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ADULT ACTIVITIES

• Social Security and Longevity Planning-How to Navigate and Maximize your Benefits is 7-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, 248-437-6431, ssldl.info. • The Bloomfield Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Township, will host Open Enrollment for Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program, Oct. 25 for Bloomfield Township residents. Trained counselors will be onsite to assist residents ages 60+. Register at 248-723-3500.

• The Troy Recreation Department Purposeful Retirement Workshop Series is 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26 at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois in Room 504. Act. # 8006C, $20-$25, must register at 248-524-3484.

ENVIRONMENT

• Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 at 20875 Mapleridge Avenue, Southfield, for residents of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Milford, Milford Township, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake and Wixom, convenient drive-thru disposal of items, www.rrrasoc.org, 248-208-2270.

FUNDRAISERS

• Thankful Hearts is hosting its annual coat drive, collecting donations of new or gently used coats or jackets, toys, hats/gloves, candy or monetary for the annual Christmas dinner, Dec. 9. Area residents who know of a child in need of a coat, may call Ruth Montague at 248-563-3191, 6-8 p.m., Monday to Friday. Donation checks can be mailed to Thankful Hearts, 257 Rapid St., Pontiac, MI, 48341.


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• HAVEN 2017 Tailgate Party is 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Birmingham Athletic Club, 4033 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, registration begins at noon, 248-646-5050, www.haven-oakland.org/events/haven-tailgate, $60-$125, BBQ buffet lunch, beer and wine, special liquor tastings, cigars, contests and silent and live auctions, as guests watch the Detroit Lions on the big screen.

• Rose Hill Center Anniversary Celebration Dinner is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, 248-531-2413, rosehillcenter.org, $250. • Taste of Diversity strolling cocktail reception, presented by the Oakland County Bar Association, is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Bird & The Bread (Vinotecca), 210 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, $40, www.ocba.org/events.

• Southfield Human Services hosts senior dance, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Southfield Parks & Recreation Building, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, $8 admission, high school students (16+) pay $3. Proceeds will benefit the Southfield Human Services Emergency Relief Fund.

248-796-4540. Bobby Green of Whirl of Entertainment will teach dancers of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) how to salsa from 7-8 p.m. with line dance, hustle and ballroom instruction following from 8-9 p.m.

• Amyloidosis Foundation Zombie 5K/10K Run for Your Life is 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston. Registration is at 9 a.m. followed by a 10K start at 9:30 a.m., and a 5K start at 9:45. Register at www.amyloidosis.org.

• From Oy to Joy with Doug Ulman is 9:45 a.m. Oct. 25 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield, presented by Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women, jfsdetroit.org.

• Waterford Coalition for Youth 4th Annual 5k Zombie Run and Mini-Monster Mile is Oct. 21 at Hess Hathaway Park in Waterford Township, wcfy.org, t-shirts on a first-come first serve basis, hayrides, Best Dressed Zombie Awards.

• Light Up a Life Celebration, Tux & Pearls Auction and Gala to benefit Angela Hospice, is 6-11 p.m. Oct. 27 at Laurel Manor, Livonia, www.angelahospice.org.

• Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Annual Partners Night is 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 28, at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, reservations at 313-576- 8106, karmanos.org, $175 per person.

• Annual “A Night to Remember” event is 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce, $5 admission and other proceeds benefit cancer patients in financial need. Shopping, gaming and silent auction, www.fivepointsofhope.com.

• Molina Healthcare second annual Molina HOPE coat drive, collecting coats through Nov. 27, hope.molinahealthcare.com.

HALLOWEEN

• Franklinstein Frenzy is Oct. 21 in Franklin. Parade is at noon, trick or treating is at 12:30 p.m., crafts are noon-2 p.m. at the library, Pumpkin Roll registration is at 1:30 p.m. at Kreger House, Pumpkin Roll is at Franklin Sledding Hill, Village Green, www.mainstreetfranklinmi.com.

• Southfield Parks & Recreation to host Boo Bash 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, games, hayrides, crafts, trick-or-treating, spooky skating party at the Southfield Sports Arena. Chautauqua Express will perform live at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, admission for children 2-13 years old is $10 adv. Adult admission is free, 248-796-4620, www.cityofsouthfield.com.

• Genesys Boo Dash 5K Fun Run is 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Genesys Athletic Club, 5K fun run (costumes welcome), Fright Festival after the run, tricks & treats, games for the kids, laser tag, a post-race dinner party, and a DJ. Proceeds from the Boo Dash will benefit the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge Program, $30 (includes shirt). For those who want to attend the post-race dinner only, cost is $10 for adults and children 11+, 10 and younger-free. Register at 810-606-7518, genesysathleticclub.com.

• Annual Angels Night Fun Fest is 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Aaron Perry Park, 345 Edison, Pontiac, rock climbing wall, free hot dogs and chips, presented by Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard and Deputies for Kids, www.facebook.com/OCSOMichigan.

HEALTH/SAFETY ACTIVITIES

• Path to Wellness opening, a walking trail behind Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 17 at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is located at 6777 W. Maple Road, in West Bloomfield, www.henryford.com/westbloomfield, guided tour, light refreshments, prizes, music, and a small gift.

• Breast health fairs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Beaumont, Troy, 44201 Dequindre Road, lower level classrooms 1-4, near Garden Café, main hospital and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Beaumont, Royal Oak, 3601 West Thirteen Mile Road, outside Mackinac Dining Room, South Tower. A breast care expert will answer questions and let attendees know about resources available, www.Beaumont.org/mammogram.

• American Heart Association Heartsaver Class, featuring instruction in CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid, is 5:30 to 10 p.m., Oct. 19 at the upstairs training room at Fire Station #4 located at 28711 Drake Road, $10 fee will cover the cost of the class and materials for residents of Farmington Hills and Farmington, $20 for nonresidents, 12+, register by email Erin Karlson at ekarlson@fhgov.com or call 248-871-2802.

• Health Fair & Flu Shot Clinic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Bloomfield Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Township, for residents ages 50 and over. Register at 248-723-3500.

• The Oakland County Health Division urges residents to get vaccinated against flu, ages six months and up at Health Division offices at North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road 34E, Pontiac and South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield, walk-in available, noon-8 p.m. on Mondays and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays.

• Diabetes Self Management Program (6 weeks) is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 24 at Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, register at 248-437-6431 or ssldl.info.

• Dr. Doug Lisle, Ph.D. will discuss the psychology of eating, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Seaholm High School, 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, pbnsg.org, 248-919-8726, www.pbnsg.org/Events, $20 adv.

LECTURES/MEETINGS/OPENINGS

• Major Pete Hegseth, Fox News contributor, to speak at the Bloomfield Republican Women’s Club dinner, Oct. 19 at the Heathers Club in Bloomfield Hills, RSVP to 248-505-6270, www.bloomfieldrwc.com.

• Gainsboro Park Re-opening Celebration is 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the park between Amherst and Maywood, Pleasant Ridge, celebrating the completion of a $1 million overhaul of the park, www.AmericaInBloom.org/CN.

• “Confronting the Next Wave of Terror-The Age of Lone Wolves,” featuring Yonah Jeremy Bob of The Jerusalem Post, is noon, Oct. 24 at Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison St., Detroit, 248-203-1527, jfmd.org.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

• Paws for Reading is 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, at Rochester Hills Public Library. Practice reading with trained therapy dogs. Call 248-650-7140 to schedule a 15-minute appointment, rhpl.org.

• Like Lambs to the Slaughter – History Talk is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road, White Lake Township, 248-698-4942, ext. 2, whitelakelibrary.org. WWI history series with Oakland Community College’s Professor Emeritus of World History, Dennis Fiems.

• Quick Resume Review w/MiWorks is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, register at 248-437-6431 or ssldl.info. Oakland County MIWorks! Novi Employment Counselor, Kendra Giess conducts 30-minute one-on-one resume review sessions by appointment, (third Tuesday of the month).

• Using Study Groups as a Study Tool is 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, register at 248-437-6431 or ssldl.info.

• Fall Used Book Sale is Oct. 19-21 at Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom.

• Repair Café is 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road, White Lake Township, 248-698-4942, ext. 2, whitelakelibrary.org.

• Werner Klemm, Pearl Harbor Survivor to speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road, Franklin Village, 248-851-2254, www.franklin.lib.mi.us.

NATURE/OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

• Autumn Nature Walk is 2-3 p.m., Oct. 15 at Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, 4700 Pontiac Trail, Orchard Lake, www.gwbhs.org/events.

• Hayrides Friday nights through Nov. 3. Rides leave every half hour, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (last ride leaves at 7 p.m.) After the hayride, roast marshmallows, sip cider around the campfire, and explore the Nature Center, open until 7 p.m. on hayride nights. Cost is $5 per person and includes marshmallows and cider. Children under 2 are admitted free. Register at the Costick Center or at recreg.fhgov.com, 248-477-1135.

RELIGIOUS EVENTS

• “Divine Love-The Answer to Universal Health” presented by Jose de Dios Mata of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, is at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester Hills, 248-652-3155.

• All Souls’ Day Mass is 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at William E. Scripps Mansion, 1840 W. Scripps Road, Lake Orion, 248-393-8903, guesthouse.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• Widow Friends hosting Ladies Breakfast is Oct. 16 at Connor’s Restaurant, Haggerty/Five Mile, Northville, RSVP to Carol, 313-562-3080.

• Become a safeTALK-trained helper to reduce the number of suicides, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Jewish Family Service, 6555 West Maple, West Bloomfield Township, 248-592-2674, jfsdetroit.org.

• A free screening of “Angst-Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”, is 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Birmingham Seaholm High School, 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, for parents and children, ages 10+.

• Domestic Violence Victims Remembered event with speakers is 2 p.m. Oct. 20, at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, www.henryford.com/locations/west-bloomfield.

• Understanding your Grief Support Group meets 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Conference Room, Bloomfield Hills, (includes light lunch). Register with Pastor Joyce Matthews at jmatthews@christchurchcranbrook.org or 248-644-5210, ext. 15.

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.

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