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Cleary Names New Women's Hockey Coach

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Community Events

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Fri Jan 17 Acoustic Café

Acoustic Café is an annual music series held at the historic Howell Opera House that features outstanding Michigan performers. Friday, January 17th see singer/songwriter and Royal Oak native John D. Lamb. John self-describes his genre as folk/Americana or better yet, Great Lakes rock ‘n’ roll. Friday January 24th, Marty Montgomery & The Original Martini Band will perform. Admission for all Acoustic Café performances is $12 at the door for the general public, $10 for Livingston Arts Council members. Doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night thru March 6th.

Fri Jan 17 Rep. Vaupel Coffee Hours

On Friday, January 17, Rep. Hank Vaupel will host his first coffee hours meeting of 2020 at the following times and locations: Fowlerville: 2:30pm–3:30pm at Fowlerville Farms, 941 South Grand Avenue, Fowlerville. Hartland: 4pm–5pm at Biggby Coffee. Howell: 5:30pm–6:30pm at All Star Coney Island, 934 South Michigan Avenue.

Fri Jan 17 Soup Supper Fundraiser

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 419 will host the Soup Supper Fundraiser on January 17th. They are located on Whitewood Rd. in Pinckney from 5-7pm, $7 per person. Assorted homemade soups, breads and desserts. All proceeds to benefit Auxiliary Sponsored Programs.

Fri Jan 17 Brighton a Cappella Night

A Cappella groups from around the area will take stage for Brighton A Cappella Night at Brighton's Center for the Performing Arts, Friday January 17th, at 7pm. Tickets $10 at the door.Enjoy performances by the Acafellas and State of Fifths of Michigan State University, The Decibelles and Brighton High School's own student-run A Cappella groups; Chicappella, Da Capo and Notetorious.

Sat Jan 18 Red Cross Babysitting and Childcare Course

This class is for those age 11 and older. Upon completion of the course the student will be Red Cross certified for babysitting. Bring a lunch, drink and snack. Class will be held at Pathfinder School 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Register at pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950

Sat Jan 18 St Agnes Church Chili Cook-Off

There will be a Chili Cook Off and Euchre Tournament on Saturday, January 18th at St. Agnes Church in Fowlerville. Proceeds go to Love INC. and other charitable organizations. Serving at 5pm. Check in for euchre at 6:30pm, starts at 7pm. $10 buy in and $1 per euchre. For more info call 313-515-3860.

Sat Jan 18 Pinckney American Legion Chili Cook Off

The Pinckney American Legion Post will host their 2nd annual Chili Cook Off on January 18th at noon. The public is welcome, enjoy cash prizes, the cost is $5 at the door. For more info call 734-474-2749.

Mon Jan 20 Paint N Pour with Special Ministries

Paint N Pour with Special Ministries from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Studio West 111 S West St Brighton. This is a Special Ministries hosted event. They are going to paint plates and if there’s time, one more creation to home. Cost is $15. Water and snack will be provided.

Mon Jan 20 Cleary University Plans Peace March for MLK Day

On Monday, January 20th, in honor of MLK Day, Cleary University students plan to march peacefully from campus to downtown Howell for a panel discussion about reconciliation and community-building. The student-led event is intended to create an atmosphere of peace and unity. The event will kick off at 10am in Johnson Center on campus. The students will walk to the Howell Theater.

Tue Jan 21 MSU Extension Master Gardener Program Registration

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Would you like the opportunity to learn more about growing plants? Do you like to share your knowledge with others? If so, become part of the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program! This horticulture education and volunteer training program is taught by Michigan State University Extension horticulture experts. No prior knowledge or experience in gardening is required, but experienced, garden enthusiasts are also welcome. The winter 2020 session in Livingston County (Howell) is now open for registration. You can register online

Wed Jan 22 Parenting Enrichment Class/Series

Opportunity for all parents to attend free parenting enrichment classes with Michigan State University experts at St. Mary Pinckney. Sessions will take place on Wednesday, January 22th, 29th, and February 5th from 6:30-8:00pm. Any parent can join at any time, you do not have to be at all of them. Parents will learn about supporting their child’s success in school and life. St. Mary Pinckney is located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney. Parents can bring children along if they need to. Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting is a five week (5 individual classes) presentation for parents and caregivers.

Fri Jan 24 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Catt Pryde

Catt has been a Hamburg Township employee for 18 years, working in the Clerks Department. Over the past 12 years, she has been diagnosed with 4 types of Cancer, the last of which has settled in her bones. Currently, there are no treatments available for Catt. The Spaghetti Dinner Fundarsier will help her live life without the added stress of out-of-pocket medical costs. The money we raise will also help her with her pain management. Join them Friday, January 24th from 5pm-8pm at Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club, 6060 M-36, Whitmore Lake. Silent auction items, basket raffles and much more. They are currently accepting prize donations. Please contact Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy at 734-564-1277 or email at tbazzy@hamburg.mi.us with any questions regarding the event or donations.

Fri Jan 24 MLK Day of Service Project

The Arc Livingston has partnered with Gleaners to organize a service project, commemorating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for Livingston County community members. The event will take place on Sunday, January 19th from 2pm-4pm at Gleaners. For more information, and to register, please visit the website.

Sat Jan 25 Livingston County Polar Plunge

Be bold and get cold. The 2020 Livingston County Polar Plunge is on Saturday, January 25th at Brighton High School. Help support the Special Olympics Michigan athletes by registering for our Polar Plunge and fundraising. They want to make this our biggest Livingston County Polar Plunge and can't do it without you.

Sat Jan 25 Live Music Howell Elks Club

Appearing Live at Howell Elk's Lodge 2168 Wingman on January 25th from 8pm to Midnight. They will have dancing, drinks, food and great friends.

Sat Jan 25 St. Paul's 140th Anniversary Celebration

St. Paul's 140th Anniversary Celebration, together with the Farewell Celebration for Fr. Deon, will take place on Saturday, January 25th 7pm at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church's Community Room (2201 S. Old 23 Highway, Brighton 48114). The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts & dancing. Tickets are $25 per adult, $10 per child (age 13 and under). Tickets must be purchased by Monday, January 20th.

Sat Jan 25 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Pinckney Community Ed is holding a Jigsaw Puzzle Competition. Sign up as a team or individual. Be the first team to complete a 1000 piece puzzle and each team member will receive a prize. Refreshments provided. Fee: $40 per team of four or $15 per person. Register at pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950. The competition will be held at Pathfinder School from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Sat Jan 25 Livingston County 4-H Horse Tack Sale

Livingston County 4-H Horse Tack Sale: 10am-2pm at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center, om M59 in Howell. Public invited to buy or sell. Vendor spaces start at $20. Admission free to shoppers. Contact Paula at 517-404-4544 or gustyacres@yahoo.com. This fundraiser supports the fairgrounds barn improvement fund.

Sat Jan 25 Arc Livingston Sibshops

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 at Chilson Hills Church and are $10 per session for each family.  A limited number of scholarships are available. More information and registration is available online at

Sat Jan 25 Iron Mustangs Spaghetti Dinner

They Iron Mustangs will host a their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, January 25th. The event will be at the Masonic Temple, 210 Mann Street in Pinckney from 5-8pm. After party at Iron Mustangs Clubhouse 101 Lucy Road in Howell.

Sat Jan 25 The BlackLight Dance

The 2020 BlackLight Dance, for students in grade 7 to 12 is Saturday, January 25th, from 7-10 pm at Highland United Methodist Church, W. Livingston Rd., Highland. Doors open at 6pm for early registration. The swing dance lesson for beginners takes place at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit The Dance Project, a 501(c)(3)non-profit group with a mission of "changing the culture by promoting positive dancing" to area schools. All guests are required to have completed liability waivers on file. For more information, contact Jamie Nicholson, 248-210-9409, danceprojectmi@gmail.com, or visit www.TheDanceProject.info.

Sat Jan 25 Unused Prescription Drug Disposal

The Big Red Barrel is a drug take back program. Simply bring your outdated or unused medications in a plastic bag for disposal. This program is confidential and no identification will be asked. The Big Red Barrel will be at Genoa Township Hall on January 25. They are on Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116. 10am-2pm. Collecting drugs and needles. For more information, contact Don Root at the Livingston County Community Alliance. 248-875-8370.

Sun Jan 26 WCTH Radio Hour

WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. Transport back to the golden age of radio from our audience. All WCTH Radio Hours are FREE. The January Radio Hour will include two radio shows—Superman: The Meteor of Kryptonite and Burns and Allen: Tax Problems. Sunday, January 26th at 2pm at the Howell High School Freshman Campus.

Sun Jan 26 SOTL Open House

Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School invites you to their Open House Sunday, January 26th, from 1-4pm. Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School provides an Accredited Christian education for preschool through eighth grade students, with extended care available before and after school. Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School offers Spanish immersion instruction, music, art, PE, technology classes,and after school enrichment clubs. Along with concert band, choir, and athletics available for upper grades. Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School is on Hacker Road about a mile north of Grand River in Brighton or visit the website.

Sun Jan 26 Cornerstone Christian School Open House

Cornerstone Christian School in Brighton is hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 26th at 12:15-2:15pm for new families Preschool 3 - 8th Grade. Join them for a tour of the school while enjoying a luncheon, bounce houses, games, face painting, and a free drawing. Cornerstone Christian School is located at 9455 Hilton Road, Brighton. Call 810-494-4040 for more information.

Mon Jan 27 Adaptable Archery with Special Ministries

Adaptable Archery with Special Ministries from 6:30-8pm at 2|42 Church 7526 Grand River Ave., Brighton. Join USA certified Archery Instructors as they teach archery safety, basics of shooting, and shooting techniques. This long time favorite will only be back once a month, so don't miss signing up. Snack provided.

Tue Jan 28 Livingston Fine Art Association Meeting

The Livingston Fine Art Association January Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 28th at the First Presbyterian Church, Howell. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7m. Use the rear entrance under the green canopy. The speaker will be Pat Langer, long-time member of the Farmington Art Foundation and helps teach art classes to senior citizens at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. All artists or those interested in the arts are invited. Find them on facebook.

Tue Jan 28 9th Annual Dinner with a Heart

Bountiful Harvest is hosting their annual Dinner with a Heart fundraiser. It will take place at Crystal Gardens. Appetizers will be served at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. DJ Dom Jon will be handling the music, Fairytale Productions will have a photo booth and there will be a fantastic silent auction put on by Prestige Authentics.

Wed Jan 29 Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

This is an educational class, provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, to help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to: identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors and list strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.Held at: Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Free respite is provided upon request. Please call 517-546-9910 to register.

Thu Jan 30 Cabin Fever Music Series in Fenton

The City of Fenton Arts & Culture Commission presents Cabin Fever featuring Kristen & Andrew at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center from 7-9pm on January 30th. Kristen & Andrew are a musical duo from Livingston county. They cover a variety of musical styles from country, rock, and oldies.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 Winning Women Event to Benefit LACASA

Winning Women: "Southeast Michigan Empowerment Event" is set for Friday, Jan. 31, from 9am-1pm at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. This dynamic networking event is designed to empower, elevate and educate women in fearless pursuit of their professional careers. All event proceeds benefit abuse victims and survivors from LACASA Center in Livingston County. Tickets $50 & include free parking, continental breakfast, powerful speakers; professional head shot photos; catered lunch.

Fri Jan 31 Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor Nominations Due

Nomination forms may be obtained at the following locations: Brighton District Library at 100 Library Drive, Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Building at 218 East Grand River, or Brighton Area Schools B.E.C.C. Building at the corner of East Main and Church Streets. An online form is available at http://Brightonlibrary.info/roll_of_honor. Nominations must be received by January 31, 2019, to qualify for induction consideration this year.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 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.

Fri Jan 31 Howell Commandery Pancake Supper

Howell Commandery Pancake Supper is January 31st, Knights Templar of Michigan, Livingston Lodge #76, 210 Mann St in Pinckney. Pancake Supper is from 5-8pm. Adults are $5, children are $3. Under 5 eat free. Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Juice, Coffee, etc. Contact Phil Vaughn at 517-404-9358 for more info.

Fri Jan 31 Community Theatre of Howell Performs Wait Until Dark

CTH’s production will ratchet up the tension and thrills by placing the audience onstage, just a few feet from the action. Performances are at the Howell High School Freshman Campus 1400 W. Grand River Howell, January 31st-Feb 9th. Visit the website for ticket info.

Sat Feb 1 Refresh Women's Event

Shepherd of the Lakes will host a Women's Refresh Event on February 1st. Tickets are just $30 and include keynote speaker, breakout sessions, lunch and great fellowship. For more information visit the website.

Sat Feb 1 Community Connect 2020

Area residents are invited to attend the 13th Annual Livingston County Community Connect on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 9:am-2pm, at Howell Parker Middle School in Howell. The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee hosts this free event each year to connect people with needed information, resources, and free services. Guests will have access to free health screenings, legal consultation, employment services featuring local job opportunities, food, clothing, books, personal care items, haircuts, and much more. Volunteers are needed, Friday and Saturday.

Sat Feb 1 American Legion Riders Steak Dinner

American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner will be held Saturday, February 1st from 5pm-7:30pm at the Pinckney American Legion , 9807 Whitewood Rd. Dinner is $14 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, roll, baked beans and desert. For more information call: Post home 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Sat Feb 1 Big Camel Race - Rock n Roll Never Forgets

The Brighton Optimist Club's Big Camel Race returns to Crystal Gardens in Howell on Saturday February 1st. Dinner, house wine/draft beer included in admission. Come out and wager on the camels. Many silent auctions, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles. Photo Booth for souvenier pictures. No ATM on site, bring cash for race bets and 50/50 raffles. Tickets ARE NOT available at the door, advance sales only. They still have a couple of camels available. Business owners, ask about donating a silent auction item. You can place program ads through Monday, January 20th. More info? Bob 810-923-1480.

Sun Feb 2 Breakfast with PAWS

On Sunday, February 2nd, St Mary’s Men’s Club in Pinckney is proudly sponsoring "Breakfast with PAWS" at the Parish, located on Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. ”PAWS, Detroit’s Favorite Mascot" joins us from 10-11am to get us pumped up for another season of Detroit Tiger baseball. Proceeds from the event to help support St Mary School. Their delicious menu includes everything from eggs as you like it to homemade breakfast burritos to the waffle station. For further information contact Heather at the Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Tue Feb 4 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 Feb 5 Sweetheart Dances - Mother/Son

Sweetheart Dance-Mother/Son will have a glow bar filled with glow accessories (glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces etc) for each participant, a photo station (each family will receive a 5x7 photo to take home), and a DJ to keep the party going on the dance floor. The event held at Chemung Hills Country Club in Howell offers dinner buffet. Registration Ends: Jan 31. Cost $16 for each person, 6-8pm. For more info visit website.

Wed Feb 5 An Evening Tea with John James

The Livingston County Republican Party is hosting "An Evening Tea with John James” on Wednesday, February 5th from 5-7pm at Oak Pointe Country Club, 4500 Club Drive, Brighton, MI 48116. Tickets are $50 per person and different sponsorship levels are also available. Tickets and event sponsorships can be purchased online, email Info@LivingstonRepublicans.com or by calling Meghan Reckling at (517) 672-6823email:

Thu Feb 6 Sweetheart Dance-Father/Daughter

Sweetheart Dance - Father/Daughter will have a glow bar filled with glow accessories (glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces etc) for each participant, a photo station (each family will receive a 5x7 photo to take home), and a DJ to keep the party going on the dance floor. The event held at Chemung Hills Country Club in Howell offers dinner buffet. Registration Ends: Jan 31. Cost $16 for each person, 6-8pm. For more info visit website.

Sat Feb 8 Five Points of Hope's Family Fued Fundraiser

On Saturday February 8th the rip-roaring fun and excitement of game show 'Family Feud' comes to Milford to benefit 5 Points of Hope. They raise funds to support financially struggling Michiganders who are suffering from cancer. Gather your friends and family and come on down to the American Legion Hall. Teams can have 2-8 members, and tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 on the door. All teams will get a chance to answer all questions. Bonus rounds will keep you on your toes, and there will be prizes for the winning team. A light dinner will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm, and the fun begins at 7pm. For tickets or more information, please call Alison Burtrum at 248-660-1359.

Sat Feb 8 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

17th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser hosted by the Pinckney Music Program. All bands, orchestras and choirs will perform. Dinner will be served from 1:30pm-6:30pm. Tickets in advance may be purchased through any Music Program student. Tickets in advance $10. Tickets at the door $14. Family tickets available in advance $35. Join us for an afternoon of live music, dinner and meeting new families.

Mon Feb 10 Moving through Stress: Body-based Techniques for Caregivers

Moving through Stress: Body-based Techniques for Caregivers is February 10th from 5-6pm. This is a music based relaxation class. Positive body movements and relaxation techniques set to your favorite songs. This class will be incorporating a variety of relaxation methods to help you unwind in this caregiver centered class. Max: 15 people. This activity is provided through the generous funding through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for SE Michigan. Held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Free respite is provided upon request. Please call 517-546-9910 to register.

Tue Feb 11 Recognizing Financial Exploitation

"Are They or Aren't They? Is Your Customer a Victim of Financial Exploitation?" February, 11th from 12:30-3pm at Livingston County Catholic Charities senior services staff for an informative and educational program on Financial Exploitation of seniors. The special guest speaker will be Tom Holcomb, Prosecuting Attorney Agency of Michigan You will learn Red Flags to look for noting that a senior or vulnerable adult is potentially being victimized by a predator who is trying to separate them from their money or assets. You will also learn where and how to report that a vulnerable adult or senior you suspect is being victimized and how to approach the adult to intervene. This will be important information for cashiers, financial institutions tellers, pharmacy technicians, gas station attendants, managers, and anyone that works with seniors where there is exchange of money. This session will be held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 E. Grand River Ave. Suite 104, Howell. Registration is free and a light lunch will be served. R.S.V.P. required by February 7th, to Beth at 517-545-5944 or beth@livingstoncatholiccharities.org.

Wed Feb 12 Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

Lewy Body Dementia Support Group 6-7:30p.m. Feb. 12 at Caretel Inns of Brighton, 1014 E. Grand River, Brighton. These groups are for those living with LBD and their family caregivers. contact Renee Gadwa at rgadwa@med.umich.edu or call 734-764-5137.

Thu Feb 13 Relaxation Techniques and Gentle Fitness for Caregivers

Relaxation Techniques and Gentle Fitness for Caregivers is from 5-6pm. This class is specifically designed with the caregiver in mind. Bring a mat, if you have one, and a towel. The hour long fitness and relaxation class can be accommodated to all ability levels. Max: 15 people. This activity is provided through the generous funding through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for SE Michigan. Held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Free respite is provided upon request. Please call 517-546-9910 to register.

Fri Feb 14 Community Swing Dance

Kensington Woods Community Swing Dance is Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th. The fun is from 7:30pm-10:30pm, all ages are welcome at the school in Lakeland. Enjoy an evening of fun, music and memories, featuring LIVE jazz music from the Vehicle City Swing Jazz Combo and the renowned Ambassadors Big Band. Lessons, swing dance competition, snacks and drinks are included with your ticket. Tickets are only sold at the door. Students and senior citizens are $5. Adults are $10, families of 4 and up: $25. For more information, please contact Ben Cunningham at BCunningham@kwoods.org or call Kensington Woods at 517-545-0828.

Fri Feb 14 Masquerade for Melanoma

Grab your favorite someone for this Valentines Day Black and White themed Masquerade Charity Ball. Live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, premium cash bar, silent auction. General admission and a VIP tickets available. VIP ticket option includes early admission to cocktail hour and silent auction, Candlelight dinner with live entertainment, reserved seating for the ball. Tickets and additional information available at: NightforaCause.org Proceeds from this event benefit Melanoma patients and research for a cure.

Sat Feb 15 Walk for Warmth

Walk for Warmth brings the community together annually to raise funds that support local families to stay safe and warm year-round. Walk proceeds reduce the challenges some families face during the cold season - having to choose between warmth or going into debt to meet their basic needs. This family friendly event is non-competitive and includes entertainment like face painting, music, and giveaways throughout the walk course. Each participant will also receive a commemorative t-shirt and goodie bag. The event is Saturday, February 15, Hartland Educational Support Service Center. Registration: 8:30am, kick off: 9am.

Sun Feb 16 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Livingston County Catholic Charities 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. 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.

Mon Feb 17 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Livingston County Catholic Charities 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. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month from 5pm-7pm at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. Call Amanda today to reserve your spot – 517-545-5944.

Wed Feb 19 Caregiver Support Group-Dementia

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.

Thu Feb 20 8th Congressional District Republican Primary Candidate Forum

The Livingston County Republican Party along with Protect Our Republic will moderate a candidate forum for the Republican primary candidates running against Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Thursday, February 20th starting at 6:30pm at Crystal Gardens, 5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843. Doors will open at 6pm. Following the forum, the LCRP and Protect Our Republic is hosting a meet and greet with all four Republican candidates. All attendees of the candidate forum are invited to stay for the meet and greet. All five Republican challengers–Mike Detmer, Alan Hoover, Paul Junge, Kristina Lyke, and Nikki Snyder have confirmed their attendance and participation in the forum.

Thu Feb 20 Foster Parent Information Session

Join Livingston County Department of Health and Human Services staff for an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent at 6:30pm in Livingston County Health Department in Room B—2300 E. Grand River Howell. If you have ever thought about opening up your family to a child in need, please attend to get information on how to become a foster parent and other ways to help abused and neglected children. They are in search of Livingston County families for all ages and levels of need, but especially for siblings, children with special needs, and teens. Take the first step today to share your love and home with a child in need. Call Jennie Snyder at 517-915-8806 to RSVP.

Sat Feb 22 Daddy Daughter Luau Dance

Daddy Daughter Luau Dance is Saturday, February 22nd. Ticket price includes dancing, snacks, a keepsake photograph and a special gift. Choose 3:00pm-5pm OR 6:30pm-8:30pm at Millennium Middle School in South Lyon. $20/person(resident) $26/person(non-resident). Register online or call 248-437-8105.

Thu Feb 27 Prom Fashion Show to Benefit LACASA

4th Annual Charity Prom Fashion Show to benefit LACASA is February 27th. Join the Howell High School Fashion Club, see the hottest looks in prom dresses, tuxes, hair, make-up and floral trends. Talk with vendors and they will have raffles from local area business and a free dessert bar. This years show will be held downtown at the Howell Opera House. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit LACASA. For more info or to pre-order tickets email howellhighschoolfashionclub@gmail.com.

Thu Feb 27 Fact or Fiction-The Truth about Comfort Care

Fact or Fiction-The Truth about Comfort Care is from 5-6pm. Join an informative discussion and Q & A provided by Arbor Hospice. This is a game show style educational presentation with our guests from Arbor Hospice. Bring your questions and expect to be surprised by what you learn. Dinner will be provided. Max: 25. This activity is provided through the generous funding through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for SE Michigan. Held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Free respite is provided upon request. Please call 517-546-9910 to register.

Sat Feb 29 Daddy Daughter Dance

Pinckney Community Education will host a Daddy Daughter Dance at Pinckney High School from 7-9pm. Fee is $25 per couple/family. No additional charge for more than one child. There will be dancing, refreshments, guessing games. Each girl will go home with a teddy bear. Photographers will be on site for those wishing to purchase picture packets. Register at pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950.

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.

Sat Mar 7 Euchre Party

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

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 pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950.

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.

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.