Oakland County community calendar Sept. 11 and beyond – The Oakland Press

community activities

• The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will be hosting candidate forums for area school boards. A forum for the West Bloomfield School Board is 7 pm Sept. 14 at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp. A forum for the Waterford School Board is 7 pm Sept. 15 at Waterford Township Auditorium, 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford Twp. A forum for the Bloomfield Hills School Board is 6:30 pm Sept. 29, at Doyle Center, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills. For information, email lwvoami@gmail.com.

• Kiwanis Club of Troy is hosting Break the Silence-Youth Suicide Awareness, a free suicide awareness event featuring moderator Judge Kirsten Nielsen Hartig, 7-9 pm Sept 15 at Troy Athens High School, 4333 John R Road, Troy, in collaboration with Clawson and Troy Schools, www.facebook.com/Kiwanisclubtroy.

• 11th Annual Family Fun Night in conjunction with the 50-year golden jubilee celebration of West Bloomfield High School is at 5 pm Sept. 16 at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township. Activities include games, activities, bounce house, bubble soccer, video game truck. Military, police, and fire vehicles will be available for children to climb into. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the game against Clarkston at 7 pm, www.wbsd.org/community/family-fun-night.

• The city of Birmingham to host an Underground Railroad Commemoration Ceremony at 11 am Sept. 17 to acknowledge the National Park Service’s recognition of the Greenwood Cemetery gravesites of abolitionist Elijah S. Fish and freedom seeker George B. Taylor on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The ceremony will be held at the north end of Quarton Lake Park, (the corner of Oak and Lakeside), just one block from Greenwood Cemetery in Birmingham. A tour of the gravesites will follow the program, www.bhamgov.org/undergroundrailroad, 248-530-1928.

• The 7th annual Cemetery Walk is 2-5 pm Sept. 18 at Historic Oak Hill Cemetery, 216 University Drive, Pontiac. Guided walking tours are available at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm Merchandise and refreshments will be on sale. Golf carts available for individuals with limited mobility. Proceeds benefit the cemetery. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance through LocalHop or onsite the day of the event, rain or shine, (no refunds). Parking is available onsite. For information, email office@ocphs.org or call 248-338-6732.


• Art & Apples Festival is Sept. 9-11 (9am-4pm Sept. 11), Rochester Municipal Park, www.pccart.org/festival. Paint Creek Center for the Arts 56th annual juried art festival, activities include Meijer Kids Arts Zone and the Creation Station, live performances from community music and dance groups, and food vendors, suggested donation of $5 at festival entrance.

• White Lake Historical Society Fisk Farm Festival & Craft Show is 10 am-5 pm Sept. 10-11, Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road,White Lake Township, www.whitelakehistory.org/events, facebook.com/groups/whitelakehistoricalsociety.

• Holly Days celebration is Sept. 10-11, downtown Holly. American Legion Breakfast is 8:30 am-12:30 pm Sept. 11 at 408 S. Saginaw, Holly. Holly Historical Society will be hosting a Lakeside Cemetery Walk, 1-4 pm Sept 11. Adult tickets are $5, fundraiser for the Hadley House Museum, bit.ly/3ncajn2.

• Fire and Flannel is 4-6:30 pm Sept. 15, at Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, lumberjack-themed evening featuring live music from folk-duo Hot Ugly, bourbon tastings, s’mores, local food vendors, beverage tent, cornhole and yard games, flannel contest , blacksmithing demos, and brand your own coaster souvenir. Preregistration pricing is $20/person, day-of registration is $30/person. Register at troychamber.com/chamber-events,

• Troy Family Daze Festival is Sept. 15-18, fireworks Sept. 17 (rain date Sept. 18), 5K and Kid’s Fun Run is Sept. 18, International Day entertainment is Sept. 18, Cutest Baby Photo Contest entries accepted until Sept. 14, carnival, live entertainment, live professional wrestling at Picnic Grove Area, food vendors, Troy Civic Center, 500 W Big Beaver Road, Troy, troydaze.com, prices vary.

• Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair is 10 am-6 pm Sept. 17 and 10 am-5 pm Sept. 18, downtown Birmingham’s Shain Park, jury-selected artists, www.theguild.org/fair/common-ground-art-fair.

• Art in the Village is 10 am-5 pm Sept. 17 and 10 am-4 pm Sept. 18 at Depot Park, west of Main Street (M-15), Clarkston, artisans, antiques, live music, food, children’s activities, www.clarkstonhistorical.org.

• The Michigan Renaissance Festival is weekends through Oct. 2, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, michrenfest.com.


• The White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery to host the Fifth Annual Patriots Race, Sept. 11, at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (west of I-75) in Troy. The Patriots Race will begin at 9 am with a 10K and 5K timed race followed by a 1M run/walk, thepatriotsrace.com, race ticket prices vary.

• A Necessities Drive for Foster Children is Sept. 11-24. Drop boxes for donated items will be available at the Rochester Hills Public Library and Eugenia’s 3rd Street Hair Gallery 212 W.Third St., downtown Rochester. Focus on collecting diapers, wipes, new underwear, socks, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, and pajamas (all sizes).

• Sparkle Network annual Dress Into A Dream Homecoming Dress Sale. The Rochester Hills nonprofit is hosting the event at metro Detroit locations including: Sept 11 at Radiant Waxing in Troy; Sept. 16 at Meadowbrook Center for Learning in Rochester and Sept. 17 at Lake Orion Palooza in Lake Orion. The dresses cost $10 each. Proceeds go to replenish items for Prom Closet Project Tour 2023. Those seeking dresses should apply in advance with size and other requirements at bit.ly/3wKixXx or visit Sparklenetwork.org.

• Wild Game Dinner & Auction is Sept. 15, at Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, featuring a strolling wild game dinner, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music by Athens Creek, meadowbrookhall.org/wildgamedinner, 248-364-6200, $150+.

• The Rochester Schools Community Schools Foundation Annual Hometown Hustle 5K and Color Fun Run is Sept. 17. The opening ceremony is at 8 am, the run starts at Chief Financial Credit Union, 200 Diversion Street in Rochester Hills. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for children, kindergarten through grade 12, rcs-foundation.org/hometown-hustle.

• 2022 ADL ‘Walk Against Hate’ is 10 am Sept. 18 at the Southfield Civic Centre, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield. Registration opens at 9 am, walk program begins at 10 am, www.walkagainsthate.org/michigan.

• The Walled Lake Elementary School Parent Teacher Association seeks donations and sponsors for Color Run to fund additional playground structure. Gift card/gift basket donations are requested by Sept. 20, facebook.com/WLEPTA. For information, email wleptagroup@gmail.com or call Jolie Abreu, PTA President, at 407-341-3639.

• Annual Walk, Run or Roll for ALS of Michigan is Sept. 25 at Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford. It includes a 3 mile walk, timed 5K or 13K runs and a free 1/2 mile fun run for kids. All routes are paved and wheelchair accessible, alsofmichigan.org/mec-category/fundraising-events.