Save the Dates: Eastern Market Tour and Next Speaker Series

Two Model D events this month:

• Model D is teaming up with Inside Detroit to offer a tour of the Eastern Market neighborhood. There's more to the venerable market than the glorious offerings of Saturday morning. There's nightlife, great dining, cool places to live and a burgeoning creative culture.

See for yourself on this walking tour guided by Inside Detroit.

The cost is $5 for the tour, which will last from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 18. That's also Flower Day at the market.

The tour will start at Rocky Peanut Co. at 2849 Russell St.

Sign up here:

If you have questions, contact Jeanette Pierce at  313.268.6562 or e-mail her at [email protected]

• The next Model D Speaker Series will revisit the topic of sustainable urbanism, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008.

Sign up here.

Detroit architect Mark Nickita of Archive DS will return with real Detroit examples of sustainability. Part one of this topic, explored in March, proved extremely popular, so we're bringing it back.

Other speakers will be Chris Bray of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, whose Gratiot Woods developments are fine examples of sustainable urbanism in action; and Diane VanBuren Jones of WARM Training, who spearheaded getting the American Institute of Architects' sustainability audit for Detroit.

As always, the event is free, but you must sign up as seating is limited. The event starts with sign in at 5 p.m., followed by the program at 5:30 p.m., at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.

Networking and light refreshments are offered before and after the hour-long program. There's a cash bar and unbeatable view of the Detroit River, too.

The series is sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Detroit Yacht Club.

Send questions to [email protected].

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