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Sexuality in Addiction Recovery

Tue., June 30, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC will explore the physical effects of long-term alcohol and drug use on sexuality, changes in sexuality that emerge in early recovery, and some thoughts about the processes that promote a return to health. Also, using recovery literature as the starting point, this will be an opportunity to explore a wide variety of thoughts about the pursuit of intimate relationships in recovery. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Tue., June 23, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Molly Welch Marahar, MPP, Opioids Policy Analyst, Michigan Public Health Institute; and Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH; WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation will be joined by a panel to discuss coordinating a community-level response to the opioid epidemic from a public health perspective, and ways for concerned individuals to get involved. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Tue., June 16, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
People seeking support for recovery from substance use disorders can find a sense of belonging, understanding, acceptance and connection as well as practical help and support from an extensive menu of mutual aid groups. Dawn Farm Recovery Support Specialist Todd Diana will provide an overview of mutual aid recovery programs, research supporting the efficacy of mutual aid participation, and include a panel discussion by members of a sampling of recovery mutual aid programs. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

Tue., Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., March 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., March 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., April 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., April 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., May 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., May 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Tue., June 2, 6-7:30 p.m. and Tue., June 9, 6-7:30 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Health System - Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
FREE, 2-part series. Part 1 discusses signs and effects of teen substance use. Part 2 has sessions for adults to learn effective strategies to help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends for adults and teens with a talk by a young person in recovery. Inclusive of parents, teens, family, professionals and students – all are welcome. Registration is not required. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services; co-sponsored by Ann Arbor Public Schools, WISD/LESA Health Educators’ Learning Network, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. 734-485-8725

Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery

Tue., May 26, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Tiffany Schultz, LMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist, will explore the ways in which substance use disorders and eating disorders intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Relapse Prevention

Tue., May 19, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Jason Schwartz, LMSW, ACSW, MAC, will discuss the dynamics of substance use disorder relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both every-day and high-risk situations. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

A History of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous

Tue., April 28, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Few people know or understand how the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was written. Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS will discuss why this story is of interest for both members of NA and those who care about the history of recovery. This is an inspiring story of determination, purposeful inclusion, consensus-based decision making, sacrifice and service. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

Tue., April 21, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Best-selling authors, educators and clinicians Debra Jay and Jeff Jay will provide practical, helpful, hopeful information about how to do an intervention and how to build a recovery team that unites the person with addiction and his/her family in working towards the common goal of sustained recovery. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Facing Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

Tue., March 31, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Jerry Fouchey, MA, CADC, will explain theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and ways to cope with grief and loss. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

What about Weed? The Cannabis Controversy: Past, Present, and Future

Tue., March 24, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Cannabis has a long and complex history in the United States. In this program, Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN will examine this fascinating phenomenon and its implications, past, present, and future. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Behavioral Addictions: Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me

Tue., March 17, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Addiction to substances (alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs) has similarities to behavioral compulsions such as gambling, Internet, sex, food and other rewarding activities. Dr. Carl Christensen will review the mechanisms of behavioral addictions and how they overlap with substance addictions, and discuss effective treatments. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor: In Terra Pax

Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20


@ Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor will present their annual holiday concert featuring Gerald Finzi's ​In Terra Pax, which was written in 1954, close to the end of his relatively short life. The sights, smells and sounds of the English countryside are redolent throughout in this intimately passionate setting of Robert Bridges' poem, “Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913”. Traditional English carols and other English composers will fill out the program, including music by Celia McDowall and Vaughan Williams' jubilant Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Tue., Dec. 17, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
Western practitioners are discovering what our Eastern counterparts have known for centuries: yoga promotes overall wellness and is an effective complementary approach to a range of physical and mental health challenges. Erin Shawgo, LLMSW, CIYT, C-IAYT will review the research supporting yoga as an effective complementary practice, discuss ways that yoga can benefit recovering people, and provide suggestions for developing a personal yoga practice 734-485-8725

Brewery Bus Tour - December 7

Sat., Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Buy Tickets$60

Straight No Chaser

Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$7


@ Fox Theatre - Detroit, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Famous capella group Straight No Chaser visits our city to give a concert! Guys' latest studio album "One Shot" was released in 2018. Group members are Randy Stine, Michael Luginbill, David Roberts, Charlie Mechling, Jerome Collins, Walter Chase, Sargon Isho, Tyler Trepp, and Steve Morgan. Get Tickets: https://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Straight_No_Chaser_Detroit_MI_2019-12-06_20-00 802-255-1826

Being a Parent In Recovery

Tue., Nov. 26, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
Mary Jo Desprez, MA, and Amber Horwitz, MSW candidate, will discuss the importance of maintaining a strong recovery program while parenting in recovery from substance addiction; explore “parenting skills 2.0; and include a panel discussion by parents in recovery from substance use disorders. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

BYOB Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

Saturdays, 5-11 p.m., Sundays, 4-11 p.m., Fridays, 5-11 p.m., Thu., Dec. 26, 5-11 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 30, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30

Buy Tickets$75

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@ 900 Tower and Terrace, 2501 Orleans, Detroit, MI 48207
Last year’s SOLD OUT BYOB Christmas Lights Trolleys are back by popular demand! We will drink and be merry until the trolley arrives to pick us up at 6:00 (5pm on Sundays). Once we are all aboard, we will head to Wayne County Lightfest (Hines Drive) to take a drive through 4 miles of light displays, featuring over 100,000 lights. Our next stop is to the Detroit Zoo to view the wild lights and our last stop is Campus Martius for bar hopping and ice skating! Join us for a night of holiday cheer! 586-675-0737

Real Talk about Tobacco and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Tue., Nov. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
People in recovery can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater rates of sobriety. Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Health Educator, Tobacco Treatment Specialist at University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service will discuss the connection between smoking and mental health/substance use disorders, challenges faced in quitting and resources for quitting. Free quit kits will be available in preparation for the Great American Smoke Out on November 21 2019, courtesy of University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service! Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

Hard Cider Bus Tour - November 16

Sat., Nov. 16, 11 a.m.

Buy Tickets$65

Craft Show at St. Mary Catholic Church

Sat., Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


@ St, Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce St., Milford, MI 48381
St, Mary Mission 2020 students are hosting a craft show. There will be Crafters, Independent Sales Reps, Food and Raffles available. Join us for a fun day and get some early Christmas shopping done! 248-685-1482

Zach Williams "The Rescue Story" Tour

Fri., Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25.00-$50.00


@ Mt. Zion, 4900 Maybee Rd., Clarkston, MI 48348
Multi award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams is bringing his fall headline tour, "The Rescue Story Tour" in concert to your area. The Rescue Story Tour will feature music from Zach along with special guest artist Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music. Williams is excited to share "Rescue Story" live on the road, along with more songs from the new album as well as from his GRAMMY®-winning debut album Chain Breaker and GRAMMY-nominated album, Survivor: Live From Harding Prison. 888-887-7139

EMPOWERMENT PLAN’S 6TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Thu., Nov. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$75-$150


@ State Savings Bank Historic Marker, 151 W. Fort St. Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit-based non-profit organization Empowerment Plan, dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness through employment, will host some of Detroit’s hottest restaurants during its 6th Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, November 7 at the State Savings Bank Historical Marker. Guests are invited to enjoy delicious cuisine and beverage provided by Mabel Gray, Marrow, Standby, Slows BBQ, Grey Ghost, SheWolf, Takoi, Magnet, Detroysters, Townhouse, Prime & Proper, CAYA Smokehouse, Gypsy Vodka, and Cool Jacks. Tickets are available now beginning at $75. Use promo code empwrdetroit for 15% off tickets through 10/11. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 313-832-2210

Adam Burke from NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me"

Sun., Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets15.00


@ One Night Stan's Comedy Club, 4761 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328
NPR's Nationally recognized show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" brings you their very own, Adam Burke, a sophisticated, stand-up comedy genius. If you love listening to his radio show, you will adore him in person! Kicking off the evening is your host, Kyle Forsythe and feature acts, Kara Coraci & Aaron Putnam. 248-875-6524

Book Launch Party

Sat., Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m.

Buy TicketsFree. Donation to charity suggested


@ Arden Park Kresge Mansion, 74 Arden Park Boulevard, Detroit MI 48202
Local authors Andrew Lark, Donald Levin, and Wendy Thomson celebrate the release of their first collaborative project at a book launch party at the historic Arden Park Kresge Mansion. The dystopian anthology, Postcards from the Future: A Triptych on Humanity's End, contains three novellas that each offer a dark and imaginative take on the end of humanity. RSVP to alarksperch.com. 586-764-9917

‘We All Fall’ Late Night Art Show & Party

Fri., Nov. 1, 8-11:59 p.m.


@ Detroit Dart Club, 6545 St. Antoine St. Detroit, MI
Come join us at the Detroit Dart Club for an awesome event including Nerf Gun Wars, photo booth, VR experience, music and art made by some of Michigan's talented photographers and artists! Open to ages 10+. The featured work is the release of a photobook; titled 'Dear Billie,' it’s being created and released to complement Billie Eilish's latest album "when we all fall asleep, where do we go?” 14 artist’s work will be showcased at the event including the work of Gabriella Csapo, Jordan Garland, Xavier Cuevas, Erin Mcconnell, Emily Crombez, Nicole Lockhart & more!

Simply Shopping

Fri., Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$60.00

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@ The Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd Troy
You Are Invited to the Troy Chamber’s Annual Simply Shopping event! A preview of this year’s event take-away’s and activities include: • Start the day with a lavish complimentary breakfast at the Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s • View the latest trends during a fashion presentation by Macy’s • Receive a Simply Shopping signature bag full of discount offers, free samples and more! • Take advantage of package retrieval throughout the day to lighten your load • Complimentary gift-wrapping • Have access to exclusive discounts and giveaways throughout Somerset Collection 248-641-8151

Halloween Candy Buy back

Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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@ North Oaks Dental, 3213 Rochester Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073
Bring in your unopened candies for a chance to win a prize! Get a raffle ticket for every pound of unopened candy you donate and be entered to win a new bike! In addition, you’ll receive a goodie bag! All candies collected will be shipped to our troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Stop in anytime during normal business hours November 1st through November 15th to drop off your candy donation. 2486291830

Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction

Tue., Oct. 29, 7:30-9 p.m.


@ Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM will discuss various methods of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from or at risk for substance use disorders. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 734-485-8725

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