Health & Wellness Series
The Community House

Health & Wellness SERIES

Health & Wellness Series presented by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is an engaging and informative, 4-part series highlighting one of life’s most important gifts…good health. Medical professionals will provide key insight on identified topics, as well as, provide an opportunity to foster an open dialogue while answering important and/or personalized health related questions in a safe, intimate setting. The following topics will be featured in January and February 2020: Advancements in Prostate Screening, Opioid Stewardship, Spine Health in the 21st Century, as well as Heart and Stroke Health. FREE TO ATTEND!

Advancements in Prostate Screening

Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dr. Sanjeev Kaul will cover the topic of prostate cancer, including offering screening recommendations. This important presentation will feature an overview of PSA screenings and the advanced, new MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy of the prostate, which is now available at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

Opioid Stewardship

Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dr.  Diane Morris, MD

Heart & Stroke Health

WEDNESDAY, FebRUARY 19, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dr. Kirit Patel – MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Medical Director of Cardiology

Dr. Charles Schwartz – MD, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Spine Health in the 21st Century

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dr. Yoav Ritter – Neurological Surgeon

This series is free to attend but as seating is limited, please register to reserve your spot! Networking & light refreshments included.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Presenting Sponsor

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Join us for a series of intimate evenings with nationally recognized authors.

On Tuesday, December 10, Author RJ King will read excerpts and sign his book “Detroit: Engine of America”

On Wednesday, December 11, Author Linda Solomon will read excerpts and sign her book “The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait”

On Tuesday, December 17, Author Jack Krasula will read excerpts and sign his book “With God, Anything is Possible”

Event begins at 6:00 PM where guests may purchase a book and have it signed later
From 6:30 to 7:00 PM there will be a book reading, presentation, Q&A
From 7:00 to 7:30 PM will be the book sales signing
8:00 PM – End

All book and wine purchases are cash only
Limited number of books available for purchase – first come, first served
Wine will be available for purchase

To RSVP, contact jsmude@communityhousefoundation.org or call 248.554.6594.

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Guests can look forward to enjoying holiday cheer while listening to a story read by Santa, crafting a holiday memory, and exploring the extravagant hot chocolate stations! Families will have an opportunity to donate gently used books to the ReadingX Detroit book drive before sitting with Santa to snap a picture and share their holiday wish list! All proceeds go toward the benefit of The Community House’s children programs.

Storytime with Santa is SOLD OUT…hope to see you next year!

Thank you to our Incredible Sponsors!

 

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Bask in the beautiful sounds of the season and enjoy this rare opportunity to see internationally renowned artists up close and personal in an intimate setting!

Last concert of the season will be December 21st – The Joshua Chorale  (www.thejoshuachorale.net)

Guests will enjoy an extraordinary dessert reception and cash bar.

performance begins at 7:00pm with doors open at 6;30pm.

Tickets are $40 per concert and may be purchased here!

Reserve early as seating is limited!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for YOUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT!

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Sara Smith Youth Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home–and her fins–behind & live in the world above.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Kids Floor Seating $10; General Seating $20; Friends Reserved Seating $30

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Join us for a night of Halloween fun and adventure at Monster Mash for kids ages 3 years old and up! There will be tricks and treats for everyone as little ones eat pizza, dance, play games and make spooky Halloween crafts. Children can wear their Halloween costume, dance attire or comfortable clothing they can move in. This event is for boys and girls and open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend!

Please notify us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event. 

Click HERE to register.

$30 for the first child, $20 for each additional child.

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Join us for our Fall YogaDay on October 20, 2019, presented by the Yoga Association of Greater Detroit and The Community House. Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and end at about 5:00 PM. Participants can attend full day, morning only or afternoon only sessions. Schedule below.

Session One: 9:30-10:45AM:
Finding Stability and Balance ~ Karen Lutz

A gentle class to begin your day (please bring your favorite props.)  Karen will guide you through breathing, lengthening and stretching through a series of asanas.  Karen has been teaching in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area for the past 10 years and has her 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.

Session Two: 11:00AM-12:15PM:
Balance Energy with Kundalini & Chakra Meditation ~ MJ LaDuke

Enjoy a seated series of asanas that will take you through a journey of each major energy center to let go of unwanted energy and awaken dormant energy, followed by a review of healing crystals and a guided supine chakra meditation. Bring a pillow and/or blanket for comfort. MJ’s western-based training through YogaFit has been coupled with an interest in the energy body. She has delivered presentations and written articles on the chakras which have been published in magazines and on SelfGrowth.com.

Session Three: 1:30-2:45PM:
Laughter Yoga ~ Laura Lerman

Hasyasana (Laughter Yoga) promotes laughter without comedy or jokes. It builds resilience to stress by strengthening inner resolve and joyfulness. Get out of your head and into your body with childlike playfulness and yogic breathing.Laura is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor.

Session Four: 3:00-4:45PM:
More Sukkha (Ease) Less Dukkha (Suffering) ~ Katherine Schaefer

This class will be an exploration of basic yoga poses using functional movement and foundational support to find ease of movement and alleviate discomfort.  Please bring a block and belt if you have one. Katherine is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist.

Savasana

Fall Yoga Day favorite and YAGD member Katherine Schaefer will bring the 2019 session to a close with a period of Savasana as a seamless continuation of her class.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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The Community House invites you to dive into Sara Smith Youth Theatre’s Fall 2019 production of The Little Mermaid, Jr!

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 21st with time slots available at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Actors ages 8 to 18 years old are welcome to participate. Registration is required.

Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue of their choosing (preferably memorized). Additionally, actors are asked to prepare a one-minute song cut of either Part of Your World or Under the Sea. It is not required to have song memorized for the audition process.

Parents/Caregivers should be prepared to wait on-site during the audition process.

Production rehearsals will be held Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The first rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, September 25th. Upon casting, actors will receive a detailed rehearsal schedules outlining all additional information.

There is no fee to audition, however, should you be selected to participate, there is a $425 fee which covers production fees and includes a family ticket package.

To register please click HERE

For additional information, please contact program@communityhouse.com

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Join us for a lecture series featuring the influential women shaping Michigan’s cultural and societal landscape.

Joumana Kayrouz, Founder & Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz
Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

Amy Good, Chief Executive Officer, Alternatives for Girls
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 PM

Denise Dalrymple, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 PM

Mimi Brown, President, National Speakers Association of Michigan
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 PM

Click HERE to register for one lecture or the whole series!

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Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Join us for a lecture series featuring Michigan’s sharpest minds sharing unique insights.

Register for the entire series or register for an individual lecture. Be sure to sign up now as seating is extremely limited. All lectures begin at 6:30pm.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
Michele Hodges
, President, Belle Isle Conservancy

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld
, Chief Executive Officer, Holocaust Memorial Center

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Andrew Blauvelt
, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
MaryAnn Wilkinson
, Executive Director, The Scarab Club

Click HERE to get your tickets today!

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Start your philanthropic journey with The Community House and become a part of our extraordinary legacy. Whether it's a gift of money or your gift of time, we welcome your involvement with our organization as we strive to preserve the house people have been calling home for over a century. The time is now!

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