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Visitors to Red Oaks Waterpark will be chanting “Hey, Emma” on Saturday, Aug. 8 when Peyton List, the actress who portrays Emma Ross on the Disney Channel’s wildly popular show Jessie, will meet and greet fans from 1-4 p.m.
An evening of fun, fine wines and culinary fare awaits participants at Oakland Uncorked, an annual event that showcases the talents of local restaurants, wine distributors and artists. This year’s event is scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 at the Oakland County Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation will hold Every Day is a Picnic for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. The event will include lawn games, music and dinner
The Oakland County Market Cooking Demonstrations have won a National Association of Counties Achievement Award. The awards recognize innovative county government programs.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation has received two awards from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO). The awards recognized Pecky D. Lewis, Jr., retired Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission Chairperson Emeritus and the Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Service Portfolio Project.
Share your summer experiences, beginning July 13, with Oakland County Parks and Oakland Parks Foundation, 2nd Annual Pics of the Parks photo contest. This free contest is also sponsored by The Oakland Press.

Submitted photos must fall into the PARKS theme: Parks, Action, Recreation, Kids, Selfies. All photos must be taken within the 13 Oakland County Parks.
Event includes 18-hole green fees, cart rental, continental breakfast, lunch, contest holes and prizes on the first Tuesday of the month, June through September at Springfield Oaks Golf Course, 12450 Andersonville Road, Davisburg. Check in: 7:30 a.m.; shot-gun start: 8:30 a.m.
July is National Parks and Recreation Month, making it a special time of the year for Oakland County residents and those who work in the parks and recreation profession. Oakland County Parks and Recreation will celebrate Parks and Recreation Month by publishing an Oakland County Parks and Recreation Bucket List, encouraging residents to explore all aspects of the parks system. This list will include ideas for adventure challenges visitors can complete in the parks.
Those seeking the benefits of exercise with gentle resistance in the water are invited to participate in River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark’s 1,000 foot River Ride in Madison Heights. For individuals ages 15 and older. The river is 2’ 7” deep with a sloped entrance, ideal for individuals with disabilities or joint replacements. Call 248.424.7081 for details.