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October 2017

Welcome to the October 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, October 2017
Inside City Hall, October 2017

Guide the Future of Birmingham's Parks & Recreation

Guide the future of Birmingham's parks and recreation by sharing your input regarding a new master plan! The Parks and Recreation Board is currently preparing an updated plan to be adopted in 2018. Residents are encouraged to share their feedback at an Open House and presentation by the City's consultants, McKenna Associates, on Tuesday, October 3rd. The Open House will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the Parks and Recreation Board meeting / presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Department of Public Services Building located at 851 South Eton Street. We look forward to seeing you there! Prefer to submit your feedback online? Take a moment to complete these quick surveys:

Learn more at
Meet Your Firefighters at Oct. 14 Open House

Learn about fire safety and meet your firefighters at their annual Open House Event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Adams Fire Station (572 South Adams). Take advantage of the opportunity to operate a fire hose and view portable fire extinguisher demonstrations. In addition, attendees will enjoy an EMS and vehicle extrication display, along with HAZMAT apparatus and equipment. Enter a raffle and enjoy refreshments (delicious firehouse chili!) at this family friendly event! For more information, contact the Birmingham Fire Department at (248) 530-1900 or visit  
Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Week of 10/16

For streets with curbs only, please note the city is divided into two zones. Determine when leaves will be picked up within your zone using the curbside leaf collection map shown below . Simply rake your leaves into the street for pickup the weekend prior to your street's designated week. Residents living on uncurbed streets may place leaves in approved containers curbside by 7 A.M. on your trash day now through the week of December 11th. For more information, visit .

Cape Seal Treatment Update

Last month a number of local unimproved streets received chip seal maintenance, including several that were pulverized in order to remove high street centers. The final application of a slurry surface coat is expected to begin on Monday, October 2, and should take several days to complete. Residents on affected streets will see instructional signage and door hangers immediately prior to the start of the work.  Streets receiving  cape   seal  treatment are as follows:

Avon Lane
Bryn Mawr
Fairfax - from Raynale to Suffield
Puritan - from Maple to Pine
Willow Lane - from Midland to Raynale

The Department of Public Services  a ppreciates the cooperation of residents in adhering to parking/driving restrictions, and thanks residents for their patience during the process. A s always, we're open to your comments, questions, and concerns - contact Aaron Filipski, Public Services Manager, at 248.530.1701 or .
Celebration to Close out 15th Season at Birmingham Farmers Market 
Trick-or-Treating ~ Free Craft ~ Live Entertainment

Join us as we conclude another wonderful season at the Birmingham Farmers Market's End of Season Celebration on Sunday, October 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stop by to enjoy the delicious smells and samples at the market, and visit the Kids Zone for a free pumpkin craft. Pumpkin carving demonstrations and live music are also on the agenda! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and collect a special treat from the farmers. Don't forget your cameras; you'll have some great photo opportunities!

Access the most up-to-date information about the market by "liking" the  Birmingham Farmers Market Facebook page  or visiting
Birmingham Welcomes New Businesses

Fox Fit Nutrition
966 East Maple Road
Fox Fit Nutrition, LLC is a holistic health coaching practice that focuses on fitness, nutrition and mindset.

Ly sushi
768 North Old Woodward
This family owned  restaurant offers sushi, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes.

bon COOK
34901 Woodward Avenue
bon COOK offers flexible bakeware, tools and custom solutions that are thoughtful ly designed to simplify and inspire every cook in any kitchen.

Birmingham Roast
525 East Brown Street
Fresh coffee, cappuccino, tea, cocoa, sandwiches and sweets (including gluten-free and vegan options). 

Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men
34915 Woodward Avenue
Precision haircuts, scalp and neck massages, and more.

Learn to Skate at the Birmingham Ice Arena

Bham Ice ArenaDid you know the Birmingham Ice Arena offers ice skating classes for ages three years old and up? Ice skating is fun and a great form of exercise! See below for details regarding the next session of classes.

Session 2 Dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017 - Sunday, January 7, 2018 (nine classes + winter break)

Registration for New Skaters:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the class schedule and fees, registration and required forms, visit or  contact Jill Kolaitis, Learn To Skate Director, at or (248) 530-1644.
Register Now for Boomer Summit Event
Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join thought leaders from around the nation for an exciting and collaborative event for Boomers and beyond at the Boomer Summit on Saturday, October 14 at the Seaholm High School Auditorium. Registration and a Vendor Showcase begin at 8 a.m. and the program is from 9 a.m. - noon. The morning will kick off with Chuck Gaidica along with Dave Bing, Lomas Brown and national expert on Boomers, Kerry Hannon and others. Enjoy a Vendor Showcase, music, videos, and a raffle for two Delta round trip airline tickets compliments of Departure Travel. The Boomer Summit is presented in partnership with Next, The City of Birmingham, The Baldwin Public Library and the Birmingham Shopping District. $10 tickets are available at the door and online at .

Receive Updates on MDOT Woodward Improvement Project

Receive updates on the Michigan Department of Transportation's improvement project on Woodward Avenue (from Quarton Road to 14 Mile Road) by going to  and  signing up for the "Road Construction & Closures" Constant Contact group. Please see the MDOT timeline below . The project should be completed by early November, and questions can be directed to MDOT Project Manager Lori Swanson at 248-451-2456 .

October News from the Birmingham Museum
On Saturday, October 7 from 1-4 pm we will be hosting "Landscapes with Victor". Participants will be able to pick up landscape drawing hints and tricks from Birmingham's very own Image Maker, Victor Pytko. This event is free but spaces are limited so registration is required. Call the museum at 248-530- 1928 to reserve your spot today! The museum will have a limited number of art supplies on hand so participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Our next storytime is at 6:30 p.m. on October 12 and our theme is "Nocturnal Animals". Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult while at museum programs.

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
October News from the Baldwin Library    

Water Safety with Goldfish Swim School
October 7 from 2:30- 3:00 p.m. Registration required.
Join us for an entertaining, information-packed presentation on water safety given by Goldfish Swim School. Best for ages 2 to 7.
After Hours Halloween Teen & Tween Lock-in
Friday, October 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration required
Enjoy spooky stories, snacks, face painting, games, and our Library Ghost Walk. Come if you dare!
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.