For the third consecutive year, the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, is attracting music lovers to its Motown in the Courtyard series of free performances featuring Motown favorites, food and beverages.
The concerts are held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, exclud-ing Sept. 3. Parking is free and reservations are not required.
Horizon will take the stage on Aug. 6; Mel Ball and Colours, Aug. 13; The Kimmie Horn Show, Aug. 20; KGB, Aug. 27; Desire, Sept. 10; and The Kimmie Horn Show, Sept. 17.
For additional information, call (313) 441-2100.
The Downriver Council for the Arts has scheduled its annual Mem-bers’ Salon Show for Aug. 6 through 23 at the organization’s temporary headquarters, 3003 Biddle Ave. at Elm Street, in Wyandotte.
State Rep. Deb Kennedy will sponsor an ice cream social from 6 to 8:30 p.m. opening night.
Plans are under way for the DCA’s annual Salute to Excellence, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the historic Trenton Grill and the refur-bished Trenton Theatre. The event will feature an 1800s menu. For more information, go to www.downriverarts.org.
to be featured
Visitors to the Detroit Science Center’s Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre will “climb the Alps” beginning Aug. 7, when an awesome gi-ant-screen mountain adventure debuts at the theater.
The movie depicts John Harlin III’s climb of the deadly North Face of the Eiger as he follows the path of his father, John Harlin II, who died in an attempt to reach the summit 40 years ago.
Tickets are $13.95, adults, and $11.95, seniors and children, with museum admission included. For more information, visit www.detroitsciencecenter.org.
slated at village
Baseball fans will have an opportunity to cheer on Greenfield Vil-lage’s own champion Lah-De-Dah baseball team Aug. 8 and 9 when the seventh annual World Tournament of Historic Base Ball takes place at the village.
Sixteen teams from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana will compete in games on Aug. 8. The championship contest will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 9, when a cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the winning team. The losers will receive a bag of peanuts.
Tickets are $22, adults; $21, seniors; and $16, youths 5 through 12. Children 4 and under will be admitted free. There is no charge with ad-mission to Greenfield Village. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.
Visitors will be able to interact with 1968 and 1984 World Series Detroit Tigers teams, play a pre-Civil War stick-and-ball game and take an 1867 pitching-skill test.
During extended hours on Aug. 8 (historic buildings will close at 5 p.m., however), a concert by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band will take place at 7 p.m. on the Village Green, and Model Ts and a 1913 carousel will offer rides until 9 p.m.
A fireworks display will close the evening.
Save the date . . .
Aug. 15 — “Behind the Scenes” tour of Mexicantown, sponsored by the Detroit Historical Society; beginning at 11 a.m., guests will visit neigh-borhoods and stores, including the new International Welcome Center and Mercado; tickets, $30; reservations with Visa or MasterCard are be-ing accepted at (313) 833-1801 or www.detroithistorical.org; directions to the tour location, a map and additional information will be provided one to two weeks before the tour.
Oct. 16 — Downriver/Dearborn Light the Night Walk, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; the walk will start at Bishop Park, in Wyandotte; to register, or for more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/mi.
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