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In Oakland County

Holocaust Memorial Center

Olde World Canterbury Village

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org 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. Call for hours.

2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion (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 world’s largest Department 56 and nativity collections. Restaurant on site along with cider mill. Open daily – its always Christmas!

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

Lego Discovery Center (Great Lakes Crossing) 4240 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.

Cranbrook Educational Community

Main Street Downtown Rochester

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com 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.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, artcamps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.

Clarkston Village Players

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions feature a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. Open May thru October. Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need log on to science.cranbrook.edu Saarinen House – Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (Art Museum) Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills, this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Art Museum at 645-3323 for exact dates and times.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit Office (313) 335-3350 Tickets (313) 335-3300 Series concerts are offered at the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit Country School, Midtown at the Schaver Music Recital Hall and at Oakland University Varner Recital Hall in Rochester. For more information, log on to www.chambermusicdetroit.org

DTE Energy Music Theatre www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston, (800) 745-3000 May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Detroit Zoo Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230 species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.

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.

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 Fair July 5-14, 2019 • (248) 634-8830 www.oakfair.org P.O. Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford (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.

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (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.

Discount tickets are available for everyone! General admission, yearly passes and dining in the zoo meal vouchers are available through 2019!

Visit tickets.detroitzoo.org for details.

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Ridgedale Players 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (“Born” in 1931), with a junior actor program as well.

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

Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org/city_services/museum Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 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.

Tree Runner Adventure Park 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 • www.treerunnerwestbloomfield.com Over one hundred obstacles and ziplines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours.

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

Village Players of Birmingham 34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.

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