Yes! It's finally May! Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer, and the weather is heating up. Here are just a few events that are going on around our local communities. 

Rochester Hills Carnival

The Hampton Village Center (Rochester Hills)

Thursday May 4 through Sunday May 14

Rochester Hills Carnival 2017 serves as a fundraiser for the Rochester Hills Lions Club and is a springtime tradition! The carnival features carnival midway rides, games, food and family fun. Buy individual ride and food tickets or purchase one-price all-day wrist bands. Again this year, there will be the very special LED lit “Eye in the Sky” giant Ferris wheel, and specialty rides like the Freak Out and the Himalya. Proceeds from the spring carnival benefit the Leader Dog School for the Blind and local Lions Club charities.

An Evening of Amphibians 

Wint Nature Center (Independence Oaks Park) Clarkston

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7:30p-9p 

Meet live birds of prey provided by Howell Nature Center. Feather fun includes a bird hike to see how many birds you can find, as well as bird-related games and crafts. This family fun event is free with park entry fee admission. Pre-registration required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Free Wood Chips Day

Orion Oaks County Park (Lake Orion)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8am-4pm

Oakland County Parks is giving away free wood chips. All wood chips must be manually self-loaded into vehicles. No commercial haulers allowed. The wood chips consist of assorted types of wood collected from pruning and storm damage. Bring shovels or pitchforks, wheelbarrows and buckets.

Opening Day at Red Oaks Waterpark

Red Oaks Waterpark (Madison Heights)

Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10a-7p

Opening Day! Get your suits on and gather your friends for a slippery good time. This is the perfect way to kick off the summer season. 

Get out there and enjoy your life!