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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. 

Renaissance Festival

Hail and Ahoy! The Michigan Renaissance Festival returns August 19

Kings and Queens, jousters, jugglers, pirates, mermaids, fairies, fortune tellers, and a unicorn? It must be time for the Michigan Renaissance Festival! Check out what's new this year, the festival's 39th running. 

DPAN TV

DPAN.TV is making history by making news accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community

Sean Forbes started the nonprofit organization D-PAN 10 years ago with the intent of making music and music culture more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community, and he started DPAN.TV in 2015 to make news and current events equally accessible. 

2012  Deborah Hyde

2017 MI Great Artist competition begins Monday

Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties have the chance to strut their stuff beginning Monday as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear.

Nkrumah M. Gatling in Once on this Island, 2015

Michigan's largest professional theatre company, Meadow Brook Theatre, readies for 52nd year

The Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester is Michigan's largest professional theatre company, and is entering its 52nd season with a world premiere Broadway preview. 

Vickie Brent-Touray, founder of Yaktown Poets.

Local poet finds 'creative heaven' in Pontiac

Vickie Brent-Touray is on a quest to unlock the creative talents of Pontiac's people. To that end, the poet has launched a series of events throughout the city designed to reawaken the audience's imagination. 

April Wagner.

My Pontiac Story: April Wagner of epiphany glass

April Wagner runs two businesses out of epiphany studios in Pontiac. There's epiphany, which is her line of gift pieces and functional pieces, like bowls and decanters. And then there's the April Wagner Line, which are larger, more ornamental pieces of glass art that often end up in the lobbies of hotels and hospitals, or the dining rooms and stairwells of people's homes.

Earth Day

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

Now in its 12th year, MI Earth Day Fest - taking place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Rochester - offers plenty of fun and free ways to shop, learn, and celebrate the planet.

International Velodrome at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills resident Dale Hughes is bringing a world-class velodrome to Detroit

A $4 million multi-sport complex is coming to the City of Detroit. The Detroit Fitness Foundation is funding the project, and Executive Director Dale Hughes will design a world-class cycling velodrome as part of the plan. The foundation also hopes to one day launch a professional track riding team in Detroit. 

Peering over the ice tree at the fireworks

2017 Fire & Ice Festival will go on as scheduled this weekend

Unseasonably warm temperatures predicted for the weekend will not put a damper on the 10th Annual Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Rochester, happening Friday through Sunday.
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