On March 8th, you can join neighbors and friends in wearing green in the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, in downtown Royal Oak. The Annual Parade kicks off with a Lucky Dash, a 5k run, followed by the parade, which is a celebration of Irish traditions and heritage.
The theme for this year’s procession is “forty shades of green”.
The parade has floats, step dancers, bagpipers and members of various community groups . The parade recognizes not only the largest clan (family) in the parade (like the Clancy’s, Hennessey’s or Cavanaugh’s), but the loudest, most creative and most spirited groups participating.
The event is free, so you can bring family and friends, and don’t forget to dress for the weather. It may be a bit chilly.
For parade information visit:www.downtownroyaloak.org
For Lucky Dash 5k Run information visit: luckydash.com
The parade is presented by The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a organization officially formed in New York in 1836. For information on this organization visit: www.oaklandcountyaoh.com
What is Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum?
A Museum? A Fun House? Or a Arcade?
Since the 80′s (1980′s that is) Marvin’s collection of unusual mechanical works and coin operated machines has been a well traveled fixture in Farmington Hills.
Barbershop harmony is a a classic American art form, that has seen a recent resurgence, one that has not been seen since the do-wop era of the 50′s. TV shows like Glee and the Sing-off have introduced a new audience to the wonders of a cappella singing. It not only is a good social outlet, many studies have shown health benefits to group singing.
And while most modern barbershop groups still sing the traditional songs, they are also reinventing and expanding the sound, while at the same time keeping the tradition of the music alive.
Like rowing or swimming, cross-country skiing is a workout that uses every major muscle group in your body. It will help you keep of some of the pounds you’ve gained during the holiday feeding fest while giving your lungs a breath of fresh air.
But lets not kid ourselves, going up a small hill is tough to start with, so staying on flatter ground will be of great benefit to the inexperience skier. But other than not being properly dressed for winter, the risk of injury is far less than many other winter activities. It is still advised that you take a couple of lessons, to get you moving in the right direction.
To many people from Oakland County and all around the State of Michigan, it’s the Detroit Auto Show. But the official name is the North American International Auto Show, and it was started in a Detroit beer garden in 1907. It has been held at Detroit’s Cobo Center since 1965 and the show took on international status in 1989.
The Detroit Auto Show has come a long way since the first gathering in 1907 with only 17 automobile manufacturers presenting 33 cars.
The Michigan Winter Dog Classic will be at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan from Jan 16th to Jan 19th .
From educational demonstrations to breed seminars and from obedience & conformation judging to dog health clinics, there will be something of interest for every dog lover. Of course, there will be vendors of every dog related product imaginable and various rescue organization, that may have a future family member for your household.
With over 5000 dogs, the Winter Dog Classic is Michigan’s Largest Dog Show.