Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.
We shared a lot of good information this summer and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights: [Have your own summer photos to share? Upload them to the gallery!] Sign up for the Berkley Patch e-mail newsletter to get the latest updates all year.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here is a list of must-do and must-see things in the area for a summer day trip, including Dexter Daze this weekend.
Here is a day trip guide to Dexter for a summer series called Patch Passport. The other Patch sites in Michigan — from New Baltimore to Saline and two dozen in between — are doing the same. So no matter what Patch town you visit, you'll have a guide! Dexter Daze The Village of Dexter will transform into a community party this weekend as the 40th annual Dexter Daze takes over Main Street. Organized by local businesses and artisans, the festival starts Friday and runs through Saturday. Dexter Daze will feature food, games, tours of Gordon Hall, artist booths and live music.For a complete schedule of events, visit dexterdaze.org. For more Dexter Daze stories, check out Dexter Patch. Community Park Looking for a place to take the kids? …
The Berkley SummerFest event will be held Thursday, weather permitting.
The Lil Tykes Tot Lot Day was canceled Aug. 9 due to inclement weather and was rescheduled for Thursday, according to the Berkley Parks & Recreation Department. The event is part of Berkley's annual SummerFest celebration, which aims to build community and encourage outdoor physical fitness. The rescheduled Lil Tykes Tot Lot Day will be held weather permitting.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Musicians playing at the revamped Michigan State Fair in Novi this Labor Day weekend include Annabelle Road, Jill Jack, David Shelby and Kidz Klez.
The Great Lakes State Fair is almost here, and the list of entertainers for each day has been announced on the event's official website. Evening headline acts are Annabelle Road, Jill Jack and David Shelby, who will each play from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. On Sunday, the entertainment stage will host Studio B's Gospel Festival. The daytime entertainment schedule is below. The fair runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The fair also will have a midway, circus performances, a beer tent, animals and agricultural exhibits. Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday: Related Stories:
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Adult Battle of the Bands winner will wrap up the annual summer music series at Scotia Park in Huntington Woods.
This summer's Concert in the Park series wraps up Tuesday at Scotia Park in Huntington Woods with a performance by Adult Battle of the Bands winner Soul Quest. Seven bands duked it out July 3 during the inaugural battle, which was co-sponsored by Berkley Music Co. and Oakland County Parks & Recreation, with Soul Quest taking home top honors. The spoils? Bragging rights and the headline gig during Tuesday night's Concert in the Park. To enter the battle, band members had to be 18 years or older and at least one member had to be from Huntington Woods. The seven contenders were: The National Weather Service predicts a high of 85 degrees with partly sunny skies Tuesday.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Woodward Dream Cruise classic car parade will be held Aug. 18, but cruisers and fans already have gotten in the spirit along the historic avenue – is it too soon?
- DREAM CRUISE-HUNTINGTON WOODS-BERKLEY
- Leslie Ellis
Sunday, July 29, 2012
They've been out for weeks now, the cruisers and their fans, and the nightly buzz is building ahead of the Woodward Dream Cruise on Aug. 18 – a joyful sound to some and a headache to others. The celebration of Metro Detroit's car culture, which takes place the third Saturday of each August, draws more than 1 million visitors to a 16-mile stretch of the historic avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac. This year's event – the 18th annual cruise – will run between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. But that hasn't stopped classic car buffs from getting an early start. Public safety officials remind cruisers that they are required to follow normal traffic rules, which means racing and squealing tires and are not permitted. Are you enjoying the sights and sounds of …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The summer Olympics begin Friday, but how well do you know the Games? This week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.
From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been many unforgettable moments in Olympic history. Patch is celebrating the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Friday by posting Olympic trivia questions this week. We'll post the correct answers in the comments by noon Thursday. 1. "Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?" 2. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics. 3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics? 4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other? Looking for a way …
Monday, July 23, 2012
We're assembling a list of summer book recommendations and rewarding one Berkley Patch reader just for helping.
What are you reading right now? What did your kiddos finish reading last night? Summer is in full swing, and so are the summer reading programs at the Huntington Woods and Berkley Public Libraries. We're continuing to build our 2012 Summer Reading Guide and looking for Patch readers to help. Post a comment with your reading recommendation; one commenter will be chosen at random Monday to win a new Kindle e-reader. And, speaking of reading recommendations, Patch has put together (with the help of bestselling author James Patterson) a list of age-specific titles that you should check out. If you like any of these, or have other well-loved books to share, tell us all about it. Post a comment with your book recommendation (for kids or adults…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Here is some interesting trivia ahead of the games, which kick off Friday in London.
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin Friday and the United States will be sending 530 athletes, 11 of whom are from Michigan. Here are some fun facts about Team USA: Source: U.S. Olympic Committee
The free harp and flute concert will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at LaSalle Fountain in Huntington Woods.
This is just a friendly reminder that Huntington Woods will hold a free Music in the Woods concert this afternoon. Here are the details: Know of an upcoming event in our area? Promote it for free on Patch!