Activities for children
â¢ Cheddar Preschool Story Time with Cheddar the Village Mouse and Ms. Laura is at 10:30 am on January 5th with stories and crafts for kids ages 2-5 at Historic Troy Village. , 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, Troy Historical Society Members: $ 5 / child and $ 3 / adult; Non-members: $ 6 / child and $ 4 / adult. Register on troyhistoricvillage.org.
â¢ Morning Munchkins for Preschoolers is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights, for Preschoolers, History and Hands-on Discovery Activity based on nature. The series is offered on the first Friday of each month. The cost is $ 4 / child. The program is outdoors, so dress for the weather. Masks are mandatory for programs conducted in the tent. Screening questions and non-contact temperature checks on arrival. Check-in at the white tent near the nature center. In case of bad weather, the event will be canceled. Register with payment at 248-858-0916 on weekdays.
â¢ Digger the Groundhog and Mr. Tom teach children ages 5-10 how to use the tools and senses to learn about artifacts at 10 a.m. on January 8 at Historic Troy Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, members of the Troy Historical Society: $ 5 / child and $ 3 / adult; Non-members: $ 6 / child and $ 4 / adult. Register on troyhistoricvillage.org.
â¢ The Orion Region Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards Luncheon is 11:30 am to 1:30 pm January 6 at Paint Creek Country Club, 2375 Stanton Road, Lake Orion, orionareachamber.com/impact-awards, $ 35 for members, $ 50 for non-members.
â¢ The candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol is at 4:30 pm January 6 at the Veterans Memorial Pointe (Livernois and Avon Roads), Rochester Hills. This event is one of 150 events held across the country, including the United States Capitol.
â¢ Uncover cooking secrets from a local chef and sample dishes made with produce available from vendors at the Oakland County Farmers’ Market during a free cooking demonstration in cooperation with edibleWOW from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. h January 8. Oakland County Farmers’ Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Twp, call 248-858-5495 or visit OaklandCountyParks.com.
Health / Blood data
â¢ The town of Troy is organizing Red Cross blood drives, from 9 am to 7 pm on January 4 and from 9 am to 3 pm on January 5, at the Troy community center, 3179 Livernois, Troy. Appointments for donation can be scheduled by calling 313-300-9617, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or using the free Blood Donor app.
â¢ The American Red Cross blood drive will be held January 12 from 8 am to 8 pm at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Masks required. Appointment required, register at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code costickcenter or call 1-800-448-3543.
â¢ 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 or CDC.gov/Coronavirus or email [email protected]
â¢ Oakland County COVID-19 vaccination, OaklandCountyVaccine.com.
â¢ Glenlore Trails: Aurora’s Holiday Light Show runs through January 2, then Fridays and Saturdays through January 29, after sunset, at 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township, $ 25 gen. admission, $ 20 for 65 and over, $ 15 for 4 to 12, free for 3 and under, glenloretrails.com.
â¢ The Big, Bright Light Show lights up downtown Rochester, every night from 5:00 p.m. to midnight until January 2, then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the weekend of January 15, DowntownRochesterMI. com.
â¢ Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, to host âManifesting Your Bestâ, January 3-8 for ages 13 and over. Pick up materials to make a goals vision board, you should also check out a library item, brandonlibrary.org, 248-627-1460.
â¢ Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Ferndale Library will reopen at 10 am on January 3 after being closed for updates from Kids Corner and Atrium. Digital content (for all ages) is available 24/7 for Ferndale Library cardholders, including eBooks / Audiobooks via LIBBY & HOOPLA, music streaming via FREEGAL and Content video from KANOPY. The community hall will remain closed until the end of January, fadl.org.
â¢ Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, to host âVision Boardingâ with Courtney Jones on January 11 at 7 pm. Ring in 2022 by setting an intention around your health and well-being with a vision board to remind you of it. The event includes supplies, open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required, visit calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.
Michigan Coast – Keweenaw Peninsula – Discussion on the history of Michigan’s northernmost coast and mining industry takes place January 12 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Village of Troy, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy . $ 10 / members, $ 15 / non-members. Intended for adults. Register on troyhistoricvillage.org.
Parks / Outdoor activities
â¢ 2022 Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne, the 2022 annual pass is $ 40 for residents ($ 29 for residents aged 62 and over) or $ 45 for non- residents ($ 34 for people aged 62 and over), metroparks.com.
â¢ The hikes by appointment take place January 7-8 at the Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Register for the time slots at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Up to three family groups will be admitted per time slot. Entrance fees to the park apply. Masks are recommended, non-contact temperature checks and other safety measures. Check-in at the white tent near the nature center. In the event of bad weather, the programs will be canceled. Pre-registration required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays, OaklandCountyParks.com.
â¢ Friends of the Rouge is in need of volunteer citizen scientists for its annual Stonefly research on January 22. Registered volunteers will be assigned to teams and meet in the field at their first sampling site. There will be a “Stonefly Primer” course via Zoom at 6:00 PM on January 13th to prepare volunteers for the January 22nd research. Register at therouge.org/bug-hunt-events-and-trainings before January 7 or contact Sally Petrella at 734-927-4904 or [email protected] All participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid or present a negative Covid test within 48 hours of the event.
â¢ Bat Real Estate program on native bat species, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. January 21, via Zoom. Participants can purchase a kit to build a bat house, January 7-21, while supplies last, $ 25 / kit. Program for ages 8 and up. Register at 248-858-0916 during business hours and select a location to pick up the program kits.
â¢ Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, michigan.gov/dnr. Entrance fees to the park apply.
â¢ Ultimate Fishing Show will be held January 6-9 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, www.UltimateFishingShow.com, $ 12 for adults, $ 5 for kids.
â¢ The âDiscover Michigan Skiingâ ski learning program takes place January 2-31 at participating ski areas including Mt. Holly in Holly, Pine Knob in Independence Twp. and Mt. Brighton in Brighton. On the program: an introductory lesson, the rental of ski or snowboard equipment and a ski lift or cross-country ski pass for beginners at a fixed price of $ 45. For more information, visit goskimichigan.com.
â¢ The âCold is Coolâ Passport Ski & Ride application allows 4th and 5th year students to ski for free, up to three times, in each of the 29 participating ski areas. The cost is $ 25 per child, which covers operational expenses, all lift tickets are offered by the ski areas. Participating local ski areas include the Alpine Valley Ski Area in the Township of White Lake; Mount Holly in Holly and Mount Brighton in Brighton ski area. For more information, visit the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association website at goskimichigan.com, or visit coldiscool.org.
â¢ Oxford Bank, Oxford Community Schools and the Oxford Downtown Development Authority have established the Oxford Community Memorial and Victim’s Fund at oxfordbank.com/donations, to accept donations for families and community affected by the Oxford High School shooting .
â¢ Genisys Credit Union accepts donations to help families in Oxford. To donate to Oxford Strong, visit one of the 28 Genisys branches in Michigan. Checks may be made payable to Genisys Credit Union-Oxford Strong. For more information, visit genisyscu.org/locations.
â¢ The Common Ground Resources and Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – call or text 800-231-1127.
â¢ Mental health resources: easterseals.com/michigan/explore-resources/mental-health-tips-during-a.html.
â¢ Hospice of Michigan continues to offer virtual bereavement support groups, hom.org.
â¢ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.
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