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Wed Aug 21 Rep. Ann Bollin Roads Town Hall

Representative Ann Bollin is hosting a roads town hall on Wednesday August 21st at 6:30pm. Constituents are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts on the pressing issue in our state. Special guest, State Representative Jack O'Malley, chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will be there to answer questions as well. The event will be at the Genoa Township Hall at 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116 and run for one hour with doors opening at 6:00pm. Residents that are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Representative Bollin at 517-373-1784 or AnnBollin@house.mi.gov to share their thoughts.

Wed Aug 21 Walk in Wednesday for Veterans

This is a chance to come into the Veterans' Services office to get any question answered. No appointment needed and no question too small. No need to bring paperwork but a DD-214 is helpful when answering questions. Just want to pop in to say hi and look around? They would love to see you, Veterans Services office, Address: 2300 E Grand River Ave # 109, Howell, MI 48843.

Thu Aug 22 Fowlerville Music in the Park

Come out to the Fowlerville Community Park to enjoy the grand opening of the Irwin Glover Amphitheater. Dedication will start at 6:45pm followed by Hans Hansen Jazz Quartet. For questions call Steve at 517-223-4152.

Thu Aug 22 Annie Auditions held by CTH

Community Theatre of Howell Announces Auditions for ANNIE, August 22nd-24th, with an optional but strongly recommended Dance/Vocal Workshop on August 20th. Auditions held at Howell High School Freshman Campus, please visit the website for more information.

Thu Aug 22 Second Chance Support Network Golf Outing

Second Chance Support Network Golf Outing is Thursday, August 22nd, with ahotgun start at 9am. Cost: $100 per golfer. Included: 18 holes of golf, lunch at the turn, a meal following the round. Enjoy raffle, 50/50, and contests. For details contact Lisa at LisaGerkin@Sbcglobal.net or call the Jennifer at Second Chance Support Network 810-522-5531. Donations & sponsors are needed.

Thu Aug 22 Chair Yoga for Caregivers

Chair Yoga with Lisa, on August 22nd, 4:00-5:00 pm held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843 Suite 103. This class is specifically designed with the caregiver in mind. Bring a water bottle and towel and get ready to relax and rejuvenate. This is an hour-long fitness and relaxation yoga from the safety of your own chair. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one. Max: 15 Peop

Fri Aug 23 Concerts at the Courthouse

Concerts at the Courthouse at the Courthouse amphitheatre in downtown Howell are held every Friday at 7pm through August 23rd. August 23rd Toppermost, a Beatles Tribute Band. In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be cancelled – listen to WHMI 93.5 for updates or visit the Livingston Arts Council Facebook page. No alcoholic beverages are permitted, bring a blanket or chair.

Fri Aug 23 Movies in the Park

PCYDI, Pinckney Community Youth Development Initiative, presents Movies in the Park; this Friday, August 23rd, featuring the movie-Boss Baby. The show starts at dusk. Bring your blankets and bug-spray. Also get ready for PCYDI's famous pre-movie festivities, this month: A rockin' family dance with Pinckney's, very own, FRO-YO, frozen yogurt shop up-town & Shalom Lutheran Church.

Fri Aug 23 Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday, August 23rd, is the Fifth Annual Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing at Mt. Brighton. Registration begins at 8am. "Lights and Sirens" start at 9am. $75 per golfer includes 18 holes, cart, breakfast, lunch and NY Strip Steak dinner. 50/50 drawing, table raffle, and silent auction. Proceeds to Schoolcraft Police Academy recruits. Sergeant Patrick O'Rourke's Alma Mater. For further information contact Dan and Arlene O'Rourke 248-887-7348.

Sat Aug 24 Dexter Farmers Market

The Dexter Farmers Market is open Saturday 8-1pm and Tuesdays 2-6pm, May-October. They have a great variety of produce, baked goods and gifts on both days, and musicians or events for each market time. Located at 3233 Alpine St. in Dexter. Right next to the library and Mill Creek Park.

Sat Aug 24 Hidden Springs Annual Classic Car Show

6th Annual Classic Car Show is free to the public & fun for all at Hidden Springs Church, 5860 N.Latson Rd. in Howell. The event is from 11a-3pm, registration opens at 10am. Vehicle entry fee is $10. 12 trophies to be given out, plus a bounce house, face painting, tons of free door prizes, 50/50 drawing, Live DJ and more! Food by Whenever Weenies. Classic cars, trucks, hot rods, customs, bikes are all welcome! For more information call Art at 517-202-6792.

Sat Aug 24 Charity Golf Outing-Lucas for LUCAS

An area boy has expanded his campaign to purchase life-saving devices for area fire departments, with an upcoming golf outing planned as a fundraiser. 9-year-old Lucas Vetter of Rose Township began his mission last October to raise the money needed to purchase a hands-free CPR device called a LUCAS Chest Compression System. Join them for the Charity Golf Outing, Lucas for LUCAS, on Saturday, July 20th at Hartland Glenn. Visit the website for more info.

Sat Aug 24 Bark For Life of Greater Ann Arbor

Bark For Life and the Fido 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk support the American Cancer Society. At Bark we celebrate our Canine Caregivers and give them a full day of fun! We also celebrate canine cancer survivors and remember pets who have been lost to cancer. Humans and dogs encouraged to wear COSTUMES! Check-In begins at 8am. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 9 AM with a special guest from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center. The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will follow in waves. Tons of great activities follow the run. Visit the website for details.

Sun Aug 25 Run, Rock and Roll For Torch 180

This is a one-of-a-kind inclusive 5K and 1 mile event for people of all abilities to run, walk, or roll - whatever mobility they use. The 5K begins at Kregger Elementary School in Fowlerville at 2:30pm, with staggered start times for different categories. There will be a variety of fun activities.

Sun Aug 25 Kiwanis Summer Concerts & Classic Cars

The Kiwanis Summer Concerts & Classic Cars at the Millpond features live music every Sunday evening at 6:30pm. August 25th Steve King and the Dittlies. Main Street will be closed in Brighton for classic car parking. Food will be available, no dogs please. Complete schedule on Brighton Kiwanis website.

Mon Aug 26 Events at Howell Library

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

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 Community Conversation on Prescription Drug Expenses

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and AARP of Michigan will host a community conversation on Monday, August 26th to discuss the cost of prescription drugs. The community conversation will be held at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 5768 E Grand River Ave. in Howell. The program will run from 12:30-2pm. For questions or more information, you may contact Rep. Vaupel’s office by calling 517-373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@House.mi.gov.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Mon Aug 26 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.

Tue Aug 27 Fine Art Association Meeting

The Livingston Fine Art Association August Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 27th at the First Presbyterian Church, Howell. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7pm. Use the rear entrance under the green canopy. Everyone is welcome. Visit their website or find them on Facebook.

Tue Aug 27 Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group

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

Tue Aug 27 Vinyl Lionel Old Fashioned Benefit Variety Show

The Steve Schulte VINYL LIONEL Modern Old-Fashioned Benefit Variety Show, to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is Tuesday, August 27th, at 7:30pm. The event is at Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater, with only 90 tickets available for $35. Tickets available online and at the BCAT.

Wed Aug 28 Livingston County Town Hall - Hosted by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Holly will host a Livingston County Town Hall on Wednesday, August 28th, 6:30–8pm. It will be held at Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell. Please join her to discuss updates from Congress and to ask questions on the issues that matter to you. For questions or more information, contact Rep. Slotkin’s office by calling 517-993-0510.

Sat Aug 31 How Michigan Women Won the Vote

The Brighton Area Historical Society will have the traveling exhibit of how Michigan Women Won the Vote - this is the 100 year anniversary of getting the vote. Available from June - August 2019 at Cobach Center in downtown Brighton.

Sat Aug 31 Hudson Mills Tractor Pull

Come out to the Annual Fall Pull/Labor Day Pull at Fowlerville Fairgrounds, Saturday, August 31st & Sunday, September 1st. Scales open 8am, drivers meeting at 10am, pull Starts at 10:15am. Transfer Sled Pull (Top Cut Tires Allowed) on Saturday. Dead Weight Percentage Pull on Sunday. Hook Fees are $15 Non-Member and $10 member. This pull is open to the public. Camping is available. For more info please email events@hmopc.com.

Sat Aug 31 Reach Out Resale Barn

The Reach Out Barn (Helping Others Through Resale), offers many unique items. Come browse the barn and find some clothing, household items or other treasures! The barn at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Rd, Howell (5 miles north of M-59) through Saturday, through September 29, 2019. Barn Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. & Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The barn is closed on holidays, Monday holiday weekends and for extreme weather. Clean and gently used donations are appreciated. PLEASE – no Electronics (TVs, Radios, Stereos), large appliances or Large Items. Come see what we have to offer – we receive new items on a regular basis. We have household items, clothing, shoes/boots, pictures and many other treasures. Proceeds from the Reach Out Barn help residents in need in Livingston County through Love INC. Questions? Please call 517-548-3818.

Tue Sep 3 Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group meets at Be Our Guest Adult Day Center (a program of Livingston Cty. Catholic Charities), 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 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 LeAnn at 517-546-9910 for information or to notify staff your loved one will be in attendance.

Tue Sep 3 Philip Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American

The Philip Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its September business meeting on Tuesday, September 3rd at the First United Methodist Church in Howell. The meeting begins at 1pm and prospective members are welcome. For additional information, call Regent Karen McNally at 517-545-1794.

Fri Sep 6 Liv. Land Conservancy Fundraiser Event

The Livingston Land Conservancy will hold its 16th annual Land on the Horizon event Friday, Sept. 6 at the historic Howell Opera House, 7pm-10pm. Tickets are $65 person and include a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, live entertainment and special guest David Mindell of PlantWise LLC. A cash bar is also available. All net proceeds go to benefit the LLC's Land Acquisition and Stewardship Funds. The LLC is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to protecting over 650 acres (and growing) of natural land and productive farmland in and around Livingston County through nature preserve or conservation easement designations. For tickets, more information or to donate needed auction items, call Rick at 248-561-5506.

Fri Sep 6 Spaghetti Dinner & Coney Dog Dinner

Brighton Lions will host an all you can eat, Spaghetti /Coney Dog Dinner, Friday September 6th, at Main Street at the Railroad Tracks, 4pm-7pm. Dinner will include spaghetti with sauce and/or Coney Dogs, tossed salad, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Children 6-12: $3, Adults: $7, seniors: $6, and Children 5 and under are FREE (with paid adult).

Sat Sep 7 American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner

American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner will be held Saturday, September 7th, from 5pm-7:30 pm at the Pinckney American Legion post home, 9807 Whitewood Rd., Pinckney 48169. Dinner is $14 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, roll, baked beans and desert. Hamburger or hot dog includes potato chips, salad roll, baked beans and desert for $8. For more information call: Post home 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Sat Sep 7 '06 Lightning Travel Hockey

'06 Lightning Travel Hockey will host a Golf Outing Fundraiser on Saturday September 7th at Hawk Meadows in Howell. Registration is at 1:30pm with a 2pm shot gun start. Includes golf, lunch at turn, contests, raffles, free round of golf (to be used at a later date )and a steak dinner. A donation of 2 canned goods earns 1 free mulligan, 1 per player. For more info call 734-751-1653 or email 06lightninghockey@gmail.com.

Sat Sep 7 Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present the 14th Annual Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Friday September 6th from 5pm- 11pm and Saturday, September 7th from noon-11pm. Vendors serve ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n' cheese and MUCH MORE. Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Great Harvest Bread Company) both Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm. Cover is just $5. Ages 21 and over after 9pm please. Beer, wine, cider and spiked sparkling seltzer are also just $5.

Sun Sep 8 St. Mary's Monthly Breakfast

On Sunday, September 8th, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney located on Dexter Pinckney Road, will serve breakfast from 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support the maintenance of the Parish Kitchen. Enjoy fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, quiche, ham, pork sausage, their renowned “waffle station” and new to the menu breakfast burritos. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Mon Sep 9 CTH Auditions for WCTH Radio Hour Show

CTH Auditions for WCTH Radio Hour Show September 9th, 6pm at The Community Theatre of Howell at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave. (choir room) WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. Transport back to the golden age of radio from our audience. All WCTH Radio Hours are FREE.

Tue Sep 10 Mindfulness for Caregivers

Mindfulness, with Trice from Presence to Pupils, Inc., September 10th, 5-6pm, held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. This class will teach you the basics of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your everyday life. Learn the proven neuroscience of meditation and mindfulness, and how practicing these skills set the stage for creating the life culture that you want. Max: 25 people. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

Tue Sep 10 Civil War Round Table

The George W. Lee Civil War Round Table will meet the second Tuesday of the month, September 10, at 7pm. The group gathers at the EMS Facility located at 1911 Tooley Road, north of M-59. Thomas Nanzig —historian, writer, archivist, administrator, and vice president of the Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table, will present “Ten True Civil War Tales... with a Twist - Part 2". Put on your thinking caps for this quiz-type presentation. In his program, Mr. Nanzig will tell ten intriguing stories from the Civil War. He will introduce each of his stories with three photographs, giving the audience progressive clues as to the direction of each tale. The audience is encouraged to connect-the-clues to discover the true tales. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 248-887-1283.

Wed Sep 11 Breakfast & Great Lakes National Cemetery Bus Tour

Veterans, spouses and loved ones, enjoy a complimentary bus tour of Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan and informational seminar to find out which memorial options you are entitled to and will best honor your service, while protecting your loved ones from unnecessary financial and emotional pain. Topics include veterans’ burial benefits, how to schedule a burial, rifle volleys and military honors ceremonies, and information about headstones and markers. Tour the cemetery grounds and observe how the cemetery is operated. Complimentary breakfast will be served. Meet at Lamb Chapel located at 312 S. Michigan Ave., Howell, Michigan 48843 at 9:00 am. Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. today at (517) 296-0705.

Sat Sep 14 Chicken and Biscuit Supper

A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 17845 M-36, north of Gregory, starting at 5pm. Free will donation. Take outs available. Public invited.

Sat Sep 14 Opera House Storytelling

Enjoy an evening of adult storytelling with Jeff Doyle and Lou Ann Homan. The concert promises to be a mix of new stories and perennial audience favorites. The stories at this event will be adult in nature but would be rated PG-13 if they were a movie. Admission is $15 in advance/$17 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 517-540-0065 or visitingthe website.

Sat Sep 14 Family Emergency Readiness EXPO

Family Emergency Readiness EXPO is September 14th. The event offers FREE admission, 16 free speakers in 2 classrooms, from 9am-4pm on Tooley Road in Howell. Free tours of helicopter, jet, firetrucks, ambulances & police cars. Free smoke alarms, gun locks & radon kits. Free Child Rescue ID Kits in case of lost, missing, runaway or kidnapped child. Parent signature required. Free coloring books for kids, free literature and checklists. Free raffles & free parking. visit readylivingston.org Courtesy of Howell Masons #38.

Sat Sep 14 Yoga in the Outfield a LASCA Fundraiser

It’s the first annual Yoga in the Outfield held at Cleary University’s Lake Trust Stadium. Join the community on Saturday, September 14th in this all-ages and all-levels event for a 1-hour yoga session led by Twisted Tree’s inspiring instructor Grace Cole. Gates open at 8:30am and class begins at 9am. Parking will be available at Twisted Tree Yoga Room’s and at Cleary University’s parking lot which are both a short walk to the field. This is a donation-based event and all proceeds will go to LACASA Center in Howell. This organization protects, advocates for, and empowers victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, and a friend or family member. Only water is admitted into the stadium.

Sat Sep 14 Pinckney Dog Fest

The Pinckney Dogfest 2019 will be held on Saturday, September 14th 10am-4pm at the Arise Church Community Dog Park, located at 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Admission is $15 per vehicle or $10 per vehicle with an on-site donation of dog food for the Gleaner’s Pet Pantry. Special events in include “Bill Camp’s Famous Flying Dogs”, “High Struttin’ Hounds” and many other dog related demonstrations and activities. There are speed courses and lure course for dogs. For kids there will be face painting, a bounce house and games with prizes. Food available on-site. Vendors have free giveaways while they last. Proceeds support the Dog Park or future Dogfest events. Arise Church and its grounds are smoke and alcohol free. All dogs must be on a 6 foot or shorter leash.

Sat Sep 14 Photo Scavenger Hunt to benefit Bountiful Harvest

Photo Scavenger Hunt to benefit Bountiful Harvest will be Saturday, September 14th. Bountiful Harvest is a food pantry, clothing pantry, and soup kitchen located in downtown Brighton. The Hunt starts at 2pm, please arrive at the Brighton Coffee House & Theater by 1:30pm for rules & directions. $25 per team–5 people maximum on a team, rain or shine. Each team (using only one smart phone) will complete as many pictures as they can within a on hour time limit. Any team that dresses in a group costume is automatically given 10 points added to their final score.

Mon Sep 16 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

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 5pm–7pm at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. Call Amanda today to reserve your spot – 517-545-5944.

Mon Sep 16 Oxford Kids Foundation Charity Golf Classic

Oxford Kids Foundation Golf Classic at Lakelands Golf and Country Club. Join us September 16th for a day of Golf and entertainment as we raise funds to help kids like Tucker who overcame his physical challenge of walking and Quentin, diagnosed with autism who is now playing with his twin sister. Be a part of changing a child’s life. Learn more and register at oxfordkidsfoundation.org.

Tue Sep 17 Wild Fall Mushrooms

This fun and insightful course will take the mystery out of wild mushrooms and give you the confidence to search, identify and harvest Michigan's most popular fall mushrooms. Class will be held at Pathfinder school in Pinckney from 7pm-8:30pm. Register at pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950 Class fee is $20

Wed Sep 18 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

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

Wed Sep 18 Fantasy of Lights Writing Future Chapters Fundraiser

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting a new BBQ fundraiser in downtown Howell to help sustain and enhance the Fantasy of Lights. The FUN includes a beer and wine tent, delicious food, silent auction, yard games and more. Tickets are $50/person and include food and one drink ticket. Sponsorships are also available. Contact mtokan@howell.org or visit howell.org for details.

Thu Sep 19 Families Against Narcotics Meeting

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

Fri Sep 20 State Rep. Hank Vaupel Office Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland, and Howell. Fowlerville: 2:30pm-3:30pm at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4pm-5pm at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road; and Howell: 5:30pm-6:30pm at All Star Coney Island, 934 S. Michigan Ave. Residents who are unable to attend, but would like to voice concerns or ideas, may contact Rep. Vaupel’s office by phone at 517-373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@house.mi.gov.

Fri Sep 20 Colors of Life Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents the Colors of Life juried fine art show at the Historic Howell Opera House. This is a members only display show, the public is invited. Times are: Friday, September 20th, 5pm-9pm. Meet the artists reception, hors d’oeuvres and beverages available. Saturday, September 21st, 10am-8pm. Everyone invited. For additional information, visit their website, find them on facebook or call 517-223-3900.

Fri Sep 20 Comedy Night Benefit Livingston County Homeless Shelter

Captain Joe's of Whitmore Lake Comedy Night to Benefit the LIv Co Homeless/Severe Weather Network with family friendly comedian Bill Benden. Doors open at 5pm, show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $25, available online.

Sat Sep 21 46th Annual Rockhound's Dream Show

tHE 46th Annual Rockhound's Dream Show Hosted by the Livingston Gem and Mineral Society is Saturday and Sunday, September 21st & 22nd from 10am-5pm. The event will be held at Hartland Education Support Service Center, 9525 E. Highland Road in Hartland . Shop crystals, rocks, fossils & unique jewelry. They also offer kids activities, Gem and Mineral dealer, lapidary exhibits, demonstrations in silver smithing and bead making.

Sat Sep 21 Pinckney High School Class of '79 Reunion

The Pinckney Community High School Class of '79 is celebrating their 40 year reunion at Mt. Brighton on Saturday, September 21st. For more information, visit the event Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pinckney.miseventynine.3

Sat Sep 21 Blue Star Bash

The annual Blue Star Bash, formerly known as Stiggyfest, is September 2st. All proceeds go to Blue Star Service Dogs. Blue Star Service Dogs is a non-profit organization that takes shelter dogs and trains them as service dogs for veterans returning from combat. The event is noon-5pm, at 4025 Patterson Lake Rd, Pinckney. Enjoy food, raffles, silent auction, putt-putt mini golf, entertainment, and more.

Sat Sep 21 Save the Wildlife - 5K Run/Walk

Save the Wildlife 5K Run/Walk, to support the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education programs at the Howell Nature Center, is September 21st. The moderately challenging rustic course winds through 230 acres of wooden nature trails and access roads, all on the grounds of the Howell Nature Center. No dogs or strollers are allowed on the 5K run. Strollers, but not dogs, are welcome on the Little Critter walk. Register on-line, or contact the Howell Nature Center at 517-546-0249.

Sat Sep 21 18th Annual Hearse Fest

18th Annual Hearse Fest At the Fowlerville Family Fair/ Fowlerville Agricultural Society Grounds. Enjoy fun and frights with a costume contest, Pine-Box Derby (Pinewood Derby), loads of vendors and undead entertainment featuring the creepy horror synth sounds of Slasher Dave, of Acid Witch fame. Only $2 for spectators. No fee for participating hearse drivers & passengers. Children 16 and under are free.

Sun Sep 22 Horses' Haven Open House

Horses' Haven Open House yearly Open House invites you to visit the animals, see champion horses perform, hear from experts on horse care and enjoy a cook-out. The event is from 11am-2pm, the cost is a donation of $10 per person, or a donation of $25 per family. Please RSVP at 517-548-4880. They are also accepting multi level sponsors for our event, please call or visit the website.

Sun Sep 22 Catapult Performed at BCPA

Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Coming to the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at 3pm on Sunday, September 22nd. Ticket prices are Adult-$30, Senior-$27, Student-$19 and can be purchased online or over the phone at 810-299-4130.

Tue Sep 24 Wine Tasting

Join the Brighton Optimists for an evening of wine education, tasting, appetizers, and door prizes. Learn about wine etiquette, wine trivia and interesting facts. Sample 3 red wines, 3 white wines, and 1 sparkling wine. There will be a couple of paired appetizers to complement certain wines, as well as cheese and crackers. Seating will be at tables of 8. Please arrive by 6:15 pm.

Thu Sep 26 Sloppy Joe, Pulled Pork & Floats

Sloppy Joe, Pulled Pork & Floats, sponsored by the American Legion Riders-Chapter #419, will be held Thursday, September 26th, from 5pm-7:30pm at the America Legion post home, 9807 Whitewood Rd., Pinckney 48169. Sloppy joes are $2each, pulled pork sandwiches are $3.50 each. Floats are $1.50 each. For more information call: Post home 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Fri Sep 27 Red Cross Blood Drive at Cromaine Library

Red Cross Blood Drive at Cromaine Library is September 27th. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood between 10am-3pm. To get more information or to register visit the website.

Sat Sep 28 9th Annual Storm Runners Race & Color Run

1 Mile Fun Run-8:30 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk-9:20 a.m.; 10K Run-9:00 a.m to support Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School. This event will be the kick-off of our GoServe initiative which serves Livingston County by giving back. A portion of all proceeds will support this cause.

Sat Sep 28 LAPOM Mom2Mom Sale

LAPOM Fall Mom to Mom Sale is at Brighton High School Cafeteria from noon-4pm. Admission $1; $2 early bird noon-1p Our sale is 'department store style'; which means everything is hung up and sorted by gender and size. Strollers are welcome, bake sale and credit accepted for a small fee.

Sat Sep 28 Cody Fry at BCPA

A lyrical and emotive performer, Nashville-based Cody Fry is a gifted singer/songwriter whose music touches upon soulful pop, jazz, electronics, and orchestral balladry. Coming to the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online or call 810-299-4130. Adult-$24, Student-$15, Meet & Greet-$50.

Sat Sep 28 Elks Club Spaghetti Fundraiser

Elks Club Spaghetti Fundraiser dinner from 4pm-6pm is Saturday September 28th. Dinner includes salad, rolls and dessert for $10. Enjoy musical performance by Steve Floyd "One Man Band" from 6pm-9pm at $5 cover charge. Silent Auction, 50/50 and more. Howell Elks Club 2830 Grand River Howell, 517-546-4941.

Sat Sep 28 Julianna's Wishes - Miles for Smiles 5k/10k and Kids Fun Run

Miles for Smiles is a 5k/10k and Kids Fun Run event to raise money for Julianna's Wishes which was created in memory of Julianna Ward-Brown to provide support to the community. Their main focus of this year's event is to raise funds to build a Celebration of Life Memorial Garden at the Howell Carnegie Library. The event will take place at the Howell High School starting with a Kids Fun Run at 8:30am, then the 5k/10k start at 9am. The course will be both paved and cross country. The 5k/10k will be a timed event with awards to the top 3 male and female winners in each run. All participants will receive a finisher medal and t-shirts are guaranteed with registration by September 15th.

Sun Sep 29 Howell High School Air Force JROTC Golf Outing

Howell High School Air Force JROTC Golf Outing is June 29th at Chemung Country Club. $85 includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 18 holes with cart, silent auction and raffle items. Please contact Wendi Ashby at ashbeez_3@yahoo.com.

Sat Oct 5 Combo SAT/ACT Practice Test

A Combo SAT/ACT Practice Test, sponsored by the Brighton Area Schools Alumni Association, is from 9:45am-1:30pm at Brighton High School Cafeteria. The early registration deadline is5pm, 9/20/19 with $35 donation to BAS Alumni Association Scholarships. Door registration, as space allows, 9:15am, 10/5/19 with $50 donation. Take a shortened version of the SAT and a shortened version of the ACT to learn about potential scores on both tests. More information available at www.BrightonMIAlumni.com/Events or 810-227-0656.

Fri Oct 11 Founding Band Performs at BCPA

Coming to the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 11th, 7:30pm. The Founding is a progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. All Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.BrightonPerformingArts.com or cal 810-299-4130.

Sun Oct 20 Red Cross Babysitting and Childcare Course

Pinckney Community Education is offering a Babysitting class for those 11 or older. Upon completion of the course you will be Red Cross certified for babysitting. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Class will be held at Pathfinder school from 9am-3:30pm. Register at pinckneyonline.org or call 810-225-3950. Class fee is $90.