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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine
More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol” and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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Week of 8.14.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Meadow Brook Theatre Concert & Cuisine, Angels Place Golf & Tennis Classic, and DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast.
Week of 8.7.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Lighthouse Salute America, Parade Company Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party, and the Cabaret 313 Sponsors Soiree.
Week of 7.31.17
Photos for Social Lights events include The Garden Party, Sunset at the Zoo, and the Franklin Garden Club.
Week of 7.24.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Detroit Music Weekend Gala, Preservation Bloomfield Celebrating History, and the DSO Heroes Gala.
Week of 7.17.17
Photos for Social Lights events include ChildSafe Michigan Legends Gala, Beaumont Drive to Beat Breast Cancer, and the B&G Clubs Women’s Association Award Luncheon.
Week of 7.10.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Loyola H.S. Tigers Fundraiser, Joe Muer Seafood CARE House Preview, Women’s Division Project HOPE Luncheon, and the PwC Grand Prixmiere Belle Isle Conservancy Benefit.
Week of 7.3.17
Photos for Social Lights events include A Night for Sight, SKY Foundation Women’s Event, and the Frame Your Face Art of Giving.
Week of 6.26.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon, ORT and the City, Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham 60th Anniversary, and the American House Foundation.
Week of 6.19.17
Photos for Social Lights events include CCF Spring into Style, Michigan Design Center Celebration Gala, TCH 90-plus luncheon, and the JARC SpringElation.
Week of 6.12.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Variety Hearts Stars, Eisenhower Dance Masquerade Gala, and the TCH PAC Birmingham Downs.
Week of 6.5.17
Photos for Social Lights events include HAVEN Hero Gala, Christ Child Society pour les enfants, and the Alzeheimer’s Association Spring Soirée.
Week of 5.29.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Michigan Humane Society Bow Wow Brunch, CAA STUDIO 2017, Angels Place Sip, Savor & Share, Angels Place Spring Tailgate, and the Junior League of Birmingham Spring Event.
Week of 5.22.17
Photos for Social Lights events include OPC Charity Gala, Catholic Charities Mercy in Action Gala, Beyond Basic Storybook Soiree, French American Chamber Charity Gal, and the Oakland County Bar Foundation Signature Event.
Week of 5.15.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Project 1 Who’s Your Bartender, Village Club Foundation Awards Luncheon, WON Foundation Wonder Woman Awards, and the ORT and the City VIP event.
Week of 5.8.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Mosaic: The Auction for Roeper, Ted Lindsay Foundation Wine Tasting, Ronald McDonald House Spring Tea, and the Michigan Women’s Foundation.
Week of 5.1.17
Photos for Social Lights events include An Evening of Art+Science, Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Luncheon on the Aisle, DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast, and the Impact 100 Oakland Grant Total Reveal.
Week of 4.24.17
Photos for Social Lights events include JVS Trade Secrets, Habitat for Humanity Women Build Luncheon, FAR Sing Out 4 Kids, and the Cranbrook Music Guild.
Week of 4.17.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation Celebration, St Hugo School Auction, and the Beyond Basics Art Exhibition & Sale.
Week of 4.10.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Michigan West Point Society Founders Day Dinner, Detroit Zoo Conservation Gala, and the Gleaners Women’s Power Happy Hour.
Week of 4.3.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Eton Academy 2017 Gala & Auction, Brother Rice Irish Nite XL, and the ORT’s WINGO.
Bloomfield Hills City Commission
Rochester Hills City Council Meeting
Rochester City Council Meeting
Rochester City Planning Commission