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City Manager Contract Discussion, Battle of the Bands and More in Birmingham This Week

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The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will host a Battle of the Bands event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the First Baptist Church of Birmingham.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will host a Battle of the Bands event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the First Baptist Church of Birmingham.


Felting at The Community House

The first of a two-session class exploring felting techniques gets under way at 6:15 p.m. Monday Jan. 13 at The Community House. During the two-hour session, learn flat felting and how to transform your knitting into felt. Participants will start their project in class, and then work at home to finish on Jan. 20. A supply list will be provided. 

City of Birmingham

The Birmingham City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Among the agenda items are: a final report on the Baldwin Public Library Expansion and Renovation Plan and a resolution to begin the RFP solicitation process; and a closed session to discuss personnel matters, likely the expiring contract of City Manager Bob Bruner. 

No Co-Pay Cafe

Got questions for the pediatrician but don't want to deal with sick-and-well rooms, or potentially rising insurance co-pays? Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township is offering a solution with a free seminar with local doctors Myra Kolin and Jennifer Cohen at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. The pediatricians will cover a host of issues during a question-and-answer session. Submit your questions and RSVP by calling 248-865-0611 or email hsiegal@tbeonline.org.

Battle of the Bands

The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will host a Battle of the Bands event at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the First Baptist Church of Birmingham, 300 Willits Rd. Performing are: Party at Gatsby’s, The Friskys, The Intruders and The Imps, with special performances by Axis Music Academy students, Ali and Chelsea. 

Fan voting will determine the winner. Admission is $4 for one vote, and additional votes are $1. proceeds go directly to this event and will support additional substance- free programs, activities and events specifically for teens, sponsored by the Coalitions’ Youth Action Board.


25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

See this offbeat musical comedy come to life during a three-week stint beginning Jan. 17 at St. Dunstan's Theatre, 400 Lone Pine Rd., in Bloomfield Hills. Follow the actors and get in on the performance yourself, as the producers offer audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers.Tickets are $20 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors. 

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