Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes, Tues. Feb. 28

Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes

Dance, celebrate, and join the fun at the annual Mardi Gras Party!
Tuesday, Feb. 28
4:30-9:30 pm
At Dearborn Hills Golf Course

Tickets $25 in advance/ $30 at the door.
$50 bonus package ticket available until Jan. 20.

This is the popular annual fundraiser for Education Foundation to support teacher grants for educational resources not funded through the general fund of Dearborn Public Schools budget.

Attendees come to this fun event wearing masks and beads and enjoy two-stepping to the twangy sounds of live Zydeco music and conversing with colleagues over flavorful Cajun cuisine.

Mardi Gras offers opportunities to donate through participation in a 50/50 drawing, tin can raffle, silent auction, and a crayon raffle for a chance to win a laptop

Other fun activities include the doubloon contest where participants give their doubloon coins to their favorite school. The Education Foundation gives the one elementary, middle school and high school that receives the greatest number of doubloons a donation to support the school’s educational programs

One faculty member who donates $100 or more to the Education Foundation through payroll deduction is selected to win a prize

To purchase tickets or get sponsor information, visit or call 313-827-8790.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit:

Tickets On Sale for Firefighters Burn Drive Camero Car Raffle

Tickets are on sale now at all Dearborn fire stations for the
2017 Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Car Raffle.   

1st Prize- 2017 Camaro SS or $40,000
2nd Prize- $3,000 Las Vegas Trip
3rd Prize- $750 Cash

Tickets are $50 each
A limited number of tickets are sold.
Ticket includes admission to ticket drawing party with open bar, food, entertainment and
a chance to win several other prizes.

Drawing date: May 3, 2017
6 PM
The Hubbard Ballroom
Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

Must be 21 to enter.


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Community Events, December 2016

Breakfast With Santa, Saturday, Dec. 10, 9am-1pm
A Fundraiser for DHS Instrumental Music Program
at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill, Dearborn MI 48124


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Christmas Family Party at AANM Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4:30 p.m.

Christmas Family Party
2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10
At the
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
FREE with RSVP online at

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Monday, Dec. 5, 6pm – City of Dearborn Tree Lighting & Sing-Along

Free event features performances by the Dearborn High School Orchestra and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs.


Dearborn will hold its annual tree lighting and sing-along on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The free event is a longstanding Dearborn tradition.

6 p.m.- Performance by the Dearborn Youth Symphony String Quartet in the lobby of the Michael A. Guido Theater.
6:40 p.m.- Ceremonial lighting of the city Christmas tree by Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., assisted by five-year-old Cheyenne Weaver from Nowlin Elementary School.
6:50 p.m.- Holiday performances by the Dearborn High School Orchestra and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs in the Michael A. Guido Theater. Concluding with Mayor O’Reilly leading an audience sing-along, featuring some of the best-known songs of the holiday season.
Following the sing-along, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby, and Santa Clause will welcome young children in Studio A.

The annual tree lighting and sing-along is hosted by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department and made possible, in part, by generous support from Park Place Catering and the Dearborn Lions Club. For further information, call (313) 943-2350.
(City of Dearborn photo)

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LAHC Coat Give-Away
Gently used coats available, first-come first-served
Sizes vary
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: LAHC, 4337 Maple St., Dearborn MI 48126
Fun activities: Pictures with Santa, Arts & Crafts, Foodcoats-pc_lahc

Holiday Events Around Dearborn

City of Dearborn Christmas Tree Lighting & Sing-Along 
Come one, come all to see the lights on the beautifully decorated Blue Spruce at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
Date: Monday, Dec. 5, 6-8pm

Santa is Coming to the Fire Safety House
All are welcome to Visit Santa at the Fire Safety House!
Friday, Dec. 2, 6-8pm
Saturday, Dec, 3, 6-8pm
Free photos with Santa.
19750 Outer Drive, next to Fire Station 2


Festivall of Trees: Benefit for Children’s Hospital of Michigan
November 20-27
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center


Explore Glass Gallery, Benefit Dearborn at Glitter, Glass, Giving on Dec. 6
Proceeds to fund projects including partnering with Dearborn Public Schools

The nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund will hold its first-ever “Glitter, Glass, Giving” fundraiser at Dearborn’s fascinating gem, the Glass Academy, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

General admission is only $5 and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and glass blowing demonstrations as they browse through the Glass Academy’s impressive glass gallery which will be brimming with beautiful hand-crafted items, perfect for home decorating or holiday gifts. More creative or inquisitive guests can make an additional donation to try their hand at glass blowing through a “Big Bubble Blow” experience or they can make a glass paperweight or flower to take home.

Donations of $25 or more include drink tickets and opportunities to win great door prizes. Donation levels are listed on the attached flyer.

Funds raised at “Glitter, Glass, Giving” will support the work of the DCF including the April 19, 2017 “Youth Arts Festival” featuring vocal and instrumental performances by more than 200 Dearborn Public Schools students and the opening of the district-wide art show at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

For more information about the work of the Dearborn Community Fund to enhance the quality of life in Dearborn, visit

Victorian Christmas Open House at the Museum
Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-6pm


Renaissance Voices “A Festival of Lessons & Carols”
Sunday, Dec. 18, 7pm
Christ Episcopal Church
$10 adults; $7 Students & Seniors
(Click image for flyer)


Dearborn Youth Theater Opportunities for Kids 6-16

Dearborn Youth Theatre

The Dearborn Youth Theatre provides training and opportunities in the theater arts for students, ages six through 16. The program encourages creativity while developing the life skills of critical thinking and teamwork and instilling confidence and self-esteem. Aspiring actors learn improvisation, monologue study, singing, dance, audition techniques and other useful acting skills.  Click flyers below for details about upcoming classes. For more information, call or visit the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Theater Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (313) 943-2354 .