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Corner Shower and Laundry’s 4th Annual Cookie Walk/Bake Sale

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Twp

Corner Shower and Laundry's 4th Annual Cookie Walk/Bake Sale hosted by Temple Beth El's Sisterhood will take place online again this year. Visit www.cornershowerandlaundry.com/cookie-walk to view the great variety of homemade holiday cookies, and related giftware, that is available for sale. Cookies are sold by variety, by the half dozen, for $5. Order online from November 14 through December 5, for curbside pick up of your treats on Sunday December 12 from 12:30 pm - 2:30pm at Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills. Proceeds from this sale will benefit Corner Shower and Laundry, a 501(c)3 organization, that provides FREE shower and laundry services for those that are unsheltered or otherwise in need. Consider donating new men's socks, winter hats/gloves, and/or body spray/spray deodorant to a collection bin that will be at curbside pick up.

Profs & Pints Metro Detroit: The Occult Origins of Science

Ant Hall- Planet Ant 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck

Profs and Pints Metro Detroit presents: “The Occult Origins of Science,” a look at how alchemy, astrology, and magic helped shape the modern scientific method, with Eric H. Ash, professor of history at Wayne State University and scholar of the development of science and technology in the Renaissance era. Science is viewed by most today as a bastion of reason and evidence, but the roots of our modern scientific method stretch deep in the irrational-seeming world of the occult. Belief in the occult was widespread during the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century, when the natural world was still believed to be full of secret knowledge and powers, knowable and accessible only by the very wisest and most pious scholars. Among its most prominent practitioners, Isaac Newton and Robert Boyle were both avid alchemists, and Johannes Kepler, a renowned astrologer. Come to Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Theatre and gain a deep understanding of how the development of modern science represented less of a clean break from the occult than an evolutionary emergence from it. Among the questions that you’ll hear tacked: Why did virtually all learned scholars in early modern Europe believe in the occult sciences? How did those sciences work? […]

$12 – $15