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Mon Oct 22 Medicare Assistance Days

You may be paying too much for your Medicare plan. You may want to switch Medicare Advantage or Part D Prescription Plans. Or, you may just want some basic information about your Medicare options. During open enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), you can make changes. Beginning Oct. 15, AAA 1-B is offering free Medicare counseling at various locations around Livingston County. Appointments are necessary by calling 1-800-803-7174. Here are the dates: Livingston Education Service Agency (1425 W. Grand River, Howell): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28. Cromaine Public Library (3688 Hartland Road, Hartland): 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Oct 22. St. Mary Magdalene Parish (22012 Old US Hwy 23, Brighton): 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and Oct. 26. AAA 1-B is available to answer Medicare and Medicaid questions any time. Call us at 1-800-803-7174.

Tue Oct 23 Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program can help you cut your Type 2 diabetes risk in half. Learn to make small measurable changes such as modest weight loss and physical activity to help you live a healthier life. This program is FREE for eligible participants. The group will meet at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston on Byron Road starting October 23 from 6:30-7:30pm. Call 517-545-5245 to register.

Wed Oct 24 Comedy Night Fundraiser

The Kensington Valley Chamber of commerce is hosting a Comedy night fundraiser at the South Lyon Hotel on October 24th. Tickets are only $25 per person and include dinner and comedy show. Funds raised will benefit the scholarship fund, the community awards ceremony fund and the Holiday event fund. Tickets can be obtained by calling 248-617-3075 or emailing andreameyer@kensingtonvalleychamber.com.

Thu Oct 25 Harvest Dinner

Pinckney Community Congregational Church's Annual Harvest Dinner is from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, October 25th. Adults: $10 6-13 old: $5, 5 and under free. 2 adults & 2 children = $25. Carry outs are available.

Thu Oct 25 Death of a Gangster-a Murder Mystery Event

Presented by local nonprofit Fund a Life, an engaging evening of laughter, performance & dining will be held Thursday, October 25th, 630am-930pm at Crystal Gardens. Performed by professional actors, the Murder Mystery event will engage the audience and entertain. For tickets info visit the website.

Fri Oct 26 Drac's Back Live

Mistaken identities, slapstick humor, bloody good puns, and more crazy characters than a Looney Tune cartoon all come together to create this hilarious new vampire play! Great for Halloween and all ages! Performing live at the Hartland Music Hall Oct 26, 27, 28th Tickets $8 adults $6 students. Purchase tickets wwww.hartlandplayers.org or the Cromaine Library.

Fri Oct 26 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Once again, this cult favorite film returns to the Howell Opera House just in time for Halloween. The 1975 musical/comedy/horror film, based on the 1973 musical stage production, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930’s through early 1970’s. Dressing up as a favorite character is strongly encouraged, there will be a costume contest at both showings. Doors will open at 6pm, for cash bar and socializing. Admission for the 8pm show is $20 per person, this includes 1 drink ticket and a participation bag. The admission for the 11:30pm show is $12 for the movie and a participation bag. Please call the office at 517-540-0065 to reserve your ticket today.

Fri Oct 26 Scary Storytelling Festival

The Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild returns to the Howell Opera House for an evening of spooky stories on Friday October, 26th. At 7pm, the first floor will be open to children 14 and younger for age appropriate scary stories. Then at 9pm, those ages 14 and older can venture upstairs to the second floor of the Opera House and join our resident ghost Meredith for tales to send a chill down your spine. The children’s storytelling event will be free of charge. For the adult storytelling, admission is $20 and will include dessert & coffee. There is limited seating available for the adult event so please reserve your spot on the website, or call the office at 517-540-0065.

Fri Oct 26 Public Ghost Hunt

Public Ghost Hunt at the Howell Theatre is October 26th. Known to be one of the most "active" locations in the region, past hunts have yielded incredible findings. This is a real ghost hunt, with real paranormal investigators. Although there are no guarantees of activity, past years have not disappointed.

Sat Oct 27 Haunted House Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 380

Elementary kid friendly Haunted House with games and concessions at the Hartland Community Education Building on Saturday October 27th from 6pm-8:30pm. Indoor fun evening hosted by Boy Scout Troop 380. $2.50 for the Haunted House, and .50 per game and baked goods. Any questions please email Jen Ross at jenaross@hotmail.com.

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 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 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 JumpStart Jump Rope Workshop

The sport of jumping rope is a fun, physical activity that helps improve coordination and balance. The Jumpin Allstars, a competitive and performance jump rope team, would like to invite boys and girls ages 6 and older to join them for their annual Jumpstart Jump Rope Workshop October 27th from 9am–4pm at Brighton High School. Kids will learn jump rope techniques for single rope, double dutch and more. This camp is all about fun and fitness. No experience is needed to participate. Register online.

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.

Sat Oct 27 Legend of Sleepy Howell Photo Fundraiser

Professional photos of your little (and big) ghosts, goblins, super heroes can be had in exchange for a canned good or cash donation with all donations supporting Livingston County Catholic Charities’ Christmas Blessing Project that brings food boxes and more to home-bound and low income seniors at Christmas time. See photographer Richard Lim from 6:00-8:00pm in Frontal Lobe Coworking (next to Dairy Queen) at 110 E. Grand River in Downtown Howell.

Sun Oct 28 Trunk or Treat

Shepherd of the Lakes Church, 2101 S. Hacker Rd., Brighton from 4pm-6pm. Visit the website for more info.

Sun Oct 28 WCTH Radio Hour

WCTH Radio Hour is a free live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. Transport back to the golden age of radio from our audience. Performances at the Howell High School Freshman Campus. Visit the website for showtimes and ticket info.

Sun Oct 28 Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at the Well Church will be held Sunday, October 28th from 4:30-6:30pm. Church is located on Genoa Business Park Dr. in Brighton. There will be decorated trunks, a costume contest, games, cider and donuts, and more. See the website for more information

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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 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.

Mon Oct 29 Events at Salem-South Lyon District Library

There are several free works shops and events at the Salem-South Lyon District Library every month. For more information or visit their website.

Tue Oct 30 Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group

The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. in Community Room 2 of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, 620 Byron Road, in Howell. Park in the rear west parking lot and enter through the west entrance canopy. The speaker is Steve Styes from the Recovery Project. This is a rehab program for PD patients.After the formal presentation, an open discussion will take place. For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at sblatt63@gmail.com or 810-923-8970.

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.

Wed Oct 31 Tridge-or-Treat Halloween Spooktacular

Brighton Community Ed and the Downtown Development Authority offer Tridge or Treat on October 31st 5:30-7pm at the Millpond. This FREE event will take place in downtown Brighton kids will follow a fun-filled decorated route along the tridge and past the spooky cemetery to collect candy from their favorite characters.

Wed Oct 31 Crossroads Sweets and Treats

Crossroads Church of God will be hosting a family friendly, not so spooky Trick or Treat night on October 31st at 6pm-8pm. Lots of candy stations to stop at, games, little ones can play at the sensory table, kid friendly movie. Crossroads Church of God is located at on Pinckney Road in Howell. Questions: call 517-546-0722.

Thu Nov 1 Livingston County Genealogy

The Livingston County Genealogy Society meets at 7pm on Thursday November 1st at the First United Methodist Church, 1230 Bower St., Howell. Following a short business meeting & refreshments, Daniel Earl will present: "City Directories: Not Your Average Phone Book". Learn the value of using city directories in your family history research.

Fri Nov 2 St. Joseph School Crusaders Ball

St. Joseph School Crusaders Ball is November 2nd. Silent/Live Auctions, raffle, dinner and dancing, open bar. The fundraiser will be held at Crystal Gardens in Howell from 6pm-11pm. Cost is $75 a person or 700 table of 10. Tickets for sale at St. Joseph school office or email auction@stjosephhowell.com.

Fri Nov 2 Lion King, Jr.

Scranton Players presents Disney Lion King, Jr. Nov. 2-4, at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Experience stunning costumes, impressive talent and unforgettable music in this family friendly production. Showtimes and ticket prices avilable at the website.

Fri Nov 2 Treasures and Treats Craft Show

The Treasures and Treats Craft Show is November 2nd from 4-7pm and November 3rd from 10-3pm. Indoor craft show with a little something for everyone. Craft spots still available. First Presbyterian Church of Howell, 323 W. Grand River, Howell For more info. Visit fpchowell.org.

Fri Nov 2 Heartbreak to Healing

Heartbreak to Healing is a free evening for support in journeying through grief and loss. Education insights and real life stories on pain and healing. Guest Speaker, LPC, Jennifer Lucas and Acute Loss Planner, Kevin Mondlach. Refreshments provided. Held at Venture Church Lobby, M59, Howell at 7pm.

Sat Nov 3 Howell Library Friends Book Sale

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Friends of the Howell Carnegie 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 Nov 3 LSO Fall Concert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra under the Direction of Dr. David Schultz proudly presents their Fall Concert featuring the following works: Holst: The Planets Suite Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, Mozart: Andante in C for Flute and Orchestra featuring soloist William Underwood III Saturday November 3rd at 7pm at Brighton Nazarene Church. Visit LSO.org for more details.

Sat Nov 3 Steak Dinner

The American Legion Riders #419 Steak Dinner will be held on November 3rd from 5pm-7:30pm at the Pinkiney American Legion post home on Whitewood Rd, Pinckney. Dinner is $14/ hotdog or hamburger dinner is $8. Call 734-878-9522for more info.

Sat Nov 3 Dine to Donate

Dine to Donate, Saturday, November 3rd from 4pm-8pm at Howell Panera Bread for Howell Public Schools, Southwest Elementary Robotics Program. Proceeds go to helping the new robotics teams compete in a state level competition, as well as supplies needed to attend the event.

Sat Nov 3 Fall Celebration Family Impact Centers Benefit

Bi-annual Benefit for Family Impact Centers will feature singing group Sanctus Real, with their special guest Mallary Hope, as well as artist Jared Emerson, who will speed paint his famous work Face of God (to then be auctioned to the highest bidder). Backstage Pass tickets are $75 each (limited to 50). General admission is $35. Sponsorships also available. Call 517-223-4428 or visit the event page at www.familyimpactcenters.com for more details.

Sat Nov 3 Holiday Craft Show

Chilson Hills Church Holiday Craft Show is Saturday November 3rd from 10am-3pm. Admission is free. Enjoy vendors, raffles prizes and refreshments. Locarted at the corner of Brighton/Chilson rd. Call 517-545-2891 for more info.

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.

Sun Nov 4 St Mary Country Style Breakfast

St Mary Country Style Breakfast on Sunday, November 4th, will be at the Parish located south of M-36 at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road. Breakfast is served 8:30am-11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support the funding of a new Parish road sign. For further information call Heather at Parish Office 734-878-3161.

Tue Nov 6 Movers for Military Stuff a Truck Event

On November 6th from 9am–3pm, Movers for Military stuff a truck event will be held at Kroger in Howell, at M59/Grand River. Personal care items and cleaning supplies will be collected for our veteran population. A Two Men & a Truck vehicle will be on site and all donations collected will go to the Livingston County Veterans Service Agency.

Fri Nov 9 Turkey Bingo

An evening of fun and prizes at the Brighton Senior Center on Friday, November 9th, beginning at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:30 with concessions available. Pre-register for $10 by calling 810-299-3817. This annual event always sells out so register early.

Fri Nov 9 Hartland Drama Club Performs Our Town

Hartland Drama Club presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town, November 9th, 10t & 11th at 7:30pm at Hartland High School. Tickets, available online or at the door.

Fri Nov 9 Appraisal Event to Benefit Bountiful Harvest

Curious about the value of a family heirloom or a vintage item you own? What's it Worth event will be held on November 9th, 9am-3:30pm at 2/42 church in Brighton. All proceeds benefit Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry.

Fri Nov 9 Evening With Our Stars

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting the 10th annual Evening With Our Stars Reception & Silent Auction fundraiser. Join them from 7-10pm at Oak Pointe Country Club. Tickets are on sale now for $40 per person; $75 for a couple through the office or Eventbrite. Sponsorships available, event donations gratefully accepted.

Sat Nov 10 Harvest to Holiday Arts/Crafts Show

The Youth Group of Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Church is proud to present the 9th Annual 'Harvest to Holiday' Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, November 10th, 9am-4pm. Our Savior is located at 13667 W. Highland Rd., Hartland. The show will feature a variety of premium, hand-crafted items. Children's choir, baked goods, concessions, & door prizes. A 'suggested' $1 donation will be appreciated to support the Youth Group & Youth in Missions. Applications are being accepted until the show is full. Visit the website for more info.

Sat Nov 10 Veterans Day Parade

This years annual Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday November 10th in Brighton. The parade starts at 11:00 AM moving East on Main Street from 5th Street to the Mill Pond with additional proceedings after the parade at the Veterans Memorial and the new amphitheater. Please come to the parade and honor our area veterans.

Sat Nov 10 Christmas Bazaar

Vendors wanted with hand-made items for Annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, November 10th, 9-2pm at Putnam Twp. Senior Center, 350 Mower Rd., in Pinckney. (Near M-36 & D-19) No entry fee event. The booth rental cost is $20 for an eight-foot space, eight-foot table, plus one item donated for our raffle. For more information call: Patrice (734) 878-1810 or email:senioractivities@putnamtwp.us.

Sat Nov 10 Livingston County Coin Club Fall Coin Show

Livingston County Coin Club Fall Coin Show is at Howell Rec Center, 925 W. Grand River from 9:30-3:30pm. Free parking and admission. Exhibits, appraisals, hourly door prizes. Coins, precious metals, and other numismatic items bought and sold.

Sat Nov 10 Craft Show and Bake Sale

Craft show and bake sale will be held at Whitmore Lake United Methodist Church, Main St, from 9am-3pm. Start your Christmas shopping early with a unique gift. Info & table rental: 248-573-7613.

Sun Nov 11 Hartland High Ski Team Fundraiser

Hartland High Ski Team Fundraiser from 10am-3pm at Hartland High School Cafeteria. The WInter Sports Sale offers new equipment from Shumakers Ski & Snowboard, used equipment includes ski, snowboard, ice skates, jackets and more. Equipment Drop-Off November 10th from 3-6pm at HHS Cafeteria. Proceeds go to the Hartland High School Ski Team.

Sun Nov 11 Veterans Day Salute

11-11-11 Veterans Day Salute at the Historic Livingston County Court House will be held at 11am. For 38 years, the Murnighan Detachment of the Marine Corps League and the American Legion Devereaux Post 141 have honored our Veterans at the memorial. Join us on the Court House Lawn at the Monument. Veterans Day Luncheon from noon-2pm. Veterans, Active Military and their families are invited to attend the luncheon in their honor following the Court House ceremony at the American Legion Devereaux Post 141 in Howell.

Tue Nov 13 NAMI Educational Meeting

Speaker Toni Jordan of Michigan Rehabiltation Services will speak on Work Skills, providing people with disabilities help in developing the skills needed to find employment. November 13th at 7pm. Fellowship Hall of First Methodist Church, 400 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116.

Thu Nov 15 Buck Pole

For those of you who bag a buck during the opening day of firearms season in Livingston County, the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, Marion Township, and Anything That Moves want to help you earn your bragging rights at the 11th Annual Buck Pole. Share hunting stories, enjoy the bonfire, eat hearty food, and win great prizes at the BUCKet raffle. For a $10 registration fee, you’ll be able to hang your deer and receive a commemorative 10th Annual Buck Pole prize. Prizes awarded for the heaviest buck, highest scoring buck, highest scoring buck (woman), widest rack, most unique rack, and youngest hunter to bag a buck (18 & under only). The event will be held at Marion Twp. Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Rd. Cost: $10/deer from 5pm-9pm. No registration is required for this event. *All deer must be scored by 8pm to be eligible for prizes.

Thu Nov 15 ARC Celebrity Fall Fashion Show

The Arc of Livingston is holding their 25th annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show on Thursday, November 15th at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township. All of the proceeds will assist The Arc with their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities so that they can participate with and contribute to the community. The evening begins at 5:30pm with hor d'oeuvres and a silent auction filled with many great ideas for holiday shopping by local businesses. Dinner and the fashion show begin at 7pm. The event features host celebrities including Detroit sports and media personalities as well as Livingston County business and civic leaders. In celebration of the event’s 25th year, the jewelry raffle will feature a one-of-a-kind, 18-karat white- and yellow-gold diamond necklace, valued at $7,500. It features white and yellow diamonds commissioned by Cooper & Binkley Jewelers from world class designer Simon G. To reserve a spot or learn more about the evening, visit the link below.

Fri Nov 16 Comedy Show to Benefit Shop with a Cop

Comedy Show to Benefit Shop with a Cop will b ehdl on Novmeber 16th at Captains Joes in WHitmore Lake. Ccomedian Chad Jogotka and headliner comedian Steve Sabo will perform. Tickets are $20, available at Livingston County Sheriff’s office, Captain Joe’s and online.

Fri Nov 16 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Benefit

The Steve Schulte Modern-Old-Fashioned Variety Show to Benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Friday November 16th at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2201 S. Old US 23, Brighton, MI 48114. Actors! Musicians! Comedy! (It’s a variety show after all) WHMI's Jon King will be among the performers. There is a $25 suggested donation per person, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Doors open at 6:45pm, with the show at 7:30pm. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks will be provided; BYO beer and wine.

Sat Nov 17 Craft Show & Bake Sale

Howell American Legion, Grand River at M-59. 10am-4pm Saturday, November 17th. 6' and 8'tables available. 2 floors, lower level has elevator. Lunch available to purchase. For more info call Melissa at 517-546-0690. Visit americanlegionpost141.org for downloadable application or email pandcallen@msn.com

Sat Nov 17 Hamburg Senior Center Holiday Bazaar

Hamburg Senior Center is having our annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th from the hours of 9am-2pm. They will be featuring craft vendors, raffle drawings with prizes from various area businesses, crafts made by seniors and a cookie walk/bake sale. A hot dog lunch will also be available. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Hamburg Senior at 10407 Merrill Road in the Hamburg Township complex.

Sat Nov 17 St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar

The Annual St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th, from 9am-4pm each day in the St. Joseph School Activity Center, in Howell. Admission is a free will donation. Shop up to 50 vendors featuring crafts, quilters, specialty wares, home direct sales businesses, jewelry, holiday gifts and décor and more. Bake sale and concessions will also be available for purchase. Exhibitor registration is $25 per table/per day. Please contact Holiday Bazaar Event Chair Annette Staley at 517-861-1736 or akstaley@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Sat Nov 17 Holiday Glow

Holiday Glow will take place on Saturday, November 17th, from 4-7pm on Main Street in downtown Brighton officially launching the holiday season in Livingston County. Children will enjoy a nativity petting farm, caroling, special performances from the Nutcracker Ballet, horse drawn hayrides, a Burton Riglet Park for kids to try snowboarding, and the ever popular Jollie Choo-Choo train. Children will enjoy writing letters to Santa, arts and crafts, and a warming station for chilled fingers and toes and straight from the North Pole on a sleigh led by reindeer Santa and Mrs. Clause will arrive.

Mon Nov 19 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 Nov 19 ARC of Liv Parent Support Group

Arc of Livingston Parent Support Group, parents supporting parents of children and adults with disabilities, meet every month. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month and will include presentations and/or discussions on topics of interest to parents. Attendance is free. Meetings are held at Two Brothers Coffee Brew and Eatery 423 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116 10am-11:30am. To RSVP visit http://www.arclivingston.org/parentsupportgroup or call The Arc at 517-546-1228.

Wed Nov 21 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 Nov 23 Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents the Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show November 23th -24th at the Howell Historic Opera House. Times are Friday from 3-9pm and Saturday, 10-8pm. There will be about 30 local artists displaying and selling their work. All mediums will be represented. For more information visit the website or call 517 546-1027

Fri Nov 23 Fantasy of Lights Parade/Fantasy 5K

Get festive at the Fantasy of Lights in downtown Howell. Activities begin at 4pm. The Fantasy 5K starts at 6pm and is followed by the 35th annual Fantasy of Lights Parade at 7pm. For more information, visit howell.org.

Sun Nov 25 VFW 4357 Auxillary Collecting Items for Troops

The VFW Auxillary in Brighton will be collecting items to send to the Troops for the Holidays. They are collecting trial size items, no magazines please, now through November 25th, 7 days a week. The post is located at 10590 Grand River in Brighton from 11pmM-8pm. For more info call 248-790-0008.

Fri Nov 30 Living Christmas

Living Christmas Drive-Thru. On November 30, December 1 & 2, after 20 years Brighton Assembly of God will present Living Christmas for the last time. It is a drive-thru spectacular of 14 amazing scenes with a cast of over 100 people and many live animals for the whole family to enjoy. You can experience it all from the comfort of your vehicle while listening to the exciting narrative and indulging in the free cookies and hot cocoa. Pizza will be available to purchase. The gates are open from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday and 6pm-8:30pm on Saturday & Sunday, admission is free. The address is 7770 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton with the line beginning at the search lights. Call the church office for more information at 810-231-3724.

Sat Dec 1 A Christmas Story/Fundraiser at Howell Theatre

Come see "A Christmas Story" on the big screen at the Howell Historic Theater in Howell. This is a fundraiser for Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids under 12 years old. Doors open at 5:30pm - there will be raffles, great photo ops with actors dressed as the characters and maybe a leg lamp. There will also be a Christmas Movie Trivia game with prizes. Movie begins at 6:30pm. Come out for a great family night to kick off the holidays and help a great local cause.

Sat Dec 1 Winter Wonderland Craft Show

Crafters are needed: Online applications are ready to download. The Winter Wonderland Craft Show is Saturday, December 1st from 9am-4pm. Presented by Place of Refuge Ministries, 6909 Grand River Ave, Fowlerville. The show is an event of Fowlerville's "Christmas in the Ville" holiday celebration. Questions: Call Jackie 517-315-6300 or 517-529-9188.

Sat Dec 1 Christmas Bazaar

St. Mary's Rosary Altar Society will hold their annual on Saturday, December 1st, from 10am-4pm. Location is at St. Mary Church, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney. Admission is free, bake sale,raffle, 50/50, lunch and refreshments available. The cost for an 8 foot table space is $45. For information call Mary at 734-878-6563.

Sat Dec 8 George Winston at Hartland Performing Arts Center

George Winston at Hartland Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm-10:30pm. The event includes a food drive for the Livingston County Hunger Council. The concert will include melodic folk piano songs from his recordings; Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces; pieces inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition; and songs from latest album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit.

Sun Dec 9 Breakfast with Santa

American Spirit Centre Breakfast with Santa. December 9th from 9am-1pm. Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits & gravy, melette station. Adults $9, seniors $8, children under 12 $5. Children under 5 free. VFW Auxiliary Bake Sale. American Spirit Centre - 10590 Grand River, Brighton. (810) 599-2153 Sponsored by VFW Post 4357 - American Legion Post 235, AMVETS Post 1775, VFW Auxiliary and FOV.

Sat Dec 15 Holiday Pops with the Phil

Get into the spirit of the season with the Michigan Philharmonic performing all your holiday favorites along with a beautiful Mozart horn concerto at Brighton Center for the Performing Arts on December 15th. Music from the movies, and Broadway and from around the world. Come see the Brighton and Howell High School Choirs perform your Christmas favorites. Tickets- BrightonPerformingArts.com

Fri Jan 11 BCPA Cabaret of Magic

Master magician, Bradley Fields has amazed and delighted audiences from Broadway to London’s West End. In this intimate, interactive evening of magic, Bradley brings his trademark comedy, characterization, and virtuosic sleight of hand to create an evening of pure wonder.