Oakland County held its first-ever sustainability conference at the Waterford Oaks Activity Center on Nov. 17 and representatives from 20 communities came to learn from each other about sustainability efforts happening around the county.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The leaves are changing, providing the perfect scenery for fall festivities and Halloween activities. Take a hayride to pick the perfect pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze or hang out with the animals at a petting farm. Oakland County is full of fall and Halloween activities for all ages, so use our list below and make more autumn memories.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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