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Published May 31, 2017

ROSEVILLE — RoseFest moved up a week from previous years and will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St., June 8-11 to celebrate Roseville.

“We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to bring on some partners this year, as in the past, to continue and expand the family-friendly event,” said Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins.

RoseFest combines carnival and entertainment attractions and includes a community fireworks show. 

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Published May 31, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — The heart of downtown will become a car lover’s paradise June 2-3 as the Friends of Mount Clemens host the 26th annual Mount Clemens Cruise.

The two-day event will be based at the corner of Main and Market streets. According to Friends Vice Chairman George Calvet, everything from vintage vehicles to more modern rides will converge on downtown roads for this much-anticipated cruise and show.

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Published May 31, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, boaters at the Jefferson Yacht Club celebrate the first weekend in June with a blessing.

The 59th annual Blessing of the Fleet is set to begin at 10 a.m. June 3 at WaterMark Bar and Grille, 24420 Jefferson Ave. The annual tradition is open to the public, according to JYC Fleet Captain David Kidd.

“It celebrates the kickoff of boating season and celebrates our great lake, Lake St. Clair,” he told City Council members May 15. 

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Published May 31, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With dancers, acrobats, animals and more, June Fest promises fun for the family in St. Clair Shores’ downtown area.

“June Fest is a family fun day, a street fair when we, the merchants, close the street, open the doors and welcome the public to come on down and see what we have to offer,” said Gloria Kinne, the owner of Circare, a gift shop on Greater Mack Avenue.

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Published May 31, 2017

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — The weekend of June 3-4 is going to be a busy one in Farmington and Farmington Hills with the return of Art on the Grand and the Great Farmington Hills Campout. 

Getting artsy
Over 100 artists from throughout the country will come to Farmington to showcase their artwork during the city’s eighth annual juried fine arts fair, Art on the Grand.

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Published May 31, 2017

ROCHESTER — Rochester police are offering people a behind-the-scenes look at their local law enforcement department this weekend.

The station will host its annual open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3, a free event featuring tours, demonstrations and a number of other attractions.

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said the event provides hands-on tours of the department and is a fun way for the public to interact with officers.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to see their Police Department,” he said.

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Published May 30, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Flowers held high priority with the Wilson family at Meadow Brook Hall.

“Matilda (Dodge Wilson) always had fresh flowers in the house,” MBH Director of Curatorial Services Madelyn Rzadkowolski said. “She had 1,800 rose bushes. John Dodge built a greenhouse for her, and there were always chrysanthemums blooming in the greenhouse. She was the national president of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association for two years. She was very involved in gardening.”

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Published May 30, 2017

While the threat of storms loomed over the 65th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade, residents and visitors to the city enjoyed warm weather, sunshine and a stunning parade filled with veterans, military vehicles, bands and more.

This was the first year Dylan Hand, of St. Clair Shores, came out to the parade.

“My whole family is veterans and I am, as well,” he said. He and his sons sat on the side of Jefferson Avenue May 28 because he “just (wanted) to support the veterans ... and of course (for) the candy.”

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Published May 30, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been 30 years of face painting, ice cream and invaluable help as the Law Day free legal aid clinic celebrates three decades June 3.

Michigan’s largest free legal aid event, hosted at the Goodwin and Scieszka Law Center in Birmingham, has donated 5,000 free legal consultations since the event first began in 1987.

On top of that, the event has doled out 10,000 free bike helmets to kids attending the event with their families.

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Published May 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bowers School Farm, in Bloomfield Hills, is inviting local children to take part in its summer camp programs, aimed at educating kids about animals and agriculture in a fun and engaging way.

The camps will take kids around the farm and teach them about animals and animal care, growing and harvesting plants, and how a farm works through a variety of hands-on projects and activities.

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Published May 24, 2017

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Craft beverages and live music will again be on the menu for the annual summer Dabble in the Farms, which will take place on the Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms starting at 6 p.m. June 17.

The popular event — which has always included a nonprofit component — will feature local food trucks along with craft beer, wine and cocktails; because of the latter, these events are only open to those ages 21 and older. This year, musicians performing include the 1980s tribute band Square Pegz, as well as Yorg and Christina Criss.

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Published May 24, 2017

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Community members of all ages can hit the trails this June to help provide meals to homebound seniors.

The Older Persons’ Commission will host its 11th annual 5K Run or Walk for Meals June 3.

The race and walk, which are open to people of all ages, begin at 8 a.m. at the OPC, 650 Letica Drive. The course starts at the OPC in the upper parking lot, goes down Letica, turns left on the Clinton River Trail almost to Dequindre, and then loops back and finishes at the OPC.

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Published May 18, 2017

ORCHARD LAKE — St. Mary’s Preparatory Headmaster Cormac Lynn wants you to have fun at the 46th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair — set for Memorial Day weekend — but keep in mind that you’re indirectly helping students. 

“This fair is the school’s largest fundraiser and helps provide financial aid, support student initiatives and improve our 120-acre, picturesque campus, including 26 historic buildings,” he said.

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Published May 17, 2017

FERNDALE — More than 100 different vendors and thousands of attendees will pack downtown Ferndale for the seventh year of Ferndale Pride next month.

The seventh edition of Ferndale Pride will take place Saturday, June 3, covering a footprint of West Nine Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and Planavon Street, as well as portions of Allen Street and West Troy Street. The main event will run from 1 to 10 p.m.

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Published May 17, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Residents can enjoy music from longtime series performer Wally Fitz Jazz to kick off Eastpointe’s Music in the Plaza from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 in the plaza behind City Hall at 23200 Gratiot Ave.

Richard Paul, of the Carey and Paul Group, helps book the bands for the series and said that Fitz is from the area.

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Published May 16, 2017

ROCHESTER —  People can take a journey through Rochester’s history a week earlier this year during the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival.

“It is an amazing event, and it really brings all of our favorite things about Rochester to the forefront,” Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said.

Typically held over Memorial Day weekend, the festival was pushed up a week this year in hopes of securing more volunteers for the event, which will celebrate the city’s bicentennial.

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Published May 16, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — Summer is nearly here.

If you have any doubts, just head to Old Woodward this Sunday for the return of the annual Celebrate Birmingham Hometown Parade. The unofficial summer kickoff event will be back downtown with music, marchers and, of course, the famed basset hounds.

City Clerk Cherilynn Brown, who’s been in office just a short five weeks, jumped right into organizing the popular parade, which has been a tradition for more than 40 years.

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Published May 15, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Even during the tough times of the Great Recession, when just about everything else was subject to cuts, Hazel Park was able to hold its Memorial Weekend festivities. This is because it’s always been a popular — and thus profitable — event for the city, drawing people from all over with its carnival, live music and more.

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Published May 10, 2017

FRASER — Sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and football tend to dominate the youth athletic scene, but a couple of local individuals are looking to Fraser to change that.

Starting May 20, boys and girls in grades five through eight will be able to explore a new area of athleticism: rugby. The noncontact session is being offered by Fraser Parks and Recreation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings at Steffens Park, 33000 Garfield Road in Fraser.

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Published May 10, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Most people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some form, either directly or indirectly. Raising money to research cures and help families battling the disease is a way that many choose to take action.

The Relay for Life of Greater Shelby Township, which also encompasses Sterling Heights and Utica this year, will return to River Bends Park from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 21. 

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