Welcome to Frightmore Lake

Welcome to Frightmore Lake!


It is not well known, but around the time of All Hallow's Eve, a magical transformation occurs here in Whitmore Lake.  In the wee hours of the night, Whitmore Lake suddenly becomes FRIGHTMORE LAKE!  Please join us in transforming our quaint little lakeside town into a frightfully fun Halloween destination.  Many exciting events have been planned for ghosts and ghouls of every age, so spread the word!  We hope you can join us for some wicked fun!


  Michigan Paranormal Encounters
  Ghost Hunt

Investigation:  Friday, September 9th
Reveal: Friday, October 21st    6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: Northfield Township Area Library
                125 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake

Kathy Conder from Michigan Paranormal Encounters came to the library on September 9th to explain what she does, and to show the tools she uses to investigate haunted houses.  Afterward, Kathy was locked in the library overnight to conduct an investigation. Kathy will return October 21st to present her findings. Is the Library haunted?  Call 734-449-0066 for more information.


   Fall Fun Fest

Saturday, September 17th  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Northfield Township Area Library

                125 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake

Cirque Amongus will be performing from 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. The Cirque Amongus Show is a fun combination of comedy, circus skills, and audience participation that is guaranteed to amaze and delight children of all ages.

Also from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be games, prizes, face painting, bubbles, a raffle to win a Kindle Fire and FREE hot dogs!  You won’t want to miss this!

Call 734-449-0066 to register for this FREE program

halloween paper craft  Halloween Paper Crafting

Friday, September 23rd   1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location:  Northfield Twp. Community Center
                  9101 Main St., Whitmore Lake

Join Instructor Cathy Meyers from Stampin' Up, for fun and step-by-step instruction as you create seasonal cards and projects!  

Fee: $10.00 - includes all supplies.

Please register by Sept. 19, by calling 734-449-2295.


  OKTOBERFEST Fundraiser

Thursday, September 29th  4:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.
Location: Captain Joe's Grill

                 9901 N Main St., Whitmore Lake

The Whitmore Lake Chamber of Commerce and Captain Joe’s Grill invite you to Oktoberfest… a seasonal beer tasting fundraiser event (wine available too)!  Enjoy samples of seasonal beer while you enjoy an evening in the festive atmosphere of Captain Joe’s.  Proceeds from this event will go toward a college scholarship for a local Whitmore Lake High School student.  Guests can participate in a silent auction and 50/50 drawing, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Come help us support a well-deserving student!  If you are interested in donating an item for the silent auction, please contact Wendy Caverly at wendy@caerusnetconnections.com

Tickets for this event will be available soon and may be purchased through the GBACOC by calling 810.227.5086 or emailing at info@brightoncoc.org.  Call us to reserve yours now!

  Halloween Canvas Painting

Saturdays in October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29)  
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    
Location: Fine Arts Academy of Dance
                 238 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake

Ms. Antje will teach various methods of image transfer, and painting techniques on various mediums. All Pictures will be Frightfully Spooktacular.  All skill levels are welcome!

About the Artist …..Antje Bloss:
Antje was an artist at the Saarbruecken State Theatre in Saarland, Germany.  She was responsible for Prop Design and Special Effects. Her artistic skills were showcased on stage for professional Ballets, Operas and Plays that included…. Aida, Tosca, Turandot, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Viva La mama, Snow Queen and more.

$30.00 per class
To register call 734-449-0505, email fineartsacademy@comcast.net, or register at the FAAD. Or you can pay by the class.


   Halloween Costume Exchange

Saturday, October 1st   11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Northfield Township Area Library

                125 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake

Do you have some Halloween costumes that you are no longer using? Come to the library for our Halloween costume exchange. Leave a costume, take a costume, and get yourself ready for Halloween!


  WLHS Homecoming

Friday, October 7th              
Parade begins at 4:00 p.m.                  
Game begins at 7:00 p.m.

Come on down to Main Street for the Homecoming Parade and then march over to the football field to support our Whitmore Lake Trojans as they head off to victory over Madison!


October Beverages - Wine & Beer Tasting

Tuesday, October 11th   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Captain Joe’s Grill

                 9901 N Main St., Whitmore Lake

Join us at Captain Joe's for their October Wine and Beer Tasting.  $20.00 for 6 tastings - your choice of beer or wine.  Appetizers Included.

Brighton Chamber of Commerce event.


  Fine Arts Academy
  Children’s Enchanted Barn

Saturday & Sunday, October 15th-16th 
Location: Fine Arts Academy of Dance
                238 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake 

The Fine Arts Academy will host interactive 60 minute tours through our transformed “Enchanted Barn”. The tour will feature age appropriate Halloween Fun for children ages 3-12.  Tour groups will be led by either a Fairy God Mother, a Princess, or a Superhero. This magical, interactive experience featuring Fairytale Princesses, Beauty and the Beast Characters, your favorites from The Wizard of Oz, and a stop in at the Super Hero Planet, is not one to be missed!

Fee: $15.00 per child. Adult fee $5.00. Group Rates upon request. Tickets available for advanced purchase at the Fine Arts Academy. (8 children per tour.   Pre- Registration is required. Group/Party Rates Available)



  "Mythical Evening"
   Masquerade Ball

Saturday, October 22nd
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.               
Location: Captain Joe’s Grill

                 9901 N Main St., Whitmore Lake

Masquerade balls were a feature of the Carnival season in the 15th century, and involved increasingly elaborate Royal Entries, pageants, and triumphal processions celebrating marriages and other grand events of late medieval court life. Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and a "Mythical Evening" in Whitmore Lake. Vote for the best costume, enjoy fabulous food, and dare to put your dancin' shoes on to the band Soniq Cell (playing from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.). 

Get ready for a glamorous evening of intrigue, fun, and entertainment at our own Captain Joe's.
Prizes will be given for the best costume.

Cost:$10.00 per person
Tickets on sale at Captain Joe's in advance.



Sunday, October 23rd     2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 
*parking opens at 1pm
Location:  next to the Whitmore Lake Post Office

Northfield Township proudly invites the community to a "Trunk-or-Treat" to celebrate the purchase of the Northfield Community Park.

Costumes and vehicle decorations highly encouraged! Please bring treats to hand-out, and lawn chairs to chill-out.

In addition to Trunk-or-Treating, the Downtown Planning Group will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Township's purchase of this beautiful lakefront property.  The Downtown Planning Group, in conjunction with many local clubs and businesses, will have activities on-hand for kids of all ages including a pumpkin decorating station, the Whitmore Lake High School band playing for your musical enjoyment, and various vendors on-site with snacks and drinks.  So come on down for a ghoulishly good time, and visit the future site of the Northfield Community Park.



Saturday, October 22nd   6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Whitmore Lake Community Pool
              7430 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake

Please check with the Whitmore Lake Community Education office for details.



Halloween Scare-ee-okey

Thursday, October 27th   7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.  
Location: Whitmore Lake Tavern

                 9839 N Main St., Whitmore Lake

Karaoke night at the Whitmore Lake Tavern. Come dressed in your Halloween Costume, and be ready to sing your heart out!


Frightmore Lake
Spooktacular Halloween Show

Friday, October 28th       7:00 p.m.       
Location:  Whitmore Lake High School Auditorium

                  7430 Whitmore Lake Rd., Whitmore Lake

Come join the dancers of the Fine Arts Academy of Dance as they present their performance of the ”Frightmore Lake Spooktacular”

Tickets on sale at the Fine Arts Academy, located at 238 Jennings Rd.
Email fineartsacademy@comcast.net 
visit us at www.thefineartsacademyofdance.com
or call 734-449-0505


Scary Halloween Fun at the Library

Friday, October 28th    
 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     
Location:  Northfield Township Area Library

                 125 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake

Kids ages 10 and up are invited to join us for an evening of Halloween fun. We will start the evening with a theatrical make-up lesson. The experts from Astute Artistry will teach you how to make realistic scars, scabs, and wounds – a perfect addition to your Halloween costume!

After the lesson, pizza will be served and we will be showing the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, starring Johnny Depp, rated [PG].

Please call 734-449-0066 to register for this FREE program.


Old Fashioned Halloween Party

Saturday, October 29th    
 6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m.     
Location:  Northfield Twp. Community Center
                  9101 Main St., Whitmore Lake

Enjoy games, crafts, treats and refreshments from Halloween Past!  Halloween movies and spooky fun for all ages!  A family event!  Costumes are encouraged.

$2.00 per person
Call 734-449-2295 for more information!  


Rocky Horror Picture Show Teen Scream Music event

Saturday, October 29th   7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    
Location:  The Peaberry Bean & Beats
                   152 Barker Rd., Whitmore Lake

The Rocky Horror Picture Show !
Join us for a FREE viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Coffee drinks, pop, chips, baked goods, and sandwiches will be available for sale all night!
No outside food please.

Bring your own bean bag chairs, lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Costumes are highly encouraged!! Anyone who dresses up will receive 20% off their order!


  Halloween Party at Captain Joe's

Saturday, October 29th   
Location:  Captain Joe’s Grill

                  9901 N Main St., Whitmore Lake

Continue the Halloween fun at Captain Joe's.  Marsha Gayle Band will be playing from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.  Remember to wear your best/scariest/funniest costume for the Costume Contest!                 

$3.00 Cover



Monday, October 31st     5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.      

Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat times in Whitmore Lake will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Halloween Night.


Café Murder - A Murder/Mystery Dinner

Friday & Saturday, November 4-5      
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Whitmore Lake High School Cafeteria
                 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd., Whitmore Lake

Café Murder, by Nathan Hartswick,(produced with permission from Pioneer Drama Service) is a one act play, which follows the possible murder of a woman by the name of Rosemary. Rosemary is celebrating her birthday at a small café with her crazy family. She leaves to use the restroom and is never heard from again. She is presumed dead.  Who did the deed? Was it her crazy sister? The charming French chef? The sarcastic waiter? The audience will be able to participate in the crime-solving as they enjoy a delicious catered dinner. 

Join the Lakeside Performing Arts Company in the Whitmore Lake High School as they present Café Murder!

Tickets are $20 each and are available through theCommunity Rec. Offices of WLPS