1. GIVE BLOOD, SAVE A LIFE
Where: , 425 Farnsworth St,, White Lake and , 9086 Hutchins St.White Lake
When: Dublin's drive takes place from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6; St. Patrick's is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8
Cost: Free, but click here to schedule an appointment to donate at Dublin. Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule a donation appointment for for St. Patrick's drive
Why go: Support the American Red Cross' vital work of collecting blood and help save lives.
Where: , 6707 Highland Rd, White Lake
When: Friday, 9 p.m.-ish (get there earlier for a good dinner and a better seat)
Why go: Enjoy hearing special guest Blue Cat in one of two performances this month at Billy's.
Where: Indian Springs Metropark, 5100 Indian Trail, White Lake
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7
Cost: $3 per child for the program; daily park admission is $5 unless you have purchased an annual park pass
Why go: Kids ages two through five learn the answer to the question, "How do animals survive all winter long?" Be prepared to look for animal tracks outdoors; dress warmly.
Where: Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road, Highland
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 (gallery reception); the gallery hours for the exhibit take place from 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays through Saturday, Jan. 28.
Why go: See the unique work of artists Marilyn M. Prucka, Loretta Oliver and Sue Walton; though their pieces are quite different, Prucka explains their work utilizes "locally harvested natural black walnut hull dye as a unifying step in a collaborative exhibition." Light refreshments also are available.
Where: Waterford Rolladium Skating Center, 4475 Highland Road in Waterford
When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7
Cost: $6 for a single class (or $20 for a four-session class)
Why go: Learn how to skate with speed and grace.
- at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Dublin Senior Center located in Dublin Community Center, 685 Union Lake Road, White Lake
- at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Milford High School, 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland
- at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Kensington Metropark, 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford