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Election Inspectors Needed for Election Day

The City of Royal Oak is looking for election inspectors for the election on November 4. If you meet the general qualifications and are able to work on election day, please fill out an application! Read More »


City Highlights

» 2014 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule
» Information Related to Recent Flood, FEMA Registration, Etc.
» 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

Sullivan Bus Tour to Great Lakes National Cemetery

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Veterans and their families can learn about the benefits and honors offered by the Great Lakes National Cemetery during a free bus tour by William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors on Wednesday, October 22. Veterans and their guests will board the bus at the funeral home, 8459 Hall Road, beginning at 9 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. Reservations should be made at 586-731-2411.Read more »

Ghosts & Goblins Gala

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Ghosts & Goblins Gala charity masquerade at the Royal Oak Farmers Market is non-profit charity event for Kenya Relief. Enjoy the wicked sounds of the Aaron Vaughn Band, a photo booth, 50/50 raffle, prizes, tasty treats, exotic cocktails and more!

Visit http://www.ghostsandgoblinsgala.com for more information and tickets.Read more »

Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra 2014 Fall Concert

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert on Friday, October 24, 2014 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 Macabre Melodies - Seasonal selections by Bach, Grieg, Mussorgsky and Berlioz. John Robertson will be conducting. Tickets are available at the door.Read more »

Extra Life: Play Games | Heal Kids

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am

Extra Life is a gaming marathon that encourages participants to game for a cause. By pledging simply to game, you can help save and improve the lives of more than 100,000 local kids treated at Beaumont Children's Hospital each year. Sign up today by visiting: http://extra-life.org/.

Fall Color and Mushroom Walks

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society is hosting Fall Nature Walks in the month of October. On October 25 & 26, in Tenhave Woods. This is the most beautiful time of year to look at our nature centers. See below for additional information.Read more »

Spooktacular

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Downtown Royal Oak presents the annual Spooktacular event for the whole family! Parents are invited to bring their children in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating at downtown businesses on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat at over 50 downtown businesses, plus enjoy special savings, treats and more!

November Election

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

November 4, 2014 is the General Election. Polls are open from 7:00 am to
8:00 pm on election day. Check the City Clerk's office for more election information.

A Seasonal Guide to Michigan Mushrooms

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

A Seasonal Guide to Michigan Mushrooms is being held on Wednesday, A Seasonal Guide to Michigan Mushrooms is being held on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N Washington between 11 Mile Rd & Catalpa).  Phil Tedeschi is the President of the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club.  His hobby for nearly 40 years has been mushroom hunting.  Come and learn from Phil's experiences in the hunt.  Find out what mushrooms we have here in Michigan, their identification and uses.Read more »

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Royal Oak Memorial Society invites everyone to attend the Veteran's Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00am to honor our veterans who have given us our freedom. Join us at the Veteran's War Memorial Plaza next to the Library (S of 11 Mile and E of Main street). The ceremony will include guest speakers and the St Paul's School Children's Choir and Royal Oak High School Students performing taps.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Day for adults who support our youth. This is a free training program proudly sponsored by the Royal Oak Community Coalition and includes a participant manual. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. Sometimes, first aid is You!

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Includes lunch)
Where: Mahany-Meininger Senior Community Center, 3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, 48073Read more »

PTSA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in supporting the Royal Oak High School PTSA at this year’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  This year’s event takes place at Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Blvd, North of 13 Mile Rd, East of Crooks Rd.) on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Juried items being showcased by Crafters from around the area include country and wooden items, Fall and Christmas items, jewelry, clothing, pottery, stained glass and much more.  There is also a Vendor’s Marketplace, a Bake Sale table, cafeteria service with lunch & snack items available for purchase, a 50/5Read more »

Holiday Magic Parade

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Downtown Royal Oak invites families to the 13th Annual Holiday Magic Parade on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.  The parade starts at Lincoln and Washington and heads north on Washington to Fourth Street where it heads west and ends at Lafayette.

This Downtown Royal Oak parade will once again kick off the holiday season by showcasing over 80 parade units including marching bands, floats from the Parade Company, circus performers, dance troupes and more!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.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

Join us for Royal Oak's 32nd 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 »

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 »

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