APRIL 2019

Saturday, April 6

Philapalooza 2: The Escapades Continue with Philapalooza 2! The Philharmonic invites all to a big musical party highlighting local stars and music with an urban vibe on Saturday, April 6 at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex. Several of the orchestra’s favorite guests return to celebrate great music, including saxophone virtuoso Zach Shemon, who’s fresh off his tour with the Prism Quartet, and Detroit’s own composer Rick Robinson. Joining the band will be the local community band and the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Band. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (734) 451-2112 or visit michiganphil.org.

Sunday, April 7

Bookstock: Metro Detroit’s largest used book and media sale, Bookstock, is coming to Livonia’s Laurel Park Place from Sunday, April 7 through Sunday, April 14. Bookstock has more than 300,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and records for sale at bargain prices. Pre-Sale runs from 8:15 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, April 7. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only. Bookstock runs Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join Bookstock for Monday Madness giveaways, Teacher Appreciation Day discounts on Tuesday and Wednesday, Bookbuster specials Thursday and Friday, and Cookstock featuring prizes and half-off cookbooks on Saturday. All books are half-price on April 14. All proceeds from Bookstock benefit literacy and education projects throughout metro Detroit. For more in- formation, call 248-645-7840 ext. 365 or visit bookstockmi.org.

Thursday, April 11

Dining out for Life: Dine out and give back through this annual fundraiser benefiting Matrix Human Services on Thursday, April 11. Matrix Human Services has partnered with local restaurants and bars to leverage your dollars for Detroiters in need through the internationally acclaimed fundraiser, Dining Out for Life. Dining Out for Life is a delicious way to give back and help thousands of local children and families in need. Participating establishments have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds on Thursday, April 11, only. These funds will stay local and go toward services for educating children, supporting families, and rebuilding neighborhoods. To make an impact, simply dine out at one of the participating venues. For more information about participating restaurants, visit www.diningoutforlifedetroit.org.

Thursday, April 11

Read to a Child: Join us Read to a Child Detroit’s annual gala from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Valentine Vodka in Ferndale on Vester Ave. Individual tickets can be purchased for $45, and proceeds will support spreading the joy of reading to underserved elementary aged students in metro Detroit. Founded on the belief that every child deserves to be read to regularly by a caring adult, Read to a Child fulfills its mission through its flagship Lunchtime Reading Program at public elementary schools across the country. The program matches volunteers with students to read aloud one on-one during lunchtime on a weekly basis throughout the schoolyear.

Wednesday, April 17

Roadmap to Resilience: The Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition is hosting the Roadmap to Resilience on Wednesday, April 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s demonstration kitchen, this event is all about balancing life and coping skills. A number of guest speakers will be present to talk about various topics, including the benefits of therapy, developmental assets for a child’s success, and providing unconditional love.

Saturday, April 27

Luncheon and Fashion Show: Join the Grace Centers of Hope for their 21st Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon and Fashion Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. This event raises funds for the women’s programs for those that have been victims of homelessness, abuse, and addiction. This year’s event will feature spring trends from The Somerset Collection and will also include looks with fascinators and hats from Simply Marcella. The fundraising goal of $175,000 will allow the organization to continue its mission of transforming the lives of women who are addicted and hurting by providing life-saving services for them and their children. For more information, contact Olivia Jones at 1-855-HELP-GCH or ojones@gracecentersofhope.org.

Saturday, April 27

Spring Charity Open House: The Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton will host an open house to benefit The American Cancer Society from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Guests will enjoy viewing this collection of over 180 vehicles that make up one of the greatest car collections in the world. The American Cancer Society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, assists patients, and spreads the word about cancer prevention. Guests attending the event support the organization by making a monetary donation at the door. Several activities are scheduled throughout the 40,000-square-foot showroom, including: limited-edition event poster signing by Ken Lingenfelter; startup of the Enzo Ferrari; door prizes; and refreshments and food from vendors including Tony’s Dog. All event proceeds will be donated to The American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, April 30

Care for a Taste: The 3rd Annual CARE for a Taste will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. The GM Heritage Center is an exclusive venue that can only be visited through attendance at an event. In addition to participating in this exclusive event, spend the evening sharing the tastiest bites with distinguished community partners and leaders and hear powerful CARE stories of success and impact. Enjoy samples from over 25 of Michigan’s greatest restaurants and view the 165 historic GM vehicles that call the GM Heritage Center home. All proceeds raised will go toward CARE programs and services, which help to strengthen and educate communities and individuals in living healthy, substance-free lives. To purchase a ticket today, visit www.careofsem.com

Thursday, June 6

Min Sharetha: The Right to Life of Michigan is hosting their 5th annual Min Sharetha Benefit Dinner at the Shenandoah Country Club. A part of the Right to Life of Michigan’s educational profile outreach within the Chaldean Community, this year’s Master of Ceremonies will once again be Fr. Bryan Kassa and the event’s special guest speaker is Tim Tebow’s mom, Pam Tebow. Her notoriety increased when her youngest son Tim, quarterback for the Florida Gators, became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. During the nationally televised Heisman broadcast, ESPN aired a portion of an interview that focused on her refusal to abort Timmy when she was advised to do so. Reservations for Min Sharetha are as follows: $50 per individual; $450 per table of 10. To purchase a reservation or sponsorship, visit https://donationsef.rtl.org/min-sharetha-benefit-dinner/

MARCH 2019

Saturday, March 2

Surviving the Social Jungle: Kids Empowered is hosting their third annual Surviving the Social Jungle Conference for parents, students (grades 3 through 8), and professionals on Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m. Hosted at the Academy of the Heart in Bloomfield Hills, this conference will address the management of unfriendly peers and prevent bullying. Shortly after the Surviving the Social Jungle Conference, Kid Empowered will be hosting the Teens Empowered Conference at 1:00 p.m. Open to parents, teens (grades 8 through high school), and professionals, the Teens Empowered Conference will be about new strategies for addressing the challenges that teens are facing today. Tickets can be purchased for $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at the following links: Surviving the social jungle: https://survivingthesocialjungle.com Teens Empowered: http://teens-empowered.org/

Saturday, March 2

Music: The Berman will be hosting Nashville Hurricane, a one-man guitar epic for two nights only. Catch the one-man show on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. or on Sunday, march 3 at 4:00 p.m. A manager, a mentor, a mother, and a guitar prodigy tell their versions of what happened to the legendary fretboard phenomenon known as the “Nashville Hurricane.” Filled with furious finger picking and unforgettable characters, the Nashville Hurricane will blow you away. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (248) 661-1900 or visit www.theberman.org

Saturday, March 2

Masked Ball: The Medallion, Macomb’s Gala event will be hosted at Penna’s of Sterling in Sterling Heights on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Trauma and Surgical Services at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Medallion Award honorees will be recognized at this black-tie event. In addition, the evening will feature dining, dancing, mock gaming, and package raffles. Tickets are priced at $250. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (586) 263-2968.

Friday, March 8

Empty Bowls Detroit: Empty Bowls Detroit is returning to Eastern market on Friday, March 8 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. The evening of celebration with live entertainment, wine/beer, and soups from Detroit-area restaurants to benefit the Cass Community Social Services food program. Guests will take home a ceramic bowl as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty. Local celebrities will be serving soup at the event. The Empty Bowls Detroit auction of custom-painted bowls by celebrities will be on display. Tickets are priced at $50 and include soup, bread, beer/wine, cheese, and dessert. Attendees must be 21 years or older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit emptybowlsdetroit.com

Saturday, March 9

Night in the City: The McLaren Macomb Foundation will be celebrating The Crystal Ball: “Night in the City” on Saturday, March 9, at the MGM Grand Detroit at 6:00 p.m. The 34th annual black-tie gala will feature a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner, followed by a raffle and live auction. Guests can enjoy music by Nouveauté. The expected crowd of more than 600 will honor the long-term members of the McLaren Macomb medical staff and recognize the exemplary work of 2019’s four Daisy Award-winning nurses. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the new McLaren Macomb In-Patient Rehabilitation Center. Tickets are priced at $275. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (586) 741-4330.

Saturday, March 9

Monte Carlo Night: Join the Belle Isle Boat House on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. for their third annual Monte Carlo Night to experience its monumental history. Upon arrival to the red carpet, guests will be transported to an evening of vintage glamour in the form of live entertainment, casino gaming, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, private drink service, and culinary stations — all set against a historic architectural back- drop. All event proceeds will benefit further renovations to the boat house. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit belleisleboathouse.com

Friday, March 15

Grief Support: Join Allnette as they host a grief support and recovery night on Friday, March 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Southfield Pavillion. This night is specifically tailored for individuals who lost a parent or have suffered any type of loss. It offers a safe place to seek advice and support amongst other families. Some of the most comforting words in the universe are “me too”. This group will offer the opportunity for individuals to honor the life of their loved one by expressing feelings of personal loss and grief, learn from others who have experienced a similar loss, get support, care and help in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. For more information, call (248) 491-8116.

Monday, March 18

State of the City: Hosted at the newly renovated Regency Manor, the mayors of Southfield and Lathrup Village will be giving a joint State of the City address on March 18 at 10:00 a.m. The Regency Manor recently underwent major renovations just in time to host the State of the City. The venue offers a, newly renovated luxury hall with classic, sophisticated and elegant décor providing a brilliant ambiance for any special occasion or event. Designed with high ceilings, magnificent crystal chandeliers, two full bars and more than 7,000 Sq. ft of distinctive elegance, our superbly equipped facility has been designed to accommodate social and corporate events alike. Tickets to this event can be purchased online https://www.southfieldchamber.com/state-of-the-city-address/


Friday, February 1

Art Exhibition: The Detroit Public Library is pleased to welcome artist Ana Candioti in her first Michigan exhibition of her series of paintings, “50 Years of Immortality: Art Exhibition Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” She began her series depicting the African diaspora back in 2000 when Candioti immersed herself in the Haitian culture of Miami. She continued to explore the African institutions, clothing, and religion of the city as well as Latin American communities, and has expertly portrayed the diverse and rich cultures through her portraits. The exhibit will be on view during normal library hours through February 2019. For more information, call (313) 833-4042.

Friday, February 1

First Friday’s: First Friday’s With The Crew begins on February 1st! You do not want to miss out on Denise Davis and The Motor City Sensations! Hustle lessons begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and a complimentary Buffet for all guests in attendance is included. This event is BYOB, additional Food & Set ups will also be sold. Free and secure parking reserved areas for birthdays are available at no additional charge. First Friday’s With The Crew will be hosted at Grand Venue in Detroit. Admission is $20. For more information, call (248) 727-9663.

Saturday, February 2

Gardening: Design your garden at your local West Bloomfield English Gardens! An English Gardens expert will teach you the basics of landscape design and provide tips on how to implement the design in your garden. Hosted at English Gardens in West Bloomfield on Saturday, February 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Design Your Garden is open to all and free of charge! For more information, visit www.englishgardens. com or call (248) 851-7506.

Wednesday, February 6

Celebration: Join the celebration of the 1st anniversary of the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic. Connect and celebrate with fellow supporters while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Miller Canfield Law Offices in Detroit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Clinic, located at the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, offers legal assistance to low-income individuals representing themselves in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. It is staffed by University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and operates with the support of the District Court, as well as a number of community partners. All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic. Tickets are priced between $75 and $90. For more information, Anne Yantus at (313) 596-0256.

Friday, February 8

Winter Blast: Cold weather blows, but winter can be a blast — and it is, thanks to Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends. Entering its 14th year, the fest will switch to a four-weekend, totally free admission format this year, continuing the tradition of wintery, family-friendly programming full of marshmallow-roasting, ice sculptures, free ice skating (on the first and last weekends), zip-lining, a Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics, and the return of a festival favorite, the 30-foot slide. This year’s musical lineup welcomes headliners Thornetta Davis and Laith Al-Saadi, DJs as part of the Movement Music Festival showcase, as well as 30 other artists. Running through Sunday, February 17, this event is free.

Thursday, February 14

Charity: Share your heart, hands and time on Valentine’s Day! Join Art Moran Buick GMC as they help the Michigan Donor Family Council make fleece comfort blankets for new donor families as they grieve the loss of their loved one. No crafting experience necessary as they will show you how to make the blankets. Pizza, cookies and a variety of raffle prizes will be available for everyone. This free event will be hosted at the Art Moran Buick GMC dealership on Telegraph Road in Southfield from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. For those who would like to make a blanket, but cannot attend the event, you are more than welcome to make a blanket and drop it off at Art Moran Buick GMC in Southfield, the designated drop off center. Blankets can be dropped off throughout the month of February. For more information, call (248) 701-2323.

Thursday, February 14

Cooking Class: Learn how to make the decadent, much loved dessert treats to share with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day! In this hands-on class you will work on your own to prepare traditional cannoli dough, then shape and fry into shells. Next, you will blend a sinfully sweet ricotta cheese-vanilla cream filling to stuff them! Making cannoli is fun and surprisingly easy - you’ll never buy them again! You will need to bring your own supplies and ingredients. Supply list will be provided after you register. Hosted at Longacre House in Farmington Hills, this cooking class is open to anyone 18 years or older. Tickets are priced at $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required and can be done so online. For more information, email adurham@fhgov.com

Saturday, March 2

Charity: Join the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity for their Timeless Hope Gala with a theme of A Night in Paris. Come enjoy an unforgettable evening of dinner, dancing and auctions at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. The VIP benefactor reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the general admission reception begins at 7:00 p.m. VIP benefactor tickets are priced at $250 and general benefactor tickets are priced at $150. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All event proceeds will benefit CALC/UCFS programs for the needy. Contact Lisa Denha/UCFS at 248-528-0222 or at ldenha@ucfamilyservices.org for more information.


Wednesday, January 9

Fox on the Fairway: “A Fox on the Fairway is a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with ... golf.” Running from Wednesday, January 9 through Sunday, February 3, the show takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which “pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.” A Fox on the Fairway” is a tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over the top romantic shenanigans. A Fox on the Fairway will be shown at the Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest producing theater located on the campus of Oakland University. To purchase tickets, call 248-377-3300 or go online to www.ticketmaster.com

Monday, January 14

North American International Auto Show Gallery: 2019 marks the thirteenth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. This event has now become the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show. The Gallery will be located at MGM Grand Detroit. Guests will experience a nearly $10 million collection of the most acclaimed automobiles the world has to offer, including brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce, to name just a few. The strolling dinner will be available from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and the Car Salon will be available form 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://naias.com/auto-show/the-gallery/

Wednesday, January 16

Quarterly Networking Meeting: Join the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce for their first Quarterly Networking Meeting of the new year! The “Fun After 5: Quarterly Networking Meeting” will be hosted at the Bank of Ann Arbor in Birmingham from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This complimentary event is open to members and one guest. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available for guests to enjoy. The food and refreshments will be featuring a taste of Birmingham from local area restaurants. For more information about the Quarterly Networking Meeting, or to register, please email skittle@chaldeanchamber.com or register online at https://www.chaldeanchamber.com/event/quarterly-networking-meeting/

Friday, January 18

AutoGlow: All are invited to Dream Big at the 2019 AutoGlow Friday, January 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. Benefiting the Children’s Center, the night to step out is complete with a strolling dinner, drinks, and dancing all to help the children dream again. Dream Big at the AutoGlow, presented by Ford Motor Company, will benefit more than 7,500 vulnerable children and families that the Children’s Center supports and helps those children and families overcome behavioral, emotional, educational, and physical challenges so they can heal, grow, and dream again. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, please call 313-262-1085 or visit www.thechildrenscenter.com/autoglow

Saturday, January 19

Quicken Loans Winter Blast: Experience winter in Detroit like you never have before with Quicken Loans Winter Blast weekends! The traditional Winter Blast event has expanded to four festival weekends at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit. Quicken Loans Winter Blast weekends will feature winter activities, live entertainment, and food from local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy. Traditional Winter Blast activities will be divided up among the four different weekends, with many activities appearing during each Quicken Loans Winter Blast weekend. A deviation from tradition, this year, admission to Winter Blast weekend is free. For more information about Winter Blast weekends, visit www.winterblast.com/

Saturday, January 19

Meadery Bus Tour: Join the Motor City Brew Tours for their Meadery Bus Tour on Saturday, January 19 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The bus tour will take you to three meaderies in the metro Detroit area including: B. Nektar Meadery, Schramm’s Mead in Ferndale, and Cellarmen’s in Hazel Park. Tickets for the brew tour are priced at $55, participants must be 21 years or older. The tour ticket includes a guided tour, a free Motor City Brew Tours gift, water/snacks on the bus, and mead samples at each meadery stop. Where available, will be taken on a guided brewery tour. Everything is included in the ticket price. For more information about the Meadery Bus Tour, call (248) 825-3085 or email info@MotorCityBrewTours.com

Friday, January 25

Ann Arbor Folk Festival: Get ready to find your folk! The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium for two different nights of folk and roots music on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. The Ark is Michigan’s nonprofit home for folk and roots music. “Considered one of the top music clubs in the world, The Ark is renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming. The Ark is an intimate 400-seat club presenting performers ranging from young up-and-comers to classic figures of the folk genre.” For more information about the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.theark.org/shows-events/events-workshops/folk-festival

Wednesday, January 30

Pitch Club: Pitch club is a mentoring and funding program hosted across the state of Michigan. According to their website, Pitch Club “has ongoing monthly events that provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. The events are meant to educate, network, inspire and provide valuable experiences for being investable. As part of the events, 3 lucky entrepreneurs will receive the opportunity to practice their pitch and discuss business plan with funding experts, giving them a better understanding the mindset of an investor. Presenters will be given milestones to complete. In addition to guidance from our host and guest experts, attendees will be given a survey to provide additional feedback to the presenters. Pitch club will also feature a guest keynote who can speak on topics related to starting a company, technology, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.” This Pitch Club event will be hosted Wednesday, January 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Bamboo Detroit. You can find more information about Pitch Club by visiting, www.PitchClubMI.com


Saturday, December 1

Jingle Bell Run: Join the Arthritis Foundation for the 2018 Detroit Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Corner Ballpark in Detroit. “Grab your reindeer antlers, tie jingle bells to your running shoes, hit the pavement, and be part of the nation’s largest holiday race series aimed to fight arthritis. Whether you prefer to walk or run, wear your ugly Christmas sweater, or don the craziest holiday costume, this 5K/10K through Corktown and the riverfront is sure to spread smiles, holiday cheer, and winning spirits.” The Snowman Shuffle Kid’s Run will be taking place on the baseball field. All proceeds from the Jingle Bell Run benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Pre-registered participants will receive a shirt and finisher medal. To register for the event, visit www.jbr.org/Detroit For more information, please contact Bill Wenzell at 248-469-4406 or wwenzell@arthritis.org.

Saturday, December 8

Breakfast with Santa: The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 8 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Families are invited to Rusty Bucket located in Northville Park Place to enjoy a personal one-on-one visit with Santa and a delicious breakfast made from scratch. The meal is only $5 per person and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, juice and coffee. Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit Toys for Tots. Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today by calling (248) 349-1399 or by going online at https://www.myrustybucket.com/breakfast-santa-2018

Saturday, December 8

The Society Ball: Join the Detroit Historical Society for a “free-wheeling, black-tie extravaganza that will draw upon Detroit’s rich and relatively unknown cycling history to celebrate a landmark year in which the Detroit Historical Society won all three of the nation’s most prestigious awards for museums.” The Detroit Historical Society’s Ball is the biggest source of annual funding for the society’s educational initiatives. This year’s celebration will und expansion of its award-winning programming to serve high school students, help design new curriculum materials, and develop intergenerational programming for the Discovery Room in The Streets of Old Detroit. The seated dinner and live auction begin at 6:00 p.m., and the late-night party takes place at 9:00 p.m. For information on tickets, please contact Mary Ann Bauman at maryannb@detroithistorical.org or 313-833-4143 or visit www.de-troithistorical.org

Saturday, December 8

Winter Gala: The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan is hosting their 87th Annual Winter Gala at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. This gala will benefit the Friends of Foster Kids charity. “Founded in 1931 as the Italian Lawyers Club of Michigan, today the IABAM remains one of the oldest and largest ethnic bar associations in the country. The IABAM is honored to have an active roster of over 200 attorneys and judicial members, including one Michigan Supreme Court justice. Over 30 courts in the state proudly display the IABAM flag.” For more information about the annual winter gala, please visit www.iabam.com/events

Wednesday, December 12

Holiday Schmooze: The ACS Foundation, alongside their corporate sponsor Acclaimed Home Care, will be kicking off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Schmooze and 10th Anniversary Black and White Ball at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on Monday at 6:00 p.m. The evening will include a first-class strolling dinner, open bar, and dancing to the music of the Killer Flamingos. Lori Herbert of the Anthony Herbert Foundation will be presented 2018’s Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award. This event will benefit the Twin Hearts Medical and Surgical Mission in the Philippines. This mission will bring medical supplies and care, provide surgeries, and assist with emotional trauma, therapy, health education to the people in Cordoba. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, email Karen Katko at khkatko@hotmail.com

Thursday, December 13

Music: Get into the holiday spirit as the Michigan Philharmonic performs holiday favorites during Holiday Pops with the Phil on Thursday, December 13, at The Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth with two performances at either 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. “Music from the movies, Broadway, around the world, and more will delight audiences.” This kickoff to the holiday season is not to be missed! For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, call 734-451-2112 or visit www.michiganphil.org.

Thursday, December 15

Charity Ball: Allnette is hosting their first annual Angel Heart Christmas Charity Ball on Thursday, December 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hosted at the Troy Community Center, the Angel Heart Christmas Charity Ball will offer “a night of fun and excitement, great food and amazing prizes” – with all funds raised to support children who lost a parent or are in foster care. “All of our Programs are gifted unconditionally, we do not charge the individuals we assist – your support goes a long way! Please book your tickets today! Looking for ideas for your work Christmas party? Then look no further – what a great opportunity to celebrate with your friends and colleagues and support a great cause at the same time!” The dress code for this event is formal. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.allnette.org

Friday, December 16

Gala Benefit: Grosse Pointe Theatre will be presenting A Golden Age Holiday, a gala benefit performance and silent auction, on Sunday, December 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This one night only holiday experience is in support of Grosse Pointe Theatre’s performing arts program. The evening will include a strolling cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception; a silent auction and raffle with high-end experiences and a variety of special themed-packages; and a musical performance by some of Grosse Pointe Theatre’s most gifted stars. The ensemble will entertain guests with a medley of songs from the Golden Age including songs by Irving Berlin, Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter, along with several holiday favorites. Seating is limited, be sure to reserve your tickets today! For more information about this benefit, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, call 313-881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org.


Thursday, November 1

Mind, Body, and Jazz: Central City Integrated Health is hosting a Celebration of Mind, Body and Jazz. Hosted at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., the event will highlight the nonprofit’s work to provide integrated health and wellness services for underserved and uninsured populations. The evening will feature a strolling dinner, dessert and coffee station, formal program with remarks, live jazz performances from Detroit-based Ian Finkelstein and multi-platinum musician, Randy Scott, and free valet parking for convenience. All proceeds will ben- efit Central City Integrated Health’s mission to provide evidence-based medical and behavioral health treatment and services, in addition to creating housing, employment and community re-entry opportunities for Wayne County residents. Tickets are priced at $150 and can be purchased online. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit www.cen- tralcityhealth.com.

Saturday, November 3

Holiday Boutique: It’s never too early to start holiday shopping! Join the Divine Child Elementary School for their 42nd Annual Holiday Boutique. The holiday boutique will be hosted at the Divine Child Elementary School in Dearborn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. more than 100 crafters and artisans will be selling a mix of fine arts and hobby crafts including home decor, handmade accessories, woodworked toys, paper goods, hand sewn and quilted items as well as great holiday-themed gifts and decor. Attendees can also enjoy raffles and a bake sale featuring homemade baked goods. Admission is $3, admission for children under 12 is free. All proceeds will benefit the Divine Child Elementary School. For more information, visit https://www.divinechildelementaryschool.org/

Saturday, November 3

Rewind Charity Gala: The Judson Center is hosting their 35th anniversary Rewind Gala on Saturday, November 3. Hosted at MGM Grand Detroit, the Judson Center will be rewinding to 1983 when they held their very first Rewind Gala. “Judson Center held its first gala with the intention of establishing an event that would help the organization enhance its programs and expand services to meet emerging community needs such as autism services. Today, 35 years later, Judson Center remains an innovative leader in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families in our community.” Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the Judson Center’s Rewind Gala, visit www.judsoncenter. org/events

Sunday, November 4

Celebration: Sky Foundation, Inc. is celebrating their 10th Anniversary on Sunday, November 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at MGM Grand Detroit. Local morning anchor Alicia Smith will host the annual lunch. The celebration will feature a performance by Nuclassica, a wine pull raffle with a sommelier, and a live auction. Join this non-profit organization as they celebrate the past ten years of raising awareness, educating and funding research for the early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. For convenience, complimentary valet will be available. Visit www.skyfoundationinc.org or call (248) 385-5143 to learn more about supporting pancreatic cancer research, the event, and to order tickets.

Tuesday, November 6

ELECTION DAY: It’s time to get out and VOTE! The midterm elections are upon us and it’s time for us to head to the polls and vote for the candidates we want to represent us in Lansing and Washington. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about this year’s elections, including your polling location, visit www.michigan.gov/vote

Thursday, November 8

Day Dinner: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter’s is hosting their 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner. This annual dinner celebrates and honors the passion, commitment, and leadership of southeastern Michigan’s philanthropists, volunteers, and fund-raising professionals. Hosted at The Henry in Dearborn from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, nearly 100 distinguished volunteers and eight major awardees will be honored during the event. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and hors-d’oeuvres followed by dinner and a short program. Sponsorship packages are available starting at $2,000; individual tickets are priced $125. “The AFP Greater Detroit Chapter relies on support from individuals and organizations such as yours to help advance the education of fundraising professionals and advocate for philanthropy in our community.” For more information about the event, visit www.afpdet.org.

Friday, November 9

Galapalooza: Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of building communities, hope, and homes on Friday, November 9 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Andiamo Warren. “Walk into a Silver Anniversary atmosphere of fun and excitement, where the main entertainment is the world-renowned juggling and comedic group The Passing Zone, who has performed for the British royal family and the White House and opened for the likes of Jay Leno, George Carlin, Bob Hope, and many others.” The evening will also feature talented acrobats from the Detroit Circus. The evening will also feature more than 100 silent and live auction items, premium drinks and an Italian dinner. Tickets are priced at $125. Major sponsorship provided by IBEW–NECA and Ascension Macomb-Oakland. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call (586) 263-1540 or visit www.macombhabitat.org.

Saturday, November 10

Autumn Gala and Auction: The Beaumont Health Foundation is hosting their 2018 Autumn Gala and Auction on Saturday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted at MGM Grand Detroit, the black-tie-optional event will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and entertainment. All proceeds from the gala and auction will directly support campus expansion plans to benefit the patients and programs at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills. In addition to attending the event, individuals may support the campaign though bidding on the auction online. Bids can be made on items including trips, sports memorabilia, luxury items, and travel. Tickets for the gala are priced at $300. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.beaumont.org/giving/foundation-event. To view and/or bid on auction items, visit www.autumn18.givesmart.com.


Thursday, October 4

Wine and Dine: Wine and Dine in the D will be hosted at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit on Thursday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m. “Wine & Dine in the D is a strolling dining experience featuring cuisine from 23 of metro Detroit’s finest restaurants; wines, craft beer, and spirits from Michigan and around the world; and live entertainment by the Ursula Walker/Buddy Budson Quintet.” Proceeds from this event will go to Cure Multiple Myeloma Corp. to assist Michigan myeloma patients, and to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which funds research for a cure. Tickets are priced at $175. For more information, visit www.curemultiplemyeloma.org or call 248-449-6663.

Thursday, October 4

Movie Premiere: Grace Centers of Hope will be host- ing a red carpet for the public premiere of the documentary film, Thirteen One at the Landmark Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak, located on Main Street. The film follows the lives of six men and women who were in recovery from heroin addiction when they decided to train for the 2017 Brooksie Way Half Marathon in Rochester, MI. Directed by award-winning Detroit filmmaker Kyle Couch, the opening of Thirteen One will include viewings at 7:00 and 8:15 p.m. Tickets for this are priced at $20 – all proceeds will benefit the Grace Centers of Hope. For more information, visit www.landmarktheatres.com/detroit/main-art-theatre

Friday, October 5

Wine Tasting: The 14th Annual Detroit Uncorked premier wine tasting is returning to Detroit on Friday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00pm to benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank. Detroit Uncorked is presented by the Detroit Wine Organization and Kroger. Detroit Uncorked is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest wine tasting events, featuring an array of world-class wines. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank. “For every dollar raised Gleaners feeds 3 of our neighbors suffering from food insecurity.” Tickets are priced at $100. For more information about this annual event, visit www.DetroitWine.org or call 248-867-9307

Sunday, October 6

Charity: Beaumont is hosting their 13th Annual Red Tie Ball, which will raise funds to support the Center for Exceptional Families as well as its autism center expansion of Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. The Red Tie Ball will be hosted at Motor City Casino in Detroit on Sunday, October 6 from 6:00 to 12:00 p.m. The evening’s theme is “Picture Yourself Here.” Guests are encouraged to “dress in their finest” and a red tie. The evening will feature Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment by the Fifty Amp Fuse. RSVPs and sponsorship packages start at $275. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit www.beaumont.org/red-tie

Wednesday, October 10

Happy Hour: Join Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak on Wednesday, October 10 for happy hour at the Morrie in Royal Oak. Sponsored by Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak, the event will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40. Each ticket includes the following: heavy appetizers, 1 drink ticket, and a cash bar. Space for this event is limited – guests should reserve their spots ahead of time. All proceeds from this event will benefit Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit https://blessingsinabackpackhappyhour.eventbrite.com

Thursday, October 11

Fashion: All are invited to spend the day with the fashion community and learn about the business of fashion at FashionSpeak. Hosted at One Woodward, FashionSpeak will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Heading the lineup at the sixth annual FashionSpeak will be Phoenix Mellow, costume designer for Detroiters, Mad Men, Black Panther, and Stranger Things. “Presented by Taubman and created by Detroit Garment Group, FashionSpeak brings together nationally recognized experts in fields crucial to the success of the fashion industry, conducting interactive workshops with plenty of Q&A.” Tickets are available at www.fashionspeak2018.eventbrite.com For more information about the event or the Detroit Garment Group, visit www.detroitgarmentgroup.org

Saturday, October 13

Bras for a Cause: Chief Financial Credit Union presents Bras for a Cause! Join Chief Financial Credit Union as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bras for a Cause. Cancer survivors, art bras, and so much more will be showcased. The annual event will be hosted at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, October 13. The event will feature live and silent auctions, food from some of the finest local restaurants, live music, and an inspiring breast cancer survivor runway show. For more information about the Bras for a Cause 10th anniversary celebration or to purchase tickets, visit www.brasforacausemichigan.org

Sunday, October 21

Charity: Join the Daughters of Penelope Thamyris Chapter No. 272 of Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores — in partnership with St. John Providence Hospital and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial — for the 16th Festival of Tables. The Festival of Tables will be hosted on Sunday, October 21 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Proceeds will benefit the St. John Providence Health System Breast Care Program and a number of other local charities. There will be a variety of table viewing experiences available – guests must purchase tickets for each. For more information about the Festival of Tables or to purchase tickets, visit www.dopfestivaloftables.com


Saturday, September 8

Faith: ECRC is hosting its annual Awake My Soul Event. Tickets are $7 and include dinner. The event will be taking place at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church on Big Be ver Rd. in Troy. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and speakers will include Fr. Dave Pivonka, Tim Glemkowski, Fr. Bryan Kassa, Fr. Fadi Matloob, Fr. Sameem Balius and Guest Feature is Joumana Mdawar.

Sunday, September 9

Charity: The Autism Alliance of Michigan presents the first Golf for Autism at Pine Knob Golf Course located at 5580 Waldon Rd., Village of Clarkston on Sunday, September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For $200, each golfer will receive: a golf cart and 18 holes of golf, a welcome gift, a hot breakfast, Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar, two drink tickets and snacks on course, and lunch featuring a premium open bar. A variety of sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit the Autism Alliance of Michigan event page at https://autismallianceofmichigan.org/golf/ or email Megan.Williams@aaomi.org

Wednesday, September 12

Faith: The Journey to Heaven Series from a Catholic Perspective is being taught by Jeff Kassab, BA in Theology. The Journey to Heaven Series will be hosted at the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center in Bloomfield Hills at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13

Industry Outlook: The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce presents their Industry Outlook: Economic Incentives and The New Economy. Join other chamber members for a panel discussion with industry leaders who will share their business expertise in this growing economy. Panelists include Kevin Jappaya, President of KJ Commercial Real Estate, Dave Baratta, Vice President of Development at Farbman Group, Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President of MEDC, and Mike Kulka, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of PM Environmental. The Industry Outlook will be hosted at the Farbman Group Building in Bingham Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register for this event contact Sarah Kittle at skittle@chaldeanchamber.com or call (248) 851-1200

Saturday, September 15

Fashion: FALL FASHION SHOPPING PARTY Macy’s Somerset – 2nd Floor, Ready-to-Wear
Department. This Fall, it’s all about owning it, embracing femininity and celebrating that fearless energy. Head over to Macy’s for an in-store shopping party to shop The Edit, our fashion director’s picks to buy, love and wear all season. Find everything you need to show the world you’re more than just a girl. This event will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21

Appreciation Luncheon: The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce invites members
to their Corporate Member Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, September 21 at the Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The luncheon will feature special
guest speaker David Farbman, CEO of HealthRise Solutions. For more information or to RSVP contact Sarah Kittle at skittle@chaldeanchamber.com or call (248) 851-1200

Sunday, September 23

Charity: Please join us for the 5th annual Stride for Seminarians on September 23 from 7:30am - 12:00 pm at the Detroit Zoo. Early bird registration is available June 1 - June 30. Under 2 are free, ages 2-12 are $20 ($30 after June 30), and adults are $30 ($40 after June 30). Registration includes a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, kids’ activities, and a mass in the Zoo pavilion. All proceeds support the Chaldean Seminarian fund.

Saturday, September 29

Fashion: FALL FASHION SHOPPING PARTY. Macy’s Twelve Oaks – 1st Floor, Ready-to-Wear Department. This Fall, it’s all about owning it, embracing femininity and celebrating that fearless energy. Head over to Macy’s for an in-store shopping party to shop The Edit, our fashion director’s picks to buy, love and wear all season. Find everything you need to show the world you’re more than just a girl. This event will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18

Religious Retreat: Join us for a theological retreat that walks the “Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24:34). Take four days away from the worries and busyness of this world and spend them with the Lord. Hosted by ECRC, the Emmaus Retreat will run from October 18 through October 21. Taking place at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center in Oxford, the retreat is open to anyone between the ages of 21 – 35. For more information or to register for the Emmaus Retreat, visit www.ecrc.us/emmaus-retreat


Chaldeans Connecting

Saturday, August 4

Charity: Fleece and Thank You is a Michigan based charity that works to give kids in the hospital a connection to the outside world during their treatment journey by supplying them with a handmade fleece blanket and a video message of support from the blanket maker. This year, Fleece and Thank you will be hosting their annual Make a Blanket Day at Airtime Trampoline in Troy on Saturday, August 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year’s goal is to make 2,500 blankets. Every $24 covers the cost of one blanket. You have the option of making a blanket yourself at the event or from home or donating $24 – in which a volunteer will make the blanket for you. For more information about the Fleece and Thank You or World Blanket Day, visit http://fleeceandthankyou.org/

Tuesday, August 7

Primary Election: Get out and vote! Primary election day is finally here and it is our duty as citizens of the United States to head to the polls. Mid term elections are just as important as the presidential election, if not more. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TO find your polling location, visit https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/VoterSearch.aspx

Tuesday, August 7

Cruise for a Cause: Join the Coalition on Temporary Shelter for an evening aboard Ovation on Tuesday, August 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Indulge in a strolling dinner, classic craft cocktails, and modern jazz performances by Detroit’s very own Motor City Horns – who are know for their work with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. A portion of each ticket sold for this event will go towards supporting Coalition on Temporary Shelter and their mission to give hope, help and a better future. For more information about the Coalition on Temporary Shelter or Cruise for a Cause, call 586-778-9060.

Wednesday, August 8

Charity: The Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women is hosting the “Celebrating Life” luncheon. This fundraising luncheon will be hosted at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature Dr. Clifford Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Event goers will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Hudis about the latest scientific advances in cancer research as well as real world challenges. Tickets for this luncheon are priced at $45 each. Funds raised during this event will allow the organization to continue offering an array of programs and advocate for patients. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Tracy Agranove at (248) 592-226. Event sponsorships are also available.

Friday, August 10

Food and Wine Festival: Sponsored by HOUR Detroit, the inaugural Savor Food and Wine Festival will be hosted at the Detroit Zoo on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. “Taste your way through the grounds of the Detroit Zoo at this 2-day culinary extravaganza showcasing fine wines, craft beers, specialty cocktails and gourmet bites from the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and food purveyors.” Tickets for the Savor Food and Wine Festival are priced at $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.event-brite.com/e/savor-food-wine-festival-tickets-44373698928

Friday, August 10

Jazz Festival: The city of Southfield has partnered with Varsity Lincoln to host the 3rd annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival on Friday, August 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 from 3:00 to 10:30 p.m. The festival will be hosted on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus located at 26000 Evergreen Road. The two-day event will feature live music, food trucks, boutique vendors and more. Kimmie Horne is slated to perform both days, headlining the festival on Saturday and performing a special female duet collaboration with members from Grammy-nominated jazz group Straight Ahead on Friday. The festival will also feature performances by Straight Ahead, Kathy Kosins, Penny Wells, Shelia Landis, Rick Matle, David Green, Amy Lee and music director Al McKenzie. The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is free and open to the public. Event goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. Parking will be available on the Southfield Municipal Campus for $10. For more information about the Kimmie Horn Jazz Festival, visit http://www.cityofsouthfield.com.

Saturday, August 18

Royal Tea: Considered one of Detroit’s premier red-carpet events, Royal Tea will be hosted at the historical Detroit Yacht Club on Saturday, August 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bringing in more than 200 women annually, the Royal Tea’s mission is to honorand celebrate women from all walks of life. In addition, the Tea also supports the Detroit-based mentoring program for young ladies “Such a Lady”. “Such a Lady” is designed to help young ladies develop their character, confidence, and class through raising funds and hosting a crowning ceremony to commemorate the 10-week program. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.royalteagala.eventbrite.com


JUNE 2018

Friday, June 2
West Bloomfield Youth Assistance (WBYA), which works each year to steer local youth in positive directions, will offer the community a fun and engaging opportunity to support the organization on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5pm-9:30pm. WBYA will host a Food Truck Rally in partnership with Orchard Mall. The Food Truck Rally will be held outdoors at the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield, 6337 Orchard Lake Rd. This family friendly event will be open to all with free entry and parking. The evening will include live music, food trucks, a beer/wine tent, free bounce houses, games, and so much more. For more information on West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, contact Kelly Hyer at khyer@wbparks.org or Curt Lawson at clawson@wbpolice.org or at http://www.wbyouthassistance.org.


Saturday, June 2
Walk for Charity: Join the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Saturday, June 2 at the Detroit Zoo to help thousands of Michigan families dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood related disorders. Hosted at the Detroit Zoo, the event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A minimum fundraising goal of $30 per person is required for everyone six years or older. Participants are invited to spend the day at the zoo once the event has concluded. For more information, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/event/CLFofMichigan/walk-2018.


Saturday, June 2
Charity: Leader Dogs for the Blind will be hosting Bark & Brew on Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, the event will be hosted at the Griffin Claw Brewing Company and Clubhouse. The evening will feature brew, pub grub, live music and a kids’ play area and an opportunity to meet a leader dog. Advance tickets are priced at $8, tickets purchased at the door are priced at $10. Guests 21 years or younger are free. For more information, visit http://www.leaderdog.org.


Wednesday, June 6
Cruise for a Cause: Join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy as they kick off the summer with their inaugural Summer Cruise Series event, Summerfest, on Wednesday, June 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Summerfest will be benefitting the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchased will help The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy continue to build accessible world-class gathering spaces like the Detroit Riverwalk, and the Dequindre Cut Greenway, for all Detroiter and visitors to enjoy year-round. Eventgoers will board the Ovation at the Port Authority Dock in Downtown Detroit at 6:30pm sharp. Tickets are priced at $105 per person and must be booked online at www.SummerCruiseSeries.com. For more information, call (586) 778-9060.


Thursday, June 7
Yappy Hour: The Michigan Animal Rescue League will be hosting their 9th annual Yappy Hour – the only cocktail party in Detroit where your dog is welcome to join. Hosted at the Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Yappy Hour will be from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This year’s theme is garden party and will be celebrating the Michigan Animal Rescue League’s 65 years of growth and connection to the community. The evening will feature a silent auction, cocktails, a strolling dinner, gourmet dog treats, and more! Tickets are priced at $85 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.marleague.org/events-and-fundraisers/yappy-hour/


Friday, June 8
Fundraiser: The Detroit Zoological Society and event chairs Shannon and Terry Harvill will be hosting the annual 21-and-older fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo Safari. Sunset at the Zoo Safari will be hosted from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The evening will feature “exquisite cuisine, delectable drinks, magnificent live entertainment, and “zoonique” prizes.” This year’s Sunset at the Zoo will be benefitting the many educational programs of the Detroit Zoological Society. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.detroitzoo.org/sunset


Monday, June 11
Charity: Benefitting women’s breast cancer programs throughout communities in Metro Detroit, the 26th annual Women’s Health Care Classic is a “unique golf event which includes women golfing at Dearborn Country Club, while the Friends of the Women’s Health Care Classic (men and women) will be returning to golf at TPC of Michigan.” This event will give women, men, physicians, community members and vendors from all across Southeastern Michigan the opportunity to golf for a great cause. The event will also include breakfast, lunch, a silent auction, cocktails, and more. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.beaumont.org/giving/foundation-events


Thursday, June 14
Gala: The 4th annual Grand Circus Gala will be hosted at Grand Circus Park on Thursday, June 14. This annual gala benefits the historic park. The Grand Circus Gala is hosted by the Detroit Entertainment District Association and Detroit 300 Conservancy and raises funds for programs and improvements in the park. This year, the event will include live music by Ben Sharkey, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets ranger from $100 to $250. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.grandcircusgala.org


Thursday, June 21
Fundraiser: The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting their annual Shimmer on the River fundraising event on Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. The conservancy invites guests to a night of retro fun on the riverfront. “More than 700 business and community leaders, families, and young professionals are expected to gather for a festive evening of family-friendly fun, live music, and gourmet bites.” All proceeds from this event will benefit the Detroit Riverfront’s continued efforts to maintain the riverfront. VIP tickets are available for $250 and include the main event and cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Main event tickets are available for $150 and allow admission at 6:30 p.m. Tickets include admission for one adult and two children 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit detroitriverfront.org/shimmerontheriver


Sunday, September 23
Charity: Please join us for the 5th annual Stride for Seminarians on September 23 from 7:30am - 12:00 pm at the Detroit Zoo. Early bird registration is available June 1 - June 30. Under 2 are free, ages 2-12 are $20 ($30 after June 30), and adults are $30 ($40 after June 30). Registration includes a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, kids activities, and a mass in the Zoo pavilion. All proceeds support the Chaldean Seminarian fund.



MAY 2018

Thursday, May 3
Banquet: The Spirit of Manresa Banquet will be hosted at Shenandoah Country Club located in West Bloomfield at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. The evening’s keynote speaker will be Chris Lowney, best-selling author of seven books, including Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. The event will include a “Super Silent Auction” and 50/50 raffle. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests may also enjoy the Chaldean Cultural Center. Tickets are priced at $150 and can be purchased at www. manresa-sj.org/BanquetTickets or over phone at 248.644.4933 Ext. 100.

Thursday, May 3
Gala: Haven’s Blossom Gala will be hosted at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Thursday, May 3. The gala,“will celebrate the season and the new beginnings it represents, particularly for survivors of domestic and sexual violence served by the Oakland County non-profit.” The evening will include dinner, themed cocktail bars, a dessert bar, performances from the Detroit Women’s Chorus and members of the Detroit Circus, a floral photo wall, silent and live auctions, a raffle and so much more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.havenoakland.org/events/gala-event

Friday, May 4
Workshop: The Henry Ford Health System and Metro Parent are teaming up to present the 11th Annual Living with Autism Event. This year, the event will be hosting three speakers, including Ron Suskind; his son, Owen Suskind; and Ron Fournier. “Ron Suskind is not just a Pulitzer-winning journalist, and the author of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, but he is also the father of Owen Suskind, a young man who has autism and is the protagonist of his father’s book.” For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.metroparent. com/living-with-autism-workshop/

Friday, May 4
Spring Fest: Join Walsh College on Friday, May 4 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for Spring Fest at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market Tickets are priced $100 and includes the following, craft beer tasting from local brewers, wine tasting, food trucks, valet parking, a fun zone with games, and more. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Walsh College Scholarship Fund. In addition to individual tickets, several sponsorship opportunities are available to choose from. For more information contact Holly Blust at 248-823-1245 or hblust@walshcollege.edu.

Friday, May 4
Charity: The Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan Chapter of JDRF are hosting the 33rd Annual JDRF Promise Ball on Friday, May 4, at MGM Grand Detroit. This year’s theme is “One Roaring Night”. The Promise Ball raises funds for JDRF’s mission to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year’s honorees will be Bill and Vivienne Young. The evening will feature a wine raffle, live entertainment, dinner, a live auction, and an after-party. Reservations start at $300 per person or $2,900 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jdrfdetroitpromiseball.org.

Saturday, May 5
Charity: The BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer will be hosted at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The walk is a national grassroots fundraising and awareness initiative that helps support the BCAN mission: “to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.” Tickets are priced at $25 for adults and $5 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.bcanwalk.org/

Friday, May 11
Charity: Detroit Cristo Rey High School invites all to attend their 10th annual Gems of Detroit at Shed 3 in the historic Eastern Market on Friday, May 11, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The event will raise money for Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Tickets are priced at $150. The evening will feature a raffle, silent auction, dancing and live music by the Saints of Soul and food and drinks from local restaurants. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.detroitcristorey.org 

Saturday, May 12
Charity: Treat your mother to breakfast for Mother’s Day and contribute to a great cause! Supported by West Bloomfield Parks and West Bloomfield School, the third annual Charity Cakes event will be taking place Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. The event will be hosted at Orchard Lake Middle School. In addition to breakfast, activities for the children will be provided free of charge. Event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield of Michigan, West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, and the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition. Tickets are priced at $10 per person and $5 per child under 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased at www.wbparks.org/charity-cakes

Friday, May 18
Charity: Join Starfish Family Services on Friday, May 18 at Ford Field in Detroit for the seventh annual Great Hearts Gala. This event will be benefiting children and their families. Attendance to this event will include valet parking, a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and an afterglow dance party. Beaumont Health will also be receiving the 2018 Great Hearts Award at this year’s event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit starfishgala.org or call 734-713-9223.

Wednesday, July 11
Sistine Chapel Choir: Presented by Corporate Travel Service, the Sistine Chapel Choir will be performing at the Detroit Opera House on July 11 as a part of their U.S. coast-to-coast tour. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through Corporate Travel via Ticketmaster. https://www.ctscentral. net/sistine-chapel-choir-returns-de…/


Friday, September 1: The Michigan State Fair is back in town on Friday, September 1 and runs through September 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair ranks itself as Michigan’s No. 1 Family Event, with activities to get kids up close with farm animals and other livestock. Activities include the state fair parade, a farmer’s market, racing pigs, a circus, midway rides, and more. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children 11 and younger, and free for children two and under. For more information go to www.michiganstatefairllc.com

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Tuesday August 1 — Charity: Animals are the stars for Summer Cruise Series’ Jazz It Up cruise on Tuesday, August 1. It features 4 Paws, 1 Heart as its benefiting charity. Sip on cocktails and enjoy delicious strolling cuisine while enjoying jazz with rich tones and swing by Detroit’s own Marion Hayden. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchased goes to help St. Clair Shores based 4 Paws, 1 Heart reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats by paying for necessary medical treatments and assisting with permanent placement through partnerships with local rescue groups. Attendees will board Ovation at the Detroit Port Authority dock in downtown Detroit at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $105 per person and can be reserved online at SummerCruiseSeries.com. For more information call 586-778-9060.

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JULY 2017

Saturday July 1 – Monday July 3 — Music: 25th Annual Salute to America: The Henry Ford Museum located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124 invites all to join them for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks. For VIP tickets call 313.982.6001. For groups of 10 or more call 313.576.5130.

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JUNE 2017

Friday June 2
: Cranbrook Institute of Science offers free admission on the first Friday of every month courtesy of MASCO.

Saturday June 3
:  United Community Family Services hosts its first annual community resource fair and family fun day. The FREE event takes place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church Hall located at 2442 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy MI.  More than 500 community residents are expected to attend.  Resource vendors welcome, including education, summer programs, wellness, health, employers, human resource agencies, individual services, faith based services, community services, city/county/state representatives. The fair includes, summer activity resources, arts and crafts, bouncers, face painting, prizes and refreshments.

Thursday June 8 – Sunday June 11
: Detroit Skating Club presents Skating in Color. It is their annual ice show open to the public. Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. Go to www.dscclub.com to buy tickets. 

Saturday June 10
: Please join us for the Believe in Our Build Celebration @ The Lingenfelter Collection to help support GiGi’s Playhouse.  The event is from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at 7819 Lochlin Drive, in Brighton.  Ken Lingenfelter has graciously offered up his slice of automotive heaven in support of GiGi’s Playhouse “Believe in Our Build” event. On display for all to see will be over $50 million of exquisite automobiles. Do not miss your opportunity to see one of the true treasures of the automotive world in support of GiGi’s Playhouse.  Tickets are $150 and space is limited, so get your tickets today at https://www.facebook.com/events/1861586644103317??ti=ia

Tuesday June 13
: Detroit Yacht Club Foundation is offering a public tour at 6:15 p.m.

Friday June 16
: Strawberry Festival at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Belleville at 4 p.m.

Saturday June 17
: Purple Strides Detroit is a walk for pancreatic cancer being held at Hart Plaza at 8 a.m.

Thursday June 22
: Chaldean Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 14th annual Golf Outing at Shenandoah Country Club. To register go to www.chaldeanchamber.com 

Saturday June 24
: Solanus Casey Center Nourishing the Soul Pasta at 4 p.m.  Starting with a Mass at the St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel, the Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, will host a pasta fellowship dinner catered by Capuchin Soup Kitchen Catering. The evening will also include a ‘fishbowl’ auction and a raffle. Raffle tickets are $10 each. You do not need to be present to win. Event tickets are $40 per person and are available online www.SolanusCenter.org or by calling the Capuchin Events Department at 313.579.2100, Ext. 153. Proceeds benefit the Center and it’s our only 2017 fundraiser.

Friday June 30
: Ye-haw! It’s the 35th annual 99.5 WYCD Hoedown in partnership with LiveNation and Palace Entertainment. It is taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, June 30, the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown 2017 will feature performances by Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and seven other bands across three stages.

Tuesday July 11
: The Chaldean Chamber of Commerce is hosting young professionals networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Calexico 1040 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. 

Wednesday July 19
: The AFPD is hosting its 41st Golf Outing at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center. To register go to www.afpdonline.or