• Business Forward Oakland County Small Business Workshop: “How to Write a Business Plan” is 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 19, at Centrepolis Accelerator, Lawrence Technological University, 21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, register at tinyurl.com/yr24y7vb, free.
• Doing Business in India Global Trends hybrid event is 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 20, speakers discuss India’s bright future in the manufacturing world, virtual and in-person at Automation Alley 2675 Bellingham Troy, register at automationalley.com/event/doing-business-in-india.
• Business Expo/Pop-Up Shop to shed light on local small businesses, featuring Authors, Caterers and Entrepreneurs is noon-5 p.m. July 23 at Berea Family Tabernacle of Faith Church, 68 W. Baldwin, Pontiac. Tables for all vendors are for a donation of $25, 248-338-4748.
• Diversity Expo featuring minority, women and veteran-owned businesses is 4-7 p.m. July 26 at Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Troy Chamber members and future members, $5+ admission, registration required at troychamber.com.
• Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments to host “Blue, Red & You”, a female-focused workshop for potential first responders, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28 at 31655 W. Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills. This event is designed for females ages 15 to 18 who are interested in a career as a firefighter/paramedic, police officer, police cadet, or dispatcher. Hands-on learning experience including using police radar guns and operating fire engine hose lines. RSVP by July 20 to the Farmington Hills Police Department Crime Prevention Section at 248-871-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org, free event.
• United Way for Southeastern Michigan to host “What’s the Word Wednesday” town hall featuring Aghogho Edevbie, Michigan State Director, All Voting is 10 a.m., July 20, via Facebook or Zoom, 30-minute informative session, UnitedWaySEM.org/virtual-town-halls.
• Scott Presler, nationally known conservative activist and organizer, will speak at a Pancake and Politics event on July 23 at the White Lake VFW Pavilion, 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake, bit.ly/3o4u3rF.
• Clarkston Area Backyard Birders Club meeting to feature Marg Sapp, known for her work at “Wild Wings Bird Rehabilitation,” an organization she founded in Hazel Park, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. July 27 at the Wint Nature Center, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Independence Twp., oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/Independence-Oaks. For more information, email email@example.com.
• Wet and Wild Wednesdays at the Museum will be noon-2 p.m. July 20 and July 27 at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills. Entertainment at noon, water activities at 1 p.m. with two slip and slides, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, rochesterhills.org/musprograms, no registration needed, admission is $5 for ages 2+.
• Healthy Oakland Partnership’s Family Market Day is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23, healthy living tips for the family and children’s activities, organized by Healthy Oakland Partnership and hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Twp., OaklandCountyParks.com.
• “Camp at the Collection” is Thursdays through Aug. 18, with two sessions, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Road, Troy. Children’s Theatre of Michigan will host the summer series with activities for children ages 4-10, including yoga on July 21, fashion activities on July 28, gardening on Aug. 4, kitchen activities on Aug. 11 and games on Aug. 18, www.thesomersetcollection.com.
• The International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) Association of the USA, Inc.,formerly known as the International 4-H Youth Exchange, is a two-, three- or six-month host family program that is available through the summer and fall months annually, ifyeusa.org/welcome.html.
• Oakland County Fair is through July 17, carnival and fair activities, Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, oakfair.org, admission and parking fees.
• Michigan Medieval Faire is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-17 and July 23-24, Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp., view jousting, live Celtic music, Dragon’s Den, entertainers, family activities, MichiganMedievalFaire.com. Tickets are $14.99+ (military, veterans, and children younger than 2 receive free admission), $5 parking.
• Wixom Hot Blues & BBQ Festival featuring Motor City Josh is 6-10 p.m. July 21, Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, wixomgov.org, children’s activities, food vendors, beer and wine tent.
• Johnnie Bassett Headstone Celebration and Fundraiser is 3-9 p.m. July 17, at Max Dugan restaurant, 844 E. 10 Mile, Hazel Park, no tickets required, 248-677-3059.
• Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program Girls on Track fundraiser is 6 p.m. July 20, at M1 Concourse, 1 Motorsports Drive, Pontiac, 248-326-9999, one.bidpal.net/girlsontrack/welcome, $500 admission including track rides.
• Clinton River Watershed Council to host “Walk on the Wild Side” fundraiser at 10 a.m. July 23 at the Detroit Zoo, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, adult tickets are $20, and children ages 2-18 tickets are $10, includes zoo admission and parking, a light breakfast, games, prizes, goodie bags and more. Register as an individual, or create a fundraising team at crwc.org/events/community/walk-on-the-wild-side or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m.
• Oakland Family Services 5K/1K Building Brighter Futures Fun Run is July 23, at Waterford Oaks County Park, 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford Twp. Registration starts at 8 a.m., races will begin at 9 a.m., oaklandfamilyservices.org/funrun, 248-858-7766 ext. 1218,5K Race (T-shirt Included)-$35; 1K Race (T-shirt Included)-$25, free for ages 5 and younger.
• PAL’s Annual Golf Outing is July 29, Pine Knob Golf Course, Clarkston, registration and breakfast is 8 a.m. 18-hole golf outing, four-person scramble shotgun start is at 9 a.m., supportsheriffpal.com/register-golf-2022, $800-four or $250 each.
• Rochester Garden Club Summer Program – A Garden Party is 10 a.m.-noon, July 19, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome, registration required at rochesterhills.org/musprograms.
• 16th Annual Clarkston Garden Walk is July 20, starting at Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkstongardenclub.org, 248-514-1729, tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Bordines, the library, and Gateway or at Clarkstongardenclub.org, features six gardens.
• Open Gate Garden Club Summer Tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24, Tour of seven area gardens, tickets at locations including AJ Philllips Museum, Fenton, facebook.com/OpenGateGardenClub, $10 adv. tickets, $12 the day of, (free for children 12 and younger).
Health activities/Blood drives
• The American Red Cross and Discovery are partnering for Shark Week. Those who go to give blood through the month of July will be entered in a drawing for a Shark Week merchandise package. To book a time to give, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
• Rochester Hills Public Library to host American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-6 p.m. July 18, at the library, 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, must be in good health, 110 lbs.+, age 16+ redcrossblood.org.
• Free Beaumont Health Through Literacy program is 10-11 a.m. July 21, and Aug. 11, for children ages 3 to 12 with an adult, outdoors at the picnic gathering area in front of the Farmington Hills Nature Center at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. Nutrition and physical activity program. No registration needed. For information, call 248-473-1870 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at email@example.com.
• Troy residents Tessa and Wyatt Lucas are offering CPR Classes for the Troy community. The classes are being offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, at 850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 510 in Troy. Class fee is $10 and includes American Heart Association Heartsaver AED/CPR certification, t-shirt, face shield, and keychain. Advanced registration is needed at adultchildinfantcpr.org or call 248-877-8169 for information.
• State of Michigan COVID-19 hotline for testing or vaccines is 1-888-535-6136, (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.), for information, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
• Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills. 3400 E Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, grades 6-8, registration required at ahplibrary.org. Register for the summer reading program at ahplibrary.beanstack.org.
• Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, baldwinlib.org/summer-reading. Summer Reading program is through Aug. 5.
• Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, 248-546-2504 x. 694, fadl.org. Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge is through Aug. 31.
• Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, “How to Journal for Meditation” is 7 p.m. July 19, open to RHPL cardholders, registration required at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.
• Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. Escape Room-”Star Wars Edition” is 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon July 27 for 6th-12th graders, register at ssldl.evanced.info/signup.
• Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, 248-524-3538. Summer Reading program. All ages can register for the reading program at troypl.org/SLP2022.
• Museum Yoga, outdoors, for all levels is 6 p.m. July 19 at Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy. Suggested donation is $10. Register at troyhistoricvillage.org.
• Half-Day History: Tailor, family activity to learn four types of hand-stitches to make a “poke sack” drawstring bag at 10:30 a.m. July 20, at Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, Troy Historical Society members: $10/person; non-members: $12/person.
• Independence Oaks County Park is part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out art installation program that brings high-quality reproductions of famous masterpieces from its collection to local communities in beautiful outdoor settings.
• Free Nature Time program is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 23, for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Participants meet at the Farmington Hills Nature Center in Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, no registration needed, for questions call 248-477-1135 or email Nature Center Supervisor Ashlie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Oakland County Parks and Recreation Red Oaks Waterpark will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Waterford Oaks Waterpark will open its gates from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, OaklandCountyParks.com.
• Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne, metroparks.com. Park entrance fees apply.
• Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, michigan.gov/dnr. Park entrance fees apply.
• Stream Science is 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays through August, at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, free, donations welcome, rochesterhills.org/museum, limited activity kits available.
• Common Ground’s Resource & Crisis Helpline is available 24/7 – call or text 800-231-1127.
• Mental health resources: easterseals.com/michigan/explore-resources/mental-health-tips-during-a.html.
• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org or text 741741.
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