Monday, September 30, 2013

DSO in your community concert series

This past week the DTE Energy Foundation sponsored the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in your community concert series.  The DSO played 4 free concerts in St. Clair Shores, Detroit, Taylor, and Clawson.

My family chose to go see the concert in Clawson at the high school and were very impressed.  The show was spectacular, the crowd was great, and the venue is awesome.

The DSO started out with the Star Spangled Banner and finished up with Stars and Stripes Forever.  In between those patriotic songs they played pieces from Aaron Copeland, Duke Ellington, and music from Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  The conductor was great by giving background on some pieces and even interjecting some humor.

If you ever get the chance to see the DSO whether it be in Detroit, Greenfield Village, or any other number of events they participate in, I highly suggest going to see them.

The only complaints I had were not enough handicapped seating for some of the elderly and no signage outside directing people where to go.  Otherwise this was a great event and I hope that they continue this series of concerts in the future.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 Detroit Area FD Open Houses

Here is a list of 2013 Metro Detroit area Fire Department open houses events.  If you have any to add feel free to comment.  Aldo feel free to share with others.

-Berkley from 10-2

-Waterford, Crescent Lake Station from 10-2

-Pontiac, Home Depot from 9-12

-Trenton, Station 1 from 11-2

-Huntington Woods starting at 4pm

-Bruce Twp, Twp offices from 10-1

-Troy, All Stations from 1-4

-West Bloomfield Twp, Maple Rd Station from 12-3

-Roseville from 1-4

-Centerline from 10-2

-Rochester from 12-3

-Bloomfield village from 1-230

-Clinton Twp, Romeo Plank station from 12-3

-Sterling Heights, 15 Mile Rd station from 11-3

-Armada Twp from 12-3

-Argentine Twp from 10-4

-Commerce Twp, Richardson Community Senior Center from 12-3

-Oxford, station 1 from 12-4

-Chesterfield Twp, 23 Mile & Baker from 12-3

-Utica from 11-3

-St. Clair Shores, Central Station from 12-4

-Farmington Hills, 11 Mile Rd Station from 3-7

-Rochester Hills, Meijers at Rochester & Auburn starting at 7pm

-Birmingham, Adams Station from1-4

-Allen Park from 11-3

-Gibraltar from 10-1

-Canton, Canton Center Station from 10-3

-NOCFA (Holly & Rose Twps), Rose Center Station from 1-4

-Burton, All Stations from 12-4

-Addison Twp (Oakland), Station 1 from 1-5

-Dearborn Heights, Station 1 from 10-2 

-Garden City from 11-3

-Royal Oak, Downtown Station from 9-???

-Wixom from 10-1

-Clawson from 12-3

-Brighton, Station 1 on Grand River from 10-3

 -Rochester Hills from 12-3 at Station 1 (Livernois), Station 2 (Auburn between John R and Dequindre), and Station 4 (Walton)

-Brighton, Station 1 on Grand River from 10-3

-Bloomfield Twp, Station 1 from 12-4

-Milford from 9-3

-White Lake Twp, Station 1 from 1-4

-Almont breakfast from 8-12, open house from 12-3


-Mt Morris City from 11-3


-Hazel Park from 11-2

Updated: 9/25 to include RHFD 

Updated: 9/28 to include Bloomfield Village, Clinton Twp, Sterling Heights, Dearborn Heights, Addison Twp, Brighton, Bloomfield Twp, Mt Morris City

Updated: 9/30 to include Pontiac, Armada Twp, Argentine Twp, Commerce Twp, and Garden City

Updated: 10/1 to include Trenton

Updated: 10/2 to include Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Milford, Royal Oak, Oxford, White Lake, Wixom, Almont

Updated: 10/4 to include Utica, St. Clair Shores, Chesterfield Twp, Bruce Twp