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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 Car Show & Live Music

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.

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.

Fri Jun 22 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 Jun 22 Benefit Dance for LACASA

Howell Elks Lodge will host The WingMan Band to benefit LACASA on June 22nd at the lodge at 2830 E. Grand River in Howell. The event begins at 8pm. Call 517-546-4941 for more info.

Fri Jun 22 Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

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.

Fri Jun 22 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 Jun 22 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 Jun 22 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 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.

Fri Jun 22 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 Jun 22 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 Jun 22 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.

Sat Jun 23 Brighton Farmers’ Market

The Brighton Farmers’ Market meets every Saturday at the Mill Pond through October 27th.

Sat Jun 23 K/C Golf Outing

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 andykudwa@gmail.com 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 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 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 Arc of Livingston Dance

The Arc of Livingston dance is 6pm-9pm and is held at the Howell Elks Club 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.

Sat Jun 23 The Salvation Army Brass Band Concert

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 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 Blood Drive

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.

Sun Jun 24 Tour de Livingston Kick Off Ride

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.

Sun Jun 24 Farmers Market

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 25 Reach Out Barn

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 fundraising@vinadental.org.

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 sblatt63@gmail.com or at 810-923-8970.

Tue Jun 26 Three Day Missions Garage Sale

Three Day Missions Garage Sale is June 26th, 27th, 28th from 10am-6pm. The sale is at 509 Summit Street, Howell. Shop antiques, furniture, old glassware & household items. All proceeds will provide for basic needs and disaster relief for people around the globe and here at home. Orphanages and children in need are our particular focus. Hidden Springs Mission Team.

Tue Jun 26 Pinckney Car Show

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.

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.

Wed Jun 27 Vendor Bender

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 livingstonmultiples@gmail.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 LCWCC Fish Fry

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.

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.

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 Warbirds of Glory Museum Display

Warbirds of Glory Museum Display is at the Tanger Mall Plaza on July 1st. View a restored WWII B-25 bombardier glass nose. The museum staff will be available to share the story of the recovery and restoration of the Sandbar Mitchell aircraft. Warbirds of Glory Museum is a local non-profit organization preserving history to honor those who fought for our country. The Museum is located at the Brighton Airport, and tours are available by appointment.

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.

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 Pancake Breakfast

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 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 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.

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.

Fri Jul 6 LCWCC Chicken, Fish and Ribs Dinner

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.

Tue Jul 10 Effective Communication Strategies

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 Warbirds of Glory Museum Display

Warbirds of Glory Museum Display at the Tanger Cares Suite on July 13th from 11am-5pm. View/explore exciting displays and learn more about the world of aviation. Warbirds of Glory Museum is a local non-profit organization preserving history to honor those who fought for our country. A vital part of the museum is Kittyhawk Academy, a Youth Mentorship Program that introduces youth to aviation, teamwork and trade skills while helping restore the WWII B-25 Bomber Sandbar Mitchell. The Museum is located at the Brighton Airport, and tours are available by appointment.

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 Lyon Ride & Picnic in the Park

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.

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.

Mon Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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