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March 2024

BEST OF THE BEST!



The Community House takes great pride in offering the absolute “best” when it comes to our food and beverage as well as the service staff that present them.



Don’t take our word for it…take the word of our clients who have so generously reviewed us on The Knot and have nominated The Community House “Hospitality” Program 2024’s Best of Weddings. The Best of Weddings award is prestigious recognition given to venues that consistently maintain a high rating, and high volume of positive reviews. Fun fact — The Community House received 63 reviews, all at the maximum of 5 stars. This award is so important to us because it means we are meeting our goals of striving for excellence and serves as the highest independent client ratings one can receive in the industry.

 

What is the Knot? The Knot Worldwide are champions of the power of celebration. The company’s global family of brands provides best-in-class products, services, and content to take celebration planning from inspiration to action. The Community House is extraordinarily proud and humbled to have been recipients of this hard-earned, but well-deserved honor for years 2019-2024. 


Even more noteworthy, it was just announced that The Community House’s Hospitality Food and Beverage Program has now been inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame. This honor and recognition are quite elusive and exclusive and reserved for venues that achieve the Best of Weddings status for over three consecutive years.  Folks often ask me if The Community House has turned into a wedding destination – the answer is yes and no.  Weddings, showers, mitzvahs, graduation parties, corporate events, memorials, community gatherings and outreach is a large and important part of the legacy of The Community House and of families throughout our local community and beyond. 


Events after events, gatherings after gatherings happen at the historic Community House daily, weekly, and monthly – not because of slick marketings and advertising – but because of decades and decades of families in our community, particularly Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills – whose families held their milestone events at The Community House throughout the last 100 years. To us, we see this as a true testimony to our constant outreach and service to those who came before us, who laid the foundation, and to those families yet to come, especially the many who seek to dance and sing, reminisce, honor, and celebrate — at the very place their ancestors walked and commemorated life. ‘l’chaim’


SPRING HAPPENINGS

OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale


For almost four decades, The Community House’s OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale has been a beacon of artistic expression, showcasing the incredible talent of Michigan artists. The weekend-long celebration encompasses an opening night VIP Reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 21, free public viewing on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23.


The heart of OUR TOWN lies in its juried art show, featuring works in various mediums and genres such as watercolor, oil, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Jurists from the prestigious Detroit Institute of Arts curate the exhibition, creating a gallery setting accessible to everyone. This inclusive approach makes OUR TOWN a unique and enriching experience for emerging and professional Michigan artists, offering them a valuable platform to display their work to our community. Reservations for the VIP Reception may be made by clicking on communityhouse.com/event/our-town/.


STUDENT ART TOWN


In conjunction with OUR TOWN, The Community House proudly presents the 34th annual Student Art Town on April 12 and 13, a special exhibition spotlighting the achievements of local student artists in the tri-county area.


Recognizing the pivotal role of art education in schools, this program provides a platform for students and educators to celebrate and encourage budding creativity.


The Student Art Town program is a testament to The Community House’s commitment to empowering young artists. Over the years, Student Art Town has left an indelible mark on thousands of students, offering them the honor and opportunity to display their artwork at The Community House. 


Programs like OUR TOWN and Student Art Town are not just events — they are cultural benchmarks that ripple through communities, leaving a lasting impact on the artistic landscape of Michigan. 


BREAKFAST WITH BUNNY


Celebrate the joyous season of Easter with a sumptuous Breakfast with Bunny. Indulge in an array of delectable dishes meticulously crafted by our talented culinary team, featuring mouthwatering classics and innovative twists that will tantalize your taste buds. From savory delights like fluffy eggs, bacon, sausage, savory quiches to sweet treats such as freshly baked pastries and decadent desserts, there’s something to delight every palate. Savor the flavors of the season while enjoying the warm ambiance of our venue, where every bite is infused with love and care. $49pp Adults, $25pp Children ages 3-12, Under 3 free. For more information, please visit communityhouse.com. Hurry, Bunny only comes once a year.


PROGRAMS & ENRICHMENT

Early Childhood Center – Late Winter & Spring Registrations 


The Community House’s Early Childhood Center is excited to announce we have a rare, limited number of spots available for our preschool program.  With the use of the nationally recognized Highscope curriculum, our amazing teachers are ready to set the foundation of your child’s academic success.   Our curriculum uses a whole-child approach to learning, where the child is encouraged to create and execute their plan through hands on classroom exploration.   Our program encourages independence, decision-making, and conflict resolution and students graduate from The Community House ECC ready for kindergarten with confidence and the ability to creatively problem solve. 


Additionally, the Early Childhood Center has created a new program to help fill an educational need in our community.  Our Junior K+ program will enrich and challenge young five’s students that have completed Pre-K but are too young to start Kindergarten.  Junior K+ stops the regression of repeating a second year in a program by providing and exclusive environment with enhanced focus on phonetic awareness and sound blending, developing sentence building, independence and self-help skill sets, science exploration, and critical thinking skills.  


With the school year ending coupled with the graduation of our Pre-K and Junior K+ students – we are now accepting Fall 2024 openings in our award-winning, High-Scope Early Childhood Center. Registration is now open. We are accepting applications for ages 0-4. Please contact our Senior Director/Head of School, Ms. Sarah Schuster, at sschuster@communityhouse.com or call (248) 594-6411 to learn more about our program, to arrange a tour, or to secure your child’s spot.


For reservations, sponsorships or more information about booking gathering and meeting space for 2024 and beyond - please go to www.communityhouse.org or call 248.644.5832.

  

The historic Community House is a solely independent nonprofit 501(c3) charitable organization. TCH is not and never has been supported by tax dollars or millages. 


William D. Seklar is President & CEO of The Community House Association, and Board Chair, President & CEO of The Community House Foundation in Birmingham.

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