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Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?

Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?

A wave of cutting edge technology companies continue to call Royal Oak home.

Meet Vectorform, a digital products design firm, which is moving into 20,000 square feet of office space in the former Barnes & Noble building;
Marvel Apps, recently named by Crain’s Detroit as one of the top five Michigan mobile app developers; and Crowdrise, which just raised $23 million in venture capital.

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City Highlights

» Summer Concert Series Schedule
» Up To $500 Fine for Violating Royal Oak’s Fireworks Ordinance
» City Commission Discusses Deteriorating Roads
» Service Line Warranties of America FAQs
» Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map
» 2014 Sidewalk Improvement Program Information
» SkyWarn 2014 - Free Classes Available!
» National League of Cities’ Water and Sewer Utility Warranty program
» Oakland County Road Commission - 2013 Strategic Planning Report
» Citizen Survey Reports Presented at the 2014 Strategic Planning Session
» Open Positions on Boards and Committees - Apply Now!
» Public Art Pops Up In Downtown RO!
» Mayor Delivers State of the City Address!
» City Completes Pavement Management Analysis
» Woodward Ave Complete Streets Project
» Home Improvement Program Grants Announced
» Online Registration for Recreation Programs is Now Open!
» Updated Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation Plan
» Do Not Knock Registry Information and how to sign up
» Public Hearing Notices

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Upcoming Events

Stagecrafters Presents My Fair Lady

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

An abso-bloomin-lutely loverly musical!

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Few stage productions can lay claim to be “the perfect musical.” Not only does My Fair Lady hold this distinctive title but it’s also the ‘perfect’ show to open Stagecrafters’ ‘season of transformations.’ The musical masterpiece runs September 12th through October 5th at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak.  Read more »

National Take Back Initiative

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

A National Prescription Drug Take-Back Two-Day initiative which will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 26 & 27, 2014. This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Bring your old meds to:Read more »

Fall Perennial Plant Exchange

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Here is a way to add to your collection of perennials, the Fall Perennial Plant Exchange! Just bring your plants to the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center from 9:00am to 11:00am. They should be LABELED and in pots or plastic baggies, tables will be provided (no trees or woody shrubs, please). Plants can be given away or traded.  The plants exchange will be held inside, so come rain or shine! Read more »

The Broken Time Machine - Quizzo Event

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Intelligence is informing us that a time machine is going to crash land in the very near future. To be prepared we are gathering qualified community members to be ready for anything. Residents will work together in teams of four to find the missing “out of towners” and help get them back home to whatever century they came from. We need to solve this extraordinary problem before we alter the course of history or the future or the universe or whatever.

 Can you help us find these “out of towners” and help get them home?

 Register a team of four to find out.Read more »

Senior Heath and Wellness Fair and Raffle

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center (3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak MI 48073) is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair and Raffle.  The event will start at 12:00 noon on September 30, 2014. Activities include Flu immunizations, blood pressure and glucose screening, balance screening, chiropractic screening, and information on nutrition, natural healing methods, human services, foot care, reading materials for low vision and vision impaired, and more. Contact CarolynM@romi.gov or call 248-246-3900, by September 25, 2014 to register for this event.

Starting an Urban Apiary

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

"Starting an Urban Apiary” speaker program is being held on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N.Read more »

Art at the Museum

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

The South Oakland Art Association is proud to present the 3rd annual “Art at the Museum” Show and Sale. Meet local artists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at the First Night Party at the Royal Oak Historical Museum while supporting Common Ground’s Art Therapy Program for families and individuals in crisis.Read more »

Royal Oak Computer and Electronics Recycling Event

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

There will be a free Computer and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 4th at the Royal Oak Department of Public Service located at 1200 N Campbell Rd, Royal Oak MI 48073. This event is open to the public. During the event, they will be accepting TVs, computers, consumer electronics, home office equipment, and large kitchen appliances at no charge! ( Items excluded include liquids of any type and fluorescent bulbs.)Read more »

Fall Nature Walks

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The Royal Oak Nature Society is hosting Fall Nature Walks in the month of October. On October 4th beginning at 10:00 am at Cummingston Park, and on October 19th, October 25 & 26, in Tenhave Woods. This is the most beautiful time of year to look at our nature centers. See below for additional information.Read more »

Senior Salute

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Seniors, come and enjoy a free fun-filled Health and Vendor Fair event focusing on the needs of South East Oakland County Seniors.  This event will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market at 316 E 11 Mile Road and will start at 9am. Don't miss your chance for a free lunch, tote bag, giveaways, door prizes, entertainment, and flu shots (bring insurance card).Read more »

SOAA Speaker Program Picturing Music

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In our fourth visit from the DIA, in as many years, we welcome Catherine Van Voorheis for her special talk on Picturing Music. This talk explores the presence of music in visual art and heightens awareness of the role music plays across cultures and time and provides a lens through which to explore the personal, social and creative aspects of identity.Read more »

Family Movie Night

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for family fun at the Royal Oak Farmers Market and enjoy a FREE movie showing of Despicable Me 2. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from the Market Snack Bar; sit back, relax and enjoy the show, rated G – appropriate for all ages. Doors open at 5:30, movie begins at 6:15pm. The Farmers Market is located at 316 E 11 Mile Rd. This event is brought to you by the Royal Oak Community Coalition, "working to promote a healthy community for youth and all who live in, work in or visit Royal Oak".

Historical Society Annual Dinner

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Royal Oak Historical Society 75th Annual Dinner will be held on October 16 at the Red Run Country Club. Come be with the “Movers and Shakers” who make history and work hard to preserve it. Enjoy a hometown “comfort” meal of carefully planned foods for everyone’s likes and needs. Take a chance on getting a “special” item in our popular Silent Auction. Toast life and living in our wonderful city! The Dr. Joseph S. Morrison, Sophie V.Read more »

Fall Nature Walks in October

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Royal Oak Nature Society is hosting Fall Nature Walks in the month of October. On October 4th beginning at 10:00 am at Cummingston Park, and on October 19th, October 25 & 26, in Tenhave Woods. This is the most beautiful time of year to look at our nature centers. See below for additional information.Read more »

Royal Oak Community Awards

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The 67th Annual Royal Oak Community Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, October 21 at Emagine Theatre. We are looking for nominations for the Best of Royal Oak in a variety of categories, including Citizen of the Year, Community Spirit, Commercial and Residential Beautification awards. New this year is the Outstanding Royal Oak Youth Award. Anyone can make a nomination!Read more »

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