Saturday, August 29, 2015

FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 9/13 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, September 13, 2015
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 SEPTMEBER'S 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 9/4 - Bloomfield Hills

Take your family to Cranbrook for FREE on Friday,  September 4th 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, 2016.

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, First Friday FREE hours are 5pm-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 9/4 AT CRANBOOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE


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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 9/5 - Football Toss Game

Build a Football Toss Game on Saturday 9/5 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 Football Toss Game!
Saturday, September 5,  2015
9am - Noon

Come out with the kids so they can build their very own Football Toss Game.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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Friday, August 28, 2015

COUPON: Save at Walmart when you Shop for Snapple, Vita Coco, Fiji Water, Neuro and Bai5

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipandBeFit #CollectiveBias

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be a challenge....

Making smart beverage choices is easy when you shop Walmart for Snapple, Vita Coco, Fiji Water, Neuro and Bai5. Now, satisfying your thirst is easier than ever with Walmart's low prices, and additional savings below!

Click the coupon image to see how you can save $.50 on Snapple with the purchase of any ONE (1) Bai5, Vita Coco, Neuro, or Fiji Water. Now that's a deal!


It gets better! 

You can earn $1 with the free Ibotta app when you buy any ONE (1) Snapple with any ONE (1) Neuro, Bai5, Fiji Water, or Vita Coco item at Walmart. http://cbi.as/q760


BEFORE YOU LEAVE! 
Don't forget to enter for a chance to win big prizes that will help you live better!



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for IZZE Sparkling Water Beverage (12 oz) on 8/28

Get your coupon this Friday...

This Friday, August 28, 2015 only, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE IZZE Sparkling Water Beverage (12 fl ozl) at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload.


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, September 13, 2015.  The download will be available between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PST time on Friday, August 28, 2015.  This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Get 50% off Clothing at Metro Detroit Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their Labor Day Sale - 9/7

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons
It’s the perfect time to pick up great deals on back-to-school gear at The Salvation Army's Labor Day Sale... 

Whether it’s back-to-school or back-to-college, join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center family thrift stores as they celebrate the start of a new season with the annual Labor Day sale.

Visit any of the 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations to enjoy 50 percent off clothing on Monday, Sept. 7. Doors will be open at the nonprofit’s 32 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.

“Labor Day is the perfect time for families to stock up on back to school essentials,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “As the summer comes to a close, we’re pleased to offer families great deals on clothes.”

In addition to 50 percent savings on clothing, shoppers will have opportunities to pick up great deals on accessories, home goods and other items during bonus sales announced each hour. Whether you’re stocking a dorm room or gearing up for grade school, make your way to a local Salvation Army thrift store on Labor Day for great savings!


Proceeds from all stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

All 34 Metro Detroit Salvation Army stores will be participating in this sale.  See the list below to find a store near you -

The following stores are located in Livingston County Michigan:
Brighton Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Macomb County Michigan:
Center Line Thrift Store
Clinton Township Thrift Store
New Baltimore Thrift Store
Shelby Township Thrift Store
St. Clair Shores Thrift Store
Sterling Heights Thrift Store
Romeo Thrift Store
Utica Thrift Store 

The following stores are located in Monroe County Michigan:
Frenchtown Township

The following stores are located in Oakland County Michigan:
Auburn Hills Thrift Store
Clarkston Thrift Store
Highland Thrift Store
Orchard Lake Thrift Store
Oxford Thrift Store
Pontiac - Perry St. Thrift Store
Rochester Hills Thrift Store
Royal Oak Boutique Store
Southfield Thrift Store
Walled Lake Thrift Store
White Lake Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Washtenaw County Michigan:
Ann Arbor Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Wayne County Michigan:
Canton Thrift Store
Dearborn Heights Thrift Store
Detroit - 8 Mile Thrift Store
Detroit - Fort St. Thrift Store
Detroit - Michigan Ave Dollar Store
Garden City Thrift Store
Lincoln Park Thrift Store
Livonia Thrift Store
Redford Thrift Store
Romulus Thrift Store
Southgate Thrift Store


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Free Cuts for Kids age 12 and under at Oakland Mall in Troy on 8/26 4-7pm

98.7 AMP Radio Cuts for Kids
Wednesday, August 26th
4- 7pm at  Oakland Mall Center Court

It's back! Last year's event was wildly popular, so Oakland Mall has brought Cuts for Kids back for another year.

All kids age 12 and younger can get a FREE haircut for back to school. 

Professional hairstylists from JCPenney Salon will donate free cuts for kids to help get them ready to go back to school.

Oakland Mall
412 West Fourteen Mile Road
Troy, MI 48083


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - August 14, 2015

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Vice President of Development (Fundraising) (Grandville)
We are seeking a visionary leader who has experience raising funds and leading a fundraising team.
This position, answering to the President, serves on the executive leadership team.
Responsibilities:

Cast Vision; create, lead and implement a Relationship Development strategy that delivers measurable outcomes regarding acquiring, retaining, and upgrading major donors
Assess all fundraising ministries and personnel and make strategic growth recommendations
Achieve donated income objectives
Work as part of an executive team to develop a Marketing strategy to ensure clear and strategic communication of Mission India’s accomplishments and needs
Play a key role in helping to determine corporate strategies and achieve strategic goals
Encourage, coach and assess Regional Directors in their role and ministry results
Position typically travels 70-90 days per year
Successful Candidates will have the following qualifications:
Proven self-starter and sustainability capacity to accomplish the roles of the position
Belief in the Great Commission and can articulate this well, relationship building skills, excellent communication skills, a high degree of initiative, and time management skills
Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 5 years of proven fundraising experience for a non-profit organization, sales/territory management experience, and at least 5 years of working with high net worth individuals
Please submit your letter of interest and resume for immediate consideration via our applicant tracking system at http://app.hireology.com/s/51240.



Major Gift Officer (Detroit)
City Year, Detroit
About Us
City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full-time service in schools, where they work as tutors, mentors, and role models. Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year works in 25 cities across the United States and has international affiliates in London and Birmingham, England and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Position Overview
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and managing relationships with high net worth donors and prospects to maximize financial donations to help City Year Detroit achieve its fundraising goals.
Basic Qualifications
Minimum three- four years professional experience: individual giving/major gift fundraising experience with proven track record.
Proven track record building relationships with high net worth donors.
Strong networking and relationship management skills.
Strong initiative and ability to work independently to achieve goals.
Experience planning and executing successful individual donor cultivation and retention events.
Strong research skills—ability to identify and research individual donor prospects.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation commensurate with experience. Great benefits including health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
To Apply Qualified applicants should apply on-line at https://cityyear.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CityYear/job/Detroit-MI/Major-Gift-Officer_R682 and submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Bernadette Doré, at bdore@cityyear.org. No calls please.



Assistant Buyer (Detroit)
Under the direction of the Director, Retail Operations is responsible for the general management of merchandise planning and implementation, including the development of proprietary products within assigned merchandise classifications.
To view a complete job description and to apply, please visit www.dia.org. Please note that positions are not updated on a daily basis and may be modified and/or removed without notice.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Campus/Community-Based AmeriCorps Members (Various Locations)
Campus/Community-based AmeriCorps members with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) will act as mentors/ coaches for 50 high school youth in grades 9-12 to help them consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. A MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service (October 1 through September 30). Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.
Required Qualifications:
Some college experience, Bachelor’s degree preferred
Prior experience serving youth and volunteers
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Possession of valid driver’s license
Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States
Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check
Benefits:
An annual living allowance of $12,530 (pre-tax);
Standard AmeriCorps member health care coverage;
Income-eligible childcare assistance;
Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;
Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;
Education Award of $5,730 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period);
Forbearance on qualified student loans.
Full position description available here.
To Apply:
Please contact Elizia Artis, MAC Program Manager via email at eartis@mnaonline.org.



Mentoring-Based AmeriCorps Members (Various Locations)
Summary:
Mentoring members with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) AmeriCorps program will recruit, train, and support mentors to provide career exposure opportunities and/or encourage K-12 youth to consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. A MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service (October 1 through September 30). Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities, career exposure, and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.
Required Qualifications:
Some college experience, Bachelor’s degree preferred
Prior experience serving youth and volunteers
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Possession of valid driver’s license
Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States
Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check
Benefits:
An annual living allowance of $12,530 (pre-tax);
Standard AmeriCorps member health care coverage;
Income-eligible childcare assistance;
Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;
Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;
Education Award of $5,730 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period);
Forbearance on qualified student loans.
Full position description available here.
To Apply:
Please contact Elizia Artis, MAC Program Manager via email at eartis@mnaonline.org



Membership and Development Assistant (Detroit)
CultureSource is seeking a Membership and Development Assistant. He/She will provide support for the recruitment, stewardship and retention of CultureSource members and will participate in fundraising activities and events specifically but not limited to focusing on individual donors. She/He may also support database entry, event planning and logistics support, and funder correspondence. The position reports to the Membership and Development Relations Consultant. This is a part-time hourly position at an average of 24-30 hours/wk. and is a 2 year limited term at $15-$18/hr.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
2-3 years of membership and fundraising/fund development support experience
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and manage time
Effective written and oral communication
Excellent skills in performing administrative support functions requiring independent judgment, decision-making, and problem resolution
Excellent interpersonal and professional skills with an ability to interface with a variety of individuals, staff, and other organizations daily
Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, successfully prioritizing tasks
Excellent computer skills, including experience with Word and Excel
CultureSource is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Please see http://www.culturesource.org/job-postings for full job description.
No phone calls please. Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by September 20, 2015 to:
Amy DeWys
CultureSource
4747 Second Ave., Ste. 147
Detroit, MI 48201
Or at adewys@culturesource.org



Registered Nurse Supports Coordinator (Macomb & Oakland County)
Registered Nurse Supports Coordinator
Organization: Area Agency on Aging 1-B (non-profit)
Position: Full-Time
Location: Macomb & Oakland County Areas
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager, this individual uses person-centered principles to assess the medical, functional, psychological, financial, and enviromental needs of potential Community Support Services participants. Work with the participant and his/her selected persons to develop a person centered plan; assist and support the participant to manage their care needs. He/she is also responsible for ongoing monitoring and reassessment of participants and quality assurance activities. The Support Coordinator (SC) will be assigned a specific area but will be expected to cover the entire six-county region as needed. Community based staff schedule will accommodate daytime, evening and weekend hours as required by the department.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate degree in Nursing and State of Michigan RN license required; Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred.
Valid Driver’s license.
1-2 years of experience with psycho-social assessment or home care.
Prefer experience working with target population.
Demonstrates problem solving ability and knowledge of LTC programs and eligibility requirements.
Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a community-based setting, independently with little direct supervision of daily duties.
Strong computer skills.
Requires travel within a geographic region utilizing own reliable transportation.
BENEFITS:
Excellent health insurance, dental, vision, and disablity plan options available!
401(k) Plan
Paid time off and holidays
Wellness Program
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Visit http://www.aaa1b.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ for more information.



Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders (Lansing)
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 30 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. MNA VISTA members expand efforts to reach across all areas of lifelong civic engagement through placements with K-12 schools through The LEAGUE Michigan, college campuses through Michigan Campus Compact, and volunteer centers through Volunteer Centers of Michigan. Members also serve with an identified local partner organization.
VISTA Leaders support, encourage, train, and organize the 30-member VISTA cohort during their service year. Leaders have an increased living stipend, partial housing stipend, and ample professional development/leadership opportunities. Leaders must have previously served as a VISTA member.
The MNA VISTA Program team is seeking to fill 2 positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016. Positions must be filled by September 10th, so please have interested candidates apply today at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=55484.



MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA (Various Locations)
The Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 30 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 6 positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from November 2015 to November 2016. We are seeking candidates to serve at the following host sites:
Char-Em United Way (Petoskey)
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
HandsOn Battle Creek
TrueNorth Community Services (Fremont)
University of Michigan – Flint
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
Fundraising
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, and more! Positions must be filled by September 10th, so apply today at: http://bit.ly/VISTA2015-2016



Development Coordinator (Ann Arbor)
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor) is seeking a full time DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR to join our dynamic, progressive nonprofit organization.
General Responsibilities: Donor recruitment and cultivation of both individuals and corporations. Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing individuals and corporations. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends is required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-5 years of relevant experience. Proven track record of successful fundraising and donor cultivation required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Aps, Donor Perfect or other donor database application, and InDesign or other graphic design software required. Experience with WordPress or other website platform preferred. Previous work with affordable housing or low-income families preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, a proven ability to work unsupervised to complete assigned tasks, and a history of reliability in the workplace required. Must thrive in an environment of creative problem solving and flexibility.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@h4h.org by August 25, 2015.



AmeriCorps VISTA (Taylor)
Fish and Loaves is looking for a VISTA member to build the capacity of the organization through activities such as volunteer recruitment and training, expanding on current nutrition education programming, developing a management system for the Pantry Garden, fundraising, strengthening existing community partnerships, and building new community partnerships.
The Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry is a non-profit, faith-based organization which provides food assistance to families and individuals. Located in a 12,000 square-foot facility in Taylor, Michigan on Northline Road, just east of Beech-Daly, the pantry currently serves residents of seven contiguous communities--Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor and Woodhaven. Fish & Loaves’ larger mission is to ensure that no one in our service area goes hungry and that those in need are served with the dignity they deserve. Although faith-based, Fish & Loaves is non-sectarian, serving all clients without regard to religion or creed
Apply by September 7th: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=61233&fromSearch=true



AmeriCorps VISTA (Detroit)
Detroit Food Academy is looking for a VISTA member to work with directly with the student and alumni workers to expand the capacity of the product line and revenue stream for Small Batch Detroit. The main focus for the Vista will be to create an extensive training program that will help student workers achieve short and long term career and life goals throughout their work with Small Batch Detroit.
Detroit Food Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit experiential leadership program dedicated to transforming the lives of young Detroiters through food and social entrepreneurship. We partner with local high schools, educators, and food entrepreneurs to facilitate a year-round practicum culminating in the design and launch of students' own triple-bottom-line (people, planet, profit) food business. By developing food-based solutions in their communities, students grow as holistic leaders who are healthy, connected, and powerful to affect change within and beyond the local food system.
Apply by September 7th: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62735&fromSearch=true



AmeriCorps VISTA (Wayne)
The Senior Alliance is looking to host a VISTA member for the capacity building efforts to transition from development to operationalize the Aging In Place/Safe At Home (AIP/SAF) program. The VISTA member will perform duties related to volunteer recruitment, marketing and promotions to facilitate the operationalization of the AIP/SAH program. The VISTA member will also be involved with resource development for program sustainability and addressing critical poverty needs in the TSA service area.
The Senior Alliance, Area Agency on Aging 1-C, is a private non-profit agency that has been designated as both an Area Agency on Aging and an Organized Health Care Delivery System to serve Southern & Western Wayne County, Michigan. The Senior Alliance serves as the focal point for older adults in the region, by funding and administering a network of services. The Senior Alliance also arranges for services to qualified older adults and individuals living with disabilities as part of the MI Choice Waiver program in Michigan.
Apply by September 7th: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62698&fromSearch=true



AmeriCorps VISTA (Westland)
Wayne Metro’s Asset Building Department is looking for a VISTA member to encourage economically disadvantage persons to save, invest, and build assets, the Asset Development VISTA Project will help to increase the capacity of the Asset Building Department at Wayne Metro through assisting in the development of savings opportunities and financial capability online tools that improve access to services.
The VISTA member will research the most up-to-date information regarding Asset Building, support the America Saves initiative, create databases for tracking information, recruit volunteers for Asset programming, and assist with the development of an online savings application.
Apply by September 7th: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62676&fromSearch=true



AmeriCorps VISTA (Wyandotte/Detroit)
Wayne Metro’s Development & Communications Department is looking for a VISTA member to increase Wayne Metro’s capacity in order to add awareness in the community regarding Wayne Metro programming, assist in further fund development for all agency programming, create agency wide branding for agency events and communications, and to grow current and new agency events.
The VISTA member will be working with Department Staff to improve capacity of agency events, manage and expand current marketing campaign of Puddles the Penguin, and encourage third party fundraisers.
Apply by September 7th: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=62699&fromSearch=true



Director of Corporate and Member Engagement (Grand Rapids)
Inforum’s Director of Corporate and Member Engagement is one of the most visible roles for the organization, representing Inforum in the marketplace and providing exceptional service and support to engage members and corporate investors, cultivate new members and corporate investors, and facilitate strategic connections. The Director of Corporate and Member Engagement is a critical “quarterback” for strong communication between Inforum and key stakeholders, maximizing the engagement of the entire Inforum team in delivering an exceptional experience and enhanced value for corporate relationships and individual members. This role leads the prospect process for select companies and takes a consultative approach to develop and deepen relationships with existing corporate investors and ICL funders to further their involvement and engagement with Inforum.
Responsibilities include:
Develop Existing Corporate Relationships
Develop New Corporate Relationships
Cultivate New Members
Engage Current Members
Visit http://bit.ly/1f5Ijuc for a complete position description



Grant Coordinator (Pontiac)
Join HAVEN’s team of professionals whose mission is to eliminate sexual assault and domestic violence and to empower survivors through advocacy and social change in and around Oakland County, Michigan. We are looking for someone to coordinate and execute all grants and contract reporting activities.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Three to five years of grant writing experience, Bachelors degree preferred; Working knowledge of grant writing, Microsoft Office and research skills; Excellent technical writing and editing experience; Strong analytical and organizational skills; Ability to work well under pressure and meet quick deadlines; Ability to follow through on projects to completion, attention to detail and timelines with minimal supervision; Skilled communicator with strong interpersonal skills; Knowledge about domestic violence, sexual assault and underserved populations; Raisers Edge experience a plus.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary responsibilities include coordination and execution of grant research, development, writing, submission and reporting activities. Maintain calendar of current grants and deadlines, and make recommendations for new funding opportunities to pursue in alignment of mission.
HOURS: 20 Hours/Week
SALARY: Hourly base pay commensurate with experience + paid time off benefits
Please include writing sample, cover letter and salary requirements with resume.
HAVEN
Grant Coordinator Application
PO BOX 431045
Pontiac, MI 48343
Fax: (248) 334-3161
E-mail resumes including salary requirements to: hr@haven-oakland.org
Visit our website at: www.haven-oakland.org
HAVEN IS AN AGENCY DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY.
ALL MEN, WOMEN AND MINORITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



Director of Finance (Southfield)
Private, Non-profit Day School located in Southfield, MI is seeking a Director of Finance.
Specific duties include:
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
Manage Financial Aid awards in regards to the budget and follow up on an ongoing basis with collections of aged accounts receivable accounts.
Manage and maintain a robust contracts/tuition management reporting system; ensure that the tuition billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience; non-profit experience a plus.
For consideration email a cover letter and resume to: hr@akiva.org



Clinical Director (Kalamazoo)
Job Posting – FDRC Clinical Director
The Frederick Douglass Recovery Center (FDRC) Clinical Director position is responsible for providing administrative leadership, direction and supervision for the daily operation of current programs and the adherence to licensing and accreditation regulations. Skills required include: Provide vision, leadership and direction to clinic staff, offering top-quality services that produce positive outcomes for children and families. Solid background in and understanding of current research-based mental health practices and standards. Strong communication and negotiation skills with proficiency in cultivating relationships, motivating others, and collaborating with partners to achieve common goals.
Licensed Master’s level degree in social work or psychology preferred
Please send resume to Sherry Thomas-Cloud, MSW, LMSW, Executive Director, Douglass Community Association. Email address to use when forwarding resume: sherry.thomas-cloud@douglasscommunity.org



Development Director (Detroit)
Accounting Aid Society is the "go to" resource for tax help and related services for Southeast Michigan’s middle to low income households. In 2015, AAS touched 24,000 lives utilizing 40,000 services and generated an economic impact of $26 million. The agency is embarking upon a 5 year strategic goal for expansion of client services and the number of clients served.
This position will spearhead fundraising efforts to support the agency’s growth by cultivating individual donations and major gifts and is also responsible for overall development activities plus public relations and marketing. The Development Director works closely with the Board and oversees a grant writer and communications coordinator.
Responsibilities
Develop and execute Accounting Aid’s annual fundraising plan, securing financial support from major donors, foundations and corporate sponsors
Support the President and Board on fundraising initiatives
Create and execute a strategy for increasing Accounting Aid’s base of individual donors
Supervise the grant writer regarding grant proposals and reports
Supervise the communications coordinator regarding public relations and marketing campaigns, including social media and web site
Select and develop a CRM system
Qualifications
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
5 + years’ experience in development
Ability to construct and implement annual strategic development plan
Experience in public relations, marketing and social media
Excellent communications, organization and time management skills
Strong computer skills (Microsoft office suite and Google products).
This is a part-time, exempt position.
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and references to: karo@accountingaidsociety.org



Controller (Ann Arbor)
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is seeking a highly motivated, mission-oriented, energetic and fun-loving controller to join our team. The candidate should have experience working in an accounting team and developing rapport with team members and staff. A degree in accounting is preferred. Must be highly organized, work quickly in a fast paced environment, and have exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. Non-profit experience is not necessary but will be considered a plus. We offer a friendly and hard-working environment dedicated to our mission of helping families in Washtenaw County. Competitive pay and great benefits offered. The successful candidate will work with a bookkeeper and report to the Finance Director.
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Ron Thomas at Ruth@h4h.org No phone calls, please. Application deadline is August 18, 2015.



Pewabic Human Resources Manager (Detroit)
Position: Human Resources Manager (30-40 hours/week)
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Human Resources generalist.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, objectivity, and confidentiality.
Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, approachable and “people friendly”
Proficient in conflict management and facilitating issue resolution.
Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, innovative and customer-focused manner.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of organization staff.
Strong attention to details, organization, and ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Responsibilities
Provide leadership and guidance to management and employees on a variety of matters including employee engagement, change management, culture change initiatives, and employee retention.
Administer the performance management program that includes annual and mid-year reviews, as well as 360 peer review and development planning.
Manage the end-to-end recruiting process.
Work with third party administrator to oversee all aspects of health benefits.
Identify training needs and provide guidance on training and leadership development programs
Develop job descriptions, identify appropriate base pay, and analyze surveys to ensure market competitive compensation across the organization.
Utilize technology to analyze trends, present information, manage and deliver projects.
Act as the administrator of the HR system, and process all employee changes in the system.
Coordinate unemployment claims in conjunction with third party administrator.
Assure compliance with federal and state employment laws.
Maintain the employee policy handbook.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to hr@pewabic.org.



Development Director (Detroit)
The Development Director is responsible for managing and executing Equality Michigan’s development operations. The development director collaborates with staff, volunteers and donors to reach annual and long-term goals, with primary focus on building a major gifts program.
Specific Primary Responsibilities:
Major Gifts Program. Work with the Executive Director, staff, and volunteers to design and implement strategies to increase the number of donors who regularly make gifts of $5,000 and more.
Annual Fund. Design and implement strategies to increase the number of donors that regularly make gifts of less than $5,000.
Planned Giving. Oversee the development and implementation of strategies to increase planned giving efforts.
Foundation Grants. Work with the Executive Director to sustain and grow foundation, government and fund support; draft proposals and final reports, with staff assistance.
Special Events. Ensure that special events are strategic, well executed, and that follow up is effective.
Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience in fundraising.
Commitment to justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.
Strong major gifts fundraising experience with proven track record of growing gifts.
Strong development planning experience, facility with data, and demonstrated capacity to assess results objectively and determine paths to overcome obstacles.
Familiarity with NGP VAN
Applying
Please send a cover letter and resume to Equality Michigan by 5:00pm EDT, August 28, 2015:
Equality Michigan Human Resources
19641 West 7 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan 48219
resumes@equalitymi.org



Development Position (Southfield)
Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter is seeking an experienced, energetic, motivated Director of Development to work in a part time, contractual position (24 hours a week). Responsibilities include: The solicitation of individuals and corporate donors; identification, cultivation, and stewardship of individual major donors to support our tri-fold mission and to underwrite our two major events. Position responsibilities also include ensuring successful electronic and direct mail campaigns. Requires: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible development experience with proven results; excellent organizational skills, ability to work with corporate donors, high level of confidence; ability to multi task; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; demonstrated success in management of committees and volunteers. Available to work flexible hours including weekends with access to dependable transportation. To apply, please submit a resume or CV, along with three professional references and a cover letter including wage expectations to ldyas@scleroderma-mi.org



Volunteer Coordinator (Flint)
Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for delivering a volunteer recruitment and coordination program in Genesee County.
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities: includes the following: Other duties may be assigned to meet the business needs.
Community wide recruitment of volunteers for all types of projects.
Build partnerships with corporations, universities, units of government, and nonprofit entities to promote employee volunteerism.
Work with school districts to encourage service learning.
Coordinate volunteer recognition events
Build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to utilize volunteers strategically and work with BEST to identify other capacity building opportunities.
Work with the Civic Engagement Manager to help identify opportunities for national service members and City of Flint projects.
Streamline volunteer opportunities and recruitment in Genesee County
Create volunteer program materials (policies and procedures, applications, volunteer agreements, orientation handbook)
Database management and tracking of volunteer statistics.
Coordinate BEST professional development calendar for nonprofit agencies; research and vet professional development topics, presenters and strategies.
Coordinate a comprehensive marketing platform, including traditional and social mechanisms, for Community Impact programs.
Please send resume to jvenable@unitedwaygenesee.org



Rockstar Administrator for a Passionate Non-Profit Impacting Kids (Lansing)
MAPSA’s Rockstar Administrator puts the “awe” in AWESOME. This individual embraces the role of team organizer and team coordinator. MAPSA’s Rockstar Administrator understands the value of process and isn’t hesitant to take the lead on implementation. This individual knows the large impact that even the seemingly smallest task can have on a dynamic team culture and owns each and every last detail. MAPSA’s Rockstar Administrator’s servant leadership style delivers before the team even knows they had a challenge.
As MAPSA’s Rockstar Administrator, in a typical day you might:
Lead our team in brainstorming a creative solution
Take the lead on organizing a smooth sailing board meeting
Scrutinize a list of contacts to ensure database integrity
Troubleshoot the reason that email has suddenly stopped sending
Google meeting facilitation techniques
Create the agenda for an initiative team meeting
Chat with fellow team members about upcoming deadlines
Own the project management software to keep the team on task
Play air traffic control for all email communications
Dig deep to identify trends in communication strategies
To see the full job description visit http://bitly.com/MAPSARockstar.
To land this role, you need to have some experience in work that requires an extreme passion for details. Be sure we can see where you picked up your detail-oriented servant leadership super powers somewhere in your cover letter or resume.
Send your information to HumanResources@charterschools.org by August 28th to be part of our team!



Event Specialist for a Passionate Non-Profit Impacting Kids (Lansing)
MAPSA’s Event Specialist ensures that all events, serving an array of educators from charter, traditional and private schools, go off without a hitch and deliver on the experience that is our brand. MAPSA’s Event Specialist drives the success of all events by managing timelines, organizing team duties, and ensuring all logistical details are met.
As MAPSA’s Part-Time Event Specialist, in a typical day you might:
Meet with our events team to brainstorm a creative solution
Call the rental company to order supplies for an upcoming event
Email a speaker to collect their bio and picture
Google facilities and locations for a future event
Create a great menu for a regional meeting
Chat with fellow team members about upcoming deadlines
Iron out a billing issue for a registrant
Coordinate onsite logistics for a 500+ attendee event
Scope out the competition
Dig deep to identify future event attendees
For a full job description visit http://bitly.com/MAPSAEventSpecialist.
To land this role, you need to have some experience in work that requires an extremely detailed eye. It doesn’t need to be traditional event management experience as long as we can see where you picked up your detail-oriented super powers somewhere in your cover letter or resume.
Send your cover letter and resume to HumanResources@charterschools.org by Friday, August 28th and tell us why you want to be part of our team!



Financial Specialist for a Passionate Non-Profit Impacting Kids (Lansing)
MAPSA’s Financial Specialist ensures that the organization stays on a positive track towards sustainability. Details are key. The Financial Specialist will make sure that our team has up-to-date information and understands what it means. Our team can take comfort in knowing our benefit management practices are sound and compliance is the name of the game.
As MAPSA’s Part-Time Financial Specialist, in a typical day you might:
Manage the renewal process for employee benefits
Update QuickBooks with payroll and benefit allocations
Meet with our strategy team to evaluate policy and process
Chat with fellow team members about upcoming deadlines
Consult on the make-up and frequency of a journal entry
Prepare reports for an A-133 audit
Gather information to complete our annual health insurance census
Lead an audit team to an audit victory
Review the past month’s journal entries to ensure our books are spot on
Cut checks to keep our providers happy
Generate financial statements for the MAPSA Board
Track down time logs and expense reimbursements to process payroll
For a full job description visit http://bitly.com/MAPSAFinanceSpecialist.
To land this role, you need to have some experience in work that requires an extreme appreciation for detail and accuracy. It doesn’t need to be extensive experience as long as we can see where you picked up your finance guru skills somewhere in your cover letter or resume.
Send your information to HumanResources@charterschools.org by Friday, August 28th to join our team.



Housing Surveyor (Wayne)
Scope of Services
The Housing Surveyor will support CHN’s Community Housing Integration Portal (CHIP) Project for the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). This project will ultimately provide DWMHA the tools to assess permanent supportive residential housing, and provide customers an array of options and community-based services for those who wish to live a self-determined life in Wayne County.
The position will work closely with other project team members remotely and in the Project Command Center based in Detroit. Surveyor tasks include, but are not limited to:
Conduct physical property inspections, including Housing Quality Standards inspections, REAC inspections, and other program required inspections
Work with residents in homes and landlords to schedule, complete and follow up on inspections
Daily travel to various properties throughout Wayne County to perform job responsibilities
The Independent Contractor Agreement for the CHIP Housing Surveyor is staged in three phases:
Phase 1 – September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015
Phase 2 – October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 (Pending DWMHA funding appropriation)
Phase 2 – October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 (Pending DWMHA funding appropriation)
Service Expectations
Ability to work with a high level of independence and perform under a deadline while maintaining a team perspective and commitment
Ability and confidence to communicate, interact with, and lead varied constituencies
Ability to commute throughout the community and maintain all applicable state laws
To apply for this position CLICK HERE: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14307921



Affordable Professional Office Suites Available (Okemos)
Conveniently located off of I-96, Okemos Road exit. Private office suites available in a quiet office building.
Rent includes utilities, building maintenance, and furnishings (phone and internet are tenant’s responsibility).
We also offer a fully equipped large and small conference room, reception area, kitchenette with break room, and ample parking. Furnished or unfurnished suites are available. One year lease terms starting at $425/month.
Call us today and schedule a tour! (517) 349-6226 or email Aneta Kiersnowski: aneta@cfsm.org.



Project Coordinator (Southfield)
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is a premier senior living provider. As a non-profit, faith-based organization, we’re committed to serving senior citizens of all faiths, walks of life and all financial means.
Currently we are looking to add a Project Coordinator to our team. The Project Coordinator will provide support for activities and initiatives related to development, rehabilitation or acquisition of real estate for senior housing, assisted living, skilled nursing facility or other real property assumed by Presbyterian Villages of Michigan which advance PVM’s comprehensive Facilities Advancement strategic initiatives.
If you are interested in learning more about this position and to apply please visit our website http://secure.pvmcareers.org/pvmhr/.



Assistant Director (Niles)
This full-time position will involve all facets of managing a private, non-profit agency providing services and activities to senior citizens, with a special emphasis on program development, volunteer management, and community relations. It will also involve working one-on-one with clients accessing services provided by the agency and other resources.
The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree in non-profit management, social science, or a related field. Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and execute projects on own or as part of a team. Knowledge of community resources and programs relevant to clients. Strong writing and verbal skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. A vehicle and valid driver's license.
Please reply to nilesseniorcenter@sbcglobal.net by August 24, 2015.



Programmatic, Development & Administrative Staff (Center Line)
The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program, which provides help to older and disabled adults who are struggling to remain safe & independent in their homes, is looking for a few new staff as we expand our services.
BUSINESS/OFFICE MANAGER: will handle general accounting and assist with office management. Ideal candidate is organized, accurate and detail-oriented, while being flexible and able to work with a wide variety of people. Position requires strong computer and technology skills, and the ability to patiently and positively manage a busy work environment. Part-time days.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Responsible for volunteer training, and support, as well as arranging for the provision of services to clients. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, along with dedication to serve those in need. Strong computer skills required. Experience with volunteer management or older/disabled adults preferred. Part-time, potentially full-time.
INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR: Will help coordinate a new project designed to serve troubled/disadvantaged youth by providing positive interactions with older volunteers. Experience with volunteers and at-risk youth preferred. Approximately 6 hours/week, including many weekend mornings.
FUNDRAISING/OUTREACH COORDINATOR: Will help implement fundraising events, public relations and community outreach activities. Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and work well as part of a team, patiently motivating individuals and committees. Must be comfortable encouraging others to get involved and support our mission. Must have strong organization and technology skills. Related experience preferred. Part-time, with evening/weekend work.
More info available at www.ivcinfo.org. Send resumes to IVC, 8075 Ritter, Center Line, MI 48015, or to info@ivcinfo.org.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FREE Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway to be held 8/17 - 8/21 at 20 Detroit-area McDonald’s

DETROIT-AREA McDONALD’S® RESTAURANT OWNERS TO GIVE AWAY 1,000 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES...

Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurant owners will celebrate the back to school season Monday, August 17th, 2015 through Friday, August 21st, 2015 by giving away 1,000 McDonald’s-branded backpacks filled with school supplies.

The McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School giveaway offers customers the chance to win a backpack by simply visiting one of 20 participating Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurants during the sweepstakes period. Each McDonald’s-branded backpack will include a spiral notebook, pocket folders, pens and pencils as well as other supplies so children can return to school with the tools to help them succeed in class.

“Supporting youth and education remains a top priority for me and my fellow McDonald’s restaurant owners,” said Jon Campbell, McDonald’s restaurant owner. “We are proud that our McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School giveaway will positively impact local families as they prepare to send their children back to school.”

The following Detroit-area restaurant locations will participate in the McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School” giveaway:

Monday, Aug. 17:
10 – 11:30 a.m. 14204 W. Seven Mile Rd.
12 – 1:30 p.m. 15550 W. McNichols Rd.
2 – 3:30 p.m. 18403 Grand River Ave.
4 – 5:30 p.m. 21640 Grand River Ave.

Tuesday, Aug. 18:
10 – 11:30 a.m. 15501 Plymouth Rd.
12 – 1:30 p.m. 13676 Grand River Ave.
2 – 3:30 p.m. 15321 Wyoming Ave.
4 – 5:30 p.m. 17121 Livernois Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 19:
10 – 11:30 a.m. 2889 W. Grand Blvd.
12 – 1:30 p.m. 13500 Linwood St.
2 – 3:30 p.m. 9815 Grand River Ave.
4 – 5:30 p.m. 6876 Michigan Ave.

Thursday, Aug. 20:
10 – 11:30 a.m. 14271 Gratiot Ave.
12 – 1:30 p.m. 19840 Van Dyke Ave.
2 – 3:30 p.m. 20405 Conant St.
4 – 5:30 p.m. 1321 W. Eight Mile Rd.

Friday, Aug. 21:
10 – 11:30 a.m. 16950 Harper Ave.
12 – 1:30 p.m. 3975 Connor Rd.
2 – 3:30 p.m. 10400 Gratiot Ave.
4 – 5:30 p.m. 1000 Mack Ave.

For complete McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School sweepstakes rules visit www.BackPackDetroit.com.

No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Limited to 50 backpacks per restaurant.


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Propel Purified Water (750 ml) on 8/14

Get your coupon this Friday...

This Friday, August 14, 2015 only, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE Propel Purified Water (750 ml) at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload.


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday August 30, 2015.  The download will be available between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PST time on Friday, August 14, 2015.  This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DEAL: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) offers $25 ALL-ACCESS SOUNDCARD PASS to Students

The DSO loves students! 

Did you know that students can purchase a $25 Soundcard today and get FREE access to the Detroit Symphony Orchestor’s Classical, Pops, Paradise Jazz and William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series performances all season long ???  Plus, get an extra FREE ticket to bring a friend to Thursday evening Soundcard eligible performances???

Explore the DSO's interactive 2015-16 Season Brochure, then register for your Soundcard Membership today!

NEW Soundcard User Reward Program:

Each time you attend a performance at the DSO using your Soundcard, meet us at the Member Center to get your card punched. At the following milestones collect your exclusive Soundcard Member perks*:

- 3 Punches: Get one (1) FREE snack or beverage
- 6 Punches: Bring any one (1) guest to the next Soundcard eligible performance
- 10 Punches: Bring any one (1) guest AGAIN
- 20 Punches: Receive half off next season's Soundcard!

Legal Stuff:
*Restrictions apply. Complimentary tickets can be reserved two weeks prior to each performance. Availability is limited and seating is at the discretion of the Box Office. Card bearer must present a valid student ID that matches the name on the card bearer's account. Membership valid through July 2016.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

COUPON: $10 off Dine-in Dinner purchase (no minimum) at Bonefish Grill - ENDS 8/24

$10 GIFT TO ENJOY FROM BONEFISH GRILL...

Come in to celebrate the Summer season with fresh choices and innovative flavors.
Please print or take a screenshot of this coupon on your mobile device and show it to your server to redeem.

Offer valid through August 24th, 21015* Valid for dinner only after 4pm.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR $10 OFF BONEFISH GRILL COUPON

Bonefish Grill locations in Metro Detroit include:

BONEFISH GRILL TROY
660 W Big Beaver,
Troy, MI 48084
248-269-0276

BONEFISH GRILL NOVI
43304 Eleven Mile Road,
Novi, MI 48375
248-347-1635


Legal Stuff:
*Expires 8/24/2015. Valid for dinner only after 4pm. Excludes purchase of gift cards, tax, alcohol and gratuity. Dine-in only at participating Bonefish Grill locations. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. Not valid for Hooked on Tuesday. One coupon per table, per visit. Other restrictions may apply. No cash value. Distribution of this coupon belongs exclusively to authorized representatives of Bonefish Grill, LLC and/or its affiliates. Bonefish Grill strictly prohibits the reproduction of this coupon in any form or the sale or exchange of it in any forum. Coupon must be surrendered upon redemption. Coupon will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Prices, product participation and restaurant hours may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law. Excludes Group & Event Dining. Valid through 8/24/2015. Redeem using C6-$-MGR/6.87.


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Friday, August 7, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September October November 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

SEPTEMBER 7—NO PROGRAM—LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER 14—FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015) - Independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. (Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence. 119 min.)

SEPTEMBER 21—GOODFELLAS (1990) - SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION! Released September 21, 1990, director Martin Scorsese’s classic mafia tale of gangster Henry Hill and his underworld rise and fall is arguably the most influential film of the past 30 years, filled with spectacular acting, camerawork, music and editing. Starring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, and Joe Pesci, in an Oscar-winning performance. (Rated R for graphic violence and language. 146 min.)

SEPTEMBER 28—CINDERELLA (2015) - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. A terrific modern telling of the classic tale! Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett. (Rated PG for mild thematic elements. 105 min.)

OCTOBER 5—MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) - In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland. Together, they will attempt to rescue refugees from the clutches of Immortan Joe and his brutal minions to a place where hope may still exist. Directed by George Miller; starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Intense, non-stop action! (Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images. 120 min.)

OCTOBER 12—LOVE & MERCY (2015) - Love & Mercy tracks Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson through his turbulent creative peak in the 1960s and his emotional devastation in the 1980s under the unscrupulous watch of his psychiatrist. When Brian finds true love in Melinda Ledbetter, it is up to her to help deliver Brian from the mental oppression he faces. Wilson is played by two actors, Paul Dano (1960s) and John Cusack (1980s). (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language. 122 min.)

OCTOBER 19—WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2015) - Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chores, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts. Filmed in a documentary style, What We Do in the Shadows is a hilarious take on the modern lives of the undead. (Rated R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language. 86 min.)

OCTOBER 26—IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1995) - With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creations to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems! Great psychological horror film from director John Carpenter is a cult classic. (Rated R for images of horror, and for language. 95 min.)

NOVEMBER 2—AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) - When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. 141 min.)

NOVEMBER 9—LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992) - PART OF THE LATIN AMERICAN GRANT PROGRAM. Tita and Pedro are passionately in love, but their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes where ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire, or chronic pain as Tita and Pedro wait for their moment to finally be together! (Rated R for sexuality. 105 min.)

NOVEMBER 16—SAN ANDREAS (2015) - In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter. Stunning special effects highlight this epic adventure of survival! Starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. (Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language. 114 min.)

NOVEMBER 23—MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) - A whiskered old man named Kris Kringle serves as a last-minute substitute Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and is so convincing he becomes the department store’s full-time holiday Santa. Six year old Susan has her doubts about Santa Claus, but after meeting Kris—who is convinced he is the real Santa—Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. A timeless classic to start the holiday week! Starring Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood and an Oscar-winning Edmund Gwenn. (Not rated. 96 min.)

NOVEMBER 30—LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (2007) - PART OF THE LATIN AMERICAN GRANT PROGRAM. Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. As decades pass, do Florentino’s hopes for a renewed romance become increasingly delusional? Based on the best-selling book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief language. 139 min.)



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