Get Out: Football Academy, Cirque Amongus, and Art Bash

From a women's football academy to a special circus event for grandparents and grandchildren, there's something for everyone in and around West Bloomfield this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. West Bloomfield Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and events to attend in the area.



When: Saturday at 10 a.m.

Why go: West Bloomfield High School head football coach Ron Bellamy and his staff are going to show women the nitty-gritty of football. Women can learn offense, defense, drill instructions, special team skills, and what it feels like to be at a typical football practice. After lunch, the newly-armed football players will get to scrimmage off in a game of flag football. As an added bonus, the proceeds earned from the $35 admission fee go towards the Karmanos Cancer Institute.


Where: 3117 12 Mile Rd., Berkley

When: Saturday at 10 a.m.

Why go: Berkley is having their 10th Annual Art Bash Saturday, and it promises to be bigger and better than years before. There will be over 100 artists participating in this years Art Bash plus live music from the Company of Strangers, Mod Orange, and Motor Honey. For the kids there will be bounce house, fire truck tours, face painting, and lots of art projects. The Bash also promises plenty of tasty treats. I like the size of this festival large enough for everyone to enjoy, but not so large that you get lost in the crowd. Other festivals going on in the area include the Royal Oak  and the in Southfield.



When: Sunday at 12 p.m.

Why go: The Friends book sale takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, but Sunday is the bargain bag sale day. Where else can you go and fill up a bag of good, used-condition books for only $5?



When: Sunday at 12 p.m.

Why go: This is a special circus event for grandparents and their grandchildren. The Cirque Amongus program gets rave reviews as children get to work in teams to learn new circus skills that make them feel like a star and get a little taste of life under the big top. The show itself combines comedy with circus skills and audience participation to delight children of all ages. 

Update: The father/son fishing event at Marshbank Park has been cancelled due to the fishing pier not being installed yet.

Carrie Simon June 09, 2011 at 04:30 PM
I apologize but I was just informed that the Father/Son Fishing event has been cancelled this year do to the fishing pier not being installed yet. Next year this will be a great event! Carrie Simon


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