The Lumber Barons of Royal Oak

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The exhibit "The Lumber Barons of Royal Oak" will open with a special preview party/fundraiser on Friday Jan. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, 1411 W. Webster. Members of the Erb, Kidder and Lawson families will be present to say hello and talk to attendees about the family businesses. Hors d'ourves and beverages will be served. This event is $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased via the Royal Oak Historical Museum, PayPal or at the door. Please let the Historical Society know you are attending so there is enough food!Read more »

February Nature Society Events

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society is hosting several events in the month of February. Special guest speaker programs, presentations, nature walks, and an owl hoot! There is no pre-registration or cost for our public speaker programs & nature walks.  For more information on the Royal Oak Nature Society & their programs, please call 248-246-3380, e-mail us at or check out our website at

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Nature Society Guest Speaker Program

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

"Aliens Among Us” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N Washington). Many of the organisms that we see in nature were not here before Europeans settled the land'. Come and discover which everyday plants and animals are really ‘strangers in a strange land.  Join Royal Oak Nature Society botanist Don Drife as he explores the sometimes surprising facts about alien invaders. This event is free and open to the public.Read more »

St Patrick's Day Parade Fundraiser

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thrusday, February 19, the Oakland County Ancient Order of Hibernians is hosting an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Royal Oak. Everyone is invited. Please join us at VFW Post 1669, 214 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak MI 48067, anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Adults $10.00, Children (under 12) $5.00. All proceeds will go for parade expenses.

Carry Outs Are also Available.

More Information:  Steve at (248) 761-6073
phone: 586-822-6713

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Orson Starr House Museum Open House

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Orson Starr House Guild invites you to enjoy their Museum Open House on Sunday, Feb. 8th from 1 pm to 4pm. Come and enjoy our exhibit of antique Valentine’s Day greeting cards. The Orson Starr House Museum is located at 3123 N Main Street (one block South of 13 Mile Road). Additional free parking one block South at the Salvation Army Citadel.  While donations are always welcome, this event is free and open to the public. For additional information contact Isabelle @ (248) 548-6638.

Food Truck Rally!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, February 11th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Poisonous Mushrooms

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society presents "Poisonous Mushrooms" at the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais) on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 beginning at 7:00 pm.  This program is being presented Chris Wright, a mycologist at the University of Michigan.Read more »

Trees & Shrubs

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society presents "Trees & Shrubs” at Cummingston on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  Come and learn how we identify trees & shrubs and what we can learn from their bark, buds etc.Read more »

Owl Hoot

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society presents "Owl Hoot” at Cummingston Park on Friday, February 27th, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Park and meet at Leafdale & Torquay.  We will walk into Cummingston and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls.Read more »

Youth Assistance Bowl-A-Thon

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Royal Oak Youth Assistance (ROYA) is seeking corporate sponsors for its 33nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, Mar. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at Hazel Park Bowl, 24211 Hughes, Hazel Park.

Door prizes, silent auction items, fish bowl auction items and lane sponsors are needed. The Bowl-A-Thon provides funding for a variety of prevention programs including summer camp scholarships, mentors and family education programs.

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Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Dondero Auditorium, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N Washington, (¼ mile North of 11 Mile Rd.) Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. This performance includes works by Delius, Wagner, and Beethoven. Tickets are available at the door. Concert Information email: or visit

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 »

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, March 11th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

The Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak on Saturday, March 15, 2015. The parade is an event to honor and celebrate Irish family traditions to include demonstrating Irish pride and heritage. At 11:30 a.m., the parade of floats, clans, step dancers, bagpipers and community groups leaves Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington, and goes south on Washington to Seventh Street. Plan on coming early to find a good spot to watch the parade! Read more »

ROHA Drama Club Presents Cyrano!

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Royal Oak High School Drama Club will present "Cyrano!" as its Spring production (March 27 – 29, 2015) in the Royal Oak High School Auditorium, located at 1500 Lexington Boulevard. Adult tickets are $10 and Student tickets are $5.  Show dates are Friday, March 27 at 7pm, Saturday, March 28 at 7pm and Sunday, March 29 at 2pm. To reserve tickets or for additional information, visit

Nostalgia Paper Show

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Come to the Royal Oak Farmers Market on Saturday, March 28th, for a Nostalgia Paper Show. Lots of Pulps, Comics, Paper Toys, TV & Movie Memorabilia, Advertising art,
Songbooks, Collector Books, Posters, Pop Culture, Games, Pin-up Art, Calenders, Tin signs, Rock & Music Memorabilia, Magazines and More!

Mind Over Matter 5k

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join advocates, families, friends, and fit-minded people on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10 AM for the 10th annual MOM race for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The 5K run/walk starts and ends at Starr Jaycee Park and takes place in the residential neighborhoods between 12 & 13 Mile and Crooks & Main St. in Royal Oak. The MOM Race is a USATF certified 5K offering same-day registration, age group awards, refreshments, raffle prizes, live music and more!Read more »

Royal Oak In Bloom

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 7:00am - 2:00pm

On Sunday, May 10th, 2015 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., over 70 vendors with bring everything from flowers to landscaping décor and participate in the 22nd Annual Royal Oak in Bloom. This open-air market is filled with a spectacular selection of garden treasures and color, taking place in the Williams Street parking lot located in front of City Hall.Read more »

Stampede Scleroderma

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Join us on June 7, 2015 in the Stampede on Scleroderma by participating in the Walk/5k/10k Run, at the Detroit Zoo. Last year’s event had more than 800 participants, and we’re hoping to make the herd even bigger in 2015. Registration is open, so sign up today! Your registration includes all-day admission to the zoo-bring your family and friends and make a day of it. The ultimate goal of all our fundraising events is a cure for scleroderma. But we’ve decided to add a few more incentives along the way for our Stampede Scleroderma participants.Read more »

Clay Glass and Metal Show

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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 5:00pm

The 21st Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show is one of the jewels of Royal Oak taking place Saturday, June 13 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 14 from 11am-5pm on 4th Street in downtown Royal Oak. One of the country's top art shows, the event features 125+ of the finest artists in clay, glass and metal work, who are selected by a jury process. The event also includes demonstrations and some specialty food choices. Contact for additional information.

Outdoor Art Fair

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

The 45th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair will be held at Memorial Park (Corner of Woodward Avenue & 13 Mile Road) on Saturday, July 11, 10am - 6:00pm & Sunday, July 12, 10am - 5:00pm. Juried artists will be selling original art work for your home, office, or as a gift.  An exciting variety of art offered by these juried artists include ceramics, painting/prints, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, sculpture, wood, glass, leather, and mixed media.  A variety of food items will be available.Read more »

Woodward Dream Cruise

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 15. The event attracts thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom, collector, and many other vehicles to the nostalgic cruising lanes of Woodward Avenue. Visit the official "newly designed" Dream Cruise website at for more information.Read more »

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Join the Walk today! Registration starts at 8am and the walk will begin at 9:15am on September 12, 2015! All participants who are 2 years and older must raise at least $25 to enter the zoo!

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