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Oakland County Parks and Recreation and the Oakland Parks Foundation “Pics of the Parks” photo contest winners will be announced Thursday, Oct. 23 at Somerset Collection South Rotunda in Troy at 7 p.m.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Starlite Dance Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at White Lake Oaks County Park in Waterford for individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation planners are seeking public input on improvements to Addison Oaks County Park in Leonard. Concepts for future improvements will be on display at the Addison Oaks Parks Master Planning Open House at the Addison Oaks Concession Building Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4-7 p.m.
Dogs and their owners can have a howling good time at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s annual Howl-O-Ween bash Saturday, Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m. at Lyon Oaks Dog Park.
All dogs are invited to show their colors at a Doggie Tailgating Party at Orion Oaks Dog Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the weekend before the University of Michigan/Michigan State football game.
Get into the Halloween spirit with Happy Halloween Hayrides at Independence Oaks County Park Saturday Oct. 25.
The spirited event will be held at the Wint Nature Center. The public is invited from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. A program for children with disabilities will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation will host a Halloween Happiness dance for adults with developmental disabilities 18 years and older Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Southfield Civic Center.
A free platform tennis clinic will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at Waterford Oaks County Park from 10 a.m. until noon.
Led by an American Platform Tennis Association professional, the clinic will teach the fundamentals of the sport and give participants a chance to play the game. The clinic is ongoing for two hours so participants can drop in any time. Extra equipment will be available on site for first-time players or those without their own equipment. Tennis shoes are required for the courts.
Runners are invited to hit the trail amidst peak fall colors for the Hidden Forest Trail Run, Sunday, Oct. 12 at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston.
All races begin at 9:30 a.m. Runners can choose from three races: • 2.5-mile single circuit with rolling hills around Crooked Lake
• 5.5-mile race continues a second time around and branches off onto Rock Ridge Trail
• 8.5-mile race includes a third lap, continuing on Spring Lake Trail – not for the faint of heart!
 Off-road enthusiasts can test drive a 35-acre demonstration course in Groveland Township at the Dixie Gully Run ORV event November 1 and 2.
 The course includes a rock crawl, hill climb, scramble area, trail ride, moguls, stair step and extreme gully. The event is open only to 4 x 4 and side-by-side vehicles with rollover protection. Motorcycles and ATVs are not permitted.