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National Get Outdoors Day Event at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI

Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

After a harsh winter, Michiganders are anxious to reunite with the outdoors, and this Saturday, Greenfield Village is offering friends and family of all ages and comfort levels the chance to reconnect with nature through hikes, guided activities and outdoor games. A full schedule of activities is planned to celebrate this annual event, including an environmental program in the Village Pavilion, a historic baseball game, and presentations by a historic forest ranger on horseback. Additionally don’t miss out on the chance to take a tour of the usually-closed William Ford Horse Barn. Make sure to stop by the OFF!® tent near the grounds entrance for outdoor-themed giveaways, fun facts, a photo booth and tips for protecting yourself against mosquitos and ticks during the buggy summer season. All activities and events are free with membership or with Greenfield Village admission.

Location: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124
Sponsored By: National Get Outdoors Day & OFF!®

Dragon Within Charity Book Signing & Poetry Reading

Saturday, June 14, 12:30 - 6 p.m.

Join Us Saturday, June 14th 12:30pm at Crates Coffee House 1472 S Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360 Roberto Vecchi and Dragon Within converge on Crates Coffee House to help benefit the great kids of Lake Orion through Blessings in a Backpack. Have some coffee, listen to great poetry, buy a book, and help feed some kids! Every book purchased will be personally autographed by Roberto Vecchi. $4.00 from each book sold will go to Blessings in a Back Pack - Lake Orion.

Location: 1472 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI

8th Annual The Walk by Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

On Saturday, June 21, Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan will host its 8th annual The WALK, a fundraising event to foster "hope and support" for the families affected by leukemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders. The WALK is a non-competitive, accessible, scenic walk, offering walkers of all ages a fun-filled and memorable day. Highlights include a picturesque route, special opening ceremonies, entertainment, lunch provided by Buffalo Wild Wings and Bagger Dave's, a water station located at the halfway mark, bounce houses, crafts, face painting and more! There is a $30 registration fee, and walkers are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. In recognition of their efforts, those raising $100 or more will receive a commemorative WALK t-shirt and are eligible for other prizes. To assist walkers with pledge recruitment, the opportunity to create a personalized fundraising page and other recruitment tools will be available. To register or for more information, please visit leukemiamichigan.org or call (248)530-3000

Location: 3671 Crooks Rd , Troy MI
Sponsored By: Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Jazzin and Dancin For Freedom

Sunday, June 22, 2 - 8 p.m.

When: June 22, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Crofoot Ballroom 1 South Saginaw Street Pontiac, MI 48342 USA Cost: Donation Contact: Kathy Maitland Email Event website chandler house fund raising music Jazzin’ For Freedom! Pontiac, MI— While we get to play, swing, dance, and otherwise eat, drink, and be merry on the last Sunday afternoon of June there will be untold thousands of men, women, and children living in some form of modernday enslavement. Although difficult to comprehend, It’s that dirty little secret that gets to see the light of day only when a group of folks have the stomach to tangle with forced prostitution, domestic servitude, and other types of coerced labor. The Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP) is just that group and we labor to address human trafficking on a local level through education, awareness, and victim advocacy. Hard to believe, but it’s not just a condition of thirdworld countries it happens around the world as well as right here in Michigan. And that’s totally unacceptable by anyone’s standards. What would be acceptable is showing support — financial and otherwise — for MAP as they do the difficult work of trying to prevent, and end, human trafficking. But you get to have a good time doing so at the Pontiac Crofoot as they host two terrific bands for your listening and dancing please: LL7 and GGO — also known as pianist Lynne LaPlante’s Latin band and Gary Greenfelder Orchestra swing band. Funds raised will help MAP as they work together with Common Ground of Oakland County, to open up Chandler House, the first residential home for trafficking survivors in Southeast Michigan! This event includes will be precluded with a presentation at 2pm by Common Ground about Chandler House. This home will focus specifically on the needs of adult survivors of human trafficking. Invite others to attend. This event will be informative and fun.

Sponsored By: Michigan Aboltionist Project