Events

October Calendar of Events*
All phone numbers are 313 unless otherwise noted



10/1/17 (Sunday) — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church invites everyone to its annual Family & Friends Day on the front lawn of the church. The event includes worship and music, a potluck lunch with  barbecue ribs and side dishes, and horseback rides for young and old. Call the church at 921-2667 for more information.

10/1/17 (Sunday) — 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — The Indian Village Historic Collections invites everyone to purchase a drink at the West Village Biergarten to help raise funds to reactivate Mollicone Park at the corner of Burns and Goethe. Contact Callie Sullivan at callielsullivan@gmail.com for more information. 

10/2/17 (Monday) — 6 p.m. — HIVA security meeting at the Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. All are welcome. Contact Steve Wasko at waskosteve@aol.com for more information.

10/2/17 (Monday) — 7 p.m. — HIVA block captains’ meeting at the Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. All are welcome. Contact Dyann Noone at 822-1782 or at dyann1@sbcglobal.net for more information.

10/2/17 (Monday) — 7 p.m. — HIVA board meeting at the Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. Public forum issues will be discussed at 8 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Michael Strizich at 822-7346 or at strizich2@comcast.net for more information.

10/3/17 (Tuesday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Tutoring T.R.E.E. program at the church. Adult volunteers work one-on-one at the church with Nichols School students in the second through fifth grades, helping them improve their math and reading skills. Snack, art and gym activities also are part of the weekly program. Call Kathy Chateau at 822-3456 or at kathyjapc@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.

10/4/17 (Wednesday) — 7 p.m. — West Village Association monthly meeting at the Metro Central Church of Christ, 1511 Van Dyke. All are welcome. Contact Vassilis Jacobs at vassilis.jacobs@gmail.com for more information.

10/5/17 (Thursday) — 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive at the church. Persons are eligible to donate at JAPC if they have not given to another facility after July 27. Volunteers also are needed to help with the drive throughout the day. Call the church at 822-3456 for more information or to volunteer.

10/6/17 (Friday) — GFL Environmental will pick up trash, bulk waste, recyclables and yard waste. To participate in the recycling program, go to http://gflusa.com/recycle/ for details and costs or call GFL at (844) 464-3487 for more information.

10/7/17 (Saturday) — 9 a.m. — Indian Village alley clean-up between Burns and Iroquois from Kercheval and Vernor. Contact Mac Farr at 590-5339 or at Mac@indianvillagedetroit.org for more information.

10/8/17 (Sunday) — West Village block party at Van Dyke Place and lower Seyburn. Contact Vassilis Jacobs at vassilis.jacobs@gmail.com for more information.

10/8/17 (Sunday) — 9 a.m. — Indian Village alley clean-up between Burns and Iroquois from Kercheval and Vernor. Contact Mac Farr at 590-5339 or at Mac@indianvillagedetroit.org for more information.

10/9/17 (Monday) — 7 p.m. — Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club meeting at the home of Deborah Langston, 1007 Burns. Village sommeliers Keith Martin and Michael Strizich will present their annual wine-tasting program. Cheeses and fruits have been selected to complement each wine. Coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverages also will be served. Prospective members and guests are always welcome. Contact Kathy Krasity at kathleenkrasity@yahoo.com for more information.

10/10/17 (Tuesday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Tutoring T.R.E.E. program at the church. Adult volunteers work one-on-one at the church with Nichols School students in the second through fifth grades, helping them improve their math and reading skills. Snack, art and gym activities also are part of the weekly program. Call Kathy Chateau at 822-3456 or at kathyjapc@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.

10/13/17 (Friday) — GFL Environmental will pick up trash. Call GFL at (844) 464-3487 for more information.

10/14/17 (Saturday) — 9 a.m. — Indian Village alley clean-up between Burns and Iroquois from Kercheval and Vernor. Contact Mac Farr at 590-5339 or at Mac@indianvillagedetroit.org for more information.

10/14/17 (Saturday) — 10 a.m. to 12 noon — Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church invites everyone to drop off gently used clothing, shoes, towels and bedding for the church’s clothes closet, the proceeds of which are sorted and distributed to area residents. Men’s women’s and children’s clothes are needed; toiletries, including travel samples, also are welcomed. Area teenagers will help unload donations and provide tax donation forms. Donations also may be dropped off at the church on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call the church office at 921-2667 for more information or to confirm someone will be there to receive your donation.

10/14/17 (Saturday) — 11 a.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church will host its annual Blessing of the Animals on the church’s terrace. All animals should be on leashes or in carrying containers. Following the blessing, there will be refreshments for both two-legged and four-legged participants. Call the church at 822-3456 for more information.

10/15/17 (Sunday) — 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — The 40th Detroit marathon, sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and Chemical Bank, will include Indian Village in the race course again this year. A water station will be set up on Seminole between Lafayette and Agnes and volunteers are needed. Go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/indian-village/conversations/messages/36751 and click on the attachments to volunteer. If you have problems with the attachments, contact Matt Piccirilli at matt.piccirilli@gmail.com who is coordinating the Seminole water station.

10/15/17 (Sunday) — 9 a.m. — Indian Village alley clean-up between Burns and Iroquois from Kercheval and Vernor. Contact Mac Farr at 590-5339 or at Mac@indianvillagedetroit.org for more information.

10/17/17 (Tuesday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Tutoring T.R.E.E. program at the church. Adult volunteers work one-on-one at the church with Nichols School students in the second through fifth grades, helping them improve their math and reading skills. Snack, art and gym activities also are part of the weekly program. Call Kathy Chateau at 822-3456 or at kathyjapc@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.

10/18/17 (Wednesday) — 7 p.m. — Indian Village Men’s Garden Club meeting at the Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. 7 p.m. — refreshments and socializing; 7:30 p.m. — gourmet potluck (bring a dish to share); 8 p.m. — brief business meeting, followed by the evening’s speaker, Robert Elmes, who has moved the Galapagos Art Project from Brooklyn to Detroit. For more information on his project, go to http://www.galapagosdetroit.com/whydetroit/  Contact Mark Reynolds at 331-2222 or at markallanreynolds@gmail.com for more information.

10/19/17 (Thursday) — 6 p.m. Historic Indian Village Association annual meeting at Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The Woman’s Garden Club will host its annual pizza and bake sale prior to the meeting. Hot meat and vegetarian pizza slices, green salad, bottled water and fresh baked goods will be available for purchase. Contact Lisa Fernandez at fernandez914@gmail.com for more information.

10/20/17 (Friday) — GFL Environmental will pick up trash, bulk waste, recyclables and yard waste. To participate in the recycling program, go to http://gflusa.com/recycle/ for details and costs or call GFL at (844) 464-3487 for more information.

10/22/17 (Sunday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Children’s Halloween Party at Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. Bring a dish or treats to share. Hot dogs, chicken nuggets and beverages will be provided. Volunteers are needed. Contact Lisa Fernandez at fernandez914@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

10/24/17 (Tuesday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Tutoring T.R.E.E. program at the church. Adult volunteers work one-on-one at the church with Nichols School students in the second through fifth grades, helping them improve their math and reading skills. Snack, art and gym activities also are part of the weekly program. Call Kathy Chateau at 822-3456 or at kathyjapc@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.

10/25/17 (Wednesday) — Deadline for Smoke Signals articles. Contact Delrhea Byrge at (734) 845-7024 or at smokesignals@indianvillagedetroit.org for more information or to submit copy.

10/27/17 (Friday) — GFL Environmental will pick up trash. Call GFL at (844) 464-3487 for more information.

10/29/17 (Sunday) — 4:30 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church invites everyone to the second concert of its 2017-2018 free JAZZ at JAPC series in the church’s sanctuary. This month, Marion Hayden’s quartet will perform. Known as part of the great Detroit jazz bass legacy, Hayden also is becoming one of the more enduring instrumentalists in the mid-western United States. Call the church at 822-3456 for more information.

10/31/17 (Tuesday) — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church’s Tutoring T.R.E.E. program at the church. Adult volunteers work one-on-one at the church with Nichols School students in the second through fifth grades, helping them improve their math and reading skills. Snack, art and gym activities also are part of the weekly program. Call Kathy Chateau at 822-3456 or at kathyjapc@comcast.net for more information or to volunteer.

Mark Your Calendar Now for These Upcoming Events



11/19/17 (Sunday) — 10:30 a.m. — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church invites everyone to its annual Scottish Sunday service. Details to follow.

12/2/17 (Saturday) — The Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club will host a VIP Holiday Gala to benefit the club’s Artelia Bowne Court scholarship fund. Details to follow.

12/3/17 (Sunday) The Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club will host its annual Indian Village holiday walk, which raises funds for the club’s Artelia Bowne Court scholarship fund. Tour five homes decorated for the holidays, then enjoy an afterglow at a surprise location. Details to follow.


*The calendar contains meetings and activities of the churches, schools and community organizations in Indian Village, West Village and Berry Subdivision. A monthly calendar is published the 1st day of each month and it then is updated each Saturday and published each Sunday throughout that month. Contact Debbie Bleger at 922-8549 or at dbleger@comcast.net for additions and corrections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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