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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.
Only five racers will be inducted into the national Bicycle Motocross Hall of Fame this year and two hail from the BMX track at Waterford Oaks County Park.
Deanna Edwards-Jamieson of White Lake, will be honored as the 2014 Influential BMX Woman inductee and Todd Kingsbury will receive special recognition posthumously.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Youth Abilities Special Fall Sports Day throughout the months of October and November. The program, for children with disabilities ages 6-18 years old, is held at the Boys and Girls Club in Royal Oak.
Individuals with physical disabilities six years and older can learn how to get fit and protect themselves Saturday, Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m. at Anytime Fitness in Pontiac.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is bringing the international sport of FootGolf to Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights.
The PGA-supported game that combines golf with soccer will be introduced at a special event Saturday, Sept. 27. The public is invited to participate in the four-person, nine-hole FootGolf Scramble for ages 12 and older.
The rich history of Addison Oaks County Park and the elegant Buhl Estate will be discussed at a special lunch Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Buhl Estate in Leonard.