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Sept. 26 4:15 pmBaldwin Library Vocal Performance Mini-Camp Grades 3-6. Get tips and training to help you sing and perform. See student demonstrations, sing yourself, or just enjoy watching. All skill levels and singing styles are welcome. Go to www.baldwinlib.org to register for this free program. Location: Baldwin Library

Sept. 28 7:30am-12:00pmBPS ParentCampSee next column for more information about this outstanding opportunity.

Sept. 28 5-8pm
Band Invitational
Both Groves and Seaholm Marching Bands, along with guest band Berkley High School will be performing 5:00-8:00 p.m. Make sure to come out and support our High School bands at this entertaining event! Only $5 per person or $10 per family. Locaton: Groves High School.

Sept. 29 & 30
Birmingham Village Players Auditions for Annie, Jr.
Students ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to audition on Sept. 29 or 30 for the Dec. 12 - 15 production. Complete audition information is available on the website, www.birminghamvillageplayers.com.

BASCC Senior Center Open House Oct. 1
9 am to 3 pm
Get a first-hand look at all the things BASCC has to offer! Tour the facility to see classes and activities in action.Enter a drawing for a free class and/or membership (50+).
BASCC is located at 2121 Midvale Street, Birmingham, MI 248-203-5270 - www.bascc.org

Oct. 1 7pmRegular Board of Education Meeting
Location: BPS Education and Administration Building, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills

Oct. 3 4-6:30pm
Seaholm Maple Motion Dance Clinic Learn a dance routine and perform on the field during a JV football game and basketball game. For kindergarten through 5th grade. $45 per clinic or $80 for Oct. 3 clinic and Jan. 24 clinic. Fee includes instruction, dinner, t-shirt and non-stop fun! Time: 4-6:30 p.m. Location Seaholm. For registration and more information click here http://tinyurl.com/lv6eh4r

Oct. 3 7pm.
Friends of Different Learners Presents Parents Empowered: Facing the Bullies
Presentation will share some insights into what you can do stop bullying. Drew Yanke, M.A. TLLP, Adjunct Professor, Psychology Dept., Wayne State University, will present on bullying, building confidence All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone! Location: BirminghamCovington School (BCS)
District News for September 26, 2013

Just 2 days to ParentCamp 2013Learn with us THIS Saturday, September 28.
ParentCamp 2013
Saturday, September 28, from 7:30 a.m. to Noon
Birmingham Education & Administration Center (adjacent to Groves HS)
Free registration at: **http://bpsparentcamp2013.eventbrite.com**
**//Click here//** to see the agenda and ALL of the breakout sessions.
ParentCamp is…
v An opportunity for our community to engage in dialogue regarding what is best for our children, and build relationships designed on the premise that “We’re all in this together.”
v Breakout sessions with the focus on harnessing the expertise and experience in the room, and conversations driven by audience participation that are authentic and real, where every voice is heard.
Free registration at: **//http://bpsparentcamp2013.eventbrite.com///**
Follow us on Twitter @BPSParentCamp13 (#BPSparentcamp2013)

From the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC)

  • Covey 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens Training… open to 9th and 10th grade students, Sunday, October 6, 12:30-5:00 p.m. Registration deadline is Sept 30. For more info: http://tiny.cc/k4y92w
  • “The Truth & Consequences of Marijuana & Youth” featuring Kevin Sabet, internationally-known speaker and drug policy expert parents, educators, and other community leaders are encouraged to attend Thursday, October 10, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Oakland Intermediate Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, 48328. Cost is $10 which includes a boxed meal. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at http://www.achcmi.org/ . This program is sponsored by Oakland Schools and Oakland County Health Division/Office of Substance Abuse Services.
  • Matching Pledge in Progress… Any financial contribution made to BBCC in September will be matched up to $20k by a local couple. This is a great time to make your $$$ go twice as far to support BBCC’s efforts to keep our kids substance free. Make an on-line donation at www.bbcoalition.org or mail a check to 1221 Bowers #261, Birmingham, MI 48012. Thank you!

For more info on substance abuse prevention focused on our youth visit www.bbcoalition.org

Student/Staff RecognitionCongratulations to Groves newspaper co-editor-in-chief Olivia Niles for her published photo of singer (and Groves alum) Mike Posner filming his latest music video. Olivia’s photo was published in the Oakland Press.

Sports/Recreation Information

The United FC Academy is a fun and fast paced program that is designed to focus on Beginner/intermediate players ages 6-12 years old in developing the player's overall skills and understanding of the “beautiful game.”
Fall Academy starting now. Visit http://www.unitedfc-soccer.com/ for more information including the upcoming Indoor Winter Academy.

Plan Ahead and Mark Your Calendars!

Meals on Wheels Drivers needed! Ongoing
Volunteers are needed to help BASCC deliver meals. If you’re available once a week, once a month, or once in a while to deliver meals, please call Meals on Wheels Facilitator, Judy Murrell at (248) 203-5281.

Children of The World Concert Oct. 5
Free concert 1-5pm in downtown Birmingham's Shain Park. Enjoy international music and dance. Wear your favorite ethnic clothing. Ethnic costume parade at 2:30pm.

Birmingham Harriers 5K Run/Walk Oct. 6Don’t miss the first annual Birmingham Harriers 5K Run/Walk. Starting and ending on the campus of Seaholm High School. Its’ a fundraiser for the Seaholm Boys Cross Country team and also the Birmingham Lions Club. It’s a nice event for families (strollers welcome!) and any kids and parents in the district. For more information visit http://birminghamharriers.com

Ribbon Cutting at BPS Education and Administration Building Oct. 7
Join us from 4-6 pm as we celebrate the relocation of BPS administrative offices. Students welcome. Please RSVP to jb18bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3001. Location: 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills (adjacent to Groves High School)

BBFA presents: Discipline: What Works & What Doesn't Oct. 8
Presented by Dr. Bernie Les. Discipline is a tool used by every parent. When it's used appropriately, it works but when it's used inappropriately, it can make a bad situation worse. Learn how to use discipline effectively as a strategy to promote self-esteem and confidence and how to draw the line between what works and what doesn't. Click **HERE** to download a flyer. This program is free and open to the public. Time: 10-11:30am. Click **HERE** to register online today. Location: Booth/Doyle Center, 7275 Wing Lake Rd.

Baldwin’s Readers Theatre Oct. 9 Baldwin Library presents Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty & Pink by Lynne Rickards. Auditions Wednesday, October 9, at 4:15 p.m. for all readers grades 3-6. Rehearsals on Wednesdays after school. No memorizing required – parts for all.Performance Mon., Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. Enjoy a lively theatrical program as Baldwin’s Readers Theatre performs for you.

Baldwin Library Annual Tween Lock-In- Oct. 11 6:30-9:00 p.m. An after-hours event for grades 4-6Registration required.What happens after the library is closed? Enjoy music, snacks, real-live scary creatures, face painting and make-up, games and of course our Library Ghost Walk. Come if you dare!

Birmingham Fire Department Open House Oct. 12
It's a family fun affair! The Open House is held each year at the Birmingham Fire Department Headquarters located at 572 S. Adams. This is a special anniversary as it celebrates the department’s 100th year of serving the community. Visit from 1pm - 4pm. . There will be a vehicle extrication exhibit/demo (Sponsored by Ford Motor Co.) and the Archs & Sparks demo (Sponsored by DTE Energy).
Groves High SchoolGarage Sale Oct. 269 am to 3 pm - Early entry at 8 am for $2Bag sale Sunday, October 27 - 10 am to 1 pm - $5 per bagDonation drop-off in the cafeteria:Thursday, October 24, 3pm - 9pmFriday, October 25, 3pm - 9pmPlease contact Jennifer Roma at jro@romatech.com, Vickie Edwards at vfse55@comcast.net, or Jill Robnett at jbrobnett@comcast.net if you have any questions. If you are interested in helping during the drop off or sale days, please contact Jennifer, Vickie, or Jill or go to http://tinyurl.com/Groves-Garage-Sale-Vol-SignUp for Google sign-up.

Midvale Mom2Mom Sale - Nov. 9th 9-12pm.Location - Berkshire Middle School CafeteriaCome and shop for pre-school children's toys, books, clothes, furniture and equipment.To rent a table - please contact Nicole at ECCMom2Mom@gmail.com or call 248-996-3199Come and support the Early Childhood Center at this fun event!

Holiday Shopping Sale November 16th
Groves Pom Pon Team will be hosting a Holiday Shopping Sale Sat. Nov. 16 from 10 - 3pm at Groves High school, in the Commons area. If you would like to have a table at this event, it is only $50. Please contact MaryBeth Wehbe at wehbe.mb@gmail.com or Karen Maclean at kmaclockets@gmail.com if you would like to sell your merchandise at this Expo. The deadline to reserve a table is October 10th.

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