Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? Check Out These Community Events!

community-events-michigan-areaSince last week’s Community update featuring events around different areas in Michigan over the weekend was such a hit, we’ve decided to do one every week! We will be sharing with you events we find in areas around Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham, Rochester, Detroit, and more! If you’d like to hear about certain events or more events in your area, leave us a comment and let us know. We’d like to keep tailoring these posts and get better each week and make sure you’re not bored on the weekend. We are currently searching for more nature/active type of events, but since the weather is still a bit dreary, we couldn’t find much this week. If you know of any active events or great workout classes you take – be sure to let us know!

Bloomfield Hills area:


date: Friday, March 18, Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20

time: 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, 2 PM on Sunday

venue: Lahser High School Field House

address: 3456 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

“Annie” is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Adults $15.00
Seniors & students $12.00

Michigan Orchid Society

Sunday March 20, 2:30pm

First Baptist Church

Birmingham, MI

Our speaker is Rosie Kiley giving a Power Point presentation on “Growing Phals in Pro-Mix”. Pro-Mix is a soil less peat and Rosie has been successfully growing this way for over 10 years. She will also do a re-potting demonstration and will has a question and answer period.

Rosie is an active member of the Michigan Orchid Society and has been growing orchids for over 30 years.

For more information, visit Event Website

Rochester area:

Exhibition – Carry That Weight: Tom Pyrzewski and Brian Nelson, Robert Cleveland

date: Friday, March 18, 2011

time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

venue: Paint Creek Center For The Arts

address: 407 Pine Street Rochester, MI 48307

Main: Carry That Weight: Tom Pyrzewski & Brian Nelson — Pyrzewski uses fabric, paint and found materials to make visceral, biomorphic monsters. Nelson fabricates stainless steel and other materials to create emotionally weighted sculptures that reflect his interest in genetics and pharmacology.

First Floor: Robert Cleveland — This former advertising photographer presents a series of macro photographs from the Sonoran Desert.

Reception Friday, March 4; 7 — 9 pm

Gallery Talk Saturday, March 6, 2 pm

Fabulous Friday – Karen Czarnik With Tunes And Tales Together

date: Friday, March 18, 2011

time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

venue: Rochester Hills Public Library

address: 500 Olde Towne Road Rochester, MI 48307

Register both children and adults for this program; confirmation numbers required at the door. Join this talented musician and storytellerfor this hands-on, fun-filled program that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Age: Birth to age 5 plus a caregiver

Location: Multipurpose Room

Performance by Corrin Barnett

When: Fridays : 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (ends April 29)
Event Phone Number: 248-652-2600
Corrin Barnett, wife of Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, is bringing her musical talents to the Oakland County area as she performs weekly throughout the community.
For the past two years, proceeds from her holiday CD, “Just the Beginning,” were donated to several local charities and organizations. The sales of her CD have benefitted Rainbow Connection, Rochester Community House Community Kitchen, Grace Centers of Hope, Zion Christian Church and Hamlin PTA. In addition to those donations, Corrin continues to perform throughout the year for nonprofit organization benefits and fundraisers.

“My band and I have a great time performing locally and connecting with the community,” said Corrin. “It’s a chance for us to perform and also provides a different venue to my career and local outreach.”

Royal Park Hotel
Neighborhood: Downtown Rochester
600 E. University
Rochester, MI 48307
Other areas:

Annual Home and Garden Expo

Saturday, March 19, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Annual Home Expo at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, GP Farms.

Includes over 70 vendors with inspirational ideas and demonstrations for spring cleanup and fix up!

Sponsored by Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors, Contact Bobbi Sexton at 313-882-2000 or www.gpbr.com

For more information, visit Event Website.

Ann Arbor Orchid Festival

Saturday, March 19 at 12:00pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Ann Arbor, MI

The Ann Arbor Orchid Society’s annual show, with breathtaking displays of thousands of orchid blooms set up in the auditorium by area orchid societies and growers, open from noon to 4:30 pm. Sales at west end of building open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Free admission, free talks and demonstrations (for topics and times, see website; or 734-663-0756), handicap-accessible. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

For more information, visit Event Website.

Peter Nielsen Seminar

Saturday March 19, 2:00pm

Better Health Market

Novi, MI

Peter Nielsen discusses solutions and simple adjustments in your diet to alleviate common chronic stomach problems.

Phone 248-735-8100 for reservations, or log onto the Better Health Facebook page or www.thebetterhealthstores.com.

For more information, visit Event Website.

Also check out some movies coming out this weekend & beyond!

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