Area Activities – Grosse Pointe News

Ford House

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, offers the following programs:

* “The Birds of Gaukler Pointe” photography exhibition, through June 12, in the Teague Gallery.

* Storytime: How the Stars Came to Be, 10:30 am Tuesdays during June.

* Yoga at Ford House, 5:30 pm Tuesdays, to June 28.

* Tai Chi for Health, 6 pm Thursday, June 2.

* Game Night: Meadow Games, 6 pm Fridays, June 3 to Aug. 5.

* Eleanor’s Birthday Tea and Tour, noon Sunday, June 5. Tickets are $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers.

* Concerts on the Lake: “Straight Ahead,” 7 pm Thursday, June 9. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 12 and younger.

* Maker Studio: Weaving, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers.

* Walking Meditation, 3 pm Sunday, June 12. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers.

For tickets and information, visit


The Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation presents its 2022 Legacy on the Lake event Thursday, June 23, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores. This year’s honoree is Fred M. Alger. Tickets are $300 per person and reservations are required by Friday, June 3. Visit

The Helm

The Helm at the Boll Life Center, 158 Ridge, Grosse Pointe Farms, offers a variety of classes and programs. Registration is required at (313) 882-9600 for the following:

* The movie “Respect” is shown from 12:30 to 2:30 pm Friday, June 3. Cost is $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers, and includes snacks.

* Stained Glass Suncatchers, 11:30 am to 1 pm Wednesday, June 8, with Michelle Boggess-Nunley of On the Gogh Studio. Cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers.

* Managing Someone Else’s Money, 1 to 2 pm Tuesday, June 14, presented by the Wayne State University Speakers’ Bureau.

* Rosa’s Fitness Combo Class, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm Thursdays, with instructor Rosa Hunter. The class includes tai chi, yoga, ball exercises, cardio and balance, as well as brain exercises, sign and foreign language, affirmations and more.

* Ask the Physical Therapist, 9:15 to 10 am the second Thursday of each month. The facilitator is Jessica Malfa of David Gilboe & Associates.

* Games on the Lawn, 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Games are free for members, $5 for nonmembers.


The Grosse Pointe Public Library hosts a variety of programs. To register for the following, visit

* Dance! West Coast Swing, Latin Rhythms, Tango and Detroit’s Ballroom — Oh My!, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Savvy Seniors Computer Classes: Get Social, 9 to 10 am Tuesday, June 7, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Storytime with Miss Melissa, 1:30 to 2 pm Tuesday, June 7, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Drop-In: I Will Assist, 10 to 11 am Wednesday, June 8, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Science Fiction Book Club, 7 to 8 pm Wednesday, June 8, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Senior Hustle Dance Classes, 1 to 2 pm Thursday, June 9, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

* Dance! West Coast Swing, Latin Rhythms, Tango and Detroit’s Ballroom — Oh My!, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Ewald, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross hosts the following blood drives:

* 1 to 7:15 pm Tuesday, June 7, Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore, Roseville.

* Noon to 6 pm Wednesday, June 8, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

* 1 to 7 pm Monday, June 13, Tompkins Community Center, 14920 Windmill Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Park.


La Societe des Jardinieres meets at 12:15 pm Thursday, June 9, at the Continental in the Ford House Visitor Center, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Hostess Sharon Lutz will provide lunch for members. There will be an election of officers; hats are required for the ladies to vote, as is their tradition.


The Grosse Pointe Artists Association, located at The War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, offers the class “Drawing Foundations with Donald Cronkhite,” from 10 am to 3 pm Saturdays, June 11 and 18. Cost is $205 for members, $225 for nonmembers before Monday, June 6; or $225 for members and $245 for nonmembers after. Register online at

Neighborhood Club

The Neighborhood Club, 17150 Waterloo, City of Grosse Pointe, offers a variety of summer programs and activities.

* Tai Chi for Health from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm Tuesdays, June 7 to 28. Cost is free for members, $10 per class for nonmembers. Call (313) 885-4600.

* Kids Club takes place from 9 am to 3 pm weekdays, June 20 to Aug. 12. Activities include games, crafts, field trips and more. Cost is $200 per week for members, $250 per week for nonmembers. Call (313) 885-4600, Ext. 51.

* Summer Tennis, for ages 4 to adult, at the Elworthy tennis courts. Session 1 is June 4 to 25; Session 2 is July 10 to 31. Cost is $64 for members, $80 for nonmembers. Register at

Tuesday Musicale

Tuesday Musicale’s Artists of the Year Concert, featuring The Ventoso Trio, takes place at 7:30 pm Tueday, June 7, at Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Detroit Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist Ralph Skiano, DSO principal cellist Wei Yu and acclaimed pianist Keun-A Lee perform. Tickets are $25. Call (313) 520-8663 or visit

Saturday Scholar

The Saturday Scholar hosts an open house from 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, June 9, at University of Detroit Mercy Commerce and Finance Building, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit. Students, families and educators are invited to learn about SAT prep, college planning, accelerated studies, setting an education path and preparing for college. Visit or call (313) 885-3918.


Assumption Summer Camp 2022 takes place June 13 to July 15. A second session runs July 18 to Aug. 19. Youth Camp is for ages 7 to 10; Early Childhood Camp is for ages 1 to 6. Camps include daily art, music, math and science, language arts, sports and other activities. To register, call (586) 772-4477.

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe hosts its next lunch and speaker meeting at 11 am Tuesday, June 14, at the Tompkins Community Center, located in Windmill Pointe Park. Cathy Hasse of the Saint Andrews Society, chairman of the Highland Games, speaks. The Detroit Highland Games, in its 173rd year, are a way for those of Scottish lineage to share their music, tradition and culture with others, as well as pass traditions to future generations. Men and women guests are welcome; those who have kilts are invited to wear them Tuesday. To reserve a seat, email or call (313) 550-9661.

Mini Picassos

Mini Picassos, 21520 Harper, St. Clair Shores, offers several programs and classes. To register, visit

* Half-day summer camps, from 9 am to noon, June 20 to 24. Campers will be divided by age. Cost is $195 per camper for the week. Other camps take place July 18 to 22, and Aug. 22 to 26.

* Three sessions of Kinder Art Camp, for ages 4 to 6, from 1 to 2:30 pm June 22 to 24, July 18 to 20, and Aug. 22 to 24. Cost is $95 per session.

* Two-Day Full-Day Art Camps, for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, from 10 am to 3 pm June 29 and 30, July 27 and 28, and Aug. 29 and 30. Cost is $110 per person.

Healthy GP

Healthy Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods meets via Zoom at 8:30 am the third Wednesday of each month. Its mission is to reduce substance abuse among youth and across the community, as well as promote optimal mental health through action, education and collaboration. Those interested in attending meetings should email Sasha Murphy at

Alliance Franchise

The Alliance Francaise de Grosse Pointe is an organization that promotes French culture through monthly activities for members. The group seeks members for its new membership year, which begins in September. It also offers French lessons for adults at Assumption Cultural Center, from September to May each year. Detailed membership and French classes information may be found at


Northeastern Toastmasters meets via Zoom at 7 pm the second and fourth Monday of each month. Call (313) 720-8444 for the link and password.


Lakeshore Senior Living hosts the Facebook Live Q&A, “Ask the Therapist,” from 1:30 to 2 pm Wednesdays, and “Coffee Break Chat with Rachel,” with Sales and Marketing Manager Rachel Nagorsen, 1:30 to 2 pm Thursdays. For more information, call (586) 218-6228.

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