What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (10/20/14): Flamingo Incident, Three Men and a Tenor, and Spooky Fun

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Thursday, October 23rd, at 7:00 pm: The Flamingo Incident, featuring the School of Rock and Twisted Root Revival rocking out against breast cancer. At the Farmington Masonic Lodge.

Thursday, October 23rd, at 8:30 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

Friday, October 24th, at 7:00 pm: A Toast to Education to benefit the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation and the students of the Farmington Public Schools. At the Farmington Hills Manor, 23666 Orchard Lake Road.

Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

Saturday, October 25th, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Halloween Fun Day in downtown Farmington as merchants put on the scary with a free movie, downtown trick-or-treating, plus facepainting and pumpkin decorating at the Farmers Market.

Saturday, October 25th, at 7:30 pm: Three Men and a Tenor, talented vocalists performing favorite oldies and original pieces with their own brand of antics, choreography, and harmonies perform at the Players Barn, at 32332 Twelve Mile Road.  

SpooktacularSunday, October 26th, at 3:00 pm: The FCB Concert Band presents Spooktacular XXIX at the Harrison High School auditorium, at 29995 W. 12 Mile Road.

Now through December 22nd: Light is my Voice: Images, Legends, and Abstractions, an exhibit of photography by Todd Weinstein. At the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd.

 

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What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (10/13/14): Farmington Women, Arsenic, and Ghosts!

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Wednesday, October 15th, at 6:30 pm: Joni Hubred-Golden will discuss her book, Farmington: A Women’s History, in the Community Room at Farmington  Hills City Hall. The event is hosted by Farmington AAUW.

Thursday, October 16th, at 8:30 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

Thursday, October 16th, at 8:00 pm; Friday, October 17th, at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, October 18th, at 8:00 pm: The Farmington Players‘ presentation of the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace concludes at the Barn Theater, 32332 West Twelve Mile Road.

Saturday, October 18th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

2014GhostNightAtTheMansionSaturday, October 18th, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Ghost Night at the Mansion, at the Governor Warner Mansion on Grand River.

Now through October 17th: From Our Perspective: A National Women’s Art Exhibition at the Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road.

Now through December 22nd: Light is my Voice: Images, Legends, and Abstractions, an exhibit of photography by Todd Weinstein. At the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd.

 

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What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (10/6/14): Five Lakes Silver Band, Arsenic, and Art

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Wednesday, October 8th, at 7:00 pm: Benny Edwards performs at Off the Beaten Path Books at 33314 Grand River Ave in downtown Farmington.

Thursday, October 9th, at 8:30 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

Five Lakes Silver BandFriday, October 10th, at 8:00 pm: “Of Men and Mountains”, a performance by Five Lakes Silver Band, at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Rd. in Farmington Hills.

Friday, October 10th, at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 11th, at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, October 12th, at 2:00 pm: The Farmington Players‘ presentation of the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace continues at the Barn Theater, 32332 West Twelve Mile Road.

Saturday, October 11th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

Sunday, October 12th, at 3:00 pm: Dedication and Presentation of the Hersh Family Genocide Exhibit, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd..

Now through October 10th: Artpack Makes Art! Exhibition of work by Artpack Services Inc employees at the City Gallery in the Costick Center at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd.

Now through October 17th: From Our Perspective: A National Women’s Art Exhibition at the Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road.

Now through December 22nd: Light is my Voice: Images, Legends, and Abstractions, an exhibit of photography by Todd Weinstein. At the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd.

 

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New Logo and Other Changes at the Farmington Art Foundation

It’s a time of change at the almost 50-year-old Farmington Art Foundation: New

New logo

New logo

committees have been formed to focus on fundraising, publicity, student scholarships and the web site.

“We are seeking to increase our membership this year, also,” said Pat Langner, president of the Foundation. “We are welcoming new member artists right now and those interested in art.”

To reflect new leadership and other changes, members held a contest for a new logo. Linda Pelowski, of Farmington Hills, won with her sleek logo design.

Linda Pelowski, designer of the new logo

Linda Pelowski, designer of the new logo

The Farmington Art Foundation exists to stimulate an active interest in the creative arts through lectures, workshops, demonstrations, critiques, outdoor painting and exhibits that bring art to the community.

Information was provided by Ann Cleary, Publicity Chair

 

 

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What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (9/29/14): Arsenic, Hogwarts, Wizards, and Art

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Wednesday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm: Benny Edwards performs at Off the Beaten Path Books at 33314 Grand River Ave in downtown Farmington.

Thursday, October 2nd, at 8:30 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

Saturday, October 4th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

Saturday, October 4th, at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 5th, at 2:00 pm: The Farmington Players‘ presentation of the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace continues at the Barn Theater, 32332 West Twelve Mile Road.

Sunday, October 5th, at 5:00 pm: Off the Beaten Path Books presents the 2nd Annual Hogwart’s Feast, featuring good food, wizard trivia, wizard dueling, butter beer, and more. At the American Legion Hall, 31775 Grand River Ave. More information and tickets available here.

Now through October 10th: Artpack Makes Art! Exhibition of work by Artpack Services Inc employees at the City Gallery in the Costick Center at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd.

Now through October 17th: From Our Perspective: A National Women’s Art Exhibition at the Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road.

Now through December 22nd: Light is my Voice: Images, Legends, and Abstractions, an exhibit of photography by Todd Weinstein. At the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Rd.

 

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What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (9/15/14): Anne Frank, Women’s Art Exhibition, and Harvest Moon Celebration

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Monday, September 15th, at 6:30 pm: Anne Frank Education Program in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Center. Hear an inspiring story from a Holocaust survivor and learn more about teenager Anne Frank, who kept a diary of her experiences in hiding during World War II. 6th- through 10th-graders will create a related art project; families of all ages are invited to hear the survivor presentation. Registration required. At the Farmington Community Library on 12 Mile Rd in Farmington Hills.

Monday, September 15th, and Tuesday, September 16th, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm: Open audition  for Oakland Community College Theatre Program‘s production of the musical Godspell. Auditions will be held in the Smith Theatre on the Orchard Ridge Campus.

Wednesday, September 17th, at 7:00 pm: Benny Edwards performs at Off the Beaten Path Books at 33314 Grand River Ave in downtown Farmington.

Thursday, September 18th, at 7:00 pm: Opening Reception for From Our Perspective: A National Women’s Art Exhibition at the Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road. The exhibit runs through October 17th.

Thursday, September 18th, at 8:30 pm: Swing Farmington at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Rd. in Farmington Hills.

Harv Moon Fest  Mich Beer Guide AdThursday, September 18th, and Friday, September 19th, at 6:00 pm: Annual Harvest Moon Celebration with food, wine & beer, and live music, in downtown Farmington.

Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

 

 

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kickstART Your Weekend with Some Good Reads: Removing Traffic Signals, Building Community, and Love is All You Need

Our Friday update here at kickstART farmington highlights some communitygreat articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better!

1. Remove Traffic Signals?: A critical element is to slow design speeds radically — comfortably below 20 miles per hour — so that pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, trucks, buses, and even handicapped people can mix in a continuously flowing dance.

2. An Illegal Lemonade Stand and Building Community: Our willingness to engage each other in community — to admit that we don’t exist in a vacuum and that our happiness and prosperity are inextricably linked to our relationships with others — is not optional.

3. The Instant Playground Game: Things happen when people are instigated to interact … If you’re walking down the street, or in a park, even when you want to talk to someone, sometimes you don’t do it. So the game itself was in a way an excuse for people to talk to other people.

4. Giving a Community a Soul: Neighborhoods that are widely considered charming or full of character are typically designed to make pedestrians feel cozy by having buildings that are attractive, human-scaled, and engaging to the street, and streets that are narrow and lined with appealing sidewalks.

5. Love is the Secret to a Happy LifeWe are happiest when we have a place in the world, when we love and are loved, when we make the most of our gifts.

 

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