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Palmer [Park Winterfest and Doggy Fashion Show

Palmer [Park Winterfest and Doggy Fashion Show

January 31 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

One of Detroit’s most beautiful winter playgrounds, Palmer Park, will be filled with magical fun, cold-weather recreation, horse and carriage rides, and a delightful array of animals for its 5th Annual WinterFest and Doggie Fashion Parade. The park will come alive with fashionably-attired canines for our ever-popular Doggie Fashion Parade, as well ice skaters, cross-country …
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South Oakland Art Association February Program

South Oakland Art Association February Program

February 1 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What’s Lost Is Found Featuring Larry Zdeb, Award-winning Mixed Media Artist Where: South Oakland Art Association (www.southoaklandart.com) @Paint Party Royal Oak, 2554 Crooks Road, Royal Oak In addition to the regular meeting agenda, February's featured speaker is Larry Zdeb, a mixed-media artist whose resume reads like a telephone book of art shows and awards, specializes …
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Frankel Institute Lecture – Eva Mroczek

Frankel Institute Lecture – Eva Mroczek

February 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

West Bloomfield Lecture Series on Wrestling with Angels: The Struggle Between Sacred and Secular in Jewish Life: “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Lost Scriptures of Early Judaism” Presented by Eva Mroczek, University of California, Davis In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd searching for a lost goat near the shores of the Dead Sea happened upon …
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Opening Reception of “Desire Bouncing” at Wasserman Projects

Opening Reception of “Desire Bouncing” at Wasserman Projects

February 5 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On view through April 9, "Desire Bouncing" features a survey of Alex Schweder’s Performance Architecture works, including a site-specific inflatable installation, models, sculptures, paintings, and prints exploring the permeable relationship between occupied spaces and occupying objects. Also on view are architecture-inspired works by Alejandro Campins and Nancy Mitchnick. The opening reception on February 5 is free and …
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Minecraft Crafts at the Franklin Public Library

Minecraft Crafts at the Franklin Public Library

February 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

If you love Minecraft or pixel art then come join us at the Library. We will make several Minecraft, pixel art-inspired crafts and have a snack. Minecraft books will be available, and you can share your gaming tips and tricks with other like-minded gamers. Call 248.851.2254 for more information or to register.

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JCC of Metro Detroit Summer Camp Kickoff

JCC of Metro Detroit Summer Camp Kickoff

February 7 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The kickoff event will give families a chance to meet JCC Day Camps staff, experience first-hand fun summer camp activities, including face painting, arts & crafts, hockey and carnival games, learn about great new camps, and register for camp at discounted rates! The JCC offers both month- and week-long camps with various themes, including sports, …
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Seniors @ the Center

Seniors @ the Center

February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wool Felting Techniques Learn wet and needle felting techniques to create your own art swatch. These small pieces of felted wool can also be sewn together to make functional art. $10 per person includes all materials. Join us once a month on the second Tuesday (Sept.-June) for drop-in workshops featuring art projects that entertain & …
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My Choice My Health Diabetes Prevention Program

My Choice My Health Diabetes Prevention Program

February 9 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will offer two My Choice…My Health: Diabetes Prevention Program® workshops in Detroit at the St. Patrick's Senior Center starting February 9th with the goal to reduce the number of people dealing with diabetes. This 16-week program is designed for those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes in …
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Beth Elders Movie and Dessert

Beth Elders Movie and Dessert

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Beth Elders for the feature film, The Deli Man. Deli Man visits meccas like Carnegie, Katz's, 2nd Ave Deli, Nate 'n Al, and Langer's, as well as interviews comedians and connoisseurs of deli, including Jerry Stiller, Alan Dershowitz, Freddie Klein, Dennis Howard, Jay Parker, Fyvush Finkel, and Larry King. There is no charge …
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Frankel Institute Lecture – Scott Spector

Frankel Institute Lecture – Scott Spector

February 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

West Bloomfield Lecture Series on Wrestling with Angels: The Struggle Between Sacred and Secular in Jewish Life: “Two Vultures: Freud between ‘Jewish Science’ and Humanism” Presented by Scott Spector, University of Michigan Sigmund Freud’s revolutionary approach to the human mind—psychoanalysis—was a new science, and yet one that was from the first linked to the humanistic …
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Edwin Black: Free public lecture at Michigan State University

Edwin Black: Free public lecture at Michigan State University

February 11 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Author Edwin Black will be speaking at Michigan State University as part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's annual Slavery to Freedom free, public lecture series. An award-winning journalist, Black is also a New York Times bestselling author. He explores issues related to such topics as human rights, genocide and hate, corporate corruption and historical …
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William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey

William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey

February 11 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For the past 15 years the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought a number of dynamic and inspiring speakers to East Lansing as part of the William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey. For the 16th annual event in 2016, the college is extremely pleased to host these notable individuals: …
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A Sunday @ the Center

A Sunday @ the Center

February 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Each month, you can complete a Sunday drop-in project in 45-60 minutes. Everything is family-friendly but the sessions are NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Workshops are $5 per person. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A Sunday @ the Center sessions start @ 1pm & go until 4pm. You must arrive by 3:00 …
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UM-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center Open House

UM-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center Open House

February 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Open house for prospective families to view the toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs. Please RSVP for group tours at 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. by calling 313-593-5424.

Frankel Institute Lecture – Shaul Kelner

Frankel Institute Lecture – Shaul Kelner

February 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

West Bloomfield Lecture Series on Wrestling with Angels: The Struggle Between Sacred and Secular in Jewish Life: “Freedom Seders and Matzohs of Hope: Ritual and Politics in the American Movement for Soviet Jews” Presented by Shaul Kelner, Vanderbilt University The American Jewish campaign for Soviet Jewry not only paved the way for a mass exodus …
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Join Oakland Mediation Center for lunch!

Join Oakland Mediation Center for lunch!

February 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

You're invited to lunch at Oakland Mediation Center for a one-hour, informal overview of the programs and services we offer to the community. Please join us for great food, discussion, & networking. Visit www.mediation-omc.org to learn more and register!

UFOs over Michigan at the Franklin Public Library

UFOs over Michigan at the Franklin Public Library

February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Did you know that Michigan has some of the biggest UFO cases on record? The 1966 sightings over Southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids each had hundreds of eye-witnesses, including law enforcement and radar returns. Find out about these unusual events and other well-documented UFO sightings in our state. Bill Konkolesky is the …
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A Collector’s Living Room: Honoring Richard and Louise Abrahams

A Collector’s Living Room: Honoring Richard and Louise Abrahams

February 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is proud to present “A Collector’s Living Room: Honoring Richard and Louise Abrahams” on display from February 19 to June 15, 2016. This exhibition highlights the remarkable studio glass collection gifted to the university by the Abrahams. It is intended to honor their significant contribution and …
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Frankel Institute Lecture – Genevieve Zubrzycki

Frankel Institute Lecture – Genevieve Zubrzycki

February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Frankel Institute Detroit Lecture Series: "Making Sense of the 'Jewish Revival' in Poland" Since the fall of Communism, Poland’s small Jewish communities have undergone a significant revival, a process occurring in tandem with non-Jewish Poles’ soul searching about their role in the Holocaust and the development of their interest in Jewish culture and Poland’s Jewish …
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Frankel Institute Fellow Talk: Shaul Kelner

Frankel Institute Fellow Talk: Shaul Kelner

February 25 @ 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Institute Fellow Talk: "The Timeless and the Timely: Sacralizing Political Activism in the Campaign for Soviet Jewry" Presented by Shaul Kelner, Vanderbilt University In campaigning for emigration rights for Soviet Jews, American activists understood that success, if it came at all, could take decades to achieve. If activists couldn't sustain morale and gird people for …
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Plant Based Nutrition Presents a screening of “Plant Pure Nation” with Dr. Colin Campbell & Dr. Nelson Campbell!

Plant Based Nutrition Presents a screening of “Plant Pure Nation” with Dr. Colin Campbell & Dr. Nelson Campbell!

February 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD. Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Author of The China Study, Whole with Nelson Campbell, Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer of PlantPure Nation and founder of PlantPure, Inc. and PlantPure Foundation, will discuss the movie and their program at Groves High School in the main theatre, 20500 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly …
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Shabbaton with Joey Weisenberg in Detroit

Shabbaton with Joey Weisenberg in Detroit

February 26 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Young (and young-at-heart) adults are invited to join us for a songful and spiritual Shabbaton in Detroit with Joey Weisenberg. We'll celebrate Shabbat as we build intentional singing community together. Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of the Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music and the author of Building Singing Communities. Having come to cherish …
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Lakes Area Chamber Hosts Star Wars Themed Bowling Event for Families

Lakes Area Chamber Hosts Star Wars Themed Bowling Event for Families

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Chamber member Wonderland Lanes for an afternoon of family fun that will include the chance for parents to take pictures of their children with characters from Star Wars The Force Awakens. Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite Star Wars characters. The event will …
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The Jewish Ensemble Theatre presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

The Jewish Ensemble Theatre presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

February 28 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

JET’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank has been successful in its attempt to reach thousands of children over the years of its run. For over 20 years, Anne Frank has taught over 100,000 students in the Metro-Detroit area about the Holocaust and its effect during the World War II era. Even today the …
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Stop The CrISIS

Stop The CrISIS

March 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit requests the honor of your presence at the 2nd Annual Stop The CrISIS Seminar to explore the current climate of youth radicalization & to better understand the differences between ISLAM & ISIS. Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 Rochester Hills Library Multipurpose Room 500 Olde Towne Road Rochester, MI …
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