What’s Happening Riverview …

Get ready to run
The third annual Forest Family Fun Run will take place on the afternoon of May 10 in the Forest neighborhood. The Forest students have been training to run the one-mile run for months now and are ready to take on the challenge.

The run is a fundraiser to help raise more money to purchase new equipment for our physical education program.
If you have the chance to come out and support the students they would love the encouragement.

These crossroads will be shut down from 1245 – 315 p.m. on May 10. We will have parents at each crossing to help students and to assist in the flow of traffic.

Please be patient as this run is a great opportunity for our students to either reach a goal of finishing or getting their personal record for the mile.

The following crossroads will be closed that day: Wedgewood & Coachwood, Coachwood & Thornwood, Tall Oaks & Coachwood, Coachwood & Greentrees, Foxboro & Greentrees, Heritage & Foxboro, Coachwood & Heritage, Hampton & Tall Oaks, Hampton & Thornwood, Thornwood & Coventry, Coventry & Tall Oaks and Coventry & Tall Oaks.

Seeking input
The Riverview Community School District is seeking input from residents on its recommendations for school improvements using the “Sinking Fund” millage dollars.
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the library of the Riverview Community High School on Monday, May 20.
Please come to provide your input on the needs of the district.

Join Kiwanis
Kiwanis of Riverview meet Thursdays at Atria Kinghaven, 14800 King Road, 6:15pm. Join us for a free dinner on your first visit. Call Andy Swift at 734-284-5034 or email aswift1@comcast.net.

Glens Sub Sale
The annual Riverview Glens Subdivision Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Library news
Spring has sprung in Riverview and we couldn’t be happier to be offering our lovely community resources and services to make the daily grind a little easier and free time a lot brighter! Each week, we are receiving new books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines that cover a wide-array of interests and genres. Over the past few weeks we have added four more computers for patrons to use to research, find a new favorite YouTube channel or author their own book. All 10 of our computers are available for anyone to use, free of charge from opening time until 10 minutes before closing. Wanting to use your own device? We have a newly upgraded, high-speed Wi-Fi system that is easily accessed anywhere inside the Library. Printing, copying, and faxing services are also available for a small fee: 10 cents per page (black & white print or copy) and 50 cents per page for color copies or faxes.

If you are looking for a new favorite magazine, a quiet place for a study session or an entertaining event, we welcome you to check out your Library soon and hope you will visit often!

UPCOMING EVENTS
April-May 23 * Storytimes with Ms. Z!

Wednesdays
Toddlers (2-3 years old) @ 11 a.m.

Thursdays
Preschoolers (3-5 years old) @ 11 a.m.
Toddlers and Preschoolers (and their adults) will enjoy stories, songs, games, crafts and a yummy snack each week. Registration is not required but is appreciated.

May 6 – Monthly Book Club @ 7:00 p.m.
This month’s book club selection will be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Plenty of copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

May 10 – Open Mic Night @ 6:30 p.m.
Come & share your one-of-a-kind writing, art, song, or dance with a welcoming audience. Participants & attendees will also enjoy a delish nacho bar. Registration is required.

May 11 – Family Puzzle Competition | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Families will be given three hours to complete a 550 piece jigsaw puzzle. The family that finishes their entire puzzle first will win a prize basket! All competing families will be provided puzzles and snacks. Limited to 10 families. Each team can have up to four adult members. Registration is required.

May 13 – Community Grown Gardens @ 6:30 p.m.
Members of the Downriver-based nonprofit Community Grown Gardens will be with us to share information about community urban agriculture and its role in K-12 education & the year-round growing of food at the historic Westcroft Gardens on Grosse Ile. For more information about the organization, please visit communitygrowngardens.org. Registration is required.

May 20 – Family Storytime @ 6:30 p.m.
Families are invited to listen to a few stories, play games & enjoy a bedtime snack! We will also be making collage canvas picture using mixed media items! All materials will be provided. Pajamas are optional but are encouraged. Registration is required.

May 21 – Create Your Own Mini Pallet with the Painting Barn @ 6 p.m.
Our friends from The Painting Barn in Carleton are visiting us for an evening of pallet painting. Participants will get a choice of two designs and will be led step-by-step through the process of creating their own work of art! This is a free event and all materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required by May 18, 2019. Late registration cannot be accommodated for this event.

May 27 – City of Riverview & American Legion Post 389 Circle of Flags: Memorial Day Celebration
@ 11 a.m. (Riverview Library will be closed)

Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside of the Library near the Veterans Memorial. Flags, lawn signs and Memorial Bricks can be purchased through the City of Riverview Recreation Department. Forms are available at www.cityofriverview.com/departments/recreation/veteran_s_memorial_celebration.php

June 17 – August 5 – A Universe of Stories at the RVML
Our 2019 Summer Reading Celebration: A Universe of Stories is guaranteed to be out-of-this-world! There are non-stop activities planned all summer long including: weekly all-ages storytimes, big event days for the whole family including a nerf war, a visit with exotic animals & an inflatable planetarium. Our reading competition has been revamped & will award hard-working readers of all ages fun prizes. Dates, times and detailed information will be ready in May 2019. Stay tuned for some stellar summer fun!

LEND A HAND
Support individuals diagnosed with developmental and physical disabilities by attending A Night at the Auction May 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. ay Paragon Support Services, 2101 Grove St., Wyandotte.

For more information, call 734-281-9522.

Instructors Wanted
Do you have a hobby or a skill that you would like to pass along? The Riverview Recreation Department can help.

The Riverview Recreation Department is always looking for new ideas and classes to add to their program list. If you would like to teach you passion and earn some money doing it, contact the Riverview Recreation Department.

Classes can be for any age and level, pre-school, children, adults and seniors. No matter the skill: Painting, arts and crafts, sports, exercise, Bunco, gardening we can find a time and place to teach it. If interested in joining the Recreation Team with a new program or part of an existing program email Todd Dickman at tdickman@cityofriverview.com or call the Riverview Recreation Department at 734-281-4219.

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