Christmas market

Clarkston United Methodist Church’s 14th Annual World Christmas Market is Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church, 6600 Waldon Road. The market will include more than 20 local and international non-profit organizations, offering unique, handcrafted gifts from around the world, homemade Christmas cookies by the pound, […]

Sherlock talk at Depot Theater

Clarkston native Dr. Ann McClellan explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in her presentation “(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes,” Friday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarkston Village Players’ Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road. […]

Shindell show

Singer, guitarist and songsmith Richard Shindell performs at Carrick’s Tiny Barn Concerts, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16. The all-acoustic, solo set will feature selections from his discography including his latest, 2016’s Careless, performed on his Martin D-18 and his 00-18, both from 1952. “Sometimes one wants to go back to a simpler time, especially these days,” […]

Holiday Lights Parade

The theme of this year’s Clarkston Holiday Lights Parade is “Let the Stars Shine on Clarkston.” The parade starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Clarkston Renaissance High School parking lot. The route is Church Street to Main, north to Miller Road, right on Glenburnie, and ending at Calvary Lutheran Church. Tree lighting […]

Film, music for love of loons, cranes

The Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club will close out its first full year with a musical flourish. “We increased our membership roster five-fold in 2018,” said Bob McGowan, the club’s founder and president. “We’ve had one outstanding guest speaker after another, so it’s fitting we’ll end our first full year with something really special and a […]

Chamber awards

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Chamber Choice Award winners Aubrey Emerson of Clarkston Makeup Studio, Small Business Leader of the Year; Jacob Burke of Clarkston State Bank, Young Professional of the Year; Jennifer Barrett of Comerica Bank, Chamber Volunteer of the Year; Knights of Columbus, Non-Profit Organization of the Year; and Brandon Gentile […]

Anne of Green Gables

Everest Collegiate Drama presents “Anne of Green Gables” by Peter Delaurier, based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery, Nov. 9-11. “I am most excited about seeing the whole show come together on stage,” said Danielle Brown, who plays Anne Shirley. “It is always exciting when the show comes all together with hair, makeup, costumes, […]

Backroads Half Marathon

Run 13 miles, 10K, or 5K for a good cause at the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, Nov. 11 at Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road. The event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. with the half marathon, and has live music, cold beer, and warm Clarkston Union Mac and Cheese at the […]

Horror classic on stage

Clarkston Village Players’ “Frankenstein” by Tim Kelly opens this weekend, just in time for Halloween. Presented by special arrangement from Samuel French, Director Joseph Mishler, Assistant Director Jim Pike, Producer Karen McClellan, and players present the tale of Victor Frankenstein, brilliant young scientist as he returns to his Swiss chateau to escape his darkest secret, […]


Clarkston United Methodist Church hosts their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. This year, the event will return to the parking lot of Clarkston United Methodist Church at 6600 Waldon Road. Dress in your favorite costume and trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk. Allergy-free treats available.