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News & Notes - 10/4/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 2, 2023


Smoke detectors available for Eastpointe homeowners
EASTPOINTE — On Sept. 24, the Eastpointe Lions Club presented the Eastpointe Fire & Rescue Department with a $1,000 check to purchase smoke detectors for residents. The donation will provide the department with approximately 110 smoke detectors.

The devices will be available in the next few weeks by appointment at the fire station, located at 16370 Nine Mile Road. Residents can call the Eastpointe fire marshal at (586) 445-5056 to make an appointment to pick up a smoke detector.

To be eligible for a detector, residents must own their homes, as the city rental code provides that landlords are responsible for having their properties equipped with operational smoke detectors.


Food distribution
EASTPOINTE — Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan will  have food distribution at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Eastpointe Middle School circle drive, 24701 Kelly Road. Gleaners provides meals to families in the community. For more information, visit the Gleaners website at


Calling all artists
EASTPOINTE — The 2023 Arts and Cultural Diversity Commission will host its annual Art Exhibition Oct. 20-22. Artists are still needed. Art submissions will be accepted until Oct. 7. For a submission form, click on the Arts & Cultural Diversity Commission page at

Learn CPR
EASTPOINTE — A CPR training seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the First Baptist Church of Eastpointe, located at 16428 E. Nine Mile Road.

Glenn Sopfe is the instructor. The fee is $45, and space is limited. To register, call (586) 531-1199 or email the Rev. James Friedman at


Banding together
ROSEVILLE — The Mojo Filter Band will perform Oct. 5 at the Roseville Downtown Development Authority’s Thursday Nights Under the Lights concert in the alley at Erin Commons, 28349 Gratiot Ave.

The concert is free and open to the public. The venue will open at 5 p.m., and the music will rock the place from 7 to 9 p.m. Spectators can bring chairs or blankets. Free municipal parking is located in the area of Gratiot Avenue and Utica Road.


Make a ‘Mini and Me’ playdate
ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Public Library’s “Mini and Me” will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

The drop-in social and play program is for children ages 5 and younger and their parents, adult family members, grandparents, babysitters and caregivers.

Children will get a chance to play and socialize with others while the adults can network and trade stories and tips. Registration is not required.

The library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville. For more information, call (586) 445-5407 or email


Creeped out
EASTPOINTE — If you’ve ever wanted to know more about creepy spots in the state, here’s your chance. True crime author Tobin Buhk will talk about “creepy” places in Michigan during a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Eastpointe Memorial Library. To participate, register at the library or call (586) 445-5096


ROSEVILLE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will hold its RARE Nightmare event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Families are invited for a variety/magic show, a spooky dance, a pumpkin patch and decorating, ghoulish games and crafts, and a “Treat Trail” scavenger hunt. Register by Oct. 22.

The cost is $10 per person for residents and $12 per person for nonresidents. Children ages 2 and younger will have free admission. Organizers are in need of groups, businesses and organizations to pass out candy during the scavenger hunt. If interested in having a table, call (586) 445-5480 or email Sara at

The RARE building is located at 18185 Sycamore St., north of the 11 Mile Road service drive and east of Gratiot Avenue. For more information, visit