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Oakland Uncorked returns Friday, Aug. 22 from 7–10 p.m. at the Oakland County Market for an evening of the county’s best in food, wine, culture and entertainment. This twilight event features local restaurants offering samples of their best recipes while local distributors pour their vineyards’ finest wine for tasting.
Individuals with physical disabilities and disabled veterans can learn rock climbing at a special program offered by Oakland County Parks and Recreation Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2-5 p.m. at Planet Rock in Madison Heights.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is partnering with All About Animals Rescue to offer services for dogs and cats including vaccinations $10/each and $20 microchips, heartworm tests and flea preventative treatments at clinics in August and September to get pets ready for fall.
Celebrating 40 years of Bicycle Motocross, Waterford Oaks BMX track will host the Michigan BMX State Series July 19 and the USA BMX Great Lakes Nationals races July 25-27.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation encourages families to celebrate July is National Park and Recreation Month by participating in events that promote healthy, active lifestyles at Oakland County Parks.
With a July kick off to celebrate “National Parks and Recreation Month”, the Oakland County Parks and Oakland Parks Foundation announce the inaugural “Pics of the Parks” photo contest. The contest is also sponsored by The Oakland Press.
Waterford Oaks BMX (Bicycle Motocross) track celebrates 40 years of continuous operation this year, making it one of the longest running tracks in the country.
BMX is a sport where riders of all ages use manual power to maneuver a pedal bike over jumps, banked corners and other obstacles. It is an Olympic sport and many universities offer scholarships to racers.
EVENT NAME:  River Walk
WHAT:  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. 
Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation program offers several opportunities for golfers with disabilities to get back in the swing of things.
Lessons, clinics and course play, sponsored by Carl’s Golfland of Bloomfield Hills, are offered all summer with the guidance of a pro and a therapist. Participants may reserve adaptive equipment, learn proper form and find solutions to get back to the sport.
EVENTS SEPT. 6 AND 7, 2014
EVENT NAME:   Bow Wow Dog Swims, Fido Fest and Pet Vaccination Clinic