Barn dance and more for 50 and older in Farmington Hills

The City of Farmington Hills offers these and other activities at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. Programs and activities are sponsored by Farmington Hills Special Services Adults 50 & Better. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or to obtain additional information, please call 248-473-1830. Learn more at

Downsizing 101 for Everyone: Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to downsize and reclaim space in your home or learn how to prepare for a move. Professional organizer Theresa Brune teaches pain-free techniques for sorting through stuff and offers suggestions on what to do with unwanted items. Fee is $6.

Mindful Memory: October 6, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.

This three-part series explores the brain. Join Kevin Snycerski, LPN, from Senior Helpers of Michigan, and Diane Zide, Executive Director of Operations for Botsford Commons Senior Community, in these thought-provoking sessions. Oct. 6 – “The Difference Between Normal Aging and Dementia,” Oct. 20 – “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps,” and Oct. 27 “Communication Through Love Languages.” No cost. Please call 248-473- 1830 to sign up.

Book Discussion: Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

Still Life, by Louise Penny, and Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, will be discussed during this lively, informal book discussion held on the first Thursday of each month. Paperback copies are available in advance for checkout.

First Friday Ballroom: Oct. 7, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band with buffet dinner included. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. $10 by Oct. 6 deadline, $12 after.

Friday’s Film: Oct. 21, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and enjoy the movie “Dough.” $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Women, Wisdom and Wellness: Oct. 26, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

A panel of experts from the Beaumont Health System will discuss breast cancer awareness and early detection. The evening includes giveaways, door prizes, and refreshments. Register by calling 800-633-7377 or visit No cost.

Fall Fest: October 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kick up your heels at an old-fashioned barn dance complete with a caller, great grub (lunch), and refreshments. Enjoy line dancing, square dancing, and more. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Fee is $8 by Oct. 24 or $10 after.