Chaldeans Connecting

Saturday, August 4

Charity: Fleece and Thank You is a Michigan based charity that works to give kids in the hospital a connection to the outside world during their treatment journey by supplying them with a handmade fleece blanket and a video message of support from the blanket maker. This year, Fleece and Thank you will be hosting their annual Make a Blanket Day at Airtime Trampoline in Troy on Saturday, August 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year’s goal is to make 2,500 blankets. Every $24 covers the cost of one blanket. You have the option of making a blanket yourself at the event or from home or donating $24 – in which a volunteer will make the blanket for you. For more information about the Fleece and Thank You or World Blanket Day, visit

Tuesday, August 7

Primary Election: Get out and vote! Primary election day is finally here and it is our duty as citizens of the United States to head to the polls. Mid term elections are just as important as the presidential election, if not more. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TO find your polling location, visit

Tuesday, August 7

Cruise for a Cause: Join the Coalition on Temporary Shelter for an evening aboard Ovation on Tuesday, August 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Indulge in a strolling dinner, classic craft cocktails, and modern jazz performances by Detroit’s very own Motor City Horns – who are know for their work with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. A portion of each ticket sold for this event will go towards supporting Coalition on Temporary Shelter and their mission to give hope, help and a better future. For more information about the Coalition on Temporary Shelter or Cruise for a Cause, call 586-778-9060.

Wednesday, August 8

Charity: The Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women is hosting the “Celebrating Life” luncheon. This fundraising luncheon will be hosted at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature Dr. Clifford Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Event goers will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Hudis about the latest scientific advances in cancer research as well as real world challenges. Tickets for this luncheon are priced at $45 each. Funds raised during this event will allow the organization to continue offering an array of programs and advocate for patients. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Tracy Agranove at (248) 592-226. Event sponsorships are also available.

Friday, August 10

Food and Wine Festival: Sponsored by HOUR Detroit, the inaugural Savor Food and Wine Festival will be hosted at the Detroit Zoo on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. “Taste your way through the grounds of the Detroit Zoo at this 2-day culinary extravaganza showcasing fine wines, craft beers, specialty cocktails and gourmet bites from the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and food purveyors.” Tickets for the Savor Food and Wine Festival are priced at $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, August 10

Jazz Festival: The city of Southfield has partnered with Varsity Lincoln to host the 3rd annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival on Friday, August 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 from 3:00 to 10:30 p.m. The festival will be hosted on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus located at 26000 Evergreen Road. The two-day event will feature live music, food trucks, boutique vendors and more. Kimmie Horne is slated to perform both days, headlining the festival on Saturday and performing a special female duet collaboration with members from Grammy-nominated jazz group Straight Ahead on Friday. The festival will also feature performances by Straight Ahead, Kathy Kosins, Penny Wells, Shelia Landis, Rick Matle, David Green, Amy Lee and music director Al McKenzie. The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is free and open to the public. Event goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. Parking will be available on the Southfield Municipal Campus for $10. For more information about the Kimmie Horn Jazz Festival, visit

Saturday, August 18

Royal Tea: Considered one of Detroit’s premier red-carpet events, Royal Tea will be hosted at the historical Detroit Yacht Club on Saturday, August 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bringing in more than 200 women annually, the Royal Tea’s mission is to honorand celebrate women from all walks of life. In addition, the Tea also supports the Detroit-based mentoring program for young ladies “Such a Lady”. “Such a Lady” is designed to help young ladies develop their character, confidence, and class through raising funds and hosting a crowning ceremony to commemorate the 10-week program. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at