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 […]

Comedy with southern charm

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Comedian Chonda Pierce brings her Happily Laughter After tour to Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybee Road, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. “As a Christ follower and a church girl, any time you can get together with people of like mind and your heart kind of in the […]

Fine weather for a Ren Fair

Fine weather  for a Ren Fair

The Vulgarian delegation, led by special guest Tia Ballard, princess of Vulgaria by way of Paris (Texas), were in charge of the 3 p.m. joust at Saturday’s Michigan Renaissance Festival. Photos by Phil Custodio Visitors from all over crowded into Hollygrove off Dixie Highway for the first fine-weather weekend of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Unlike […]

‘Tenor’ kicks off season

‘Tenor’ kicks  off season

Steve Sanger’s Tito Merelli, at left, and Shaun Pittman as Max share a special drink. Photo provided by Emily Dowd The Clarkston Village Players opens their 2016-17 season with Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” this week. The opera-themed farce is filled with mistaken identities and romantic shenanigans to have you rolling in the aisles […]