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In Oakland County Avon Players 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.

Clarkston Village Players www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org, 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346, (248) 625-8811. Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

DTE Energy Music Theatre www.ticketmaster.com/venue/65563, Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100. May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Detroit Zoo www.detroitzoo.org, Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak, (248) 541-5717. Open 365 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 280 species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium (first in the U.S.!), Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees. Check www.tickets.detroitzoo.org for discounts!

Holocaust Memorial Center www.holocaustcenter.org, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, (248) 553-2400. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop.

Lego Discovery Center (Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Open daily; tickets my be purchased online.

Main Street Downtown Rochester Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com The Christmas parade just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is a major televised event each year running down Main Street; stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every 6 inches. A wonderful sight at night!

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020, www.marvin3m.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one of a kind collectibles.

Meadow Brook Adams and Walton, Rochester (on Oakland University campus)

Festival - (248) 377-0100 www.palacenet.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadowbrook Gardens as well.

Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 24 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 13 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year round. Fee.

Meadow Brook Theatre (on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 www.mbtheater.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. For 48 years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of its comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to its lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.

Oakland County Fair July 6-15, 2018 P.O. Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 www.oakfair.org

Palazzo di Bocce www.palazzodibocce.com, 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills), (248) 371-9987. Open 7 days a week. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.

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Ridgedale Players www.ridgedaleplayers.com, 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, (248) 988-7049. One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

Stagecrafters www.stagecrafters.org, at the Historic Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, (248) 541-6430. September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.

Michigan Renaissance Festival 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac, 48342 (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday and Wednesday for information and hours.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, 48328 (248) 858-5495 • www.destinationoakland.com Open year round, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.

Olde World Canterbury Village 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are 18 specialty shops displaying one of the worlds largest Department 56 and nativity collections. Restaurant on site. Open daily – its always Christmas!

Rochester Hills Museum www.rochesterhills.org/city_services/museum/ overview.asp, at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester, (248) 656-4663. Open year round Friday and Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment, tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

Sea Life Aquarium 4316 Baldwin Rd (Great Lakes Crossing), Auburn Hills (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com Opened in 2015, this 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for pictures and discount tickets.

Upland Hills Farm 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford 48370 (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle 2018 Community Guide  

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for the Birmingham Bloomfield area. Based on information content...

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle 2018 Community Guide  

The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for the Birmingham Bloomfield area. Based on information content...