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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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…/