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Sunday, February 17th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC. 68th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 15th.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 61st annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 18th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, chorus sing music hobby concert vocal choir musical fun group entertainment art
    - Sing Away the Winter Blahs!

    Huron Valley Community Chorus invites adult singers to come warm up with the chorus in preparation for their 41st annual spring concert, which will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019. Visit hvcommchorus.com for additional information.

    The chorus begins the semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019, and meets weekly 7-9 pm, Monday evenings. The Repertoire ranges from gospel to jazz, classical to popular. No audition is required to sing with the chorus, although it is helpful to be able to match pitch, read music and sing in parts. To help defer the cost of new music, an accompanist and rehearsal and concert venues, dues are a nominal $25 per semester.
    Jacqueline Rhodes, director for over 18.years, brings a rich musical background to the Huron Valley Community Chorus (est. in 1977). For further information please see the Huron Valley Community Chorus website click for details.
    Faith Lutheran Church
    3501 E. Highland Rd. Highland MI 48381
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Zonta Club of Milford, is one of over 1,200 clubs of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization. Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy.” Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women.

    Zonta gives you the chance to be a part of something much larger than yourself…

    Zonta allows you to give of yourself to others, to actively participate in the selection of service projects to help your community, and to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women worldwide.

    Baker's of Milford
    2025 South Milford Road Milford MI 48381
    Zonta Club of Milford clubofmilford@gmail.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, addiction, recovery, substance use disorders
    - “Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday February 19, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Certified Health Education Specialist. Adults with mental illness, including substance use disorder (SUD,) are at risk of dying 25 years earlier than the general population. The major contributor to this premature mortality is smoking-related disease. While cigarette smoking has trended downward in recent years, it is still highly prevalent in adults with mental health and/or substance use disorder (MH/SUD). Why is this so? Recent research has suggested that the biggest issue lies with the many common myths and misperceptions about the relationship between smoking, MH/SUD and recovery. This program will shed light on popularly-cited “facts” about smoking, reinforced by both consumers and care professionals alike. Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of the extent of this public health problem, but also understand how they can be a part of the solution. People struggling to quit, or afraid to try because of a fear of adverse consequences, may gain hope as they learn about the true relationship between smoking and MH/SUD. The fact of the matter is: People with MH/SUD can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater success in SUD recovery. Time will be given during this presentation for questions and open discussion about challenges faced in quitting smoking, including the culture of smoking in the SUD recovery and mental health community. Resources will be given for further information and for help quitting, or helping others to quit this deadly habit. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details
    LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
     
           
    Emily Hagen 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    Milford Civic Center
    1100 Atlantic Street Milford MI 48381
    Village of Milford 248.684.1515 info@villageofmilford.org
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:53 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snow falls. Also called Hunger Moon because of the meager hunting at this time of winter.
     
           

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

  • | 7:30am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - "Bringing out the BEST in Kids since 2004"

    The purposes of this Club shall be to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of yourself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

    We are always looking for new members who also have an interest in community involvement, business networking, and bringing out the best in kids! COMING TO MEETINGS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!

    The Huron Valley Optimist Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Red Poppy, 1865 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48357, and on the last Thursday (instead of the last Wednesday) at 7pm.

    Our meetings usually have a scheduled guest speaker, and there is always time for fellowship and visiting between club members.

    Once a month we dedicate a meeting to club committee work. Usually that's the 2nd Wednesday morning meeting.

    We hope to see you soon!
    The Red Poppy
    1865 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Winter Wonderland will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Novi Community Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road in Novi. Designed for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 18 and older, activities include music, dancing and pizza. Cost is $10/participant; $5/caregiver and pre-registration with payment is required by calling 248-424-7081. Register by Feb. 13. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com for a registration form or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for details.
    Novi Community Center
    45175 W. 10 Mile Road Novi MI 48167
    248.424.7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com
  • | 6:15pm - | Government, Politics
    Highland Station House
    205 W. Livingston Road Highland MI 48357
    Highland DDA 248.887.7200
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    - Visit click for details for updated meeting information and minutes.
    Milford Civic Center
    1100 Atlantic Street Milford MI 48381
    Milford Township Offices 248.685.8731

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Order lunch from the menu and enjoy listening to this week's guest speaker!

    For more information, click for details

    The Wine Studio by Milford House
    113 N. Commerce St. Milford MI 48381

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, cooking; demonstration; food
    - Discover cooking secrets from local chefs and sample dishes using produce available from Oakland County Farmers Market vendors during a free cooking demonstration held in cooperation with edibleWOW from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 23. Presentation will be given by Chef/Owner Chris Johnson from The Meeting House. The Oakland County Farmers Market is located at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. For more information, call 248-858-5495 or visit OaklandCountyParks.com.
    Oakland County Farmers Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48328
    248.858.5495
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest
    - To register, click for details
    Milford High School
    2380 S Milford Rd Highland MI 48357
    Huron Valley Recreation & Community Education 248.676.8390

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 91st annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel scheduled to host.
     
           

Monday, February 25th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, chorus sing music hobby concert vocal choir musical fun group entertainment art
    - Sing Away the Winter Blahs!

    Huron Valley Community Chorus invites adult singers to come warm up with the chorus in preparation for their 41st annual spring concert, which will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019. Visit hvcommchorus.com for additional information.

    The chorus begins the semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019, and meets weekly 7-9 pm, Monday evenings. The Repertoire ranges from gospel to jazz, classical to popular. No audition is required to sing with the chorus, although it is helpful to be able to match pitch, read music and sing in parts. To help defer the cost of new music, an accompanist and rehearsal and concert venues, dues are a nominal $25 per semester.
    Jacqueline Rhodes, director for over 18.years, brings a rich musical background to the Huron Valley Community Chorus (est. in 1977). For further information please see the Huron Valley Community Chorus website click for details.
    Faith Lutheran Church
    3501 E. Highland Rd. Highland MI 48381

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, addiction, recovery, substance use disorders
    - “Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday February 26, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Co-occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders often converge in several complex ways. We know that addiction to substances is a primary, chronic, and fatal disease if left untreated; research also tells us that when these two disorders co-occur, treating them simultaneously is the best course of action for the individual seeking help, and that long-term recovery from both disorders is possible. However, finding a program able to treat both conditions effectively is challenging. This presentation will explore the ways in which these two very serious conditions intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details
    LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
     
           
    Emily Hagen 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 6:27 AM, EST.
     
           

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Order lunch from the menu and enjoy listening to this week's guest speaker!

    For more information, click for details

    The Wine Studio by Milford House
    113 N. Commerce St. Milford MI 48381
  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - "Bringing out the BEST in Kids since 2004"

    The purposes of this Club shall be to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of yourself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

    We are always looking for new members who also have an interest in community involvement, business networking, and bringing out the best in kids! COMING TO MEETINGS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!

    The Huron Valley Optimist Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Red Poppy, 1865 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48357, and on the last Thursday (instead of the last Wednesday) at 7pm.

    Our meetings usually have a scheduled guest speaker, and there is always time for fellowship and visiting between club members.

    Once a month we dedicate a meeting to club committee work. Usually that's the 2nd Wednesday morning meeting.

    We hope to see you soon!
    The Red Poppy
    1865 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, March 1st, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Join us at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts for a wonderful reception featuring a talented artist.
    Huron Valley Council for the Arts
    205 W. Livingston Road Highland MI 48357
    Huron Valley Council for the Arts 248.889.8660
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or near)! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 47th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Monday, March 4th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, chorus sing music hobby concert vocal choir musical fun group entertainment art
    - Sing Away the Winter Blahs!

    Huron Valley Community Chorus invites adult singers to come warm up with the chorus in preparation for their 41st annual spring concert, which will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019. Visit hvcommchorus.com for additional information.

    The chorus begins the semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019, and meets weekly 7-9 pm, Monday evenings. The Repertoire ranges from gospel to jazz, classical to popular. No audition is required to sing with the chorus, although it is helpful to be able to match pitch, read music and sing in parts. To help defer the cost of new music, an accompanist and rehearsal and concert venues, dues are a nominal $25 per semester.
    Jacqueline Rhodes, director for over 18.years, brings a rich musical background to the Huron Valley Community Chorus (est. in 1977). For further information please see the Huron Valley Community Chorus website click for details.
    Faith Lutheran Church
    3501 E. Highland Rd. Highland MI 48381
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    Milford Civic Center
    1100 Atlantic Street Milford MI 48381
    Village of Milford 248.684.1515 info@villageofmilford.org

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Schools and Education, substance abuse, alcohol, drugs, parenting, teens, adolescents, intervention,
    - "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators’ Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All programs are free and open to all. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students – all are welcome. Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.

    LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

    CONTACTS/WEB SITE: For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details

    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypilanti MI 48197
    Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

  • | 7:30am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - "Bringing out the BEST in Kids since 2004"

    The purposes of this Club shall be to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of yourself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

    We are always looking for new members who also have an interest in community involvement, business networking, and bringing out the best in kids! COMING TO MEETINGS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!

    The Huron Valley Optimist Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Red Poppy, 1865 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48357, and on the last Thursday (instead of the last Wednesday) at 7pm.

    Our meetings usually have a scheduled guest speaker, and there is always time for fellowship and visiting between club members.

    Once a month we dedicate a meeting to club committee work. Usually that's the 2nd Wednesday morning meeting.

    We hope to see you soon!
    The Red Poppy
    1865 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events
    Highland Township Auditorium
    205 N. John Street Highland MI 48357
    Highland Township Offices 248.887.3791
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11:03 AM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com
  • | 2:30pm - 12:00am | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Celtic Music, Irish, Scottish, Live Music, Pictus, Mudd Men, Highland Dancers
    - Calling all Celtic fans, get ready to kick off your St. Patrick's week with live traditional & modern music with great food and fun.

    March 9, 2019, this year we have two sessions. The Family session begins at 2:45 p.m. goes until 5:00 p.m. this is design for younger or older fans it will be a non-alcoholic event. The Adult session guest must be 18 years of age and older. Adult event doors open 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. Both sessions are at Church of the Holy Spirit Community Hall

    4th Annual Highland Celtic Festival. This year's festival will be packed with live entertainment: Pictus, Mudd Men, Flint Scottish Pipe Band, Miller Mittig Scottish Highland Dancers, Sill looking for Irish Dance Group,

    Traditional Celtic buffet at the Adult session by Dukes of Highland available a la carte $12 or inclusive ticket pricing available. Shepards Pie, Corn Beef and Cabbage, Cullen Skink, Irish Soda Bread

    Bevies available is Guinness Draught in the can $5 each, Miller Light $3 each, Founders Wee Heavy Scottish Ale $5 each. Barefoot Wine $3 a glass.

    For the non-drinkers available for purchase Pepsi Cola family of beverages $2.00 and Aquafina bottled water $1.

    Door Prices :

    Child (12 & under) free with 2 paying Adult Tickets for Family Session. Take note Group Registration when purchasing tickets use promo code 2FreeU12

    Youth (13-17) $5.00 for Family Session

    Adult $25.00 Special Early Purchase $20.00 while supplies last

    Seniors (65+) $15.00 For Family Session

    Free Parking

    Any age admittance to Family Session runs 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    18 years of age and over admittance only at Adult Session which runs 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Roman Catholic mass available at 5 p.m. prior to the event.

    No outside food or drink allowed.

    Valid state ID, or Passport, or Military ID required for entry

    Limited Ticketed Event

    Non-Refundable Ticket can be transferred without a fee

    No weapons

    Authentic wear encouraged

    This is a Charitable event to benefit the Church of the Holy Spirit and is tax deductible donation but still, check with your tax advisor for more questions.

    501 (c)(3 of the internal code EIN # 53-0196617 Tax ID#: 38-2226967

    Entertainment, and buffet menu subject to change

    Any additional questions or interested in sponsor package call Anthony Young (248)892-9359 or email at HighlandCelticFestival@gmail.com
    Church of the Holy Spitit
    3700 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356
    Anthony Young 248.887.9314 HighlandCelticFestival@gmail.com

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2AM. Standard time in each zone is advanced one hour from 2 AM on the second Sunday in March until 2 AM on the first Sunday in November (except where state legislatures provide exemption.) Many use the popular rule "spring forward, fall back" to remember which way to turn the clocks.
     
           

Monday, March 11th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, chorus sing music hobby concert vocal choir musical fun group entertainment art
    - Sing Away the Winter Blahs!

    Huron Valley Community Chorus invites adult singers to come warm up with the chorus in preparation for their 41st annual spring concert, which will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019. Visit hvcommchorus.com for additional information.

    The chorus begins the semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019, and meets weekly 7-9 pm, Monday evenings. The Repertoire ranges from gospel to jazz, classical to popular. No audition is required to sing with the chorus, although it is helpful to be able to match pitch, read music and sing in parts. To help defer the cost of new music, an accompanist and rehearsal and concert venues, dues are a nominal $25 per semester.
    Jacqueline Rhodes, director for over 18.years, brings a rich musical background to the Huron Valley Community Chorus (est. in 1977). For further information please see the Huron Valley Community Chorus website click for details.
    Faith Lutheran Church
    3501 E. Highland Rd. Highland MI 48381
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - March 11th, since 1999, a day for employees to "lie down and be counted" in support of napping at the work place! This day occurs on the Monday following the advent of daylight savings time.
     
           

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Schools and Education, substance abuse, alcohol, drugs, parenting, teens, adolescents, intervention,
    - "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators’ Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All programs are free and open to all. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students – all are welcome. Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.

    LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

    CONTACTS/WEB SITE: For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details

    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
    5305 Elliott Drive Ypilanti MI 48197
    Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

  • | 7:30am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - "Bringing out the BEST in Kids since 2004"

    The purposes of this Club shall be to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of yourself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

    We are always looking for new members who also have an interest in community involvement, business networking, and bringing out the best in kids! COMING TO MEETINGS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!

    The Huron Valley Optimist Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Red Poppy, 1865 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48357, and on the last Thursday (instead of the last Wednesday) at 7pm.

    Our meetings usually have a scheduled guest speaker, and there is always time for fellowship and visiting between club members.

    Once a month we dedicate a meeting to club committee work. Usually that's the 2nd Wednesday morning meeting.

    We hope to see you soon!
    The Red Poppy
    1865 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Order lunch from the menu and enjoy listening to this week's guest speaker!

    For more information, click for details

    The Wine Studio by Milford House
    113 N. Commerce St. Milford MI 48381
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate Pi! The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Since the mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the day to observe it.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter Phase at 6:27 AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, March 15th, 2019

  • | 11:30am - | Seniors, Retirement
    Highland Activity Center
    209 N. John Street Highland MI 48357
    Highland Activity Center 248.887.1707

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

  • | 3:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - To purchase tickets, click for details
    Huron Valley Council for the Arts
    205 W. Livingston Road Highland MI 48357
    Huron Valley Council for the Arts 248.889.8660
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the world observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
     
           

Monday, March 18th, 2019

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, chorus sing music hobby concert vocal choir musical fun group entertainment art
    - Sing Away the Winter Blahs!

    Huron Valley Community Chorus invites adult singers to come warm up with the chorus in preparation for their 41st annual spring concert, which will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019. Visit hvcommchorus.com for additional information.

    The chorus begins the semester on Monday, January 7th, 2019, and meets weekly 7-9 pm, Monday evenings. The Repertoire ranges from gospel to jazz, classical to popular. No audition is required to sing with the chorus, although it is helpful to be able to match pitch, read music and sing in parts. To help defer the cost of new music, an accompanist and rehearsal and concert venues, dues are a nominal $25 per semester.
    Jacqueline Rhodes, director for over 18.years, brings a rich musical background to the Huron Valley Community Chorus (est. in 1977). For further information please see the Huron Valley Community Chorus website click for details.
    Faith Lutheran Church
    3501 E. Highland Rd. Highland MI 48381
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    Milford Civic Center
    1100 Atlantic Street Milford MI 48381
    Village of Milford 248.684.1515 info@villageofmilford.org

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Zonta Club of Milford, is one of over 1,200 clubs of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization. Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy.” Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women.

    Zonta gives you the chance to be a part of something much larger than yourself…

    Zonta allows you to give of yourself to others, to actively participate in the selection of service projects to help your community, and to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women worldwide.

    Baker's of Milford
    2025 South Milford Road Milford MI 48381
    Zonta Club of Milford clubofmilford@gmail.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, addiction, recovery, substance use disorders
    - “Does Addiction Treatment Work?” will be presented on Tuesday March 19, 2019, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. Recent publications claim to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. Feel confused? Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. The presentation will include a short discussion of naloxone (Narcan) resuscitation. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details
    LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
     
           
    Emily Hagen 734.485.8725 info@dawnfarm.org

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

  • | 7:30am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - "Bringing out the BEST in Kids since 2004"

    The purposes of this Club shall be to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of yourself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

    We are always looking for new members who also have an interest in community involvement, business networking, and bringing out the best in kids! COMING TO MEETINGS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!

    The Huron Valley Optimist Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Red Poppy, 1865 Harvey Lake Road, Highland, MI 48357, and on the last Thursday (instead of the last Wednesday) at 7pm.

    Our meetings usually have a scheduled guest speaker, and there is always time for fellowship and visiting between club members.

    Once a month we dedicate a meeting to club committee work. Usually that's the 2nd Wednesday morning meeting.

    We hope to see you soon!
    The Red Poppy
    1865 Harvey Lake Road Highland MI 48356
  • | 6:15pm - | Government, Politics
    Highland Station House
    205 W. Livingston Road Highland MI 48357
    Highland DDA 248.887.7200
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    - Visit click for details for updated meeting information and minutes.
    Milford Civic Center
    1100 Atlantic Street Milford MI 48381
    Milford Township Offices 248.685.8731
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox at 5:58 PM, EDT. Daylight length is virtually the same everywhere today. 12 hours & 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Order lunch from the menu and enjoy listening to this week's guest speaker!

    For more information, click for details

    The Wine Studio by Milford House
    113 N. Commerce St. Milford MI 48381

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