5 Things to Know This Week: Donations Needed for Gleaners Food Drive, Blackthorn Concert at the Community Center, City Council Meets
Here's the scoop on what's happening in Troy for the week of Jan. 28.
1. Is public speaking one of your pet peeves? Conquer that fear this year by joining Toastmasters, a supportive group that helps coach its members in talking to and working with others. Toastmasters will hold a meeting Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. at Walsh College in Troy. The group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
2. The Troy City Council will hold a regular meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Items to be discussed by the Council include a status report on the Transit Center and the Troy Solar House proposal. The complete agenda can be viewed here.
3. Farbman Group, a Southfield-based real estate company, will sponsor a food drive Tuesday to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The event will be held from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Farbman Group's Troy office located at 3250 W. Big Beaver Road. Canned items, healthy packaged snacks and unused personal care items are recommended for donating.
4. Head over to the Troy Community Center Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to hear Blackthorn. The concert will feature traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and more to create a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. Admission is $5 at the door and includes free snacks.
5. Start the month of February off on the right foot Friday by showing your support for a cure for heart disease, the number one killer of women. Take part in "National Wear Red Day". To learn more visit www.goredforwomen.org.