Neighboring Week

September 26 – October 2, 2022


Inclusive neighboring is the catalyst for building a sense of belonging across Midland County.


View the 2022 Neighboring Week Toolkit.


View the 2022 Neighboring Week Events.


Planning to participate in 2022 Neighboring Week? Please let us know by filling out the Neighboring Week Event form. As event forms are submitted, they will be uploaded below!

Please note: Neighboring Week events are independently planned by organizations/people listed below.

Midland County Neighboring Week Events

Want to see your Neighboring Week event featured here? Fill out the Neighboring Week Event form and it will be added here. You can also make Midland Area Cultural Awareness a co-host on any Facebook events you create, so it will automatically show on our Facebook page.


The Breaking Bread Village: Celebrating You Annual Award Ceremony / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / September 23 / 7PM

Our first CELEBRATING YOU AWARDS is coming soon in honor of “Neighboring Week”- in our community. This event will allow us to honor and celebrate seven worthy recipients. We will be celebrating legacy, community, big hearts, and thoughtful missions- all under the willow trees.
6220 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI

International Day of Peace Block Party / Creative 360: Stage, Studios and Gallery / September 24 / 2PM-5PM

The Midland Non Violent Peace Force is hosting a block party to be held September 24 from 2-5 pm at Creative 360. There will be food trucks, games, art, face painting, music and more as we celebrate Midland being named an International City of Peace. We will host a Neighboring Week table and we will promote neighboring as the first step to inclusive peace in our city.
1517 Bayliss St, Midland, MI 48640

Celebrate Neighboring Week / St. John’s Episcopal Church

Who Is My Neighbor? / September 25 / 10:00AM
Join us for Worship and enjoy a light lunch and neighboring presentation. Activities will be available for children and adults!!!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor! / October 2 / 10:00AM
Invite a neighbor to church! You and your neighbor will be entered into a drawing for a special neighboring basket!
A special reception will follow the service to greet our neighbors and send off our CROP Walk team to the 50th Anniversary CROP Walk to raise funds to feed our neighbors!

Check out the Neighboring Mural on our lawn throughout the week.

405 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Neighborhood Gathering / Chippewa Lane Neighborhood / September 25 / 2PM

Our neighborhood plans to gather on Sunday afternoon, September 25, and enjoy food and time to visit with one another.

Getting to know and spending time with our neighbors helps us build a sense of community. Helping our neighbors was very important as our neighborhood had to evacuate and nearly every house dealt with flooding in 2020. We want to continue to build strong connections and look for ways to support and help one another.


Neighboring Week Lattes for Access to Recreation / Midland Coffee Shops / September 26-October 2

Eight local coffee shops are collaborating to support Access to Recreation during Neighboring Week. Each participating shop has a special latte they are promoting for the week, and $1 from each of those Neighboring Lattes sold throughout the week will be donated to Access to Recreation! Participating shops are: Biggby Coffee, Crepes et Amis, Live Oak, Stranded, Boomerang, Mi Element and Grove Tea Lounge.

What brings people together better than coffee and tea? In our opinion, nothing! Our businesses may be viewed as competitors, but together we make Midland a better place one cup at a time. Locally owned and operated, each of these locations is committed to serving the neighbors of Midland. We are boldly moving forward, together, to fulfill Midland’s vision of “Together. Forward. Bold. An exceptional place where everyone thrives.” Our honoree this year, Access to Recreation, was selected as they strive to provide enhanced universal recreation access for everyone, including those with disabilities.

Neighbor Chase – A local park scavenger hunt / Midland Parks and Recreation / September 26 – October 9

Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the 3rd annual parks scavenger hunt, Neighbor Chase, a community event to celebrate neighboring week in Midland!

This year we are partnering with Eventzee, a scavenger hunt app on you mobile phone, to put you on the path of discovering our community through interactive challenges.
Eventzee code: mprneighbor22

RE/MAX’s Neighborhood Crawl / RE/MAX of Midland / September 26-September 30

We are choosing a local business each day to go to as an office. We’ll snap pictures and highlight the business on social media. Our stops:
Monday-Creation Coffee
Tuesday-M’s Cafe
Wednesday-Pizza Baker
Thursday-Boomerang Coffee
Friday-Aviator Cookie

We live and work in this community we love. We want to celebrate our neighbors and the contributions they are making to make Midland home, sweet, home!


Free Yoga & Food Drive / Midland Yoga Co-op / September 26-October 2

Midland Yoga Co-op is celebrating Neighboring Week and the end of National Yoga Month with a food drive and free yoga classes for the community! Simply bring a non-perishable food item(s) or monetary donation to one of the yoga classes listed below to take that class for free. All donations collected will be taken to the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network at the end of the week.

Additional donations are welcome throughout the week at the studio at 705 Bayliss St in Midland.

– Monday 9/26 9-10am: Slow Flow with Akiko*
– Tuesday 9/27 5:30-6:30pm: Hot Forrest Yoga with Sarah*
– Thursday 9/29 6-7pm: Peaceful Flow with Julie
– Friday 9/30 10:30-11:30am: MyoYin Yoga with Sarah*
– Sunday 10/2 6-7pm: Yin Yoga with Alyssa

*Please pre-register for these classes with Akiko (email her at and Sarah (sign up at

For more info about these classes and our yoga studio:

Enjoy Rogers Family Wellness Park / MyMichigan Health / September 25-October 2

In honor of Midland Neighboring Week, MyMichigan Health invites you to enjoy our new Rogers Family Wellness Park and beautifully wooded walking trails on the Medical Center campus. Bring a neighbor, friend or family to stroll along the trails or take part in one of the many activities the Park has to offer. While you are there, be sure to take a selfie, post it to Instagram or Facebook, and tag MyMichigan Health*. Those that capture and share their experience from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, will be entered into a drawing for a new Apple Watch.

*If your account is private, please take a screen shot and direct message it to MyMichigan Health’s account for your entry to be considered.

Happy Neighboring Week!
3611 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Midland County Pit Stop Fundraiser  / Coyer Candle Co. / September 26-October 2

10% of all proceeds collected from purchases of our Lucky Oliver candle and air freshener collection during Neighboring Week will be donated to the Midland County Pit Stop! We will also be giving out coupons to all customers, hosting a small giveaway, and giving out double rewards with each purchase to say thank you to our community/customers!
129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640

Brownies & Bookmarks for Educators / Safe & Sound Child Advocacy Center / September 26 / 1PM-3PM

Interested in what a forensic interview is?  Want to learn more about keeping our kids safe?  Come tour our agency during our open house – grab a brownie and a bookmark – and come learn about the services we provide!
2716 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Car Seat Check & Food Drive Event / Midland Police Department / September 26 / 4PM-7PM

Car seat technicians will be available to ensure car seats are installed correctly and will be able to answer any questions parents or caregivers may have about seats.
Non-perishable food items will be collected during the food drive. All food collected will be donated to The Bridge Food Center.
Hot dogs, chips and refreshments will be available to those that donate to the food drive.
Information tables will also be set up.
2727 Rodd Street, Midland, MI 48640

Conversation & Connection / Midland Area Community Foundation / September 27 / 10:30AM-12PM

Please join  your Midland Area Community Foundation as we celebrate Neighboring Week!
76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640

Let’s Talk About Numbers: Sidewalk Math / Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition / September 27 / 10AM-12PM and 4PM-6PM

Join The Great Start Collaborative for a Neighboring Week Get Together – Let’s Talk About Numbers – Sidewalk Math for Families with Children Birth – Age 5. Learning how to integrate early math concepts into every day play! Brownies & water will be available.
401 Lemke St., Midland, MI 48642

Harvest Celebration / Phoenix Community Farm at Windover High School / September 27 / 6PM-7PM

Come out to our Neighboring Week Open House and Harvest Celebration. We will have fun activities for all ages and a fundraising Pig Roast and farm to table dinner.
Join us in celebrating our season of working to meet the basic need for fresh, healthy produce. We have grown & shared tons of produce, & we have educated & empowered many in our community to grow healthy together.
Come to learn more about what we are doing right in the Midland Neighborhood and learn how you can get involved in helping our neighbors in need.
919 Smith Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Open CoWork Day / CMURC Midland / September 28 / 8AM-5PM

Calling all entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations – join us at CMURC Midland for a free day of cowork on Sept. 28! Offering a warm and welcoming environment with high-speed wifi and strong coffee, CMURC is the place to get work done and meet your neighbors.

RSVP by Tuesday (9/27) to attend:

CMURC Midland
801 Joe Mann Blvd Suite P
Midland, MI 48642

Bullock Creek Volunteer Fair / Bullock Creek High School / September 28 / During Lunch

During lunches on September 28, Bullock Creek High School will be hosting several community youth-serving agencies that are in need of volunteers. These agencies will have the opportunity to promote their programs and recruit youth volunteers.

Cleveland Manor Open House / Cleveland Manor / September 28 / 1:30PM-3:30PM

Join us in our courtyard for cookies and lemonade!
Being a good neighbor is essential to the mission of Cleveland Manor, which is to provide affordable housing for older adults and people with disabilities in a community setting. It is important that our residents have a sense of belonging in our community.
2200 Cleveland Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Greater Midland Community Center / Free Open Swim September 29 & 30 5PM-8PM /
Neighboring Family Fun Day October 2 3PM-5PM

On Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 the Community Center will host FREE Open Swim nights in the Oasis Pool. Gather your kids, friends or neighbors and swing by the Community Center to enjoy their pool and hot tub area from 5-8 PM.
During Neighboring Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 2 members of the Midland community are welcome to enjoy many of the amenities the Community Center has to offer. Choose from multiple activities such as open gymnastics, open swim, bounce houses, as well as different craft opportunities for participants of all ages. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get active with friends and family from 3-5 PM.
2205 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Block With Us! / The Arc of Midland / September 28 / 4PM-6PM

The Arc of Midland is hosting a Block Party with all of our neighboring businesses! We will have hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn! Block With Us, will be Partnering for People™ with local artist, Carolina Donoso. She will provide an interactive experience and turn it into art! This is an inclusive event for all families in Midland!
On Louanna Street between Nelson and Harold Streets

Floats With Goats / Grace A. Dow Memorial Library / September 28 / 5:30PM-7PM

Celebrate being a neighbor at the Library during Midland’s neighboring week! Join us on the Library Lawn for a Faygo float social with goats!
Our celebrity scoopers from the City of Midland will host a Faygo float social complete with a petting zoo, yard games, and crafts for the family!
No registration required.
Cones of animal feed will be available to purchase for a $1.00, and carrots will be available for $3.00 – cash only please.
1710 W St Andrews Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Ward 4 Get Your Game On / Neighbors of Ward 4/ September 28 / 6PM-7:30PM

In celebration of Neighboring Week, the neighbors of Ward 4, and Councilperson Diane Brown Wilhelm, are gathering at Plymouth Park for a fun, interactive night of games. Lawn Games, card games and board games will be available for children and adults to spend some time getting to know their neighbors. Pack your snacks and refreshments and prepare for a night of fun on.
Plymouth Park, 1508 E Wheeler St, Midland, MI 48642

Complimentary Intro to Pilates Classes / Balanced Pilates and Wellness Boutique / September 30, 3PM / October 2, 4:30PM

We love our neighborhood! We want to connect with our neighbors and make our corner of the world at Ashman/Washington a warm and welcoming destination! Buy one get one free (for your neighbor) Energy Bite packs.
Free intro to Pilates classes:
Friday Sept 30 at 3:00pm
Sunday Oct 2 at 4:30
(Pre registration required at 810 E Ashman)

Grateful for our Neighbors Event / Delta College Downtown Midland / September 29 / 10AM-2PM

Join us for a Hot Cocoa Bar, Donuts and Delta SWAG. Take a self-guided tour of the facility. Check out the awesome community spaces, like the roof top garden and learning commons.

Pick up information on Delta Scholarships, the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship (25 and older) and Delta’s senior (age 60 and up) in-district 50% tuition discount.

419 E Ellsworth St, Midland, MI 48640

Shop and Sip Cardi Party for Survivors / Shelterhouse + Shelterhouse Resale Shop / September 29 / 1PM-3PM

Come meet your neighbors, enjoy sweet snacks and our biggest cardigan sale yet, and connect. Located at the Shelterhouse Resale Shop.
1830 S Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48642

Brownies & Bookmarks for Everyone / Safe & Sound Child Advocacy Center / September 30 / 10AM-4PM

Interested in what a forensic interview is?  Want to learn more about keeping our kids safe?  Come tour our agency during our open house – grab a brownie and a bookmark – and come learn about the services we provide!
2716 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Fall Harvest Festival / Chippewa Nature Center / October 1 / 10AM-4PM

With the approaching of fall, the days grow shorter, leaves change colors and a crispness tinges the air reminding us the growing season is done and it is time to harvest the crops. Join CNC on October 1 from 10 am-4 pm for Fall Harvest Festival as we celebrate the hard work of the summer and the coming harvest. Visitors of all ages will enjoy demonstrations, crafts, and activities that reflect 19th century farm life during harvest season.
400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Neighboring Week Amongst the Dahlias / Dahlia Hill Society / October 1 / 2pm-6pm

We have a variety of activities for family and friends to enjoy. Corn hole, dahlia viewing with magnifying glasses, professional photo tips, owl presentation, scavenger hunt, and building community dahlia mandalas. Sawadee Food Truck will also be on site.

Dahlia Hill Society is full of diversity in the collection of dahlias in the unique garden setting. We are a welcoming setting for all neighbors within our community. Neighboring Week provides an opportunity for us to encourage families and friends to join us in celebrating community inclusivity amongst our tapestry of color and nature.

2809 Orchard Dr, Midland, MI 48640

The Ridge Neighborhood / Block Party / October 1

We are planning a block party for several neighborhoods on October 1. Signs were developed and placed in yards with a QRC code to sign up for our neighborhood Facebook page. Flyers were distributed to all neighbors and a QRC code led to the sign up sheet for attendance and what dish they are bringing to pass. Yard games will be available. We love our “Ridge Neighbors!”

Virtual Family Astronomy Night / MSU St. Andrews / October 12 / 7-8:30PM via Zoom

Monthly virtual presentations include finding the planets and other cool things currently in the night sky. We will also keep you updated on what is happening in space and technology. Time is allowed during each of our live (virtual) events to answer questions from participants. Each presentation offers, upon request, printable sky charts, and other materials for your home use.
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