Join Hospice of Michigan from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Shed 3 of Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market for Barley, BBQ and Beats, a unique celebration showcasing barbecue from leading pit masters and restaurants, handcrafted whiskey cocktails from select Michigan distilleries, and live music from hometown favorites. The evening’s program will be emceed by WDIV/Local 4’s Evrod Cassimy. Admission includes your choice of three barbecue servings and three whiskey cocktail tastings. Additional tokens will be available for purchase. Guests can pay tribute to their loved one by sharing a photo or memory in a specially designated area. Proceeds will support Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access Fund, which provides end-of-life care to patients regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. Advance tickets are $40, or $45 at the door. For more information or to tickets, visit hom.org/BBB2019.
Jewish Family Service is shining a light on mental health in the community at the agency’s Spotlight Event 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. The evening will feature Liza Long, mental health advocate and author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness. After the Newtown school shooting in 2012, Long wondered if her son, who has bipolar disorder, was capable of committing a similar act in her blog post “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” The post went viral, leading to her appearance on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other outlets. Her book looks at how we address mental illness, especially in children. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jfsspotlightevent.org or call 248-592-2339.
The Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) Program, founded by Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard is helping at-risk kids have fun, make new friends, learn new skills, stay healthy, stay focused, support one another, and become good citizens — all within a safe environment and a structure where law enforcement and community partners empower young people to reach their full potential through athletics, mentoring, and other enrichment programs. Please join us at the fourth annual Sheriff PALA Gala with Master of Ceremony Carolyn Clifford of Channel 7 on Friday, May 31 at The Treasury in Pontiac. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, live entertainment with FiftyAmpFuse, a silent auction, raffle, and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sheriffpalagala.com.
Join the Right to Life of Michigan as they host their fifth annual Min Sharetha Benefit Dinner. Hosted at the Shenandoah Country Club of West Bloomfield, Min Sharetha is an event in support of the Right to Life of Michigan’s prolife outreach efforts within the Chaldean community. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will once again be Fr. Bryan Kassa. This year’s special guest speaker is Pam Tebow, a prolife and women’s ministry speaker and mother of Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Florida Gators. Pam will be sharing her own prolife testimony. Those who would like to attend must register online by Thursday, May 23. For more information, visit https://www.rtl.org/events/minsharetha/
Help celebrate 11 years of Gems of Detroit with a Cinco de Mayo-inspired fiesta on Friday, May 17, at Eastern Market, Shed 3. The participating restaurants include Takoi, Grey Ghost, Marrow, Parc, Rattlesnake Club, Slow’s, Mexican Town Bakery, Marrow, Detroit Beer Company, Supino Pizzeria, Auntie Nee’s Salsa, Beyond Juice, Punchbowl Social, and more. New this year is the Guardians of the Cristo Rey Mission Pre-Party, held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and is reserved for VIP ticket holders. Guests will have the opportunity to support the continued mission of Detroit Cristo Rey High School through their first ever paddle raise. Tequila cocktails and Latin-inspired bites will be served. The main event will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy food and drink from Detroit’s best restaurants, silent auction, raffles, and live musical entertainment from Miami Stars Band.
Haven’s sixth annual Blossom Gala will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Join Haven as they celebrate survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault blossoming into their purpose. The Oakland County nonprofit will host its largest fundraiser to continue providing free comprehensive services to anyone impacted by these injustices. Event highlights for the Haven Blossom Gala will be an evening that will include a seated dinner, themed cocktail bars, delicious desserts, live music, a floral photo wall, silent and live auctions, a vacation raffle, and more. Additionally, attendees will be inspired by remarks and personal stories from a survivor. To learn more about the Blossom Gala or to purchase tickets, please contact Jasmine Valentine at 248-322-3705 or visit haven-oakland.org/events/gala-event.
Join the Corktown Health Center from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, as they celebrate their 10th annual “Cheers to HELP” spring fundraiser. Guests will enjoy a strolling wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, delicious dessert, live entertainment, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit programs and services at Health Emergency Lifeline Programs and Corktown Health Center. “Cheers to HELP” will take place at The Eastern in Detroit’s Eastern Market, located at 3434 Russell St., Ste. 501. Tickets can be purchased for $75 online at cheerstohelp2019.eventbrite.com or by calling 313- 832-3300 ext. 34.
Help grant wishes that transform the lives of Michigan children by joining Make-A-Wish Michigan for their 21st Annual Walk for Wishes – Southeast Michigan starting 9:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Walk for Wishes celebrates the more than 9,500 Michigan wishes that have already been granted because of supporters at events like Walk for Wishes. This family-friendly event is powered by wish families, volunteers, corporate partners, donors, and friends. Register for free today and join thousands of supporters who are walking to help make life-changing wishes come true for children in our community. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, to register, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit WalkForWishesMI.org or call 800-622-9474.
Join Community Living Centers on May 3 at the Detroit Athletic Club for its milestone 42nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner. Fifteen top chefs from metro Detroit will prepare and serve a five-course meal while guests and sponsors enjoy entertainment, a silent auction, and artwork inspired by our residents. CLC serves metro Detroit adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families with independent living support. CLC operates 11 group homes for adults and runs three independent programs, serving 105 individuals and providing safety, companionship, love, and support so they can thrive in their communities through employment, volunteering, social events, and more. Tickets are priced at $175; sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Connor Osborn at 248-478-0870.
An expansion of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce’s Connecting Cultures to Business program, the chamber will be hosting a half day workshop on Wednesday, May 1. Through the generous support of Masco Corp., and the expertise of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, the first Western Wayne Diversity and Inclusion Experience will take place at the Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center. This four-hour program begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking, followed by comments from Keith Allman, CEO of Masco Corp, who will discuss why his company finds great value in diversity and inclusion initiatives. The implicit bias session will be followed by roundtable discussions and a brainstorm on how to implement inclusion strategies into in increasingly diverse workplace.
Tuesday, December 19 Charity: In support of Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ will premiere at the Michigan Theater December 19. The fundraiser will start with a 6:00 p.m. VIP reception at the theater, which will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the movie. All guests will be treated to a Hot Chocolate Street Party outside the theater after the premiere. VIP tickets are $250 and general movie admission tickets are $50. For more information about tickets, contact Kim Streich at email@example.com or 313-578-6265.
Friday, December 16 Cookie Decorating: Learn how to decorate your holiday sugar cookies from the professionals at Love and Buttercream. Love and Buttercream decorators will teach guests how to create detailed sugar cookies perfect for the holiday season. Guests will also learn how to make their own royal icing perfect for elaborate sugar cookie decorations. The price of admission is $78 per person. To reserve your spot, visit http://https://michtix.com/events/ advanced-sugar-cookies.
Friday, December 16 Brunch & Bootcamp: Join Coach Terra Castro and Geo Woodman of Detroit Body Garage as they lead a fullbody, circuit based boot camp, open to all fitness levels. Following the hourlong workout, attendees can refuel in a private dining room with a healthy buffet brunch curated by Chef Tom Lents. Cost of admission $45 per person and includes workout and brunch. To reserve your spot, visit http:// https://michtix.com/events/bootcampbrunch-e41a5455-9531-4e21-bd2a- 99472d8191a8.
Friday, December 15 Cookie Swap: Join Love and Buttercream for another sweet holiday treat. Love and Buttercream of Birmingham is hosting a cookie swap December 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Create and decorate your very own cookies and swap your treats for other one-of-a-kind decorated holiday cookies. Cost of admission is $58. To reserve your spot, visit http://https://michtix.com/events/cookie-swap.
Thursday, December 14 Holiday Show: The Michigan Philharmonic’s Yuletide celebration will take you on a musical ride with its Holiday Pops with the Phil at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. December 14, at the Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth. From Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and African Noel to a contemporary Hanukkah favorite, The Eighth Candle, the concert celebrates the many different sounds of the season, including fun tunes featuring the Grinch, Rudolph, and the Polar Express. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.michiganphil.org.
Saturday, December 9 Charity: Leaders for Kids, the advisory board of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, is hosting their 6th annual Cheers for Children event on December 9 at The Garden Theater in Detroit at 8:00 p.m. Cocktails, strolling hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment will be available for guests to enjoy as they support a worthy cause. Proceeds from the event will support the Leaders for Kids Endowment Fund. Tickets are $125. For more information, visit leadersforkids.com or contact Kate Kesner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 9 Charity: The Italian-American Bar Association of Michigan will be hosting their 86th annual Winter Gala Saturday, December 9, at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The Italian American Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest ethnic bar associations in the country. The annual Winter Gala will benefit the Friends of Foster Kids charity. For more information, visit iabam. com.
Saturday, December 9 Gingerbread Social: Join Love and Buttercream for their delicious gingerbread social December 9 at 10:00 a.m. Spend an evening with friends or loved ones as you participate in this famous holiday pastime. Love and Buttercream will provide all-from-scratch gingerbread and guests can assemble their house with royal icing and decorate it with add-ons like mini gingerbread men and women, candies, sprinkles, holiday fondant pieces, and royal icing. Enjoy some snacks and hot cocoa as you put together your gingerbread house. The cost of the event is $48 per house. Reserve your spot at http://https://michtix. com/events/gingerbread-houses.
Tuesday, December 5 Holiday Fun: Join Love and Buttercream of Birmingham for Holiday Hand Painted Macarons. Hand paint holiday themed macarons from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is $70. To purchase tickets go to http://https//michtix.com/ events/hand-painted-macarons.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: Celebrate the holiday Season with Gateway Classic Cars on December 2nd at 10 a.m. Admission to the event is free when you donate an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. Enjoy lunch, classic and exotic cars, and of course Santa at the event. Bring the whole family and give to a great charity making children’s dreams come true. For more information contact Casey Bell at (618) 589-9952 or Casey.Bell@ GatewayClassicCars.com.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: Join the Arthritis Foundation for the 2017 Jingle Bell Run 9 a.m. Saturday, December 2, at Campus Martius in Detroit. Lace up your running shoes and be a part of the nation’s largest holiday race dedicated to fighting arthritis. Enjoy a post-race celebration with food and drinks, hosted by the Hard Rock Café. Pre-registered participants will receive a short-sleeved shirt and medal. All proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, contact Laurie Rupp at 248-530-5025 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 1 Charity: Join us for the third annual Cheers Gala at the Rochester Hills Production Brewery and Taproom. This annual event raises funds for the Easter Seals Michigan Program. The Easter Seals Michigan Program provides important services to adults, children and families with mental, physical or behavioral needs. The event will feature a variety of up to 16 craft beers, wine from local areas, and a strolling dinner. Casino style games, a silent auction, live entertainment, and a raffle will also be featured. Tickets are $100.
Friday, December 1 Holiday Jubilee: Junior League of Detroit invites you to their annual Holiday Jubilee. This jubilee will take place at the Rattlesnake Club Atrium in Detroit from 7-10 p.m. This event will benefit the projects of the Junior League of Detroit. The Holiday Jubilee will feature strolling dinner prepared by the chef of the Rattlesnake Club, who will partner with Chef Jared in preparing dessert. Live entertainment and a silent auction will also be featured. For ticket information, contact Mary Savage at (313) 881-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 1 Holiday fun: Starting Friday, December 1 and running through Sunday, December 3, explore Cranbrook House as it is decorated for the holiday season. Decorated with a one-of-a-kind classic and trees, trains, and other holiday settings, Cranbrook House is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Also take the opportunity to shop for Cranbrook House mementos. Tickets are $20. For more information call (248) 645-3149 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will be gathering at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on December 2 with more than 800 prominent business, medical and philanthropic leaders for the 13th annual Kidney Ball. Sponsored by Madison Heights Glass, Lear Corp., Meijer, and General Motors Fleet, the evening will feature cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing to live music Courtesy of Your Generation in Concert, and a candy bar. All proceeds will benefit the Nation Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s programs and services. Tickets are $250 each and available at nkfm.org/kidneyball or by calling 800-482-1455