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Palazzo Di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce to host International Bocce Tournament

On July 20 and 21, Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion will host the International Bocce Invitational, making it only the second time this world tournament of bocce has been hosted in the United States.

Lake Orion fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Oakland County

From the last week of June through the first week of July, the skies all throughout Metro Detroit will light up with fireworks large and small from townships and cities hosting their own displays as part of their annual Independence Day celebrations. There are well over a dozen in Oakland County alone, so get your coolers ready and mark your calendars because it's time to get into the full swing of summer!

LEO Kite Fest

The Lyon Township Kite Festival brings in professional kite flyers from all over the world

The 10th Annual Lyon Township Kite Festival, organized by the nonprofit Lyon Events Organization (LEO), is expected to be its biggest year yet, and has expanded to also include Friday night for the first time ever. 

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Jessica Schatz of Expressions Music Academy on the power of systems in growing a business

Jessica Schatz went from three students at her first music academy business to now an estimated 1,400 students in three locations across Metro Detroit.

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Pontiac-born artistís tunes, apparel line grows from family, friends and love of music

Sometimes really good things grow out of love when you least expect it.

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Ferndale Radio brings hyperlocal focus to the airwaves

If you happen to be driving through Ferndale anytime soon, flip to100.7 Ferndale Radio for a solid mix of college rock and new wave. Don’t turn the dial too fast, though, or you might miss it.

Lance Luce

Lance Luce - the local theatre organist who inspired Liberace's rhinestone shoes

Lance Luce doesn't exactly have what you would call a "common" occupation: as a professional theatre organist, it's probably safe to say he is one among mere dozens in America. He started playing the organ at the age of 13, and since then has played all over the country and world, from Radio City Music Hall to unity churches, and from pizza parlors to the most opulent historic theaters still standing. 

Go Comedy!

Go Comedy Improv! to host 24-hour charity fundraiser in Ferndale

Snow Day is an annual 24-hour improv marathon that takes place at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre in Ferndale. All the proceeds from ticket, raffle, and drink sales go to charity.

Fire & Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival moves across the street

The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, held January 19-21 and sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will move most of its winter activities from the open field at Third and Water streets to one at Second and Mill streets in downtown Rochester. 

The Big, Bright Light Show

Holiday events in and around Oakland County

It's the most wonderful time of the year once again! Get in the holiday spirit with these events - including tree lightings, parades, holiday markets, theatre performances, and more - happening all over Oakland County and beyond all month long!

Haunted Forest at West Bloomfield Adventure Park

Spooky Oakland County Halloween Events

Don't miss your last chance to enjoy all the fall family fun festivities celebrating harvest season and Halloween! Check out all the events below happening all throughout Oakland County this weekend!

MI Great Artist 2017

Commerce Township self-taught painter is winner of 2017 MI Great Artist online competition

A self-taught painter whose portraits of his daughter in various nature settings caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition.

Chaula Thacker

Farmington Hills dance, yoga, and Bharat Natyam instructor builds a 40-year legacy of community

Chaula Thacker started both her business, Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga, and non-profit organization, Nadanta, in 1977, just a year after her arrival in the United States in 1976.

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8 can't-miss Instagrammers from across metro Detroit

How can you stay up to date with what’s going on in the metro area? Instagram, of course!

Susan's grandfather Walter Hibbins (front and center) June 23, 1923 on the "The Montrose" headed to America from Liverpool

Your Personal Memoir preserves priceless family histories

Your Personal Memoir documents the personal histories of families through one-on-one interviews that are then arranged into narratives and printed in heirloom books for future generations to cherish. 
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