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Shred Your Secrets

A Shred Corp. truck will provide on-site shredding for your sensitive documents on Thursday, April 18, from 9 to 11 am in the Aquatic Center parking lot. Shredding is limited to private individuals with up to four paper grocery bags of paper documents. No boxes or large plastic garbage bags please. The fee is $3 per person, $2 for Friends of Troy Seniors members.

Mackinac Island’s Grand Experience

The Troy Recreation Department is offering Mackinac Island’s Grand Experience to individuals age 50 and above. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1–Friday, October 4, 2019. Fee per person with double occupancy and motor coach is $880 for Residents, $890 for Non-Residents. You can secure a spot with a $200 deposit due by Friday, May 31. Final balance due Friday, August 16.

Trip includes elegant accommodations at Grand Hotel, daily breakfasts and five-course dinners at the hotel, Grand Buffet lunch on day of arrival, champagne reception, baggage handling, round trip ferry ride, and round-trip horse-drawn taxi to hotel. You’ll be lavishly entertained with a horse-drawn carriage tour, lectures, movies, games, bingo, nightly dancing and more.

Additional information, including rates for a drive up on your own option is available at online. Register online or in person at Troy Community Center.

Author Evening at the Troy Community Center

Oakland University was founded in 1957 when Alfred Wilson and Matilda Dodge Wilson donated $2 million and their 1,400-acre estate to Michigan State University to begin a new college in Oakland County. In 1959, the first students enrolled at Michigan State University-Oakland, and the university officially changed its name to Oakland University in 1963.

Come hear all about the history of Oakland University from Dominique Daniel, author of “Oakland University Campus History,” on Wednesday, April 10 from 7 to 9 pm in room 304 and 305 of the Troy Community Center. Daniel is an Associate Professor at Oakland University’s Kresge Library, Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages, and Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections. The event is free, but registration is requested. You can register at or by calling 248.524.3534.

Consumer’s Energy: People, Planet & Prosperity

Come hear Patti Poppe, CEO of Consumers Energy, discuss Consumers Energy’s role and commitment to economic development in and around southeastern Michigan at the Troy Chamber’s April Economic Development Forum on Wednesday, April 3, from 8 to 9:30 am at Rehmann. Tickets are free for Troy Chamber members and $10 for future members.

Movie and Pizza Monday

The Troy Parks and Recreation Department Adaptive Recreation Program invites participants 13 and older to come for pizza and “Mary Poppins Returns,” on April 8 at 6:30 pm at the Troy Community Center. Enjoy the magic as Disney’s Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible. Cost is $7 or punch card. Aides may purchase pizza for $1 per slice. Please place your order when you check in before pizza is ordered. If you will be arriving late, please call ahead to place a pizza order at 248.990.0029.


Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

City News Editor
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