News & Notes - 5/24/23 Warren Weekly

Warren Weekly | Published May 24, 2023

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Get ready for Cruisin’ 53 on June 3
CENTER LINE/WARREN — Van Dyke Avenue will come alive June 3 with food, a 5K run/walk, live music and cars of all kinds out for Cruisin’ 53, presented by the Warren Community Foundation.

“Start your day with a 5K and then stay for our car show on June 3,” said Donna Weatherby, the foundation’s director of marketing and special events. “With over $2,200 in cash prizes for our car show and $1,700 for the 5K, we expect record attendance this year.”

Organizers said it’s all to benefit the community. Between registration fees and sponsor contributions, the cruise will raise thousands of dollars for local nonprofits and groups.

Community Choice Credit Union is the event’s presenting sponsor.

“The Run Warren Center Line 5K and Cruisin’ 53 events have grown beyond our expectations,” said John Long, the 5K race director. “With over 25,000 people attending in 2022, we expect that number to grow even more.”

The car show and parade and the cruise headquarters will be set up at City Center Plaza, 25005 Van Dyke, at 10 Mile Road, in Center Line.  For more information about the cruise and related events, visit

To register for the 5K or for more information, visit runwarrencenter


Center Line Independence Festival runs June 2-4
CENTER LINE — Bands, food trucks, inflatables, carnival rides, magic and games, and a petting zoo are coming to Memorial Park in Center Line June 2-4, with fireworks also planned for dusk on June 3.

It’s all part of the Center Line Independence Festival, presented by the Center Line Festival Foundation.

For the carnival running all three days, wristbands are $25. Individual tickets are $1.50 each, $28 for 20 tickets and $65 for 50 tickets. The carnival will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Several bands are booked to perform each day, with a “Flashback Friday” theme on June 2, “Saddle Up Saturday” set for June 3 and “Spotlight Sunday” wrapping things up on June 4. The festival is held in conjunction with the Cruisin’ 53 parade and car show and the Run Warren Center Line 5K on June 3. For more information, visit


Summer courses for young adults
MACOMB COUNTY — Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) is offering Adulting 101 classes this spring and summer. 

The educational programs are designed for high school students and young adults. Each class teaches important life skills and tools necessary to live independently, with different topics planned for each month taught by experienced MSU Extension Educators and 4-H volunteers.

“How to Buy a Car” will be held at 4 p.m. June 8.

“Sew What! Clothing Care saves Cash” will be held at 1 p.m. July 13. 

“Eating Healthy on a Budget” will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 16.

Register at For more information, contact Macomb County MSU Extension Educator Kathy Jamieson at