Oakland County community calendar Jan. 29 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Business activities

• “Is Your Property Tax Assessment Worth Appealing?”, free virtual program for Michigan residents is 1-2 pm Feb. 7 via Zoom, presented by Gesher Human Services, register at geshermi.org or call 248-233-4299.

• The Comerica Hatch Detroit contest by TechTown applications are open for entrepreneurs with a retail concept looking to open a brick-and-mortar location in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. Interested applicants can apply via the Hatch Detroit website now through Feb. 21. The contest winner will receive $100,000 from Comerica Bank to bring their vision to life.

• Free, virtual workshop “Workplace Bullying- Recognizing It and How to Effectively Address the Situation” is 1 pm Feb. 7, register at tinyurl.com/4mcn3yy2.

Charitable activities/Fundraisers

• Oakland Chargers 14U Fundraiser is 1-4 pm Jan. 29, at 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, 249-852-9100, $25/bowlers and $10/non-bowlers.

• Oakland University’s Day of Giving is Feb. 2. The Oakland University Credit Union will match gift donations up to $1,000. There is $75,000 in matching funds available, oakland.edu/DayofGiving.

• Strike Up Support for Avondale Bowling Teams, 11 am-2 pm Feb. 4, Classic Lanes, 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, 248-909-1052, $25, non-bowlers, $10.

• Rochester Community PTA Founders Day Celebration is 6 pm Feb. 7 at Rochester High School Performing Arts Center, 180 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, bit.ly/3JjeacJ, $5 donation at the door.

• Bates Street Society Dinner is 6:30 pm Feb. 11, features seated three-course dinner, wine and cocktails, live entertainment from jazz saxophonist Jeff Ponders II, awards presentation. Benefit for The Community House, nonprofit. Tickets for the black-tie optional event start at $250 per guest at www.communityhouse.com.

Children’s activities

• Scout leaders can now review the lineup of Scout Badge Days. Girl Scout Daisies can earn their Clover badge from 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 2-4 pm Feb. 4 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Independence Twp. Girl Scout Juniors can earn their Detective badge 10:30 am-12:30 pm Feb. 4 at Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights. Dress for the weather, $10/scout. Register by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays, or at bit.ly/3WLP89b.

Community events

• State Rep. Ann Bollin of the 49th District, invites constituents to attend coffee hours: 1-2 pm Jan. 30, at the Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom and 4-5 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, 218 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton. Those unable to attend, may share their thoughts and concerns by contacting Bollin’s office at 517-373-7515 or email [email protected]

• Foodie February is February. 1-28, for patrons to dine in or carry out from any downtown Rochester restaurant and turn in receipts for a chance to win prizes during February, presented by the Rochester DDA, 248-656-0060, downtownrochestermi.com. Receipts can be dropped off at the Downtown Collaboration Studio, 431 S. Main Street, or text FOODIE to 866-603-4005 and when prompted, send a picture of the receipt.

• Cupid & Cupcakes Social is 6-8 pm Feb. 9 at Waterford Oaks County Park’s Activity Center. This adaptive program is for individuals ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities. The event will feature activities, music, dancing and, of course, cupcakes. Red and pink attire encouraged, not required, $10 for each participant and $5 for family members/caregivers. Bus transportation is available from Southfield Parks and Recreation, 26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield, for an additional $5/person. Pick up time will be 5 pm and drop off by 8:30 pm Registration and payment due by Feb. 3 by calling 248-858-0916. For questions, call or text 248-221-8040, OaklandCountyParks.com.

• Annual Winter Houseplant Sale is 10 am-3 pm Feb. 10 and 10 am-2 pm Feb. 11 at Cranbrook House & Gardens Conservatory Greenhouse, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3149, housegardens.cranbrook.edu/events/winter-houseplant-sale.


• Early Learning Fair is 5-7 pm Jan. 30, at Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, for families looking for information on preschool enrollment and early education resources, fadl.org/youth, no registration needed.

• Bowman Auto Group is accepting applications for its annual scholarships for Clarkston High School graduating seniors. Two $2,500 scholarships are available to eligible CHS seniors who have been accepted at a 2-year or 4-year college or vocational institution and plan to pursue a degree in a STEAM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) field. Applications are at BowmanChevy.com/events, 248-795-1816.

Health/Safety activities

• Suicide Prevention Training is 8:30 am-4 pm Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at Jewish Family Service, 6555 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield Twp., open to ages 16+, register at jlive.app/events/3676. For information, contact Mayim Meyers at 248-592-2694 or [email protected]

• No-cost Chronic Pain PATH in-person workshops will be offered Tuesdays, 1-3 pm Jan. 31-March 7, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit, Oak Park Office, 25900 Greenfield Road, Oak Park. New participants can join through Feb. 7. Register with Joely Lyons at [email protected] or call 248-592-1995. To find a virtual Chronic Pain PATH workshop, visit www.nkfm.org/PATH.

• Parent Camp Mental Health and Wellness Resource Fair is 9 am-2 pm Feb. 4, Northville High School, Northville, bit.ly/3XZJW2C, www.northvilleschools.org, 248-344-3500.

• Families Against Narcotics Angel Training/Naxolone Training is 6-8 pm Feb. 7, Farmington Hills Police Department, 31655 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org.

• The Farmington Hills Police Department is hosting a Citizens Police Academy, a 10 week program beginning March 2, 6-9 pm Thursdays. Apply at 248-871-2760 or [email protected], fhgov.com/government-business/news-information/latest-news/citizens-police-academy.


• Rochester Hills Public Library to host author Jae Oh for “Maximize Your Medicare” discussion at 7 pm Jan. 31, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester. Registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

• “Once Tasted, Always Remembered” is at 6:30 pm Feb. 1, presented by Commerce Township Community Library via Zoom, with Becca Gallick-Mitchell, a third generation Holocaust educator, and founder of the InstaGrandma’s Kitchen website and Instagram, tinyurl.com/CTCL0201. Register at [email protected], 248-669-8108.

• Sip & Stitch is 5:30-7 pm Feb. 2, a beginner’s class where participants can learn the basic techniques of cross-stitch. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available. Salem-South Lyon District Library, registration required at ssldl.evanced.info/signup.

• The Friends of the Huntington Woods/Oak Park Library will hold their winter pop-up used book sale, 4-8 pm Feb. 2 and 10 am-4 pm Feb. 3-4 at the Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods. The event will feature adult fiction hardcover books at the buy-one/get-one price of $1 with other daily pop-up specials. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, 248-543-9720, huntingtonwoodslib.org.

• “Boblo Boats- A Detroit Ferry Tale” film screening: 2 pm Feb. 4, Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, 248-546-2504, www.fadl.org/boblo.

• Johnson Chesnut Whittaker-West Point History Presentation is 6:30 pm Feb. 6 at Ferndale District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, 248-546-2504 www.fadl.org/boykin.

• “Chopped Challenge” – Take & Make Craft Challenge is at Ferndale Area District Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, while supplies last. Adults may pick up a kit containing 3 surprise ingredients for a meal at home. Then share pictures via email Feb. 6-10, 248-546-2504, www.fadl.org/sfbc.

• Everybody’s Reading program-Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month with “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper. Check out a copy of the book, through Feb. 28, at the Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, ssldl.info. Discussion guide available to encourage family engagement. Recommended for grades 4-6.

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