Friday, February 25, 2011

DAYTRIPPING: Movie marathons and other great things to do

Audience members enjoy the show at last year's Hollywood Nights event.

The Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan will present, "Hollywood Nights 1/2 Movie Marathon," at the New Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills, Feb. 26. It's a worthy cause and a great way to forget about the winter.
Participants are encouraged to arrive by 11 a.m. to check in -- and being it is Oscar weekend -- have their photos taken on the red carpet. The marathon starts at noon, ends at midnight. Participants must raise a minimum of $75 by that day. Participation includes all the movies you can watch in 12 hours, red carpet photos, dinner, unlimited popcorn and soft drinks and goodie bag filled with cool gifts, prizes and awards. The theater is located at 200 Barclay Circle.
For guidelines and registration, visit http://events.leukemiamichigan.org/moviehalfmarathon, or call (800) 825-2536.

The Daddy-Daughter Dance
Chesterfield Township Parks & Recreation holds Daddy-Daughter Dance, 3-7 p.m. Feb. 27, Zuccaro's Banquet Hall, Gratiot and 21 Mile Road. Tickets $38 couple, $16.50 each additional daughter; non-residents pay $5 additional per couple. Advance tickets only, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Parks & Recreation office inside Chesterfield Township Offices, 47275 Sugarbush;  (586) 949-0400 ext. 4.

Oscar Night 
Ballet Americana -- featuring a live ABC broadcast of the 83rd Academy Awards, Feb. 27. It’s a tradition for Detroit-area film buffs who attend for the show, wonderful food, wine, raffles and costume contest. Doors open: 7 p.m. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Tickets can be charged by phone at (734) 282-4727, or online at scponstage.com.   

Young Artists
Cranbrook Academy of Arts presents "One X One," works by students, alumni and faculty, preview party 6-10 p.m. Feb. 25, $50; general admission $2 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 26, at Dalgleish Cadillac Building, 6160 Cass at Woodward and Amsterdam, Detroit.

Theater Auditions
St. Clair Theatre Guild auditions for "Sound of Music," 6-7:15 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at SCTG Building, 1456 Goffe St., St. Clair. Show dates May 5-7 at East China Performing Arts Center. Details at: www.sctg.org or (810) 329-4498 or (810) 329-2630.

Big bands
"The Battle of the Bands VII" swing band competition, doors open 7 p.m., dance lesson 7-8 p.m., Battle begins 8:15 p.m. March 6, in Masonic Temple Crystal Ballroom in Detroit. Competition between local bands Paul King & the Rhythm Society Orchestra and the Millionaires. Tickets $22 in advance or at the door. Visit www.djanddance.com. 

Wolcott Mill
"Maple Sweetness" programs on maple syrup include how to recognize a maple, how to put a tap on the tree, how to turn sap into syrup, as well as make maple crafts and sample different syrups, 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26-27 at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township. Pre-registration: $5 per person.

Dance lessons
Line dance classes offered by Royal Oak Parks & Recreation Department, 7-8 p.m. Mondays through March 14 and April 11-June 6, at Addams Elementary School, 222 W. Webster between Woodward and Crooks. Cost: $40 per resident for each series, $45 non-resident. Call (586) 777-7242.

Crop Out Cancer
Relay for Life/St. Clair Shores Team Morse Family and Friends host Crop Out Cancer! scrapbooking event, 5-11 p.m. March 18, $20 or $25 full table, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 19, $40 or $45 full table, $60 both days full table, at Macomb Community College Expo Center in Warren. Admission to vendor shopping $5. Proceeds to American Cancer Society. Call (586) 596-7360 or (586) 805-0444. 

Comedy Festival
Fourth Annual Garden Fresh Laugh Detroit Comedy Festival, March 27-28, 31 and April 2 at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, lineup includes David Alan Grier, Auggie Smith, Brian McKim/Traci Skene, Karen Rontowski, Lynne Koplitz, and Bob Saget (April 2). For tickets, www.ComedyCastle.com or (248) 542-9900. 

Craft show
Fraser Band Boosters Spring Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 at Fraser High School, 34270 Garfield Road; admission $2. No strollers. For details, (586) 218-7975 or SpringCraftShow_FHS@yahoo.com.

Charity bowling
Charity Bowling for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life-Shelby Township, 1 p.m. check-in, 2 p.m. start, March 13, Shelby Lanes, 50721 Van Dyke. Three games of 9-pin no-tap, mystery games, giveaways, pizza, soft drinks and cash bar; $25 per person. Call (586) 634-9539 or (810) 523-4389.

'Something Old ...'
Club Venetian and Front Row Productions present "Something Old, Something New!," a program of Broadway classics, 6 p.m. Feb. 25 with light dinner, $25 per person; same time Feb. 26 with Italian buffet, $30; and 1 p.m. Feb. 27 with brunch, $35, at Club Venetian Banquet Center, 29310 John R, Madison Heights. Call (248) 399-6788.

Euchre tournaments
Adult euchre tournaments, March 4 and May 6, Fr. Welch Hall at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St., Mount Clemens, 6:30 p.m. registration, $10 buy-in, also raffles. Reservations, (586) 216-1538 or (586) 463-8644.
Euchre fundraiser for Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, 6 p.m. March 5, upstairs at Total Sports, 40501 Production Drive, Harrison Township, 50 cents per euchre. Admission $20 includes dinner, soft drinks water, cash bar. Call (586) 292-4101 or (586) 489-7009.

Dog shows
Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows, March 5-6 at Cobo Center in Detroit; tickets $15 adults, $8 younger than 12 and 60 and older, free younger than 2; family packs, two adults, three children, $40. Tickets sold only at door. Dogs on display to public and demonstrations 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day; Best in Show enter ring at approximately 6 p.m. 

Women's conference
Womencenter of Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills presents its 19th "A Call to Wholeness" conference for women, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 19 in J Building on the campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, south of Interstate 696. Admission $40, includes two workshops, continental breakfast, lunch and prize drawing. Register by calling, (248) 522-3642.

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