Seasonal Features

Published May 8, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, the annual Royal Oak in Bloom event, which stems back to 1993, will return to the surface lots at Main and Seventh and Main and Sixth streets for the second year.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Officials in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township have joined forces to bring new energy to this year’s Memorial Day celebrations.

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Published May 7, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Photorealism, textured painting, religious art, landscapes and still lifes all brighten the halls of the St. Clair Shores Adult Education Center.

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Published May 6, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The annual Celebrate Birmingham Hometown Parade is a tried and true tradition for lots of local families. But there’s nothing wrong with adding something new to an old favorite. For the first time, the parade festivities in downtown’s Shain Park on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, will include a charitable bicycle drive for local kids in need.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Check out the new skate park and take a tour of St. Clair Shores in a slower way.

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Published April 30, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Most years, guests show up to the historic Cranbrook House and Gardens in coats and sweaters to shop the annual plant sale. It’s chilly, but make no mistake: The event is a celebration of spring.

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Published April 24, 2019

TROY — Staff members gave the Easter Bunny high-fives and took breaks from their duties in the pediatric and neonatal wards at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, the morning of April 19 to pose for photos with the bunny and an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

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Published April 17, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Find beekeeping classes, local history, nature and more at Cranberry Lake Park this spring. Cranberry Lake Park offers beekeeping classes beginning in May. In addition, the archive room at the historical Cranberry Lake Farm main house is open to the public by appointment 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday.  

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Published April 16, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — For the 35th year, the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department will host the Southfield Fishing Derby at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve, slated for 8 a.m.-noon May 4.

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Published April 16, 2019

HARPER WOODS — The second annual Harper Woods Spring Flea Market will return in May to offer residents a chance to head outside, meet their neighbors and try to find some new treasures.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — In case you were wondering about those blue lights twinkling on neighbors’ porches or at local businesses, the answer is simple.

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Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Memorial Society has for the past two decades led an effort to clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery during the first two weekends in May.

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Published April 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Begun in 1970, Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, today, is celebrated in countries around the world on April 22.

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Published April 12, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — It’s back! The Harrison Township Fire Department’s popular Easter egg hunt is returning after a year’s hiatus. Local little ones will get the chance to fill their Easter baskets on the L’Anse Creuse High School football field on April 20.

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Published April 9, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — When it comes to the annual Community Kite Day event in Clinton Township, Gerrie Brown always speaks about it with excitement.

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Published April 9, 2019

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — Ferndale and Berkley will have their fair share of Easter-related events in the month of April. Ferndale’s long-held Easter event is its annual Eggstravaganza egg hunt, which will be held Saturday, April 13, at various parks within the city. Parents do not have to register for the free event.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — While it may still be Lent, cities are already looking ahead to Easter with a slew of community events planned for families.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board is inviting the public to come out for the board’s third annual Earth Day event on the west porch of the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

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Published April 5, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe and Roseville communities are preparing for Easter with some family programs that will be taking place in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

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Published April 5, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — It’s no surprise that tax season can put many Americans on edge, but the public has to keep in mind that scammers often use that anxiety to try and trick people into sending them money.

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