The Friday 5 — May 10-12

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published May 8, 2019

1. Royal Oak in Bloom
Sunday, May 12 • Downtown Royal Oak

Royal Oak in Bloom will return to downtown Royal Oak from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12.

The event, hosted by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, features a wide variety of flowers, planters, vegetables, herbs, lawn decorations and more. Many of the approximately 70 vendors have been at the event since the early days, including Bill Stahl, of Stahl’s Farm & Greenhouse; Weig’s Greenhouse; and Martin Farms.

Due to construction, this year’s event will take place in the surface lots at Main and Seventh and Main and Sixth streets For more information, call (248) 547-4000 or visit royaloakchamber.com.

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2. Heroes Day
Saturday, May 11 • Macomb Mall, Roseville

First responders will be in the spotlight this Saturday during the annual Heroes Day at Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, gives local residents a chance to chat with police officers, firefighters and paramedics; get a close-up look at their equipment; and check out resources that the departments have to keep their local areas safe. Various first responders will be on hand to share the ins and outs of their jobs, and visitors can try their hand at giant inflatable obstacle course, courtesy of the National Guard.

The event is free to attend and will take place both inside the mall and in the parking lot.

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3. Bike Fest
Saturday, May 11 • Kyte Monroe Memorial Park, St. Clair Shores

Take a tour of St. Clair Shores in a slower way during the 2019 Bike Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Kyte Monroe Memorial Park, 32701 Harper Ave.

The event, hosted by Tim’s Bike Shop, includes a leisurely 10-mile bike ride through the city, heading from Kyte Monroe south to Blossom Heath Park and back. Participants will also receive lunch.

Registration costs $10, and registration forms are available at Tim’s Bike Shop, 33601 Jefferson Ave., or on the St. Clair Shores Bike Fest Facebook page. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Clair Shores Cops for Kids

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4. ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
Now through May 18 • Farmington Players Barn Theatre, Farmington Hills

The Farmington Players will present the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” this weekend at the group’s Barn Theatre, 32332 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

Set in 1928, the musical comedy promises to a fun, exciting escape from reality into the lives of two lovers. The musical will be staged at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays until May 18, with a Thursday night showing replacing the Sunday performance the last weekend.

Tickets cost $20 for students and seniors, and $22 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at farmingtonplayers.org/buy-tickets-now.

Related story: Farmington Players present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’


5. Car show and sock hop
Saturday, May 11 • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Eastpointe

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold its third annual car show and sock hop from 3 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 11, at the church, located at 23000 Gratiot Ave. in Eastpointe.

Heather Nido, the car show and sock hop committee chairwoman, said it should be a great evening for the whole community.

“We’ll have brats, hot dogs and snacks. We’ll have a bubble gum blowing contest and ’50s music. Everyone will be dressed in their ’50s finest, with things like poodle skirts and leather jackets,” said Nido. “We are giving away several trophies for the car show: best new, best classic, most unique and best unrestored original.”

Registration costs $20 to bring a car on the day of the event. Otherwise, it is free to attend. For more information, call (586) 610-2920.

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Staff Writers Sarah Wojcik, Brendan Losinski, Kristyne Demske and Jonathan Shead contributed to this report.