Spring Activities

Published May 3, 2017

FRANKLIN — The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational is fast approaching, and the Franklin tradition is offering a special treat this year: tickets to the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

The Hank Greenberg Golf Invitational will take place Monday, June 12, at the Franklin Country Club in Franklin, and it is organized by the Jewish Sports Foundation.

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Published May 3, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Department of Public Services open house will return to the DPS center on Eton Street Saturday, May 13, and there’s more to see than just cool work trucks and equipment.

OK, that’s probably the highlight for most guests who come out to the annual event, now in its 25th year. But there’s plenty to do and see for visitors of all ages, according to Birmingham Public Services Director Lauren Wood.

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Published May 2, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Pulling trash and debris from the banks of the Rouge River will always be a necessary part of keeping the water that runs through Birmingham healthy and beautiful.

But litter isn’t the only problem plaguing the delicate ecosystem of the Rouge — Mother Nature is causing some trouble of her own with invasive species.

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Published May 1, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Gail Boledovich took her own life May 1, 2005, after battling schizophrenia.

Since that day, Royal Oak resident Julie Farhat and her siblings — Boledovich’s children — have been doing what they can to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

For Farhat and her siblings, that meant creating the charitable organization Mind Over Matter — or MOM, as many refer to it — along with an annual fundraising run.

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Published April 26, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE — A Pleasant Ridge Foundation fundraiser will be held in mid-May to benefit the city with park and community center upgrades. 

The 57th annual Auction & Gala of Historical Pleasant Ridge will be held from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road.

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Published April 26, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Get ready to be dazzled with spins, jumps and plenty of sequins this weekend at the community ice rink.

“Extra! Extra! Skate All About It!” will hit the ice April 29 and 30 at John Lindell Ice Arena, 1403 Lexington Blvd.

This year marks the 38th annual performance of the City of Royal Oak Ice Show, and performances will feature numbers representing various sections of a newspaper, including headlines, sports, weather and entertainment.

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Published April 26, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Walkers, runners, skaters, parents of kids in strollers — if you live in Grosse Pointe Shores, you’re invited to don the active footwear of your choice for the city’s 13th annual Arbor Day Fun Run.

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Published April 26, 2017

FRANKLIN — Franklin is welcoming all runners, walkers and pancake lovers to join in with the community’s annual 5K and pancake breakfast to benefit the Franklin Krieger Community Center.

The event is organized by the Franklin Historical Society. The festivities will include a Kids Dash, a Strut Your Mutt walk — where entrants can walk the course with their pooch — and a run/walk across a 5K course through the village.

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Published April 26, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — The seventh annual McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races will take off in downtown Mount Clemens April 29 with a series of challenging runs for people of all skill levels.

For the first time in its seven-year history, proceeds from the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races, organized by the Macomb Health and Fitness Foundation, will be donated to deserving and worthwhile local charitable causes — the Macomb Food Program and CARE House of Macomb County.

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Published April 25, 2017

CENTER LINE/WARREN — On a day set aside to offer prayers on topics including veterans and members of the military, educators, government officials, first responders and the media, the cities of Warren and Center Line will host gatherings at their respective city halls. 

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Published April 24, 2017

NOVI — What began as a humble event with a community of like-minded folks has morphed into a star-studded happening that includes thousands who embrace a vegan lifestyle.

“Eighteen years ago, we had a small hall in Ferndale and 300 people showed up, and throughout the years, it’s just evolved, and now we’re anticipating 5,000 attendees,” said VegMichigan President Paul Krause. “It’s really become our premier event and one of the major one-day events at the facility.”

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Published April 24, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Last year, The Community House hosted a small event on the terrace in celebration of the annual Kentucky Derby race.

But why throw a small party when you can throw the best Kentucky Derby bash in town?

That’s the plan this year as The Community House holds its inaugural Birmingham Downs event 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Guests will be able to enjoy strolling food stations; beer, wine and cocktails; live entertainment with music and dancing; and the 143rd Kentucky Derby on the big screen.

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Published April 19, 2017

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Girls Scouts, zombies and “Hunger Games” enthusiasts are invited to learn how to use a bow and arrow at Marsh View Park this spring.

“We’ve got a lot of really cool archery programs all spring and summer,” Oakland Township Recreation Manager Becky McLogan said. Drop-in sessions and lessons are also available. “We’ve expanded our programs. We have a new extended range and a new parking lot. Some new ideas to get folks out to the range.”

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Published April 19, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills will be the setting for two returning events both for runners and for those who just want to get outside for a bit of exercise.

The 5K run/walk hosted by the Berkshire Middle School Dads Club will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the middle school. The Beverly Hills Lions Club will host its own 4-mile run and 2-mile walk at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Beverly Elementary School.

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Published April 19, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Like the temperature, the Nautical Mile is heating up, and its restaurants are ready to show visitors what they have on tap for the summer season.

Eight restaurants will participate in the 2017 spring Nautical Mile Restaurant Week April 24-30, offering a wide variety of menu choices and cuisines.

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Published April 19, 2017

FARMINGTON — Ladies, bring your wallet and your appetite — the Farmington Downtown Development Authority is ready for you with its annual Ladies Night Out event 5-9 p.m. April 27 in downtown Farmington.

“This is our fifth time (doing) Ladies Night Out — the promotion gets bigger and better,” said Annette Knowles, assistant to the city manager and Farmington Downtown Development Authority executive director. “We have more business partnerships this year.”

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Published April 19, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This year marks the 11th annual Community Kite Day event in Clinton Township, and it continues to celebrate the Month of the Young Child.

Since 1971, one week in April has been designated to celebrate the rights and needs of young children. In 1985, Michigan expanded outreach, devoting the entire month toward the cause.

This year’s event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at its long-standing location of Prince Drewry Park, 21845 Quinn Road in Clinton Township.

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Published April 19, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For Earth Day, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is going to the birds — and it couldn’t be prouder of that fact.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22, the historic estate will again be hosting Welcome Back Birds, an event that celebrates the property’s important role as a temporary home to dozens of migratory bird species and a permanent home to countless native species. Visitors will have opportunities to go on guided bird walks, see a hawk or owl up close during a birds of prey demonstration, and learn more about what makes birds tick.

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Published April 19, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Who says shopping has to be a selfish endeavor? During Tau Beta’s 14th annual Spring Market — a fundraiser for The Children’s Center of Detroit — you can help local children and families while helping yourself to some snazzy new clothes, accessories or home décor items.

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Published April 18, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — After a short hiatus, the annual Southfield Flower Day event will return this year in a new location.

According to Community Relations Director Michael Manion, the event will return 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20 on Nine Mile Road, just west of Telegraph. The event was formerly held on the front lawn of City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said the event did not return last year due to low attendance, which in turn did not provide much profit for the vendors involved.

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Upcoming Events

Sterling Heights
Charity celebration dinner
6-11 p.m.
Penna's of Sterling
Royal Oak
Stagecrafters to perform 'Bug'
8 p.m.
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre
Madison Heights
All-Scale Train Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
UFCW Local 876 Hall
Shelby Township
Lunch and skate with Moana
9 a.m.-noon
The New Rink Skating Center
Eastpointe
Family dance fundraiser
5 p.m.
Love Life Family Christian Center

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