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4th of July Weekend Events in Plymouth Michigan

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Plymouth Community Band Concert – Kellogg Park 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Music in the Air

Zap Toro will perform in Kellogg Park on Friday, July 1 to start the holiday weekend off with a cinematic-deep-groove-funk-Latin-Brazilian-jazz-rock sound. Or as described by their lead guitarist, Sean Blackman, “World music meets groove, funk and rock “Santana with a Detroit edge’.” Check them out on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zap-Toro.

The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m.

For the full summer schedule go to: http://www.ci.plymouth.mi.us/index

Plymouth Farmers Market

The Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce is hopping on Saturday mornings in Downtown Plymouth and the market will be open on Saturday, July 2 as usual from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

This year’s market features a variety of fresh produce, eggs, meat & poultry, baked goods, popcorn, cherry products, salsa & BBQ sauces, vegetable plants for the garden, flowering plants, fresh herbs, fresh flowers and dried flowers.

Michigan Philharmonic Concert on July 2

The Michigan Philharmonic (formerly the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra) is on the Kellogg Park stage at 7:30 p.m. with “An American Salute” celebrating our nation’s birthday.

Among the selections, a medley of patriotic songs including “Yankee Doodle,”  “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “This Land is Your Land,” “God Bless the USA,” along with the “Stars & Stripes Forever” march.

The big brass cannons and church bells of Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 1812 Overture provide a sensational grand finale to this not-to-be-missed summer concert!

Take part in the first-of-its-kind concert in downtown Plymouth, which is certain to become a Fourth of July tradition.

Fireworks

The Plymouth Community Fireworks show starts at about 10:15 p.m. on  Sunday, July 3 at the Plymouth Township Park, located on Ann Arbor Trail at McClumpha Rd. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with overflow parking at the vacant triangle lot at Beck and Powell Roads. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

The fireworks are sponsored by Gold Sponsors: Busch’s, Bosch, Compuware, Huron Valley Ambulance, Kiwanis Foundation, Picnic Basket Marketplace, SLC Meter, Tower Automotive and Platinum Sponsor Meijer.

Good Morning USA Pancake Breakfast

The Plymouth Canton Music Boosters will be serving a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice in Kellogg park starting at 6:00 a.m. on July 4. Tickets are $7.00 and children under 5 are free. Come to Downtown Plymouth and enjoy breakfast and the parade.

Good Morning USA Parade

The theme for this year’s 4th of July parade is “Land that we love”. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4, in Downtown Plymouth. The annual parade will take place down Main St. Marching again this year will be the Plymouth Fife & Drum Corps honoring the Corps’ founders, Mark and Carol Petty.

There will also be a bicycle pre-parade. If you would like to participate, decorate your bicycle with a 4th of July theme and meet in front of the former Walker-Buzenberg Furniture store at 240 N. Main St. at 8:30 a.m. Riders should be ages 5 and older and parents are encouraged to ride along. Helmets are required.

Good Old Fashion Picnic

The 15th annual 4th of July picnic begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Plymouth Township Park and will last until about 3:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, pop and ice cream are on the menu. Picnic goers are asked to donate 25 cents per item. Activites include a bike decorating contest, games for children and the popular pie-eating contest. New this year, New York Life will offer inkless fingerprinting identification for kids. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up and serving. Contact Bob Doroshewitz at 734-459-8473 or bdoroshewitz@plymouthtwp.org.

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The fun continues into next week and next weekend too!!!

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2011

Music in the Park Kids Concert Sponsored by the PCAC – Kellogg Park – Noon to 1:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY, July 8, 9 & 10

Art in the Park throughout downtown Plymouth – http://www.artinthepark.com for info & show hours.  Free shuttle service to the event as well.

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JULY 3, SUNDAY EVENING – FIREWORKS AT PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP PARK

The spectacular Plymouth Community Fireworks show starts at about 10:15 pm on Sunday, July 3 at Plymouth Township Park. The park is located on Ann Arbor Trail at McClumpha Rd. and gates open at 6:30 pm. Overflow parking will be at the vacant triangle of property at Beck Road and Powell Road. A suggested donation of $5.00 will go to the Plymouth Service Club assisting with parking.

Many thanks to our Gold Sponsors, Busch’s, Robert Bosch Corporation, Compuware, Huron Valley Ambulance, Kiwanis Foundation, Picnic Basket Marketplace, SLC Meter, Tower Automotive and to our Platinum Sponsor Meijer.

DTE Property Helps Feed the Needy

Farmington Hills volunteers will again spend the summer tending a community garden sponsored by the utility company.

If all goes well this growing season, a community garden in Farmington Hills sponsored by DTE Energy will turn out several thousand pounds of food for local families in need.

Located on 10 Mile Road west of the Grand River split, the four-acre garden last year produced 3,000 pounds of fresh produce that went to Gleaners Community Food Bank, according to local coordinator Trista Johnson.

“We have about a hundred volunteers,” the Farmington Hills resident said. “Some come out regularly, some only one or two times.”

DTE’s community garden project manager, Marc Zupmore, also a Hills resident, said the Hills garden was installed in 2009, a year after DTE Energy launched its community garden project with two plots. This year, about 850 volunteers are working more than four acres of gardens in Allen Park, Birmingham, Frenchtown Township, Lyon Township, Plymouth Township, Pontiac, Southfield, Washington Township and Westland, along with Farmington Hills, he said.

Altogether, they produced 44,000 pounds of food last year for Gleaners.

Every garden is a little different in shape and size, and each comes with “different challenges and different variables,” Zupmore said. The Hills garden has done well, despite a problem last year with groundhogs.

“They ate about 25 percent of our tomatoes last year,” he explained, adding DTE installed a fence around the property this year that goes about two feet into the ground. “We’re hoping they’re going to stay on their side of the fence.”

Volunteers worked over the past two weeks to till the soil and install about 200 tomato plant stakes. They have also installed a drip watering system, using a network of hoses that snake through the garden. Zupmore said the system is more environmentally friendly-as well as more volunteer friendly, because it requires less maintenance.

“It’s a great system,” he said. “You learn each year. Everybody’s going to bring an idea.”

Volunteers have ranged from individuals to groups, including Scouts, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Mayors Youth Council, Comerica Bank and even people who have to do court-ordered community service. DTE Energy provides seeds and plants. Zupmore said plants have been donated by Bonnie Plants, which supplies Lowe’s, and seeds were supplied by the Oakland County Extension Service.

“It’s not just DTE any more,” Zupmore said. “A lot of community groups are providing labor and resources. The neat thing about this project is it involves anybody.”

To learn more about the Farmington Hills DTE Energy garden, visit DTE’s website or contact Zupmore at 313-235-3579.

http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/dte-property-helps-feed-the-needy?ncid=M255

We are staying OPEN LATE!

Visit Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram LATE this week!

We are extending our hours tonight and tomorrow night,
Tuesday, June 28th and Wednesday, June 29th from 9am – 8pm!

In order to give everyone a chance to take advantage of our fantastic
Month End Specials we are staying open late! So stop in this week,
Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 8pm and Thursday 9am – 9pm!
(We will be open normal business hours on Friday)

2011 Jeep Compass sponsors Dave Matthews Band

The 2011 Jeep Compass is the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan and the Compass Emerging Artists Program. For more information visit: http://www.dmbcaravan.com/

We are settled in to our NEW Location!

Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles has a New Home!
We moved Monday, June 20th to our New Building located
at 36534 Plymouth Rd, Livonia MI 48150.

We have a bigger showroom and our service department is part of the same building! We have already had many
customers stopping by to check out our new set up.

Feel free to come by too and see our new place!!
We are open Monday – Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday’s from 11am-3pm.

We will be hosting our first Customer Appreciation Cook-Out in our New Location Next Month on
Saturday, July 16th from 10am-5pm.

We will have Burgers & Dogs
Live Entertainment by the Black Jack Band
Huge Savings on Apparel & Accessories
And a whole lot more!!

Check out our Website and Facebook Page to see our progress!
We are adding new Pictures daily!!

Howell Eagle Riders Ride for the Pink – THIS SATURDAY, June 25th, 2011

Sponsored by Dick Scott Motor Mall Collision Shop Fowlerville, MI
and
Dick Scott Classic Motorcycles Livonia, MI

10am till 5pm Rain or Shine!

Howell Eagles 141 Schroeder Park Drive, Howell
Komen For the Cure

2-3-4 Wheels Classic Cars & Hot Rods Welcome!

More Info contact Russ McBride (313) 425-7140

Car show makes impact

 

Car lovers recently came together to enjoy themselves and support a service organization at Dick Scott Motor Mall of Fowlerville.

Dick Scott Motor Mall on May 21 hosted a carshow with proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit Family Impact Center in Fowlerville. Vehicle classes include hot rods, street machines, muscle cars, motorcycles, imports, trucks and special-interest vehicles. The event included live entertainment and concessions.

A total of $557.75 was raised for the Family Impact Center, a Christian-based organization that began serving people in need in 2002. The group provides a client-choice food pantry, educational resources, Support groups, counseling services and mentoring programs.

http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20110621/COMMUNITIES08/106210309

How did Father’s day come to be?

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

But where did “Father’s Day” come from?

The first observance of Father’s Day actually took place in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton, who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster several months earlier in Monongah, West Virginia, on December 6, 1907. It’s possible that Clayton was influenced by the first celebration of Mother’s Day that same year, just a few miles away. Clayton chose the Sunday nearest to the birthday of her recently deceased father.

Unfortunately, the day was overshadowed by other events in the city, West Virginia did not officially register the holiday, and it was not celebrated again. All the credit for Father’s Day went to Sonora Dodd from Spokane, who invented independently her own celebration of Father’s Day just two years later, also influenced by Jarvis’ Mother’s Day.

Clayton’s celebration was forgotten until 1972, when one of the attendants to the celebration saw Nixon’s proclamation of Father’s Day, and worked to recover its legacy. The celebration is now held every year in the Central United Methodist Church – the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was torn down in 1922. Fairmont is now promoted as the “Home of the First Father’s Day Service”.

A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus “singling out just one of our two parents.” In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great Father’s out there!! We hope everyone has a wonderful day together!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day

The Big Day is Finally Here!!!

THIS Monday, June 20th, 2011
we are moving into our New Location!

We will be open this Saturday and Sunday, June 18th & 19th, for
normal business hours at our Canton location.

On Monday we are moving to our New building!!

During the day Monday we will have
limited phone and internet access.

On Tuesday, June 21st
we will be back to business as usual in our New Home!

THEN…
Join us on Saturday, July 16th 10am-5pm
for our Customer Appreciation Cook-out AND
to Celebrate the opening of our new location!!

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– Hot Dogs & Burgers
– Live Music by the Black Jack Band
– Huge Savings on Apparel & Accessories
And a whole lot more!!