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Milford Twp. Man For 2015 Sex Assault On A Minor

39-year-old Daren William Muns had been sought by South Lyon Police on a three-count warrant for a 2015 sexual assault when he was spotted January 21st by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team.

Gun Advocates Seek Sanctuary Status For Livingston

A large group of local residents and guns right activists attended a meeting of Livingston County's Board of Commissioners to urge officials "to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms law".

Lawmaker Says Whitmer Needs To "Think Outside The Box" On Roads

Republican State Representative Mike Mueller of Linden says when Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer makes her State of the State address Wednesday night, he will be listening for her plans on how taxpayer dollars will be used to fix Michigan roads, especially local roads.
Livingston County Local Sports

Wednesday's Roundup

Howell boys, girls basketball teams beat Northville; Hartland hockey team falls to Salem.

Community Events

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Tue Jan 28 Livingston Fine Art Association Meeting

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

Wed Jan 29 Parenting Enrichment Class/Series

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

Wed Jan 29 Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

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

Thu Jan 30 Cabin Fever Music Series in Fenton

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

Fri Jan 31 Community Theatre of Howell Performs Wait Until Dark

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

Fri Jan 31 Winning Women Event to Benefit LACASA

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

Fri Jan 31 Acoustic Café

Acoustic Café music series held at the historic Howell Opera House features outstanding Michigan performers. Friday, January 31st Matthew Ball, aka the Boogie-Woogie Kid, will perform an upbeat program of Boogie-n-Blues, Jazz ,Ragtime, & Swing. February 7th entertainer Dave King, recognized nationwide for his recreation of the King of Rock & Roll. Backed by an incredible 10-piece band, King strikes the familiar poses and duplicates the mannerisms that have become synonymous with Elvis. Doors will open at 7pm. The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night through March 6th.

Fri Jan 31 Events at Pinckney Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Howell Commandery Pancake Supper

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

Fri Jan 31 Events at Hartland Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Events at Hamburg Twp. Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Events at Fowlerville Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Events at Salem-South Lyon District Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Events Northfield Township Area Library

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

Fri Jan 31 Events at Brighton District Library

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

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

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

Sat Feb 1 Community Connect 2020

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

Sat Feb 1 Refresh Women's Event

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

Sat Feb 1 American Legion Riders Steak Dinner

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

Sat Feb 1 QOVF National Sew Day

Each year Quilts of Valor National celebrate Sew Day. They get together to cut, sew, iron, fold, piece, quilt and bind Quilts of Valor. They will be hosting an event on February 1st, at American Legion Post #141, 3265 W Grand River Ave, Howell, from 11am–4pm. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, cutting supplies, iron and board --– or just show up to help. Food can be ordered at the hall, and feel free to bring a snack. Contact Terri for more information: 517-404-2693.

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

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

Sun Feb 2 Breakfast with PAWS

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

Sun Feb 2 HNC & Woody the Woodchuck's Groundhog Day Prediction

Will there be six more weeks of winter or will there be an early spring? The Howell Nature Center & Woody the Woodchuck's Groundhog Day prediction is happening at 8am on Sunday, February 2nd. Festivities include a costume contest for the kiddo's dressed in their best Winter or Spring costumes with Woody's prediction at 8:30am. Children will have a chance to win HNC Gift Certificates for first, second and third place. Free continental breakfast to follow.

Tue Feb 4 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The Arc Livingston is hosting Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a workshop presented by Sandee Koski of Michigan Alliance for Families. Does your child have challenging behaviors at school? Come learn about services provided through the IEP to teach and support positive behaviors at school. The workshop is February 4th, noon-2:30pm, at The Arc Livingston, 2980 Dorr Rd., Brighton. For more information and to register visit the website. This is a free event and a light lunch will be provided.

Tue Feb 4 Caregiver Support Group-Dementia Specific

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

Wed Feb 5 Mosaic Art - Brighton Art Guild Meeetup

Artist Darcel Deneau uses mosaics to create astonishingly beautiful images of downtown Detroit. Come hear her artistic journey and see some of her works at Brighton District Library. 100 Library Drive. Time: 6:30-9pm. Public welcome, free. Light refreshments. More info: www.brightonartGuild.com, Mary Lou 304-415-0023

Wed Feb 5 An Evening Tea with John James

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

Wed Feb 5 Sweetheart Dances - Mother/Son

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

Thu Feb 6 Sweetheart Dance-Father/Daughter

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

Thu Feb 6 The Livingston County Coin Club

The The Livingston County Coin Club will hold it's monthly meeting Thursday, February 6th at 7pm. Meeting will be at the Grace Lutheran Church on Prospect Street in Howell. vAll are welcome membership is not required, door prizes, raffle, auction and lots of coin talk.

Fri Feb 7 Fish Fry

The American Spirit Centre will be starting its Lenten fish fry from Feb 7th through April 10th from 5-8pm. Dinners consist of baked cod or fried cod with choice of salad or cole slaw, fries or baked potatoe, roll, and dessert. Shrimp, chicken tender, mac n cheese dinners also available. Cash bar available. Located at 10590 Grand River Brighton. For more info call 810-599-2153 or 810-599-2613.

Sat Feb 8 Hartland Winterfest 2020

This sixth annual free family-oriented event will take place Saturday, February, 8th from noon-7pm, at and around Hartland's Heritage Park, located at 12349 Highland Road. As in past years, Winterfest will feature crafts, ice-skating, reindeer, sledding, and a hearty helping of Hartland SOUP. Concessions will be available for sale, and fireworks will begin at dusk.

Sat Feb 8 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

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

Tue Feb 11 Recognizing Financial Exploitation

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

Wed Feb 12 Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

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

Thu Feb 13 Relaxation Techniques and Gentle Fitness for Caregivers

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

Thu Feb 13 Navigating Healthy Relationships

An information session: Navigating Healthy Relationships, will be held February 13th, 6pm at The Arc Livingston, 2980 Dorr Rd., Brighton. This is a free learning opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that provides information about healthy relationships and sexual health. For more information and to register visit the website.

Fri Feb 14 Masquerade for Melanoma

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

Fri Feb 14 Free Wedding's at Uptown Coffee House

Free wedding officiant services for those wishing to tie the knot and would like a bit more then the court house. The event to take place at Uptown Coffeehouse February, 14th from 11am-7pm. RSVP by calling 734-818-6385, or visit the website. Provided by: I Do's Your Way.

Fri Feb 14 Community Swing Dance

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

Sat Feb 15 Walk for Warmth

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

Sat Feb 15 First Responders Vs. Red Wing Alumni

First Responders Vs. Red Wing Alumni, the puck drops at 6pm on Saturday February 15th. Proceeds will benefit Grand River Hockey Association and Jamie Daniels Foundation. The event will be held at the Ice Den in Howell, enjoy raffles, an autograph session and other surprises.

Sat Feb 15 Photography Workshops with Photographer Steve Gettle

Bird photography is a challenging and rewarding genre of photography. This talk will cover everything from creating a backyard photography station to traveling the world in pursuit of our avian subjects. With such a diverse subject matter from hummingbirds to raptors and waders bird photography requires a diverse skill set. During this course Steve Gettle will share with you the many tips, tricks and techniques he has learned from over 30 years of photographing birds around the world.

Sun Feb 16 Splash & Dash Indoor Triathlon

Splash & Dash Indoor Triathlon takes place entirely inside the Howell Area Aquatic Center, on February 16th. Whether you are new to triathlons, or you are a seasoned veteran this event is for you. Scoring will be determined by the number of laps swam, miles biked and ran during each discipline which are timed for 20 minutes. All early registrants will receive a shirt. The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt is February 2nd, registration deadline February 14th. Visit the website for details.

Sun Feb 16 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Action Photography

They will discuss using just a camera and natural light to create stop-action images of subjects on the move, such as birds in flight and running animals. They will cover such things as, exposure techniques for action, optimizing your auto-focus system, acquiring initial focus lock, tracking your subject, basic camera trigger systems, other equipment and much more. This workshop includes a special presentation by Steve, lunch, and over 2 hours of photographing time.

Mon Feb 17 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

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

Wed Feb 19 Caregiver Support Group-Dementia

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

Thu Feb 20 8th Congressional District Republican Primary Candidate Forum

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

Sat Feb 22 Fabulous 50s Auction

The Fabulous 50s Auction includes dinner, cocktails, live & silent auction and 1950s tunes. Put on your poodle skirt and come out to St. Mary's in Pinckney for a night of fun. Bid on an Alaskan cruise, lake house vacation, golf trips, spa days and more. Or just come for the fun dress up and music. Only $25 a ticket. Saturday, February, 22nd at 6pm. St. Mary's Pinckney, located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Rd.

Sat Feb 22 Daddy Daughter Luau Dance

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

Thu Feb 27 Prom Fashion Show to Benefit LACASA

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

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

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

Fri Feb 28 9th Annual Dinner with a Heart

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

Fri Feb 28 St Mary Lenten Fish Dinners

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

Sat Feb 29 Daddy Daughter Dance

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

Sat Feb 29 Special Ministries vs. Liv. Co. Sheriff's Basketball Fundraiser

The Special Ministries team faces off against the Livingston Co. Sheriff's Dept. team in their annual basketball fundraiser. The event is February, 29th, at Parker Middle School from 1:30-3:30pm. All proceeds support dynamic programs for disabled adults. Price: $5/pp at the door. (children 3 & under free) Special Olympics Cheerleaders will lead in cheer and the Special Ministries Dance Team will perform at half-time. Concessions available.

Wed Mar 4 Bowlapalooza

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

Sat Mar 7 Mother Son Dance

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

Sat Mar 7 Euchre Party

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

Sat Mar 7 Pinckney American Legion Riders Steak Dinner

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

Fri Mar 20 Handcrafters Spring Fling Handmade Market

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

Fri Mar 20 BOTS! A Children’s Musical

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

Sat Mar 21 No Frills All Thrills Trail Run

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

Sat Mar 21 Fenton Knights of Columbus Wild Game Dinner

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

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

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

Fri Mar 27 Livingston Fine Art Association Art Show

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

Sat Apr 18 Ashley's Friends Benefit Dinner

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