Powerboats will roar into Trenton for the PNC Roar on the River, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday on the Elizabeth Park waterfront with a Taste of the Races, featuring the specialties of 42 eateries and a concert by Fifty Amp Fuse.
The boat races will take place on Saturday and next Sunday, and personal watercraft shows will be conducted throughout the weekend.
Among the participating eateries are ABC Cater-ing, Applebee’s, Brooklyn’s, Café West, Famous Dave’s, Fratello’s, Jeanne’s Catering, Mr. Nick’s, The Rhapsody, Savannah’s, Sibley Gardens, Solero Café, TV’s Deli and Diner and Vic’s Casual Dining.
Tickets for the tasting are $35 per person in ad-vance ($40 at the door), but the concert is free, ac-cording to Linda Francetich, entertainment chairman for Roar on the River on behalf of the Trenton Rrotary Club, organizer of the event.
To reserve tickets, call (734) 675-8600 or visit the Trenton City Hall, PNC branch offices, Jocks and As-sociates or Rehab Connection.
On Saturday, Rock the River night, Hidden Agenda Band, winner of the Rotary Club’s Battle of the Bands competition last month, will open a free concert featuring Category Five. A fireworks display, to be presented by Emagine Theaters, will conclude the evening.
Roar in the Park day will be celebrated next Sun-day, when classic car owners will display their vehi-cles and vie for prizes.
Awards will be presented to winners of the car show and boat races during a ceremony to begin at 4 p.m. next Sunday.
Parking in the park is $5.
Ragtime fair set at village
An old-fashioned cakewalk will be among the highlights of Greenfield Village’s fourth annual Rag-time Street Fair Saturday and next Sunday. The vil-lage will remain open until 9 p.m. Saturday for the oc-casion.
The Raisin River Ragtime Revue, the Tarter-sauce Traditional Jazz Band and Mike Montgomery & Friends will be among the groups and individuals pro-viding entertainment representative of the early 20th century.
On Saturday, the jazz band will lead a parade around the Village Green to celebrate the end of rag-time and the beginning of the Jazz Age.
Ragtime dances will be demonstrated during the fair, and lessons will be offered by the dancers.
In addition, blueberry lemonade and cherry crisp will be served while guests watch “Lizzies of the Field,” a silent slapstick comedy with live piano ac-companiment, or a 30-minute vaudeville performance featuring the music of George Gershwin.
Tickets are $22, adults; $21, seniors; and $16, youths. Children under 5 are free. For more informa-tion, call (313) 982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.
Coming up . . .
Through July 25 — Free admission and extended hours (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward at Kirby (parking $4); per-manent exhibits include “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Frontiers to Factories,” “The Motor City” and “The Glancy Trains”; new exhibits include “Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Beloved Sports Coaches,” “VeloCity: De-troit’s Need for Speed,” “Hero or Villain? Metro De-troit’s Legacy of Leadership” and “Automotive Show-place”; for more information, call (313) 833-1805 or go to www.detroithistorical.org.
July 21-24 — Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, fea-turing juried ceramics, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, fiber art and more; local participants include Dennis Varvatos of Allen Park and Kathe Helbig of Riverview, wood artists; for addi-tional information, go to www.theguild.org/art_fair_summer.html.
July 24 — Telegraph Car Cruise/Telegraph To-morrow Classic Car Cruise; on Telegraph Road in Taylor, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Redford, just west of Detroit; for more information, go to www.cityoftaylor.com/events or http://womc.radio.com/events/2010/07/.
July 25— Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance at Oakland University in Rochester Hills; 31st annual exhibition featuring over 230 antique and classic col-lector automobiles and motorcycles; for additional in-formation, go to www.meadowbrookconcours.org.