63-year-old Gary Bryce Erard had earlier pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death. But in court on Thursday, he withdrew that plea after hearing that Judge Suzanne Geddis would sentence him to six months in jail and two years of probation.
The Fenton Methodist Church will host a concert to benefit the Maasai orphans school in Kenya. Come and join amazing musicians Brother2Brother, Bob Milne, and Eddie "Blues" Barney in support of efforts to raise funds for education in this Kenya orphanage. Friday, June 15th at 7pm. The Church, 119 S. Leroy St, Fenton, Mi 48430. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or to buy tickets, or to make a donation, please call 810-441-0021 or 810-441-6769. Major Credit Cards accepted.
Fri Jun 15
Church Rummage & Bake Sale
First United Methodist Church HUGE rummage & bake sale will be held on Friday, June 15 from 9am-6pm & Saturday, June 16 from 9am-noon. Funds raised go towards our continued support of women's & children’s missions locally & internationally. 400 E. Grand River, Brighton.
Fri Jun 15
St. John’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, June 15th from 5pm-7pm. Free will offering, take out available for $8. The church is on Prospect Street, Howell.
Call 810-923-4516 for more info.
Fri Jun 15
State Rep. Hank Vaupel Office Hours
State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, June 15th. 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 Jun 15
Rummage Sale at Hamburg Museum
Rummage Sale at Hamburg Township Historical Museum. Friday-Saturday, June 15-16 from 9-3 pm. 7225 Stone St. village of Hamburg. For info 586-904-9346
Sat Jun 16
Benefit Dinner for Ryan Wismer
The 8th District Knights of Columbus will host a college fund benefit dinner for Ryan Wismer on June 16th, 2018 at St. Mary’s hall, 1955 E. Commerce Road, Milford, MI. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a dinner consisting of salad, roast beef, roast pork, baked and mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. Tickets are $30 a person, must be bought by June 11th. For tickets, call John Rogers at 248-714-5353.
Sat Jun 16
Brighton Farmers’ Market
The Brighton Farmers’ Market meets every Saturday at the Mill Pond through October 27th.
Sat Jun 16
Horse Show "Eve of Father's Day"
There will be an open breed horse show to benefit the Huron Valley Middle & High School Equestrian Team Programs. Starts at 9am at Milford High School's Equestrian field. Great family fun, snack Bar on site. For more info call Caron at 248-830-2070.
Sat Jun 16
3v3 Basketball Tournament
The 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Charyl Stockwell Academy in Howell is Saturday June 16th. $20 per person. All ages; student-adult, girls and boys, plus a free throw and 3 point contest. For more information contact info@SandSBoosters.org.
Sat Jun 16
Flea Market & Rummage Sale
Flea Market & Rummage Sale will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 9318 Main St, Whitmore Lake. The sale is from 9am-3pm, silent auction & BBQ For more info/space rental, call: 248-573-7613.
Sat Jun 16
Art on the River
Art On The River held at the Commerce Township Community Library is June 16th from 10am-5pm. Huron Valley Council for the Arts is proud to announce the fine art and craft market in a new location at the park next to the Commerce Township Community Library, in the heart of Commerce Township.
Sat Jun 16
Hartland United FC Soccer Tryouts
Hartland United FC Soccer Premier and Select Tryouts at Heritage Park (12439 Highland Rd, Hartland, 48353) for players born in birth years 2000-2010. Follow the link for pre-time trainings and times.
There will be a Euchre Tournament on June 16th at Faith Lutheran Church 3501 E Highland Rd, Highland. Doors open 6:30pm, $25 admission includes tournament and prizes. All proceeds donated to Susan G Komen.
Sun Jun 17
Farmers Market featuring local meats, eggs, honey, flower and vegetable plants, fresh fruits and vegetables in season, various arts and crafts and assorted baked goods. Located conveniently on Grand River, at Alan Drive, just west of Pleasant Valley Road (approx. 11299 Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI 48116), right next to the Green Oak Township Fire Station #82. The market runs every Sunday, May through October, from 10am-3pm.
Mon Jun 18
Foster Parent Informational Meeting
Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. 3rd Monday of each month, 5pm–7pm, LCCC, 2020 E. Grand River #101, Howell. To RSVP call Amanda today to reserve your spot at 517-545-5944. 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.
Mon Jun 18
Chamber Golf Classic
Register today for the Brighton Chamber Golf Classic, Monday June 18th at Oak Pointe Golf & Country Club. Call 810-227-5086 or email email@example.com get more info.
Mon Jun 18
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.
Wed Jun 20
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 Jun 21
Charity Bingo and Comedy Show
Charity Bingo and Comedy Show to raise money for Optimist Foundation of Livingston County is June 21st. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins around 7pm. Buy your tickets ASAP, especially if you have a large group, this type of event tends to sell out fast. Proceeds sponsor community events. Prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction are part of this event. All tickets sold online, not at door.
Howell Elks Lodge will host a car show to benefit veterans and special needs adults and children on June 21st at the lodge on Grand River in Howell. Enjoy the car show with prizes, live music outside on the patio, grilled burgers and brats. The event begins at 6pm. Call 517-546-4941 for more info.
Fri Jun 22
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.
The 34th annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest at the Howell High School complex is June 22nd-24th. Enjoy five scheduled balloon launches, balloon glow, fireworks, carnival and family attractions and entertainment.
Join The Salvation Army for a free brass band concert. The event will feature performances by the award-winning Motor City Brass Band, The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Divisional Band and The Salvation Army Youth Beginner Brass. Performances will include original compositions as well as familiar religious and secular pieces. Free admission, donations to support the local Salvation Army music program.
Sat Jun 23
Arc of Livingston Dance
The Arc of Livingston dance is 6pm-9pm and is held at the Howell American Legion at 3265 W. Grand River Ave., Howell. There is a charge of $3 for Arc of Livingston members and $5 for non-members. Dinner and pop are provided.
Knight of Columbus Golf Outing June 23rd, at Riverbank Golf Course, South Lyon, sponsored by Father Edmund Battersby Council 7586. Registration at 7am, shotgun start at 8am. Contact Andy Kudwa, Golf Outing Chairman, 734-709-3349 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Sat Jun 23
Fathers Day Treasure Hunt
Your adventure begins at Heavner Canoe Rental on Proud Lake where you and your family will travel by land and sea looking for marked locations using your treasure map. You will visit each marked location along the river to snatch a gold coin from the pirate's bucket. Once you've collected a coin from each location you will return to Heavner to turn in your booty and collect your treasure bag of goodies.
*To enter the State Recreation Area you need to have a Recreation Passport or purchase one. **Pre-registration is required by June 19th. At the door registration will not be accepted for this event. Register by visiting our website - brightoncommunityed.com or calling the office at 810-299-4130.
Sat Jun 23
Hardy Chicken BBQ
The Annual Chicken BBQ is Sat. June 23rd from 4:30-7pm at Hardy United Methodist Church-6510 E. Highland Rd. Howell. Tickets are $10 for adults $5 for children under 12. 1/2 chicken, potato salad, roll, baked beans, beverage and pie is being served. Advanced tickets are recommended. For tickets, call 517-546-1212.
Sat Jun 23
Fundraiser at Howell Eagles
The Howell Eagles 3607 will be hosting a Barbecue Chicken Dinner for a cure for Diabetes on June 23rd. The event includes a Horseshoe Tournament at 1pm, $10 per person all proceeds going to Robert W.Hansen Fund. The dinner is 5pm-7pm $10 adults and $6 for children under 12. Live entertainment at 7pm. There will be 50/50's done though out the event. All proceeds proceeds going to Robert W.Hansen Diabetes Fund.
Sat Jun 23
All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast
All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 23rd from 8am-noon at the Howell Masonic Hall, 401 W Grand River, Howell. Adults $6; children 5-11 $2; under 5 free. All First Responders in uniform will receive a complimentary breakfast. All proceeds benefit scholarships for local youth. Presented by Howell Chapter #372 Order of the Eastern Stars. Call 517.231.5344 for further information.
Sun Jun 24
Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30am-3:15pm on Sunday, June 24th at St. Mary Magdalen church, on 2201 S. Old US 23, between Hilton and Hyne Roads. For more information visit the website.
Howell Rotary's Tour de Livingston Kick Off Ride which benefits Livingston County United Way, will be hosting the free Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 24th starting at 6:45. The ride starts in front of the Livingston County historic Courthouse with 5, 10 & 25 mile loops available. This ride is in conjunction with Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. Visit www.tourdelivingston.org for more information.
at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, on Oak Grove Rd in Howell (5 miles north of M-59). Barn Hours: Mondays & Thursdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. & on Wednesdays & Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (closed on holidays & in extreme weather). Clean and gently used donations are appreciated. They feature a boutique area. Proceeds from the Reach Out Barn help residents in need in Livingston County through Love INC. Call the church office at 517-546-3942.
Mon Jun 25
VINA Charity Golf Outing
VINA Charity Golf Outing is June 25th, enjoy 18 holes of golf on the beautiful and private Lakelands Golf course. Great games, great prizes, great food. Register online today. For more information or to sponsor this event email email@example.com.
Pinckney Car Show is June 26th, they meet at the Town Square Park in downtown Pinckney ( M36 & Mill Street ) from 5-8pm on the second and fourth Tuesday (weather permitting). They get together through early September, there is no entry fee.
Tue Jun 26
Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group
The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will not be meeting in June and July. Our meeting room at St. Joseph Livingston Hospital, in Howell, will be closed for renovations. Our next meeting will be August 28. For more information contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 810-923-8970.
Wed Jun 27
Jumpin Allstars Jump Rope Camp
Instructors from The Jumpin Allstars, a competitive and performance jump rope team, would like to invite boys and girls ages 6 and older to join them this summer for their annual jump rope camp, June 27th, 28th & 29th from 9-noon at Three Fires Elementary School in Howell. Campers will learn jump rope techniques for single rope, double dutch and more. This camp is all about fun and fitness. No experience needed to participate. Register online today.
Vendor Fair to benefit Livingston Area Parents of Multiples and Fund a Life will be held on June 27th. Shop from 6:30pm-9pm at Brighton High School. Admission is $2. Door prizes, 50/50, baked goods, essential oils, clothing, books, health and beauty products, and much more. Email email@example.com. for more info.
Thu Jun 28
Sloopy Joes, Pulled Pork & Floats
Sloopy Joes, Pulled Pork & Floats, sponsored by the American Legion Riders-Chapter #419, will be held Thursday, June 28th, from 5pm-7:30pm at the Pinckney American Legion Post, 9807 Whitewood Rd., Pinckney. Sloppy joes are $2 each, pulled pork sandwiches are $3.50 each, floats are $1.25 each. For more information call 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.
Fri Jun 29
Livingston Fine Art Association
The Livingston Fine Art Association June Meeting will be held June 29th, at the First Presbyterian Church, Howell. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7pm. Use the rear entrance under the green canopy. Visit the website for more info.
The Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club will host an all you can eat fish fry on June 29th at the club on M-36 in Whitmore Lake. Serving from 5-8pm, choose ber batter, lemon pepper, Cajun, baked & smelt, hush puppies and mac & cheese. Call 810-231-1811.
Sat Jun 30
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.
Sun Jul 1
Howell Independence Aquathlon
The Howell Independence Aquathlon is a unique, multi-sport event which includes a 2k Run, a 750m swim and a final 2k Run. The run takes place through the Howell City Park and beautiful Lakeview Cemetery. The swim takes place in Thompson Lake off of Howell City Park. We also have a one-mile Open Water Swim. The all-inclusive price allows you to participate in both events, or choose one. Deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is June 25th.
Mon Jul 2
Auditions for the Community Theatre of Howell
Auditions for the Community Theatre of Howell Back Stage Series production of Almost, Maine will take place Monday, July 2nd, at 6:30pm. Performances are August 18th & 19th and feature 4 actors playing the 19 roles.
Brighton Lions will host an “All you can eat, Pancake Breakfast”, Wednesday, July 4th, at their Community Den, downtown Brighton, Main Street at the Railroad Tracks, 7:30am-10:30am. Join them before the parade. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, and drink. Children under 12: $3, adults: $5, Seniors: $4.
Wed Jul 4
BBQ Chicken Dinner American Spirit Center
The American Spirit Center will be hosting a BBQ chicken dinner on July 4th. Dinner is of half chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob. Adults are $11, seniors $10, kids hot dog meal IS $5. Serving from 11-3pm, live music, 50/50 drawings, all proceeds go to veterans. Located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton. For more info call 810-423-3564 or 810-599-2613.
Wed Jul 4
4th of July Parade in Brighton
The Brighton Area Fire Authority & The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club's Brighton Independence Day Parade is Wednesday, July 4th. The parade will begin at 10am sharp and begins at Main and Church Streets and ends at Brighton High School. The theme of the 2018 parade is “Superhero For A Day”. Shuttles will be available between the BECC building and parking at the high school.
Wed Jul 4
4th of July Fireworks and Parade in Fowlerville
Many activities are planned on July 4th in Fowlerville. The First Baptist Church will have free activities from 3-6pm, enjoy a car show, children's games and a bounce house. The parade is at 7pm. Fowlerville United Brethren Church will have a family style BBQ, children's games and live entertainment at 8pm. Fireworks at dusk. Viewing areas are Community Park and the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
Wed Jul 4
Hungry Duck Run
12th Annual 5k Fun Run and Half Marathon taking place in downtown Brighton. The mission of the Hungry Duck Run is to raise awareness and funding to fight hunger in Livingston County. They will start and finish in downtown Brighton on St. Paul just east of Grand River. More information at HungryDuckRun.com or on facebook.
An all you can eat, Chicken, Fish and Ribs Dinner will be held on July 6th 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.
Sat Jul 7
CTH Improv Comedy Night
CTH Backstage Series Improv with Chris and Ross will be different each time. Improv is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Sometimes the improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience for interactive fun, or they may draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. Tickets only $5 at the door, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.
An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Join them to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The location is Be Our Guest Adult Day Program, 2020 East Grand River Suite 103, Howell MI 48843 on Tuesday, July 10, 4:30-5:30PM. Advanced registration is required. Please call the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900 or Be Our Guest Adult Day at 517-546-9910 to register.
Fri Jul 13
Brighton Lions Spaghetti/Coney Dog Dinner
Brighton Lions will host an “All you can eat”, Spaghetti Dinner and Coney Dog Dinner, Friday July 13, 2018, at their Community Den, downtown Brighton, Main Street at the Railroad Tracks, 4pm-7pm. All proceeds will benefit the Brighton Lions Club and Community Den, with their many local, state, and international projects.
Sat Jul 14
LACASA 20th Anniversary Garden Tour Weekend
Visit all 10 of this year’s stops to see beautiful gardens in a variety of styles. Celebrating 20 years of helping survivors bloom, this year’s tour features artwork from LACASA’s younger clients, displayed at LACASA Collection, as well as a variety of other special features throughout the weekend. Gardens are open 9am-4pm July 14th & 15th. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at garden entrances. Visit website for details.
The 12th Annual Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser is June 16th and includes family friendly entertainment at James F Atchison Memorial Park, in New Hudson. $20 entrance fee (includes the ride, food, and event t-shirt).Ride registration is at 11am, ride leaves at 12:15pm. Car show 11am-4pm. Picnic following the ride, raffle items available. 100% of net proceeds given to our disabled veteran's programming.
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.
Sat Jul 21
Brighton Community Ed Garage Sale
Join Brighton Community Ed for the Community's Largest Garage Sale from 8am-1pm at Maltby Intermediate School. Bring your own tables, chairs and tents. Go to brightoncommunityed.com for 2018 Garage Sale Registration Form.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-599-7029.
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.
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.
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