The Distinguished Clown Corps, part of The Parade Co. in Detroit, held its 2018 Distinguished Grand Jester Reception on Sept. 18 at The Reserve in Birmingham. The annual event raises funds for America’s Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van, which will be held on Nov. 22 along Woodward Avenue from Midtown to downtown Detroit.
The American Cancer Society hosted its 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. More than $880,000 was raised as guests enjoyed a strolling dinner and desserts, a silent auction, live music, mechanical bull riding and other southwestern-inspired fun, and an afterglow. The American Cancer Society funds and conducts cancer research, shares information, and supports cancer patients.
DBusiness Magazine hosted its Top Lawyers party on Monday, Sept. 17 at Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood in Bloomfield Hills. The evening included cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment. The event honors the 2019 Top Lawyers selected through an annual peer review survey.
Troy’s Arab American and Chaldean Council hosted its 39th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The event celebrates the ACC’s establishment in 1979 and honors individuals who are visionaries in their respective areas of work. The gala attracts nearly 1,000 guests.
Southwest Solutions, a Detroit nonprofit dedicated to human development, economic development, and community engagement, held its inaugural Celebration of Impact gala on Friday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel to celebrate 47 years of service. An honoree reception, cocktails, appetizers, seated dinner, auctions, awards, live music, and dessert were included.
The Detroit chapter of the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce hosted its Crayfish Party on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Orchard Lake Country Club. Guests enjoyed beer, non-alcoholic elderflower spritzer, crayfish, ham, cheese, Swedish meatballs, vegetables, dessert, aquavit, and a silent auction.
"One Detroit," a show from Detroit Public TV committed to bringing people of metro Detroit in-depth, unbiased, and trusted coverage, premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Common Pub in Detroit. The show features Christy McDonald, managing editor of "One Detroit," Stephen Henderson of American Black Journal and WDET’s "Detroit Today," and Nolan Finley of The Detroit News.
The Detroit Sessions, a nonprofit focused on elevating the cultural vibrancy of Detroit, presented a concert in honor of Mstislav Rostropovich, a human rights activist and musical icon, on Sept. 7 in the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Rostropovich: The Indomitable Bow, featured guest artists Bruno Monsaingeon, Aleksey Shadrin, and Ivan Moshchuk. The concert was part of the DIA’s Friday Night Live! series.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Taizo Mikazuki, governor of Japan’s Shiga Prefecture, recognized the 50th Anniversary of the states’ sister-state relationship at the Sakura Garden Grand Opening on Friday, Sept. 7. The garden is located at Michigan State University’s Tollgate Education Center in Novi. Guests enjoyed appetizers, entertainment by Taiko Drums, and a drawing for a round-trip airline ticket to Japan.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder hosted a gala on Friday, Sept. 7 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn to honor a select group of new Americans in Michigan for their philanthropic and economic contributions. The gala was planned by the Michigan Office for New Americans, the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, the Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs, and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
The members of the 1968 Detroit Tigers team were honored with a private luncheon on Friday, Sept. 7 at Motor City Casino Hotel as part of the 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Weekend. About 500 guests enjoyed lunch and a Q&A with 13 members of the 1968 team. The lunch was sponsored by Comerica Bank.
On Sept. 5, the Rugiero family hosted a grand opening celebration of their newest restaurant, Antonio’s Piccolo Ristorante at 31735 Plymouth Rd. in Livonia. In addition to a champagne toast, a blessing, and a reception, donations were made to the Rugiero Promise Foundation.