May 2022 – What’s Happening

Holidays and Fun Local Events

Welcome to May 2022! Spring is here and we are ready to get outdoors this May 2022. We have found some indoor and outdoor activities suitable for everyone. DAWN is here to support you in taking time for you each month and enjoying all that our area has to offer.

It’s important when experiencing seasonal stress and the cloudy days of winter to find ways to unwind and entertain ourselves. This May features events like the the Water Lantern Festival, Art Birmingham, Mom 2 Mom sales are back, Bookstock sale, and Meadow Brooks Garden Club. Not to mention in these hard times there are still job fairs to participate in! These fun, exciting May 2022 events and activities for you or the kids will help keep you occupied, but we’ve also provided some helpful articles on parenting, divorce and finances.  We will get through this and still find some joy in May 2022.

Check out what’s going on in the World this May!

Art Birmingham in Downtown Birmingham

Peruse the works of more than 150 juried artists at this 41st-time show that takes place on the street surrounding Shain Park, in downtown Birmingham.

Water Lantern Festival at Kensington

Enjoy music, food trucks and an incredible sight as thousands of floating lanterns reflect unique messages of love, hope, and happiness. Other festival merchandise is available to purchase.


Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale

Bookstock has 300,000-plus used books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records for sale at bargain basement prices. All proceeds benefit literacy and education projects throughout metropolitan Detroit and beyond.


Health, Shopping, Fitness – Time For You

Meadow Brooks Garden Club

The Meadow Brook Garden Club also offers special programs that feature a guest speaker. These take place monthly at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15a, and the program starts at 10a. $5 suggested donation. All ages event. Reservations are not required.

OPC MOP Mom 2 Mom Sale

Shop and save at over 60 tables of gently used baby and kids clothes, toys, furniture, books, maternity clothes, and more. For more info / seller info,

Work, Career, and Money

Switching from two incomes to one is always a difficult adjustment and because we care we have some resources for you to check out.  This is because we can help you move in a direction of greater financial stability.  We’ve even added a few places because we want to help you search for a new job.

Tips For Moms Going Back to Work

Tips For Moms Going Back To Work

Going back to work after any kind of a break can be a difficult thing, regardless of the reason for the time away. There may be feelings of guilt floating around. To help keep those under control, suggests that you:

Career Events: Sales Jobs Connect

Search for virtual job fairs, local meetings, all handled in a safe and efficient manner. Now is the time to hunt for a new job. There are tons of job opportunities. Examine your skill sets and strengths and browse what local events and career path might suit you this February 2022!


There is no perfect parent and going through a divorce or suffering the after effects can be overwhelmingSo, here is an article with some proactive ways to adjust to the new life of single parenting and some tips to help you and your kids get through divorce.

Six Single Mom Strategies For Success


Single parenthood has lots of examples to follow, because single-parent families are more common than ever. Currently, there are 10 million single moms, keeping up with the demands of work, home and personal life–single-handedly.

Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village

Families can take a ride with their favorite storybook friend, Thomas the Train. There will be live music, magic shows, lawn games, photo opportunities, storytelling and more. Advanced registration required.

Just For You

We know it’s hard to make life changing choices, but we are here to fight for you and your rights because we care.  Schedule a FREE consultation today and take to first step in moving forward in your new life.


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