Sunday, August 12, 2018

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

Free seat reservations available online now...

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

This year’s concerts will take place in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concert Schedule and Program Details

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

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

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

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

Yaniv Segal, conductor


Fanfare for the Common Man


Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527


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


"Infernal Dance" from The Firebird (1919 Revision)


"Dance of the Comedians" from The Bartered Bride


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


Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld


Finale from Guillaume Tell (William Tell) Overture


The Stars and Stripes Forever


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

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

Register for your FREE tickets here

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

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

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

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

Be sure to get your FREE tickets today by registering here


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For a complete list of all Salvation Army Family Stores in southeast Michigan, please visit


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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

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

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


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™ |


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Build a pair of Bookworm Bookends at the Home Depot

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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