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Weekend Travel Advisory For US-23 & M-14

Northbound/southbound Pontiac Trail will have traffic shifted with temporary signals, the eastbound M-14 ramp to southbound US-23 will have intermittent closures, and the northbound US-23 ramp to westbound M-14 will be closed for traffic shift staging.

Congresswoman Slotkin Speaks At National PFAS Conference

The congresswoman said “In Michigan, you’re never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake. That’s why we’re the perfect state to host this important event as we continue to fight to address PFAS contamination and protect Michigan’s waters”.

Community Events

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Fri Jun 14 Church Rummage Sale

Annual rummage & bake sale to raise $ for local and global charities will be held 9am-5pm Friday, June 14 and 9am-Noon on Saturday, June 15 at First United Methodist Church 400 E. Grand River Ave. in Brighton.

Fri Jun 14 18th Annual Hamburg Family Fun Fest

The annual Hamburg Family Fun Fest gets underway on Wednesday, June 12 and goes through Sunday, June 16th. There’s something for all ages with shows and activities free of charge. Amusement rides are available with the purchase of a wristband. Fireworks and a laser light show are Friday and Saturday at 10:00 P.M. All free shows are made possible by the Hamburg Enhanced Recreation Organization (H.E.R.O.) which is a 501c3 non-profit corporation who sponsors and operates the Hamburg Family Fun Fest. Visit hamburgfunfest.com for the schedule.

Sat Jun 15 First Try Triathlon

We are a non-profit triathlon designed to support First Time participants, occasional athletes and even have a wave for serious triathletes. This year we'll be accommodating a physically challenged athlete,as well, and are hoping to draw more. We bring over 60 volunteers to support up to 250 racers. Proceeds benefit local events and projects, such as the pathways project in Genesee County. We can be found at www.firsttrytriathlon.com or on Facebook at FirstTry Triathlon. Email us at 1sttrytriathlon@gmail.com!

Sat Jun 15 Bike Night - Riders of American Legion Post 141

4:00PM - MIDNIGHT 50/50, firearms & raffle baskets, live music plus DJ Mando. We’ll have burgers, hot dogs, chicken, bratwursts & chips. This event is open to the public. Date: June 15th, 2024 Time: from 4p.m. - midnight Location: ​American Legion Devereaux Post 141 More info: americanlegionpost141.org/alr.html

Sat Jun 15 One Year Anniversary At Four Circles Brewery

We're turning one!! Come out and celebrate with us from 12:00-10pm Live music, cornhole tournament, timed beer releases. Southern Shaved Ice 12pm Mixed Grill Island Eats 2pm Cheers & see you soon!! Visit fourcirclesbrewery.com for more information and cornhole registration

Sat Jun 15 Food Drive For Gleaner's

Heart of Michigan, 203 W. Grand River in Howell, will host its 13th annual food drive for Gleaners Food Bank on Saturday, June 15, from 10 am to 6 pm. A Gleaners Food Bank truck will be parked outside the store and the goal is to fill it to the brim with food and basic cares items for people in community in need. The first 50 people who donate 10 or more non-perishable items will be given a bag full of Michigan made items from companies that have donated items, including Cherry Republic, Faygo Beverages, Jiffy (Chelsea Milling Company), Puzzles That Rock, Sansonetti Sauces, Motown Soup, Popkies Popcorn, The Professionals, Xplorer Maps, Heart of Michigan Air Fresheners and more!

Sat Jun 15 Hartland Farmer's Market

Come enjoy the 20th anniversary of the Hartland Market. Vendors will be on-site in the Rural King Parking lot from 9am-2 pm every Saturday rain or shine through October. Lots of new and returning vendors with a great variety of produce, artisans, honey, eggs, and much more. 10400 Highland Road, Hartland. For information on being a vendor email hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 15 Howell Library's Used Book Sale

This is the last book sale until the August Melonfest 4-day event.

Sat Jun 15 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sat Jun 15 Beer & Hymns

A fun musical public event sponsored by Howell First United Methodist Church! Join us at Coratti’s Pizzeria Bar and Bocce from 5-7 p.m. Cash bar available.

Sun Jun 16 Sky Tykes At Howell Nature Center

Our pint-sized adventure seekers now have a mini ropes course of their own! Come enjoy our newest addition to our public park. Walk alongside your child or step back and watch them take part in the fun! As they explore the course and test their limits, they’re securely harnessed in and monitored by a Nature Center staff member. - Register today: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/yg28gju - Closed toed shoes are required and children must be under 48 inches (4ft) to participate. - Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 - Date and time: Sun, Jun 16, 2024 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Sun Jun 16 LCWCC's Father's Day Breakfast Buffet

The Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club’s Breakfast. All you can eat buffet includes: Omelet Station, Eggs Scrambled or Made to Order, Bacon, Sausage, Country Fried Potatoes, Homemade Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast, Pancakes, Mixed Fruit, Toast, Coffee & Juice. Serving 8:00 – 11:00 am Adults $11, Members $10 Seniors $9, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 & Under Free 6060 E M36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (810) 231-1811

Sun Jun 16 Father's Day In Nature At Howell Nature Center

Celebrate Father's Day in Nature with FREE admission for fathers/grandfathers! We are so grateful for everything our dads do for us. Spend time with your dad while exploring the Wildlife Park, Ambassador Trail, and Alexandria's Nature Scape. - Register today: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/mjemcnn - All ages - Wild Wonders Wildlife Park - Members & Fathers & Grandfathers: FREE - Non-Members: $8 per adult, $6 per child, (ages 2 & under are free) - Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 - Date and time: Sun, Jun 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Mon Jun 17 Crossroads Church VBS

Crossroads Church of God will be hosting a free Vacation Bible School in the evenings on June 17th - 21st. Program runs nightly from 5:45pm to 8:30pm. Dinner provided. Free t-shirts for those registered prior to June 1st. Please go online and register at howellcrossroads.org. Any questions, please call our church office 517-546-0722

Mon Jun 17 All Saints Lutheran Church VBS

All Saints Lutheran Church, located at 12701 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI, is hosting a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through 4th grade. June 17-21, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, please go to www.myallsaints.com

Mon Jun 17 Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage. As the Red Cross blood donation coordinator at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hartland, I am appealing for your donor support in scheduling a blood donation appointment at our upcoming blood drive scheduled for Monday, June 17th from 9:00am-3:00pm. Please go online to register at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive. Type in the church's zip code (48353) and you'll find us. Thank you for your consideration.

Mon Jun 17 Books & Beats Children's Concert

Great Start Livingston in partnership with the Livingston County Early Literacy Collaboration present a FREE children's concert series for Livingston County children ages 0-5 and their families! Each child in attendance will receive a FREE book, while supplies last. - Monday, June 17, 2024: Mr. Evan of Music at the Blissful | 10:30 a.m. All events are located at: 2|42 Community Church - Main Auditorium 7526 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114 For more information and to register, visit here: https://bit.ly/booksandbeats24

Mon Jun 17 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 5:00-7:00pm, please email Fostering@LivingstonCC.org for more information.

Tue Jun 18 Livingston County Concert Band

Join us at Centennial Park, 230 N Grand River Ave, in Fowlerville, for our third summer concert. Bring a chair or blanket. Sit back and enjoy the music. Cancelation due to weather will be listed on our Facebook page. Our next concert will be in Hamburg.

Tue Jun 18 3rd Tuesday Euchre Night

Brighton Optimist Club's 3rd Tuesday euchre night at Eternity Brewing. Proceeds to our youth events/scholarship efforts. $20/player, reg opens at 5:45 PM, cards at 6:30 PM. Online and walk-in registration available. We are accepting personal hygiene/non-perishable food items for the free Howell mini-pantry at Summit Gardens Park. BrightonOptimist.org/euchre to register online or email BrightonOptimistClub@gmail fo rmore info.

Wed Jun 19 Delicate Discussions

Join us for DELICATE DISCUSSIONS presented by Jill Gafner Livingston. This informative session, hosted by Livingston County Catholic Charities, will on June 19th at 5:00 PM over Zoom. Jill will lead discussion on considerations to be made when making long-term care decisions for loved ones. Bring questions for Jill to answer! Call 517-546-9910 to register or email Monica at monica@livingstoncc.org. Funded by The Catholic Foundation of Michigan.

Wed Jun 19 State Representative Ann Bollin's Office Hours

State Representative Ann Bollin is having her monthly office hours on Wednesday, June 19th. One will be hosted at the Wixom Public Library from 11am-12pm, and the other will be hosted at the Green Oak Charter Township Hall from 1pm-2pm (both on June 19th). All are invited to be a part of these events to learn about how the state government is serving you, while asking any questions/concerns you may have to the Representative. Come hear about how Representative Bollin is working to make your voice heard!

Thu Jun 20 Michigan Notable Author Showcase - Brighton Library

2024 Michigan Notable Book author, Audrey Clare Farley, will be here to talk about her book Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America. The book explores the lives of the four women behind the National Institute of Mental Health’s famous case study of schizophrenia. Books will be available for purchase from Brighton’s own 2 Dandelions Bookshop. Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 7:00-8:00pm. You can register now at bit.ly/bdlaudrey.

Thu Jun 20 Vendors Needed Christmas Craft Bazaar

looking for vendors for our Craft Bazaar at PUTNAM TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER in Pinckney!! Christmas Bazaar, Raffles, Bake Sale, Lunch, & More!! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, from 9 - 3 PM *** 3280 W. M-36 *** 1 mile west of downtown Pinckney behind the Fire Dept! call 734-878-1810 or email us at: senioractivities@putnamtwp.us

Thu Jun 20 Recycled Rockettes "Dancing Divas"

The Hartland Senior Activity Center's Recycled Rockettes want you to attend their "Dancing Divas" held at the Hartland Performing Arts Center located at 9525 E. Highland Rd. Howell, MI 48843. Performances are Thursday, June 20 at 1pm and Friday, June 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and available for purchase at the Hartland Senior Activity Center. Tickets at the door are $15.00. For more details, call us the HSAC at 810-626-2135. It's a great show, with great music and dance moves! You don't want to miss the "Dancing Divas"!

Thu Jun 20 Brighton First Responder Youth Summer Camp

Brighton Area Fire Authority and Brighton City Police department are working together to offer a wonderful 7 day camp opportunity to the youth of Livingston county ages 14-18. Campers will learn and experience what it takes to be a firefighter and/or police officer. Camp activities will promote development in leadership, teamwork and hopefully inspire campers to consider a future career as a Livingston County Firefighter and/or police officer.

Thu Jun 20 Summer Camp

Enroll now in our Summer Camp for children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. The theme this summer is "Party in the USA" We have many fun activities and Field Trips planned. You can contact us at: Morning Star Child Care - Hartland email: Morningstarhartland@gmail.conm Ph: 810-746-9472

Thu Jun 20 Euchre Night At Howell Opera House

Come join the fun at our next Euchre Night at the Opera House, 123 W. Grand River in Howell. Doors open at 6:00 pm for check in - 6:30 pm time to DEAL. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Admission is $22 with a 40-person maximum. Please purchase your tickets in advance, if we don't sell out and seats remain you can make your purchase at the door. Will play 6 rounds at 8 hands each, stick the dealer applies. Please bring cash for the 50/50 raffle and if your team gets Euchred the person who called trump will owe a $1 to the Euchre pot! visit www.howelloperahouse.com or call 517-540-0065 to register or with questions.

Fri Jun 21 Celebrate Summerfest At Cleary

Cleary University will host its second annual Summerfest celebration, Friday, June 21 from 6 pm to 10 pm at Lake Trust Stadium on Cleary’s campus in Howell. Tacos, tequila and tunes will highlight the evening’s activities. Guests can sample different tacos while sipping on a variety of tequila cocktails and listening to The Laith Al-Saadi Trio. Cost is $50 a person and includes tasting tokens for food and drinks, and entry to the concert. Designated drivers pay only $30. Their ticket includes food samplings, soft drinks and the concert. The evening’s finale features a fabulous fireworks show by Dueling Dragons. Proceeds from Tacos, Tequila & Tunes will help fund scholarships for students in need at Cleary. The evening’s entertainment begins with the Detroit Drive, who will perform top 40 hits, classic rock, modern country and some of their own original music. Summerfest’s headliner is the Laith Al-Saadi Trio. In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the finale of “The Voice.” The trio’s music blends blues, soul and classic rock. To purchase tickets for Tacos, Tequila & Tunes, visit cleary.edu/summerfest2024. For sponsorship information and VIP tickets, contact Katee Cole at kcole@cleary.edu. Cleary University is located at 3750 Cleary Drive, off Grand River Avenue west of Latson Road in Howell.

Sat Jun 22 Annual Frank A. Urban Memorial Golf Outing

The 39th Annual Frank A, Urban Memorial 2024 Golf Outing will be held at Riverbank Golf Course, South Lyon, Michigan. Register by June 14, 2025. The Knight of Columbus Golf Outing is on Saturday, June 22, 2024, starting at 8:00 am. Sign-up starts at 7:00 am. $120.00 per golfer. For more information and registration call Marc Daniels @ (313) 320-4111. The annual golf outing is hosted by Father Edmund Battersby Council 7586, South Lyon, Michigan.

Sat Jun 22 High Adventure Day At Howell Nature Center

Tackle our high ropes course, zipline, climbing tower, or all three! With 14 different obstacles spread across 2 levels, our high ropes course has something for everyone! (High Ropes participants must be at least 48 inches tall or 42 inches with an adult in the course, less than 300 pounds, and properly fit into the gear.) While you're here, test your rock-climbing skills on our 60-foot climbing tower, then soar down our 500-foot zipline over a pond. (Zipline and Climbing Tower participants must be at least 5 years of age and 50 to 250 pounds). - Closed toed shoes (no crocs) required. - Ages 5+ - Register today: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/tuhpeam - Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843 - Date and time: Sat, Jun 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Sat Jun 22 Yellowstone Country Music Festival

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Brighton's 2nd Annual Yellowstone Country Music Festival. The event will be from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday June, 22, 2024. There will be food trucks, Music, Mechanical Bull, and more. General Admission $27 VIP $50. Tickets available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brightons-2nd-annual-yellowstone-country-music-festival-tickets-876814053437

Sat Jun 22 Community Zip Line - Howell Nature Center

Soar through the sky on our thrilling zip line! Stretching 500ft across and 20ft high off the ground, our zipline passes over a glacially formed pond which attracts many wildlife. Join us from 10:00am – 2:00pm, with the last walk-in accepted at 1:30pm. Participants can show up anytime during the event. The price includes 2 rides down the zip line. Weight requirement: 50lbs to 250lbs. Closed-toed shoes (no crocs) required and comfortable clothing suitable for wearing a harness. Register: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/9k2g7m2 Member Price: $16.00 Non-member price: $20.00 Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843 Date and time: Sat, June 22, 2024 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Sat Jun 22 Power Of Pollinators

Pollination can happen in a variety of ways. Join us find out how our wildlife friends contribute to pollination, as well as the standard roles insects play in our environment. After you find out just how powerful they are, learn ways to make your yard more pollinator friendly, create flowerbombs, and DIY bug hotels. Register today: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/m8q6dcw Members: $10.00 per person Non-members: $12.00 per person Meet us in Pineview Lodge Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843 Date and time: Sat, Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Sat Jun 22 Hartland Farmer's Market

Come enjoy the 20th anniversary of the Hartland Market. Vendors will be on-site in the Rural King Parking lot from 9am-2 pm every Saturday rain or shine through October. Lots of new and returning vendors with a great variety of produce, artisans, honey, eggs, and much more. 10400 Highland Road, Hartland. For information on being a vendor email hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 22 Parking Lot Garage Sale & Indoor Senior Center Sale

Indoor and outdoor rain or shine Community Parking Lot Garage Sale. come and join us for the sale! Also it’s Time to clean out the house and make some extra cash! Purchase a couple of parking spots for Best-Ever Garage Sale! Bring your own table & chairs. Saturday, June 22nd 9-3 pm. Call or email for more information at 734-878-1810 or senioractivities@putnamtwp.us

Sat Jun 22 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sun Jun 23 Radical Raptors At Howell Nature Center

Owls, Falcons and Hawks oh my! Learn all about our radical raptors in this bird of prey focused program! Meet some of our amazing ambassadors up close, then follow along for an in depth tour after! - Age 6+ welcome - Meet us in Pineview - General Admission: $12 - Member Admission: $8 Registration: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/h7h86k6 Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843 Date and time: Sun, Jun 23, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Sun Jun 23 Tees and Tacos

Join us for our NEW Love INC Fundraiser- TEES and TACOS that will be FUN for the WHOLE Family!!! Ticket pricing includes: Miniature Golf, Golf Range Games-longest drive, bullseye, Closest to the Pin, Taco Bar, Soft Drinks and Prizes! Register to attend with your family and friends or help to Sponsor the event by clicking the following links: https://www.livingstonloveinc.org/tees-and-tacos... https://www.livingstonloveinc.org/tees-and-tacos-sponsor... Hope to see you there!

Sun Jun 23 Spark Plugs Auto Club Car Show & Swap Meet

Join us Sunday, June 23,2024 from 9:00am-2:00 pm for our annual car show and swap meet. Held at James F. Atchison Park, 58000 Grand River Ave, New Hudson, MI 48165. This year's show will celebrate the memory of Norm Smith, our founding member who passed in January. Norm formed the Spark Plugs in 1955 and remained actively involved since then. Show proceeds will benefit both Operation Injured Soldiers and the Michigan War Dog Memorial. Information: Chris West 248-321-5430 or chriswest697197@aol.com

Sun Jun 23 Livingston County Choirs Youth Camp

This four-day camp will work with singers on choral development and rhythmic movement. The camp will end with a small concert where the campers will perform the songs that have been learned during the week. (families are invited to attend). The camp directors are experienced teachers who love music and want to share with your children! When registering, please include T-shirt size and not whether this is an adult or child size.

Sun Jun 23 Ag In The Park

Sunday June 23rd, 1-4pm This is a free event for families and youth, in cooperation with MSU Extension and 4-H. Come spend the afternoon with us to learn more about Livingston County Farm Bureau, 4-H and local agriculture! Featuring animal meet and greets, a story book walk, a straw maze, craft projects and farm games. Centennial Park, 230 N Grand Ave, Fowlerville, MI 48836 Questions? Contact Livingston County Farm Bureau at (517) 546-8124 or livingstoncounty@ctyfb.com

Mon Jun 24 St. George Lutheran Vacation Bible School

Join us at St. George Lutheran Church at 803 W Main Street in Brighton, MI for Vacation Bible School! VBS returns this year on June 24th-27th from 6:00-8:00pm. We invite kids aged preschool through 5th grade to join us for a 4-day adventure, where we learn about how to be menders in God's world. This is a FREE program! Visit Stgeorgelutheran.org/events to learn more, or visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA9A92FA1F9C16-48709997-vacation?#/ to sign up!

Mon Jun 24 First Presbyterian Church Of Brighton VBS

Come and join us for SCUBA Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church of Brighton. Children entering grades JK-5th in the fall are invited to join us as we dive into friendship with God! Our FREE VBS will run on Monday June 24th-Thursday June 27th 9am-12pm. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, please register at https://vbspro.events/p/fpcbvbs

Mon Jun 24 Siemens Camp Bright Ideas

It’s a One Week Summer Technology Camp for girls entering grades 5-8 in the fall of 2024. Campers will learn exciting things like video game design, software development, robotics, architecture, and CAD design. During the week, successful women in technology will interact with campers to create a fun “career-like” experience. Parents/Guardians will be invited to view student projects on Friday afternoon and to celebrate! There is zero cost to attend and lunch will be provided each day. Camp runs Mon-Thurs 9-4 and Fri 9-3 at the Brighton High School STEAM Center. You can register for the camp here: https://forms.office.com/r/mukpnPd0QN Contact: Jeff Leidlein Sr. Marketing Manager Siemens Digital Industries Software Jeffrey.leidlein@siemens.com

Tue Jun 25 Livingston Fine Art Association Meeting

The Livingston Fine Art Association June Meeting will be held Tuesday the 25th at the Commons Building at Cleary University, Room 3. Park in Lot C and there will be signs to guide you to Room 3. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm. There will be an instructional program about better drawing A short business meeting and a discussion of members art work will follow. All artists and those interested in the arts are invited. See our web site at:  https://livfineart.com/  or find us on facebook.

Tue Jun 25 Livingston County Concert Band

Join us at the Hamburg Manly W. Bennett Park, 10405 Merrill Road, for our fourth summer concert. Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music. Cancelation due to weather will be announced on our Facebook page. Our next concert will be in Howell.

Tue Jun 25 Merge Meetup

"Merge" meetup for Livingston County high school artists. Time to share art, talk about art, and find art friends. Sponsored by the Brighton Art Guild. CoBACH, 202 W. Main St., Brighton. Contact: trishhampo@gmail.com

Wed Jun 26 Oceola Township Flag Contest

The Township is holding a contest for the design of our new Township flag, and you could be the winner! Design what you think our Township flag should look like! The Township Board members will each choose a design of their choice. The chosen designs will be showcased on our Township website and social media for the public to vote on their favorite design. The flag-design with the most votes will win! Submissions will be accepted through September 23rd at 8pm.

Fri Jun 28 Swing At The AMP

Join us every Monday night for our summer series! Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rain or Shine! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All Ages | All Levels. $5.00 admission.7:30pm Lesson. 7:00pm - 10:00pm Social Dance. The series is a FUNDRAISER for The Dance Project, Inc. a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture by promoting positive dancing. Location: The AMP | Brighton Mill Pond. Dress Code: Casual. Visit thedanceproject.info for our volunteer sign-up or to donate. All participants need a 2023/2024 season waiver filled out.

Fri Jun 28 LCWCC's Fish Fry

The Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club’s All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Includes: Fish (Beer Batter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun & Baked), Hush Puppies, Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls, Homemade Desserts, Coffee, Iced Tea & Lemonade Serving 4:30 to 7:00 pm Adults: $15, Seniors $14, Members $13, Kids 6 & Older $7.00, Kids 5 & Under Free Carry outs $13.00 (12 oz Beer Batter Fish, Mac & Cheese, Slaw & Fries) 6060 E. M36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (810) 231-1811

Sat Jun 29 Hartland Farmer's Market

Come enjoy the 20th anniversary of the Hartland Market. Vendors will be on-site in the Rural King Parking lot from 9am-2 pm every Saturday rain or shine through October. Lots of new and returning vendors with a great variety of produce, artisans, honey, eggs, and much more. 10400 Highland Road, Hartland. For information on being a vendor email hartlandmarket2004@gmail.com

Sat Jun 29 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sat Jun 29 Pinckney High Class of 1974 50th Reunion

Call 810-423-0149 or email mary_burg@hotmail.com for information.

Sat Jun 29 Kids Carnival & Fireworks Show

Join us at Crossroads Apostolic Church in Howell for a great community event for all ages! The event starts at 5pm and will conclude with a great fireworks show at dusk. There’s no cost for admission. The only cost are for the food truck and concessions. Everything else is free! Petting zoo, kids carnival games, prizes, bounce house, and lots of fun!! We hope to see you there!

Wed Jul 3 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 PM. Register in advance by emailing Monica@LivingstonCC.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fri Jul 5 Concerts At The Courthouse - Laurie & Rusty Wright

Presented by the Livingston Arts Council. A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer at the Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River in Howell on the Courthouse lawn! This free event features rock, country and classic tribute musical entertainment. Celebrating 25 years of bringing music to Livingston County! Show begins at 7:00 pm, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show!

Fri Jul 5 LCWCC's Chicken & Rib Buffet Dinner

The Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club’s all you can eat Chicken & Rib Buffet includes: BBQ Ribs & Chicken, Oven Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, French Fries, Vegetable, Cole Slaw, Bread & Butter, Homemade Desserts, Coffee, Lemonade and Ice Tea. Serving 4:30 to 7:00 pm Adults: $15, Seniors $14, Members $13, Kids 6 & Older $7.00, Kids 5 & Under Free Carry outs $13.00 6060 E. M36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (810) 231-1811

Sat Jul 6 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Tue Jul 9 Howell Area Youth Football Camp

Kindergarten through 5th grade football camp at Howell high school Football field 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm July 9th. Hosted by August Johanningsmeier / Mason Nelson . A fun time for youth athletes to learn football basics from Division 1 football players that graduated from Howell Highschool. Website is littlelegendsfootballcamp.com

Tue Jul 9 Ship Wrecked Survival Howell Nature Center

You've been shipwrecked on the shore of Pleasant Lake! Practice survival skills by building fires, constructing shelters out of natural debris, catching fish from the lake, and finally paddling to the rescue boat on a canoe or kayak. - Pre-registration Required: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/94zsvdg - Recommended age 5+ - Meet us in Lakeview Lodge - General Admission: $12 per person - Member Admission: $10 per person - Location: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843 - Date and time: Tue, Jul 9, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Organizer: Howell Nature Center, (517) 546-0249, welcomec@howellnaturecenter.org

Tue Jul 9 2nd Tuesday Euchre

Brighton Optimist Club's 2nd Tuesday euchre night at Eternity Brewing. Proceeds to a local charity/community group. $20/player, reg opens at 5:45 PM, cards at 6:30 PM. Online and walk-in registration available. We are accepting personal hygiene/non-perishable food items for the free Howell mini-pantry at Summit Gardens Park and you get 50% off your first beer for donating to the pantry! BrightonOptimist.org/euchre to register online or email BrightonOptimistClub@gmail for more info.

Wed Jul 10 Cromaine District Library Summer Concert Series 2024

Cromaine District Library Summer Concert Series 2024 Cromaine Library's Summer Concert Series is back for the 16th year! Family-friendly musical performances will be held on the Library’s South Lawn on Wednesday nights, July 10, 17, 24, and 31. Guests are invited to find their favorite spot on Cromaine’s South Lawn at 6:30 pm; concerts begin at 7:00 pm and continue until 8:30 pm. Kids entertainment can be enjoyed each week. Dinner is also available for purchase; each evening will feature a different local food truck and Kona Ice will be on hand for an after-dinner treat. Hartland’s Cromaine District Library, 3688 N. Hartland Rd., Hartland, MI 48353 Gather on Cromaine Library’s South Lawn at 6:30 pm, concerts begin at 7:00 pm and continue until 8:30 pm. Events are all ages and free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors! July 10: Air Margaritaville--The premiere Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Food Truck--SUP Dogs + Kona Ice Special for this week: -LESA Backpack Drive - Please bring your donation of new school supplies to be handed out to local school children in need. -Hartland Teen Center will be selling snacks-bring a few dollars cash to support their fundraising efforts! https://cromaine.librarycalendar.com/event/air-margaritaville-59 July 17: American Ages--Classic rock, new rock, and new country. Food Truck--Hallboy BBQ + Kona Ice https://cromaine.librarycalendar.com/event/american-ages-60 July 24: Motown Eagles--Performing the iconic hits of the Eagles with Motown power and polish. Food Truck--Hickory BBQ + Kona Ice https://cromaine.librarycalendar.com/event/motown-eagles-61 July 31: Miranda & the M80’s--The 80’s rock that we know and love. Food Truck–Detroit House of Mac + Kona Ice https://cromaine.librarycalendar.com/event/miranda-and-m80s-62

Fri Jul 12 Concerts At The Courthouse - Sonic Freeway

Presented by the LIVINGSTON ARTS COUNCIL A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer at the Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River in Howell on the Courthouse lawn! This free event features rock, country and classic tribute musical entertainment. Celebrating 25 years of bringing music to Livingston County! Show begins at 7:00 pm, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show!

Sat Jul 13 Big Red Barrel/Unused Medication & Needle Disposal

The Big Red Barrel will be at Recycle Livingston Saturday July 13, 2024 from 9 am to 1 am to collect unused medications and used needles. Recycle Livingston is located at 170 Catrell Drive in Howell. This is a free service. No questions asked. Put pills in a zip lock container, they can be mixed together. We prefer not to have the medicine container. Keep liquid medications separate. Dump into a zip lock bag with enough paper towel to soak up the liquid. Needles must be the proper disposal container, either purchased from a pharmacy or use a plastic laundry detergent bottle. Reseal the bottle and tape it. Do your part to keep medications from being abused. Do not flush unused medication. The Big Red Barrel Project is part of Livingston County Community Alliance.

Sat Jul 13 LACASA's 25 Anniversary Garden Tour

Stroll six lush gardens across Livingston County and bask in the beauty of blossoms and blooms as you support local victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence. Take part in the scavenger hunt and enjoy refreshments along the route. All proceeds benefit LACASA Center in Howell. Tickets are $25 at https://lacasacenter.org/gardentour2024/

Sat Jul 13 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sun Jul 14 Brighton Kiwanis Concerts & Classics at Brighton High

The Brighton Kiwanis and W4 Signs welcome you to their summer concerts and classic cars show at Brighton High School. The family event was moved to the high school from the Mill Pond and Main Street to allow easy access and more classic car parking. Classic car parking starts at 5:30 PM and concert at 6:30 PM. This Sunday concert will be Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies with the Whatablouts. Food available on site. facebook Brighton Kiwanis

Sun Jul 14 LCWCC'S Breakfast Buffet

The Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club’s Breakfast. All you can eat buffet includes: Eggs Scrambled or Made to Order, Bacon, Sausage, Country Fried Potatoes, Homemade Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast, Pancakes, Mixed Fruit, Toast, Coffee & Juice. Serving 8:00 – 11:00 am Adults $11, Members $10 Seniors $9, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 & Under Free 6060 E M36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (810) 231-1811

Mon Jul 15 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 5:00-7:00pm, please email Fostering@LivingstonCC.org for more information.

Mon Jul 15 VINA Charity Golf Classic

Come and join us at the VINA Charity Golf Classic on Monday, July 15th, at the beautiful Lakelands Golf & Country Club in Brighton, MI. Tee off with a 9 am shotgun start for a day filled with golf, fun, and giving back. With your registration, you get a round of golf with a cart at Lakelands, meals, drinks, games, prizes, a VINA golfer gift, and the chance to support a great cause! All proceeds benefit VINA Community Dental Center and the low-income patients that we serve. Register before June 17, 2024, and enjoy a $25 discount per golfer by using the discount code "earlybird" during online registration. Not a golfer? No problem! You can still show your support by purchasing a sponsorship or dinner package. Spread the word to fellow golf enthusiasts who would enjoy the opportunity to play at Lakelands while making a meaningful difference in the community. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to combine your love for golf with supporting a great cause. Visit vinagolf.cbo.io to secure your tickets, explore sponsorship opportunities, and learn more about how you can get involved.

Tue Jul 16 3rd Tuesday Euchre

Brighton Optimist Club's 3rd Tuesday euchre night at Eternity Brewing. Proceeds to our youth events/scholarship efforts. $20/player, reg opens at 5:45 PM, cards at 6:30 PM. Online and walk-in registration available. We are accepting personal hygiene/non-perishable food items for the free Howell mini-pantry at Summit Gardens Park and you get 50% off your first beer for donating to the pantry! BrightonOptimist.org/euchre to register online or email BrightonOptimistClub@gmail for more info.

Wed Jul 17 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 PM. Register in advance by emailing Monica@LivingstonCC.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fri Jul 19 Concerts At The Courthouse - Leaky Tiki's

Leaky Tiki's - Jimmy Buffett Tribute Presented by the Livingston Arts Council. A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer at the Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River in Howell on the Courthouse lawn! This free event features rock, country and classic tribute musical entertainment. Celebrating 25 years of bringing music to Livingston County! Show begins at 7:00 pm, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show!

Sat Jul 20 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sat Jul 20 Brighton High School All Alumni Dinner

Please join us: Saturday 6pm, American Spirit Center Grand River Brighton. Cost $35 www. Brightonmialumni.com to reserve your spot. Dinner at 7pm. If questions email fredenburg229@gmail.com. All alumni and friends are welcome.

Sun Jul 21 Brighton Kiwanis Concerts & Classics at Brighton High

Brighton Kiwanis and W4 Signs welcome you to their summer concerts and classic cars show at Brighton High School. The family event was moved to the high school from the Mill, Pond and Main Street to allow easy access and more classic car parking. Classic car parking starts at 5:30 PM and concert at 6:30PM. This Sunday concert will be Global Village. Food is available on site. Facebook Brighton Kiwanis

Sun Jul 21 Open Gate Garden Summer Walk

The 25th annual Open Gate Summer Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 21st from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Eight beautiful and innovative gardens in and around Linden, MI and Fenton Township will be on the tour. Experienced gardeners and homeowners will be on hand to answer questions. Your tour admission includes guides, light refreshments, merchant discounts and an OGGC drawing for a garden bench. Tickets this year are $15.00. Children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets may be purchased from any Open Gate Garden Club member or at one of the following venues: Bordine’s of Grand Blanc, Carlsons’ Greenhouse, Gerych’s Flowers & Events, Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, Yard ‘N Garden Center & Florist in Fenton and the Linden Florist in Linden. On July 21st, tickets may be purchased from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the AJ Phillips Fenton Museum at 310 S. Leroy Street, Fenton, MI.

Fri Jul 26 Concerts At The Courthouse

Lookin' Back / Bob Segar Tribute Band "24" Golden Anniversary Presented by the Livingston Arts Council. A variety of local area musicians take center stage each Friday night throughout the summer at the Howell Courthouse Amphitheater, 200 E. Grand River in Howell on the Courthouse lawn! This free event features rock, country and classic tribute musical entertainment. Celebrating 25 years of bringing music to Livingston County! Show begins at 7:00 pm, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show!

Fri Jul 26 LCWCC's Fish Fry Buffet

The Livingston County Wildlife & Conservation Club’s All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Includes: Fish (Beer Batter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun & Baked), Hush Puppies, Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls, Homemade Desserts, Coffee, Iced Tea & Lemonade Serving 4:30 to 7:00 pm Adults: $15, Seniors $14, Members $13, Kids 6 & Older $7.00, Kids 5 & Under Free Carry outs $13.00 (12 oz Beer Batter Fish, Mac & Cheese, Slaw & Fries) 6060 E. M36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (810) 231-1811

Sat Jul 27 Carl And Joanne Foundation Christmas In July

Carl and Joanne Foundation in South Lyon - Christmas in July event Street Party. This is a fund raiser to help support our annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting and South Lyon Eve Ball Drop. The event is sponsored by Carl and Joanne Foundation and hosted at Heinanen Engineering at 350 S. Lafayette St – South Lyon, MI 48178. Wristbands are available on our website www.carlandjoanne.org and on our Facebook page Carl and Joanne Foundation. Christmas in July 350 S. Lafayette St. South Lyon, MI 48178 Event Time 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Sugar Tips playing on the patio from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Live Entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse on our Main stage at 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm Food Trucks will be on site, games and raffles.

Sat Jul 27 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sat Jul 27 St John Car Show

The 15th Annual St John Car Show will be held on July 27, 2024 from 10:00 - 2pm. There will be Live Music, Silent Auction, Food and Family Fun and of course, Trophies! Preregistration can be found at wwww.stjohncarshow.org.

Sun Jul 28 Brighton Kiwanis Concerts & Classics at Brighton High

Brighton Kiwanis and W4 Signs welcome you to their summer concerts and classic car show at Brighton High School. The family event was moved to the high school from the Mill Pond and Main Street to allow easy access and more classic car parking. Classic car parking starts at 5:30 PM and concert and 6:30PM. This Sunday concert will be Infinity and Beyond - Journey Tribute. food available onsite. Facebook Brighton Kiwanis

Mon Jul 29 Sean Brian Ashline Foundation Golf Outing

The second annual Sean Brian Ashline Foundation Golf Outing will take place on July 29th at Lakelands Golf & Country Club. 10AM shotgun start, check in at 9AM.

Fri Aug 2 Livingston County Community Alliance Golf Outing

We would like to invite you to participate in the Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) 7th Annual Golf Outing on August 2, 2024 at Chemung Hills Golf Club in Howell, MI. Put a group together to golf or support our cause through sponsoring. Proceeds raised by the event will be used to fund local youth-oriented substance use prevention awareness campaigns and programs. Your donation is not only tax deductible, but 100% of those dollars will support the LCCA’s mission to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. To make this event as impactful as possible, we’re seeking sponsorships and donations such as (but not limited to): hole and game sponsorship(s), raffle ticket prizes, food donations, water, etc. Here are some highlights of the LCCA activities in recent years: • The LCCA in January 2021, was named in the Top 10 Coalitions in the nation by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). •The LCCA supports programs that such as: Youth Photo Voice Project, the MOST Campaign, TIPS Training with retailers for Alcohol Compliance Checks, the Reality Tour. More details of these programs and more can be found at www.drugfreelivingston.com. •The LCCA supports the Big Red Barrel Project and its medicine disposal events. Since 2011, this project has collected and properly disposed of over 100,000 pounds of pills. It is through community partnerships dedicated to decreasing youth substance use like yours that the LCCA can continue great work in our county. Please contact Don Root at (248) 875-8370 or Megan Crainer at (517) 974-8506 if you would like additional information or if you are willing to contribute to this worthy cause.

Sat Aug 3 Brighton Farmers’ Market

Over 60 stalls of Michigan grown-Michigan made products featuring beautiful flowers, bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, fresh seasonal produce, local honey, baked goods (including gluten-free), candy, fresh-caught fish, Artisan soaps & lotions, jewelry, hand-sewn, knit, crocheted items, garden art, woodcraft, food concessions. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm at 200 North 1st Street municipal parking lot.

Sat Aug 3 Howell Alumni Baseball Game

Highlanders baseball alums gather to play their 11th edition of this semi-annual Howell Athletic Department fundraiser. Warm ups begin at 10:30am; First pitch is 12:30pm. Location: Howell Varsity Baseball Field, 1200 W. Grand River Ave., Howell. Admission: $5. See the Howell Highlanders Alumni Baseball Facebook page or email HowellAlumniBaseball@gmail dot com for more information.

Sat Aug 3 Miles For Smiles 5k/10k Walk/Run

5k/10k Timed/Chipped Event is to celebrate and honor the lives of children that we have lost too soon. In-Person Event with a Virtual Option as well. Paved Course!!! Strollers and wheelchairs welcome!! Photo finishes and during event presented by DZ Photography (Dan Zeppa :)) Early Bird Pricing through 7-12-24 RACE SWAG T-Shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by July 12th. Finisher Medals to all participants. Awards for top 3 overall male and female winners for in person 5k/10k. Swag Bags All proceeds will benefit Julianna’s Wishes, which was created in memory of Julianna Ward-Brown to provide support to the community.

Sun Aug 4 Brighton Kiwanis Concerts & Classics at Brighton High

Brighton Kiwanis and W4 Signs welcome you to their summer concerts and classic car shows at Brighton High School. The free family event was moved yo the high school to allow easy access and more classic car parking. Classic car parking starts at 5:30PM and concert at 6:30PM. This Sunday concert will be Magic Bus. Food available on site. Facebook Brighton Kiwanis

Wed Aug 7 Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring

Day of Caring Volunteer Registration will be open May 1 - June 28 Get involved in the largest one-day community service event in Livingston County on Wednesday, August 7th! The Livingston County United Way’s Day of Caring brings together volunteers from the community connecting them with local nonprofits, schools and community organizations to complete hands-on service projects. LCUW collects worksite proposals from local residents, seniors, schools, disabled residents and non-profit agencies. The work is often minor household repair projects, cleaning and yard work that the homeowner is not able to do on their own. Anyone can recommend a work site and are encouraged to apply for a neighbor or friend who needs extra help. Deadline for worksite projects is June 10th. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to take part and make an impact on many lives in Livingston County at this year’s Day of Caring on Wednesday, August 7. Interested in becoming a Day of Caring Sponsor? Contact: Patricia Sliter, psliter@lcunitedway.org. Learn more about this year's event at: https://livingstoncountyunitedway.org/day-of-caring-2024/