Check out what’s happening this week in Farmington and Farmington Hills:
Farmington Hills City Council
Monday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. study session, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd. Officials will consider approving two new ordinances that affect solicitors and peddlers, and minors who possess alcohol. Find full agendas for both meetings at fhgov.com.
Farmington Public Schools Board of Education
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., Schulman Administrative Center, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington. Officials will receive reports about bond construction projects. The full meeting agenda is posted at farmington.k12.mi.us.
STEAM Academy ribbon cutting and open house
Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Farmington STEAM Academy, 32800 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. The event begins with a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting and includes tours of the new K-8 school focused on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Farmington Neighborhood Watch
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St. Learn what’s happening in the community from a Farmington Public Safety perspective. The meeting is open to the public.
Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park, downtown Farmington. In addition to Michigan products and produce, the market features music by Mark Reitenga and a Chef’s Demo by Amber Poupor of The Cacao Tree in Ferndale. Learn more at farmingtonfarmersmarket.com.
Ghost Night at the Mansion
Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Governor Warner Mansion, 33805 Grand River, Farmington. Learn about Victorian funeral customs and local history as you our the mansion with costumed guides. Take part in Halloween activities on the grounds, and hear from Michigan Ghost Watchers. Tickets are $12, or $10 in advance. Learn more: HISTORY, HALLOWEEN MEET AT WARNER MANSION ‘GHOST NIGHT’
C.A.R.E.S. Community Picnic
Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills. This event will launch the opening of C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization located at the former St. Alexander’s property. Food and beverages will be provided. To reserve your $5 tickets in advance, call or text Todd Lipa at 248-231-8493. Tickets will also be available at the door. Learn more: FORMER HILLS CHURCH BECOMES NEW HOME FOR C.A.R.E.S., C.A.R.E.S. OF FARMINGTON HILLS TO HOUSE MULTIPLE SERVICES
Songwriter Sunday: Audra Kubat with Emily Rose & Tamara Finlay
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Farmington Community Library Main Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Audra Kubat is an international recording artist with six critically acclaimed albums, Tamara Finlay has lent her voice to a variety of recordings, and Emily Rose is a multi-award-winning musician and recording artist. Registration is required for this event, call 248-553-6880. Learn more about library programs at farmlib.org.