Events Of April, 2017

#1 Free Legal Aid Clinic

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Date: 04/12/2017, 04/26/2017, 05/10/2017, 05/24/2017, 06/07/2017, 06/21/2017, 07/05/2017, 07/19/2017

The Legal Aid and Defender Association and the Oakland County Law Library have partnered together to offer free legal aid clinics to low income individuals at the Oakland County Law Library.  The clinics are held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every other Wednesday.  Attendees may register in the Law Library any time before 3:00 p.m.

The clinics focus on civil law issues only for individuals and families.  Attorneys will inform individuals about court procedures and forms, advise them of their rights, and in some cases represent them in court.  The clinics are available to residents of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties.

*An Arabic and Chaldean Speaking attorney will be available.

#2 Chaldean Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner

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Date: 04/28/2017

The Chaldean Chamber is nearing a sell out for the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner. Join more than 900 dignitaries, community leaders and business people on Friday, April 28 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield beginning at 6:00pm. Reserve your seat today by contacting Mary at 248-996-8340 or mkirma@chaldeanchamber.com.

#3 Homemade Stories Live

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Date: 04/24/2017

Homemade Stories Live  are held on the Last Monday of every month, 7 p.m. at Cliff’s Bell in Detroit located at 2030 Park Ave.

Homemade Stories Live is a storytelling show where top local and national storytellers share entertaining stories all themed around good music. PLUS an open mic where brave audience members can take the stage to share a slice of their own lives. Come be a part of this storytelling experience. Each show features 2 guest storytellers and 3 open mic storytellers where names will be drawn for audience members to share a 3-minute story. (18+) $15 ADV - $20 DOS http://www.shannoncason.com/

#4 Surviving the Social Jungle

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Date: 04/22/2017

Surviving the Social Jungle (501c3) is a conference that takes a fresh approach to managing unfriendly peer behavior and preventing bullying, with specialized tracks for kids, adults and professional educators. At the conference, kids will learn practical skills and strategies for dealing with mean behavior before it turns into a bullying situation, and the “do’s and don’ts” of being a friendly classmate and standing up for themselves. Also, the kids’ tracks are engaging stations in which the kids learn the lessons.

They will participate in fun activities like Verbal Judo, Judo Moves, Mindfulness, a photo booth and games. Adults including, parents, teachers, school administrators, and camp counselors will learn the latest research on social rejection, practical advice on how to recognize and help kids manage mean behavior and bullying in school, extracurricular activities, as well as techniques to empower students and advice on how to best intervene when needed. Seaholm High School, located at 2436 West Lincoln Birmingham, MI.  Visit www.survivingthesocialjungle.com

#5 40th Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner

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Date: 04/21/2017

40th Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner.  Join Community Living Centers at the Detroit Athletic Club for its milestone 40th Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Fifteen top chefs from metro Detroit will prepare and serve a five-course meal while guests and sponsors enjoy entertainment, a silent auction, and raffle. CLC serves metro Detroit adults and children with developmental disabilities. Event being held at the Detroit Athletic Club.

#6 Formation Class

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Date: 04/18/2017

Formation Class at Holy Martyrs is a program for certification and formation of Catechism & Communion teachers in the Chaldean diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit, MI.  Class begins at 6:00 p.m.  The catechists view DVDs, completes companion booklets, and participate in a small group setting with a facilitator.  This video-assisted process of formation is used by many diocesans across the nation including the Archdiocese of Detroit for parish catechists, Catholic school teachers, and facilitators of adult faith formation.

#7 First Annual Mass for Chaldean Business Owners

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Date: 04/18/2017

A Prayer for Business Owners.  In recent weeks, the Chaldean seminarians having been going door-to-door evangelizing the faith to Chaldean business owners.  Every week they have spent about two hours going around Detroit and walking into various liquor and grocery stores around the seminary. They walk in, introduce themselves, hand the owner a rosary, ask them if they need any prayers, encourage them to go to Mass and challenge them to grow deeper in their faith. “In our encounters and experiences, many have asked how they can come and see the seminary so we came up with the idea to have a mass and gathering at the seminary for all Chaldean business owners,” said Perrin Attisha, seminarian.

The First Annual Mass for Chaldean Business Owners will take place at Sacred Heart Major Seminary at 7 p.m. with a gathering to follow. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to chaldeanseminariansdetroit@gmail.com

#8 Formation Class

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Date: 04/12/2017

Formation Class at ECRC is a program for certification and formation of Catechism & Communion teachers in the Chaldean diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle in Detroit, MI.  Class begins at 6:00 p.m.  The catechists view DVDs, completes companion booklets, and participate in a small group setting with a facilitator.  ECRC has certified 6 Master Catechists that are contracted to teach & facilitate each session. This video-assisted process of formation is used by many diocesans across the nation including the Archdiocese of Detroit for parish catechists, Catholic school teachers, and facilitators of adult faith formation.

#9 The Art of an Interview: WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

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Date: 04/11/2017

The Art of an Interview: WHAT'S YOUR STORY?  Do you know how to get an interview and how to be interviewed?  You have to first know your story before you learn how to tell it!

Vanessa Denha Garmo, founder of Denha Media Group is hosting a complimentary Media Training Seminar open to Livonia Chamber of Commerce members and non-members interested in learning about the Livonia Chamber.  This training session will give participants an overview on how to identify stories and how to tell them. It will take place at the Livonia Chamber office from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

RSVP by emailing to info@denhamedia.com. Subject Line Media Training.

#10 Peter and the Wolf

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Date: 04/09/2017

Peter and the Wolf will be a fun live performance of Prokofiev’s masterpiece. There will be pre-show activities from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Concert begins at 4:00p.m. Cost is $15 Venue is the Michigan Theater locates at 603 E. Liberty Downtown Ann Arbor.  Call (734) 668-8480.

#11 Audition Awakening

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Date: 04/07/2017, 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017

Audition Awakening an ambitious dancer, a shy singer, a confident rapper. Three Detroit teens want nothing more than to perform at their high school talent show. As they each work to prepare their auditions, problems at home and school threaten to derail them from achieving their dreams. Will these young artists overcome their challenges in time for their auditions, or will the barriers they face stand in the way of their success? Directed by Amy Thomas and Megan Wright Adults: $12 Students, seniors, active military, and veterans: Cost is $8 $8-$12.  Call 313.967.0599, email info@matrixtheatre.org, or visit www.matrixtheatre.org/school-of-theatre-productions

#12 Theology course with Hubert Sanders

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Date: 04/06/2017, 04/13/2017, 04/20/2017, 04/27/2017

Join us at Holy Martyrs Church for a Theology course with Hubert Sanders.  Come early for Mass at 7:00 p.m.

#13 Fikra Wa Nagma

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Date: 04/05/2017

Fikra Wa Nagma at ECRC is a monthly Arabic Program with Karam Bahnam.  The event is at 7:00 p.m.  This program allows us to come together to give praise to God through live music and songs, as well as to meditate on one thought from many perspective with the goal of learning our faith and nourishing our souls.

#14 Bible Study

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Date: 04/04/2017, 04/11/2017, 04/18/2017, 04/25/2017

Join His Excellency Bishop Francis at ECRC for his Weekly Bible Study in English starting at 7:00 p.m.

#15 Open Mic Night at Joey’s Comedy Shop

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Date: 04/04/2017, 04/11/2017, 04/18/2017, 04/25/2017

It’s Open Mic Night at Joey’s Comedy Shop in Plymouth. Stop by, "the world's greatest open mic." New comics are welcome, just call 734-261-0555 to sign up. $58-9:30 p.m.

#16 Theology 101

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Date: 04/03/2017, 04/10/2017, 04/17/2017, 04/24/2017

Join Jeff Kassab for Theology 101 at ECRC starting at 7:00 p.m.  The class will meet you where you are in your faith. Whether you are a beginner, advanced in your faith, or if you simply just want to know what Catholicism is about, this class is for you.  Jeff will cover basic doctrines of the faith such as God and creation, Jesus Christ his Humanity/divinity, the Holy Spirit, Mary the Mother of God, the Catholic Church, the Papacy, the Holy Eucharist, Death and Judgment, and Heaven and Hell. At the end of every class we will have Question & Answer session.

#17 Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat

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Date: 04/02/2017

It’s Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat.  At last, that fun-loving cat in the red-and-white-hat is here! Experience all the wacky, zany joy that has made this one of the most treasured rhyming books of all time. Join us as the Dallas Children’s Theater presents this special theatrical event. Our 2016-2017 Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Lear Corporation.  The event is from 4-6 p.m. Call 313-887-8500, email dasanm@musichall.org, or visit www.musichall.org/events/Dr.-Seuss-Cat-in-the-Hat.

#18 Farmington Art in the community

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Date: 04/01/2017

In Farmington Hills, it’s a wonderful celebration of the arts in our community! Interactive art and fun for families - see more than 200 pieces of artwork, hands-on activities for children, live entertainment and artist demonstrations. 1-3 p.m. Art of the Matter - A free workshop and interactive forum including a panel discussion for middle and high school students to explore diverse, art-focused educational and career opportunities. Free 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 248-473-1848, email shayman@fhgov.com, or visit www.farmingtonarts.org.