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Salvation Army Coats for Kids Donations

New coats, hats, gloves & mittens, snow pants, and winter boots can be drop off at VG’s in Howell, Brighton Ford,Busch’s in Brighton and Pinckney, Fowlerville Pharmacy, and Financial Plus Credit Union in Howell. All donations will be made available without cost to those in need at The Salvation Army Church and Social Services building on Lake Street in Howell.

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Brighton, Pinckney win openers as Howell loses; Hartland hockey uses balanced attack to win up north.

Community Events

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Mon Dec 9 Community Theatre of Howell Radio Show Audition

WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. We are looking for 5-8 Voice Actors and 2 Foley Artists for sound effects. First timers welcome! Auditions are Monday, December 9th at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River. Doors open 6 PM, group read- through begins at 6:30. Questions? Contact chenderson1218@yahoo.com.

Tue Dec 10 Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) Monthly Meeting

The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm at the Livingston County EMS Building (Hartland Room) - 1911 Tooley Road, Howell. Please join in this community-wide grassroots anti-drug (prescription drugs, marijuana, underage drinking) coalition to reduce and prevent Livingston County youth substance abuse and to support a safe and drug-free lifestyle. Food is provided. For more info contact Livingston.Community.Alliance@gmail.com.

Tue Dec 10 Dine to Donate Unified Champions Basketball and Pom Teams

Fundraiser to benefit Unified Champions Basketball and Pom teams at Howell Buffalo Wild WIngs. 20% of sales donated to program with mention of fundraiser. They will also have raffles for gift baskets created by students and t-shirt give-a-ways throughout evening.

Wed Dec 11 Moving Through Stress: Body-based Techniques for Caregivers

December 11th, 5-6pm. This is a music based relaxation class. Positive body movements and relaxation techniques will be set to your favorite songs. This class will be incorporating a variety of relaxation methods to help unwind in a caregiver-centered environment. Held at Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Max: 15 people. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

Thu Dec 12 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. We need 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.

Thu Dec 12 Relaxation Techniques and Gentle Fitness with Laura

December 12th, 5-6pm, 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 at Be Our Guest Adult Day, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. Max: 15 people. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

Fri Dec 13 Holiday in the Park

Take in the magic of the holidays at Scofield City Park in Howell, December, 13th, 14th, 15th, & 20th-24th. The cost is $5/car. They are partnering with local author Denise Brennan-Nelson to create a larger-than-life drive through experience for her new book Santa's Secret. Attendees will enjoy scenes from the book installed along the park drive along with lots of lights throughout the park. Each car will receive a copy of Santa's Secret and can listen to the author read it from a link on the howellrecreation.org website.

Fri Dec 13 Night for a Cause at Howell Theatre

Night For A Cause, Inc. presents A fun family movie night for fighting childhood cancer, benefitting FAM - Fighting All Monsters. Come have fun and watch Rudolph and Frosty or get a little freaked out and watch Gremlins. Visit and have your picture taken with Santa. Purchase some yummy goodies for those last minute holiday parties at our bake sale in the lobby. Ticket purchase includes popcorn and movie theater of your choice. Adults $15 Kids 10 and under $5. Bring in 2 brand new books and get $5 off your admission price. Purchase tickets at the door. For more information visit the facebook event page.

Fri Dec 13 Santa's STEAM Workshop

Santa's STEAM Workshop is forkids agrs 5-10, they will enjoy a variety of STEAM activities with a holiday twist. Pancake dinner and photo op with Santa are included. Only kids need to register for this program but parents are invited to join in on the fun. Non-participants $10 per child only and includes pancake dinner from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Families invited, dinner available for purchase for non-participants on-site.

Fri Dec 13 Howell Choirs – Holiday at the Opera House

Enjoy holiday classics and new favorites performed by the Howell High School Choirs at this annual concert – always a popular community event.he doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is $8 per person at the door.

Sat Dec 14 Holiday Beach Party

Take a dip in the pool and share your Christmas list at the Holiday Beach Party at Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center. There will be fun with Santa, beach balls and much more. The cost is $5/person from 1pm-2:30pm.

Sat Dec 14 Holiday POPS with the Phil

By popular demand, the BCPA will have 2 performances this year. The festive sounds of the holidays will delight, as the Michigan Philharmonic celebrates the music of the season. Tunes from the movies such as White Christmas, Home Alone and Charlie Brown meet great holiday music from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more. A little classical music from Vivaldi and Haydn and a great holiday sing-along will put you in the spirit of the season. The Howell High School Choir will perform at 4pm and Brighton High School will perform at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at BrightonPerformingArts.com or call 810-299-4130.

Sat Dec 14 Christmas Play

Crossroads Church of God presents "The Night That Started It All". A gingerbread house for a Nativity? A snowman in Bethlehem? A t-rex and spiderman? Things rarely go as planned and that is exactly what the youth at the church discover when they agree to take on the challenge of this years Christmas Play. Two performances: Dec 14th at 6pm & Dec 15th at 10:45am. At Crossroads Church of God 3940 Pinckney Road in Howell. Questions: 517-546-0722.

Sat Dec 14 Free Breakfast

Free Breakfast will be served at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Saturday December 14th and December 28th from 8am-10am. Located at 504 Prospect Street, Howell.

Sat Dec 14 Hardy UMC Live Nativity

Hardy United Methodist Church, located at 6510E Highland Rd. Howell is hosting a live Nativity held outdoors from 6:30-8:30 pm on Saturday, December 14th. The pageant is held every half hour with the last showing at 8 pm. Refreshments are in the church basement. The sanctuary is open for meditation and the nativity displays. For further information, call 517-546-1122

Sat Dec 14 Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church by the Millpond presents their Annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 14th from 9am-3pm, 200 W. St. Paul Street, Brighton. This free event will include a cookie walk, bake sale and local vendors. A portion of the funds raised will benefit local community needs. Potential vendors can contact Danielle at info@saintpaulsbrighton.org.

Sat Dec 14 Breakfast and Skate with Santa

:There will be a Breakfast and Skate with Santa on Saturday December 14th at 140 Ice Den on Grand Oaks Dr. in Howell. Breakfast 10-am-11am, skate from 11am-noon. $15 per person includes breakfast and skate. Visit 140iceden.net or call 517-579-2152, to reserve a spot. Tickets available at door as well.

Sat Dec 14 Pet Photos with Santa

Santa pictures with you and or your pet at Pet Supplies Plus, in Howell on December 14th and 15th from 11am-3pm, both days. $14 donation per photo. Photo will be available that day. 100% of proceeds to benefit the animals at Livingston County Animal Shelter. For more info email FriendsOfLCAS@gmail.com.

Sat Dec 14 Christmas Concerts at Cornerstone EPC Brighton

Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Brighton, located at 9455 Hilton Road, Brighton, Michigan, invites everyone to our annual Christmas Concerts, held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th. We invite you to join us for our annual Christmas concerts as we fill our Sanctuary with heartfelt music to remind us of the meaning of Christmas. Childcare provided for infant - 3 years. Visit the website

Sat Dec 14 Wreaths Across America Fowlerville Ceremony

All are invited to attend a special ceremony hosted by the Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee and the Village of Fowlerville to honor veterans laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery. The event is part of National Wreaths Across America Day and one of nearly 2,000 such events conducted simultaneously across the country on Saturday, December 14th at noon. The ceremony will include the placing of wreaths to honor all military branches along with a short program led by Register of Deeds and Committee Chair Brandon Denby.

Sat Dec 14 A Magical Morning With Santa & Mrs. Claus

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves from the North Pole for an unforgettable morning of Christmas cheer at teh Howell Opera House on December 14th. They offer crafts, singing Christmas carols, and creating some Christmas magic with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. The event is from 9:30am-11:30am, $5 and a canned/boxed food donation per person. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets available by contacting the Howell Opera House at 517-540-0065 or online. All profits and food donations will be donated to The Fowlerville Family Impact Center.

Sun Dec 15 Winter Marketplace

The Winter Market at the Howell Opera House is a friendly marketplace that offers seasonal gifts, baked goods, honey, jewelry, produce, specialty spices, and more. Shop local, independent vendors-everything is handmade and locally produced.

Mon Dec 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 Amanda today to reserve your spot – 517-545-5944.

Wed Dec 18 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

The Caregiver Support Group meets at Be Our Guest Adult Day Center (a program of Livingston Cty. Catholic Charities), 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 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 Dec 19 Families Against Narcotics Meeting

FAN or Families Against Narcotics meet the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm, at New Hudson United Methodist Church, on Grand River. If you or a family member is suffering with addiction, this is a great forum to get/give support and get information and resources. Call 248-880-8429 or find them on Facebook @ Southwest Oakland & Livingston County FAN.

Thu Dec 19 Bad Santa Trivia

Grab your friends & family for Bad Santa Trivia on Thursday, December 19th at Aberrant Ales for the second annual Bad Santa Trivia. It’s holiday trivia with a twist, don't forget to bring extra cash. If your team doesn't like a question or can't answer it, you can pay $ to choose a new one. Half the proceeds from the night will be going to the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Foundation. (Registration fee covers one adult beverage per player and an appetizer for the team. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase.)

Fri Dec 20 Rep. Vaupel Coffee Hours

Rep Vaupel’s regular coffee hours on the 3rd Friday of every month. On Friday, December 20th, Sen. Theis will be joining Rep. Vaupel at a combined coffee hours meeting at the following times and locations. Fowlerville: 2:30pm–3:30pm. Fowlerville Farms, 941 South Grand Avenue. Hartland: 4pm-5pm. Biggby Coffee, 11325 Highland Rd. Howell: 5:30pm–6:30pm. All Star Coney Island, 934 South Michigan Avenue.

Sat Dec 21 Livingston Symphony Orchestra/Livingston Youth Orchestra Christmas Conert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra and Livingston Youth Orchestra proudly present their joint Christmas Concert featuring several classic and contemporary holiday favorites. Saturday December 21st at 7pm Howell High School1. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit their Facebook page or LSO.org for more details.

Sun Dec 22 Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross is having a Blood Drive from 9:30am-3:15pm on Sunday, December 22nd at St. Mary Magdalen church. 2201 S. Old US 23, between Hilton and Hyne roads. For more information and to register go to Redcrossblood.org.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 Events at Howell Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Howell Library every month. Call 517-546-0720 for more information or visit their website.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Sun Dec 22 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.

Tue Dec 31 NYE party to Benefit Bountiful Harvest

Come ring in the New Year while supporting a great cause at Dunham Hills in Hartland. Enjoy delicious food at strolling tables, cash bar, dancing, fun photos and a 50/50 raffle. Each ticket includes everything, plus a drink ticket and a champagne for your toast at mid-night. Tickets are $100/each until December 15th, the price will then increase to $125/each- so don't delay.

Tue Dec 31 NYE 2020 at the Howell Opera House

Celebrate New Years Eve with us and the Paradise Band at the Howell Opera house. Watch the ball drop with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Dance the night away to live music from Paradise Band. Enjoy a cash bar, gift baskets, appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts from local restaurants will be served, with fresh pizza at 11pm. Tickets and more details online.

Fri Jan 10 Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

The BCPA presents...One improv legend Colin Mochrie, and one of the world’s top hypnotists Asad Mecci,they create a jaw-dropping, side-splitting comedy experience. An unforgettable show, crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious. 20 volunteers are methodically whittled down to five of the best (and most suggestible) improv partners for the star improviser. All this happens while they are under hypnosis. Tickets can be purchased online at BrightonPerformingArts.com or call 810-299-4130. (Ticket prices---Adult-$54, Senior-$48)

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 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. give.classy.org/livingston20

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.

Fri Jan 31 owell 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.