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The camping season at Addison Oaks and Groveland Oaks campgrounds kicks off May 2. Spend a weekend with family and friends in a tent or RV at an individual/group modern campsite or comfy cabin and enjoy sandy beaches, boat/bike rentals, fishing, playgrounds, trails, music, crafts, kids’ activities and group games.
EVENT NAME:   Golf Courses Open and Hosting Putting Clinics
WHAT:  Glen Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Red Oaks and White Lake Oaks golf courses are now open. Join U.S. Golf Teachers Federation Certified Instructor Al Urpsis and golf course staff for upcoming putting clinics: spots still available at Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights putting clinic April 12 from 3-4:15 p.m.; Glen Oaks putting clinic is April 13 from 2-3:15 p.m.; Lyon Oaks putting clinic is April 13 from 4-5:15 p.m.; White Lake Oaks putting clinic is April 19 from 2-3:15 p.m. and Springfield Oaks Golf Course opens April 11 and offers a putting clinic April 19 from 4-5:15 p.m.
 Oakland County Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers to lend a helping hand at the fourth annual Red Oaks Nature Center Cleanup Sunday, April 27. Participants may stay for the day or choose from two time slots: 9 -11 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m. Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided from 11 a.m. – noon. Volunteers must bring gloves and a rake.
 Make time for nine and kickoff the season at Red Oaks Golf Course—now open. Spring rates are applicable until May 9. Perfect your game at a Putting Clinic Saturday, April 12 from 3 – 4:15 p.m. at Red Oaks Golf Course. Call the pro-shop at 248-541-5030 to register.
 Oakland County Health Division and Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) received 2014 Community Service Awards from Michigan Recreation and Parks Association March 19 in East Lansing.
EVENTS SEPT. 6 AND 7, 2014
EVENT NAME:   Bow Wow Dog Swims, Fido Fest and Pet Vaccination Clinic
 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation hosts Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special, a weekly opportunity for children with disabilities ages 6 – 18 to participate a number of physical activities including floor hockey, kickball, basketball, scooters and more.
   “This is a great way to engage in healthy exercise at a comfortable level for each participant during the winter months,” Recreation Program Supervisor Sandy Dorey said.