1 – Team Stahl vs. Detroit Redwings Alumni Hockey Game and Stahl’s Open House
Continuing the Stahls Automotive Foundation’s tradition of opening the museum’s doors free of charge to veterans, current service members and their families on Veterans Day, the foundation will once again host its Veterans Day Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. In addition to touring the museum, guests will also take part in a special remembrance for fallen and wounded soldiers at 11:11 a.m. The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy will loan an array of wartime memorabilia and military vehicles for display. Throughout the afternoon, museum Curator John Lauter will play the museum’s 1924 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ live. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to the Open House, Team Stahl’s and the Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face off at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena at noon on Friday, Nov. 12 for the Hat Trick for Heroes hockey game. Mark Wells, gold medal winner from the 1980 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic hockey team, will return as Team Stahls’ head coach. The game is open to the public for a $10 donation to MI DAV® at the door.
2 – Tree Lighting Celebration Weekend
On Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13, join The Mall at Partridge Creek for two days of festive fun – all leading up to Santa arriving at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 to light the tree! There will be a variety of live music, as well as face painting, cider and donuts and complimentary holiday photos!
3 – Veterans Day Salute in Sterling Heights and St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights, Utica Community Schools and other community organizations are standing at attention to commemorate Veterans Day this year. The city of Sterling Heights will hold a ceremony to honor veterans at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Recreation Center at Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road. The event will include a keynote speech, as well as a 21-gun salute from the police honor guard.
On the 11th moment of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the VFW Bruce Post 1146 in St. Clair Shores will pay tribute to the veterans who have served the United States over the years. The VFW’s Veterans Day ceremony is open to the public and will begin with a coffee, donut and juice reception at 10 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 11:11 a.m., which is the date and time World War I ended. To read more about the importance of Veteran’s Day, check out our latest MMYH Blog: https://mmyh.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/macomb-county-remembers-its-veterans/.
4 – Craft Show Weekend in Macomb County
Do you want to get all of your holiday shopping done in one stop? Then the Macomb Couny’s many craft shows are for you! The Romeo Band Craft Show will feature over 150 unique vendors, as well as food and prizes throughout the entire day on Saturday, Nov. 12. Other craft shows include the Chippewa Valley Band Boosters Craft Show, Warren’s 18th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show, the Italian American Cultural Center’s 6th Annual Fall Craft Show and Lakeview High School Marching Band’s 32nd Annual Christmas Fantasy Land Craft Show. All of the craft shows take place on Saturday, Nov. 12.
5 – Fantasticon – Mount Clemens
Gibraltar Trade Center will be hosting Fantasticon, a weekend filled with comic books and pop culture Nov. 12 and 13. There will be nerd trivia, Marvel and DC panels, cosplay contests and a lot of different vendors. Don’t forget to stop by the Podcast Detroit booth at Fantasticon. They will be doing some live broadcasting throughout the weekend. You can purchase tickets in advance for a discounted price. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens, 48043.