For Family Bridges, Inc.’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert, they are proud to once again invite Hong Kong’s very own, “God of Song,” Sam Hui, for another performance for their Annual Superstar Benefit Concert at Oakland Oracle Arena!   Sam Hui is a Hong Kong actor, musician, singer, and songwriter who has been credited as the father of and popularizing Canto-pop through the infusion of Western style music and popular street Cantonese vernacular in his lyric writing. Coming out of retirement in the early 2000s, Sam has reinvigorated his singing career with multiple come-back concerts and is very excited to come back to the Bay Area. This year Sam has invited his two sons on tour with him and is bringing Shannon Lee, the duaghter of Bruce Lee, to put on another exceptional show at Oracle Arena on the evening of October 14th, 2017!

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What happens when urban development comes into direct conflict with the preservation of sacred spaces? Filmmaker Michelle Grace Steinberg explores this contentious topic in her documentary Beyond Recognition. In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park will present a free screening of this powerful film followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Corrina Gould, a Chochenyo and Kerkin Ohlone Indian and subject of this project. After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, Corrina Gould and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path – to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them

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High Performance Starts with Clear Goals Blanchard’s Goal Setting program is a fun, engaging and innovative experience that provides participants with the skills needed to set clear and powerful goals, which will take them a long way to embracing the practice. This session provides a context for goals, helping people understand the importance of examining levels of specificity, from general key areas of responsibility to more specific tasks and action plans. The benefits of goal setting they identify early in the session will multiply as they discover more along the way. It’s an innovative approach, integrating tried-and-true techniques with the latest science of motivation.  Participants learn to set SMART goals and will be more likely to achieve the goals they set as well as find themselves with more energy and satisfaction in pursuing their goals. Benefits include: · Value the role SMART goals play in sustaining motivation and increasing energy, vitality, and a sense of well-being · Discover how to create specific and measurable goals that are relevant and timely · Facilitate others in setting SMART goals $199 Chamber Members / $225 Non-Members including materialsTo Register, please visit:http://www.coach4leaders.com/blanchard-leadership-workshops/goal-setting

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Successful Communication Starts with Active Listening People need to feel heard. Effective listening may be the most important skill for creating trust and building a strong connection! It’s a core leadership competency to gain insight for greater influence. You’ll discover the five fundamentals of effective listening: Attend to Nonverbal Behaviors, Ask High Impact Questions for Insight, Reflect Feelings, Paraphrase and Summarize for Understanding and Agreement. Benefits include: Understand how listening impacts competence and motivation in developing others Discover how your listen skills will improve trust and respect for you as a leader Learn ways to motivate and engage your employees and others $199 Members / $225 Non-Members including materials Please register online:http://www.coach4leaders.com/blanchard-leadership-workshops/listening

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Explore the new & old favorite food items on the bites menu and how they pair with your favorite Rosenblum Cellars wines! Sample select wines at the wine education course.Non-Members: $15 - Wine Club Members: Free +1 Please note: you MUST make a reservation for this class. Max capacity is 20 people.  No walks-in allowed. 

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For the Rangers, who came into the A’s final homestand of the season still in the hunt for the American League’s second wild-card spot, the timing couldn’t be worse. In this series, Texas is facing one of baseball’s hottest hitters in Matt Olson and one of the hottest clubs not named Cleveland. Friday, Olson, Oakland’s rookie first baseman, hammered his sixth homer in seven games to help lead the A’s to a 4-1 victory, their fifth win in a row and 12th in 15 games. “That’s kind of how we’ve been rolling here lately: pitching and hitting well,” Olson said. Olson’s homer, a two-run shot off Nick Martinez in the second inning, gave the A’s the lead for good.

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Jharel Cotton didn’t throw a pitch in his last scheduled start, a late scratch at Detroit with a groin strain, but that quick action to prevent further injury might have paid off for the A’s right-hander: Cotton will be able to make his Sunday start against Texas. “I feel like I’m a go,” the rookie said Friday. “Everything feels normal. It was just like a little cramp, and I want to be able to make my last two starts, finish the season strong.” Cotton threw a bullpen session Friday and did some running in the outfield, the last step before being confirmed as the Sunday starter. Cotton, 25, is 8-10 with a 5.

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The Michigan Aeronautics Commission has elected Oakland County Central Services Director David VanderVeen as their chairperson for the second time. VanderVeen has overseen operations for all county airports for more than 40 years including Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Michigan's second busiest airport, Oakland Troy Airport in Troy, and Southwest Oakland Airport in New Hudson.

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The Judson Center is hosting its 34th annual Rock Gala next month to raise money for families and children in need. Headquartered in Royal Oak, the center has several locations in the region and is hosting the gala Oct. 14 at the MGM Grand in Detroit.

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Two Royal Oak men face felony vandalism charges after police say they spray painted graffiti on several businesses and a metal donation receptacle near 14 Mile Road and Crooks. The two painted names, letters and unknown symbols in different colors before they were caught and arrested early Tuesday, police said.

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CAR SHOWS . Fall Color Car Classic is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24 at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, $15 per car, proceeds benefit Alhambra Charities for persons with developmental disabilities. Trophies will be awarded to the top 15 cars, door prizes, 248-673-2826,

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Bloomfield Township police are asking the public's assistance in identifying a customer who they believe took an iPhone left at a checkout counter at the Kroger Store at 3600 West Maple. Surveillance video shows the customer next in line took the phone and concealed it in one of his grocery bags, police said.

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With the 10th annual McLaren Brooksie Way races taking place on Sunday, Sept. 24, several roads will be closed in the early morning through the afternoon. Walton Boulevard between Adams Road to Livernois Road and Old Perch Road between Walton Boulevard and Avon Road will close at 7:45 a.m., reopening once the last participant has turned of the road, or by 9 a.

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