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Sunday, February 17th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC. 68th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 15th.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 61st annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 18th, 2019

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Kids, nature; story
    - Tiny Twigs is set from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Bring your preschooler to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity. Each session in February focuses on a different theme. Cost is $2/person per session. Pre-registration with payment is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or 248-625-6473 Saturdays. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com for more information.
    Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park
    9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston MI 48348
    248.858.0916
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - The Troy Community Chorus is looking for adult singers, especially tenors, baritones and basses, who are interested in choral music. Auditions are not required to join and members do not have to be Troy residents. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 2019, from 7:30-9:30 PM in the choir room at Athens High School located at 4333 John R Road in Troy. Registration will take place on January 8th, 15th and 22nd from 6:30-7:30 PM. The registration fee is $35/person or $60/couple. For more information, please visit click for details or contact Bob Darwood, Membership Chairperson, at 248-905-3499 or by email to RLD4sure@aol.com.
     
           
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:53 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snow falls. Also called Hunger Moon because of the meager hunting at this time of winter.
     
           

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com
  • - Youth Abilities – Saturday Sports Special will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties, 1545 East Lincoln Road in Royal Oak. Designed for children with disabilities ages 6-18, activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Individuals must pre-register by calling 248-424-7077. This program is limited to 20 participants. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for details.
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties
    1545 East Lincoln Road Royal Oak MI 48073
    248.424.7077 Adaptive@oakgov.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, cooking; demonstration; food
    - Discover cooking secrets from local chefs and sample dishes using produce available from Oakland County Farmers Market vendors during a free cooking demonstration held in cooperation with edibleWOW from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 23. Presentation will be given by Chef/Owner Chris Johnson from The Meeting House. The Oakland County Farmers Market is located at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. For more information, call 248-858-5495 or visit OaklandCountyParks.com.
    Oakland County Farmers Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48328
    248.858.5495
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, scouts
    - Junior Girl Scouts: Habitat is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Snacks and materials are provided, but badges are not supplied by the nature center. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.
    Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park
    9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston MI 48348
    248.858.0916
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, scouts
    - Junior Girl Scouts: Habitat is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Snacks and materials are provided, but badges are not supplied by the nature center. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.
    Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park
    9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston MI 48348
    248.858.0916

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 91st annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel scheduled to host.
     
           

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Kids, nature; story
    - Tiny Twigs is set from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Bring your preschooler to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity. Each session in February focuses on a different theme. Cost is $2/person per session. Pre-registration with payment is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or 248-625-6473 Saturdays. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com for more information.
    Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park
    9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston MI 48348
    248.858.0916
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - The Troy Community Chorus is looking for adult singers, especially tenors, baritones and basses, who are interested in choral music. Auditions are not required to join and members do not have to be Troy residents. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 2019, from 7:30-9:30 PM in the choir room at Athens High School located at 4333 John R Road in Troy. Registration will take place on January 8th, 15th and 22nd from 6:30-7:30 PM. The registration fee is $35/person or $60/couple. For more information, please visit click for details or contact Bob Darwood, Membership Chairperson, at 248-905-3499 or by email to RLD4sure@aol.com.
     
           
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 6:27 AM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, March 1st, 2019

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or near)! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

  • | 7:00am - 1:30pm | Shopping, farmers market
    - FROM FARM TO FAMILY

    Oakland County Market is a mainstay for providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to county residents and visitors. The maket hosts more than 100 farmers and artisans, representing 17 Michigan counties.

    A producer-direct market, participating vendors must grow or make the products that they bring for sale during the main season (May-October). During the off season (November-April), vendors may bring approved farm market type items no produced by themselves.

    MORE THAN JUST FRUITS AND VEGGIES

    Shoppers will find fresh vegetables, fruits and baked goods as well as flowers, artisan crafts and more.

    Spend the day at the market and enjoy a breakfast sandwich or barbeque lunch served by market vendors.

    The market also hosts many special events and educational programs and can be rented by the public for various purposes.

    Not all vendors participate in the market year-round; many are seasonal.
    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford MI 48348
    Jeremy Brown, Market Manager 248.858.5495 OCMarket@OakGov.com

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