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The Birmingham Bloomﬁeld area is made up of 6 communities - Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld Hills, Bloomﬁeld Township, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Franklin. It is a sought after area in which to live, to shop and for investment. While this grouping of communities represents a signiﬁcant area of upscale living in central 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 shopping district of boutique shops, markets and eateries, along
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with a neighboring cider mill. Bloomﬁeld Hills has large homesteads in beautiful settings and one of the most interesting communities to visit – The Cranbrook Educational Community. Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills are mostly residential, serving as bedroom communities to Birmingham and Detroit. Both have areas of commerce, along Telegraph Road and Southﬁeld Road. And Bloomﬁeld Township is more suburban with its residential areas mostly in well maintained subdivisions and large scale retail towards the north end of Telegraph Road.
also makes it convenient to the vast number of cultural and recreational assets that are available in the Metro Detroit area. It does not matter if you are a long-time resident or business or some one who just arrived to visit or stay, enjoy all that is around you and appreciate this special way of life that is Birmingham Bloomﬁeld. Welcome!
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Birmingham Birmingham is a vibrant and prosperous community that has been able to maintain the feel of a small town while offering the beneﬁts of an afﬂuent urban area. Having been named one of the country’s “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” Birmingham boasts a diverse assortment of ﬁne shops, restaurants, salons, spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers. This unusually high quality of life stems partly from the commitment and involvement of its citizens. Residents are elected, volunteer or are appointed to a variety of commissions, councils, committees and boards that work to maintain Birmingham’s pedestrian friendly downtown and strengthen its beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. The City is also home to two top-rated nine-hole golf courses and beautiful award-winning parks. Housing in Birmingham is primarily single-family homes of exceptional value in distinctive neighborhoods. Although there are few remaining building sites the city has experienced a remarkable “building boom” in recent years featuring renovations, additions and new construction in place of
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older less functional dwellings. Upscale townhomes, condominiums and lofts, some of which offer live/work environments have also been introduced. This continual reinvestment in housing stock has resulted in a wide variety of home styles and stable property values. Education in Birmingham 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. Students routinely demonstrate achievement through high scores on national and state aptitude tests. Sports and extra-curricular activities are an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system. These activities beneﬁt immeasurably from the involvement and investment made by the parents, businesses and community leadership of Birmingham. With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you as a place to “live, shop and play.”
ADDENDUM: Birmingham Area: 4.8 square miles. Boundaries: 14 Mile to Quarton/Big Beaver, Cranbrook Road to area east of Adams Road. Population: 20,319 (July 2018) Median Home Sale Price: $500,000 (Jan. 2019) Median Household Income: $108,135 Economic Base: Residential with significant retail/office space. Tax Rates: (2018) Homestead 42.5620 per $1,000, Non-homestead 50.8774 *Note 2018 Summer rates listed online. 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 Services (248) 203-5803, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818 Protection: Adams Fire Station (248) 530-1900, Chesterfield Fire Station (248) 530-1970, Police Department s/b (248) 530-1870, EMS dial 911. 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), Comcast, Wide Open West (WOW) cable, municipal water and sewer and refuse collection (call (248) 530-1700). (See Basics) City of Birmingham 151 Martin Street, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Birmingham Shopping District Birmingham Youth Assistance Bulky Trash Pickup City Clerk City Treasurer Community Coalition (substance abuse) The Community House Ice Arena Lincoln Hills Golf Course (sledding in winter) Oakland County Assessor’s Office S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off) Springdale Park & Golf Course Stray Animal Housing at Gasow Veterinary Hospital YMCA
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Bloomﬁeld Township Bloomﬁeld Township is one of the most desirable communities in the State of Michigan for your business or home. Known for its natural beauty, it features rolling hills, winding roads and scenic lakes and streams. Located in proximity to the region’s major expressways and thoroughfares, it is 26 square miles and has a population of 41,000. Ninety-ﬁve percent of the Township is residential. Houses range from small, affordable homes to grand estates. Many of the region’s top executives live in Bloomﬁeld Township because of its amenities and excellent public services. Education is a high priority for most Township residents. Bloomﬁeld Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools are the main public school systems, with Avondale and Pontiac schools covering small areas. A number of private schools with national reputations for excellence are also within the Township’s borders. Reﬂecting the area’s rich cultural mix, many of the world’s religions are represented by places of worship in the community, such as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth El and the Muslim Unity Center. Several well-known landmarks are located within the Township, most notably Oakland Hills Country Club. Bloomﬁeld Township is home to a wide range of businesses, from international headquarters to specialty boutiques. Most of these are located along the Telegraph Rd., Maple Rd., Square Lake Rd. and Woodward Ave. corridors. Sound management practices have resulted in a recent AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. Bloomﬁeld Township delivers a full range of top-quality public services. If you are looking for a home for your family or your business, consider Bloomﬁeld Township – it’s where you’ll 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: 41,604 (July 2018) Median Home Sale Price: $383,000 (Jan. 2019) Median Household Income: $115,000 Economic Base: Primarily residential with large concentrated areas of retail/office space along Maple Road, Telegraph Road and Woodward Ave. 2018 Millage Rates (Per $1,000) Avondale Public Schools: Birmingham Public Schools: Bloomfield Hills Public Schools: Pontiac Public Schools: Bloomfield Village:
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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 Protection: 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. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast (cable), Wide Open West (cable), Southeast Oakland County Water Authority. GFL Wastehaulers (844) 464-3587 (See Basics) Bloomfield Township 4200 Telegraph Road • Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 433-7700 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org 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
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BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills has something for everyone! • “Best place in Michigan to buy a home” – Simplemost 2017 • “One of the 20 safest communities in Michigan” – Safewise 2017 • Quiet, pleasant neighborhoodsin this 4.25 square mile community • Enjoy outdoor recreation and community activities at 34 acre Beverly Park, Riverside Park, 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
ADDENDUM: Beverly Hills Area: 4.2 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: 10,261 (July 2018) Median Home Sale Price: $375,000 (Jan. 2019) Median Household Income: $105,000 Economic Base: Residential with retail/office complexes located at 13 Mileand Southfield Road intersection. Tax Rates: (2018) Southfield Township assessments homestead 40.8258 per $1,000, non-homestead 50.8416. Call Southfield Township with questions, (248) 540-3420. There is a $140 trash fee per household. 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 Services (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818 Protection: 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. For DIAL-A-RIDE, same day service call (248) 362-0107. More information is online at www.smartbus.org. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast 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
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Bloomfield Hills Although Bloomfield Hills is small size (five square miles) and has alimited population it features some of the most beautiful residential settings in the country as well as an exclusive quality of life. Houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, J. Robert F. Swanson and MinoruYamasaki 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 is also evident with the new enclaves offering unparallel luxury for city residents, many of whom are high achievers in business, education, the professions 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 do not pay taxes the contribution they make to the truly unique social, spiritual and intellectual tradition and lifestyle of Bloomfield Hills cannot be duplicated or replaced.
ADDENDUM: City of Bloomfield Hills Area: 5 square miles. Boundaries: Quarton Road to Hickory Grove, Lahser Road to areas east of Kensington Road and west of Squirrel Road. Population: 4,098 (July 2018) Median Home List Price: $725,000 (July 2018) Median Family Income: $200,000 Economic Base: Residential, 10-15% of property is occupied by private schools and clubs. Tax Rates: (2018) Per $1,000 Birmingham School District: Bloomfield Hills School District:
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Library: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700, www.baldwinlib.org Lending library bookshelf in City Hall. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Bloomfield Hills Public Schools (248) 341-5400 Protection: Police, Fire, Safety (248) 644-4200, EMS dial 911. City has a “house key” program through the Safety Department and a “house watch” service. Transportation: Bloomfield Hills is an opt-out community. No bus service is available. Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly Hills 48025 • (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control (Southfield Township)……………………….. (248) 540-3420 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 For more information about Homeowner Associations log on to www.villagebeverlyhills.com – under “Important Links”
Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), Oakland County Water & Sewer call (248) 858-1110, GFL Wastehauler (844) 464-3587 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 Critter Control……………………………………………………...(248) 889-4977 Hazardous Waste - S.O.C.R.R.A. ……………………………… (248) 288-5150
COMMUNITY PROFILE Bingham Farms The Village of Bingham Farms is a small community not much 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 that hug its Telegraph Road boundary. Most of the office projects were developed in the 1980’s. Although squarely in the path of the 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, village residents have exceptional choice of educational options.
ADDENDUM: Bingham Farms Area: 1.25 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Lahser Road. Population: 1,065 (July 2018) Median Home Value: $410,000 (Jan. 2019) Median Household Income: $139,000 Economic Base: Residential with significant office/commercial buildings along Telegraph Road. Tax Rates: (2018) Southfield Township assessments homestead 37.3204 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.3362. 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 Services (248) 203-5800 Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818. Protection: 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), Comcast (cable), Oakland County Water & Sewer (water), private refuse pick-up. (See Basics) Village of Bingham Farms 24255 13 Mile, Suite 190 • Bingham Farms 48025 • (248) 644-0044 www.binghamfarms.org Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly Hills 48025 • (248) 540-3420 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
Franklin Village For many years Franklin enjoyed a quiet existence as a country crossroad. With the advent of the automobile and surge in suburban living, Franklin became a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Metro Detroit. With a handful of historic clapboard buildings serving as a central shopping district, a nearby historic cider mill, fenced properties with repurposed horse barns and a town commons, Franklin has the feel of a small New England town. The village is made up of single-family homes on larger lots. Quaint Victorian cottages and sleek contemporary homes co-exist in harmony in the wooded hills of Franklin with residents having 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 opt to attend one of the many top-notch private schools that are in the area. Residents can participate in any number of village clubs or activities – be it membership in The Village Band, The Franklin Historical Society, a village board or commission. The active involvement of village residents in their community is the underlying strength of Franklin and the reason why Franklinites are proud to live in “The Town that Time Forgot.”
ADDENDUM: Franklin Village Area: 2.7 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Inkster Road. Population: 2,989 (July 2018) Median Home Value: $581,000 (Jan. 2019) Median Household Income: $140,000 Economic Base: Residential with small retail/office downtown. Tax Rates: (2018) Southfield Township assessments homestead 37.5204 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.5362 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. Protection: Franklin-Bingham Fire Department (248) 626-9862, FranklinBingham Police Department (248) 626-9672, EMS dial 911. Volunteer mobile watch program operates daily. Transportation: Franklin Village Cab (248) 851-3399. SMART bus offers fixed routes along Telegraph Road and 13 and 14 Mile Roads. For Connector curb-to-curb service, call (866) 962-5515 for reservations.
Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), Oakland County operates and maintains well water drinking systems (248) 858-1110. Village of Franklin 32325 Franklin Road • Franklin 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly Hills 48025 • (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 Franklin Community Association…………………………………(248) 626-2231 Main Street Franklin……………………………………………….(248) 808-4318 Village Band……………………………………………………….. (248) 626-5474
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Whether you’re visiting the area, thinking of moving here or are lucky enough to call one of these communities home, we hope you take advantage of all the wonderful gardens, parks, galleries, museums, and community theater groups around every corner. Enjoy the next few pages of some favorite venues and others that may take you on a new exploration. Please be sure to check if there are admission fees and hours of operation as many attractions are seasonal, most of all - have fun! Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Art Center
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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, the Michigan Fine Arts Competitionand Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may bepurchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.
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.
Birmingham Concert Band P.O. Box 335 • Birmingham 48012 (248) 474-4997 • www.birminghamconcertband.com This community band is open to all, practices 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) 6420397. 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 for those interested in the areas of history. Admissionis $5.00 for Students and Seniors and $7.00 for Adults. Single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit Ofﬁce: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Performances at the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills. Oakland Winterfest series at Oakland University in Rochester and in Detroit at the Schaver Music Recital Hall. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative programming, CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more concert, ticket and pre-concert talk information, go to website.
Emagine Palladium Theater 209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham 48009 (248) 385-0500 www.emagine-entertainment.com/ locations/palladium-theater Limited capacity neighborhood theatre with luxury seating, on site restaurant and seat-side food and beverage service.
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39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum– (248) 645-3323 This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions feature a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. Cranbrook House and Garden –(248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in1908 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. Open May thru October. Cranbrook Institute of Science- (248) 645-3200 Explore science, technology and natural historythrough exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need log on to science.cranbrook.edu Saarinen House– 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 thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (Art Museum) Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomﬁeld Hills, this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Art Museum at 6453323 forexact dates and times.
34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.
Birmingham 8 (movie theatre) 211 S. Old Woodward,Birmingham 48009 (248) 723-6230 • www.birmhingham8.com Movie Line: (248) 644-FILM
St. Dunstan’s Playhouse 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 2018-19 Season will be this Theatre’s 87th Season.
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SIGNATURE EVENTS
The following is a listing of signature events hosted and sponsored by the Birmingham Shopping District throughout the year. Event activities are identiﬁed by the general time when they occur. For exact dates and times, log on to the Birmingham Shopping District website at www.ALLINBirmingham.com/calendar Birmingham Farmers Market Sundays May thru October. Parking Lot #6 at 660 N. Old Woodward, North of Harmon Street. The market brims with produce, ﬂowers, crafts, live music, hands-on fun & more. Each year the market hosts special events such as Chef Clash, Corn Festival, Harvest Fest and more. More info: www.BirminghamFarmersMarket.org Birmingham Movie Night Fridays at Booth Park, family-friendly activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. Enjoy family-friendly ﬁlms in the great outdoors. Visit www.ALLINBirmingham.com for details. Day On The Town - Outdoor Sale Event Held in downtown Birmingham in July. Dozens of deals await at various shops. INFO: 248-530-1200, www.ALLINBirmingham.com Birmingham Cruise Event Held annually on the third Saturday in August. Old Woodward from Merrill to Lincoln. Whether a classic-car buff or not, this annual ode to the automobile is a must-see. INFO: 248-530-1200, www.birminghamcruiseevent.com Small Business Saturday & Birmingham Santa Walk Saturday After Thanksgiving Support local businesses on the day after Black Friday. Enjoy special perks for shoppers. Kicking off the Small Business Saturday shopping extravaganza, this event will welcome Santa to town during a celebration complete with ringing sleigh bells, stops at various stores with giveaways, and concluding at Santa's quaint home in Shain Park. Santa House and Carriage Rides Santa is in a real house in Shain Park visiting kids of all ages for the holidays. Free horse-drawn carriage rides travel around Shain Park and downtown Birmingham. View the complete schedule at www.ALLINBirmingham.com/calendar. Birmingham Winter Markt & Tree Lighting First full Weekend in December This charming euro style outdoor market features local artisans, foods, gifts, holiday greens and more. Plus, enjoy authentic German style food and drink. There’s a KinderHaus kids craft area, live entertainment each day, plus Santa House, carriage rides and more. The Birmingham Tree Lighting will kick off the event on Friday night. Help Santa and the Mayor light up Birmingham for the holidays in Shain Park. More info:www.BirminghamWinterMarkt.org.
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 www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org • (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.
DTE Energy Music Theatre www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston, (800) 745-3000 May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.
Detroit Zoo Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (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 a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.
Holocaust Memorial Center 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (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) 4240 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com 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. Open daily; tickets my 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 Christmas parade just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is a major televised event each year running down Main Street; stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every 6 inches. A wonderful sight at night!
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (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.
Meadow Brook Adams and Walton, Rochester (on Oakland University campus) Amphitheater - (248) 377-0100 • www.313presents.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadowbrook 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 24 ﬁreplaces, 39 chimneys and 13 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 (on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheater.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. For over 50 years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of its comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to its 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.
Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Open 7 days a week. 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.
Ridgedale Players 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (“Born” in 1931), with a junior actor program as well.
Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester 48307 (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org/city_services/museum 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.
Michigan Renaissance Festival
Sea Life Aquarium
12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • 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.
4316 Baldwin Rd (Great Lakes Crossing), Auburn Hills (866) 622-0605 • 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 tothe website for pictures and discount tickets.
Oakland County Fair July 5-14, 2019 • (248) 634-8830 www.oakfair.org P.O. Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 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 (248) 858-5495 • www.destinationoakland.com Open year round, 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.
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (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 and Wednesday for information and hours.
Olde World Canterbury Village 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are 18 specialty shops displaying one of the world’s largest Department 56 and nativity collections. Restaurant on site along with cider mill. Open daily – its always Christmas!
Stagecrafters (The Baldwin Theatre) 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak at the Historic Baldwin Theatre (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 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 419-1550 • www.treerunnerwestbloomﬁeld.com Over one hundred obstacles and ziplines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours.
Upland Hills Farm 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events.
In Wayne County Arab American National Museum
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Plymouth Historical Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 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.
32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms (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.
155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org 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.
The Henry Ford
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
20900 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 982-6001 • www.thehenryford.org Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission charge. The complex is America’s greatest history attraction. The past, present and future is represented in four distinct venues: the Museum exhibits 300 years of history, Greenﬁeld Village includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.
10685 Warren Road, Plymouth • (734) 455-2290. U-pick orchard, cider mill, country store, petting farm, cross-country skiing. Seasonal.
Automotive Hall of Fame 21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the ﬁrst gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (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 the Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.
Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia • (248) 477-7375. This 95 acre parksite 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 Road, Grosse Pointe (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing ﬁve plays a year at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.
Mill Race Historical Village (Downtown Northville) (248) 348-1845 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. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to www.millracenorthville.org.
Motor City Youth Theatre Grantland Street Playhouse 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org This high quality group of ﬁve to 18 year olds puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Workshops and summer programs are offered as well.
Wyandotte Museum 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte (734) 324-7284 • wyandottemuseums.org Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-MacNichol 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.
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 costs) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.
In Detroit Belle Isle One of Michigan’s new State Parks. Access 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 983 acre park has over ﬁve miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs and is open Wednesday - Sunday, April thru October. The Whitcomb Conservatory. Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (844) 235-5375
Campus Martius www.campusmartiuspark.org 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 Compuware and Quicken Loans, 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 meeting place for city residents.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History 315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday 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.
In Macomb County
One Washington Blvd., Detroit (313) 877-8777 • www.cobocenter.com Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events.
Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com/tigers There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the 2012 AL Champion Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum, and restaurants, add to the fun.
2934 Russell St. (in the Eastern Market) 855-U-SEGWAY • wwww.DetroitSegway.com A variety of tours include uptown, downtown, the riverfront, Belle Isle, and the “whole shebang.” Log on for calendar, restrictions, and reservations are a must!
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 Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Foreign and art ﬁlms shown on weekends, fall through spring. Films and live music concerts June and July.
Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805• www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1 928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Glancy Trains,” and “Kid Rock” are fantastic! Closed Mondays. Free Admission.
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org Open Tuesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations 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.
Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre 1526 Broadway, Detroit Ticket Ofﬁce: (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.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 call (313) 237-3425.
All The World’s A Stage
Center for the Performing Arts
66136 and 66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (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.
Macomb Community College 44575 Garﬁeld Road, Clinton Township (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.
Anton Art Center
Crocker House Museum
125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (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.
15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the ﬁrst mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and ﬁrst Sunday of every month.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111 • www.detroitsymphony.com For nearly a century, 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 Music Center.
Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) 123 Monroe St., Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Offers public and customized tours by and with residents that love Detroit!
Eastern Market Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • www.detroiteasternmarket.com Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This eleven 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 (313) 262-2100 • www.fordﬁeld.com 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 available at 11 :00 a.m. and 1 :00 p.m.; varies – September through December offered Monday, Thursday, Friday; January through August, Monday and Friday.
Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights Box Ofﬁce (888) 929-7849 • 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.
Grand Paciﬁc House Museum 51065 Washington, New Baltimore (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Open Wednesday and Saturday only, Marchthru December. Call for hours.
2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (800) 745-3000 • www.313presents.com Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest survivingmovie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.
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.
10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (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. 10 am.-6 pm MondaySaturday, noon-4pm. Sunday. Free self-guided tours Monday-Friday, call for group tours.
Michigan Science Center Greektown Monroe Street between Randolf 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.
Indian Village Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 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 Ceasars Arena 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit www.313presents.com (313) 471-7000 (customer service) Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena in the Detroit District is the new 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. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the second largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour information are online.
5020 John R, Detroit (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. Open daily, extended hours in the summer months.
Midtown Detroit 3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • www.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 (313) 875-2264 • www.motownmuseum.org Open year round 10:00 a.m.-6: 00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission charge. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; ﬁve galleries with displays and artifacts, showcase the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.
Majestic Theatre Center
Renaissance Center Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million square feet, houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous ofﬁces, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, ﬁne dining restaurants, specialty retail stores, and movie theaters. Tours offered daily Monday - Friday.
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.
Skillman Library 121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Hours: 10am-6pm. Closed Fridays and Sundays. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories.
Outdoor Adventure Center – Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Wayne State University Theatre & Dance
1801 Atwater, Detroit (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 a activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.
(313) 577-2972 • www.theatre.wayne.edu, Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Theatre - Operated by the Graduate Repertory Company. • Bonstelle Theatre - Used for major productions by the undergraduate program. • Studio Theatre - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Studio - Small theatre on thrid ﬂoor of the Old Main building.
Lorenzo Cultural Center
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society
Selfridge Military Air Museum
44575 Garﬁeld Rd., Clinton Twp (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.
16600 Stephens, Eastpointe (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.”
Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.
4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (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 (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.
Michigan Transit Museum 200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens (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.
Richmond Community Theatre 6961 9 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com Celebrating 45 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.
Starkweather Arts Center 219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop.
Birmingham Bloomfield has easy access to many attractions located elsewhere in Michigan. Try out these places for a fun daytrip or overnight stay, but make sure you come back. Because there is a whole lot more to do in the Birmingham Bloomfield area! Interlochen Center for the Arts 4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (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.
Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw Air Zoo Located at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport 6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org Billed as the giants of history, performance and accomplishment, the stars of this museum have names like Curtis P-40N Warhawk, F-18, F-14 Tomcat, SR-71 Blackbird and SBD Dauntless. There are full motion ﬂight simulators, a 4-D theatre and amusement park rides for more excitement.
Alden B. Dow House & Studio 315 Post St., Midland • (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 Easlman Ave., Midland (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.
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1 580 •. www.meijergardens.org Numerous special collections include an arid, English perennial, seasonal, Victorian, woodlands, a children’s and Michigan farm garden. A sculpture park, garden trails and concert series are also featured. Call for special exhibits, hours and admission fees.
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 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling (989) 348-7068 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.
527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw (989) 759-1648 • www.japaneseculturalcenter.org Three acres along the shore of Lake Linton, authentic tea house and ceremony. Open April thru October Tuesday-Saturday 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m
Leelanau Peninsula/Old Mission Peninsula www.michiganwines.com Jutting out into the blue waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, these areas are worth touring for their vineyards and winery tours. Michigan is the 6th largest grape-growing state, has more than140 commercial wineries, 14,000 acres of vines. The wineries have attracted almost 2 million visitors annually bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to the states economy. Wine events calendar is available on the website.
City of Marshall (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!
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Gardens: 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor (734) 647-7600 (both) • www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Conservatory, gift shop, trails and natural areas. No admission charge.
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, where ever you can. Make the journey!
Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw • (989) 964-7125 www.marshallfredricks.org Over 2,000 objects and a sculptor’s 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 BirminghamBloomﬁeld area until his death in 1998.
Michigan Firehouse Museum 110 Cross St., Ypsilanti • (734) 547-0663 www.michiganﬁrehousemuseum.org Treasure trove of ﬁreﬁghting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday thru Sunday.
Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe, Monroe (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 Shoreline 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.
Purple Rose Theatre 137 Park Street, Chelsea (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theatre year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 9922 Front St., Empire (231) 326-5134 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.
Spring Valley Trout Farm 12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter (734) 426-4772 www.springvalleytroutfarm.com The freshest “ﬁsh and chips” in Metro Detroit. Catch your own dinner of catﬁsh or trout, no license required! 20 acres of fun include nine spring fed ponds. Seasonal hours, fees and recipes online!
State Capitol Building N. Capitol and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing Dedicated in 1879, it was one of the ﬁrst buildings to copy the architecture of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it is open for tours including the House and Senate galleries. For info call (517) 373-2348.
S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) (800) 841-4243 • www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (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 inexistence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.
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 numerous beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing, and many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival, drawing thousands of visitors annually.
Zehnders of Frankenmuth 730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com Click on “dining”. 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.
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Sports and Recreation
Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL)
Detroit Tigers (MLB)
Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2009 www.detroitlions.com
Comerica Park Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.mlb.com/tigers
Detroit Pistons (NBA)
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Little Caesars Arena (248) 377-0100 www.nba.com/pistons
Little Caesars Arena (844) 767-3644 www.nhl.com/redwings
METRO AREA SPORTS & RECREATION
BEVERLY HILLS www.villagebeverlyhills.com
Oakland County parks system (See full listing at end of this section.)
• 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.
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.
www.guide2detroit.com This site offers a neat list of links to an unusual variety of sports and amusement locations throughout the area. It covers everything from archery to scuba diving to wrestling.
www.mhsaa.com Home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rule and regulation, 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.
Birmingham Community Education (Birmingham Public schools) www.communityed.net Ofﬁces at Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste. F102 (248)203-3800 The 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, aquatic 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 3825 Franklin Road Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 341-6485
United Shore Professional Baseball @ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, Michigan. Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com
Cranbrook Educational Community www.schools.cranbrook.edu
Biking, Hiking, Walking
Click on “Camps and Public Programs”
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”.
The school offers a variety of programs open to the public including sports camps for basketball, football, lacrosse and ﬁeld hockey. (Ages 5-10) Call (248) 645-3108 for more information. • Wallace Ice Arena 550 Lone Pine Road Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 (248) 645-3186 • Williams Natatorium 550 Lone Pine Road 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.
Baseball Franklin Baseball League P.O. Box 250140, Franklin 48025 (248) 214-1201 • www.franklinbaseball.org 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.eteamz.com/BeverlyHillsLL
Bloomﬁeld Baseball League www.leaguelineup.com/BloomﬁeldBaseball
Michigan Travel Baseball/Softball
Rouge River Trails
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.
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.
Cranbrook Gardens at Cranbrook House Bloomﬁeld Hills. Explore over 40 acres of gardens along paths, streams and Kingswood Lake. Take a self-guided tour. Open daily May thru Labor Day. 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.
League of Michigan Bicyclists(LMB) www.lmb.org • (517) 334-9100 Lists all Detroit Metro area clubs that have organized tour biking or racing.
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.
Birmingham Community Education
Michigan Mountain Biking Association
www.yteams.com Spring/Summer 2019 information posted
(248) 203-3800 www.communityed.net • Piston Academy– 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.
Michigan AAU Boys Basketball (269) 327-8074 www.miaauboysbb.8k.com
Michigan AAU Girls Basketball 16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville 48066 (313) 580-0351 www.michigangirlsaaubasketball.com
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 “Oak Routes” network of trails and paths covering much of the 910 square miles of the County. Links to the Oakland County Parks are also listed here. For more information see the complete list of Oakland County Parks at the end of this section.
www.teambasketball.us AAU competitive teams for boys and girls in 4th – 12th grades. Log on for registration and location information.
Sports and Recreation Boating
There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface rampsfor 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 later in this section.
Metro Detroit USBC Association
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 non-motorized 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
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 320 lakes in Oakland County that allow ﬁshing! Log on to www.ﬁshingworks.com and click on “lakes” to get the details. OaklandCounty Parks have 5 that offer ﬁshing access from shore, docks and/or boats.
• Addison Oaks • Groveland Oaks
• Independence Oaks • Orion Oaks
• Rose Oaks
Ice Fishing is allowed in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information. Fishing is also allowed in many state Parks. See the state Parks information in this section for more details.
• Stoney Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark
NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to ﬁsh. There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart and Meijers locations.
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.
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 towww.crwc.org.
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.
GOLF City of Birmingham has two public courses: Lincoln Hills and Springdale. Membership Passes are required to play golf at the two Birmingham courses. You may purchase or renew your passes at: • Lincoln Hills (248) 530-1670 • www.golfbirmingham.org 2666 W. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009 • Springdale (248) 530-1660 • www.golfbirmingham.org 316 Strathmore, Bloomfield Township 48301 Fee Structure: Birmingham Resident: 1st Time Resident $15 per year • Renewal: $10 per year Non-Resident: Individual $150/yr. • Dual (same family) $200/yr. • Family: $250/yr. Business: Individual $100 per year
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES If you own a moped, motorized watercraft longer than 16 feet, and/orsnowmobile, you must register them with the Secretary of State ofﬁce. For details and exemptions, log on to: www.michigan.gov/sos
OTHER RESOURCES Golf Association of Michigan 24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 www.gam.org Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.
Michigan Golf www.michigangolf.com This website lists all public and private courses in the area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.
Michigan Womens Golf Association (313) 969-0523 or (248) 471-9030 www.mwgolf.org Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.
Pure Michigan www.michigan.org This website lists courses, resorts and schools by city or region.
Hockey/Ice Skating Birmingham Hockey Association www.birminghamhockey.net (734) 812-2149
Birmingham Ice Arena (248) 530-1642, www.bhamgov.org 2300 E. Lincoln Open skating, hockey clinics and basic skills ﬁgure skating are all available.
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) www.birminghamfsc.com Has high school age skate team. For skaters who have passed the USFS Basic 8.
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. Log on to schools.cranbrook.edu for more information.
Hunting Oakland County Parks have limited archery hunting in 4 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:
Oakland County Parks Offer skating opportunities at Independence Oaks (see “Parks” listing at the end of this section). For numerous local associations and league listings for teams of all ages log on to www.usahockeyclubmi.com or www.michiganhockeyonline.com.
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
Horseback Riding & Trails Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in:
• Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks • Springﬁeld Oaks has an equestrian arena and stall rentals for events on site. Metro Parks offer trail riding in:
• Wolcott Mill
State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas: • Brighton (Stable & Rentals) • Highland (Stable & Rentals) • Pontiac Lake (Stable & Rentals) • Proud Lake
• Ortonville See “Parks”section for details, locations and websites.
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.mdnr-elicense.com. The local DNR operations service center is in Southﬁeld at 26000 W. 8 Mile Rd. (248) 359-9040. To explore hunting areas by region or speciﬁc city, log on to www.michigan.org.
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? (517) 373-1204 • www.mdnr-elicense.com
Sports and Recreation Lacrosse
U.S. Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter
Michigan State Youth Soccer Association
www.uslacrossechapters.org • Informative site for youth, adults, high school and coaches.
(734) 459-6220, www.michiganyouthsoccer.org
(248) 644-2255, www.bbscsoccer.org
30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655, Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 • www.championlacrosse.com Camps, classes, teams and leagues for youth and adults.
Bloomﬁeld Hills Youth Soccer League
(248) 594-9990, www.forcefc.org (travel teams)
www.laxpower.com Website lists all local teams, clubs, players, schedules and standings including Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld, Cranbrook, Sacred Heart, Brother Rice, and Detroit Country Day.
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.
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Soccer Club
(248) 499-7580, www.bhysl.com
Bloomﬁeld Hills Soccer Club (Force) Michigan United Soccer League (248) 288-6875, www.musl.net (adult teams for 30+, 40+, 50+)
Ultimate Soccer Arenas 867 South Blvd., Pontiac 48341 (248) 648-7000, www.ultimatesoccerarena.com This facility has 4 full size ﬁelds (110 yds x 75 yds) and one full size ﬁeld (85 yds x 47 yds). It is available for youth and adult leagues and is the home oﬂocal clubs.
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.Birminghambluedolphins.com
Skiing and Snowboarding
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Atlantis (BBA)
DOWNHILL: (248) 887-4183 • www.skialpinevalley.com
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.
Bloomﬁeld Hills Ski/Snowboard Club and Lessons
(248) 433-0885 • www.bloomﬁeldrec.org (ages 5-18) 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
(989) 631-4955 www.uss-michigan.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.
Alpine Valley in White Lake
CROSS COUNTRY: Log on to Oakland County Parks website at www.oakgov.com for groomed trail locations. The “Parks” listings in this section also offers more options as well.
Snowmobiling There are over 6,500 interconnected trails throughout the state.
Michigan Snowmobile Association (616) 361-2285 www.msasnow.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.
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. Logon to www.bhamgov.org, click on “Residents”, then “Parks and Recreation”. Call (248) 530-1640 to reserve court. Bloomﬁeld Hills Schools have courts at the high schools and middle schoolsand the Recreation and Community Services Department offers lessonsthrough youth programs. Call (248) 433-0885 for more info. Private clubs include: • Birmingham Tennis - 2100 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-5683, www.birminghamracquetclub.com • Bloomﬁeld Tennis - 799 Denison, Bloomﬁeld Township 48302 (248) 332-9221, www.bloomﬁeldtennis.com
Birmingham Bloomfield benefits from being part of the Metro Detroit area, which is unique from most metropolitan areas becauseof the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas available to its residents. From local community parks, to county,regional and state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, huntingor just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.With all these options available it’s easy to see Birmingham Bloomfield sits in the middle of a recreational and conservation paradise.Take time to check out the opportunities for day adventures or weekend getaways. Summer or Winter – the parks are there foryour enjoyment. Here are some of the parks that serve the area. Take advantage!
Huron-Clinton Metroparks The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host 9 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com.
Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron
Wolcott Mill Metropark (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven.
Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground
Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 18-hole regulation golf course. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).
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
Stony Creek Metropark (4,461 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, boat 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
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 (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for ﬁshing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, 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
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. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211
Genesee County Parks Buell Lake County Park, 14098 Genesee Road, Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, ﬁshing site, snowmobile area and radio controlled model airplane ﬁeld. Davison Roadside County Park, Davison and Belsay Roads, Burton. Offerspicnic area and sledding hill on four acres. Everett Cummings (Equestrian) Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris Flushing County Park, 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing. Covering 105 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, cross-country skiing, playground and pavilions. Genesee Recreation Area is 4,540 acres including 600 acre Mott Lake and Richﬁeld County Park (345 acres) offering baseball diamonds, BMX motor track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country trails, snowmobiling
River with scenic wooded areas, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnic-playground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore ﬁshing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include tennis, 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 park along the Huron River, canoe launch, ﬁshing, play equipment and softball diamond. (734) 426-8211
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 and adventure ship. (734) 426-8211
Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the HuronRiver with a parkway, picnic areas, playﬁelds, ﬁshing, Par 3 18-hole golf course, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and water slide, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. (734) 697-9181
Willow Metropark (1,651 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shufﬂeboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, 18-hole regulation golf course, outdoor dance center, paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and ﬁshing on Washago Pond. Sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (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. (734) 782-3956
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. Thre mile pave hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020
and picnic areas. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach, Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf Course are also within the recreation area. Holloway Reservoir Regional Park in Linden includes the 1,975 acre reservoir in its 5,500 total acres. The Elba Equestrian Area is located here along with Walleye Pike Boat Launch, ﬁshing sites, toboggan hill and snowmobile areas.
Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden. 135 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas. Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area, 5161 Branch Rd., Flint. Waterfalls, picnictables and access to Flint River bike path. For information, call Genesee County Parks at 800-648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org
Oakland County Parks 13 parks and 5 golf courses. 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
Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford Road and White Lake Road. Offers 302 acres of wetlands, forests and meadows. Archery deer hunting is allowed October 1 - January 1. DNR rules apply.
Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southﬁeld. Offers 25 acres of open space Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained, 1,276 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 with educational programming.
featuring six soccer ﬁelds, a baseball diamond and softball ﬁeld.
Glen Oaks Golf Course, 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.
White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and offers: Soak Station, a children’s water playground; River Ride a 1,000 foot raft ride with sprays; Spray ‘n Play, a toddler water play area; Terriﬁc Tides wave-action pool; and Triple Turn, a giant triple ﬂume waterslide. The golf course is located on John R and is a completely redesigned Jerry Matthews course with three sets of tees; bunkers, berms and larger greens; and a 2,700 square-foot clubhouse.
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.
Rose Oaks, Fish Lake Road, Rose Township. The parks has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and ﬁshing are available.
Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping with 269 modern campsites with electrical/water hookups, plus 194 additional sites with electrical hookups and water nearby. There are also six rental log cabins with electricity available onsite. A sandy beach and waterslide are found on Stewart Lake with rowboat, paddleboat and specialty bike rentals. Picnicking and three islands available for group outings.
Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park
This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.
Macomb County Parks Macomb County features numerous parks covering thousands of acres. It offers a wide variety of activities on inland lakes as well as 34 miles of Lake St. Clair shoreline and the Clinton River, which runs through 10 of the 27 communities in the County. Log on to www.macombgov.org for more information.
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights (800) 745-3000 • www.313presents.com Concert venue includes playscape, pavilion, and trails.
Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 469-5125. Shelby Township at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre northeast to Richmond. This 24 mile linear hiking and biking path will eventually link 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.
Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (see Huron Clinton Metroparks).
Stoney Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (see Huron Clinton Metroparks).
Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks).
offers, swimming, picnicking, 24 hole Disc Golf, row, pedal boat and mountain bike rentals and over 20 miles of trails. There is also a 174 site campground and rental cabins. An elegant conference center is available to rent for weddings and banquets.
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.
Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre park near Pontiac with a BMX track, court games complex and paved walking and nature trails. This park is also home to Oakland County’s waterpark offering The Wave, a 475,000 gallon wave-action swimming pool; Ragin’ Rapids group raft ride; the Big Bucket water playscape; and the Slidewinder, a giant double waterslide.
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 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885.
Oakland County Parks has a zipline that move from park to park and it’s available for rent! Log on to www.OakGov.com to check out its current location and rental information.
Outdoor Adventure Center –
Michigan State Parks You are never more than half an hour from a State Park, forest, campground, or trail system. One of Michigan’s most important natural resouces, millions use them year-round and the State is always ranked nationally in snowmobile, ﬁshing, and hunting licenses sold. For complete information, log on to www.michigandnr.com or call (517) 284-7275.
Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767 Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, 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 (844) 235-5375. 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, yacht club, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.
Brighton State 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 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, 12 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 At 7,817 acres, several thousand are maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, ﬁsh and boat in others. 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. Kent Lake and Spring Mill Pond have swimming beaches.
Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 A linear park, 13 miles long, with a gravel surface. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
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.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
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 a activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.
Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271
Michig an has th e l o n freshw g ater c est o a stline in the William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor U (313) 396-0217. Detroit 2nd lo .S. and ngest Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s ﬁrst urban statepark. Includes to Ala next ska. Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and 52 slip marina. Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating and ﬁshing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground equipment available for rent.
Complete with lighthouse, picnic tables, and shore-ﬁshing famed for walleye.
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), cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.
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 offers hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.
W.C. Wetzel State Park – Harrison Township, (810) 765-5605 No permit is required at this undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Most state parks require a motor vehicle permit which can be purchased at any park entrance. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and ﬁshing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 26 miles for mountain bikers, the 46 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, backpacking, ﬁshing and hunting.
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020 Ponds, marshes, ﬁelds, miles of trails, horseback riding and stable, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panﬁsh.
Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433 This park has three lakes, hunting, ﬁshing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes are available for rent.
The Great Lakes contain an estimated 5,500 cubic miles of water – one ﬁfth of all the liquid surface fresh water on Earth. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, third largest by volume.
IN FORM ATI ON C O MMU NITY O T HE R
Dial area code 248 with all phone numbers, unless otherwise noted.
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 Wednesday 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
2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy 48083 (800) 427-5100 www.automationalley.com Michigan’s premier technology and manufacturing business association.
Bloomﬁeld Historical Society 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302, www.bloomﬁeldhistoricalsociety.org. For those living in Bloomﬁeld Hills or Bloomﬁeld Township, log on for events, local history and membership information.
Cranbrook Archives Cranbrook Educational Community, located on the lower level of the Cranbrook Art Museum. Phone 645-3583, www.cranbrook.edu/archives.The public is invited to use this collection of photography, architectural drawings and historical documents relating to the founders of Cranbrook, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals associated with the community since 1904. Tues.-Fri.: 11:00am - 5:00 pm or by appointment.
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.
Cranbrook Art Museum
City of Bloomﬁeld Hills
39221 N. Woodward, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48303, 645-3323 www.cranbrookartmuseum.org See “Things To Do” section.
644-1520 www.bloomﬁeldhillsmi.net Click on “Business” for planning link.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Village of Franklin
39221 N. Woodward, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48303, 645-3200 www.cranbrook.edu. See “Things To Do” section.
626-9666 www.franklin.mi.us Click on Forms/Applications.
Franklin Historical Museum
Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs One Stop Shop Business Center
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 Art Museum. House is open to the public, check www.cranbrookartmuseum.org 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.
2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328 (248) 858-0783 www.oakgov.com Business assistance, workshops, planning, counseling, etc.
Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Counties) (734) 487-0355 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 estimate sand demographic data, transportation plans and map
About Our Cover Each year Birmingham Bloomfield residents look forward to the warmer months of the year and for the start of the Birmingham Farmers Market. Held each Sunday, May thru October, in Parking Lot #6, it is a place to gather, relax and catch up with friends. Be it flowers, produce, crafts or “Just Chillin” the Market has it all. 660 N. Old Woodward (just north of Harmon St.) is the place to be. For more info: www.BirminghamFarmersMarket.org. Cover photo courtesy of the Birmingham Shopping District
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 Beverly Hills, Bloomﬁeld Hills and Bloomﬁeld Township.
Comcast– (800) 934-6489 www.xﬁnityonline.com Directv (855) 838-4388, www.directv.com Dish Network– (888) 656-2461 www.dish.com Verizon – (800) 256-4646 www.verizonwireless.com Vonage – (800) 968-8720, www.vonage.com Wide Open West (WoW) – (866) 496-9669 www.wowway.com
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: Tuesday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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 free 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 “government” then “services”. Offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for those 50+. Includes day and extended travel, ﬁtness classes, ﬁne arts and computer programs, discussion groups, bridge, billiards adult day care, and open swim. Also provides home delivered meals, outreach, referrals and transportation services using area volunteers. Mon. - Thurs. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Community House 380 S. Bates, Birmingham 48009 644-5832 www.communityhouse.com Offers hundreds of classes and group travel opportunities. Also hosts public forums and civic and service organizations. The Community House sponsors clubs for senior men, senior women, newcomers and a taskforce promoting racial and ethnic diversity.
Assisted Living, Home Care Nursing Centers & Retirement Homes
Sunrise of Bloomﬁeld
Afﬁnity Home Care
Sunrise of Bloomﬁeld Hills
All Seasons of Birmingham 111 Elm St., Birmingham 48009 237-3861 www.allseasonsbrimingham.com
Arcadia Home Care and Stafﬁng 920 E. Maple, Birmingham 48009 866-224-7541 www.arcadiahomecare.com Home Care
2080 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 972-0800 www.sunriseseniorliving.com 6790 Telegraph Rd., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48301 939-5818 www.sunriseseniorliving.com
The Sheridan at Birmingham 2400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (901) 623-8167 www.seniorlifestyle.com
Woodward Hills Nursing Center 39312 Woodward Avenue, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 644-5522, www.bahrc.comwww.skldcare.com
Arden Courts of Bingham Farms (Alzheimer’s Assisted Living) 24005 W. 13 Mile Rd., Bingham Farms 48025 644-8100, www.arden-courts.com/BinghamFarms
Baldwin House 200 S. Chester, Birmingham 48009 971-0956, www.baldwinhousebham.com
Cambridge South Healthcare Center 18200 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025 647-6500 www.savaseniorcare.com
Cedarbrook 41150 Woodward Ave., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 721-8760 www.cedarbrookofbloomﬁeldhills.com
Evergreen Health & Living Center 19933 W. 13 Mile Road, Southﬁeld 480076 203-9000, www.bahrc.com
Jewish Senior Life (248) 661-1836 (Administration) www.jslmi.org Offers numerous services including residences
Residential Hospice 5440 Corporate Dr., Ste. 300, Troy 48098 866-902-5854 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. Elizabeth Briarbank Assisted Living for Women 39315 Woodward Ave., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 644-1011, www.briarbank.com
St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice 34505 Twelve Mile, Ste. 100, Farmington Hills 48331 855-559-7178 www.trinityhomehealth.org
Family Support Services
Haven (shelter for domestic violence and abuse)
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous - Oakland County
Facilities in Pontiac, Bingham Farms and Royal Oak. 24-hour crisis line 334-1274, Administration 334-1284, www.haven-oakland.org
Hotline (248) 332-3521 www.aa-sem.org
Oakland County Childrens Village
Al-Anon Family Groups - Central Oakland County Ofﬁce (248) 706-1020 ww.oaklandafg.org
Birmingham African American Family Network (BAAFN)
Division of Oakland County under the authority of Family Courts. 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341858-1150, www.oakgov.com
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Community Coalition
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
1525 Covington Rd., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48301 203-4615 www.bbcoalition.org
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400, Southﬁeld 48034 (800) 852-7795 www.aaa1b.com
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld SCAMP
The Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Chamber
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.
725 S. Adams, Suite 130, Birmingham 48009 • 644-1700 www.bbcc.com
Birmingham Shopping District
Birmingham Youth Assistance
20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southﬁeld 48076 • 223-9400 www.bbb.org
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
Driving for Life: A Guide For Older 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.
151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 • 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com
Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Michigan 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
Driver License, Auto Registration and License Plates, and State Park “Recreation Passports” 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 ofState 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 Oakland County Supercenter – 1608 N. Perry St., Pontiac 48340 South Oakland County Plus – 25263 Telegraph Rd., Southﬁeld 48034 East Oakland County Plus – 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085 West Bloomﬁeld – 4297 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomﬁeld 48323 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 throughthe Michigan Secretary of State (www.michigan.gov/sos) and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.
Libraries Baldwin Public library
Bloomﬁeld Township Public library
Franklin Village Public library
300 W. Merrill, Birmingham 48009 647-1700 www.baldwinlib.org Provides library services 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.
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 642-5800 www.btpl.org Provides library services 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. Open daily.
32455 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 851-2254 www.franklin.lib.mi.us Has a core collection of reference materials, fiction, audio books, newspapers and magazines. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m.6:00p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 11:00a.m.8:00p.m., Saturday 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
The Clerks ofﬁce in Birmingham and Bloomﬁeld Township can facilitate applications and offer photo services. Beverly HIlls will process applications (no photos). 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.
Amtrak Train and Bus Service (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com Stations are located in Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Troy and Royal Oak.
Expedited service is available at the Detroit Passport Agency 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit (877) 487-2778
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 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.
Transportation Serving Airport Smart Bus Service www.smartbus.org
Luxury Sedan and Taxi Service Metro CARS (800) 456-1701 Metro CAB (734) 997-6500
Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide
AIRPORTS/AIRLINES 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
Allegiant American United Delta
(702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 864-8331 (800) 221-1212
www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.united.com www.delta.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 Located in Waterford; offers charter ﬂights, aircraft sales and ﬂight training.
McNamara Terminal AIRLINE
AeroMexico 800-237-6639 Air France 800-237-2747 Delta 800-221-1212 North Terminal
www.aeromexico.com www.airfrance.com www.delta.com
Air Canada 888-247-2262 Alaska Air 800-252-7522 American 800-433-7300 Frontier 801-401-9000 Jet Blue 800-538-2583 Lufthansa 800-645-3880 Royal Jordanian 212-949-0050 Southwest 800-435-9792 Spirit 801-401-2200 United 800-241-6522
www.aircanada.ca www.alaskaair.com www.aa.com www.frontierairline.com www.jetblue.com www.lufthansa.com www.rja.com www.southwest.com www.spiritair.com www.united.com
(Includes Express Link)
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.
45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304. 644-1401 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. Contact treasurer.
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.
Southﬁeld Township Southﬁeld Township provides limited assistance in wild animal control and has live traps to lend. They will pick up strays, remove dead animals from roads and keep records of lost and found pets in the Township. Stray animals are taken to Greenﬁeld Animal Hospital, phone 356-1100.
Bloomﬁeld Township (animal shelter) 4200 Telegraph Road, P.O. Box 489, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302. 433-7757 Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m., Monday – Friday. Call police department on weekends. Dog licenses are available at the Township Ofﬁce or by mail with proof of updated rabies vaccination. Annual fee is $6.00 January 1 –April 1, $11.00 after April 1. A three-year license is available for $18.00 for spayed and neutered dogs. Two dog or cat limit (over six months of age). Lost dogs and cats are kept at the shelter and owners are notiﬁed if animals are wearing identiﬁcation. Dogs must be conﬁned to owner’s rear yard or on a leash if off premises. Invisible fence installation requires a permit and live animal traps are available with a refundable deposit.
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 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. Any license issued 30 days after the expiration date is $20.00. Cats must be licensed annually, the fee is $5.00.
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 or the Department of Public Services on S. Eton.
Oakland County Parks have acres of fenced park areas for dogs at Lyon, Orion, and Red Oak Parks. Log on to www.destinationoakland.com.
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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.
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) Bloomﬁeld Township provides community access programming on Comcast Channel 15 for residents of Bloomﬁeld Township and Bloomﬁeld Hills. It also provides municipal access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin: Comcast Channels 18 and 15, WOW Channels 18 and 10, and AT&Ts UVerse Channel 99.
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 andfor 50+ with disabilities. Applications must be ﬁlled out.
MEALS ON WHEELS Bloomﬁeld Township Senior Services
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 36
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Oakland Meals on Wheels (248) 689-0001 (Serves Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Franklin)
Kosher Meals on Wheels (248) 592-2311 (Serves Oakland County on a case by case basis)
NEXT 2121 Midvale, Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-5270 www.birminghamnext.org Extensive programs and services for anyone 50+ years old. Transportationby appointment for those 55+ or physically disabled within the BirminghamSchool District. Hot lunches are served daily at the center and deliveredmeals are available by enrolling at (248) 689-0001.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860 www.olhsa.org Helps with medicare enrollment, home chore services, safety aids, ﬁnancial emergencies and counseling.
Veterans Services Pontiac Ofﬁce
1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0785
1151 Crooks Rd. Troy 48084 (248) 655-1250
Ofﬁce hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Help to obtain and maintain veteran related beneﬁts. Provides transportationto the Veterans’ Medical Centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Military Discharge/DD214/Veterans ID Cards
Senior Resource Directory and Newsletter
858-0571 www.oakgov.com Available at the Oakland County Clerks ofﬁce.
(248) 858-0213 www.oakgov.com/seniors Online publications
Social Security Administration
(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) 858-0597. If you have any questions log on to www.oakgov.com.
Oakland County Vital Records Ofﬁce
1280 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 (800) 772-1213. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9am - 12pm. Closed weekends.
Shipping Services UPS Stores 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
Voter Registration New Residents may register to vote at their city or county clerk ofﬁce, or at any Secretary of State ofﬁce. See listing of ofﬁces under Driver andAuto Licenses, or access online via www.michigan.gov/sos
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
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
Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (248) 288-5150 www.socwa.org
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 ina 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
SOCRRA: www.socrra.org • 995 Coolidge, Troy
(click on “Public Services” and then “Environmental”)
(click on “Government”, “Rouge River Watershed”, and look under “Services” for recycling and hazardous waste info”)
(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.
Bingham Farms: www.binghamfarms.org (click on “Other Afﬁliations”)
Michigan Green Schools
(click on “Residents” and then “Forestry”)
2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 209-2550 www.oakland.k12.mi.us
Bloomﬁeld Hills: www.bloomﬁeldhillsmi.net
Michigan State University Extension
(click on “Community”, “Environment”)
Bloomﬁeld Township: www.bloomﬁeldtwp.org (click on “Living in Bloomﬁeld” and then “Environment”)
1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 26 East, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0880 www.oakgov.com/msu
Michigan Recycling Coalition (517) 974-3672 www.michiganrecycles.org Helpful information and resources guide.
Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority 288-5150 www.socwa.org Information, tips for healthy lawns and gardens. Calendar of local classes and events offered.
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
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 ● 1 online learning class All students are required to take the Michigan Merit Exam which replaces the MEAP testing.
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248-540-7706 43816 Woodward Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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President Donald J. Trump (R) Vice President Mike Pence (R) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Comments: (202) 456-1111 Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
N-894 House Ofﬁce Building P.O. Box 30014, Lansing 48933 www.house.michigan.gov
U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D) Washington: (202) 224-6221 Local: (248) 273-4227 www.senate.gov Debbie Stabenow (D) Washington: (202) 224-4822 Local: (313) 961-4330
U.S. Representative (9th District) Andy Levin (D) Washington: (202) 225-4961 Warren: (586) 498-7122 Represents Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, and part of Bloomﬁeld Township
(11th District) Haley Stevens (D) Washington: (202) 225-8171 Novi: (202) 227-7397 Represents Birmingham and Bloomﬁeld Hills
(14th District) Brenda Lawrence (D) Washington: (202) 225-5802 Southﬁeld: (248) 356-2052 Represents parts of Bloomﬁeld Township
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: Nick A. Khouri (R) (517) 373-3223 Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) (517) 373-1110
State Senators www.senate.michigan.gov 12th District - Rosemary Bayer (D) (517) 373-2417 Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomﬁeld Township, Franklin, Indepenence Township, Keego Harbor, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Southﬁeld Township, Sylvan Lake, Village of Clarkston
40th District - Mari Manoogian (D) S-889 House Ofﬁce Building (517) 373-8670 Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld Township, Bloomﬁeld Hills
35th District - Kyra Bolden (D) S-1124 House Ofﬁce Building (517) 373-1788 Franklin, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms
Oakland County Ofﬁcials www.oakgov.com/elected_ofﬁcials Oakland County Courthouse 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341 County Clerk: Lisa Brown (D) (248) 858-0581 Executive: L. Brooks Patterson (R) (248) 858-0484 Water Resources Commissioner: Jim Nash (D) (248) 858-0958 Prosecutor: Jessica Cooper (D) (248) 858-0656 Sheriff: Michael Bouchard (R) (248) 858-5000 Treasurer: Andrew Meisner (D) (248) 858-0611 Oakland County Commissioners 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0100 21 members represent 21 equally populated districts, operating undera “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.
46th District Court
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.
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) 647-1141www.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) 858-0355 Jury Service: (248) 858-0029 Friend of the Court: (248) 858-1565 Adult Probation: (248) 858-0303 Juvenile: (248) 858-0112 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
Other Contacts Citizens Research Council of Michigan 124 W. Allegan, Ste 620, Lansing 48933 (517) 485-9444, www.crcmich.org 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.)
Probate Court deals with issues related to wills, trusts, estates, guardianships and mental health.
Three commissioners cover the Birmingham - Bloomﬁeld area: Shelley Goodman Taub (R) District 12– Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld Township, Bloomﬁeld Hills William Miller (D) District 14– Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin Marcia Gershenson (D) District 13– Part of Bloomﬁeld Township
13th District - Mallory McMorrow (D) (517) 373-2523 Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomﬁeld Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy
Health Care Health Organizations/ Associations
Oakland County Medical Society
Beaumont Hospital –Troy
39577 Woodward Ave., Ste 230 Bloomﬁeld Hills 48034 (248) 773-4000 • www.ocms-mi.org
44201 Dequindre Road, Troy 48085 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Doctors Hospital of Michigan
Oakland County Dental Society
Alzheimer’s Association 25200 Telegraph Ste. 100, Southﬁeld 48033 (248) 351-0280 • ww.alz.org/gmc
16205 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 201 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-9333 • oaklanddentalsociety.com
American Cancer Society
Poison Control Center
20450 Civic Center Drive, Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 663-3400 • www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association 300 Galleria Ofﬁcenter, Ste. 111 Southﬁeld 48304 (248) 433-3830 • www.diabetes.org
Childrens Hospital of Michigan 4160 John R, Ste 616, Detroit, 48201 (800) 222-1222 www.childrensdmc.org
27777 Franklin, Ste. 1150, Southﬁeld 48034 (248) 936-5800 • www.heart.org SE MI Chapter 100 Mack Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 833-4440 • www.redcross.org/mi/detroit
American Lung Association
29699 Southﬁeld Rd., Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 233-4410 www.dentalhealthcouncil.org
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center (addiction care) 6773 W. Maple Road, W. Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 661-6100 • www.henryford.com
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 230, Detroit 48202 (313) 446-9800 www.miuniﬁed.org
Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Visiting Physicians Association
25200 Telegraph, Ste. 110 Southﬁeld 48033 (248) 351-7979 www.epilepsymichigan.org
(888) 742-0285 • www.visitingphysicians.com
Henry Ford Medical Center Bloomﬁeld Hills
21540 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Ste 200 Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 352-2000
(osteopathic) 50 N. Perry St.,Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 • www.mclaren.org/oakland
Providence Hospital 16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southﬁeld 48075 (248) 849-3000 • www.stjohnprovidence.org
Hospitals & Health Systems
29433 Southﬁeld Rd., Ste. 210 Southﬁeld 48076 (800) 705-6677 • www.milupus.org
Ascension Providence Rochester Medical Center 1101 W. University Dr., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 652-5000 • healthcare.ascension.org
Michigan Parkinson Foundation 30400 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 150 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 433-1011 • (800) 852-9781 www.parkinsonmi.org
Ascension St. John Hosptial Cancer Center
National Arab American Medical Association
(outpatient) 1901 Star Batt Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 844-4000 • healthcare.ascension.org
2265 Livernois, Ste. 720, Troy 48083 (248) 646-3661 • www.naama.us
Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
3601 W. 13 Mile Road Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Hospice Hospice of Michigan (2 Locations) 400 Galleria Ofﬁcenter, Ste. 400Southﬁeld 48034 (888) 247-5701 (24 hour information) 43097 Woodward Ave. Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 253-2580 www.hom.org
2520 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100 Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 325-1000 • www.henryford.com
500 Kirts, Ste. 200, Troy 48084 (248) 824-6060
Michigan Lupus Foundation
20411 W. 12 Mile Rd., Ste. 108 Southﬁeld 48076 (800) 546-5268 www.nbmtlink.org
26300 S. Woodward Ave., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 546-2110 • www.henryford.com 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomﬁeld 48322 (248) 661-4100 • www.henryford.com
30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 967-1440 www.vna.org
21 E. Long Lake Rd Bloomﬁeld HIlls, 48302 (248) 971-2412 • www.miraresearch.org
Henry Ford Medical Center - Royal Oak
Henry Ford West Bloomﬁeld Hospital
1475 E. 12 Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 784-2000 • www.lung.org
M.I.R.A. – Mental IllnessResearch Association
Henry Ford Medical Center Troy 2825 Livernois, Troy 48083 (248) 680-6000 • www.henryford.com (psychiatric facility) 10300 West Eight Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 398-3200 • www.henryford.com
UNIFIED (HIV Health)
American Red Cross
Henry Ford Behavioral Health
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
Tri-County Dental Health Council
American Heart Association
461 W. Huron, Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • www.dhofm.com
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341-2985 (248) 858-3000 • www.stjoesoakland.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.
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 • Interim Pastor Bill Kirch-Carr
Beverly Hills United Methodist Church 20000 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 646-9777 www.bhumc.com • Rev. Anthony Ballah
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.com • Dr. Donald McKay, Senior Pastor
Christ Church Cranbrook 470 Church Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304, 644-5210 christchurchcranbrook.org • Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Jr.
Church of Christ
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302, 646-5886 www.bloomﬁeldcross.org • Pastor John Sproul
Embury United Methodist Church 1803 E. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009, 644-5708, Rev. Jean Snyder
First Baptist Church of Birmingham 300 Willits, Birmingham 48009, 644-0550 www.ﬁrstbaptistbirmingham.org • Scott Runyon, Senior Pastor
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Birmingham Temporary Services held at: Northbrook Presbyterian Church 22055 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills, 48025, 644-1020 Reading Room: 355 E. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009, 644-7935 www.christiansciencemi.org
First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-2040 www.fpcbirmingham.org - Rev. John Judson
First United Methodist Church of Birmingham 1589 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 646-1200 www.fumcbirmingham.org • Rev. Elbert Dulworth
Franklin Community Church 26425 Wellington, Franklin 48025, 626-6606 www.franklinchurch.us • Rev. David Huseltine
Grace Baptist Church of Birmingham
20055 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025, 647-6360 Pastor David King
Home of Birmingham Bible Institute and Grace Bible & Book Store 280 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009, 646-2000 www.gbcministries.org • Craig Hurley, Senior Pastor
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Holy Name Catholic Church
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 Louise Ott
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 • Rev. Nathaniel Phillips
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-4010 www.redeemerbirmingham.org • Pastor Randall Schlak
Muslim Unity Center 1830 W. Square Lake Road, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302, 857-9200 www.muslimunitycenter.org • Imam Mohamed Almasmari
Nativity Episcopal Church 21220 W. 14 Mile, Bloomﬁeld Township 48301, 646-4100 www.nativityepiscopalchurch.org • Rev. Steve Domienik
Northbrook Presbyterian Church 22055 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 642-0200 www.northbrookpc.org • Rev. Marjorie Wilhelmi
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills 48025, 644-8620 www.olqm-parish.org • Father Scott Thibodeau
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 • Rev. John Mathers
Clubs and Organizations Organizations marked with (*) hold meetings at the Community House, 380 South Bates, Birmingham, (248) 644-5832. For other organizations use listed location or contact the organization to confirm location.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
6255 Telegraph Rd, Bloomﬁeld Hills, 48301 646-5207 • www.salcbloomﬁeld.org
Oakland County Pontiac Hotline and Ofﬁce: 248-332-3521 • www.aaoaklandcountymi.org
St. George Greek Orthodox Church 43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302, 335-8869 stgeorge.mi.goarch.org • Presiding Priest Fr. James Honeycutt
St. Hugo of the Hills Church
Al-Anon Family Groups Central Oakland County Ofﬁce 3720 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford 48328 248-706-1020 www.oaklandafg.org
2215 Opdyke, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 644-5460 • www.sthugo.org Msg. Anthony M. Tocco
Alliance Francaise/The French Institute of Michigan
St. James Episcopal Church
American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW)
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 • Father James Cronk
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
(248) 538-5440 www.frenchinstitute.org Sally Doty, 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 • Afternoon Readers • Modern Art • Morning After Readers Book Club • Artistic Endeavors • Music Appreciation • Belles Lettres Book Club • Mystery Readers Book Club • Beyond Adelante! Book Club • Northside Book Club • The Breakfast Bunch • Opera Divas • Bridge Groups • Political Inquiry • Contemporary Books • Potpourri Book Club • Cooking Light • Public Policy • Excursions Unlimited • Theater Goers • Green Thumbs • Thursday Morning Readers • International Relations • Two Thumbs Up, Film Reviews • Let’s Cook • MahJongg
Area Agency on Aging 29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400 Southﬁeld 48034 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.com
Beaumont Parenting Class Embury Methodist Church (248) 644-5708
Beverly Hills Lions Club firstname.lastname@example.org President: Pat Wojas
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
Clubs and Organizations (Cont.)
Friends of Franklin Village Public Library (248) 851-2254 www.franklin.lib.mi.us
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Coin Club Contact David Nazaro (248) 882-1687
Bloomﬁeld Republicans Women’s Club Linda Holloway, President www.bloomﬁeldrwc.com
Friends of Friends Book Club Debbie Coughenour (248) 644-3292 Meets at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Community Coalition Carol Mastroianni, Executive Director 1525 Covington Road Bloomﬁeld Hills 48301 (248) 203-4615 • www.bbcoalition.org
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
Friends of Bower Farm 1219 E. Square Lake Rd Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 www.friendsofbowerfarm.org
Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Democratic Party Club 165 Baldwin Rd., Birmingham,48009 (248) 723-0105 • www.bbdems.org Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Newcomers Club* www.bbnewcomers.com Birmingham Concert Band Jeffrey Jones, Music Director (248) 474-4997 www.birminghamconcertband.com Birmingham Education Foundation 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 203-3030 • www.supportbef.org Birmingham Family YMCA Sue Smith, Executive Director 400 East Lincoln • Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-9036 Birmingham Lions Club* Michelle Vocht, President For questions, call Jim at 248-220-1110 www.birminghamlionsclub.webs.com Birmingham Masonic Lodge No. 44 37357 Woodward, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 647-4229 www.birmingham44.net Birmingham Musicale www.thebirminghammusicale.org Meets at the Congregational Church of Birmingham
Brotherhood Dinner Meeting Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041 Child Abuse & Neglect Council of Oakland County (Care House) Blythe Spitsbergen, Exec. Director 44765 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341 (248) 332-7173 • www.carehouse.org The Colored Pencil Society of AmericaDetroit District Chapter 104 Diane Radtke, President (248) 344-1731 • www.cpsadetroit.com Common Ground Heather Rae, CEO 1410 S. Telegraph, Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 456-8150 www.commongroundhelps.org Community House 21st Century Leaders* Lauren Vidak, Leadership Director 554-6593
Birmingham Optimist Club* Pamela Good, President www.optimist.org
Community House Friends of the Garden Club* Kathie Ninneman • (248) 594-6404 www.communityhouse.com
Birmingham Republican Women’s Club Claudine Bacher, President (248) 644-5274 • www.birminghamrwc.org
Community House Volunteers* 644-5832 • www.communityhouse.com Application form is online.
Birmingham Rotary Club* Chris McLogan, President www.birminghamrotary.com
Community House Womens Club* Contact: Lois Tice, Membership (313) 806-2997 www.communityhouse.com
Birmingham Shopping District Ingrid Tighe, Director 151 Martin, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com Birmingham Society of Women Painters Loretta Markell, President www.bswpainters.org Birmingham Youth Assistance Reuben Myers, Brd. Chair 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste F102 Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-4300 birminghamyouthassistance.org Bloomﬁeld Hills Optimist Club David Hendrickson, President P.O. Box 781 • Bloomﬁeld Hills 48303 www.bloomﬁeldoptimistclub.com Bloomﬁeld Hills Rotary Club Bloomﬁeld Open Hunt Club Janette Phillips, President www.rotary6380.org
Bloomﬁeld Youth Assistance 4174 Dublin Rd., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 341-5680 www.bloomﬁeld.org/community
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) 645-0256 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 Garden Club www.franklingardenclub.org Annual garden walk. Friends of Baldwin Public Library (248) 554-4683 www.baldwinlib.org Friends of Birmingham Museum Meetings at the Allen House (248) 340-3703 • www.bhamgov.org
Bloomﬁeld Historical Society Pam Carmichael, President www.bloomﬁeldhistoricalsociety.org
Friends of Bloomﬁeld Township Public Library (248) 642-5800 www.btpl.org
Bloomﬁeld Players Community Theatre (248) 433-0885 www.bloomﬁeldplayers.org
Friends of Different Learners P.O. Box 233, Birmingham 48012 friendsofdifferentlearners.org
Friends of the Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Rd., Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 friendsofthejohnsonnaturecenter.org GA – Gamblers Anonymous Embury Methodist Church (248) 644-5708 and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041 Gilda’s Club Laura Varon Brown, Executive Director 3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak 48073 (248) 577-0800, gildasclubdetroit.org Jewish Community Relations Council Robert Cohen, Executive Director 6735 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 140 Bloomﬁeld Hills 48301 (248) 642-5393 www.detroitjcrc.org Junior League of Birmingham 460 N. Old Woodward Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-9841 www.jlbham.org League of Women Voters, Oakland Area Sue Abrams, Admin. 725 S. Adams, Ste. 292 Birmingham 48009 (248) 594-6602 www.lwvoa.org MAC (Michigan Association of Calligraphers) P.O. Box 2229, Birmingham 48012 www.micallig.org Master Gardener At Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041 Michigan Orchid Society (734) 971-4117www.miorchidsocienty.com Meets at the First Baptist Church on Willits
Oakland County Young Republicans Paul Stephens, President Meets monthly, follow on facebook. Oakland Family Services 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-7766 www.oaklandfamilyservices.org 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 Presidents Advisory Council* (248) 644-5832 www.communityhouse.com Race Relations & Diversity Task Force Birmingham Bloomﬁeld Area* (248) 644-5832 www.racerelationsdiversity.org St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook P.O. Box 59, Birmingham 48012 400 Lone Pine Rd. Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 Reservations: (248) 737-3587 www.stdunstanstheatre.com Sculptors Guild of Michigan Pauline Flaga 1033 W. Elmwood, Clawson 48017 (248) 435-4567 sculptorsguildofmichigan.org Senior Men’s Club* Dave Ehlen, (248) 633-6330 storyteller’s guild* Lee Trumbell, (248) 594-6414 Toastmasters Jeff Hampton, President (313) 690-6331 www.birminghamtoastmasters.org Meets at St. James Episcopal Church.
Michigan Watercolor Society Rocco Pisto, President (614) 408-8500 www.mwcsart.com
Village Players 34660 Woodward Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 www.birminghamvillageplayers.com
Michigan Weavers Guild Joan Koelsch, Membership Meetings at Peace Lutheran Church 17029 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Southﬁeld www.michiganweaversguild.org
Womens Council of Realtors Birmingham-Bloomﬁeld Chapter Karen Cresap, President www.wcr.org
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 (248) 626-1200 www.oaklandaudubon.org Oakland County Bar Association 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100 Bloomﬁeld Hills 48302 (248) 334-3400 www.ocba.org Oakland County Democratic Party Vaughn Derderian, Jr., Chair 17100 12 Mile Rd., Ste. 5, Southﬁeld 48076 (248) 584-0510 www.ocdp.org Oakland County Republican Party Andrew Raczkowski, Chair 42611 Woodward Ave. Bloomﬁeld Hills 48304 (248) 499-7288 www.oaklandgop.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.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly H...
Published on Apr 23, 2019
The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly H...