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Shifting a Job Search into High Gear at WSU Oakland Center!

The Defense Employment Transition Program (DETP) is a FREE comprehensive re-employment
program specically focused on the defense sector. This unique program oers foundational skills for the
professional in transition and is highly customized to meet each individual’s needs.
Participants have the opportunity to pick and choose which parts of the 10-week program are relevant for
their needs. The components of the DETP include:

  • Individual Personality, Professional Interests and Workplace Skills Assessments
  • Personal Strategic Employment Plan
  • Professional One-on-One Coaching
  • Education Workshops and Hands-On Clinics
  • Mock Interviewing

This is a free program open to Michigan residents that are unemployed or underemployed – you do not
need to be a recipient of unemployment benets to qualify for this program. The DETP was developed by Wayne State University and is funded in partnership with Macomb Community College and the Department of Labor.The program begins with a half-day orientation session that describes each of the above components in more detail and provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

All sessions will be delivered at Wayne State University’s Oakland Center located
at 33737 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331

For more information, call 313-577-4449 or visit to register for an orientation. Download a flyer here.

Grosse Pointe Farms Annual Regatta 2011

Thursday, June 30
7:00 pm        Last Race of the June Sailing Series

Friday, July 1  
6:30 pm        Children’s Art in the Park Come and help us decorate the park for Regatta! Children will be             provided with all of the necessary supplies to create beautiful works of art on our sidewalks. Ribbons will be             awarded to all participants with trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Saturday, July 2nd   
10:00    Decorated Bicycle Parade for ages 3 ~ 4, 5 ~ 7, and 8 ~11. Have Fun in the Decorated Bike Parade!   Use your imagination and decorate your bike like your favorite sport or sports team. Join us at the parking lot by the Community Building at 10:00 a.m. sharp to show everyone your creativity, and celebrate by riding your decorated bike in the parade around the park! Detroit Tigers mascot Paws will cheer everybody on and be available for pictures! Fun prizes will be awarded for the best bikes!

11:30    Pie Eating Contest  Bring your sweet tooth!  Event held at the picnic pavilion at 11:30.  No registration needed.

12:30    Inflatable Boat Races  Can you handle this Survivor Challenge? ~ Inflatable dinghies will be paddled off the beach by teams of two children or one adult and one child.  Register your name and age before 12:00 at the information tent.  Sorry, no late registration at the beach.  Registered racers, meet at the beach at 12:30 and get ready for some fun. Ribbons will be awarded to the winners of each heat.

1:00 ~ 4:00    Face Painting  available for kids of all ages. ~ On the grass between snack house and beach.  Just show up and wear your smile!

2:30    The Yellow Duckies Race  Over 300 rubber duckies will be dumped into the lake at the beach to race ashore.  Will your number match the first, second, third or last ducky to come ashore?  If so, you will win a Rubber Ducky Trophy!  The cost is $3.00 to race one ducky or $5.00 for two (yours to keep after the race). Buy your ducky at the information tent by 2:00.

3:30    Sand Castle Contest  Be at the beach at 3:15 to receive your number with judging at 4:00. New this year–two categories: Families and Kids-Only!  Register by 3:15 pm at the beach to receive your entry number.

4:30 ~ 5:00    Pie baking contest   One of the most popular events from years’ past! Register at the information table and then bring your pie to the pavilion at 4:30 for judging.  Refrigeration available if needed in the community center. After the judging, pies will be shared with the community unless otherwise requested.

3:30 ~ 5:00    Picnic table decoration contest  Tables will be judged on their creativity and patriotic theme. No need to register, but to enter, make sure that your name identifies your table entry for judging which starts at 4:30pm.

4:30 ~ 5:30    Children’s games  Games at the grassy point near the gazebo.  No registration needed.

7:00 ~ Dusk    Concert   As the evening approaches, park guests will enjoy a concert sponsored by the City of Grosse Pointe Farms.  The great sounds from the band Soul Provider will be heard!

6:00 ~ 8:00    Glow Stick and Novelty Sale  throughout the park–sales support the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club.

Dusk    Fireworks Display  The highlight of the evening!!  Presented by the City of Grosse Pointe Farms.

Sunday, July 3rd
1:00    Pet Parade  Trophies awarded for the most patriotic pet, best pet trick, and the most exotic pet.  Pets must be contained at all times and immunizations current.  Meet by the tennis courts.  No Registration needed.

2:00    Regatta Rendezvous  Have a boat or kayak? Meet us in beautiful Lake St. Clair (location is just around the corner on the northern side of the pier. Look for lead boats Stars A-Pier or Time Well Wasted. To share casual in-the-water fun for all ages and snacks! Weather-dependent.