Community Events

South Oakland Chili Cook Off

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Royal Oak Jaycees presents the 5th Annual "South Oakland Chili Cook off" on November 22nd from 6pm to 10pm at the Royal Oak Farmers Market! Now in it's fifth year, this special event brings together local restaurants, community groups, students, and individuals in a competition searching for the area's best chili. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County, along with other local charities! It promises to be a fun family friendly event.Read more »

SOAA Speaker Program Picturing Music

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our fourth visit from the DIA, in as many years, we welcome Catherine Van Voorheis for her special talk on Picturing Music. This talk explores the presence of music in visual art and heightens awareness of the role music plays across cultures and time and provides a lens through which to explore the personal, social and creative aspects of identity.Read more »

Senior Salute

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Seniors, come and enjoy a free fun-filled Health and Vendor Fair event focusing on the needs of South East Oakland County Seniors.  This event will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market at 316 E 11 Mile Road and will start at 9am. Don't miss your chance for a free lunch, tote bag, giveaways, door prizes, entertainment, and flu shots (bring insurance card).Read more »

The Broken Time Machine - Quizzo Event

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Intelligence is informing us that a time machine is going to crash land in the very near future. To be prepared we are gathering qualified community members to be ready for anything. Residents will work together in teams of four to find the missing “out of towners” and help get them back home to whatever century they came from. We need to solve this extraordinary problem before we alter the course of history or the future or the universe or whatever.

 Can you help us find these “out of towners” and help get them home?

 Register a team of four to find out.Read more »

PTSA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

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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 »

Veteran's Day Ceremony

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Royal Oak Memorial Society invites everyone to attend the Veteran's Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 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 guest speaker is Veteran Michael Cherry & singing group Gentlemen Songsters of the Detroit-Oakland Chapter.

Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra 2014 Fall Concert

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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 »

3rd Annual Autumn Harvest

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The 3rd Annual Autumn Harvest will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 12. All proceeds will go to the Jordan and Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund. The event features live music, appetizers, beer, wine, raffles and a 50-50 raffle. Registration for the event is taking place now and the cost is $35 until Sept. 1. The cost raises to $40 in September and is $45 on the day of the event.

Family Movie Night

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for family fun at the Royal Oak Farmers Market and enjoy a FREE movie showing of Despicable Me 2. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from the Market Snack Bar; sit back, relax and enjoy the show, rated G – appropriate for all ages. Doors open at 5:30, movie begins at 6:15pm. The Farmers Market is located at 316 E 11 Mile Rd. This event is brought to you by the Royal Oak Community Coalition, "working to promote a healthy community for youth and all who live in, work in or visit Royal Oak".


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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!

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