Week of 2.20.17

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Bates Street Society Dinner

The Community House Board of Directors welcomed 200 to the second annual dinner ($200, $250 tickets) honoring significant donors ($25,000 plus). It also saluted community Pillars of Vibrancy who were toasted at a preliminary champagne reception. The 2017 Pillars are: Culture - architect Victor Saroki and publisher of Downtown Publications David Hohendorf; Wellness - Richard Astrein and Beaumont Hospital President Rosanna Morris; Philanthropy - Lois Shaevsky and George Miller; Education - Margaret Matthes. They were eulogized by house CEO/President Bill Seklar and received tribute pins from past pillars before joining the dinner crowd.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Rochester Community Chorus Presents an African-American Legacy

The Rochester Community Chorus will present ‘an African-American ...
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
4:00 PM
Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (4230 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48098)

Sunday Cinema Oscar Edition: Ava DuVernay's "13th"

Join us for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's ...
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Baldwin Public Library

Altar Boyz

The “Altar Boyz”—Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham—are ...
Occurring Daily (except Mon & Tue) Through Sunday, March 05, 2017.
shows every evening wed-sun, select matinees available
Meadow Brook Theatre

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show

Pre-season destination for property and vacation homeowners ...
Occurring Daily Through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23; 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun., F
Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road, Novi, Michigan 48374

Legoland® Discovery Center Michigan Celebrates LEGO® Batman™ Movie With Special Event

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan will celebrate ...
Occurring Daily Through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Legoland Discovery Center Michigan

Rainbow Connection Dream Makers' Ball

Co-chairs L. Brooks Patterson, Jeffrey Taub M.D. and ...
Ongoing Daily.
Townsend Hotel

Warm Heads, Hands & Hearts

Because over 15% of our area families qualify for ...
Occurring Daily Through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
anytime until Feb. 26, 2017
1259 Burgoyne Blvd., Rochester Hills

Yoga Moves MS: Party with a Purpose!

7th Annual Leadership Recognition Dinner to benefit ...
Ongoing Daily.
6:00 p.m. Pre-glow with Matthew Sanford; 7:00 p.m General admission
Andiamo Banquet Center 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren MI 48092
RSVP through Blacktie.com at https://goo.gl/3Ab3Fj. Contact inf
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