Sunday, August 12, 2018

FREE DSO Community Concerts - Detroit, Monroe, Waterford, Sterling Heights - 9/20, 9/22-9/23

Free seat reservations available online now...

For the eighth consecutive year, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform four free community concerts to kick off its new season at venues across Metro Detroit, presented by DTE Energy Foundation. All four concerts will be conducted by Yaniv Segal and feature classical and pops favorites by Copland, Mozart, Rossini, and John Williams.

This year’s concerts will take place in:

• DETROIT on Thursday, September 20 at 10:45 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple

• WATERFORD on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Kettering High School

• MONROE on Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theater (on the campus of Monroe County Community College)

• STERLING HEIGHTS on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at Sterling Heights High School

“The DSO is dedicated to connecting with communities in and around Detroit throughout the year, and these free concerts that launch our season have become a great way to demonstrate that commitment” said DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons. “We are grateful to the DTE Energy Foundation for this partnership that promotes and enables unique opportunities for accessibility and we deeply value our historic collaboration. As we make the tough choices around the annual selection of host venues, we invite others to join in this support so that more opportunities can be offered to the many areas of our city where we have yet to visit.”

For more than 50 years the DTE Energy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy, has supported the DSO and its cultural programs, and the Foundation is proud to once again help the Orchestra bring music to diverse communities throughout Southeast Michigan. In the spring of 2016, the DTE Energy Foundation awarded the DSO with a three-year grant to continue offering these free community concerts each fall. It also includes endowment support for music education, senior citizen outreach, and additional community engagement programming.

“The Community Concert Series is a partnership event that we look forward to sharing with our communities each year to bring local residents, youth, and families together and provide the opportunity to hear a world-class orchestra play in their own backyard,” said Lynette Dowler, president of the DTE Energy Foundation. “By partnering with the DSO, we’re hoping to inspire others to pursue culturally enriching experiences or careers that enhance their quality of life.”

While the concerts are free admission, a seat reservation is required for entry. Seats can be reserved now at dso.org or by clicking on the following links: 

RESERVE FREE Tickets to Thursday, September 20 at 10:45 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple

RESERVE FREE Tickets to Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Kettering High School

RESERVE FREE Tickets to Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theater 

RESERVE FREE Tickets to Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at Sterling Heights High School

All concerts are general admission (no seats will be assigned), and all seating is first-come, first-served. All concert venues are handicap accessible.

Concert Schedule and Program Details

Thursday, September 20 at 10:45 a.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48219

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Waterford Kettering High School
2800 Kettering Dr
Waterford Twp, MI 48329

Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
Meyer Theater at La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College
1555 S Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI 48161

Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m.
Sterling Heights High School
12901 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Yaniv Segal, conductor

COPLAND

Fanfare for the Common Man

MOZART

Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

SAINT-GEORGES

Symphony No. 2, Op. 2, No. 2

STRAVINSKY

"Infernal Dance" from The Firebird (1919 Revision)

SMETANA

"Dance of the Comedians" from The Bartered Bride

JOHN WILLIAMS

The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra

OFFENBACH

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

ROSSINI

Finale from Guillaume Tell (William Tell) Overture

SOUSA

The Stars and Stripes Forever


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Detroit Public Schools Community District FREE Day at the Michigan Science Center on 8/11 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION: AUGUST 11TH
DPSCD Day at the Michigan Science Center
Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund
Saturday, August 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission – FREE!

Register for your FREE tickets here

Don’t miss this exciting back-to-school event with a special surprise guest, games and prizes throughout the day (while supplies last)!

There will be FREE immunizations and additional health services onsite.Exceptional Student Education services (formerly known as special education), translation services and enrollment opportunities will be available onsite for you to learn about DPSCD’s 106 schools and unique programming to fit your child’s needs.

FREE parking and shuttle transportation will be offered at Ben Carson High School and the DPSCD Support Services Complex at 1425 E. Warren Avenue, less than a mile away from the Michigan Science Center.

For more information, visit detroitk12.org or call 313-240-4377.

Be sure to get your FREE tickets today by registering here



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Thursday, August 2, 2018

EMPLOYMENT: The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store Hiring Event is 8/7 from 11am to 4pm


Full and part-time positions are available at all southeast Michigan Salvation Army Thrift stores...

The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will host a job recruitment fair to fill a variety of full- and part-time positions available at its 36 southeast Michigan Family Thrift Stores.

The hiring events will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at each individual location.

Applicants must come prepared with valid photo identification and social security card. Individuals must be able to pass a criminal background check and substance screening to accept a position.

On-the-spot interviews will be offered for various positions including cashiers/sales associates, dock employees, merchandise processors, maintenance, key holders and managers. Compensation will vary based on experience. Individuals interested in management positions must have supervisory experience to qualify.

The Salvation Army ARC offers competitive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance; 403(b) and pension retirement plans; and paid time off.

For a complete list of all Salvation Army Family Stores in southeast Michigan, please visit www.semichigan.satruck.org


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8/12 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE AUGUST FREE FAMILY SECOND SUNDAY AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM



This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ | TheWright.org

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FREE Admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm 8/3 - Bloomfield

Take your family to Cranbrook for FREE on Friday, August 3rd after 5pm...

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science is FREE after 5pm the first Friday of every month through June, 2019.

Discover the wonder of the natural world and develop a better understanding of the ways in which science impacts our lives each day at Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of objects and artifacts, special events, a planetarium and observatory, lecture and educational programs both changing exhibitions offer something for every member of the family. Stand beneath a T.rex, feel a mastodon’s fur, or touch a meteorite.

Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
Friday: 10am-10pm

Phone: 248.645.3200  (always call to ensure these free events have not been cancelled)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE 1st FRIDAY ON 8/3 AT CRANBOOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE


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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 8/4- Build a pair of Bookworm Bookends

Build a pair of Bookworm Bookends at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Make a pair of Bookworm Bookends
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9am - Noon

Celebrate your child’s devotion to reading in our book lover’s hands-on workshop. Together you and your child can build a set of bookworm bookends to add personality, organization and excitement to bookshelves in any playroom, family room or bedroom. Once your bookends construction is complete, you and your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.

All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Annie's Natural Macaroni & Cheese on 8/3

Get your coupon this Friday ...
On Friday, August 3, 2018, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Annie's Natural Macaroni & Cheese 5.25-6oz  at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, August 19, 2018. The download will be available on Friday, August 3, 2018 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.



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Friday, July 6, 2018

FREE ADMISSION to Michigan Science Center on 7/13 for Family STEAM Day - RSVP REQUIRED

Celebrate FREE Family STEAM Day
Friday, July 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Guests will receive free access to the Michigan Science Center to explore the fun of science, technology, engineering, art and math...

Summer may signal the end of school for Detroit-area students but learning never stops at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci)! To celebrate Family STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Day, MiSci, with support from Ford Motor Company Fund, is making fun, engaging and educational activities accessible for all by offering free general admission on Friday, July 13.

Family STEAM Day special activities include:

· Enjoy our “explosive” Kaboomistry live stage show and learn where the fireworks you see this time of year get their colors!

· Check out Spark!Lab where we provide opportunities for the whole family to explore their inventive creativity. Take our challenge to invent an alien or build a droid!

· Make your own slime in BASF Kids’ Lab with Playful Polymers.

· Learn to fold paper airplanes and fly them in our STEM Playground.

· Explore Kids Town with our “out of this world” activities and crafts! Make and launch your own rockets, make a model of the solar system and more!

Additionally, general admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows and much more. Planetarium and 4D theater tickets will be available for purchase at the box office.


Click here for Pre-registration - required

The Michigan Science Center
5020 John R St
Detroit, MI 48202


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 7/7- Build a Fishing Game

Build a Fishing Game at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Make a Fishing Game
Saturday, July 7, 2018
9am - Noon

Reel in the summer fun in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a fishing game while tackling educational and developmental skills. Once your fishing game is built, you and your child can decorate it with paint and stickers

All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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FREE Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series at Detroit Main Library ends 7/17 with Joan Belgrave

Free concert series celebrates its 18th season with local musicians

Comerica Bank has partnered with the Detroit Public Library to present the FREE Comerica Java & Jazz: A Coffee House Series for the 18th consecutive year.

The concert series brings world-renowned jazz musicians to Detroit for music fans to enjoy FREE of charge.

The FREE concerts will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from March through July at the Detroit Public Library, Friends Auditorium located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202.

The series ends on Tuesday, July 17th with Joan Belgrave.

Joan Belgrave is a remarkable Jazz singer, known for clean notes, vibrant melodies and vocal versatility.

The complete schedule includes:

Straight Ahead
Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 p.m to 7:30pm

Mike Monford Trio
Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30pm

Isis Damil
Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30pm

Al McKenzie
Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30pm

Joan Belgrave
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2018 COMERICA JAVA & JAZZ SERIES


Comerica Java & Jazz Series
Detroit Public Library - Friends Auditorium
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202


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FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July August September 2018

Blockbusters Free Film Series

HFCL Auditorium
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
(313) 943-2330
Monday Evenings
7:00 p.m.


JULY 2 - DARKEST HOUR (2017) - As Hitler?s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) is elected new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. (Rated PG-13. 125 min.)

JULY 9 - LA VIE EN ROSE (2007) - The story of Edith (Marion Cotillard), the daughter of a street singer and a circus acrobat. Abandoned by her mother and then by her father she was raised by her grandmother, who ran a brothel. There, one of the prostitutes later adopted her, until her father returned to steal her away and put her to work in his act. Finding that his sidewalk-act was doing badly, her father commanded her, "Do something!" Exposed to music by her mother and the women in the brothel, she sang "La Marseilles," and Edith Piaf was born. (Rated PG-13. 140 min.)

JULY 16 - LOVING VINCENT (2017) - The world?s first feature-length, oil-painted animation. Loving Vincent reveals the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh as told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. The film features 120 of Vincent van Gogh?s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, leads us to the significant people and events in the time prior to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as Vincent himself painted. (PG-13. 94 min.)

JULY 23 - QUEEN OF KATWE (2016)  - To be African is to be an underdog in the world. To be Ugandan is to be an underdog in Africa. To be from Katwe is to be an underdog in Uganda. To be a girl is to be an underdog in Katwe.? Disney presents an inspirational film based on the vibrant true story of an Ugandan girl, Phiona (Madina Nalwanga), whose life changes forever when she discovers that she has an amazing talent for chess. A celebration of the human spirit. (Rated PG. 124 min.)

JULY 30 - MATILDA (1996) - A family classic for all ages, Mara Wilson stars as Matilda, a super-smart little girl who?s woefully misunderstood by her parents (Dany DeVito and Rhea Perlman), her brother, and an evil school principal. But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn?t have to get mad to get even. (Rated PG. 98 mins.)

AUGUST 6 - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (1985) - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" tells one of those rare and entrancing stories where one thing seems to happen while another thing is really happening. There are passages in the movie that seem to be absolutely self-contained, and then a word or gesture will reveal that they have depths we can only guess. By the end of the film, what started out as a contest between two opposite personalities has expanded into a choice between two completely different attitudes toward life. And the choice is not sexual, although for a long time it seems so. It is between freedom and slavery. (Rated R. 120 mins.)

AUGUST13 - 3:10 TO YUMA (2007)  - Infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale) volunteers to deliver him alive to the ?3:10 to Yuma,? a train that will take the killer to trial. But with Wade?s outfit on their trail?and dangers at every turn?the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man?s destiny. (Rated R. 122 mins.)

AUGUST 20 - ELIZABETH (1998) - England, 1554. Young, passionate Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) comes to the throne amidst bloody turmoil. Among her courtiers are the venerable Sir William Cecil (Richard Attenborough), her lover the Earl of Leicester (Joseph Fiennes), the imperious Duke of Norfolk (Christopher Eccleston), and her advisor Walshingham (Geoffery Rush). She must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown?and her head. (Rated R. 124 mins.)

AUGUST 27 - BREADWINNER (2017)  - Hailed as ?the best animated feature of 2017.? Parvana is an 11 year old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom?and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. (Rated PG-13. 94 mins.)

SEPTEMBER 3 - NO PROGRAM?LABOR DAY

SEPTEMBER 10 - THE POST (2017) - Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper-The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers--and very freedom--to help bring long-buried truths to light. (Rated PG-13. 114 mins.)

SEPTEMBER 17 - GORILLAS IN THE MIST (1988)  - Based on the true story of young anthropologist Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) who travels to the African mountains to study the rare gorillas. In this incredible paradise, which she describes as being ?as close to God as you can get,? her interest in the gorillas turns to passion and finally obsession. For her efforts, fighting to protect and seek justice, you may applaud what she does. Or you may condemn it. But you will never forget the passion that turned her into a legend. (Rated PG-13. 129 mins.)


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Amp Organic Energy Drink on 6/29

Get your coupon this Friday ...
On Friday, June 29, 2018, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Amp Organic Energy Drink 12 fl oz  at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 15, 2018. The download will be available on Friday, June 29, 2018 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Dave's Killer Bread Organic Bloomin' Berry Bagels on 6/22

Get your coupon this Friday ...
On Friday, June 16, 2018, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Dave's Killer Bread Organic Bloomin' Berry Bagels 16.75 oz  at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 8, 2018. The download will be available on Friday, June 22, 2018 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Ocean Spray Diet or Light Juice Drink on 6/16

Get your coupon this Friday ...
On Friday, June 16, 2018, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Ocean Spray Diet or Light Juice Drink 64 fl oz  at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, July 1, 2018. The download will be available on Friday, June 16, 2018 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.



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