Oakland County community calendar Aug. 8 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Oakland County community calendar Aug. 8 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Car shows

• The Model A Michigan Roundup “In the Heart of the Hills” featuring more than 100 Ford Model As built from 1928 through 1931 on display, Aug. 12-14 at the Center Pointe Marriott in Pontiac, oakleafregion.org/2021-michigan-round-up.

• Corvettes America all-Corvette show is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 14, at Everest Academy, 5935 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, 50/50 drawing, a Silent Auction booth, DJ music, food, vendors. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit Clarkston SCAMP, a charitable organization to benefit youth with special needs. Spectator entrance fee is $10 per vehicle, corvettesamerica.org or call 248-884-3812, rain or shine.

Dream Cruise activities

• Gino’s Pre-Dream Cruise annual event is 5 p.m. until dark, Aug. 16 at Gino’s Restaurant and The Santia Hall parking lot, 1999 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor, DJ and entertainment, dash plates for car entrants, facebook.com/Ginos-Pizzeria-and-Restaurant-147017378665892.

• The Woodward Dream Show is Aug. 20-21, during the Woodward Dream Cruise. Activities include live entertainment, movie car collection, juried vehicles racing on M1’s 1.5-mile Performance Track and 200 significant cars on display in the arena, $100 per day for adults, $50 for ages 13-20; and free to those 12 and younger. Two-day adult passes are $180, woodwarddreamshow.com/buy-tickets. Rev Up the Grille, Cigars and Cars event is 6 p.m. Aug. 20, $200 per ticket.

• CruiseFest Classic Car Parade, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, on West 12 Mile Rd  between Coolidge & Greenfield, Berkley, berkleymich.org/cruisefest.

• Birmingham Cruise Classic Car Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Old Woodward Avenue from Bowers Street to Landon Street, allinbirmingham.com.

• Ferndale Dream Cruise events in downtown Ferndale include: Official Woodward Dream Cruise Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Aug. 20; Antique Auto Show at 1-7 p.m. Aug. 20; Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show & Ford Motor Co.at 1-7 p.m. Aug. 20; Lights & Sirens Cruise at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20; Mustang Alley & Ford Motor Co. at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21; Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage at 1-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 21, FerndaleDreamCruise.com.

• Ford Classic Car Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Greenbelt Park, Pleasant Ridge, woodwarddreamcruise.com.

• Pontiac Classic Car Show: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 20-21, downtown Pontiac, for registration, email dreamcruisejoe@gmail.com, woodwarddreamcruise.com.

• Performance Park Classic Car Show is noon-7 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 21, Royal Oak, woodwarddreamcruise.com.

• Cruise In Shoes 5k Run & Walk is 8-9:30 a.m. starting on Yorba Linda Blvd. Royal Oak, register at CruiseinShoes.com/registration or sign-up on the day of the event at Royal Oak Shrine High School.

• SMART offers free shuttle service at the 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise, Saturday, Aug. 21, woodwarddreamcruise.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-WDC-Route.jpg.

Children’s activities

• The Townsend Hotel is hosting a Children’s Etiquette Dinner, Aug. 16, a two-hour event geared for ages 6-11. Reservations are open through Aug. 12, $65 per child, inclusive of dinner and materials, townsendhotel.com, register at bit.ly/3yC8jqI.

Concerts in the Park/Festivals

• Rochester Hills’ Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show: 6 p.m. Aug. 11, DJ, petting zoo and inflatables, food vendors, fireworks at 9:36 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park, 1400 E Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, rochesterhills.org/foth, 248-841-BOOM.

• In the Park Summer Concert series-Alan Turner (Country): 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Shain Park, 270 W Merrill St., Birmingham, bhamgov.org/summerconcerts.

• The Whiskey Charmers: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Children’s Park, Lake Orion, 20 Front Street, 20frontstreet.com, free.

• The Extreme Tour: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 11 at Oakland Park, 500 E Montcalm St., Pontiac, presented by the Armor of Light Ministry, theextremetour.com/who-we-are.

• Milford Memories Summer Festival is Aug. 13-15, juried art show, musical entertainment, food, beer tent on Friday and Saturday nights, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and skills competition, sand volleyball tournament, Blind Canoe Race, 5K run and cornhole tournament. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., huronvcc.com.

• Summer Carillon Concert Series is 6 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 13, Elliott Tower on the campus of Oakland University, oakland.edu/elliott-tower, free. Bring family, friends and a picnic.

• Concerts in the Park: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 18, Hiram Sims Park, 1239 Quinif Drive, Walled Lake, walledlake.us/index.php/parks.

• Stars in the Park Summer Concert Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 19, The Whiskey Charmers is Aug. 5, at Heritage Park Amphitheater, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, starsinthepark.live/concerts. No alcohol or pets.

• The Village Summer Concert Series: 6-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Festival Park, The Village of Rochester shopping center, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, TheVORH.com/Events.

Farmers markets

• Pontiac Farmers Market events are noon-6 p.m. Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 31 at Pontiac Public Library Parking Lot, 60 E. Pike St. #2225, Pontiac, facebook.com/Pontiacmifarmersmarket.

• Milford Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 6 to Oct. 14, at East Liberty Street between South Main and Union streets in downtown Milford, fresh produce, live music, family activities, milfordfarmersmarket.org.


• The Stuff the Bus event is Aug. 6-8 at participating Southeast Michigan Walmart locations. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit provides a list of supplies for shoppers to choose from. Once purchased, donations may be dropped off at storefront donation bins, to provide school supplies for metro Detroit children in need. People can also donate online using The Salvation Army’s Registry for Good, www.salmich.org.

• Bowl-4-Animal Rescue is 7-10:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Country Lanes: 30250 W Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills, bowl4animalrescue.org, $35, bowl4animalrescue.org.

• HAVEN of Oakland County announces its Annual Resilience Gala will return in-person this year, Aug. 19, at Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston. Seated dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and entertainment, and speakers. HAVEN is a refuge for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. VIP Tables for eight include a VIP Reception, $1,600. Patron tables for six guests are $1,200, one.bidpal.net/havenresiliencegala, 248-322-3705.

• The Color of Wellness 5K Fun Run is 7:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th St., Rochester. The run is a family event to benefit New Day Foundation for Families, which offers financial assistance for families as they face the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Registration is $30 per person and includes a race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal, either virtually or in-person, foundationforfamilies.org/5k, 248-564-9577, presented by the Woodhouse Day Spa.

• Friendship Circle 16th annual Walk4Friendship event, a nonprofit to benefit individuals with special needs, is 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Friendship Circle’s West Bloomfield campus, 6892 W. Maple Road. Register at walk4friendship.com.

Golf outings

• The Rochester Junior Women’s Club inaugural golf outing, “Clubs for a Cause” is 9 a.m. Aug. 15, at The Myth Golf Course, 850 Stoney Creek Road, Oakland Township. Benefits four non-profit organizations serving the greater Rochester community. The nine-hole golf outing is $85 per person and includes cart, continental breakfast and boxed lunch. For information, contact Colleen at rjwcevents@gmail.com.

• Annual St. Jude golf outing is Aug. 22 at Mystic Creek Golf Course, Camp Dearborn, Milford. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., $125 per golfer, includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make check payable to Knights of Columbus #7444, memo St. Jude Golf Outing, and mail to 3101 Sands Ct., Milford, MI 48380. For more information, call John Rogers at 248-714-5353.

• Feldman Automotive Children’s Miracle Celebrity Invitational is 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30 at Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Road, Detroit, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Children’s and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, register and pay at Beaumont.org/CMCI.

• Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit 28th Annual Golf Outing is Aug. 30 with shotgun start at  9 a.m. at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township, includes 18 holes with cart, two-course beverage tickets, lunch at the turn, post-golf hors d’oeuvres, raffle, $200 per golfer, register at msedetroit.org/event-4349484.

• FORE Troy 18-hole scramble is Sept. 14, at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, includes breakfast, lunch, and late afternoon after-glow. VIP Foursome $1350 (Early Bird Pricing $1000 before July 31), register at troychamber.com/events/tee-off-fore-troy-annual-golf-outing.


• Downtown Rochester Bike Tours are 9 a.m. Aug. 14 and 7 p.m. Aug. 26, meeting at Rotary Gateway Park near the library, west side parking lot, $20 each, adv. register at rochesterhills.org/museum, guided tour, three miles of biking with frequent stops, presented by The Rochester Hills Museum.

• “Yoga in the Garden” is 9 a.m. Aug. 15, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, meadowbrookhall.org/yoga, 248-364-6200, $15 each.

• The Village of Rochester Hills invites area residents to walk in the village daily and attend Wellness Wednesday gatherings on the first Wednesday of each month, 8:30-9:30 a.m., through September. Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital provides free blood pressure screenings and health topic discussions with medical professionals, at The Gazebo in Festival Park, The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com.

• The Farmington Hills Fire Department is hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver Class, with instruction in CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and “Stop the Bleed” Tourniquet Training, 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 19. The class is open to the public and will be held in the upstairs training room at Fire Station #4, 28711 Drake Road, $10 for residents of Farmington Hills/Farmington and $20 for non-residents. Additional $20 fee for certificate, ages 12+. Registration with payment required seven days in advance, email Sara West at swest@fhgov.com.

• Yoga in the Gardens is 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 4 at Cranbrook House & Gardens: 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, housegardens.cranbrook.edu/events/yoga, 248-645-3149, gen adm. is $15, adv. Registration required.

• Free Walk West Bloomfield program is 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8-8:30 a.m. Saturdays, through August, sponsored by Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Registration required at wbparks.org/walkwb.html.

• State of Michigan COVID-19 hotline for testing or vaccines is 1-888-535-6136, (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.), for information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus or email COVID19@michigan.gov.

• Oakland County COVID-19 Vaccination, OaklandCountyVaccine.com.


• Baldwin Public Library is no longer charging overdue fines for materials returned after their due dates. The library has also removed all historic overdue fines from patron records. This is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, in an effort to increase free public access to library services, 248-554-4682, baldwinlib.org.

• Ferndale Library is hosting a virtual series of Summer Reading Programs for all ages, for the chance to win prizes, ferndalepubliclibrary.org.

• Lyon Township Public Library of South Lyon presents “Virtual Books & Brews,” “Fates & Furies” by Lauren Groff, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10, online, 248-437-8800, free, register at lyon.assabetinteractive.com/calendar.

• Lyon Township Public Library of South Lyon presents “Virtual – Grand River Avenue – From Detroit to Lake Michigan”, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16, online, 248-437-8800, free, register at lyon.assabetinteractive.com/calendar.

• Rochester Hills Public Library asks community members to share their pandemic story for local history collection. Stories, photos, and drawings will be added to the library’s local history collection, and shared with the community, upload submissions at bit.ly/3igelZ6.

• Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting Summer Reading programs, through Aug. 21, with programs for cardholders of all ages. Readers can track their progress online for a chance to win prizes, register at rhpl.org, 248-656-2900 or email help@rhpl.org.


Downtown Rochester History Tour is 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 17, meet at the Rochester Mills parking lot, 400 Water St., Rochester, register at rochesterhills.org/musprograms, $10 each.

Parks/Outdoor activities

• Walk a different Oakland County Park each week during the TrailBlazer Summer Walking Series, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Independence Oaks County Park. Free program featuring one-mile informational hikes, 248-221-8040, text to reserve your spot, OaklandCountyParks.com. Park entry fees apply.

• Springfield Township Parks & Recreation presents Wildflower Hike with Mike Losey Natural Resources Manager is 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 14, meet at the Northern Shiawassee Basin Preserve parking lot, 8757 Eaton Road, Davisburg, facebook.com/springfieldtwpparksandrecreation, 248-846-6508.

• “Stream Science” is 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 26, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, rochesterhills.org/musdonate, free, donations welcome. Explore the creek, with nets, magnifying glasses and bug boxes. Staff will be on site near the creek with available supplies, first come, first serve basis.

• Clinton River Watershed Council is hosting Clinton River Quest, a scavenger hunt for all ages, to encourage exploration of the 760 square-miles of the watershed across Oakland and Macomb Counties, June through Sept. 30. Those interested in participating can register at CRWC.org/join-us, $15 for individuals with lower family rates available. Participants receive a t-shirt, backpack and guidebook.

• Huron-Clinton Metroparks joins Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program at all 13 parks, available for card holders of all Michigan public libraries, to access the parks, metroparks.com. The MAP program provides free or discounted admission to more than 450 locations, including historic sites, cultural attractions and state parks, michigan activity pass.info.

• Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, michigan.gov/dnr. Park entrance fees apply.

Senior activities

• Summer Courtyard Cookout for Adults 50+, is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, with hot dogs, side dishes, ice cream, musical entertainment. Register by Aug. 20, fhgov.com/Activities.aspx, $8 per person.

Splash pads

• Splash ‘n’ Blast splash pad, Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway Milford, park entry fees and splash pad fees apply, metroparks.com/parks/kensington-metropark.

• Red Oaks Waterpark and new children’s Splash Pad is open daily through late August, at 1455 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Madison Heights, online tickets are $17, on-site $20, OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Farmington Hills’ Splash Pad is located inside Heritage Park on Farmington Road, fhgov.com/Activities/Parks-Facilities/Splash-Pad.aspx.

• West Bloomfield Parks splash pad at 6200 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield Township, pre-buy tickets at wbparks.org, 248-451-1900, $4/resident, $6/nonresident per session.

• Rochester Hills splash pad, 1551 E Auburn Road, hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., rochesterhills.org.

Support activities

• “Summer Nights” for Young Adults with Special Needs is 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 12, Springdale Golf Course, 316 Strathmore Road, Bloomfield Hills. Movie Night Celebration – Drive in Style is Aug. 12, bit.ly/3ykai2Y.

• Hospice of Michigan continues to offer virtual grief support groups, hom.org.

• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.

• The American Red Cross urges healthy individuals to donate blood, platelet and plasma. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/SummerFullOfLife or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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