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Propped Open School Door Prompts Questions About Security

A propped open door at Howell High School's Freshman Campus on Monday caught the attention of one community member who said they walked right into the building and asked "When will people wake up and start to take this stuff seriously?”

Slotkin: COVID-Packed Hospital "Like a Combat Zone"

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who took a tour of the hospital on Monday, said it reminded her of the fatigue she saw while serving with the CIA in Iraq. “Many of our hospitals are hitting a breaking point," said the 8th District Democrat.

Workgroup Encouraging Safe Holiday Celebrations

The Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention Workgroup of the Human Service Collaborative Body is asking residents to be safe this holiday season and to help prevent youth from getting access to marijuana and alcohol.

COVID Surge Pushes St. Joe Livingston To The Edge

As of last Thursday, the hospital was at 100% bed occupancy, with 32 of those beds being used by patients with COVID-19. In addition, all eight of the ICU pods had COVID patients, none of whom were vaccinated.

Facebook Restricts Access To Anti-Vax Group's Page

Jennifer Smith, an administrator for the Moms for Liberty Livingston County Facebook page, recently posted a notice on its page that it had “several posts flagged overnight and several hundred (400+) members removed.” Smith also recently told BAS board members "We're coming for you" after a discussion on quarantine protocols.
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Tue Dec 7 Pathway Craft Show

What: Pathway School's Annual Craft Show. When: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 7th. Where: Livingston ESA's Education Center, located at 1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell MI

Wed Dec 8 Holiday Variety Show

The Hartland Senior Center will put on Holidays in Hartland, written and directed by Alice Andrews, former HSC Director. It's the story of how they help Santa get his HO HO HO back and is filled with jokes, songs, and memorable characters. The shows are on Wednesday, December 8 at 1pm, Thursday, December 9 at 1pm and Friday, December 10 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the senior center or $15 at the door. Hartland Performing Arts Center located at 9525 Highland Rd. Howell, MI 48843. You can call the Hartland Senior Center at 810-626-2135

Fri Dec 10 Handcrafters Tinsel & Treasures Market

The top artists from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will be on hand in Northville for the 42nd annual Tinsel & Treasures Handmade Market presented by Handcrafters. One of the longest-running and most renowned art and craft markets in Michigan, the Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market is your opportunity to stock up on holiday gifts + decor, apparel, jewelry, specialty food, and more! Visit HCshows.com for more info. December 10: 9am-8pm December 11: 9am-5pm December 12: 11am-4pm $4.00 admission (at the door) 12 & under free Compact strollers welcome - Hourly door prize raffles - Free parking - Located in charming downtown Northville

Fri Dec 10 LCCA Fowlerville Community Conversation

Livingston County Community Alliance is hosting community conversations throughout the county to hear directly from the community, about why they feel we have a drug problem HERE. Food and prizes will be provided. Fowlerville Community Conversation will be held from 2:30pm-4pm at the Fowlerville District Library on 12/10.

Fri Dec 10 The Ultimate Kenny Rogers Tribute Show

Experience the Christmas magic and spend an evening with Kenny Rogers at the Howell Opera House on Friday, December 10th. Doors open at 7:15 pm; Show begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets on sale now for $28 at www.howelloperahouse.com or call 517-540-0065.

Fri Dec 10 Brighton Choirs Winter Concert

Brighton Choirs will host its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, 7878 Brighton Road. This free holiday tradition kicks off the spirit of the season. Alumni are always welcomed on stage to help close the show and this year we are making a special effort to round up choir alumni from throughout the decades! Spread the word!

Sat Dec 11 Holly Treats Bazaar

The United Methodist Women of the Howell First United Methodist Church present "Holly Treats and Crafts", Saturday, December 11th, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. The event will feature a Cookie Walk, homemade crafts, caramel corn as well as their traditional peanut brittle. .The Noel Café will be open for breakfast and lunch. The church is located at 1230 Bower Street in Howell, across from Northwest School.

Sat Dec 11 A Christmas Celebration

Come and celebrate the joy of Christmas on Saturday, December 11 at 7:00 pm and sing your favorite carols with the Shepherd of the Lakes Festival Choir and the celebrated Brighton High School Wind Ensemble (Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 Walt Disney World National Band Competition). You will be lifted up by the sounds of the season and be inspired by the true story of Christmas shown on the big screen as through the eyes of an eyewitness: a shepherd boy. Your whole family will be encouraged by this unique and heart-warming event! Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Hacker Rd., Brighton, MI. Free Admission

Sat Dec 11 TubaChristmas Concert at the Library

TubaChristmas is an annual event. Tuba and Euphonium players gather together and play Christmas Carols. This free concert will take place outside the Howell Carnagie Library front steps December 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM. A fun way to get into the Christmas mood. If you wish to participate, contact Dale Marzewski at 517-548-1603.

Sat Dec 11 Songs of Christmas

Shalom Lutheran Church and Anthony Giamanco present the second annual Songs of Christmas event. Come enjoy a variety of holiday music, including vocal and instrumental soloists, as well as choirs. FREE to the general public. Saturday, December 11, 2021, 6pm. Shalom Lutheran Church, 1740 E. M36, Pinckney MI.

Sat Dec 11 Christmas Celebration

At 7 pm, celebrate with Shepherd of the Lakes Church as we sing Christmas carols, enjoy performances by the Brighton High School Wind Ensemble and Shepherd of the Lakes students, and more.

Sat Dec 11 Breakfast with Santa

A military style Breakfast with Santa will be held at 242 Community Center on Saturday, December 11th from 9:30am until 1:30pm. Breakfast, pictures, silent auction items, raffles, activities for kids, numerous Veteran Resources. Veterans are free, all others by donation at the event.

Sat Dec 11 Yeti: The Abominable Snowman Race!

Tis’ the holiday season and Howell Parks and Recreation is excited to present the Abominable Snow Race. In this road rally style event, teams will compete for the elusive Yeti Trophy, amazing prizes, and supreme bragging rights. Your team of 4 will complete multiple challenges throughout Howell in a race to the finish line. In order to participate and maximize the fun there are a few tips, tricks, and rules to know. Teams will start at the Oceola Community Center before being dismissed on their adventure. Must be 21+ to participate. 4 people per team and per car. Bring $5 per person in spending cash, you may be asked to purchase a product to complete a task. A designated driver must be named. Cost: $40/team. Registration Link:

Sat Dec 11 Santa's S.T.E.M. Workshop

Join a brunch with Santa at this year’s Santa’s S.T.E.M. Workshop! The workshop is filled with activities for your little ones to enjoy like our circuit paper crafts and ornament paintings. Check out the science experiment on making snow, INSIDE! Of course, don’t forget to get your picture taken with the Santa and enjoy a nice brunch provided by the teens of The Hive Teen Center (Bennett Rec Center 925 W, Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843). The price is $5 per child (Parents/guardians may purchase breakfast on-site for a suggested donation of $5). Pre-registration is required. Registration Link:

Sat Dec 11 Holiday POPS with the Phil

Ring in the holidays with our traditional Holiday Pops performances on December 11th at 4pm & 7:30pm. Two joyous performances, designed to lift your spirits like only the wonder of holiday sounds can. Don’t forget to bring your best voice as they always wrap up the evening with a sing-along! The Michigan Philharmonic has a tradition of incorporating Livingston County choirs into the performance. This experience has been an invaluable experience for many of our area High School students. Tix- BrightonPerformingArts.com. $24 Adult/ $21 Senior/ $17 Student

Sat Dec 11 Santa Pet Photos

Santa pictures with you and or your pet at Pet Supplies Plus, 2649 E. Grand River in Howell on December 11 and 12 from 11am to 3pm on both days. $15 donation per photo. Photo will be available that day. 100% of proceeds to benefit the animals at Livingston County Animal Shelter. For more info call 517-546-2154 or email FriendsOfLCAS@gmail.com We are also on Facebook.

Sat Dec 11 Livingston County Alano Club Craft Show

Come do your holiday shopping at the Livingston County Alano Club Craft Show on Saturday, December 11th from 9am to 7pm, 5754 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton, MI 810-229-8110. There will be many awesome items and crafters!! Brighton Recovery Alumni Group Bakesale, Native American Beadwork, Nadevame Soaps, Candles by Creation by Samuel Rose, Greeting Cards, Jewelry, Paintings, SticknStones&pinecones Birdhouses and Rocks and much much more!!

Sun Dec 12 Breakfast with Santa

Please come out to the American Spirit Centre from 9am to noon! Have breakfast, visit with Santa and support your local Veterans! For reservations call 810-599-2153.

Sun Dec 12 Christmas Musical - The Plane Truth about Christmas

December 12 at 5 pm. Young People’s Worship Art presents this free, family-friendly performance followed by hot chocolate, treats, and a visit with Santa outside in the Memorial Garden. Join the fun as these “travelers” are stranded in the airport and find their own way to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Mon Dec 13 Pictures With Santa

Join the annual pictures with Santa from 5-7:30pm at the Oceola Community Center, 1661 N. Latson Rd. There will be jolly Christmas music and a hot cocoa bar for all to enjoy! Sign up for the timeslot of your choice. Pre-registration is required. Registration Link:

Mon Dec 13 The Arc Livingston- Parent Support Group

Join Erin Terpstra for Parent Support Group! The Arc Livingston Parent Support Group is a chance to get together with other parents of children or adults with disabilities to network, get support and give support. PSG will be meeting Monday, December 13th from 7pm-8pm via Zoom! Register today! https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eit5wbgeec231ccd&oseq&c&ch&fbclid=IwAR0U4ooURW6BezbKSjeasuzfNQXjwC1JUHO5NaC-oteRR0kpa8gqr8kV5kg

Tue Dec 14 Euchre - Benefit for Severe Weather Network

The Brighton Optimist Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Severe Weather Network at Eternity Brewing. $20. Limit 40 players. Check in 6pm. www.Brightonoptimist.org/euchre

Wed Dec 15 Donations for Special Olympics Michigan Area 27

Toilet paper & paper towels Dish soap & hand soap Laundry soap & dryer sheets Toothpaste, toothbrushes & dental floss Shampoo, conditioner & body lotion Travel sizes accepted Drop off items at Captain Joe’s Grill, Whitmore Lake Duncan Chiropractic Group, Brighton TGIFriday’s, Brighton Through December 15th

Wed Dec 15 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 PM. Register in advance by emailing Leann@LivingstonCC.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wed Dec 15 Gleaners Food Mobile

Anyone in need of food is welcome to attend the monthly food mobile at the Hartland Senior Activity Center located at 9525 Highland Rd. Howell, MI 48843. The mobile starts at 11am and runs for one hour or until all items are dispersed. If you have questions please call 810-626-2135.

Thu Dec 16 Bad Santa Holiday Trivia

Grab your friends & family and join in Thursday, December 16th at Aberrant Ales (7pm - 9pm) for Bad Santa Trivia night! The theme of the night is Holiday Movies. They will be raffling off great presents and more, So don't forget to bring extra cash! There will be a prize for most holiday spirit and best dressed for the holiday season! For just $40 your team of four is guaranteed a night of good fun, good food, and a lot of laughs. The trivia questions will all be answered through a mobile device so make sure to come fully charged and ready to play. Your team will also get one free appetizer for the night. Registration Link:

Fri Dec 17 The Reindeer Games

Rudolph wasn’t allowed to join in all the reindeer games. Instead, he created his own and wants to invite the whole family to come play them! Travel around town and complete all his fun challenges to win a prize in this interactive scavenger hunt for the whole family. Only one person needs to register for a whole team. Cost: $10/team. Registration Link:

Sat Dec 18 "A Christmas Carol" Dramatic Reading

Celebrate the holiday season with the most treasured of Christmas … ghost stories, performed live on December 18th at 2:00pm at the Historic Howell Theater, 315 E. Grand River. In the spirit of the season, CTH is providing the performance to the community FREE of charge! For more information and show times, please visit www.cththeatre.org/christmas-carol.

Sat Dec 18 A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading

Celebrate the holiday season with the most treasured of Christmas ghost stories, read live by a troupe of vocal performers on December 18th at 2:00pm at the Historic Howell Theater. Historic Howell Theater located at 315 E. Grand River, just a few blocks east of the center of downtown Howell In the spirit of the season, CTH is providing the performance to the community FREE of charge! For more information and show times, please visit www.cththeatre.org/christmas-carol.

Sat Dec 18 Livingston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

The Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents Deck the Halls with Holiday Sounds on Saturday, December 18th at 7pm. Joining them for the holiday concert will be the Livingston Youth Orchestra. Be sure not to miss this fun, family-friendly event. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.lso.org/buy-tickets/. Adults $15, students & seniors $10, children 12 and under are free. Cash, check, or charge. Location: Rod Bushy Performing Arts Center, Howell High School 1200 W. Grand River Ave, Howell

Sat Dec 18 Wreaths Across America - Fowlerville

The Fowlerville 4th of July Committee and the Village of Fowlerville will host its 3rd Annual Wreath Across America Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville. This is a moving, educational event honoring our fallen heroes. There will be guest speakers and a Color and Honor guard. This is a free event, with veterans, their families, and the general public encouraged to attend. For more information contact Bdenby@livgov.com or visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

Mon Dec 20 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. Currently, there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm, please email Flo@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for more information.

Tue Dec 21 Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group

The group where seniors see they are not alone; a safe haven where seniors can talk about their abuse and know they are not going to be judged or ridiculed – they will feel safe sharing their stories. The professionals facilitating this group can help seniors find resources to help them continue on the path of healing and recovery. Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at Livingston County Catholic Charities at 2020 E. Grand River Ave, Ste. 104, Howell, MI 48843. To register contact Beth at 517-545-5944, ext 122 or beth@livingstoncc.org.

Sat Dec 25 American Legion Christmas Dinner

An annual Christmas Day dinner is again being hosted at the American Legion Devereaux Post 141, 3265 W. Grand River, Howell. The free traditional Christmas dinner is served from noon to 4pm to anyone who wishes to join. Community members looking for comradery are encouraged to join the American Legion on Christmas Day, whether it is as a guest or volunteer. Organizers say gift cards or certificates are also always welcome to help support the event. Those looking to make a reservation or meal delivery request are asked to contact the Post by 5pm Christmas Eve. That number is 517-546-2534.

Wed Jan 5 Caregiver Support Group – Dementia Specific

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease? Until we can meet again in person, we are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 PM. Register in advance by emailing Leann@LivingstonCC.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sat Jan 15 Swing Dance for Teens

The BlackLight Dance 2022. Students in grade 7 to 12 are invited to a one-of-a-kind dance experience including a swing dance lesson for all the best dance moves. Put on the GLOW at this event, attended annually by students statewide. Fluorescent snacks & drinks will make taste buds tingle. The dance will take place on Saturday, January 15th from 7 - 10 pm at Thrive Church, 680 W. Livingston Rd., Highland. Doors open at 6:00 pm for early registration. The swing dance lesson for beginners takes place at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit The Dance Project, a 501(c)(3)non-profit group dedicated to changing the culture by promoting positive dancing. All guests are required to have completed online forms in order to attend. For more information, contact Jamie Nicholson, 248-210-9409, danceprojectmi@gmail.com, or visit www.TheDanceProject.info.

Mon Jan 17 Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is holding an informational meeting for persons interested in learning more about foster care. Currently, there are not enough local homes to accommodate abused and/or neglected children to keep them close to their home of origin in order to maintain stability in their lives. Do you have room in your heart and home for one more child? Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm, please email Flo@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for more information.