News & Notes - 9/7/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published September 7, 2023


Final Eat to the Beat concert slated for Sept. 14
SOUTHFIELD — The final Eat to the Beat lunchtime concert series of the season will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a performance by The Will C. Experience on the Southfield Municipal Campus front lawn, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The free Eat to the Beat concerts are held every second Thursday June-September, with live music and local food trucks.

The event will also feature a variety of food offerings such as Fork in Nigeria, Ellis Mobile Catering, Hero or Villain Sandwiches, Hubb’s Grub BBQ Cuisine, Curt Got Crabs, Heavenly Chicken & Waffles and Chef Cari Catering. The City Hall Front Circle Drive and Evergreen Road will be closed between the roundabouts beginning at approximately 8 a.m. and reopening by 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department at (248) 796-4620.


Alzheimer’s Association plans annual fall conference
SOUTHFIELD — The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is partnering with Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology for the 12th annual fall conference, “A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer’s Disease,” 7:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Vistatech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia.

The event is open to health care professionals, caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s looking to learn more about treatments, technology and caregiving options. Sessions will be offered on technological innovations in dementia care, caregiving challenges in the African American community, and learning from the dementia journey.

Admission costs $35 for health care professionals and is free for caregivers and individuals with a dementia diagnosis.

The conference provides three CEs for health care professionals. To register, visit For questions, call Jean Barnas at (248) 996-1033 or email


Suicide Prevention Community Forum
FARMINGTON HILLS — Community law enforcement leaders will gather for a Suicide Prevention Forum at the Hawk Community Center auditorium in Farmington Hills, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

The first forum of the five-part roundtable series was on gun violence, which was held July 31.

This series seeks to connect community members with law enforcement to discuss solutions and policies for challenging issues. September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month.

The forum, moderated by Fox 2 News analyst Charlie Langton, will also feature Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King, Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren, Oak Park Director of Public Safety Steve Cooper, Detroit Police Chief James White and Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington, as well as presenters from Corewell Health, the Cardinal Group, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, S.A.F.E., and Farmington Public Schools. For more information, call (248) 871-2750.