GETTING ACTIVE FOR GREAT CAUSES
Saturday morning will kick-off with the Priority Health Move to the Beats 5K/10K, benefitting Rock CF and Lifetime Fitness. For more information, click here.
Also on Saturday, Priority Health kicks off the Zumbathon celebration to benefit St. John Providence Health System Cancer Center of Excellence. For more information, click here.
DEAF ARTS FESTIVAL
Returning to Ford Arts, Beats & Eats for its fourth year is The Deaf Arts Festival, sponsored by St. John Hospital & Medical Center. Its mission is to celebrate the arts by exhibiting diverse, quality visuals and performing arts by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population and create a personal interaction with Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists. Unique art presented by 10 Deaf artists will be displayed from the Our Credit Union Parking Lot, just off Washington between 7th and Lincoln.
OUR CREDIT UNION/GLEANERS FOOD DRIVE
OUR Credit Union returns to Ford Arts, Beats and Eats as a sponsor, hosting the 6th annual Food Drive benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties, which provide food to 510 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies.
Food Drive donors can receive one FREE admission to the festival by bringing three or more nonperishable food items to any of the following four OUR Credit Union locations between Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 1.
Normandy Branch Washington Ave Branch
3070 Normandy Rd. 726. S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073 Royal Oak, MI 48067
Twelve Mile Rd Branch Rochester Rd Branch
5625 East Twelve Mile Rd. 6693 Rochester Rd.
Warren, MI 48092 Troy, MI 48085
Last year’s festival Food Drive collected 3,979 pounds of nonperishable items, providing 3,316 meals for Gleaners to distribute.
FAMILY DAYS PRESENTED BY THE AUTISM ALLIANCE
The Fourth Annual Family Days presented by the Autism Alliance invites families with children on the ASD spectrum for a special visit to the festival sponsored by Kroger on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the festival. The festival will open an hour early at 10 a.m. for these families and includes free parking, admission to the festival, carnival rides, lunch, and a bottle of water. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information visit www.artsbeatseats.com/family-days.