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Fri Feb 23 Family Movie Night

The Salvation Army Corps presents free family movie night on Friday, February 23rd at 7pm, with free popcorn. To RSVP contact Scott Richardson 517-295-4345. Location: The Salvation Army Church 503 Lake Street, Howell.

Fri Feb 23 Auditions for Tarzan the Stage Musical

Auditions for Tarzan the Stage Musical are February 23rd and 24th, with performances slated for May. If you are interested in auditioning for Tarzan, please be sure to read the audition information packet before contacting the producer. Please visit the website for more information and videos.

Fri Feb 23 Acoustic Cafe

The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night through March 9th. Doors will open at 7pm, the show will begin at 7:30pm. The cost is $8 at the door, $6 for Livingston Arts Council members. February 23rd-Matthew Ball, aka the Boogie-Woogie Kid. March 3rd- The Leaky Tiki's in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. March 9th- The Chenille Sisters.

Fri Feb 23 St. John Fish Fry

St. John Catholic Church Fish Fry is held every Friday during Lent from 4-7:30pm. Choose fried or baked fish dinners, shrimp, smelt, veggie lasagna and homemade clam chowder. They also offer a kids menu & desserts. See full menu on the website. Dine-in or take out. Credit cards accepted.

Fri Feb 23 St. Joseph Lenten Fish Fry

St. Joseph Church in South Lyon will host a Lenten Fish Fry, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Starting February 16th, from 4pm-7pm in the Activity Center. Carry outs are available. Call 313-550-1990 for more information.

Fri Feb 23 St. Mary's Lenten Fish Dinners

The Men’s Club of St Mary’s Catholic Parish in Pinckney is annual Fish Dinners are every Friday during Lent. The dates are February 16th-March 23rd. The Parish is located s 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Dinner is served from 4pm-7pm and includes baked or beer battered fried fish, choice of fries, scalloped or baked potato, homemade macaroni & cheese, cut vegetables, as well as 3 cheese pizzas for younger guests. Cost is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children (under age 12) with a family (immediate only) plan available at $35. Bankcards are accepted and take outs are available. For further information contact Heather at the Parish office 734-878-3161.

Fri Feb 23 St. Joes Lenten Fish Fry

St. Joe's Lenten Fish Fry held every Friday during Lent beginning Feb 16th-March 23rd. Dinner served from 4:30pm-7pm. A fish dinner is $10, shrimp dinner $11, mac-n-cheese dinner $6, kids fish dinner is $7. Senior discount of $1 off fish or shrimp dinner til 6pm. For a carry out call 517-546-0090 x115. Dinners include beverages, roll, veggies, & choice of coleslaw or applesauce, & choice of fries or baked potato.

Fri Feb 23 American Spirit Center Lenten Fish Fry

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent starting February 16th from 5-8pm. Dinner is $10, baked or fried cod, fries or baked potato or mac n cheese, salad or coleslaw and dessert. Shrimp dinners and chicken strip dinners also available. Located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton. For more info call 810-599-2513 or 810-599-2613.

Sat Feb 24 The Hartland Players Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Hartland Players perform the comedy. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, on February 24th and 25th, and then the next weekend of March 3rd and 4th. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and students) and can be purchased online at or at Cromaine Library.

Sat Feb 24 Volunteers Needed at Horses Haven

Horses' Haven is a non-profit horse rescue who is in need of volunteers. If you enjoy animals and would like to volunteer they have 14 shifts available and no experience is necessary. Send an email or go to the website horseshaven.org.

Sat Feb 24 Mom to Mom/Estate Sale

Community Congregational Church in Pinckney (125 E. Unadilla) will host a Mom to Mom/Estate Sale on Saturday, February 24th from 9am-1pm. Rent a table for $20. Call 734-878-3140 for more information.

Sat Feb 24 Broadway Comes to Brighton Dance Show

The Brighton High School Dance Company presents Broadway comes to Brighton, on February 24th at 7pm. A dance show like no other; come experience Dance to popular Broadway music as presented by Brighton High School Dance Company with guests including BHS acapella groups, Parker Garmen performing a solo,The BHS Drumline and Jazz quartet. As well as BHS's twilers, the Color Guard, and swing dancers. Also Dancers from AOD, Performers from Brighton High Schools play Pippin, and Brighton studio dancers. The show is at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.

Sat Feb 24 Dave Cooney Memorial Chili Cook Off

The First Annual Dave Cooney Memorial Chili Cook Off is Saturday, February 24th, 6pm–9pm. Held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton, the judges are everyone who attends. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening. (but this is really a fun competition). There will be a $25 fee to register as a “Chef”. St. Patrick will also provide hotdogs, snacks, beverages and desserts. Admission is $10 for adults and teens. Free for children. Register at St. Patrick’s Parish Office, 810-599-4507.

Sat Feb 24 Fenton High School Ambassadors Choir Concert

Fenton High School Ambassadors Choir is having their annual "back by popular demand" concert on February 24th and 25th. The concert 'once in a lifetime' starts at 730pm. Tickets are $5 and $8 with proceeds going toward the national choir competition trip in Washington DC in the Spring. The concert is at Fenton HS in the Ruby F Zima Auditorium on 3500 W Shiawassee Rd in Fenton. For more information contact FHS at info@fentonschools.org.

Sat Feb 24 Food Pantry Open in Pinckney

Arise Church at 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. in Pinckney has a food pantry that is open to the public on Saturdays from 11am- 1pm, through March.

Sat Feb 24 Walk for Warmth

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s yearly Walk for Warmth event is set for Saturday, February 24th, at the Hartland Educational Service Support Center. Participants in Livingston County’s indoor walk-a-thon raised over $80,000 last year, which was used to support area residents who are facing utility shut-off notices. Funding the emergency assistance will help keep those in need safe and warm in their homes this winter.

Sun Feb 25 Runway Repurposed

Runway Repurposed, the annual fundraiser that combines the art of fashion design with the creative use of donated clothing and fabric, will be held on Sunday, February 25th, 1pm at Oak Pointe Country Club. Runway Repurposed is hosted by Grassroots Arts Initiative, a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting the arts and individual artists of all mediums. For more information, visit Facebook.com/RunwayRepurposed or www.grassrootsarts.org.

Sun Feb 25 Dance Clinic

The Cleary University Dance Team is hosting a 2-hour dance clinic on Sunday, February 25th, 4-6pm, at the Cleary University Rec & Wellness Center gym, taught by Detroit Pistons professional dancer Anna Shahinian. Open to experienced high school, college and adult dancers. The clinic is $10 to participate, and all proceeds benefit the fundraising efforts of the CU Dance Team as they enter into their first competitive season as a new varsity sport at the school. For more info or to RSVP, email head coach Kathy King at kking@cleary.edu

Sun Feb 25 L C C B performs That's Entertainment

The Livingston County Concert Band presents their February concert entitled: That's Entertainment. The concert is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students, at 3pm at Parker Middle School, Howell. The concert will feature fun and exciting music performed by the band, individual sections, and small ensembles! For more information like Livingston County Concert Band on Facebook or visit lccbmusic.org.

Tue Feb 27 Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group

The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. in Community Room 2 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 speaker is Mary Sue Lannigan, the CEO of the MI PD Foundation. After the formal presentation, an open discussion will take place. For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at sblatt63@gmail.com or at 810-923-8970.

Tue Feb 27 Free Pancakes at Brighton IHOP

The Brighton Kiwanis and Brighton IHOP restaurant have partnered on the Nation Pancake Day to benefit children's charities. On February 27th from 7am-7pm, the Brighton IHOP is offering guests a free short stack of pancakes. In return, guest are asked for a donation of any size with all funds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Shrines Hospital for Children.

Wed Feb 28 LESA Early Childhood Programs

Livingston Educational Service Agency Early Childhood Programs are enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs offer no cost/low cost preschool to income eligible or children “at risk” who qualify under federal and state guidelines. Families meeting eligibility guidelines have access to learning opportunities, health and wellness, social and disability services, and other community resources. Children of all abilities are encouraged to apply. To find out more information call 517-548-2100 or go to the website.

Thu Mar 1 Love INC Annual Heart For Giving Dinner

Love INC Annual Heart For Giving Dinner at Cornerstone Church, Hilton Rd. in Brighton, is March 1st. Doors open at 6:15, dinner served at 7pm. $35/person. Speaker Beth Weber, and live music.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 Mom to Mom Sale

Smith Elementary In Fowlerville is having a mom 2 mom sale to raise money to get fans for our classrooms. All proceeds from space rental will go directly to that cause.

Fri Mar 2 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.

Fri Mar 2 ARC Workshop

The Arc Livingston is hosting a free workshop; Rethinking Guardianship-Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination, with Dohn Hoyle from the Arc Michigan. The workshop is for family members of children and adults who have a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students with disabilities and their families. Friday, March 2nd, 9am- noon. Sign-in and light breakfast at 8:30 am. It will be held a the ARC of Livingston on Dorr Rd. in Brighton. Visit the website for more information.

Sat Mar 3 American Legion Steak Dinner

American Legion Riders Chapter #419 steak dinner will be held March 3rd, from 5pm-7:30pm at the Pinckney American Legion post home, 9807 Whitewood Rd., Pinckney. Dinner is $14, includes steak, baked potato, salad, roll, baked beans and dessert. For more information call: 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Sat Mar 3 Chicken Dinner

Fowlerville United Methodist Men will be hosting a Chicken Dinner with all the fix'ns. Saturday March 3rd from 5-7pm, at the Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. 201 S. Second St. Free will offering. Any questions visit the website or call the Church at 517-223-8824.

Sat Mar 3 Salute to the Stars-Celebrity Dance Competition

Livingston Co Catholic Charities present Salute to the Stars,a Celebrity Dance Competition on Saturday, March 3rd. Held at Crystal Gardens in Howell he event begins at 6:30pm, and includes strolling dinner stations, a cash bar, raffles, and the competition. RSVP by February 23rd. Visit the website for ticket information.

Sat Mar 3 SELCRA Daddy Daughter Dance

29th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is Saturday, March 3rd at Brighton High School. Doors open at 5:30pm, dance begins at 6pm. Balloon Drop at 8:25pm. $12 per person by February 23/$15 beginning February 24th. Please purchase a ticket for everyone attending. Ticket includes: light refreshments & goody bag.

Sat Mar 3 White Steeple Stage-Acoustic Music Series

White Steeple Stage-Acoustic Music Series at Community Congregational Church in Pinckney features acoustic music once a month from 5:30pm-7:15pm. For more information call or visit the website. March 3rd-Thunderwude. April 7th-Bill Bynum & Company. May 5th-Fundraiser for the Huron River Revivalist

Sun Mar 4 St Mary Country Style Breakfast

St Mary Country Style Breakfast is on Sunday, March 4th, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney is sponsoring the monthly breakfast at the Parish located at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help with the maintenance of the Parish parking lot. Enjoy fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, quiche, ham, pork sausage, and of course their renowned “waffle station”. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Sun Mar 4 Dinner with Mary Poppins Cast

Dine with the Cast of Mary Poppins at Tony Saccos in Hartland Sunday March 4th from 5-7Pm. They will perform a few favorite songs and 20% of proceeds will be donated to when you mention Encore Youth theater or Mary Poppins all day March 4th.

Sun Mar 4 Judsin University Choir Free Concert

Free Choir Concert on Sunday March 4th at 7pm at the Chilson Hills Church, 4440 Brighton Road in Howell. The concert will feature the Judson University Choir. Come hear this renowned choir perform a variety of music, ranging from choral masterworks, black gospel anthems, Taize choruses, contemporary praise and worship songs.

Tue Mar 6 NAMI Educational Meeting

NAMI Educational Meeting is March 6th at 7pm. Joshua Fink will speak on Special Needs Planning, Disability Trusts & Guardianships/Conservatorships at the First United Methodist Church, 400 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton. Look for NAMI sign at the lower level backdoor entrance, room 127.

Thu Mar 8 Howell Elk's Famous Spaghetti Dinner

Howell Elk's Famous Spaghetti Dinner is Thursday, March 8th from 5-7pm. Enjoy Ray Costello's Famous Sauce at the Past Presidents Fundraiser. Spaghetti dinner is All You Can Eat with salad and garlic bread. $8 per person, with 50/50 raffle.

Fri Mar 9 Brighton Musical presents Pippin

Brighton High School Musical Theater is proud to present the captivating musical Pippin. Come see the updated, circus-like version of Pippin for the first time ever on a Michigan stage. Shows are March 9th-11th & 15th-17th at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $17 for adults $15 for students and can be purchased at www.brightonmusical.com.

Sat Mar 10 S.S. VINA Hawaiian Cruise

S.S. VINA Hawaiian Cruise is March 10th from 6-10pm at Waldenwoods Resort to support the VINA Community Dental Center. VINA provides dental care to low-income, uninsured adults in Livingston County. Your evening includes dinner, a silent auction, a show by Comedian Sheila (Gatto) Kay, and more. Questions or want to become a sponsor? Call 810-844-0240.

Sat Mar 10 Family Fun Day: Celebrate Reading

A Family Fun Day: Celebrate Reading will be held Saturday, March 10th from 11am-12:30pm. Families and friends will enjoy children's activities and games, an interactive music concert, free early literacy activity bags and books, meet storybook characters Pete the Cat and Elephant & Piggie, storytelling, and much more. Have fun learning using the five practices of early literacy success - reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Parker Middle School, 400 Wright Road, Howell. Free admission. Sponsored by the Livingston Early Literacy Collaborative.

Sat Mar 10 St. Patrick's Dinner Dance

The Pinckney Knights of Columbus will be having a St. Patrick's Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 10th, from 6pm-11pm. This will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, in Pinckney. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes a complete Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner, open bar of beer, wine & soda, music & dancing, door prizes, and new this year, a photo booth. For tickets call Cindy @734-904-6247 or at pinckneyknights.org.

Sat Mar 10 Plainfield UMC Chicken and Biscuit Supper

A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be held at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 17845 M-36, north of Gregory, starting at 5pm. Free will donation. Take outs available. All welcomed.

Sat Mar 10 Antique Show/Brighton Masonic Lodge

Brighton Masonic Lodge #247 F&AM, 13 Annual Antique Show at Old Hartland High School, 9525 East Highland Rd (M59). Admission is $5, from 9am-4pm. 70 dealers, proceeds provide scholarships for local graduating high school seniors. For information call 810-882-1760.

Sat Mar 10 Hockey Night in Brighton

The 9th annual Hockey Night in Brighton, featuring the Detroit Red Wing Alumni, is March 10th. All proceeds benefit 5 local kids organizations. Tickets are $10 & $50 (includes dinner and auction). Visit The Well Church @ Thewellmi.com or purchase in person at 2376 Genoa Business Park Dr in Brighton during office hours. It's way more then a game.

Sat Mar 10 Chili Cook Off

Pinckney Fire Fighter Inc., a non profit organization of Putnam Township Fire Department, is hosting a chili cook off from 4-6pm on March 10th. TO participate bring your prepared chili by 4pm. There will be prizes for 1st & 2nd place as well as the hottest. $5 per person, you will be able taste all the chili's and a bowl of your favorite. Everyone is welcome, bring the kids for a tour.

Sat Mar 10 Highland Celtic Festival 2018

The Church of the Holy Spirit on Harvey Lake Road in will host an evening of Celtic Music, food, and fun on March 10th. The event is from 6:30pm-11:55pm, 18 over, valid id required. Performing: Flint Scottish Pipes band, CrossBow the headliner, and new this year open session where you can join in with the Detroit Irish Music Association. Also, we have an award-winning Lakes Area School of Highland Dance group and Michigan Irish Dance Academy presenting their talents. Purchase your tickets online.

Sat Mar 10 Mary Poppins Jr. Encore Theater of Hartland

The Encore Theater of Hartland will perform Mary Poppins Jr. March 10th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and March 11th at 2:30pm. Performances are at the Hartland Performing Arts Center (old high school). Tickets are $8 adults and $6 for student/seniors. Visit the website for ticket info.

Sat Mar 10 Island Lake Recreation Area Hike

Join them for a 5.5 mile hike on the yellow loop trail on March 10th at 1pm Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Rd, Brighton. Meet in the trailhead parking lot. Turn right after toll booth, go 1.2 miles, turn right at Trailhead sign, go 0.3 miles, parking lot on left. Call Laurie at 734-716-9621 or crossroadsoutings@michigan.sierraclub.org.

Sat Mar 10 LSO Winter Concert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra under the Direction of Dr. David Schultz proudly presents our Winter Concert themed "England and Elgar", featuring the following works: Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, featuring Professor Daniel Thomas of Concordia University Elgar: Enigma Variations Walton: Crown Imperial March Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Saturday March 10th at 7pm at Brighton Nazarene Church. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit LSO.org for more details.

Sat Mar 10 Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

The Livingston County/Fowlerville Fireworks Committee will be holding the 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 10, at VFW Post 6464, located at 215 Veterans Drive in Fowlerville from 4pm-7pm. There will be 50/50 drawings, vendors, a silent auction and some really great chili. Dinner includes one sample of each chili and one bowl of the chili of your choice, salad, beverage and dessert. Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 years old, and a children's dinner consisting of a hot dog, chips, beverage, and dessert is $4. For more information or to request an entry form to enter a chili email bndbus@aol.com or call 517-223-1927.

Mon Mar 12 Redistricting in Michigan

The League of Women Voters Ann Arbor Area, Brighton/Howell Area Unit is proud to announce an educational event titled: Redistricting in Michigan: Should Politicians Choose Their Voters? The educational session will be held on Monday, March 12th, at the Brighton Library, 100 Library Dr. from 2-3pm. Barbara Hilbert from League of Women Voters Ann Arbor Area will be the presentation speaker. There has been a lot of discussion about redistricting in Michigan recently. Attend the Redistricting in Michigan educational session and learn what redistricting is, how it is done in Michigan, how it could be changed and why you should care about this. Contact them at info@LWVBrightonHowellArea.Org.

Mon Mar 12 Lost Paws - Pet Loss Support Group

A new pet loss grief support group called Lost Paws is forming at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, The purpose of this support group is to reach out into the community and offer comfort and companionship to those who are grieving or suffering, or anticipate that they will be due to the loss of a pet. The first session of the Lost Paws Pet Loss support group will be Monday March 12 at 7:00 pm located at 17845 M-36, west of Bradley road. Everyone is welcome. You may wish to bring a photo of or an item that belonged to your pet to the meeting. Contact the church office 517-223-9601 or visit them on Facebook.

Mon Mar 12 Hartland Players' Main Stage Theater Annie Auditions

Hartland Players' Main Stage Theater Annie Auditions March 12th and 13th, at 7pm at the Hartland Music Hall. Visit the website for more information.

Fri Mar 16 Rep. Vaupel Office Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, March 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.

Fri Mar 16 Auditions for CTH Radio Hour

The Community Theatre of Howell proudly announces auditions for CTH Radio HOur on Friday March 16th at 7pm at Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave. WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. They are looking for 5-8 Voice Actors, as well as 2 Foley Artists to provide sound effects. Voice Actors must be able to read fluently and should expect to read for multiple roles. The Radio Hour is performed with scripts in hand, and timing is very important to the pace of each performance.

Sat Mar 17 Pinckney's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Pinckney's St. Patrick's Day Parade begins with activities before the parade at 11am: Cutest Leprechaun Contest (children ages 5 and under) on Main St. front of the Dio. 10th annual Paddy Wagon Bed Race from Marion St to Mill St along Main. Irish and Scottish Dancers on Main Street. The National Anthem and then parade at noon. The parade steps off at Pinckney Cemetery. Any Questions call Patsy Dible at 810-599-5884, Ann Jarema 517-861-0423 or Sarah Hurtubise 517-294-9828.

Sat Mar 17 Maison Z. Wilkinson Scholarship Fundraiser

The Maison Z. Wilkinson Fundraiser is Saturday, March 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fowlerville Junior High gym. This larger than life garage sale helps raise money for the Maison Wilkinson Scholarship Fund. Fowlerville High School students who played soccer are eligible for $1000 scholarships toward their education. Maison lost his life when he was 8 years old. His favorite sport was soccer. Since his passing, his family has started a scholarship in his name. The event is run like a garage sale. Basically, anything you would sell at your own garage sale is fair game. Along with the garage sale is a 50/50 raffle, a baked good sale, and a raffle for prizes donated from businesses and local community members. Please stop by to shop, donate, or just learn more about Maison's life. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Jarvis at 517-223-6225 or jarvisa@fowlervilleschools.org.

Sun Mar 18 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

The Howell Area Aquatic Center invites you to dive in for some EGG-sational family fun. Forget the lawn, we’re hunting for Easter eggs underwater. Prizes will be awarded for returning the Easter Bunny’s ‘lost eggs.’ Some eggs will float for the little tykes, others will sink for those seeking a challenge. Children will be grouped together by age and each age group will have its own hunt time. Please bring a water proof basket or egg holder to store your eggs. Age groups are: 0-3; 4-5; 6-7; and 8-12. Please pre-register to guarantee your spot. To ensure safety, parents must accompany non-swimmers and children under 48” in the pool. US Coast Guard approved life jackets only, please. Parents must remain within an arm’s reach of youngsters who are wearing life jackets.

Mon Mar 19 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

LCCC is seeking to increase the number of available foster homes in Livingston County to serve the growing number of children entering 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. The informational meeting is held the 3rd Monday of each month, 5pm–7pm, at LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. R.S.V.P. with Amanda today to reserve your spot 517-545-5944.

Tue Mar 20 Hamburg Funfest Star Search Auditions

This is the 1st of two audition nights for the Hamburg Funfest Star Search Talent Show. This audition is for participants who are 14 year of age and younger. All types of talent welcome. Auditions are at Zukey Lake Tavern -arrive at 6:30pm. Pre-Register online or email TheTalentedStar@gmail.com.

Tue Mar 20 Caregiver Support Group-Dementia Specdific

The Caregiver Support Group meets at Livingston County Catholic Charities Be Our Guest Adult Day Center, 2020 E. Grand River #103, Howell on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30p–6p. With prior notice, we 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.

Thu Mar 22 Livingston Friends of NRA

Livingston County Friends of NRA banquet will be held on March 22nd, st 5:30pm at Crystal Gardens, 5768 E. Grand River, Howell. Games, raffles, limited edition firearms, autographed merchandise, custom knives and other unique items. Come out and celebrate the 26th Anniversary of The Friends program. Tickets available by email gti@provide.net and for event information visit the website. Funds benefit shooting sports, wildlife conservation, hunter safety, firearm training and education, range improvements, law enforcement and youth marksmanship programs.

Fri Mar 23 Handcrafters Spring Fling

The 39th annual Handcrafters Spring Fling Art & Handcrafted Market returns to Northville featuring 70 of the best artists from all over the Midwest. Shop seasonal home décor, specialty foods, art & handmades, and much more. Friday, March 23rd, 9am-8pm & Saturday, March 24th, 9am-5pm. Admission is $3, free parking. Strollers are welcome.

Sat Mar 24 Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor Celebration

Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor Celebration is at 2pm in the Brighton District Library's large meeting room. 2018 Honorees will be celebrated at this free event. Come learn about the many accomplishments and contributions of these amazing women to our community and beyond.

Tue Mar 27 Spring Break Fun Day

Spring Break Fun Day includes activities for children in grades K-4. THe event is free with a hot dog/fruit lunch included. Advance registration required - no walk ups on event day. Register online today.

Wed Apr 4 Early Reg Deadline for 4/21 ACT Practice Test

An ACT Practice Test for middle & high school students will be held at the Brighton High School Cafeteria from 10am-2pm on April 21st. Same day scores & access to online tests and learning seminars. $35 fee to Rotary Scholarships. Visit the website or call 810-227-0656.

Wed Apr 4 Brighton Rotary Scholarship Deadline

2018 Graduating Seniors from within the Brighton Area School District boundaries can apply for a minimum of two $1,500 scholarships to attend an approved Michigan school or institute of higher learning. Applicant selection will place emphasis on personal and scholastic achievement, financial need and personal qualities. Application deadline is 2:30pm, Wednesday, April 4th. For more information, download the application from the BrightonRotary.com website or contact BethWWalker@aol.com, 810-227-0656.

Sat Apr 7 No Frills All Thrills Trail Run

No Frills All Thrills Trail Run is April 7th at Huron Meadows Metropark. A family friendly event. Choose from a 8K or 4K trail run. The course is scenic, wooded, and well-groomed with varied terrain. All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of SE Michigan, Brighton Boy Scout Troop 347 and the Jim "Young Gun" Fund.

Sat Apr 7 BHS Senior All Night Party Fundraiser

Comedy Night with Mike Green at BCPA, 7878 Brighton Road. The show is at 7pm (90 minute show), tickets are $22. Visit the website for more info.

Thu Apr 12 Pregnancy Help Clinic Celebration of Life

Pregnancy Help Clinic’s Celebration of Life annual fundraiser will feature Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Patricia Sandoval. She has a life story that is saving lives and healing souls around the globe. Fr. Don Calloway reviews her testimony as “This story is made for the big screen. It's that incredible…it is about as raw, real, and riveting as a story can get. Filled with heartache, pain, loss, forgiveness, tears, reconciliation, and joy, it is a story of God romancing a soul.” Tickets are $20 and include appetizer and dessert buffet, theme basket and specialty item drawings, client testimony, and more.

Fri Apr 13 Livingston County Home Show

Come see more than 200 exhibits at the Livingston County Home Show, April 13-15. Located at the Howell High School Field House, where you will find the latest in home improvements, gardens and décor. Special features include: - Taste of Livingston County: Saturday, April 14th, 11:30am to 3pm. Kids’ Zone: free entertainment will be provided for children in the balcony area. Neighborhood Marketplace: A unique shopping experience with products ranging from handmade jewelry, garden items, gourmet foods and much more. Sure to be something for everyone. Fine Arts Show: Work of local artists will be on display and available for sale in the commons located next to the high school cafeteria. Community Resource Fair: hosted by the Livingston County United Way, the Community Resource Fair features a wide variety of local non-profit and community organization information. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (60+ & over). Children are free with an adult. First 25 in the door on Friday are free.

Sat Apr 14 Fur Ball

The 2018 Fur Ball to benefit Humane Society of Livingston County is Saturday April 14th at Crystal Gardens in Howell. The Las Vegas Style Casino Night includes a strolling dinner, premium bar, auctions, and much more. call 517-552-8085 or visit the website.

Sat Apr 14 Rolling Thunder Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Rolling Thunder Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Saturday, April 14th from 5pm-8pm in Romulus, Progressive Hall at 11580 Ozga Rd. Adults $10, kids under 12 are $5. Raffle/auction/50/50 and all proceeds go to help veterans.

Sun Apr 22 Fibers & Flowers Art/Craft Sale

Black Sheep Weavers’ Fiber Guild Spring sale is Saturday, April 21st, 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 22nd from 10am-4pm. Find handmade garments, fiber & beaded jewelry, purses, quilts, baskets, cards, rugs, home decor & more. Also hand-dyed fabrics, plus cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool roving and handspun yarn. Held in the Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk. Rd. in White Lake. Free "Container Gardening" workshops. Free admission.

Sat Apr 28 Grand Equestrians Scrap Metal Fundraiser

The Livingston County 4-H Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program Scrap Metal Fundraiser is Saturday, April 28th from 10am-3pm. The fundraiser will be held at the Fowlerville Fair Grounds, 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville. Bring items large or small to donate. No REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS or AIR CONDITIONERS please. Questions: Call 517-521-3570 email: wlpinc@comcast.net

Sat Apr 28 World Tai Chi Day

The Annual World Tai Chi Day aims to promote and educate the world about the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. The relaxed, slow, graceful, balanced, and coordinated movements increase the flow of chi (energy) and reduce anxiety, depression, and pain. This celebration is the perfect opportunity for practitioners of all skill levels to meet others and become more aware of the benefits of Tai Chi. The free event is Saturday, April 29th 10am-4pm at Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave in Howell.