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Happening This Week: Jazzy Thursdays to Full Moon Mondays

Other highlights include the Utica Antiques Market, St. Lawrence Apple Fest, live music and plenty more.


Where/When:, 7 p.m. Sept. 8.
Why Go: Every Thursday Motown legend Johnny Trudell and special guests will perform live jazz at Empire Lounge.
Pricing: $10 cover. To make dinner reservations, call 586-884-6495.z


Where/When: Shelby Township Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke, 1 p.m. Sept. 9.
Why Go: The Shelby Senior Choir will perform Salute to America, a special concert in memory of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When:, Sept. 9-11.
Why Go: St. Lawrence presents its 19th Annual Apple Fest this weekend. Enjoy carnival rides, a children's tent, great food, Vegas games in the Knights of Columbus Hall, and bingo in the Social Hall. Plus, raffle tickets are being sold, and there will be live music each night.
Pricing: Free parking, and no admission cost.


Where/When:, 10 p.m. Sept. 9.
Why Go: Hear Rob Wilson sing the blues at Sherwood Brewing Company this evening.
Pricing: No cover.


Where/When: , 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10.
Why Go: Catch the Alyssa Simmons Band live at the Red Ox Tavern on Friday night, or stop in and hear on Saturday.
Pricing: No cover.


Where/When: Knights of Columbus Grounds, 11541 21 Mile Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: It's the last show of the season for the Utica Antiques Market, so take advantage and hunt through thousands of items.
Pricing: Admission is $5. Parking is free.


Where/When:, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
Why Go: St. Kieran Catholic Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a "more than a" Polish picnic, with food, Polka band, cake walk, games, sno-cones, ice cream, popcorn, plus an outdoor family movie at dusk.
Pricing: $2 admission. Children 5 and under get in free. Call 586-781-4901 if you have questions.


Where/When:, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: Peace Lutheran Church and School is holding an outdoor service and church picnic on Sept. 11. Services start at 10:30 a.m., followed by the picnic. Peace Lutheran will provide pulled pork, hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, water and lemonade. The church is asking people to sign up to bring a dish to pass. Suggestions include pasta dishes, potato dishes, beans, vegetables and desserts. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Games and activities are planned for all ages.
Pricing: Free. If you have questions, call 586-739-2431.


Where/When: , 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray Township; noon-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: Celebrate all things apple as Applefest comes to Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center. Vistors will be able to sample different varieties of apples, make apple crafts, try apple recipes, make apple cider and hear some history on the fruit. Guests can also help decorate one of five scarecrows. Materials will be provided. Cider and donuts will be available.
Pricing: Free, but donations will be accepted. Call 586-749-5997 if you have questions.


Where/When: Sterling Lanes 33200 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Why Go: All About Animals Rescue is organizing an afternoon of fun, prizes and an auction at its Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser, all to help the organization toward its goal of no more homeless pets.
Pricing: $20, or $22 the day of event. Includes three games, shoe rental, pizza and soda pop. Call 586-879-1745 or email cgarrett@allaboutanimalsrescue.org with any questions.


Where/When:, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
Why Go: Monday truly becomes moon day with the full moon lighting up the evening sky. Sign up for a wagon ride at the Nature Center, where you'll learn about the "Fruit Moon" while on the trails, and cap off the fun with a themed snack. For ages 8 and up.
Pricing: $4 per person. Sign up by calling 586-781-9113. Remember, you need a daily park pass β€” $5 for the day, or $20 for an annual pass β€” to get into Stony Creek.

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