Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, March 13
The Dearborn Hockey Association will hold its first-ever Recognition Dinner on Thursday, March 14, in the Hubbard Ballroom of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m., and the program to follow. The Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. The Dearborn Hockey Association hosts boys and girls hockey teams for a variety of ages and skill levels. They play out of the Dearborn Ice Skating Center. During the Recognition Dinner, the association—in partnership with the coaches—will present awards to the most improved player of each team. Kevin Bolger, president of the Dearborn Hockey Association will head the evening’s program with special attention …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The expo, hosted by the Dearborn Area Board of Realtors, takes place Saturday, March 9.
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Wednesday, March 6
Spring is almost here—so what are you doing to spruce up your home in 2013? Homeowners can gather ideas and advice for free this Saturday at the 5th annual Dearborn Area Board of Realtors Home and Garden Expo. The expo takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. The City of Dearborn is a sponsor of the event, which promises new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling and home improvement. The Expo will feature the latest trends in home and garden services, including innovative products and companies that can beautifully transform your home and make it more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. “Everyone wants quality service at a …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Motor City Brass Band will host their annual Motor City Festival of Bands March 10 in Dearborn.
If you’re looking for a typical classical concert, stay away from the Motor City Brass Band. The band of more than 30 musicians doesn’t perform concerts, explains Musical Director and Conductor Craig Strain. They put on shows. The next will be their biggest of the season—literally. The Festival of Bands, happening Sunday, March 10, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, will bring together more than 200 musicians from the MCBB, Birmingham Concert Band, Farmington Community Band, Oakland University Brass, and West Michigan Concert Winds. Want to see the Festival of Bands for free? Enter to win tickets on Patch! “If we talk to somebody who’s never seen or heard the band … they conjure up an image of a brass band that’s not what we…
Friday, March 1, 2013
A March 6 fundraiser will help raise funds for the Cannizzaro children, who lost both of their parents in 2012.
An upcoming dinner will continue the outpouring of support for a Dearborn family facing tremendous hardship. The Dearborn Community Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, set for March 6, will raise funds for the Cannizzaro family. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. In December 2012, Nikki Cannizzaro lost her battle with cancer. About a month later, on Jan. 20, the three Cannizzaro children lost their father, Ray, to a pulmonary embolism. Now, their grandmother, Shirley Sironen, has stepped up to raise the three children—Michael, Chastity and Drako. “I don’t need anything, I have all I need," commented Sironen. "I just want to be able to provide the …
Tell us about the best arts organizations, galleries, exhibits and performances in your community and you could win tickets to the March 10 concert.
The Motor City Brass Band's Festival of Bands is about bringing together musicians from all over Michigan. In celebration of this harmonious event, Patch readers can win tickets to the March 10 show by sharing their love of local arts. Whether it's your city's high school theater program, an eclectic downtown gallery, or the guy who plays guitar at your farmers market—we want to hear about the local performers, arts organizations and galleries in your community. The Festival of Bands will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Michael Guido Theater in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The concert will include performances by MCBB, as well as the Birmingham Concert Band, Farmington Community Band, Oakland …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Papa Do Run Run will play at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
If you enjoy the music and sounds of the Beach Boys, you won’t want to miss the March 2 performance of the tribute group, Papa Do Run Run, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, at 8 p.m. Papa Do Run Run, formed in 1965, toured with legendary surf music legends Jan and Dean in the late 1970s before really hitting their stride by recreating the classic sound of the Beach Boys. During the next three decades, the group has toured nearly continuously, earned a pair of gold records and a Grammy nomination and endeared themselves to fans far and wide with their high-energy, interactive concerts. Enjoy your favorite Beach Boys hits—including “Surfin’ USA,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Be True To Your School,” ”Good Vibration,” “…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Juried Photography Exhibition will be at the gallery through Feb. 15.
The annual Juried Photography Exhibition, presented by the Dearborn Community Arts Council, can be seen through Feb. 15 at the Padzieski Art Gallery. But thanks to local artist and arts supporter Bunnie Sandhu, Patch readers can see them first here. She shared photos of all the entries in the exhibition on Dearborn Patch. Check out the gallery (Thanks, Bunnie!), then head over to the gallery to see them in person—and maybe even buy one. The gallery is located within the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. Want to share something on Patch? You can post photos, too, in our Dearborn Pics & Clips Gallery.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Audiences can check out "Becoming Charlie" and "Winnerman" this May.
Every year, members of Dearborn High School's student video program—WDHS, under the direction of teacher Kurt Doelle—show off a year of hard work to the community in a feature film presentation. And this year, audiences will get double the entertainment. WDHS this month announced that the class of writer, videographers, actors, directors and editors in the making will be showcasing two films to the community this May. Becoming Charlie is a drama based on the true story of a Dearborn High student (and WDHS alumni) who lost his parents, and had to fight to gain stability for himself and his sibling. Winnerman is a comedy that tackles the subject of bullying, where a high school football player risks his popularity to help a "nerdy" friend …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday morning in Dearborn just by telling us about your favorite concert.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday morning at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets. The DSO will perform Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Haydn’s Concerto for Cello and Strings, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major also will be performed. The concert begins at 10:45 a.m. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. How can you win four tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us what your favorite concert was and why. You must comment by 4 p.m. Thursday to be entered into a random drawing to receive …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The dances will take place on Feb. 9 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, January 17
If one is good, then two is twice as good. That’s the philosophy behind the Dearborn Recreation Department’s decision to offer a pair of the always popular Daddy-Daughter Dances on Feb. 9 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The first Daddy-Daughter Dance will run from 2-4:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30-9 p.m. This year’s theme is “a fairy tale princess ball.” Both dances—targeted for girls ages 12 and under—will feature music, door prizes, keepsakes for the daughters, pizza, cake, soda pop and much more. Tickets, priced at $15 per person, are on sale at the Ford Community and Performing Center Box Office, and must be purchased no later than February 6. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For…