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Demonstrators Hold Anti-Trump Protest In Brighton

Concerned citizens and political activists gathered outside Congressman Mike Bishop's Brighton office for a peaceful protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit in Finland.

Virtual 5K To Raise Funds For Local Parks

A virtual race is a race that can be run, or walked, from any location. Participants can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track, or even at another race.

Levin Endorses Slotkin For 8th District Race

On Tuesday, former Michigan Senator Carl Levin and Elissa Slotkin held an open discussion in Detroit on national security topics, including President Trump’s recent press conference with Russian President Putin.
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Community Events

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Fri Jul 20 Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner

St. John’s Episcopal Church on Prospect Street, Howell will host a pulled pork sandwich dinner on Friday, July 20th from 5pm-7pm. Dine-in is free will offering, carry-out $8. Questions call 810-923-4516.

Fri Jul 20 Beach Blanket Bingo

The Brighton Senior Center invited you on Friday July 20th for an evening of Beach Blanket Bingo fun. Prizes include summer themed gift baskets and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses. Doors open at 5:30pm and games begin at 6:30pm. $10 advance registration and $12 at the door. Ages 18 and up. Register early by calling the Center at 810-299-3817.

Fri Jul 20 Concerts at the Courthouse

A variety of local area musicians will perform a free concert every Friday night throughout the summer on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Howell. A family friendly venue featuring rock, folk and blues entertainment. July 20th; Rusty Wright Blues Band. July 27th; Steve King & The Dittilies. August 3rd; The Saline Fiddlers.

Fri Jul 20 Blood Drive

St. Joseph Catholic School & Howell Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive with BBQ on Friday, July 20th from 1pm to 6:45pm. Walk-ins are welcome however scheduled appointments are preferred. All presenting donors will enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, lemonade and entry into raffle for summer of fun basket. Child care provided while you donate. If you would like to schedule an appointment call/text Jennifer at 517-304-7817, email jennifer@smith-douglas.com call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the Red Cross website redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: SJCCHowell

Sat Jul 21 St John Howell Car Show

St John Howell annual car show is July 21st, located on Hacker Rd. from 9am-3pm. Entry fee is $20. There will be food sold by the Knights of Columbus, live Music provided by The Fast Eddie Band and silent auction.

Sat Jul 21 American Legion Summer Party

American Legion Summer Party, featuring Larin Micheals Band is July 21st from 7pm-11pm. A free light Buffet will be served, prizes, raffles & 50/50.

Sat Jul 21 Mparks Virtual 5K

July 21-22 support Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority by registering for the Love Your Parks Virtual 5K! 50% of the proceeds will go back to your local parks! Be sure to click "Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority" as the organization you'd like to support. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race).

Sun Jul 22 Kiwanis Summer Concerts

The Kiwanis Summer Concerts and classic cars are back every Sunday in Brighton at 6:30pm. New location this year in the downtown municipal parking lot. Free admission, food available, no dogs please. Visit the website for complete schedule.

Sun Jul 22 1888 Caboose Grand Opening

The Howell Area Historical Society will celebrate the grand opening of the 130-year-old refurbished caboose with tours and music. The Michigan 5th Civil War Band will provide period tunes. Join them on July 22nd, from 10am-4pm at 128 Wetmore in Howell.

Tue Jul 24 Car Show

There will be a Car Show on Tuesday, July 24th at the Town Square Park in downtown Pinckney ( M36 & Mill Street ) from 5-8pm. Shows are held on the second and fourth Tuesday (weather permitting).

Wed Jul 25 9th Annual HAYAA Sports Guard Day

The Hartland Smilemakers will make custom fit sports guards for HAYAA athletes. A $10 donation will be collected and 100% given to Gleaners Community Food Bank. July 25th, from 12:30 to 5:30pm. Call 810-632-5533 to schedule an appointment.

Sun Jul 29 The Amazing Race - Howell

Walk, run, skip, or ride your bike from activity to activity scattered throughout the downtown Howell area on a race to win it all. Participants compete in teams of five with the winning team taking home a prize. Register your team of five today.

Tue Jul 31 The Arc Livingston Saladpalooza

The Arc Livingston Saladpalooza featuring Renee Chodkowski, The Great Foodini. Enjoy a delicious, summer lunch, learn tips for smarter, healthier eating and support The Arc Livingston. Cost is $15, from noon-1pm. Hosted by Eternity Brewing Company in Howell. Register online today.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Tue Jul 31 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.

Wed Aug 1 Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Highland Township Library in the Community Room, Wed. Aug. 1st from noon to 6pm. Walk-ins are welcome but scheduled appointments will be taken first. To schedule an appointment click this link and enter sponsor code HTLibrary

Fri Aug 3 LCWCC Chicken, Fish and Ribs Dinner

An all you can eat, Chicken, Fish and Ribs Dinner will be held at the Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club. Serving from 5pm-8pm, the menu includes: BBQ ribs BBQ chicken, oven fried chicken & fish. Located at 6060 E. M-36, Whitmore Lake. Call 810-231-1811 for details.

Fri Aug 3 Charity Golf Outing

Bountiful Harvest is proud to present their 2nd annual golf outing. It will be held at the Golf Club at Mt. Brighton. Lots of fun games and events all to raise money for Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry. Register online or contact Patty Kozar at daveandpattykozar@yahoo.com or 810-599-7029.

Sat Aug 4 Chicken BBQ

Oak Grove United Methodist Men invite you to the annual Chicken BBQ, Saturday, August 4th, 5-7pm at thethe Church, on Oak Grove Rd., Howell (5 miles n. of M-59). Join them for a delicious meal of Barbecued chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, corn and pies & sheet cake. Free-will donation at the door. Come enjoy good food and fellowship. 517-546-3942

Sat Aug 4 American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner

American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner will be held August 4th, 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. Hamburger or Hotdog includes potato chips, salad, roll, baked beans and dessert for $8. For more information call Post home 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Sat Aug 4 Livingston County Veterans Appreciation Picnic

Livingston County Veterans Appreciation Picnic is August 4th from noon-4pm at At the Brighton Recreation Area, off Chilson Rd, in Howell. Enjoy free food, a band, prizes and more to Livingston County Veterans and their families. For more info call Montie Ocha at 734-564-1749.

Sat Aug 4 Car Wash Fundraiser

Pinckney Fire Department inc. is holding it's annual fundraiser car wash at the Fire Department 3280 West M-36 in Pinckney. Get your car washed by your Fire Personnel, rinsed by our Ladder Truck and hand dried. Donations, all money raised will help with our continued community support.

Sun Aug 5 Love INC Le Concours de Livingston

Love INC Le Concours de Livingston is August 5th, at Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center in Howell from 2pm-6pm. Live music, heavy appetizers, adult beverages, Live and Silent Auction. $50 a person.

Sun Aug 5 St. Augustine Chicken BBQ

St. Augustine Chicken BBQ is August 5th from noon-5pm. $10 for quarter, $15 for half chicke includes baked potato, corn on the cob, country slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, and a drink. Drive thru available. Great raffle prizes, 1st—$1000 cash 2nd—4 MSU v UM football game tickets, 3rd—LG 55" Class 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV and more! Live music, white elephant, children's games and more.

Wed Aug 8 MSU Extension Master Gardener Training Course

MSU Extension Master Gardener Training Course is Wednesdays, beginning August 22nd 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm thru December 12th. Deadline to register is August 8th. Classes are in Howell. Visit the website for more info.

Thu Aug 9 Iron Chef 2018

The Iron Chef event is a culinary competition modeled after Food Network’s "Iron Chef America." This year, chef and returning champion Craig Myrand of Adam Merkel Restaurants and chef and challenger Ryan Louwaert of Bourbons will battle in "Kitchen Stadium" at Bordine's Nursery in Brighton. They will create three courses, all of which must include the secret ingredient. Favorite local celebrities emcee the competition while the culinary creations are judged by a variety of culinary and community leaders. Two local mixologists, Sabrina Lewis of Burroughs Roadhouse and Caitlin Wilkinson of Diamonds Steak and Seafood, will compete in the cocktail competition. Purchase tickets online today.

Fri Aug 10 Gatsby Gala

The Brighton Gatsby Gala, to raise funds for the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's, is August 10th. The cost is $75 per ticket. Enjoy a 1920s theme, dress in 20s attire, ticket includes apps and 2 drink tickets. There will also be a silent auction and giveaways, music and dancing.

Sat Aug 11 Heavenly Cruz Car Show

Heavenly Cruz Car Show is August 11th at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Brighton with a $15 entry fee to go to charity. Live music, great food, raffles, door prizes & vendor tables. Visit website for more info,

Sat Aug 11 Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke 5.5K Run/Walk

This event is to celebrate first responders while helping those in need. It will be held Saturday, August 11th at the Hartland Athletic Field. Race begins at 8:55a.m. For more information and sign-up log onto PayItForward55.com.

Sat Aug 11 Troop 367 BSA Golf Outing

The 3rd Annual BSA 367 Golf Outing to benefit Troop 367 on Saturday, August 11th at 9am. Come early to check in and enjoy a breakfast snack at Chemung Hills Golf Club in Howell. The Event will include a 4-person scramble, breakfast, lunch and an award reception dinner and raffle and silent auction following the golf. There will be fun contests including a Hole In One Contest to win $10,000 towards a 2 year lease on a 2018 Ford Escape. Register online today.

Sat Aug 11 Vet Fest

Vet Fest is Saturday August 11th at Mt Brighton from noon-6pm. This is a free event for Veterans, Military and their families. They offer over 40 resource tables for vets with a wide range of services. Free food, refreshments, prizes & kid's activities; rock climbing wall, bounce houses and more. military vehicles on display, plus members of the Detroit Lions will be giving away backpacks filled with school supplies to first 100 school aged kids. Visit www.facebook.com/R9VCAT/ for more info.

Mon Aug 13 Livingston Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Livingston Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions on August 13th and 14th for the 2018/2019 season at the 2\42 Community Church, 7526 Grand River, Brighton MI 48114. Auditions are open to players in Grades 6 thru 12 with a minimum skill level of Suzuki 2 or equivalent. The LYO is a growing and thriving ensemble of young Livingston-area string musicians. While they are auditioning for all strings, they have a particular need for violin and double bass players. Please visit our website at LSO.org for more details and to schedule an appointment.

Wed Aug 15 The Howell Art Project

The Howell Main Street Inc. Design Team is pleased to bring back an outdoor art gallery in downtown Howell this summer, as part of the celebrated Howell Art Project. The Howell Art Project is an art competition featuring local and state-wide artists, with the winners’ original 2D artwork being reproduced and exhibited, along with original 3-D art pieces, in downtown throughout the year. The best in show overall winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize along with other creative opportunities to be featured downtown

Wed Aug 15 United Way Day of Caring

Day of Caring is the largest one-day community service event in Livingston County. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to take part and make a huge impact on many lives in Livingston County. Shift Choices: 8:30am-noon, 1-4:30pm, or choose all day. For more info visit the website.

Wed Aug 15 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.

Fri Aug 17 Howell Melon Festival

The Howell Melon Festival is a 58 year old community tradition and home to a multitude of amazing events and entertainment like the Annual Howell Melon Run, live music, delicious food, and so much more.For more information and a list of events, visit the website.

Sat Aug 18 Pink Derby Horse Show

11th Annual Open Horse Show for all ages to benefit St. Joe Mercy Breast Cancer Support Center & Huron Valley Schools Equestrian Programs is August 18th. Show starts at 8am & runs till appx. 5pm @ Milford High School. Come to show or watch the horses, bid in our Silent Auction, walk in the Cake Trot and enjoy fresh BBQ or other foods from area restaurants. More info on event is at hvec.info under the Pink Derby section or email: stbisque@comcast.net and attn: Pink Derby for a reply. Free & handicapped parking available. Fun for the whole family. View their facebook page to see photos.

Sat Aug 18 CTH Presents "Almost Maine"

Community Theatre of Howell presents Almost Maine. Performances take place Backstage in the Community Theatre of Howell’s green room for an intimate and unique theatre experience. CTH is located at 1400 W. Grand River, Howell, at the corner of Grand River and Highlander Way. Visit website for more info.

Sat Aug 18 Doc May Memorial Melon Ride

Doc May Memorial Melon Ride is a 15-mile ride through historic neighborhoods, the McPherson Park Bike Path, Crosstown Trail, Howell City Park and Lake View Cemetery. This ride has become a Howell Melon Festival Tradition and is our way of celebrating the life of Doctor Pat May. The ride ends back at the Livingston County Courthouse for the post-ride, Howell Melon and Ice Cream. Visit website for more information.

Sat Aug 18 Brighton Class of '88 Class Reunion

Brighton Class of '88 Class 30th Reunion is on August 18th at Crystal Gardens in Howell. Email:Brightonclassof88@yahoo.com.

Mon Aug 20 Livingston Parent Support Group

Arc of Livingston Parent Support Group is a chance to get together with other parents of children or adults with disabilities to network, get and give support. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month and will include presentations and/or discussions on topics of interest to parents. Meetings are held at The Well Church 2376 Genoa Business Park Drive in Brighton, 6:30pm-8pm.

Mon Aug 20 Lunch Bunch

Pinckney Community Congregational Church is having their Lunch Bunch on August 20th, from noon-2pm. This is a free lunch. There will be a Putnam TWP. fire truck. Have lunch then get wet from the shower from the truck. Located at 125 E Unadilla, behind the Pinckney Library.

Thu Aug 23 Auditions for The Little Mermaid

Come on out to Community Theatres auditions for The Little Mermaid. Everyone is welcome please visit www.cththeatre.org for more information.

Fri Aug 24 Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing

This annual event raises funds for scholarships to be awarded to Law Enforcement students. It will be held Friday, August 24th, at Mt Brighton Golf Club on Bauer Road. "Lights and Sirens" start at 9am, lunch at the turn, and steak dinner afterward. 50/50 drawing, table raffle, silent auction, and cash prizes to top golfers. For more information please contact Dan & Arlene O'Rourke at 248-887-7348.

Fri Aug 24 Bowl for The Arc

The Arc Livingston, an advocacy agency supporting persons with developmental disabilities and their families in Livingston County, will host Bowl for the Arc, August 24th, 7pm-9pm at Howell Bowl-E-Drome. Ticket includes two games, ball use, shoe rental, a slice and a pop. Lots of fun in store & 50/50 raffle.

Sat Aug 25 5th Annual Classic Car Show

Hidden Springs Church, 5860 N. Latson Rd. Howell (4 miles north of M59) 11 am to 3 pm with registration for vehicle entries starting at 10 am. $10 entry fee per vehicle. Free Family Friendly event with bounce house and face painting for kids, tons of door prizes those entering their vehicles, 50/50 drawing, Food for purchase. Hot Rods, Trucks, Customs and Bikes.

Sat Sep 8 Family Emergency Readiness EXPO

Family Emergency Readiness EXPO is September 8th from 9:30am-3:30pm at the Public Safety Complex; 1911 Tooley Rd., Howell. Admission is free with a chance to win $100 shopping spree plus more. Visit the website for all the details.

Sat Sep 15 John Tesh-Grand Piano Live

The Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, presents John Tesh Grand Piano Live September 15th at 7:30pm. Tesh has six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven Public Television specials and 8 million records sold. After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh’s recording and live concert career continues to thrive today. Tickets start at $48 and are available online at BrightonPerformingArts.com or call 810-299-4130.