What Are You Doing This Weekend? Community Events On August 12-14

lido-galleryScenes of Paris by Parisian Artist Marie-Claude Bosc

Where: Lido Gallery, 33535 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Date: Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Time: 10:00am—6:00pm

Next on: Today, August 11, 2011

Marie-Claude Bosc Exhibit

July 30th through September 20th

Admission FREE/ Open to the Public


Born in 1956, Marie-Claude Bosc is a French Naive impressionist painter.  As her parents were opposed to an artistic career, she atttended Paris V University where she received a master’s degree in law in 1979 and then attended Sciences Po Paris (School of Political Science) from which she graduated two years later.  She then began a career in the banking sector.

Her professional life did not prevent her from continuing her artistic pursuits, auditing courses in schools of art and frequent participation in summer painting programs.  In 1992, she got married to a Parisian art restorer, Bernard Depretz.  During an extended maternity leaving following the birth of one of her children she decided to return to her first vocation: painting.

Marie-Claude Bosc is a painter fascinated by the charm and lights of her city’s old neighborhoods with their back streets, cafes, bistros and gardens. She populates this constantly changing setting with individuals half way between comic book characters and caricatures, sometimes touching and often humorous.

A French Naive artist, but also influenced by Lautrec, Daumier and Dubout, she captures a quintessentially Parisian spirit.

Features: College Students, Dads, Families, Kids, Moms, Open to All, Seniors, Singles, Teens

Website: http://www.everythingart.com/events.asp

Phone: 248-792-6246

Email: LidoGallery@gmail.com

Price: Free

Tickets: Buy Tickets

Birmingham’s City Golf Championship

Where: Springdale Golf Course and Park, 316 Strathmore Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 8:30am

Today is the 2011 City of Birmingham’s City Championship Golf tournament.

You must be a leisure pass holder to compete.  You will play 18 holes of golf at Sugardale today and 18 holes at Lincoln Hills Golf Course tomorrow.

You must register by August 6.

Website: http://www.ci.birmingham.mi.us/index.aspx?page=740

Phone: 248-530-1670

Price: $80 with a cart; $60 walkers

Photography: Get to Know Your Digital Camera

Where: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S Cranbrook Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 9:00am—3:30pm

The BBAC is offering a one day workshop on “Photography: Get to Know Your Digital Camera” this afternoon.  This beginners workshop will show attendees what all the buttons on your digital camera all.  You will learn about all the functions and features.

Please register in advance. This class is designed for ages 16 and up.

Website: http://www.bbartcenter.org/

Phone: 248.644.0866

Price: $60 members; $100 guests

Creatures of the Night

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

Date: Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays

Time: 2:30pm

Next on: Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Cranbrook Institute of Science offers a chance for visitors to learn about nocturnal animals this afternoon.  Besides learning about how each nocturnal animal adapts to living at night, attendees will get to see live nocturnal creatures including bats, owls, flying squirrels, sugar gliders and a 2-toed sloth.

Features: Open to All

Website: http://science.cranbrook.edu/

Phone: 248.645.3200

Price: $4 general public; $3 members

Preserving the Harvest

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

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 10:00am

English Gardens invites everyone out to attend their free presentation on: Preserving the Harvest. The staff at English Gardens will teach you basic information on how to can, freeze and dry your own garden produce.

Features: Open to All

Website: http://www.englishgardens.com/

Phone: 248.851.7506

Price: free

Acoustic Concert Series at Mentobe Cafe

Where: Mentobe Cafe, 33336 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336

Date: Weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays

Time: 7:00pm—9:00pm

Next on: Today, August 11, 2011

Mostly acoustic live music at Mentobe Cafe (located between the Farmington Civic Theater and Cowley’s). See the online calendar for performers at www.tinyurl.com/mentobecafe.

Features: Open to All

Website: http://www.tinyurl.com/mentobecafe

Phone: 248-987-6481

Email: mentobecafe@gmail.com

Price: Free (tips encouraged)

Tickets: Buy Tickets

Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market Opens

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, August 13, 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 downtownfarmington.org for more information.

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

Website: http://www.downtownfarmington.org

Roots in Detroit Photo Exhibition

Where: 31505 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336 (The Historic Winery)

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 6:00pm

The 2011 Roots in Detroit Photography Contest & Exhibition is specifically designed to recognize the exceptional talent of our local photographers and to celebrate our community through the art of photography.

The winning photographs from Thom Briggs, Ron Warren and first place winner Susan Barnes will be featured in large format prints along with the eight honorable mention photographs. All 11 photographers have also been invited to showcase their outstanding talent by sharing their body of work.

Features: Open to All

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156192427787371

Yo Master Zeemo at Rochester Hills Public Library

Where: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307 (Multipurpose Room)

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 11:00am—11:45am

This family event will teach you the history of the yo-yo and will show you varieties from all over the world. Yo Master Zeemo will demonstrate the American yo-yo, the Topys Chinese Yo-yo, Japanese Kendama and even the game of paddleball.

Come prepared to participate and earn a prize. Yo-yos will also be for sale. Register for this event on the library website on the Events Calendar. Confirmation numbers required at the door.

Features: Dads, Families, Kids, Moms

Website: http://www.rhpl.org

Phone: 248-656-2900

Global Garden Party

Where: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307 (Multipurpose Room and Grounds)

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 12:00pm—1:00pm

As a part of the summer reading finale, the library will be harvesting their Global Garden. Bring a picnic lunch, there will be space inside the multipurpose room and in the grassy areas around the library. Register for this event on the library website by clicking on the Events Calendar.

Features: Dads, Families, Kids, Moms

Website: http://www.rhpl.org

Phone: 248-656-2900

Red Oaks Sizzler BBQ Battle

Where: 29601 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071 (Red Oaks County Park)

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 12:00pm

Red Oaks County Park is opening up the park for some friendly competition. The Red Oaks Sizzler BBQ Battle will put your ribs expertise to the test. Interested in competing? You need to register by August 12 by calling 248-424-7076. Check in and meat inspection starts at 7a.m.

Thinking you are more of a spectator? The doors open at noon where you can watch the competitors work their grills for the grand prize of an $800 grill.

There are many activities for everyone, including barbeque vendors, kick ball, Lincoln Logs, Legos, face painting and inflatables. Hudsonville Creamery is providing free ice cream and the Madison Heights Fire Department will let kids use a small hose, climb on the truck and try on a firefighter’s uniform. Interested in a water balloon contest and three-legged race to win a free waterpark pass? It will all be there.

This is a great event for the whole family!

Features: Open to All

Website: http://www.destinationoakland.com

Phone: 248-424-7076

Introduction to Archery for Women

Where: Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress, 49800 Dequindre Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48317

Date: August 13, 2011

Time: 9:00am—12:00pm

The Department of Natural Resources is offering an Introduction to Archery course at Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress on Aug. 13.

The workshop will cover safety, dominant eye, proper shooting form/technique, various archery equipment, maintenance and selection. The course will also provide

hands-on practice shooting a bow with assistance by instructors. All equipment will be provided. Girls 10 and older are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Cost for both adults and youngsters is $20 each. This class is first-come, first-served and

is limited to 24 participants.

For registration forms and more information this program, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, call 517-241-2225 or email


Price: $20

Shelby Township Art Fair

Where: 52700 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48316 (Shelby Township Municipal Grounds)

Date: Daily

Next on: Saturday, August 13, 2011

The 28th Annual Shelby Township Art Fair is happening this weekend. There will be live music, art, food, and fun for young and old.

Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy live music both days:

Saturday, Aug. 13

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Rick & Dayna Duo

1-3 p.m. Stefan Kukuragya Smooth Jazz Trio

3:30-5 p.m.: Suzette’s Masters of Dance – Student Performance

Sunday, Aug. 14

10 a.m.-noon: Rick & Dayna Duo

12:30-2 p.m.: Stefan Kukuragya Smooth Jazz Trio

2:30-4 p.m.: Sounds of Sinatra featuring Mark Randisi

There will be food for purchase, face painting for the kids, arts and crafts, Kiwanis Aktion Club Duckerating, the Shelby Writers Group, the Shelby Township Fire Department, Shelby Township Police Department and more.

Plus, the Kid’s Corner & Activity Area will be operating until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Staff and volunteers from the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will have live animals for a limited time on Saturday and Sunday.

The Andrews Schoolhouse Museum will be open for tours by the Shelby Township Historical Committee on Saturday and Sunday.

Historic Hope Chapel will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

All courtesy of Patch.com, to find more events near you, go to Patch and select your city then select events.

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