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93-5 is Live at Brighton's Holiday Glow

This Saturday kick off the Holidays in Brighton starting at 4:00. Listen for event updates sponsored by SleepChek Mattress Store in Howell. Click for details.

Salvation Army Coats for Kids Donations

New coats, hats, gloves & mittens, snow pants, and winter boots can be drop off at area VG's, Busch's, 7-11, Rural King, Fowlerville Pharmacy, LOC, Brighton Ford, and Kroger. All donations will be made available without cost to those in need at The Salvation Army Church and Social Services building on Lake Street in Howell.

Workplace of the Day

Alterations by Twee won Nov 15
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Mike & Jon in the Morning

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Pet Cemetery's Closure Leaves Many Questions

Heavenly Acres pet cemetery in Genoa Township closed after its lease expired on September 30th. Genoa Township Supervisor Bill Rogers says there could be up to 74,000 animal remains buried on the 12-acre property.

War Dog Memorial Sets Up Fundraiser For K9 Killed In Line Of Duty

K9 Axe with the St. Clair Shores Police Department was shot and killed November 4th by a man confronted by police after he produced a rifle following a family dispute at a baby shower. The suspect was then shot and killed by officers. Axe was laid to rest on Wednesday with full honors.
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Community Events

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Wed Dec 31 LCCB Making Spirits Bright

The Livingston County Concert Band Making Spirits Bright Concert is Sunday December 9th at 3pm. The concert is held at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center at Howell High School. Admission is $10 fro adults, $8 for seniors and students are free.

Fri Nov 16 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Benefit

The Steve Schulte Modern-Old-Fashioned Variety Show to Benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Friday November 16th at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2201 S. Old US 23, Brighton, MI 48114. Actors! Musicians! Comedy! (It’s a variety show after all) WHMI's Jon King will be among the performers. There is a $25 suggested donation per person, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Doors open at 6:45pm, with the show at 7:30pm. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks will be provided; BYO beer and wine.

Fri Nov 16 CSPA presents Mary Poppins

Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy presents Mary Poppins on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hartland Performing Arts Center, 9525 E. Highland Rd, Howell, Mi 48843. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or online through the link below.

Fri Nov 16 Comedy Show to Benefit Shop with a Cop

Comedy Show to Benefit Shop with a Cop will be held on November 16th at Captains Joes in Whitmore Lake. Comedian Chad Jogotka and headliner comedian Steve Sabo will perform. Tickets are $20, available at Livingston County Sheriff’s office, Captain Joe’s and online.

Fri Nov 16 Virgil's Family Reunion Dinner Theatre

A fundraiser for the Fowlerville High School Technical Theatre Club scholarship. A delicious homestyle chicken dinner and all the trimmings and the hilarious comedy play only $20. The fundraiser starts at 6:30 at Webberville United Methodist Church, Holt Rd. at M-52. For more info. call 517-223-6157 or dianadombrowski@yahoo.com.

Fri Nov 16 Awareness Movie

The Historic Howell Movie Theater will be showing clips from the YouTube Channel: Invisible People by Mark Horvath. The video clips are from recording he has shared with of people throughout the State of Michigan that are surviving homelessness. This effort is to help attendees to understanding what it takes to survive homelessness.

Fri Nov 16 Rep. Hank Vaupel Office Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland, and Howell on Friday, November 16th. Fowlerville: 2:30pm-3:30pm at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4pm-5pm at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road; and Howell: 5:30pm-6:30pm at All Star Coney Island, 934 S. Michigan Ave. Rep. Vaupel hosts district office hours on the third Friday of every month. Residents who are unable to attend, but would like to voice concerns or ideas, may contact Rep. Vaupel’s office by phone at 517-373-8835 or by email at HankVaupel@house.mi.gov.

Sat Nov 17 Holiday Glow

Holiday Glow will take place on Saturday, November 17th, from 4-7pm on Main Street in downtown Brighton officially launching the holiday season in Livingston County. Children will enjoy a nativity petting farm, caroling, special performances from the Nutcracker Ballet, horse drawn hayrides, a Burton Riglet Park for kids to try snowboarding, and the ever popular Jollie Choo-Choo train. Children will enjoy writing letters to Santa, arts and crafts, and a warming station for chilled fingers and toes and straight from the North Pole on a sleigh led by reindeer Santa and Mrs. Clause will arrive.

Sat Nov 17 Arts VanGO Tour to Greenfield Village

Step into the past with an evening of caroling on bustling streets that are filled with Yuletide goods, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon and Model-T automobile rides, ice skating, holiday shopping, delicious food culminating with a holiday fireworks display. The cost for the VanGO Tour is $38 per person and families are welcome to attend (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Contact Joanne Kapilla for more information at the HVCA office (248)889-8660 or at www.huronvalleyarts.org.

Sat Nov 17 Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 419 will host a bazaar & bake sale on November 17th. Located at 9807 Whitewood Rd. Pinckney. Variety of crafters and venders with holiday gift and decorating items, lunch available for purchase. For more information call Deborah at 734-945-1472.

Sat Nov 17 Craft Show & Bake Sale

Howell American Legion, Grand River at M-59. 10am-4pm Saturday, November 17th. 6' and 8'tables available. 2 floors, lower level has elevator. Lunch available to purchase. For more info call Melissa at 517-546-0690. Visit americanlegionpost141.org for downloadable application or email pandcallen@msn.com

Sat Nov 17 St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar

The Annual St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th, from 9am-4pm each day in the St. Joseph School Activity Center, in Howell. Admission is a free will donation. Shop up to 50 vendors featuring crafts, quilters, specialty wares, home direct sales businesses, jewelry, holiday gifts and décor and more. Bake sale and concessions will also be available for purchase. Exhibitor registration is $25 per table/per day. Please contact Holiday Bazaar Event Chair Annette Staley at 517-861-1736 or akstaley@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Sat Nov 17 Hamburg Senior Center Holiday Bazaar

Hamburg Senior Center is having our annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th from the hours of 9am-2pm. They will be featuring craft vendors, raffle drawings with prizes from various area businesses, crafts made by seniors and a cookie walk/bake sale. A hot dog lunch will also be available. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Hamburg Senior at 10407 Merrill Road in the Hamburg Township complex.

Sat Nov 17 Suicide Loss Day

The Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Livingston County Community Mental Health are sponsoring the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, November 17th from 9am-11am at 622 East Grand River, Howell, 48843. This event provides support and resources to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The program includes light snacks, resources, and information as well as speakers. For more information or to register for this free event, please call Leslie Hall, LMSW, Customer Service Coordinator, LCCMHA, at 517-546-4126.

Sat Nov 17 Holiday Bazaar/Bake Sale

Shalom Lutheran Church is having our annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th from the hours of 9am-3pm. There will be crafts, vendors, and bake sale. A lunch will also be available. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at Shalom Lutheran Church, 1740 East M-36, Pinckney.

Sun Nov 18 Family Paint and Pour FUNdraiser

This Paint and Pour event is to raise funds for supplementing Livingston County's homeless programs. The kids will have a chance to paint a snowman. The focus will be on understanding homelessness in our county. There will be current statics of homeless in our county also. Tickets are available online.

Sun Nov 18 Annual Winter Ducks Outing

Annual Winter Ducks Outing at Kensington Metropark is Sunday November 18th, 1pm. Kensington Metropark, park entrance is off Kensington Rd just north of I-96, Brighton. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot, free, but requires Metropark entry fee.

Sun Nov 18 Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association Research

Come and sing along with the Livingston County Chorale November 18th as they sing most beloved Christmas Carols. Get into the Christmas spirit and support a great cause: Alzheimer's Research. A good will offering will be taken at the concert. The event will be at 2pm at First United Methodist Church of Brighton, on Grand River Ave.

Sun Nov 18 Firefighters Buck Pole

10th annual Buck Pole at the Downtown Fowlerville Fire Station is Sunday November, 18th at 4pm. They invite any successful hunter who has taken a legally tagged buck between November 15th-18th to enter. This is a no-charge event in which local businesses donate all of the prizes that are handed out through out the evening. Food available on site.

Sun Nov 18 Howell Garden Club

Holiday Greens Event at the Howell Opera House Winter Market. Howell Garden Club's Annual Fundraiser Sale. Pick out your fresh greens and holiday swags, locally grown from 10am-2pm.

Mon Nov 19 ARC of Liv Parent Support Group

Arc of Livingston Parent Support Group, parents supporting parents of children and adults with disabilities, meet every month. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month and will include presentations and/or discussions on topics of interest to parents. Attendance is free. Meetings are held at Two Brothers Coffee Brew and Eatery 423 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116 10am-11:30am. To RSVP visit http://www.arclivingston.org/parentsupportgroup or call The Arc at 517-546-1228. Next meeting: December 17th.

Mon Nov 19 Events Northfield Township Area Library

There are many free events every month at the Northfield Township Area Library. For more information call 734-449-0066 or visit the website.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Hartland Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hartland Cromaine District Library every month. Call 810-632-5200 for more information or visit the website.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Fowlerville Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Fowlerville Library every month. Call 517-223-9089 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Brighton District Library

There are several free workshops and events at the Brighton District Library every month. Call 810-229-6571 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Pinckney Library

The Pinckney Library offers a variety of classes and events for all ages! Don't miss the BIG READ Program! Visit the website for details.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Salem-South Lyon District Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Salem-South Lyon District Library every month. For more information or visit their website.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Howell Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Howell Library every month. Call 517-546-0720 for more information or visit their website.

Mon Nov 19 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. Currently there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month from 5pm–7pm at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. Call Amanda today to reserve your spot 517-545-5944.

Mon Nov 19 Events at Hamburg Twp. Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Hamburg Twp. Library every month. Call 810-231-1771 for more information or visit the website.

Wed Nov 21 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

The Caregiver Support Group meets at Be Our Guest Adult Day Center (a program of Livingston Cty. Catholic Charities), 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30p – 6:00p. Join us to learn the latest techniques to care and support your loved one suffering with dementia and related diseases as well as tips on how to care for yourself and grow your support system. With prior notice, they also offer care for your loved one while you attend. Please call Suzi or Katie at 517-546-9910 for information or to notify staff your loved one will be in attendance.

Wed Nov 21 Homemade Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Raising Funds to support the Friends of Cromaine Library. Buy a Homemade pie November 21, 2018 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, beginning at 9:30am until sold out on the first floor of Cromaine Library, 3688 Hartland Rd, Hartland. There will be a variety of pies for sale. First come first served, no advanced orders. Pumpkin Pies $10 each, cream, nut or fruit pies $15 each. If you are interested in baking pies for the sale, please call Barb Rentola at 810-632-5200 ext 103.

Wed Nov 21 Red Cross Blood drive at the Highland Library

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Highland Township Library in the Community Room on the lower level, Wednesday, November, 21st from noon-6pm. Walk-ins are welcome but scheduled appointments will be taken first. To schedule an appointment click the link below and enter sponsor code HTLibrary if one doesn't appear.

Wed Nov 21 Eagles night before Thanksgiving

Howell Eagles will be open to the public, Wednesday November 21st featuring Mario Messina and Motor City Memories band, 7-10pm. There will be $5 cover charge, snacks, drink specials and tons of fun. Located at 141 Schroeder Park Drive.

Thu Nov 22 12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day at Cornerstone EPC, 9455 Hilton, Brighton. Dinner is served at 2pm, doors open at 12:30pm. Transportation available, some restrictions may apply. No charge reservations, please call 810-494-4059. To volunteer please register online at cornerstoneforlife.com/events.

Thu Nov 22 Free Thankgiving Lunch-Volunteers Needed

The Barn in Fenton, on Torrey Rd. will host the 4th annual free Thanksgiving Day community, lunch, held from 11am-2pm. They will have a donation table with hats, gloves,jackets, personal hygiene products and more. Transportation can be arranged. Anyone in need of a hot meal is welcome, no reservations needed. Volunteers are needed.

Fri Nov 23 Fantasy of Lights Parade/Fantasy 5K

Get festive at the Fantasy of Lights in downtown Howell. Activities begin at 4pm. The Fantasy 5K starts at 6pm and is followed by the 35th annual Fantasy of Lights Parade at 7pm. For more information, visit howell.org.

Fri Nov 23 Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents the Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show November 23th -24th at the Howell Historic Opera House. Times are Friday from 3-9pm and Saturday, 10-8pm. There will be about 30 local artists displaying and selling their work. All mediums will be represented. For more information visit the website or call 517 546-1027

Fri Nov 23 Black Friday 'OptOutside Hike'

Skip the malls and enjoy the Black Friday “OptOutside Hike” at Island Lake Recreation Area, Friday November 23rd, 1pm. Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton; meet in the Kent Lake parking lot (go straight past toll booth, 1st lot on left) near the boat launch area (west side) Cost: free (state park entry fee waived this day).

Sat Nov 24 Free Breakfast

Free Breakfast on November, 24th from 8am-10am. Breakfast located at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 504 Prospect Street, Howell. Questions call 517-546-3660.

Sat Nov 24 8th Annual Love INC Christmas Concert

Livingston County Christian Musicians present Child of the Promise. A broadway styled musical score with full orchestra, 18 soloist and a multi church choir. All proceeds benefit Love INC. Performances held at The Naz in Brighton. Tickets $20 at www.lccmusicians.org

Sun Nov 25 VFW 4357 Auxillary Collecting Items for Troops

The VFW Auxillary in Brighton will be collecting items to send to the Troops for the Holidays. They are collecting trial size items, no magazines please, now through November 25th, 7 days a week. The post is located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton from 11pmM-8pm. For more info call 248-790-0008.

Tue Nov 27 Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group

The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 4 pm in the Community Room of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, 620 Byron Road, Howell. Park in the rear west parking lot and enter through the west entrance canopy. The speakers are Steve Styes, Wellness Coordinator and Campen Iwasko, PTA, from the Recovery Project. After the formal presentations, an open discussion will take place. For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at sblatt63@gmail.com or at 810-923-8970.

Thu Nov 29 Milford’s Christmas Open House

Santa Claus is coming to town during Milford’s annual Christmas Open House. A community favorite, the seasonal event brings strolling entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling, special promotions and deals at downtown stores and restaurants as well as a highly anticipated visit with Santa Claus in Village Center Mall. The evening begins at 6pm when the jolly old man arrives on Main Street aboard a Milford Fire Department fire engine.

Fri Nov 30 Living Christmas

Living Christmas Drive-Thru. On November 30, December 1 & 2, after 20 years Brighton Assembly of God will present Living Christmas for the last time. It is a drive-thru spectacular of 14 amazing scenes with a cast of over 100 people and many live animals for the whole family to enjoy. You can experience it all from the comfort of your vehicle while listening to the exciting narrative and indulging in the free cookies and hot cocoa. Pizza will be available to purchase. The gates are open from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday and 6pm-8:30pm on Saturday & Sunday, admission is free. The address is 7770 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton with the line beginning at the search lights. Call the church office for more information at 810-231-3724.

Fri Nov 30 Babes in Toyland Holiday Performance

Michelle's Academy of Dance & Performing Arts Center (MADPAC) presents their annual "Babes in Toyland" holiday performance on Fri. Nov. 30, 6:30pm, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. The show benefits the Toys for Tots organization to help collect new toys for children in the community each holiday season. Babes in Toyland features the youngest dancers of MADPAC performing to holiday favorites. Tickets are available online for $10 at 24402.danceticketing.com or for $12 at the door. New, unwrapped toys will also be accepted at the door for donation to Toys for Tots. For more info, visit the website.

Sat Dec 1 A Christmas Story/Fundraiser at Howell Theatre

Come see "A Christmas Story" on the big screen at the Howell Historic Theater in Howell. This is a fundraiser for Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids under 12 years old. Doors open at 5:30pm - there will be raffles, great photo ops with actors dressed as the characters and maybe a leg lamp. There will also be a Christmas Movie Trivia game with prizes. Movie begins at 6:30pm. Come out for a great family night to kick off the holidays and help a great local cause.

Sat Dec 1 Winter Wonderland Craft Show

Crafters are needed: Online applications are ready to download. The Winter Wonderland Craft Show is Saturday, December 1st from 9am-4pm. Presented by Place of Refuge Ministries, 6909 Grand River Ave, Fowlerville. The show is an event of Fowlerville's "Christmas in the Ville" holiday celebration. Questions: Call Jackie 517-315-6300 or 517-529-9188.

Sat Dec 1 Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K

Race starts out with two hot air balloon baskets that will "fire" you up. Along the course there will be Buddy the Elf and more balloon baskets to warm you up and cheer you on. It's a family friendly fun run professionally chip timed with lots of holiday cheer.

Sat Dec 1 Photos With Santa

Santa pictures with you and/or your pet at Pet Supplies Plus, 2649 E. Grand River in Howell on December 1st, 8th and 9th from 11am to 3pm on all days. $14 donation per photo. Photo will be available that day. 100% of proceeds to benefit the animals at Livingston County Animal Shelter and Always Hope Animal Rescue. For more info call 810-220-7387 or email FriendsOfLCAS@gmail.com

Sat Dec 1 Firefighters Chili Dinner

Fowlerville Firefighters Association hosting Christmas in the Ville Chili Dinner on Saturday December 1st at the Fire Station in Downtown Fowlerville. Enjoy a hot bowl of chili or our chicken noodle soup at 3pm. Call 223-8561 for details.

Sat Dec 1 Christmas Bazaar

St. Mary's Rosary Altar Society will hold their annual on Saturday, December 1st, from 10am-4pm. Location is at St. Mary Church, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney. Admission is free, bake sale,raffle, 50/50, lunch and refreshments available. The cost for an 8 foot table space is $45. For information call Mary at 734-878-6563.

Sun Dec 2 Christmas Breakfast

On Sunday, December 2nd, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney will lhost their annual Community Christmas Breakfast at the Parish, located south of M-36 at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road. Breakfast is served 8:30am-11am and is a free will donation. Proceeds provide food baskets for our neighbors in need and funding for our Community Food Banks, Gleaners, Love Inc and St Mary’s Food Pantry. All donations are welcomed and tax receipts are available upon request. For further information contact Heather at the Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Thu Dec 6 Auditions for Singin' in the Rain Jr.

The Community Theatre of Howell proudly announces auditions for Singin' in the Rain Jr. See website for detailed character descriptions and age requirements. Auditions will be held at: Howell High School Freshman Campus, December 6th-8th.

Thu Dec 6 LESA Annual Craft Show

Livingston ESA will host its Annual Craft Show on December 6th, from 9am-5pm at the Pathway School. The community can shop and support the students as they make holiday decorations, gifts, and food. The address is 1429 W Grand River Ave, Howell.

Fri Dec 7 Winter Concert

Fenton Community Orchestra and Fenton Jazz Orchestra presents two-nights of performances; December 7th & 8th at 7:30pm, at Fenton High School. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Sat Dec 8 250 Nativity Display Open House

250 Nativity Display Open House on Saturday, December 8th from noon-8pm. Fellowship Bible Church, 2500 Hartland Rd, Hartland. A free gift for the community. Refreshments & crafts for the kids. Experience the true meaning of Christmas in a real and personal way. Call the Church at 810-632-7263 for more information.

Sat Dec 8 Verve Pipe Performance to Benefit Local 'Fund a Life' Charity

The band The Verve Pipe will perform a charity concert to benefit local non-profit Fund a Life, on Saturday, December 8th at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Local band Young Pioneer is opening for the band, the entire night's proceeds will go to the organization.

Sat Dec 8 CTH Holiday Market

The Community Theatre of Howell's annual Holiday Market is Saturday, December 8th from 10am-3pm at the Howell Freshman campus. The market will include direct sale vendors, craft businesses, entertainment, photos with Santa, cake walk and more. For more information visit the website.

Sat Dec 8 Handel's Messiah

This is the 86th annual performance of Handel's Messiah at the Hartland Music Hall. The performance will be on Saturday, December 8th at 6:30pm. It will be performed by the Hartland Community Chorus, directed by Kelli Falls. Tickets are available for $10 each. You can purchase tickets from members of the Chorus, or at the door, or at Cromaine District Library, or at the Hartland Community Education center.

Sat Dec 8 Live Nativity

Hardy United Methodist Church is hosting the annual live Nativity on Saturday, December 8th from 6:30-8pm, with the last showing at 8pm. The pageant is performed every 1/2 hour outdoors. There are live animals to pet, nativity displays, and refreshments in the church basement. Hardy is located at 6510 E. Highland Rd. Howell Further info, call the church--517-546-1122.

Sat Dec 8 Breakfast with Santa

The Pinckney Knights of Columbus is having their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8th, from 9am-11am. This will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Pinckney. This includes a pancake & sausage breakfast, crafts for the kids, and a visit from Santa Claus himself. Cost is a free will donation or an unwrapped toy for Toy for Tots. For more information, call Santa's helper at Kevin at 734-646-2010.

Sat Dec 8 George Winston at Hartland Performing Arts Center

George Winston at Hartland Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm-10:30pm. The event includes a food drive for the Livingston County Hunger Council. The concert will include melodic folk piano songs from his recordings; Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces; pieces inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition; and songs from latest album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit.

Sat Dec 8 Holly Treats and Crafts

The United Methodist Women of the Howell First United Methodist Church present "Holly Treats and Crafts", Saturday, December 8th, 9am–1pm. The event will feature a cookie walk, apple dumplings, homemade crafts, "Once Loved" booth, as well as their traditional peanut brittle. The "Cafe Noel" will be open for morning coffee and lunch. The church is located at 1230 Bower Street in Howell, across from Northwest School.

Sat Dec 8 Pet Photos with Santa

Santa photos with you and or your pet at Pet Supplies Plus, 2649 E. Grand River in Howell on December 8th and 9th from 11am-3pm on both days. $14 donation per photo. Photo will be available that day. 100% of proceeds to benefit the animals at Livingston County Animal Shelter and Always Hope Animal Rescue. For more info call 810-220-7387 or email FriendsOfLCAS@gmail.com

Sun Dec 9 International Day of Remembrance

This is a special candle lighting ceremonial event to honor the memory of our children who have passed away. The event is held at Cornerstone Evangelical Church, 9455 Hilton Rd, Brighton at 6:45pm in the Chapel. Parents are to bring a self standing photo of their child. To register, please call 517-672-6003.

Sun Dec 9 Breakfast with Santa

American Spirit Centre Breakfast with Santa. December 9th from 9am-1pm. Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits & gravy, melette station. Adults $9, seniors $8, children under 12 $5. Children under 5 free. VFW Auxiliary Bake Sale. American Spirit Centre - 10590 Grand River, Brighton. (810) 599-2153 Sponsored by VFW Post 4357 - American Legion Post 235, AMVETS Post 1775, VFW Auxiliary and FOV.

Mon Dec 10 Auditions for WCTH Radio Hour

Community Theatre of Howell Auditions for WCTH Radio Hour Show are December 19th at 6pm, at Howell High School Freshman Campus. Visit the website for more information.

Mon Dec 10 Surviving the Holidays-GriefShare

Learn to navigate the holiday season while grieving the loss of a loved one, Monday, December 10th at 7pm at Cornerstone Church, 9455 Hilton, Brighton. Call 810-227-9411 or register online at cornerstoneforlife.com/events. $5 fee for workbook.

Fri Dec 14 Night on the Red Carpet at Emagine Fundrasier

Night on the Red Carpet at Emagine Fundrasier is at 6pm on December 14th. Experience a night on the red carpet at the new Emagine Hartland, be the first to explore this state-of-the-art cinematic venue and all of its luxury offerings. The theater isn’t open to the public until the following day, Saturday, Dec. 15. This one-time event offers you the opportunity to tour the entire facility during a private celebration. Tickets are $75/person. All proceeds go to support LACASA and Gleaners.

Fri Dec 14 Santa's Worskhop

Santa's Workshop is from 6-8pm at the Howell Recreation Center on Grand River. Kids can get a Christmas picture with Santa, make their very own Santa cookie plate, decorate cookies and other crafts. Visit the website for more information.

Sat Dec 15 Holiday Pops with the Phil

Get into the spirit of the season with the Michigan Philharmonic performing all your holiday favorites along with a beautiful Mozart horn concerto at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts on December 15th. Music from the movies, and Broadway and from around the world. Come see the Brighton and Howell High School Choirs perform your Christmas favorites. Tickets- BrightonPerformingArts.com

Mon Dec 31 New Years Eve Party

The 7th annual New Year's Eve party at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grand River in Fowlerville, will feature music by the Sea Cruisers. Dinner prepared by executive chef Tom Maresco. Enjoy snacks & party favors. Only $30 per person, doors open at 7pm.

Mon Dec 31 New Years Party at Howell Opera House

Ring in the New Year at the Historic Howell Opera House. Dance & sing to live music with The Paradise Band, famous champagne toast ball drop, full bar, snacks, pizza at 11pm, raffles, door prizes and a grand prize. Visit the website for details.

Fri Jan 11 BCPA Cabaret of Magic

Master magician, Bradley Fields has amazed and delighted audiences from Broadway to London’s West End. In this intimate, interactive evening of magic, Bradley brings his trademark comedy, characterization, and virtuosic sleight of hand to create an evening of pure wonder.