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Wed Mar 20 Sierra Club Program: Saving Our Pollinators

Sierra Club Program: Saving Our Pollinators is a Program by Dr. Manja Holland, Regional Education Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. The most important insects in the world are in danger: Our pollinators, including butterflies, moths and bees. These are the insects that pollinate the crops that put food on tables around the world. Dr. Holland will explain what is causing this global problem and how serious a threat it is. She will also talk about what you can do in your own yard to help pollinators survive. Join them March 20th at 7pm at the Brighton Library. Visit the website for more information.

Wed Mar 20 Two Women and a Hoe

Howell Garden Club presentation for how to garden with age. Gardens should be a love, not a labor of love. Special Guest and author Jan Bills will help develop a shift in perspectives and explore how to garden with comfort, ease and simplicity for a happy and healthy 2019. 6:30pm Livingston County Public Safety Complex - EMS, 1911 Tooley Rd., Howell.

Thu Mar 21 Church Basement Sale

The Women's Ministry of Crossroads Church of God will host their annual Church Basement Sale on Thursday, March 21st (9-5pm) and Friday, March 22nd (9-4pm) at 3940 Pinckney Rd. Howell, MI 48843. DONATIONS NEEDED! Donations will be accepted at the church beginning March 1st. For more information please contact the church office at 517-546-0722.

Thu Mar 21 Livingston Friends of NRA

Livingston Friends of NRA banquet will be held on March 21st, at 5:30pm at Crystal Gardens in Howell. Games, raffles, limited edition firearms, autographed merchandise, custom knives and other unique items. Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of The Friends program. Tickets available by email gti@provide.net or visit the website.

Thu Mar 21 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 Mar 21 Salvation Army Annual Meeting

The Salvation Army of Livingston County invites the community to their annual meeting all about community partnerships, March 21st, at 7:30am. Enjoy a free breakfast and special guest speaker: Nancy Rosso, The Livingston County United Way Director. Please RSVP - 517-546-4750 or adertian@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Fri Mar 22 Always Hope Comedy Night Fundraiser

Always Hope Animal Rescue is having a Comedy Night Fundraiser on March 22nd at Captain Joe's in Whitmore Lake. Tickets can be purchased via the website AlwaysHopeAnimalRescue.org. Click on the yellow "donate" button. Note that the donation is for comedy night tickets.

Fri Mar 22 Salute to our Heroes Military Appreciation Night USA Hockey

USA Hockey and Region 9 Veteran Community Action Team (R9VCAT) invite all currently serving military members, veterans from all eras and military families to attend the annual Salute to Heroes, Military Appreciation Night. The event is Friday March 22nd at USA Hockey Arena on Becker Road in Plymouth. The evening will include free dinner, parking, large veteran resource fair, Family Kid zone, raffles and of course a great hockey game. Visit the website for more info.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Fri Mar 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.

Sat Mar 23 Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor

Celebrate the amazing women to be honored this year for their accomplishments and contributions to the community: Haidee F. Judson Brady; Charlotte L. Haight Mellus; Renee Nix; Sarah Richardson-Burns, PhD; Nina Jones Cord Stowe; and Mary Zizka St. Pierre, RN. The program will be held in the Brighton District Library's Reading Room at 2pm, March 23rd.

Sat Mar 23 VINA Spring Gala

VINA Spring Gala, an evening of cocktails, dinner, & dancing to raise money to support non-profit VINA Community Dental, is 6:30-10pm on Saturday, March 23rd at Lakelands Golf & Country Club. Live music by The Classics Band, wine pull, raffles. For tickets & sponsorship info visit the website.

Sat Mar 23 Wild Game Dinner

Knights of Columbus Wild Game Dinner held at St. Johns Activity Center 600 N. Adelaide Street in Fenton from 4-8pm. Donations for the dinner taken at the door: $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Raffles, silent auction, duck drop and door prizes. Cash Bar. For more information contact Rich Dixon at 734-674-3333.

Sun Mar 24 Winter Marketplace

Shop the Winter Marketplace at the Howell Opera House, 10am-2pm, 2 Sundays per month. They offer an array crafts, foods, jewelry, art, and more, from local, independent vendors -everything is handmade and locally produced. Shop: March 24, April 7 & 14.

Mon Mar 25 Beef Pasty Sale

A Beef Pasty Sale hosted Oak Grove United Methodist Women, will begin Monday March 25th. The cost is $4.50 each. Please call/text 810-923-8546 or order by email at denanjst@gmail.com. Pick-up date is Thursday, April 11, noon-7pm at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell, 5 miles north of M-59. Proceeds go to missions.

Tue Mar 26 Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Fundamentals of Developmental Disabilities and Dementia is March 26th at 10am, at The Arc Livingston, 2980 Dorr Rd, Brighton. People with developmental disabilities (DD) are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. Join us to learn the risk of dementia for those with DD, the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior, personality, communication, and self-care abilities. Registration is free and includes 1.5 CES. Register online today.

Tue Mar 26 Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group

The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 4pm in Community Room 2 of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, 620 Byron Road, Howell. Park in the rear west parking lot and enter through the west entrance canopy. The speaker is Denise Vanattan from MSU Neurology. She will give an overview of PD and the various medical interventions. After the formal presentation, an open discussion will take place. For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at sblatt63@gmail.com or at 810-923-8970.

Tue Mar 26 Spring Break Fun Day

The Brighton Optimist Club will host a free Spring break fun day for all area youth kindergarten through fourth grade. It is held at Brighton High school on March 26th from 9am-2pm. Some of the classes include: robotics, swimming, woodworking, magic, cardio drumming, hip hop, wise dogs, and more. Lunch is included and the day ends with a performance by the Wild Swan Theater. Pre-registration is required online or call for more info or to volunteer call 734-604-0248.

Tue Mar 26 Chili Cook Off

Calling all Chili cooks. Donate a crock pot of chili and get a free tasting ticket plus your chance to be named "Chili Cook-off Champion" or, purchase a $5 tasting ticket and taste away. Tickets on sale now at the Hartland Senior Center. Check out the website for more details.

Fri Mar 29 UMC Rummage Sale

Oak Grove United Methodist Church is having a rummage sale Friday, March 29th, 9am-5pm and Saturday, March 30th, 9am-noon. Shop our wide variety of items. Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell (5 miles north of M-59). Call the church office at 517-546-3942.

Fri Apr 5 Fine Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association will have their Heart of the Home art show April 5th-7th in conjunction with the Livingston Home Show, in the Howell High School Commons. Show times are Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Visit the website for more info or find them on facebook or call (517) 223-3900.

Fri Apr 5 Livingston County Home Show

Come see more than 200 home improvement exhibits at the Livingston County Home Show, April 5th-7th, located at the Howell High School Field House. Find the latest in home improvements, landscape and décor. They also offer; a Free Shred Event, Taste of Livingston County, Free Kid's Zone, Neighborhood Marketplace, Fine Arts Show, Community Resource Fair & and giveaways.

Sat Apr 6 No Frills All Thrills Trail Run

No Frills All Thrills Trail Run Race starts at 10am at the beautiful Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton. All Proceeds benefit 4 charities. Choose from a 8K or 4K. For more information and to register visit the website.

Sat Apr 6 Superhero Free Pancake Breakfast

All superheros are invited to a free pancake breakfast Saturday April 6th, 9-11am at Hardy United Methodist Church, 6510 East Highland Rd (m-59), space is limited so please RSVP to 248-505-8824, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will a fire truck, police car, tractor and tractor rides along with other fun activities.

Sat Apr 6 Pinckney Music Boosters Annual Mattress Sale

Pinckney Music Boosters Annual Mattress Sale is April 6th, 10am-5pm at the Complex Gym located at Pathfinder Middle School. This sale is hosted by Custom Fundraising Solutions South Detroit. Brands featured will be Simmons Beautyrest, Therapedic, Southerland, Malouf and Tranquility Sleep Systems. All proceeds support all Music programs 5th - 12th grade.

Sat Apr 6 White Steeple Stage Acoustic Music

White Steeple Stage offers great acoustic music every month inside the Community Congregational Church on Unadilla St in Pickney. Bill Bynum & Co. will perform Saturday, April 6th. For more information visit the website.

Sun Apr 7 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 7th, $5 per person, at Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center. Register online today.

Sun Apr 7 Monthly Breakfast

On Sunday, March 3rd, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney is sponsoring a monthly “Country Style Breakfast” at the Parish located on Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30am-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help with the funding for a new Parish road sign. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Tue Apr 9 Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities

The presentation and open discussion with self-advocates, family members and staff who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is April 9th, from 10am—noon. Get facts, and learn the importance of discussing sexuality with all youth. Register online today or call The Arc Livingston at 517-546-1228. The event is at The Arc Livingston,2980 Dorr Road, Brighton.

Wed Apr 10 New Trade Scholarship Deadline

The Brighton Rotary Club is expanding its college scholarship program to include graduating Brighton-area high school students who are pursuing trade and vocational careers. “The club is looking for students who have shown true dedication to their education and/or future career path,” said Catherine Riesterer, who chairs the club’s scholarship committee. “The student does not need to have excelled academically in a traditional sense, but must have demonstrated determination to achieve his or her personal best and desire to excel in a trade school.” Nominations for the new Trade Scholarship are accepted from teachers or counselors for students who live in the Brighton Area Schools district, are graduating from high school in the 2019 year, and who are attending a program at an accredited Michigan school, program or institute that provides education and/or training in a traditional trade field, such as the construction, mechanical or automotive trades. The scholarship will be presented in May as part of the club’s Anderson McGregor Scholarship program that to date has awarded more than 150,000 dollars to graduating seniors who live within the Brighton school district boundaries. The Brighton Rotary Club, which holds weekly lunch meetings on Tuesdays in downtown Brighton, supports numerous community projects including the construction of wheelchair ramps, delivering Thanksgiving Day meals, and supporting the new Bountiful Harvest building. Internationally, the club funds schools, water projects and polio eradication. To obtain a nomination form, contact Riesterer at cathy@crlaw.biz or call 810-227-3103.

Thu Apr 11 Free Movie Night

Community/Church Outreach will host a free movie presented by Right to Life-Livingston at the Howell Theatre on April 11th. “Bella”, winner International Film Festival 2006 People’s Choice Award, doors open at 6pm with limited seating. Beyond friendship and caring for others, abortion and adoption are the two big themes in Bella. (“Bella” deals with mature themes. Parental discretion is advised.)Call 810-227-5788 for more info.

Thu Apr 11 Livingston Regional Job Fair

Dozens of employers with available positions will be in attendance as exhibitors at the Livingston Regional Job Fair. New exhibitors are signing up daily, come prepared to get hired. Register today for your chance to win a 50" HDTV. Must attend to win.

Fri Apr 12 2019 High School Video Competition

Each year, all High School students in Livingston County are invited to dig deep into the work of United Way and find creative ways to capture the collaborative nature of what the United Way does. Deadline to submit your video is 4/12/19. For competition rules and guidelines visit lcunitedway.org or call 810-494-3000.

Fri Apr 12 Daddy/Daughter Dance

Southwest Elementary will be hosting its 10th annual Daddy/ Daughter Dance on Friday April 12th. The dance will be from 7-9pm. Price of admission will go towards a dessert for each, dancing and photo booths. Price is $25 per couple, and $5 each additional person per family. Purchase tickets at the door. Any questions, please contact Jennifer at 517-404-1647.

Sat Apr 13 Howell Eagles Host Jimmy Buffet Party

Howell Eagles will be hosting a Jimmy Buffett night, no cover and open to the public on April 13th. Special menu, island music, be sure to wear your beach attire for prizes. Don't want to miss this one, 141 Schroeder park drive, festivities starting at 5pm.

Fri Apr 19 Heywood Banks at Howell Opera House

The Howell Opera House is delighted to welcome back hometown comedic legend Heywood Banks on April 19th. Doors will open at 7pm; performance begins at 7:30pm. There will be a cash bar with light concessions available for purchase. General admission is $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling the Howell Opera House office at 517-540-0065 or online.

Sat Apr 20 Community Easter Egg Hunt

There will be a free Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th, at 2pm in the Brighton Village Cemetery in downtown Brighton sponsored by St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Fun for all ages. The egg hunt will feature a special toddler area and the hunt for the Golden Egg. Over 2500+ eggs are waiting to be found. In the event of rain, they will move the hunt inside the church.

Sat Apr 20 Children's Egg Hunt

Crossroads Church of God Children's Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 20th at 11am, for children up through 5th grade. Contact the church office for more information at 517-546-0722. Located at 3940 Pinckney Road Howell, MI 48843.

Sat Apr 20 Cuts & Collars Fundraiser

Adoptable pets, $5 haircuts, silent auction, food & more at On Edge Salon on Main Street in downtown Pinckney from 10-5pm. 90% of proceeds will be donated to TWO non-profit organizations; Dragonfly Rescue & Resources AND Children With Hair Loss.

Thu Apr 25 The Celebration of Life Event

Pregnancy Help Clinic specializes in providing women with vital information regarding pregnancy through licensed medical professionals and providing parenting support until children are 3 years old. Join them for the Celebration of Life Fundraiser at the NAZ in Brighton. Tickets cost $20. You can expect a hearty appetizer, and dessert buffet, themed baskets, and specialty item drawings, live music and more.

Sat Apr 27 Great Lakes Burn Camp Fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Great Lakes Burn Camp (a camp for burn-injured children) will take place Saturday, April 27th from 1-5pm at Stout Irish Pub in Brighton. The fundraiser is in honor of Sarah Grundy who was injured in a bonfire accident in 2013 and passed away from her injuries in January 2014, when she was 19 years old. The event committee is in need of items of any value to be included in a silent auction or as raffle prizes. For those who have items they wish to donate, please contact Catherine O’Brien at 517.861.9640. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Sat Apr 27 Red Barrel Event at Genoa Township Hall

Heroin addiction typically starts with the abuse of prescription drugs such as pain killers found in the home. The Big Red Barrel will be at Genoa Township Hall on Saturday, April 27th to collect unused medications, so they are out of the home and safely disposed. They will also collect used needles. This event will be from 10am-2pm at 2911 Dorr Road in Brighton. Simply bring a plastic bag filled with your outdated or unused medications, drive up and drop them in the Big Red Barrel.

Sat Apr 27 Broadway's Next Hit Musical

the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts presents hilarious Broadway’s Next Hit Musical; the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others. Tickets can be purchased at BrightonPerformingArts.com or call 810-299-4130.

Sat Apr 27 Fibers & Flowers Art/Craft Sale

Black Sheep Weavers’ Fiber Guild Spring sale is Saturday, April 27st, 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 28nd from 10am-3pm. Find handmade garments, fiber & beaded jewelry, purses, quilts, baskets, cards, rugs, home decor & more. Also hand-dyed fabrics, plus cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool roving and handspun yarn. Held in the Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk. Rd. in White Lake.

Sat Apr 27 Scrap Metal Fundraiser

Livingston County 4H Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding will host a Scrap Metal Fundraiser at the Fowlerville Fair Grounds from 10am-3pmon April 27th. Bring scrap metal, large to small. Not accepted: refrigerators, freezers & air conditioners. Advance Metal Alloys to donates dumpsters. Questions: Dorotha 517-521-3570 or wlpinc@comcast.net.

Sat Apr 27 Mom to Mom Sale

Tot Spot will be hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale at the Miller Intergenerational Building in Brighton, at 850 Spencer Road from 8am-3pm with early bird entry at 7am. Admission is $2 per person, $3 per person for early birds; no strollers please. Shop children's clothes, toys, maternity clothes, household items and strollers, pack & plays, children's furniture and much. A bake sale, vendors and a concession stand will also be available.

Sat May 4 All Minds Matter 5k Walk/Run

Livingston County Community Mental Health invites you to participate in the All Minds Matter 5k Walk/Run, Saturday, May 4th. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people every year, meaning that nearly every family in our community is affected. With positive support, people can live a rewarding life in the community just like anyone else.The race will start in downtown Fowlerville and will progress through the Community Park north of town. This 5k loop is a road race in a quiet and idyllic setting. The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

Sat May 4 Fowlerville Swap Meet

Vintage Motor Car Club of America will hold its annual swap meet Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th, 8am-4pm at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. Auto parts, tools, arts and crafts, antiques. For vendor information email vmccabrightonmi@gmail.com or call Gary at 248-684-8955.

Sat May 11 Mom to Mom Sale

Mom to Mom Sale will be held at Brighton High School from 12pm-4pm. Admission is $1; $2 early bird from 12pm-1pm. Sale is department store style. There will be clothes, large items, maternity, toys, bedding, feeding items, etc. LAPOM - Livingston Area Parents of Multiples, a nonprofit. Find them on facebook.

Fri May 17 3rd Annual Women’s Business Symposium

Learn, Connect & Grow with some of greater Detroit’s most influential businesswomen. Now in its third year, the Women’s Business Symposium was developed specifically for women business owners, executives and professionals at all levels. This year’s keynote speaker will be Geena Davis, award-winning actor and founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Davis will discuss “See Jane: Gender Equality and Why It Should Matter to All of Us.” The symposium will be emceed by Chef Jamie Gwen, a syndicated radio host, certified sommelier and a 7-time cookbook author. May 17th from 10:30-3pm at the Cobo Center. Reservation are required and admission is $85 per person. For event information, email WBSMI@Comerica.com.

Sat May 18 Howell Art Project and Art Walk

Experience life-size sculptures, re-imagined spaces, crosswalks that capture the eye and the heart, murals that are larger than life, and become an artist yourself at the Howell Art Project. The Howell Art Project is a project of Howell Main Street Inc. designed to bring the community together, from high school art students, local chalk artists, professionals and more – there’s something for everyone May 13th-18th. Howell Main Street Inc. is volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Sat May 18 Food Truck Rally in Howell

Join Howell Main Street Inc. for plenty of food and fun Saturday, May 18th when food trucks return to downtown Howell. Bring the whole family for a day of tasty treats, music, and more. Plus: Guests ages 21+ can enjoy a beer in the biergarten while enjoying their food truck fare. Beer tickets are $5 each and all proceeds benefit Howell Main Street Inc. year-round events and programs. Howell Main Street Inc. is volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization.