The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) have teamed up with The Youth Connection to host Chiefs Cooking for Kids. The event will be hosted at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center at 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. VIP event time will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and regular event time will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Chiefs Cooking for Kids will bring together police and fire chiefs as they cook to raise money for The Youth Connection, a non-profit dedicated to helping our local youth. For more information visit www.theyouthconnection.org and www.afpdonline.org.
St. Jude Iraq is hosting their 2nd Annual Charity Gala on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Penna's of Sterling Heights. The theme of the night is an Evening of Hope. Individual tickets are $100 or a table is $700. The event will benefit the war-affected children in Iraq. For tickets, sponsorship or ads, please call Noreen Mika (586)-388-2506 or email email@example.com
Children ages 12 and younger will be able to trick-or-treat at Detroit Historical Museum’s “Streets of Old Detroit” at the Detroit Historical Museum at 12:00 p.m. The event will include free refreshments, Halloween crafts, magic by the Amazing Clark, and comedy with Richard Paul’s “Ha Ha Halloween Show.” The Halloween history hunt will test sleuthing skills. Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged. The event is free of charge, children must be accompanied by adults.
Join the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC) for their annual Gather and Give Fundraising dinner. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be taking place at the Shenandoah Country Club. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction as well as a raffle. Visit www.ecrc.us for more info or contact the ECRC office for tickets and sponsorship opportunities at (248) 538-9903.
Join us for Halloween Hoot the Dinosaur Nature Hill Preserve in Rochester! The family-friendly Halloween Hoot will be a scary good time for young ghosts and ghouls. The event will start in the nature center for crafts and then head outdoors for a series of short interpretive skits while the children collect treats. There will be a mini-fair with Halloween themed carnival games. Tickets sell for a specific time with groups leaving every 10 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at http://dinosaurhill.org/Hoot for $7.
Join us for BRAvo: Mammograms are the Girls’ Best Friend fundraiser 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. This year’s BRAvo features dazzling dance performances by breast cancer survivors. Cheer the dancing pairs as they step into the spotlight and perform center stage. This evening includes a delicious plated dinner, raffles, and an artwork display sponsored by Lilly Oncology. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at www.mclaren.org/bravo
Join fashion expert Stacy London at the fifth annual FashionSpeak conference on October 12 at One Woodward in Detroit. FashionSpeak brings together nationally recognized experts in fields crucial to the success of the fashion industry, conducting interactive workshops with plenty of Q&A. Attendees will include fashion designers, photographers, bloggers, wardrobe stylists, fashion retailers, students, and more. Breakfast and lunch are included. Tickets can be purchased at http://fashionspeak2017.eventbrite.com for $49.
Join Sisters HOPE for their 10th annual Pretty ‘n’ Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Shenandoah Country Club. The event begins with exciting shopping and high-end raffles. Lunch is served at noon, followed by a fashion show featuring Closet NV. All proceeds from Pretty ‘n’ Pink benefit local women attending the HOPE Retreat for breast cancer survivors. Individual tickets can be purchased for $50 and tables for ten can be purchased for $450. Purchase tickets online at http://prettynpink.eventbrite.com.
Join us at 5:00 p.m. for the annual Taste of Southfield (TOS) event at the Southfield Town Center. Presented by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the TOS showcases a great sampling of local restaurants and banquet facilities. This year’s event will include samplings from 20 local restaurants, music, an edible creations contest, and a best restaurant contest. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://https://michtix.com/events/taste-of-southfield.
Join us for Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo at 5:00 p.m. The event will include live entertainment, magic acts, acrobats, jugglers, and pumpkin carving demonstrations. Visit the Haunted Reptile House and the trick-or-treat trail, which consists of 13 stations. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/zoo-boo/
Join the Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue at 7:00 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center for a night of wines from around the world, locally crafted beers from Witch's Hat Brewery, full dinne, door prizes, live and silent auctions and a wine pull. You won't want to miss the fabulous, locally-donated goodies in our live and silent auctions from Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, The Foundation Hotel in Detroit, or go as far as The Bahamas to The Atlantis Hotel. All proceeds from the evening's festivities will go directly to the care of our dogs to help pay for veterinary care, kibble, and supplies like collars, leashes, ID tags and microchips. Tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased online at www.waggintailsdogrescue.org/specialevents.html
In celebration of their tenth anniversary, the Adopt a Refugee Family Program is hosting an event at the Shenandoah Country Club at 7:00 p.m. To date, Adopt a Refugee has been able to send 10 million dollars to refugees in need, helping 400,000 individual refugees. The hope for this event is to help an additional 208 refugee families. For more information about the event and tickets, call (248) 406-2052.
Join us for the fourth annual Dancing with Survivors charity event at 6:30 p.m. An evening of dancing to celebrate breast cancer survivors who are thriving in their recovery. The event features local breast cancer survivors paired with Fred Astaire professional dancers, performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund’s mission. The Pink Fund provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients in treatment so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. Tickets are $150 each. For more information contact Lynn Munroe at Amanda@Maracaibomedia.com.
Join us for the sixth annual St. Nicholas Institute Awards Gala! The sixth annual Gala will take place at the Sacred Heart Banquet and Conference Center on Six Mile just east of Middlebelt. The Gala is the culmination of the St. Nicholas Institute, a weeklong retreat and seminar for faith-based people who seriously take on the role of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and his wife Candy, will be in attendance and will receive an award for a nationwide scholarship program that supports students with great academic and humanitarian achievement. Seats are $60 each. For more information visit www.stnicholasinstitute.org
Wear your favorite tutu and join us at Hudson Mills Metropark on October 1st for Ballet Chelsea's fourth annual Tutu Run. Participants of all ages can compete in the timed 5k race – $25 per adult, $20 per child – or a 1-mile Fun Run – $20 per adult, $15 per child. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age category. For more information and to register, visit www.tutu-run.com.
Pay the HUSH Haunted Attraction in Westland a visit. One of Metro Detroit’s most unique haunted attractions, HUSH is ranked among the Top 13 in the nation. You’ll have the most terrifying mutants, monsters, and zombies in your face that even nightmares can’t compete with. New and Expanded for 2017! General admission tickets are $18 and VIP admission tickets are $30. For more information and scheduling, visit www.hushhauntedattractions.com.
Head on over to Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill now through the end of October for their annual Fall Festival. Enjoy fall activities, from picking your own fruits and vegetables to 10 acres of Blake’s famous Barnyard Funland! Also, join us on the weekends at Blake’s Big Apple for Blake’s Zombie Paintball Safari! For more information and ticket pricing, visit www.blakefarms.com.
Culture: It’s A Grand Opening Chaldean Cultural Center Museum Grand Opening being held on Wednesday September 13 at 6 p.m. The museum is inside Shenandoah Country Club located at 5600 Walnut Lake Rd. West Bloomfield. You can contact the Cultural Center for tickets. Go to www.chaldeanculturalcenter.org
Awake My Soul is a day dedicated to spiritual renewal, meant to meet you wherever you may be in your own spiritual journey. Distinguished Catholic speakers will come together for Awake My Soul in order to engage both your mind and soul and you grow in intimacy with our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us for a night of talks, Adoration, Eucharistic Procession and live music. Doors open at 4:30 pm at the Mother of God Church in Southfield. The evening will conclude with midnight Mass. Register for the event at ecrc.us.
Festival: Arts, Beats & Eats is back in town on September 2 and will run through September 5. Each year, Arts, Beats & Eats draws in thousands of people. A variety of events will be happening in Downtown Royal Oak during the festival. The festival showcases hundreds of musical acts, a lineup of food from Detroit, an art show and more. This year’s performers include Buckcherry, Our Lady Peace, Gavin DeGraw, Three Dog Night, Laith Al-Saadi, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. For more information, visit www.artsbeatseats.com
The Detroit Jazz Festival, which is considered to be the world’s largest jazz festival, is back to take residency in downtown Detroit through September 5. This year’s lineup includes artists such as George Benson, Ron Carter, the Roy Hargrove Quintet, the Soul Rebels and Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation. For details, visit www.detroitjazzfest.org
Family Fun: 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 www.michiganstatefairllc.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 821-1128.
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 forgottenharvest.org or call (248) 268-7521.