The Friday 5 — Nov. 9-11

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published November 8, 2018

1. Power Play for Heroes and Stahls open house
Nov. 10-11 • St. Clair Shores and Chesterfield Township

In honor of Veterans Day weekend, employees of Stahls will take on the Detroit Red Wings alumni team during the company’s Power Play for Heroes beginning at noon Nov. 10 at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena, 20000 Stephens St. in St. Clair Shores.

Tickets cost $10 at the door. Memorabilia from the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and DC Sports will be for sale, and there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

The Stahls Veterans Day celebration will continue on Sunday, Nov. 11, with an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stahls Automotive Collection, 56516 North Bay Drive in Chesterfield Township. For more information, visit

The events raise money for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.

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2. Running with Heroes 5K
Sunday, Nov. 11 • Shelby Township

Shelby Township will be honoring veterans with its sixth annual Shelby Township Running with Heroes Veterans Memorial Run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11,  at the Shelby Township municipal campus, 52700 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township.

The Running with Heroes 5K run/walk will help support the Veterans Memorial located on the Shelby Township municipal campus. All veterans can participate in the run/walk for free.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 10 a.m. Registration costs $20 until Nov. 10 or $25 on the day of the event. For more information, contact the Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office at (586) 731-5154 or email

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3. Armed Services Salute
Sunday, Nov. 11 • Detroit

The Armed Services Salute combines three events for a daylong Veterans Day celebration based at Cass Park, located at Ledyard Street and Second Avenue in downtown Detroit.

The festivities include the annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade, the 4 Star 4 Mile race, and the family-friendly Vets Fest. The celebration will kick off with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., followed by the parade and the 4-mile race, both beginning at 11 a.m. and running alongside each other. Vets Fest main stage entertainment will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the festival will run until 3:30 p.m., providing veterans and supporters with live music, food and exhibits.

For more information, visit

4. Free Ford House tours for veterans
Sunday, Nov. 11 • Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the historic Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, will offer free house and grounds tours for all U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Veterans can bring one guest for complimentary admission. Tours will take place from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call (313) 884-4222.

The tours are among several weekend events in the Grosse Pointes honoring veterans.

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5. Troy Veterans Day ceremony
Sunday, Nov. 11 • Troy

The Troy Veterans Memorial Committee will host the annual Troy Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Troy Veterans Plaza at City Hall, located at 500 W. Big Beaver Road.

The program will include the raising of colors, a rifle salute and the playing of taps by the Troy Police Department honor guard, as well as the laying of a memorial wreath at the Veterans Memorial. Music will be provided by the Heritage Concert Band of Troy.

The keynote speaker will be  Dr. Michael Paletta, who served in Iraq as the chief of flight medicine for coalition forces in Baghdad in 2007.

The public is invited to bring appropriate mementos to be placed on the Walk of Honor or at the base of the Veterans Memorial. For more information, call (248) 524-1147.

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C & G Staff Writers Kristyne Demske, Kara Szymanski, K. Michelle Moran and Terry Oparka contributed to this report.