Fun Spring Community Events in April!


97.1 The Ticket Hosts Detroit Tigers Opening Day Block Party on Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

97.1 The Ticket will celebrate an annual spring ritual, the Detroit Tigers Home Opener, with an Opening Day Block Party in Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on Friday, April 8, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

97.1 The Ticket — the radio home for Tigers Baseball — will be hosting the Block Party including live music from Sgt. Rock on the Music Stage before and after the game, interactive games, and merchandise in the Vendor Village.   Party goers will also be able to get autographs from Detroit Tigers alumni Jon Warden and Rick Leach from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Pat Sheridan and Dave Rozema from 1:30-2:30 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to hang out in the View and Brew Tent with a cold beverage and watch the game on the TV screens or on the big screen in the Park.

Broadcasts from 97.1 The Ticket’s Doug Karsch and Scott “The Gator” Anderson will originate from Grand Circus Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by Mike Valenti and Terry Foster at 2 p.m. from Gate A at Comerica Park.  Listen online at for complete pre-game day festivities.  Tune to 97.1 The Ticket for pre-game coverage beginning at 2:40 p.m followed by the play-by-play action with Dan Dickerson and Jim Price at 3:05 p.m. when the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals.

“This is an unofficial holiday for baseball fans in Detroit,” said Jimmy Powers, Program Director for 97.1 The Ticket. “It’s something we all look forward to because it means warmer weather is fast approaching. The Block Party is our way of creating a fun atmosphere for everyone to come downtown to kickoff the baseball season.”

In addition, other members of the CBS RADIO Detroit family will be broadcast from the Block Party. 104.3 WOMC’s Jim Johnson will playing Detroit’s Greatest Hits from 10-3 p.m. and 99.5 WYCD’s Chuck Edwards and Linda Lee will be entertaining country music fans from 3-7 p.m.  98.7 AMP Radio will be playing all Detroit’s hit music throughout the day.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Detroit Zoo!

Where: Detroit Zoological Park, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Date: April 16, 2011

Time: 9:00am—3:00pm

Come to the Detroit Zoo today to celebrate Earth Day!  There will be a scavenger hunt throughout the zoo, craft projects for kids, a rock climbing wall, games and entertainment.  Many of the activities are earth-friendly.

The Earth Day celebration is included in your regular paid admission.


Phone: 248.541.5717

Price: regular admission: adults $12, seniors $10, children 2 – 14 years old $8

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza!

Where: Drake Sports Park, 6801 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Date: April 16, 2011

Time: 11:30am

West Bloomfield Parks and Rec invite all children ages 1-10 to come out to Drake Sports Park for an Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza.  There will be a big egg hunt, bounce house, and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny.

It is suggested that you register in advance, plus it will save you a few bucks.

The rain date is set for April 17.


Phone: 248.451.1900

Price: residents $5; non-residents $8; $10 the day of

The Blues at the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music Concerts (repeating event)

Where: 1109 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Date: Weekly on Sundays and Wednesdays

Time: 9:00am—9:00pm

Next on: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Join Our Band Program Specifically Dedicated To Exploring The Art of “The Blues” At The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music.


Phone: 888-988-7625


Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

Where: Detroit Zoological Park, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Date: April 23, 2011

Time: 10:00am

The ever so popular, Bunnyville, is at the Detroit Zoo today.  This annual celebration gives children the opportunity to sit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy treats and crafts, games and prizes, plus a live mini-musical of “The Bunny Follies.”

The zoo encourages everyone to bring a canned food donation for Gleaners.


Phone: 248.541.5717

Price: non-members only $5 today with a canned food donation; members free

Food Happiness 101 Seminar

Where: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (Demonstration Kitchen)

Date: April 30, 2011 / May 1, 2011

Time: 10:00am—4:30pm

Next on: Saturday, April 30, 2011

FoodHappiness 101 is a 2 day seminar, you can attend one or both days, that Henry Ford W.B. Hospital and the Natural Gourmet Institute have created.  Topics will include meal planning, reading labels, healthy snacking, coping with stress and eating, creating nutritious and delicious foods and more.


Phone: 248-325-3890

Price: $139 one day; $250 for both days

Outdoor Bootcamp (repeating event)

Where: Class Action Fitness, Inc., 1950 Star Batt Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Date: Weekly on Thursdays

Time: 5:30pm—6:30pm

Next on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Outdoor Bootcamp

Come and join a group of individuals and get fit outdoors.  We go to Bloomer Park and run the stairs, do drills on the trail, perform various body weight and gravity exercises and climb the hills around Bloomer.  Great workout for anyone who wants to get outdoors and get a challenge.   Everyone is welcome but please remember this is a tough workout so you should have the ability to climb stairs.


Phone: 248-289-6143


Price: $20.00 drop in or you can get a discount for the month

Easter Egg Hunt at Rochester Municipal Park

Where: Rochester Municipal Park, Ludlow Street, Rochester, MI

Date: April 16, 2011

Time: 3:30pm—5:00pm

The Easter Bunny will be at Rochester Municipal Park to help the kids with an Easter Egg Hunt.  There will also be crafts, face-painting, games and refreshments.  Please bring non-perishable food items and/or gently used summer clothing to benefit the Rochester Neighborhood House and God’s Helping Hands.

Naturally It’s Easter (Egg Hunt) at Stoney Creek Metropark

Where: 4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Date: April 23, 2011

Time: 1:00pm—2:30pm

The Easter Bunny will be on hand to host a Easter Egg Hunt for your kids.  The children will be grouped by age to participate in the egg hunt. There will also be an Easter craft for the kids to make and take home.  You need to register before the event by calling 586-781-9113. You need a Metropark vehicle entry permit to enter the park for this event.

Website: (Check their website for other outdoor events)

Phone: 586-781-9113

Price: $4 per child

Earth Month Celebration at Whole Foods Market

Where: Whole Foods Markets, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Date: April 30, 2011

Time: 11:00am

Come celebrate Earth Month at Whole Foods Market.  There will be free events indoors and outdoors, food and product samples and demonstrations.


Phone: 248-371-1400




36th Annual Symposium

Brian Johnson, M.D. Kathryn Zerbe, M.D.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

8:15 am — 3:45 pm

Baronette Renaissance Hotel, Novi, MI

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