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Slotkin To Host Virtual D.C. Field Trip For Michigan Students

On Friday morning at 10:30, 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin will hold a virtual Washington, D.C. field trip for Michigan students. It will feature a “Capitol tour” and live Q&A with Slotkin, as well as testimony from officials serving in a variety of government agencies including the White House, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of State and the U.S. Navy.

Decision Again Delayed For Pair Charged With Livingston Deaths

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin were charged with second degree murder last year by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office for their roles in running the New England Compounding Center. Final arguments have been re-set for a third time due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Wed Jun 3 Virtual Run for the Impact

The 8th Annual Run for the Impact 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk, which supports Family Impact Centers' client-choice Food Pantry as well as all of their many programs, is going VIRTUAL this year. Participation from now through June 12th. For more information, to register or to make a donation, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Fowlerville/RunfortheImpact3. Registration is only $25 per person, and a special t-shirt is included in the price.

Thu Jun 4 The SAFE Caregiver Program

The SAFE Caregiver Program with Peter A. Litchenberg This Zoom presentation will be discussion on the safe ways for caregivers to protect seniors and their money. You will explore how to avoid financial scams as well as learn about power of attorney and guardianship. Valuable tools will be utilized such as the Lichtenburg financial assessment tools. Come join us for this enlightening engagement to reduce financial stress. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-yprT4qG9HbshcbAgL8ucxBA_jTIn9u After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Brought to you by Be Our Guest Adult Day, a program of Livingston County Catholic Charities.

Sat Jun 6 Substance use support during COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, many people are experiencing stress, loss of jobs, challenges with social distancing and lack of access to normal supports. These stressors are increasingly moving people to use alcohol or drugs as a coping skill. Stepping Stones, a recovery program of Livingston County Community Mental Health, is working to support people dealing with any level of alcohol and drug concerns to get through this difficult time and find additional coping skills. Stepping Stones offers many free services. They remain open with social distancing at 2020 E. Grand River, Ste. 102, Howell from 5 pm to 9 am weekdays and 24/7 on the weekends, or by phone at 517-376-6262 from 5pm to 9am weekdays and 24/7 on the weekends.

Sat Jun 6 Food Distribution and Delivery

The Torch and Torch 180 are teaming up to provide a free hot meal and free groceries on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 - 1:00. These will be distributed from their catering truck located in front of their building at 131 Mill St., Fowlerville, MI 48836. They are also offering free food delivery for those who need it and sign up on their website: https://www.torch180.org/free-community-meals.html

Sat Jun 6 Bountiful Harvest Offers Food Delivery Service

With the temporary closure of the LETS bus service in Livingston County, Bountiful Harvest in Brighton is expanding their food delivery service for anyone who relied on a LETS bus to go food shopping. Anyone in need of a volunteer shopper can call 810-360-0271 to arrange to have their order picked up and delivered free of charge. For those who have transportation, but still need food assistance, Bountiful Harvest also provides drive up service for groceries from their pantry. They also serve take-out dinners from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Fridays and take-out breakfast on Saturdays from 8am to noon. The pantry, meanwhile, is open for food distribution from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays, from 6pm-8pm on Thursdays, 4pm-6pm on Friday and 8am-noon on Saturday.

Sat Jun 6 Stores Offer Shopping Hours for Seniors/Vulnerable Customers

Acknowledging older adults and person with underlying health issues, some area stores are dedicating weekly time or opening early specifically for those shoppers. Walmart stores offering an hour long senior shopping event for customers 60 & older every Tuesday through April 28th, they will open one hour early. Target offers the first hour they are opened for elderly and vulnerable shoppers every Wednesday. Dollar General & Big Lots have designated the first hour at its stores to daily senior shoppers.

Sat Jun 6 Hartland Farmer's Market

The Hartland Farmer's Market is back. Local meat honey, eggs, produce and much much more will be offered. Come support the local farmers and growers. They will be practicing social distancing and extreme sanitation. Vendor booths $10 per week or reduced annual fees. Contact 810-599-7603 or email hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com for more information.

Sat Jun 6 Find a Red Cross Blood Drive Near You

Facing severe blood shortages, The American Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are even safer for donors and staff. It is important for people to know that there is no evidence that the coronavirus, or any respiratory virus, can be transmitted by blood transfusion. The need for blood doesn’t stop due to the flu or coronavirus, and is especially important to accident victims and patients undergoing cancer treatment. Interested donors can find a donation site most easily by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by visiting the website.

Sat Jun 6 Sheriff's Office To Make Deliveries To At-Risk Residents

Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office are helping seniors get groceries and prescription medicines due to concerns about coronavirus exposure and/or a lack of transportation. The program, at this time, is restricted to residents 65 and older, or for those who have a documented medical condition that puts them at greater risk of harm from COVID-19 exposure. Residents must be able to order their food or medicine online from a Livingston County-based grocery store or pharmacy. They must also not have any other means of securing these essentials, and an exterior door to which the products may be delivered. Livingston County residents meeting these criteria can call the Sheriff’s Office tipline at (517) 546-8477 and leave a message to make arrangements.

Sat Jun 6 Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners Community Food Bank is taking donations. Gleaners has also expanded their food distributions to help feed those in need. If you need food or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation, visit the website or call 866-GLEANER.

Fri Jun 12 drive thru chicken breast dinner

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting a drive thru BBQ boneless chicken breast dinner with rice pilaf, pasta salad and dessert for 10.00 dollars. Time 4 to 7 pm. ASC is located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton. Call 810 599 2153 for more details. All proceeds benefit the veterans building fund.

Sat Jun 13 Flip N Flop Fishing Tournament

This year’s kids fishing tournament has gone Virtual. Flip N Flop Fishing Tournament is June 13th. They have added a new fisherman’s fun kit that will include a branded fish-shaped drawstring backpack with a tape measure, fish shaped pen, record sheet, donuts, worms and other goodies. Unfortunately no t-shirts will be available this year due to the timing of the stay at home order and the event. The fisherman’s kit will be available for pick up at the park entrance from 7am to 8am on June 13 and the park entrance fees are waived for participants during that time. After the event has concluded (one hour of fishing) participants will submit scores and photos via a form at howellrecreation.org. Winners will receive bragging rights and will have their photos posted on the Howell Recreation Facebook page. Cost: $12/participant Site: Scofield City Park, 404 Thompson St. Time: 7:30am-9:30am Registration Link: https://www.howellrecreation.org/special-events-calendar/flipflop20

Thu Jun 25 Free Virtual Film & Discussion

Free Virtual Film & Discussion on Thursday, June 25th, 3:30–5:30pm. Join a film and virtual community conversation about how we can transform bystanders into changemakers. Watch a special documentary screening of “The Bystander Moment” and participate in an interactive panel discussion that will follow the film. Learn how you can help disrupt the culture of silence in our community by practicing and encouraging bystander intervention. Register at https://lacasacenter.networkforgood.com/events/21030-lacasa-sexual-assault-film-event

Tue Jun 30 Bottle and Can Drive for ALS of Michigan

Wondering what to do with those bottles and cans? We are having a bottle and can drive for ALS of Michigan. Load up your bottles and cans and bring them to the U-Store in Brighton, 5850 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116. June 30th from 8-11am. ALS of Michigan cares for over 400 pALS (people with ALS) right here in Michigan.

Fri Jul 24 The Comic World Dance - Safe Swing Dance with Lesson for Teens

The Comic World Dance 2020. Students, grade 7 - 12 are invited to a teen swing dance with instruction at the Lazy J Ranch in Milford. Guests will come with their own masks for safety, dressed up like one of the characters from their favorite comics. Safe snacks & drinks will be provided, reflecting the theme. Safe teen dancing takes place from 7 - 10 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. A lesson for beginners starts at 6:30 pm. Admission for guests is $10 per person at the door. Safety measures will be in place. Volunteers are also needed to maintain a safe environment, manage refreshments, help with registration, chaperone, set up before and clean up after the event. All guests and volunteers are required to wear masks and complete online forms (http://g1nbc.net/the-dance-project-inc/summer-dance/). For more information, contact Jamie Nicholson, 248-210-9409, danceprojectmi@gmail.com, or visit www.TheDanceProject.info and/or sign up to help (http://g1nbc.net/the-dance-project-inc/summer-dance/).

Mon Aug 17 LACASA's Celebrity Golf Outing

Help a child from Livingston County! All proceeds from our “Drive Out Child Abuse” Celebrity Golf Scramble help vulnerable victims of child abuse from our community. Your team will be named for a child who receives services at LACASA and will play for that child at the outing. Once again, golfers get to mix and mingle with pro-sports celebrities during the day. Participants are encouraged to bring a piece of sports memorabilia for the celebrities to sign. LACASA is excited to welcome this year’s celebrity athletes: DARREN MCCARTY ~ former Detroit Professional Hockey Player, Stanley Cup Winner EDDIE MURRAY ~ former Detroit Professional Football Player GREG KELSER ~ former Collegiate and Detroit Professional Basketball Player, Broadcast Sports Announcer & Commentator JOHN OGRODNICK ~ former Detroit Professional Hockey Player WILLIE NORWOOD ~ former Detroit Professional Basketball Player The outing includes: 18-holes of golf w/cart Continental breakfast Goody bag Six drink tickets Games & competitions Lunch at the turn On-going silent auction Mid-afternoon awards dinner EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – Win Denim & Diamonds Tickets! Golfers registered by Friday, June 19, 2020 are entered to win four tickets to LACASA’s fall fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds at Haggerty-Bearden Ranch in Howell. REGISTRATION DEADLINE Register by Monday, August 10, to guarantee team placement. Individual golfers will be paired with others to complete teams. COST $125 per player. This event sells out each year. Early registration suggested. This is a Rain or Shine charity event. We are unable to process refunds. Purchase tickets at https://lacasacenter.networkforgood.com/events/20321-drive-out-child-abuse-golf-scramble