• SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) 6-week lecture series "Detroit from 1920 to 1967: A Portrait of Remarkable Change": Feb. 19-March 27, morning classes 10 a.m. to noon, afternoon classes 1-3 p.m. at Birmingham Temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 248-626-0296. Register at www.soarexplore.com, 248-626-0296, $70.

• Friends of Troy Seniors Brunch & Learn Series – “2018 Income Tax Law Changes and What You Need to Know” is 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Troy Community Center Room 302, 3179 Livernois Road, Troy, 50+.

• Local historian John Marshall to present “Interminable Swamp, a history of the early exploration of Oakland County”, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Bloomfield Township Senior Services, 4315 Andover Road, Bloomfield Township, ages 50+, $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents, 248-723-3500, www.bloomfieldseniors.org.

• AARP Michigan presents Disrupt Aging: Sex at 50+, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Silver Garden Events Center at 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, free event, health experts from DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital will be on hand to lead a panel conversation on the physical aspects of love and sex for older adults, 1-877-926-8300, aarp.cvent.com/Sex50plus22319Southfield.



• "A Time of Terror-The Black Legion & Deadly Racism in Detroit": 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at West Bloomfield Township Public Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, co-sponsored by the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society. Historian and lecturer Jamon Jordan looks at Detroit’s racial history and the Black Legion in Detroit in the 1940s, no registration required, gwbhs.org.

• In honor of the 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth year, the City of Lathrup Village is hosting a presentation at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Lathrup Village City Hall Community Room, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village. Storyteller Rosie Chapman presents a reenactment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife, Coretta Scott King, interpreting the life of her husband. RSVP for the free event at 248-557-2600 ext. 226 or cityclerk@lathrupvillage.org.

• Simple Soups from Scratch is 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Demonstration Kitchen, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township. Tips on how to reduce sodium, turn everyday ingredients into a variety of soups and meet Henry Ford cardiologist. Registration required at www.henryfordwestbloomfield.com/demonstrationkitchen, $20 each, $30 for two.

• Cooking demonstration by Chef/Owner Chris Johnson from The Meeting House in Rochester is 10-11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Oakland County Farmers Market. Future chef demonstrations are March 9 and 23; and April 13.

• What's Cookin' @ The Library is 1-2 p.m. Feb. 23 at White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road - White Lake, whitelakelibrary.org, 248-698-4942, registration required, free. Prepare a recipe from a selected cookbook and share during this event.

• International Coin Show is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17 at The American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 East Maple, Troy, pans-club.org.

• February Open House Days are 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 18-19 at Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, troyhistoricvillage.org, 248-524-3570, free activities, donations accepted.

• Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at VFW Hall - Post 1669, 4th St. and Troy, Royal Oak, $10 adults, $5 children, children to ages 2 and younger, for information, call Sean at 248-635-7412.

• West Bloomfield’s Salon Orchard is hosting a coat and outerwear drive, collecting new and clean gently worn winter coats, as well as new sweaters, new socks, new scarves, new hats and new gloves, through March 2, at 4196 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, open daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 248-681-3030, www.salonorchard.com.

• Annual Taste of Troy to benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Troy is 1-4 p.m. March 3 at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy.Tickets are $45 adv., $55 at the door, 248-689-1687 or www.bgctroy.org. The event features restaurants offering samples of a wide variety of foods, as well as music, a silent auction, and live auction with WDIV TV 4 Meteorologist Andrew Humphrey. For more information, contact Cindy Stewart at 248.524.1147 or cindy.stewart@troymi.gov.

• American Heart Association Heartsaver Class with CPR/AED, (Automated External Defibrillator), First Aid and Tourniquet Training is 5:30-10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Farmington Hills Fire Department, Fire Station #4, 28711 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, open to the public, $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents, additional $20 fee for certificate, ages 12+, adv. registration required, swest@fhgov.com, 248-871-2800, fhgov.com.

• Traffick Stop-Human trafficking awareness and training program is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, 12+ Speaker, Theresa Flores, is a survivor of domestic child sex trafficking in Birmingham, 248) 661-5700, sgotler@temple-israel.org.

• “Living well for your heart and soul” health event is 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Beaumont Health and Fitness Center, 25631 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. Fox 2 News anchor Deena Centofanti will emcee the free event, which begins with a health fair that features free blood pressure and other screenings and healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations. Doors open at 5 p.m. Register at classes.beaumont.org or call 800-633-7377.

• Women’s Self Defense Seminar is 9 a.m.- noon, March 2 at the Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, free and open to women ages 13+. Donations accepted at the door for the Farmington Family YMCA, 248-473-1800.

• Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) program developed by Stanford University that teaches strategies for the day-to-day management of chronic or long-term health conditions, 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6- April 10 at Jewish Family Service, 25900 Greenfield Road, Suite 405, Oak Park, register at 248-592-2662, osemenova@jfsdetroit.org. (Note: This class was previously scheduled to start in February.)

• Sit 2 Stay Fit Exercise Class is 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through March 27 at Spirit of Grace Church, 2399 Figa Ave., West Bloomfield Township, 248-682-0770, weekly chair exercise class for all ages and abilities, $4 per class, drop-ins welcome.

• The city of Southfield Human Resources Department will host a career fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield. Positions include certified police officers, public safety technicians – 911 dispatcher, police cadets, building inspector, parks & operation supervisor and more. The Career Fair is open to ages 18+, 248-796-4700, cityofsouthfield.com.

• Lee Chatfield, Michigan Speaker of the House and Bill Ballenger, former Michigan legislator, to speak at the Bloomfield Republican Women’s Club dinner on Feb. 19 at The Heathers Club, 900 Scotsborough Way, Bloomfield Hills. Register by Feb. 15, $32, with Aleta at 248-931-0251 or secure.anedot.com/bloomfieldrwc/chatfield_ballenger_dinner, www.bloomfieldrwc.com.

• Albert Kahn Research Symposium and Exhibition is 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in Room A200 at Lawrence Technological University’s Architecture Building, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. The Assembly-Line Moderne Exhibition will be on display in LTU’s Architecture Gallery, Room A210. The exhibit will be on display through March 20. Breakfast and lunch are part of the symposium day, 248- 204-3000, www.ltu.edu/albertkahn.

• Genealogist Dave Walls of Holly will speak at the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society meeting, 10:15 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. The public is welcome to the free program.

• The Rochester Hills Public Library welcome Author Alan Naldrett to share the story of the very first days of the Ford Motor Company, 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Multipurpose Room, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, open to everyone with an RHPL library card and others if space permits, register at rhpl.org, 248-650-7140.

• After Hours Movie for Adults is 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road - White Lake, whitelakelibrary.org, 248-698-4942, registration required, free admission, free popcorn.

• Paws to Read with Reba the Red Labrador is 5-6 p.m., Feb. 25; Paws to Read with Massimo the Wheaten Terrier is 3-4 p.m.,Feb. 27 and Paws to Read with Bentley, a Lab/Bernese Mountain Dog mix, is 3-4 p.m., Feb. 21 at Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, 248-524-3538, troypl.org, ages 4+. Reading slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Southfield Parks & Recreation Winter Fest is 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, indoor and outdoor activities including inflatables, a DJ, African folktales told by storyteller Mary Grant and games, marshmallow roast, horse-drawn carriage ride to the Southfield Sports Arena for free ice skating, 248-796-4620, www.cityofsouthfield.com, admission and parking are free.

• Making Maple Syrup-A Backyard Guide for Beginners is 1-2:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Bloomer Park, 345 John R. Road, Rochester Hills, rochesterhills.org, 248-656-4673, ages 12+, $12 each.

• Youth Abilities – Saturday Sports Special is 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties, 1545 East Lincoln Road in Royal Oak. Designed for children with disabilities ages 6-18, activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Register at 248-424-7081, program is limited to 20 participants, OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Park visitors can take their dogs to play and run off leash at Lyon Oaks Dog Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom; Orion Oaks County Park, 2301 W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion and Red Oaks Dog Park, 31353 Dequindre, Madison Heights, OaklandCountyParks.com. Park entrance fees apply.

• Family Sledding Hill at Waterford Oaks County Park is open daily from dawn to dusk while snow lasts, or as posted at the gate, portable restrooms, 1-888-OCPARKS, OaklandCountyParks.com, bring your own sled.

• Widowed Friends Ladies Breakfast is 9 a.m. Feb. 18, (1st & 3rd Monday of the month) at Connor’s Restaurant, 15356 N. Haggerty, Northville. Call Carol to RSVP at 313-562-3080.

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• Widowed Friends Men Only Breakfast is 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at Lukich Family Restaurant, (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month), 3900 Rochester Road, Troy. For more info, contact Ray at 248-585-5402.

• Senior Widowers, Widows, Divorced Meet and Greet Information Day is noon Feb. 23 at the Lake Orion Library on Joslyn Road, Clarkston. Meet others who share your interests in activities such as golf, travel, board games and cards, social lunches/dinners, day trips, reading, concerts, bike rides, activities with grandchildren, kayaking, picnics, fishing, movies and spectator sports. Also get information about area programs, services and activities. Attendees are asked to wear name tags, if they have one. Reservations required, contact Jackie at 248-393 8553 or jjrolf12@aol.com.

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.

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