2017-02-15 / Upcoming Events

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Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Program/Senior Nutrition Program is in need of volunteers to deliver hot meals to our home-bound seniors. Current need for Western Oakland County, including Highland, Holly, Walled Lake, White Lake, West Bloomfield and Novi. We would love the opportunity for you to be part of our team of volunteers. This is a commitment of 1-2 hours of your time, as little or as often as your schedule will permit. Volunteers not only deliver meals, they also deliver a warm smile and a friendly greeting when they arrive at the door. For more information, please contact Lucy McKinnon at 810-632-2155.

Open House at First & Main Assisted Living/Memory Care February 14

First & Main Assisted Living/Memory Care of Commerce Township, is having a "Sweet-n-Treats” Valentine's Day open house on February 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. First & Main communities are unlike any other place to live. Our communities are designed with seniors in mind to provide an active lifestyle for you and your family, just like home. Senior life happens here! Come and hear about the new and exciting First & Main of Commerce Township. Call to RSVP at 248-915-1025, or just show up. We look forward to meeting you! First & Main of Commerce Township is located at 2500 Martin Parkway.

Bloomfield Republican Women's Club Luncheon February 16

Professor William Wagner to speak at the Bloomfield Republican Women’s Club luncheon on Thursday, February 16 at the Heathers Club in Bloomfield Hills (900 Upper Scotsborough Way.) Professor William Wagner is an internationally recognized expert in Constitutional law. He will clearly explain the powers of the Congress, President and Supreme Court. He will show how the American people can use strategic citizen statesmanship to restore good governance under the rule of law. We hope you can join us! Reservations are required, no walk-ins. For more details and reservations, please contact Sharon at 248-505-2882.

Rummage Sale in Historic Stonecrest Building February 16-18

The Commerce Township Historical Society is having a rummage sale Thursday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of great things for sale. Household items, kitchen utensils, dishes, baskets, games, toys. Coffee, bagels and cookies will be served. Everyone welcome! The Stonecrest Building is located at 207 Liberty Street in Walled Lake.

Abe Lincoln in Song and Story February 20

The Wixom Historical Society continues the tradition of celebrating the life of Abraham Lincoln by presenting Chris Vallillo in an evening of timely song and story focused on the Lincoln era. A nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and folk musician, he performs on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars, harmonica, jew's harp and hammer dulcimer, adding narratives to his historical portraits. Sure to be a unique evening of entertainment developed for all ages, Vallillo is the named Illinois scholar for the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit on Root Music and has received the endorsement of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Monday, February 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wixom City Hall (49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom.)

Move and Groove February 22

Get ready to move at this active program with songs, parachute play and more! Wednesday, February 22 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Milford Public Library (330 Family Drive, Milford.)

Artist Lecture Darcel Deneau February 22

Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. The Village Fine Arts Association (VFAA) invites the public to hear guest speaker, Darcel Deneau, discuss her passion and techniques for painting Detroit scenes and the messages they convey about the city's image. A graduate of CCS, Darcel's large and colorful oil paintings are intended to promote a positive enthusiasm for the city's revival. Her work can be found in several prominent corporate and private collections. VFAA's informational meetings are free and open to everyone interested in the area art scene and are on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October at the S.H.A.C. (Suzanne Haskew Art Center), 125 S. Main Street, Suite 700, Milford. Come for the general meeting at 7 p.m. or come for the lecture only at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email contactus@milfordvfaa.org or call the SHAC at 248-797-3060.

Our Savior Lutheran School Open House February 22

Our Savior Lutheran School in Hartland will host a series of open houses on Wednesday, February 22; Monday, March 6; and Thursday, March 21. These open house events are scheduled during regular school hours (8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Interested parents are invited to take a guided tour the facility, visit classrooms, and learn how Our Savior Lutheran School differs from schools in the surrounding community. Appointments can be made, but are not required, and tours at other times are also available upon request. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Our Savior Lutheran School is a ministry of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, a Missouri Synod (English District) congregation located at 13667 W. Highland Road (M-59) in Hartland, three miles east of US-23. For more information, contact the school office at 248-887-3836 or visit www.oursaviorhartland.org.

Playdates at the Library February 24

We’ll start with a story and song, and then put on music for free play with toys and books. Come meet other families and have some family fun! Friday, February 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Milford Public Library (330 Family Drive, Milford.)

2017 Wixom State of the City Address March 2

Mayor Kevin Hinkley will deliver his 2017 State of the City Address Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wixom Community Center (49015 Pontiac Trail.) A reception will immediately follow the address at the community center. For more information, call 248-624-0894.

Historical Social Movement Presentation March 3

The public is invited on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Walled Lake City Library to hear Oakland County Historical Commissioner Jim N. Craft give a PowerPoint presentation regarding the historical social movement of the 1820s through the early 20th century. He will talk on the “Impact of the Burned-Over District of western New York and migration to Michigan.” Seating is limited. Pre-register by calling 248-568-4513. Five-dollar donation at the door is appreciated. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Banks-Dolbeer Historic Home in Walled Lake. The Library is located at 1499 E. West Maple, Walled Lake.

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