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Phone: 313.943.2350

Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

15801 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

About Dearborn Specials

Dearborn Specials/Arts & Recreation Enabling

A program for adults with disabilities

Since 1988, the Dearborn Recreation Department has sponsored the Dearborn Specials/Arts & Recreation Enabling program. In 2001/ 2002 several sponsors have supported and assisted in creating additional programs. They include Dearborn Community Arts Council, VSAarts/Michigan-Dearborn, and Visteon. Our programs are structured for adults with disabilities, family and friends.

All activities will be hosted or instructed by Recreation Specialist Camille Gibson. Certain programs held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center and some activities will take place within the community. A caregiver must accompany participants that require one-on-one assistance. Registration is required for all activities. Registration/ program fliers will be available in the main lobby of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. To be added to the current mailing list for updated program information please call (313) 943-2350.

Dances:

Dances are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in the Hubbard Ballroom and featuring a live DJ.  Cost: $3, which includes refreshments.  Tickets must be purchased at the Box Office before the dance.

Swim Night:

Swimming is offered on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in six-week sessions.  Cost: $30 Residents and $35 Non-residents.

Gym Night:

Gym activities are offered on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in six-week sessions.  Cost: $28, Residents and $33, Non-residents.

Craft Night:

Held on select Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Cost: $9 which includes materials and snacks.

Pizza Bingo:

Held on select Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Cost:  $10, which includes pizza, pop and bingo games with lots of prizes.

Important Information:

  • Registration is required for all programs one week prior to the start date.
  • Activities are for ages 17 & up.
  • If one-on-one assistance is needed, please plan on a caretaker participating in the programs.
  • You can register on-line for each activity.

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FORD COMMUNITY AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | 15801 MICHIGAN AVE., DEARBORN, MI 48126 | P: 313.943.2350.

THE CENTER IS OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 5:30 A.M. - 10 P.M., SATURDAY FROM 8 A.M. - 8 P.M. & SUNDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

THE BUSINESS HOURS FOR THE RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT SERVICE DESK ARE MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.

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