Friday, May 3, 2013
The May 8 event helps raise funds for the May 18-19 American Cancer Society benefit event.
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Friday, May 3
Zap Zone in Farmington will host a night of unlimited fun May 8 to benefit Relay for Life of Farmington/Farmington Hills. Admission to the "Relay of Fun Fundraiser" is $20 for the 6 p.m.-9 p.m. event, which includes unlimited laser tag, jump zone and Glo-Golf. Participants can also enjoy unlimited mini-bowling from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., bumper cars from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. and cannon blaster from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. For more information, call Zap Zone, 248-471-6777.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tickets remain on sale through Friday at Farmington City Hall.
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Wednesday, April 24
Tickets for a stylish fundraiser benefiting the Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington are still available, but can only be purchased at Farmington city hall through Friday. Last year's event raised about $1,000 for the city-owned museum, which is located in the historic home of Michigan Governor Fred M. Warner on Grand River. Cost for the fashion show and luncheon is $30; there will also be a cash bar. For more information, call the city clerk's office, 248-474-5500, ext. 2225.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The 2013 Friends' Ball on April 20 benefits services at Providence Park in Novi.
Richard Elsea and Ronald M. Horwitz, both of Farmington Hills, will receive the Order of Charity award at this year's Providence Health Foundation 2013 Friends’ Ball, held April 20 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. Providence Hospital established the Order of Charity Award in 1987 to acknowledge those whose lives exemplify the essence of the hospital's mission. Awardees promote physical, mental, social and spiritual health for all those seeking care, including the poor and those with special needs. The fundraiser benefits Providence Park Hospital in Novi and Providence Hospitals participating service lines and centers of excellence: Cardiology, Medical Education and Simulation, Neuroscience, Oncology, Women and Pediatrics, Orthopedics…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Michael Rubenstein's annual dinners draw hundreds of people together to help fight a disease he has battled since age 9.
Farmington Hills native Michael Rubenstein was just 11 years old when he got tired of waiting for a Crohn's disease cure. Now a 20-year-old student at Northwood University in Midland, Rubenstein is preparing to host his sixth dinner to raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The event happens April 26, at the Great Hall Banquet and Convention Center in Midland. "I did the first fundraiser because I was just basically sick of waiting around for something to happen," he said. "I wanted to help find a cure." Rubenstein had been diagnosed just two years earlier with the disease, which according to the CCFA website can cause severe abdominal cramps and pain, diarrhea, fatigue and other symptoms. His health now …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The event benefits local artists and a nonprofit with the mission of inspiring community engagement with the arts.
Works by local artists will be up for bids during a Saturday fundraiser hosted by kickstART farmington, a local non-profit organization. The Art Exhibit & Silent Auction, open from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Ginger’s Café, 32905 Grand River in Farmington, features works in various media offered for sale through a silent auction. The event is free and open to the public; wine and treats will be served. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the artists and kickstART farmington, which aims to strengthen the community through the arts. The organization has hosted a Super 8 Movie Festival, a "Poetry Bomb" and Free Art Friday, which placed works donated by local artists into the hands of community residents, free of charge. More information is …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Rob Grimaldi volunteers with the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, which hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year Saturday in Novi.
Even though war stories don't lead the news, Michigan's military veterans need more help than ever. Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) board president Rob Grimaldi, a Farmington Hills resident, says hearing the soldiers' stories got him involved with the Livonia-based nonprofit, which provides direct assistance to Michigan’s military families and veterans. "To see these heroes in need and still acting like heroes even when the have such tremendous injuries is inspiring," he said. FWSF, in coordination with Families United and Operation Care Package Michigan, hosts its eighth annual dinner and auction on Saturday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Grimaldi said the event is the organization's largest fundraiser. Though FWSF…
Local artists have donated items for the March 23 fundraising event, which is open to the public.
kickstART farmington, a local non-profit organization, will host an Art Exhibit & Silent Auction from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on March 23, at Ginger’s Café, 32905 Grand River Ave., in Farmington. According to a press release, the art exhibit features works in various media, primarily contributed by local artists, offered for sale through a silent auction. The event is free and open to the public; wine and treats will be served. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the artists and kickstART farmington, which aims to strengthen the community through the arts. The organization has hosted a Super 8 Movie Festival, a "Poetry Bomb" and Free Art Friday, which placed works donated by local artists into the hands of community residents, free of …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Farmington Hills school's PTA is organizing the fundraiser at Drakeshire Lanes and needs auction item donations.
Thursday, February 21
Parents at Kenbrook Elementary School in Farmington Hills have organized a March 16 fundraiser at Drakeshire Lanes to help improve the school's playground. "Pins for the Playground", held from 12 p.m.-3 p.m., will include auction items, a 50/50 drawing and more. Admission includes pizza, pop, shoe rental and two games of bowling. The event is open to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward making the playground a more enjoyable place for children at the school and in surrounding neighborhoods. Parents are looking for lane sponsors and silent auction donations. Tickets are $15 per bowler, and $10 for non-bowlers. For more information, or to contribute to the event, contact Kelly Belcher, Kelly48152@aol.com.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Michigan State alums who have been meeting since the mid-1980s reach out to help a Farmington Hills family devastated by a brutal crime.
Long-time friends of a Farmington Hills family devastated last year by a brutal attack have organized a March 23 event at St. Fabian Catholic Church to raise funds and celebrate the community's compassionate response. Proceeds from the euchre tournament will help members of the Cipriano family, who are recovering from the April 16 assaults that killed Bob Cipriano and left his wife, Rose, and son, Salvatore, with severe injuries. Salvatore's twin brother Tanner and sister Isabelle were not injured. Another son, Tucker, faces a trial later this year on felony charges connected to the crimes. Since the tragedy, people have stepped up in many ways to support the family, including a 5k run/walk "We're able to witness grace," said Bitterle, a …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The monument incorporates a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
A committee headed by Farmington Public Safety Director Bob Schulz has launched a drive to raise $15,000 for a public art work that includes a historic piece of steel. Designed by S3 Architects, the rectangular monument will incorporate a beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, which came down in a 2001 terrorist attack. According to a promotional mailer, it "thoughtfully records and explains" the events of 9/11 and serves as a memorial to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the New York towers, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in four plane crashes on that day. The victims included Joshua Rosenthal, whose father Avram "Skip" Rosenthal owned a bookstore in downtown Farmington that closed in 2005. With the exception of …