Donna Hinson (left) and Alissa Bondar display some of the handcrafted items offered for sale at the Downriver Council for the Arts’ Holiday Show & Christmas Boutique, which will continue from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Wyandotte Arts Center. Hinson is coordinator of the annual event.
By Evelyn Cairns
The Downriver Council for the Arts’ annual Holiday Show & Christmas Boutique at the Wyandotte Arts Center is overflowing with handmade gift items, sculptures and paintings in a price range of $2 to $150, according to Donna Hinson, coordinator of the event.
Among the items for sale are scented candles, lotions, knitted scarves and hats, jewelry, ornaments, afghans, dolls, stone and wood art, calendars and much more, Hinson, said, adding that many are one-of-a-kind.
Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Dec. 22.
Participating artists include Cheryl Alt, Mary Louise Bahnemann, Kathleen Bolan, Marilyn Bo-marito, Sandra Bondar, Gloria Dunn, Pamela Frucci, Rita Gazdag, Noel Gnadt, Joe Gambino, Roberta Harris, Donna Hinson, Susan Jedynak, Leo Kuschel and Marianne Letasi.
Others are Robert Lezuch, Ronald Mitchell, Diane Nunez, Cheryl Phillips, Karen St. Martin, Mary Lou Reichard, Cynthia Robertson, Ellen Stern, Kathy Turgeon, Nadine Vadasy, Dawn Wallace, Nancy Wesser, Fran White, Nancy Wilfong and Diane Yancy.
The Wyandotte Arts Center, the former Wyandotte Masonic Temple, is at 81 Chestnut, just off Bid-dle.
Child’s Hope event planned
A workshop titled “Strengthening Families 101: Helping Families Help Themselves” has been sched-uled by Child’s Hope and the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne for 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, North Building.
According to a Child’s Hope spokesman, the workshop, for parents and providers, is designed to increase family stability, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect.
There is no charge to attend. Continental breakfast will be provided. On-line registration is required at www.greatstartcollaborativewayne.org. The Dearborn campus is at 19000 Hubbard Drive.
Holiday ideas on the agenda
Everything you need to know about entertaining during the holidays will be discussed and demonstrated during the final cooking class in the current Cooking with Style series Dec. 7 at The Henry, for-merly the Ritz-Carlton.
The cost for the class, titled “Glitz! Glamour! Party!” is $120. Guests of students can join them for dinner with wines afterward for $75. Leslie Jacobs of Leslie Jacobs Associates will offer table table-setting ideas at the dinner.
To register, call Colin Berens at (313) 253-4357.
Trio to perform at guild concert
The Schumann Trio Koln, in its American debut tour, will perform works by Zemlinsky, Schumann, Brahms and Bruch in a Fair Lane Music Guild dessert concert set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane.
Desserts will be served a half hour before the concert.
Trio members are International prize-winning pianist Yoo Soon Lee, clarinetist Nicolai Pfeffer and cellist Erik Asgeirsson. All are graduates of the Hochschule fur Musik Koln.
Tickets are $15 ($14, seniors; $9, students). For more information or tickets, call (313) 593-5330 or visit www.umd.umich.edu/fair_lane_music_guild.
Coming up . . .
Dec. 2 — Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s 44th annual Salute to Government Officials, with more than 500 officials and business and community leaders expected to attend; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at PNC Bank, 16333 Trenton Road, Southgate; buffet by The Rhapsody; adult beverages, raffle for sleigh of cheer; host, Farbman Group; sponsors, PNC Bank and Comcast; for tickets, $30 ($35 at the door), call (734) 284-6000.
Dec. 3 — Downriver Council for the Arts Ye Olde Wassail Feaste, featuring a five-course medieval dinner, music, magic and revelry; $55 per person; the deadline for reservations (necessary) is Nov. 29; for more information or reservations, call the DCA at (734) 720-0671 or visit www.downriverarts.org.