Community Events

Mammals of Tenhave

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mammals of Tenhave Woods nature walk is being held at on Sunday, December 8, 2013 beginning at 2:00 pm. Park at the Lexington/Marais lot and meet at the Lexington entrance. Come and learn about the mammals that live in Tenhave Woods. We will look for signs of these mammals and have skulls and skins with us to help describe them and how they live. Visit the Nature Society online for additional information.

America Recycles Day - SOCCRA Tours

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate America Recycles Day by taking a free tour during the week of November 12 – 15, 2013. SOCRRA is celebrating America Recycles Day by offering free tours of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Tours last about 30 minutes and consist of recycling displays in the Education Center and a walk through the MRF to see how recyclables are sorted and baled.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:00
Thursday, Nov. 14 – 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 15 - 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12 noonRead more »

safeTalk Training Session

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Royal Oak SAFE and Common Ground are co-sponsoring a safeTalk training session at the Mahany Meininger Senior Community Center (3500 Marais Ave) from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The session will prepare you in techniques to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources by applying the safeTALK principles: Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe!Read more »

Trivia Night in Royal Oak

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Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Trivia Night in Royal Oak will be presented by the Optimist Club at Jimi’s Restaurant (714 South Washington). Dinner will be served at 6:00PM with competition starting at 7:00PM, the format will be Teams of 8 per table, 10 rounds with 10 questions. Top 3 teams win cash prizes. This event is sold out!

Museum Open House & Musical Interlude

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Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Orson Starr House tours will be conducted before and after the program, up to 3:30 featuring a musical interlude.  Cellist Priscilla Haapa Hawkins will perform at 2:30.Read more »

Paint Party 2nd Anniversary & HAVEN Benefit

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Paint Party Royal Oak is celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a Paint Party benefit for HAVEN. This event is Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The fee is $40 per person with $20 of admission going directly to support HAVEN.  Seats are limited to 25 so register early. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time with painting starting by 7:00pm. Ages 16 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult painter. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks. Paint Party Royal Oak will provide the rest paint, canvas, brushes and instruction.Read more »

Historical Society Annual Dinner

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Royal Oak Historical Society 75th Annual Dinner will be held on October 16 at the Red Run Country Club. Come be with the “Movers and Shakers” who make history and work hard to preserve it. Enjoy a hometown “comfort” meal of carefully planned foods for everyone’s likes and needs. Take a chance on getting a “special” item in our popular Silent Auction. Toast life and living in our wonderful city! The Dr. Joseph S. Morrison, Sophie V.Read more »

Food Truck Rally - Postponed

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Due to weather, the Food Truck Rally is being moved to September 17th.

Fire Fighter's Open House

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Royal Oak Fire Fighters will be hosting their annual Open House on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at fire station one (215 E. Sixth Street). There will be refreshments, live Technical Rescue demonstration, Sparky the Fire Dog, Fire Prevention Smokehouse, Free Events, Jaws of Life Demo, fire vehicle displays, CPR demonstration, Thermal Imaging Camera display, and more! Lots of fun and enjoyment for everyone!

Royal Oak Concert Band

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Concert is entitled "A Musical Voyage Around the World" and will be held on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00p.m. at Royal Oak High School (1500  Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak). Featured will be clarinet soloist George Stoffan, Assistant Professor of clarinet at Oakland University. TICKETS: $10.00  ADULTS, $8.00   SENIORS/STUDENTS, CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE. Find out more at

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