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Get Your Tickets or Audition at Stagecrafters

Whether you like to sit in the front row or strut your stuff on stage, Stagecrafters has something coming up for you.

Auditions for their upcoming production of “Boeing Boeing” will be January 12 at the Baldwin Theater, starting at 8:30 a.m. In this 1960s farce, swinging bachelor Bernard has a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Audition Information.

And get your tickets now for “If / Then,” showing January 25, 2019 – February 17, 2019 at the Stagecrafters  Main Stage. “If/Then” follows Elizabeth, a divorced urban planner who moves back to New York to start anew. Sitting at a park with friends one day, she finds herself facing a simple choice when her life suddenly splits in two and each possibility plays out, leading her down two very different paths. Tickets.


Ready for a Smaller Space?

Have you thought about moving out of that big house? Done taking care of a yard or dusting unused bedrooms? Come out to the Senior Center on Tuesday, January 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to hear about the “Benefits to Downsizing,” presented by Caring Transitions of South Oakland County – Senior Relocation, Downsizing and Estate Sales Quinn Wright with Edward Jones and Kelsey Florek, President of Caring Transitions of South Oakland County. Learn about downsizing, how to plan financially, when it might be time to consider, and tips on how to do it. Call 248.246.3900 for more information or to register.

Park Quick!

Making a quick visit to Royal Oak? You’ll be glad to hear that Royal Oak is introducing a pilot program for 30-minute parking spaces in the downtown area to allow for convenient short-term parking. The program includes five designated parking spaces with 30-minute meters along Main Street between 11 Mile Road and Fourth Street. The new spaces will help with quick visits to downtown businesses as well as accommodate the surge in services like Grubhub, DoorDash Food Delivery, Uber and Lyft.

These spaces will run as a pilot program through May 2019 and will be removed or made permanent based on input from the public. The 30-minute meters have designated signage and take coins or credit card payment via ParkMobile. The cost is 50 cents for 30 minutes.

City Mourns Chef Tim Campbell

The city lost a beloved friend and coworker when Chef Tim Campbell passed away suddenly. Chef Tim prepared thousands of meals for local seniors during his career, which spanned more than three decades.

A Celebration of Life event is being planned in Chef Tim’s honor at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center. We will provide details soon. In the meantime, donations to help Chef Tim’s family with burial expenses are being accepted at the senior center.

The senior meal program at the senior center is temporarily suspended until the new year. Please share this information with your friends and loved ones who rely on Chef Tim for meals.


Royal Oak Schools Kindergarten Information Night

Parents interested in enrolling their students in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year can learn about Royal Oak’s kindergarten program and enrollment at 6:30 p.m. on January 17. Kindergarten Parent Information night is a chance for parents to visit their child’s future school to meet staff and learn about the curriculum, including details about a new district developmental kindergarten program.

Children must be residents and five years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible to attend kindergarten. If a child is not five years of age by the September 1 enrollment eligibility date, but will be five no later than December 1, the parent or guardian may still enroll the child in kindergarten. Call 248.435.8400 or visit the Enrollment section of the website for more information.

Kindergarten enrollment for school year 2019-20 begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. You can start the enrollment process by completing the on-line pre-enrollment.


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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