• The Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show will be held August 14 from 9 am to 4 pm at 6500 Highland Road, Waterford Twp. The event features a female skydiving team and acrobatic artists from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Airplanes and WWII military vehicles on display, parking and admission are free. Plane and helicopter flights available for $45 per person, oakgov.com/aviation.
• Oakland County Business Forward to host the following free workshops: “How to Start a Business,” 9:30-11:30 am August 19 at Ferndale High School. 881 Pinecrest Drive, Ferndale; “Small Business Certifications for Federal Contracting” Virtual Workshop, 8:30-9:30 a.m. August 24; and “Oakland County Home Business Support,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31, at The Hawk Community Center – Farmington Hills, 29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Registration is required, visit bit.ly/3ApsLih.
• Free document shredding for Oakland County residents is 9-11 a.m. August 15 at Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield, arrive early, limited to three or four boxes of paper, OaklandCountyParks.com.
• Freedom Summer Event with a panel of activists to discuss freedom, civil liberties, and justice in America, 5-8 p.m., August 24, at Our Mother of Perpetual Catholic Church Help, 13500 Oak Park Boulevard, Oak Park. Three local civil rights activists will participate in a panel discussion and follow-up Q&A session, sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, mchr.org/events, $55+.
• Milford Memories is August 12-14, Downtown Milford, Art Exhibit, Pancake Breakfast, Kids Activity Tent, Beer Tent, Rock Wall, Blind Canoe Race, milfordmemories.com.
• M1 Concourse will host “M1 Pontiac Power Week”, August 12-20, Woodward Dream Show August 19, m1concourse.com.
• Woodward Dream Cruise is August 20, woodwarddreamcruise.com.
• Birmingham Shopping District’s Birmingham Cruise Event will take place on August 20 from 9 am to 5 pm. This year‘s event will take place on the east side of Woodward Avenue along the streets and grounds adjacent to Walgreens at 34300 Woodward Avenue. The event site includes interactive exhibits of electric vehicles, Corvettes and more, food vendors and WOMC 104.3 FM playing music and streaming live, www.AllinBirmingham.com/CruiseEvent.
• Michigan Renaissance Festival: Weekends, Aug. 20-Oct. 20 2, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. Lighthouse has partnered with the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Volunteer quarters are available (volunteers receive free tickets for family and friends), lighthousemi.org, michrenfest.com.
• The Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Event will take place from 2-4 p.m. on August 15 at Lava Mountain Coffee with Scott Merian, Realtor, 1472 S. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, lavamountaincoffee.com.
• The Salvation Army Farmington Hills Corps Community Center is collecting new school supplies for local students (ages 5-17) in need through August 22. Those wishing to donate can access the online Salvation Army Supplies Registry at walmart.com/registry/RR/64346619-86ab-4c0a-886e-80b3dc2bb3a1, then drop off supplies at the center’s main entrance Salvation Army Farmington Hills Corps Community, 27500 Shiawassee Street in Farmington Hills. Donations will be accepted from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Those who need back-to-school assistance can make a request by phone or by appointment at 248-477-1153. Applicants must reside in Farmington, Farmington Hills, Lathrup Village, Southfield, Novi, Wixom, South Lyon or Lyon Township. School supplies will be distributed on September 16. For more information, contact Amber Burmeister at [email protected] or 248-477-1153 x824.
• The annual Walk4Friendship event will take place on August 28 at Friendship Circle’s Farber Center, 5586 Drake Road, West Bloomfield Twp. Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that supports people with special needs. Register at walk4friendship.com/Account/Register.
• Troy residents Tessa and Wyatt Lucas are offering CPR classes for the Troy community, including 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at 850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 510 in Troy. Class fee is $10 and includes American Heart Association Heartsaver AED/CPR certification, t-shirt, face shield, and keychain. Advance registration is required at adultchildinfantcpr.org or call 248-877-8169 for more information.
• The Farmington Hills Police Department is hosting the Citizen Police Academy, a nine-week program held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 19, for Farmington Hills residents ages 21 and older, size classes limited to 20, register at 248-871-2760 or [email protected]
• The State of Michigan COVID-19 Test or Vaccine Hotline is 1-888-535-6136, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday), for more information. information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
• Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, Summer Concert Series: Jackamo, 6:00 p.m. Aug. 25 Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, on the west lawn of the library, bring a blanket or low-backed lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, performances will take place inside the library, open to the public, registration is required at rhpl.org/localhop-calendar#/events or call 248-656-2900.
• Salem-Sud Lyon district library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Sud, ssldl.info. Something Different Book Club meets 7-8 p.m. on August 18, the book is “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth, reservations required, ssldl.evanced.info/signup.
• Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, troypl.org, 248-524-3538. “High School Hacks” is 3-4 p.m. August 17 at the library, teen program, for grades 8-12, on what to expect from high school, with pizza, registration required at troypl.librarycalendar. com.
• The Rochester Garden Club will host Rebecca Culley Healy, naturopathic doctor and owner of Hawthorn and Violet Herbal Apothecary in Fenton, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 17, at the Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, $20 per person, offers recipes and samples, adv. Register at rockstergardenclub.org/public-events.
• Cheddar’s Summer Splash for families with children ages 2-8, are invited to join Cheddar the Village Mouse for a summer party full of beach games, crafts and treats from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August, at Troy Historical Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, member of the Troy Historical Society – $7 in advance or $8 same day; non-members: $8 in advance or $9 on the day. Children can make a donation to the Michigan Animal Rescue League in exchange for a small price, troyhistoricvillage.org.
• Family Day is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 20 at the Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• Conceptual Automotive Art Exhibition: until September 10, Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, royaloakhistoricalsociety.com, donation of $10 or more.
• The Active Adult Kayak Clinic will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on August 19 at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Learn the basics of kayaking. An Oakland County Parks and Recreation Annual Permit or Daily Park Pass is required for entry, OaklandCountyParks.com. The clinic costs $10/person. Register at OaklandCountyParks.com or call 248-221-8040.
• The Archery 101 interactive archery program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on August 20 at Independence Oaks County Park Archery Range, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Independence Township, for ages 8 and more, $15/person, equipment included. Pre-register by calling 248-858-0916 on weekdays.
• Monster Mayhem is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on August 20. This general archery program includes instruction as participants shoot 3D zombies and other monster targets on the archery range. This program is suitable for ages 10 and up, $10/person, equipment included. Pre-register by calling 248-858-0916 on weekdays.
• Holly Oaks ORV Park ORV Weekend is August 20-21, hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Michigan residents and visitors can legally travel DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV permit or trail permit during these two days. Additionally, entrance fees for Holly Oaks ORV Park have been waived by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission. ORV rules and laws still apply. This includes that all vehicles entering the park must have a 10-foot orange flag securely attached and all drivers and ORV drivers must also sign a waiver form prior to entry, www.OaklandCountyParks.com.
• The Free Nature Time program is at 10:30 am on Tuesdays, until August 23, for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Participants meet at the Farmington Hills Nature Center in Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, no registration necessary, for questions call 248-477-1135 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at asmith @fhgov.com.
• The Trail Rally will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 27 at the Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Twp. 18 and over, up to 4 people per team, $80 per team. Register at johnsonnaturecenter.org/events/trail-rally.
• Oakland County Parks and Recreation Red Oaks Water Park will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Waterford Oaks Water Park is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through August 21, oakgov.com/parks/recreation/Pages/Waterparks.aspx.
• Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne, metroparks.com. Park entrance fees apply.
• Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, michigan.gov/dnr. Park entrance fees apply.
• Stream Science is 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through August, at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome,rochesterhills.org/museum , limited activity kits available.
• The Medicare Seniors Savings Programs Resource Fair will be held August 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bowens Senior Center, 52 Bagley St., Pontiac, with counselors from the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program nonprofit, a free nonprofit program of the Regional Agency on Aging. 1-B, 800-803-7174, www.aaa1b.org.
• The Summer Courtyard Cookout for seniors with musical entertainment is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on August 24 at the Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Registration required by Aug. 12, $8 residents, $10 nonresidents, fhgov.com, 248-473-1830.
• The Common Ground Resource & Crisis hotline is available 24/7 – call or text 800-231-1127.
• Mental health resources: easterseals.com/michigan/explore-resources/mental-health-tips-during-a.html.
• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.
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