Oakland County Community Calendar October 31 and Beyond – The Oakland Press

Commercial activities

• Applications are now open for Michigan Women Forward’s Woman Up & Pitch Program, sponsored by Consumers Energy, a statewide funding opportunity for women entrepreneurs to start a new business or grow a business. existing. There will be four competitions in Michigan, each offering the chance to win cash prizes of up to $ 10,000 in 2022. Pitch competitions are held in March. Applications close on November 10 miwf.org/wei/womanup-programs.


• An enchanted evening of emeralds and excellence The 55th day of the charter will take place from 7:08 pm to 8:30 pm on November 19, virtual event for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated-Theta Lambda Omega Chapter Pontiac, adv. register on TLO-55th-anniversary-celebration.eventbrite.com, free.

Activities for children

• The Digger’s Detectives program for 5-10 year olds with adults, to teach children to become archaeologists and beginning historians, takes place on November 6 at 10:00 am in the historic village of Troy. Members: $ 5 / child and $ 3 / adult; Non-members: $ 6 / child and $ 4 / adult. Register on troyhistoricvillage.org/familychildrensprograms/diggers-detectives.

• The #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP contest to win an exclusive Thanksgiving experience offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Lions is open until November 12th. A child and his parents will have the opportunity to ride the Blue Cross chariot. on Woodward Avenue during America’s Thanksgiving Parade, and the winner will be accompanied by nine guests to the game. Michigan children, ages 12 to 18, and families can enter the raffle at DetroitLions.com/TurkeyDayVIP.


• The annual Downtown Rochester Tree Festival is soliciting donations from holiday decorators for a silent auction to benefit The Big, Bright Light Show in downtown Rochester. Donations are required by October 31st. The event will be held November 19-21 at the Rochester Community House, 248-656-0060, email [email protected], download the designers pack at centre-villerochestermi.com.

• Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit Junior Board is hosting a Bowling Fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m. on November 7 at Bowlero Lanes in Royal Oak, $ 30 per bowler, $ 150 per lane (for up to five bowlers) , food-only tickets are available for $ 20 each, classy.org/event/bowling-night/e358030.

• The Zonta Club in Pontiac North Oakland will host “Lunafest 2021,” a virtual national all-female traveling film festival, on November 13. The film festival includes seven short films (86 minutes in total) directed by women for women. Zoom focus groups will take place on November 14th. Tickets for the 24 hour screening are $ 25 at lunafest.org/screenings. Profits go to local organizations that help women, non-traditional scholarships for local women and international service projects through Zonta International, zonta15.org/pontiac-home.

• Annual Mistletoe Market Fundraiser for the Southeast Michigan Relief League, Nov. 17, 9:30 am to 3 pm, The Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township. The event includes a lunch, shopping, silent auction, raffles and valet parking. The keynote speaker is Dan Jenuwine, Executive Director of the Oakland Community College Foundation. Buy tickets, $ 85 and up, before November 5 at Gui2021.givesmart.com. Online auctions for the Virtual Silent Auction begin at noon on November 13, 248-606-4242, assistanceleague.org/sud-est-michigan.

• The Oakland County “Coats for the Cold” coat drive is November 1-30. Donations of new or slightly used clean coats and jackets are sought for distribution to those in need. The Coat Pickup is a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office, Genisys Credit Union, Real Estate One, McKenzie Moving and 1-800-Self-Storage, bit.ly/3mrwwwz.

• The second annual Suburban Collection Drive Away Hunger fundraising campaign runs through November 30 in partnership with the Gleaners Community Food Bank. The goal is to raise funds for 375,000 meals. Customers and community members are encouraged to make an in-store donation or participate in The Suburban Collection’s Food Drive Contest virtual page via Gleaners at gcfb.org/drive-away.

Halloween activities

• The Farmington Hills Police Department will be distributing Halloween candy to candy-seekers from 6 pm to 9 pm on October 31st at the Police Headquarters Reception, 31655 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

• The Oakland County Sheriff‘s Office accepts surplus or unwanted candy from the public to share with military personnel. The 12th annual “Treats for the Troops” candy drive takes place November 1-5. Candy can be dropped off at participating Sheriff’s Substations until 4 p.m. on November 5. bit.ly/3CuLFmn.

Health and security

• The Farmington Hills Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association urge all residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clock from daylight saving time to winter time on Sunday. November 7. Residents who need help acquiring a smoke detector, can contact the Farmington Hills Fire Department at 248-871-2820.

• The American Red Cross is looking for donations of all blood groups – especially type O – and platelet donors are asked to make an appointment at redcrossblood.org.

• The Michigan State COVID-19 hotline for testing or vaccines is 1-888-535-6136, (8 am-5pm, Monday through Friday), for more information visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus Where CDC.gov/Coronavirus or send an email to [email protected]

• Oakland County COVID-19 vaccination, OaklandCountyVaccine.com.

Conferences / Visits

• Specialized visit – “1927 in the village” is from 4 pm to 6 pm on November 2, guided tour of the historic village of Troy in time until 1927, the year of construction of the town hall of Troy, to see this happening in local homes and businesses. For adults and seniors, $ 13 for members and $ 15 for non-members. Register on troyhistoricvillage.org/programs/behind-the-scenes-specialty-tours.

• The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Lincoln on Immigration and America’s Place in the World” at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 4 via Zoom, free, registration is required at rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org/events.


• Baldwin Public Library, program on local Native American history, November 4 at 7 pm at the Baldwin Public Library. Presented by Leslie Pielack, Director of the Birmingham Museum and historian and author of “The Saginaw Trail: From Native American Path to Woodward Avenue”, in person and via Zoom Out bhamgov.org/museum, 248-530-1928.

• Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac Street, Oxford, hosts ‘Happy Holidays Healthy With Lisa Howard’ program with two local chefs preparing holiday creations, 6:30 p.m. on November 3, registration required, miopl.org, 248-628-3034.

• The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Climate Change from 2021: Simple, Serious, Soluble” with meteorologist Chris Edwards at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 online via Zoom. Register on calendar.rhpl.org, Free and open to the public.

• The Troy Public Library will host the “Protecting Six Presidents: Life in the Secret Service” in-person program presented by former Constable Radford Jones on November 4 at 7 pm at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy. Register on troypl.org/calendar or 248-524-3534.

Parks / Outdoor activities

• Hayrides Friday evenings, October through November 5 at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Hayrides cost $ 5 each, free for children under 2, register at ecreg.fhgov.com, rides leave every half hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., rain or shine. For information, call 248-477-1135, fhgov.com.

• Join a naturalist to learn more about coyotes, then go on a “howl of the coyote” hike, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Wint Nature Center, Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Independence Twp., Designed for ages 9 and up, $ 5 / person. Pre-registration with payment is required at 248-858-0916 on weekdays.

• Parks and recreation areas of the State of Michigan, michigan.gov/dnr. Entrance fees to the park apply.

Senior activities

• The “Balancing Act: Managing Falls Concerns” virtual workshop series runs from November 1 to December 1. 22, (the first class is on a Monday, the rest will be on Wednesday), stjoeshealth.org/classes-and-events/a-matter-of-balance-1 or call 248-758-7065 stjoeshealth.org.

• The virtual workshop on falls prevention is on November 3, register for the free event on tinyurl.com/bc6ufaks or call 248-758-7065, Stjoeshealth.org.

Support activities

• Hospice of Michigan continues to offer virtual bereavement support groups, hom.org.

• The national suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or by SMS 741741.

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