Annual Meeting & This Place Matters Presentation
Saturday, January 28, 2017 10 a.m. – noon, Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Commerce Rd., Dining Hall, Bldg. 15
Annual meeting and This Place Matters presentation by Ron Campbell. $15 includes brunch. Reservations by January 24 at www.gwbhs.org/events, firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.518.0871. No annual meeting charge. Parking: enter from Commerce Road and park in the first west parking lot, close to this year’s dining room.
History of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Historian and Lecturer Jamon Jordan looks at Detroit racial history, noting the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Rebellion. No charge.
Iraq to West Bloomfield
Sunday, March 6, 2017 2 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Salma M. Ajo, PhD, shares her life experiences growing up in Iraq during the 1950s-60s and her life in West Bloomfield. No charge.
Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10 a.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Are you looking for flexible, interesting volunteer opportunities? Come learn our needs — from one-time to long-term commitments. No charge.
March Open House
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. No charge.
Lake Life: History of Our Local Lakes – Open House
Sunday, April 9, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Information and artifacts about Cass, Sylvan and Orchard Lakes will be displayed and shared by Open House hosts. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.
Spring Nature Walk
Sunday, April 23, 2017 2-3 p.m., Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, 4700 Pontiac Trail
Join Naturalist Carol Fink for a guided tour. Walk through rolling terrain and explore the breathtaking spring flowers. Sponsored with Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary. No charge.
Farmington Junction: A Trolley History
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Local historian Brian Golden explores the interurban, a light-rail system which ran from downtown Detroit, through Farmington, and then to Pontiac. Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Library. No charge.