Relax & Enjoy Yourself This Weekend Sept. 23-25

wine-tasting“Opening Night” Wine Tastings at Flemings

  • Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is offering ”Opening Night” Wine Tastings: Sip Your Way Through the New Fleming’s 100 tonight.  You have the opportunity to taste samples of 20 different wines this evening plus enjoy selections from their new Small Plates Menu.

    Reservations in advance suggested.

Catching Fireflies Birthday Celebration

  • Where: 3117 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072
  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Whimsical gift gallery, Catching Fireflies will be celebrating 11 years in business by donating 5% of their sales to Camp Casey and offering 20% their entire store on Saturday, September 24.

    The sales from this celebration will benefit horseback riding programs for children with cancer. The anniversary will also be celebrated at the Rochester store located at 203 E University Rochester MI 48307.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: free

2011 Walks for the Mind of America

  • Today is the 2011 Walks for the Mind of America walk at O.C.C. Orchard Ridge Campus.  The walk is part of a nationwide fund raising and mental health awareness program.  There will be 80 communities across the country participating.

    The walk will happen rain or shine.

    There is no registration fee, but walkers are encouraged to collect donations.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: walkers encouraged to collect donations

37th Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair

  • Where: S Old Woodward Ave & E Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • Date: September 24, 2011 / September 25, 2011
  • Next on: Saturday, September 24, 2011
  • Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair, originally known as Art in the Park, continues as one of Michigan’s premiere art events.

    2011 finds the fair celebrating its 37th year of bringing outstanding and original artworks to a welcoming community. The event will be a stand out on South Old Woodward, the celebrated gateway to downtown Birmingham.

    Unique shopping and fabulous restaurants line the street, drawing upscale shoppers and residents from throughout Oakland County and beyond. The event features 190 juried artists in this sophisticated and dynamic setting.


    • Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Features: Open to All


  • When you think of Oktoberfest, you usually think of drinking beer. Well, not this Oktoberfest. Of course there will be beer, but there is so much more than that.

    This family-friendly event will have inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and games with prizes. For those of us over the age of 21, there will be live “traditional” entertainment, good food and German-style lager beer.

    The entrance fee will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the YMCA North Oakland County Waves Swim Club.

  • Features: Dads, Families, Moms, Open to All
  • Price: $5 admission, 16 and under free with adult

Mom 2 Mom Sale / Outdoor Garage Sale

  • Where: 12451 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350
  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Time: 9:00am—2:00pm
  • This mom to mom sale has been cancelled

    The Oakland County Fair Board is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale

    and Outdoor Garage Sale September 24, 2011

    9am – 2pm at The Oakland County Fair Grounds ( Springfield Oaks Park)

    Admission is Free  Strollers welcome after 10:00 am

    Seller tables are available   Contact for more information

    Proceeds from table rentals support The Oakland County Fair Board

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: Free Admission

What’s Cooking Detroit

  • Where: 6 Championship Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (Palace of Auburn Hills)
  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Time: 1:00pm—7:00pm
  • This celebration of Food and Wine will have over 100 food exhibitors. Don’t miss the live cooking demonstrations and the cooking and entertaining workshops. Food Network will have three celebrity chefs at the event, Anne Thornton, Claire Robinson and Aida Mollenkamp.

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: Advance tickets are $20 for one day or $33 for 2 day admission. Tickets at the door are $24 for one day admission and $38 for 2 day admission
  • Tickets: Buy Tickets

Live Music at Wildwood

  • Where: Wildwood Friendly Tavern, 46712 Hayes Rd, Macomb, MI 48044
  • Date: Weekly on Saturdays and Fridays
  • Time: 9:00pm—12:00am
  • Next on: Friday, September 23, 2011
  • Wildwood Friendly Tavern has live music each weekend. Have dinner and drinks and enjoy local musicians.

Boating and Outdoor Festival

  • Where: 31300 Metropolitan Pkwy, Harrison Township, MI 48045
  • Date: Daily
  • Next on: Thursday, September 22, 2011
  • The Michigan Boating Industries Association’s Boating & Outdoor Festival returns to Metro Beach Metropark for four fun-filled days, Sept. 22-25.

    Whether you’re looking to buy or simply looking, this show is a great place to start. All kinds of boats, ATVs, kayaks, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, motorcycles, kite boards, paddle boards, sunrooms, hot tubs and more will be on display and for sale. Some buyers are likely to find some great end-of-season deals as well.

    But it’s more than boats and browsing, as there’s fun for the whole family. Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will make several appearances, and children will enjoy the Kids Zone, full of bounce houses, face-painting, fishing games and more. Also, Duma the waterskiing dog will wow the crowds. There will be live music and merriment at the Tiki Bar. Plus there are plenty of contests and promotions going on throughout the festival.

    Anyone fishing for information will find it here, too, with outdoor recreation, fishing, waterfront living, fine art, vacation destinations and more stands set up for visitors. The BRP Ultimate Playground will be set up at the South Marina, with an off-road course, Sea Doo fun and more in the works.

    Festival hours are noon-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission is $9 for adults, and children under 12 get in free with an adult. To enter the Metroparks a vehicle entry permit is required. Cost is $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors, or $5 daily. General park information can be found at or by calling 800-47-PARKS.

    For more on the festival, visit

  • Features: Open to All
  • Price: $9 for adults, plus Metroparks admission

Party in the Park

  • Where: Macomb Corners Park, 19449 25 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48042
  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm—2:00pm
  • Macomb Township presents Party in the Park, a free family event. Stop in to celebrate the grand opening of Phase II in Macomb Corners Park. The fun and celebration include:

    • A ribbon cutting at noon
    • Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside-Out Art Exhibit, with seven famous art replicas temporarily installed along the new walking path
    • Hot-dog picnic lunch, for the first 600 guests
    • “The Incredibles” in concert
    • KidZone with inflatables
    • Strolling entertainment
    • Family Fitness Station and “Fun Run/Walk”
    • Kick-Start Toddler Soccer, for ages 2-5, plus more fun and games planned throughout the day
    • Freckle the Frog photo opportunity — bring your cameras!

    Event sponsored by Clinton-Macomb Sunrise Rotary Club, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, Louie’s Pizza, Metro Environmental Inc., Pulte Homes, R.C. Hendricks & Sons Inc., with contributions by Better Made.

Festival of the Senses

  • Where: 40700 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038 (Clinton Township Civic Center)
  • Date: Daily
  • Time: 10:00am—5:00pm
  • Next on: Saturday, September 24, 2011
  • Indulge your senses with art, music, food, theater and literature at the Festival of the Senses, held Sept. 24-25 at the Clinton Township Civic Center.

    While there, shop for and enjoy artwork, candles, ceramics, floral and fiber arts, pet items, glassware, jewelry, mixed media art, photography, pottery, paintings and drawings, sculpture, woodwork and student projects.

    Meet authors, artists and artisans.

    Dine on fine and fun foods.

    See dancers perform, magicians wow the crowds, karate demonstrations and pumpkin-carving.

    The Clinton Township Historical Commission will also be on site to teach old-fashioned games, demonstrate blacksmithing, candle-making, paper crafting and much more.

    Children will be entertained by a number of activities, including placemat weaving, working with apples, making corn husk dolls, candle-making, spatter painting and more.

    For more on the festival, visit here.

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