Tuesday, November 13, 2012
From the parade to the tree lighting ceremony, Patch is helping you plan your holiday season.
The holiday season in Royal Oak has begun. Here's a guide to some of the popular community events celebrating the Christmas season. Help us make this list all-inclusive by adding details of your own events in the comments section attached to this story. What: The half-mile run along Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak is open to all walkers, joggers, and runners. The noncompetitive event takes place just ahead of Royal Oak's Holiday Magic Parade. Registration includes a race number, Santa hat, McDonald’s coupon and hot chocolate after the run to enjoy while watching the parade. When: 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 What: Get into the holiday spirit along Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak with over 80 parade units, including marching…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Michigan will honor America's military service members through special events and offers in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11
Veterans Day, a day for America to remember her military service members, is this Sunday, Nov. 11. Here's a round up of Michigan events honoring veterans as well as special offers for veterans by area businesses. Royal Oak events: Statewide Events: Many Michigan businesses will be offering special discounts, freebies and offers exclusively for Veterans Day. Here is a list of Veterans Day specials: Veteran’s Day Discounts – Retail Stores & More Here are some additional Veterans Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure to provide proper ID or proof of service. In addition, some of these stores are franchises, so verify participation before assuming the discount is in place. Regional Veterans Day Discounts
Monday, May 28, 2012
At parades, cemeteries and in private, families will honor those who served their country.
Memorial Day weekend – the first holiday weekend of summer, as it's called, is a time for parades, picnics and perhaps a cottage-opening trip up north. It's also a more solemn occasion for many families, as befits the name Memorial Day. Graveside visits, flag placements and memories of former service members are part of the late May ritual for millions of Americans. In Royal Oak a parade begins at 9 a.m. near Main Street and Harrison, heading north on Main to Second and east to the Royal Oak Veterans Memorial for a ceremony. "The Memorial Service has always been a very solemn event at which we as a community join together to remember our veterans," said Carlo Ginotti, Co-Chair of the Memorial Parade Committee. “This year, in addition to …