The fourth annual Bless Fest, offering free health screenings and medical and dental care on site, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wayne County Community College District Downriver campus under the auspices of the Taylor Information Center.
The program will include a job fair with employers ready to hire for a projected 1,000 jobs. In addition, local organizations and agencies will present workshops to help families and individuals, and free groceries will be available for 750 homes.
A kids’ zone will serve youngsters 5 to 11 years old with inflatables and games and other activities. For more information, call 734-282-7171. The college is at 21000 Northline Road in Taylor.
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth is sponsoring its 23rd annual Mother of the Year contest, which offers dinner for up to a family of up to 10, accommodations at its Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark and a recognition plaque.
To enter, an individual must write a poem in 50 works or less describing why his or her mother should be the Mother of the Year and email it to [email protected], along with his or her name, address and daytime telephone number. The winner will be notified by May 6.
The Trenton Rotary Club is planning its second “Girls Got Wine!” benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. April 29 at the Westfield Center, 2700 Westfield in Trenton.
A wine tasting sponsored by Beverage Express will be paired with steak medallions, pasta, soup salad and dessert courtesy of Fritz Enterprises; Coachstop Manor; Comfort Keepers; Buffalo Wild Wings; Classic Tavern; TV’s Deli and Diner; and Jackson, Snider & Parker, DDS.
Also participating in the event are Colors by Kim Day Spa & Salon, Origami Owl, Scentsy, European Boutique, Take Shape for Life, Flat Rock Aesthetics, and Timbers Salon. Raffles and door prizes also are planned.
Dress is casual, and admission is restricted to people 21 and older.
The Trenton and Southgate Rotary clubs are asking for gently used purses for donation to the Downriver Community Conference Chrysalis Boutique, which aids low-income women re-entering the workforce.
For tickets, $25 (only 250 are available), go to www.trentonrotary.net.
Coming up . . .
May 2-30 — Art exhibit, “A to Z,” by Linda Allen and Lori Zurvalec; at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. May 2; no charge
May 10 — Downriver Council for the Arts Mother’s Day “Whimsical Tea Party”; 1 to 3 p.m. at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; for tickets ($15, adults; $10, children) or more information, call 734-720-0671.