Meals on Wheels 2014, Alumni Service Project: Nov. 26

The Marygrove College Alumni Association is always looking for ways to give back! Please join us on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 8:00- 10:00 a.m. to pack cold lunches for the Detroit Meals on Wheels program! Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. and dress in comfortable clothing. The address is 1980 Bagley, Detroit, MI. To volunteer or for additional details, please contact Gloria Brown-Banks ’11 at (313) 802-1246 or Frances Simmons ’85 at (248) 546-2876. 

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The Detroit Meals on Wheels Program is a state and federally funded program which offers home-delivered meals to home-bound older adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods, and the five Grosse Pointes. The programs provide five nutritious meals per week. Participants may choose to receive either a hot meal delivered once per day, Monday- Friday or five frozen meals once per week.

The mission of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is to educate, advocate, and promote healthy aging to enable people to make choices about home and community-based services and long term care that will improve their quality of life.

For more information on events and ways to get involved with the Marygrove Alumni Association, please contact the Alumni Office at (313) 927-1443 or ccadieux9185@marygrove.edu 

Marygrove Alumni Go To The Opera: Nov. 21

Join the Marygrove College Alumni Association for an evening at the Detroit Opera House, Nov. 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. for Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Cost is $40 per person and seating is on the Main Floor. To secure your spot, please send a check, payable to Marygrove College, to the Alumni Office, 8425 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221. For more information, contact Sheila Keefe ’56 (586) 268-0481 or sheilakeef@aol.com

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An unwary geisha abandons her culture to wed an American Navel officer, not realizing that she is a temporary amusement to him. “Butterfly” then faithfully awaits her husband’s return from a long mission, only to discover that he has remarried. The role of Cio Cio San (Butterfly) is among the most heartbreaking in the soprano repertoire.