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  • By Bill Seklar

Fall is the Time for Gathering

“Fall is a time for gathering. Be it around a fire, a dinner table or football field, fall has a way of bringing us together to celebrate abundance.” – Anonymous

Birmingham House Tour 2018

The Community House Foundation will host the 31st annual Birmingham House Tour, presented exclusively by Hall & Hunter Realtors from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th. This year’s tour offers seven spectacular private residential homes, featuring a diversity of extraordinary architecture and interior design. Super co-chairs for this year’s event are Rose and Brian Bolyard. Sponsors to date include Hall & Hunter Realtors, Gorman’s Furniture, Ethan Allen, Bolyard Lumber, Mercantile Bank and Detroit Home Magazine. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 the day of the tour. For ticket information, contact 248-644-5832 or purchase tickets online at

Movie Marathon 2018

The Community House Foundation and the new Birmingham Teen Council are thrilled to present the first annual TCH 18-hour Movie Marathon, beginning Friday, September 14. Join us for 18-hours of nonstop movie watching at the Emagine Palladium Theatre in Downtown Birmingham, featuring unlimited soda and popcorn, dinner, a midnight snack and a continental breakfast the next morning. Movie Marathon begins at 1p.m. on Friday, September 14, and ends at 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Registrants will create their own personal fundraising page and ask family and friends to help to raise a minimum of $100 to participate. Sponsors of this year’s event include Emagine Entertainment, Papa Romano’s, Chipotle, Target, Costco and The Community House. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details on how to register and create your own fundraising page, visit

SIP Food & Wine Classic 2018

The third annual SIP Food & Wine Classic, a unique event celebrating exceptional pairings of extraordinary cuisine and fine wines, kicks off on Friday, September 21st. SIP engages the Michigan restaurant and wine community where exceptional area Chefs and Sommeliers team up to provide food and wine perfection. This event serves as a signature fundraiser for The Community House Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization under the umbrella of The Community House. In addition to delicious food and wine, small plates stations, a wine-centric silent and live auction will give SIP attendees an opportunity to bid on exciting experiences, wine lots, baskets and more. Patron Tickets $295, General Tickets $195, and Young Adult Tickets $95 (21 to 30 years of age). For reservations, contact 248-644-5832 or purchase tickets online at

OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale 2018

The Community House and The Community House Foundation will host the 33rd annual OUR TOWN Art Show and Sale on November 1-3. Presented by the Deroy Testamentary Foundation, this juried all media art show, provides a forum for Michigan artists to display and sell their unique work. The exhibition includes paintings, pastels, sculptures, glassworks, fiber works, photography, jewelry, mixed media and more. OUR TOWN kicks off with an Opening Night Party, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st. The evening includes strolling hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and cocktails, live entertainment and the first opportunity to preview and purchase art. A portion of all art sales benefit The Community House. The show then opens free to the public on November 2nd and 3rd.


Young Filmmaker's Camp

BRAND NEW CAMP! A RARE behind the scenes camp experience in partnership with Emagine Palladium Theatre, August 13-16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $240 per camper, held at Emagine Palladium 209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI, 48009. Aspiring young film artists will have the rare opportunity to develop their own unique talents and creativity as they create a short film together from start to finish. Camp will cover all the basics of filmmaking, including the creating of a storyboard and script; how to produce, act and direct a short film; the basics of camera work, sound, and editing; and get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Palladium theatre itself. Friends and family are invited to attend the premiere of the finished short film on the big screen at Emagine Palladium. Don't miss the chance to be part of this amazing opportunity, register today. Space is limited.

For more information about these events or other experiences at The Community House, call 248.644.5832 or visit us online at

William D. Seklar, President & CEO, The Community House and The Community House Foundation.

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