Oakland County Community Calendar for June 26 and Beyond – The Oakland Press

Career/education activities

• A virtual information session will be held on July 9 for a pre-apprenticeship program at Oakland Community College. The session will discuss OCC’s no-cost pre-apprenticeship program and how it can provide students with a manufacturing career path with OCC employment or apprenticeship with a local partner company. Classes for the next 5-week program begin September 12. Register for the information session at eventbrite.com/e/pre-apprenticeship-program-information-session-tickets-133249473763.

• STEM in Nature Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 11-15, Farmington Hills Nature Center at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. There will be an optional evening campfire and evening hike on Thursday, July 14 after camp. Participants ages 12-14 will experience nature up close as they explore and study the forests and rivers of Heritage Park. Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at [email protected]

• The Oakland County Head Start Enrollment Lounge will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at 196 Cesar E. Chavez Pontiac, OLHSA.org. No need for tickets come rain or shine, ice cream and free games.

• Buckfire & Buckfire, PC with an office in Southfield, offers four annual scholarships to support students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States. Scholarship applications are due October 1, buckfirelaw.com/scholarships.

Charitable activities

• The Gleaners Community Food Bank Food Distribution Event will be held at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m., June 29, while supplies last, for those in need. Drive-up and stay in the vehicle, or distribution without an appointment, no need for proof of eligibility. For more information, call 248-858-5495 or email [email protected].

• Arising Images, a local Lake Orion portrait studio, is offering the opportunity to submit applications for a charitable grant. Organizations must be a 501(c)3 within 75 miles of the Lake Orion community and provide child-focused programs and/or services. Several grants between $15,000 and $30,000 will be awarded. Applications should be submitted by July 31, 248-720-5848.

Farmers Markets/Garden Activities

• Museum at Farmers Market: 10am-11am July 2, downtown walking tour at Downtown Rochester Farmers Market, 202 E. 3rd St. Rochester,rochesterhills.org/museum, free.

• The 15th Annual Southfield Garden Club Walk of Southfield Parks and Gardens will take place June 26 from 2-5pm at 15 gardens in the Beacon Square area, 11 Mile and Winchester. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the event. The walk starts at the old Leonhard Elementary School in Winchester and Devonshire. A shuttle will make a continuous loop through the neighborhood. Free Leonhard School parking and refreshments are included, southfieldparksandgarden.org.


• Berkley Pride Block Party is from noon to 4 p.m. June 26, Robina, North at 12 Mile, Downtown Berkley, Entertainment, Music, Games, Food Trucks, Booths, Free Event, downtownberkley.com/berkleypride.

• Annual Michigan Rib Fest: July 1-4, Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp., live entertainment for all ages, ribs and other dishes, monster truck rides, registration for sessions at michiganribfest.com , $7 per person, free for active duty military veterans with ID and children under 3), parking $5.

Golf outings

• Drive for Life Invitational presented by Beaumont Urgent Care by WellStreet East July 11, registration 8:30 a.m., jamming 10 a.m., July 11, Oakland Hills Country Club, 3951 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, benefiting Walter & Marilyn Wolpin Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Beaumont, Royal Oak and the Wilson Cancer Resource Center in Beaumont, Troy, register at (947) 522-0092 or visit beaumont.org/driveforlife.

Health activities

• The Jewish Family Service presents “The Powerful Impact of Music on the Brain” with music therapist Jody Conradi Stark and DSO violinist Jing Zhang sharing their expertise and performing, 1:00-2:30 p.m. June 29, register Register in advance for this Zoom event at us06web .zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdOihrD4jGNEsWie_FwXRGG8EuWSRnKXf, or email [email protected] or 248-788-MIND.

• Troy residents Tessa and Wyatt Lucas offer CPR classes for the Troy community. Classes are offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, July 9, July 23, August 13 and August 27, at 850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 510 in Troy. Class fee is $10 and includes American Heart Association Heartsaver AED/CPR certification, t-shirt, face shield, and keychain. Advance registration is required at adultchildinfantcpr.org or call 248-877-8169 for more information.

• The State of Michigan COVID-19 Test or Vaccine Hotline is 1-888-535-6136, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday), for more information. information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus.


• Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills. Tween Easy as Pie, workshop for making no-bake pies to go and enjoy is at 6:30 p.m. on July 5, at the library, 3400 E Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, for grades 6-8, registration required on ahplibrary .org. Also sign up for the summer reading program at ahplibrary.beanstack.org.

• Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, baldwinlib.org/summer-reading. The summer reading program lasts until August 5.

• Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, 248-546-2504 x. 694, fadl.org. The Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge runs until August 31.

• Salem-Sud Lyon neighborhood library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Sud, ssldl.info. The Salem-South Lyon Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge runs through August 20, for all ages.

• Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, 248-524-3538. Summer reading program. All ages can register for the Reading Program at troypl.org/SLP2022.


• Backyard Birders meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Wint Nature Center, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Independence Twp., with Lisa Wozniak, Founder and Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, speaking about developments in the ongoing efforts to prevent a hunting season for these birds.


• “Preservation Conversations” Learn how the National Park Service had to balance preserving natural and historic resources while making them accessible to dozens of visitors at 10:00 a.m. June 27 inside Niles- Barnard House at Historic Troy Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy. Free for Troy Historical Society members and $7 for non-members, troyhistoricvillage.org.

Parks/Outdoor Activities

• Free Nature Time is at 10:30 am on Tuesdays, June 21 through August 21. 23 years old, for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Participants meet at the Farmington Hills Nature Center in Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, no registration necessary, for questions call 248-477-1135 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at asmith @fhgov.com.

• Oakland County Parks and Recreation Red Oaks Water Park opened June 25 and Waterford Oaks Water Park will reopen June 26 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 in 2020 and a staff shortages in 2021. Red Oaks Water Park will be open from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Waterford Oaks Water Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Only Waterford Oaks Water Park will be open July 4 holiday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Star Spangled Weekend is July 1-4, at Addison Oaks Campground, 1480 W Romeo Road Leonard, 248-693-2432, OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Stream Science is 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm Thursdays in June/July/August, at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome,rochesterhills.org/museum, activity limited kits available.

• Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne, metroparks.com. Park entrance fees apply.

Senior activities

• Hannan Center 70 Over Seventy Awards: Nominations from anywhere in Michigan are due June 30, multiple categories, Hannan Center Detroit, hannan.org, 70overseventy.com.

Support Resources

• The Common Ground Resource & Crisis hotline is available 24/7 – call or text 800-231-1127.

• Mental health resources: easterseals.com/michigan/explore-resources/mental-health-tips-during-a.html.

• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.

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