News & Notes - 11/23/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published November 20, 2023


Soulful Santa Celebration planned
SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with McDonald’s of Michigan and Vibe Credit Union, will present the Soulful Santa Celebration noon-5 p.m. Dec. 9 inside the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a professional photo with Black Santa. There will also be take-home crafts, cookies and hot chocolate.

The event will also feature a vendor marketplace for holiday shopping, holiday storytelling, a Wii Spin 360 Photo Booth, face painting with Jazzy the Clown and a performance by the Impulse Dance Academy dancers. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $8 for Southfield residents and $10 for nonresidents. All attendees ages 2 and up must have a ticket, and one adult must be present per family. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Parks and Recreation Information Desk at the Pavilion or online at Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call (248) 796-4620.


46th annual Potters Market returns to Southfield
SOUTHFIELD — The largest pottery sale of its kind in the country is returning to Southfield.

The preview night will be open 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The preview night is the only time that an admission fee, $10, will be charged at the door. Parking will be free every day of the sale.

The market will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3.

More than 140 Midwest artists will have their work available for purchase, accounting for over 30,000 pieces of pottery.

The sale has everything from pots, vases and mugs to bird baths, jewelry, sculptures and more, with prices ranging from $5 to hundreds of dollars. For information, call (248) 398-6846.


Southfield’s new school-based health clinic opens
SOUTHFIELD — The Ira Land Family Health Center at Adlai Stevenson Elementary School opened to students, their families and the Southfield community Nov. 10.

The center offers trauma-informed comprehensive ​pediatric services and screenings for social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For more information, call (313) 824-1000.


Southfield Public Schools celebrates opening of Michigan First Credit Union
SOUTHFIELD — Southfield Public Schools celebrated the grand opening of Michigan First Credit Union at University Middle and High School Academies, 19301 W. 12 Mile Road, Nov. 9.

The new credit union aims to provide financial literacy, smart saving habits, entrepreneurship skills and services to students and staff.


Municipal Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5
SOUTHFIELD — The annual Municipal Campus Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The festivities will kick off with greetings from Mayor Kenson Siver and city officials, a visitor from the North Pole brought in by the Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology marching band, and the lighting of the tree.

After the ceremony, Santa will be at the Southfield Pavilion to visit with children. Visitors can also enjoy a petting zoo, ice sculptures and a University High dance team performance. Crafts, cookies and hot chocolate will also be available. Admission is free to the public.