Don’t Let Summer Slip Away! Community Events on Aug. 19-21

dream-cruise-carsWorld’s Longest Lemonade Stand

A group of students, parents and teachers from Beverly Elementary are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest lemonade stand Aug. 20 at Beverly Park.

The group is selling stands from its website for $50 each. The stands are sold as pre-cut kits that can be put togheter with a screwdriver and decorated however one likes.

On the day of the event, participants will gather at Beverly Park and each lemonade stand will be connected by extensions to form what organizers hope is the longest lemonade stand in the world. The record for the world’s longest lemonade stand is 2,571 feet, 6 inches, set June 6, 2010 in Satow, Germany.

The event will also include food, drink and games. A portion of the proceeds from the events will go toward Birmingham Public Schools.

Birmingham Cruise Event

Where: Birmingham Principal Shopping District, 151 Martin St, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Downtown Birmingham)

Date: August 20, 2011

Time: 9:00am—7:00pm

The world’s largest one-day automotive event will cruise through Birmingham again this summer. The event attracts more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles to the Birmingham area. View hundreds of classic cars on display along Old Woodward from Brown Street to Lincoln during this famous event.

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


Phone: 248-530-1200

Bloomfield Township Classic Car Show

Where: Mercedes Benz of Bloomfield Hills, 36600 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Date: August 20, 2011

Time: 9:00am—5:00pm

Today is the Bloomfield Township Classic Car Show. Enjoy the Woodward Cruise and the Classic Car Show.  This family-friendly car show will feature classic and rare cars.  There will also be the DeLorean Car Club, food, music, and official merchandise sales.

You can also check out the superformance displays at Comerica Bank on 36440 Woodward.

General Event Parking is at 36700 Woodward for $5.

Features: Open to All


Phone: 248.642.7608


Price: free; general parking $5

Guy Fieri at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Where: 555 Triangle/South Old Woodward meets Woodward, Birmingham , Mi

Date: August 20, 2011

Time: 11:00am—1:00pm

Ok, all you Food Network fans, this one is for you!

Guy Fieri will be at the 555 Triangle where South Old Woodward meets Woodward to take a picture with you and sign autographs.

“Holy moly, Stromboli. That’s Money!”

Features: Open to All


Price: free

Woodward Dream Cruise – Royal Oak

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

Date: August 20, 2011

Time: 9:00am

The Woodward Dream Cruise, which is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, hits the streets of Royal Oak today.  Enjoy thousands of classic cars, custom, nostalgic, hotrods and collector cars as they cruise the lanes of Woodward.

There will be a family fun zone at Pioneer Park.  Memorial Park will have lots of classic cars, displays, and a food court.


Fundamentals of Energy Medicine I: Muscle Testing

Where: Perfect Circle Natural Health Services, 23023 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington, MI 48336 (Suite A1)

Date: August 20, 2011

Time: 9:00am—11:00am

This seminar will provide detailed instructions on how to perform muscle testing.  The following methods will be taught:

The Arm Leverage Method

The Two-finger Method

The Surrogate Method

Dosage Calculation

Features: Open to All


Phone: 248-752-2400


Price: $20 per person

Blues, Brews and Barbecues with Motor City Josh & the Big 3

Where: Rochester Mills Beer Company, 400 Water St, Rochester, MI 48307

Date: Weekly on Sundays

Time: 7:30pm—11:00pm

Next on: Sunday, August 21, 2011

Motor City Josh & the Big 3 host a blues spectacular every Sunday in August at Rochester Mills Brewery!   All musicians welcome to jam!

Features: Open to All


Phone: 248-534-6772


Price: free!

Catch a Movie at Stony Creek

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

Date: Daily

Next on: Tomorrow, August 19, 2011

Fancy a movie under the stars? Then you are in luck, as the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) and Mi Community Media present Summer Cinema Evenings (SCE) in cooperation with Huron Clinton Metroparks.

SCE is an outdoor, two-day movie event on Aug. 19 and 20 and will feature two animated, family-friendly films, Eleanor’s Secret on Friday, and Mia and the Migoo on Saturday. The winning entrants of the Romeo Student Film Festival 2011 will also be shown both nights.

The movies will be shown at dusk on a 60-foot screen at the park’s Baypoint Beach. Moviegoers are invited to bring along blankets, chairs, food and beverages (no glass please). Concessions will also be available.

Aside from the $5 per vehicle park admission (if you don’t already have an annual pass), this event is free.

As for the movies, here is a rundown of their plots:

Eleanor’s Secret is about 7-year-old Nathaniel, who can’t read, but his Aunt Eleanor has left him an inheritance of books. Unhappy with the collection at first, he soon discovers that the books are home to living versions of all the great fairy-tale character, and it’s his job to protect them.

Mia and the Migoo is the story of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction.

Primary funding for Summer Cinema Evenings comes from the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre and Mi Community Media in collaboration with the Huron Clinton Metroparks. Sponsors also include Romeo/Washington/Bruce Parks and Recreation Dept., Macomb County Dept. of Planning & Economic Development and the townships of Bruce, Shelby and Washington.

Price: Free, aside from park admission

Armada Fair

Where: 74280 Fair St, Armada, MI 48005

Date: August 20, 2011

The Armada Fair is going on through Aug. 21. Enjoy rides, animals, entertainment, music and fun for the whole family.

Today’s events are scheduled as follows:

8 am: Fair Opens

8 am: 4-H Petting Farm Opens

9 am: Open Rabbit Judging

9 am: 4-H Dog Agility Show

9 am: 4-H Dog Fun Class Show

9 am: 4-H Draft Horse Halter Judging (Horse Arena)

9 am: Open Draft Horse Halter Judging (Horse Arena)

10 am-noon: Truck and Tractor Pull Weigh-In (Pit Area)

11 am: R.A.E.T.A. Demonstrations of Sawmill, Threshing Machine, Antique Hay Baler (Antique Tractor Area)

11 am: Grandstands Open

11:30 am: Animal Encounters (Grove Area)

Noon: Carnival Opens, McDonagh’s Amusements, Inc

1 pm: Chainsaw Men of Michigan

1 pm: Truck and Tractor Pull (Main Arena)

1:30 pm: Animal Encounters (Grove Area)

2 pm: Animal Fashion Show (Grove Stage)

3 pm: Chainsaw Men of Michigan

3-5 pm: Truck and Tractor Pull Weigh-In (Pit Area)

4:30 pm: R.A.E.T.A. Demonstrations of Sawmill, Threshing Machine, Antique Hay Baler (Antique Tractor Area)

4:30 pm: Animal Encounters (Grove Area)

5 pm: Chainsaw Men of Michigan

5 pm: Free Corn on the Cob Eating Contest (Grove Area)

6 pm: Truck and Tractor Pull (Main Arena)

6:30 pm: Animal Encounters (Grove Area)

7 pm: Sweet Revenge (Grove Stage)


Price: $7 adults; $2 kids 9-12; free for kids 8 and under; parking is $5 for the day or $25 for a weekly pass

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