City court makes jurors feel special

July is Juror Appreciation Month and 36th District Court is celebrating by recognizing Detroit residents who are doing their civic duty.

Throughout the month, prospective jurors are enjoying perks such as being greeted by a member of the bench every day and being treated to light morning refreshments, free newspapers and goody bags that contain copies of local magazines, maps and bumper stickers.

“We want every juror to feel appreciated and to know how much we value their time and commitment to our system of justice,” said Chief Judge Marylin Atkins.

Hart Plaza will welcome Arab & Chaldean festival
Fun, fashion and food will be in abundance this weekend as the 37th Arab & Chaldean Festival kicks off at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, from noon to midnight.

This year’s event will include a children’s fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and a fashion show at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Mobile dentist office to park at Wright museum
The National Dental Association will offer free dental screenings as part of its 95th convention in Detroit.

The free screenings and referrals, part of Colgate’s Bright Smiles Bright Futures program, will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon July 25 at a mobile unit outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren.

For more information, call 313-494-5864.

Compiled by Joe Rossiter and other Free Press staff.