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Black History Month 23 Kick Off Event
Southfield Celebrates Black History Month gets started with our 4th annual Kick-off Event on Saturday, February 4. Join us in the Southfield Pavilion at 26000 Evergreen Road from 4:00-8:00 pm for performances, tutorials, and much more. The event will be highlighted by an in depth and honest conversation between Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum and Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali, former wife of Muhammad Ali, about being raised as a Muslim at a very turbulent time in American history, her life with the great Muhammad Ali, women’s rights, and being an award-winning humanitarian.

There will be a number or presentations and performances throughout the event including:
• Black History 101 Mobile Museum exhibit
• Hair wrap tutorial with Love Rose, owner of Wrapped in Love at 4:15 pm
• Performances by Impulse Dance Academy at 5 pm
• Performances with B Intentional (Youth poets, African drummers, and Legacy Dance Studio) begin at 5:45 pm
• Featured speakers: Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder Dr. Khalid el-Hakim and Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 6:45 pm
• The Black-owned Business Marketplace will be open throughout the event for attendees to browse and support black-owned businesses from throughout the metro Detroit area.
• DJ DeezyD will be providing music.

Admission is free. This program is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please call the Southfield Parks & Recreation department at (248) 796-4620 to learn more.
Black History Month 23 Conversations & Cocktails
Conversations & Cocktails, a special program acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to society and the world with some of metro Detroit’s most notable poets and musicians, will take place from 7:00-10:00 pm on Saturday, February 11 in the Southfield Pavilion. There will also be a cash bar and food available for purchase. General Admission tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk located inside the Parks & Recreation Building at 26000 Evergreen Road or via the “Register Online Today!” button on this page.

Conversations & Cocktails will be hosted by Joel Fluent Green and will include comedy by Josh Adams, poetry with Peace Bell and singer/guitarist Trey Priest. The night will close with a concert featuring Alex Goss & Detroit Soul Rhythm Band performing R&B and Soul music from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s.
Black History Month 23 Walk Through History
This outdoor display features information signs describing some well-known and lesser-known influential African Americans throughout Southfield and world history. Walk Through History will be on display along the walking path on the front lawn of the Municipal Campus (26000 Evergreen Road) from February 1 – 28.
Black History Month 23 Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers® are back to close out Southfield Celebrates Black History Month 2023 on Friday, February 17 with a performance entitled Critical Race Theory, hosted by Chery James and Satori Shakoor. Doors open to the Southfield Pavilion at 6 pm for a 45 -minute Pre-glow meet and greet session with the performers followed by the performance from 7–9 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase in person Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk or online anytime.
TOSS Passes
Call Senior Services at (248) 796-4654 for more details.
Monday-Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Friday 9 am - 2 pm
AARP Tax Aide 2023
AARP will once again be assisting senior residents with their taxes this season. This program’s goal is to offer complimentary tax preparation help to anyone regardless of age, but the emphasis is on those over 50 years of age who cannot afford to have professional tax assistance. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained, and IRS certified each year. All tax help is by appointment only and space will be limited.

Scheduling of appointments has begun. Appointments can be made by calling the Senior Services office at (248) 796-4650 or by going online to https://sfld.mitaxapp.com. All participants must have an email address to utilize this service.

Appointments will be scheduled for weekdays from February 1 through April 7. Appointments take place in the Marcotte Room of the Parks & Recreation Building. Underground parking is available providing easy access to the Marcotte Room.
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The Southfield Scribe Senior Newsletter

The newest edition of The Southfield Scribe senior newsletter is here!
Registration for The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island begins January 3, 2023.
Scheduling of appointments for AARP Tax Aide will start on January 17, 2023.
Don't wait to register, our trips have been filling quickly.
Call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more details.

The Southfield Scribe January-March 2023
Winter 2023 P&R Activities Guide

The Winter 2023 Activities Guide is Here!

Our Winter 2023 Activities Guide is here! Featuring dance, tennis, karate and fitness classes along with senior programs, details on our 2023 Daddy-Daughter Dance, all our Southfield Celebrates Black History Month events and more!

Registration can be done online for many programs, just click the “Register Online Today” button below. If you have any questions, please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 796-4670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Winter 2023 P&R Activities Guide

The Senior Services office remains closed to the public but you can register for Senior Services programs at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk Window inside the Southfield Pavilion, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Customers coming to the Southfield Parks & Recreation Information Desk are asked to enter the Southfield Pavilion from the plaza deck (east) entrance or the north Pavilion entrance to access the Information Desk Window. 

If you have any questions please call the Information Desk at (248) 796-4620.

Staying Active With Parks & Recreation

The City of Southfield offers a variety of programs for seniors that will help you stay active. Programs are offered at many sites throughout the city and include bounce volleyball, tennis, softball, chair exercise, golf, tai chi, water exercise, and line dancing. Programs are open to all residents (and non-residents) age 50 and over unless otherwise noted. 

For more information on specific classes, please call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650.