The Friday Five — March 29-31

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published March 26, 2024


1. Easter activities
March 29-31 • Various locations

Bloomfield Hills
Egg hunt, petting zoo and pony rides following 9 a.m. Mass March 31, Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills,

Clinton Township
Easter Bunny photos, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29-30, The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Road, reservations recommended,

Farmington Hills
• Egg hunt, games and crafts for ages 3-11, 10-11:30 a.m. March 30, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 28000 New Market Road, RSVP to (248) 553-3380 or

• Egg hunt following 10:30 a.m. Mass March 31, Trinity in the Woods Episcopal Church, 26880 La Muera St., (248) 474-2860

Madison Heights
Egg hunt, 10:30 a.m. March 30, Madison Heights City Hall, 300 W. 13 Mile Road, and Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, registration required,

Easter Bunny photos, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29-30, Twelve Oaks Mall, 27500 Novi Road, reservations recommended,

Rochester Hills
Easter Bunny and petting farm, noon-6 p.m. March 29-30, Easter Bunny inside The Gazebo in Festival Park and petting farm in Festival Park, The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road,

Royal Oak
• Bunnyville includes golden egg hunt, educational stations, animal engagements, live entertainment, spring-themed photos, whisker painting and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29-30, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak,

• Egg hunt, Easter Bunny, crafts and raffle, 10 a.m. March 30 for ages 3 and younger, followed by ages 4-7 and 8-12, Grant Park, 598 E. Irving Ave., sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and School,

The Great Marshmallow Drop features low-flying helicopter dropping 15,000 marshmallows for collection and prize exchange, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) March 29, Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27705 Greenfield Road,

Read the story: The Great Marshmallow Drop set for March 29

St. Clair Shores
• Egg hunt, presented by St. Clair Shores firefighters and St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department, noon March 30, Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave., (586) 445-5350

• Egg hunt, 12:45 p.m. March 31, St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21100 Madison St. in St. Clair Shores,

Sterling Heights
• Easter Bunny photos, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. March 29-30, Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle, reservations recommended,

• Easter breakfast buffet and gift for kids, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 31, American Polish Century Club, 33204 Maple Lane in Sterling Heights, reservations required,, (586) 264-7990

Selfies with Easter Bunny, noon-6 p.m. March 29-30, South Rotunda at Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, $10 donation benefits local children’s charities,

Read the story: Easter Bunny returns to Somerset Collection

2. 'Children of Eden'
March 29-31 • Royal Oak

Performance by Stagecrafters, 8 p.m. March 29-30 and 2 p.m. March 31, also April 4-7, 11-14 and 19-21, Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in Royal Oak,

Read the story: See ‘Children of Eden’ at the Baldwin Theatre

3. Prom Closet Tour
March 29-30 • Troy

Free dresses and accessories for juniors and seniors, hosted by Sparkle Network, 3-8 p.m. March 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30, T-Tech Solutions, 1172 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy, also April 5 in Rochester, April 7 in Utica and April 12-14 in Roseville, sign up ASAP at

Read the story: Sparkle Network announces annual Prom Closet Tour with Utica stop

4. Ramadan events
March 29 and 30 • Farmington Hills and Rochester Hills

Farmington Hills
Rahma Worldwide's Ramadan Iftar Event, 7:30 p.m. March 29, Muslim Community Mosque, 35700 W. 12 Mile Road, see schedule at

Rochester Hills
Ramadhan open house and dinner, free and kid-friendly, 7-9 p.m. March 30, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center, 1730 W. Auburn Road, register at

Read the story: Community center to host annual Ramadhan open house and dinner

5. Fish fries
March 29 • Various locations

Good Friday is the last chance for Lenten dinners at the following:

Also bake sale, 5-8 p.m., Berkley American Legion Post 374, 2079 W. 12 Mile Road, dine in and carryout, proceeds go to veterans and veteran programs,

Center Line
3-8 p.m., Center Line VFW Post 6756, 25500 Sherwood Ave., dine in, carryout and curbside, also 50-50 raffle and lotto board, (586) 756-6756

4:30-7 p.m., St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 23000 Gratiot Ave., dine in and carryout,

Farmington Hills
3-7 p.m., Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Road, dine in and carryout, preorders only through Olive Thyme Catering at

Mount Clemens
4-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 57 S. Gratiot Ave., dine in and carryout,

5-7:30 p.m., Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave., dine in and carryout, funds will support local charities,

Following 1 p.m. liturgy until 7 p.m., St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church, 18720 E. 13 Mile Road,

Shelby Township
4-7 p.m., Old Settlers VFW Post 4659, 8311 Wilson Drive, (586) 781-9109

St. Clair Shores
• 4-8 p.m., Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146, 28404 Jefferson Ave., dine in and carryout, cash only (ATM on site),

• 4-7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Parish, 28301 Little Mack Ave., dine in and carryout,

• 3-7 p.m., St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 E. 13 Mile Road, dine in and carryout, (586) 293-2240

Sterling Heights
• 3-7 p.m., St. Blase Parish, 12151 15 Mile Road, dine in and carryout,

• 4-7 p.m., St. Malachy Catholic Church's Currier Center, 14115 14 Mile Road, dine in and carryout,

4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, Kilgour Scottish Centre, 2363 Rochester Road, dine in and carryout,

5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 351, 46146 Cass Ave., cash only, dine in and carryout,

4:30-8 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Grade School, 32000 Mound Road,

See the complete list: Fish Fry Fridays sponsored by Big Boy

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