The Friday Five — Nov. 10-12

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published November 8, 2023


1. Veterans Day
Nov. 10-12 • Various locations

"Women Answer the Call" exhibit celebrates history of Willow Run and Rosies during WWII, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St.,

Chesterfield Township
Benefit for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, also open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Stahls Automotive Collection, 56516 North Bay Drive,

• Events starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum, 16600 Stephens Road, (586) 872-2581,

• Veterans breakfast, free for vets and first responders, $6 all others, proceeds support Vets Returning Home, 8-11 a.m. Nov. 12, Eastwood Odd Fellows, 23322 Gratioe Ave.

Grosse Pointe Farms
Free veterans breakfast and program, 9 a.m. (doors at 8:15 a.m.) Nov. 10, The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road,

Oakland Township
Events from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township, 5236 Adams Road,

Orchard Lake
See gear, newspaper articles, photos and uniforms from WWI, WWII and Korean War during open house at home of Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road, free admission but donations appreciated,

Royal Oak
• Learn history of people on Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Royal Oak Historical Museum, 1411 W. Webster Road, registration required,

• Events starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans War Memorial in Centennial Commons, 203 S. Troy St.

Shelby Township
• Packard Proving Ground’s role during WWII, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 10, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave.,

• Ceremony and luncheon, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Old Settlers Post # 4659, 8311 Wilson Drive

• Flag retirement ceremony, also free meal and refreshments, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, Old Settlers Post # 4659, 8311 Wilson Drive

Sterling Heights
Events start at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, lunch and cupcakes to follow, Sterling Heights Community Center, 40250 Dodge Park Road,

Read the story: Sterling Heights invites 'any and all' veterans to attend ceremony

• “Broadway and Beyond” concert featuring vocalist/entertainer Vanessa Carr, fundraiser for VFW Post 6250 North End - Sterling Heights , 2 p.m. Nov. 11, First Evangelical Community Church in Troy, 3193 Rochester Road,

Read the story: Troy concert to raise funds for local veterans

• Events start at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Troy Veterans Plaza in front of City Hall, 500 W Big Beaver,

West Bloomfield
Peace memorial rededication ceremony, presented by Walnut Lake Women’s Club, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Nov. 11, former site of Walnut Lake Elementary School, 2075 Walnut Lake Road

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2. Motor City Comic Con
Nov. 10-12 • Novi

Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12, Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi,

Read the story: Motor City Comic Con returns this weekend with emphasis on horror


Toy show
Presented by Detroit Area Auto Modelers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 12, Sports & Expo Center, Building P on Macomb Community College - South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren,

3. Plays and musicals
Nov. 10-12 • Various locations

‘Anything Goes’
Presented by Grosse Pointe Theatre, select dates Nov. 10-19, Pierce Middle School, 15430 Kercheval Ave. in Grosse Pointe Park,

Read the story: Fun new production of ‘Anything Goes’ is ‘see’ worthy

'The SpongeBob Musical'
Presented by Chippewa Valley High School Musical Productions, 7 p.m. Nov. 10-11, Chippewa Valley High School, 18300 19 Mile Road in Clinton Township, also 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18,

Read the story: ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ coming to Chippewa Valley High

‘James and the Giant Peach’
Presented by Rochester University Theatre & Music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 800 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills, also and Nov. 16-19,

'Radium Girls'
Presented by University Liggett School Players, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12, University Liggett School, 1045 Cook Road in Grosse Pointe Woods,

‘The Play that Goes Wrong: High School Edition’
Presented by Rochester Adams High School Theatre, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Rochester Adams Performing Arts Center, 3200 W. Tienken Road in Rochester Hills, also Nov. 17-18,

4. Crafts shows
Nov. 11-12 • Various locations

175-plus juried artists and crafters, bake sale, raffle and 50-50, and lunch and refreshments, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, also Santa visits noon-2 p.m., Clawson High School, 101 John M St.,

Clinton Township
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Chippewa Valley High School, 18300 19 Mile Road,

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Heritage Estates, 15430 18 Mile Road

Farmington Hills
Alternative Christmas Fair features charities, nonprofits and service organizations offering goods for sale with 100% of proceeds supporting individuals they represent, also baked goods for sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, Hope Lutheran Church, 39200 W. 12 Mile Road,

• About 40 booths expected, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, Rochester Avon Recreation Authority, 500 E. Second St.,

• Artisan market with more than 75 vendors expected, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11, OPC Social and Activity Center, 650 Letica Drive,

St. Clair Shores
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Fr. James Bjorum Activity Center at St. Germaine Catholic School, 28301 Little Mack Ave.,

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12, Lakeview High School, 21100 E. 11 Mile Road,

More than 250 crafters and vendors expected, also raffles, bake sales, lunch, live music and 50-50, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Warren Mott High School, 3131 E. 12 Mile Road,

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5. Power Play for Heroes
Nov. 10 • St. Clair Shores

Team Stahls vs. Detroit Red Wings Alumni, also face painting, raffles, memorabilia and more, proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, 7:30 p.m., Civic Ice Arena, 20000 Stephens,

Read the story: Power Play for Heroes set to face off Nov. 10

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