Community Events

Gilda's Family Walk & Run

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This event, being held at the Royal Oak High School, is for friends and family members of all ages and fitness levels. We invite you to enjoy a healthy walk or run and most importantly support families touched by cancer. Lace up your walking or running shoes and come join us in support of our great mission! Together we can provide free social and emotional support for men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends.Read more »

Summer Reading Program Opening Day Activities

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:00am

The 2014 Summer Reading Program begins with Opening Day activities on Saturday, June 7. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in games, crafts and see live animals on the library lawn beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend a variety of free programs during the seven-week reading program. Register for programs in person during opening day. Online or phone registration begins June 9. 

Visit or call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-246-3725 for more information.

Royal Oak Bike Clinic

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Get your squishy tires inflated, flat ones fixed, squeaky chain lubed, sketchy brakes adjusted, and more! Don't have a bike yet? Get advice on what to buy, where to shop, and then, where to ride.

Get advice on bike routes to work, how to transport kids and groceries, best weekend rides, whether that clunker is worth the money to fix up, what your next bike should be, how to secure your bike from theft, and lots more great advice for biking in Royal Oak and Oakland County!Read more »

Orson Starr House Guild

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Orson Starr House Guild invites you to enjoy their Museum Open House on Sunday, April 13th from 1 pm to 4pm. 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. For additional information contact Lois Lance (248) 546-0138.

Special Earth Day Event

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Beaumont and the ROPD are collaborating on collecting for a special Earth Day Event. Drop off unused or expired medications, mercury thermometers, and sharps on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We have to get these darn drugs out of the medicine cabinets and off the streets! Check this flyer for more information.

Adopt A Park For A Day

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:00am

The City's Department of Public Service is hosting the 2014 Adopt-A-Park Park Cleanup Weekend on April 26 and 27. The city is looking for volunteers and groups to adopt a park for a day and clean up any debris and leaves they can find. Call the DPS at 248-246-3300 between 7:30am and 4:00pm prior to April 25th to register! There are 50 parks in the City of Royal Oak! We would appreciate any help you can give! 

Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 7:30am - 10:00am

Sunday, May 18, 2014, the National Kidney Walk to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, will be at the Detroit Zoo. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, visit the National Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo.

Severe Weather Awareness Week - Special Siren Test

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Governor Rick Snyder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson
have declared the week of April 6-12 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. A special siren test and activation on the outdoor warning system is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. today to help promote severe weather safety preparedness. Check the Oakland County Homeland Security Division calendar for more activities and information:

ROHS Drama Club Presentation

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Royal Oak High School Drama Club presents, "You Can't Take it With You."
Performances are:
7 p.m. Friday, March 21
7 p.m. Saturday, March 22
2 p.m. Sunday,March 23
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets. (Tickets will also be available at the door.)

The Bullycide Project

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Royal Oak Schools, Optimist Club of Royal Oak, Support Our Youth Task Force & Royal Oak SAFE Present The Bullycide Project on March 19, 2014 at Royal Oak Middle School.  The Bullycide Project is based on the book Bullycide in America, compiled by Brenda High and written by mothers who have lost a child to suicide due to excessive bullying. The Project tells the true stories of ten individuals who committed bullycide, as well as personal stories of members in our cast on subjects ranging from isolation to cutting.Read more »

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