By EVELYN CAIRNS
The 33rd annual Allen Park Street Fair, slated for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Allen Road between Southfield and Roosevelt, will feature more than 200 booths manned by artists and food vendors, plus live entertainment on two stages.
Entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. both days. Performing Friday on the Roosevelt stage will be My Friday Night, Mark Pasman, Superlast and Sponge. Appearing the same day on the Southfield stage will be Stephanie Powers, Sparx, Random Hoax and Nina and the Buffalo riders.
The lineup for Saturday on the Roosevelt stage will be SoulQuest, the Allen Park High School Band, Sandy Solo Sounds, APB-Roy Cicotte, Rickinbirds and Frijid Pink.
Entertaining on the Southfield stage will be Stale Crackers, Step in Line Dancers, My Friday Night, Howlin Mercy, and Eddie Cooper and The Exit Band.
Food booth operators will include Sweet Tooth Cakes & Pastries, Great Bread Company, Coconut Critters, Doggie Deli, Bone Jour Bakery, Deedee Desserts, Stone House Mixes, Great Bread Company and Pam’s Pantry.
Among the many artists offering their works will be Geniene Functional Art, Glass by Marten, Candles that Rock, Clayin’ Around Pottery, Purses by Robin, Mari’s Leather, Picture This, and Weiss Girls Doll Clothes.
For additional information, go to www.allenparkstreetfair.org.
Info Center wins grant
The Information Center, based in Taylor, has been awarded a grant of $20,000 to coordinate efforts of organizations in Out-Wayne County and facilitate Healthy Michigan Plan outreach, education and enrollment activities.
In addition, the grant will enable the center to connect enrollees with primary medical homes.
A meeting of enrolling agents is being planned by the center to develop a model for reaching all eligible Healthy Michigan Plan applicants, said Edward D’Angelo, president and CEO of the center.
In addition, he said, the center is transitioning nursing facility residents back into the community through the Nursing Facility Transition Program, a state-funded plan.
The program is designed to assist senior citizens and disabled adults residing in nursing homes to return to their communities.
To qualify for the program, candidates must be eligible for Medicaid, reside in nursing homes and have barriers to leaving the nursing homes.
Services may include security deposits, furniture, household goods and utility-deposit hook-up fees (excluding cable). Other services may include housing assistance, home modifications, moving expenses and cleaning costs.
For more information, or to make a referral, call the center at 734-282-7171. The program is funded with Medicaid funds provided by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Zonjic, White will perform
Flutist Alexander Zonjic will perform with special guest guitarist Peter White at the 19th annual Jazz on the River concerts Saturday and Sunday at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. There is no charge for admission; however, a $5 fee for parking is suggested.
Gates will open at noon, with food and beverages available for purchase. Concert goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Performances will begin at 1 p.m. both days and continue until approximately 11 p.m.
The lineup for Saturday will be Yancyy and Friends, Andreas Varady, Harvey Mason “Chameleon,” Tim Bowman and Ohio Players.
Sunday concerts will feature Sound Proof, Dee Brown, The Detroit “Jazz on the River” All Stars (Gerard Gibbs, Perry Hughes, Rayse Biggs, Carl Homes and Ron Otis), Zonjic and White, and Al Jarreau.
Free shuttle service will be provided from Jefferson at Elm, and Jefferson at West Road. Elizabeth Park is off Jefferson south of West Road. It will be open to the public on the days of the performances, which are being presented by Wayne County Parks.
Coming up . . .
Aug 1-3 — City of Dearborn’s 35th Annual Homecoming festival at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill at Brady, north of Michigan Avenue; live music with a performance on Saturday by Kellie Pickler, former “American Idol” finalist and “Dancing With the Stars” winner; other features will include family activities, reunions, a carnival, food, and fireworks the final two nights; for more information, go to www.cityofdearborn.org.