More than 150 members of the Trenton Rotary Club and their guests gathered for the organization’s 29th Annual Wild Game Dinner and Raffle Jan. 28 at the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club.
The event — featuring Detroit Red Wings Hall of Fame member Mickey Redmond, who was the guest speaker, and team announcer Ken Daniels, the master of ceremonies — began with hors d’oeuvres of Roasted Duck Quesadillas, Pheasant Stew and Venison Chili.
Entrees included Venison Bolognaise with Potato Gnocchi, Smoked Goose Jambalaya and Venison Meatloaf with Red-Eye Gravy.
Redmond reviewed his career before and with the Red Wings, adding that his father also was a professional hockey player.
The raffles offered prizes including guns, autographed Red Wings and other sports memorabilia, a personal-training and fitness consultation, tickets to Red Wings games and a wildlife painting.
Donors of wild game for the meal were Larry Kearney, Chuck Collert, Jane Dunn, Valerie Dzagulones, Ed Shenton, Paul Jocks, Dennis Levko, Nick Mans Jr., Jim Mans, John Martenson Jr., Bob Howey, John Howey, Skip Howey and Conner Howey.
Levko and Mark Angellotti were co-chairs of the event, and committee members were Austin Arksey, Laurie Dixon and Dzagulones.
Proceeds are earmarked for the Tom Shumate Endowment of the Arts, the Jack Castignola Scholarship Fund and the Heroes & Angels Foundation.
Lapadula to be speaker
Playwright and screenwriter Marc Lapadula will speak on “Films that Changed America” at a Downriver Town Hall lecture scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St. in Southgate.
Lapadula lectures at academic institutions including John Hopkins University, Yale University and the Columbia Film School. His feature-length screenplay “Person of Interest” is a work in progress.
For more information about the talk, call 734-783-9224 or email [email protected].
Challenge to be held
An annual Members’ Challenge with the theme “Things That Never Were” will highlight a meeting of the Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library.
Members will interpret the theme with artistic interpretations related to fantasy, mythology, legends, dreams and other relevant subjects. Member Rita Gazdag will give a talk on the subject. The works will be on display at the library until the group’s March meeting.
The organization’s meetings are open to the public without charge. The library is at 14680 Dix Toledo.
Private tours are planned
Private tours in celebration of Valentine’s Day will offer behind-the-scenes looks at America’s Thanksgiving Parade from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 for $100 per couple (with $50 tax-deductible as a donation to The Parade Company).
The tour, at The Parade Company Studio, 9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, in Detroit, will include a commemorative photo and a gift bag with champagne, flowers, chocolates, beads and the signature Parade Company clown noses.
For reservations (required) or more information, go to theparade.org.
Dinner party is scheduled
A Valentine “Legends Live” dinner party has been scheduled for Feb. 11 at the Bentley, the newly remodeled former Italian American Club headquarters, at 646 Biddle in Wyandotte.
Tickets, $60, will include dinner, entertainment, beer and wine. The show will be a tribute to The Jersey Boys, Whitney Houston, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m. For tickets or additional information, call Leslie Lupo at 734-282-1257 or the Bentley at 734-285-4044.