Celebrate Mother’s Day This Weekend May 11-13

farmers-marketBirmingham Farmers Market

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 9:00 am

N Old Woodward Ave & Harmon St, Birmingham, MI


The Birmingham Farmers Market kicks off its 10th season this summer.

Throughout the summer more than 70 booths will feature a diverse array of locally and regionally grown produce including organic vegetables, fruits, flowers and garden

plants, plus baked goods and hand-crafted items.

“We’re excited to celebrate our 10th season at the Birmingham Farmers Market,” said PSD executive director John Heiney. “Over the past 10 years it’s grown from an eight-week, 17-vendor market to a 26-week, 70-vendor market. The community has embraced the market and contributed significantly to its growth. People know when they stop at our market, they’re not only supporting Michigan but also buying the freshest produce around.”

The Farmers Market has several special events lined up, including:

June 24: Health & Fitness Day

Aug. 12: Corn Festival

Sept. 16: Harvest Festival

Oct. 28: End of Season Celebration

Shoppers can access the most up-to-date information about the market by “liking” the Birmingham Farmers Market Facebook page or following us on Twitter @BhamFarmMkt.

Where N Old Woodward Ave & Harmon St, Birmingham, MI 48009 (Parking Lot No. 6)

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More dates

May 20, 2012

May 27, 2012

June 3, 2012

June 10, 2012

June 17, 2012

Time 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Website http://­www.­birmi­nghamfarme­rsmarket.­org

Price $0

Beverly Park Cleanup

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 am

18500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI


The Beverly Hills Lions Club will provide light refreshments at this community cleanup of Beverly Park. This is a great opportunity for scouts and school students to earn community service points.

Please bring work gloves, rakes and any other small gardening tools that will assist in trimming, weeding and leaf cleanup.

Where 18500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025 (Beverly Park)

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Time 10:00 am

Who to bring Everyone

Price $0

LUNGevity 5K

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:00 am

Booth Park, North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI

$1.00 and up

The LUNGevity Foundation will hold a 5K and walk in the neighborhoods of downtown Birmingham May 12. Proceeds will go toward the LUNGevity Foundation, which funds research for and spreads awareness about lung cancer.

Dr. Shirish M. Gadeel, medical oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Center and associate professor of Hematology and Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker at the event.

The walk will kick off from Booth Park following a short presentation. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a raffle at 11:30 a.m.

Races can also continue on with a 10K by heading east on Harmon, back to Greenwood.

Registration fees are:

Lung cancer survivor: $15

Adult: $25

Senior (60 years or older): $15

Student (with valid ID): $15

Youth (13 years or younger): $1

To volunteer for the Breathe Deep walk, email events@lungevity.org or call 312-464-0716.

Where Booth Park North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

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Time 9:00 am

Website http://­events.­lungevity.­org/­site/­TR?­fr_id=­3380&­amp;­pg=­entry

Price $1; $15; $25

2012 McGregor Elementary School Spring Carnival

Friday, May 11, 2012, 6:00 pm

McGregor Elementary School, 1101 1st St, Rochester, MI


The annual spring carnival is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the McGregor PTA. It’s tons of fun for the whole family! Games, food, silent auction and more! Purchase food and game tickets at the door for $0.50 each or place an order for tickets in advance (see attached PDF order form). This year, McGregor’s carnival features new games and a new prize room along with the ever-popular candy/cupcake walks, free inflatables and much, much more!


Return to the swingin’ ’60s and play Twister – the game you play in your socks and that ties you up in knots –

in the Music Room! Listen to the groovy beats of the 1960’s as you twist and turn on colorful dots in your socks! Hey, that reminds us, our Cougar Closet is running low on socks. Please consider donating a brand new pair of socks the

night of the carnival. You can drop them off in the Twister Room (aka Music Room) while the kids play Twister!

Where McGregor Elementary School 1101 1st St, Rochester, MI 48307

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Time 6:00 pm—9:00 pm

Who to bring Moms, Dads, Kids, Families

Website http://­www.­rochester.­k12.­mi.­us/­mcgregor-­eleme­ntary/­pages/­6365/­pta

Email mcgre­gorpta@­gmail.­com

Price $0

2nd Annual Paint Creek Crawl – Bike Local – $hop Local

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00 am

Paint Creek Trail, Downtown Goodison, Oakland Township, MI


The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 2nd Annual Paint Creek Crawl- Bike Local, $hop Local event on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail and business districts from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “scavenger hunt-style” game, collecting 10 unique “stamps” from various locations to be entered in a prize drawing. The Grand Prize is a $500 Gift Card to Rochester Bike Shop!

As a fundraiser for the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, a 501 (c)(3) organization, all proceeds will benefit future enhancements of the Paint Creek Trail. The first project on their radar is the installation of a new water fountain. The cost for the Paint Creek Crawl is $30. Online registration and printable registration forms are available online at http://www.paintcreektrailfriends.org and will be available the day of the event. The event will begin at 9:00am at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, in Oakland Township, and the ride is approximately 20 miles round trip. Registered participants will receive a special entry card to collect the stamps, with a drawing by 12:00pm. Many other great prizes have been donated by local businesses. For the safety of participants and other trail users, helmets must be worn while participating in the event.

Where Paint Creek Trail Downtown Goodison, Oakland Township, MI 48306

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May 12, 2012

Time 8:00 am—12:00 pm

Website http://­www.­paintcree­ktrailfriends.­org

Phone 248-651-9260

Email paintcree­ktrail@­aol.­com

Price $30

FREE Kid’s Craft Workshop Bucket Painting “Flower Pot” for Mother’s Day -at The Paint Source

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 am

1659 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI


Just like our previous Kid’s Workshops at Halloween and Easter;

FREE Kid’s Craft Workshop. Part of our Paint Can Decorating Class series. This will be OUTSIDE in our parking lot (roped off area) beacuse this one will be DIRTY!!!

Come decorate a “flower pot” paint can, then fill with stones, dirt, and a pretty planted flower for Mom!

Friday is 10am until 4pm

Saturday 10am until 1pm

IF the weather is bad WE WILL STILL HAVE CLASS, just inside.

ALSO We are creating a poster board for all our repeat Bucketeers! It’s called “The BUCKET LIST” and you get a sticker for each class you attend! (if you attended the first two, just let us know) When your little artist gets 5 stickers, Mom and Dad get a FREE gallon of paint!

Where 1659 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48083

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Time 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Who to bring Everyone

Website http://­www.­thepai­ntsource.­com

Phone 248-688-9759

Email the_pai­nt_source@­yahoo.­com

Price $0

Coney Fest: Bus Tour with Coney Detroit Authors

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 am

1253 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


Michigan–especially Metro Detroit–loves its coney island hot dogs. We’re as passionate about the secret sauces and the recipes as the people and places that serve them.

Join Patch this spring and summer as we celebrate our region’s signature dish with events, contests, stories and cool things to do, like this bus tour of Metro Detroit’s finest coney offerings.

You can join authors of the new book Coney Detroit–Joe Grimm of Bloomfield Township and Katherine Yung of Brighton–on a bus tour of Metro Detroit for a tasting of their favorite coney island hot dogs. The tour, operated by Detroit’s D:hive welcome center, will visit some coney local treasures on May 12.

On the tour, you’ll the stories behind the restaurants that have made Metro Detroit the coney island capital. The authors will take you into the past and behind the scenes with anecdotes and photos that will help you see coney islands in a whole new light. The dogs, the sauce, the families, the different styles of coneys and how people across the country are copying the Detroit experience–it’s all in there.

Enjoy a coney sample as you enjoy the history at each stop! The bus will make three stops crisscrossing the region, leaving at 10 a.m. in Detroit, then heading to Dearborn, Royal Oak and Eastpointe, before arriving back in Detroit around 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and available through D:hive Detroit.

Copies of the book, Coney Detroit by Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm, also will be available for purchase.

Reservations will be accepted through May 7. Space is limited, so get on the bus!

The event is sponsored by Patch.com, D:hive and Wayne State University Press.

The tour will go as follows:

Starting at the D:hive Welcome Center at 1253 Woodward.

Head to Joe’s Top Dog in Dearborn arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Leave Joe’s at 11:10 a.m. for Athens Coney Island in Royal Oak

Arrive at Athens at 11:40 a.m.

Leave Athens at 12:20 p.m. for Western Coney Island in Eastpointe

Arrive at Western at 12:50 p.m.

Leave Western at 1:30 p.m.

Arrive at Lafayette/American downtown at 2 p.m.

Watch your local Patch.com for more Patch Coney Fest events this spring and summer, and help us celebrate a Detroit icon!

Where 1253 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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Time 10:00 am—2:00 pm

Website http://­dearborn.­patch.­com/­articles/­patch-­coney-­fest-­get-­on-­the-­coney-­bus-­tour

Price $35

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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