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Residential Rain Gardens Presentation

A rain garden can be planted in any area where rainwater tends to collect. By using native plants and grasses, you can create a lovely addition to your landscape and improve the drainage in these areas. Come learn how with representatives from The Clinton River Watershed Council at the Royal Oak Senior Center Room #3, on Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 8 pm.

Be a Know-It-All For a Cause

Support the Royal Oak Elks’ Blessings in a Backpack effort and dazzle your friends with your trivia talents at Trivia Night to on Friday, April 12, from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Royal Oak Elks at 2401 E. Fourth Street. There will be a cash prize for first place, a 50/50 auction, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 or $275 for a table of 10, and include entry, snacks and pizza. They are available at

The Great Marshmallow Drop

Where can you see 15,000 marshmallows fall from the sky? Worden Park. On Saturday, April 19 at 10 am, a helicopter will drop marshmallows to three different age groups:

  • 4 years and younger and individuals with disabilities
  • Children 5-7 years old
  • Children 8-12 years old

Children only need to collect one marshmallow to exchange it for a prize. For more details email or call 248-858-5267.

Calling All Artists!

The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is excited to announce another round of the popular Art Explored program. The 2019-2020 Royal Oak Commission for the Arts’ Art Explored program is now accepting applications for work to be included in a temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak. For more information please refer to the official call for artists. The application deadline is May 1, 2019.

If you are an artist, non-profit or public school looking for grant information, you may also be interested in their listing of arts and culture grant opportunities

Senior Day at the Zoo

Senior citizens who live in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a special free day at the Detroit Zoo. Senior Day features live music, tractor train tours, bingo, zookeeper talks and a senior resource area. Tri-county seniors age 62 and older and a caregiver will receive free admission and parking on Saturday, April 24, from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit Detroit Zoo.

Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

City News Editor

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