Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural, cage-free setting. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs and offer equal viewing for all. We are honored that Steve donates his time and knowledge to the Howell Nature Center.
Pre-registration is required. This event will sell out. CLICK HERE
$79 - Photographer
$25 - Spectator
+$5 - Pre-event Wild Wonders Wildlife Park Tour
9:45am - *OPTIONAL* Wild Wonders Park tour (Additional Cost)
11:00am - Steve Gettle Presentation
12:15pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Photography Stations
4:00pm - Workshop Concludes
Acoustic Café is an annual music series held at the historic Howell Opera House that features outstanding Michigan performers, now celebrating its 11th year!
Annie and Rod Capps are on a musical journey that began in 1982, culminating into a symbiotic sound that reflects their deep and intuitive understanding of each other. Annie’s disarming, earthy voice and solid command of her guitar are punctuated by Rod’s effortless, accompaniment and beautiful solo work. Together they weave unforgettable melodies that are at once intricate and sparse – musically completing each other’s sentences. Songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings are delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove. Over the years, Annie and Rod Capps have done it all; from rock to musical theater and while they continue to draw from a wide range of genres and influences, what comes out is a hybrid sound all their own. Genuine and playful; effortless and endearing; this duo has been enchanting audiences in quality music venues, house concerts, coffeehouses and festivals throughout their home state of Michigan and beyond. “Searching for Neverland” is The Capps’ newest album; they took their time writing this album and it delivers songs that have been road-tested, finely crafted and meticulously arranged over the past 6 years.
The Acoustic Café series runs every Friday night from January 5th – March 9th. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. Open to the public, the cost is $8.00 at the door, $6.00 for Livingston Arts Council members.
Kick off your New Year with the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend! Brought to you by Epic Races in partnership with Huron Meadows Metropark and Team NordicSkiRacer, this weekend of cross-country races allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of Huron Meadows while skiing through the scenic parklands towards the finish line. With virtually guaranteed snow — Huron Meadows makes snow for cross-country enthusiasts — and distances ideal for both first-time ski racers and experienced Nordic ski competitors, the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Ski Weekend is a fabulous way to bring wonder to your winter!
Saturday, January 13:
The Frosty Freestyle 15K
The Frosty Freestyle 5K
Frosty Kids’ Race — kid-friendly course for ages 5 – 11
Sunday, January 14:
Krazy Klassic 12K
Krazy Klassic 8K
Register for one of the Frosty/Krazy Ski Combos (race both Saturday and Sunday) and save $10 on the combined registration fee! Bonus: the first 250 skiers to register for either the REI Frosty Freestyle 5K or the REI Frosty Freestyle 15K will receive a festive Frosty Ski Fest pair of gloves!
Fifty years ago (1967) Detroit experienced one of the worst riots in American history. The 5 days of unrest left 43 people dead, thousands injured, and many buildings burned. Detroit's tumultuous summer was recently documenting in the film, "12th and Clairmont," directed by Brian Kaufman. Since then, what have we learned and how are we different? Kaufman's expertise is in visual journalism and documentary work.
Located in the Banquet Room at Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Ann Arbor
Practice hatha-style yoga with the furry feline masters at the new cat cafe! Bring peace to your mind and body while filling your heart with joy as you support the animals in our community.
Pre- Registration is required, price is $10. You can CLICK HEREfor Tickets/Registration
Additional Times listed below:
Sunday, January 07, 2018 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Now in its 53rd year, this season’s installment of the GLI will take place on Jan. 1-2, 2018, in conjunction with the Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena. Event host Michigan Tech, along with mainstays Michigan and Michigan State, will once again compete for the MacInnes Cup in the two-day, single-elimination tournament. Special invitee Bowling Green is set to join the field for the third time and most recent appearance since 1984.
Detroit's Very Own White House HBCU All-Star Ambassadors Proudly Present to you: HBCU Advising Day!
HBCU Advising Day is an opportunity for students and their parents to explore and gain valuable insight regarding all historically black colleges and universities. The purpose of this event is to inform and advise the general public about HBCU higher education. We will have a general lecture, group advising, and then double-one-on-one follow up appointments.
In the spirit of Collective Work and Responsibility [Ujima]: we are here to help you figure out WHICH HBCU is for you!
A highly interactive improvised game show one part “Whose Line is it Anyway,” and one part “Match Game PM”. The audience can be as involved as they want to, but aren’t picked on. The game show features a series of short improv games, challenges and more.
Ticket Price $20
A yule ball inspired by the world of Hogwarts. Enjoy a dinner worthy of Hogwarts, dancing to the magical sounds of our DJ, Hogsmead style shopping, create a house ornament, wizard chess and the beautifully decorated grounds of Canterbury Village.
Ticket Prices; $40 for adults, $20 kids 12 and under
Call 248-391-1900 for reservations.
Indulge in our Annual All-Sparkling tasting, right in the heart of the holidays! French Champagne will lead the pack, of course, with the great houses, "grand marques", including at least one super-premium "Tete de Cuvee" (Dom? Comtes de Champagne?). We'll feature the hot category of artisan grower champagne too, and the whole range of styles - rosé, vintage, multi-vintage, extra brut, the works. The best of American 'methode classique' (champ process) will be on hand, and we won't forget the stunning values of top Spanish Cava, French Crémant and the best Prosecco. We'll serve plenty of crunchy munchies ideal with crisp bubbles. Come raise a glass of bubbly cheer with us! We encourage you to purchase tickets on-line for ease of check-in, and to arrive before 7 pm if possible. In the interest of keeping the tasting comfortable for all, we'll limit attendance past 7:30 pm.
Tickets Prices $25 to purchase CLICK HERE
Visit Birmingham’s Shain Park Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. for a tree lighting spectacle. On weekends, kids also can visit the Santa House – till Dec. 24. In addition, the family can take an old-fashioned carriage ride during the season.
Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry invites you to bring the family to Santa’s Magic Forest in Taylor’s Heritage Park.
The Magic Forest welcomes visitors every weekend on Fridays from 5-8 p.m., Saturdays from 1-8 p.m. and Sundays 1-7 p.m. through Dec. 23rd. The display, which includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, is set up at the activity building in the park and features more than 20 different holiday scenes.
For more information please call 734-992-6284
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” is set to begin on November 16th and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, including two performances at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, December 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Activities throughout Hartland's Historic Village include: cookie decorating at the Chamber Office; get your own Polar Express Bell from the Cornillauds in front of the Chamber office; create holiday art with Farmers Insurance Calderone Agency; ring the train bell, see the electric trains, and get a Polar Express Ticket at the Florence Dearing Museum; a family photo booth at Jellison CPA; magical reindeer feed at Ore Creek Veterinary; a burn barrel and craft at Flame to Fire; entertainment by the Hartland High School choir students at 10:45 am, Hartland High School Band at 11:30 am and a Frosty the Snowman sing-along with the Encore Theater cast from their December 1-3 show, all at the Hartland Music Hall; fun with the Hartland United FC (soccer!); face painting with Acorn Studio; bookmarks with Beauchamp Water on the library’s south lawn; and cocoa with marshmallows from Hartland SOUP. Plus, become a Certified Elf by completing fun activities at Cromaine and see a Real Live Reindeer on Cromaine's south lawn. Most importantly – hear the story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (published by Houghton-Mifflin) read at Cromaine. After this event, from Noon to 4 pm, visit Santa at the Hartland-Deerfield Fire Department! Drop-in at any spot. Look for signs from Hartland Insurance Agency.
Enjoy one of the most beloved holiday films of all time projected on a giant screen in stunning High Definition accompanied by the Detroit Symphony live in the splendor of Orchestra Hall. John Hughes' charming and hilarious story about family…John Williams' captivating score…and the young Macaulay Culkin who captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.
© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox