Community Events

Royal Oak Computer and Electronics Recycling Event

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

There will be a free Computer and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 4th at the Royal Oak Department of Public Service located at 1200 N Campbell Rd, Royal Oak MI 48073. This event is open to the public. During the event, they will be accepting TVs, computers, consumer electronics, home office equipment, and large kitchen appliances at no charge! ( Items excluded include liquids of any type and fluorescent bulbs.)Read more »

State of the City

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Mayor Ellison will be delivering his annual State of the City address at the Red Run Golf Course on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at noon. Tickets for the event and luncheon are $15 and are available to anyone. The speech immediately follows the luncheon.Read more »

Ice Arena Customer Appreciation Day

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Royal Oak Ice Arena will be doing a Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 26th between 12:00pm and 3:00pm.  All events during this time will be free of charge and the doors are open to the public! There will be an Open Skate event, a New Edge Figure Skating Club event, and two sessions of Sticks & Pucks for the hockey players (13 & under and 14 & over age groups).  Also, we will have all of our clubs and programs represented as well in our lobby.  All youth hockey players will be able to register for the Royal Oak Hockey Club on this day!Read more »

Priority Health Arts in Motion 5k-10k Walk-Run Event

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Michigan Youth Arts is holding a 5k/10k Walk/Run on Saturday morning, August 30 in conjunction with Arts, Beats, & Eats in downtown Royal Oak. Family-friendly and suitable for both runners and walkers, the Arts in Motion event raises money to support arts education in Michigan schools. More than just a race, the day is a celebration of the arts! Registration and additional information can be found online at:

Normandy Oaks Task Force Town Hall Meeting

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nearly 200 citizens attended the Normandy Oaks Town Hall Meeting at the Mahany/Meininger Senior/Community Center on July 9. Mayor Jim Ellison and City Manager Don Johnson answered dozens of questions regarding the 50-acre golf course and the plan to redevelop it into a city park.Read more »

Nature Walk: Meadow of the Arboretum

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm

"Meadow of the Arboretum” is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Wednesday, July 30 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

There is no pre-registration or cost for the nature walk. 

For more information on the Royal Oak Nature Society and its programs, please call 248-246-3380, e-mail us at or check out

Nature Walk: Mushrooms

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom” walk Saturday, July 26 at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Leafdale & Torquay. Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk. This event is free and open to the public!

Gilda's Family Walk & Run

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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

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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

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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 »

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