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5 Things to Know This Week: City Commission Meeting, Running Day, Homecoming and More

There's a lot going on in Royal Oak this week. What do you have planned?

It's a busy week in Royal Oak, as usual. Here are five things you should know as you go about your week:

  1. City Commission meets Monday: The City Commission meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Click here for the agenda.
  2. Benefit Concert for O'Rourke Family on Tuesday: The Royal Oak Music Theatre will be rocking with special purpose — to benefit the family of slain West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke. WCSX-FM will broadcast live from the theatre as a host of Metro Detroit-area rock stars including Fifty Amp Fuse, Mitch Ryder and Stewart Francke perform, with proceeds to benefit a family trust established through Bank of America.The venue will open up at 12 p.m. to take donations for those who can't make it to the event, but doors won't open until 7 p.m. Admission to the concert will be $10.
  3. Running Day in Royal Oak on Tuesday: The Royal Oak High School Ravens and Shrine Knights team up to promote running and its many healthful benefits. Whether you are an avid runner logging more than 20 miles a week or an every-so-often runner that tries to squeeze one in during a busy work week, grab your shoes and head over to Quickstad Park. Click here for more information and a schedule of events.
  4. It's Homecoming on Friday: Homecoming beigns with a parade at Royal Oak High School at 5 p.m. from the Lexington parking lot to Driver's Ed parking lot. Then at 7 p.m., the Royal Oak Ravens football squad take on the Falcons of Birmingham Groves. Make sure to stick around during halftime for the presentation of the homecoming court and the crowning of the homecoming king and queen. Tickets are $5 at the gate.
  5. Art at the Museum opening on Saturday: The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum and the South Oakland Art Association are holding the first annual Art at the Museum during the month of October.  A grand opening Champagne Preview will be held on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. (Black tie optional.) Tickets are $20 and are available at Sullivan's Funeral Home, Northwood Credit Union, Lady Bug Shoppe and the museum. For more information go to www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.

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