring an exercise or yoga mat and water bottle.

W Wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and bring water.

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Fit For Life

(M/W/F)

Session 3

This workout incorporates low impact cardio moves including large muscle strength training using hand weights. Exercise incorporates use of a chair if necessary. This is a multi-level class, beginner to intermediate.

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

T TH

1/7-2/25 9-9:45 AM ( No classes 2/18 )

7

Days

Dates

Wks

T TH

3/3- 4/23 9-9:45 AM ( No classes 4/7 and 4/9 )

Session 4 Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MWF

9/9 -10/25

9-9:45 AM

7

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

MWF

10/28 -12/18 9-9:45 AM ( No class 11/22 and 12/2 )

Wks 7

Times

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$60 per session; $7 Drop-in

Instructor:

Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

7

W 2-5 lb weights are necessary W Minimum 10 students

Session 3 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MWF

1/6-2/26 9-9:45 AM ( No class 1/20 and 2/27 )

7

Days

Dates

Wks

MWF

3/2- 4/24 9-9:45 AM ( No class 4/6, 8, 10 )

Session 4 Times

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$90 per session; $7 Drop-in

Instructor:

Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

7

A fun, energetic workout that combines dance, rhythm and drumming. You’ll find the movement and tempo to be quite a workout! Designed for ages 13+. Those unable to withstand a standing workout are still encouraged to participate. Session 1 MON

9/23-10/28

7:45-8:30 PM

13+

Days

Dates

Times

Age

MON

11/11-12/16

7:45-8:30 PM

13+

Days

Dates

Times

Age

MON

1/6 - 2/10

7:45-8:30 PM

13+

Session 3

W 2-5 lb weights are necessary W Minimum 10 students

Fit For Life

Cardio Drumming

(TU/TH)

Session 4

NOTE: Please see full class description above.

Days

Dates

Times

Age

Exercise incorporates use of a chair if necessary. This is a multilevel class, beginner to intermediate.

MON

2/24- 3/30

7:45-8:30 PM

13+

Days

Dates

Times

Age

MON

4/13- 5/18

7:45-8:30 PM

13+

Session 5

Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

T TH

9/10 -10/24

9-9:45 AM

7

Session 2 Days

Dates

T TH

10/29 -12/17 9-9:45 AM ( No classes 11/5 and 11/21)

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Wks 7

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$40 per session

Info:

Call 734-931-0456; visit website; or e-mail questions to PKSAGrosseIle@gmail.com

W All fitness levels are welcome.


Core Fusion Class

Session 3

A strong "core" is essential for everyone! Come strengthen and stretch the area between your shoulders and hips using your own body weight for resistance.

Days

Dates

MWF

1/6-2/26 8-8:45 AM ( No class 1/20 and 2/27 )

7

Days

Dates

Wks

MWF

3/2- 4/24 8-8:45 AM ( No class 4/6, 8, 10 )

Session 1

Times

Wks

Session 4

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

9/26 -10/24

10:15-11 AM

5

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

11/14-12/19 10:15-11 AM ( No classes 11/21)

Session 2

5

Times

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$108 per session; $10 Drop-in

Instructor:

Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

7

W Minimum 10 students.

Session 3

W Wear exercise clothing that allows for movement.

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

1/9 -2/6

10:15-11 AM

5

Session 4 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

2/13- 3/4

10:15-11 AM

5

Zumba Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Session 1

Fee:

$40 per session; $10 Drop-in

Days

Dates

Times

Age

Instructor:

Heidi McCarty is an ACE Certified Instructor with 25+ years of experience

WED

9/25-10/30

6:30-7:20 AM

13+

Days

Dates

Times

Age

WED

11/6 -12/18 6:30-7:20 AM ( No classes 11/20 )

13+

Days

Dates

Times

Age

WED

1/8 - 2/12

6:30-7:20 AM

13+

W Bring an exercise or yoga mat and water bottle.

Cross Training Blast out of the same-old, same-old. Varying your workouts is better for you. By using different muscles groups, you reach a higher level of fitness. Keeping things interesting also helps you stick with it. Monday: kettlebells; Wednesday: Tabata or trainer’s choice; Friday: circuit or student’s request. Never the same class twice. All fitness levels welcomed and all movements can be modified to your specific needs.

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Days

Dates

Times

Age

MWF

9/9 -10/25

8-8:45 AM

7

WED

2/26 - 4/1

6:30-7:20 AM

13+

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Dates

Times

Wks

Fee:

$45 per session; $7 Drop-in

7

Instructor:

Katelynn Jacques, Certified Fitness Instructor

Session 2 Days MWF

10/28 -12/18 8-8:45 AM ( No class 11/22 and 12/2 )

W Wear exercise clothing that allows for movement.

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Meals on Wheels

Senior Luncheons

Wayne County Office of Nutrition offers home delivered meals.

Come and enjoy time with good friends and food, live entertainment and a chance to win a variety of raffle prizes.

W Call 1-800-851-1454 to apply for this program. W Holiday meals may also be provided by completing the paperwork given to you by our driver.

Octoberfest Luncheon Days

Dates

Times

Van Transportation

WED

10/23

12:30 PM

The Grosse Ile Recreation Department is pleased to provide transportation service for residents who are senior citizens, low income or disabled. This “essential errands” service is for those who do not own a vehicle or are unable to drive due to medical reasons.

Holiday Luncheon

Location:

St. Patrick’s Dinner

Fee:

Van service boundaries are East to West Jefferson Ave., West to Allen Rd., North to Northline Rd., and South to Vreeland Rd. $5 / on island; $6 / off island (round trip)

Days

Dates

Times

WED

12/11

12:30 PM

Days

Dates

Times

WED

3/11

12:30 PM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

W Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance with 2 to 4 days preferable.

Fee:

$10 per luncheon

W For reservations/info call 734-675-2364 or 734-216-4905.

W Reservations are not necessary.

W Transportation is available Tues. through Fri. 12:30-4:30 p.m.

W Advanced tickets only.


Flu and Pneumonia Shots

Mystery Lunch Trip

Woodhaven Target/CVS Pharmacy will be offering FREE Flu and Pneumonia shots to all Seniors (55+) AND including a $5 Target Gift Card too!

Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

THURS

11/6

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Dining ( Lunch is on your own ) 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

THURS

9/26

10 AM - 2 PM

55+

Location:

Centennial Farm 25797 3rd St., Grosse Ile

Meijer in Woodhaven Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

WED

11/20

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Shopping 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

W Must present ID and insurance card to receive shot(s). W For more info please call Shannon at 734-672-0005.

Senior Outings Join us each month for shopping trips and different destinations for lunch Downriver. This is first come first serve. We are limited to 12 passengers per trip.

Southland Mall in Taylor Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

WED

12/4

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Shopping 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

Meijer in Woodhaven

Holiday Luncheon at Centennial Farm

Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

WED

9/11

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Shopping 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

WED

12/11

11 AM - NOON Pick-ups ( FREE pick-ups ) 2 PM Return to site of pick-up

Fee:

Truago

$7 per trip

Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

W Call the Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. for reservation: 734-675-2364.

WED

9/25

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Dining ( Lunch is on your own ) 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

First and Third Thursday Cards

Walmart in Woodhaven Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

WED

10/9

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM Shopping 3:30 PM Return to Grosse Ile

Trip to Westcroft Gardens Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

THURS

10/17

NOON -1 PM Pick-ups 1- 3 PM at Gardens 3:30 PM Return to site of pick-up

Octoberfest Dinner at Centennial Farm Days

Dates

Times/Agenda

WED

10/23

11 AM - NOON Pick-ups ( FREE pick-ups ) 2 PM Return to site of pick-up

Drop-in for a friendly game of Euchre or Pinochle. Days

Dates

Times

1ST & 3 RD THURS

Year-round

1:30 PM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

50 cents (includes beverages)

Grosse Ile Senior Citizen Club The Grosse Ile Senior Citizens Club is a social club for men and women ages 55 and up living on Grosse Ile. Activities include games, trivia, show and tell, and bingo. Days

Dates

Times

2ND & 4TH TUES

Year-round

11:30 AM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

Programs are FREE

W Call Ethel Yops at 734-676-1883 or Agnes Kujala 692-2737.

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WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX

RENTALS

Rental applications must be submitted 14 days in advance of the rental to secure reservation. (First come, first served.) The pool is available for rentals on Saturday or Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Monday thru Sunday from 7-9 p.m. (Available rental hours are subject to programming schedule.) W Rentals require one adult for every 10 children W All pool rules are in effect during rentals FACILITY

RESIDENT

Basketball Court

$50 per 2 hours

Volleyball Court

$50 per 2 hours

FootGolf Parties

$100 per hour / 10 participants (includes pavilion rental for 1 hour)

Multi-Season Rink

$50 per hour; $25 each additional 1/2 hour

WATER’S EDGE MUNICIPAL MARINA

DOCKING AND STORAGE

Our marina is a conveniently located deep water facility that offers many benefits and services including: W Deep water wells with immediate access to Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair via the Detroit River W Walking distance to Smokies on the River restaurant, Water’s Edge Complex: golf course, driving range, swimming pool, plus sand volleyball and basketball courts

Winter Storage . . . . . . $1.65 / Sq. Ft. (Summer patron); $2.00 / Sq. Ft. (Winter store only) Summer Dockage . . . $43.75/ lineal foot (boat or dock whichever is longer) Transient Dockage . . $50 up to 24 hours (water and electric)

WINTER SEASON October 1 - March 31 (6 months) SUMMER SEASON April 1 - September 31 (6 months) MARINA INFO Lift Operator, Gregg Phillips Business hours: M-F 9 a.m.-3p.m. Phone: 513-383-5478

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WATER’S EDGE MUNICIPAL MARINA

25215 West River Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138 513-383-5478 or 734-675-2364

www.GrosseIle.com Discover a wealth of information about Grosse Ile Township and the Rec. Dept.

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CENTENNIAL FARM

RECREATION BUILDING ACTIVITY ROOM RENTALS

Rental Fees are for 5 hours (1 hour of set-up, 1 hour of clean up, 3 hour event ); $25 for each additional hour and must be pre-arranged. The security deposit is due at the time of rental and must be in the form of a check or cash. All other rental fees must be paid in full 30 days prior to the rental date. The security deposit is not included as part of the rental fees. W Security Deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the event. FACILITY

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

NON-PROFIT GROUPS

Activity Room

$325 rental fee $165 security deposit

$415 rental fee $165 security deposit

$75 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) $25 (Mon. - Thurs.) Up to 3 hours per event. *Non-profit groups limited to 2 weekend rentals per year. Must provide NP status.

$550 rental fee $200 security deposit

$660 rental fee $200 security deposit

$550 rental fee $200 security deposit

$660 rental fee $200 security deposit

(150 capacity)

All Day Rental (10 a.m. to Midnight)

Overnight Package (Fri. or Sat. 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

PAVILIONS

CENTENNIAL FARM / WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX RENTALS

W Security Deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the event. FACILITY

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

Centennial Farm or the Water’s Edge Recreation Complex

$40 rental fee $25 security deposit

$60 rental fee $25 security deposit

(50 capacity)

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CENTENNIAL FARM

25797 Third St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138

734-675-2364

WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX

25215 West River Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 734-675-2364 or 734-675-0777

TUNE IN: GI-TV; Comcast - Channel 12; WOW- Channel 10; AT&T- Channel 99 We keep you updated on community events and recreation programs!

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SPO

GROSSE ILE REC. DEPT. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NSO

RSH

COMMUNITY RINK SPONSORSHIP

IPS!

The Grosse Ile Recreation Department is seeking sponsorship to help with our community rink. Maintenance and upgrades are needed to help keep our rink open and operational. Please consider a sponsorship opportunity today. Contact Kim O’Farrell at 734-675-2364 / kofarrell@grosseile.com

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

WINGS

PENGUINS

AMT: $1,000

AMT: $500

(1 year sponsorship) 4' X 6' Vinyl Banner (displayed for 1 yr.) 1/2 Page Ad in the Grosse Ile Profile 1 - Option 10 Golf Pass / Water’s Edge 1- Family Pool Pass

(1 year sponsorship) 3' X 5' Vinyl Banner (displayed for 1 yr.) 1/4 Page Ad in the Grosse Ile Profile 1 - Option 10 Golf Pass / Water’s Edge 1- Family Pool Pass

KNIGHTS

ISLANDER

AMT: $250

AMT: $100

(1 year sponsorship) 3' X 4' Vinyl Banner (displayed for 1 yr.) 1/6 Page Ad in the Grosse Ile Profile 1 - Option 10 Golf Pass / Water’s Edge

(1 year sponsorship) Islander level sponsors will have their name placed on banner for display at the Community Rink for 1 year.

WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX

MULTI-SEASON RINK

Rental applications must be submitted 14 days in advance of the rental to secure reservation (first come, first served). Available rental hours are subject to programming schedule.

MULTI-SEASON RINK . . . $75 for first hour; $50 each additional hour Winter Rink Hours (weather pending) . . . Mon-Sun: 10a.m.-10p.m.

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25215 West River Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138 734-675-2364 or 734-675-0777

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GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP

GROSSE ILE YOUTH RECREATION P.O. Box 41 Grosse Ile, MI 48138

www.giyrasports.com FOOTBALL Joe Pizzo President joepizzo53@yahoo.com

CHEERLEADING Ryan Christie Cheer Director rchristie@cmactrans.com

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Brian Loftus Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 215 Dale L. Reaume Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 236 Timothy O’Donnell Assessor . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 221 Ute O’Connor Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 235 Bryan Friel Office Mgr./Deputy Clerk . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 241 Alaina Farmer Records/Elections . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 234 Ted Van Os Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 223 Annette Wurtsmith Deputy Treasurer . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 232 Clerk and Treasurer’s Office . . . . . . 734-692-9682 ( DIRECT FAX ) Ann Darzniek Finance Director . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 224 Derek Thiel DPS Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 228 Permits Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 226 Zoning and Code Enforcement . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 240 Julie Cortis Animal Control Officer . . . . . . . . acocortis@hotmail.com

RECREATION DEPARTMENT 25215 East River Rd. | grosseilerecreation.com

Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director kofarrell@grosseile.com OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-2364 PRO-SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0777 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-692-9691

Melissa Boehing President baseball@giyrasports.com

GROSSE ILE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

BASKETBALL

Michael Duker Airport Manager mduker@grosseileairport.com

Bridgette Botten President bridgette.botten@gmail.com

PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0155 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0932

WRESTLING

GROSSE ILE ANIMAL SHELTER

9601 Groh Rd. | grosseileairport.com

Jeni Vesperman jenivesperman@gmail.com

25799 Third St. | grosseile.com PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-469-7145 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743-469-7140

GROSSE ILE SOCCER

GROSSE ILE POLICE DEPARTMENT

P.O. Box 23 Grosse Ile, MI 48138

www.chaossoccer.net Becky Arndt President dewey524@gmail.com Stephanie LeMoine Secretary steph1328@gmail.com

24525 Meridian Rd. | grosseile.com

Mark Warnick Chief of Police DISPATCH DESK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-7100

GROSSE ILE FIRE DEPARTMENT 24525 Meridian Rd. | grosseile.com

Duncan F. Murdock Fire Chief NON-EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-7157

GROSSE ILE DDA

GROSSE ILE HOCKEY

9601 Groh Rd. | facebook.com/macombstreet

www.grosseilehockey.com

PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 253

Angela Sukockas DDA Director angelas@grosseile.com

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• Community Partners • characteristics. Discover what they eat through owl pellet dissection, and we’ll end the night with a hike to find some owls! Centennial Farm – 25797 Third St.

GINLC ANNUAL MEETING Nov 9th • 10 am Our annual membership meeting will be held November 9 th at 10 a.m. at Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club.

Serving the community through literacy programs, community service, and fostering youth leadership.

Educational programs for families, friends, and community members. GINLC.ORG

GROSSEILEKIWANIS.ORG

OPEN HOUSE AT GBU Enjoy an afternoon surrounded by the beauty of nature at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit each Sunday at 1 p.m. through Oct. 1st. Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

KID’S EXPLORATION: INSECT INVESTIGATIONS Sept 22nd • 1 pm Join us for an insect filled afternoon! During our hike we’ll discover the unique adaptations that make insects so cool and we’ll even try to catch a few! Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE: NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST Visit www.GINLC.org to enter the Take it Outside – High School Nature & Wildlife Photo Contest. Enter from Oct. 1st through May 7th, 2020. Open to all high school students. www.GINLC.org

THE NATURE OF HALLOWEEN

Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club – 9339 BellevueCentennial Farm – 25797 Third St.

Striving to enhance the understanding of our Island’s past and its connection to the present. GIHISTSOC.ORG

LIGHTHOUSE TOUR Sept 8th •

Noon - 3 pm

Our annual fundraiser supporting the Kiwanis mission of serving the community. Sept. 6th at 4-Corners – Meridian at Parkway; Sept 7th at Kroger – 8999 Macomb St.

PAINT THE TOWN RED FUN HUNT Oct 4th Join us for our Island Wide Scavenger Hunt for Kids during Paint the Town Red weekend.

TEA PARTY Sept 14th • 2 pm Join us for tea at the Grosse Ile Historical Society Custom House. Tickets are available by calling 734-675-1250.

GHOST HUNT Oct 5th • 5:30 and 8 pm

Join us for this spooktacular program as we learn about the natural history of the plants and animals that are associated with Halloween! Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

NOTE: 18 years of age and older only.

Two Ghost Hunt tours will be held at the Depot Museum and Custom House. Tickets are available at Eventbrite for $25 per person.

OWL PROWL

Oct 13th • 3 pm

Learn about these awesome birds of prey! We’ll learn about the owls in our area and their

Sept 6th / Sept 7th

Tours of the Grosse Ile Lighthouse are being offered by the Grosse Ile Historical Society at Noon-3 p.m. on the hour. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Oct 27th • 1 pm

Nov 2nd • 6:30-8 pm

PEANUT FUNDRAISER

MUSIC RECITAL Join us for a piano/french horn recital at the Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church. Free to all but donations are welcomed.

Located at the Grosse Ile Centennial Farm, the 2020 HerbFest is a great place to meet fellow plant hobbyists. FACEBOOK: GROSSEILEHERBSOC

HERBFEST 2020 May 16th • 9 -2 pm This special event, hosted by the Grosse Ile Herb Society features a giant herb plant sale; perennials, fresh bake goods, herbal spices, and condiments; children’s garden activities.

For sponsorship info see page 13 and contact the Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. at 734-675-2364 or kofarrell@grosseile.com


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Rotary Club of Grosse Ile is a service organization that joins leaders, exchanges ideas, and takes action. GROSSEILEROTARY.ORG

FREE SHRED EVENT Sept 14th • 9 am - NOON Protect your personal information and destroy your private/confidential documents at our paper shredding event. Donations accepted. Location: Perdino’s – 8575 Macomb St.

MEET ‘N’ GREET ROTARY CLAM BAKE at

the Hickory Island Pavilion Sept 21st • 6 - 9 pm

Where the River ends and Fun begins

MAY 29, 30, 31 www.grosseileislandfest.com

If you've been looking for an invitation to check out Rotary, please come and enjoy an evening with us at the historic Hickory Island Pavilion. Event will be catered by Chef Perry Tsipis of Perdino’s. Menu to include: Steak or Salmon, Mussels, Tomato salad and Corn on the Cob. Adult and light beverages provided. Bring your appetite and a dish to pass, i.e., pasta salad, appetizer or dessert. Location: Hickory Island Pavilion RSVP by Sept. 16th by contacting Jill Ryan at 734-717-8010 or JillRyan56@gmail.com

BOTTOMS UP! Did you know that low income mothers cannot buy diapers with food stamps/bridge cards? Help us help Bottoms Up. Watch for our special stations for coupons and drop-offs on Macomb during the months of Sept., Oct., and Nov. Take a coupon and drop off diapers as you leave. Grosse Ile Rotary will repackage them into manageable portions. Larger sizes are most needed. NO pull-ups please. Visit grosseile.com for island news

MEET N’ GREET ROTARY FALL CLAM BAKE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM HICKORY ISLAND PAVILLION

Tickets: $40 per person Come and enjoy the Hickory Island Pavilion for a last Hurrah of the season. Catered by Chef Perry of Perdino’s fame. Bring your appetite and pass around pasta salad, appetizer or dessert. RSVP by September 16th to Jill Ryan at 734-717-8010 / JillRyan56@gmail.com

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• Grosse Ile Recreation Media Sponsors • Grosse Ile ROBBIN MOYER

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, Where s RO?

Find our Director of Marketing contest Read through this issue of GROSSE ILE Magazine to learn the location of the photograph of our Director of Marketing, Robbin ‘Ro’ Moyer. Send e-mail with the location, business, or venue where ‘Ro’ is shown and be entered to win a special prize basket.

E-mail info@ grosseilemag.com Instagram @ grosseilemag #wheresro

Deadline for entries is December 1st, 2019. One winner will be selected from entries received. The winning entry will be announced on Wednesday, December 8th, 2019.


• Grosse Ile Airport • N.A.S. GROSSE ILE Apparel DID YOU KNOW? The rich history at the Grosse Ile Airport dates back 90 years, with the last class of airmen celebrating their 50th anniversary this Fall. We will offer commemorative merchandise for purchase to mark this momentous occasion. Proceeds from each purchase goes directly to support the Grosse Ile Airport Memorial Fund.

PRICE LIST N.A.S. Pins ................. $5.00 N.A.S. Hats ............... $13.00 N.A.S. Patches ......... $15.00 N.A.S. Golf Shirts .... $42.00 Combo N.A.S./Airpark Logo T-Shirts ..................... $30.00

For more info on apparel and merchandise sales call 734-676-4422 ext 252 or visit our office at Township Hall.


• At Home on Macomb • Mark your calendars for upcoming Holiday Fun in Downtown Grosse Ile!

iL ghts at Lyons

Please join us for the...

Friday Nov 15th 5-8 PM

4th Annual

Lights at Lyons Park! Enjoy the splendor of the season nightly throughout December on Macomb Street.

Interested in sponsoring a Tree? Contact DDA at 734-676-4422 ext. 253 or angelas@grosseile.com no later than 11/18 . Cost is $65 per Tree (terms available on grosseile.com)

On Macomb Street Downtown Grosse Ile

Check Check in in at at the the Commons Commons

Stay at Home, Shop Macomb this Holiday Season! Saturday, November 30th

Angela Sukockas Director, Downtown Development Authority 734-676-4422 ext. 253 or angelas@grosseile.com To stay in the know, like us on Facebook “Meet Me on Macomb – Downtown Grosse Ile”


ISLAND PROFILE We introduce our new series, Island Profile, which features Grosse Ile residents’ contribution to the community.

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rosse Ile native, Dr. Mark Sawka brings the latest technologies to his patients while recalling a golden age when doctors treated families for generations. He remarks, “I have patients who I’ve cared for since infancy, and now I’m caring for their children. That is a real compliment.” Dr. Sawka has been in practice for over 30 years, although medicine wasn’t his original plan. One summer during college, Dr. Sawka, who was studying pre-dentistry at the time, attended an air show with his brother on a hot Sunday afternoon. The extreme heat, combined with long-standing lines created a medical emergency where a gentleman fainted. The man’s head wound was bleeding profusely, so Dr. Sawka used his own shirt to staunch the blood until paramedics arrived. Having enjoyed taking control of the situation, but wishing he could have done more, Dr. Sawka’s brother, a dentist himself, encouraged him to consider medical school. He dove right in, volunteering that summer at Riverside Hospital in their emergency room. Going directly into the ER was a bold move, but Dr. Sawka enjoyed the challenge and knew it would help him determine if saving lives was his calling. “I really liked it a lot; in fact, I would spend my weekends there working as a volunteer just because I liked being around medicine so much,” says Dr. Sawka, who earned over 1,000 volunteer hours learning everything from X-rays

to putting in stitches. In regards to being around trauma, Dr. Sawka says, “I just felt like I was helping people.” Dr. Sawka went on to attend Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean, complete an internship in Internal Medicine at West Suburban Medical Center in Illinois; do locum tenens in California, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Alaska and the Upper Peninsula; and finish residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing where he was chief resident. Next, Dr. Sawka taught at Michigan State University’s residency program and received a research fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery from Boston University Medical Center. After obtaining this wealth of experience and traveling far and wide, Dr. Sawka decided to TOP DOC bring his talents back Dr. Mark Sawka is currently to Michigan. He puraccepting new patients. Call chased an office from a 734-675-1280 to schedule a local physician who’d free consultation for an aesbeen in practice for 40 thetic treatment or a medical years and began workappointment with Dr. Sawka. ing through Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, the Dr. Sawka’s office is located same hospital where he at 25000 Hall Rd., Woodhaven, was born. and is open Monday, Tuesday, As a family practice Thursday and Friday from physician, there is little 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is closed on Dr. Sawka doesn’t treat. Wednesdays, Saturdays and “99% of what walks Sundays. through my door I can

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handle, and what I can’t, I refer to people I’d send my own family too.” And like family, Dr. Sawka is available when he’s needed because he reserves a third of his schedule for same-day appointments and encourages calls for questions. “We don’t mind answering questions over the phone, and if we can’t answer over the phone, we’ll have you come in,” says Dr. Sawka. “I think it’s important they see their physician when they’re well, and not just when they’re sick. We make it a priority that they can come in when they need to.” Outside of his practice, Dr. Sawka enjoys rowing competitively, fishing, and hunting and has been affiliated with Ducks Unlimited for about 25 years. As often as possible, Dr. Sawka volunteers his services. During a recent trip to Africa, he served as a physician for two weeks alongside a mission trip dedicating wells. He volunteers at local clinics for uninsured patients and shares his knowledge with residency students that come to learn in his office. In response to his patient’s desire for cosmetic treatments, Dr. Sawka is offering new services. The PicoSure laser, perfect for removing tattoos, scars, freckles,

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Dr. Sawka has been in practice for over 30 years Dr. Mark Sawka brings the latest technologies to his patients.

and wrinkles as well as tightening the skin, and the SculpSure laser, for removing those troublesome pockets of fat in problem areas like the tummy and chin. “It’s a real paradigm shift for me,” says Dr. Sawka. “I think of medicine as saving lives and helping people live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. And this doesn’t do any of those things. But it does make people happy, and that’s important because if people are more comfortable with their body, they are happier with their body, and I like that.” Patients love PicoSure as it’s less painful than the alternative treatments for tattoo removal. According to Dr. Sawka, this laser pulses a trillion times a second, resonating so fast that the ink bursts and is reabsorbed into the body then eliminated through the urine. And his office is one of the only to offer the advanced resurfacing laser within a twohour distance. Many claim it is even less uncomfortable than getting a tattoo in the first place. “Tattoo artists like it because it gives them a nice blank slate versus having to try and cover unwanted tattoos,” says Dr. Sawka. Two to three visits are sufficient for tattoo removal. For patients who need a little extra help getting rid of stubborn fat, the SculpSure laser can help. With only two or three treatments, which can be done on a lunch break, patients can see a significant reduction of those problem areas. Safer than liposuction with almost no risk, Dr. Sawka says this service is only slightly uncomfortable but not painful.

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Daddy-Daughter DANCE

The next Daddy Daughter Dance will be held February 7th, 2020.

2019 A Summer of RETRO ROLLER DISCO PARTY The all-season rink at Water’s Edge was aglow with lights and great music by DJ Chad.

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Story Time & More READ TO A DOG (Ages K-5th Grade / parent must stay in the building during the program): Students are invited to meet with a therapy dog at the library for a 15 minute session the first Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. No registration is required. There is sign up during program. TODDLER (Ages 0-3 / with parent or caregiver): Join us for Toddler story time, scheduled Wednesdays at 10 a.m., September - November. Registration not required. PRE-SCHOOL (Ages 3-5 / Parent must remain in the library during the program): Join us for Pre-school story time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m., September November. Registration required at Library. FAMILY (All Ages / Parent must remain in the library during the program): Join us for family story time while wearing your PJ’s. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., September November. Registration not required.

Adult Programs Adult Book Discussion group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. KNIT ’n READ meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. An evening book discussion and needlework. All skill levels. Beginning Computer Classes are held the first Saturday of the month, 9-10 a.m. Registration required. Free Genealogy Workshops provided by Trenton Historical Society the first Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of the month, 1-3 p.m.

Youth LEGO Builders Club Join our club. Grades K-5th meet the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Legos provided.

FREE Family Afternoon Matinées Courtesy of Friends of the Library, family friendly movies are shown the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m.


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Gigi’s

JOURNAL Dog/Cat - Brother/Sister enjoy summer and look forward to the upcoming cooler weather Well, well, well. Didn’t those dog days of summer come and go so quickly. With the hot summer days it was essential to stay cool with a refreshing yogurt. Chillin’ on my big marble floor was also a necessity to maintain the quality of my comfort zone. But I do enjoy the times while stinky cat and I are sunning ourselves, though stinky cat does need her sunscreen. While speaking of stinky cat, Menka the Sphynx, Dad and I caught her fishing in the pond. While she can’t catch any of the birdies, fishing was her next best thing. I asked Dad if I could give her one loud bark, so she’d be swimming with the fishies, but Dad said “No”. After no birdies or fish, she decided to just chase the butterflies.

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Dad and I attended Bark on Biddle in Wyandotte. We had our photo taken and placed in a major newspaper. Gigi goes global. After some serious shopping I scored a new rainbow collar with a matching leash, of course! And we couldn’t make up our minds about purchasing new kibble bowls so we bought both. # islandgirl While we roll into the fall/winter season, stinky cat and I with be pulling out the big blankets and comforters. I’ll be doing my best trying to keep off that winter weight while looking forward to the Halloween treats and the Holiday Season. As always, big wet kisses!

Gigi


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