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Cranbrook Art Museum 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills

Join us for a casual and lively discussion of “Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living” and “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969” led by a museum educator in the galleries. Free with museum admission and open to all ages! Collections Wing and Exhibition tours are held on second Saturdays of each month!

Free

Visit with Santa at the GMRENCEN

Jefferson Lobby, GMRENCEN 200 Renaissance Center, Detroit

Get those wish-lists ready because it’s time to bundle up and make your way to the GMRENCEN to visit your favorite jolly, red-suited man when Santa comes to downtown Detroit. Children can get in the holiday spirit and meet Santa in the Jefferson Lobby, for complimentary photographs, giveaways and a chance to tell Santa what’s on their wish-list. Visit www.gmrencen.com/holidayheadquarters for more information.

Free

GMRENCEN Holiday Headquarters

GMRENCEN 300 Renaissance Drive, Detroit

Shop local this holiday season by visiting the fifth annual Holiday Headquarters pop-up shops located inside the GMRENCEN in Tower 300, Level 1, near the AT&T and Verizon kiosks. For three weeks businesses with merchandise including jewelry, apparel, soaps, candles, artwork, pet accessories and more will set up inside the GMRENCEN for three weeks of holiday fun. Shoppers can also cross wrapping presents off their holiday to-do list as complementary gift wrap will be available. Bring your kids to take their photo with Santa for free in the Jefferson Lobby on Level 1. Visit www.gmrencen.com/holidayheadquarters for a complete list of vendors.

Free

Lecture: Impeachment of a President

Gerry Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois, Ferndale

What:      Lecture:  Impeachment of a President Speaker:  Robert A. Sedler, Wayne State University Constitutional Law Professor  Sponsored By: Fems for Change Everyone is talking Impeachment these days, but many people are confused about what that actually means.  Since Impeachment only happened twice in US history (to Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton with Richard Nixon avoiding near certain Impeachment by resigning) it’s not the sort of thing you get a lot of details on in High School history classes. That is why Fems for Change, a non-partisan, non-profit organization engaged in community education is sponsoring a civic lecture on the topic.  Speaker, Robert A. Sedler, distinguished professor of Constitutional Law at Wayne State University, has deep and broad knowledge of this subject matter. He will address some of the most commonly asked questions and concerns the public wants to know about this very dramatic and important legal event  happening in our country right now: --What does the Constitution say about Impeachment --What role do the House of Representatives and the Senate play in the process -- What constitutes a high crime and misdemeanor --What is the difference between an inquiry and an investigation  --How many votes do you need […]

$15

Milford’s Christmas Open House

Downtown Milford Main Street, Milford

Santa Claus is coming to town during Milford’s annual Christmas Open House. A community favorite, the seasonal event brings strolling entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling, special promotions and deals at downtown stores and restaurants.  The evening will kick off with a Christmas tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. at Center Street Park and at 6 p.m., the jolly old man will arrive on Main Street aboard a Milford Fire Department fire engine.

Free

The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Orchestra Hall 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Relive the swinging days of the Paradise. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra headlined a week-long engagement just four weeks after the official opening of the Paradise Theatre, ushering in a decade of performances by legends like Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and countless others! The Duke Ellington Orchestra – the only ensemble directly carrying on the tradition from Duke himself – returns to the Orchestra Hall stage to perform celebrated classics!   Tickets  $19 – Upper Balcony  $30 – Mid Balcony  $40 – Main Floor B  $52 – Main Floor A  $60 – Dress Circle  $99 – Box Level  https://tickets.dso.org/syos/performance/6047

$19 – $99

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Kidney Ball 2019 Fundraiser

Detroit Mariott 200 West Big Beaver, Troy

Have fun celebrating the city of Detroit’s “Grit and Glamour” and constant spirit of renewal. Who: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan What: 2019 Kidney Ball Fundraiser Where: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243 When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 6 p.m. – Cocktail Hour: Enjoy champagne, open bar, appetizers, plus beer and wine tastings. Explore a huge silent auction, including the Kids Toy Room. 7:30 p.m. – Dinner: Enjoy a delicious meal then bid during an exciting Live Auction featuring ticket and hospitality packages for fans of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, U.S. Tennis Open, Super Bowl and the Final Four. Later - Visit the candy “bar” and dance to the band, Your Generation in Concert. Why: The NKFM Kidney Ball is a premier fundraising event in Detroit, raising $6 million over the past 15 years to help prevent and fight chronic kidney disease, which affects more than 1,000,000 people in Michigan, with many more at risk. It’s the “most fun black-tie event in metro Detroit”! How: Tickets are $350.00 per guest. Includes valet parking. Visit nkfm.org/kidneyball or call 800-482-1455.

$350.00

Cookie Walk (Bake Sale) to benefit Corner Shower and Laundry

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Twp

Come buy homemade holiday cookies and other treats that will be sold by the pound to benefit Corner Shower and Laundry (www.cornershowerandlaundry.com).  Hosted by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El at Temple Beth El at 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills.  Other related gift ware and raffle tickets for sale, too.  Bring new packages of men's socks, underwear, hats, and/or gloves for the Corner Shower and Laundry and get a free raffle ticket.  For more event information, contact Sue at 248.626.3839 or mrssurplus@sbcglobal.net

Free

Author Signing Series

The Community House, Birmingham MI 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham

Join us for a series of intimate evenings with nationally recognized authors. On Tuesday, December 10, Author RJ King will read excerpts and sign his book “Detroit: Engine of America” On Wednesday, December 11, Author Linda Solomon will read excerpts and sign her book “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait” On Tuesday, December 17, Author Jack Krasula will read excerpts and sign his book “With God, Anything is Possible” Event begins at 6:00 PM where guests may purchase a book and have it signed later From 6:30 to 7:00 PM there will be a book reading, presentation, Q&A From 7:00 to 7:30 PM will be the book sales signing 8:00 PM – End All book and wine purchases are cash only Limited number of books available for purchase – first come, first served Wine will be available for purchase To RSVP, contact jsmude@communityhousefoundation.org or call 248.554.6594

FREE

Author Signing Series

The Community House, Birmingham MI 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham

Join us for a series of intimate evenings with nationally recognized authors. On Tuesday, December 10, Author RJ King will read excerpts and sign his book “Detroit: Engine of America” On Wednesday, December 11, Author Linda Solomon will read excerpts and sign her book “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait” On Tuesday, December 17, Author Jack Krasula will read excerpts and sign his book “With God, Anything is Possible” Event begins at 6:00 PM where guests may purchase a book and have it signed later From 6:30 to 7:00 PM there will be a book reading, presentation, Q&A From 7:00 to 7:30 PM will be the book sales signing 8:00 PM – End All book and wine purchases are cash only Limited number of books available for purchase – first come, first served Wine will be available for purchase To RSVP, contact jsmude@communityhousefoundation.org or call 248.554.6594

Free