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Leaf Collection Schedule Status

The leaf collection as of Monday, November 24, 2014 is currently 5 days behind schedule. Crews will work in date order. Street cleaning signs will be posted on major arterial roads the day before collection. Thank you for your patience. Read more »

City Buildings Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

All City of Royal Oak buildings will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 27 and 28. The Royal Oak Public Library will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Trash pick-up will be delayed by one day for the Thursday and Friday trash districts.

Friday is a scheduled day for curbside leaf collection. Street cleaning signs will be posted on Thanksgiving Day on major arterial roads in the sections of town that will have leaf collection on Friday, Nov. 28.

Please note, the Royal Oak Farmers Market will be open during its normal hours this weekend so stop by and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Market hours are Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sunday (antiques and collectibles) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Patricia Paruch Fills City Commission Vacancy

Patricia Paruch is sworn in

The Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to appoint Patricia Paruch to fill a vacancy left when Commissioner Peggy Goodwin resigned in October. Goodwin, who served almost three years of her four-year term, relinquished her chair at the table for personal and professional reasons. Following the vote, Paruch was immediately sworn into office by Mayor Jim Ellison.
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FEMA Deadline Extended to Dec. 14

Michiganders with homes damaged in the severe storms and flooding last August will have more time to file for federal assistance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for an extension. The original deadline of Nov. 24 was extend by 20 days and the new deadline to register is Dec. 14. Read more »

City Highlights

» 2014 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule
» Information Related to Recent Flood, FEMA Registration, Etc.
» Oakland County Election Center - Election Results
» Up To $500 Fine for Violating Royal Oak’s Fireworks Ordinance
» City Commission Discusses Deteriorating Roads
» Service Line Warranties of America FAQs
» Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map
» National League of Cities’ Water and Sewer Utility Warranty program
» Oakland County Road Commission - 2013 Strategic Planning Report
» Citizen Survey Reports Presented at the 2014 Strategic Planning Session
» Open Positions on Boards and Committees - Apply Now!
» Public Art Pops Up In Downtown RO!
» Mayor Delivers State of the City Address!
» City Completes Pavement Management Analysis
» Woodward Ave Complete Streets Project
» Home Improvement Program Grants Announced
» Online Registration for Recreation Programs is Now Open!
» Updated Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation Plan
» Do Not Knock Registry Information and how to sign up
» Public Hearing Notices

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Upcoming Events

Small Business Saturday

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)

Support downtown Royal Oak by shopping local on Small Business Saturday! Enjoy personal service, gift wrapping and unique finds from many Royal Oak retailers! Visit for additional information.

Kids Eat Free

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:00am

During the holidays on Sundays, November 23 through December 28, Kids 10 and under eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal. Participating restaurants are listed below, see specific restaurants for hours and restrictions. Read more »

Frogs of Michigan

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

"Frogs of Michigan” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N.Read more »

Holiday Magic Marketplace!

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m. Over 60 local crafters and artisans featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, & many downtown merchant booths.

Shops & Pops: Ladies Night Out

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

It's a Ladies Night Out with a twist (and a POP) from 5-10 p.m. this Dec. 4 in downtown Royal Oak!

Participating shops will offer special discounts and activities for holiday shoppers. For $7 ($10 the night of the event) you will also recieve samples of champagne (POP!), a plethora of goodies and a chance to win fabulous prizes. Pre-register at

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Royal Oak's 33rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4. The ceremony includes caroling by Stagecrafters, music by the Royal Oak Salvation Army Band and the Royal Oak Children's Choir. Song sheets will be provided by the Daily Tribune. Come join us for a great evening of refreshments, caroling, lighting of the Tree, and don't forget a special visit from SANTA! This event will be taking place outside the Farmers Market! Read more »

Mammals of Tenhave

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mammals of Tenhave Woods nature walk is being held at on Sunday, December 7, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm. Park at the Lexington & Marais lot and meet at the Lexington entrance. Come and learn about the mammals that live in Tenhave Woods. We will look for signs of these mammals and have skulls and skins with us to help describe them and how they live. The event is open and free to the public. Visit the Nature Society online for additional information.

December and January Nature Walks

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The following nature walks are scheduled for either Cummingston Park or Tenhave Woods. The walks are scheduled for December 7 & 18, and January 10 & 30. These events are free and open to the public. Visit the Nature Society online for the complete nature walk schedule.Read more »

Holiday Brass Performance

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings will present Holiday Brass in Royal Oak. The performance will be on Sunday, December 7, 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak. This holiday favorite brings tidings of the season with traditional sounds and new favorites. DCWS invites you to get in the spirit at the Concert Preview and Holiday Sing-Along before the performance. Read more »

ROHS Winter Choral Performance

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:18pm - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:18pm

The Royal Oak High School Vocal Music Department is proud to announce two performances of their "2014 Winter Choral Concert".  Performances will be held at the Royal Oak High School auditorium, on Wednesday and Friday, December 10 & 12, starting at 7 p.m. 

Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073Read more »

Symphony Orchestra Holiday Classics

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will perform their Winter Concert at the Royal Oak Middle School located at 709 N Washington. The performance will be held in the Dondero Auditorium at 8:00pm on Friday, December 16th. John Robertson will be conducting. Music includes pieces from Mendelssohn, Chase, Strauss, Sibelius, Smith, Custer, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available at the door.Read more »

Holistic Health and Wellness Expo

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sponsored by the Royal Oak Community Coalition, Holistic/Natural/Alternative Health and Wellness Exposition is being held Saturday, March 7th at Royal Oak High School from 10:00 - 3:00. The expo features health and wellness exhibits, a number of short seminars and/or speakers, and introductory exercise demonstrations that all promote a healthy lifestyle. All to help people become familiar with alternative modalities to reduce pain and discomfort with less reliance on addictive prescription drugs and to incorporate lifestyle choices that promote healthy mind, body and spirit.Read more »

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