Check out some of the fun arts events to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:
Monday, February 10th, at 6:30 PM: the Farmington Community Library at 32737 W 12 Mile Road presents the feature film The Long Walk Home, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek, in celebration of Black History Month.
Thursday, February 13th, at 7:00 PM: Jean Alicia Elster will be the featured speaker for a middle grade book discussion group at the Farmington Community Library at 32737 W 12 Mile Road. Elster will be discussing her work and her recently published book, The Colored Car.
Friday, February 14th, at 8:00 PM: performance of the Assassins opens at the Farmington Players. “This deliciously dark Stephen Sondheim musical explores the minds and motives of the nine men and women who have attempted to assassinate the President of the United States. The show uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of these real life assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.“
If you haven’t heard of a “cash mob” now is the time!
According to cashmob.com, “The concept is simple: with $20 in hand, members of a community come together to shop in a locally-owned establishment to support their favorite local business and support the area economy.”
Why is this important? Well, these businesses are owned by your friends and neighbors, often employ your friends and neighbors, are often more committed to the community good, and more of their profits remain within the community.
Need more convincing with some hard facts? Check out the cool infographic below and then join Cash Mob Farmington on Saturday, February 8th, at Off the Beaten Path Books at 33314 Grand River in downtown Farmington to support a great locally-owned business.