News & Notes - 10/11/23 Madison-Park News

Madison-Park News | Published October 11, 2023

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Fall 5K Run/Walk
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights will host its first ever Fall 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14, with check-in starting at 7:15 a.m. and the race officially kicking off at 8 a.m.

The race begins and ends at the Red Oaks Nature Center at Suarez Friendship Woods, located at 30300 Hales St., with parking available at Red Oaks Waterpark across 13 Mile Road.

Cider and doughnuts will be available for all participants at the end of the race. To register, visit


Yoga at the library
HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, will host a yoga session with Dr. Brittany Anderson, of Treehouse for Earth’s Children, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Additional sessions will take place Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. Attendance is free.

For more information, call the library at (248) 546-4095.


Book sale
MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road, will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Volunteers are needed to set up the day before starting at 5 p.m.

There will be no set prices during the sale. Customers can donate whatever they think is fair. Donations will be accepted by cash or by PayPal. Proceeds support programming at the library. All books were recently donated, with no holdovers from past book sales.

For more information about the sale, call the library at (248) 588-7763.


Classic car caravan
DETROIT — Classic cars owners from Birmingham, Southfield, the Grosse Pointes, Novi and many other communities will gather for the annual “Friends with Classic Cars” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at Etheldra Mae Williams Park, located at 14300 Burgess Street corner of Acacia Street.

Scheduled to be at this year’s event is the 1926 Model “TT” delivery truck once owned by the Faygo Beverage Co. The Antique Touring Co. will offer free rides in their Model A Coupe.

In addition, local resident Michael Williams will bring the 1990 FMC fire truck he purchased from the city of Grosse Pointe. The truck will lead the “Cavalcade of Classic Cars’’ scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

During the cavalcade, owners will start from Etheldra Mae Williams Park and travel, in order of their vehicle’s age, through the historic neighborhoods of Minock Park, Rosedale Park, Grandmont and North Rosedale. The 9-mile tour is expected to take about 40 minutes then return to the starting point to join other cars on display.

The show is free to the public and there will be food and merchandise vendors. Owners of any restored vehicles older than model year 1994 are welcome to display. For additional information, call Michael Williams at (313) 694-6873 or visit


Wanted: local choirs to drum up the Christmas spirit
METRO DETROIT — The live entertainment company 313 Presents is looking for local choirs and glee clubs to perform during select holiday shows at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Choirs will have the opportunity to perform acapella style atop the Fox Theatre’s grand staircase approximately one hour before showtime at one the following holiday shows:

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” Nov. 8-12; “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” Dec. 1-3; “NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet” Dec. 10; and “The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays” Dec. 21-23.

Members of all selected choirs will receive discounted tickets on the main floor and all choir members may invite their congregations, schools, families and friends. Local choir and club registration is due by Nov. 1.

To register or for more information, call 313 Presents Group Sales at (313) 471-3099.