Bird song expert with Backyard Birders

Lee Western, bird song and vocalization identification expert, will be featured speaker at the Backyard Birders Club meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 27, at The Gateway, 7150 N. Main Street. “People often say they have to see it to believe it, but not so with identifying a bird,” says Bob McGowan, founder and president of […]

Art, antiques, apple cider at Art in the Village

Clarkston’s 45th annual Art in the Village returns to Clarkston’s Depot Park on Sept. 16-17, featuring more than 80 artists and vendors representing woodworking, glass, pottery, paintings, metalwork, photography, textiles, jewelry, edibles, and more. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hosted […]

Bucket run

DRAW (Disaster Relief at Work) hosts Bucket Run, their first 5K run/walk on September 30, from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. The walk, held with title sponsor, Fort Clarkston, costs $35 and is open to all ages. Disaster Relief at Work helps and supports victims of natural disasters around the United States. Their most recent efforts include […]

Heritage Fest

Heritage Fest

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Experience some aspects of 19th century life this autumn by attending the Eighth Annual Davisburg Heritage Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23. Springfield Township and their Parks and Recreation Department organized the free festival to celebrate the town and its history. “We typically have antique tractors and a tour through […]

Village Players stymied by ‘Underpants’

Clarkston Village Players presents “The Underpants,” a comedy satire by Carl Sternheim adapted for the U.S. stage by “wild and crazy guy” Steve Martin. In 1910 Germany, Louise Maske’s underpants fall down in public. Though she wore a long skirt, the whole town saw her bloomers and scandal ensues. Her husband, Theo, is mortified and […]

Festival time

Step back in time to an era of royalty and adventure at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. It’s a long weekend at Holly Grove, 12600 Dixie Highway, for Labor Day –  Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. This weekend is High Seas Adventure time, with events including a Beard Competition, Race for the Rattle for crawling […]

Run for Your Life

The Amyloidosis Foundation of Clarkston is hosting the Run for Your Life Zombie Run, 5K and 10K walk and run at Independence Oaks County Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. The 10K starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is $45 for the 10K; $35 for the 5K, for a Run for […]

Open house, air show at airport

The Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show will be on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Oakland County International Airport, 6500 Highland Road, Waterford. The open house is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with Health and Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bill Crell the NASA Guy, experiments and demonstrations; airplane and helicopter rides; kids bounce […]

Paint event Rocks

Clarkston Rocks is holding a community rock painting event at Picasso’s Grapevine Thursday, Aug. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Picasso’s generously donated their space and painting supplies for this event!! “I live right near town and I see kids and adults looking for rocks all of the time,” said Kim Berry, one of the Clarkston Rocks […]

Learn about birds in backyard

Clarkston-area residents interested in attracting birds and knowing more about the visitors at their feeders are invited to the next monthly meeting of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club. “We promise it’s the most fun you can have without binoculars,” said Bob McGowan, founder of the club, which is free and open to area residents. “It’s […]

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