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09/13/2010 - Welcome to the new home of Social Lights. Only the publication name has changed. We will continue to cover the southeast Michigan non-profit events that Birmingham Bloomfield residents support. Read new online reports with photos each week and their reprisals in the monthly print edition which you will get free by mail in the 48009, 48301,48302 & 48304 zip codes. If you live elsewhere, call (248) 792-6464 to order a subscription.

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Founders Junior Council's Fash Bash at Saks Fifth Avenue

For the first time since the Detroit Institute of Arts' Founders Junior Council began staging FASH BASH in 1970, Saks Fifth Avenue pulled off the event sponsor's dream – they actually got the fashion savvy, upscale, mostly young art lovers into the store. With a simple MO. They hosted the party in the store. And it was sold-out-plus (approximately 700 attended). Before the runway fashion show, guests socialized big time, sipped and supped on the stroll (Papa Joe's cuisine), and applauded vocalist Stephanie K, who, with her smiling mother Brigitte Krawiec on the aisle, sang her I-Tunes hit "Story of a Broken Heart," and soon to be released by Bungalo / Universal, "Take Me Baby." After the fashion show, in a theatre tent on the adjacent Somerset Collection parking structure roof, they flocked to SFA's new Contemporary Collections to examine the 61 looks that were on the runway. (See some in this photo gallery.) Event guest designer Richard Rodriguez's collection shares space there with those by Vince, Diane Von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Cynthia Steffe, Alice & Olivia, Rag & Bone and Marc by Marc Jacobs,  to name a few. The price points range from $100 to $2,000, with most items in the $200 to $600 range. The show energy still filled the air as people partied until past 10 p.m. The event, including tickets ($125), a small auction, and a percentage of the sales, raised upwards of $63,000 for FJC support of the DIA.

Angels' Place's Family Fun Day

Joy reigned at this annual end of summer festival staged on the grounds of the Detroit Country Day Lower School. The fundraiser ($45,000) for AP's lifetime services to persons with developmental disabilities attracted 600, including more than 100 residents and staffers from the 18 AP homes. They ate hot dogs, chicken, cotton candy and ice cream. They checked out such activities as the climbing wall, the Navy Seabees, the Coney-type games, face painting, inflatables and a life size Candyland game. Smiling student volunteers were ready to assist. They came from 23 different schools, including Detroit Country Day, Brother Rice, Marian, Seaholm, Lahser, St. Hugo, Holy Name, Derby, St. Regis, Shrine, Southfield Christian and Catholic Central. Some also bought raffle tickets for North Brothers Ford's donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta two-year lease. The winner will be drawn at the AP Annual Dinner Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency. Ford CEO Alan Mulally will be the featured speaker. For tickets visit www.angelsplace.com or call (248) 350-2203.

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