Keep Cool This Weekend Of July 22-24!

beach-chairAnthony Macioce Exhibit

  • Anthony Macioce presents ‘Palette & Brush’ and will be at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center until Aug. 26.

  • Features: Open to All

Free Boater Safety Class

  • Where: 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, Training Room, Pontiac, MI
  • Date: July 23, 2011 / August 6, 2011
  • Time: 8:30am—3:30pm
  • Next on: Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is offering a free boater safety class today.

    The class is open to anyone 12 years and older.  Boater safety certificates are required for anyone who is born after December 31, 1978 who wants to operate a power boat of personal watercraft.

    Participants who complete this 6 hour course will receive a certificate.

  • Price: free

Day on the Town

  • Annual retail and entertainment event features vehicle-free streets and sidewalk sales of clearance items and special-purchase merchandise. Details:

    • Live music at the Center Stage all day.
    • Bike parade: Decorated bikes judging at 8:30 a.m. at the Center Stage.
    • Kidz Zone: creative activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • No traffic: Old Woodward shut from Willits to Brown. Maple closed from Bates to Peabody.
    • Free parking in city decks.
  • Features: Families, Open to All, Seniors, Teens

Classic Car Raffle

  • Where: 210 N Perry St, Pontiac, MI 48342
  • Date: Daily
  • Next on: Today, July 21, 2011
  • Calling all car lovers! Grace Centers of Hope is once again raffling off a classic car to raise funds to provide food, clothing and shelter for the homeless in Southeast Michigan. This year we will be raffling off a stunning 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle with unique Chrome Illusion custom paint that changes from gold, to green, then to blue in the light. Tickets will be $20 a piece and the drawing date is Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at Grace Gospel Fellowship in Pontiac. Visit the website for more information or to purchase your tickets,

  • Features: Open to All

Green Breeze Green Living Fair

  • Where: The Community House, 380 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 9:00am—6:00pm
  • The Community House is hosting is third annual Green Breeze Green Living Fair June 23. The fair will provide a day of educational and fun family-oriented events that deal with protecting our environment as well as providing important information on how to live a “greener” lifestyle.

    The streets in downtown Birmigham will be filled with people taking in all of the various activities, including 100 booths showcasing Green Breeze exhibitors. The fair will also coincide with the Principal Shopping District’s Day on the Town.

  • Features: Open to All

Historic Franklin Farmers Market

  • Where: Middle of the Village Center/Comerica Bank Parking Lot, Franklin, MI 48025
  • Date: Weekly on Saturdays
  • Time: 2:00pm—6:00pm
  • Next on: Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • Historic Franklin is having a Farmers Market today.  Stroll through the quaint Village that is offering locally-grown produce, baked goods, many organic products, and unique arts and crafts.

  • Features: Open to All

Zoo MemberFest

  • Where: Detroit Zoological Park, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Date: July 23, 2011 / July 24, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm—9:00pm
  • Next on: Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • The Detroit Zoo invites all members out for their annual MemberFest tonight.  Members can enjoy the zoo with less crowds and see live music, puppet shows, keeper talks, and live theater performances.

    If your last name begins with a M-Z, please plan on attending Saturday.  If your last name begins with A-L, please plan on attending Sunday.

  • Features: Families
  • Price: members only; free

Skin 11: A Melanoma Benefit

  • Where: 203 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Barrio, formerly Quattro)
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 8:00pm—2:00am
  • Join us for a glamorous night of delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing & a live fashion event…benefiting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute! Silent auction & complimentary gift bags will be provided. Early arrival is encouraged! Classy cocktail or club attire is required & appreciated.

    An after party will immediately follow in the Hamilton Room, hosted by George Stager and Royda Urey, featuring DJ John Larson.

  • Features: Open to All

Parent and Child Fishing Class

  • Where: 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302 (E.L. Johnson Nature Center)
  • Date: June 26, 2011 / July 23, 2011 / August 14, 2011
  • Time: 1:30pm—3:30pm
  • Next on: Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • You can teach your kids how to fish (catch and release) in this parent/child fishing class. You bring your own poles and bait,  they will teach you how to fish off of a dock and the shore.

    To register for this class, go to

  • Features: Families
  • Price: $8 per day

Movie Night at Rochester Play: Toy Story 3

  • Where: Rochester Play!, 210 W University Dr, Rochester, MI 48307
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 8:00pm—11:00pm
  • Rochester Play wants to give parents a night off! Your kids will have supervised play and Toy Story 3, with popcorn and juice. Feel free to wear your PJ’s and don’t forget your socks. Pre-registration is required.

  • Features: Kids
  • Price: $20 per child, $10 for additional sibling

Utica Holds Arts & Crafts Festival

  • Where: Hahn St & Van Dyke Ave, Utica, MI 48317 (Grant Park)
  • Date: Daily
  • Next on: Saturday, July 23, 2011
  • The city of Utica is holding its 21st annual Old Mill Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend.

  • Event dates and times are July 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is held at the city’s Grant Park, on Hahn Street, east of Van Dyke and four blocks north of Hall Road.

    Besides arts and crafts on display and for sale, there will also be a silent auction.

Baking With Avalon Bakery at Whole Foods Market

  • Where: Whole Foods Markets, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Avalon International Breads will show you how to make organic and vegan baked goods.  To reserve your spot, you can either register on the Whole Foods Market website or at the Customer Service Desk inside of the store.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: $10 plus tax

Passport to Fun Craft Event at Michaels

  • Where: Michael’s, 1205 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48084
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 11:00am—2:00pm
  • Escape from home for a couple of hours with a fun craft event that takes you to Mexico to make a Mexican Sun and Tissue Paper Flower. Get there while supplies last, great for kids ages 3 and up. Free event.

  • Features: Dads, Families, Kids, Moms

Dog Days of Summer

  • Where: 49 Macomb Pl, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
  • Date: July 23, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am—4:00pm
  • Call the paw-purr-atzi! Mt. Clemens has added a purfect addition to their summer fun!  The Dog Days of Summer is a pet-centric day of fun for the entire family, including those of the furry and four legged variety.

    Join Dog Zone Training & Activity Center from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, when Downtown Mount Clemens goes to the dogs… and the cats, and other pets too! Activities planned for the day include a pet parade, pet rescue and adoption, pet ID services, groomers, pet massage, obedience demonstrations, Solve the Scooby Mystery program for children, vendors with pet items, special sales and discounts, and much more.

    Please feel free to let the cat out of the bag and spread the word about this new event! We hope to make this a paw-pular event that will become the bark of the town!

  • Features: Families, Kids, Open to All, Seniors, Teens
  • Price: Free

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