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The Friday 5 — Nov. 8-10

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published November 7, 2019

1. Power Play For Heroes hockey game
Saturday, Nov. 9 • St. Clair Shores Civic Arena, St. Clair Shores

Team Stahls will play the Detroit Red Wings Alumni team at 12:20 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Clair Shores Civic Arena, 20000 Stephens Road, during the Power Play for Heroes hockey game

Power Play for Heroes honors veterans and those currently serving in the military while also raising money for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, a nonprofit organization that trains and donates medical service dogs to veterans and first responders living with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and other medical conditions. Although Stahls can’t specify all the Red Wings alumni who will be participating in the event, Darren McCarty is one confirmed player. 

Tickets for the hockey game, which is open to the public, cost $10 at the door, and there will also be a variety of raffles and gift baskets that will help raise money for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. For more information, visit

Related story: Hockey game to honor veterans

2. National Model Railroad Association convention
Nov. 7-10 • Troy Community Center, Troy

The National Model Railroad Association’s North Central Crossing 2019 convention will be held Nov. 7-10 at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road.

Geared toward model train enthusiasts, the event will include displays and informational clinics, as well as self-guided tours of home setups at residences around metro Detroit. There will be six operating train layouts on-site that the public may view for free from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at the community center.

The charge for nonmembers to attend the full four days is $80. Spouses and significant others may attend for free with one paid admission. First-time attendees are eligible for a $30 rebate. The one-day rate is $35. Online registration is now closed, but walk-in registration on-site is available, and payment must be made via cash or a check. 

For more information, visit

Related story: Get on board with model train show at the Troy Community Center

3. Christmas in Clawson Craft Show
Saturday, Nov. 9 • Clawson 

The 35th annual Christmas in Clawson Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the campus of Clawson High School and Clawson Middle School, 101 John M Ave.

This year, the popular Christmas shopping craft show will feature 250 artisans. They will display homemade wares, including wood, photography, apparel, fine arts, specialty foods, seasonal decorations and more.

Guests will be able to visit with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. in the high school’s main lobby, and food and refreshments will be available for sale in the high school cafeteria. A bake sale and a raffle will also take place, and student musical performances will occur throughout the day.

Admission will cost $3 per person. Children ages 13 and younger will be admitted for free. Additional parking with a free shuttle will be available at Schalm Elementary School, 940 N. Selfridge Blvd.

For more information, visit All proceeds from the event benefit the Parent Teacher Organization and the Parent Teacher Student Association of Clawson Public Schools.

4. ‘Hamlet’
Nov. 8-10 • Warren Community Center, Warren

The Warren Civic Theatre will present “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave. 

“Hamlet” tells the story of Prince Hamlet of Denmark, who is home from school to mourn the death of his father, the king, who died two months earlier. The prince is disgusted by the marriage of his newly widowed mother, Queen Gertrude, to his uncle, the king’s brother, Claudius, who now has the throne.

General seating costs $12, and is $8 for ages 12 and younger. For tickets, visit

5. 'Free Day' at the Michigan Science Center
Sunday, Nov. 10 • Michigan Science Center, Detroit

The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St. in Detroit, will offer free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of International Science Center and Science Museum Day. 

Free general admission, sponsored by DENSO, includes access to more than 250 hands-on exhibits, as well as live shows, the Smithsonian Spark!Lab, Kids Town, the STEM Playground and more. 

Free tickets are available for download at on a first-come, first-served basis. Planetarium and Engineering Theater tickets cost extra and can be  purchased at the box office. 

Staff Writers Kristyne Demske, Terry Oparka and Maria Allard contributed to this report.