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