Monday, May 20, 2013
While tragedies motivate people to donate, blood is needed all year around.
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Monday, May 20
A June 6 blood drive in Farmington Hills will honor those who were injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. Sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross, the drive will be held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road. It is also designed to raise awareness of the need for blood when emergencies or disasters strike. “Blood donations usually increase after disasters such as the Boston Marathon bombing,” said Diane Ward, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region. “Tragedies can often motivate people to donate blood, but it’s important to realize that blood is needed year-round to help hospitals serve patient needs.” Last year, about 8 million Americans gave about…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Pick up bicycling tips during a May 14 event at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.
The City of Farmington Hills Center for Active Adults is calling all bicyclists age 50 and better to form a new and enthusiastic Bicycling Club. The goals of the club are to promote bicycle safety, to establish new area trails, and to meet fellow riders and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. This is an exciting opportunity to help map designated trails throughout the community and help make Farmington Hills and Farmington a destination area for bicyclists. Representatives from D & D Bicycles will give an informative presentation with tips for bicyclists of all skill levels on May 14, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. For more information call 248-473-1822. Source: City of Farmington Hills press release
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Thursday event includes a light dinner, raffle prizes and more.
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Tuesday, April 30
Get the girls (of all ages) together Thursday for a glitzy night of fun at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The First Annual Girl Power Gala starts at 6 p.m. and includes a light dinner, raffle prizes and more. Register at the Costick Center at http://recreg.fhgov.com.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Foundation's activities include free painting classes for Farmington area senior citizens and the 'Art Smart' program in local schools.
The Farmington Art Foundation, which fosters a love of art in area residents of all ages, received the Distinguished Service to the Arts award during a Thursday ceremony at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. Presented by the Farmington Area Arts Commission, the award honors groups or individuals for outstanding promotion, management, teaching or support of the arts. Foundation president Janet Hall said her group's mission is "to educate our members and the community about art." She started painting after retiring 10 years ago and joined the Foundation in 2008. "It introduced me to other artists and teachers," she said. "It's been just a greater exposure to the arts for me." Through its "Art Smart" program, the Foundation brings art…
WXYZ's Cheryl Chodun keynotes the April 11 Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.
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Saturday, April 20
The Farmington Area Commission on Aging and City of Farmington Hills Senior Division honored five senior volunteers during an April 11 breakfast at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The Commission on Aging recognized Sue Mikolajczak with a Gold Award and Mary Larson with the Maggie Loridas Diamond Award. The Senior Division recognized Carol Johnston with the Robert A. Eastman S.A.G.E. Award, Bettie McIntire with the Loretta C. Conway Senior Division Award, and Galey DiMercurio with the Aldo Vagnozzi Spirit Award. Attended by over 140 volunteers, the Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast featured WXYZ-TV's Cheryl Chodun as the keynote speaker. The theme, “Volunteers Rock,” saluted those who share their time and talent as the …
The April 20 event at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills includes art displays, demonstrations, music, dance and more.
Celebrate this year’s Festival of the Arts theme, “Color the World”, at Saturday's free Family Festival, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The Family Festival offers art experiences for all ages including community cultural displays by area organizations, activities, a wide range of entertainment, and over 200 pieces of art to see and buy. In keeping with the multicultural theme, several panels of artwork, provided by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, will showcase art created by Japanese children who survived the tragedy of the tsunami. Demonstrations will include sculpting, pot turning, painting, weaving, and illustration. Children will enjoy taking part in hands-on art projects, with an …
Find out during an April 24 workshop in Farmington Hills how to give your pets their best shot at surviving a fire, flood or other emergency.
Because pets are an important part of many families, the Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission is offering a free seminar April 24 to help Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies. Held at 6:30 p.m. at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills, the event is free of charge and there's no need to register. Local veterinarian Christian Ast will discuss how pets have been affected in recent disasters and will provide preparedness tips on how to increase your pet’s chances for survival.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The juried art show opens April 18 at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.
The Farmington Art Foundation (FAF) will host its annual Spring Exhibit and Sale April 18-20, during the Festival of the Arts celebration at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. FAF President Janet Hall and Jan Corrigan, FAF Spring Exhibit Chairperson, are pleased to be a part of the Festival of the Arts, which affords their club the opportunity to showcase the outstanding works of Farmington Foundation's many talented members. In its 47th year of existence, the club offers great support for artists, as well as classes for seniors and children. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month, eight months of the year, at the Farmington Community Library Main Library. Metro artists are welcome to attend. Juror for the show is Jeanne…
Adults ages 50 and older can enjoy a Tigers opening day party, learn more about an upcoming trip and sign up for spring activities.
Spring brings plenty of activities for Farmington-area adults ages 50 and older, offered through the City of Farmington Hills Center for Active Adults. Included in the April calendar are: Tigers Opening Day Party April 5, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Baseball themed variety show followed by an indoor picnic and watching the game on TV. Special Travel Show – A Taste of Mackinac April 16, 10:30 a.m. A Mackinac presentation outlining the October trip and activities, plus tea, cookies, and, of course, fudge. Register for Golf Leagues Adults 50 & Better - Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Leagues All levels of golfers. Play at the Farmington Hills Golf Club. Register at the Costick Center or call Angela at 248-473-1823 for details. View the full calendar …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Adults 50 and older are invited to this music and baseball themed event.