This Week in West Bloomfield: 5 Things to Know
Start the week off right: turn to Patch this week for news on local government, courts and sports.
Five local stories to keep an eye on Nov. 11-17:
1. The Orchard Lake St. Mary's varsity Eaglets continue their quest to repeat as state champions in the fourth round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs. The team plays against familiar opposition this week in Battle Creek Harper Creek, who they beat last year en route to the title. Kickoff is Saturday at 1 p.m.
2. Sandra Maxine Layne of West Bloomfield is scheduled to return to court Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for a continuated pretrial hearing. Layne is accused of shooting her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, 17, several times at their home on Brookview Lane in May.
3. The Township Planning Commission will meet Tuesday to decide how to use future funds for the 2012-13 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The program funds are distributed to the township by the federal government along with 50 other communities within Oakland County. In West Bloomfield, they have been used in the past for senior activities programs and services to benefit victims of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The commission meets in Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.
4. The West Bloomfield weather forecast calls for a chance of snow showers and a low of 29 degrees on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday calls for a chance of flurries and a high of 38. The temperature is expected to warm as high as 45 by Thursday.
5. The New York Red Cross will continue to need help and donations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Blood drives scheduled this week include two at the Farmington Hills Donation Center (31150 Haggerty Rd.) on Monday and Thursday, both from 1-7 p.m. For a complete list, visit redcross.org.
- Nov. 12: Dr. Neal Alpiner author of The Lunchroom Jungle
- Nov. 12: I am Forbidden with author Annouk Markovits
- Nov. 12: Busch’s Fresh Food Market Season of Sharing Food Drive
- Nov. 13: Orchard Lake Planning Commission Meeting
- Nov. 13: Farmington School Board Meets
- Nov. 13: West Bloomfield Planning Commission Meeting
- Nov. 13: Post Election Event: Who Won, and Now What?
- Nov. 14: Internet Searching II
- Nov. 14: Wine, Dine & Networking
- Nov. 14: Steve Guttenberg speaks on The Guttenberg Bible
- Nov. 14: Friends of WB Library Review "City of Thieves"
- Nov. 14: Plum Market Wine Tasting
- Nov. 14: West Bloomfield Wetland Review Board Meeting
- Nov. 14: Keego Harbor Parks and Recreation Meeting
- Nov. 14: Sylvan Lake City Council Meeting
- Nov. 15: Social Justice Committee Panel to Speak at PCN Meeting
- Nov. 15: Lunch with the Authors at the Jewish Book Fair
- Nov. 15: Vibrant Rioja – The Wines & Times of Northern Spain
- Nov. 15: West Bloomfield Parks and Rec Commission Meeting
- Nov. 15: Friends of WB Library Present "What's Cooking"
- Nov. 15: Keego Harbor City Council Meeting
- Nov. 15: Yoga Shelter's Prenatal Yoga
- Nov. 15: Ragtime
- Nov. 15: WBEF Exclusive Pre-Screening of Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 2
- Nov. 16: Business Breakfast with Ken Segall at the 61st Annual Jewish Book Fair
- Nov. 16: Rabbi Ernst J. Conrad Social Action Shabbat
- Nov. 17: An Evening with Nathalie Conrad and Friends
- Nov. 17: Comedy Night with Big Al Muskovitz and David Javerbaum, author of The Last Testament: A Memoir by God