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Enjoy The View
Cultivate your love of nature with the
Jewish Hikers of Michigan on a one-
hour hike 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at
the County Farm Park, 2230 Platt
Road, south of Washtenaw Road, Ann
Arbor. Bring backpacks, munchies and
water. The trek is scenic and not physically demanding. No
charge. Call Eli Avny, (734) 883-9522, or Eve Avrin, (734)
546-9645. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Aug. 2: More about no-load
mutual funds with Rick Bloom.
• Aug. 9: Planning for long-term
insurance with Susan Poppert.
Become informed about buying
and selling a home 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, and noon-5
p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Fairlane
Town Center, Lower Level, Center
Court, in Dearborn. Attending
will be home stagers, real estate
agents, mortgage brokers and
home insurance agents. Admission
is free. (313) 593-1370 or www.
Register for Federation's
Summertime Torah series, co-
sponsored by Florence Melton
Adult Mini-School and Federation's
Alliance for Jewish Education.
There is a charge. Call about open-
ings in the remaining classes.
• Study The Laws of Being a
Mentsh with Rabbi Leiby Burnham
9:30-11 a.m. concluding Tuesday,
July 31, at the West Bloomfield
• Explore parent-child relation-
ships in the Bible with local
psychologist and Judaic stud-
ies instructor Dr. Mitch Parker
in What's the Matter With Kids
Today? 7-8:30 p.m. continuing
Thursdays through Aug. 9.
Join other licensed social work-
ers for Jewish Family Service's
Continuing Professional Education
Series 9:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9, at JFS Orley
Family Building in West Bloomfield.
Seminar title: Motivational
Interviewing: Engaging the Client
in the Process of Change. There is
a charge to attend, including lunch
and course materials. Make res-
ervations by Aug. 6 to Stephanie
Appel, (248) 592-2667, or e-mail
Enhance skills or try something
July 26 • 2007
new at the 10th annual Learning
at the Opera House community
cultural series through Aug. 12,
at Michigan Opera Theatre,1526
Broadway in Detroit. The educa-
tional experiences include pro-
grams in opera, musical theater,
music composition, performance
and movement, art and poetry.
See complete schedule at www.
MichiganOpera.org or call (313)
Check out Summer Fine Art in the
Village, featuring the fine arts and
crafts of more than 100 juried
artists Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
4 and 5, at Village of Rochester
Hills, northeast corner of Walton
and Adams, in Rochester Hills.
Event hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
Features include entertainment,
children's activities and outdoor
food court. Learn more at www.
FineArtAtTheVil lage.com .
Drop off jars of peanut butter and
jelly to benefit needy families
served by Lighthouse of Oakland
County, Aug. 1-Sept. 7. Donations
for the annual Peanut Butter and
Jelly Drive are accepted 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. weekdays at Birmingham
Area Seniors Coordinating
Council and Center, 2121 Midvale,
Birmingham. Call (248) 203-5270.
Play golf to help send sick young-
sters to summer camp 10:30
a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Wabeek
Country Club, 4000 Clubgate
Dr., Bloomfield Hills. The seventh
annual Michael Yendick Foundation
Golf Outing begins with a shotgun
shot at noon. The majority of the
proceeds will benefit Camp Oasis
of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
of America, Michigan Chapter
(CCFA). Admission is $235, or
$900 for a foursome. The day will
include lunch, a silent auction and
awards presentation. For infor-
mation, call (248) 569-7283, or
e-mail Randi P. Glanz at Rglanz@
Aug. 8, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, 27375 Bell Rd. in
Southfield. There is no admission
charge for area seniors to attend
this Shaarey Zedek Seniors' pro-
gram. (248) 357-5544.
Holidays & Shabbat
Brush up your game by joining
the Bridge Club at the Oak Park
JCC. All levels are invited to play
1-3 p.m. every Wednesday. (248)
Join an interactive weekly Torah
portion discussion 9-9:30 a.m.
every Saturday, Cong. Beth Ahm,
5075 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
The Parashat HaShavuah session,
led by Rabbi Steven Rubenstein,
will make reference to various
Torah commentators, including
talmudic, medieval, and contem-
porary sources. No knowledge of
Hebrew is needed for this weekly
drop-in learning opportunity.
Additional information is available
from Rabbi Rubenstein at (248)
851-6880 or e-mail raysteven®
Learn and daven at the Summer
Shabbat Minchah held Saturdays
at Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075
W. Maple in West Bloomfield. Come
at 4 p.m. for light refreshments
and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein's
short study session on Jewish eth-
ics. Then stay, or come only, for
the 30-minute Minchah service at
4:30. Contact Rabbi Rubenstein for
more details at (248) 851-6880 or
e-mail email@example.com .
Call to reserve exhibit space dur-
ing the Oak Park JCC's annual
Chanukah boutique on Dec. 2.
Vendors are needed to sell hand-
painted artwork, jewelry, pottery,
clothing, Judaica, children's and
other items appropriate for holi-
day giving. Reservations are due
by Wednesday, Aug. 29. (248)
Enjoy a musical program with
lunch, sponsored by the Mildred
& Bernard Lefkowitz Senior Adult
Fund, Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Oak
Park JCC. Lunch will be served
at noon for $2.75, before flutist
Pam Michael and pianist Martin
Mandelbaum play at 1. Program is
free for JCC members and $1 for
others. Call for lunch reservations.
Let humorist Bill Carroll tickle
your funny bone 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Learn beginning skills in various
media at Farber Adult Art classes
9 a.m.-noon every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, at the Oak
Park JCC. Harriet Gelfond guides
the ongoing class. The charge to
attend 10 sessions is $40 for JCC
members, $60 for others. Price
includes art supplies. (248) 967-
Create a special piece at the
Barbara Bloom Judaica Arts &
Crafts Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. every
Thursday at the Oak Park JCC.
Rifcah Krolikowski leads the ongo-
ing class. The charge is $2 for JCC
members and $4 for others. (248)
Drop in to play
cards with the
Ben Gurion Men's
4 p.m. every
weekday at the Oak
Park JCC. There is no charge to
participate. (248) 967-4030.
Join other experienced play-
ers in duplicate bridge 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays at the Oak Park JCC.
There is no charge to participate.
Discuss current events with an
ongoing group facilitated by Dave
Weiner 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at
the Oak Park JCC. There is no
charge to attend. (248) 967-4030.
Build your confidence as a singer-
performer at The Next Stage, two
camp sessions for ages 8 and
older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays
at Players Barn Theater, 32332
W.12 Mile in Farmington Hills.
Instructors have worked with such
stars as Paula Abdul, Puff Daddy,
Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson
and Gwen Stefani. Ages 8-13 will
attend through July 27 for $300.
Ages 14 and up are scheduled
July 30-Aug. 3, for $350. Add $5
more for students living outside
Farmington Hills. Graduates get a
music video demo. To participate,
call (248) 473-1859 or visit www.
Prepare Chef Aaron's great reci-
pes and then eat the results at
the Junior Chef's program held
at Small Plates, 1521 Broadway
in Detroit. The hands-on cooking
classes, for ages 8-16, will meet
1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, for pasta
dishes, and Tuesday, Aug. 7, for
ice cream and sorbets. The cost is
$40. Reserve a place no later than
one week before each program.
Learn acting techniques from
professionals at the Water Works
Theatre Company's KidsAct!
outdoor performance workshop
Monday, Aug. 6-9, in Starr Jaycee
Park, 1101 W.13 Mile in Royal Oak.
The four-day program concludes
with a free performance. $100.
Register online at www.water-
workstheatre.com or call (248)
Register for a Young Writer's
Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, July 28, at Michigan
Opera Theatre, 1526 Broadway in
Detroit. Open to ages 8-17. (313)
Sing, dance, move and jump around
at the annual Storytime in the
Garden 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July
31, at Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut
Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield. Gari
Stein of Music for Little Folks
will lead the program for ages 6
and under, accompanied by an
adult. Program sponsor is the
Hodari Family Children's Library
and Media Center at the temple.
Reservations are required. Call
Judy Solomon at (248) 661-5700.
Encourage children to read books
with Jewish content during the
Summer Reading Club for Kids,
sponsored by the Henry & Delia
Meyers Library through Aug.
31, at the West Bloomfield JCC.
Prizes will be awarded to those
reading five or more books. To
participate, call Francine Menken
at (248) 432-5546.