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Operation Thank You Congratulations

This week's Operation: Thank You winner is US Army Veteran Sarah Ruddle. Sarah was injured during her service, honorably discharged, and since has fought through related injuries and surgeries to complete her BA and create "The Torch" a non-profit mobile food truck serving those in need. From all the entries we received a jury of their peers chose four to receive a special award and $750. Mike & Jon will announce an “Operation: Thank You” winner next Friday.

Workplace of the Day

Parker's Propane won Sept 19
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Mike & Jon in the Morning

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LESA Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Officials say Michelle Allison possesses a great knowledge of special education and will be both a strong leader and advocate in ensuring positive outcomes for the students and families in Livingston County.

Proposed Flint Road Development Tabled By Planning Commission

The Bluffs at Spring Hill would be constructed near Spring Mountain Drive off Flint Road, on the south side of the I-96 overpass. It would be situated on 31 acres directly beyond the cul de sac at the end of Spring Mountain Drive, where a site condo development already exists.
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Community Events

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Wed Sep 19 Politics of the Environment

Find out what the Michigan legislature has been up to in regards to our environmental issues, what the 2018 election is going to look like, how the political races in the area are shaping up, and how it will impact us and the environment. Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm at Brighton District Library.

Thu Sep 20 Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

The Howell Elks Lodge will be hosting a hurricane disaster relief fundraiser on Thursday, September 20th from 6:30-10:30pm. There will be live music, a car show, drink and food specials, 50/50, and a silent auction. All proceeds to benefit Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW). They are collecting donations as well as supplies. Please call Lori at 517-861-6936 or go to the website for more info.

Thu Sep 20 Refugee Foster Care Informational Session

A Refugee Foster Care Informational Session will be held on September 20th. Unaccompanied refugee minors from around the world are waiting for foster homes to give them the opportunity of safety, family, and a future. Register for an informational session to learn more about the need and what it takes to be a foster parent! Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: Perspectives Therapy Services at 2200 Genoa Business Park Drive, Brighton, MI 48114 (Suite 100) Contact Kayla Park at 517-321-7663 or or RFCinfo@samaritas.org to RSVP or for more information.

Thu Sep 20 Red Tie Gala

The Salvation Army of Livingston County will host a Red Tie Gala On September 20th at Mt. Brighton. This year’s medieval theme will include: a family style feast, jousting and archery activities, crowning of a King and Queen, Robin Hood, a live auction, famous dessert auction, and much more. Tickets are only $55 per person or with the purchase of 3 or more only $50 and include dinner and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online, or call 517-295-4344. Auctions items needed.

Fri Sep 21 Fall Rummage Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of School. Howell will have their fall rummage sale at the church on Friday, September 21st from 10am-5pm and Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-11am. Clothing will be priced at $8 per bag on Friday and $4 per bag on Saturday. All price items half off on Saturday. The church is located at on Bower Street in Howell, across from Northwest Elementary.

Fri Sep 21 Colors of Life Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents their juried Fine Art Show, The Colors of Life, September 21st & 22nd. This show features works by LFAA Members and is juried by an Independent Judge. There will be works in several categories, including, Landscape/Seascape, Floral, Animal, Portraits/Figures, 3-D, Abstract, Calligraphy, and Jewelry. Many mediums will be featured including oils, watercolor, acrylic, photography, sculpture, metals and glass. The show opens Friday, September 21st at 6pm with a reception to meet the artistes. There is no admission charge. There will be Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages available, and the prizes will be awarded. The show will continue Saturday, September 22nd, 8am-8pm.

Fri Sep 21 Pork and Saur kraut Dinner

St. John’s Episcopal Church Pork and Saur kraut dinner Friday September 21st from 5-7pm Free will offering or $5 carry out. St. John’s Episcopal church, 504 Prospect Street, Howell. Call 517-546-3660.

Fri Sep 21 2018 Michigan TruthTour

2018 Michigan Truth Tour and Michigan Solutions Summits, is part of a year-long focus by the Center for Michigan to engage and inform Michigan residents on the most critical issues facing the state, while fighting fake news and fake politics throughout this campaign year. This event is taking place at the Historic Howell Theater, starting at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Co-sponsering this event is the Howell, Brighton, Hartland, Pinckney and Fowlerville Public Libraries, Livingston Diversity Council and the League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor, Brighton/Howell Unit

Fri Sep 21 Rep. Hank Vaupel Office Hours

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, September 21st. 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 Sep 22 Welcome Autumn Festival

A Welcome Autumn Festival will be held on Saturday September 22nd. Enjoy a quilt show, silent auction and ice cream social at Hamburg Historical Museum from 11-3pm. pm. Ice cream served noon-2 pm. Museum located at on Stone St. in village of Hamburg. Information contact Suzanne 586-904-9346.

Sat Sep 22 New & Used Sale - Hamburg Senior Center

Once part of the Hamburg Holiday Bazaar, the New & Used Sale is now it's own event. They are accepting gently used household items (NO clothes, shoes or large appliances or furniture, please). For more information, please call the Senior Center at 810-222-1140. The sale is September 22nd from 9am-2pm, Hamburg Senior Center, 10407 Merrill Rd.

Sat Sep 22 Grand Equestrians Ride a Thon Fund Raiser

The Ride-a-thon is on Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30am-4:30pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Grand Equestrians. Entrants pay a $25 entry fee, they encourage riders to get pledges from people. There are prizes and lunch is provided. The event takes place at the Brighton State Recreation Area at the horse staging area. 6360 Chilson Road, Howell. Campsites are also available. RIDERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN HORSES. Please call the MSU Extension office for additional information at 517-546-3950 or email wlpinc@comcast.net Entry forms are available from the MSU Extension office: MSU Extension-Livingston County, Grand Equestrians, 2300 E. Grand River, Suite 111, Howell 48843. Or email wlpinc@comcast.net for forms.

Sun Sep 23 3 D Archery at LCWCC

3 D Archery at Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club is September 23rd from 9am-noon. Open to the public, more info at 810-231-1811 or lcwcc.org.

Sun Sep 23 Milford Ramp Jam

Project: S-Park is hosting a Milford Ramp Jam community event to benefit the Milford Skatepark Project from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. The event takes place in the parking lot behind the Palate of Milford and will feature autographs and photos with U.S. Olympic snowboard silver medalist Kyle Mack, as well as live music from Michigan Rock School students and special guest Vinnie Dombroski from Sponge, food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Family packs are available for $275 and include four event tickets plus an engraved legacy brick once the park is built. Children ages 5 years and younger are free.

Mon Sep 24 Livingston Youth Orchestra Open Rehearsals

The LYO announces open rehearsals for all string instruments through October 8th. (No winds or brass please.) Open rehearsals will be held Monday evenings thru October 8th from 5:30pm-7pm at the 2\42 Community Church music room, located at 7526 West Grand River in Brighton. Auditions are not a requirement for open rehearsal participation. This an opportunity to play in a regular rehearsal with no obligation. Please note that viola and double bass are in particular demand. The LYO is open to players in Grades 6 thru 12 with a minimum skill level of Suzuki 2 or equivalent. More details can be found at LSO.org.

Mon Sep 24 Reach Out Barn Inventory Clearance

The Reach Out Barn at Oak Grove United Methodist Church (6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell – 5 miles north of M-59) is having an inventory clearance Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 28th. Bring a bag and fill it up for a donation. Barn hours are Monday and Thursday, 4:30-7:30pm and Wednesday and Friday from 10am–1pm. they are not taking donations until the barn opens on May 6th. Call 517-546-3942 for more info.

Tue Sep 25 Hartland Senior Activity Center Open House

On Tuesday, September 25 starting at 10am the Hartland Senior Activity Center will host their annual Open House. Join them for a mini health fair full of vendors, enter to win door prizes, enjoy complimentary popcorn and entertainment. All new members who sign up this day, receive a free cookbook and will receive October - December of 2018 in addition to ALL of 2019.

Fri Sep 28 Big Band Dinner & Dancing Fund Raiser

The fundraiser will be held at Paul Bennett Rec in Howell. with dinner provided by Wellbridge of Brighton and entertainment by Premier Big Band. All proceeds for this event benefit the Howell Senior Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 517-546-0693, by stopping by the Bennett Recreation Center or by registering online.

Fri Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 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 Sep 28 Thin Blue Line Fundraiser

First National Bank locations are accepting donations for Thin Blue Line of Michigan. The Thin Blue Line of Michigan is a non-profit organization, which exists to provide assistance in the areas of financial, legal, benefit recovery, counseling, medical costs, and other areas of hardship to the families of injured, personal illness, disabled or deceased members of the law enforcement community (active & retired), Firefighters, Dispatchers, Corrections, EMT, EMS and Administrative Clerks. At First National Bank, the last Thursday/Friday of each month means more than just casual Friday. The ‘Casual Because We Care’ program at First National Bank allows staff, for a nominal donation, to dress casual on the last Friday of each month. Customers may also donate through donation collection jars within the branches. First National Bank matches staff and customer proceeds.

Sat Sep 29 Tritt Open Memorial Golf Scramble

The Golf Scramble, held in memory of Jayson Leisentritt, is September 29th at Chemung Hills Golf Club in Howell. Cost is $100 per person, enjoy lunch at turn, dinner, contests and prizes. For more info call 248-444-6909.

Sat Sep 29 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is on September 29th, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor to help end childhood cancer. Take a stand and build a team, join a team, volunteer, or donate to the goal of $150,000. Sign up today by clicking on the link below.

Sat Sep 29 Julianna's Wishes - Miles For Smiles

The 5k/10k run/walk, is a timed/chipped event by Epic Racing. This event is to celebrate and honor the lives of children that we have lost too soon. The course is the Howell High School Cross Country Course. All participants registered by September 15th are guaranteed a t-shirt and swag bag. Early packet pick-up will be September 28th from 5-7pm at Voyager Elementary School, in Howell. All proceeds will benefit Julianna’s Wishes, which was created in memory of Julianna Ward-Brown, to provide support to community organizations, school and community sports teams and individuals who may be in need.

Sat Sep 29 Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Join them on September 29th at the Brighton Mill Pond. Go to WWW.Alz.Org/Walk for more information.

Sat Sep 29 Big Red Barrel

The Big Red Barrel helps you dispose of unused medications and sharps safely and securely at NO COST and NO QUESTIONS. September 29th from noon-4pm at the Howell Walgreens, 2321 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843. Sharps need to be in a heavy plastic container (i.e. Red “Sharp” Box or empty plastic laundry detergent jug sealed with tape). Sharp collection is open to residents. Businesses and medical facilities are not allowed to dispose of sharps at this event. Liquid medications accepted only if you first stuff a zip-lock plastic bag with enough paper towels to absorb all the liquid. Use separate bags for each liquid medication.

Sun Sep 30 Getty Concert

Livingston County Christian Misicians presents Keith and Kristyn Getty and their 8-piece Irish Band at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church - enhanced by a county-wide Lonline.

Tue Oct 2 Champions In Action Community Conversation

The Livingston County Hunger Council invites members of the community to join us for the second in our series of community conversations about food access in Livingston County, 6pm, Tuesday, October 2nd, at 242 Community Center, 7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton. This conversation will focus on hunger in schools and the impact of hunger on student success. Become a Champion. Join us to learn, connect and lend a hand! Together is how we make a difference! RSVP at livingstonhunger.com/champion

Tue Oct 2 HUGS Volunteer Training

They are seeking 6-8 additional volunteers for the HUGS foster child respite program in order to meet the need of currently participating families. Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Venture Church in Howell. Respite is held once per month on the second Saturday with fun themes for kids. Volunteers are needed from 8:30AM-12:30PM on these Saturdays. If you are interested please go to the website.

Tue Oct 2 Domestic Violence Lighting Ceremony

October is domestic violence awareness month and we invite the community to join us as we drape the Brighton Millpond in purple to remember victims, honor survivors and celebrate the community's successes. The event begins at 7pm on October 2nd and will feature community speakers, high school choirs from Brighton and Howell and the Dynamic Expressions dance team from Hartland. Help us show survivors and their families how much we support them. Fore more information, please visit the website.

Thu Oct 4 Livingston County Genealogical Society Program/Meeting

Livingston County Genealogical Society meeting is coming up October 4th, at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church of Howell, 1230 Bower St., Howell. Our speaker will be Shirley Hodges on "The Importance of Women in World War II". We look forward to seeing you! Bring a friend! Open to the public and Free of charge

Fri Oct 5 Rummage Sale

There will be a Rummage Sale, Friday, October 5th 9am-5pm & Saturday, October 6th 9am-1pm. The sale held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 504 Prospect Street, Howell. Call 517-546-3660 for more info.

Fri Oct 5 Spaghtti/Coney Dinner

Brighton Lions will host an all you can eat, Spaghetti Dinner and Coney Dog Dinner, Friday October 5th, at their Community Den in downtown Brighton, 4pm-7pm. Children 6-12yrs: $3, Adults: $7, seniors: $6, and children 5 and under are free with paid adult.

Sat Oct 6 Witches Night Out Fowlerville

Witches Night Out Fowlerville is Saturday October 6th. This spooktacular event will be a ladies night bringing awareness to Melanoma: the deadliest form of skin cancer. Proceeds from this event support local Melanoma patients and U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma Patient Fund. The Witches Ball: live band, dancing, adult beverages, tons of shopping, costume and cackle contest, Elvis and Neil Diamond, psychic fair, live music and entertainment throughout, Food Truck Rally and much more. 21 and over please

Sat Oct 6 Intelligent Lives/ film screening presented by The Arc Livingston

Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of ALL abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships. Micah Fialka-Feldman, a Michigan native and a graduate of Michigan K-12 schools is one of the featured individuals in this film. During the panel discussion with the Fialka-Feldman family following the film, learn more about Micah’s journey as one of the first students to be fully included in his school district and who later became part of the first wave of students with intellectual disabilities attending college. Micah now is a teaching assistant in the School of Education, Syracuse University. This is a free event and includes a reception and panel discussion. Pre-event registration required and available online at www.arclivingston.org/tickets/ or by calling The Arc Livingston at 517-546-1228

Sat Oct 6 Mom to Mom Sale

There will be a mom to mom sale on OCtober 6th at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church on Highland Rd, Hartland. Sellers are needed, if interested please email mopsmomssale@yahoo.com. The cost is for sellers: $20 for 8-foot table and space for one hanging rack with additional table available for purchase. Early bird admission; 8:30am is $2, after 9am is $1. Strollers are welcome.

Sat Oct 6 Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

The 10th annual Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair at the Hamburg Township Library is October 6th. Explore the work of over 40 local artists and crafters, including painting, photography, pottery, glasswork, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Support the Library by purchasing some delicious treats and hot beverages from our b visit the website, or the frontdesk, applications due by Sept 21st.

Sat Oct 6 Free Family Fall Festival

Hardy United Methodist church is offering a free fall family festival from 1pm-4pm on E Highland Rd. Howell There will be pony rides, petting zoo, games and hot dogs. Donations are accepted. For further info, contact the church-517-546-1122

Sat Oct 6 Golf Outing to Benefit MIchigan Cancer Patients

A “Par 3 Palooza Golf Outing” will be held Saturday, Oct. 6th, at Ironwood Golf Club in Howell to raise money for Michigan cancer patients in financial distress. Women of the Moose Chapter 2454 of Highland is sponsoring the fundraiser and will donate all profits to Five Points of Hope, a non-profit charity that helps financially strapped Michigan cancer patients pay their bills. The cost is $70 per player, lunch, dinner, a goodie bag and a door prize. Participants can register by calling Marti Talbott at 248-472-5964 by a deadline of October 1st.

Sat Oct 6 White Steeple Stage

The White Steeple Stage is hosting great acoustic music in Pinckney every month. October 6th, John Lilly with Blue Yonder will perform at Community Congregational Church, 125 E. Unadilla Street, Pinckney. Free acoustic open mic at 5:15pm. Main performance will follow, visit website for details.

Sun Oct 7 Heart and Soul 5k

A 5k run/walk to benefit Livingston County Special Olympics and Ainsley's Angels on October 7th at Howell High School. Visit the website for info.

Sun Oct 7 Country Style Breakfast

On Sunday, October 7th, St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney is sponsoring a monthly at the Parish located south of M-36 on Dexter Pinckney Road. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help with the funding for a new Parish road sign. Breakfast includes: fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, quiche, ham, pork sausage, and waffle station. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Sun Oct 7 Open House

First United Methodist Church, 1230 Bower St., Howell is hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 7th, from 2pm-5pm. The purpose is to highlight renovations completed during the past 12 months.

Mon Oct 8 LSO Announces Open Rehearsals

The LSO announces open rehearsals for all string instruments, percussion and bassoon through October 8th. (No winds or brass please, other than bassoon.) Open rehearsals will be held every Monday evening starting September 10th through October 8th from 7pm-9pm at the 2\42 Community Church music room, located at 7526 West Grand River in Brighton. Auditions are not a requirement for open rehearsal participation. This an opportunity to play in a regular rehearsal with no obligation. More details can be found at LSO.org.

Mon Oct 8 Senior Purse & Jewelry Sale

The Howell Senior Center Fall Purse & Jewelry Sale is October 18th. For two days shop gently-used purses, bags, jewelry and more from 9am-3pm both days. If you have any gently-used purses, bags, watches, or jewelry you're looking to donate they are accepting donations at the Bennett Recreation Center during our office hours (9am-5pm).

Fri Oct 12 Cantus (A Capella) - BCPA

The “engaging” (New Yorker) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making. Tickets are $34 and $22-student/ senior. Purchase tickets at BrightonPerformingArts.com or call 810-299-4130.

Fri Oct 12 Murder at the Speakeasy/Second Chance Support Network

It’s October 1928 and you’ve got the hottest ticket in town, an invitation for an evening at The Blue Door, the niftiest Juice Joint around. Get ready for hot jazz, cold booze, and the best entertainment anywhere. Live dinner theater with local celebrity actors to help raise funds for Second Chance Support Network, a Brighton 501(c)(3). the event will be held at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell. Tickets are $75, includes an interactive murder mystery with delicious dinner, prizes, and a raffle.

Sat Oct 13 Denim & Diamonds

Denim & Diamonds, a fundraiser for LACASA Center is Saturday, 13th from 5:30pm-10pm. Enjoy great food, wild west gambling, luxury prizes, the Silver Star Saloon and fireworks. WHMI's Mike & Jon in the Morning will M/C the event at Cross W Ranch on Pinckney Rd. in Howell. For ticket info call 517-548-1350 RSVP online.

Sat Oct 13 Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is hosting the Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo, a one-day event designed to help people caring for an aging or chronically ill loved one find help and support. The event will be held October 13thfrom 9am–2pm, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Free admission and parking. Attend informational presentations, visit with over 100 senior-focused companies and nonprofit organizations, and meet one-on-one with experts from the AAA 1-B. No advance registration required. Registration takes place at the door. For more details, call 800-852-7795 or visit MichiganCaregiverExpo.com.

Sat Oct 13 Livingston County Baby Fair

Expectant and new parents and families in Livingston County are invited to the free Livingston County Baby Fair on Saturday, October 13th. The fair will take place from 9am-noon at the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA), located at 1425 W Grand River Avenue in Howell. Children are welcome.The Baby Fair will feature tables from groups including local government agencies, libraries, parent support groups, breastfeeding support, as well as free flu shots provided by Michigan Medicine. Four educational workshops will be held. For more information about the Livingston County Baby Fair please contact Holly Naylor at 517-548-1350 or hnaylor@lacasacenter.org, or visit lacasacenter.org/baby-fair.

Sat Oct 13 Trunk or Treat

Trunk-or-Treat will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday October 13th at Chilson Hills Church on Brighton Rd. Participants may come in costume. The event also includes a bonfire with cider, hot dogs, chips and ice cream. Rain or shine. For more information, 810-227-9596 or visit the website.

Sat Oct 13 Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges brings people from all sectors together to increase awareness, build resources, improve outcomes and support those moving out of poverty. The one day workshop cost $25, includes lunch, from 8:30am-3:30pm on Saturday, October 13th at Cornerstone EPC, in Brighton. Call 810-494-4013 to register or visit the website.

Sun Oct 14 Monster Splash

Monster Splash at the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center is October 14th from 1-4pm and cost $5 per swimmer. Come dressed in your costume for a chance to win some great prizes. Explore the kid friendly haunted sunken ship (in the observation room), participate in the grave yard walk, and decorate some Halloween crafts. Afterwards, put on your suit and join us in the pool for our' Monster Dash' swimming contest, 'Walk the Plank' cannon ball contest, and dive for 'Pirates Lost Gold.'

Mon Oct 15 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 Oct 15 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.

Tue Oct 16 Focus on Life Dinner

Tuesday Oct 16th, Right to Life-Livingston County, Inc. will hold their 28th Annual Focus on Life Dinner on Tuesday evening at Crystal Gardens in Howell. This year’s guest speaker is Fr. Frank Pavone, national Director of Priests for Life. Proceeds from this dinner will benefit the local affiliate and the Right to Life of Michigan Educational Fund. Educational Fund money will be used to air prolife TV commercials throughout the state of Michigan. Reservations can be made by calling the affiliate office at 810-227-5788. Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10.

Tue Oct 16 Powerful Tools for Caregivers

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program helps you take care of yourself by learning new techniques for relaxation and incorporating exercise into daily living; managing emotions: reducing guilt, anger, and depression; and improving confidence in coping with caregiving demands. You will be directed to community resources that may be of service to you. Location: Livingston County Catholic Charities, 2020 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843. Dates: Tuesdays 10/16/18 – 11/20/18. Classes are held for 6 weeks from 4:00–5:30 PM. No Cost. Registration Required (Must be a caregiver to register) For more information or to register contact: 833-262-2200 or wellnessprograms@aaa1b.com.

Wed Oct 17 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.

Thu Oct 18 Arise & Shine: Winning Women 2018 Luncheon

Habitat for Humanity of Livingston County is pleased to present the First Annual "Arise & Shine: Winning Women 2018", a celebration of area women who have overcome adversity to accomplish truly wonderful things in their lives and communities. This year's honorees are Olivia Venuto, an MSU Nassar survivor; Erika Karfonta, OLHSA director with a story of courage and sacrifice; and Becky Gremore, Habitat Partner Family single mom. This celebration luncheon is FREE, and will take place Thursday, October 18th, 11:30am-1pm at 2/42 Community Church's main auditorium. We will ask attendees to consider a goodwill donation. As some 300 guests are expected to attend, please make your reservations asap by going to www.livingstonhabitat.org and following the links. Attendees are asked to register by October 1st. For more information, please call 810-220-9986 ext. 1.

Sat Oct 20 Howell Class Of 1973 Reunion

Howell Class Of 1973 45th Class Reunion at Howell Elks Club is October 20th from 6-11pm. $35 per person, contact Barbara Hoffmeyer Haak on facebook or go to Classmates.com for more info.

Sat Oct 20 Howell Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 20th, the Friends of the Howell Carnegie District Library will have a book sale from 10am-4pm on the Lower Level of the library. Children’s books, 25 cents; small paperbacks, 50 cents; hard cover and larger books, plus CDs and DVDs, just $1.

Sat Oct 27 Legend of Sleepy Howell

The 16th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell is Saturday, October 27th from 6pm-8pm. Sponsored in partnership by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority and the City of Howell. This is a rain or shine event. The giant outdoor Trick-or-Treating event is also host to the Annual Headless Horseman 5K & Monster Mile as well as hayrides and many more fall activities.

Sat Oct 27 Haunted Caboose at the Depot

There will be lots of spookiness down at the caboose next to the 1886 Depot in Howell, with candy for trick or treating. Come tour the Depot, as well. 6-8pm.

Sat Oct 27 Headless Horseman 5K & Monster Mile

Be one of the many costumed runners who race through the streets of Howell at night and into the shadows of Lakeview Cemetery. This year the 10K will not be offered per the request of the Police Department due to public safety concerns. However, they will be offering a Monster Mile & 5K bundle. For more information visit the website.

Sat Oct 27 Pinckney Halloween Spooktacular

Pinckney Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, October, 2nd. Enjoy a night of trunk or treating, music by Southern Drawl, games and refreshments in and around Putnam Township Square from 6 - 8 p.m. Businesses, churches and youth organizations provide the treats and fun, all free, to the community’s children. The Spooky Forest runs from 6:30–8pm. The forest is just a few steps away from the square. A costume contest will be held at the gazebo at 7pm.

Sun Oct 28 Howell Area Historical Society

The Howell Area Historical Society's annual meeting is October 28th at 2pm. There will be light refreshments, and a tour of the caboose. Public welcome.

Wed Oct 31 Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat on October 31st at 6pm in the parking lot at St. Stephen's Church located on Hamburg Road in Downtown Hamburg. Follow the firetrucks as they lead the children around town for a safe and fun evening of trick or treating.

Sat Nov 3 Fall & Holiday Bazaar

Crafters and Vendors are wanted for the Fall & Holiday Bazaar that will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9am-3pm at the Pinckney Masonic Hall located on Mann Street. No entry fee. The rental cost is $15 for an eight-foot space with your own table and $20 for eight foot space and eight-foot table. For more information call: Aneita Fallot at 810-459-6721 or email: afallot@yahoo.com.