News in Brief

Seats for election

Filing deadline for partisan and non-partical candidates, including Clarkston City Council, is 4 p.m., July 25.
Three council seats, currently held by Eric Haven, Jason Kneisc, and David Marsh, are up for a vote in the Nov. 7 election.
Check for nominating petition and affidavit of identity forms.

Wheelchair Daze

Oakland County Park and Recreation’s Wheelchair Daze offers carnival games, barrier-free boat rides, music, dancing, cotton candy and BBQ lunch, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at Independence Oaks County Park.
The event, presented by the Filippis Foundation, is for people of all ages with any form of disability and their immediate families.
“Wheelchair Daze is packed with summer fun,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Sandy Dorey. “There are always lots of smiles on everyone’s faces. One of the best parts is that the entire event is free, including park admission and parking.”
Pre-registration is required by July 25 by calling 248-424- 7081 or emailing

Ecology Workshop

Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, hosts the workshop “Investigating Lake Ecology,” Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the workshop will investigate lakes, common aquatic vegetation and their role in keeping lakes healthy, aquatic invasive species that threaten lakes, the effects of seasonal changes on lakes, as well as the physical, chemical and biological properties of the water. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the park’s Crooked Lake via pontoon boat.
Leading the workshop will be Melissa Nawrocki and Kegan Schildberg, Oakland County Parks and Recreation; Dr. Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University; and Erick Elgin and Bindu Bhakta, Michigan State University Extension.
Register at The cost is $40/person on or before July 14 or $50 after. Deadline to register is July 21. To check space availability, call 248-858-1639.

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