Synagogue Exhibit Closes, City Lights Up and Seniors Show Off Art
Many of this week's activities are geared toward kicking off the holiday season.
The holiday season is gearing up this week, as events and activities abound over the next five days. Take a look at what's happening:
If you haven't seen the "Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction" exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Center on Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, today's your last chance. The final tour of this 3-D computer-aided design look at German synagogues destroyed by Nazi violence begins at 3:30 p.m.
If you're a lover of great books, join the discussion this evening at Farmington Community Library's Main Branch in Farmington Hills. Tonight's book: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Read it? Stop by at 7 p.m. and share your thoughts.
The corner of 11 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads will light up this evening, as officials throw the switch on a large unity candle and other holiday decorations on the City of Farmington Hills municipal campus. The 18th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. near the fountain on the southwest corner of the intersection. Santa will visit at the Farmington Hills Fire Department headquarters nearby.
Enjoy the sounds of the season this afternoon as Farmington Musicale offers up a holiday concert, "Clad in Winter". Celebrating its 41st season, the chorus is directed by Judy Reger and will be accompanied by piano and violins. They'll perform at St. John Lutheran, 23225 Gill Rd, Farmington Hills.
The Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington is open today from 1-5 p.m. Stop by and see this gorgeous house museum decorated for the holidays. Docent-led tours are available, and admission is a small donation.
This evening at sundown, Jewish families in our community will begin their Hanukkah celebrations by lighting the first candle on the menorah. This eight-day holiday ends Dec. 9 and is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Botsford Commons Senior Community residents will proudly present their first Watercolor Artists Show, featuring students who attended the Botsford Commons water color class, led by local artist Karin Phillips. The show is free and the public is welcome to attend. Botsford Commons is located at 21300 Archwood Cir, Farmington Hills, and art will be displayed in the Activity Room and Theater.
Tonight, the Farmington Hills Green Efforts Committee and the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency will host a Weatherization Seminar designed to show you how to use less energy and lower your utility bills. You can also learn whether you qualify for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program. The seminar begins at 6 p.m., in the Ice Arena at Founders Sports Park, 35500 W. 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills.
The Longacre House in Farmington Hills celebrates the season with its "Glad Tidings We Bring", a luncheon with unlimited tea and a presentation by tea specialist, Linda Pudlik. Advance reservations are required; stop by the Costick Activities Center or call 248-473-1848.
Can you believe it? Tonight begins the next-to-last weekend for "A Christmas Story," on stage at the Farmington Players Barn. Tickets for this delightful stage adaptation of the classic Christmas movie, directed by Maureen Mansfield, can be ordered by visiting the theatre's web site: http://farmingtonplayers.org