Thursday, November 29, 2012
Get a Clue Mystery Theater's new production opens Dec. 15 at the Masonic Hall on Farmington Road.
Swords and knights will clash next month, in Get a Clue Mystery Theater's new production, "Blame of Bones", which opens Dec. 15 at the Masonic Hall in Farmington. Playing off the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones", the play is set in medieval times and opens as a local duchess invites knights of the realm to share all of the grand deeds they have done in her name. "Of course, politics come to the fore, and a murder is committed," said writer Ken Lipka, who is co-director of the Theatrical Combat Network (TCN). The organization, which serves as a resource for stage combat and street fighting in movies and plays, is partnering with Farmington-based Get a Clue to produce the show. As with all Get a Clue productions, the dinner show will …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A newly planted weeping cherry tree and marker on the Masonic Hall property pay tribute to the couple's dedication to Masonry.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Long-time Farmington area residents Wayne and Mary Turton have been honored by the Farmington Masonic Lodge as they prepare to locate to Village Estates at the Pathways, a Masonic retirement community in Alma. Farmington Lodge #151 and the Order of Eastern Star No. 239 have planted a weeping cherry tree on the southeast corner of the Masonic Hall, which stands at the intersection of Farmington Rd. and Grand River. A granite marker has been placed at its base to honor them for their years of love and dedication to Freemasonry. Wayne Turton was involved in the early stages of the development of Pathways and in the creation of an approximately 200-bed nursing facility at the Michigan Masonic Home. The Turtons have both been very involved in …
Monday, May 21, 2012
'The Hedgehog', based on a New York Times best-selling book, will be shown during the two-day event at the Masonic Hall.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A literary non-profit based in Farmington will host a free two-day festival of international writing and film June 1 and 2 at the Masonic Hall in downtown Farmington. Absinthe Festival of International Film & Writing showcases European authors and films from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. both days. There is no admission charge; the event is sponsored by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, in Farmington Hills. Friday begins with readings by poets Dunya Mikhail and Chris Tysh and translator Benjamin Paloff. A showing of the cold war thriller Farewell, starring Diane Kruger, Willem Dafoe and Guillaume Canet, follows the discussion. On Saturday, poet Mariela Griffor, writer Anca Vlasopolos and translator Jeffrey Angeles will read, followed by a screening of…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Farmington with two corned beef and cabbage dinners.
If you love corned beef and cabbage, this will be a great weekend. But even if you don't, there's plenty to do in Farmington and Farmington Hills: The National Weather Service predicts a foggy start, but the rest of today is expected to be another partly sunny day, with a high near 73 and a low tonight around 54. Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high near 78, but there's a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday night and through the rest of the weekend. You'll have two opportunities this weekend to enjoy a traditional Irish corned been and cabbage dinner. Tonight, the Masonic Hall on Farmington Rd. offers a dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50, $4.50 for children. On Saturday, the American Legion Groves-Walker Post …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Officials are close to securing additional parking on the north side of Grand River, but sticking points remain.
Farmington officials and Farmington Masonic Lodge 151 are close to an agreement that would allow public parking in a lot to the north of the Masonic Hall on Farmington Road. But a few sticking points remain in an agreement City Council members reviewed at a special meeting Tuesday night. City Manager Vince Pastue reviewed the draft, which he said he received from his contacts with the Masons the same day. The Farmington Downtown Development Authority agreed to pay $10,000 to pave and stripe the lot, in exchange for the parking agreement. The Masons will still own the lot, he said. The idea is to offer downtown employees the opportunity to park in the lot, which would move them away from on-street parking and the lot north of Grand River …