By Ethel Yops
Grosse Ile Recreation Commission
Spring has arrived —“April Showers” followed by “May Flowers,” as the old saying goes. Since I am writing this at the beginning of March it is difficult to predict and it is Michigan. Wait an hour and the weather will change.
Easter is April 16. However you celebrate this day, it brings light into our lives, chasing away the winter doldrums. The children look forward to the Easter Bunny’s visit and egg hunts in their communities, plus the big one at Elizabeth Park. Church congregations celebrate “The Risen Lord.” Hope in all forms is renewed.
Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8, Centennial Farm. There will be two sessions. Session 1: 9:30 a.m., Session 2: 12 Noon. $8 per child, $4 for adult breakfast. Pre-registration is required. Sessions include: Brunch, egg hunt, visit with Easter Bunny and prizes. Limited to 50 people per session. Event sells out quickly.
Pre-K Soccer: Ages 3-5, Thursdays, April 13-May 4, 6:15-7 p.m. at Centennial Farm outside area. Parent participation is encouraged.
Tiny Tigers, Little Ninjas Karate, Kid’s Power Karate, Kids Power Karate-Color Belts: Session 4 continues through April 19 for those already enrolled.
Island walkers: walk to music Mondays through Fridays, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Centennial Farm Activity Room. $1 daily, $5 weekly, $25 for 8 weeks. Year round.
Beginning and Continuing Yoga: Adults, Session 5 Tuesdays April 25-May 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Centennial Farm Activity Room.
Tai Chi Easy Class: Adults Session 5 Thursdays April 13-May 18 from 7:10-8:10 p.m. at Centennial Farm Activity Room. Learn movements in Vitality Enhancement Method plus five movements from Yang Style Tai Chi.
Seniors: 1st and 3rd Thursday Pinochle cards. Other games, bring your foursome; 1 p.m. at Centennial Farm Activity Room. Beverages provided.
Senior Club: 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Coffee hour begins at 11:30 a.m. at Centennial Farm Activity Room. Free blood-pressure check by Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Nurses on the second Tuesday of the month 10:45-12 Noon.
Water’s Edge Marina: Summer Dockage, time to sign up for a slip. Availability going fast.
Golf: The course is slated to open the end of April. Call for information on Golf Lessons and Leagues, etc.
Islandfest: June 2-4. Applications for vendor space and parade participants accepted now through May 14 at grosseile.com or islandfestgrosseile.com
New for Little Ninjas Karate, Kid’s Power Karate and Kids Power – Color Belt. Session 5 May 10-June 14. If interested place dates on your calendar. Complete information out soon.
For details, information, registration and fees on all recreation offerings go online at wwwgrosseilerecreation.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or in person at the recreation department, 25215 West River Road.
Office hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (734) 675-2364 during business hours.
You can check current offerings and events through the “GROSSE ILE CONNECT” APP. Be Happy, Drive Safely.