News & Notes - 5/24/23 Farmington Press

Farmington Press | Published May 24, 2023

Detroit Youth Choir set to perform at The Hawk
FARMINGTON HILLS — The Detroit Youth Choir is scheduled to perform at The Hawk Mainstage at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10; and 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 11.

The Hawk is located at 29995 W. 12 Mile Road.

In their performances at The Hawk, the Detroit Youth Choir is set to present the hit Broadway show “Once on This Island,” according to the release.

The Detroit Youth Choir was featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” earlier this year and also in 2019, when they finished in second place.

“The DYC performed in the AGT All Stars spinoff series and was the subject of a recent Disney+ documentary that followed artistic director Anthony White as the group performed at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan,” the release states.

Tickets for the shows cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door. A $2 processing fee will be applied to each ticket purchased, according to the release.

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Memorial Day parade set to take place in downtown Farmington
FARMINGTON — The cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington are participating in the annual Memorial Day parade presented by Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346 and the nonprofit Xemplar Foundation, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills.

The parade is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 29, in downtown Farmington.

The Farmington Memorial Day Parade has been a tradition since 1970, the release states. Community members are invited to participate in recognizing veterans, fallen heroes, active servicemen and women, and local first responders.

The parade is set to start at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road and will travel 1 mile west on Grand River Avenue.

It will end at Oakland Street, where a ceremony will take place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park, the release states.

After the ceremony, community members can attend a free community luncheon sponsored by Weingartz and the Xemplar Foundation at the American Legion Hall, located at 31775 Grand River Ave.

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Blood drive scheduled in Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills is set to partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.

According to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills, all blood types are needed, with Type O positive in high demand as it can be transfused to patients in other blood groups and used in emergency cases when a patient’s blood type is unknown.

The blood drive is scheduled 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at the Costick Center, located at 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

Blood donations are used at hospitals for lifesaving emergency and trauma care, surgeries and treatment of serious diseases. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, register at, enter the sponsor code, “costickcenter,” and follow the instructions. All attempting donors will receive a $10 e-gift card and be entered in a raffle to win Cedar Point tickets good through the end of the 2023 season, the release states.

Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 115 pounds and be 17 years of age or older.

If a parent/guardian is present to fill out a permission form, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate.

“Giving blood takes approximately one hour, but patience is appreciated if the event is short staffed,” the release states. “Donors can save up to 15 minutes on appointment day by completing pre-donation reading and health history questions at”

For more information, visit or call (800) 448-3543.


Road construction map offered for residents
FARMINGTON HILLS  —  The city of Farmington Hills, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Road Commission for Oakland County will undertake projects during construction season involving the rehabilitation or resurfacing of several local and major roads, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills. Community members are encouraged to stay informed via the city’s interactive road construction map, which can be viewed at

“Everyone who lives or works in Farmington Hills will be impacted by orange barrels on their commute throughout the city,” the release states. “So that commuters may avoid potential traffic backups, the interactive road construction map has been created to provide exact locations and parameters for road projects, water main and culvert replacements, and gravel road conversions.”

For more information, call the city’s Engineering Division at (248) 871-2560 or visit