October 2023 – What’s Happening

Holidays and Fun Local Events

Welcome to October 2023! Fall is almost here! Let’s get this Fall 2023 started off right. 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.

Fall events, activities and fun has returned to Michigan! This October features events like Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village, Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, an Oktoberfest Run, an Ann Arbor Marathon and Artober Art Fest in Ann Arbor – not to mention fun stuff for the kids. Don’t forget to check out all the local job fairs to participate in! These fun, exciting October 2023 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.  Let’s start this Fall right and make October 2023 a month to remember.

Check out what’s going on in Southeast Michigan this October!

Oktoberfest Run in Downtown Royal Oak

Enjoy themed running events, a custom event medal, race swag, post-race snack table with Bavaria foods and snacks with your morning brew in a fun environment.

Zoo Boo At the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo will be open until dark for this annual “merry-not-scary” Halloween celebration, which features strolling entertainment, Halloween face painting, photo opportunities, trick-or-treating stations and more. This year, they added themed weekends.


Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village

Walk the illuminated jack-o’-lantern paths through Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow and other spooky worlds. There is a Halloween train adventure on the Hallowe’en Express, fall treats and costumed characters throughout the village. New this year, free carriage rides throughout the village.


Health, Shopping, Fitness – Time For You

Probility Ann Arbor Marathon

Choose to run or walk a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids’ “Marathon” and Kids’ “Half Marathon.” Virtual options are available.

A2 Artoberfest in Downtown Ann Arbor

Explore the work of over 100 jury-selected fine artists at this event. There will also be live entertainment, food, drinks, shopping and more.

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, workingmother.com 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 August 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.

Talking to Kids About Divorce

Talking to Kids About Divorce

How you talk to your kids about divorce can make all the difference. Sometimes, especially with younger children, you don’t even need to use the word “divorce.” A brief and simple explanation of what changes might be happening is a great start.

Fairy Tales and Folklore at Troy Historic Village

This year’s theme is Fairy Tales and Folklore. Families can expect enchanting decorations, games, crafts and trick-or-treating. Register in advance for reduced admission.

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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