Oakland County community calendar July 11 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Business workshops

• Oakland County Local Business Connect is hosting a series of free workshops covering small business topics including financial management and business planning from its “One Stop Shop”, 8-10:30 a.m. at various locations. The first week’s workshops are July 13 at Oak Park City Hall Campus, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park; July 14 at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 850 Tower Drive, Troy and July 15 at Baker’s of Milford Restaurant, 2025 S. Milford Road, Milford. Register at AdvantageOakland.EventBrite.com, free, space is limited.

Charitable activities

• Gleaners Community Food Bank food distribution event is at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m. July 14, while supplies last, for anyone in need. Drive-up and stay in the vehicle, or walk-up distribution, no need for proof of eligibility. For information, call 248-858-5495 or email OCmarket@oakgov.com.

Children’s activities

• Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Camp for girls is 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 12-Aug. 20, (each week is a different camp), East Hills Middle School Field House, 2800 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills, register at oaklandrhythmics.com.

• Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with Major League Baseball and the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority to host a free Play Ball event for children ages 6-14 to sharpen their skills, 7 p.m. July 14 at Earl E. Borden Park, 1400 E Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, register for the free event at rochesterhills.org/playball.

Fairs/Outdoor events

• Oakland County Fair: July 9-18, fireworks after dusk July 9, fair, carnival, entertainment, livestock Springfield Oaks County Park, oakfair.org/events. Fair admission fees apply.

• Summer Social, 5-6:30 p.m. July 19, Depot Park, 375 Depot Road, Clarkston, free family-friendly event hosted by Waterford Central United Methodist Church. Bring a picnic, healthy fruits and vegetables provided, waterfordcumc.org/introducing-summer-socials.

• Hot Blues & BBQ and Fireworks is 6-10 p.m. July 22, Sibley Square Park, Wixom, bit.ly/3wehXy8.


• Southfield Human Services to host clothing and essential items drive for the homeless, July 12-16. Donations of new socks, underwear, t-shirts for adults (male and female), shorts and pants, as well as trial size toiletries can be dropped off at the Southfield Human Services Offices, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield to benefit WAVE Project for area homeless, cityofsouthfield.com, 248-796-4542.

• Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-off fundraiser to support hockey mentors with a day of hockey, ice skating and CPR lessons for individuals with special needs and their family/caregivers is noon-3 p.m. July 25, Troy Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy. Wyatt Lucas’ Eagle Scout project, 248-686-6740, facebook.com/hockeymentors, $10 adults, $5 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets sold at the door or online via Venmo or Paypal:  hockeymentors@gmail.com.

Garden activities

• “Native Landscaping for Pollinators and Clean Water”, presented by Katie Yates of the Clinton River Watershed Council, is 6:30 p.m. July 14 at the Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac St., Oxford. Registration is required at miopl.org or call 248-628-3034.

• 46th Troy Garden Walk including six private gardens is 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. and 5- 8:30 p.m. July 14, advance tickets are $12 at Auburn Oaks Garden Center, Telly’s Greenhouse, Uncle Luke’s and Troy Historic Village. Event day tickets are $15 at Troy Historic Village, TroyGardenClubMI.com, 248-535-5955.

• Midsummer Arts & Crafts Boutique and Plant Sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 14, at the Troy Historic Village, 60 West Wattles Road, Troy, free admission on July 14, TroyGardenClubMI.com.

• Northville 27th Annual Garden Walk is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14, Country Garden Club of Northville with six gardens, live jazz music and garden artisans at Northville Town Square 150 E. Main St., Northville, adv. tickets at cgcnv.org, $15.

• Open Gate Garden Club Tour is 10 a.m. July 25 at AJ Phillips Fenton Museum, 310 S.Leroy St., Fenton, facebook.com/OpenGateGardenClub, $10.

• The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents its Adult Garden Series, 10-11 a.m. July 21, Aug. 4, and Aug.18 at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome. No need to preregister, bring a chair, presentation by the Rochester Garden Club, rochesterhills.org/musprograms, rain or shine.

Golf outings

• The New Day Golf Classic is July 19, at The Wyndgate Country Club, 1975 West Gunn Road, Oakland Township to benefit New Day Foundation for Families, a Rochester Hills-based nonprofit. Entry for a foursome is $1,000; tickets for “dinner only” are $55 per person. Golf registration begins at 10 a.m., with a grill lunch at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon for the 18-hole scramble. Dinner on the terrace with hearty appetizers, carving stations and an open bar, register at foundationforfamilies.org/new-day-golf-classic-registration.

• The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber golf outing is July 20 at Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., grab-and-go breakfast, a full barbecue lunch at the turn, and after-golf appetizers and open bar. Register at bbcc.com or call 248-430-7688.

• LaLonde Charity Open: July 25, registration starts at 7:45 a.m., golf at 9 a.m. at Pine Knob Golf Course, Lalondecharityopen.com.

• Southfield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is 10:30 a.m. July 26, at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, register at southfieldchamber.com/golf-outing.


• “Yoga in the Garden” is 9 a.m. Sundays, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, meadowbrookhall.org/yoga, 248-364-6200, $15 each.

• Dr. Jeffrey London presents an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, covering common signs, how it is diagnosed, potential causes and treatments, 3:30-4:30 p.m. July 21, via Zoom. Register at jfsdetroit.org/drlondon.

• Free Walk West Bloomfield program is 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8-8:30 a.m. Saturdays, through August, sponsored by Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Registration required wbparks.org/walkwb.html.

• State of Michigan COVID-19 hotline for testing or vaccines is 1-888-535-6136, (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.), for information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus or email COVID19@michigan.gov.

• Oakland County COVID-19 Vaccination, OaklandCountyVaccine.com.


• Baldwin Public Library is no longer charging overdue fines for materials returned after their due dates. The library has also removed all historic overdue fines from patron records. This is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, in an effort to increase free public access to library services, 248-554-4682, baldwinlib.org.

• Ferndale Library is hosting a virtual series of Summer Reading Programs for all ages, for the chance to win prizes, ferndalepubliclibrary.org.

• Ferndale Library virtual backyard urban farming presentation is 7 p.m. July 15, via Zoom, tinyurl.com/adultwandoo.

• Lyon Township Public Library of South Lyon presents “Tails and Tales” with Oakland County Parks Naturalist, 6-7 p.m. July 14, virtual via Zoom, 248-437-8800, free, register at lyon.assabetinteractive.com/calendar.

• Lyon Township Public Library of South Lyon presents Virtual Teen Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 15, virtual online, 248-437-8800, free, register at bit.ly/TeenBoardGameNight.

• Lyon Township Public Library of South Lyon presents “Animal Behavior” with Howell Nature Center,3-4 p.m. July 19, virtual via Zoom, 248-437-8800, free, register at lyon.assabetinteractive.com/calendar.

• Rochester Hills Public Library asks community members to share their pandemic story for local history collection. Stories, photos, and drawings will be added to the library’s local history collection, and shared with the community, upload…

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