Sunday, May 29, 2016

FREE Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series at Detroit Main Library continues 6/21 with BALANCE

Free concert series celebrates its 16th season, continues 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 16th consecutive year.

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

“The Java & Jazz series is a great compliment to Detroit’s strong appreciation for arts, culture and music,” said Patricia McCann, vice president and national civic affairs manager, Comerica Bank. “In addition to showcasing our many talented local musicians, Java & Jazz also provides us an opportunity to promote diversity in the community, one of our core values at Comerica Bank.”

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 continues on Tuesday, June 21st with BALANCE.

The complete schedule includes:

Straight Ahead
Tuesday, March 15 – 6 p.m.
The women of Straight Ahead are powerful and imaginative composers and arrangers in the music industry. Widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, their sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, R&B ballads, to Brazilian funk.

Herbie Russ
Tuesday, April 19 – 6 p.m.
Herbie Russ is a singer/saxophonist who has created his own unique style with a sound he describes as “New Adult Contemporary.” His music takes you on a journey through a broad mix of musical genres from smooth jazz to Motown and everything in between.

Brandon Williams
Tuesday, May 17 – 6 p.m.
Brandon Williams is known as one of the premiere drummers in Detroit’s live music scene. Williams is considered a “go-to” music guy because of his versatile repertoire and ability to play numerous instruments.

Tuesday, June 21 – 6 p.m.
BALANCE consists of saxophonist, composer and educator Marcus Elliot and pianist and composer Michael Malis. The two musicians will work together to explore the freedom inside of musical structures through the art of improvisation.

Maurice Davis
Tuesday, July 19 – 6 p.m.
Maurice Davis doesn’t just sing and play the Blues, he loves the Blues, and that commitment comes through to his audiences and keeps them coming back. He is known for what he calls “party blues,” a blend of southern soul and old school R & B. Davis’ discography includes 10 albums since 2000, including Soulful on Sims Records out of Nashville, Tennessee, which earned a nomination as “Blues CD of the Year.”

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


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Celebrate #NationalDoughnutDay With A FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut on 6/3

FREE is the word on National Doughnut Day!!!

June 3rd is National Doughnut Day and Krispy Kreme is giving away FREE doughnuts to celebrate.

To get ANY Krispy Kreme Doughnut FREE for National Doughnut Day, go to the Krispy Kreme Facebook page and click on the FREE doughnut on 6/3 offer.

You will be sent a confirmation email to the email account linked to your Facebook account.  On June 3rd, show the email at participating Krispy Kreme locations to claim your free doughnut.

Krispy Kreme locations in the Metro Detroit area include:

Krispy Kreme
208 West 14 Mile Rd
Troy, MI

Krispy Kreme
15050 Southfield Rd
Allen Park, MI

Click here to find a Krispy Kreme store location near you

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Offer good for one free doughnut of choice in the US and Canada, valid only on 6/3/2016 at participating locations. Excludes Puerto Rico & CT.


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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 6/4- Build a Father's Day Trophy Smartphone Holder

Build a Father's Day Trophy Smartphone Holder on 6/4 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. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Make a Father's Day Trophy Smartphone Holder
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9am - Noon

Show Dad who's #1! Join our hands-on workshop and build a trophy-shaped cell phone holder. Once the project is built, your child can paint it and decorate with stickers that show dad he's #1.

Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.


Part of the 2016 Father's Day Gift Guide


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Quaker Breakfast Flats (7oz) on 5/27

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, May 20, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Quaker Breakfast Flats (7oz) at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, June 12, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, May 27, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Get 50% off at Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their Memorial Day Sale - 5/30

Salvation Army Thrift Stores celebrate Memorial 
Day with 50 percent off sale

Sale valid at all 35 metro Detroit locations May 30th...

Gear up for summer and celebrate the changing of the seasons with great savings at The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center’s annual Memorial Day Sale.

Visit any of the 35 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, May 30. Doors will be open at the nonprofit’s 33 thrift stores from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its two dollar stores in Pontiac and Detroit.

“Memorial Day is the perfect time to stock up on summer essentials,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “Families can find everything they need from clothes to accessories, all at a great value and to the benefit of a worthy cause.”

In addition to 50 percent savings on clothing, all new mattresses and box springs will be 10 percent off and shoppers will have opportunities to pick up deals on summer essentials, accessories, home goods and other items with bonus sales announced hourly at each store.

Proceeds from all stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center programs at the Detroit men’s and Romulus women’s campuses. The ARC program is an independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

All thrift store merchandise is donated by community members. Help the ARC continue its work by dropping off gently used clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture and toys to the nearest Salvation Army thrift store donation center.

For specific hours of a Salvation Army thrift store and donation center near you, visit


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Sunday, May 22, 2016

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - May 20, 2016

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Pewabic is seeking a motivated, friendly, self-starter to fill its Head People Person position. Our Head People Person must be able to think creatively, work confidentially, and be a champion for fostering a “great place to work” culture. Position requires strategic thinking, as well as the ability to perform administrative functions including all benefit administration. Please send resume to

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Brighton
Make-A-Wish Michigan is seeking resumes for the position of Business Intelligence Manager based out of the Brighton Headquarters. The Business Intelligence Manager will be responsible for the organization’s databases including assurance of data integrity, data extraction, report customization and analysis. The Manager will provide ongoing training and development to support the staff with RE, FE and other software programs. The Manager will maintain the relationship with the third party IT vendor and maintain the overall IT infrastructure, including the integration of all systems including hardware, software and email systems. The position is full-time and requires a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Computer Science and Software Engineering, 3-5 years of systems analysis, project management or related experience and must be proficient in database management (experience with RE and FE preferred).
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Lansing
Position Title: Professional-Learning Coach
Reports To: Director of Online Professional Development
Department/Team: Professional Learning Services
Supervisor Responsibilities: None
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Lansing office with telecommuting options
Pay Range: No less than $60,000 annually
The Professional Learning Coach’s role is to work directly with the online professional development, blended learning and iPD teams, supporting online and blended professional learning initiatives. In this role, the coach will act as a change agent by promoting, developing, and helping to implement adult professional learning strategies online and face to face. The coach supports student achievement by providing direct support to administrators, department chairs and teachers. The Professional Learning Coach will provide outreach, professional development and conference presentations for K-12 teachers and administrators in Michigan. The coach will provide group and one-to-one instructional design coaching to teachers as they work to transform their lessons to a blended and/or online learning format.
To apply and see full job description:

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Northern Lower Michigan & Upper Peninsula
Position Title: Sales Representative – Northern Region
Reports To: Director of Sales and Marketing
Department/Team: Outreach/Sales
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Range: No less than $50,000 annually with up to $5,000 incentive bonus per semester
The Sales Representative is responsible for all sales and user adoption activities, from lead generation through close of sale in the assigned territory. The sales representative also assists the Director of Sales and Marketing in the department effort to meet the annual business goal of expanding our customer base for both divisions and increasing revenue. The sales representative will work with other territory sales representatives, and other MVU marketing and customer service team members for the achievement of revenue generation, customer satisfaction, increased use of products/services and long-term goals.
To apply and see full job description:

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Lansing
Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports To: Executive Assistant to the President & Office Manager (Administrative Supervisor)
Department/Team: Student Learning Services
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Location: Lansing Office, Lansing, MI
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Range: No less than $15.00 per hour
The Administrative Assistant provides high-level, day-to-day executive support to the Executive Director of Student Learning Services. This position is a key member of the office support team which promotes consistency in core duties under the administrative guidance of the Office Manager. The position facilitates office services through implementation of administrative systems, procedures, policies and monitoring of executive projects. These responsibilities include administrative support of various levels and are based on prioritized need, requiring the ability to multi-task on a regular basis. The Administrative Assistant will work under the collaborative functional guidance of the Executive Director.
To apply and see full job description:

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to research, write, and administer grants. The ideal candidate has a track record securing STEaM oriented grants from a variety of sources and is familiar with informal science education. Responsibilities include identification of funding opportunities, proposal writing, budgeting, building and stewarding grantor relationships, and administration of awards from local, regional, state, and national sources. A keen eye for detail is required. Experience proofing and editing development and marketing collateral is a plus.
Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience researching prospects, writing successful grant proposals, budgeting, and grant administration. A master's degree that contributes to writing, research, and communication expertise is preferred. A record of identifying and matching funding sources to internal needs, success in creating concise and compelling proposals, and experience in managing multiple projects is essential. Candidate must have experience developing and managing partnerships with team members, program officers, foundations, higher education institutions, community organizations, businesses, and governmental agencies.
Salary Range
$45,000 to $55,000 DOE
To Apply: Full job description at Applicants must provide two writing samples, along with resume and cover letter to

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Wayne
The Accounting (Fiscal) Manager works in a financial team environment to assist the agency meet various financial reporting deadlines and payroll timelines as well as do reconciliation, create and track budgets. Aid and assist in contract management. This position supervises accounting personnel as assigned. Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required (CPA Preferred) with 5-7 years experience.
Employee must have proficient knowledge of:

Administrative principles and methods, including program development and implementation.
Principals of accounting, including governmental generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures.
Budget preparation, budget control, and financial reporting procedures.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Computer systems and their application to accounting, preferably in a network environment.
Methods and processes for the collection of accounts receivables.
For more detailed information and to apply - visit the Careers tab on our website

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Flint
2 Part-Time positions available.
The Girl Engagement Specialist is responsible for implementing both in-school scouting and after school programming within targeted geographic areas and/or school districts.
Promote Girl Scouting within all council boundaries to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; increase the visibility of Girl Scout opportunities/programs for girls using non-traditional methods (during the school day or after school programming)
Work in partnership with key school personnel and community members
Perform responsibilities in conjunction with volunteers; provide volunteer supervision, training, guidance, and coaching to support other adult volunteers in ensuring a high quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Provide responsive and high-quality customer service to girls, parents and volunteers.
Ensure that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated at all times.
Facilitate a pre-designed curriculum for several school districts to achieve department goals.
Attend monthly meetings with the Director or designee to review and discuss issues, incidents, curriculum, upcoming events or program expansions.
Maintain updated records and reports of each program site
Ensure timely completion and submission of evaluation forms for grant reporting.
Ensure that all program materials are accessible and available for effective program delivery.
Manage multiple troop bank accounts simultaneously
Support all aspects of the Product Sales Program for assigned troops
Coordinate school product booth sales with school personnel
Establish working relationships with Product Sales Liaison
Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Associate Degree or equivalent experience in the field of social work, youth development, marketing or public relations)
Experience working with youth in a public school setting a plus!
Resumes should be sent to

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Flint
The full-time Grant Writer is responsible for researching, identifying, developing and responding to potential public and private funding sources, writing grant proposals and performing necessary liaison and follow-up activities related to grant-funded projects. The position also provides general support to the fundraising activities of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and its member institutions, Sloan*Longway and The Whiting.
For additional information on the vacancy and to apply visit

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Lansing, Michigan
The Historical Society of Michigan seeks a qualified individual to serve as Features Editor.
As part of the Editorial Committee and under the direction of the Editor in Chief, the Features Editor is responsible for soliciting, acquiring, and editing feature articles for Michigan History and Chronicle magazines and assists with Michigan History for Kids. Duties will include handling queries, solicitation of manuscripts, article acquisition, author communications, copyediting articles and preparing them for publication, and photo acquisition.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or a related field Three to five years editorial experience
Experience working with style guides and specification sheets
Competency using Microsoft Office, experience using Adobe Creative Suite
Professional experience copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with strong vocabulary, spelling, and grammar skills
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
Interest in or experience working with nonprofit organizations
Interest in Michigan history is a plus
For a full description visit
To apply please e-mail a cover letter and resume to The position will remain open until filled.

Posting Date: 05/19/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, one of the oldest children’s charities in Detroit, seeks an experienced Director of Development to lead the organization’s fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include conceiving, implementing and monitoring all aspects of the Goodfellows fundraising program including individual and major giving, direct mail, foundation and corporate support. Strategic thinking is critical to the success of this position as is an experienced track record in fundraising (with major gifts experience preferred), as well as the ability to have meaningful conversations with a wide variety of people and translate those into deeper relationships for the Goodfellows. A bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5-7 years of experience is a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Please submit resume via e mail to .

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: St. Clair Shores, MI
Wigs 4 Kids is a local, grassroots nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that provides wigs & support services to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness & treatment at no charge. Since 2003, the organization has provided over 2,500 wigs and services to the children of Michigan and is experiencing an exciting time of growth! Come join a winning team.
We are seeking an Administrative Assistant who will support the CEO in every department (events, marketing, finance, volunteer management, guest service, etc). The Administrative Assistant will help coordinate speaking engagements, events, fundraisers, assist with our annual gala, capital campaign and other program activities. Other responsibilities include processing wig orders for children and representing Wigs 4 Kids in the community at information booths.
Providing tours of the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and managing day-to-day administrative tasks associated with the organization is a key component of this position.
Candidate should be fluent in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook)
Visit our website, to learn about the Wigs 4 Kids program and the children we serve.
To apply, please email your resume to We never hire anyone without having them volunteer first and request that you complete a 4-hour block of time at our Wellness Center to ensure this is a good fit for you and for us. You will be contacted to setup an interview and volunteer opportunity upon receipt of your resume.
This position is available immediately as we are growing and need more help! Some weekends and evenings are required. Starting wage: $10/hour with possible increases based on skill set and performance.

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Detroit, MI
The Executive Director will provide strategic direction and oversight for Detroit Children's Choir and be responsible for meeting overall organizational and fundraising goals. The role will require the incumbent to be a high-energy, experienced, mature leader who has demonstrated skills in building strong, mutually beneficial relationships among our stakeholders. This position also includes mentoring and oversight of a staff and volunteers as well as the establishment of a supportive and collaborative work ethic and environment.
Primary responsibilities:
The position works within a team environment and is responsible for ensuring strong working relationships across arts and culture community; Executing a strategic plan including: education and outreach goals; development and marketing Financial oversight including drafting and meeting a detailed annual budget; Ability to create and nurture relationships with new and existing funders, as well as write and secure grants to underwrite new and ongoing initiatives and general operations; Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson;
In collaboration with staff, examining and evaluating the role choral music education plays in the communities we serve and subsequently create new and sustainable choral opportunities through out Detroit;
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references that support our requirements by email to:
Angela Phillips
Chair, Executive Director Hiring Committee

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Midland, Michigan
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Event Manager is responsible for the performance and success of Walk to End Alzheimer’s and mass market events in order to meet the fundraising goals of the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter. The Event Manager will recruit and oversee volunteers and execute logistics in accordance with the Chapter standards and best practices. The Event Manager position reports to the Event Director.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred or equivalent education and work experience.
Experience managing volunteers 2 years of fundraising experience.
Experience planning events
Knowledge of fundraising software preferred.
Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills.
Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications
Actively participate as part of the GMC Development team to ensure effective integration of development events with Chapter priorities.
Executive plan for Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Longest Day events to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; Volunteer and committee management; and all event logistics.
Analyze data, prepare reports and provide information as requested and required.
Oversee project budgets
Direct delivery of sponsorship benefits.
Manage vendor relationships.
Actively engage in Central Michigan market with businesses, companies and organizations that can participate in the GMC special events.
Assist the Event Director as needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Resume: Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter
Attention: Paul Kappen
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033
Fax: 248-799-4196

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Livonia, MI
The Vice-President of Programs is responsible for all clinical programs, contract compliance, supervision and training of program staff, quality improvement and program funding applications. Provides direction to all programs and coordinates activities to all departments within the Agency in accordance with the mission, goals, policies and decisions established by the Family Care Network’ Board of Directors and applicable local, state and federal law and regulations. MSW or closely related degree, Full State Licensure. Minimum of five years supervisory experience. Attractive benefit package. Email resume and letter of interest to: .

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Ann Arbor Art Center is a 108 year-old visual arts organization located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. We are currently expanding our staff to include a Campaign Manager. Working with the President/CEO, Board of Directors and Capital Campaign Committee, this position will assume a key leadership role in the management and coordination of The Art Center’s $1.7 million capital campaign. Primary responsibilities include building the current annual giving program into an effective campaign structure and leading the organization’s effort to identify, cultivate and solicit potential donors.
This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other staff members on the administration of the campaign.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum three years of relevant fundraising experience in not for profit settings with Capital Campaign experience preferred
Proven track record of results in securing major gifts
Excellent writing skills, and highly effective interpersonal communication skills
Collaborative approach to professional responsibilities
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Effective planning and organizational skills
Demonstrated interest in or experience with visual arts is preferred
To apply: send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements by June 16 to: or by mail to The Ann Arbor Art Center, Attn: President/CEO (Confidential), 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. EOE. No calls please.

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Midland
The Mackinac Center seeks a regional director to identify, cultivate and steward current and prospective major donor relationships in support of the Mackinac Center vision and mission. This position requires excellent donor communication skills in person, by phone and in writing; ability to develop and implement a fundraising plan; willingness to travel extensively in Michigan and periodically nationwide; and some experience with databases or data analytics.
The ideal candidate will be committed to free markets and limited government and have an entrepreneurial spirit. A bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ experience in fundraising or sales, or demonstrated success in an influential role, are preferred. Persuasive communication and listening skills are essential, as is ability to develop and drive projects as a self-starter. Working knowledge of a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge is a plus, as well as familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This position offers opportunity to work remotely. The director will report to the Vice President for Advancement and work with a robust and growing development team.
The Mackinac Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute that advances public policy aligned with free markets and limited government. Headquartered in Midland, Mich., the Center has 34 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $5 million.
The position provides a competitive salary and benefits. To be considered, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest to: Patricia Benner, Vice President for Operations, at or fax to 989-631-0964. No telephone calls.

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Grand Rapids
West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. WMEAC is a nonprofit 501C3 organization. Our mission is to inform, engage and nurture an inclusive community acting together to protect natural resources, mitigate climate impacts and build a resilient West Michigan. WMEAC has been awarded a Level One Partner Certification from Partners for a Racism Free Community. WMEAC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. WMEAC’s service area includes the following West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa, with primary emphasis on Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, this executive leadership position holds overall strategic and operational responsibilities including development, finance, human resources, marketing, programs, and consistent achievement of WMEAC’s mission. Specifically, the position is responsible for driving the organization’s local community partnerships, fundraising, communications, achieving and reporting out the accomplishments of the organization’s strategic plan goals, managing staff development, supporting the organization’s environmental policy positions and providing inspiring leadership that motivates communities to take action to protect the region’s natural resources, great places and quality of life.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree preferred. 5-7 years of professional nonprofit administration experience. Proven leadership, coaching and relationship management capabilities to support staff, volunteers and community partners to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. Strong fundraising, marketing and public relations experience.
Individuals interested in the position should visit and complete the application form.

Posting Date: 05/17/2016
City Position is located: Southfield
Acts as the liaison between clinical, residential and finance department; conducts quality and compliance audits for the clinical and residential programs; assists Clinical Director in monitoring and insuring contractual and regulatory compliance.
Please submit application documents to or by fax to 248-559-0229.

Posting Date: 05/16/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
This major full-time leadership position, reporting to the CEO, is responsible for expanding the Detroit branch office of First Children’s Finance and implementing FCF’s program expansion plan in Michigan. The position builds community and private sector partnerships with diverse community leaders and secures resources to insure the effectiveness of FCF’s services in Michigan, including business training, management assistance, business planning, and financing for child care providers.
Strategic Leadership, Communications, and External Relations
Improve FCF’s plans for programs, services, and partnerships in Detroit and greater Michigan.
Program Development, Management, and Evaluation
Work with consultants and FCF staff to meet FCF’s contract obligations in Michigan.
Resource Development
Work collaboratively with FCF’s President/CEO to create and implement FCF’s resource development plan for the Detroit office and FCF’s Michigan services. This includes fundraising with foundations, government and corporations, developing proposals, securing contracts, and negotiating with partners.
Bachelor’s degree required. Focus in business, urban planning, finance, early education management preferred.
Three years as non-profit Executive Director preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of people required. Significant program management responsibility required including: delivering technical assistance, training, and meeting facilitation with providers, developing and maintaining effective staff and consultant teams, insuring accountability and excellent results.
Planning, meeting facilitation, program development, program and budget management, supervision, and strong resource development and grant writing.
Entrepreneurial, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic with can- do attitude.
Contact Info: Send resume to Laura Riley at
For full job description visit

MNA AmeriCorps VISTA Program (Various Locations)
The Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 32 VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) who serve throughout the state of Michigan in a national service role and focus on eliminating poverty within the areas of education and economic opportunity. The MNA VISTA Program is seeking to fill up to 32 positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from August 13, 2016 to August 12, 2017. We are seeking candidates to serve at the following host sites:

Allegan County United Way (Allegan)
Alma College (Alma)
Alcona Community Schools (Alpena)
Battle Creek College Access Network (Battle Creek)
Capital Area College Access Network (Lansing)
Carson City-Crystal Schools (Carson City)
Char-Em United Way (Petoskey)
Communities in Schools of Michigan (Lansing)
Davenport University (Grand Rapids)
Delta College (University City)
Detroit Edison Public School Academy (Detroit)
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD (Sault Ste Marie)
Ferris State University (Grand Rapids)
Grand Rapids Public Schools (Grand Rapids)
Lawrence Tech University (Southfield)
Lenawee Community Foundation (Tecumseh)
Museum of Ojibwa Culture (St. Ignace)
Oakland University (Pontiac)
Read Muskegon (Muskegon)
School-to-Career Progressions (Grand Rapids)
The ROCK Center for Youth Development (Midland)
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy (Ann Arbor)
University of Michigan Flint (Flint)
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives Detroit (Detroit)
Washtenaw Literacy (Ypsilanti)
Wayne County College Access Network, SEMCA (Taylor)
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their communities in a variety of ways and can expect to participate in the following activities:
Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Management
Resource Development
Grant Writing
Community Partnership Building
Volunteer Training
AmeriCorps VISTA service also comes with great benefits, including a living stipend, student loan forbearance or deferment, health coverage, vacation time, professional development, and more!
Positions must be filled by June 20th, so apply today at

Good Luck!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

COUPON: Buy One Get One FREE White Castle Cheese Sliders - ENDS 6/30

Try the New French Onion or Roasted Garlic Cheese Sliders while they are still available...

Use the Coupon at this link to buy one get one FREE on any single cheese slider at White Castle until June 30, 2016

Legal Stuff:
While supplies last. Not valid with any other coupons, discounts or specials. Not valid on doubles, bacon extra. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid at participating White Castle locations. Roasted Garlic & French Onion not available in Chicago area.


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45th Annual St Mary's Polish Country Fair returns Memorial Weekend - GIVEAWAY ENDS 5/24 (CLOSED)

Freeismylife is a media sponsor of the St. Mary's Polish Country Fair...

45th Annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair Unveils New DIA Away Exhibit, Revised Fair Footprint for 2016 Fair

Country Music Night Returns with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys and Annabelle Road

Summer starts in Orchard Lake, Mich. this Memorial Day Weekend with the 45th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair. Hosted and sponsored by the St. Mary’s Preparatory Moms & Dads Club, the fair takes place Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th and benefits the students at the more than 130-year-old high school.

Attracting more than 125,000 visitors each year, the nation’s largest high school fair will offer a wide range of entertainment from top local bands, such as headlining acts the MEGA 80’s and Country Night’s Annabelle Road. The event also will feature a Vegas-style gambling tent, large selection of mouth-watering authentic Polish cuisine, a new DIA Away exhibit, dancing and carnival rides.

This year the fair will be open: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday - Sunday; and11 7 p.m. Monday. The Vegas tent will run from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Attendees must be 18 or older, with a valid ID, to enter the fair after 6 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent.

“The fair has become a tradition for thousands in the community and an amazing show of support for the students at St. Mary’s Prep,” said Cormac Lynn, headmaster of St. Mary’s and host of the annual event. “Thanks to the fair, the school’s largest fundraiser, and the generosity of the Mom’s & Dad’s Club, we are able to provide scholarships, support student initiatives and maintain and improve our 120-acre campus and 26 historic buildings.”

For the first time ever, families and community members will have the opportunity to “Think Like an Artist ” by visiting the DIA Away exhibit at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair.

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53’ double-expandable trailer that provides a rich educational program beyond the museum’s walls. Inside, fairgoers will discover some of the ways artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations.


With the addition of the DIA Away exhibit, fair planners decided to slightly rework the fair layout. The Vegas tent will be moved to the far west wall of the fair. DIA Away and the Kids’ Zone will take the place of the Vegas tent, west of the midway. The bingo tent will be relocated to the immediate right of the fair entrance.

“People who have been to the fair year after year will be surprised,” said Kevin Foe, event director for the festival. “The changes just made sense. We wanted to keep the Kids’ Zone activities grouped in a single area, even with the expansion of the zone.”

Activities for all ages include traditional Polish and American food, live entertainment, and family-centered games and rides.


Polish food takes center stage at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair. An expansive menu, with prices ranging from $2-12, boasts authentic Polish favorites such as kielbasa, pierogi, kapusta (sauerkraut) and golabki (stuffed cabbage). Pierogi varieties include farmer’s cheese, sauerkraut, potato, mushroom and potato/cheddar.

For guests who want to sample many of the Polish favorites, the $12 Polish combo includes: Polish sausage served on a bun, kapusta, the choice of three pierogi, golabki and a dill pickle.

A large selection of traditional American fair food, such as hamburgers, fresh baked goods, smoothies and ice-cold adult beverages, will be available in the St. Mary’s Grill throughout the weekend.

Separately, a Beer Garden will offer adult attendees a selection of Michigan-brewed beers including: Saugatuck Brewing Company’s Oval Beach Blonde Ale, Cheboygan Brewing Company’s Blood Orange Honey Wheat, Right Brain Brewery’s Northern Hawk Owl Amber and more.

Mega 80's

From Top 40 to country and jazz to polka rock, there is a wide variety of music to enjoy at this year’s fair:

Friday, May 22 (Country Music Night):
5:00 p.m. -Toppermost (Beatles Tribute)
7:15 p.m. - Cooper Anstett (Pop)
9:30 p.m. - Good Gravy (Top 40)

Saturday, May 23:
12:00 p.m. - St. Mary’s Jazz Ensemble / Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra (Jazz)
2:00 p.m. -Hanba (Acoustic punk)
3:00 p.m. - Smokin’ Mirrors (Rock)
5:00 p.m. - The Polish Muslims (Polka rock)
8:00 p.m. - MEGA 80’s (80s hits)

Sunday, May 24:
12:00 p.m. - Big Daddy (Polka)
1:30 p.m. - Hanba (Acoustic punk)
2:30 p.m. - Big Smooth (Blues and Southern Rock)
4:00 p.m. -The HIPS (Of Detroit) (Top 40, Motown)
6:15 p.m.  -Annabelle Road (Country)
9:00 p.m. -Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys (Country)

Monday, May 25:
12:00 p.m.- bugs Beddow & the Good STuFF (R&B/soul/rock & soul/blues)
2:00 p.m.- Persuasion (Top 40)
4:15 p.m. - Mr. Moody (Top 40)


The Vegas tent will return for visitors 18 years and older with several casino games: traditional Black Jack, Craps, Roulette and Big Wheel. It will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday,
3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. DJ Double Trouble will keep those on the new Vegas tent dance floor hopping all day. He’ll really crank it up for the Vegas after party from 11 p.m. to close on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to the tent is $5 per person with proper identification. A cash bar with adult beverages will be available for individuals 21 years and older, who will be required to wear a wristband.

Parent volunteers and professionals will serve as dealers for all tables. Those who wish to gamble can pay cash in exchange for playing chips. The cash-out limit is $500.

Fair visitors also can try their luck at a fast-paced game of Bingo in a separate tent and win cash prizes. Bingo cards are $2 each.


From spinning to reaching new heights, North American Midway Entertainment has the excitement covered. The fair offers nearly 50 midway rides this year with plenty of thrills, including: Freak Out, the giant pendulum masterpiece that swings riders up to 127 degrees while revolving at a speed up to 15 rpms; an 80-foot roller coaster; the spinning Himalaya; a classic merry-go-round; and a even antique cars for kids to drive.

There’s also a separate Kids’ Zone with crafts and fun activities for youngsters. Offered Saturday through Monday, the Kids’ Zone will be open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak will provide the opportunity for visitors at
the fair to create mosaics and wax hands. Face painting and balloon twisting will be provided by the award-winning clowns, Derby and Lovely. Using only hypoallergenic FDA compliant makeup for the face painting, the paint washes off with soap and water. Magic shows featuring the ridiculous Rusty Bathwater, a former Ringling Brothers clown, will take place Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Monday at 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m. an 3 p.m.

For the first time ever, children will have the opportunity to make cards and write letters to send to soldiers through a partnership with Operation Care Package Michigan. There will also be other fun activities in honor of military at the fair this year.


A fair tradition, nearly 50 retail vendors will be selling unique and locally crafted items such as handmade Polish pottery, T-shirts, jewelry and handbags.


The fair will include free parking on the grounds of St. Mary’s. General admission is $6 per person or $12 for families of up to six people. Children up to age three are free. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted. Those wishing to enter the fair after 6 p.m. each evening must be 18 years of age or older and show valid ID, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

All-day ride passes can be purchased at the gate during the fair for $30 or, through May 26, for $25 on the fair’s website. Online tickets, which include a $2.50 fee per transaction, will be valid from open to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and all day Monday. Please note: the price of all-day ride passes does not include fair admission.

Backpacks will not be allowed into the fair and proper attire is required.

“The Moms & Dads Club plan year-round for this annual fundraiser, and being able to help the students is so important to us,” added Foe. “It really is such a pleasure to see our students, their families and members of the community come together to have fun and celebrate the start of summer and Polish traditions for such a good cause.”

The St. Mary's Polish Country Fair Hours of Operation are -

Friday, May 27 5 PM - 11 PM
Saturday, May 28 11 AM - 11 PM
Sunday, May 29 11 AM - 11 PM
Monday, May 30 11 AM - 7 PM

All weekend entertainment schedules and any additional public information can be found at, on Twitter @St_Marys_Fair and on Facebook at

The festival is located at 3535 Indian Trail in Orchard Lake, MI at the intersection of Commerce and Orchard Lake Roads.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June July August 2016

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JUNE 6 —MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) - At sea during the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain, “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) pushes his ship the HMS Surprise and her crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel the Acheron around South America. His orders: To “Sink, Burn, or take her as a Prize.” Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and stars Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd. (Rated PG-13. 138 min.)

JUNE 13 —TRISTAN & ISOLDE (2006) - Before Romeo and Juliet there was the legend of Tristan and Isolde. Dating to the 11th or 12th century, this Celtic folktale tells the story of an affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (James Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Sophia Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. (Rated PG-13. 125 min.)

JUNE 20 — IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015) - Based on the 1820 event that would inspire Moby Dick. Author Herman Melville visits the last survivor of the New England whaling ship Essex’s last voyage. The ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. Directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw. (Rated PG-13. 122 min.)

JUNE 27 —THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015) - Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. (Rated G. 88 min.)


JULY 11 — OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? (2000) - Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, this film is an adventure story set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. Three escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson) search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman (John Goodman) pursues them. The film's story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. (Rated PG-13. 106 min.)

JULY 18 — THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015) - An epic journey set on a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never went extinct. The film follows a young Apatosaurus named Arlo, who meets an unlikely human friend while traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape. (Rated PG. 93 min.)

JULY 25 —CAROL (2016) - Adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, the film follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected and forbidden love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson. (Rated R. 118 min.)

AUGUST 1 —CITY OF JOY (1992) - Hazari Pal (Om Puri) lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his family. Unable to repay the loan they had taken years ago from a moneylender, their land and property are auctioned, and they are rendered homeless. Hazari and his family re-locate to Calcutta with hopes of starting life anew but things do not go as planned, as they lose their entire savings to a con-man. Befriending and American Doctor (Patrick Swayze) and a local social worker (Pauline Collins), they challenge local corruption, care for the sick and the poor and find true joy living in Calcutta. (Rated PG-13. 132 min.)

AUGUST 8 — THE REVENANT (2015) - Set during the 1820s, a group of trappers are attacked by Native Americans in the Dakota Territory. Fleeing the Natives and in search of the safety of a military outpost, one of the frontiersman, Hugh Glass, scouts ahead where he encounters a grizzly bear. Being left for dead by his companions after the bear mauling, Glass sets out on a path of vengeance. Stars Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. (Rated R. 156 min.)

AUGUST 15 —THEEB (2014) - In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Arabic language with English subtitles. (Not Rated. 100 min.)

AUGUST 22 —I SAW THE LIGHT (2016) - The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health, his personal life and his sudden death at age 29. (Rated R. 123 min.)

AUGUST 29 —THE WATER DIVINER (2014) - An epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. An Australian man travels to Turkey in search of his three missing sons, last known to have been fighting at the Battle of Gallipoli. Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels across the battle scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth and his own peace. Directed by and stars Russell Crowe, also starring Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney. (Rated R. 111 min.)


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