The entry fee is $5, and the chili should be submitted in a crock pot, according to Debby Sharkey, contest coordinator.
Any type of recipe is acceptable, she said, adding that even a tuna chili was entered one year. (Sharkey didn’t say whether or not it was a winner.)
The tavern’s customers will choose the best chili by casting votes at $1 each during a blind tasting, Sharkey said, adding that proceeds from both the entry fee and the voting are earmarked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Gift certificates and plaques will be awarded for first, second and third places.
Sharkey’s is at 25215 W. River Road. For additional information, call 734-362-0042.
Center slates free programs
The Information Center of Taylor has scheduled two free programs on dementia and caregiving for this month.
Carol Waarala, a dementia specialist with Gentiva Hospice, will speak on “The Caregiver’s Glass: Half Full or Half Empty?”
The dates, times and locations of the programs are:
• Jan. 22 — 10 a.m. at the Romulus Senior Cen-ter, 36525 Bibbins.
• Jan. 23 — 6 p.m. at American House Riverview, 20300 Fort St.
For additional information, call Laura Rossow, The Information Center caregiver-support coordinator at 734-287-7858 or email [email protected]
WCCCD lists special events
A Performers Expo on Feb. 1 is among the spe-cial events planed for the spring semester by Wayne County Community College District Downriver.
The expo will showcase local performing artists, including bands of all musical genres, along with spoken-word artists, singers and songwriters. There is no admission charge.
A highlight of the semester will be the Official Blues Brothers Revue on March 7. For tickets, $35, call 734-374-5200.
Also scheduled are Young Artists Expo, Feb. 6; All About the Arts-Electronic Music with Paxahau, Feb. 11; Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort, April 13; a student art show on April 30; and concerts by Taylor Dance on May 17, 18, 30 and 31.
The events will take place in the Heinz C. Prechter Education and Performance Center on the WCCCD Downriver Campus, 2100 Northline Road, in Taylor.
Debutante ball is scheduled
Reservations are being accepted for the Hungarian Arts Club’s annual Feher Rozsa Bal (White Rose Ball), scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Dearborn Inn.
Eight young women will be introduced to society at the event, which will include dinner, performance of the traditional palotas court dance and dancing to Hungarian and American music.
Tickets, $65, are available by calling Jana John-son at 734-459-5253 or emailing [email protected]
The Dearborn Inn is at 20301 Oakwood Blvd.
Save the date . . .
Feb. 8 —Trenton Rotary Club’s seventh annual Winter Beach Blast; 6 p.m. at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate; buffet, open bar, auctions, games, drawings, raffles, live music and dancing; tickets, $45, or $50 at the door; for tickets, call Valerie Dzagulones at 734-671-2531.
Feb. 13 — Downriver Town Hall lecture by Gen-try Lee, chief engineer behind the U.S. solar system exploration through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Pasadena, Calif.; 11 a.m. at Crystal Gar-dens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate; for additional information, call 734-783-9224.