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Fenton Twp. Man Rejects Plea Offer In Child Sex Assault

55-year-old Michael Sackrider is charged in two separate cases involving minors in Genesee County Circuit Court. On of the alleged victims told investigators Sackrider, who was her mother’s ex-boyfriend, sexually assaulted her several times at his Linden Road home from 2006 through 2015.
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Howell reaches KLAA boys basketball title game; Brighton to wrestle in team semifinals today; hockey regionals resume.

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Sun Mar 1 Country Style Breakfast

On Sunday, March 1, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney will be hosting the monthly "Country Style Breakfast", at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support the maintenance of our Parish kitchen. The menu includes: fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, quiche, ham, pork sausage, waffle station and breakfast burritos. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Sun Mar 1 Hartland Players Perfrom Jeff Daniels APARTMENT 3A

The Hartland Players Mainstage proudly presents an adult comedy by Jeff Daniels, APARTMENT 3A on February 29th and March 1st.

Mon Mar 2 Fowlerville Preschool Roundup

Come to the Fowlerville Library to meet Fowlerville preschool providers and find out what is available to fit your family's needs. LESA will also be there to talk about their free preschool program. You can even register your child for preschool at the event. This is a drop in event from 4:30-6:30pm.

Mon Mar 2 Arc Livingston Parent Support Group

The monthly Arc of Livingston Parent Support Group is a chance to get together with other parents of children or adults with disabilities to network, get support and give support. Meetings are typically held every month and will include presentations and/or discussions on topics of interest to parents. Attendance is free. Meetings are held at Brighton Coffee House and Theater from 10am-11:30am. Meetings are also held April 6th, May 4th & June 1st.

Tue Mar 3 Selcra Offers Archery

Archery is very beneficial for overall Health & Wellness. Benefits include: focus, strength, control, coordination, patience, self-confidence and many more. Classes are all taught by USA certified Archery Instructors. They are improving offerings in 2020, coming soon JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) days and times for archery practice. For registration information and new additions please visit the website or call 810-299-4140.

Tue Mar 3 Blood Drive in Howell

Medilodge of Howell Blood Drive is Tuesday, March 3rd from 11am-4:45pm. MediLodge of Howell is located at 1333 W. Grand River, Howell, MI, 48843. For an appointment, please visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Tue Mar 3 DAR Meeting

The Philip Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, March 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Howell. The meeting begins at 1 pm and the speaker will be Meagan Bergman, program director of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Prospective members are welcome. For additional information, call Regent Karen McNally at 517-518-0947.

Tue Mar 3 NAMI Livingston Educational Meeting

NAMI Livingston will host Patty Meyer from Key Development Centers in Brighton on March 3, from 7-8:30pm, at Brighton United Methodist Church, 400 E. Grand River. She will share information on the programs and services they offer in our communities. Please park in the back lot and enter through the doors next to the kiddie playground.

Tue Mar 3 Caregiver Support Group-Dementia Specific

The Caregiver Support Group-Dementia Specific meets at Be Our Guest Adult Day Center (a program of Livingston Cty. Catholic Charities), 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm–6pm. Join them to learn the latest techniques to care and support your loved one suffering with dementia and related diseases as well as tips on how to care for yourself and grow your support system. With prior notice, they also offer care for your loved one while you attend. Please call Suzi or Katie at 517-546-9910 for information or to notify staff your loved one will be in attendance.

Wed Mar 4 Bowlapalooza

Bowlapalooza, formerly Bowl For Kids, is Mentor Livingston's annual bowl-a-thon. Five person teams come together at Striking Lanes in celebration of youth mentoring March 4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, and 13th. The agency provides 2 games of bowling, pizza, and pop. Chances to win door prizes and raffles are available. Each bowler is required to raise a minimum of $60. Register your team today. You can get more information by visiting their website or call 517-546-1140.

Wed Mar 4 Brighton Art Guild Meetup

The Brighton Art Guild meetup is March 4th at Brighton LIbrary from 6:30pm-9pm. Mary Bajcz has been making quilts for over 35 years and is still delighted by the endless ways a great variety of fabrics can be combined into a beautiful and useful quilt – art that can keep you warm. Light refreshments. Visit the website or call Mary Lou, 304-415-0023.

Thu Mar 5 Cinderella's Closet

Sponsored by LACASA Center and hosted by Snedicor’s Cleaners of Brighton and the LACASA Collection of Howell, this eco-friendly shopping experience offers students a chance to buy prom dresses at vintage prices while helping charity. All gowns and party dresses are just $25 and proceeds go to LACASA.

Thu Mar 5 Livingston County Genealogical Society

The Livingston County Genealogical Society will meet from 7–9pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1230 Bower St., Howell. Alexander Tolksdorf will present, Researching in German Civil & Parish Records. All are welcome. Meetings include a short business meeting, the speaker program and refreshments. Prior to the general meeting, from 6-7 p.m., all are welcome to join the Learner’ Class to discuss their research successes and brick walls; members will be on hand to help. Bring your laptop and dinner if desired. Inclement weather cancellations follow Howell Public School cancellations.

Fri Mar 6 St. Joseph's Fish Fry

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Howell Lenten Fish Fry is every Friday thru April 3rd. Fried fish, baked fish, fried shrimp, baked potatoes, french fries, vggies, mac-n-cheese, coleslaw and pies. Hours are 4:30-7pm. Carry-out available, call 546-0090 ext.115.

Fri Mar 6 Owl Prowl at Howell Nature Center

The Owl Prowl program at the Howell Nature center is fun for the whole family. Learn about your mysterious neighbors with a presentation starring their very own owl ambassadors, then adventure into the woods to call for wild owls. Enjoy cookies & cocoa. Recommended for ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-registration is required. Also offered an adult only night on March 7th.

Fri Mar 6 Acoustic Cafe With Bob Milne

Acoustic Café is an annual music series held at the historic Howell Opera House that features outstanding Michigan performers, now celebrating its 12th year! Time: (Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Howell Opera House. 123 W. Grand River Ave.

Fri Mar 6 St. John Catholic Church Fish Fry

St. John Catholic Church Fish Fry offered every Friday during Lent. Dinner served from 4-7pm. Church is on N. Hacker Rd. Howell. Fried & Bake Fish, Shrimp, Clams & Smelt. Drinks, Desserts. Kids Menu: Mac-N-Cheese, Cheese Pizza, Fish or Shrimp. Cash, Check or Credit. Take Out: 517-546-9154

Fri Mar 6 Old St. Patrick Catholic Church Fish Fry

Old St. Patrick Catholic Church 42nd Fish Fry Dinner will be held every Friday February 28th-April 3rd from 4:30pm-7pm. Adults $9.50, seniors (60+) are $8. Children (6-11) $6, 5 & under free. Located at 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor.

Fri Mar 6 Fish Fry

The American Spirit Centre will be starting its Lenten fish fry every Friday, through April 10th from 5-8pm. Dinners consist of baked cod or fried cod with choice of salad or cole slaw, fries or baked potatoe, roll, and dessert. Shrimp, chicken tender, mac n cheese dinners also available. Cash bar available. Located at 10590 Grand River Brighton. For more info call 810-599-2153 or 810-599-2613.

Fri Mar 6 St Mary Lenten Fish Dinners

The Men’s Club of St Mary’s Catholic Parish in Pinckney is proudly sponsoring its annual Fish Dinners on Friday evenings during Lent. The dates are February 28th, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3rd. The Parish is located south of M-36 at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Dinner is served from 4-7pm and includes baked or beer battered fried fish, choice of French fries, scalloped or baked potato, beets, coleslaw, homemade macaroni & cheese, cut vegetables, jell-o, homemade rolls & dessert, assorted beverages as well as 3 cheese pizzas for our younger guests. Cost is $11 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (under age 12) with a family (immediate only) plan available at $37. Bankcards are accepted and take outs are available. For further information contact Heather at the Parish office 734-878-3161.

Sat Mar 7 Mitchell's Hope Grief Support Group

For people who have lost loved ones to Overdose and Suicide. 1st and 3rd Saturday of Month 12-1 pm. Mission House 224 Church St. Fowlerville. Call Michele at 517-775-5600.

Sat Mar 7 Fashion for a Passion

The South Lyon Education Foundation's spring fashion show luncheon at Lyon Oaks Golf Club clubhouse is Saturday March 7th. A $45 ticket will get you lunch, spring fashion by Coral Sash Boutique & fabulous raffle baskets. 100% proceeds go to mini-grants awarded to South Lyon Community Schools teachers to supplement classroom purchases. This year, the foundation is collaborating on an initiative to install a certified therapy dog in each school at a cost of $5,000 per dog.

Sat Mar 7 Hockey Night 2020

Join The Well Saints & The Detroit Red Wing Alumni at The Hartland Sports Center as they raise funds for local kids & veterans organizations. Doors open at 3pm, tickets can be purchased onlinr. $10 general admission or $60 VIP Suite, which includes catered dinner from Block Brewery & amazing auction items. Call 248-515-3864 with any questions.

Sat Mar 7 Indoor Raptor Portrait Photo Workshop

Howell Nature Center is offering a brand new type of photography workshop. Portraits of Raptors. Take a variety of photos indoors from head shots to whole bird. They will have a total of 6 birds (owls & hawks). Each will be sitting on a perch in front of a solid black or white background. Expert portrait photographers are Bob Ratcliff and Maurice Sander, who have won a variety of awards for their wonderful photographs. They will have a deluxe sandwich, cheese and fruit bar. The cost is $80, which benefits both the Wild Wonders animals and the Wildlife Clinic. Last year, they helped over 4,000 injured and orphaned wild animals. Pre-registration is required.

Sat Mar 7 Euchre Party

Euchre Party on Saturday, March 7th, at 2pm at First United Methodist Church, on Bower Howell. Fellowship Hall, $10 donation suggested, lite snacks included and prizes. Proceeds go toward Senior High Youth Program.

Sat Mar 7 Chicken Dinner

Fowlerville First United Methodist Men will be hosting a Chicken Dinner with all the fixin's. Saturday March 7th from 5-7p.m. At the Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. 201 S. Second st. in Fowlerville. Free will offering. Any questions visit website or call the Church at 517-223-8824.

Sat Mar 7 Pinckney American Legion Riders Steak Dinner

Pinckney American Legion Riders Steak Dinner is March 7th from 5-7:30pm. Enjoy a delicious steak, sides and dessert, all for $14. All proceeds benefit Veterans programs.

Sat Mar 7 Dance Showcase and Food Drive

Michelle's Academy of Dance & Performing Arts Center, a.k.a. MADPAC, is presenting their 16th Annual Competition Company Showcase on Saturday, March 7th, 3pm, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 at the door (cash/check only). MADPAC is using the showcase as a final push in their Food Drive supporting Gleaner's Community Food Bank. Visit the website for details.

Sat Mar 7 Daddy Daughter Dance

31st Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is Saturday, March 7th at Brighton High School. Doors open at 5:30pm. $12 per person by February 24/$15 beginning February 25th. Ticket includes: light refreshments, goody bag & balloon drop. Register before February 25th to be entered into the "One Lucky Family" drawing. Package includes corsage & boutonniere from Country Lane Flowers, tux rental from Brighton Tux, picture package from iDeal Photos, Daughter Updo from K Bella Salon , necklace from Cooper and Binkley, and a Gift Card for dinner at Stillwater Grill.

Sat Mar 7 Mother Son Dance

Pinckney Community Education will host a Mother Son Dance at Pinckney High School from 7-9pm. There will be dancing, guessing games and a photo booth. $25 per family. Photographers will be on site for those wishing to purchase picture packets. Register at or call 810-225-3950.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Pinckney Library

The Pinckney Library offers a variety of classes and events for all ages! Don't miss the BIG READ Program! Visit the website for details.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Brighton District Library

There are several free workshops and events at the Brighton District Library every month. Call 810-229-6571 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Salem-South Lyon District Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Salem-South Lyon District Library every month. For more information or visit their website.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Fowlerville Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Fowlerville Library every month. Call 517-223-9089 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Mar 9 Events Northfield Township Area Library

There are many free events every month at the Northfield Township Area Library. For more information call 734-449-0066 or visit the website.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Hamburg Twp. Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hamburg Twp. Library every month. Call 810-231-1771 for more information or visit the website.

Mon Mar 9 Beef Pasty Sale

Oak Grove United Methodist Women are making their delicious beef pasties again this spring. They will take orders beginning Monday, March 9. To order, call or text Andrea at 810-923-8546, or order by email at Please leave your name, phone # & quantity you would like. Cost is $4.50 each. Place your order early - quantities are limited! Proceeds go to support the mission work of the United Methodist Women. Pasty order pick-up is Thursday, April 2, 12-7 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell (5 miles north of M-59).

Mon Mar 9 Girls on the Run Spring 2020

Girls on the Run is currently seeking volunteer coaches for the Spring 2020 season within Livingston county. You don't have to be a runner to be a coach - coaches simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the ten week season (March 9 – May 22) and able to bring energy and joy to each practice. New coaches are also required to complete an online and in-person training.

Mon Mar 9 Events at Hartland Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hartland Cromaine District Library every month. Call 810-632-5200 for more information or visit the website.

Tue Mar 10 Howell Education Foundation Recognition Dinner

Howell Education Foundation will be holding a Spring Recognition Dinner at Diamond's Steak & Seafood to celebrate their 17th year and accomplishments in 2019.

Thu Mar 12 Relaxation Techniques and Gentle Fitness with Laura

This class is specifically designed with the caregiver in mind. Bring a mat, if you have one, and a towel. Get ready to relax and rejuvenate. This hour long fitness and relaxation class can be accommodated to all ability levels. Held from 5-6pm at Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, 48843. Max: 15 people. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

Sat Mar 14 LSO Winter Concert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Schultz proudly present their Winter Concert featuring the following works: Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Marisa Bruzewski. Join them Saturday March 14th at 7pm, at Howell High School. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors and students, and free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online and at the door. Visit or the LSO Facebook page for more details.

Sat Mar 14 Salute to the Stars Fundraiser

Livingston County Catholic Charities presents the Salute to the Stars fundraiser in celebration of their 35th anniversary on March 14th. The event is at Crystal Gardens and offers dinner; 50/50 raffle; a cash bar; photo booth; honoring a community star; and a goodwill offering. Musical entertainment will be provided by the electrifying Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensation. Tickets or tables can be purchased on-line or call Julie or Gudrun at 517-545-5944 for tickets or sponsorships. R.S.V.P. by March 6th.

Sat Mar 14 SAT Practice Test

The Brighton Area Schools (BAS) Alumni Association is pleased to offer a SAT Practice Test for area middle and high school students at the Brighton High School Cafeteria, 7878 Brighton Road, Brighton. Walk in registration for a $50 donation is available beginning at 9:15am. More information can be found on website.

Sat Mar 14 The Big Red Barrel Event

The Big Red Barrel Event is March 14th from 10am-2pm. A place where people could safely dispose of your unwanted medication to decrease the likelihood of prescription drug abuse, heroin use, and maintain a healthy environment. Clean out your cabinets and bring them over to 4986 S Old US 23, Brighton, MI 48114. #BigRedBarrel #Recovery #EndAddiction

Sat Mar 14 15th Annual Brighton Antique Show

This is a non-profit fund raising event for Scholarships for local graduating High School Seniors. It features nearly 65 dealers selling furniture, clocks, primitives, watches, china, advertising items, glassware, hunting and fishing items, linens, china, campaign memorabilia and more. It will be held from 9-4pm, Saturday March 14th, at Old Hartland High School, (9525 E. Highland Rd. - 1 mile West of US-23). Admission price is $5 per person. Sponsored by Brighton Masonic Lodge #247 F&AM. For information call or text 810-882-1760.

Sat Mar 14 Family Fun Day

This county-wide Family Fun Day will celebrate early childhood and is for families with children 0-5 years old. They will enjoy the free hands-on children's activities, meet popular storybook characters, and watch a stage show featuring "The Music Lady". This is a drop in event held at 2/42 church in Brighton from 9:30-12pm.

Sat Mar 14 Chili & Soup Cook-Off to benefit 4th of July Liv Co Fireworks

The Livingston County/Fowlerville Fireworks Committee is holding their Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 14th at VFW Post 6464, located at 215 Veterans Drive in Fowlerville, from 4-7pm. This year, for the first time, soup entries are also welcomed as part of the cook-off competition. Pre-registration is required. All information is available in print at the Village of Fowlerville Offices, online or the Facebook page. Entry forms due by March 7th.

Sat Mar 14 St. Paddy's Celebration in memory of Melissa Loniewski

Celebrate the Irish hope at an intimate, fun celebration at the home of Ed and Melissa Loniewski in Brighton on March 14th. Raise funds for the nation’s first Prelude Home, for displaced women here in Livingston County. Visit the website for more information visit the website.

Sat Mar 14 Highland Celtic Festival 2020

Live Music, Good Food and Fun. This year Highland Celtic Festival will feature The Moxie Strings Billboards top crossover band, Flint Scottish Pipes, and Pat and The Pub People. The event is on March 14th, at 6:30pm-midnight. Located at Church of the Holy Spirit Social Hall, 3700 Harvey Lake Road, Highland MI 48356. This is a limited ticketed event. Tickets available online, are $40 per person and include a Celtic buffet with a vegetarian dish from 7-9pm. All proceeds to benefit the Church of the Holy Spirit and its good works in our community.

Sat Mar 14 Chicken and Biscuit Supper

A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 17845 M-36, north of Gregory, starting at 5pm. Free will donation. Take outs available.

Sat Mar 14 Willy Wonka Jr. Live at Hartland Performing Arts Center

Willy Wonka Jr. Live at Hartland Performing Arts Center. Show dates March 14th 2:30/7:30pm and March 15th 2:30pm. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs. Tickets available online.

Mon Mar 16 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. Currently there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month from 5pm–7pm at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. Call Amy today to reserve your spot – (517) 545-5944.

Tue Mar 17 How a Professional Photographer Creates his Best Images

Local Professional Photographer Richard Lim will share a number of his favorite photos and tell the story of how he created them. Richard is well known around Livingston County as a photographer and for his extensive community involvement. He is also a member of The Professional Photographers of America. The program will start at 7pm in the lower level conference room of the Genoa Medical Center, 2305 Genoa Business Park Dr., Brighton (North of Grand River, West of St. Mary's Hospital.) The program is sponsored by the Livingston County Photographers Group, a photo club which meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in this same meeting room.

Wed Mar 18 The SAFE Caregiver Program

The SAFE Caregiver Program: Managing the Finances and The Stress. Held 5:30-7:30pm at Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 E. Grand Rive, Ave., Howell, MI 48843. With Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D, ABPP Director Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute WSU Distinguished Service Professor. This 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 & guardianship. Valuable tools will be utilized such as the Lichtenburg financial assessment tools. Come join us for this enlightening engagement to reduce financial stress. Max: 25. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

Fri Mar 20 Coffee Hours with Rep. Hank Vaupel

Rep. Hank Vaupel hosts his regular coffee hours on the 3rd Friday of every month. On Friday, March 20th from 2:30pm–3:30pm at Fowlerville Farms, on South Grand Avenue. From 4-5pm at Biggby Coffee in Hartland. Also, in Howell, from 5:30pm–6:30pm at All Star Coney Island, on South Michigan Avenue.

Fri Mar 20 Soup Suppper

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 419 in Pinckney on Whitewood Rd. will host Soup Supper from 5-7pm. Homemade soups, desserts & bread for $7 per person. The fundraiser will benefit Veterans' programs. Also, April 17th.

Fri Mar 20 CTH Performs The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Community Theatre of Howell presents the performance of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at the Howell High School Freshman Campus. Performances are March 20th-22nd. Purchase your tickets at or by calling the box office at 517-545-1290.

Fri Mar 20 Handcrafters Spring Fling Handmade Market

80 of the top artists from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin will be on hand in Northville for the 41st annual Spring Fling Handmade Market presented by Handcrafters. One of the longest running art and craft markets in Michigan, the Spring Fling is your opportunity to stock up on Easter gifts, spring home decor, apparel, jewelry, specialty food and more.

Fri Mar 20 Get Lucky Bingo

Enjoyan evening of Bingo, fun and prizes on March 20th. They will play picture frame, four corners, "X", coverall and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The fee includes two bingo cards. Additional cards are available for purchase at $0.50 each, limit of 6 total. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, spring themed gift baskets and more. For ages 18 and older. Register TODAY as this event is always a sell out.

Fri Mar 20 9th Annual Dinner with a Heart

Bountiful Harvest is hosting their annual Dinner with a Heart fundraiser is March 20th with a Mardi Gras Theme. Come dressed to impress, there will be a contest for best costume and best mask. Takes place at Dunham Hills in Hartland. DJ, photobooth, and auction. Tickets purchased online.

Fri Mar 20 BOTS! A Children’s Musical

BOTS! A Children’s Musical will be performed on March 2oth. Support young actors and actresses as they hit the BCPA, at Brighton High School singing and dancing. This story is about kids in competition coming together in a Robotics STEM experience. Free admission. Great family show, 50 minute running time.

Sat Mar 21 No Frills All Thrills Trail Run

No Frills All Thrills Trail Run is March 21st at Huron Meadows Metro Park in Brighton. Fun trail run for the whole family, they offer a 8K trail run or a 4K trail run. Donations will go to “Support the Cvengros Family” to help with medical expenses. Visit the website for more info.

Sat Mar 21 Brunch with the Bunny

Brunch with the Bunny at Brighton Community Ed isn Saturday, March 21st.Enjoy brunch, pictures, egg hunt and fun. Each child will have time with the Easter Bunny and will leave with some fun Easter themed goodies. During the event your family can enjoy pancakes, sausage, hashbrowns, an omelet station, fresh fruit and more. Parents, have your cameras ready.

Sat Mar 21 PADT Spring Show

PADT Spring Show “How Sweet It Is” March 21st, 7:30 pm, and March 22nd, 2pm at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center (Howell) Tickets are on sale now at Glenn’s School of Dance and will be available at the door while they last $15.

Sat Mar 21 Livingston Christian Schools Sportsman Dinner

Livingston Christian Schools is holding their annual Sportsman Dinner on March 21st. Tickets are $25 and should be purchased prior to the event online. Celebrate your love of the great outdoors, win some wild prizes and enjoy a professionally prepared meal. Livingston Christian Schools is located at the Naz in Brighton.

Sat Mar 21 Fenton Knights of Columbus Wild Game Dinner

Fenton Knights of Columbus Wild Game Dinner is Saturday, March 21st, from 4-8pm at St. Johns Church in Fenton, on N. Adelaide Street. Donations for the dinner taken at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Table Raffle, card raffles, 50/50 raffle, duck drop, door prizes and silent suction. Advance raffle tickets $5 per ticket, 5 for $20. Need not be present to win. Call Tom Collison 810-735-4426 or John Thomas 810-407-0261.

Sat Mar 21 Arc Livingston Sibshops

The Arc Livingston Sibshops are lively, action packed, 3-hour workshops that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another – if they are given a chance. The Sibshop model mixes information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), and special guests. The Arc Livingston Sibshops are designed for siblings of children with disabilities or significant health/medical issues, aged 8 to 12. They are held once a month and are $10 per session. A limited number of scholarships are available – please contact the Arc for information on scholarships if needed.

Sat Mar 21 9th Annual Maison Z. Wilkinson Fundraiser

The 9th Annual Maison Z. Wilkinson Fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fowlerville Junior High Gym. The community garage sale includes a 50/50 raffle, baked goods table, and a raffle ticket area for donated items from local businesses. Money raised from the event will help fund scholarships for Fowlerville High School students who have played soccer. Volunteers are also needed both the day before and the day of the event. If you have any questions, you can contact Amy Jarvis at 517-223-6225 or or Maylene at 517-304-3976.

Sun Mar 22 Concert For Lost Voices

A Concert For Lost Voices at Whitmore Lake Campus of First United Methodist Church, 9318 Main Street, is March 22nd, 2-4pm. Featuring Folk Music legend Josh White, Jr., award-winning Celtic singer-songwriter Kitty Donohoe, the powerful, genuine, and original duo Annie & Rod Capps, and award-winning humorist and Lost Voices founder Mike Ball. Enjoy an afternoon of sparkling entertainment and original Americana music with some of Michigan’s finest singer-songwriters. These artists are all members of Lost Voices, a group that takes hope and healing to youth who have suffered severe trauma due to abuse, neglect, addiction, violence, and human trafficking. Net proceeds of this concert will go to fund this vital work.

Sun Mar 22 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

The Howell Area Aquatic Center invites you to dive in for some family fun on March 22nd. Prizes will be awarded for returning the Easter Bunny’s ‘lost eggs.’ Some eggs will float for the little tykes, others will sink for those seeking a challenge. Children will be grouped together by age. Please pre register to guarantee your spot, for ages 1-13 yrs.

Mon Mar 23 Therapeutic Art Experience

Therapeutic Art Experience: by Lisa from ArtSoul. The event will be held at Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 E. Grand River, Ave., Howell. During the hour long therapeutic art experience you will make a personal tile of positivity to help relax and express yourself as a caregiver. All materials will be provided. Refreshments and dessert will be supplied for all attendees. Max: 15, Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one. Visit

Thu Mar 26 Pinckney American Legion Riders Sloppy Joe/Pulled Pork

Pinckney American Legion Riders Sloppy Joe and pulled pork dinner served from 5-7:30pm. Sloppy Joes are $2, pulled pork sandwiches are $3.50. Both include a bag of chips. They will also serve floats for $1.50. All proceeds benefit Veterans Programs.

Fri Mar 27 Livingston County Home Show

Livingston County Home Show is March 27th-29th at the Howell High School Fieldhouse. Nearly 200 exhibitors at this year's show - featuring the latest in home improvement, decor, landscaping and more. Friday - Honoring Veterans; Saturday - BOGO Date Night; Sunday Family Fun Day. Visit website for more information.

Fri Mar 27 Livingston Fine Art Association Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association will have their Heart of the Home art show March 27th-29th, in conjunction with the Livingston Home Show, in the Howell High School Commons, 1200 W. Grand River Ave., Howell. Show times are Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. There will be about 30 local artists showing and selling their original art works. There is no admittance fee for the show. For additional information, find them on Facebook or call (517) 223-3900.

Tue Mar 31 Spring Break Fun Day

Spring Break Fun Day for grades K-4. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Brighton Optimist Club and held at Brighton High School. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants per section, each section consists of four different topics (swimming counts as 2). Each topic is approximately 40 minutes long. Lunch is provided free of charge to all participants. To wrap up the this fun day, there will be a performance by Gemini, "The Best in Each of Us!"

Thu Apr 2 Terri Schiavo Day 15th Anniversary Memorial

The nation will mark 15 years since Terri’s tragic death on March 31st. Her memory will be honored on April 2nd, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton, MI with a Memorial Mass concelebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and Archbishop Allen Vigneron, followed by a reception at 6:30 pm. or more information visit the Catholic Healthcare International website.

Sun Apr 5 Egg Hunt in the Park

Hop on over to Scofield City Park in Howel for an Egg Hunt. The kids will enjoy age appropriate egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, and other fun activities. Only kids need to register for the event and in case of inclement weather the event will take place at the Hive Teen Center at 214 N. Walnut. Leave your egg baskets at home, they have containers for all participants. Cost: $5/child. Site: Scofield City Park, 404 Thompson St. Time: 1pm-3pm

Mon Apr 6 Livingston Junior Soccer League

Livingston Junior Soccer League is an exciting new youth soccer development program starting spring 2020. The goal of Livingston Junior Soccer League is to offer athletes an opportunity to advance in the game based on their individual skill level and ability, while learning skills from the best professional coaches in Howell and surrounding communities.Visit

Thu Apr 9 2020 Second Chance Spring Banquet

Second Chance Support Network is having their annual Spring Banquet at Crystal Gardens on April 9th at 6:30pm-9:30pm. Enjoy a great keynote speaker, great testimonies, raffles and yummy appetizers. $20 per ticket or $180 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or be a sponsor visit website.

Sat Apr 11 Bunny Mile

Bunny Mile, Saturday, April 11th is at 12:30pm at Brighton State Recreation Area, Bishop Lake. 1 Registration per family. (do not register individually) The bunny will lead a light warm up then take the family on a mile run along the Bishop Lake Beach area. Pre-registration by April 5th. This is not a timed race and registration includes entire family. $20/$25 per family includes 1 mile family Bunny run, bunny mile medals, family photo and goody bag for ages 12 and under.

Sat Apr 11 Darren McCarty's Slapstick Comedy Tour

Back by popular demand. Your favorite grind liner and Detroit Red Wings legend Darren McCarty brings you a night of comedy, stories, and a walk down memory lane at the Howell Opera House on March 6th. The show also includes a professional opening act comedian, PLUS a full meet’n’greet and photo opportunities with D-Mac afterwards. There will be a cash bar with light concessions available for purchase. Doors will open at 7:15 and the show will start at 8pm. Admission is $27 per person and is available online or by calling 517-540-0065.

Sat Apr 11 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Howell Nature Center is April 11th. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausage and all the trimmings. Children will visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt, and receive a special gift. Served from 8:30am-10:00am or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pre registration is required. General Admission is $13 per adult, $11 per child. Members only pay $11 per adult and $9 per child.

Fri Apr 17 Beauty and the Beast

Fowlerville Community Theater will perform Beaut y and the Beast, April 17th at 7pm & 18th 2pm and 7pm They also offer a 4pm show on April 19th. Performances at Alverson Center of Performing Arts.

Fri Apr 17 Three Men and a Tenor at BCPA

Three Men and a Tenor will be performing on April 17th at 7:30pm at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy great pop vocal music & quick-witted humor. Tickets can be purchased online, visit the website for more info or call 810-299-4130. Adult-$34, Senior-$27, Student-$19.

Fri Apr 17 A Midsummers Night Dream

The Pinckney Players will perform Show dates are Friday & Saturdays April 17th, 18th, 25th at 7pm & Sunday April 26th at 2pm. Don't let old Shakespeare words keep you away. They have worked hard to modify the script into an easy to understand, English version. With select music to emphasize the story, you will understand everything that is happening in the forest and beyond. Visit the website for ticket info.

Sat Apr 18 Ashley's Friends Benefit Dinner

The 35th Annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Ashley’s Friends will be held Saturday, April 18th from 5 to 8pm at the Howell Masonic Temple, 401 W. Grand River, Howell MI 48843 The cost of $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12. Children 5 & under are FREE. All proceeds will benefit Ashley’s Friends, which provides a safe, supportive and comforting environment for children, youth and families who are dealing with grief and loss.

Sat Apr 25 Rolling Thunder Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

All you can Spaghetti Dinner will be served Saturday, April 25th from 5-8pm. At VFW Post 6464 in Fowerville on Veterans Dr. Tickets adults $8 ($10 at the door) kids 12-6 years old $4.($5 at the door) under 5 eat free. They also will have 50:50 & auction. All proceeds go to veterans. Email questions to

Sat Apr 25 Grand Equestrians Scrap Metal Fundraiser

Livingston County 4-H Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program Fundraiser. At Fowlerville Fair Grounds, 8800 West Grand River, Fowlerville, 10-3pm. Bring old scrap metal (large/small) to DONATE for recycling. Clean out your garage, basement, shed and yard. NOTE: No refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners. Thanks to ADVANCE METAL ALLOYS for donating dumpsters-all day. Questions: 517-521-3570 or email

Sat Apr 25 Earth Day Explorers

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with Earth Day Explorers on April 25th. This workshop will include fun activities relating to nature and participants will learn how to live more eco-friendly. Kids will also help plant a tree at the Rec Center. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that are able to get a little messy and a coat for outdoor activities. Cost: $7/person at Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave. Time: 1pm-2:15pm.

Sun Apr 26 Camp Wonder

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center invites new and returning summer campers to a free preview of their 2020 Summer Camp Programs. Bring your friends and family on April 26th for an afternoon “camp sampler” of exciting summer programs and activities. Meet the staff and tour the facility. Pre-registration required.

Sat May 2 VMCCA Auto Swap Meet

VMCCA Auto Swap Meet is May 2nd & 3rd at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds. Saturday: 8-5, Sunday: 8-4pm. Donations: $5 per adult, children under 12 free. *No dogs* Breakfast and lunch available on grounds. General info: Vendor information: Gary McIntyre- (248)-684-8955.

Thu May 14 Grandma's Attic Sale

Grandma's Attic Sale is May 14th 15th & 16th and admission is FREE at Fowlerville Fairgrounds. All money collected from items sold will be going toward the Fowlerville Historical Society and maintaining the history of Fowlerville. Donations may be dropped off May 11th-13th. Space rental is $25 for 10' x 10'. To rent or donate, contact Marj at 517-223-3831.

Sat May 16 Rolling Thunder's Ride to Remember

Rolling Thunder's Ride to Remember is May 16th. Staging at Striking Lanes on Old 23 in Hartland at 9am. They will leave at 11am, and travel to the Livingston County Courthouse in downtown Howell. A ceremony to honor our fallen heroes will commence at noon. Everyone is invited.