Christmas theater

The Children’s Theatre/Mime tour, in cooperation with Clarkston Village Players, presents “Rough Night at the North Pole” by Craig Alpaugh, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road. In the show for all ages, a naughty little boy named Noodle and his reluctant companion Missy go to […]

Community Sing

The Clarkston Cultural Arts Council is sponsoring Community Sing events on Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at the Honcho restaurant, Christmas carols led by radio host Matt Watroba; Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at The Gateway, hosted by Mary Kay Hill and Craig Carrick; and Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Conservatory, hosted by Ann Arbor folk […]

Holiday concert

Blessings in a Backpack of Clarkston and Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church host the Alexander Zonjic Meets Motown Christmas Concert, featuring Motown Temptation Review Serieux, Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but there will be a free will offering to benefit the children of Blessings in a Backpack of Clarkston. Every donation helps […]

Veterans Court presentation

American Legion Post 63, 8047 Ortonville Road, hosts a presentation on the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22. Patrick Kittle and Judge Kelley Kostin will present information on the court, which seeks to address underlying issues bringing veterans into the criminal justice system.  As a result of military service, veterans […]

Adoption awareness walk

Charitable organization Gift of Adoption, a volunteer-driven charity that provides financial assistance to complete adoption, hosts a one-mile walk through Independence Oaks County Park to represent the final mile in a child’s adoption journey, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. The group of adoptees, adoptive parents and volunteers will take the walk to help raise awareness […]

Political play

Political play

Tom Duffy, played by James Hoxsey at right, wants Jonathan Smith’s Stephen Bellamy to sell his political soul in Clarkston Village Players’ “Farragut North.” The political drama opens Friday, and runs Nov. 4-5, 11-13, and 17-19, at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. Call 248-425-5842. Photo by Phil Custodio

Final tour for singer Sandi

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Sandi Patty, highly awarded contemporary Christian music singer, presents her upcoming Forever Grateful World Tour with special guests Veritas, Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., at Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Road. The 90-city worldwide tour is the final large-scale solo tour of her career. “We have three grandkids […]

Dine with Dogs

Help out local Leader Dog puppy raisers at Dine with the Dogs – Hosted by Leader Dogs for the Blind, Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-9 p.m., at HillTop Brewery, 6110 Dixie Highway — 20 percent of checks will be donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Halloween fun at Friendly Forest

The Friendly Forest, hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors in partnership with the Clarkston Area Optimist Club, is this Saturday from 3-6 p.m. Children of all ages can walk the enchanted trail with their parents and collect goodies from their favorite cartoon and fairy tale characters at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road. Tickets […]

Lecture series kicks off with Vanderbilt expert

Eliott Engel kicks off the 2016-2017 Oakland Town Hall lecture series on Oct. 12 with a presentation on the Vanderbilts. Engel, dubbed the “Stand Up Scholar” and expert on North Carolina history and British literature, is the first of four speakers in the new season. “I like the lineup. We always have wonderful speakers,” said […]