Get Ready to Run Oakland County!

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Brooksie Way runners & walkers are lined up and ready!

Spring weather will be here soon and we know you can’t wait to ditch the treadmill. Our Spring Running Events page can help get your mind motivated and your body ready for the change in season. Check it out today and sign up for a race to walk or run. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and lots more. It’s almost time to lace up your shoes and head outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring.  Continue reading

Labor Day Fun for All

It’s not just a day for barbecues and yard games, although events like those are a nice perk of a long Labor Day weekend.

It’s a day to remember and celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. We have all made contributions to America in some capacity, and on this day we celebrate those contributions.

Before fall is upon us, and the school year is in full swing, take time to have a little family fun this Labor Day. Find a festival, parade or campground near you using our full list of Labor Day events.

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2016 Black History Month Celebrations

Black History Month reading book with script.

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. The celebration originally began as a week created by noted historian, scholar, educator and publisher, Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976 the entire month was dedicated to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. There are many ways to celebrate the past, and future, achievements of the African American community in Southeast Michigan. Continue reading

Celebrating Oakland County Park’s Pumpkins: MORE than a Halloween Fruit of Frightful Faces

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Giant pumpkins at the Oakland County Market.

Pumpkins are perhaps the most-loved and anticipated farm field fruit of October, and yes, pumpkins are fruits. These near magical fruits of fact and fantasy are more than a healthy edible treat with a rich history. They will soon be sparkling in frosty Oakland County meadows at sunrise and presenting glowing ghostly faces from porches, pathways and patios on Halloween eve. My two favorite fun locations for hunting down the perfect pumpkin are the Oakland County Market in Waterford, and Cook’s Farm Dairy in Brandon Township. Continue reading