This Week in West Bloomfield: 5 Things to Know
This week, Patch will be watching "Good Neighbor Day" at Wesley Berry Flowers, the Leonard Slatkin book signing, and a host of city government meetings.
Five local stories to keep an eye on Sept. 3-8:
1. Wesley Berry Flowers will be giving away 12,000 roses in bunches of a dozen, for free, to any adult who visits their florist shops on Wednesday, Sept. 5 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. as part of the twelfth annual "Good Neighbor Day" event. After visiting locations in either West Bloomfield or Commerce, customers are asked to give 11 roses away to different people.
2. Leonard Slatkin, the Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will be signing his new book, "Conducting Business" at Barnes & Noble Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Slatkin recounts his controversial appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, his creation and direction of summer music festivals, and a shattering concert experience that took place four days following 9/11.
3. Writers Anita Diamant and Stephen McCauley (The Red Tent, The Object of My Affection) will be in West Bloomfield the weekend of Sept. 8-9 for the professional premiere of A Little Work, a play they co-authored. A Little Work is being presented by Two Muses Theatre from Sept. 7-30, 2012 at the Barnes & Noble Theatre Space.
In connection with the performance, the authors will discuss the play and read from recent work at Barnes & Noble at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, prior to the performance, and will take questions from the audience following the 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 9.
4. The weather forecast calls for storms and sun, according to the National Weather Service. Monday and Wednesday each feature a 30 percent chance of storms, while Tuesday and Thursday should be sunny. Later this week, Friday and Saturday should be mostly sunny.
5. City meetings this week include the Orchard Lake Village Planning Commission (Tuesday at 7 p.m.), the West Bloomfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals (Thursday at 5:30 p.m.), the Keego Harbor Planning Commission (Thursday at 7 p.m.) and the Sylvan Lake Parks and Recreation Commission (Thursday at 7:30 p.m.).