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Animal Shelter Holiday Discounts

For the month of December, the Royal Oak Animal Shelter is offering 'Discounted' adoption fees to help increase the chances of its cats and dogs finding a home just in time for the holidays! For information about adopting, visit the Royal Oak Animal Shelter at 1515 Edgeworth or phone the shelter at 248-246-3364. Read more »

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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Leaf Collection Schedule Status

The last scheduled day for leaf collection is Friday, December 12, 2014. Containerized Yard waste will be picked up until 12/19. Check here for disposal of leaves outside of the schedule, and other important reminders. 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

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:30am - 7:00pm

Oakland County Parks & Recreation invites area Birders to the Oakland Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count Tally. Help with the 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and join birders across the country search for birds. The Tally is all day Saturday, Dec. 20 from 7:30am - 4:00 pm or earlier if Owling. Meet from 4 - 7 p.m. at Wint Nature Center, 9501 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston for a Tally Rally after the Christmas Bird Count. Visit for information or contact Ed Lewandowski at Park entry fees apply.Read more »

Almost New Year's Program

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation program is hosting an Almost New Year's celebration. Individuals 18 and over with developmental disabilities and their families and friends are welcome to celebrate New Year’s Eve early! There will be pizza, music, dancing and New Year's Eve festivities! Pre-registration is required for one of two dates: Dec. 29 or 30. Cost is $8/person by Dec. 19, $10/person beginning Dec. 20. Chaperones pay the same price. The events is partially sponsored by Wright Filippis and the Filippis Foundation.Read more »

Nature Society Birding Presentation

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:58pm

"The Highs And Lows Of Birding Peru” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N Washington).  In Peru, birding can take you from the Amazon River basin at 750 feet all the way to mountains above 14,000 feet.  With habitats ranging from hot and humid to dry and cold, the variety of birds is simply tremendous.  Don Burlett, Oakland Audubon Society President, will discuss his recent trip to Peru and the fantastic sights and animals seen there. This event is free and open to the public.Read more »

Starr Showcase Coffeehouse Benefit Concert

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Starr Showcase Coffeehouse will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  It is a benefit concert to raise funds to support the warming shelter at Starr Presbyterian Church.  The warming shelter is an organization of local churches that take turns providing overnight accommodations for the homeless during the winter months.  The coffeehouse is from 7pm to 10pm. (Doors open at 6:30pm)  It is located in the fellowship hall of Starr Presbyterian church on the southwest corner of 13 Mile and Crooks Rd.Read more »

Holistic Health and Wellness Expo

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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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