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.


Friday August 4

Music: Don’t miss the first ever Live Belle Isle Waterfront Concert sponsored by Detroit Institute of Music Education featuring Brother Son! All proceeds go to Sanctum house, a safe home for survivors of human trafficking. Casual dinner will be included, as well as alcohol for purchase. For more information, contact Kathleen Nagle at


Saturday August 5

Charity: Join us for the 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, August 5, through the scenic streets of Birmingham. The course starts in front of Seaholm High School and will end on the track. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate on this flat, fast course. The first 100 participants will receive a gift bag at registration. Henry Ford Hospital’s Dr. Steven Chang, M.D. will be the special guest speaker. Runners will be timed to win prizes according to registered team names and age groups. Registration for the race day begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9 a.m. Register for the Walk/Run online at

To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Jennifer Menser at, or 248-343-4892.


Saturday August 5

Concert: Don’t miss the debut of Rock the Plank, an outdoor concert featuring Kris Allen, along with Christian singer Adam Cappa and other local performers, on Saturday, August 5, from 5 – 10 p.m. on the campus of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School (SPLCS) and Lutheran High School North, 17051 24 Mile Rd, Macomb. Event proceeds, including sponsorships and donations, will benefit two local cancer foundations: the New Day Foundation for Families, based in Rochester, and the ChadTough Foundation, based in Ann Arbor.


Saturday August 5

Charity: Celebrate “Make a Fleece & Thank You Blanket Day” on Saturday, Aug. 5, at High Velocity Sports in Canton. Fleece & Thank You is a Michigan-based charity that believes in giving sick kids in the hospital a friend for their journey. The organization aims to provide 25,000 children a year with their own blanket. At “Make a Fleece & Thank You Blanket Day,” staff and volunteers are hoping to make 5,000 blankets. Help reach their goal by purchasing a blanket to make that day. Blankets can be made at the event location, from home, work, or anywhere you happen to find yourself that afternoon! Blankets can be purchased online at or by logging onto For more information, email


Sunday August 6

Family Fun: Belle Isle Passport to family fun; antiques and classic boat show. Pick up your “Belle Isle Family Fun Passport” from the Belle Isle Boat House beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 6. Continue the journey around Belle Isle to witness the revitalization efforts of the DNR. Make a stop at The Dossin Museum, the Aquarium, the Nature Zoo, and/or the Conservatory. Each stop has a special activity and participation will garner a stamp in your passport. Submit your passport for review at the Belle Isle Boat House and earn a special prize. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 per group of four. For more information call (248) 821-1128.


Saturday August 12

Faith: On Saturday Aug. 12, Capuchin Fr. Martin Pable will continue our 60th Anniversary of Remembering Fr. Solanus series with his presentation: The Life and Spirituality of Fr. Solanus Casey. Fr. Martin knew Fr. Solanus personally, having lived with him for two years. Fr. Martin has made a special study of Fr. Solanus’ life and ministry. Fr. Martin will highlight Fr. Solanus’ struggles to choose his vocation, his ministry of healing to so many people, his ability to inspire others to deeper faith and trust in God, and his patient bearing of his own crosses. We will begin at Noon with a simple lunch and conclude by 2:30 PM. For more information call 313.579.2100 ext. 149.


Saturday August 12

Charity: Paws for Life Rescue presents 2017 Paws in the Park dog walk and family picnic on August 12 from noon to 4 pm at Dodge Park. Paws for Life Animal Rescue is a 5-star certified rescue with one of the lowest adoption fees, while having one of the most inclusive adoption packages. PFL is volunteer run and 100% of profits benefit the animals in their care! In celebration of PFL’s 10-year anniversary, they are hosting an afternoon for everyone with a kids activity tent, dog games, picnic lunch, entertainment by Yates the Frisbee Dog, vendors, adoptable pets and more! Tickets are $12 per person 12 & up. Kids and dogs get free admission. For more information, call (586) 354-3865.


Sunday August 13

Charity: Thee Jazz Brunch Join us on August 13 at noon for an afternoon of delicious food, wonderful entertainment, inspiring culture and great company! Inspired by Thee, an organization that raises money to provide scholarships for high school and college students, particularly those who have lost a sibling or a young parent, is hosting a jazz brunch fundraiser. The talented Brandon Williams will perform. Afterwards, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the “And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture” exhibit. Tickets are available for $65. Secure parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center Parking Lot, at a cost of $7.00. Register by August 1 at


Friday August 18

Charity: Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger. This summer, more than 3,000 classic cars will cruise Woodward Avenue, setting the stage for the official Woodward Dream Cruise preview party: Forgotten Harvest’s 15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger. The event is 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Westborn Market located at 27659 Woodward Ave. in Berkley. The event features a delicious taste fest with products from Chive Kitchen, Coop, Huron Room, Treat Dreams, Vinsetta Garage, Westborn Market, and more. Along with the tasty food and refreshing drinks, there will also be live entertainment by Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band, dancing, a silent auction, and, of course, plenty of classic car action. Tickets are $150 and sponsorship packages begin at $500. To purchase, visit or call (248) 268-7521.


Saturday August 19

Havana Nights: Join us August 19 from 7 pm to 12 am on the Belle Isle Boat House lawn in a pavilion transformed into a space designed for an evening infused with Latin cuisine, scotch, cigars, and Cuban-inspired music. The evening will feature a tasting and education portion as well as interesting raffle prizes. Think warm thoughts for this premiere event…Wear prints, florals or a fancy fedora and prepare to spice things up as we transport you to Havana Nights! Revel in the tastes, sights, and sounds of Cuba. Tickets: $75. For more information contact or (248) 821-1128.