Crafting with Santa

Families can get together with Santa, for photos, decorate holiday picture frames, drink free hot cocoa and enjoy a small craft market all in one spot — the new Picasso’s Grapevine. On Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., there will be three different classes for crafting. Picasso’s recently moved from downtown Clarkston to […]

Open house at Drew’s Home

Drew’s Home of Clarkston hosts an open house at their apartment complex in Clarkston, 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2. The non-profit group updated and renovated the apartments on the lower level to accomodate individuals with disabilities. Upper apartments are homes to individuals without disabilities, which helps create an integrated community. Parking is available at St. […]

Hackathon at local library

The Clarkston Independence District Library hosts an eight-hour hackathon on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., as a part of Major League Hacking’s Local Hackathon Day. A hackathon is a learning-focused creation marathon where participants dream up innovative, fun, and interesting projects. Participants work in small teams to bring their projects to life over the […]

Custom Christmas greens

Clarkston Farm and Garden Club presents its 27th Annual Greens Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Fresh, natural and personal touches abound, said Anita Andes, serving her 12th year as a leader in Greens Market planning and overseeing the Think Tank, club members developing and designing holiday items. The Greens Market, one of two […]

Christmas market

Clarkston United Methodist Church’s 14th Annual World Christmas Market is Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church, 6600 Waldon Road. The market will include more than 20 local and international non-profit organizations, offering unique, handcrafted gifts from around the world, homemade Christmas cookies by the pound, […]

Sherlock talk at Depot Theater

Clarkston native Dr. Ann McClellan explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in her presentation “(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes,” Friday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarkston Village Players’ Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. […]

Shindell show

Singer, guitarist and songsmith Richard Shindell performs at Carrick’s Tiny Barn Concerts, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16. The all-acoustic, solo set will feature selections from his discography including his latest, 2016’s Careless, performed on his Martin D-18 and his 00-18, both from 1952. “Sometimes one wants to go back to a simpler time, especially these days,” […]

Holiday Lights Parade

The theme of this year’s Clarkston Holiday Lights Parade is “Let the Stars Shine on Clarkston.” The parade starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Clarkston Renaissance High School parking lot. The route is Church Street to Main, north to Miller Road, right on Glenburnie, and ending at Calvary Lutheran Church. Tree lighting […]

Film, music for love of loons, cranes

The Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club will close out its first full year with a musical flourish. “We increased our membership roster five-fold in 2018,” said Bob McGowan, the club’s founder and president. “We’ve had one outstanding guest speaker after another, so it’s fitting we’ll end our first full year with something really special and a […]

Chamber awards

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Chamber Choice Award winners Aubrey Emerson of Clarkston Makeup Studio, Small Business Leader of the Year; Jacob Burke of Clarkston State Bank, Young Professional of the Year; Jennifer Barrett of Comerica Bank, Chamber Volunteer of the Year; Knights of Columbus, Non-Profit Organization of the Year; and Brandon Gentile […]