Shianne Nocerini – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 City Year Detroit Raises $110,000 During Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:27 +0000 On Thursday morning I went to City Year’s 7th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast.

Every year, City Year Detroit holds this breakfast as a way to discuss empowering young Detroiters. This year the topic was how City Year could help foster a strong workforce in Detroit.

I see two separate ways that City Year is helping the next generation get ready for workforce development.

The main way is with the work the  City Year Americorps members are doing in the schools. These corps members are young adults from the ages of 18-25 who spend 10 hours a day working in classrooms, spending one on one time with students who need help in mathematics and literacy, and by planning activities for students.

So the students that are being assisted are less likely to fall behind and they are less likely to drop out of college.

The second way City Year is helping with workforce development with the the corps members themselves.

These young people are learning key skills that will help them later in life. They are problem solving, working as a team work and also teaching others.

Once these corps members finish their time at City Year they have a great opportunity to get a job or to continue their education.

For instance:

  • The University of Michigan Law School has a $30,000 scholarship for alumni of City Year.
  • City Year alumni who want to get their masters in education can get a scholarship to the University of Michigan for $15,000.
  • Alumni that are accepted to University of Detroit Mercy Law School can get a 25% discount on tuition.

In the past two years, 80% of the City Year Detroit alumni have decided to continue to live in the city.

Which means all of that talent is staying within the city. And talent staying in Detroit? That’s a good thing.

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A 23 Photo Tour Through The Beautiful New Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:04:02 +0000 The folks at Bedrock have been busy little elves getting this season’s Downtown Detroit Markets in time for the 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

This year there will be four markets set up throughout downtown. 1001 Woodward, Cadillac Square, Capital Park and finally Spirit Plaza.

In total the market will feature 37 different small businesses that sell everything from clothing for the whole family, jewelry, home goods, and beauty products. You will also have plenty of places to find food and drinks.

Out of the 37 vendors featured in the market, 22 of them are based in the city of Detroit.

The Downtown Detroit Market will be open November 17 through January 7, 2018.

There will be three valet drop off stations if the thought of finding a parking space is daunting. There will be one at Michigan and Woodward, Congress and Woodward, and Clifford and Woodward.

You can find additional information like maps, schedules, and a vendor list at the Winter in Detroit website.

Enough with the details, let’s get this tour started.

Our first stop is 1001 Woodward. It is the only market that is indoors.

The Farmer’s Hand have set up a lovely pop up market. You will be able to find all sorts of Detroit and Michigan made foods, like Beau Bien Fine Foods.

We are huge fans of the work that Rebel Nell does. Not only do they create beautiful pieces of jewelry, but they are also helping women get back on their feet.

Every woman (and let’s face it some guys too) need a statement lipstick for the winter. Go treat yourself to these amazing lip products from The Lip Bar.

You will also find DCreated Boutique which is an adorable boutique that makes clothes for babies and toddlers. We did a write up about the store a few weeks ago.

These are just a handful of the vendors set up in 1001 Woodward.

Let’s move on to the next spot Cadillac Square.

The square is lined with glass huts that feature the vendors.

ASHE Supply Co. will offer small batch coffee and accessories.

Detroit GT features Detroit-based clothing for all ages.

You will also be able to find venders like Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Vintage Collective, Somerset Children’s Collection, Somerset Home Collection, and Detroit City Nut Company.

In the center of the Cadillac Market is the Cadillac Bier Garten with an outdoor bar. This means you have have a beer or glass of wine while you’re doing your holiday shopping.

If you continue past the Cadillac Bier Garten you will find the Cadillac Lounge, which is probably my favorite place out of everything we saw today.

The lodge is heated and is just a really cozy place to hang out for a bit.

If I didn’t know any better I would think we were transported to a sky lodge in the Rockies.

There are a few places inside the Lodge that would be perfect to capture a family picture.

I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry. You will be able to get bar snacks, desserts and cocktails from Central Kitchen + Bar and Cortina Local inside the Cadillac Lodge.

We have now completed our tour of the Cadillac Market. We’re continuing our walk through the esplanade down the middle of Woodward.

There will be a new lighting display that connects Campus Martius to Spirit Plaza.

On the way you will also find some penguin topiary.

The next stop is Spirit Plaza. While it wasn’t finished when we went to see it. It should be complete by tomorrow.

There are a total of six igloos. There will be three vendors; Good Cakes & Bakes, Detroit Marshmallow Co., and New Order Coffee Roaster.

You will be able to warm up in the other three igloos.

Spirit Plaza will also have an ice maze and a place to roast marshmallows.

We’re almost finished with this tour. As Nature Cat would say “onward and yonward!”

The final spot is the market in Capital Park.

If you feel like hanging out with some friends around the fire, then you should head to Capital Park.

Capital Park also has a handful of glass huts with vendors.

You will be able to find The Detroit Shoppe, Flamingo Vintage, and Black Vinyl.

Also check out the newest spot in Capital Park, Eatori. They will be serving up hot soups, grilled cheese, and beverages.

There is one more special thing about the Capital Park Market, Christmas trees.

If you live in downtown Detroit you can now pick up your fresh Christmas tree in Capital Park.

So there you have it. This year’s Bedrock’s holiday shopping extravaganza.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of November 17-19 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:50:54 +0000 Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit yet? Because I’m not. Personally I see this weekend as my final weekend before I jump head first into the pool of all things Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There are plenty of great things to do this weekend, depending on what you feel up to.

I know where I’ll be on Saturday afternoon, Chuck E. Cheese. We will be celebrating my little dude’s 3rd birthday. I know that you’re all jealous that I get to spend an afternoon with a giant mouse, but you can’t all be me.

Have a great weekend!

14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and Light Up Beacon Park

This Friday night is the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Campus Martius. But this year you are also getting a second party in Beacon Park that coincides with the tree lighting.

We wrote about both events on our mega holiday event list, so you can find more information over there.

Hours: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. The Tree Lighting will happen at 8 p.m.

Where: Campus Martius Park and Beacon Park

Bill Nye: Science Guy Documentary 

Growing up in the 90s means that I spent a lot of time watching Bill Nye the Science Guy. One of my high school science teachers would throw Bill Nye on in the afternoon when he was too stoned to actually teach his lesson.

There is a new documentary out called Bill Nye: Science Guy and Cinema Detroit will be screening it Friday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 22.

This documentary takes a look at Nye’s mission to help stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking. Let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people out here that believe that Climate Change is a hoax. It isn’t, but those people tend to have big mouths.

You’ll get to see other big names in the documentary as well like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan.

Go fill your head with knowledge.

Tickets are $9 per person. You can pick up tickets on the Cinema Detroit website.

There are multiple showings so pick the time that works best for you.

Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street Detroit, Michigan 48201


Friendsgiving Pot Luck Fundraiser To Support Homeless Youth

This Saturday night the Bethel Community Transformation Center will be hosting a Friendsgiving potluck to benefit the Detroit Phoenix Center.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, and the Detroit Phoenix Center helps youths in crisis.

Come out and have a traditional Thanksgiving menu and help those who need it. 
Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go to Detroit Phoenix Center.
For more information, please contact Nataki Biddles at (313) 288-0294 or via email.
Bethel Community Transformation Center is located at 8801 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

Grand Opening of Detroit Sip

The Bagley neighborhood has a new coffee shop on McNichols and the grand opening for Detroit Sip is this Saturday.

Come stop in for a cup of Joe and get to know members of the community.

The Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 11 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Detroit Sip is located at 7420 W McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

2nd Annual Detroit Optimist Society Best of Bars Competition

This past week was the inaugural Detroit Cocktail Classic Week and this Sunday caps off the week long event with a friendly competition.

The contest is being sponsored by Beam Suntory.

The top five finalists have been chosen from the over 20 submission to compete for $1,000 and a trip to the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. The winner of the competition will get to do an exclusive barrel selection.

The event is open to the public but you need to have a ticket in order to participate in the fan favorite voting.

There will be raffle tickets for Jim Beam Signature Limited Edition Bourbon, 5 sample tickets, and light bites available throughout the evening.

Tickets are $17.95 per person, you can purchase them here.

Doors open at 5 p.m., competition starts at 6 p.m.

The competition will take place at Wright & Co. 1500 Woodward Avenue Floor 2 Detroit, Michigan 48226

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These 24 Holiday Events In Metro Detroit Will Put You In The Spirit Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:06:34 +0000  ‘Tis the season! If you’re looking for holiday events around Detroit, this is your ticket.

While putting together this list, we already saw that events were starting to sell out this early in the season, so make sure to get on it!

We’ll see you out there.

1. 14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

 Get into the holiday spirit in Campus Martius on Friday, November 17. Come watch the 60+ foot Norwegian Spruce from Cadillac be lit. There will be carriage rides, live performances from Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas and Thronetta Davis with special guest KEM. U.S. Olympic Medalist Jeremy Abbott will also be skating. The tree lighting will happen at 8:00 p.m.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Where: Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Avenue Detroit

2. Light Up Beacon Park

The Detroit Tree Lighting has expanded to Beacon Park this year. There will be a live video feed of the tree lighting, fire pits, Santa, Thronetta Davis performances, and interactive light installations by Quartier des spectacles, Montréal. There will also be free shuttles between Beacon Park and Campus Martius all evening.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Beacon Park 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit

3. Wayne County Lightfest at Hines Park

Get in the car and take a drive through Hines Park and enjoy the 47 plus holiday light displays. This is considered the midwest’s largest and longest light show.

You can find more information here.

Admission: $5 per vehicle

When: November 16 through December 31, 2017

Where: Entrance to the Wayne County Lightfest is 7651 Merriman Road Westland, Michigan

4. Bedrock Downtown Detroit Markets

Get your shopping done while you’re downtown at this years Downtown Detroit Markets. This year there will be 30 small businesses taking part in the markets this year.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Where: 1001 Woodward, Cadillac Square and Capital Park

5. Northwest Detroit Farmer’s Market Thanksgiving Market

A selection of local vendors like Baer Poultry Farm, Good Medicine Farm, Five Star Cakes, Sweet Potato Delights, Mo’ Jams and Jellies, GreenHouse Soups & Chili’s, Scott-Tish Bee and Honey, Simply Irresistible Popcorn and Mama Subee’s Kitchen will be offering their goods for an afternoon. There will be seasonal veggies and holiday décor as well.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: 19556 Grand River, Detroit

6. Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

What is there to say about Wild Lights at The Detroit Zoo? The zoo has been turned into a winter wonderland filled with over 5 million LED lights.

Admission: Price range from $10 to $16 depending on the entrance time and day chosen. You can purchase tickets here. Word of advice, get your tickets now. They sell out quickly.

When: November 18-19, 24-26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, 26-31 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays • 5:30 pm. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: The Detroit Zoo 8450 W.10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

7. Holiday Markets In Eastern Market

Michigan-made holiday shopping galore will happen at Eastern Market on six different days this year. Also, Santa will be by December 9 & 10!

You can find more information here.

Price: Admission is free.

When: Here are the dates: Tuesday, November 21; Sunday, November 26; Sunday, December 3; Sunday, December 10; Sunday, December 17; and Tuesday, December 19.

Where: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Detroit, Michigan

8. America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Strategic Staffing Solutions Float

What: The parade on Thanksgiving Day down Woodward is an annual tradition in downtown Detroit. It returns with floats and bands and fun for all ages. There are free spots to grab up the route and you can get tickets for the grandstands.

Price: Free to $70 if you want to be fancy with your tickets.

When: Thursday, November 23

Where: Downtown Detroit

9. BYOB Light Tour

If you’re looking to get on a luxury bus, drink all the things and see a bunch of lights, there’s a tour from Allstar Services that starts at the Rochester Tap Room, goes to the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, to a few other light displays, and then to Campus Martius and back. Remember to BYOB.

Admission: $48.75-$65. Tickets here.

When: Multiple days from November 24 to December 30.

Where: Rochester Tap Room. 6870 N Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

10. Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk

Take a stroll through Meadow Brook while it is decorated for the holidays. The tour will end with a candy cane lane to Santa and Sweets.

Admission: $20 for adults, $7.50 for children 17 and under, children under 2 are free. There are additional discounts for Oakland University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and military with ID. You can purchase tickets here.

When: November 24 through December 23

Where: Meadow Brook Hall 350 Estate Drive Rochester, Michigan 48309

11. Made In The Mitten Holiday Market

Looking for some cool Michigan made products to give as gifts? Check out this holiday market at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. More information found here.

Admission: $2 for adults, children under 10 are free

When: Saturday, November 25 from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Where: Royal Oak Farmers Market 316 E 11 Mile Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

12. Santa’s Magic Forest

Taylor’s Heritage Park will be turned into Santa’s Magic Forest this holiday season. Come out and see Santa and check out the displays. Some of them are actually from the original Hudson Department Store downtown. The proceeds raised will go towards the Fish & Loaves Community Pantry.

Find out more information here.

Admission: $3, children under 3 are free. Pictures with Santa $8. Cash only

When: Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, December 23. Hours vary based on the day.

Where: Heritage Park 12111 Pardee Taylor, Michigan 48180

13. Good Karma Christmas Holiday Market and Party

This holiday market not only has an opportunity to pick up gifts but also allows you to give back to others as it is on “Giving Tuesday.” There will be local organizations and causes at the event. Bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the foster care program at the Judson Center.

You can find out more information about the organizations here.

Admission: Free

When: Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: The Loving Touch 22634 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48220

14. Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Viewing 

Got a train lover in your home? Come check out the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it passes through Romulus. There will be concessions for sale. Bundle up, bring those lawn chairs, and some non-perishable foods to donate to area food banks.

Find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Thursday, November 30 from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Romulus, North of the Romulus Historical Park, on Goddard Road.

15. Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

Holiday nights. Via The Henry Ford

Go back in time this season at Greenfield Village. The Main Street will be filled with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. The evening will finish off with a fireworks display.

 Admission: $26 for adults, $23.50 for seniors and $19.50 for children 3-11. You can also have dinner with Santa or Holiday dinner at the Eagle Tavern. You can purchase tickets here.

When: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 19-23, 26-7 and 29-30 from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Greenfield Village 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124

16. Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Looking for some fun and quirky gifts this holiday season? If so, head over to the Masonic Temple for this three-day craft fair. You’ll never know what you’ll find with over 100 different vendors.

You can find out more information here.

Admission: $10 on Friday for opening night and $1 on Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.

When: Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. Hours- Friday: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street Detroit, Michigan

17. Kris Kringle Market in Rochester

Downtown Rochester will be hosting the Kris Kringle Market. This open-air market will have shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths, and handmade gifts.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: December 1-2, Hours: Friday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: W. Fourth Street between Walnut & Main in Downtown Rochester

18. Cranbrook House Holiday Splendor

Take a tour of the Cranbrook House as it is decorated with classic and contemporary trees, trains, and other holiday settings. Santa will also be at Cranbrook, so make your reservations now for the Santa Sighting.

Cranbrook will be a collection site for Mittens for Detroit, so bring a pair of gloves or mittens to donate.

Admission: $20 for general public, $15 for Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members, $10 for children ages 5-10, children under the age of 4 are free. Purchase your tickets here.

 When: Friday December 1 through Sunday, December 3. Hours Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Cranbrook House 380 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

19. Noel Night

This is the 45th year that Noel Night has taken place in Midtown and the Cultural Center. There are more than 100 institutions taking part in Noel Night. There will be carriage rides, holiday shopping, crafts, and live performances.

You can find all of the information for Noel Night here.

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations through Midtown and Cultural Center

20. Merry & Bright Nights at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Check out the Grosse Pointe estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford decked out for the holidays. There is a strolling holiday tour of the house. Get toasty by the fire with cocoa and s’mores outside for purchase. Kids can visit with Santa and participate in a scavenger hunt.

Admission: $20 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, children under 2 are free. You can purchase tickets here.

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, December 7-23

Where: The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236

21. Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

Enjoy the holidays on Detroit’s island jewel, Belle Isle. It’s free family friendly fun with an evening stroll through the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Belle Isle Nature Center, and the Detroit Boat Club. Cider, donuts, and good times!

Admission: Free

When: Friday, December 8 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Belle Isle State Park

22. Menorah In The D

Celebrate the Festival of Lights this year by coming down to Cadillac Square when the 26-foot Menorah will be lit. There will be food, drinks, and family activities throughout the night.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Cadillac Square 600 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan

23. 43rd Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour

Take a stroll through historic Boston-Edison during the 43rd annual holiday home tour. This year five homes will be open to visitors of the tour.

Admission: $15 per person. You can purchase tickets online.

When: Sunday, December 15 from 9:40 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Check in for the tour at the Sacred Heart Seminary on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard.

24. Santa Pub Crawl Wyandotte

Get into the holiday spirit by going on this holiday inspired pub-crawl. Dress up like Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, elves, or Grinch. Have a really ugly Christmas sweater? You can wear that too. There will be holiday cocktails at each bar, cookies, and a stocking.

Admission: Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

When: Saturday, December 15. Hours 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Pub Crawl starts at Whiskey’s on the Water 2903 Biddle Avenue Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

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Let Chef Thomas Lents And The Apparatus Room Cook Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:57:18 +0000 It seems hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just a week away.

If you are still trying to figure out what to do for your Thanksgiving meal I have a suggestion for you.

Chef Thomas Lents will be preparing a Thanksgiving dinner at The Apparatus Room in The Foundation Hotel.

The menu looks spectacular.

The family style meal will feature; turkey breast with pomee puree, roasted chestnuts and giblet gravy, confit turkey leg with fried kale and cranberry gremolata, roasted beet salad with Asian pear, walnut and dandelion pesto, carrots with harissa, figs grains and yogurt. There will also be a selection of sides.

There will also be a caramelized Michigan pumpkin with whole wheat sable and candied cranberry for dessert.

Dinner will be $78 per person and $25 for children under 12.

Seating will be available from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 23.

Reservations are required for Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room of the Apparatus Room. You can book them through Open Table or over the phone 313-915-4422.

Don’t have a reservation for dinner?  They will be accepting walk-ins to the bar and lounge area. There will be a limited lounge menu served in the bar and lounge.

The Foundation Hotel is located at 250 W. Larned Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Your Networking 5 For The Week Of November 14-20 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:03:12 +0000 It’s that time again for your weekly Networking 5.

Get those business cards ready to be passed out to all of those new contacts you’re about to make.

Ties Like Me Professional Networking

Bring a friend and your business cards to the Ties Like Me Networking event on Wednesday at the Overdrive Lounge inside the Motor City Casino.

Ties Like Me is the only LGBT community networking group that meets monthly around metro Detroit.

When: Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Motor City Casino 2901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

2017 ProsperUS Detroit Fall Convening 

ProsperUS Detroit offers entrepreneurs training, business services, and micro lending to help people start their businesses.

They will be hosting their Fall Convening on Wednesday evening at The Jam Handy.

There will be a pitch competition, strolling dinner, and ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Showcase.

There is no admission, but you will need to register.

When: Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: The Jam Handy 2900 East Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202

IT in the D November 2017 Casual Networking Social

You know the deal with the IT in the D Casual Networking socials. There are no agendas, no speeches, and no cover charge. Just head out and get to know some other people who work in your field.

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Bob and Dave.

When: Thursday, November 16 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Nancy Whiskey’s 2644 Harrison Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

Advancing Macomb Annual Meeting 

If you live, work, or own a business in Macomb County you should check out the Advaning Macomb Annual Meeting on Thursday morning.

Attendees will have a chance to meet and talk to business and public sector leaders from communities across Macomb County.

Tickets can be purchased online and they are $20 per person.

When: Thursday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Where: Macomb Community College 14500 Twelve Mile Road Warren, MI 48088

Drop-In Co-Working at the SheHive

Ladies, if you are looking for a co-working space around Ferndale on Friday check out SheHive.

SheHive will be partnering with ellell & co. to bring this co-working session. They will be serving lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Do you know why I love co-working? I get to work on some stuff while meeting cool new people.

There is no admission, however SheHive does ask for a donation.

When: Friday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: SheHive 2505 Hilton Road #107 Ferndale, MI 48220

(A sponsored listing from the Detroit Regional Chamber is below)

Networking Reception

Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s networking reception returns in November and features Detroit’s newest state-of-the-art venue, Little Caesars Arena. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber member companies and local business leaders. Tours will be available for attendees.

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QUICK TIP: Free Diaper Giveaway This Sunday In Southwest Detroit Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:57:30 +0000 Being a mother can be a really hard job. It can be even harder if you are struggling to make ends meet between housing, food, and diapers.

Diapers are one of those things that you kind of need when you have a kid. Both cloth and disposable diapers are an investment. Babies need an average of 8-10 diapers a day, so disposable diapers end up costing roughly $80 a month.

This is where FIERCE (Female Icons Encouraging Real Concepts of Empowerment) comes in. This Sunday, November 19 they will be holding a Diaper Giveaway to area moms.

FIERCE Detroit received a donation of over 500 boxes of diapers and they’re looking to give them away.

The Diaper Giveaway will provide moms with diapers, hats, gloves, socks and information on numerous resources. The diapers are first come first served.

The moms are also encouraged to sign up for FIERCE programs that can help with educational advice, career coaching, parenting, and other resources that can help empower women. You can also sign up to volunteer.

The event will take place on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Brilliant Detroit, located at 5675 Larkins in Detroit.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of November 10-12 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:29:14 +0000 The weekend is almost here! And it looks like the forecast is for a tasty and fun weekend. Get out there and enjoy the Motor City!

Detroit Dough Popup

There has been a lot of press about Detroit Dough which is the new cookie dough shop that will be opening in the NW Goldberg neighborhood of Detroit.

The shop might not be open yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fill of cookie dough this weekend at the Detroit Dough Popup.

Cookie dough lovers will be able to choose between Detroit Dough’s five safe to eat flavors.

The popup will take place Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11 at The Detroit Clothing Circle.

Hours: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

The Detroit Clothing Circle is located at 3980 2nd Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Merry Mitten Holiday at Pages Bookshop

One of my favorite gifts to give children are books, because reading is fundamental.

If you have children in your life, be it your own or nieces and nephews I suggest going to Pages Bookshop this Saturday, November 11 to pick up some children’s books.

While you’re there there will be four local children’s book authors in the store to sign their books.

Hours: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pages Bookshop is located at 19560 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48223

P.S. While you’re there might I suggest picking up Karen Dybis’s newest book The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930’s Murder Mystery”. If you have yet to listen to our Daily Detroit Happy Hour podcast with Karen you’re missing out.

25 Hour Improv-A-Thon Fundraiser

Planet Ant has been working really hard to raise $35,000 to help finish the renovations on The Ant Hall, which they purchased last year.

If they raise the $35,000 by midnight of Monday, November 13 the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will match their donations.

In ordrer to help raise these funds they are holding a 25 hour Improv-A-Thon fundraiser.

Between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. there will be a line up of stand up comedians and improv troupes performing.

The Improv-A-Thon will begin at midnight and will end at 1:00 a.m. on November 13.

Improvisors have collected pledges for consecutive 15 minute blocks of improv performed.

There is no admission fee, however there is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Dig deep people this is a fundraiser after all, and The Planet Ant needs your help.

If you can’t make it to the Improv-A-Thon but would like to donate to their Patroncity campaign you can do so here.

The Ant Hall is located at 2320 Caniff Avenue Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Labyrinth With Shadow Cast

There is only one person I know that does not like Labyrinth and that is my best friend Giulia.

So unless you are a weirdo like her, you need to get your tickets to Labyrinth at the Redford Theater this Saturday, November 11.

This is a special viewing of Labyrinth because there will also be a shadow cast performing in costumes while the movie plays behind them.

Guests are also encouraged to get dressed up for a masquerade.

Children are welcome to attend as well.

Tickets are $10 per person. I suggest you purchase them soon. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The Redford Theater is located at 17360 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

Great Lakes Mariners Memorial Service

The Mariners Church will be holding their annual Great Lakes Mariners Memorial Service on Sunday, November 12.

The ceremony will honor those sailors that have lost their lives in the Great Lakes as well as those who have lost their lives while serving in the military.

Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial service.

The service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The Mariner’s Church is located at 170 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Free parking is available in the Ford Auditorium underground parking garage.


Jennifer Hammond’s All-Star Charity Event 

If you’re planning on going out for drinks on Friday, November 10 why not head out to Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale.

Jennifer Hammond is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program.

Come out to the bar and rub elbows with the likes of Cary Hyder, Eddie Mio, Bob “Wojo” Wojnowski, Mary Joe Sanders, Monica Gayle and Huey Perkins.

There will be a free Coney Bar and a 50/50 raffle plus other  surprises.

The event is free to attend.

Hours: 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Dino’s Lounge is located at 22740 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48220



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Shinola Releases New Limited Edition Lake Erie Monster Dive Watch Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:09:53 +0000 If you are a fan of Great Lakes lore, watches, and have some deep pockets — I have the perfect thing for you.

Shinola is rolling out a new limited edition watch that pays tribute to the legend of the Lake Erie Monster. Shinola only made 500 of these watches.

The Shinola Lake Erie Monster Dive Watch is a 43mm watch can withstand depths up to 1,000 feet underwater.

The watch is also powered by Swiss-made aromatic R-150 which makes it Shinola’s first ever mechanical watch. It features a 40 hour power reserve.

While the face of the watch is cool, the design of the Erie Lake Monster on the case back of the watch is pretty impressive. The monster even has a sapphire eye.

The watch comes with a cool case, two additional watch straps, a Princeton Tech Genesis dive flashlight and a map of Lake Erie.

It should go without saying, but this watch is going to cost you some cheddar with a price tag of $2,250.

If you are looking for an even more rare version of this watch then you need to head over to StockX.

StockX is set up like an online stock market for highly sought after products. Customers then bid on items to purchase them. They can also sell products on the website.

Shinola and StockX have partnered together to sell five prototype Lake Erie Monster watches to the highest bidders. The prototype watches will feature a 000/500 designation on the case back.

A portion of the proceeds from these five watches will go to The Empowerment Plan and Detroit Children’s Fund.

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Here’s Your Metro Detroit Networking 5 For The Week Of November 7-13 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:31:37 +0000 Hello all of you movers and shakers. Welcome to your weekly Networking 5.

All of these events offer you an opportunity to make connections with new people.

Network After Work Detroit at 5th Avenue

If you are looking for a networking event that has a wide demographic of industries then this event might be for you.

Network After Work will be having an event at 5th Avenue in downtown Royal Oak on Wednesday, November 8.

Tickets for this event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can also get a VIP tickets for $30.

Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | 5th Avenue is located at 215 W. Fifth Street Royal Oak, MI 48067

November Mix & Mingle 

The Detroit chapter of the American Marking Association will be hosting their November Mix & Mingle this Wednesday, November 8.

If you are part of the marketing world, this event would be perfect for you.

There will be appetizers and drinks, as well as a tour of the brewery at Granite City.

Tickets for non-members of AMA are $5. Members of AMA will have complementary admission.

Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Granite City is located at 699 West Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48084

Drinks X Design: Mathematica

I’m a huge fan of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center and the work they do to bring people together through design.

DC3 hosts a monthly event called Drinks X Design that encourages people who work in creative businesses to get together.

This month Drinks X Demand will be on Thursday, November 9. This month DC3 is partnering with The Henry Ford Museum to focus on the world of Mathematica.

Come network in the newest exhibition Mathematica inside The Henry Ford Museum.

The event is free to attend, but you will need to register in advance.

Hours: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | The Henry Ford Museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, MI 48124

Career Academy Kickoff

IT in the D has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Detroit School for Digital Technology (DSDT) to create the IT in The D Career Academy.

If you have been considering getting into the IT field but have no idea where to start, then you should check out the kick off session of the IT in The D Career Academy.

The first session will be on Saturday, November 11. Come find out all of the details about this new program.

Hours: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | The Detroit School for Digital Technology is located at 1759 W. 21st Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

2017 SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor 

Are you an entrepreneur with an idea for a business or already have a brick and mortar business in Detroit? If you are need of some advice from an expert on an idea then you should sign up for SWOT City Open Office Hours to get your questions answered.

SWOT City is a support program for independent brick and mortar small businesses in Detroit neighborhoods.

You must make an appointment on the SWOT City website for the Monday, November 13 open office hours.

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. | The Old Redford Resource Center is located at 17405 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

(A sponsored listing from the Detroit Regional Chamber is below)

Networking Reception

Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s networking reception returns in November and features Detroit’s newest state-of-the-art venue, Little Caesars Arena. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber member companies and local business leaders. Tours will be available for attendees.

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