Weekend Countdown: Chanukah in the Wild

The Friendship Circle, which provides support to the families of individuals with special needs, is putting on a Hanukkah party Sunday complete with an animal magic show.

Things will quiet down this weekend, right?

That's not necessarily true. There is a lot to celebrate and the events continue to help us do so. Check out what's going on in the area with this nifty countdown:

Our Pick for Monday: in Royal Oak.

Our pick for Tuesday:

Our pick for Wednesday:

  • When: 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: , 6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Cost: $10
  • Why go: The Friendship Circle invites participants to dress up in animal gear and join the festivities Sunday. An animal magic show will be put on by Mark Rosenthal’s Animal Magic, a traveling show that features exotic animals. Animal Magic designs special presentations around the needs of audiences with developmental disabilities. Games, arts and crafts and a number of other activity booths with prizes will be offered, as well as doughnuts, latkes and drinks. Also, don't miss the special menorah lighting with holiday songs.
  • What else: Friendship Circle provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. The West Bloomfield-based nonprofit always is looking to expand its network of volunteers. Visit www.friendshipcircle.org for more information.

Check out more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here. If you'd like to post your own event, .


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