9/16/16 through 9/18/16 ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND (highlighted as “stand alone”)
10/8/16 RIVER WALK
10/23/16 MARYGROVE ALUMNI GO TO THE OPERA
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Sung in French with projected English supertitle translations
2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 2016, Michigan Opera Theatre
Carmen-herself a pawn of fate-lures a wide-eyed soldier and a flamboyant bullfighter into a destructive rivalry for her affection, while beguiling melodies such as the Habanera and Gypsy Song have their way with the audience. Bring a friend who hasn’t been to the opera-Carmen never fails to entice!
11/5/16 DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION
Marygrove Alumni, join us Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Marygrove College Madame Cadillac Building for a viewing and discussion of “Bring Your A Game,” a documentary directed by actor and activist, Mario Van Peebles. The film focuses on the power of education in urban communities and depicts the lives of African Americans Males who perceive education as ‘less than important.’
Key points of the movie are: recognizing Intellectual Strength, acknowledging Education Contributes to Success, and understanding that there is a Direct Correlation between School House and Prison House.
11/23/16 DAY of SERVICE - Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA)
DAAA, whose mission is to promote healthy aging and enhance the quality of life for older adults, is a private nonprofit agency established in 1980. DAAA serves approximately 60,000 older adults age 60 and over and caregivers residing in the City of Detroit and metropolitan areas including the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park annually.
DAAA’s services include Community Access, Wellness Services, Healthy Aging and Nutrition Services feeding about 6,000 homebound and disabled adults daily through the Detroit Meals on Wheels program, Care Management Services for homebound seniors, the Mature Workers Program for low-income individuals age 55 or older, the Medicaid and Medicare Assistance Program, Outreach Services, and the Senior Solution on WCHB AM 1200 every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Join us at the organization, at 1333 Brewery Park in Detroit near Eastern Market on Wednesday, 11/23/16 to pack boxes for food distribution from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Children under fifteen years must be with an adult. Volunteers should wear warm clothing and be able to stand for a period of time. If you would like to volunteer please contact Gloria Banks at (313) 802-1246 or Frances Simmons at (248) 546-2876.
12/9/16 THE FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF DETROIT THEATRE GROUP AT THE PLAYERS CLUB
A Family Christmas: Ain’t No Vacation
Friday, December 9, 2016
Wine Reception at 7:00 p.m.
Play at 8:00 p.m.
This play is a spinoff of the 1989 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation comedy film which was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The 1989 film starred Chevy Chase, and has been labeled as a modern Christmas classic.
The Players is a clubhouse and theatre founded in 1910 by a group of Detroit businessman. The famous building, located at 3321 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI was built in 1925; designated a Michigan Historic Site in 1985, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The Fine Arts Society of Detroit was founded in 1906 and in 1926 found its permanent home at the Players Club.
The cost is $25 which includes a wine reception on the second floor (not elevator accessible) and features art by local artists. Seating for the play on the first floor is at round tables accommodating 4-6 people. Snacks are provided on each table. Wine is available for purchase or you may bring your own as well as additional snacks. Secure, lighted parking is included.
To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than December 1, 2016 to Marygrove College, Alumni Office, Attn: Jan Machusak, 8425 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221. Dress is business attire.