Oakland County community calendar Aug. 7 and beyond

Oakland County community calendar Aug 7 and beyond

Air shows

• Oakland County International Airport’s Open House and Air Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at 6500 Highland Road, Waterford Twp. The event features a women's skydiving team and aerobatic performers from 1:30-3 p.m.; the display of World War II aircraft and military vehicles and free parking and admission. Aircraft and helicopter rides are available for $45 per person, oakgov.com/aviation.

Car shows

• 14th Annual Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7, to benefit the Troy Historic Village features hundreds of cars, great music, and great food at the Columbia Center, 201 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. Admission to this family-friendly show is free for spectators at www.TroyTrafficJam.com. Day-of registration for classic cars is $25/vehicle (space permitting).

• M1 Concourse to host “M1 Pontiac Power Week”, Aug. 12-20, Road Kill Nights is Aug. 13, Woodward Dream Show is Aug. 19, m1concourse.com.

• Woodward Dream Cruise is Aug. 20, with festivities in metro Detroit communities along Woodward Ave., woodwarddreamcruise.com.

• Corvettes America Charity Corvette Show: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Everest Collegiate High School & Academy, 5935 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, participant fees and online registration at americascorvetteclub.org. Spectators: $10 per car. Proceeds from the silent auction are donated to Clarkston SCAMP.

Charitable activities

• Gleaners Community Food Bank food distribution event is at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 10, while supplies last for those 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 [email protected]

Children’s Activities

• Nature Careers program sessions to explore jobs that include nature are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, Independence Twp. Sessions are adapted for two age groups: Ages 6-9 and ages 10-13, $10/child/session. Register with payment at 248-858-0916 on weekdays, drop-off program for youth, a release form must be completed with registration.

• Puddle Jumper series is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, for children ages 3-6, nature talk and related activity. Each child will receive a craft kit to take and make at home. The cost is $4/child. Registration with payment is required by calling 248-858-0916 on weekdays.

• “Camp at the Collection” is Thursdays through Aug. 18, with two sessions, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Road, Troy. Children’s Theatre of Michigan will host the summer series with activities for children ages 4-10, including kitchen activities on Aug. 11 and games on Aug. 18, www.thesomersetcollection.com.

Family activities

• Annual Marshmallow Fly and Fry are 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9, at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. Hot dogs (cooked or uncooked), s’more kits, and drinks will be available for $1 per item, cash only. Children line up and retrieve marshmallows dropped from the Fire Department ladder truck and exchange them for a prize. The event features a campfire, splash pad and inflatables. Drop times are 6 p.m. for 5 years and younger; 6:20 p.m. for 6-8 years; and 6:40 p.m. for ages 9+, fhgov.com.

Farmer's markets/Garden club events

• The Rochester Garden Club to host Rebecca Culley Healy, a naturopathic doctor and owner of Hawthorn and Violet Herbal Apothecary in Fenton, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 17, at the Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, $20 per person, features recipes and samples, adv. Register at rochestergardenclub.org/public-events.

• The Birmingham Farmers Market 20th season celebration is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 7; a special ceremony at 10 a.m. with remarks from elected officials and community members, including the City of Birmingham Mayor. Music by Fox and the Fiddle and children’s activities, shop local produce, plants, artisan baked goods, fresh foods and more from over 45 vendors and food trucks. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, from May 1 to October 30.


• JARC Ice Cream Social Fundraiser is 3-8 p.m. Aug. 11, with activities from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Dairy Queen: 1599 Union Lake Road, Commerce Township. Bloomfield Hills non-profit JARC is hosting, and all are welcome. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit JARC.

• Lawlapalooza 2022 charity rock ’n’ roll concert: 7 p.m. Aug. 12, The Magic Bag; 22920 Woodward, Ferndale, lawlapalooza.org, $20 adv.

• Bowl-4-Animal Rescue is 7-11 p.m. check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13, pledge drives through Aug. 31, at Country Lanes, 30250 W Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills, bowl4animalrescue.org.

• Annual Walk4Friendship event is Aug. 28 at Friendship Circle’s Farber Center,  5586 Drake Road, West Bloomfield Twp. Friendship Circle is a nonprofit that supports individuals with special needs. Register at walk4friendship.com/Account/Register.

Health/safety activities

• Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is an interactive program designed by Stanford University to provide the necessary skills to help manage chronic pain, six-week workshop, Mondays, beginning Aug. 8, via Zoom, free. Register with Joely Lyons at 248-392-0767 or [email protected]

• Free Beaumont Health Through Literacy program is 10-11 a.m. Aug. 11, for children ages 3 to 12 with an adult, outdoors at the picnic gathering area in front of the Farmington Hills Nature Center at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. Nutrition and physical activity program. No registration is needed. For information, call 248-473-1870 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at [email protected]

• Troy residents Tessa and Wyatt Lucas are offering CPR Classes for the Troy community. The classes are offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, at 850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 510 in Troy. The class fee is $10 and includes American Heart Association Heartsaver AED/CPR certification, t-shirt, face shield, and keychain. Advanced registration is needed at adultchildinfantcpr.org or calls 248-877-8169 for information.

• The Farmington Hills Police Department is hosting Citizen Police Academy, a nine-week program held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 19, for Farmington Hills residents, ages 21+, class size limited to 20, register at 248-871-2760 or [email protected]

• 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.


• Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, to host Jerry Chevrier of the Oakland Astronomy Club presenting “Cool Things in the Universe,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 11, open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

• Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, ssldl.info. Jam Session is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Musicians of all instruments and skill levels are welcome to play songs, for adults, registration is recommended, ssldl.evanced.info/signup.

• Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, ssldl.info. Paleontologist, author, and storyteller, PaleoJoe talks about fossils and dinosaurs. For K-5th grade students, 11 a.m.-noon, Aug. 11, reservations required, ssldl.evanced.info/signup.


• Half-Day History: “Builder” is 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, at Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy. Families are invited to construct a pretzel cabin, make a wooden toy, and build a pool-noodle log cabin. Troy Historical Society Members: $10/person; non-members: $12/person. Registration required at troyhistoricvillage.org.

Parks/Outdoor activities

• Concerts in the Parks series continues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield, featuring the band, Cancel Monday, and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Inspiration Park, 56730 Grand River Road, New Hudson, featuring the band Wag the Dog, OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Inclusive Kayaking Workshop is 5-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard. All abilities welcome including snacks, water and a swag bag, $10 donation is suggested per kayaker. Sign up for a 1.5-hour spot by contacting Carrie Gerdeman at 586-268-4160, ext. 6627 or [email protected]

• Trail Rally is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27, at Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Twp. ages 18+, up to 4 people per team, $80 per team. Register at johnsonnaturecenter.org/events/trail-rally.

• Oakland County Parks and Recreation Red Oaks Waterpark will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Waterford Oaks Waterpark is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, and extended to be open Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 12, closed on Saturdays and Wednesdays, OaklandCountyParks.com.

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

• Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, michigan.gov/dnr. Park entrance fees apply.

• Stream Science is 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays through August, at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome, rochesterhills.org/museum, limited activity kits available.


• Mary T’s Chis and Small Dog Rescue Pup-Up community memorial picnic to honor the organization’s late founder, Mary Tavoularis, is noon-5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Royal Oak Archers, 2762 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. The event includes family and dog-friendly activities and dog contests for Best Costume, Best Dressed and Owner Look-Alikes. Guests are encouraged to bring packed lunches (concessions are available to purchase for humans and dogs), as well as blankets, lawn chairs, dog playpens or play yards, and sun umbrellas. All dogs must be small-animal safe, leashed, or in a dog carrier, marytschis.com.


• Shoot Like A Girl is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Bass Pro Shop in Auburn Hills, an interactive event that introduces women and their families to shooting sports at a state-of-the-art mobile gun range with certified female instructors, shootlikeagirl.com/events.

Senior activities

• Medicare Savings Programs Resource Fair for seniors is 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 23, at the Bowens Senior Center, 52 Bagley St., Pontiac, with counsellors from the nonprofit Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program, a free, nonprofit program of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, 800-803-7174, www.aaa1b.org.

• Summer Courtyard Cookout for seniors featuring musical entertainment is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Registration required by Aug. 12, $8 residents, $10 non-residents, fhgov.com, 248-473-1830.

Support resources

• The Area Agency on Aging 1-B presents a webinar from 10 am-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 that offers practical tips and advice for caregivers on helping an older loved one with finances. Register at tinyurl.com/AAA1BSafe.

• Common Ground’s Resource & Crisis Helpline 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 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.

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