YOUTH GOLF: Free clinic for kids

If you suspect your child might have the swing of Tiger Woods or you just want to get him or her hooked on golf, bring your little one to the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club on Monday.

As part of the 19th annual Budd Lynch Celebrity Golf Classic, the club will offer a free golf clinic. The clinic runs 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will teach kids proper golfing technique and give them a chance to win prizes. Stopping by will be Paws, mascot for the Detroit Tigers, and Ken Kal, play-by-play commentator for the Detroit Red Wings.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and should try to bring their own clubs, though demonstration clubs will be available. The Golf Classic starts at 12:15 p.m. (with lunch at 11 a.m.). Participation costs $250 per person, with proceeds going to the Guidance Center, a nonprofit mental health organization. The Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club is at 9339 Bellevue in Grosse Ile.

Call 734-785-7705, ext. 7153.

CHALDEAN FEST: Party on the lawn
A Chaldean-style party takes over the Southfield Civic Center lawn this weekend.

The third annual Chaldean Festival runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road. The free festival will have live entertainment by DJ Flexxx, the Troubadours, Steve Acho and singers and bands performing classic Chaldean music.

All-day use of inflatable slides and obstacle courses will cost $5 per child. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $20 each or six for $100 by calling 248-538-3700. (The raffle prize could reach $10,000.) For more information, go to

YARD SALE: Antiques for 200 miles
If ever there was an “Antiques Roadshow,” then the Blue Water Area’s Sixth Annual Antique Yard Sale Trail is it!

Residents of 10 communities along more than 200 Michigan miles will have their wares for sale Friday through Sunday. Participating communities are St. Clair, Marine City, Port Huron, Lexington, Croswell, Port Sanilac, Harbor Beach, Port Hope, Caseville and Sebewaing. Hours vary, but shopping will be available all day. Call 810-987-8687 or go to

By Erin Chan Ding, Free Press Staff Writer