News & Notes - 6/28/23 Madison-Park News

Madison-Park News | Published June 27, 2023

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Yoga in the park at sunset
MADISON HEIGHTS — An evening yoga program will be held outside at Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 28, July 12 and Aug. 16.

Participants will meditate, reconnect with nature, practice breath work and improve overall well-being against the backdrop of the park and setting sun during the Wednesday sessions.

All levels are welcome and participants are encouraged to bring their own mat. Suitable for ages 10 and older, the cost is $15 for residents and $16 for nonresidents, with enrollment information available online at


Comic book artist comes to town
HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, will host comic book artist Jerry DeCaire on Saturday, July 15 starting at noon.

DeCaire is best known for his work at Marvel Comics, where he illustrated stories for series such as “Thor,” “X-Men,” “Wolverine,” “Punisher,” “Conan,” “Iron Man,” “Nick Fury,” and “The Phantom.” He will talk about his prolific career and teach attendees about his approach to art.

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


Musician performing at library
HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, will host singer-songwriter Beverly Meyer as she performs her “Together Now” show on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The show is an interactive musical experience where Beverly will play her guitar and sing songs about friendship and kindness. The performance is part of the library’s summer reading program. For more information, call the library at (248) 546-4095.


Fairy house and birdhouse painting
MADISON HEIGHTS — The “Art in the Park” program continues at Wildwood Park, located at 26476 Delton St. in Madison Heights, with a July 12 workshop creating birdhouses and fairy houses, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Each project costs $10 for residents, and $11 for nonresidents. The program is suitable for all ages. To learn more, visit


‘Strike Out Parkinson’s’ to host 1984 World Series Q&A
ROYAL OAK — The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s will be holding its Strike Out Parkinson’s event Aug. 20 at Bowlero Lanes, located at 4209 Coolidge Highway.

Gibson, the former Detroit Tigers outfielder and current color commentator, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2015. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will benefit his foundation.

The event will feature a 1984 World Series question-and-answer panel with Hall of Fame shortstop Alan Trammell. There also will be an appearance by former rival and Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, who played for the San Diego Padres in 1984. The Tigers beat the Padres in five games to win the 1984 World Series.

Tickets cost $250, and sponsorships start at $2,500. More information can be found at