2023 Annual Issue of LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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Welcome to the 5B’s and Franklin………… 4 Community Profiles.. 6 Bloomfield Hills………..… 6 Bloomfield Township…..… .7 Birmingham……………….... 10 Beverly Hills……………..........………….. . . 11 Bingham Farms………….…...........…. ..12 Franklin Village…………………........ 12 Fun Activities for Birmingham Bloomfield Kids……………….9 Things to Do………….……..…13 Parks…………………………… 24 Basics…………………….…..… 29 From Archives & Museums to Zip Codes and everything in between – comprehensive information about the Birmingham Bloomfield Area Civics……………………………….35 Sports & Recreation……………..36 Health Care………………..………41 Houses of Worship……………….42 Clubs and Organization……..….43 www.LIFESTYLE4BB.com 2 BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD
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ABOUT OUR COVER

The cover of the 2023 LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield is brought to you through the courtesy of the City of Birmingham and Joel Ingersoll of @detroitdronecompany. It features Booth Park which is located on North Old Woodward at the corner of Harmon, across the street from Salvatore Scallopini.

It features an expansive playscape, a labyrinth and tunnel, a turf hill and amphitheater and Birmingham’s second Little Free Library. With the 2020 Birmingham Parks and Recreation Bond Booth Park is scheduled to receive a new entranceway featuring a plaza, gardens, additional seating and restroom facility.

Recreation and parkland are extremely important to the residents of Birmingham, which passed a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Bond in 2020 with over 70% approval of voters. The city boasts 2 nine-hole golf courses, a newly renovated ice arena, an outdoor ice rink, a dog park and 6 expansive community parks. Add in neighborhood parks, mini parks, the River Rouge Trails and the Birmingham Museum and you have a full slate of options for residents to enjoy 24/7/365.

Booth Park was chosen for the cover because it serves as an oasis for the north end of Old Woodward. It’s an easy stroll from Birmingham’s bustling downtown area, with nearby dining options, shopping options, and most of all, a peaceful setting where individuals and families can decompress and enjoy each other’s company. From Booth Park it is only a few blocks to the River Rouge Trails, or you can go back downtown to catch a fair, an outdoor concert, or some other activity at Shain Park. (Hopefully, you’re beginning to understand why Birmingham is ranked as one of the “Top 20 Walkable Cities”.)

The cover of the 2023 LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield is meant to be an inspiration to experience the park resources you will find in every neighborhood or public area of Birmingham. Bloomfield Township has developed a system of Safety Paths that extend throughout the township so walkers, hikers and bikers can connect with the natural beauty of the area. Bloomfield Hills has the unique Cranbrook community and Beverly Hills contributes Beverly Park, a disc golf course and an active recreation program. Long story short – Birmingham Bloomfield has all the parks, recreation programs and facilities that other communities envy. Go out and enjoy them!

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Birmingham Bloomfield is comprised of six communities - Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Franklin. It is a highly sought after area for shopping, living and investment. While the Birmingham Bloomfield community represents upscale living at the upper end of the Telegraph and Woodward Corridors in Oakland County, each community has its own individual personality.

Birmingham, with its central downtown shopping district, has a more urban quality with high-end retail, restaurants and varied housing options. Franklin gives a glimpse of the past with its quaint district of boutique shops and eateries, along with a neighboring cider mill. Bloomfield Hills has large homesteads in beautiful settings and a community of historic distinction – the Cranbrook Educational Community. Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills are mostly residential and serve as bedroom communities to Birmingham and Detroit. Both have areas of commerce, along Telegraph Road and Southfield Road. Bloomfield Township is more suburban with most of its residential areas in well maintained subdivisions, with retail along Telegraph Road and shopping areas at major intersections. These distinctive personalities lend themselves to a diverse blend of residents and lifestyles, which extends to the retail and restaurant offerings and to those who come to visit. Birmingham Bloomfield’s location also makes it convenient to the vast number of cultural and recreational assets that are available in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

It does not matter if you are a long-time resident, business owner, newcomer or visitor, there is so much here in Birmingham Bloomfield to constantly explore and enjoy!

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COMMUNITY PROFILE Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Hills

Although Bloomfield Hills is small in size (five square miles) and is limited in population it features some of the most beautiful residential settings in the country with an exclusive quality of life.

Houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, J. Robert F. Swanson and Minoru Yamasaki can be found along its winding residential roads. Many of these estates are graciously secluded behind ivied walls and lush landscaping. Caretaker or in-law cottages, terraced gardens and ponds, private tennis courts and swimming pools are standard features for these one-of-a-kind estates. New construction stays in step with the old with the new enclaves offering unparallel luxury for high achieving residents, many of whom are leaders in business, the professions, education and the arts.

Private schools, religious institutions and private clubs occupy approximately 10-15% of Bloomfield Hills. The Cranbrook Educational Community alone covers 315 acres. While most of these clubs and institutions are not part of the tax base they do make an outsized contribution, which cannot be duplicated or replaced, to the unique social, spiritual and intellectual lifestyle of Bloomfield Hills.

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Transportation: Bloomfield Hills is an opt-out community. No bus service is available. Bloomfield Township Seniors Services offers door to door medical transportation to seniors. Call (248) 723-3500

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Xfinity (cable), SOCWA (248) 288-5150, GFL Wastehauler (844) 464-3587 (See Basics)

City of Bloomfield Hills

45 E. Long Lake Road • Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net

Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court (248) 647-1141

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber (248) 644-1700

Bloomfield Hills Recreation (248) 341-6400

The Community House (248) 644-5832

Cranbrook Educational Community (248) 645-3000

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Hazardous Waste - S.O.C.R.R.A. (248) 288-5150

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Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Township is one of the most desirable communities in the State of Michigan for your home or business.

Known for its natural beauty, it features scenic lakes and streams, rolling hills and winding roads. Located in proximity to the regions major expressways and thoroughfares, 95% of the community is residential with houses ranging from small and affordable to grand estates. Many of the region’s top executives live in the Township because of the amenities, public services and quality of life.

Education is a priority for Township residents. Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools are the main systems serving the community. Avondale and Pontiac schools cover small areas within the Township. A number of private schools with national reputations for excellence also reside within the Township’s borders. Bloomfield Township is also host to many of the world’s religions with places of worship such as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth El and the Muslim Unity Center. Notable and unique landmarks in the Township include Oakland Hills Country Club and the Franklin Cider Mill.

Businesses in Bloomfield Township range from international headquarters to specialty boutique and Mom and Pop shops. Most are located along Telegraph, Maple and Square Lake Roads and Woodward Avenue. The Township holds a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s which allow it to deliver a full range of quality public services.

If you are looking for a welcoming community for family or business –Bloomfield Township is where you want to be!

ADDENDUM: Bloomfield Township

Area: 26 square miles.

Boundaries: Inkster Road to Adams Road, 14 Mile to Square Lake are the rough boundaries with neighborhoods outside of these limits and the City of Bloomfield Hills within. Bloomfield Village covers approximately one square mile from Maple to Quarton and Lahser to Birmingham on the east.

Population: 44,803 (July 2022)

Median Home Sale Price: $514,000

Median Household Income: $133,000

Economic Base: Primarily residential with large concentrated areas of retail/office space along Maple Road, Telegraph Road and Woodward Ave.

2022 Millage Rates: (per $1,000) Homestead Non-Homestead

Safety Path

Bloomfield Township has safety paths that connect schools, shopping areas and points of interest for walkers, joggers and bikers. Log on to the Township website www.bloomfieldtwp.org for a map of the existing and proposed safety paths.

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Xfinity (cable), Township Water (248) 594-2800 GFL Wastehaulers (844) 464-3587 (See Basics)

Bloomfield Township 4200 Telegraph Road • Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 433-7700 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org

Treasurer’s Office: 433-7705

Library: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800, www.btpl.org

Schools:

Avondale Public Schools (248) 537-6000

Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000

Bloomfield Hills Public Schools (248) 341-5400

Pontiac Public Schools (248) 451-6800

Public Safety: Fire (248) 433-7745 • Police (248) 433-7755 EMS dial 911

Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes along Woodward Ave., Maple Road and Telegraph Road. Connector advanced reservations for curb to curb service call (866) 962-5515 or visit www.smartbus.org. Senior Services provides transport door to door for seniors with advanced reservations. (248) 723-3500

Bloomfield Village Association 3595 Bradway Blvd. • Bloomfield Village 48301 (248) 594-8376 • www.bloomfieldvillage.net

Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court…………………………………..(248) 647-1141

Animal Shelter……………………………………….(248) 433-7757

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber (248) 644-1700

Bloomfield Community Television (248) 433-7790

Bloomfield Twp. Assessor’s Office ……………….(248) 433-7710

Clerks Office…………………………………………(248) 433-7702

Senior Center………………………………………..(248) 723-3500

Water Emergencies…… ……....(248) 733-7730

For more information about Homeowner Associations log on to www.bloomfieldtwp.org – “Living in Bloomfield” drop down menu, click on Homeowner Associations

Avondale Public Schools: 36.5275 54.5275 Birmingham Public Schools: 37.2417 50.2275 Bloomfield Hills Public Schools: 37.3191 49.8751 Pontiac Public Schools: 31.2255 49.2255 Bloomfield
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Beverly Park

18801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills

www.villagebeverlyhillscom

34 acres of fun includes a large area with play structures, baseball fields, sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf courts, wooded biking and hiking trails, a sledding hill and skating rink.

Booth Park

Old Woodward and Harmon Roads, Birmingham www.bhamgov.org

This park features a huge playscape complete with a tunnel, rock formations, native plantings, turf/sledding hill and a trail connecting to the Rouge River Trail.

Inglenook Park

W. Twelve Mile between Evergreen and Lahser, Southfield. www.cityofsouthfield.com

Extremely popular playground features barn themed play structures for children of all abilities and ages. Huge climbing net with trampoline, picnic tables, baseball field, paved walking trails and large parking area, seasonal restrooms.

SCIENCE

Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48303 (248) 645-3200 • www.science.cranbrook.edu

Located on the Cranbrook Educational Community Campus this favorite local venue features a great permanent collection of objects and artifacts, interactive exhibits, special demonstrations and activities for children, an observatory and planetarium.

Summer camps for little ones in kindergarten through fourth grades. A cafe and gift shop on site.

ARTS

Axis Music Academy

283 Hamilton Row, Birmingham 48009 (248) 258-9100 • www.axismusic.com

For the next Mozart or Rock ‘n Roll superstar, classes for all ages on all instruments! Learn how to write songs, record, produce or try your hand at being a DJ. In-studio, in-home or online options for learning are available.

Birmingham Village Players

34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 • www.birminghamvillageplayers.com

Community theatre features two musicals every year produced by their youth theatre; anyone from 8-18 yrs. old is invited to try out. A four week summer camp is open to 3rd through 10th graders and various workshops are available throughout the year.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 1519 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org

The Robot Garage

637 S. Eton Birmingham 48009 (248) 723-9100 • www.therobotgarage.com

Inspiring innovation through hands-on engineering and robotics programs. Lovers of LEGOs this is for you. Classes for beginning engineers ages 4 and 5 to advanced robotics in grades 4-8. Check out the summer camps which include video game designs. Think Battle Bots, Mindcraft, and Pokemon.

Bower School Farm

1219 E Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 341-6475 • www.schoolfarm.org

Owned by Bloomfield Hills Schools this 93 acre small working farm allows children to explore and learn about everything within that environment

special programs, seasonal activities and summer camps are available for ages 3-18.

Parks FOR KIDS Fun Activities For Birmingham Bloomfield KIDS LIBRARIES

Baldwin Public Library 300 W Merrill, Birmingham 48009 Youth Reference Desk (248) 554-4670 www.baldwinlibrary.org

This is the perfect spot for creative hands! There are a wide variety of classes available for all ages, from drawing and painting to ceramics, jewelry making, and metalsmithing workshops. Adult and children programs, youth and teen summer camps.

The Michigan Activity Pass

is also available through the libraries. This program offers free and discounted entry to hundreds of parks and cultural destinations throughout the state. The passes are limited in number and time sensitive so check with your librbary for specific availability.

Bloomfield Township Library 1099 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 642-5800 • www.btpl.org

Both these libraries have great programs designed for children – check out the book clubs, take home kits, storytime, downloadable free ebooks, idea lab classes, research and learning tools and more.

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COMMUNITY PROFILE Birmingham

City of Birmingham

Birmingham is a vibrant community with a historic downtown dating back to the 1830’s. The city is among the “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” with a unique and prosperous downtown boasting a diverse assortment of shops, restaurants, salons, spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers.

Birmingham has charming tree-lined neighborhoods and maintains the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits of an affluent urban area. The city is home to two top-rated nine-hole golf courses, a picturesque trail system, a dog park, a newly renovated indoor ice arena and beautiful award-winning parks. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Housing is primarily single-family homes of exceptional value with condos, townhomes and lofts throughout the downtown and rail district areas.

Education is highly valued. The schools, both public and private, offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. Sports and extra-curricular activities are also an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system.

With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you not only as a place to live, but a place to work, shop and dine.

ADDENDUM: Birmingham

Area: 4.8 square miles.

Boundaries: 14 Mile to Quarton/Big Beaver, Cranbrook Road to area east of Adams Road.

Population: 21,723 (July 2022)

Median Home Sale Price: $609,000

Median Household Income: $127,000

Economic Base: Residential with significant retail/office space.

Tax Rates: (2022) Homestead 38.5810, Non-Homestead 51.5668

Libraries: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700; Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education (248) 203-3800, Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818

Public Safety: 2 Fire Stations, one on Adams Road and one at Maple and Chesterfield Roads. Fire Stations (248) 530-1906, Police Department (248) 530-1870, Dial 911 for EMS.

Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes and Connector reservations call (866)962-5515, www.smartbus.org. NEXT provides Community Transit Service for seniors, call (248) 203-5270.

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Xfinity, Wide Open West (WOW) cable, municipal water and sewer. Trash

call Car Trucking at (586) 791-8480

www.bhamgov.org

For information about Neighborhood Associations, visit www.bhamgov.org/clerk

Basics) City of Birmingham 151 Martin Street, P.O.
3001, Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court (248) 647-1141 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber (248) 644-1700 Birmingham Shopping District (248) 530-1200 Birmingham Youth Assistance (248) 203-4300 Bulky Trash Pickup (248) 530-1700 City Clerk (248) 530-1880 City Treasurer (248) 530-1890 Community Coalition (substance abuse) (248) 203-4615 The Community House (248) 644-5832 Ice Arena (248) 530-1642 Lincoln Hills Golf Course (sledding in winter) (248) 530-1670 Oakland County Assessor’s Office (248) 858-0776 S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off) (248) 288-5150 Springdale Park & Golf Course (248) 530-1660 Stray Animal Housing at Gasow Veterinary Hospital (248) 644-7171 YMCA (248) 644-9036
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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills has something for everyone!

• “#5 Best Places to Live in Michigan” – Niche 2022

• “Beverly Hills was ranked the 2nd safest community in Michigan” – Safewise 2019

• Quiet, pleasant neighborhoods in this 4.25 square mile community

• Enjoy outdoor recreation and community activities at 34 acre Beverly Park, Riverside Park, Beverly Green, and 2 nature preserves

• Part of the Birmingham Public School system which consistently ranks one of the best in the nation and home to Detroit Country Day School

• Minutes from the shops and restaurants of Birmingham and Royal Oak

• Conveniently located with access to four major freeways connecting you to the rest of Metro Detroit

For more information, please visit us in person or online www.villagebeverlyhills.com

Oakland County’s Best

ADDENDUM: Beverly Hills

Area: 4 square miles.

Boundaries: 13 Mile to 14 Mile with a few neighborhoods south of 13 Mile, Lahser Road to Greenfield Road with a few neighborhoods west of Lahser.

Population: 10,245 (July 2022)

Median Home Sale Price: $460,000

Median Household Income: $129,000

Economic Base: Residential with retail/office complexes located at 13 Mile and Southfield Road intersection.

Tax Rates: (2022) Southfield Township assessments homestead 39.5003 per $1,000, non-homestead 52.4861. Call Southfield Township with questions, (248) 540-3420.

Libraries: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700; Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000

Community Education (248) 203-3800

Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818

Public Safety: Full time Public Safety – Police & Fire, (248) 540-3400; EMS dial 911.

Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes along Greenfield Road, Southfield Road, and 13 Mile and 14 Mile Roads. Connector and advanced reservations call (866) 962-5515. More information is online at www.smartbus.org. Community partnership with NEXT, for seniors and disabled call (248) 203-5270

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Xfinity and Wide Open West (WOW) cable, Detroit Water and Sewer (call Beverly Hills for billing questions and emergencies) or private wells (water). (See Basics)

Beverly Hills Village Hall 18500 W. 13 Mile

Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 646-6404 www.villagebeverlyhills.com

Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-3420 http://southfieldtownship.org

Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court………………………………………………(248) 796-5800

Animal Control (Southfield Township)………………………. (248) 540-3420

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Stray Animal Housing & Greenfield Animal Hospital……… (248) 356-1100 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber…………………………….(248) 644-1700 The Community House…………………………… (248) 644-5832 Parks & Rec……………………………………………………. (248) 646-6404 S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off)….. (248) 288-5150 YMCA…………………………………………………………… (248) 644-9036
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Bingham Farms

Bingham Farms

The Village of Bingham Farms is a small community slightly more than a square mile in size. Incorporated in 1955, the village is unique in that it has virtually no retail establishments, yet it is home to significant commercial/office developments along its Telegraph Road boundary. Most of the office projects were developed in the 1980’s.

Although squarely in the path of development that took place along Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms has been able to maintain its rural charm. Most of the Village is made up of scenic wooded lots with homes of exceptional style and value. The Village of Franklin is no more than a mile away where residents can take advantage of its charming shopping district and historic cider mill (in season). A few miles to the north and northeast are Bloomfield Township and Birmingham with their upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.

Birmingham Public Schools service Bingham Farm residents with a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby, all of which give village residents an exceptional choice of educational options.

www.BinghamFarms.org

COMMUNITY PROFILE Franklin Village

Franklin Village

For many years Franklin was a quiet country crossroad. But, with the advent of the automobile and the accompanying surge in suburban living, Franklin saw an uptick in popularity as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Metro Detroit. With a handful of historic buildings serving as a central shopping district, a nearby historic cider mill, fenced properties with repurposed horse barns and a beautiful town-commons, Franklin has the feel of a small New England town.

The village is made up of single-family homes on larger lots. You will find quaint Victorian cottages and sleek contemporary homes. All co-exist in harmony in the wooded hills of Franklin. Residents have easy access to all the amenities of the Birmingham Bloomfield area. School age children attend Birmingham Public Schools, one of the best school systems in the state, or they can attend one of the many top-notch private schools that are in the area.

Residents participate in any number of village clubs or activities – be it membership in The Village Band, The Franklin Historical Society or a village board/commission. The active involvement of residents is a statement of community pride and an underlying strength of the Franklin community.

www.franklin.mi.us

ADDENDUM: Bingham Farms

Area: 1.25 square miles.

Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Lahser Road.

Population: 1,169 (July 2022)

Median Home Sale Price: $436,000

Median Household Income: $169,000

Economic Base: Residential with significant office/commercial buildings along Telegraph Road.

Tax Rates: (2022) Southfield Township assessments homestead 34.8268 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.8126. Call Village Treasurer for any additional information.

Library: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education (248) 203-3800, Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818.

Public Safety: Franklin-Bingham Police (248) 626-9672, Police Dispatcher (248) 626-5444, Franklin-Bingham Fire (248) 626-9862, EMS dial 911.

Transportation: SMART bus operates fixed routes along Telegraph Road and 14 Mile Road. To make Connector reservations in advance for door to door service call (866) 962-5515. More information online at www.smartbus.org.

Community Partnership with NEXT, for seniors and disabled: advanced registration (248) 203-5270

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Xfinity (cable), Oakland County Water & Sewer (water), Trash Pick-up CAR Trucking (586) 791-8480

Village of Bingham Farms

24255 13 Mile, Suite 190 • Bingham Farms 48025 • (248) 644-0044

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ADDENDUM: Franklin Village

Area: 2.7 square miles.

Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Inkster Road.

Population: 3,119 (July 2022)

Median Home Sale Price: $842,000

Median Household Income: $160,000

Economic Base: Residential with small retail/office downtown.

Tax Rates: (2022) Southfield Township assessments homestead 33.9596 per $1,000, non-homestead 46.9454 plus a 1% administration fee. Call Finance Clerk – (248) 626-9666 for any additional information.

Libraries: Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road, (248) 851-2254. Card holders may also use the Bloomfield Township Library.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000.

Public Safety Franklin-Bingham Fire Department (248) 626-9862, Franklin-Bingham Police Department (248) 626-9672, EMS dial 911. Volunteer mobile watch program operates daily. Non-emergency 248-626-5444.

Transportation: SMART bus offers fixed routes along Telegraph Road, Northwestern Hwy, and 13 and 14 Mile Roads. For Connector curb-to-curb service, call (866) 962-5515 for reservations. Community partnership with NEXT for seniors and disabled call (248) 203-5270.

Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Xfinity (cable), Oakland County operates and maintains well water drinking systems(248) 858-1110. Trash pickup and recycling contracted with GFL Environmental (844) 464-3587

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Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control……………………………………………………..(248) 540-3420 The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber………………………… (248) 644-1700 Car Trucking (private refuse pick-up)……………………………(586) 791-8480 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)……………………………….. (248) 288-5150 YMCA……………………………………………………………… (248) 644-9036
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of Franklin Southfield Township Hall 32325 Franklin Road 18550 W. 13 Mile Franklin 48025 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce………………(248) 644-1700 Cider Mill (seasonal)…………………………………………… (248) 626-8261 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 Franklin Community Church……………………………………...(248) 626-6606 Franklin Historical Museum…………………………………… (248) 538-0273 Main Street Franklin……………………………………………… (248) 626-9666 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)………… (248) 288-5150
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When You’re In Birmingham Bloomfield

Things To Do

Things To Do

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org

The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions and Michigan Fine Arts Competition. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.

Whether you’re visiting, thinking of moving here or are lucky to call one of 5 B’s or Franklin home, take advantage of the wonderful gardens, parks, galleries, museums, and community theater groups that seem to be “just around the corner”. Enjoy the next few pages of favorite venues and others that may take you on a new adventure. Check if there are any admission fees and hours of operation, since many attractions are seasonal and adjust their hours appropriately. But most of all, get out and go – you need them, they need you – a match made in heaven – HAVE FUN!

Birmingham Village Players

34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 (tickets)

www.birminghamvillageplayers.com

A 100 year old community theatre presenting 5 major productions. A youth theatre featuring 2 musicals. Also, a summer theatre arts camp and playwright’s work program.

Cranbrook Educational Community

39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304

www.cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. (248) 645-3323 • www.cranbrookartmuseum.org

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM

SignatureEvents

Downtown Birmingham is well known for hosting signature events throughout the year. Please visit www.AllinBirmingham.com/calendar for information on the Birmingham Farmers Market, Movie Nights, Day on the Town, Holiday Events and more.

This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942, houses permanent and changing exhibitions and features a state-of-the-art Collectors Wing. A store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. also on site.

Cranbrook House and Gardens (248) 645-3147

www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Emagine Palladium Theater

209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham 48009 (248) 385-0500

and Birmingham 8

211 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 723-6230

www.emagine-entertainment.com/theatres

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has numerous programs, classes and exhibitions that demonstrate ART is universal in application, enjoyment, diversity and understanding. Your best bet is to log on to www.bbArtCenter.org to find the programs being offered and/or what exhibitions are showing. There could also be protocols that might impact how the program will be held or affect your participation. Just remember it’s –MORE THAN JUST ART!

Birmingham Concert Band

P.O. Box 335, Birmingham 48012

(313) 737-7662 • www.birminghamconcertband.com

This community band is open to all adults with previous instrumental ensemble experience or plan a concert band instrument. Practices are weekly and will perform at special events (for a fee). The “BCB Entertainers” is a subset of this group and is also available by calling (248) 642-0397. Log on to website for concert schedule.

The Birmingham Museum

556 W. Maple Road • Birmingham 48009

(248) 530-1928 • www.bhamgov.org

The museum and park are made up of the1822 Hunter House, 1928 Allen House and John West Hunter Historic Park. Linked by the History Plaza, the complex is a must-see or those interested in the areas of history. Admission is $5.00 for Students and Seniors and $7.00 for adults. Single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses.

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. House tours June through October.

Cranbrook Institute of Science

(248) 645-3200 • www.science.cranbrook.edu

Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information log on to their website.

Saarinen House

(248) 645-3307 www.center.cranbrook.edu

Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May through October for public walk-in and private tours. Call the center for exact dates and times.

Smith House

(248) 645-3307 www.center.cranbrook.edu

Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills; this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Center for more info.

Both are Limited capacity neighborhood theaters incorporating reclining chairs, gourmet snacks, reserved seating, in-seat service and other upscale amenities such as valet parking.

Franklin Cider Mill

7450 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 626-8261 www.franklincidermill.com

A living piece of local history with the best cider and donuts you will ever have. Seasonal, so make sure you check the dates it opens and closes as well as the hours of operation.

St. Dunstan’s Theatre

400 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304 (844) 386-7826 • www.stdunstanstheatre.com

Independent non-profit community theatre group on the grounds of the Cranbrook Community.

The Community House is a nonprofit that is home to those seeking continuity between personal, professional, philanthropic and recreational pursuits. For more information about events schedules, tickets, etc. contactThe Community House

380 South Bates St., Birmingham, 48009 248-644-5832 www.communityhouse.com

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In Oakland County

Avon Players

1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org

Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.

Clarkston Village Players

4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-8811 • www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org

Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

Detroit Zoo

Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org

Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ species. There are numerous attractions including the world’s largest Penguinarium, Reptile Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees. The zoo also operates the Belle Isle Nature Center on Belle Isle in Detroit.

Flagstar Strand Theatre Pontiac

12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac 48342 (248) 309-6442 • www.FlagstarStrand.com

Offering a diverse selection of high-quality arts programming the Flagstar Strand Theatre hosts a wide variety of events each year from international touring artists to local favorites and performances by the STArt Youth Theatre company. Housed in a three-story Renaissance-style building in the heart of downtown Pontiac, Flagstar Strand Theatre has 2 internal performance venues – the historic 900 seat Grand Theatre and the more intimate Second @ Strand Stage. In 2020 it opened a third performance space using their iconic marquee as a performing space.

Holly Dickens Festival

Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org

Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States.

Holocaust Memorial Center

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org

This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours.

Lego Discovery Center

(Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 409-6001

www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan

This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Tickets may be purchased online.

Main Street Downtown Rochester

Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show –Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com

The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills 48334 (248) 626-5020 • www.marvin3m.com

Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one-of-a-kind collectibles.

Michigan Renaissance Festival

12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (248) 634-5552 • www.michrenfest.com

A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.

Meadow Brook

(on Oakland University campus)

Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309

Amphitheatre –(313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com

May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook Gardens as well.

Meadow Brook Hall(248) 364-6200 • www.meadowbrookhall.org

The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year-round. Fee.

Meadow Brook Theatre

Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheatre.com

Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of the comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.

Oakland County Fair PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org

This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market

2350 Pontiac Lake Rd. Waterford 48328 (248) 858-5495

www.oakgov.com/parks/ parksandtrails/farmers-market

Open year round, but not daily, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.

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Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society

405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac 48342

(248) 338-6732

www.ocphs.org

Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.

Olde World Canterbury Village

2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360

(248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com

A designated historical landmark, the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com

Closed Sundays and Mondays. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts

407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival® – which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top art festivals year after year.

Pine Knob Music Theatre

33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston 48348 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com

May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Ridgedale Players

205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy 48098 (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com

One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

Rochester Hills Museum

1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester 48306 (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 • www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”)

Open year-round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

Sea Life Aquarium (at Great Lakes Crossing)

4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326

(248) 409-6001 • www.visitsealife.com

This 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for hours and tickets.

Stagecrafters (at the Historic Baldwin Theatre)

415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org

September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.

Tree Runner Adventure Park and Mini Golf

6200 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 • www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield

Over 250 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also, one in Rochester Hills on the campus of Oakland University at Walton and Adams Road.

Upland Hills Farm

481 Lake George Rd., Oxford 48370 (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com

Hayrides, camps and special events. Seasonal, log on for hours.

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In Detroit

Garden Bowl

4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com

For over 100 years this 16-lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreation destination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza.

Ford Drive-In

10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn 48126 (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com

First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available.

Belle Isle

www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources)

This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 982-acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Center provides family programs. Call for hours. The Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Aquarium and the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (313) 821-9844

Campus Martius

www.downtowndetroitparks.com

Charles H. Wright

Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit 48201 (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org

Open Wednesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit.

City Institute

440 Burroughs St., Ste 118 Detroit 48202 (313) 883-9141 • www.thecityinstitute.com

Virtual and in-person city tours, learning journeys on a number of subjects. Presentations and workshops. Log in for specifics.

Comerica Park

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com

There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum and restaurants add to the fun.

Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.

Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts) Detroit 48202

(313) 833-4005

Detroit Opera House/Detroit Opera

1526 Broadway, Detroit 48226

Tickets (313) 237-7464 • www.detroitopera.org

Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well... for tours see website.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org

Now over 100 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Eastern Market

Headquarters at 2934 Russell, Detroit 48207

(between Mack & Gratiot)

(313) 833-9300 • www.easternmarket.org

Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

This 11-acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants.

Ford Field 2000 Brush, Detroit 48226 (313) 262-2270 • www.fordfield.com

Campus Martius

#1 Best Public Square

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Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meetin g place for city residents.

Chamber Music Detroit

440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202

Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org

Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMD is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website.

www.dia.org/events/Detroit-Film-Theatre

Contemporary and classic films, special events for adults and children.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202

(313) 833-1805 • www.detroithistorical.org

Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

5200 Woodward Avenue

Detroit 48202

(313) 833-7900

www.dia.org

Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday-Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive reno vations being recently completed. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.

Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s) and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours and group tours are available.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com

Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.

Greektown

Monroe Street between Randolph and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.

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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com

Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine-colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.

Huntington Place

One Washington Blvd., Detroit 48226 (313) 877-8777 • www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com

The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.

Indian Village

Over 125 years old, this community of over 350 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit, it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com

Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. The capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info are online.

Majestic Theatre Center

4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48201 (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com

A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.

Masonic Temple

500 Temple Street, Detroit 48201

(313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com

Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.

Mexicantown

Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound.

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R, Detroit 48202 (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org

Family oriented, hands-on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities.

Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Admission charge.

Midtown Detroit

Renaissance Center

Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com

Michigan Science Center

A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.

#3 Best Science Museum in the Country

3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit 48201 (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org

Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.

Motown Historical Museum

2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit 48208 (313) 875-2264 ● www.motownmuseum.org

Two phases of the highly anticipated Motown Museum expansion are now complete. The museum is open for you to explore. Features the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries with numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop. Open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm. There is an entry fee.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater, Detroit 48207 (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac

This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.

Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit 48214

(313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org

A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours.

Rivertown

Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

Skillman Library

121 Gratiot, Detroit 48226 (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org

Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are available by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum

Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 • (313) 843-8849 www.tuskegeemuseum.org

Honors the legacy and achievements of the nation’s first all-black air fighter squadron.

The Heidelberg Project

Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg

Detroit 48207 • (313) 458-8414 • www.heidelberg.org

Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance (313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu

Performance Spaces:

• Hilberry Gateway - New performance venue opening 2023.

• Allesee Dance Theatre – 4841 Cass Ave., (3rd floor) Detroit 48202.

• Hilberry Theatre – 4743 Cass Ave. Detroit 48202 (to be converted to the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center).

• Underground at the Hilberry – 4743 Cass Ave. Detroit 48202 (open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre).

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In Wayne County

Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn 48126 (313) 429-2535 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org

Open Thursday and Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 12pm – 6pm. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to confirm hours.

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood, Dearborn 48124

(313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org

Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores 48236 (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org

Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.

Greenmead Historical Park

20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia 48152 (248) 477-7375 • www.Livonia.gov

This 95-acre park site includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.

Grosse Pointe Theatre

315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe 48230

(313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org

Celebrating 75 years, this community theatre performs five “main stage” plays, smaller “black box” productions and has a “youth on stage” program. Log on to the website for more information.

Grosse Pointe

War Memorial

32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Point Farms 48236 (313) 881-7511

www.warmemorial.org

On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.

Hamtramck Historical Museum

9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com

Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. Has a wide range of programs and services including slide/ power point presentations, book signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.

Mill Race Historical Village

Downtown Northville 48167

(248) 348-1845 • www.millracenorthville.org

This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. Log on to the website for additional information and calendar of events.

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood, Dearborn, 48124 (313) 982-6001 • www.thehenryford.org

Yankee Air Museum

(Located at historic Willow Run Airport)

47884 D Street, Belleville 48111

(734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org

Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional cost) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.

Plymouth Historical Museum

155 S. Main Street, Plymouth 48170

(734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org

awe inspiring experience. The Henry Ford is 4 must see attractions ( GreenfieldVillage, IMAX T heater and Ford Rouge Factory Tour) for discovering America its culture,inventions and people. Hundreds of hands on ways to explore, enjoy and be inspired. Museum hours 7 days a week 9:30am 5:00pm Greenfield Village (seasonal log on to websi te forhours) Factory Tours and Imax Theater log on to website for additional information Admission charge.

Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill

10685 Warren Road, Plymouth 48170 (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com

16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.

Wyandotte Museum

2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte 48192

(734) 324-7284 • www.wyandotte.net

Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-Mac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.

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All The World’s a Stage

66130 Van Dyke

Washington Township 48095

(586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org

With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage.

Anton Art Center

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org

Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.

Crocker House Museum

15 Union St., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.org

Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Tours by appointment only.

Grand Pacific House Museum

51065 Washington, New Baltimore 48047 (586) 725-4755

Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation.

Lorenzo Cultural Center

44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township 48038 (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com

Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts.

In Macomb County

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Macomb Community College

44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township 48038 (586) 286-2222

www.macombcenter.com

This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.

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Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights 48312 586-268-9700 • www.313presents.com

This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

16600 Stephens, Eastpointe 48021 (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org

Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Michigan Transit Museum

200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043

(586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org

Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Richmond Community Theatre

69619 Parker Street, Richmond 48062 (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com

For over 50 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience.

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Selfridge Air National Guard Base

M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township 48045 (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org

Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.

Starkweather Arts Center

219 N. Main Street, Romeo 48065 (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com

This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1865, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop. Call for days and hours of operation.

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In Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104

Leslie Science and Nature Center

1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor 48105

(734) 995-5439 • www.discoverscienceandnature.org

Hands on museum features 10 galleries, workshops, STEM focused activities, field trips and camps. The Nature Center includes trails, raptor enclosures and a critter house. Call for hours.

Hill Auditorium

University of Michigan

825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109

(734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com

The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness. It is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes.

In Genesee County

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

6140 Bray Road, Flint 48505

(810) 736-7100 or (800) 648-PARK

www.geneseecountyparks.org

Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs several times a day. The Village contains more than 30 historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel riverboat. There are also Halloween and Christmas programs.

Fenton Village Players

14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton 48430

(810) 750-7700 • www.fentontheatre.org

Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at Fenton Community Center.

Flint Children’s Museum on the campus of Kettering University

1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint 48504 (810) 767-5437 • https://flintchildrensmuseum.org

Technology, science and art all under one roof! There are more than 40 exhibits, all of them hands on, featuring monthly activities and themes so it’s always a different experience. Call for hours.

Jiffy Mix

201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com

Home of the beloved cornbread muffin mix, this family-owned business started as a flour mill in 1901. In 1930 the first prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.

Kerrytown Market and Shops

407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 662-5008 • www.kerrytown.com

Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you!

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

University of Michigan

Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 • www.mbgna.umich.edu

The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week.

Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.

Flint Community Players

Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall

2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint 48507 Box office: (810) 441-9302.

Created in 1929, this local community theater puts on five plays a season. You are welcome to audition.

Flint Farmers Market

300 East First St., Flint 48502 (810) 232-1399 • www.flintfarmersmarket.com

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can find a wide variety of meat, produce, dairy and baked goods all the way through the fall and winter seasons. If you’re not hungry, check out the art or enjoy any number of special events!

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley St, Flint 48503 (810) 234-1695 • www.flintarts.org

Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission fee for temporary exhibits. Members are free. A great cultural resource both as a museum and art school. Features year round permanent and temporary exhibits

The film theatre shows independent and international films.

Michigan Firehouse Museum

110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197

(734) 547-0663

www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org

A treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898.Includes a bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday through Sunday.

Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118

(734) 433-ROSE • www.purplerosetheatre.org

Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year-round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1105 N. University Ave. (Biological Sciences Building), Ann Arbor 48109

(734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh

Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual field trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on to the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families.

University Musical Society

911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109

(734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org

With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS was a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you ºwill find in Washtenaw County. The ticket office is located in the Michigan League Building.

Flint Institute of Music

1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 www.thefim.org • (810) 238-1350

Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Repertory Theatre. The school has classes for all ages. The symphony performs classics, family and summer concerts. The symphony’s home theater is Whiting Auditorium (810) 237-7333.

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Brighton Center for the Performing Arts

7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton 48116

(810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com

Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.

Brighton Imagination Station

400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116

(248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org

This 10,000 square foot playground is comprised of numerous wooden structures creating a fantasy area for all ages. Bridge, nature trail, gazebo and free concerts during July and August as well.

Community Theatre of Howell

1400 W. Grand River, Howell 48843

(517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.

Florence Dearing Museum

3505 Avon St., Heartland 48353

(810) 229-7621 Call for tour.

Circa 1891 Victorian structure built as the town hall. It features a farm kitchen, parlor, general store, clothes, books and tools.

Hamburg Township Museum

7225 Stone Street, Hamburg 48139 (810) 986-0190 Call for hours www.hamburgmuseum.org

Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tearoom.

Sloan Museum of Discovery

1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48503 (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org

Durant vehicle gallery, Hagerman Street early learning gallery, history gallery and Science Discovery Hall, gift shop and café. Closed Mondays. Genesee County residents have free general admission.

Hartland Players

Hartland Music Hall

3619 Avon, Hartland 48353 (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org

Presents live theater including children’s productions.

City of Howell 611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 • www.cityofhowell.org

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hot Air Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier Halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889.

Howell Nature Center

1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org

Open daily year-round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals.

Flint Repertory Theatre

1220 E. Kearsley, Flint 48503 (810) 237-1530 • https://flintrep.org

Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

2142 N. Genesee, Burton 48509 (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 • www.geneseecountyparks.org

Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.

Grand Blanc Heritage Museum

203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall) Grand Blanc 48439

(810) 694-7274 • www.cityofgrandblanc.com

Two floors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm

13730 White Lake Road, Fenton 48430 (810) 629-9208

www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com

Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse.

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds

8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville 48836 (517) 223-8186. Open during the Fair, Fall Fest and by appointment. Numerous turn-of-the-century buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church.

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Howell High School

1200 W. Grand River Rd., Howell 48843 517-546-3920 (Chamber of Commerce)

www.michiganchallenge.com

The 2023 edition of this fun event will happen on June 23-25, 2023. Log on to the website to get up to the minute information about events (under the THIS YEARS EVENT tab). Sponsorship opportunities available – contact the Chamber. CASH ONLY fees for attendance. You definitely want to see the Balloon Glow!

James H. Whiting Auditorium

1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 (810) 237-7333

www.thewhiting.com

Equipped to offer all performing arts programs. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert/ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

Robert T. Longway Planetarium

1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint 48503 (810) 237-3400

www.sloanlongway.org

Closed Mondays, call for shows. Admission fee. Michigan’s largest and well-equipped planetarium. Programs range from astronomical and aerospace events to night sky details and the solar system.

Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery

10411 Clyde Road, Fenton 48430 (810) 632-7692

www.spicerorchards.com

Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm June-December. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.

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Everything Michigan

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd., Portage 49002 (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org

From Birmingham Bloomfield you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan

It could be a fun day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan’s wonders will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tours, Michigan has it all. And when you’re done, the 5 B’s and Franklin will be awaiting your return so you can continue your exploration closer to home.

This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

315 Post St., Midland 48640 (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org

The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave., Midland 48640 (800) 362-4874 • www.dowgardens.org

Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.

Most vineyards in Michigan are within 25 miles of Lake Michigan. This insulating “lake effect” extends the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There are 5 appellations in Michigan. Each is a little different in environment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVA’s are in the southwest corner of the State. Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and Tip of the Mitt AVA’s are along the northern most coastline of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Each has numerous wineries, tasting rooms and tours.

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition of 2022 awarded best in class to 4 Michigan Wineries (make sure you stop in when exploring).

1. Ciccone Vineyard & Winery (Leelanau Peninsula in Suttons Bay) – Gewurztraminer

2. St. Julien Winery (in Paw Paw Michigan and other locations) –Braganini Reserve Traminette

3. Chateau Chantal (Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City) Amour Rose`

4. Aurora Cellars (Leelanau Peninsula) – Grűner Veltliner

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids 49525 (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org

Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, an amphitheater, music concerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

• Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research.

• Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection highlights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum

3612 State Park Dr., Grayling 49738 • (989) 348-2537

At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

4000 J. Maddy Parkway, Interlochen 49643 (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org

Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.

City of Marshall

323 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall 49068

(800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org

Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!

Mackinac Island

(906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org

Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever you can. Make the journey!

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Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Located at Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 www.marshallfredericks.org

More than 200 sculptures and his studio are on exhibit. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and worked in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area until his death in 1998.

Michigan State Capitol

The Leelanau Peninsula

Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown is comprised of old weathered fish shanties on docks now used for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing villages in the State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park.

100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 or (517) 373-2353 • www.capital.michigan.gov

Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC Designed by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information.

Monroe County Historical Museum

126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 (734) 240-7780 www.co.monroe.mi.us

Open daily year-round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 www.nps.gov

Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multi-color rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure

Sleeping Bear Dunes

National Lakeshore

9922 Front St., Empire 49630 (231) 326-4700 • www.nps.gov

One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is complete with vending machines and bookstore.

SkyBridge Michigan - Boyne Resort

Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls 49713 (855) 688-7024 www.boynemountain.com

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 (906) 492-3415 • www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails

50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece being the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River with a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across.

West Coast Beaches & CommunitieS

New Buffalo to Muskegon

On the shores of southern Lake Michigan. Dotting the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing. Enjoy the many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival which draws thousands of visitors annually.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth 48734 (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com Click on “restaurant”.

A Michigan “must do”! One of the oldest and largest family restaurants, famous for its family-style, all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.

State Name: Michiganisderivedfrom the Native American word “Michigama”meaning “large lake”.

The worlds longest timber-towered suspension bridge, spanning 1,200 feet, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the valley 118 feet up in the air! Open all year, tickets are available online, but the walk is weather dependent. Check all updates before you purchase or go!

S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry)

701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 (800) 841-4243 www.ssbadger.com

Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, Wisconsin (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop.

SS Silversides Submarine Museum

1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 • www.silversidesmuseum.org

Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.

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Parks

The Metro Detroit area is unique from most metropolitan areas because of the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas available for its residents to enjoy. From local community parks to county and regional parks, to state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting or just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, fishing canoeing and kayaking. With all these natural resources it is easy to see why the Southeast Michigan/Metro Detroit area is a recreational and conservation paradise. Take time to check out the many options for a day adventure or a weekend getaway. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – the parks are there for your enjoyment. Take advantage!!

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offers nearly 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw counties). Head to the HuronClinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host more than 7 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com.

Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnicplayground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground, fishing and boat rentals. (734) 426-8211.

Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground Park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, boat rentals and biking. (734) 426-8211.

Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron River with scenic wooded areas, camping, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnicplayground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore fishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts plus a softball diamond near the Outdoor Activity Building. Cross-country skiing with rentals in winter. Two 24-hole disc golf courses. (734) 426-8211.

Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, fishing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. (734) 426-8211.

Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640. Kensington Metropark (4,481 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, 19 miles of equestrian trails, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, two 18-hole disc golf courses, Splash-n-Blast, nature center and trails. Visit the Kensington Farm Center and pet the animals. Enjoy a ride aboard the Island Queen II, a 46-passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910.

Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shore fishing, wave-action swimming pool, bathhouse, food service building, picnic areas, shelter, children’s play area and marina. Cross-country skiing and ice fishing in winter. 18-hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/ bike trail. (734) 379-5020.

Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres) In Harrison Township. Large sandy beach along Lake St. Clair for swimming and sunning. “Squirt Zone” spray park, swimming pool, boardwalk, paved hike/bike trail, boat ramps and marinas along the Black Creek. Par 3 18-hole and Adventure golf courses, exercise “fit-trail,” picnic areas, open-air dance pavilion, tot lot, and nature study area. Naturalist-guided nature hikes. Ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (586) 463-4581.

Lower Huron Metropark (1,256 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron River with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and two waterslides, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus, beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. Canoe and kayak rentals. (734) 697-9181.

Oakwoods Metropark (1,756 acres) in New Boston. Primarily a nature oriented site with nature center, exhibits and live displays. Labeled nature trails for self-guided hikes and voyageur canoe trips to observe the wonders of nature. Horseback riding trail, paved bike-hike trail. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rentals are available. (734) 697-9181. Stony Creek Metropark (4,435 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, waterslide, boat and bike rentals, paved bike-hike trail, exercise “fit-trail,” 18-hole regulation golf course, 24-hole disc golf course, picnic-playground areas, nature center and nature trails, winter sports including tobogganing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing. (586) 781-4242.

Willow Metropark (1,532 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, waterslide, playscape, bathhouse, food service, 18-hole golf course, 24 holes of disc golf, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, volleyball, soccer and paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and fishing on Huron River. Sledding and cross-country skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181.

Wolcott Mill Metropark

(2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; fishing, hiking and biking and 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).

Photos courtesy of Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Oakland County Parks

14 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 88-OCPARKS or visit www.oakgov.com.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, Leonard. This scenic 1,140-acre park offers camping at individual or group sites, yurts and cabins. A 20+ mile trail system for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Boats, kayaks and bikes are available to rent, 18-hole disc golf course, fishing, geocaching and picnic shelters. The historic Tudor style Buhl Estate can be rented for weddings, banquets or business functions.

Catalpa Oaks, off Greenfield Road in Southfield. Offers 24 acres of open space featuring four soccer fields, playgrounds, playscape, perimeter walking trail, pavilion and restrooms. Glen Oaks Golf Course, 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings. Pro shop, grill room and outdoor patio.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway in Holly. Features full hook up and modern campsites, eight cabins, four yurts and island pavilions located on Stewart Lake. The park has a sandy beach, fishing pier, boat, kayak and bike rentals. Other amenities include miniature golf, skateboard park, playscapes, volleyball and basketball courts, concessions and campground store.

Highland Oaks off Milford Road in Highland. Located within the Shiawassee Headwaters, 302 acres of hills, wetlands, forests and pastures. Archery deer hunting is allowed in season. There are trails for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Fishing available from a floating dock.

Holly Oaks ORV Park, Dixie Hwy., Holly. Enter the park via Mt. Holly Ski Resort. Ticket sales can be purchased online and is highly recommended. Remember DNR ORV and ORV trail stickers are required ahead of time. Vehicles must have mufflers and spark arresters. Log on to www.oakgov.com or michigan.gov/dnr for rules and regulations (248) 653-0710

Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally maintained, 1,286-acre park with picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating (Crooked Lake) youth group camping, nature study, 12 miles of nature and ski trails with two paved trails. Also includes Wint Nature Center and Cohn Amphitheater.

Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails, picnic area with shelter, playground and a 13-acre, fenced, off-leash Bark Park. Lyon Oaks Nature Center offers interpretive programs. The adjacent 18-hole, Arthur Hills-designed golf course offers bent grass greens, tees and fairways, plus a state-of-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450.

Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916 acres of green space. Amenities include fishing on 90-acre Lake Sixteen, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking. Wheelchair-accessible fishing deck is also available. A 13-acre off-leash Bark Park offers swimming access.

Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road. This popular attraction includes a wave action pool, triple-flume waterslide, splash pad with numerous interactive features, picnic areas and pavilions. The golf course is off John R Road and is great for beginners. Foot golf can be played as well. A dog park, nature center and youth soccer complex.

Rose Oaks, Buckhorn Lake Road, Rose Township. The park has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and fishing are available. Five miles of equestrian off Fish Lake Rd. Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18-hole, par 71 golf course also has a clubhouse, pro shop, cart rental, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 sq. ft. historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885.

Waterford Oaks, Scott Lake, Waterford. This 199-acre park is home to a waterpark, world class BMX track, playscape, trails, platform tennis and sand volleyball courts. Winter sledding hill, picnic shelters for rent, Lodge and Activity Center. The Oakland County Farmers Market and Oakland County Parks headquarters are also located here.

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This Scenic 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities, pro shop, club room and garden patio.

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Wayne County Parks

An integral part of the term “rest and relaxation” since 1919, the Wayne County Parks Division has been caring for and constantly improving these priceless investments. There are more than 7,500 acres devoted to recreation (including two golf courses) and 391 miles of streams and rivers. For more information call (734) 261-1990, www.waynecounty.com.

Bell Creek Recreation Area – Redford Township, corner of 5 Mile Road and Inkster Road, (734) 261-1990. These scenic 62 acres along the banks of the Rouge River include soccer fields, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Also shows movies and hosts concerts.

Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, between Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. This is an interpretive park, education, and fun all in one! Open year round there are trails for horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking. A 40-foot observation tower and campgrounds are also on the property.

Elizabeth Park – East of I-75 off W. Jefferson and Van Horn Road, Trenton. The first county park in Michigan! This park offers 162 acres of fun including softball, biking, inline skating and ice skating venues. There is a Victorian shelter and wedding gazebo perfect for parties. The park’s Detroit River shoreline (1,300 feet) allows for a 52-slip marina (open April 1 - October 31) and boat launch. Jazz concerts and kids programs are featured. “Chateau on the River” party venue located here.

Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual parks in its path from Northville (entrance off 7 Mile Road between Sheldon and Northville Roads) to the southeast end of Dearborn Heights (entrance off Ford Road between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to www.waynecounty.com/parks for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.)

Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18-hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1998 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary.

Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 261-1990. Located along the banks of the Lola Valley Creek, the slopes are perfect for sledding in the winter. Summer weather allows perfect conditions for the disc golf course to be enjoyed.

Lower Rouge Parkway – Along the banks of the Rouge River, (734) 261-1990. Three different parks are featured here… Colonial Park at Inkster and Colonial Roads has baseball, soccer and picnic areas. Inkster Recreation Area in downtown Inkster has a great playscape, ball diamond and picnicking. Venoy-Dorsey Recreation Area has baseball diamonds available, call to reserve.

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center – 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit, (313) 822-7665. Splish Splash Land includes a wave pool, two giant water slides and a concession area. We dare you to stay dry!

William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve – Along the Tonquish Creek in the northeast part of the county, it encompasses 550 acres with the land left in its natural state. There are woods, wetlands and meadows to explore with over ten miles of hiking trails. (Check out www.co.wayne.mi.us/dps for more information.)

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

9311 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 • www.fws.gov

This international refuge is the first and only refuge in North America managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Located in the heart of a major metropolitan area the refuge consists of coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, islands and waterfront parks stretching for 48 miles along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie shoreline. Humbug Marsh is a hot spot for fish spawning and is classified internationally as important to threatened and endangered wildlife species.

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Livingston County Parks & Open Spaces

With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.livgov.com or call (517) 546-7555.

Fillmore County Park – (517) 546-7555

198 acres located in Genoa Township midway between Howell and Brighton. It features a 5K trail, multi-use athletic field, parking and restrooms.

Howell Scofield Park and Boat Launch – (517) 546-3500. (co-operated by the city)Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground.

Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. 100 acres of public access for users to experience. Natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk.

Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.

Huron Meadows Metropark Island Lake Recreation Area

(See Huron Clinton Metroparks) (See State Parks)

Lakelands Trail Kensington Metropark

(See State Parks) (See Huron Clinton Metroparks)

Pinckney Recreation Area Brighton Recreation Area

(See State Parks) (See State Parks)

Washtenaw County Parks

Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org.

For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to www.washtenaw.org/Parks-Recreation

Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized pathway that connects cities and parks throughout the County. More than 40 miles exist in this ongoing project. There is an interactive map of all the trailheads online.

Independence Lake County Park is on Jennings Road in Whitmore Lake and offers diverse habitats from wetlands to prairies. Special features include Blue Heron Bay Spray Park, boat launch, fishing, Red Hawk disc golf, swimming, picnic area, playgrounds and trails. (734) 449-4437.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The center is a space dedicated to fitness and offers a variety of classes featuring water aerobics, dance, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and pickleball. (734) 971-6355.

Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park South Main Street, Chelsea. This 18-hole championship course has a pro shop, snack bar, and a 26-acre park along the shore of Pierce Lake at its northern boundary. A boardwalk and paved trail go through wetlands and the course is open for cross country skiing on the trails in winter months. www.piercelakegolf.com, (734) 475-5858.

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Genesee County Parks

Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain with fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.

Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane field.

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad; 5140 N. Bray Rd. in Flint. Features a turn of the century town with over 34 structures. Ride the railroad and watch a show at the Colwell Opera House. Log on for numerous holiday and special events.

Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Small in size but big on the peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill.

Everett Cummings Equestrian Center; 6130 E. Mt Morris Road in Mt. Morris. 690 acres of hiking or trail riding fun along the banks of the Flint River. Site of the Genesee County Fair. Has 100 group campsites, restrooms, show facilities, two outdoor and one indoor arenas and 160 stalls. Snowmobiling, Sled Dog training activities and waterfowl hunting in certain areas behind the Event Center. Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and fire rings. Picket posts on each campsite.

Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre park. Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, fitness sections and an off-leash dog area.

Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richfield County Park; 6322 N. Irish Road in Davison. Offers baseball diamonds, BMX bicycle motocross track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf are also within the recreation area.

Holloway Reservoir Regional Park; 7240 N. Henderson Road in Davison. Includes Buttercup Beach, Toboggan Hill, fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course the 1,975acre reservoir.

Linden County Park; 15349 S. Linden Road in Linden. A 135-acre park with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas.

The Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan off-road facilities. Every day, all week, all year, all kinds of terrain. If you love going off road, this will be a great playground for you!

Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area; 5161 Branch Road in Flint. Waterfalls, picnic tables and access to the Flint River bike path.

For information, call Genesee County Parks at (800) 648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org.

Macomb County Parks

Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, 100 acres. Hosts numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.

Macomb Orchard Trail – Shelby Township (24 Mile Road and Dequindre) northeast to Richmond. This 24-mile linear hiking and biking path will link to 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.

Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (See Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Rolling Hills County Park is located on Stony Creek Rd. in Ypsilanti. 439 acres of year-round recreation includes a water park, 18-hole disc golf, softball field, hiking trails, sledding, cross country skiing and lodge. (734) 484-9676.

Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (See Huron-Clinton Metroparks).

Photo courtesy of Flint & Genesee Group. Macomb County is home to more than 3800 acres of municipal parks, 3 Metroparks and one State Park. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 31 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit www.macombgov.org. Major parks include:
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Michigan State Parks within the Southeast Michigan area

Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any park entrance, DNR Customer Service Center or Secretary of State Office when renewing license plate registrations. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store.

The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for over 100 parks and operates 16 harbors on the Great Lakes. There are 306,000 acres with over 14,000 campsites and over 900 miles of trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all the state parks.

Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767

Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, boat rental, waterpark, numerous trails for hiking and biking. A shooting range allows everything from archery to skeet shooting.

Belle Isle State Park – Access at E. Jefferson & E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit (313) 821-9844. Michigan’s 102nd State Park is a 982-acre island in the Detroit River connected to the city of Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It is home to an aquarium, conservatory, nature center, lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.

Brighton Recreation Area – Howell, (810) 229-6566

Almost 5,000 acres, this park has open hunting and trapping; lakes for swimming, fishing, boating; trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus equestrian facilities.

Dodge #4 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323

A mile of shoreline on Cass Lake this popular sandy beach has mobile concession stands on weekends during the summer. Ice fishing and hiking in the winter months.

Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750

This park has a horse stable, 15 miles of riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails, four lakes with boat access, fishing and Haven Hill Natural Area, former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.

Holly Recreation Area – Holly, (248) 634-8811

8,008 acres, with several thousand being maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, boating, fishing, disc golf and waterpark. Over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Camping available.

Island Lake Recreation Area – Brighton, (810) 229-7067

“Up North” feel with cabins, trails, fishing, hunting. Four inland lakes, beaches and a portion of the Huron River run through the park Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390

This facility operates a year-round working farm representing life in the early 1900s. There are also miles of trailing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and riding stables.

Outdoor Adventure Center

Michigan Department of Natural Resources 1801 Atwater, Detroit 48207 (844) 622-6367 www.michigan.gov

This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.

Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

A linear park, 34 miles long. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 40 miles of multi-use, the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020

Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas.

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Commerce Township, (248) 685-2433

This park has three lakes, hunting, fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent. River Hawk Lodge on site.

Seven Lakes State Park – Holly, (248) 634-7271

Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating (boat rentals available) and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground. Trail system for hiking and biking.

Waterloo Recreation Area – Chelsea, (734) 475-8307

The largest park in the lower peninsula, it covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails (including equestrian), stables cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.

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Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve – Brooklyn, (517) 467-7401 1,122 acres of open meadows, mixed hardwoods, low wetland areas and open water. An excellent waterfowl refuge, the park plans to offer hiking, birdwatching,upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.

William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor – Detroit, (313) 396-0217

Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s first urban state park. Includes Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and 52 slip marina complete with lighthouse. Picnic tables and shore-fishing famed for walleye.

W.C. Wetzel Recreation Area – Marine City, (810) 765-5605. 900 acres of undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

DARK SKY PARKS

Six State parks in Michigan are home to protected dark sky preserves. Michigan is also home to THREE internationally designated dark sky preserves. Headlands International Dark Sky Park 15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 231-348-1704 • www.midarkskypark.org

The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcome to stay for the night for dark sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; not an overnight sleeping destination). However, blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. are permissible. Dress in expectation of weather cooler than expected. For a list of upcoming programs, events, maps and more, visit the website.

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park

15122 Monkey Run Street, Vandalia, MI 49095

Located in Cass County in the southwest corner of the State. Is named after Dr. Theodore Kenneth Lawless MD who posthumously deeded the land (850 acres) to the County in 1971. Hours of operation are posted at the park. Admission is $1 for county residents, $3 for non-residents. Modern restrooms and electricity in the shelters are provided for comfort.

Keweenaw Dark Sky Park (in Michigan’s upper peninsula) 14252 US Highway 41, Copper Harbor, MI 4991814252 US Highway 41, Copper Harbor, MI 49918 keweenawmountainlodge.com

Offers a unique experience for stargazing in the Midwest. Headquartered at the historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge allows visitors to view the magnificence of the night sky in a pristine boreal landscape. Astrophotography and lighting management workshops. 500-acre campus is surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped wilderness. The Dark Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

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Archives & Museums

The Birmingham Museum

Features the Allen House, built in 1928 and the Hunter House, circa1822. The museum utilizes changing exhibits to tell the many stories of the community’s rich heritage. Postcards, books, videos and other souvenir items of local interest are available. The museum is open for public tours Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Located on the north side of Maple at Southfield Road. Admission is $5.00 for Students and Seniors, $7.00 for Adults, children 5 and under are Free. The single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses. For more information call 530-1928 or visit www.bhamgov.org

Bloomfield Historical Society

1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 • (248) 203-9798 www.bloomfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For those living in Bloomfield Hills or Bloomfield Township, log on for events, local history and membership information

Cranbrook Archives

At the Center for Collections and Research on the lower level of the Art Museum. The public may use the extensive collection of photography, manuscripts, architectural drawings and historical documents related to all those associated with the school since 1904. Log on to center.cranbrook.edu for more information. Appointments are available with the staff Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cranbrook Art Museum

39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303 • 645-3323 www.cranbrookartmuseum.org See “Things To Do” section.

Cranbrook Institute of Science

39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303 • 645-3200 https://science.cranbrook.edu . See “Things To Do” section.

Franklin Historical Museum

26165 13 Mile Road at Kirk Lane, Franklin 48025 • 538-0273, www.franklin-history.org. Hours: Open by appointment. Memorabilia, artifacts and replicas from the Village as well as historical collections from early residents.

Saarinen House

On the campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Operated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. House is open to the public, call (248) 645-3307 or check www.center.cranbrook.edu for dates and times. See “Things to Do”.

Smith House

Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House Tours May through October. This Bloomfield Hills home was commissioned by Sara and Melvyn Smithand Wright called it “my little gem.” Tours are operated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Call 248-645-3307. www.center.cranbrook.edu

Business Connections

Automation Alley

2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy 48083 (800) 427-5100 • www.automationalley.com

Michigan’s premier technology and manufacturing business association.

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

725 South Adams, Suite 130, Birmingham 48009 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com

Birmingham Shopping District

151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 • 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com

Log on for a directory of businesses and up-to-date lease space available.

City of Birmingham

151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org

Click on “Businesses” for applications, zoning information, special land use permits, historic designations and more.

Bloomfield Township

433-7700 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org

Click on “Business” for information regarding commercial development, availability, permits and ordinances.

City of Bloomfield Hills

644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net

Click on “Business” for planning link.

Village of Franklin 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us • Click on Permits/Applications.

Advantage Oakland

2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328 (248) 858-0720 • www.oakgov.com

Business assistance, workshops, planning, counseling, etc.

Small Business Development Center

Southeast Michigan Region (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Counties) (833) 522-0025 • www.sbdcmichigan.org

Offers support in all areas of business

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) (313) 961-4266 • www.semcog.org

Community and regional long-range forecasts of employment estimates and demographic data, transportation plans and maps.

Communications (cable, internet and phone)

Apple – (248) 822-0081 • www.apple.com

Somerset Mall 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy

ATT – (800) 288-2020 • www.att.com

Authorized dealers in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township

Xfinity – (800) 934-6489 • www.xfinity.com

Directv – (855) 838-4388 • www.directv.com

Dish Network – (800) 333-3474 • www.dish.com

T-Mobile – (800) T-MOBILE • www.t-mobile.com

Authorized dealers in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township

Verizon – (800) 256-4646 • www.verizonwireless.com

Authorized dealers in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township Wide Open West (WoW) – (866) 496-9669 • www.wowway.com

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Community Centers NEXT

2121 Midvale Road, Birmingham 48009 • 203-5270 • www.birminghamnext.org

Serves those 50+ in the Birmingham School District. Provides social and enrichment programs and outreach services, including transportation. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham 48009 • 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org

Offers hundreds of classes annually for all ages and talent levels. Kids camps are in the spring and summer. Approximately a dozen exhibits are showcased every year, free and open to all. The gallery gift shop showcases work by local and regional artists. Annual events include the Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Art Birmingham, Fine Art of Summer, and the Holiday Shop. Closed Sundays.

Birmingham Family YMCA

400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 • 644-9036 • www.ymcadetroit.org

Furnished wellness/fitness center with weight room, gym, indoor five-lane swimming pool, saunas, martial arts studio, babysitting services and fitness classes. Adequate parking available.

BTSS – Bloomfield Township Senior Services

4315 Andover, Bloomfield Hills 48302 • 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org, click on “Services” then “Senior Services”. Offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for those 50+. Includes day trips, fitness classes, fine arts and computer programs, discussion groups, bridge, billiards, and open swim. Also provides home delivered meals, outreach, referrals and transportation services using area volunteers. Call for hours.

The Community House

380 S. Bates, Birmingham 48009 644-5832 • www.communityhouse.com

Offers a wide variety of programs including classes, camps and event offerings. Log on for schedule and registration.

Local Cable Companies

Bloomfield Community Television

4200 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township • 433-7790 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org

Also offers videos on demand, copies on DVDs that can be ordered and daily programming is always streaming live on the township website.

Bloomfield Township provides community access programming on Xfinity Channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. It also provides municipal access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin: Xfinity Channels 18 and 15, WOW Channels 18 and 10, and AT&Ts UVerse Channel 99.

Assisted

Everything you need to know is at your fingertips when you’re connected to the DAILY PLUG!

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Living, Home Care, Nursing Centers, Retirement Homes and Hospice Care

Affinity Home Care

248-363-8650

www.affinityhomecareagency.com

All Seasons of Birmingham

111 Elm St., Birmingham 48009

844-315-6171

www.allseasonsbirmingham.com

Arcadia Home Care and Staffing

920 E. Maple, Birmingham 48009

248-594-4574

www.arcadiahomecare.com

Home Care

Arden Courts of Bingham Farms

(Alzheimer’s Assisted Living)

24005 W. 13 Mile Rd.

Bingham Farms 48025

644-8100

www.arden-courts.org/BinghamFarms

The Avalon of Bloomfield Township 100 W. Square Lake Road

Bloomfield Township 48302

282-4088

www.theavalonofbloomfieldtownship.com

Baldwin House 200 S. Chester Birmingham 48009 540-4555

www.baldwinhouseseniors.com

Mission Point Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation

18200 W. 13 Mile Road

Beverly Hills 48025 647-6500

www.missionpointhealthcare.com

Cedarbrook

41150 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 923-4299

www.cedarbrookofbloomfieldhills.com

Cranberry Park - West Bloomfield 2450 Haggerty Road West Bloomfield, 48323 (248) 329-0750

www.cranberrypark.net

Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center 19933 W. 13 Mile Rd. Southfield 48076 203-9000

www.optalishealthcare.com

Jewish Senior Life (248) 661-1836 (Administration)

www.jslmi.org

Offers numerous services including residences

Residential Home Health and Hospice 5440 Corporate Dr., Ste. 400 Troy 48098 866-902-4000 (home) 866-902-5854 (hospice) www.residentialhealthcaregroup.com

Samaritas (senior living) 6257 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 723-6275 • www.samaritas.org

SKLD Bloomfield Hills 2975 N. Adams Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 645-2900 • www.skldcare.com

St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice 34505 Twelve Mile, Ste. 100 Farmington Hills 48331 855-559-7178

www.trinityhealthathome.org

Sunrise of Bloomfield 2080 S. Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48302 939-5822

www.sunriseseniorliving.com

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills 6790 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 939-5818 •www.sunriseseniorliving.com

The Sheridan at Birmingham 2400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 940-2050 • www.seniorlifestyle.com

Woodward Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center 39312 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills 48304 644-5522 • www.optalishealthcare.com

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Family Support Services

AA - Alcoholics AnonymousOakland County Hotline (248) 332-3521

www.aaoakland.org lists locations and time

Birmingham African American Family Network (BAAFN)

396-7394

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition

1525 Covington Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301

203-4615 • www.bbcoalition.org

Birmingham Bloomfield SCAMP

Through the Bloomfield Hills Recreation Department.

433-0885 • www.bloomfieldscamp.com

Five week summer camp, Mon. thru Thurs for children and young adults with disabilities ages 3-26 years old. Log on for specific registration requirements.

Birmingham Community Education

2436 W Lincoln, Ste. F102

Birmingham 48009

203-3800 • www.birmingham.augusoft.net

English as Second Language (ESL) classes and a wide variety of online learning courses including business, marketing, data analysis and graphic design are offered leading to certification.

Birmingham Youth Assistance

2436 W. Lincoln F102, Birmingham 48009

203-4300

www.birminghamyouthassistance.org

Bloomfield Youth Assistance (BYA)

4174 Dublin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 341-5680 • www.bloomfield.org

Common Ground

(Youth and Family Crisis Agency)

1410 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 24-hour hotline (800) 231-1127

Administration: 456-8150 www.commongroundhelps.org

Haven

(Shelter for domestic violence and abuse)

24-hour crisis line: 334-1274

Administration: 334-1284 www.haven-oakland.org

Oakland County Childrens Village

Division of Oakland County under the authority of Family Courts. 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 858-1151 • www.oakgov.com

Information Centers

Area Agency on Aging 1-B 29100 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 400 Southfield 48034 (800) 852-7795 • www.aaa1b.com

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber 725 S. Adams, Suite 130 Birmingham 48009 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com

Birmingham Shopping District 151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 530-1200 • www.allinbirmingham.com

Better Business Bureau

Serving Eastern Michigan 20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 223-9400 • www.bbb.org

Franklin Community Association P.O. Box 250046, Franklin 48025 626-2231 • www.franklin.mi.us

Michigan State University Extension (Community and Economic Development Programs) (248) 858-0880 www.oakgov.com

Oakland County Offices 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac 48341 858-1000 • www.oakgov.com

For persons 65 years or age or older or anyone that can’t drive for either a physical or medical reason, a FREE State ID card is available through the Michigan Secretary of State (www.michigan.gov/sos) and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.

Driving for

Life: Michigan’s Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families

Need information to cope with the driving challenges of older persons and help identifying when its time to put the keys to the car away? Check out this pamphlet published by the Michigan Secretary of State. www.michigan.gov/sos

Driver License, Auto Registration and License Plates, and State

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Lansing 48918-0001

Information Center: (888) 767-6424

Website: www.michigan.gov/sos/

You must title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon purchase or moving to Michigan. Residents can secure new driver licenses and auto license plates through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. State park permits can be purchased each year when updating your auto license plate registration.

If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver license can be issued (drivers under the age of 18 are issued graduated drivers licenses that have various restrictions).

1. You must have proof of identity, residency and social security number

2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office.

3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver.

4. Pay the license fee. There is a charge and a chart of various fees online under “Online Services and Information.”

5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP).*

6. Pass a road skills test, which is administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.*

* A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record. Four forms of ID are required, along with proof of no-fault auto insurance, before you can register your car.

LOCAL OFFICES OF THE MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE

• 1270 Pontiac Road, Pontiac 48340

• 25263 Telegraph Rd., Southfield 48034

• 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085

• 4297 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield 48323

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Libraries Pet Info and Critter Control

Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin Animal Control services for these communities are provided by Southfield Township. 18550 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills 48025 • 540-3420

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill, Birmingham 48009

647-1700 • www.baldwinlib.org

Provides library services which includes online newpapers, games, music and book clubs for all ages for residents of the City of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Bingham Farms. Also provides reciprocal borrowing agreements with residents served by the Bloomfield Township Public Library and many other libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Open daily.

Bloomfield Township Public Library

1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302

642-5800 • www.btpl.org

Provides library services which include a computer lab, copy services, senior services covering a wide range of topics, and discounted tickets for various local venues for residents of Bloomfield Township. Residents of Southeast Michigan with library cards and whose home libraries are members of The Library Network are also welcomed.

Franklin Village Public Library

32455 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025

851-2254 • www.franklin.lib.mi.us

Has a core collection of reference materials, electronic audiobooks, movies, crafts, newspapers and music. Activity discounts and book groups.

Transportation

Amtrak Train and Bus Service

(800) 872-7245 • www.amtrak.com

Stations are located in Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Troy, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.

SMART (bus service)

(866) 962-5515 • www.smartbus.org

• Fixed route service is available on various main roads in Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, and Franklin.

• Connector curb-to-curb advanced reservation service operates in these five same communities. Call 866-962-5515 for more information.

• Community partnership programs are available for seniors and disabled adults. Paratransit services need advanced reservations and have certain requirements.

- Call NEXT Senior Services at 203-5270 if you reside in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, or Franklin.

- Call Bloomfield Township Senior Services at 723-3500 if you live in the township or the city of Bloomfield Hills.

TRANSPORTATION SERVING AIRPORT

Smart Bus Service Luxury Sedan and Taxi Service www.smartbus.org

Metro CARS (800) 456-1701

Metro CAB (734) 997-6500

Passports

State law requires all dogs 4 months and older must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased online with proof of an up to date rabies vaccination. Annual dog registration is required between January 1 and March 31. Cost is $5.00. On April 1 the fee is $10.00 except for pets of new residents and newborn dogs. Beverly Hills requires cats to be licensed. There is no charge but a current rabies certificate is required. Available online or at Township office. Birmingham Report strays to the Police Department at 530-1889.

Strays are housed for 5 days at Gasows Veterinary Hospital, call 644-7171.

All dogs and cats four months or older must be licensed. Licenses are available online or at the Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Pet licenses are due in the month in which the rabies vaccination is given. Pet owners may get a one, two, or three year licenses. To get a three-year license the rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire three years. Log on to www.bhamgov.org, under pet regulations, for fee structure.

Bloomfield Hills

45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 • 644-1402

A dog must be licensed at four months of age. A license must be purchased between December 15 and March 1 each year for $10.00. Need proof of rabies vaccination and residency. Contact treasurer.

Oakland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

1200 N. Telegraph Road, Bldg 42E, Pontiac 48341

858-1070 • www.oakgov.com/petadoption • Animal Control (248) 858-1090

Open weekdays by appointment. Dog licenses are available here, online or at the township clerks office. Log on to the website for the fee structure. Lost dogs and cats are kept at the shelter

Bloomfield Township Police Department

Has an animal welfare shelter for lost and found pets within the township. Call (248) 433-7757 direct or to report call (248) 433-7755.

Puppy, Dog Obedience, and Therapy Dog Preparation Classes are available through Birmingham Community Education during certain times of the year.

Log on to www.communityed.net for full course descriptions or call (248) 203-3800.

DOG PARKS

Birmingham has a dog park for its canine residents at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. A key fob is required and may be purchased at the Birmingham Ice Arena on E. Lincoln. (248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org.

Oakland County Parks have acres of fenced park areas for dogs at Lyon, Orion, and Red Oak Parks. Log on to www.oakgov.com.

Airports/ Airlines

The Clerks office in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township can facilitate applications and offer photo services. The Post Offices in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township offer full services. For more information, log on to: travel.state.gov or call (877) 487-2778. Life or death emergency travel (202) 647-4000. Expedited service is available at the Detroit Passport Agency 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit, (877) 487-2778.

Bishop International Airport (FNT) G-3425 W. Bristol Rd, Flint (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org

Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69

Flint Bishop Airline Guide

AIRLINE RESERVATIONS WEBSITE

Allegiant (702) 505-8888 www.allegiant.com

American (800) 433-7300 www.aa.com

United (800) 864-8331 www.united.com

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

General Number: (734) AIRPORT 24 Hour Parking Line (800) 642-1978 • www.metroairport.com

Oakland County International Airport (248) 666-3900 • www.oakgov.com

Located in Waterford; offers charter flights, aircraftsales and flight training.

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RECYCLING / GREEN INFORMATION

The cities and villages in the Birmingham Bloomfield area have all taken pro-active steps to become eco-friendly. A variety of policies, initiatives and practices have been implemented; from the use of electric cars, four day work weeks, directions for building compost piles, e-cycling and recycling information. Each community is in a different stage of implementation and has focused on areas important to their residents. Log on to their individual websites to learn more.

Beverly Hills: www.villagebeverlyhills.com

(click on “Public Services” and then “Environmental”)

Bingham Farms: www.binghamfarms.org

(click on “Residents” then “Other Affiliations”)

Birmingham: www.bhamgov.org

(click on “Public Services” and then “Forestry and Environment”)

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

29100 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 400, Southfield 48034 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.org

Information on local services and resources that help seniors and those with disabilities remain independent.

Bloomfield Township Senior Services (BTSS)

4315 Andover Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302

(248) 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org

Lifelong learning classes and support services are offered to residents 50+ years of age. Transportation is available for those 60+ that cannot drive and for 50+ with disabilities. Applications must be filled out.

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide

McNamara Terminal

AIRLINE RESERVATIONS WEBSITE

Bloomfield Hills: www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net (click on “Community”, Environment Resource Center”)

Bloomfield Township: www.bloomfieldtwp.org (click on “Living in Bloomfield” and then “Environment”)

Franklin: www.franklin.mi.us

(click on “Government”, “Rouge River Watershed”, and look under “Services” for recycling and hazardous waste info)

Michigan Green Schools (616) 403-1615 • www.michigan.gov

Michigan State University Extension

1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 26 East, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0880 • www.oakgov.com/msu

MEALS ON WHEELS

Bloomfield Township Senior Services

(248) 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org

(Serves Bloomfield Township and the City of Bloomfield Hills)

Oakland Meals on Wheels

(248) 689-0001 • www.oaklandmow.org

(Serves Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Franklin)

Kosher Meals on Wheels

(248) 592-2313 (Serves Oakland County on a case by case basis)

Birmingham NEXT Senior Center

2121 Midvale, Birmingham 48009

(248) 203-5270 • www.birminghamnext.org

Extensive programs and services for anyone 50+ years old. Transportation by appointment for those 55+ or physically disabled within the Birmingham District. Delivered meals are available by enrolling at (248) 689-0001 (Emerald Foods)

Air France 800-237-2747 www.airfrance.com

Delta 800-221-1212 www.delta.com

Warren Cleage Evans Terminal

AIRLINE RESERVATIONS WEBSITE

Air Canada 888-247-2262 www.aircanada.ca

Alaska Air 800-252-7522 www.alaskaair.com

American 800-433-7300 www.aa.com

Frontier 801-401-9000 www.frontierairline.com

Jet Blue 800-538-2583 www.jetblue.com

Lufthansa 800-645-3880 www.lufthansa.com

Royal Jordanian 212-949-0050 www.rja.com

Southwest 800-435-9792 www.southwest.com

Spirit 855-728-3555 www.spirit.com

United 800-864-8331 www.united.com

Michigan Recycling Coalition

(517) 974-3672 • www.michiganrecycles.org

Helpful information and resources guide.

SOCRRA

www.socrra.org

995 Coolidge, Troy (across from Meijers)

Available to Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham and City of Bloomfield Hills residents. Franklin residents may purchase a voucher. Household, hazardous waste and paper shredding recycling services. Call 288-5150 or log on to the website for locations, hours and details.

Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA)

288-5150 • www.socwa.org

Information, tips for healthy lawns and gardens. Calendar of local classes and events offered.

Senior Services

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

(248) 209-2600 or (248) 209-2686 • www.olhsa.org

Helps with medicare enrollment, home chore services, safety aids, financial emergencies and counseling.

Oakland County Information for Seniors

(248) 858-1280 • www.oakgov.com/seniors

Online resources covering a variety of issues and services related to older adults.

Social Security Administration

1280 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 • (800) 772-1213

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. Closed weekends.

Newspapers

Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle (586) 498-8000 • www.candgnews.com

Birmingham/Bloomfield Eccentric (866) 887-2737 • www.hometownlife.com

Crain’s Detroit Business www.crainsdetroit.com

Detroit Free Press (800) 395-3300 • www.freep.com

Detroit News

(800) 395-3300 • www.detnews.com

Oakland Press

332-8181 • www.theoaklandpress.com

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Shipping Services

UPS The UPS Stores are independently owned and operated businesses contributing to the local community. The UPS Store provides a wide array of services including, UPS Shipping, mailbox service, packing services, digital printing, copying and finishing, packaging and moving supplies, freight services, office supplies fax and notary services. Locations are:

Birmingham: 33717 Woodward Ave. 48009, 642-8770

Bloomfield Hills: 6632 Telegraph Road. 48301, 737-4433

Royal Oak: 29488 Woodward Ave. 48073, 548-8178

Southfield: 19785 W 12 Mile, 48076, 559-1690

In addition UPS offers 24-hour drop boxes for letters and packages at various locations around the area. Check the company’s website at www.ups.com.

United States Post Office

Birmingham: 1221 Bowers 48012, (248) 646-0723

Bloomfield Hills: 2050 South Blvd., 48304, (248) 332-3981

Bloomfield Township: 2211 South Telegraph 48302, (248) 332-6870

Franklin: 32406 Franklin Road 48025, (248) 368-2977

Education

For information about the Bloomfield Hills Schools, call (248) 341-5400 or log on to www.bloomfield.org

For information about the Birmingham Public Schools, call (248) 203-3000 or log on to www.Birmingham.k12.mi.us

Utilities

Consumers Energy: (800) 477-5050 • www.consumersenergy.com

DTE Energy: (800) 477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com

Great Lakes Water Authority: (844) 455-4592 • www.glwater.org

Oakland County Water & Sewer: Emergency 624-6366; Billing 858-1110 • www.oakgov.com/water

Serves Beverly Hills (water emergency) Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, and Franklin (sewer systems).

Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority

(248) 288-5150 • www.socwa.org

Supplies water to Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township.

Veterans Services

Pontiac Office Southeast Oakland

1200 N. Telegraph 1151 Crooks Rd.

Pontiac 48341 Troy 48084

(248) 858-0785 (248) 655-1250

Office hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Help to obtain and maintain veteran related benefits. Provides transportation to the Veterans’ Medical Centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Military Discharge/DD214/Veterans ID Cards

858-0571 • www.oakgov.com

Available at the Oakland County Clerks office.

Vital Records

Oakland County Vital Records Office (248) 858-0571

The Oakland County Clerks Office records birth, death and marriage certificates that occur in Oakland County. Copies are available through this office.The Clerk also supplies marriage licenses, notary public and passport applications and concealed weapons permits. Deeds and mortgages for land ownership are recorded in the Register of Deeds office (248) 858-0606. If you have any questions log on to www.oakgov.com.

Voter Registration

New Residents may register to vote online at michigan.gov or at city, township clerk office, any Secretary of State office, or through a registration drive. See listing of offices under Driver andAuto Licenses, or access online via www.michigan.gov/sos

You must be 18 years old to vote, a Michigan resident for at least 30 days, a US citizen and not in jail.

Michigan Graduation Requirements

Michigan has some of the toughest high school graduation requirements in the country. They consist of:

• 4 credits math and English language arts

• 1 credit physical education/health

• 3 credits science and social studies

• 1 credit visual and performing arts

• 2 credits foreign language or 1 credit foreign language and 1 credit in career and tech

• 1 online learning class

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All students are required to take the Michigan Merit Exam which replaces the MEAP testing.

Civics

U.S. Officials

President Joe Biden (D)

Vice President Kamala Harris (D)

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20500

Comments: (202) 456-1111

Switchboard: (202) 456-1414

U.S. Senators

Gary Peters (D)

Washington: (202) 224-6221

Local: (248) 608-8040

peters.senate.gov

Debbie Stabenow (D)

Washington: (202) 224-4822

Local: (313) 961-4330 stabenow.senate.gov

U.S. Representative

11th District

Haley Stevens (D)

Washington: (202) 225-8171

Local: (734) 853-3040

stevens.house.gov

Represents Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township

12th District

Rashida Tlaib (D)

Washington: (202) 225-5126

Local: (313) 463-6220

Represents Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin State Officials www.michigan.gov

Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D)

P.O. Box 30013, Lansing 48909 (517) 373-3400

Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrest II (D) (517) 373-6800

Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) (517) 373-2510

Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D) (517) 335-7508

Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) (517) 373-1110

State Senators

7th District

Jeremy Moss

www.senatedems.com

(517) 373-7888

Represents Beverly Hills (part), Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin

8th District

Mallory McMorrow

www.senatedems.com

(517) 373-2523

Represents Beverly Hills (part) and Birmingham

State Representatives

19th District

Samantha Steckloff

www.housedems.com

(517) 373-3920

Represents Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, part of Birmingham, part of Bloomfield Township

54th District

Donni Steele

www.gophouse.org

(517) 373-1771

Represents Bloomfield Hills and part of Bloomfield Township

56th District

Sharon MacDonell

www.housedems.com

(517) 373-2617

Represents parts of Birmingham and Bloomfield Township

Oakland County

Officials

www.oakgov.com/elected_officials

County Clerk: Lisa Brown (D)

(248) 858-0581

Executive: David Coulter (D)

(248) 858-0480

Water Resources Commissioner:

Jim Nash (D)

(248) 858-0958

Prosecutor: Karen McDonald (D) (248) 858-0656

Sheriff: Michael Bouchard (R)

(248) 858-5000

Treasurer: Robert Wittenberg (D) (248) 858-0611

Oakland County Commissioners

1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0100

19 members represent equally populated districts, operating under a “committee system”. Elected to a two-year term, they’re responsible for:

• Formulating county policies

• Establishing property tax millage rates

• Adopting ordinances and rules

• Adopting County budget and development plans

• Adopting and enforcing rules establishing authority and duties of County departments.

Five commissioners cover the Birmingham - Bloomfield area:

1st District

David Woodward (D)

Represents part of Birmingham

8th District

Angela Powell (D)

Represents part of Bloomfield Township

11th District

Marsha Gershenson (D)

Represents part of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills

18th District

Janet Jackson (D)

Represents Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills

19th District

Charlie Cavell (D)

Represents part of Birmingham

District Court

46th District Court

26000 Evergreen Rd.

Southfield 48076 (248) 796-5800

www.cityofsouthfield.com

Covers Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin

48th District Court

4280 Telegraph Road

Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 647-1141

www.oakgov.com

Covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township

Circuit Court

Oakland County

6th Circuit Court

1200 N. Telegraph

Pontiac, 48341

www.oakgov.com/circuit

Information: (248) 858-0344

Division of the State judiciary serving as the trial court for all Oakland County citizens. Hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as appeals from the District and Probate courts. Has exclusive jurisdiction on certain family matters.

Oakland County Probate Court

1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341

www.oakgov.com/probate

Information: (248) 858-0260

Probate Court deals with issues related to wills, trusts, estates, guardianships and mental health.

Local Government

Log on to City, Township, and Village websites for local government structures, contacts, and opportunties to get involved on committees and boards in your own community.

There are numerous ways to serve as volunteers, by being appointed or running for office in a local election.

Other Contacts

Citizens Research Council of Michigan

124 W. Allegan, Ste 620, Lansing 48933 (517) 485-9444, www.crcmich.org

Southwest MI (734) 542-8001

Independent, not-for-profit public policy research organization. Does not lobby for, support or oppose candidates. Provides information on issues concerning voters; has an expansive library of publications.

League of Women Voters –Oakland County Area (248) 594-6602 • www.lwvoa.org

Provides voters guides, information about special elections, including local elections, election results and holds candidate forums.

Voter Registration

You may register by contacting the City offices, Township offices or any Secretary of State office.(See Basics – Drivers License for locations.)

Sports and Recreation

METRO AREA SPORTS & RECREATION

Websites

www.oakgov.com

Oakland County parks system (See full listing at end of this section.)

www.mhsaa.com

Home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations, is located here!

www.michigan.org

A specific list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of the recreation areas.

Local Community

BEVERLY HILLS

www.villagebeverlyhills.com

• Beverly Park

18801 Beverly Road

34 acres includes sledding hill, skating rink, and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, disc golf course and “Little Free Library”.

• Riverside Park

Riverside Drive, east of Evergreen

Fishing on the mill pond which is part of the Rouge River, grill and picnic tables.

• Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

On Evergreen, north of 13 Mile 18 acres of open space for walks and nature study.

• Hidden River Nature Preserve

On 14 Mile, east of Evergreen 15 acres serves as a plant and wildlife habitat.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS of Southeast Michigan

United Shore Professional Baseball

@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, Michigan. Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com

Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena (313) PISTONS

www.nba.com/pistons

Detroit Tigers (MLB) Comerica Park Detroit (866) 66-TIGER

www.mlb.com/tigers

BIRMINGHAM

www.bhamgov.org

This website will help navigate all the programs available within the city. It includes information and rates, parks, trail systems, tennis courts, little league and equipment rental details as well.

• Birmingham Ice Arena

2300 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1640

• Lincoln Hills Golf Course

2666 W. 14 Mile Rd.

Birmingham 48009

(248) 530-1670 (sledding, cross country skiing available in season, and dog park)

• Springdale Golf Course

316 Strathmore

Bloomfield Township 48301 (248) 530-1660

• Skate Park 2300 E. Lincoln Birmingham 48009 Open dusk until dawn.

Birmingham Community Education (Birmingham Public schools) www.communityed.net

Offices at Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste. F102, 48009 (248)203-3800

Course catalog is available online and includes adult and youth programs, enrichment classes, recreation camps, recess programs and academic summer school.

BLOOMFIELD

www.bloomfield.org/recreation

The Bloomfield Schools provide the recreation venues for the township and city. This website lists the camps, classes and facilities available for use.

• Bloomfield Hills Athletics, Recreation & Community Services

7273 Wing Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 433-0885

• Bowers School Farm

1219 E. Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 341-6475

• E.L. Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 341-6485

Cranbrook Schools (248) 645-3678 • www.schools.cranbrook.edu

The school offers a wide variety of day camps and programs for all ages. Sports include a youth multi-sport, field hockey, ice hockey and soccer. Specialized offerings include art studio, robotics, STEM, theatre and youth authors. Log on to the website and click “Camps @ Cranbrook” for detailed information.

• Wallace Ice Arena

550 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 645-3186

• Williams Natatorium

550 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 645-3734. For more information about specific sports and leagues in the local area you can access information through these sites.

FRANKLIN

www.franklin.mi.us

The Franklin Community Association maintains open park space which includes a gazebo, walking path, baseball fields and tennis courts.

Archery

Bass Pro Shop

4500 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 209-4200 • www.stores.basspro.com

Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston 48348 (248) 858-0986 • www.oakgov.com

Seasonal classes and open archery times available.

Royal Oak Archers

2762 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. 48363 (248) 693-9799 • www.royaloakarchers.org

Clubhouse and 3 ranges off Paint Creek Trail overlooking the creek.

Baseball

Franklin Baseball and Softball League

P.O. Box 250140, Franklin 48025 (248) 945-1111 • www.franklin-baseball.com

Provides great baseball and softball experience for boys and girls age 5 to 15!

Birmingham Little League

P.O. Box 2536 Birmingham 49012 www.birminghamlittleleague.org

Beverly Hills Little League

www.beverlyhillslittleleague.org

Bloomfield Baseball League

P.O. Box 977, Bloomfield Hills 48303 (586) 372-6299 • www.bloomfieldbaseball.com

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575

www.nhl.com/redwings

Detroit Lions (NFL) Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222

www.detroitlions.com

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Hiking & Walking

Rouge River Trails

The city of Birmingham has a map of the access points for the Booth, Fairway, Linden, Quarton Lake and Willets Trails at www.bhamgov.org. Click on “Parks and Recreation”, then “City Trail System”.

Bloomfield Township

The township continually updates its extensive “Safety Path” trails. Now over 70 miles, with numerous scenic and wooded areas, especially along Lone Pine, Franklin and Maple Roads and the Johnson Nature Center. Log on to www.bloomfieldtwp.org to view a map or call (248) 594-2800 Monday thru Thursday.

Cranbrook Gardens at Cranbrook House

Bloomfield Hills. Explore over 40 acres of gardens along paths, streams and Kingswood Lake. House tours are available June - October. There is an entry fee. Or, you can purchase a season pass if you know you’ll be back over and over! Call (248) 645-3147.

Historic Franklin Village

www.franklin.mi.us

Has a walking tour map at the Village Hall that includes the cider mill, private residences, businesses in historic buildings and the village green.

League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)

www.lmb.org

Lists all Detroit Metro area clubs that have organized tour biking or racing.

Biking in Birmingham Bloomfield

Biking is a ton of fun when you live in the Birmingham Bloomfield area. The street rides, safety path trails and different neighborhoods lend themselves to peaceful exploration and an enjoyable ride (many times without leaving the neighborhood at all). However, if you like to ride various trails to get to more distant places, here are some trails that may be of interest.

The Clinton River Trail extends for 16 miles in Oakland County and runs from Sylvan Lake to Rochester. Connects to the Macomb Orchard Trail for a ride through Macomb County!

The West Bloomfield Trail is a 6.8-mile rail trail connecting West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The eastern end connects with the Clinton River Trail.

Polly Ann Trail is an overall ride of 34 miles through Oakland and Lapeer Counties (14.2 in Oakland and 20 in Lapeer). Is open to horses throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, Oxford Township, Oxford, Addison Township ad Leonard in Oakland County.

Basketball

Birmingham Community Education

(248) 203-3800

www.communityed.net

• Motor City Evolution–youth leagues and camps.

Birmingham YMCA

400 E. Lincoln,Birmingham 48009

(248) 644-9036 • www.ymcadetroit.org

Offers youth league play and open gym for kids and adults.

The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 scenic miles connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. First “rail to trail” route in State of Michigan. Also, has a connector to the Polly Ann Trail.

The Macomb Orchard Trail is completely paved its 23.5-mile length; runs across northern Macomb County from Shelby Township in the west to Richmond in the east.

And, if you really want to go truly urban, here are some fun rides in Detroit that combine scenic, pleasure and history in one package.

Belle Isle State Park is located near downtown Detroit in the Detroit River. The park has a 6-mile bike lane that circles the outer edge of the island.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr

Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

www.mmba.org

One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails.

Oakland County

www.oakgov.com

There is a detailed list of the emerging “trails and pathways” network covering much of the 910 square miles of the County. Links to some of the popular trails are also listed here. For more information see the complete list of Oakland County Parks at the end of this section.

The Detroit Riverwalk offers views of the Detroit Skyline for 3.5 miles along the Detroit River.

Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path just over a mile long in downtown Detroit. The trail has separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, Franklin, Mack Avenue, and Woodbridge Street. The trail is called the “Cut” because it’s a wide trench that was sunk 25 feet below street level in the 1920s by the Grand Trunk Railroad to avoid foot and vehicle traffic, which continued overhead unimpeded on more than a dozen bridges.

Michigan AAU Boys Basketball

www.aauhoops.com

Bloomfield Hills Schools

Eddie O’s Basketball

(248) 467-6961 www.bloomfield.org

Boys and girls Pre-K - 5th grade

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Boating

There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for watercraft trailers. They include:

Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township

Maceday Lake, Waterford Township

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township

Oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships

Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield

Lake Orion, in Bald Mountain Recreation Area

Long Lake and Proud Lake in the Proud Lake Recreation Area

For more information see the “Parks” listings in the previous section.

Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in:

• Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak)

• Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak)

• Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak,canoe, and electric motors)

A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for nonmotorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to www.oakgov.com.

Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches,slips and storage available at

• Stony Creek Metropark

• Lake St. Clair Metropark

• Lake Erie Metropark

• Kensington Metropark

U.S. Power Squadrons

www.usps.org, Birmingham Chapter www.bpsd9.org

Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the web site for chapter locations.

Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com

Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments.

Bowling

Metro Detroit USBC Association

28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 • www.mdusbc.com

Information on bowling centers and leagues throughout the Metro area.

Fishing

There are 1.400 lakes and streams from 6 major watersheds in Oakland County and many have public access for fishing Species include Rainbow and Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, and more. A fishing license is required for those 17 and older. Log on to www.oakgov.com for all locations and types of access.

• Addison Oaks

• Orion Oaks

• Groveland Oak

• Rose Oaks

• Independence Oaks

• Highland Oaks

Hunting and Fishing

The State of Michigan requires a license which can be purchased online 24/7 along with special hunt applications and permits.

General Questions?

www.mdnr-elicense.com

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

If you own a moped, motorized watercraft longer than 16 feet, and/or snowmobile, you must register them with the Secretary of State office. For details and exemptions, log on to: www.michigan.gov/sos

Ice Fishing is allowed in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information.

www.michigan.org

Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification ,fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries.

The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points, and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org.

The Rouge River Watershed offers numerous locations to fish along the shoreline or in the lakes. Log on to the website for fishing guides, species list and which are safe to eat! www.therouge.org

Flag Football

Birmingham/Bloomfield NFL SNAP Flag Football

7440 Jackson Park, Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 266-0636 • www.snaptivities.com

Ages 3.5 to 14 years of age.

National Flag Football - Michigan www.michiganyouthflagfootball.com

Log on for locations including Bloomfield Hills and Detroit Country Day. Girls and boys Pre-K through 8th grade.

Hockey/Ice Skating

Barnum Park Outdoor Ice Rink www.bhamgov.org Log on for rules and contact info.

Birmingham Hockey Association (734) 812-2149 • www.birminghamhockey.net

GOLF

Hunting (517) 284-9453

Fishing (517) 284-5830

Birmingham Ice Arena

2300 E. Lincoln Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org

Indoor arena has open skating times for all ages, hockey school, figure skating club, parent and tot hockey, skating lessons and skate rentals.

Birmingham Unified Hockey Team (Kings) www.buvarsity.com

Detroit Skating Club

888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000 • www.dscclub.com

Figure Skating Club of Birmingham (FSCB) 1221 Bowers - P.O. Box 1141, Birmingham 48012 (248) 765-4543 • www.fscbirmingham.com

Purchases ice time at the Birmingham Ice Arena and the club is open to anyone with an active U.S. Figure Skating membership in good standing.

Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 4 www.maha.org

Players Edge Hockey School (248) 885-8588 • www.playersedgehockey.net

Program is at Birmingham Ice Arena and is designed for ages 3-12 years old. Runs from September through March.

Wallace Ice Arena at Cranbrook Schools (248) 645-3186

Open skating, clinics and classes offered. Visit schools.cranbrook.edu formore information.

Oakland County Parks

Offer skating opportunities at Independence Oaks (see “Parks” listing in previous section). For numerous local associations and league listings for teams of all ages log on to www.usahockeyclubmi.com or www.michiganhockeyonline.com.

City of Birmingham has two public courses: Lincoln Hills and Springdale. Membership Passes are required to play golf at the two Birmingham courses. Group and private golf lessons available. You may purchase or renew your passes at:

• Lincoln Hills (248) 530-1670 • www.golfbirmingham.org

2666 W. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009

The Junior Golf Program offers lessons for ages 6-16. League play for 12-16 year olds as well.

• Springdale (248) 530-1660 • www.golfbirmingham.org

316 Strathmore, Bloomfield Township 48301

FEE STRUCTURE:

Birmingham Resident: 1st Time Resident $20 per year • Renewal: $15 per year

Non-Resident: Individual $175/yr. • Dual (same family) $225/yr. • Family: $275/yr.

Business: Individual $125 per year

*Log on for information about available packages and green fees.

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Hunting

Oakland County Parks have limited archery hunting in 5 parks:

• Highland Oaks in Highland

• Lyon Oaks in Wixom

• Orion Oaks in Lake Orion

• Rose Oaks in Rose Twp

Limited hunting is allowed in Addison Oaks “east area” in Leonard where there are periods of controlled deer hunting open to the public. Log on to www.oakgov.com. Hunting is also available at these State recreational areas:

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, 48327 (248) 666-1020

3,745 acres of marshes, ponds, lakes and heavily wooded areas support a variety of animals for excellent hunting.

Highland Recreation Area

5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750

5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes.

Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, time tables and online applications can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr. To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to www.mdnrelicense.com. The local DNR operations service center is in Detroit at 1801 Atwater, (313) 396-6890.

To explore hunting areas by region or specific city, log on to www.michigan.org

HorsebackRiding & Trails

Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in:

• Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks

Metro Parks offer trail riding in:

• Kensington • Oakwoods

• Wolcott Mill • Indian Springs

State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas:

• Brighton (Stable & Rentals)

• Highland (Stable & Rentals)

• Pontiac Lake

• Proud Lake

• Ortonville

See “Parks”section for details, locations and websites.

Bowers School Farm

Equine camps.

(248) 560-6020 • www.bloomfield.org

Membership, riding and instruction opportunties for children as young as 8 years old.

Golf Association of Michigan

39255 Country Club Dr. #B40

Farmington Hills, 48335

(248) 478-9242 • www.gam.org

Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Womens Golf Association

www.mwgolf.org

Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.

Lacrosse

Birmingham United Lacrosse

JV and Varsity High School Teams

www.birminghamunitedlax.org

Champion Lacrosse

30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655, Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 • www.championlacrosse.com

Camps, classes, teams and leagues for youth and adults.

USA Lacrosse

www.usalacrosse.com links “where to play” by zip code.

Mitten State Lax

www.mittenstatelax.com

Lists coaches, schools, and travel teams in the state.

Running

For local club information and contact numbers check out: Running in the USA www.runningintheusa.com Road Runners Club of America www.rrca.org

Skateboarding

Skateboard park in Birmingham’s Kenning Park by the ice arena on E. Lincoln. Call (248) 530-1640 for more information.

Skiing and Snowboarding

DOWNHILL:

Alpine Valley in White Lake (248) 887-2180 • www.skialpinevalley.com

Bloomfield Hills Ski/Snowboard Club and Lessons

(248) 433-0885 • www.bloomfield.org (ages 5-18)

Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School

P.O. Box 631 Bloomfield Hills 48303 (248) 677-9705 www.skikids.us

In operation since 1963. Lessons available for all ages 3 through adult!

Mt. Brighton in Brighton (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com

Mt. Holly in Holly (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com

Pine Knob in Clarkston (248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com

NOTE: Both Birmingham and Bloomfield school districts have high school varsity ski teams.

Michigan Golf www.michigangolf.com

This website lists all public and private courses in the area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.

Pure Michigan www.michigan.org

This website lists courses, resorts and schools by city or region.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING in Oakland County

City of Birmingham

• Lincoln Hills Golf Course - Birmingham

Oakland County Parks

• Addison Oaks - Leonard

Miles of groomed and ungroomed trails including a 2.5 mile loop around Buhl Lake

• Highland Oaks - Highland

2.5 mile trail at the headwaters of the Shiawassee River

• Independence Oaks - Clarkston

12 miles of paved and unpaved trails, 7 of which are groomed, with changes in elevation – great for Nordic skiing!

• Rose Oaks - Rose Township

6 trails crisscross open meadows, wooded acres, and glacial lakes.

• Orion Oaks - Lake Orion

10 miles of ungroomed trails

Huron-Clinton Metro Parks

• Kensington - Milford

12 miles of groomed trails and ski equipment is available to rent at the Ski Center.

• Indian Springs - White Lake

12 miles of trails on varied terrain, they are groomed for classic and traditional Nordic skiing.

State Parks

• Seven Lakes - Holly

Over 6.5 clearly marked trails through wilderness areas by 2 lakes, a stream and numerous swamps.

City of Farmington Hills

• Heritage Park

Rails to Trails

• Clinton River Trail

16 miles of varied surfaces; 4.5 miles within city of Rochester

• Paint Creek Trail - Rochester Hills

9 miles of ungroomed, flat trails

• Polly Ann Trail - Northern Oakland & Lapeer Counties 34 miles with a wide variety of landscapes.

Snowmobiling

There are over 6,500 interconnected trails throughout the state.

Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association

(616) 361-2285 • www.misorva.org

Lists of local clubs, safety class locations, trail maps and conditions.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr

Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements. www.michigan.org

Website lists parks and locations of trails.

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Soccer

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (734) 459-6220, www.michiganyouthsoccer.org

Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club (248) 644-2255, www.bbscsoccer.org

Bloomfield Hills Youth Soccer League (248) 972-5535, www.bhysl.com

Michigan United Soccer League (248) 288-6875, www.musl.net (adult teams for 30+, 40+, 50+)

Swimming

All of the Oakland County, Huron-Clinton and Michigan State Park systems have public beaches. See the Park listings in this section.

Birmingham Y Blue Dolphins (BBD) (248) 644-9036 • www.bbdswimming.com

Birmingham Bloomfield Atlantis (BBA) www.teamunify.com

Both the Blue Dolphins and BBA Swim clubs are USS competitive year round age group swim teams for ages 5 –18+ years of age. Practice at numerous locations.

Michigan Swimming (248) 997-6696 • www.teamunify.com

Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.

Michigan Masters Swimming www.michiganmasters.com

Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.

Williams Natatorium – Cranbrook (248) 645-3734 Open swim, lessons, youth swim team. Log on to schools.cranbrook.edu for more information.

Tennis

Birmingham has numerous public tennis courts within the park system. Log on to www.bhamgov.org, click on “Residents”, then “Parks and Recreation”. Call (248) 530-1640 or go online to reserve court. Bloomfield Hills Schools have courts at the high schools and middle schools and the Recreation and Community Services Department offers lessons through youth programs. Call (248) 433-0885 for more info.

Private clubs include:

• Birmingham Racquet Club 2100 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-5683 www.birminghamracquetclub.com

• Bloomfield Tennis & Fitness 799 Denison, Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 332-922 • www.bloomfieldtennis.com

• Beverly Hills Club 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills 480 25 (248) 642-8500 • www.beverlyhillsclub.net

• Franklin Athletic Club 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield 48034 (248) 352-8000 • www.franklinclub.com

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Health Care

Health Organizations/ Associations

Alzheimer’s Association

25200 Telegraph Ste. 100, Southfield 48033

(248) 351-0280 • ww.alz.org/gmc

American Cancer Society

2000 Town Ctr., Ste. 1900, Southfield 48075

(248) 663-3400 • www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association

(248) 433-3830 • www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association

27777 Franklin, Ste. 1150, Southfield 48034

(248) 936-5800 • www.heart.org

American Red Cross

SE MI Chapter

7800 W. Outer Drive, Ste. 205, Detroit 48235

(313) 833-4440 • www.redcross.org/mi/detroit

American Lung Association

1475 E. 12 Mile

Madison Heights 48071

(248) 784-2000 • www.lung.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

25200 Telegraph, Ste. 110

Southfield 48033

(248) 351-7979 www.epilepsymichigan.org

Michigan Community VNA

30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728

Bingham Farms 48025

(800) 852-1232 www.vna.org

Michigan Lupus Foundation

30200 Telegraph, Ste. 170

Bingham Farms 48025

(800) 705-6677 • www.milupus.org

Michigan Parkinson Foundation

30400 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 150

Bingham Farms 48025

(248) 433-1011 • (800) 852-9781 www.parkinsonmi.org

National Arab American Medical Association

2265 Livernois, Ste. 720, Troy 48083

(248) 646-3661 • www.naama.com

Hospice

Hospice of Michigan (2 Locations) 400 Galleria Officenter, Ste. 400 Southfield 48034 (888) 247-5701 (24 hour information)

43097 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 253-2580 www.hom.org

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

2900 Union Lake Rd., Ste. 213. Commerce 48382 (800) 546-5268 www.nbmtlink.org

Oakland County Medical Society

30700 Telegraph Rd, Ste. 3445 Bingham Farms 48025

(248) 792-7062 • www.ocms-mi.org

Oakland County Dental Society 16205 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 201 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-9333 • oaklanddentalsociety.com

Michigan Poison Control Center (Wayne State University)

550 E. Canfield, Lande Building (800) 222-1222 (24/7 Emergency) www.poison.med.wayne.edu

UNIFIED (HIV Health) 3968 Mt. Elliott, Detroit 48207 (313) 446-9800 www.miunified.org

Harmony Cares Medical Group (248) 824-6060 • www.harmonycaresmedicalgroup.com 500 Kirts, Ste. 200, Troy 48084 Visiting physicians in home care.

Hospitals & Health Systems

Ascension Providence Hospital - Rochester 1101 W. University Dr., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 652-5000 • healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield 48075 (248) 849-3000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension St. John Hosptial Cancer Center (outpatient)

1901 Star Batt Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 844-4000 • healthcare.ascension.org

Corewell Health

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak 3601 W. 13 Mile Road

Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org

Corewell Health

Beaumont Hospital –Troy 44201 Dequindre Road, Troy 48085 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org

Pontiac General Hospital

461 W. Huron, Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • www.pontiacgeneral.com

Henry Ford Medical Center Troy 2825 Livernois, Troy 48083 (248) 680-6000 • www.henryford.com

Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital (psychiatric facility) 10300 West Eight Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 398-3200 • www.henryford.com

Henry Ford Maplegrove Center (addiction care)

6773 W. Maple Road, W. Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-6100 • www.henryford.com

Henry Ford Medical Center - Royal Oak 110 E 2nd Street, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 546-2110 • www.henryford.com

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-4100 • www.henryford.com

Henry Ford Medical Center Bloomfield Township 1961 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 319-6210 • www.henryford.com

McLaren-Oakland (osteopathic) 50 N. Perry St.,Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 • www.mclaren.org/oakland

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341-2985 (248) 858-3000 • www.stjoeshealth.org

Assisted Living, Home Care, Nursing Centers and Retirement Homes

Please see information listed under this caption in the Basics section.

LIVE HEALTHY DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Serving Oakland County St. Joseph Mercy Homecare and Hospice 34505 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 100 Farmington HIlls 48331 (855) 559-7178

www.trinityhealthathome.org

Oakland County joined the National Association of Counties “Live Healthy Discounts Program” to help residents with healthcare costs. (*Note - this is not health insurance.) Prescription, dental, and health discount cards are available. Registration is online at www.oakgov.com. Call the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Office at (248) 858-0100 for more information.

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Houses of Worship

Apostolic Christian Church of Beverly Hills

19400 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025 647-4933, www.accbeverlyhills.org

Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church

16935 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 644-8890

www.ascensionofchrist.org • Pastor Rev. Daniel Grams

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

5631 N. Adams, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 646-5041

www.bslcmi.org • Rev. Dr. Niklaus Schillack

Beverly Hills United Methodist Church

20000 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 646-9777

www.bhumc.com • Rev. Anthony Ballah

Birmingham Christian Science Church

355 E. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009

Reading Room 644-7935 • Church: 644-1022

www.christiansciencebirminghammi.com

Birmingham First - A United Methodist Church

1589 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 646-1200

www.fumcbirmingham.org • Rev. Charles Boayue

Birmingham Unitarian Church

38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 647-2380

www.bucmi.org • Rev. Mandy Beal

Bloomfield Hill Baptist Church

3600 Telegraph Bloomfield Hills 48302, 647-3851

www.bloomfieldchurch.org • Dr. Donald McKay, Senior Pastor

Christ Church Cranbrook

470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 644-5210

christchurchcranbrook.org • Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Jr.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

37425 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 593-0690, www.lds.org

Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC

1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 646-4511

www.ccbucc.org • Pastor Rev. Shane Montoya

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

1100 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302, 646-5886

www.bloomfieldcross.org • Pastor Dan Flynn

Embury United Methodist Church

1803 E. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009, 644-5708, www. emburyinfo.com • Pastor Esrom Shaw

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham

1669 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-2040

www.fpcbirmingham.org - Rev. John Judson

Franklin Community Church

26425 Wellington, Franklin 48025, 626-6606

www.franklinchurch.us • Pastor Jon Pohl

Grace Baptist Church of Birmingham

Home of Birmingham Bible Institute and Grace Bible & Book Store

280 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009, 646-2000

www.gbcministries.org • Craig Hurley, Senior Pastor

Holy Name Catholic Church

630 Harmon, Birmingham 48009, 646-2244

www.hnchurch.org

• Rev. Monsig. John P. Zenz

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness/Birmingham Congregation

21950 W. 14 Mile, Bloomfield Hills 48301

642-5678, www.watchtower.org

Kirk in the Hills

1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills 48302, 626-2515

www.kirkinthehills.org • Interim Sr. Pastor, Rev. Dr. Andrew McDonald

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

1800 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-4010

www.lcr.chruch • Rev. Randall Schlak

Muslim Unity Center

1830 W. Square Lake Road

Bloomfield Hills 48302, 857-9200

www.muslimunitycenter.org

Shaykh Ahmed Mabrouk

Nativity Episcopal Church

21220 W. 14 Mile

Bloomfield Township 48301

646-4100 • www.nativityepiscopalchurch.org

Rev. Robert Alltop

Northbrook Presbyterian Church

22055 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 642-0200 • www.northbrookpc.org

Pastor Rev. Ben Larson-Wolbrink

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church

32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills 48025, 644-8620

www.olqm-parish.org • Father Jim Smalarz

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

2225 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham 48009

646-6100 • www.ourshepherd.net

Sr. Pastor Evan Gaertner

Pilgrim Congregational Church Bloomfield Hills

3061 N. Adams, Bloomfield Twp. 48304, 642-2290 • www.pilgrimcongchurch.org

Interim Pastor Brian McGookey

AA Alcoholics Anonymous

Oakland County Pontiac Hotline and Office: 248-332-3521

www.aaoaklandcountymi.org

Al-Anon

Alateen Information Service

Central Oakland County Office (Meridian Health) 1255 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford 48327 248-706-1020 www.oaklandafg.org

Alliance Francaise

The French Institute of Michigan (248) 538-5440 • www.afdetroit.org

American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW) Jean Ivory, President. The AAUW sponsors a number of clubs and organizations on a wide variety of subjects. Information can be found on www.birmingham-mi.aauw.net

• Artistic Endeavors

• Belles Lettres Book Club

• Beyond Adelante! Book Club

• The Breakfast Bunch

• Bridge Groups

• Canasta

• Community Outreach

• Green Thumbs

• International Relations

• Let’s Cook

• MahJongg

• Modern Art

• Morning After Readers Book Club

• Mystery Readers Book Club

• Needleworks

• Opera Divas

• Potpourri Book Club

• Public Policy

• Theater Goers

• Thursday Morning Readers

• Two Thumbs Up, Film Reviews

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Sanctuary

300 Willits, Birmingham 48009, 644-0550

www.sanctuary-church.com • Scott Runyon, Senior Pastor

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48302, 335-8869

stgeorgebloomfield.org • Father Nicolas Lionas

St. Hugo of the Hills Church

2215 Opdyke, Bloomfield Hills 48304 644-5460 • www.sthugo.org

Rev. Mark Brauer

St. James Episcopal Church

355 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009 644-0820 • www.stjamesbirmingham.org

Rev. Joshua Hoover

St. Owen Catholic Church

6869 Franklin, Bloomfield Twp. 48301, 626-0840 www.stowen.org • Msgr. Michael LeFevre

St. Regis Catholic Church

3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Township 48301 646-2686 • www.stregis.org • Father David Buersmeyer

Temple Beth El

7400 Telegraph Road • Bloomfield Hills 48301 851-1100 • www.tbeonline.org

Rabbi Mark Miller and Rabbi Megan Brudney

Clubs and Organizations

Area Agency on Aging

29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400, Southfield 48034 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.org

Beverly Hills Lions Club www.bhmi.lions.info@gmail.com

President: Gordon McMullen

Beverly Hills Village Women’s Club

18500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025 248-703-1142

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org

Offers classes, events, workshops. Gallery store.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber 725 S. Adams, Ste 130, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com

Birmingham Bloomfield Coin Club

Contact Robert Beuter (248) 840-7887

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition

Carol Mastroianni, Executive Director

1525 Covington Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 203-4615 • www.bbcoalition.org

Birmingham Bloomfield

Democratic Party Club

165 Baldwin Rd., Birmingham,48009 (248) 723-0105 • www.bbdems.org

Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club

P.O. Box 1093, Birmingham 48012

www.bbnewcomers.com

Monthly “welcome coffees” and activities.

Birmingham Concert Band

Patrick Jensen, Conductor (313) 737-7662

www.birminghamconcertband.com

Birmingham Education Foundation 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 203-3030 • www.supportbef.org

Birmingham Family YMCA Kelly Stubbe, Executive Director 400 East Lincoln • Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-9036 • www.ymcadetroit.org

Birmingham Lions Club Paul Connell, President (248) 770-0968

www.birminghamlionsclub.webs.com

Birmingham Masonic Lodge No. 44 37357 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304 647-4229 www.birmingham44.net

CHECK OUT THE BALDWIN LIBRARY

The Baldwin Library hosts numerous book clubs for those ages 5 years through adult at various days and times. The library also has information technology classes for seniors wanting to learn new tricks. And there is always the IDEA LAB to get you involved in 3D printing or converting analog formats to digital (who doesn’t have a few cassette tapes hanging around?). Call the Adult Service Desk at (248) 554-4650 or log on to www.baldwinlib.org to find out more!

Birmingham Musicale www.thebirminghammusicale.org

Meets at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

Judy Unick, President

Birmingham Optimist Club

Eleanor Roleston, President www.optimist.org (Meets at Community House)

Birmingham Republican Women’s Club

Mary Drabik, President www.birminghamrwc.org

Birmingham Rotary Club

Marsha Kovacs, President www.rotary6380.org

Meets at Kingsley Inn

Birmingham Shopping District

Cristina Sheppard-Decius, Director 151 Martin, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com

Clubs and Organizations (Cont.)

Birmingham Society of Women Painters

Lesley Kutinsky, President www.bswpainters.org

Birmingham Teen Council (248) 310-0582

birminghamteencouncil@gmail.com

Birmingham Youth Assistance

Dave Wind, Board Chair 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste F102

Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-4300

birminghamyouthassistance.org

Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club

Meets at Bloomfield Open Hunt Club

Susan Bellefluer, President www.rotary6380.org

Bloomfield Historical Society

Dave Bogart, President

www.bloomfieldhistoricalsociety.org

(248) 203-9798

Bloomfield Players Community

Theatre

BHHS Performing Arts Center

(in BH High School)

(248) 433-0885

www.bloomfieldplayers.org

Bloomfield Republican Women’s Club

Kim Davies, President

www.bloomfieldrwc.com

Bloomfield Township Senior Services

Christine Tvaroha, Director

4315 Andover • Bloomfield Hills 48302

(248) 723-3500

www.bloomfieldtwp.org

Bloomfield Village Association Village Manager

3595 Bradway Blvd.

Bloomfield Village 48301

(248) 594-8376

www.bloomfieldvillage.net

Bloomfield Youth Assistance

4174 Dublin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 341-5680

www.bloomfield.org/community

Child Abuse & Neglect Council of Oakland County (Care House)

BlytheTyler, President and CEO

44765 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341

(248) 332-7173 • www.carehouse.org

The Colored Pencil Society of AmericaDetroit District Chapter 104

Diane Radtke, President www.cpsadetroit.com

Common Ground

Heather Rae, CEO

1410 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 456-8150

www.commongroundhelps.org

Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary

P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills 48303-0801 (248) 645-3147

www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Music Guild

P.O. Box 402, Bloomfield Hills 48303 (248) 594-6301

www.cranbrookmusicguild.org

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation

First Presbyterian Church 1669 W. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009 (248) 646-3347 www.far-therapy.org

Franklin Community Association

P.O. Box 250046, Franklin 48025 www.fcamichigan.org

Franklin Garden Club www.franklingardenclub.org

Annual garden walk.

Friends of Baldwin Public Library (248) 647-1700 • www.baldwinlib.org

Friends of Birmingham Museum Meetings at the Allen House (248) 340-3703 • www.bhamgov.org

Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library (248) 642-5800 www.btpl.org

Friends of Different Learners

P.O. Box 233, Birmingham 48012 friendsofdifferentlearners.org

Friends of Franklin Village Public Library (248) 851-2254 www.franklin.lib.mi.us

Friends of Bower Farm

1219 E. Square Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.friendsofbowerfarm.org

Friends of the Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 friendsofthejohnsonnaturecenter.org

Gilda’s Club

Laura Varon Brown, Executive Director 3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak 48073 (248) 577-0800, gildasclubdetroit.org

Jewish Community Relations Council

Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Executive Director 6735 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 370 Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 642-5393 www.jcrcajc.org

Junior League of Birmingham

220 S Main St., Ste. 22, Royal Oak 48067 (248) 203-9841

www.birminghammi.jl.org

League of Women Voters, Oakland Area

Geri Rinschier, Contact 725 S. Adams, L-144, Birmingham 48009 (248) 594-6602 www.my.lwv.org

MAC (Michigan Association ofCalligraphers)

P.O. Box 2229, Birmingham 48012

www.micallig.org

Michigan Watercolor Society

Rocco Pisto, President (614) 408-8500 • www.mwcsart.com

NEXT

Cris Braun, Executive Director 2121 Midvale Road • Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-5270

www.birminghamnext.org

Oakland Audubon Society

Don Burlett, President

P.O. Box 796, Birmingham 48012

www.oaklandaudubon.org

Log on for programs.

Oakland County Bar Association

1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 334-3400 • www.ocba.org

Oakland County Democratic Party

Nancy Quarles, Chair 555 Horace Brown Dr., Ste. 202 Madison Heights, 48071 (248) 972-6400 www.ocdp.org

Oakland County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1094 Birmingham 48012

www.ocgsmi.org

Membership and meeting info online.

Oakland County Republican Party

Andrew Raczkowski, Chair

42611 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 499-7288 • www.oaklandgop.org

Oakland County Young Republicans

Ally Scully (248) 990-4518

Meets monthly, follow on facebook.

Oakland Family Services

114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-7766

www.oaklandfamilyservices.org

Oakland Literacy Council

43700 Woodward Ave., Ste. 20 Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 253-1617 • www.oaklandliteracy.com

On My Own of Michigan

Jennifer Roccanti, Executive Director

1250 Kirts, Suite 300, Troy 48084 (248) 649-3739 www.onmyownofmi.org

Palette & Brush Club (248) 932-2597

www.paletteandbrush.org

Preservation Bloomfield P.O. Box 7627, Bloomfield Hills 48302

www.preservationbloomfield.org

St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook

P.O. Box 59, Birmingham 48012 400 Lone Pine Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304

Reservations: (844) DUNSTON

www.stdunstanstheatre.com

Sculptors Guild of Michigan

Laura Gabriel, President 1033 W. Elmwood, Clawson 48017 (248) 891-6133

www.sculptorsguildmichigan.org

Senior Men’s Club

John Rusche, Corresponding Secretary

Meets at Iroquois Club, Bloomfield Hills (248) 219-8114

www.seniormensclubbirmingham.com

Toastmasters

Christopher Niekra, President (586) 504-0155

www.birminghamtoastmasters.org

Meets at St. James Episcopal Church. Village Players

34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075

www.birminghamvillageplayers.com

Womens Council of Realtors

Birmingham-Bloomfield Chapter Nancy Farida, Local President 245-2050 www.wcr.org

Woodward Avenue Action Assoc. (248) 288-2004

www.woodwardavenue.org

Woodward Dream Cruise

www.woodwarddreamcruise.com

Log on for updates regarding events, routes, sponsors, partners, car clubs,etc.

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