DECEMBER 2018

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.