Things To Do In Farmington Hills

$13 for Visit to Indoor Play Center and Kids' Meals for Two at Jungle Java ($26 Value)

Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

Kids play in maze of forest huts and treehouses, then gather around a table for food like chicken strips, mac and cheese, or hot dogs

5 or 10 Self-Defense Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Krav Maga Centers of America (Up to 77% Off)

Krav Maga Centers Of America

West Bloomfield Township

$105 $25

Learn efficient real-world self-defense techniques designed by the Israeli Defense Forces from former Israeli special forces operators

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Vortex Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Vortex Martial Arts

Farmington Hills

$150 $49

Classes for kids and adults aim to boost physical endurance along with leadership skills and self-confidence

Arcade Outing for Two, Four or Six, or Party for 10 at Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Farmington

$14 $7

(103)

Old and new coin-operated games and mechanical oddities buzz and whir in packed museum where guests nibble popcorn

10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

$39 for Four Entry-Level Dance Classes at Annette and Company School of Dance ($80 value)

Annette and Company School of Dance

Farmington

$80 $39

Award-winning instructors teach feet the graceful steps of jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary dance styles

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes with Uniform (Up to 63% Off)

Red Dragon Martial Arts

Farmington

$100 $39

Martial artists instruct students of all age levels, teaching both self-defense techniques and the importance of discipline and respect

Two or Five Admissions to Holocaust Memorial Center (Up to 55% Off)

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

(32)

Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

10 Fitness Classes from Team Angie Fitness - Be Your Best You (70% Off)

Team Angie Fitness - Be Your Best You

Farmington

$100 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Basic Scuba Class or Open-Water Certification Class at Sea the World Scuba Center in Farmington Hills (64% Off)

Sea the World Scuba Center

Farmington

$300 $109

PADI-certified instructors cover scuba fundamentals in classroom setting & then take students into pool to practice skills

$43 for $170 Worth of Personal Training — Train Better Personal Trainers

Train Better Personal Trainers

West Bloomfield

$170 $43

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Roller-Skating Package for Two or Four with Pizza at BonaVenture Family Skating Center (Up to 53% Off)

BonaVenture Family Skating Center

Farmington Hills

$43 $22

Pizza and soda energize guests during skate sessions and laser light shows set to live DJ tunes

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

10 Barre Classes or 5 Barre Classes with 5 Pilates Classes at Pilates-Barre Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Pilates-Barre Studio

Farmington

$130 $59

Instructors with ballroom dancing & fitness backgrounds lead equipment & mat classes alongside barre classes for students of all skill level

Up to 46% Off Pilates — Teaser Pilates; Valid Tuesday, Thursday 2 PM - 4 PM

Teaser Pilates

West Bloomfield

$75 $40

Experienced, dedicated instructors personalize individual sessions, guiding student through strengthening, lengthening exercises

10 or 20 Buti Yoga Classes at Bella Body Fitness (Detroit) (Up to 67% Off)

Bella Body Fitness (Detroit)

West Bloomfield

$65 $29

60-to-90-minute classes fuse yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics to keep the heart rate along with spirits up

Gun Training or a Concealed-Pistol-License Class for One or Two at Focus First Firearms Training (Up to 51% Off)

Focus First Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

Firearms experts keep students moving as they teach fundamentals and tactics such as proper draw, shooting on the move, and weapon retention

$19.99 for Two-Hour Painting Class for One at Any Paint and Pour Location, Sunday–Thursday ($35 Value)

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

$35 $19.99

Enjoy a night of art at bars and restaurants across metro Detroit as you recreate the night's painting with provided materials and canvas

$13 for Laser Tag or Glo Mini Golf for Two at Zap Zone (Up to $26 Value). Six Locations Available.

Zap Zone

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

After choosing a glowing accessory, two people can enjoy a match of laser tag or a game of indoor mini golf

$16.99 for Five Admissions for Open Bounce Time at Bounce Up ($35 Value)

Bounce Up

Farmington

$35 $16.99

Kids tumble down a soft, two-laned slide and ricochet inside a bouncy castle

Two or Four 10-Minute Indoor Trampoline Sessions at Jump Station of Michigan (Up to 50% Off)

Jump Station of Michigan

Farmington

$7 $4

Jumpers strap into safety harnesses before leaping and flipping on indoor mini trampolines within an air-conditioned facility

$11 for $20 or $22 for $40 Worth of Pub Fare and Drinks at Library Sports Pub and Grill

Library Sports Pub & Grill

Novi

$20 $11

17 draft beers from noted Michigan craft breweries complement full menu of pizza, salads, and traditional pub fare with quality ingredients

$29 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or a Couple ($180 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

15 or 30 Kickboxing Classes at Pro Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Pro Martial Arts

Novi

$120 $29

A sixth-degree black belt, Master Steve King leads students through kickboxing exercises that bolster stamina and strength

One or Four Baseball Simulator Sessions, Video Analysis, or 3D Motion Capture at The Baseball Lab (Up to 63% Off)

The Baseball Lab

Novi

$100 $49

With high-tech analytic equipment such as 3D motion capture, and Hittrax simulators, players can perfect their baseball and softball game

Five or Ten TRX or Barre Classes or Five Drop-In Zumba or Yoga Classes at Rejuvenation Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Rejuvenation Fitness

Plymouth

$12 $5.40

Fitness Classes target specific muscle groups, from cardio-based Zumba to core-building TRX suspension training

10 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Empower Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Empower Yoga

Northville

$160 $65

Yoga beginners to elite athletes can find a class tailored to their needs inside warm, earthy studio that offers sessions seven days a week

One-Month Self-Defense Programs with Uniform at Ayerst Choi Kwang Do (Up to 90% Off)

Ayerst Choi Kwang Do

Novi

$200 $27

Seasoned instructors impart self-defense techniques in a non-violent, family-friendly environment

$39 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates ($75 Value)

Club Pilates

Novi

$75 $39

(5)

Reformer classes span three levels of modern Pilates, and can incorporate barre exercises and cardio jumping moves

$250 for $500 Groupon — Mannino Hockey Training Center

Mannino Hockey Training Center

Novi

$500 $250

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pub Food and Drinks at Library Sports Pub and Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Library Sports Pub and Grill

West Bloomfield

$20 $12

(40)

Surrounded by plasma TVs showing sports games, visitors win against hunger with mozzarella sticks, BLT pizzas, and seasonal beer on draft

Five or Ten Women's Boot Camp Classes at Get It & Go Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Get It & Go Fitness

Northville

$75 $35

Instructors combine weight training, cardio, abs, and core work with nutritional guidance to help women build strength and tone muscle

Discover Scuba Course for One or Two at Scuba and Snorkel Center and Motor City Scuba (Up to 59% Off)

Motor City Scuba and Snorkel

Novi

$60 $25

After a classroom briefing, students suit up in scuba equipment and splash into a heated pool to learn the basics of breathing underwater

$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp with Nutritional Consultation from Michigan Women Boot Camp ($274 Value)

Michigan Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $59

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

$44 for a Four-Week Boot-Camp Package at Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp for Women ($179 Value)

Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp for Women

Multiple Locations

$179 $44

(9)

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

Halal Cooking Class for One or Two at East Essence Chef (Up to 50% Off)

East Essence Chef

Southfield

$60 $32

Chef focuses on teaching others to create practical, nutritious, halal dishes; food costs included

$70 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Carry-Weapons Class at Self Defense CCW ($155 Value)

Self Defense CCW

Southfield

$155 $70

Concealed-carry-weapons class includes gun rental, course materials, ammunition and certificate of completion

10 or 20 Martial Arts-Based Self-Defense Classes at Southfield Martial Arts Institute (Up to 73% Off)

Southfield Martial Arts Institute

Southfield

$160 $49

Instructors lead classes designed to help beginners learn to defend themselves using martial arts maneuvers

Jujutsu Classes at Martial Science Center (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

Martial Science Center

Southfield

$129 $39

Experienced black belt trainer leads fun classes that teach effective methods of close combat for defeating armed and armored opponents

$75 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Pistol Class at Protection First CCW (Up to $150 Value)

Protection First CCW

Southfield

$150 $75

Detroit police officer qualifies students for a state concealed-pistol permit with class work, range time, and post-training consults

Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four at Action Impact (Up to 51% Off)

Action Impact

Southfield

$93.99 $47

(12)

After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

One or Three-Month Membership or Five Women's Self-Defense Classes at Detroit Kung Fu Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons or Four 60-Minute Group Music Lessons at Axis Music Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $11

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

$375 for $750 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Mix Factory One Studio

Mix Factory One Studio

Southfield

$750 $375

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One-Hour Face Painting Class at Face and Hair Painting Studio LLC (Half Off)

Face and Hair Painting Studio LLC

Southfield

$40 $20

Face-painting artists teach students how to create otherworldly visages of animals, superheroes, and supernatural beasts on the human face

Concealed-Pistol-License Course for One or Two at Tactical Weapons Training Center (Up to 48% Off)

Tactical Weapons Training Center

Southfield

$125 $65

Certified instructors use hands-on training to teach techniques that prepare students to apply for a concealed-handgun permit

Three- or Six-Week Boot Camp with Two Weekly Sessions at Body by Jenn & Body Beautiful Boot Camps (Up to 54% Off)

Body By Jenn & Body Beautiful Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

(19)

Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

5-Week Beginner Sewing Class from Out the Trunk 2009 DIY Fashions (41% Off)

Out The Trunk 2009 Diy Fashions

Southfield

$75 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Concealed-Carry-Weapons Course for One or Two at Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC (Up to 52% Off)

Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC

Comfort Inn

$135 $67

US Marines teach eight-hour CCW and CPL courses that meet Michigan’s requirements to apply for a concealed-weapon license

Three or Five 2-Hour Open-Play Passes at Bounce It Up (49% Off)

Bounce It Up

Livonia

$15 $7.67

Kids 13 years old or younger coast down inflatable slides, climb up walls, and play free arcade games; toddlers frolic in their own zone

43% Off at Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia

Docs Sports Retreat

Docs Sports Retreat

$30 $17

Dynamic sports bar boasts over 75 flat-screen TVs and an all-season patio

Four or Six Open-Play Sessions or a 2.5-Hour Circus Birthday Party for Up to 16 at Cirque Amongus (Up to 52% Off)

Cirque Amongus

Livonia

$560 $269

(10)

Adroit instructors teach youngsters circus skills such as magic tricks and walking on stilts

$65 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Carry-Weapons Course at Wayne County Firearms Training ($99 Value)

Wayne County Firearms Training

Livonia Training Center

$99 $65

NRA- and Sig Sauer–certified instructor covers the classroom and live-fire prerequisites for qualifying to apply for a CCW/CPL permit

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes with Optional Ramp-On Classes at CrossFit Forgiven (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Forgiven

Plymouth

$260 $59

CrossFit classes focus on strength and form instead of flash, with functional exercises that work for every fitness level

One, Three, or Five Beginning Fencing Classes at Salle d’Etroit Fencing Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Salle d'Etroit

Livonia

$25 $12

USFCA-certified instructor covers the basic footwork, attacks, and parries of fencing as students wield provided foils

$39 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Food at Coach's Corner Bar and Grill ($75 Value)

Coach's Corner Bar and Grill

Livonia

$25 $13

(14)

Menu offers an array of pub fare such as boneless chicken wings, burgers with salsa and jalapeños, and beer-battered cod

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four at Sand Hills Golf Resort (Up to 59% Off)

Sand Hills Golf Resort

Thedford

C$105.98 C$49.99

An Old Western–style clubhouse oversees a 5,536-yard course with seven interconnected ponds and undulating greens

One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Interstate Lanes (Up to 58% Off)

Interstate Lanes

Rossford/Perrysburg

$32 $15

(5)

This 40-lane bowling alley welcomes groups with automatic scoring, a video arcade, and an onsite eatery

Wine-Glass-Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at The Painted Glass (Up to 57% Off)

The Painted Glass

Downtown Redford

$35 $20

Let your creative side shine as you learn how to paint designs onto wine glasses, with all supplies included; instructor-led class

3, 5, or 10 Regular Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 57% Off)

Pump It Up

Wixom

$21 $10.50

(5)

Inflatable bouncers, slides, and obstacle courses host jumpers during open-play sessions

Jet Ski Rental or Flight on Water Jet Pack at Michigan Wet N Wild (Up to 51% Off)

Michigan Wet N Wild

Downtown Walled Lake

$35 $25

Shop rents out jet skis and water jet packs for those seeking adrenaline-filled fun in the water

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Always On Alert (45% Off)

Always On Alert

Wixom

$199 $109

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Two-Hour Knitting or Crocheting Classes for One, Two, or Four at The Knitting Circle (Up to 61% Off)

The Knitting Circle

Downtown Milford

$44 $20

In a cozy community shop, instructors impart knitting or crocheting techniques during skill- or project-based classes

Kids' Open Gym Play or Birthday Party at Just My Fit (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Just My Fit

Wixom

$6 $2

Kids frolic and learn during open gym play times and birthday parties are private affairs for up to 15 kids

Kickboxing, Martial Arts, or Personal Training at World Sports Fitness (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

World Sports Fitness

Wixom

$75 $25

A former kickboxing champion conditions bodies with the same strength and flexibility regimen he used to take on opponents in the ring

Pub Food at Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille

Wixom

$20 $10

Burgers, chili fries, chicken tenders, and baby-back ribs in sports bar with flat-screen TVs and projection screens

Five Fitness Classes or Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Justice (Up to 59% Off)

CrossFit Justice

Milford

$70 $34

Enroll in a variety of fitness classes, such as CrossFit-style Streamline classes, to burn calories and sculpt lean muscle

1 or 3 Jewelry-Making Classes at Kathy Mamat Designs at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique (Up to 67% Off)

Kathy Mamat Designs at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

$60 $25

One-hour classes in subjects such as beading, wire-working, or fiber and textile design

$39 for Four Group Classes at Village Pilates Studio ($100 Value)

Village Pilates Studio

Franklin

$100 $39

Build strong mind-body connections with cardio- and strength-bolstering exercises on Pilates equipment

Three or Six Group Equipment Classes at BodyPure Studio (56% Off)

BodyPure Studio

Downtown Birmingham

$75 $33

Pilates equipment classes include reformer and springboard classes

Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

$16 $8

(48)

Current exhibits include display of Warhol's record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

Five Prenatal or Spirit Baby Yoga Classes, or Five Traditional Yoga Classes at Karma Yoga (72% Off)

Karma Yoga

Bloomfield Hills

$90 $25

(5)

Instructors focused on proper alignment and safety lead students of all levels through Kundalini, Iyengar, and prenatal yoga classes

Five Boot Camp Classes from Vow2bFit Fitness Studio (64% Off)

Vow2bfit

Oak Park

$50 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes, or 5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions at Mad Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

MADFitness

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

General or VIP Admission for Two or Four to Hush Haunted Attraction (Up to 44% Off)

Hush Haunted Attraction

Westland

$34 $20

Prepare yourself for ghoulish beings and surprises as you make your way through this dark and twisted horror show

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center (Up to 67% Off)

Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center

Westland

$75 $25

Students train with partners, soaking up self-defense skills and toning muscles in a spacious 4,000 square-foot gym

One- or Two-Month Dance Class or Six Weeks of Poms or Baton Twirling at Tonina's Dance Company (Up to 64% Off)

Tonina's Dance Company

Westland

$35 $17

Dedicated and professional instructors guide students through ballet, hip-hop, baton twirling, tap, lyrical, pom-pom, and all-boys hip-hop

$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Electronic Animal Ride at Safari Hoopla ($20 Value)

Safari Hoopla

Westland

$4 $2.40

Kids and adults can choose the electronic animal to take for a ride in a safari forest

$20 for Two Private Music Lessons with Registration Fee at Maestro Music Academy ($85 Value)

Maestro Music Academy

Westland

$85 $20

Experienced music instructors teach private lessons for instruments such as piano, violin, viola, drums and percussion, guitar, and bass

Select Local Merchants

Named one of the city's best cultural museums by CBS Detroit, the Holocaust Memorial Center is among America’s first Holocaust museums. For more than 25 years, the HMC has memorialized the senseless murder of millions, promoting tolerance while sending out a call to action to prevent future discrimination, hate crimes, bullying, and genocide by keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust and the lives it claimed.

Starting near the museum's lobby, an illustrated timeline tracing 4,000 years of Jewish history leads into The Museum of European Jewish Heritage, which highlights Judaism through artifacts and displays. From there, a ramp descending beyond a 22-foot window display of Nazi propaganda leads into an exhibit on The Final Solution. Here, displays and audiovisual installations usher visitors toward the Survivors' Theater, where live presentations by Detroit-area survivors illuminate the atrocities' personal costs. Daily tours are led by the museum's caring, expert educators, who guide guests through the exhibits while encouraging them to internalize the lessons for use in their own lives.

New to the museum is the Weisberg Gallery, where a Holocaust-era boxcar stands as a reminder of the scale of the period's atrocities. The museum also welcomes traveling exhibits such as Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow, a collection depicting the story of Jewish professors fleeing Nazism and finding teaching positions at historically black universities. The exhibit explores the encounter between these scholars and their students, the impact the relationships had on one another, and the effect on the Civil Rights Movement and American society.

Post-war exhibits cover the Nuremberg Trials, honor the righteous individuals who risked their lives to resist the Nazis or save Jewish lives during the war, and pay homage to those who perished with a memorial flame. The museum also houses a well-stocked library, where guests can research their genealogy with materials dedicated to European Jewish history. Beyond its core exhibits, the HMC hosts special exhibits encompassing photographs, art, and history, in addition to sending survivors to speaking engagements throughout the city and hosting the Kindertransport Memory Quilt, whose patches represent the experiences of Jewish youth rescued from Eastern Europe.

28123 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills,
MI
US

Fitness-minded visitors sweat their way through The Sports Club’s more than 100,000 square feet of equipment, group exercise classes, and workout-enhancing amenities. Patrons who thrive on camaraderie can get energized during group classes in one of five practice rooms, and lone wolves can try their hands, limbs, and cores at weight machines by Cybex, Hammer Strength, and Life Fitness. Seventy cardiovascular machines fill the rest of the floor space, each equipped with a personal television that can play any home-brought DVDs, CDs, or flip books. During the warmer seasons, staff members uncover 2 of the 3 pools and 5 of the 14 indoor tennis courts, creating open-air recreational opportunities that earned the facility Hour Detroit magazine's award for Best Outdoor Tennis Court in 2008 and 2009. Employees can keep an eye on guests' youngsters in the childcare room, which brims with age-appropriate activities for toddlers and stuffed-animal focus groups.

6343 Farmington Rd
West Bloomfield,
MI
US

At Yoga Shelter, you won't hear esoteric chants echoing through the halls or meditation music reverberating from rock-shaped speakers. That's because founder Eric Paskel wants to make yoga accessible for all students, whether they're searching for inner peace or a more toned bod. Hip hop, dance, soul, chill, contemporary, and classic music accompanies all classes, ranging from Yoga Rocks, which focuses on sequenced postures, to Fusion, a blend of faster- and slower-moving classes. There is no hierarchy of classes; each 60- to 75-minute session is open to all skill levels. As Paskel himself puts it on his about page, ?What's different about us is that we admit we have issues, we know we have work to do?if you can relate to that, you'll love this place.?

6363 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield,
MI
US

The tattoo artists at Chroma Tattoo know that tattoos last a lifetime and create a permanent connection between the client and the artist. With that much at stake, they leave nothing to chance. Before their needles and inks ever pierce skin, the artists walk clients through a long preparation process that involves designing the tattoo and determining the placement. They first work out the details of the design on paper, and then, they freehand the design onto the skin. This process gives clients the chance to make adjustments and give feedback.

While their friends are getting tattoos, guests can sink into two large leather sofas that huddle around a flat-screen TV. Here they can wile away the hours watching Netflix, playing Xbox 360, or contemplating which president had the most imposing beard.

33028 Northwestern Highway
Charter Township Of West Bloomfield,
MI
US

In 1995, Michigan Classic Ballet Company achieved honor status–the highest distinction granted–from Regional Dance America, a national association. The recognition was notable enough, but even more remarkably, the company was only six years old at the time. They took their newfound title to heart–since then, under the leadership of founder and artistic director Mary C. Geiger, Michigan Classic Ballet Company has produced lauded performances including The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, and Swan Lake. From welcoming acclaimed choreographers who produce original works to founding outreach programs for youth, the company lives out its mission to promote an appreciation of ballet in the community.

29300 West 11 Mile Road
Farmington Hills,
MI
US

Jungle Java was designed to create a space where parents could enjoy a good cup of coffee while watching their children play in a safe and soft environment where tykes traipse through a well-padded multilevel maze of forest huts and treehouses. Toddlers can take time away from the fray in a separate safari area equipped with soft tunnels, slides, and age-appropriate cryptograms. As children romp, parents plunk themselves in the soft folds of a leather couch or power through some work on the free WiFi network. Jungle Java's caf? carries a menu of coffee drinks, smoothies, and snacks that include all-beef hot dogs and turkey and avocado sandwiches on eight-grain bread.

27658 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills,
MI
US