Friday, October 14, 2011

Weirdsville Detroit putting on zombie face workshop

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, at right, an actor in costume and makeup poses in a setting at the House of Shock, a haunted house, in New Orleans. 

Get the look yourself
Make-up artist Zoe Brown will be demonstrating on how to put your best zombie face forward at 7 p.m., Oct. 21 at Weirdsville Detroit.

Weirdsville Detroit is a unique shop located in Used On New Books & More, 36 New Street in downtown Mount Clemens. 

The zombie workshop featuring the talents of Brown is just one of several Halloween-inspired events going on at Weirdsville Detroit:

Oct. 20, 7 p.m.: Come dressed as a vampire for a showing of Dracula on the big screen! The event marks what would have been Bela Lugosi's 129th birthday. Lugosi is the actor who played the role of Hollywood's earliest version of Dracula. Free admission but donations of bags and cans of dog or cat food for the Michigan Human Society Pet Food Bank Program will be appreciated.

Oct. 27, 7 p.m.: Ever wondered where to find the top ten most haunted places in Michigan or why ghost hunters from all over the world come to our state? What can you do if you suspect that something other than a raccoon is living in your eaves? Do you live near a house suspected to be inhabited by supernatural phenomena? John Tenney, researcher for A&E's "Paranormal State" will be answering questions in a spirited discussion of Michigan's haunted history.

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Michigan farms harvest a bumper crop of Halloween attractions

Looking for something else to do this weekend? The following is a list of other great events going on in the Detroit area:

'Evil Dead: The Musical' will suck out the gloom and leave you smiling

You don't have to be a fan of the cult classic movie "Evil Dead" to enjoy "Evil Dead: The Musical," playing at Detroit's City Theatre. You just need a sense of humor and maybe a towel for the ride home if you've been brave enough to sit in the splatter zone.

It's a rollicking hayride of humor being presented The Ringwald/Who Wants Cake? and Olympia Entertainment at Detroit's City Theatre located inside Hockeytown Café, at 8 p.m., every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 29. Read more about the show Read full story

Tickets, $25 general admission, can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena and the City Theatre box office, located inside Hockeytown Café, and all Ticketmaster locations and at ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone call 800-745-300. For performance schedule and more information, call 313-471-66-11 or go to WhoWantsCakeTheatre.com

The Macomb County Warming Center will present its annual Irishfest fundraser, Oct. 16 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church gym, 21201 13 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores. Entertainment will include a performance of Irish folk music by Charlie Taylor, Larry Larson and "Fiddling George" Chirota. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted. Further information, call 586-321-0998.

Used books wanted
Second Story: A Used Book Sale benefitting The Macomb Charitable Foundatin, which assists needy families in Macomb County, will be accepting donations of used adult and children's books, soft or hardcover along with CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games for its fundraiser. Sorry no encyclopedias. Books and other donations can be dropped off weekdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church (door 25), 24 Mile and Romeo Plank Road, Macomb Township. The book sale will run Nov. 9-13. For more information, call Bill or Dianne Wetzel at 586-484-6369.

Book sales
Clinton Macomb Public Library Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, used book sale, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 1:15-3:15 p.m. bag sale ($5) Oct. 16, and free day 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 17.
Friends of Grosse Pointe Public Library used book sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 13, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14, and bag dale ($5) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15, at Ewald Branch, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.
Friends of Warren Public Library used book sale, also DVDs, CDs, VHS, record albums, cassette tapes, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 14, 21, 22, 29, at 5959 Beebe St. in old Warren Village Fire Hall. Half-off sale Oct. 21-22.
Chesterfield Township Library used book sale, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, at 50560 Patricia.

Laugh for a cause
The Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan, which provides beds and essential furnishings to children and families in need, will present its annual Furniture Bank Comedy Night, from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 19 at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 South Troy Street, Royal Oak. Headlining the show this year is comedian Mike Green, with special guest Phenicia Banks. Tickets: $40 each includes hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and live auction. For more information email: comedynight@furniture-bank.org

Symphony concerts
"Delightfully Danish" concert by Macomb Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Garfield and Hall roads, Clinton Township. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 students, seniors and children; 586-286-2222 or www.macombsymphony.org.
Fall concert "A Time to Remember," 7 p.m. Oct. 15, by Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 30003 Jefferson at Lincoln, St. Clair Shores. Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students; afterglow includes cider and doughnuts.

Benefit dinner
Benefit for retired Warren police officer Larry Gentry, 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 14, at Christopher M. Wouters FOP Lodge No. 124, 11304 14 Mile road, Warren. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door, include wild boar dinner, dancing, beverages. Call 586-212-3869.

Craft shows
Fraser High School arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15, at the high school on Garfield north of 14 Mile Road. Admission $2, free 5 and younger; no strollers.
Crafty Buyers Shoppe, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20, at Warren Woods Tower High School, 27900 Bunert, Warren. Call 586-439-4402.

Bunco party
Girls' Night Out bunco party to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Oct. 20, at VFW Hall, 8311 Wilson, near 24 Mile Road and Van Dyke. Registration 5 p.m., dinner 6, bunco 7; Tickets $30 in advance only; call 586-703-0428 or 586-781-8452.

Gilda's Club
"Cabernet, Cupcakes & Curls" benefit for Gilda's Club Metro Detroit, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 15, at Changez Salon, 3210 Crooks Road and Cup.cake, 3202 Crooks Road, both in Royal Oak. Tickets: $10, include cupcake and wine samples; salon services and massages available.

Greenhouse tour
Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary presents Greenhouse Open House 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15, with plant lectures at 1:30, 2:30. 3:30 p.m., at 380 Lone Pine Road west of Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Call 248-645-3147.

Library events
St. Clair Shores Cultural Committee and St. Clair Shores Public Library present free film "The Colors of the Mountain," 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, in the library's William R. Gilstorf meeting room, 22500 11 Mile Road. Call 586-771-9020.
Anime Club meeting for teens, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, at Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia. Also, drawing class for teens, 6-7 p.m. Oct. 22. "Bats of the World" program for ages 5 and older, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 22. For adults, program by Paranormal Investigators Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, and "College Planning Strategies and Timetable," 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, for high school students and their parents. For registration information, 586-598-4900 or www.chelibrary.org.

Pumpkins for charity
Thanks to the generosity of two - a trailer load of pumpkins has been made available to The Macomb Charitable Foundation, which works to assist needy families in Macomb County. MCF is offering the prize pumpkins for a free will donation all day today at Cracklewood Golf Club, 18215 24 Mile Road, 1/4 mile east of Romeo Plank in Macomb Township.

Holiday Mart
Grosse Pointe Holiday Mart, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, at Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Lake Shore Road; admission $5. Mart includes merchandise from more than 30 upscale shops. Patron Preview Cocktail Party 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13, tickets start at $75; visit holidaymartgrossepointe.com. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan.

Family Fun
Hagen Free Family Fun Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16, at Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens. Artist leads participants in making Ghostly Graveyards and mask-making. Visit www.theartcenter.org or call 586-469-8666.

Camp Casey
Camp Casey Fest, 12 hours of live music including headliner Josh Gracin, starts 11 a.m. Oct. 15, on Nine Mile Road at Woodward Avenue in Ferndale. Also includes chili cook-off, arts and crafts, food, big-screen TV broadcast of U-M vs. MSU game. Advance tickets $10 at www.camp-casey.org/fundraising; $15 day of event after 5 p.m. Ages 10 and younger free with ticketed adult. The nonprofit Camp Casey helps children with cancer and their families.

Big Family
Charity auction to benefit Big Family of Michigan, 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 13, at San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy. Proceeds go to support abused and foster children in Michigan. Evening includes dinner and auctions. Visit www.bigfamilyofmichigan.org.

Gem shows
Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry "Detroit Rocks" Show, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16, at Macomb Sports & Expo Center, on Hayes south of 12 Mile Road, Warren. Show includes more than 50 dealers, museum and university exhibits, lectures. Admission $8 adults, $5 ages 62 and older, $4 ages 5-17, $12 three-day pass. Visit www.michmin.org or call 248-887-3906.
Macomb County/Mount Clemens Gem and Lapidary Society Jewel, Gem and Bead Blast, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23, at Lakeshore Knights of Columbus Hall, 25003 Little Mack, south of 10 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores. Includes jewelry, gems, beads, rocks, grab bags; admission $2 adults, free younger than 12. Call 313-469-7868.

Chili Cook-off
Ray Township chili cook-off, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 14, at the sponsoring Timberwood Golf Course, 27300 31 Mile Road. Includes chili judging, cash bar, music and dancing. To enter chili contest, register at Ray Township office, 64255 Wolcott road, 586-749-5171.

Free films
MJR 201 Free Children's Fall Film Festival, free for children 12 and younger, adults $1, at Chesterfield Crossing Digital Cinema 16, (586) 598-2500; Marketplace Digital Cinema 20, 586-264-1514; and Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14, 586-263-0084. Schedule includes: "Mr. Popper's Penguins," Oct. 15-16; "Rio," Oct. 22-23; "Spy Kids," Oct. 29-30. No advance ticket sales; showtimes posted three days in advance of each showing.

Senior Expo
Free 18th Annual Senior Expo 2011, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, at Assumption Cultural Center, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores. Day includes exhibits and give-aways, complimentary luncheon and raffle, entertainment by Gentlemen of Swing, community resource information, health screenings, and "Ask the Experts." Doors open 8:15 a.m. Free shuttle service from Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park. For details, 586-779-6111 ext. 4.

'Michigan's Harvest'
"Michigan's Harvest: Food, Family and Community" program series runs through Nov. 19, at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College, Garfield and Hall roads, Clinton Township. The program includes more than 30 free presentations, a series of five free exhibits and three special events (admission fee). For series and registration information, www.MacombCenter.com or 586-286-2222 or 586-445-7348.

Warren art
Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association member Pep Moroni displays his oil paintings at Warren City Hall, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday during October. Visit www.warrenfinearts.com.

Art exhibit
"Made in Michigan" annual exhibit at City Gallery, 292 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, through Oct. 30, features work by Mount Clemens Art Association member Louise Parrish, retired Mount Clemens High School art teacher. Call 586-469-8781.

Century Theatre
"Freud's Last Session" on stage 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 20, at Century Theatre, 333 Madison Ave., Detroit. For tickets, $34.50-$44.50, call 313-963-9800 or Ticketmaster.com.

Line Dancing
Line dancing and couples classes, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. beginners, 7:15 p.m. beginner plus, 8:15-9 p.m. couples, at Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore, east of Gratiot, north of Interstate 696, $5 per session. Call 586-777-7242 or countrycuzzins@wowway.com.

Blind bowlers
Macomb Blind Bowlers for visually impaired and/or blind individuals 18 and older, league bowling 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Fraser Star Lanes, northeast corner of 14 Mile and Garfield roads. Fee $10 per week. Call 586-360-9543.

Community theater
"Never Too Late," presented by Rodgerland Productions and Sterling Heights Lions Club, Saturdays, through Oct. 22, at Lions Club, 12828 Canal Road, west of Schoenherr. Buffet at 6:30 p.m., show follows; tickets $25 including tax and tip. For reservations, 586-776-9844.
Stagecrafters presents drama "Wit," Oct. 14-23, on the 2nd Stage of the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Showtimes 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 20-22, and 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23. Advance tickets $14, at www.stagecrafters.org or 248-541-6430, or $16 at box office 30 minutes before performances.

Square dancing
Patches Squares dance club hosts beginning square dance lessons, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Warren, 5005 Chicago Road. First class (no matter when dancers start) is free, $3 for following sessions. Call 248-613-3169.

Pet adoptions
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society pet adoptions, dogs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15, Pet Supplies Plus, Nine Mile Road and Mack, St. Clair Shores; Oct. 22 at Petco, Masonic and Gratiot, Roseville; Nov. 1 at Petsmart at Hall and Schoenherr roads, Utica. Call 313-891-1088.

Collectors show
Military Collectors' Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4, sponsored by Men's Auxiliary to VFW Bruce Post No. 1146, 28404 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. General admission $5. Refreshments available; patrons may bring military items to sell, trade or display.

Palette Club
Lakeside Palette Club has studio space 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 111 of Adult Education Center on Masonic near Jefferson. Call 586-350-4518 or visit www.lakesidepaletteclub.org.

Fishing clubs
Vanguard Trout Unlimited for fishing enthusiasts meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Rochester's Dinosaur Hill. Also, Fishing Buddies Fishing Club gathers 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays at Rochester Hills OPC, 650 Leticia Drive. Call 248-375-1931.

Farmers Market
Mount Clemens Farmers Market open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 19, at 141 North River Road. Locally grown products, including flowers. Visit www.mountclemensfarmersmarket.com.

Artists Association
Grosse Pointe Artists Association 73rd Annual Members Show, through Oct. 22, at 16900 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe. Opening reception 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 9. Call 313-821-1848.

Volunteers needed
* SandCastles, a grief support program for children and teens, needs volunteers for its sites in St. Clair Shores, Clinton Township, Rochester and other tri-county area locations. To register for training and/or information, call 313-874-6881. Hospices of Henry Ford Health System sponsors the program which is open to the public.
* Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Macomb needs educational support volunteers in county elementary schools and Head Start programs during 2011-12 school year. Also, opportunities for tutoring adults through Macomb Adult Literacy. For details, contact RSVP of Macomb, (586) 756-1430 or rsvp@csmacomb.org.
* Macomb Literary Partners needs volunteers to help adults become better readers; applicants trained to tutor an adult 2 hours per week, with training sessions held on weekends or evenings. Call 586-286-2750.
* Detroit Historical Guild seeking volunteers interested in participating in historical activities, including flea markets at Historic Fort Wayne, tea parties, excursions to historic sites, etc. Call 586-777-5898.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains --Seth Grahme-Smith.

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