2014 Michigan High School Football Playoffs

High School FootballOn the evening of October 26, the teams for this year’s Michigan High School Football Championships were made.

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There were 229 automatic qualifying teams (by win total) – with the final 27 teams selected by playoff-point average, one from each class in order (A, B, C, D) until the field was filled.

Those 256 11-player teams are then split into eight equal divisions based on the schools enrollment. Two teams from each of the eight divisions will be in the Championship Games at Ford Field on either November 28th or November 29th.

 

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On Stage: Fall Community Theatre (2014)

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At the Bistro Garden Two Muses Theatre

Falling leaves and cooling temperatures. Autumn is in the air. For many, this time of year brings thoughts of apple cider and Big 10 football.  But it also brings in the
Big Three in community theatre – Dramas, Comedies and Musicals!

Community theatre is great entertainment at affordable prices.

Here are a few of the current and upcoming productions:

Two Muses Theatre (West Bloomfield)
At the Bistro Garden
October 10-12, 17-19

The Farmington Players (Farmington)
Arsenic & Old Lace
October 4-5, 10-12, 16-18

Clarkston Village Players (Clarkston)
Mrs. Mannerly
October 9-11

Ridgedale Players (Troy)
Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
November 7-9 , 15-17, 21-23 28-30)

JET Theatre (West Bloomfield)
Enter Laughing
October 22-23, 25-26 and 30,
November 1-2, 5-6, 8-9, 12-13, 15-16

Heart of the Hills Players
Cole
November 6-7 (at Troy Community Center)
November 19-22 (at Warren Community Center)

St. Dustan’s Guild at Cranbrook (Bloomfield)
Dial M for Murder
October 10-11, 17-19, 24-25

Stagecrafters (Royal Oak)
Main Stage: Tribes
October 10-12,16-19
Second Stage: Other Desert Cities
October 31, November 2, 6-9,13-16

Meadow Brook Theatre (Auburn Hills)
Around the World in 80 Days
October 1-5, 8-12, 15-19. 22-26

The Village Players (Birmingham)
Songs for a New World
October 24, 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Varner Studio Theatre @ Oakland University (Auburn Hills)
The Life
October 9-12, 15-19
The Liar
November 13-16, 20-23

Most performances are on weekends. You will need to check the theatres site for actual performance dates and times.

2014 Woodward Dream Cruise – Rollin’ On!

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Fear not, ‘Cruisers! The 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise is rollin’ forward amid this week’s flooding & severe rain – so rev your engines for a roaring good time this weekend!

The roads have been cleared, and all activities are proceeding forward as planned. The Cruise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and over the years has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It draws approximately 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 classic cars, which line Woodward Avenue from Pontiac all the way down to Ferndale.

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Concerts in the Park (Oakland County Communities 2014)


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(This is a past post on Concerts in the Park – for a current update page click here)

Many Oakland County communities have summer concert series in their parks and downtowns.

With the wide range of musical styles that are presented in these concerts, you can easily find one that fits your musical taste, or take a chance and just go. You never know, you might discover something new and different that you like. Continue reading

National Main Street Conference Coming to Michigan

This year, the National Main Street Conference is coming to Michigan! For the very first time, the national conference will take place in Detroit, and Oakland County is a participating sponsor and partner.

The conference, sponsored by the National Main Street Center and hosted by Michigan’s Main Street Center and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), is expected to bring in over 1,500 downtown development professionals from across the U.S. to Michigan.

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