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A Valentine's Experience That Gives Back
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact 248-474-5941 John Cowley & Sons

A Valentine's Experience That Gives Back

Make it an evening to remember when you join us for a delightful four course meal pairing a 90-point wine tasting with each course. Learn about each wine and how to properly pair wine with food.

In addition to the four courses and wines, there will be opportunities to take home spectacular gift baskets, your favorite bottle of wine and a special Valentine's Day surprise. Skip the Valentine's Day crowds and treat yourselves to a truly fun and memorable experience.

Proceeds from this dinner will help sponsor the Michigan Optimist's

2020 Walk/Run for Childhood Health & Wellness.

Seating is limited. Secure your table today. Call 248-474-5941. $75 USD per person.

Both the dinner and the Run/Walk are open to all!

Michigan Optimist Childhood Health & Wellness
FEBRUARY 12,2020

Course 1
2016 Domaine de Baumard Savennieres Chenin Blanc
Loire Valley, France

A pan seared U10 scallop in a savory lobster cream sauce, served with crusty bread


Course 2
2017 Gehricke Chardonriay
Russian River Valley, California

Pomegranate,Pear,Pecan & Brie on a bed of spring mix and
baby spinach served with our house made honey balsamic dressing

Course 3
2015 Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras
Rhone Valley, France

Served with Fondant potatoes,roasted butternut squash and horseradish sauce

Course 4
2016 Ballentine Zinfandel
Napa Valley,California

A rich chocolate cake base is layered with milk chocolate & white chocolate mousse
all covered in chocolate ganache


Location John Cowley & Sons, 33338 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI 48336
Reservations Required
$75.00 USD Per Person

Upcoming Optimists Events

Friday, Feb 21st, 2020 @ 6:30pm
Chapters for Charity

A new program called "Chapters for Charity" which is our adults-only version of "Battle of the Books". The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

The basics of the event:

  • Adults 18+ can form teams of up to 5 people.
  • Registration is required and there is an entry fee of $5 per team member
  • This event is limited to 20 teams. Those who want to participate, but don't have other team members can either play as a team of 1 or form a team with other single players on the day of the event.
  • Each team will choose a charity to play for. They can choose from a list of local charities or select a 501c3 non¬≠library literacy charity of their choice. There is a list of charities on the back of the rules sheet.
  • The winning team's charity will receive a donation of the total entry fees for the event.
  • We've selected 5 books from different genres which teams must read.
  • The battle will be conducted pub-trivia style.
  • Staff members are welcome to form teams and participate.
  • All of this information can be found at farmlib.org/chapters-for-charity
  • For Registration form click HERE
  • For Rules Click HERE

Checking out the "Chapters for Charity" books to participants

  • We've selected 5 books from different genres for this event. The trivia questions for the Chapters for Charity Battle will be based off of these 5 books.
  • Copies of the books are available at the Adult Reference Desks at FH and FA. At FH they will be kept on shelf 15 behind the Information Desk.
  • Participants can check out up to 2 books at a time. We won't be tracking this. We will be relying on the honor system.
  • Do not check the book out to the patron. All you need to do is sign it out to them. There is a sign out sheet for each title on the shelf by the Chapters for Charity books. Please be sure to include their name, phone number, book number, date and your initials. When they return the book, please cross it off of the sign out sheet list.

If you have questions about any of this, please see Jill Baker, Merry Beth Tacy, Jen Hassell, Shira Pilarski or Jennie Willard.

Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2020 @ 7:30am
Oratorical Contest

The 2020 Earl Friedman Oratorical Contest
Sponsored by the Farmington-Farmington Hills Breakfast Optimist Club
Jon Grant Comunity Center
at the Jon Grant Community Center
29260 Grand River
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Click HERE for Contest information

Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
NOW Event

Optimist NOW Flyer March 2020