Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Saturday, Aug. 25.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Detroit bureau is reachable at 313-259-0650. Send daybook items to michigan@applanner.com.

To see your Daybooks and events for Michigan and other States up to 12 months ahead, speak to your bureau or sales rep about access to AP Planner, or visit http://applanner.com.


Saturday, Aug. 25 8:00 AM United Negro College Fund’s 30th annual 5K Walk for Education

Location: Belle Isle Casino, 1 Casino Way, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.uncf.org/, https://twitter.com/UNCF

Contacts: Joyce Thomas, UNCF Michigan’s Building Better Futures, joyce.thomas@uncf.org, 1 313 873 1500 x1504


Saturday, Aug. 25 Tom Skerritt celebrates 85th birthday – 85th birthday of Tom Skerritt, American actor best known for his performances in films such as ‘Alien’, ‘Contact’, ‘Lucky’, ‘MASH’, ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Top Gun’


Saturday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 26 Michigan Democratic Party State Nominating Convention

Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigandems.com, https://twitter.com/MichiganDems

Contacts: Paul Kanan, Michigan Democratic Party, pkanan@michigandems.com , 1 517 371 5410

you plan to cover MDP’s State Nominating Convention, please email Press@MichiganDems.com to RSVP. A dedicated work area for media will be provided. The deadline to register is Friday, August 24 by 5:00 p.m


Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Aug. 28 Michigan Republican Party launches ‘Results Not Resistance Bus Tour’ – Michigan Republican Party launches ‘Results Not Resistance Bus Tour’, stopping in Howell, Livonia, Troy, Detroit, Rochester Hills, Utica, Saginaw, Midland, Grayling, Traverse City, Cadillac, Clare, Mt. Pleasant, Grand Ledge, Jackson, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Zeeland

Weblinks: http://www.migop.org/, https://twitter.com/MIGOP

Contacts: Tony Zammit, Michigan Republican Party, 1 517 487 5413



Sunday, Aug. 26 12:00 PM Unite for Justice rallies held in Michigan – Unite for Justice rallies held in Michigan, as part of a series of nationwide events in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Events include ‘Grand Rapids United for Justice’ at Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids (12:00 PM EDT); and ‘Unite for Justice – Stop Kavanaugh’ at Rep. Mike Bishop’s Office, Brighton (1:00 PM EDT)

Weblinks: https://uniteforjustice2018.com/, #StopKavanaugh

Contacts: The People’s Defense Coalition, media@uniteforjustice2018.com


Sunday, Aug. 26 1:00 PM Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department annual Wag ‘n’ Wade Dog Swim

Location: Richmond Park Pool, 1101 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://grcity.us, https://twitter.com/CityGrandRapids

Contacts: Steven Guitar, Executive Office, sguitar@grcity.us, 1 616 456 3773, 1 586 255 0695


Sunday, Aug. 26 2:00 PM USA Hockey 2018 Stars & Stripes Showdown, to benefit the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund and Ellie Johannson College Fund

Location: USA Hockey Arena, 14900 North Beck Road, Plymouth, MI

Weblinks: http://www.usahockey.com, https://twitter.com/usahockey

Contacts: Dave Fischer, USA Hockey media, davef@usahockey.org, 1 719 538 1171


Sunday, Aug. 26 6:00 PM SCOTUS Associate Justice Sotomayor visits East Lansing, MI – U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits East Lansing, MI, to participate in the city’s 2018 One Book, One Community program kick-off * Tomorrow, Justice Sotomayor will speak at the Michigan State University Academic Welcome, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI

Location: East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/news

Contacts: Kristin Shelley, East Lansing Public Library, 1 517 319 6913



Monday, Aug. 27 8:30 AM CFNAI Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Weblinks: http://www.chicagofed.org, https://twitter.com/ChicagoFed

Contacts: Scott Brave, FRB Chicago, sbrave@frbchi.org, 1 312 322 5784


Monday, Aug. 27 10:30 AM Grand Rapids Mayor Bliss announces kickoff of new fare-free Route 19 service along Michigan Street corridor – Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announces the launch of The Rapid’s new and improved fare-free Route 19 service, via press conference. Speakers include The Rapid CEO Andrew Johnson, Mobile GR and Parking Services Director Josh Naramore, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. President and CEO Tim Kelly

Location: Rosa Parks Circle, 35 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://grcity.us, https://twitter.com/CityGrandRapids

Contacts: Steven Guitar, Executive Office, sguitar@grcity.us, 1 616 456 3773, 1 586 255 0695


Monday, Aug. 27 2:30 PM Michigan Community Service Commission launches ‘Volunteer Michigan Tour’ – Michigan Community Service Commission launches ‘Volunteer Michigan Tour’, a listening tour allowing community leaders to share thoughts on how volunteers and national service can help address the state’s biggest issues

Location: Muskegon Innovation Hub at Grand Valley State University, 200 Viridian Dr, Muskegon, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov/mcsc/, https://twitter.com/MCSConline

Contacts: Jason Alexander, Michigan Community Service Commission comms, alexanderj9@michigan.gov, 1 517 335-3407