DETROIT

WinterFest

Enjoy family-friendly fun at this multi-cultural holiday celebration in and around the historic Log Cabin in Palmer Park. There will be old-fashioned horse and carriage rides, hot cider, hot chocolate, holiday cookies, music, arts and crafts and more. Santa, Mrs. Claus and several elves will share holiday cheer and candy canes.

Bring new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to donate to “Mittens for Detroit” for those in need.

2-5 p.m. Dec. 10, Palmer Park, Merrill Plaisance (west of Woodward between 6 & 7 Mile). peopleforpalmerpark.org. Free admission.

ROCHESTER HILLS

Old Fashioned Christmas

This event presented by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will include tours, crafts, cookies, musical entertainment, theatre groups, the Stoney Creek Model Railroad exhibit, chestnuts and popcorn roasting over an open fire. Wagons will shuttle guests between buildings.

1-4 p.m. Dec. 16, Rochester Hill Museum, 1005 Van Hoosen. rochesterhills.org Advance tickets are $5 for Museum members and $8 for non-members. $10 day of event.

ROYAL OAK

Parkinson support

The South Oakland Parkinson Support Group will present a program on methods for managing the disease. A health care professional and a Parkinson’s patient will discuss the PD SELF program.

6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 11, William Beaumont Hospital, Administration Building, 3711 W. 13 Mile. 248-755-8034.

WARREN

Fibromyalgia support

Fibromyalgia Support and Education Group will discuss “What your specialists need to know.”

“Fibro 101” is offered for newcomers at 6:30 p.m..

7-9 p.m. Dec. 11, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital Medical Education Center, 12000 E. 12 Mile. www.mifibromyalgia.org

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Leonard Slatkin lecture & performance

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment (SAJE) will host Maestro Leonard Slatkin as he discusses his new book “Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians and the Music Industry.” In the book, Slatkin writes about his life as a Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor, the artists with whom he has worked, and the classical music industry today. Copies of the book will be available for sale. There will also be a performance by three members of the DSO.

7 p.m. Dec. 12, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple. theberman.org. $12.

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