After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan

In a discussion called Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, Amy Brainer — the assistant professor of women's and gender studies and sociology at UM Dearborn — assesses clues about how larger social, cultural and political shifts have altered the experiences of LGBTQ people in various age groups. This event will be on Friday, Feb. 21, and hosted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

By |2020-02-19T15:54:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Brooks Brewing Euchre Night

A regular set of Euchre tournaments for players of all levels, Brooks Brewing South is joining together Metro Detroit's Euchre community with its regular Euchre Night. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 12, [...]

By |2020-01-07T16:30:25-05:00January 7th, 2020|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Royal Oak Toy Show Jan. 18

Visit the Royal Oak Farmer's Market for a peek at vintage toys from collectors around Metro Detroit and beyond. Attendees can bring toys to sell, buy toys or simply take time to excite their nostalgia. [...]

By |2020-01-07T16:28:20-05:00January 7th, 2020|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

The Royal Oak Farmer's market is a weekly event that allows visitors to enjoy fresh produce, specialty food items, an antiques market and much more every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located [...]

By |2019-12-18T15:42:11-05:00December 18th, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Transgender Michigan Holiday Party at Affirmations

For many in the LGBTQ community the holidays are a time to spend with chosen family rather than biological relatives. For this reason, the holidays can be a difficult period for many, but Transgender Michigan and Affirmations are teaming up on Dec. 21 to host an LGBTQ-inclusive holiday party for anyone in the LGBTQ community.

By |2019-12-11T14:38:14-05:00December 11th, 2019|Detroit, Neighborhoods|

8th Annual Festival of Trees

Recurring through Jan. 1 of 2020, The Festival of Trees opens the historical Turner-Dodge House to the public to celebrate the holidays in style. "Holiday trees by various businesses, organizations and individuals adorn all 3 [...]

By |2019-11-27T15:49:41-05:00November 27th, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Detroit Zoo Boo

Families interested in a "merry-not-scary" Halloween event that will engage attendees of all ages are invited to the Detroit Zoo on the weekend of Oct. 25 to enjoy rides, attractions and, of course, animals. "Family-friendly [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:38:30-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Halloween Family Fun Day

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. families interested in a "SPOOK-tacular!" family friendly Halloween event are invited to Detroit's Beacon Park. "Little monsters" in costume are especially welcome to enjoy the featured [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:36:18-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Artist Peter Sparling Partners With Equality Michigan for Upcoming Exhibit

Peter Sparling is a known Michigan dancer, choreographer and visual artist who is partnering with not only a venue to put on his next exhibit but nonprofit Equality Michigan. Debuting on Friday, Nov. 1, with an opening reception and lasting throughout the month, attendees will be able to view Sparling's paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s Gallery 22 North. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan.

By |2019-10-09T17:14:49-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

October LezRead: ‘Mostly Dead Things’

Hosted by the Jim Toy Community Center, LezRead is a book club for queer women that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. In the group's next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will be reading "Mostly Dead Things" by Kristen Arnett. The book tells the story of Jessa-Lynn Morton who one day discovers that her father has committed suicide in the family taxidermy business. Despite her grief, Morton does her best to keep the business afloat while "the rest of the family crumbles."

By |2019-10-09T17:13:36-04:00October 9th, 2019|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Women’s Commission, Announces New Executive Director

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission and the selection of Cheryl Bergman to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. Ms. Bergman serves as an advisory board member and chair of the external relations subcommittee for the Potter Park Zoo in Ingham County. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

By |2019-10-02T15:24:20-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LGBTQ Substance Abuse Peer Support Group at Lansing’s Salus Center

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Salus Center's Substance Abuse Peer Support Group will meet for the second time this month to talk about substance abuse. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month and invites everyone who feels that they may need help tackling their or a friend or family member's substance abuse problems.

By |2019-10-02T15:23:08-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

The 12th Annual DIY Street Fair

Coupling Fine art with contemporary, folk and graffiti is a DIY Street Fair staple, but just a part of its many offerings. Returning on Sept. 20 through 22 for its 12th year, attendees can expect to see their share of home goods, ceramics, glass work and much more when they walk through more than 150 vendors from across the state in Ferndale.

By |2019-09-18T15:20:13-04:00September 18th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|