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Wed Jul 15 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. Upcoming Zoom support group meetings: July 1, 2020, 4:00 PM July 15, 2020, 4:00 PM Register in advance for this meeting by emailing Suzi@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thu Jul 16 Foguth Financial Group Launches Month-Long Diaper Drive to Support Local Clinics in Need

As a way to celebrate the birth of the firm founder’s first boy and sixth child, due in August, Foguth Financial Group is launching a month-long diaper drive with the goal of collecting 42,000 diapers to support two local clinics in need. The event kicks off on Thursday, July 16 and coincides with the firm’s seventh annual shred day. Collected diapers will be donated to the LACASA Center, a center that strives to protect, advocate for and empower victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the Pregnancy Help Clinic, which supports families throughout their pregnancies and life journey. “According to the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three families experience diaper need,” said Michael Foguth, founder of Foguth Financial Group. “Diapers aren’t something you can opt out of purchasing and there currently are no government aid programs for diapers, so in honor of the birth of my first son and sixth child, we’re using this exciting time in my life to give back to the community.” The lofty goal of raising 42,000 diapers is reflective of roughly how many diapers Foguth and his wife, Brooke, will have gone through once all six of their children are potty trained. The couple’s son will join five sisters, ages three to 10-years-old. Foguth Financial Group will launch their diaper drive by pairing it with their annual shred day event. This public event on Thursday, July 16 from 3 - 5 p.m. allows residents to shred sensitive documents. Anyone who attends has the opportunity to enter to win an Amazon Fire 7 16GB tablet. Attendees who bring a pack of diapers will also receive a second entry into the tablet drawing. Diapers can also be dropped off at Foguth Financial Group located at 315 W. North St. C, Brighton, MI 48116. Diapers can also be directly delivered to firm by using their Amazon Registry here. The diaper drive is set to end Friday, August 14, 2020. To learn more about Foguth Financial Group, please visit foguthfinancial.com. To learn more about the LACASA Center, please visit https://lacasacenter.org/. Additional information on the Pregnancy Help Clinic can be found by visiting https://www.pregnancyhelpclinic.com/.

Fri Jul 17 Rep. Vaupel's Virtual Coffee Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville is hosting his in-district office hours for July virtually over Zoom in an effort to remain accessible to his constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The representative will be joined by Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) Superintendent Mike Hubert, and Howell Superintendent Erin MacGregor to discuss plans for reopening K-12 schools this fall. Rep. Vaupel’s virtual in-district office hours will be held on Friday July 17 at 4 p.m. To RSVP, visit www.RepHankVaupel.com. Those unable to participate may contact Vaupel’s office by calling (517) 373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@House.mi.gov.

Mon Jul 20 Livingston County Republican Party's Summer Picnic: Meet the Candidates

The LCRP invites you to join them for their FREE Annual Summer Social: Meet the Candidates event. We have invited every Republican candidate running on the ballot here in Livingston County to attend. This is your opportunity to meet the candidates in a fun, laid back, setting, and ask them the questions important to you! Kids and families are welcome!! We will be outside, and we ask that you please bring your lawn chairs to ensure that we can all maintain proper distances throughout the evening. Please feel free to RSVP for free online at www.livingstonrepublicans.com/events.

Mon Jul 20 Coffee Hours with Representative Ann Bollin

Representative Ann Bollin will be hosting July Coffee Hours at the following locations on July 20th, 2020 July Office Hours w/ Rep. Ann Bollin July 20th 9am-10am Pinckney Diner- 150 S Howell St, Pinckney, MI 48169 11am-12pm Coffee Beanery (Brighton)- 4433 Old US 23, Brighton, MI 48114

Tue Jul 21 Kids Summer Series - Pirate Treasure Hunt

Celebrate Parks and Recreation month with us this July! The Kids Summer Series is presented by Citizens Insurance and will include 4 events on Tuesdays throughout the month. In place of our usual Treasures in the Sand program this year, Brandon Krugh-State Farm will present a new Pirate Treasure Hunt in the Park! Participants will check in at the Rotary Pavilion up on the hill and then will be sent off with a treasure map to find gold coins hidden throughout the park. After the treasure hunt the participants will cash in their coins for fabulous prizes. Safety precautions will be a priority for this event. Please wear a mask for close interactions and practice social distancing. Cost: $1/person Location: Scofield City Park, 404 Thompson St. Time: 9:00am-9:45am Registration: https://www.howellrecreation.org/special-events-calendar/piratestreasurehunt

Fri Jul 24 Comic World Dance - Teen Swing Dance & Lesson

The Comic World Dance 2020. Students, grade 7 - 12 are invited to a teen swing dance with instruction at the Lazy J Ranch in Milford. Guests will come with their own masks for safety, dressed up like one of the characters from their favorite comics. Safe snacks & drinks will be provided, reflecting the theme. Safe teen dancing takes place from 7 - 10 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm. A lesson for beginners starts at 6:30 pm. Admission for guests is $10 per person at the door. Safety measures will be in place. Volunteers are also needed to maintain a safe environment, manage refreshments, help with registration, chaperone, set up before and clean up after the event. All guests and volunteers are required to wear masks and complete online forms (http://g1nbc.net/the-dance-project-inc/summer-dance/). For more information, contact Jamie Nicholson, 248-210-9409, danceprojectmi@gmail.com, or visit www.TheDanceProject.info and/or sign up to help (http://g1nbc.net/the-dance-project-inc/summer-dance/).

Sat Jul 25 Hamburg Museum Rummage Sale

9 am-3 pm, on the grounds of the Hamburg Township Historical Museum at 7225 Stone Street in old Hamburg village. This fundraiser, sponsored by the township historical society, will feature one-of-a-kind jewelry, holiday decor, books, kitchen items, and collectibles. Social distancing will be practiced; masks are encouraged. Rain date: Sat., August 1.

Mon Jul 27 VINA 2020 Golf Classic

The 7th Annual VINA Golf Classic will take place on July 27, 2020 at Lakelands Golf and Country Club with a 9 AM shotgun. VINA has been a part of the Livingston County community since 2008 and relies on various grants and the generosity of the community to remain operational. The Golf Classic is one of the three annual fundraiser events VINA Dental puts on to raise money for operational costs of the clinic. Following the COVID-19 epidemic, VINA Dental will be facing new challenges and increased expenses due to new equipment to keep patients, staff, and volunteers safe, as well as increased dentist hours to catch up on cancelled appointments.

Mon Jul 27 Livingston County First Responders Golf Outing

The Livingston County First Responders Benevolent Fund Golf Outing is July 27th at OakPointe Country Club. Continental breakfast, snack, lunch & gift bag; $90 per golfer. Email mhatfield@livgov.comor call 517-546-2440 for details, to register or become a sponsor.

Tue Jul 28 Kids Summer Series - Polynesian Dancers of MI Featuring Michigan Moana

Celebrate Parks and Recreation month with us this July! The Kids Summer Series is presented by Citizens Insurance and will include 4 events on Tuesdays throughout the month. We are excited to bring in the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan and Michigan Moana to Scofield Park! They will perform a variety of Polynesian dances and crowd participation is a must. Come learn about Polynesian cultures and have some fun shaking your hips to the beat! Each attendee must register in advance. Feel free to bring a blanket or folding chairs to enjoy the show. Meet us on top of the hill by the Rotary Pavilion. Safety precautions will be a priority for this event. Please wear a mask for close interactions and practice social distancing. Seating areas will be indicated on the ground and separated for safety. Cost: $1/person Location: Scofield City Park, 404 Thompson St. Time: 9:00am-9:45am Registration Link: https://www.howellrecreation.org/special-events-calendar/polynesiandancers

Thu Jul 30 Highland Hosts the Civility Project

Celebrated journalists Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson have been longtime friends, despite their different perspectives on pretty much everything. The one thing they agree on is the importance of their friendship - which includes a healthy dose of disagreement and mutual respect. Join us for this online interactive workshop Thursday July 30th at 7:00 pm. In partnership with the Civility Campaign Highland Township, The Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson brings insights, tips, and hands-on skill-building to a July 30th Zoom session designed to empower people to find ways to understand one another in an increasingly fraught time. Sponsored by Delta Dental, this evening session will engage participants in learning about the importance of civility, the power to find ways to be civil in increasingly turbulent times, and how to spread civility as the country ramps up to the presidential election this fall. To register for the program, visit https://bit.ly/HighlandCivility.

Thu Jul 30 Highland Township Library Blood Drive

Blood drive at the Highland Township Library in the community room from noon to 6pm on July 30th. To schedule an appointment use the link https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=HTLibrary

Fri Jul 31 drive thru fish fry

Livingston county wildlife and conservation club will again hold our drive thru fish fry on July 31, 2020 from 5 pm until 730 pm. Pull in and we will get you 4 pieces of beer battered cod, cole slaw, mac and cheese and french fries, all for just 10 bucks. For further info call 810 231 1811. We hope to see you then.

Fri Jul 31 Fowlerville Fair Youth Show Large Animal Auction

The Large Animal Livestock Auction will sell the Beef, Sheep, Swine & Goats from the Fowlerville Family Fair Youth Show. These projects have been raised by the youth of Michigan and will provide high quality products. Please come or email/phone in bids and show your support by bidding and buying. Contact us with questions or bids at fair@fowlervillefamilyfair.com or 517-223-8186.

Sat Aug 1 Fowlerville Fair Small Animal & Still Life Youth Auction

Chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, rabbits, production hens, woodworking, food, photography, fine art projects...there's something for everyone! There is no cost to register for a buyer number. We are asking for one buyer per number/per family/per company to reduce the number of people. We are willing to help buyer/bidders with over the phone bid or even by email if you let us know by noon on August 1st. Contact fair@fowlervillefamilyfair.com or 517-223-8186 for more information.

Sat Aug 1 Reach Out Barn

The Reach Out Barn at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell, will not open this year. We will not be accepting donations until April 2021 and plan to open May 2021. We thank our community for their donations and support of the barn.

Sat Aug 1 2020 Howell Highlander Hockey Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament to raise money for the Howell Highlander Hockey program. This is a 96 team cornhole tournament featuring 16 lanes/courts with a 3 game guarantee. Top 16 teams receive cash prizes. The tournament starts at 10:00am at the 140 Ice Den at 970 Grand Oaks Drive in Howell. Registration is $100 per team or you can sponsor a lane/court for $100. Register your team at https://forms.gle/BZhBqHyCBoczAzda7. For more information please contact howellcornhole@gmail.com

Mon Aug 10 Habitat Homes for Heroes Golf Outing

Please join the Livingston County Habitat for Humanity at our first annual golf outing, Homes for Heroes. Livingston County is proud to be a Veterans Build affiliate. All proceeds raised from this golf outing will directly support Veteran specific programming. Livingston County is home to over 11,000 Veterans, many of which desperately need access to affordable housing. Help Habitat help our Veterans. Guests will enjoy a full round of golf with a cart at the beautiful Lakelands Country Club. Guests will also enjoy lunch and an exquisite dinner and program.

Mon Aug 17 Greater Brighton Chamber Golf Classic

Connect with Chamber members and movers and shakers of Livingston County on the greens at Oak Pointe Country Club, one of the most exclusive member-only clubs in southeast Michigan, for the Chamber Golf Classic, presented by Brighton Ford! Public is welcome and encouraged to join us for a blend of business and fun at this 47th annual outing. This event always attracts a wide range of decision makers, community leaders and entrepreneurs who enjoy building business relationships and making deals. Golfers will enjoy the chance to play on one of the elite courses at Oak Pointe, along with a gourmet box lunch, a drink ticket, bag services, locker room privileges, access to the club’s elite driving range and dinner to follow. This year, Oak Pointe is giving our golfers access to the pool, tennis court, volleyball net and the beach area for the day as well! Golfers will also be given a chance to showcase their skills during the longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and putting contests. Don’t miss this great chance to play at Oak Pointe and make some new business contacts! Cost is $150 per golfer. For all the details, or to register, visit, https://www.brightoncoc.org/chamber-golf-classic

Mon Aug 17 LACASA's Celebrity Golf Outing

Help a child from Livingston County! All proceeds from our “Drive Out Child Abuse” Celebrity Golf Scramble help vulnerable victims of child abuse from our community. Your team will be named for a child who receives services at LACASA and will play for that child at the outing. Once again, golfers get to mix and mingle with pro-sports celebrities during the day. Participants are encouraged to bring a piece of sports memorabilia for the celebrities to sign. LACASA is excited to welcome this year’s celebrity athletes: DARREN MCCARTY ~ former Detroit Professional Hockey Player, Stanley Cup Winner EDDIE MURRAY ~ former Detroit Professional Football Player GREG KELSER ~ former Collegiate and Detroit Professional Basketball Player, Broadcast Sports Announcer & Commentator JOHN OGRODNICK ~ former Detroit Professional Hockey Player WILLIE NORWOOD ~ former Detroit Professional Basketball Player The outing includes: 18-holes of golf w/cart Continental breakfast Goody bag Six drink tickets Games & competitions Lunch at the turn On-going silent auction Mid-afternoon awards dinner EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – Win Denim & Diamonds Tickets! Golfers registered by Friday, June 19, 2020 are entered to win four tickets to LACASA’s fall fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds at Haggerty-Bearden Ranch in Howell. REGISTRATION DEADLINE Register by Monday, August 10, to guarantee team placement. Individual golfers will be paired with others to complete teams. COST $125 per player. This event sells out each year. Early registration suggested. This is a Rain or Shine charity event. We are unable to process refunds. Purchase tickets at https://lacasacenter.networkforgood.com/events/20321-drive-out-child-abuse-golf-scramble

Fri Aug 21 2nd Annual Lucas for LUCAS Golf Outing

Help support 10-year-old Lucas Vetter's effort to raise money to purchase the LUCAS hands-free CPR devices for local fire departments. The 2nd Annual Lucas for LUCAS golf outing will take place on Friday, August 21st from 8am to 2pm at the Hartland Glen Golf Course. $125 per golfer. $50 for dinner & raffles. Register through the link below.

Fri Aug 28 FOP 128 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, August 28 at Links of Novi. Shotgun start at 10:00 am. 18 holes of golf at an upscale course, hot dog at the turn, drink tickets, and Steak Dinner, 50/50 and more. $100 per person, $400 per team.