By Evelyn Cairns
The final city festival of the season, Lincoln Park Days, is scheduled for Aug. 26, 27 and 28 by the Lincoln Park Exchange Club, which has been sponsoring the event since 1925.
Originally held at various locations — including Bob-Lo Island, for many years — the festival will take place at Youth Center Park, at Dix and Gregory, the site since 1970. Hours will be 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 26; noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 27; and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 28.
Attractions will include carnival rides, midway vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, Vegas and beer tents and live entertainment.
City organizations traditionally participate in the event by sponsoring booths and activities to raise money for charities.
The Exchange Club will sell ID wristbands at the beer and wine tent with proceeds earmarked for its child-abuse prevention program, Relay for Life, the city’s Goodfellows and transportation for Shriners’ Kids.
Other organizations participating and their activities include the Rotary Club, which is selling raffle tickets for a Harley Davison Motorcycle; the High School Rotary Club (the Interchange Club), a kids’ dice game; and the Knights of Columbus, the Vegas tent.
The Lions Club will sell raffle tickets and benches for the Lions Handicapped Park, and the Lincoln Park Dance Company will sponsor a booth and perform on stage at noon on Aug. 28.
Also taking the stage will be the band Mega 80s, Aug. 26, and Top Shelf Tuna, a classic rock band, Aug. 27. On Aug. 28, Danny D will play a Rod Steward Tribute.
For more information, call Debbie VanCleave at (734) 560-1121 or go to http://lpexchange.clubexpress.com.
Cinderella tryouts set
Auditions for Disney’s “Cinderella Kids” have been scheduled by the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center for 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson.
Prospective cast members (between the ages of 5 and 19) should be prepared to sing, read and dance wearing appropriate dance shoes, according to Mary Zeleski, director. A karaoke-style CD is recommended, she said. A parent’s meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 31.
The play will be staged Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19.
For additional information, call (734) 362-8153.
DCA seeking photo entries
The Downriver Council for the Arts is calling for entries in a juried photography exhibit to be held Sept. 8 through Oct. 21 at the Wyandotte Arts Center, 81 Chestnut.
Aug. 31 is the deadline for entries in the exhibit, which is open to amateur and professional photographers. The photographs can be black and white or color and can be digitally manipulated.
Works must be original and available for sale. They cannot have been entered in previous DCA shows.
The entry fee is $15; a maximum of four works will be accepted.
Prizes in both the black and white and color categories are $50, first place, and $25 second. A $100 award will be presented for the Best of Show. For more information, call the DCA at (734) 720-0671 or go to www.downriverarts.org.
Places to go. . .
Through Aug. 21 — Mitch Albom play, “Ernie,” about the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell; at the City Theatre, inside Hockeytown Café, 2301 Woodward, Detroit; tickets are $20 and $25; for tickets or more information, go to www.OlympiaEntertainment.com.
Aug. 7 — “Summer Jazz at the Yacht Club”; 6 p.m. at the Grosse Ile Yacht Club; concert by jazz pianist Doug Scout and his bassist and percussionist; buffet dinner; for tickets, $40, or more information, call (734) 246-2890 or (734) 676-0211 or go to www.sgls.org.
Aug. 18 — Fash Bash, fundraiser for the Detroit Institute of Arts, sponsored by the institute’s Founders’ Junior Council and Neiman Marcus; 7 p.m. at the Art Institute; tickets, $75 to $150; for more informa-tion, call (313) 833-4025 or go to tickets.dia.org.
Aug. 20 – Oct. 2 — Renaissance Festival, weekends and Labor Day at 12600 Dixie Hwy. in Holly; adults, $20; students and seniors, $18; youths 5 to 12, $11; 4 and younger; free; for more information, call (248) 634-5552 or go to www.michrenfest.com.