May 2024 Events in Farmington and Farmington Hills

Art and Culture:

Art Workshops for Adults at The Hawk Community Center
May 3, May 17
Ages 21+ workshops available – Paint & Pour and Vinos & Vases.
Register here.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

First Friday Visions Unlimited Porch Party at Skep Space
May 3
We will feature student work from our friends at Visions Unlimited as we transform our porch into a mini gallery.

Skep Space
33018 Grand River Ave, Farmington

The Farmington Players Present: Something Rotten!
Multiple Dates and Times Beginning May 3
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.Purchase tickets here.

The Farmington Players Barn Theater
32332 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration at Library
May 4
Celebrate our AAPI community with amazing performances and colorful crafts. We would love to see families in saris/dhotis, kimonos, hakamas, hanfus – shine out in your best! On the main floor, families can make a Chinese lantern, learn the art of Japanese origami, or create colorful rangoli art.
At 12:00 pm the Michigan Lion Dance team will put on a show-stopping performance in the foyer.
In the Auditorium, you can see these performances:
12:30 pm – A brief introduction to AAPI History from Richard Mui, President of the Association of Chinese Americans
1:00 pm – Japanese Taiko drumming from Raion Taiko ensemble of the Great Lakes Taiko Center
2:00 pm – Hula from Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
3:00 pm – Bhangra from Furteelay Dance
Try Japanese sake in our special tasting event, for our adults over 21. Registration is required for the tasting sessions; visit to sign up for an available slot!
This event was made possible through the generous support of the Farmington Friends of the Library.

Farmington Community Library
32737 W. 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

The Ehnes Quartet
May 6
CSD’s season concludes with another stellar performance by Grammy winner James Ehnes and the Ehnes Quartet, in a special performance of Beethoven’s complete “Rasoumovsky” quartets, Opus 59 nos. 1, 2 & 3 by Beethoven in a single event. Don’t miss this last opportunity of the season to experience world-class chamber music at The Hawk!

We invite you to stay seated for a lively exchange
with the artists – Just Between Us – following the concert.

This concert is presented in collaboration with Chamber Soloists of Detroit and the City of Farmington Hills. To learn more about CSD, visit 

Purchase tickets here.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Artist Talk & Opening Reception – Wendy Fournier at Farmington Hills City Hall
May 10
Weaving of Light and Color: Stories of the Modern Human Spirit

In this painting exhibit, Wendy explores the unique position we humans find ourselves and how this affects us internally, emotionally and spiritually. Using powerful color and allegory she takes the viewers on different journeys to see things from fresh viewpoints using pivoting compositions using a dramatic use of color and form. Each artwork is a visual story that captures the essence of different perspectives of the human experience and aspects of our evolution. The paintings showcase a harmonious blend of colors, strokes, and forms, reflecting the beauty found in the journey of the human spirit.

Wendy Fournier is an artist with the Farmington Hills Public Art Program, which was initiated in 2010 to enhance the renovated Farmington Hills City Hall and to offer employees, residents, and visitors a chance to experience and enjoy a wide range of art. Most of the artwork is available for sale and allows local artists to have exposure to a bigger client base. If you are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact the Cultural Arts Division at 248-699-6709.

Farmington Hills City Hall
31555 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Friday Night Session with Poet Caroline Harper at KickstART
May 10
Poet Caroline Harper New, winner of the 2023 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry (awarded to a poet in the Midwest), joins Mitch Nobis for conversation and a reading from her book “A History of Half-Birds.”

Caroline Harper New is a poet, artist, and anthropologist from southern Georgia, her poetry is rooted in the precarious landscape of the Gulf Coast, where she traces how violence born of devotion manifests not only in our human relationships, but also in our connections to the natural and animal worlds. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Cincinnati Review, PRISM International, Bellevue Literary Review, Colorado Review, The Malahat Review, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere. She is winner of the 2022 Love & Eros Prize, 2023 Malahat Open Season Award, 2022 Robert and Adele Schiff Award, and 2022 John & Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry. Other work includes ecopoetic short films, painting exhibitions, children’s book illustrations, and ethnographic research in Madagascar. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, and now lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

More information is available here.

KickstART Gallery and Artisan Shop
23616 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

The Farmington Chorus: Be Our Guest Spring Concert 
May 10, May 11
Multiple times and locations
Join us at The Farmington Chorus’s annual spring concert, Be Our Guest! Concert dates, times, and locations are:

*Friday, May 10th at 8 p.m. @ The Hawk, 29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

*Saturday, May 11th at 4 p.m. @ the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

Ticket Information:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

Please note that tickets purchased for the Friday, May 10 show @ The Hawk will incur additional processing fees.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills 

Micro-Memoir & Poetry Workshop with Joy Gaines-Friedler at KickstART
May 11
Join Joy Gaines-Friedler, multiple Pushcart Prize & Best of The Net nominee and author of five books of poetry for this free drop-in workshop. You’ll leave with a packet that includes a craft talk, inspiring pieces of poetry & micro-memoir (under 300 words), and a list of topics you, yourself will create to keep you going.

*No fee or registration required.

Learn more about Joy here:

KickstART Gallery and Artisan Shop
23616 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Live Painting During Dinner with Art of Shadia at Mi.Mosa
May 17
Join us for the exciting Mi.Mosa live painting experience with the artist Shadia during dinner!

23360 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Detroit Sound Conservancy: ‘Celebrating Club Heaven’
May 17
Celebrating Club Heaven

Detroit Sound Conservancy presents a celebration of Heaven, the legendary gay Detroit nightclub that inspired a generation of Black LGBT youth in the heart of Detroit. Club Heaven was beloved by dancers and DJs for its one-of-a-kind sound crafted by renowned DJ Ken Collier and amplified through the space by a custom hand-built sound system. As part of our mission to preserve and amplify the history of Detroit’s musical heritage, DSC is proud to present this night featuring stories shared by Club Heaven’s community followed by a tribute to the music of Heaven.

Buy tickets here.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Dave Sharp World Quartet
May 18
Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLDS QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece. Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions (Desert Sky-The Seventh Secret.) Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLDS QUARTET is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation.

*Beer and wine will be available for patrons 21 years and above.

Buy tickets here.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Silent Art Auction at DK Gallery
May 19
YOU’RE INVITED to “28” , Silent Art Auction on Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 10 PM at the DK Gallery, 24115 Orchard Lake Rd Farmington, MI 48336. 

Join us in supporting the nonprofit organization “To Girls From Women” with 10% of the proceeds going towards mentoring young girls in Detroit.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite here and bid on 28 unique abstract pieces by Tytiana Steele.

See you there!

DK Gallery
24115 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington

Dixon’s Violin Live at CenterPeace
May 24
You’ve never heard violin like this! Inspiring audiences across North America, from Burning Man and Electric Forest to TED talks.
7:30pm – Doors Open
8:00pm – Dixon’s Violin
Tickets only $25 online here 
Tickets $30 at the door if still available

All ages welcome! Because seating is limited for this particular show, kids will need a ticket unless the child is a babe-in-arms (infant being held).

This is an outdoor show. Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Yoga mats, hula hoops or flow toys also welcome!

About Dixon’s Violin:
You’ve never heard violin like this! The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so at over 1,000 concerts across North America, including giving four TED talks/performances, over ten years at Burning Man and Electric Forest, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation.

33750 Freedom Rd, Farmington

Fused Glass Classes at Fired and Fused
Multiple class dates and times, click here for class schedule.

Fired and Fused
32326 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills Public Arts Program
Ongoing throughout year
The City of Farmington Hills boasts several locations for visual art exhibits, including the City Hall Public Art Program and Rotating Exhibits Gallery at the Farmington Hills City Hall, the exhibit halls of The Hawk, Plein Air Artist Gallery at the Heritage Park Nature Center and the Farmington Artists Club Gallery, located in Hallway C of the Costick Center.

Exhibits are continuously changing, and feature both local and touring artists and exhibits in many media. The galleries are open during regular business hours and during special events. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-699-6709. Click here for more information.

Farmington City Hall Public Art Work Exhibit
Ongoing throughout year
Exhibit will be displayed at Farmington City Hall for one year. Visit during regular business hours.

Farmington City Hall
23600 Liberty St, Farmington

Children and Families:

The Farmington Hills Youth Theatre Presents The Prom
May 2, 3, 4, 5
Multiple times
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

Buy tickets here

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Little Yogis with Alice at Bodhi Yoga
May 5
Little Yogis is designed for children ages 3-8 years old. Yoga is an ancient healing practice known to calm the body, mind, and emotions. In this playful yoga class, children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives. Games, stories, and music will be incorporated into this fun, non-competitive class. Each class ends with a period of relaxation. Purchase tickets here.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Rock Around the Hawk at The Hawk Community Center
May 10
More info: 248-699-6700
Rock Around the Hawk is a free drop-in program for little ones, ages eighteen months to five years, with a caregiver. Each month, we’ll light-heartedly celebrate a different famous music festival from all around the world. So… dress up and join in for a morning of music, activities, and fun in our Black Box Theater that is sure to entertain the tiny concert-goer in everyone!
*This event offers sensory-friendly components.

Black Box Theatre at Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Art for Family Fun Class at The Hawk

May 14 (runs every week until June 18)
You asked and we answered. We’re pleased to introduce this “You & Me” class for older youth and their grown up. During this fun, hands-on art class both youth and adult participants will get to work on individual, or maybe even collaborative, works of art. We’ll explore, painting, drawing, and so much more. This is a great fun, encouraging, and low-pressure bonding experience for you and your child, or another grown up of their choosing.

When registering, please enroll the CHILD that will attend every week. A different grown up may attend each week, but they must be over 18+.

Resident: $200; Non-Resident: $215

Register here.

Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Art Workshops for Youth at The Hawk Community Center
May 19
3D Art One-Day Workshop Series – Octopus Pots Workshop ages 5-8 and 9-12
Register here.

The Hawk Community Center
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Recreation and Hobbies:

Vinyl Night at Heights Brewing
May 1
Bring in your own LP’s to share or choose from ours.

Heights Brewing
23621 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Open Mic Poetry and Storytelling at Apothecary
May 1, May 15
Join us for open mic night hosted by our very own Amber every first and third Wednesday of the month! This event is free for local writers to showcase their own poetry, short stories, and pieces they admire in a safe space. It’s also free for audience members, so join us in supporting our local creatives and sip your favorite drink while you’re at it! Interested in performing? Post here in the Facebook event to get pre-added to the signup list.

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Tournament Wednesdays at 1Up Arcade Bar
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Join us every Wednesday at 7pm for some tournament fun with different games on different consoles. Keep an eye out every week to see what’s next! $10 to play with prizes for top 3.

Karaoke Night at 1Up Arcade Bar
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Enjoy karaoke night every Thursday at 1Up from 7:30-10:30pm with the bar open until midnight or later.

1Up Arcade Bar
33316 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Live Music ft. The Loose Chords at Apothecary
May 3
Join us Friday for a free showing of local talent: The Loose Chords. Apothecary prides itself on providing local artists with a venue to showcase their talent. Are you a musician interested in performing at Apothecary? Reach out to us to get on the calendar!

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Vinyl Night at Sidecar
May 5, May 19
Come enjoy vinyl night with Todd and Greg every other Sunday from 6-9pm. Our hosts will bring a collection of LP’s from their personal collections and some special items from Dearborn Music, or bring your own and request songs!

Sidecar Slider Bar
32720 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Tabletop Tuesdays at Apothecary
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Every Tuesday from 5pm to close for board games, card games, and chess! Feel free to bring in any games you are interested in playing!

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Live Music Tuesdays at Kola Lounge
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Every Tuesday is ‘Live Music Tuesdays” hosted by Uprizin Band and friends. Doors open at 6pm and happy hour specials from 5pm to 8pm. Come enjoy some beautiful music, food and people, see you soon.

Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge
32523 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills

Trivia Night at Sidecar
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Join us every Tuesday from 7:00pm-9:00pm for trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes! Test your smarts with two hours and 85 questions of general knowledge, music, and pop culture!

Sidecar Slider Bar
32720 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Wednesday Night Wine Tasting at John Cowley’s
May 8
Have fun tickling your palate and experiencing new wines! You will receive four small plates with wine pairings and lecture by local wine experts.
Cost: $70 per person (tax & tip not included)
Make a reservation by emailing

John Cowley and Sons Irish Pub
33338 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Grilled Cheese Night with Dolcetto at Farmington Brewing Company
May 10
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of grilled cheese creations that will leave you craving more. From classic cheddar melts to gourmet combinations featuring artisanal cheeses, and delectable toppings. There’s something to satisfy every craving. Bring your appetite and your friends for a cheesy extravaganza unlike any other. Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or just a lover of comfort food, you won’t want to miss this cheesy affair.
Smoke Stack
-Vat 17 cheddar blend with Smokey Speck Ham
Guava Fire
-PepperJack blend with Guava Marmalade
Janes Safe
– Plain and simply delicious cheese blend with no weird stuff
All sandwiches come on Never Forgotten Old World Bread with Ferry Farms Butter and Mountain Girl Pickled Veggies

Farmington Brewing Company
33336 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Open Mic Comedy at Apothecary
May 10, May 24
Join us every second and fourth Friday of the month for some local laughs! Each week will feature ten comics and a host, different from the previous week! Interested in performing? Signups go live a week before each event!

Seating begins at 6pm and we recommend that you don’t bring children.

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Kick Off Summer Season at Cowley’s
May 17
Join Corporate America, a good time rock n roll classics cover band, for our first event of the summer season at John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub in downtown Farmington. Enjoy a fun evening with a large bar and no cover charge. We’ll be playing some new material and bringing back a few old favorites.

John Cowley & Sons
33338 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Fine Dining Experience at Gnomerie Kitchen
May 18
A unique alternative to fine-dining in a restaurant (click to learn about underground dining). Enjoy a professionally prepared multi-course chef’s tasting menu in a private home: where the appreciation for good produce, skilled cooking and innovative menus that push the boundaries of culinary style and technique are highlighted. Bring enough friends to fill the table – as Gnomerie Kitchen has enough room for 8 guests – or get ready to make new friends when you share the experience with other food enthusiasts. Get more information about Gnomerie Kitchen here or purchase tickets here.

Gnomerie Kitchen
23121 Potomac Circle, Farmington Hills

Craft Night at Apothecary
May 29
Join fellow crafters every last Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm for crafts and coffee!

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Crafting Classes at Life in the Craft Room
Multiple class dates and times, click here for class schedule.

Life in the Craft Room
33304 W 12 Mile, Farmington Hills

Health and Fitness:

Wednesday Night Yoga at CenterPeace
May 1,8,15, 22, 29
Guided Slow Flow with JaimeSue Hill
In this guided class, each participant is encouraged to gracefully flow through postures in harmony with their own breath. The class structure is thoughtfully designed to generate warmth and breath awareness during the ‘warm-up,’ empower individuals to reach their optimal ‘peak posture,’ and facilitate support during cool-down. This class is inclusive and welcomes all, offering readily available modifications to ensure everyone can flourish, regardless of their experience level on the mat. For tickets visit click here.

33750 Freedom Rd, Farmington

Rest and Reset: A Self-Care Workshop with Deawah at Bodhi Yoga
May 4
The First Saturday of Every Month

Experience a transformative self-care workshop that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual practices. Join us for an afternoon of exploration as we delve into breathwork, a yoga practice with self-care intention setting to kick things off. Discover the impact these small acts of self-care can have on your overall well-being. Embrace a holistic approach to wellness and embark on a lifelong journey of self-nurturing. Prioritize yourself and unlock the transformative power of self-care with us.

45-minute Slow Flow

Guided Meditation

Self-Care Intention Setting

$30, sign up here.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Rapture Yoga with Asia at Bodhi Yoga
May 15
The Third Wednesday of Each Month

This is an immersive journey of movement and dance. “Rapture” is her distinctive practice which seamlessly fuses ecstatic dance with the fluidity of Vinyasa yoga, sculpting a soulful and spirited experience. This exploration of movement invites you on a transformative journey, leaving you with a sense of bliss.

Use Code: RaptureYoga for $5 off your first 3 sessions, $20 with code, sign up here.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Annie at Bodhi Yoga
May 17
Sometimes you need to replenish your spiritual reserves or elevate and balance your being. Join Annie for an evening of self-care.

Annie will lead you through a relaxing guided Yoga Nidra Meditation during which you will enjoy being bathed in sounds. Discover the healing frequencies of crystal singing bowls, ocean drums, and chimes used to activate your parasympathetic nervous system.

Allow yourself to enter a dreamlike state where your body, mind, and soul return to a natural state of healing and alignment. At the end of this experience, you can expect to enjoy a sense of deep rest and relaxation.

Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing, bring a mat or something to lie on, a blanket to cover yourself, a bolster or pillow to prop your head/knees, and a water bottle.

Non-Refundable | Non-Transferable

$35, sign up here.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Hatha Yoga (Spanish Speaking)
May 29
The Last Wednesday of Every Month Starting

$10 Drop-In or use your Yearly Membership, sign up here

Únase a Marian en nuestra clase de Hatha Yoga en español. Hatha Yoga es un yoga lento, relajante y profundo que estira, tonifica y fortalece todo el cuerpo, mientras rejuvenece tu sistema y mejora tu respiración.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Community, Volunteer, and Special Events:

Opening Day of the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market
May 4 and runs every Saturday after
Saturday life in a Michigan small town returns to Downtown Farmington, as the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market kicks off its 31st season! Join us a little before 9am (8:50/8:55am) as we kick things off with a very special Opening Day Ceremony, celebrating the City of Farmington’s 200 Bicentennial , featuring some very special guests (TBA), as per market tradition! Early season finds include vegetable starts, herbs, micro greens, porch pots, baskets, bedding plants, locally made specialty foods, artisan finds and much more! The amazing father & son duo of Bob & Coltrane Monteleone will play the tunes from 10am-2pm.

Riley Park – Downtown Farmington

Grand Opening Open House at Fired and Fused
May 4
Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Brick and Mortar version of Fired and Fused! Stop in anytime between 1-6pm for a studio tour, food, fun and an intro to fused glass! You will have the opportunity to try fused glass by creating a dangle that will be added to our studio wind chime that you will help create! It will be fused, assembled and displayed in our studio for years to come! You will also have the opportunity to sign up for future workshops!

No workshops will be going on this day-it’s just a party!!🎉🎉

We would love to have you join us!

Fired and Fused
32326 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills

Pop-Up Market with Gardenia Flower Company
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Catch Gardenia Flower Company’s floral stand outside Apothecary Coffee every weekend starting May 4th.

Apothecary Espresso & Coffee
23366 Farmington Rd, Downtown Farmington

Visions Sale at Farmington Community Library
May 7
Library events are always free to the public and you do not need a library card to attend!The Farmington Community Library has two locations. This event will be held in the Meeting Room at our FCL Farmington location at 23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335.

Registration is not required for this event.

Visit the Library and support Visions Unlimited! Visions Unlimited is a post-secondary program operated by Farmington Public Schools, that serves young adults 18-26 years old who have physical and developmental disabilities.

The Visions Unlimited Production Shop is a micro-enterprise operation set up to provide the students with work-related experiences. This environment exposes students to real-life work situations and students use their imagination to create products sold through the Visions Unlimited Sale.

All the students work in the production room to make the products they sell. Funds raised from the sale support Visions Unlimited programming.

Use this link to see the products available.

Farmington Community Library – Farmington Location
23500 Liberty Street, Farmington

Neighborhood Watch Meeting at The Hawk
May 9
Chat with the Chief and other members of the Farmington Hills Police Department at the community-wide Neighborhood Watch Meeting on May 9 at The Hawk. Year after year, Farmington Hills is one of the safest cities of its size in Michigan and community engagement is a big part of that!

The Hawk – Harrison Hall
29995 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

The Farmington Hills Beautification Plant and Seed Swap

May 11
Bring plants and seed to swap with community members who love plants and gardening — and don’t forget to bring pots for your new plants! Free Entry. Free Event. Located in the Farmington Hills Nature Center parking lot at Heritage Park.

Heritage Park
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Mayfair Co-Op Spring Mom 2 Mom Sale
May 11
Mayfair Co-Op Preschool is hosting an outdoor spring mom 2 mom sale in the Orchard United Methodist Church parking lot on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Mom 2 mom sales are a great place to sell your children’s outgrown and gently used items or for those who do direct sales for businesses such as Tupperware, Thirty-One Bags or Young Living.

To register for a vendor spot click here.

Admission to the event is free.

Questions? Email Kelly at

Orchard United Methodist Church
30450 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Europe Day at Dolcetto
May 11
Saturday, we are celebrating Europe Day in the shop and at the market! We will be sampling 3 amazing European wines at the shop from 9:30-4 and sampling cheese and meats from Europe at the market and in house.

Dolcetto, Cheese, & Specialty Goods
33041 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Plant Swap at Farmington Community Library
May 11
Library events are always free to the public and you do not need a library card to attend!

The Farmington Community Library has two locations. This event will be held in the Auditorium at our FCL Farmington Hills location at 32737 W 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334.

Registration is not required for this event.

Calling all plant enthusiasts! Spring is here, and our botanical buddies are back in our gardens once again. Come celebrate the May flowers and share your seeds/potted plants with your neighbors at our FCL Plant Swap, whether you’re looking to share your plants with your neighbors, find a new plant for your garden, or just want to be around like-minded friends!

To share your plants, please bring them labeled in a box/pot. Labels must include the plant name, sun requirements, perennial information, and any tips on care you would like to include. The library will provide limited plants to those looking to begin their botanical adventure, as well as tips and tricks on growing in Michigan. See you then!

Farmington Community Library
32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Pines
May 12
10am, 12pm, 2pm

Call to make a reservation at 248-957-6733

The Pines
37777 11 Mile Ct., Farmington Hills

Mother’s Day Brunch at Peterlins
May 12

Call to make a reservation at 248-426-8822

22004 Farmington Rd, Farmington

Volunteer Days at Farmington Hills Nature Center
May 18
Volunteer to make Heritage Park an even better place! Participate in activities like removing invasive plants, planting native wildflowers, collecting seeds, trail and nature center maintenance and more! Call the Nature Center to learn more about this month’s volunteer activities. All ages and skill levels welcome. Just show up. For groups of 6 or more, please call the Nature Center before the event to ensure enough materials will be available.

Farmington Hills Nature Center
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Yoga Gives Back Donation Class at Bodhi Yoga
May 19
Yoga Gives Back mobilizes practitioners worldwide to channel their gratitude into empowering India’s women and children to create sustainable lives.

To Donate Directly: click here or cash donations will be accepted in studio

Minimum Donation $20

The word Ashtanga is comprised of two Sanskrit words, “Ashta” and “Anga.” “Ashta” refers to the number eight, while “Anga” means limb or body part. Therefore, Ashtanga is the union of the eight limbs of yoga, into one complete, holistic system. These eight-limbs of yoga represent the various branches of the philosophy of the yoga sutras that form the foundation in the Ashtanga Yoga School.

Ashtanga is a very dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up of six series or levels, with a fixed order of postures. It is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on energy and breath. While it is a very physical practice, it also promotes mental clarity and inner peace.

Sign up here.

Bodhi Yoga
33047 Grand River Ave, Downtown Farmington

Veterans Resource Fair at Costick Activities Center
May 23
Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair

Representatives will be onsite to serve all Veterans and their families with these resources:

FREE food boxes

Oakland County Veterans’ Services—Providing information and claims assistance regarding Veteran benefits and giving away Meijer food only cards— to be eligible you must be a Veteran and Oakland County resident, and you must present a copy of your DD214

Oakland County Michigan Works!—Providing Veterans and their families with career planning, training programs, job search resources and the opportunity to meet with an employment specialist

Oakland County Housing & Neighborhood Development —Helping residents with housing counseling

Oakland County Parks —Giving out free annual vehicle permits. Learn more here.

Detroit VA Healthcare System—Offering registration help and exams for non-enrolled Veterans

Oakland Community Health Network—Addressing any behavioral health issues and concerns, including behavioral health needs for children

VA Suicide Prevention—Providing free gun locks

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic—Scheduling free dental appointments

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency—Printing DD214’s on site

Ride SMART—Providing information on their Veteran transportation program

Contact: Tyrone Jordan at | (248) 285-8016

Costick Activities Center
29000 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

Farmington Memorial Day Parade Downtown Farmington
May 27
The Farmington Memorial Day Parade has been a Farmington Area tradition since 1970, and continues to celebrate and honor our heroes almost a half-century later. The parade begins at 10:00 am on Memorial Day, near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road. Parade participants stage on Mooney Road (just west of Orchard Lake Road), and travel one mile west on Grand River into downtown Farmington, where they are greeted by our Emcees at the reviewing stand at Farmington Road where the entire event is recorded for later broadcast. The parade ends at Oakland Avenue, when a brief ceremony takes place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park. The ceremony features local Honor and Color Guards, and high ranking officials from various branches of our military service.

The Farmington Memorial Day Parade Committee invites the community to join us in honoring our veterans, fallen heroes, active service men and women, first responders, and parade participants along Grand River Avenue, as well at the ceremony in Memorial Park. Afterwards, the community is invited to join marchers at the Riley Pavillion in downtown Farmington for a luncheon sponsored by Weingartz and the Xemplar Foundation. We look forward to seeing you in Farmington for this great family event.

Education and Learning:

Birding Basics at Farmington Hills Nature Center
May 5
Experience spring migration of birds back to Heritage Park. Discover the basics of birding from the tools you’ll need to tips on how to find interesting birds. Dress for the outdoors. Register here

Farmington Hills Nature Center
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Butterflies Workshop at Farmington Hills Nature Center
May 7 (Zoom) May 14 (In-Person)

Nature Education Series – For Adults


Pre-registration required → here

Zoom webinar (May 7) → here

Broaden your horizons and enhance your nature knowledge! Explore a new topic each month. We will cover the basics during a FREE, VIRTUAL Zoom presentation May 7th. Then join us for an in-depth IN-PERSON program to dive deeper into the topic on May 14th. You can register for both the VIRTUAL and the IN-PERSON class OR attend one or the other. Each class will have a different focus. Open to all skill levels.

Age: Adult

Cost: R/NR $5/$10

Farmington Hills Nature Center
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Volunteer Nature Guide Training at Heritage Park
May 9
Explore the skills needed to become a successful Volunteer Nature Guide The training will cover best practices in the field of Environmental Education and Interpretation, as well as hands-on activities related to programs offered at the Farmington Hills Nature Center. Participants will leave with helpful resources and a basic understanding of what it takes to interpret the natural world. Trainees will also have the opportunity to join the Volunteer Nature Guide team at the Nature Center. The training is designed for adults. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. All skill levels welcome! Pre-registration required here.

Heritage Park
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Medicare 101 at Farmington Community Library
May 9
Medicare 101 event by Stockton Insurance Group at the Farmington Hills Library on 12 Mile. Event will answer basic Medicare questions for anyone that will qualify for Medicare soon or that currently is on Medicare but wants more information on options.

Farmington Community Library
32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills

A Cluster of Stars at Heritage Park
May 14
Look through telescopes with the Farmington Community Stargazers at the Heritage Park Sled Hill. Our May star party will feature a bunch of star clusters! Come see them through our telescopes! More information about the Farmington Community Stargazers can be found here.

Heritage Park
24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Prescription Disposal Information Session at Farmington Community Library
May 16
Library events are always free to the public and you do not need a library card to attend!

The Farmington Community Library has two locations. This event will be held in the Meeting Room at our FCL Farmington location at 23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335.

Registration is required for this event; sign up here

Join Oakland County Health Division Health Educators as they share how to dispose of medications safely and properly. Learn what local stores in Oakland County accept medications and provide safe medication disposal kiosks.

Farmington Community Library – Farmington location
23500 Liberty St, Farmington

Have an event you’d like us to add? Send an email to!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Rits Blog by Crimson Themes.