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News & Notes - 8/23/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 24, 2023


Upcoming school board meetings
EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The next Eastpointe Community Schools Board of Education meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave. Agendas will be available at the meeting and also on the district’s website at

The next Roseville Community Schools Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the district’s Administration Building, 18975 Church St. Agendas will be available at the meeting and also on the district’s website,


Charity golf scramble Sept. 16 to support Roseville scholarships
ROSEVILLE/STERLING HEIGHTS — The 20th annual Roseville Community Schools Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 16 at Rammler Golf Club, 38180 Utica Road in Sterling Heights.

A shotgun start will take place at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per golfer and includes 18 holes, a continental breakfast, a hot dog at the turn, lunch, two drink tickets and prizes. Money raised during the event will be used to provide scholarships to graduating Roseville High School seniors. Organizers are still accepting sponsorships and prize donations.

The deadline to register for the golf outing is Sept. 9. For more information or to register, contact Pat Eineichner at (586) 722-4158 or Joe Genest at (586) 445-5517.


MDBBA to host ‘Lunch and Learn’
EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe and the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance will host “Lunch and Learn” from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

The event is designed to assist businesses with navigating resources and funding opportunities to support their enterprise. Tickets to attend the event can be found at


Nothing to ‘wine’ about
ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Senior citizens ages 50 and older are invited to enjoy a day trip Oct. 19 to the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is coordinating the event.

The bus will depart from the RARE building, 18185 Sycamore St., in Roseville at 8:15 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. The cost is $103 for residents and $108 for nonresidents. For more information, call (586) 777-7177.


Donate blood Aug. 31
ROSEVILLE — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Roseville Public Library, located at 29777 Gratiot Ave. To register in advance, visit


Volunteers assist in Hawaii disaster relief operation
METRO DETROIT — The American Red Cross Michigan Region, based in Detroit, has deployed a team of volunteers to assist with the disaster relief and response efforts on the island of Maui in Hawaii.

At press time, seven Red Cross Michigan Region volunteers were among those helping with the disaster relief operation. The number of deployments could increase as Red Cross mobilization efforts continue in Hawaii.

“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by what are some of the deadliest wildfires in recent history,” Mary Lynn Foster, the chief executive officer for the Michigan Region of the American Red Cross, said in a prepared statement. “With officials and partners, Red Cross teams are providing evacuees with a safe place to stay, food to eat and emotional support during this challenging time. Our volunteers are once again stepping up to meet the needs of the people impacted by these devastating wildfires.”

Red Cross representatives have established the following ways to help people affected by the Hawaii wildfires: text the word HAWAII to 90999 to make a $10 donation, call (800) 733-2767 or visit