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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.

Fri Aug 17 Art at the Opera House

The Livingston Arts Council invites you to come and enjoy our 14th Annual Fine Arts Show. This show is held during the Howell Melon Festival on the first floor of the Historic Howell Opera House, with all the artists present to discuss their work and answer questions. There will be painting, jewelry, digital prints, photography and more, with all the displayed art available for purchase. We also have a kids “make-and-take” art table, sponsored by Brandon Krugh State Farm Agency, and two community murals for the whole family to contribute to. Come in, walk through, and find your new favorite piece of art! Friday, August 17, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, August 18, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday, August 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Free admission. Open to the public.

Fri Aug 17 Cody H.S. Class of '68 Reunion

The Cody High School Class of 1968 is having their 50th reunion on Friday, August 17th. For additional information contact Ginny Patterson-O'Brien at 248-310-8024 or find her on facebook.

Fri Aug 17 Howell Library MelonFest Book Sale

Howell Library MelonFest Book Sale at the Howell Carnegie District Library is Thursday through Saturday, August 16 - 18, in the Meabon Room on the lower level of the Library.

Fri Aug 17 Sloppy Joe Dinner

St. John’s Episcopal Church at 504 Prospect Street, Howell will host a Sloppy Joe Dinner, Friday, August, 17th 5-7pm. Included: potato salad, baked beans & Corn on the cob. Good will donation, carry out $5. Call 810-923-4516 for more info.

Fri Aug 17 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. August 17th; Rhythm Society Orchestra. August 24th; Toppermost – Beatles tribute band.

Sat Aug 18 Pancake Breakfast

There will be an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast Saturday, August 18th from 8am-noon at the Howell Masonic Hall, 401 W Grand River, Howell. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, orange juice, beverages and all the trimmings. 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.

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 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 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 Scrap Tire Drop Off Event

A free scrap tire collection for Livingston County Residents to responsibly dispose of car and light truck tires will be held by registration only on Saturday, August 18th,from 9am-1 pm. This event is sponsored by a grant from the MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) and is coordinated by the Solid Waste Program within the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s office. Per State regulations, there is a limit of 10 tires per resident address. Details are on the website.

Sat Aug 18 Bow Hunter Safety Class

Bow Hunter Safety Class will be held August 18th from 8am-4:30pm at the Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club 6060 E M36, Whitmore Lake. This class is required in 12 States, 3 Canadian Provinces and goes in conjunction with hunter safety class but does not replace it. If you are going to one of the required states, this class is a must. Call the club at 810-231-1811 to register or 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.

Sat Aug 18 Howell Highlander Class Reunion '72-'82

Howell Highlander Class Reunion '72-'82 at Howell Eagles Club is August 18th. Enjoy is DJ, dancing beginning at 4pm. Any questions call 586-596-4068.

Sat Aug 18 Elvis Tribute

There will be an Elvis Tribute Show at American Legion Post 141 in Howell on August 18th. Party Begins at 6pm, band and Elvis Plays from 7pm-10pm. Light Buffet with cover charge donation.

Sat Aug 18 Howell High School Class of "88 Reunion

Block brewery 6:30pm-11:30pm, dinner tickets $35 a person due Aug 3rd. Drinks and dancing starts at 8:30pm, $15 at the door if just attending after 8:30pm. Call 989-413-4588 for details.

Sun Aug 19 Kiwanis Summer Concerts

The Kiwanis Summer Concerts and classic cars are back every Sunday in Brighton at 6:30pm. August 19th; The Persuasion Band. August 26th; Steve King and the Dittlies. New location this year in the downtown Ciao Amici's Restaurant parking lot. Free admission, food available, no dogs please. Visit the website for complete schedule.

Sun Aug 19 Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30am-3:15pm on Sunday, August 19th at St. Mary Magdalen church. 2201 S. Old US 23, between Hilton and Hyne roads. For more information or to register go to Redcrossblood.org.

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 Memories Cruise-In Car Show

Memories Cruise-In Car Show is August 20th. 25th Annual Car Show for Classic and High performance vehicles. Show benefits Stiggy's Dogs (serving veterans suffering from post traumatic stress/brain injuries) and St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice and Home Care. Held on Grounds of St Mary Magdalen Church 2201 Old US 23 in Brighton from 4pm until dark. Food tent available.

Mon Aug 20 Lunch Bunch

Pinckney Community Congregational Church, 125 E. Unadilla Street, Pinckney. Free hotdog and macaroni and cheese lunch at noon. Fire truck will come at 12:30pm to squirt everyone (wear swimsuits)there will be free clothes to take home also.

Mon Aug 20 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.

Tue Aug 21 Auditions for The Little Mermaid

Community Theatre of Howell will host auditions for The Little Mermaid at Howell High School Freshman Campus on August 21st, 23rd, 24th & 25th. Everyone is welcome please visit their for more information.

Thu Aug 23 Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC. It will be on display at the Livingston County Airport August 23rd-26th, 24 hours a day. Tours: 10am-4pm. For more information visit the website.

Fri Aug 24 Second Chance Support Network Golf Outing

Shot gun starts at 9am. Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8am, lunch at the turn, and a wonderful dinner following a day of golf. Tickets are $100 ea or if you can't golf but want to come to the event, $25 for the dinner. Please support Second Chance Support Network.

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.

Fri Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 Aug 24 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 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 Acoustic Music Jam Session

Holy Spirit Church at 9565 Musch Rd in Brighton, Michigan hosts a monthly jam session on the 4th Friday of each month except for November, December, and July. Next session is August 24th from 7-10 pm. Call 810-923-3179 for more info.

Fri Aug 24 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.

Sat Aug 25 Car Show/Sock Hop

Father John R. Day Council 2659 K of C is hosting a classic car show and sock hop live music by fast Eddie Band from 6pm-10pm on August 25th. Ticket are $15 ea and family of 4 (for immediate family only) set of 4 tickets $50. The price includes pizza, snacks, beverages and a ice cream sundae bar. Door prizes & 50/50 drawing and much more proceeds to help K of C fund programs. Call 517-404-4782.

Sat Aug 25 Woodstock in Brighton

The American Spirit Centre will be hosting the Magic Bus Band on August 25th. Tickets are $20. Food available, 50/50 raffle, & dancing. Gates open at 5:30pm with special guest Devin Moultrup opening up at 6pm, Magic Bus at 7pm. Located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton. All proceeds are for the veteran building fund. For more info call 810-599-2613 or 810-599-2153.

Sat Aug 25 Church Yard Sale

Hardy United Methodist Church is having a yard sale on Saturday August 25 from 9 am to 2 pm. Hardy is located at 6510 E. Highland Rd. Howell. Vendors are welcome to participate for $25 a space. For further info, contact Paula at 248-505-8824 or the church at 517-546-1122.

Sat Aug 25 Golf for a Cause

Pinckney Community Golf for a Cause will be held at Whitmore Lake Links Golf Course. Shotgun start 8:30 am. Join us for prizes and a HOLE lot of fun. Money raised is used by Shalom Lutheran Church to help people in the area as well as national disasters. Register online at event website.

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 Aug 25 Michigan Open Carry - Michigan Gun Owners Picnic

Michigan Open Carry - Michigan Gun Owners Picnic will be held in Fowlerville on Saturday, August 25th, noon-4pm at the Fowlerville Community Park, 425 N. Grand Street. Public is invited to this family friendly event. Membership to both organizations will be available at a discounted price.

Tue Aug 28 Car Show

There will be a Car Show 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).

Thu Aug 30 Rotaract Info Night

The Livingston County Rotaract and The Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club are hosting a Rotaract Info Night to introduce Rotaract to Young Adults in the County. The event will be at the Brewery Becker 500 W Main St. Brighton, on Thursday, August 30th from 5:30–7pm. Pizza will be provided, and a cash bar for 21+.

Fri Aug 31 International Overdose Event and Vigil

Mitchell's Hope is hosting the 4th annual International Overdose Event and Vigil on August 31st. The event is at Fowlerville UB Church from 5:30pm-8:30pm. They will have resource tent, light snacks,and more. Everyone is invited to remember your loved one with a Chinese lantern release and banner.

Sat Sep 1 Steak Dinner

American Legion Riders Chapter #419 Steak Dinner will be held September 1st, from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Pinckney American Legion post home, 9807 Whitewood Rd. 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 734-878-9522 or Karl at 734-476-6534.

Tue Sep 4 NAMI-Recovery is Real

NAMI Livingston County educational meeting is Tuesday, September 4th at 7pm. The speaker: Matt Faust, Case Manager at Livingston County CMH, topic: Recovery is Real. The meeting is at First United Methodist Church,400 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton. The public is invited.

Fri Sep 7 Spaghetti Dinner & Coney Dog Dinner

Brighton Lions will host an all you can eat, Spaghetti Dinner and Coney Dog Dinner, Friday September 7th, at their Community Den, downtown Brighton, Main Street at the Railroad Tracks, 4pm-7pm. Dinner will include spaghetti with sauce and/or Coney Dog, tossed salad, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Children 6-12: $3, Adults: $7, seniors: $6, and Children 5 and under are free(with paid adult).

Fri Sep 7 Land on the Horizon Fundraiser

The Livingston Land Conservancy is holding its main fundraiser of the year, Land on the Horizon, at the Howell Opera House on Friday, Sept 7th at 7:00-10:00 pm. Tickets are $60/person. Event includes dinner, cash bar, live & silent auctions, and raffles. Please join us for a fun night with proceeds going to protect and preserve land in Livingston County. The Conservancy is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Please call 810-229-3290 or visit website.

Fri Sep 7 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 Sep 7 Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce present the 13th Annual Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival this September in Downtown Brighton. Event hours are Friday September 7th, 5pm-11pm and Saturday, September 8th noon-11pm. Award winning barbecue, vendors, live jazz and blues. Visit the website for more info.

Sat Sep 8 Compass Creations Fund-Raiser Banquet Dinner Dance

This is an opportunity to say thank you to all First Responders on September 8th from 6-11pm at the American Spirit Center in Brighton. The fundraiser will benefit the brain injured and disabled adult community with social integrated interactive fun day/overnight outings. Enjoy dinner/dancing/cash bar/raffles. Get Tickets online today.

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 8 Pinckney HS Varsity Lacrosse Golf Outing

Pinckney HS Varsity Lacrosse Golf Outing is September 29th, 9am, check-in to will begin at 8am. The outing will be held at Hawk Meadows Golf Course, 410 East Marr Rd, Howell. $80 per person includes: 18 holes of golf with cart (shotgun style), lunch at the turn, buffet style dinner with awards at the completion. Register online today.

Sat Sep 8 9-1-1 Memorial 5k Run Walk

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is proud to sponsor the annual 9-1-1 Memorial and 5k Run Walk. Starts at the Mill Pond and finishes at the 9-11 Memorial. Runners start at 9am, Walkers at 9:05am. All ages may participate. Prizes awarded for fastest runners in several age groups and categories.

Sun Sep 9 Howell Eagles Auxiliary breakfast

Howell Eagles Auxiliary breakfast is Sunday, September 9th from 9am-noon. Omelettes, eggs made to order, hash browns, pancakes, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, only $6. Located at 141 Schroeder park drive, Howell.

Sun Sep 9 St Mary's Breakfast

On Sunday, September 9th , St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney kicks off another season of Country Style Breakfast events, at the Parish located on Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support the maintenance of the Parish Kitchen. WFor further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Mon Sep 10 Classic Car Cruise In

Classic Car Cruise In at the Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club. 4:30 until 8:00 Food and Drinks available 6060 E M-36 Whitmore Lake Mi 48189

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.

Sat Sep 15 Fowlerville Fall Fest

The Livingston Center Historic Village will host the 4th Annual Fall Festival, at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds on September 15th, at 10am. Parking at the fairground is free; admission fees vary by age. The event offers; Kids games, wagon rides, village tours, train rides, bicycle races, food and much more.

Wed Sep 19 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 Sep 21 Colors of Life Juried Fine Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents the Colors of Life Juried fine art show at the Historic Howell Opera House. 123 W. Grand River, Howell. This is a members only display show, the public is invited. Times are: Friday, September 21st, 5pm-9pm. Meet the Artists Reception, Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages available. Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-8pm. For additional information visit the website.

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 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 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

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.

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.

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.