What's Happening This Weekend, West Bloomfield?
From seeing The Beatles (or, at least, the closest thing to The Beatles in West Bloomfield) to a film festival, there are things to do indoors this weekend.
You've made it to Friday. Finally! All week long we've been providing ideas for what to do this week. Here are the best of the best.
Where: Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: This is a great opportunity to buy gently used baby, toddler and children clothing and gear for bargain prices. The lobby will have a children’s health fair with non-profit organizations and venders that specialize in children’s health and wellness. An admission of $2 will support the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) which is a national, not-for-profit charity that assists families who have a child in need of a life-saving organ transplant.
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Where: Cranbrook, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Why go: The Banff Centre, an arts center located in Canada's Banff National Park, is bringing their annual film and book festival to the Birmingham and Bloomfield area. In partnership with Moosejaw Mountaineering, the festival features some of the world's best footage on mountain subjects shot by everyone from beginner filmmakers to professional crews from National Geographic and the BBC. Tickets are on sale only at Moosejaw stores in Birmingham and Rochester; no tickets wil be available at the door. The cost is $12.50. For more information, visit cranbrookbanff.com.
Where: Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
When: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Toppermost, a local Beatles tribute band, is scheduled to perform at the Brotherhood Maven Gallery and the public is invited to attend. Toppermost not only plays Beatles music, it performs as the Fab Four, right down to the British accents, hair, and 1960's-style suits. Desserts, drinks, and a 50/50 raffle are also scheduled for this Temple Shir Shalom fundraiser. Tickets are $20 if reserved by Thursday or $25 at the door. Just call the Temple office to reserve your place at 248-737-8700.
Where: Cauley Performance Automotive, 7020 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Kick off the spring season by joining Cauley Performance Automotive at its' first open house event of the 2012 season. There will be plenty of fun activities for all attendees including, live pulls on a mobile chassis dynomometer, detailing seminars with our in-house detailing expert using the full line-up of Adam’s brand polishes, special trailer preview of the upcoming movie, Jinn, which features the FireBreather, Traxxas R/C model demonstration driving on a custom built track, AEV Jeep display with available test drives, race car display, show car display, special car corral parking for guests, complimentary food and drinks, tours at Cauley Ferrari, and more.
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Where: West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
When: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Why go: As part of its celebration of National Library Week (which began Monday), the library will host a showroom of e-readers.
"This is an opportunity to try a number of models and compare features," said Mary Killian, branch manager at the West Bloomfield Main Library. "People love the convenience of an eBook and the Library is adding titles weekly to keep up with the demand."
See first hand how the Kindle, Nook, iPad and other devices perform. Watch live demonstrations and compare the design and operation of selected eReaders. Librarians will be available to answer questions about downloading eBooks from the Library’s collection.
E-readers will not be for sale and are not being checked out. No registration is required. This event is also being held Wednesday (10 a.m.-12 noon) and Thursday (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Laura Houser contributed to this report.