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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

2019 Birmingham House Tour

The Community House Foundation will host its 32nd Annual Birmingham House Tour, presented by Hall & Hunter Realtors on Thursday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s tour offers seven spectacular private residential homes, in a variety of design styles and architecture. Co-chairs “extraordinaire” for this year’s event are Rose and Brian Bolyard. Sponsors to date include Presenting Sponsor Hall & Hunter Realtors, Gorman’s Furniture, MAISON Birmingham, Bolyard Lumber and Detroit Home Magazine. Tickets are $42 in advance or $49 the day of the Tour.

2019 Movie Marathon at The Palladium Theatre

The Community House Foundation will host its second annual 18-hour Movie Marathon in partnership with the Emagine Palladium in Birmingham from 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 28. This unique friend and fundraising event engages movie buffs of all ages via an 18-hour movie marathon (if you can stay awake that long!) just like a walkathon, gift pledges will benefit The Community House’s children's programs and services. For accumulative pledges of $100 (or more!) per moviegoer, complimentary all you can eat/drink popcorn and soda, swag bag with goodies, dinner, late night snack and continental breakfast will be included. New this year are two specialty packages you can purchase: The Family Package – Up to two movies, including unlimited soda and popcorn, and dinner for two adults and two children. The Date Night Package – Up to two movies, including unlimited soda and popcorn, and dinner for two adults. For more information or to sign up, visit

2019 Oktoberfest – Beer, Burgerz and Bratz

The first annual Oktoberfest 2019 will be held at the historic Community House on Friday, September 20 – Oktoberfest 2019 Beer, Burgerz and Bratz will bring together Bell’s Octoberfest craft beer aficionados, Zim’s Vodka and German-inspired cuisine from area restaurants to celebrate Oktoberfest 2019 on The Community House’s beautiful outdoor Terrace (weather permitting) all for the benefit of the 210,000 children and adults served by The Community House. For more information about these and other Community House events, please call 248-644-5832 or visit Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available.

2019 Community House Dance Academy’s Fall Open House

Come FALL in love with dance at The Community House’s Dance Academy’s Annual Fall Open House. On Saturday, August 17, from 1-3 p.m. join us for sample classes, meet and greet with instructors, raffle giveaways and answers to all your questions. With classes for ages 2+ in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre and more, there is something for everyone. Annual registration fees will also be waived for anyone who signs up that day. If you have any further questions, please call 248.644.5832.

2019 Fall Yoga Day Sunday, October 20 – 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

In partnership with the Yoga Association of Greater Detroit, The Community House is proud to present our Annual Fall Yoga Day on Sunday, October 20. With a variety of sessions running throughout the day, there is something for every level and ability of yoga student, so be sure to join us for a day of enrichment. For more information or to register, please call 248.644.5832 or visit us at

Other Fall Events to Watch

2019 Women of Influence Series – October and November

Established in 2017, Women of Influence is an annual event that seeks to recognize and empower women within our Michigan community while providing subject matter that is both relevant to participants and a vital component of our social conversation.

2019 Guest Speakers include:

• Amy Good, Chief Executive Officer, Alternatives for Girls

• Joumana Kayrouz, Founder & Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz

• Mimi Brown, President, National Speakers Association of Michigan

• Denise Dalrymple, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan

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 is President & CEO of The Community House and The Community House Foundation in Birmingham.

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