Activities in the area – Grosse Pointe News

Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, offers the following programs:

* Photographic exhibition “The birds of Gaukler Pointe”, until June 12, at the Teague Gallery.

* Story Time: How the Stars Became, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in June.

* Yoga at Ford House, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 28.

*Tai Chi for Health, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

* Games night: Meadow Games, 6 p.m. on Fridays, from June 3 to August 5.

* Eleanor’s birthday tea and visit, noon on Sunday 5th June. Tickets are $55 for members, $70 for non-members.

* Concerts on the lake: “Straight ahead”, 7 p.m. Thursday 9 June. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for ages 12 and under.

* Maker Studio: weaving, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members.

* Walking meditation, 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

For tickets and information, visit


The Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation presents its Legacy on the Lake 2022 event on Thursday, June 23 at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores. This year’s winner is Fred M. Alger. Tickets are $300 per person and reservations are required by Friday, June 3. Visit


The bar at Boll Life Center, 158 Ridge, Grosse Pointe Farms, offers a variety of classes and programs. Registration is required at (313) 882-9600 for the following:

* The film “Respect” is screened from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Cost is $2 for members, $3 for non-members and includes snacks.

* Stained Glass Suncatchers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, with Michelle Boggess-Nunley of On the Gogh Studio. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

* Managing Someone Else’s Money, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, presented by Wayne State University’s Speakers Bureau.

* Rosa’s Fitness combo class, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays, with instructor Rosa Hunter. The class includes tai chi, yoga, ball exercises, cardio and balance, as well as brain exercises, signs and foreign languages, affirmations and more.

* Ask the physiotherapist, from 9.15 to 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The host is Jessica Malfa of David Gilboe & Associates.

* Games on the lawn, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Games are free for members, $5 for non-members.


The Grosse Pointe Public Library hosts a variety of programs. To subscribe to the following, visit

* Dance! West Coast Swing, Latin Rhythms, Tango and Detroit’s Ballroom—Oh My!, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Computer classes for savvy seniors: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Storytime with Miss Melissa, 1:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Drop-In: I Will Assist, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Science Fiction Book Club, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Senior Hustle dance class, from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Dance! West Coast Swing, Latin Rhythms, Tango and Detroit’s Ballroom—Oh My!, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross organizes the following blood drives:

* 1-7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore, Roseville.

*Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

* 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, Tompkins Community Center, 14920 Windmill Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Park.


The Society of Gardeners meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at The Continental at the Ford House Visitor Center, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Hostess Sharon Lutz will provide lunch for members. There will be an election of officers; hats are required for the ladies to vote, as is their tradition.


The Grosse Pointe Artists Association, located at the War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, is offering the “Drawing Foundations with Donald Cronkhite” course, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and 18. The cost is $205 for members, $225. for non-members before Monday June 6; or $225 for members and $245 for non-members after. Register online at

neighborhood club

The Neighborhood Club, 17150 Waterloo, Ville de Grosse Pointe, offers a variety of summer programs and activities.

* Tai Chi for Health from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays from June 7 to 28. Cost is free for members, $10 per class for non-members. Call (313) 885-4600.

*Kids Club runs 9am-3pm weekdays, June 20-August 12. Activities include games, crafts, field trips and more. The cost is $200 per week for members, $250 per week for non-members. Dial (313) 885-4600, ext. 51.

* Summer tennis, for ages 4 to adults, at the Elworthy tennis courts. Session 1 is June 4-25; Session 2 is July 10-31. The cost is $64 for members, $80 for non-members. Sign up at

Musical Tuesday

The Tuesday Musicale Artist of the Year Concert, featuring the Ventoso Trio, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at Birmingham Unity Church, 38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Ralph Skiano, DSO Principal Cellist Wei Yu and acclaimed pianist Keun-A Lee perform. Tickets are $25. Call (313) 520-8663 or visit

Saturday Scholar

The Saturday Scholar is hosting an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the University of Detroit Mercy Commerce and Finance Building, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit. Students, families, and educators are invited to learn about SAT prep, college planning, accelerating study, setting an academic path, and college readiness. Visit or call (313) 885-3918.


The 2022 Assumption summer camp takes place from June 13 to July 15. A second session takes place from July 18 to August 19. The youth camp is for 7 to 10 year olds; Early Childhood Camp is for children ages 1-6. Camps include daily art, music, math and science, language arts, sports, and other activities. To register, call (586) 772-4477.

men’s club

The Grosse Pointe Men’s Club is hosting its next luncheon and speakers meeting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Tompkins Community Center, located in Windmill Pointe Park. Cathy Hasse of the Saint Andrews Society, President of the Highland Games, speaks. The Detroit Highland Games, now in its 173rd year, is a way for those of Scottish lineage to share their music, traditions and culture with others, as well as pass the traditions on to future generations. Male and female guests are welcome; those with kilts are encouraged to wear them on Tuesday. To reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call (313) 550-9661.


Mini Picassos, 21520 Harper, St. Clair Shores, offers several programs and classes. To register, go to

* Half-day summer camps, 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-24. Campers will be divided by age. The cost is $195 per camper for the week. Other camps are held July 18-22 and August 22-26.

* Three sessions of the Kinder Art Camp, for 4 to 6 year olds, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. from June 22 to 24, from July 18 to 20 and from August 22 to 24. The cost is $95 per session.

* Two-day full-day art camps, for K-6 students, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29-30, July 27-28, and August 29-30. The cost is $110 per person.

Healthy general practitioner

Healthy Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods meet via Zoom at 8:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Its mission is to reduce substance abuse among youth and the wider community, and to promote optimal mental health through action, education and collaboration. Those interested in attending meetings should email Sasha Murphy at [email protected]

French alliance

The Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe is an organization that promotes French culture through monthly activities for members. The group is looking for members for its new membership year, which begins in September. It also offers French courses for adults at the Center Culturel de l’Assomption, from September to May each year. Detailed information on membership and French courses is available at


Northeastern Toastmasters meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Call (313) 720-8444 for link and password.

Edge of the lake

Lakeshore Senior Living hosts Q&A live on Facebook, “Ask the Therapist,” from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, and “Coffee Break Chat with Rachel,” with Director of Sales and Marketing Rachel Nagorsen, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call (586) 218-6228.

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