Thursday, February 7, 2013
Also happening this weekend: the Cranbrook House hosts a special love-themed tour and a documentary about bipolar disorder premieres at the Maple Theater.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The nonprofit, which funds grants for Birmingham students and teachers, is hosting its 12th annual Unabashed Bash Saturday night at the Townsend Hotel.
Whether or not you're feeling lucky, you can help make sure the Birmingham Education Foundation has a "year of good fortune" this weekend during the 12th annual Unabashed Bash. The annual event is the biggest fundraiser for the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF), a nonprofit that raises money for various projects throughout the Birmingham Public School district. This year's Bash pays homage to the Chinese New Year and is themed "A Year of Good Fortune." The evening, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Townsend Hotel, will feature dinner, an open bar, live and silent auctions and performances from the Groves High School orchestra and the Seaholm High School theater troupe. According to Bash coordinator Wendy Christie, last year's …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Birmingham Education Foundation was selected to receive $2,500 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for its new in-school musician residency program.
Birmingham's high school musicians will be receiving a little extra help from members of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings this spring. Last week, the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) received a $2,500 grant from the Oakland County Arts, Culture & Film office and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant money will be used to support an in-school residency with the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings during the 2012-13 school year. "The generoous funding from MCACA, combined with an earlier Target grant, will help us establish a much-anticipated partnership with Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings," said Laura Cougar, the BEF's executive director. "By seeking outsiding funding, BEF works to support underfunded …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The year-long program, funded in part by a grant from the Birmingham Education Foundation, will focus on the world of medicine and integrate a Scientist in Residence program and college mentoring.
Birmingham's prospective doctors: take note. Students at Birmingham Public Schools will have the chance to explore the world of health and medicine this year as part of the district's new curriculum project, Expedition 2013: Medicine that Matters. Coming on the heels of Expedition 2012: NASA Day, in which Birmingham students had the chance to talk to an astronaut and explore the science around space travel, Medicine that Matters takes a closer look at the sciences, business skills and history that make up the medical field. "Think biology, chemistry, physics, public policy, health insurance, medical ethics, election issues, art therapy, medical illustrations, medical history, blood drives, service learning, nutrition, biomedical …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Also coming up this week: an open house for Scout Troop 1001 and Project Healthy Living at the Birmingham Seniors Center.
Toast de Mayo Thursday: The Birmingham Education Foundation is partnering with Toast this Thursday for an elegant Cinco de Mayo celebration benefitting Birmingham Public Schools. There will be a strolling dinner featuring items from Toast's spring menu and a silent auction. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased at www.supportbef.org. Scout troop open house Wednesday: Boy Scout Troop 1001 will hold an open house at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. For more information, contact, Steve Volk at 248-203-9801 or SteveVolk@comcast.net. Project Healthy Living Wednesday: The Birmingham Seniors Coordinating Council and Center will be hosting Project Healthy Living along with WXYZ from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. The …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Organizers of last year's project creating the world's longest lemonade stand are investing $20,000 of their proceeds in a fund to promote the entrepreneurial spirit among kids at Birmingham Public Schools.
After students, teachers and parents from Beverly Elementary organized the movement that created the world's Longest Lemonade Stand (LLS) last August, project organizers are using their leftover proceeds for a good cause. LLS organizers are donating $20,000 to create a support fund with the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF), the proceeds of which will be given back to Birmingham Public Schools to promote innovation and creativity in kids. At a total length of 1,399 feet and 11 inches, 349 colorful stands wound their way through Beverly Park last August and into the Guinness Book of World Records. However, LLS project director Patrick Liebler said the project did more than merely break a record: it inspired kids to dream big and bring …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Also headlining this weekend is a Mom 2 Mom Sale at Oakland Schools and the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Cranbrook.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The garage sale, put on by the Birmingham Education Foundation, will take place at Berkshire Middle School.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Birmingham Education Foundation Community Garage Sale Come back to Birmingham Patch on Wednesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The annual fundraiser, hosted by the Birmingham Education Foundation, takes place this Saturday evening at the Townsend Hotel.
Ready for the weekend already? Check out what's going on this weekend in and around Birmingham with today's weekend spotlight: Our pick for today: BEF's Unabashed Bash Earlier this week, we discussed: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Tuesday for more weekend-things-to-do in our Weekend Planner or visit our Events Calendar.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Three sets of parents donated a total of $32,500 to the Birmingham Education Foundation to support aquatic programs at Seaholm and Groves.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
With public dollars becoming increasingly harder to come by, a few former Birmingham parents decided to take matters in their own hand, donating a total of $32,500 in the form of endowments and support funds to the Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF) to support the aquatic programs at Seaholm and Groves. At Seaholm, Birmingham residents David and Susan Priestley began working with the BEF in 2011 to create an endowment for Seaholm's aquatics program. With two Birmingham graduates active in water sports, creating an endowment provided the Priestley's the opportunity, they said, to support the district in a way that was meaningful to them. “Our sons received great educations, and had tremendously positive experiences as varsity athletes in…