Enter the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $1,000, $500 or $250

Woman holds a sign that says, "I heart shopping small and local."

Oakland County launched the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes, which gives residents a way to promote their favorite small businesses in the county and win some cash for the holidays.

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, shoppers can submit a selfie from small businesses’ brick-and-mortar locations, including its exterior, signage or interior. Created by Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development with financial sponsorship from  Genisys Credit Union,  participants have the chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250.

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Adaptive Recreation at Oakland County Parks – All Abilities Welcome!

A core value – one of four – at Oakland County Parks (OCP) is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At OCP, that means grounding organizational decisions in equity and justice, and providing parks and recreation services that feel safe and welcoming to all. OCP is committed to ensuring that people of different abilities can participate in any program or event hosted by OCP. OCP has a full-time therapeutic recreation specialist who coordinates programs for individuals with different abilities and provides training for other staff and volunteers, so they are prepared to assist at events. For more information, email adaptive@oakgov.com.

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Outdoor Concerts and Movies in Oakland County

The sounds and sights of music and film are set to be seen in parks across Oakland County this summer. Whether you want to dance the night away or watch your favorite movie under the stars, pack up a blanket, a pillow or two, a picnic basket, and use our list of outdoor summer concerts and movies to plan an evening of outdoor entertainment.

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