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November 2017

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of the Around Town e-Newsletter from the City of Birmingham. We hope you enjoy this e-newsletter and forward it along to others who may be interested in the City of Birmingham!
Inside City Hall with Birmingham City Manager, Joe Valentine

Inside City Hall, November 2017
Inside City Hall, November 2017

Cast Your Vote on Tuesday, November 7
Mark Your Calendar for Holiday Festivities in Birmingham

It's hard to believe the holiday season is almost here! Mark your calendar for these beloved community traditions:
November 25 / Downtown Birmingham 
Shop small and support the local economy! Enjoy extra perks for shoppers and unique gift items for everyone on your list. 

Featuring carriage rides, Santa Haus and Birmingham Tree Lighting 
December 1-3 / Shain Park 
The Birmingham Winter Markt offers illuminated booths featuring traditional holiday crafts and decorations, art from local artisans, holiday greens, home d├ęcor and live entertainment. Join us for the Tree Lighting ceremony with Santa and the Mayor on Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Information: 248-530-1200, 

Throughout the Birmingham Winter Markt event and the entire holiday season, children are invited to visit the Santa Haus under the pavilion in Shain Park. The community will also enjoy complimentary carriage rides offered throughout downtown Birmingham during the holiday season. View the complete schedule for the Santa Haus and carriage rides at
Light Up the Town with Santa on December 1st
Enter NOW for Birmingham Santa Contest!

The Birmingham Shopping District encourages families to submit their entry for the 2017 Birmingham Santa Contest. The treasured tradition gives local families an opportunity to help Santa light up Birmingham's beautiful tree on Friday, December 1 during the Birmingham Winter Markt event in Shain Park at 6 p.m.
The winning family will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with Santa at the Community House, followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Birmingham Tree Lighting event. Once there, the family will help Santa, Birmingham's Mayor and other dignitaries with the official tree lighting ceremony. Topping off the evening, the family will be presented with a special gift.
Families may submit their entry online at All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15. Good luck!
Register Now for Turkey Shoot Golf Event

Join us on Saturday, November 11 at Lincoln Hills Golf Course for the 5 th Annual Turkey Shoot event! 

Entry Fee: $30 Per Player
* 18 Holes Golf (Walk)
* Awards Luncheon
* Support LightHouse
(Golf Carts are Available)

Bring a Frozen Turkey, Receive $10 Off Entry Fee
Bring Non-Perishable Food Items, Receive $5 Off Entry Fee 

Your Donations Support Lighthouse of Oakland County!

Shotgun Start at 10 AM, followed by an Awards Luncheon. Learn more at .

Call  (248) 530-1660 to Register Your Team TODAY!
Curbside Leaf Collection Continues

If your street has curbs, check the map below to determine when leaves will be collected from your street. You are guaranteed one collection from the street during your designated weeks. We recommend raking your leaves into the street the weekend prior to your designated week. All residents may continue to bag leaves and place them in approved containers curbside by 7 A.M. on your trash day now through the week of December 11th. F or more information, visit .  

November News from the Birmingham Museum
The Birmingham Museum invites you to share a story about a special person from Birmingham's last 200 years. This person can be anyone from the present or the past - a friend or family member, an ancestor, a neighbor, or someone you remember growing up that made an impression on you. We are more interested in the story and why it is important to you than exact facts. Did you know actor Tim Allen (pictured at right) went to Seaholm High School? We want to learn about his and many other stories from Birmingham!

We will create exhibit panels featuring submitted entries and will display them in our museum and online during 2018-Birmingham's 200th year. Submit your information at

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 PM to 4 PM   and located at 556 W. Maple Rd. Parking is available in the Chester St. structure on the south side of Maple. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors, children 5 and under are free. Please visit us on the web at or
November News from the Baldwin Library    

Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale
Friday, Nov. 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Members Preview Night
Saturday, Nov. 4 -  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5  - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Half Price Day
Monday, Nov. 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bag Day - Buy a bag for $5.00 and stuff it to the brim with books
Books & Bites 2017
Sneak out for some roaring fun to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Baldwin Public Library. Baldwin is throwing a speakeasy-themed Books & Bites fundraiser on Friday, November 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will help fund an expansion and renovation of the Youth Room. Tickets are available at
The Baldwin Public Library is located at 300 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham. For more information visit or call (248) 647-1700. 
Thank you for reading Around Town, a monthly e-newsletter from the City of Birmingham.  We hope you find the information timely and useful. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to friends and neighbors who may be interested in Birmingham.