The Halloween hype is dying down, and the football season came to an end Friday with the Trojans' loss to Almont in the playoffs. And now that it's November, what's there to look forward to?
Of course, you'll be shopping for turkeys in a few weeks and doing some early Christmas shopping, but there are also community events and elections coming up. Mark your calendar.
Election Day is Nov. 8, and there is a City Council race as well as a school board candidate running unopposed. The candidates for City Council are incumbent Howie Airriess, Brady DiAntonio, Greg Kucera Jr. and Todd Shattuck (write-in). Jessica Back is running unopposed for the school board seat. Board secretary Cyndi Peltonen's term is over at the end of the year.
The deadline to obtain an absentee ballot is 2 p.m. Saturday. Voters who qualify to receive an absentee ballot can vote in person at the clerk's office at City Hall by 4 p.m. Monday.
The Clawson Athletic Booster Club is hosting a euchre tournament Saturday at Knights of Columbus Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $15, and there will be a cash bar and raffles. You must be 21 to play. To purchase tickets, call Lisa Sarvello at 248-821-5109.
Christmas Craft Show
The 26th annual Christmas in Clawson Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Clawson High School and will feature crafters from all over. There will be raffles and door prizes. Admission costs $2 for everyone older than 14.
Small Business Saturday
The Clawson Downtown Development Authority will host the second annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The initiative promotes shopping locally. "Downtown businesses provide jobs, preserve neighborhoods and fuel the local economy," the DDA said in its newsletter. Check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page.
Christmas Tree Lighting
The community will gather on Nov. 28 for the official lighting of the Clawson Christmas tree at Memorial Park. Caroling will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Santa Claus will arrive at 7 p.m. The Junior Optimist Club will serve hot chocolate and cookies afterward.