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It’s time for Second Story, a beloved used book sale put on by volunteers at St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Being one who loves literary works and because this sale put on by St. Peter Lutheran Church benefits the Macomb Charitable Foundation, a charity known to provide support to needy children and their families, I would call it beloved.
It is also one of the largest used book sales in the area?
Thanks to the book donations, which, by the way are now being accepted at the church, located at 24 Mile and Romeo Plank Roads, during business hours.
So, bring it.
Adults and children’s books along with CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games will be accepted by volunteers – who sort and categorize every donation to create a colossal sale to the entrance at door 25.
And attend it, Oct. 24-28.
During my review of last year’s event I managed to find several volumes from the Harry Potter series, in mint condition, along with a trifecta of old (and rare) Charles Dickens’ novels. One woman told me that she looked forward to the event every year, and that her big interest was in children’s book series such as Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown.
Entrance to the sale is at door 12 starting on Oct. 24. Hours on the first day will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The remaining sale hours are: Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information call Bill or Dianne Wetzel at 586-484-6369.
The book sale is not for a couple of weeks -- but there is plenty of fun things happening in the next couple of days. Check out our listing of family-friendly events and activities going on in the Detroit area:
Community wellness day
Sterling Heights will host its second annual Community Wellness Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Sept. 29 at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 East Maple Road (corner of Dequindre and 15 Mile Road) in Troy. Learn about healthy cooking, exercises such as Zumba, yoga, gymnastics and martial arts, internet safety, identity protection and traffic safety and meet Helen Phillips from the popular TV show, "Biggest Loser." Admission is free for all ages including children who will be treated to a petting zoo and wagon rides.
Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage Auxiliary Kitchen Tour, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 30 featuring eight recently remodeled Grosse Pointe kitchens; no strollers or cameras. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of tour; proceeds benefit hospital’s Women’s Diagnostic Center. Preview party 4-8 p.m. Sept. 29 includes tour plus refreshments; tickets $35 and $50. For details and tickets, call 313-885-0604 or 313-881-6784.
“Civil War Days in New Baltimore” featured at the 22nd History Fair of the New Baltimore Historical Society, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-23, at the Grand Pacific House Museum, 51065 Washington St., New Baltimore. For details, call 586-725-2770.
“Changing Gears: The Birth of American Industry” programs begin Sept. 22 and continue with a variety of related topics through Oct. 7, at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College Center Campus, Hall and Garfield roads, Clinton Township. For complete schedule information, visit www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com.
Turning Point Tara Grant Walk/Run begins with 9 a.m. registration Sept. 29, followed by 5K run at 10 a.m., walk at 10:15, refreshments, awards and prizes at 11:15, at 1 Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens. To register, http://taragrantwalkrun.evenbrite.com or visit www.turningpointmacomb.org.
Polish Legion of American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 165 holds rummage and bake sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28-29, at the post home, 6131 10 Mile Road, east of Mound, Warren. Proceeds go to hospitalized veterans.
Line dancing classes at Addams Elementary School, 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:25 p.m. beginners plus, Mondays; line dance and couples’ classes for basic beginners at Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore, line dancers 6-6:50 p.m., couples 8-8:50 p.m. Tuesdays; line dancing 12:30-1:30 p.m. basic beginners, 1-2:30 p.m. beginner plus, Thursdays at Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden. For fee and details, 586-777-7242 or email@example.com.
Michigan Military Technical & Historical society program on “Scale Industry Supports Victory” (the military application of scales, balanes, weights and measures from the Civil War to WWII), 2 p.m. Sept. 22, at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. Admission by donation.
Yardeners of St. Clair Shores host fall plant exchange 9-11 a.m. Sept. 22, in the St. Clair Shores Library parking lot at 11 Mile Road and Jefferson. All plants should be labeled. Call 586-415-7110.
GP War Memorial
Free outdoor “Wheel ‘n’ Deal” flea market, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22, at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore Drive. Market includes fashions, furnishings, housewares, sporting equipment, etc.
Antiques Road Show
Harrison Township Library hosts Antiques Road Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23, at 38151 L’Anse Creuse. Verbal appraisals $5 per item, no weapons. Call 586-329-1261.
Cider and Donut Wagon Rides, noon-3 p.m. Sept. 23, at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, Ray Township. Fee $6 adults, $4 seniors and children; call 586-752-5932.
Upcoming events at VFW Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 22, Air Force Birthday Celebration; 6 p.m. Sept. 29, Oktoberfest dinner, $10, includes meal and desserts. For reservations, 586-725-7100.
Live Bats and Other Animals of the Night program, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive at Ryan and Hamlin roads entrance to River Bends Park, Shelby Township. Admission $4 ages 4 and older. To register, shelbytwp.org.
Zumba fitness classes at a variety of locations through Macomb County, also Zumba Gold lower-impact classes. For details, call 586-443-6875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 19th American Sewing Expo takes place Sept. 28-30 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $14, free ages 15 and younger with paying adult. Preshow workshops also available. For details, www.AmericanSewingExpo.com or 248-889-3111.
PAWS for Reading
St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 11 Mile Road at Jefferson, continues its PAWS for Reading program 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Children may read any book to Morgan the Pug or Toby the Yellow Lab for 15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 586-771-9020.
Kalosomatics exercise classes under way at Assumption Cultural Center, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores. Sessions held mornings and evenings, with baby-sitting services available. For details, 586-779-6111 Ext. 4.
Bah humbug! Clintondale Community Theatre will hold auditions for “A Seussified Christmas Carol,” from 7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 24-27 at Clintondale High School drama room. Theater entrance located off 15 Mile Road across from Baker College. For more information call 586-791-6301, ext. 2409.
Richmond Community Theatre presents “Grease,” 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 2 p.m. Sept. 23, at the theater, 69619 Parker St. at Churchill. For reservations, 586-727-9518 or 586-243-4104.
Avon Players starts new season with musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” through Sept. 22, at the theater, 1185 Washington Road, Rochester. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, $16-$18, call 248-608-9077 or visit www.avonplayers.org. Student, senior and group rates available, as are season tickets.
New season at Broadway Onstage begins with “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. select Sundays, through Oct. 6, at 21517 Kelly Road, Eastpointe. For ticket information, 586-771-6333.
Stagecrafters presents “Legally Blonde – The Musical,” Thursdays-Sundays, through Sept. 30, at the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak. Advance tickets $18 Thursdays, $20 weekends; showtimes 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.stagecrafters.org or call 248-541-6430.
Ridgedale Players present “Lend Me a Tenor,” though Sept. 23, at the theater, 205 W. Long Lake Road. For tickets and details, www.ridgedaleplayers.com or 248-988-7049.
Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy presents the comedy “None of the Above,” Oct. 5-7 and 12-14, at Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNicols Road, Detroit. For tickets, 313-993-3270 or theatre.udmercy.edu.
Two Muses Theatre presents premiere of “A Little Work,” Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, through Sept. 30, at the theater inside Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 6800 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. For tickets, $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, 248-850-9919 or www.twomusestheatre.org.
Crocker House Museum/Macomb County Historical Society present “Tea Talk Tuesdays at Two,” 2 p.m. Oct. 23, at the museum, 15 Union St., Mount Clemens. Events include historical programs, refreshments; tickets $7 Society members, $10 non-members. For reservations, 586-465-2488. Museum tours included.
“Fairy Tales at Ford House: A Grimm Celebration” community art exhibit through Nov. 4, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. Related youth and adult programs continue into the fall; for schedule, www.fordhouse.org.
Sounds of music
Concerts/dancing at Lake St. Clair Metropark, 5-8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30. Music free with Metropark vehicle annual entry permit, $25 season, $15 ages 62 and older, or $5 daily. Visit www.metroparks.com or call 586-463-4581.
Symphonia Chorale rehearsals for 19th season 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin St., Romeo. The season includes four concerts. Call 586-336-9816.
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.