Your Source For Fun This Weekend – July 9 & 10!

this-weekendWith the weather heating up, you’re probably itching for something fun to do this weekend. Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of fun events in areas near you! If you attend an event listed here, tell us all about it.

Super Second Saturday Sale

Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 9:30am—3:30pm

Adult books will be for sale today at the library. The first hour of the sale is for Friends of the Library members only, then the sale is open to the public.


Phone: 248-642-5800

10th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival

Where: Cranbrook, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 10:00am—10:00pm

The 10th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival will have live animals, activities, games for kids, and interactive exhibits. Don’t miss the end of the festival where you can watch bat scientists catch wild insect-eating bats while they forage for food. There will also be bald eagles, owls, and more. Janell Cannon, author of Stellaluna will also be in attendance.


Price: admission to museum

Cinema in the Street

Where: South Main Street – Downtown Clawson, Clawson, MI

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 6:00pm

Tonight is the annual Cinema in the Street in downtown Clawson.

The performer’s class of Wunderground magic will entertain with their special magic style.

Back to the Future will be shown at dusk on South Main Street.  Before the movie wear a 50′s costume to get a prize, enjoy a sock hop, free popcorn and more.

Don’t forget to bring a chair.

Features: Families, Free, Open to All, Outdoor


Phone: 248-435-5299

Stitch the National 9/11 Flag

Where: The Jewish Community Center, 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Date: July 10, 2011

Time: 1:00pm—4:00pm

The National 9/11 Flag comes to Michigan today. The flag, which was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center, is traveling across America where some people will be given the historic privilege to stitch it back to its original 13-stripe form.

Local heroes will be stitching it in the beginning of this afternoon. Stitching will then be open to the public until 4 p.m.


Phone: 248.661.1000

Price: free

Oscar Memories and Dinner Buffet

Where: Palladium 12 Theatre, 250 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Date: July 10, 2011

The Uptown Palladium is having an Oscar Memories and Dinner Buffet tonight. Today they will be showing 2 Oscar Winning Films: Million Dollar Baby and Lord of the Rings.

Included in your cost are the two movies and the dinner buffet, pop and popcorn.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with Million Dollar Baby being shown at 2 p.m.

The dinner buffet will be from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Lord of the Rings will be shown at 6 p.m.


Phone: 248-723-6240

Price: $10

Creating a Container Water Garden Class

Where: 6370 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (English Gardens)

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 11:00am

Container water gardening is a trendy new way to garden.  If you want an easy way to get plants on your deck or patio looking sensational, the experts at the English Gardens will show you the ropes in the free class. !

Features: Free, Open to All


Phone: 248-851-7506

Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market Opening

Where: Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion & Riley Park, Grand River Ave & Grove St, Farmington, MI 48336

Date: Weekly on Saturdays

Time: 9:00am—2:00pm

Next on: Saturday, July 9, 2011

Shop for Michigan produce, baked goods, locally-produced honey, hand-crafted soaps, fine art and jewelry and a variety of unique hand-crafted gift items at the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market in downtown Farmington. These Saturday markets include special events, entertainment and much more. Visit for more information.

Features: Families, Free, Kids, Open to All, Outdoor, Seniors, Teens


Courtyard Garden Party

Where: Simply Chiropractic, 23023 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington, MI 48336

Date: July 10, 2011

Time: 2:00pm—4:00pm

Join us for music, relaxation, summer fun and delicious food from La Marsa. All ages welcome.

2-4pm Sun July 10th in the Courtyard of Farmington Professional Park

Features: Free, Open to All

Price: FREE

Parking Lot Sale For the Cure (Breast Cancer)

Where: Rochester First Church of the Nazarene, 1799 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 9:00am—3:00pm

Parking Lot Sale for The Cure – Fight Against Breast Cancer.

Open to Public 9am- 3pm, Saturday, July 9, 2011 – No admission

Vendors are needed.  $15 per space.

All rental proceeds will benefit, Chest Protectors, an officially registered team for the Susan G Komen, 3-day Walk for the Cure.

Please direct any questions to

Features: Families, Open to All


Price: $15 per parking space rental, Free to public

Homestyle Vegan Cooking Class

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

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 12:00pm—2:00pm

Jenney Gordon, a local vegan cooking instructor, will teach you how to make vegan comfort food that you will love. Say adios to cholesterol, saturated fats, hormones and antibiotics. To register for this class, you can go to the website or the Customer Service desk inside of Whole Foods Market.

Features: Open to All


Phone: 248-371-1400

Price: $10 plus tax

Youth Theater Production of “Alice in Wonderland”

Where: Avon Players Theatre, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester, MI 48306

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 3:00pm

The Avon Players Theatre of Rochester will be putting on their rendition of Alice in Wonderland, starring the Avon Players Youth Theatre. This adaptation of the play will feature updated dialogue and music. The entire family will enjoy this production!

Features: Open to All


Price: $10

Tickets: Buy Tickets

Summer Music Series at the Village of Rochester Hills

Where: The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Date: Weekly on Saturdays

Time: 5:00pm—8:00pm

Next on: Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Village of Rochester Hills will be hosting a summer of music at their gazebo. Every Saturday through August 27, 2011, there will be a musical guest to entertain you. You can check the schedule of upcoming performances at the Village of Rochester Hills website on the Events Calendar.

Features: Free, Outdoor


Phone: 248-375-9451

Rochester Grangers Old-Time Baseball

Where: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

Date: June 4, 2011 / July 10, 2011 / August 28, 2011

Time: 1:00pm

Next on: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Watch the Rochester Grangers play a game of old-fashioned base ball. For more on the Grangers, read this report.

Features: Free, Open to All, Outdoor

Comedy Night at Main Street Billiards

Where: Main Street Billiards, 215 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307

Date: Weekly on Sundays

Time: 9:00pm—11:00pm

Next on: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Looking for something fun to do on a Sunday night this summer? Why not check out the comedy night at Main Street Billiards? There is NO cover charge! The comedy will be local Detroit talent.


Phone: 248-652-8441

Summer Sounds at Partridge Creek

Where: The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038

Date: Weekly on Saturdays

Time: 4:00pm—8:00pm

Next on: Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Summer Sounds series is now going on at The Mall at Partridge Creek. Dine, shop, walk and enjoy live music 4-8 p.m. every Saturday:

June 18: Love Sick

June 25: Stereo Kings

July 2: Dave Hamilton

July 9: Big Will & The 360º Band

July 16: Rhythm Kings

July 23: Stereo Kings

July 30: Sun Messengers

August 6: The Brian Sheehan Band

August 13: Big Will & The 360º Band

August 20: Rhythm Gypsies

August 27: Merge

Sept. 3: Big Will & The 360º Band

(Schedule is tentative. Bands and dates may change. All entertainment is weather permitting.)

Features: Open to All, Outdoor

Sawdust Festival at Wolcott Mills

Where: Kunstman Rd & 30 Mile Rd, Ray, MI 48096 (Wolcott Mill Historic Center)

Date: July 10, 2011

Time: 1:00pm—4:00pm

Wolcott Mill Historic Center is holding a Sawdust Festival on July 10. Travel back to life in the 1850s when Michigan was still being settled by pioneers, with the forests being cleared to create farmland. Attend the event and try your hand at using a two-man saw, making rope, dipping candles and more. You’ll also hear pioneer stories, discover how cooking was done back in the old days, and much more. Kids can do “chores” and make a toy.

Event is $4 per person, and children 5 and under get in free. Questions? Call 586-749-5997.

Features: Families, Kids, Outdoor


Muddy Buddy Adventure Race

Where: Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Date: July 10, 2011

It’s time for the Muddy Buddy obstacle race. Teams of two will navigate a 6- to 7-mile off-road course and five obstacles, alternating challenges in between biking and running.

For details and/or to sign up, click here.

Features: Outdoor

40th Annual Outdoor Royal Oak Art Fair

Where: Memorial Park, Woodward Ave & W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Date: July 9, 2011

Time: 10:00am—6:00pm

The 40th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair will take place today at Memorial Park.  This juried fine art show offers attendees a chance to purchase one of a kind artworks.  Artists offer a wide variety of ceramics, painting, fiber arts, photography, wood, glass, mixed media and more.  Food vendors will be offering tasty treats.

Features: Open to All, Outdoor


Phone: 248.246.3180

Mosaic Youth Theater performs “Zoo Medley”

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

Date: July 10, 2011

Time: 12:00pm

The Mosaic Youth Theater will perform “Zoo Medleys” which use melodies of popular songs with words about the earth and its animals.  The group will perform them at the front zoo entrance on the hours of 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Features: Free, Open to All


Phone: 248.541.5717

Price: free with admission

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