Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. Use our list of Memorial Day 2023 observances and pay tribute at a parade, ceremony, or service near you. From Troy to South Lyon and Waterford to Ferndale, there’s an activity to help Oakland County remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.Continue reading
2023 Black History Month Events in Oakland County
February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights movement, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.
Listen to Oakland County Executive David Coulter share his thoughts on Black History Month in the video below.Continue reading
Radon Test Kits Half Off During the Month of January
In honor of January being National Radon Action Month, Oakland County encourages residents to take action and test their homes for radon by offering radon test kits half-price ($5) all month.
What is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is usually harmless outdoors. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.Continue reading
2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observations in and around Oakland County
As we reflect of the life of Dr. King, we cannot do so without considering his legacy of service to mankind. Observed as a national day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages people to volunteer to improve their communities. Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this upcoming MLK Day on Monday, January 16, by attending an event or participating in a day of service.
Learn more about the MLK Day of Service on their website, where you can also search for volunteer opportunities or register a project. The United Way and Volunteer Match have additional resources and opportunities to make it a “day on, not a day off.”
This year also marks the inaugural Oakland County Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Organized by the Oakland County Equity Council, various service projects were made available to Oakland County employees at several locations throughout the county.
“It is our hope that our staff throughout the county, in whatever ways they are able to do so, will assist us in demonstrating Oakland County’s commitment to the mission of Justice and Equality that Dr. King fought for so vehemently.”Oakland County Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Harry Weaver III
While Oakland County, Michigan Government offices are closed on Monday, January 16, Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering a Free Park Entry Day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. for the public to enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks, playgrounds, fishing spots and park amenities.
Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County below:Continue reading
Oakland County Veterans Day Events
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served America in both war and peace, and have made incredible sacrifices to protect our nation. Many Oakland County cities, villages, and townships host Veterans Day events to honor America’s armed forces. Use our list below to observe Veterans Day 2022 and pay tribute at an event near you. There is also a list of Veteran and military discounts available on Veterans Day and all year long, as well as services and events available from the Oakland County Veterans’ Services team.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Shain Park
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at the Costick Center
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Veteran’s Park on the corner of W. Livingston and N. John St
Nov. 11: Great Lakes National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Orion Center
Nov. 2: Michigan War Dog Memorial presentation at the Lyon Township Public Library
Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Novi Civic Center
Nov. 11: Veteran Salute Presentation at the Novi Police Training Center
Oakland County Parks
Nov. 11: Free Park Entry for ALL to Oakland County Parks: Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Lyon Oaks Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park, Orion Oaks Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Breakfast at the Rochester Community House
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Pointe Park
Nov. 5: 2.2 Mile Ruck March
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial in Centennial Common
Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at Southfield City Hall
Nov. 11: Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at Troy Veterans Plaza
Nov. 8: Heroes Appreciation Breakfast at the West Bloomfield Middle School
Do you know of any other Veterans Day events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at email@example.com.Continue reading