The center at 26155 Richardson in Dearborn Heights will be selling tickets to the event until the May 13 deadline. However, Berwyn Senior Coordinator Christine Sickle said that the center could keep on selling tickets through Thursday, “since we're not sold out at this point.”
Ticket-buyers are invited to “join in the Mad Hatter fun” by wearing their craziest hats; and by bringing in their favorite personal teapot, tea cup and saucer (if there is not one to bring, then one will be provided).
“We will have an assortment of teas, probably five different flavors,” Sickle said. “We will have three different tea sandwiches.”
The sandwiches will be chicken salad, egg salad and vegetarian. The diners will be given milk and sugar cubes for their tea, as well as Michigan salad with maple vinaigrette, fruit plate, and mini scones.
The doors to the large center dining area will open at noon, and the 12:30-3 p.m. Mad Hatter Tea Party will also feature Share the Wealth, as well as raffling lawn and garden prizes such as lawn globes and garden statues. The Silver Strings Dulcimer Society will provide the entertainment.
“I think it's a 15-person band with old-style instruments,” Sickle said.
This Dearborn Heights Senior Citizen program (with staffing partly funded by The Senior Alliance) will be charging $12 for tickets, and Sickle said the price will be the same for residents and non-residents. The tickets are non-refundable, and there will be no admittance without a ticket purchased in advance.
The Berwyn Senior Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. For more information on the event, call (313) 791-3550.