News & Notes - 10/11/23 Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle

Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle | Published October 11, 2023

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St. Dunstan’s Theatre puts on first show of season
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — St. Dunstan’s Theatre is presenting “Anatomy of Gray” as the first show of the 92nd season at 400 Lone Pine Road Oct. 13-22.

This play, written by Jim Leonard Jr., is a coming-of-age story in Gray, Indiana, in the late 19th century.

Performances are Oct. 13-14 and 20-21 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. A talk back with the director and cast will immediately follow the matinee performance Oct. 15. Tickets cost $20-$23 and can be purchased at or at the ticket counter before the show.


Learn fire safety with the fire department
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Fire Department’s annual open house will take place on 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Fire Station 1, 572 S. Adams Road. This family friendly event will be an interactive experience to learn about fire safety. There will be hands-on demonstrations, a dunk tank, refreshments, face painting and more.

“The event offers attendees a safe and fun atmosphere to learn about fire safety and meet the firefighters who work to keep the community safe,” said Birmingham Fire Chief Paul Wells in a press release. “This event is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, which is observed each year during the second week in October in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871. We want to remind the community to get out and stay out in the event of a fire, and call 911. Our average response time is just three minutes – one of the fastest in the state.”


Have fall fun at Halloween Science event
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Halloween Science event will take place noon-4 p.m. Oct. 21-22.

This experience includes Pumpkin launching with a 3-ton trebuchet, a spooky selfie station, creepy critters, Halloween themed hands-on activities, electrifying stage shows and more.

All activities are free at the event with the purchase of general museum admission. While they do take walk-ins, they are not guaranteed. Therefore, pre-registration is recommended.

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Walk and learn with the Franklin Historical Society
FRANKLIN  — The Franklin Historical Society will hold a walking tour, “Love, Crime and Mischief” at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 to uncover the interesting stories of Franklin’s past. The cost is $10 for a 90 minute tour.

Email to reserve a spot. Participants will meet at 14 Mile and Franklin roads.


Solve puzzles and eat pizza at the Trail Rally
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Johnson Nature Center will host a Trail Rally at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. The event costs $80 per team of up to four people.

At the event, teams will solve puzzles as they search the trails for answers. Participants must be 18 or older. A pizza dinner will be held at the nature center at the end.


See the partial eclipse with Cranbrook
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Guests are invited to watch the partial solar eclipse with Cranbrook Institute of Science 11:46 a.m.- 2:25 p.m. Oct. 14. During this time, approximately 46% of the sun will be covered by the moon. The institute’s astronomy expert and Warren Astronomical Society members will be present at the event.

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Beverly Hills Lions Club holds second annual Fall Festival
BEVERLY HILLS  — The second annual Beverly Hills Lions Club Fall Festival will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Beverly Park pavilion. Free cider and doughnuts will be available.

This event will be free and open to the public. More information on the Beverly Hills Lions Club can be found at