Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SCHOOL OF CHOICE program applications available

The Taylor School District offers something for everyone.

For information about the 2015-2016 in-district School of Choice program contact the Assistant Superintendent's Office at (734) 374-1200.

For the different school of choice applications, click here.

GOING TO THE DOGS: Pars for Pups tourney to benefit Pound Pals, planned dog park

The first annual Pars for Pups Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 15 at the Taylor Meadows Golf Course. It will benefit Pound Pals of Taylor and the campaign to create the City's first dog park.

The tourney is $65 per player in a four-person scramble format. Included in the ticket will be golf, lunch at the turn, dinner at the end of the day and plenty of prizes.Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Those interested in sponsoring can do so in many ways:
  • Platinum: $500 (two hole sponsorships, event banner and social media recognition, four-person team entry)
  • Gold: $400 (one hole sponsorship, Event banner and social media recognition. Four-person team entry)
  • Silver: $300 (two hole sponsorships, event banner and social media recognition)
  • Bronze: $200 (one hole sponsorship, event banner and social media recognition)
  • Copper: $100 (one hole sponsorship)
  • Friend of the Event: $50 (Recognition on social media)

To sponsor or participate for the Pound Pals, call (313) 702-2929. To sponsor or participate for the dog park, call (734) 341-3591.

SUPPORT GROUP WALK: Coming up on August 15

The 2015 Downriver Scleroderma Support Group Walk is scheduled for August 15 at Heritage Park. All funds go to support, education and research for the Scleroderma Foundation.

Walk at 9 a.m., register at 8 a.m. Register online at

Contact Annie (313) 291-2055 for more information.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Scheduled for August 11 at Heritage Park

Park It Family Fun Nights has scheduled another FREE outdoor movie night in Heritage Park, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 11.

The event will begin at 6 with live music by the George Brothers at 6:30 and the movie -- "Night at the Museum" -- beginning at 8:20.

Included will be activities for children, giveaways and much more.

Community sponsors include Tim Horton's and Meijer, 

For more information, click on

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS: Up next week, Metro Jazz Voices

The Taylor Conservatory Foundation and the Wayne County Community College Downriver District's Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center has announced its 2015 Music and Arts in the Gardens concert slate.

This is the popular Wednesday summer concert program at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Each Wednesday from June 10, through August 26, the event celebrates music and art. Tickets are $5, seating is limited and those attending should bring lawn chairs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the concert from 6:30-8:30. Food and drink is offered by Silvershores Waterfront Banquet & Catering.

The next performance is Wednesday, August 5, featuring the Metro Jazz Voices.

The rest of this year's lineup includes:
August 12: Dummer Sean Dobbins Trio
August 19: Girls Night Out Date Night
August 26 Grand Finale: Dave Bennett Quartet ($10 per person)

For more information, click on or For general information for weather alerts during the concert season, call (888) 383-4108.

TAYLOR FARMER'S MARKET: Friday is Celebrate Reading Day

Friday, July 31 is Celebrate Reading Day at the Taylor Farmer's Market sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare. 

Drop by the market (11 a.m. until 6 p.m.) and find out about the Taylor Reading Corps, a 501(c)3 non-profit that recruits, trains and supervises adult reading mentors for children preschool to third grade in the Taylor School District. 

The market is rolling through the summer -- have you stopped by yet? 

Before the market opens, walk Heritage Park at 10:30 a.m. with Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek, who is the co-chairman of the TRC. 

Get in the swing of things and stop by the market!

SUMMER LEADERS: 10 Kennedy students attend Albion College camp

Ten students from Kennedy High School are attending Summer Leadership Camp at Albion College.

The camp is hosted by MASC/MAHS (Michigan Association of Student Councils/Honor Society). Kennedy Academic Teaching Assistant Candace Tulacz accompanied the students on the trip.

Students in pictures (back from left to right) are Matt Hundley, Jessica Greer, Kyle Wright, ATA Candace Tulacz, Al Leapley, Filomena Savastano, Ashley Nelson, Kevonte White, Laurel Sparks

Front: Olivia Long and Ashley Busch.