10/19/2017

Community Calendar Sponsors

Click each logo for the sponsor’s website. For information on becoming a sponsor, email info@thelivingstonpost.com.

Oct
17
Tue
Friends of the Brighton District Library bi-annual book sale @ Brighton District Library
Oct 17 – Oct 22 all-day
Friends of the Brighton District Library bi-annual book sale @ Brighton District Library | Brighton | Michigan | United States

Peruse thousands of books and media items for all ages and tastes at the Friends of the Brighton District Library’s bi-annual book sale, which runs Tuesday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 22. All items are priced from 50 cents to $1. There are new releases, classics, how-to books, self-help, outdoor, cooking, and much more.

Friends’ membership night is Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5-9 pm. Members only – no scanners, please. Memberships will be available at the door for $20 a person, $30 a family, or $50 for businesses.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 Opening Night 5 p.m. — 9 p.m.: Friends Members only
(Memberships available at the door. No scanners, please) 
Wednesday, Oct. 18 & Thursday, Oct. 19: 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21: Bag Day 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Fill a bag with books for just $5
Sunday, Oct. 22: Free Day 1 p.m. — 3 p.m

Scanners from professional book buyers will be allowed every day except Members Night, Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The Friends of the Brighton District Library donates more than $28,000 annually to help fund library programs that provide enrichment, education, and enjoyment for all ages. Included are the Sandy Schneidewind Books for Babies program, online databases like Mango Languages, the Summer Reading Program, Springfest, Holiday Open House, Livingston Reads, Writer’s Workshops, and movie licenses which allow the library to show films to the public at no charge.

Oct
18
Wed
R.S.V.P. Only – Halloween Music Comedy Show @ Hartland Performing Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
R.S.V.P. Only - Halloween Music Comedy Show @ Hartland Performing Arts Center | Howell | Michigan | United States

Come support the Hartland Senior Activity Center as their members (ages 50+) sing, dance, act, and make you smile. This is a great Halloween show with all your favorite monsters and theme music.

Oct
19
Thu
Coffee chat with Howell Superintendent Erin MacGregor @ Howell Highlander Restaurant
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor will be holding quarterly Coffee Chats this school year. MacGregor began holding Coffee Chats during the last school year as a way to connect with district stakeholders and engage in meaningful conversations about matters relating to Howell Public Schools.

“I truly enjoyed the Coffee Chats last year,” said MacGregor. “By holding these informal conversations, I have been able to hear where people see areas for improvement and where they feel we are doing an outstanding job. This year, I have scheduled two morning Coffee Chats, an evening Coffee Chat and a weekend chat to allow more of our stakeholders to attend.”

In addition to the Oct. 19 Coffee Chat, MacGregor will hold Coffee Chats Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 6:00-7 p.m. at Crosswinds Aviation and Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Proper Cup Coffee Bar. The final Coffee Chat of the school year will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Highlander Restaurant is located on the west side of Howell High School. Enter using the service drive off Highlander Way, north of Highlander Way Middle School. Follow the service drive past the Howell Aquatics Center, and the Highlander Restaurant will be the next driveway on the left.


 

THISability Exhibit benefits those with disabilities and other barriers @ Studio West
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THISability Exhibit benefits those with disabilities and other barriers @ Studio West

The “THISability” exhibit will feature over 100 pieces of art created by individuals with disabilities across southeast Michigan.

THISability runs through Oct. 31, featuring paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts and more. All items are for sale, and all proceeds go directly to the artists.

For over 40 years, Work Skills Corp. has helped people with disabilities and other barriers find jobs. Artisan Corner, the Work Skills art program, allows participants to reap the therapeutic benefits of creating art and take pride in displaying and selling their finished pieces at Studio West.

Center Stage: The Business Expo @ Crystal Gardens Banquet Center
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Center Stage: The Business Expo @ Crystal Gardens Banquet Center | Howell | Michigan | United States

Showcase your business in a unique way where the spotlight is on YOU!  This high-energy event will feature vendor-to-vendor networking, an open house and business after hours following the expo.

This is a great opportunity to get new leads and customers, as well as reacquaint the community with your brand in a dynamic business-to-business atmosphere.  There will be music, raffles, food and much more!

Center Stage is an exhibiting opportunity exclusive to GBACOC members. For more information, contact Pam McConeghy, president and CEO, Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Creating Confident Caregivers @ Livingston County Catholic Charities
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Creating Confident Caregivers @ Livingston County Catholic Charities | Howell | Michigan | United States

Be Our Guest Adult Day, a program of Livingston County Catholic Charities, is again a workshop location for the Creating Confident Caregivers 6 weeks series. The program will be held Thursdays starting October 5 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Creating Confident Caregivers® is a six-week program for family caregivers of persons with dementia who are living at home. It is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and information to improve caregiving for both the caregiver and the person with dementia. Participants must register for this free program, as class size is limited. The following Area Agencies on Aging meet the AASA service standard for providing this evidence-based program. They monitor providers and participate in on-going training to ensure participants receive a quality program. Please contact the Area Agency on Aging staff listed to register or inquire about future dates or other locations.
You will learn to:
• Reduce caregiver stress
• Improve caregiver confidence
• Increase knowledge and understanding of dementia/ memory loss
• Understand behaviors caused by dementia
• Handle everyday activities more easily
• Develop techniques to assist the person with dementia
• Improve outlook as a caregiver • Make time to care for yourself
Care for your family member with dementia can be provided at no cost with advance notice.
For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800)-852-7795.

All Abilities Dance Class @ 2|42 Brighton Community Church
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All Abilities Dance Class @ 2|42 Brighton Community Church |  |  |

Come shake your groove thing with us on Thursday nights from October through December! While dancing, we work out a sweat, so wear your comfy clothes and bring a bottle of water!

All Abilities Dance Class @ 2|42 Brighton Community Church
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All Abilities Dance Class @ 2|42 Brighton Community Church |  |  |

Come shake your groove thing with us on Thursday nights from October through December! While dancing, we work out a sweat, so wear your comfy clothes and bring a bottle of water!

Oct
20
Fri
THISability Exhibit benefits those with disabilities and other barriers @ Studio West
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THISability Exhibit benefits those with disabilities and other barriers @ Studio West

The “THISability” exhibit will feature over 100 pieces of art created by individuals with disabilities across southeast Michigan.

THISability runs through Oct. 31, featuring paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts and more. All items are for sale, and all proceeds go directly to the artists.

For over 40 years, Work Skills Corp. has helped people with disabilities and other barriers find jobs. Artisan Corner, the Work Skills art program, allows participants to reap the therapeutic benefits of creating art and take pride in displaying and selling their finished pieces at Studio West.

First Annual Compass Creations Awareness Ball @ Crystal Gardens Banquet Center
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm
First Annual Compass Creations Awareness Ball @ Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

This event honors and thanks all those in police and fire departments, emergency medical personnel, and all branches of our military for their service to our community and country.

This event also benefits the brain injured and multifarious disabled community with scholarships for fun.

There will be dinner and dancing. Wedding attire is requested. There will also be a cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 drawing.