News & Notes - 8/24/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published August 25, 2023

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Fall Home Improvement Show coming to Southfield Pavilion
OAKLAND COUNTY— Metro Detroit residents are invited to attend The Fall Home Improvement Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Promoters of the event say it is a one-stop shop, with hundreds of vendors offering exclusive savings and discounts to help homeowners with home improvement projects.

Kitchen and bath designs, room additions, roofing options, swimming pools, spas, siding, decks, landscaping, patio furniture, windows, doors, and more will be featured.

Artisans offering handmade pieces for finishing touches will also be in attendance.

Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit


Southfield church partners with Detroit Public Schools for clothing and toiletry drive
SOUTHFIELD — Freedom In Christ Ministry, a Southfield church, is partnering with Genesis Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Parrish Home Healthcare and Realty Executives to provide Detroit Public School students in need with basic essentials through a community service drive.

According to data provided by Freedom In Christ Ministry, 16% of 100,000 Detroit Public Schools children face homelessness or housing instability.

A survey was conducted by the ministry to assess which items the students need. The items include backpacks, soap, dark-colored towels and washcloths, lunch bags, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, socks, underwear and hand sanitizer. All items must be new.

Donations are needed by Sept. 30 and can be ordered through the QR code attached to the flyer or dropped off at Freedom In Christ Ministry, 21412 Hilltop St Ste. 24. Call (248) 761-3999 to schedule a drop-off time.


Voting for Photo Prize finalist closes Sept. 1
SOUTHFIELD — Voting for the seventh annual Southfield Photo Prize finalists closes on Sept. 1. The photos that capture the diverse beauty of Southfield’s landscape have been on display in an outdoor exhibition on the Parks and Recreation building at the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, all summer. With one week of voting left, the time is now to take your pick of the 25 finalists.

To vote, visit, click on your favorite image and hit “submit.” There is only one entry allowed per IP address.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in September and will be featured in the city’s 2024 calendar. Other finalists may also be featured in the calendar and other Southfield marketing materials.

For more information, call Community Relations at (248) 796-5130.


Public Arts Commission presents ‘Beyond Boundaries: A Fusion of Artistic Visions’
SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Public Arts Commission’s latest art exhibition is “Beyond Boundaries: A Fusion of Artistic Visions.” The work of six artists from the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club will be on display in the main lobby of City Hall until Oct. 30.

The six Michigan-based artists are Walter Bailey, Javier Gonzalez, Stephanie Hill-Ross, Ira Russell, Samah Kthar and Brian Raynard Nickson. A free opening reception for the exhibit was held Aug. 18. Each quarter, the Southfield Public Arts Commission curates new exhibits to feature the work of local artists. Viewing is free to the public, and the pieces on display are available for purchase.

For more information, visit