News & Notes - 8/9/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 10, 2023


Homecoming dresses will ‘sparkle’
ROSEVILLE — Sparkle Network’s Dress Into A Dream Homecoming Dress Sale program will come to American House East 1, 17255 Common Road, Aug. 26.

The dress sale program allows high school students to try on dresses for the homecoming dance and other events. The dresses are sold for $10 each. Dresses are available in all sizes and lengths. Some of the dresses are donated, while others are brand-new.

Applications to set up an appointment are available at the Sparkle Network website at All proceeds will replenish attire for the Prom Closet Project Tour 2024.


Nominations sought for Salute to Excellence Awards
ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2023 Salute to Excellence Awards.

The awards acknowledge businesses, residents, police, fire, educators and youths for their dedication and service to the community. Businesses are also honored for redevelopment and/or renovation and for established existence of 25 years or more with involvement and contribution to the community.

Electronic nominations can be submitted on the chamber website at or emailed directly to The deadline for nominations is Aug. 24. The Salute to Excellence Awards will be presented at an honorary dinner scheduled for Oct. 5 at Athena Banquet Center, 25650 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

For more information, call (586) 776-5520.


Cars and coffee
EASTPOINTE — A “cars and coffee” event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 19 at the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society, 16600 Stephens Road. Bring your classic car to the museum for some coffee, doughnuts and camaraderie. For more information, visit


‘Night at the Races’ will help veterans
ROSEVILLE/WARREN — Vets Returning Home is holding its “Night at the Races” fundraiser Aug. 25 at the Gazebo Banquet Center, located at 31104 Mound Road in Warren.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the races beginning at 7 p.m. Derby attire is encouraged. The deadline is Aug. 11 to purchase tickets, be a sponsor and donate raffle items. For more information, visit or call (586) 285-5606.

Vets Returning Home, located at 17955 11 Mile Road in Roseville, is a local nonprofit and non-government-funded organization dedicated to helping veterans transition into stable lives. The organization also runs the Vets Returning Home Thrift Store at 29523 Gratiot Ave. The store, pictured, helps support veterans who utilize services at the shelter.


Library supporters to hold book and media sale
EASTPOINTE — The Friends of the Eastpointe Memorial Library will hold its book and media sale this month. The sneak preview for members of the Friends will be held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17. The sale will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The Eastpointe Memorial Library is located at 15875 Oak Ave. People can purchase a Friends membership anytime the library is open. For more information, call (586) 445-5096.


Tea time
ROSEVILLE — The program “Cold Brew Teas with Bradley Coates” will be held at at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave.

Tea enthusiast Bradley Coates will discuss teas and tisanes, how to cold brew/steep teas and tisanes, what tools are needed for cold brewing, and other fun facts about and uses for cold brewed tea. There will also be a tasting event. The program is free. To register, visit or call (586) 445-5407.