News & Notes - 4/27/23 Troy Times

Troy Times | Published April 27, 2023

Photo provided by Enchanted Princess Party


Fairy and Gnome Garden Party coming to Troy
The Troy Community Center will host a Fairy and Gnome Garden Party for youth looking to get outside and have some fun.

Those attending can take photos with a fairy princess, get their face painted, make a fairy or gnome garden, and meet some tiny woodland creatures.

The event will take place 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. The cost is $12 per child in advance or $15 at the door. There is no cost for adults or children under age 3. Registration is available by going to, where those interested can sign up or create an account to sign up.

The Troy Community Center is located at 3179 Livernois Road. More information is available by calling (248) 524-3484.


Adults Shine On
On April 22, the Woodside Bible Church Troy Campus hosted the eighth annual Shine On celebration.

Designed as a prom-like experience for adults with special needs, Shine On welcomed its guests — decked out with crowns and tiaras — with a red-carpet experience. More than 500 adults with special needs enjoyed a memorable afternoon filled with dancing, bingo, karaoke, crafts, a party bus and more.

Over 450 volunteers from nine different Woodside campuses helped to create the experience for members of the community.


Student art showcased in Troy
The Troy Community Center is highlighting the artwork of several local students from the Troy School District.

The art will be on display at the community center, located at 3179 Livernois Road, until Wednesday, May 3. The top three art students of every class in Troy were included in the show.


Fitness centers ask community to donate during cycling event
Life Time Fitness locations around the Detroit area will host the gym’s third annual Ride of a Life Time charity cycle event Saturday, April 29.

The event will include the Life Time Fitness location in Troy, located at 4700 Investment Drive. The goal of the ride is for people to raise $1.5 million nationwide for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Life Time Foundation.

The ride will take place 8-11 a.m. The event is free to Life Time members, and non-members can purchase a one-day membership to participate. One-day memberships range from $40 to $50.

When those taking part register, they’re given a fundraising page. They then get others to support their ride by donating to the causes through the page. Each rider is asked to fundraise a minimum of $250 for the cause. Those interested can register by contacting their local Life Time Fitness location.