July 9-15, 2003 

9-12 WED-SAT • FUN FOR ALL Saline Celtic Festival — Erin Go have a ball, folks! This year’s Saline Celtic festival offers a little bit of something for everyone. The fun-filled four-day festival will include an off-site whisky tasting, soccer and rugby matches, and workshops on authentic Irish dancing and dining. (See www.salineceltic.org for locations.) It all comes to a head on Saturday with a parade, traditional Irish music, Highland games and more. It’s free, including parking and shuttle services. At Mill Pond Park (565 W. Bennett, Saline). Call 734-944-2810 for details.

10 THU • COMMUNITY Third Annual Fundraiser for Detroit Magic Child Development Organization — Detroit R&B artists Leslie Ferguson, Donald Ray and the 94 East Band perform at the annual fundraiser for this organization which provides after-school social services. Dedicated to building character and self-esteem through sports, academics and other activities, the Detroit Magic Development Organization has helped hundreds of Detroit youths since 1998. At Flood’s (731 St. Antoine, Detroit). Call 313-963-1090 for more information.

11-12 FRI-SAT • MUSIC ElvisFest — You’d think that we’d have stopped the moaning by now, but we can’t. There is just something about Elvis Presley that keeps people the world over riled up. And this year, for Michigan’s annual tribute to the greasy-haired wonder, lamé-clad impersonators and fans alike will make their way to Depot Town in Ypsilanti to partake in live music, karaoke, a classic car show,
delicious barbeque, Elvis-style weddings and more. Check it out at Depot Town, Ypsilanti (take
Exit 183 off I-94, then follow the signs). Visit www.mielvisfest.org for more information.

12-13 SAT-SUN • FUN FOR ALL Wayne County Parks Annual Polka Festival — What’s the definition of a gentleman? A gentleman is a man who knows how to play the accordion, but doesn’t. No, no, no, just kidding, folks; everybody should agree that a little polka now and then is good for even a gentleman’s soul. The thrills include polka dancers in authentic costumes, genuine Polish cuisine and performances from such bands as Marshall “Big Daddy” Lackowski & his La-Dee-Da’s. At the Hines Park-Warrendale Picnic Area (located off Warren Avenue, just east of Telegraph, Dearborn Heights). Call 313-261-1990 for more information.

15 TUE • ART Inuit Art Exhibition — Mysterious and intrinsically beautiful, the artwork of the Inuit is a keyhole-sized view into the lifestyles of a people. Primal, intuitive, seemingly simple, Inuit art is a refreshing take on life. At the Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery (Domino’s Farms, Lobby B, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor). Call 734-930-7514 for gallery hours.

12-13 SAT-SUN • FUN FOR ALL Glorious Gardens of the Historic Homes Tours — It is that time of the year. The spring showers have nourished the gardens, and it is time to enjoy their summer beauty with a romantic stroll. There are three participating sites: Cranbrook Gardens (380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills), Meadow Brook Hall (Oakland University, Rochester) and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe). Call 248-370-3140 for ticket information. Tours end Aug. 24.

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