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Meet the Women of the Royal Oak Police Department

Interested in law enforcement? Come meet the female officers of the Royal Oak Police Department and discover the personal rewards of a law enforcement career on Wednesday, February 27 at 6 pm at the Royal Oak Police Station.  Young women, ages 16 and up, who are interested in a law enforcement career are invited to hear ROPD’s female officers provide insight and answer questions on:

  • Recruit training
  • Work-life balance
  • The personal rewards of being a Royal Oak police officer
  • Opportunities within the police department

The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

“Our female officers have varied backgrounds. Their contributions and skills bring something unique and valuable to our department,” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young women looking for a challenging and rewarding career to spend time with and ask questions of our officers.”

For more information contact Sgt. Renaud at RSVP here.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade T-Shirt Fundraiser

It’s almost time – that one day of the year when everyone is Irish!  The Ancient Order of the Hibernians will host the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16 and you can help fund the parade and look good doing it.  Get your comfy unisex parade t-shirt in short-sleeved or a baseball 3/4 sleeve t.  All profits are used by the Ancient Order of the Hibernians to conduct the parade. Order at

Jubilate Deo

In a special symphonic and choral performance, “Jubilate Deo” will bring to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands.” By setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences, each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with the composer’s own musical language. The Earth sings as one in Liturgical Latin, Hebrew & Arabic intertwined, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu with African drums, and Spanish.

On Friday, March 15, at 8 pm, The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra with John McLaughlin Williams directing and the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale with Pasquale Pascaretti directing will present “The Consecration of the House” by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Jubilate Deo” by Dan Forrest at the Seaholm Wagner Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and college students, and free for 18 and under. They are available at the concert or on-line at The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra.

Discounted Tickets Through the Library

Get discounted tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters and Paw Patrol Live by using the Royal Oak Library promo code ROYALOAK at The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm at Little Caesars Arena. Discounted prices are $48.50|$38.50|$28.50|$21.50 Paw Patrol Live is February 28 through March 3 at the Fox Theatre.  Discounted prices are $54.00|$44.00|$34.00|$26.00|$19.00.

Fun for the Family

Load the family in the car and set your GPS to the Royal Oak Farmers Market on March 9 to hear the “Bestest Concert Ever” from 5 to 8 pm, with performances by Bill Grogans Goat, Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits, The Burros, Motor City Irish Dance, and Detroit Youth Volume. In addition to the concert, enjoy activities such as animal fun with Dan the Creature Man, red carpet photos, a crazy hair salon, face painting, cupcake decorating and a silent auction. Mac Shack, Mean Weenie and The Little Donut Factory will be on site as well as Dark Horse Brewery for food and drink. And, new this year is the famous Upside-Down Van. All the profits for the evening go to the Royal Oak Optimist Club. Tickets are $5.00 per person, children under 3 free. Advance tickets are available at For more information, call 248.246.3276 or email Paula Messner at

Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

City News Editor

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