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Operation Thank You Congratulations

This week's Operation: Thank You winner is Matt Wilson of Brighton. Matt is a physician’s assistant at St Joes Livingston ER, served in the air force reserves, and is a paramedic. From all the entries we received a jury of their peers chose four to receive a special award and $825. Congratulation again to Chuck Hertzler from Livingston County's Own 93-5.

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Saturday's Roundup

Howell, Fowlerville, Hartland and Pinckney all win, while Brighton falls in first-place showdown in KLAA West.

Community Events

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Fri Sep 20 Salisbury Steak Dinner

Salisbury Steak Dinner will be served on Friday, September 20th from 5pm–7pm. Free will offering, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 504 Prospect Street in Howell.

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 LACASA's Cinderella's Closet

High school girls looking for affordable homecoming dresses can shop at LACASA Center’s Cinderella’s Closet, which opens on Thursday, September 19th, and runs for two consecutive weekends. Cinderella’s Closet is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 3-8pm. and on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Dates for the boutique are September 19th, 20th & 21st and Sept. 26th, 27th & 28th. This event raises awareness about self-esteem, self-respect and positive dating relationships. The boutique is held at Snedicor’s Green Earth Cleaners, 8688 W. Grand River Ave., in Brighton. Shopping is reserved for students only, and they will be asked to present school IDs at check out. All dresses are just $25 and proceeds stay local to help abuse victims at LACASA Center. Learn more at lacasacenter.org.

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.

Fri Sep 20 Rummage Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Howell will have their fall rummage sale at the church on Friday, September 20th from 10am-4pm. and Saturday, September 21st from 9am-11am. Clothing will be priced at $8 per bag on Friday and $4 per bag on Saturday. All price items half off on Saturday. The church is located at 1230 Bower Street in Howell, across from Northwest Elementary School.

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.

Sat Sep 21 Randy Dippold Memorial Fly-in Breakfast

Randy Dippold Memorial Fly-in Breakfast is a Pancake breakfast hosted at Airservice Enterprise Inc. 3380 West Grand River Ave. in Howell. Breakfast will be served from 8am-noon. 8$ a plate. Even if you didn’t know Randy you can still come and check out some cool airplanes. Any questions call us at 517-546-7379

Sat Sep 21 Outdoor Community Garage Sale/Flea Market

An Outdoor Community Garage Sale/Flea Market will be held at Shalom Lutheran Church 1740 East M-36 in Pinckney. The sale is Saturday, September 21st, (Rain Date September 28)from 8am-3pm. Sellers are wanted, reserve your spot today by calling 734-878-6859 or 734-904-9370. Spots are $15 (10' x 20'), $25 (20' x 20').

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.

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 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 CUUB Community Concert

CUUB Community Concert with Jim Scott, called "Some kind of a musical magician" by Pete Seeger will be held on September 21st. With lyrical melodies, well crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises, Jim brings warmth and authenticity to any audience. $15 or pay what you can. At Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton, 3333 S. Old US 23, Brighton www.cuub.org. Concert starts at 7pm.

Sat Sep 21 Grand Equestrians Ride-A-Thon

Livingston County 4H Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program Fundraiser Ride-a-Thon. You MUST provide your own horse. The event is from 10:30am-4:30pm, with an entry fee $25, includes lunch and awards and door prizes. Brighton State Recreation Staging Area (not the stables), 6360 Chilson Road, Howell. Camping available, call 800-447-2757 for reservations. More information call MSU Extension office 517-546-3950 or wlpinc@comcast.net

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 New and Used Sale at the Hamburg Senior Center

New and Used Sale at the Hamburg Senior Center is Saturday September 21st. The begins at 2pm, the Center is located at 10407 Merrill Road.

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.

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.

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.

Mon Sep 23 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.

Mon Sep 23 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 Sep 23 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 Sep 23 Rep. Ann Bollin Coffee Hours

Please join Rep. Ann Bollin to discuss any issues or concerns you may have at the Hamburg Township Library at 4pm in the group study room or The Coffee Beanery in Brighton Twp at 6pm.

Mon Sep 23 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 Sep 23 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 Sep 23 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 Sep 23 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 Sep 23 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.

Tue Sep 24 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 Sep 24 Medication Management for Caregivers

Medication Management, 4-5pm, held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. This is an interactive educational experience touching on the proper use of medications: Including possible over the counter interactions and tips for navigating the doctor’s office and pharmacy. It is free and open to all people in the community who are caregiving for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy Bodies and other memory related diseases. Max: 25 people. Free respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one.

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.

Thu Sep 26 Holes for Homes/ Livingston County Habitat for Humanity

You do not have to swing a hammer to help build safe and affordable housing in Livingston County. Swing a golf club instead! Join them on Thursday, September 26th, at the beautiful Dunham Hills golf club. This fun event includes 18 holes w/cart, lunch, adult beverage tickets, dinner and tons of prizes. Single golfers welcome. To register or just learn more visit the website or call Pam Ross 517-672-9472.

Thu Sep 26 SW Paint & Pour Grand Opening!

Studio West, an art studio and boutique known for featuring artists with disabilities, is excited to open its own Studio West Paint and Pour located in downtown Brighton at 111 South West Street. A Grand Opening celebration will be held on Thursday, September 26th, from 5pm-7pm. Join them for Instructor Meet & Greet, beverages, hors d’oeuvre and interactive demos on glass, wood and canvas. Drawings will be taking place throughout the night for tickets to classes and select merchandise created by WSC Artisans.

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.

Fri Sep 27 Live Music with Whitmore Lake Rod and Gun Club

Enjoy live music at Whitmore Lake Rod and Gun Club with with Anthony Vittorio. He plays Outlaw Bluegrass Americana Country, Banjo picker, Guitar player and Country Vocalist. $5 per person, located 11150 Lemen Rd. Whitmore Lake.

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 Brighton Equestrian Club Open House

Annual Open House event at Michigan's premier equestrian facility featuring 2 indoor riding arenas, stall barns and clubhouses in Brighton on Herbst Rd. Call 810-772-7612. There will be riding demonstrations, tours of the facility and cider and donuts from 10am-2pm. Meet the horses, learn about riding lessons, Equine Therapy and a whole lot more.

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 Free Breakfast

Free Breakfast served on Saturdays, September 14th and 28th from 8am–10am. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 504 Prospect Street in Howell.

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 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.

Sat Sep 28 Rob Bandfield Fundraiser at Howell Elks

A fundraiser for Rob Bandfield will be held at Howell Elks Club on September 28th. The Spaghetti Dinner is from 4-6pm, just $10, live Music by Steve Floyd "One Man Band" from 6-9pm. $5 cover donation. They will have 50/50, silent auction and Booze Basket to raffle off. Howell Elks Lodge Grand River, Howell. Call 517-546-4941.

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.

Tue Oct 1 NAMI Livingston Educational Meeting

Therapists from Brighton Center for Recovery will share information on substance use disorder and co-occuring disorders, treatment and recovery resources, and the challenges of supporting someone with these disorders. They meet from 7-8:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 400 E. Grand River Ave. Brighton. (Park in back, enter lower level, room 127)

Tue Oct 1 Affordable Medication Presentation

Affordable Medication Presentation will be held on October 1st. The event is similar to the AARP event last month, Rep. Hank Vaupel and AARP will be doing a drug prices discussion. The presentation wil be at Hartland Senior Center from 12:30-1:30pm.

Tue Oct 1 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.

Wed Oct 2 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.

Fri Oct 4 Big Cup Golf Tournament

The Roatary Club of Fenton Big Cup Golf Tournament is October 4th. Breakfast provided by CRUST, lunch at the turn, BBQ Dinner, 18 Holes of golf with cart, fun door prizes and more. start at 10am, check-in at 9am, $100 per golfer. The event held at Fenton Farms Golf Club, Torrey Rd, Fenton.

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.

Sat Oct 5 Brighton Township Large Item Drop-Off Event

Brighton Township will be hosting a Large Item Drop-off day for township residents on Saturday, October 5th, from 9am-1pm. It will be held at the St. Mary Magdalen Parking Lot located at 2201 South Old US 23, Brighton. Visit website for additional information under the News Flash on the homepage.

Sat Oct 5 Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's

Join us for this fun, inspiring event again this year to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's. Registration is free at alz.org/walk. Brighton Mill Pond. 9am Registration, 10:30 Opening Ceremony, 10:45 walk begins.

Sun Oct 6 St. Mary's Monthly Breakfast

On Sunday, October 6th, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney will be hosting a "Country Style Breakfast", at the Parish located at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support Parish Kitchen remodeling project. They have huge menu with a waffle station and breakfast burritos. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Mon Oct 7 Livingston Symphony Orchestra Announces Open Rehearsals

The LSO announces open rehearsals for all string instruments and percussion through October 7th. (No winds or brass please.) Open rehearsals will be held every Monday evening from September 9th through October 7th from 7:15pm-9:15pm, youth rehearsals from 5:30pm-7pm at the 2\42 Community Church music room, located at 7526 West Grand River in Brighton. Auditions are not a requirement for open rehearsal participation. This is an opportunity to play in a regular rehearsal with no obligation. Please note that percussion, viola and double bass are in particular demand. More details can be found at LSO.org.

Tue Oct 8 Focus on Life-RTL Dinner

Patrick Colbeck headlines this amazing night that will energize the pro-life community in Livingston County. Tickets include a special tribute to Pastor Alberta, updates about the current status of pro-life legislation, and learn how to help save tiny humans. 6:30-9:30pm at Crystal Gardens. Tickets $50, table of ten $450, students only $30.

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.

Sat Oct 12 Lingenfelter Car Collection Annual Breast Cancer Open House

The Lingenfelter Collection will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, October 12th from 10am–5pm. The family friendly event is free, they will raise funds for The Pink Fund with any donations at the door. The Pink Fund provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. Stop in from 10am-5pm. 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton. Over 180 Cars on display.

Sat Oct 12 Yard Sale at Howell Eagles Club

Howell Eagles willhostg a yard sale on October 12th from 11am-4pm, 141 Schroeder park drive in Howell. They are taking donations, any remaining items will be donated to Purple Heart.

Sat Oct 12 Mamma Mia

Come join us for THE wedding of the fall as Mamma Mia dances in to the Jane Tasch Theatre for Two Weekends Only this October. Show times are 7:30pm on October 12th and 19th with matinees at 2pm on October 13th and 20th. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors (additional $2 at door) and go on sale beginning September 16th. See website for additional information.

Tue Oct 15 Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

Open enrollment-Medicare advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage open enrollment is October 15, 2019 to December 7, 2019 with coverage starting January 1, 2020. It is important to research the different plans, even if you were currently enrolled in 2019, as the plans change and your medication needs may have changed. You may also qualify for extra help with the monthly premiums and lower drug co-pays. For assistance with comparing plans and enrolling, or for more information, please contact Melodie or Beth, certified Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) Counselors, at Livingston County Catholic charities at 517-545-5944 or 800–489–6107. In addition to scheduling appointments at LCCC, Melodie and Beth have select dates to meet clients at the Brighton, Pinckney, Hamburg, heartland and Fowlerville Senior Centers and other select locations. Appointments are necessary - call today. You may also compare plans and enroll online or call 800-Medicare.

Tue Oct 15 Foster Parent Information Session

Join Livingston County Department of Health and Human Services staff for an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in Livingston County Health Department in Room B—2300 E. Grand River Howell. If you have ever thought about opening up your family to a child in need, please attend to get information on how to become a foster parent and other ways to help abused and neglected children. We need Livingston County families for all ages and levels of need, but especially for siblings, children with special needs, and teens. Take the first step today to share your love and home with a child in need. Call Jennie Snyder at 517-915-8806 to RSVP.

Wed Oct 16 The 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 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.

Wed Oct 16 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.

Thu Oct 17 Families Against Narcotics Meeting

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

Thu Oct 17 Foster Parent Information Session

Join Livingston County Department of Health and Human Services staff for an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in Livingston County Health Department in Room B—2300 E. Grand River Howell. If you have ever thought about opening up your family to a child in need, please attend to get information on how to become a foster parent and other ways to help abused and neglected children. We need Livingston County families for all ages and levels of need, but especially for siblings, children with special needs, and teens. Take the first step today to share your love and home with a child in need. Call Jennie Snyder at 517-915-8806 to RSVP.

Fri Oct 18 Murder on the Intrepid - A Murder Mystery Dinner

Enjoy dinner, dancing, a friendly cruise staff that includes Captain Kirk and a fabulous murder mystery dinner performance featuring Livingston County's own Sheriff Mike Murphy, Under Sheriff Jeff Warder and more. The cruise ship will be the banquet room at Crystal Garden, Friday October 18th, the event will raise fund for the Second Chance Support Network. Visit their facebook for more info.

Fri Oct 18 Woodstock in Brighton

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting Woodstock in Brighton Friday, October 18th, featuring the Magic Bus Band. Tickets are $20 and include hot dog and chips. They are located at Grand River in Brighton, gates open at 7pm, show at 8pm. Call 810-599-2153 or 810-599-2613, all proceeds benefit Veterans building fund.

Sat Oct 19 Polish Oktoberfest

Knights of Columbus Council #8605 of St. Agnes Parish in Fowlerville cordially invite you to a Polish Octoberfest Saturday, October 19, in the parish LPC. Admission is only $25. A full Polish dinner, catered by Halina, includes: sauerkraut & kielbasa, city chicken, stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and dessert. Cash bar. Live entertainment will be Robert Kolo and the Misty Blues. An extra treat: The Misty Blues along with our Choir Director Elaine Yanz will be providing the music at the 4:30pm Mass that day. Doors open at 5:30pm. To order tickets, contact Eugene Gierlach at 517-294-2605 or the parish office at 517-223-8684.

Sat Oct 19 Brighton High School Class of 1999 Reunion

BHS Class of 99 reunion will be at Block Brewery in Howell. Contact brightonclassof99@gmail.com for more information.

Sat Oct 19 Comedy Night for a Cause

Comedy Night jfor a Cause is October 19th at Captain Joes in Whitmore Lake. Stewart Huff will be headlining, the opening comedian starts at 9pm. There will also be some raffle items and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will benefit Bountiful Harvest

Sat Oct 19 11th Annual Headless Horseman Race

The 11th Annual Headless Horseman 5k & Monster Mile are is October 19th. Be one of the many costumed runners who race through the streets of Howell at night and into the shadows of Lakeview Cemetery. The race will start and finish on State Street (North of Clinton near Church St.) in Downtown Howell. On-site registrations, post race awards, and refreshments will be held on State Street. Deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is Friday, October 4th.

Sat Oct 19 Legend of Sleepy Howell

Come to downtown Howell dressed in your Halloween best and experience the 17th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell on Saturday, October 19th from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Sponsored in partnership by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority and the City of Howell. This giant outdoor Trick-or-Treating event is also host to the Annual Headless Horseman 5K & Monster Mile as well as hayrides and many more fall activities.

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.

Mon Oct 21 Elder Abuse Town Hall

Rep. Hank Vaupel will be hosting a Town Hall, on Elder Abuse, with special guest Attorney General Dana Nessel. The event will be held at Livingston County EMS Building, Howell/Putnam room from 4-7pm.

Mon Oct 21 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.

Tue Oct 22 Grief Yoga

Grief Yoga. October 22nd, 5:00-6:00. Held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, located at 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. This FREE class is specifically designed for caregivers to process the losses associated with Dementia. Bring a water bottle and towel and get ready to relax and explore the grief process. It is an hour long rejuvenating relaxation experience that can be accommodated to all ability levels. Free Respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one. Max: 15 people.

Thu Oct 24 Legal Planning for Dementia

Legal Planning for Dementia: an education program presented by The Alzheimer s Association. October 24th, 4-5pm. Held at Livingston County Catholic Charities, located at 2020 Grand River Ave., Suite 103, Howell, MI 48843. If you or someone you know is affected by Dementia, the time for legal planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal issues you may face and how to put plans in place. Free Respite is provided. Please call 517-546-9910 to register your loved one. Max: 25 people.

Sat Oct 26 Howell Senior Center Fundraiser Dinner Dance

Howell Senior Center Fundraiser Dinner Dance at Chemung Hills Golf Club is October 26th. Back by popular demand, the Premier Big Band will be performing all their hits from the Big Band Era. Cash bar with specialty drinks & raffle. Purchase tickets through October 21st. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Bennett Recreation Center. Cost is $24/person.

Fri Nov 1 Evening With Our Stars

Evening With Our Stars is a Reception & Silent Auction on November 1st, at Oak Pointe in Brighton which raises money to support mentoring in Livingston County for Mentor Livingston (formerly known as Big Brothers Big Sisters). Hors d'oeuvres, buffet, raffles, and more from 7-10pm. Advance tickets are $50 each or $90 for 2. Table of 8 for $360. Call 517-546-1140 for tickets or buy on Eventbrite.com.

Sat Nov 2 Fall & Holiday Bazaar

There will be a Fall & Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 2nd, from 9am-3pm at the Pinckney Masonic Temple located at 210 Mann Street. They are looking for crafters & venders for this event. Get your reservations in early, as it will fill up fast. Contact Aneita Fallot at 810-459-6721 or afallot@yahoo.com for more information.

Sat Nov 9 Livingston County Coin Club Fall Show

The Livingston County Coin Club Fall Show is Saturday, November 9th from 9:30am-3pm at the Howell Community Center, 925 W. Grand River. Free parking, free admission, exhibits, free appraisals, and hourly door prizes. Coins and paper money bought and sold.

Fri Nov 15 Buck Pole

The Whitmore Lake Rod and Gun Club will host a Buck Pole Event on November 15th. Stop in on Lemen Rd to findout mroe info.The will host the Buck Pole the 15th, 16th & 17th with prizes, raffles, food and more.