Archive for November 26th, 2010

Dearborn Historical Museum hosts Victorian Christmas Open House, 1-7 p.m.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The Dearborn Historical Museum is hosting a Victorian Christmas open house 1-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Museum’s Commandant’s Quarters, 21950 Michigan Avenue (corner of Mason).

The free event features Christmas music, holiday decorations and refreshments. Children’s activities, including holiday crafts and a visit with Santa, take place from 4-7 p.m.

For more information, call 313.565.3000.

Museum Lecture: Detroit’s Movie Palaces

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The Dearborn Historical Museum is hosting a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, titled “Detroit’s Movie Palaces.”

The presenters will be authors Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon. Hauser is marketing manager for the historic Detroit Opera House. Weldon is curator of collections for the Detroit Historical Society.

Their book, Images of America: Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palaces, was released in 2006.

Detroit has always been at the forefront of film exhibition. This lecture will explore the history of how downtown Detroit’s movie palaces evolved. In the glory years, 10-foot crystal chandeliers dangled above eight floors of seats and a 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer organ set the mood for movies.

The lecture takes place at the McFadden-Ross House, 915 Brady Street. It promises to renew wonderful memories for generations of film buffs who enjoyed the opulence of these “Detroit Movie Palaces.”

Santa Visiting Dearborn’s Fire Safety House Dec. 3, 4

Friday, November 26th, 2010

 Santa is coming to the Dearborn Fire Department’s Fire Safety House on Dec. 3 and 4.

Children can see Santa arrive on ladder truck at 6 p.m. both nights. He will stay until 8 p.m.

The Fire Safety House is next to Fire Station No. 2 at 19750 Outer Drive, just down the street from Dearborn High School.

After seeing Santa and the display, children can visit the Fire Safety House for balloons, cookies, and hot chocolate.

All proceed will benefit the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive and help firefighters purchase toys for children in the hospital.

Commission on Disability Concerns Seeks Members

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The Dearborn Commission on Disability Concerns is seeking new members.

If you are a Dearborn resident interested in disability concerns from a personal or professional perspective, the commission would like to hear from you.

The Commission promotes full access to city programs and services for both communication and physical barriers. It also provides educational forums and up-to-date information about the implementation of the Americans with Disability Act.

Appointments to the commission are made by the mayor. To receive an application to be considered for an appointment, please contact the Dearborn commission at (313) 943-2789 TTY, call (313) 943-2835 or email Marsha Koet at

Dearborn Youth Symphony Presents its Season Premier Concert at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 26th, 2010
(Source: Dearborn Youth Symphony Press Release)

The Dearborn Youth Symphony (DYS) will present its premier concert of the 2010-2011 season on Sunday, December 5 at 4 p.m. in Dearborn’s Michael A. Guido Theater of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

 The DYS was formed in 1975 to provide young musicians with symphonic ensemble experience and to foster interest in instrumental music. Today, with the sponsorship of the Dearborn Recreation Department, strong parental volunteer efforts, and dedicated conductors, the DYS continues to nurture and challenge young musicians with their orchestras and flute choirs.

The Season Premier concert includes performances by the Combined Flute Choirs, Concert Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Saint-Saen’s Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah” and Suite #1 from “Carmen” by Bizet, the Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by DYS Artistic Director, Tim Cibor. Joining Maestro Cibor will be Assistant Conductor, Joseph Deller and the Flute Choirs’ Conductor, Donna Olkowski.

General admission tickets for the DYS December 5 concert are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. To purchase tickets please visit the Center box office at 15801 Michigan Avenue at Greenfield or call (313) 943-2354. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The box office is also open one hour before show time. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.