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Charter Proposal A: Read the ballot language for the road millage, find answers to frequently questions, review the 2014 Proposed Management Program and Millage Plan of Action and more.
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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

Stagecrafters Other Desert Cities

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm - Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00pm

For many of us, the holidays are all about family—and sometimes family gatherings are more about conflict than comfort and joy. Other Desert Cities,  an engagingly entertaining and thought-provoking dramedy by Jon Robin Baitz (writer of television’s Brothers & Sisters), opens October 31st  and runs through November 16th at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak.  Read more »

Sweet Swap for Kids

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Great Lakes Dental on Rochester Rd. is having a Sweet Swap for children on the day after Halloween in exchange for cash and prizes. The candy is being donated to the troops overseas to let them know how much they are appreciated.  Coins for the kids and candy for the troops
goes from 9:00am

SOAA Speaker Program

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The South Oakland Art Association is delighted to have Valerie Allen of Golden Artist Colors at their November 3rd meeting. Valerie will demonstrate the various acrylic paints, mediums and techniques possible with Golden Artist Colors’ Products.Read 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.

Choir Fundraiser

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Royal Oak High School choir program is hosting a fundraiser at National Coney Island, located at 12 Mile and Main Street in Royal Oak, from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Bring the attached coupon! The choir will receive 15% of the evening's sales. So, bring your appetite and help support a good cause - our A cappella students who will travel to Spain!

Performance Schedule:
All-City Vocal Music Festival - Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at ROHS

Choral Winter Concert #1 at 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 10 at ROHS.Read more »

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 »

Woman's Club Spaghetti Dinner

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

The Royal Oak Woman's Club will present its semi-annual all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner at its clubhouse at Fourth and Pleasant Streets in Royal Oak on Friday, November 7, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $6.00 for children (4-12) and Free for children under 4.  The club's famous spaghetti sauce and salad dressing may be purchased for $3.50, or $3.00 each for two or more pints, and one pint of salad dressing for $3.50.  Please place your order for these items in advance.  
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Orson Starr Veterans Pride Open House

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Orson Starr House Guild invites you to share your Vererans Pride on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, at the Museum (3123 N Main Street, one block South of 13 Mile Road). Bring along your treasured photographs, publications, citations, medals and stories. Additional free parking one block South at the Salvation Army Citadel. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information contact Isabelle at (248) 548-6638.

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 »

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Royal Oak Optimist Club presents their Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th. The event will take place at the Clawson Knights of Columbus 870 N Main Street (between 14 & 15 mile). Dinner will be served at 6:00PM with the competition starting at 7:00PM. The format will be Teams of 8 per table, 10 questions per round and opportunities to "buy" answers each round. Top 3 teams win cash prizes. This event will sell out so get your tickets early! Read more »

96.3 WDVD Cares for Kids Radiothon

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00am - 7:00pm

Tune in to 96.3 WDVD for the 2014 Blaine and Allyson Cares for Kids Radiothon broadcasting live from Beaumont Children's Hospital from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. We will be sharing the heart warming stories of local kids treated at Beaumont Children's Hospital. Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of more than 100,000 local kids treated at Beaumont annually by turning in to 96.3 WDVD on Nov. 21!Read 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.

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