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

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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 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 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

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 

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 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