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Indoor Community Garage Sale
imgDragon Dash
Dragon Dash
imgScrapbook Crop- Jan 28
Scrapbook Crop- Jan 28
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December 12
5K Dragon Dash

Whether you run or walk, join us for the 21st annual Dragon Dash! This annual tradition welcomes in the Spring training season with a 5K certified course beginning and ending at the Orion Center following the Polly Ann Trail south toward Civic Center Park to kick off your outdoor exercise ritual. Awards presented to the overall top male and female participant, masters divison (50+) as well as the top three male and female runners in each age division. All levels of runners and walers are invited, from beginner to competitive.
Code   Day(s)   Date(s)   Time
2200.200   Su    May 21    9:00 am 


Location:       Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd

Time:       7:30 am Registration Opens

     9:00 am Race Starts
Divisions:       13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Course:       Race will begin and end at the Orion Center. 1335 Joslyn Rd, and follow the Polly Ann Trail.
Race Shirts:      Shirts must be ordered at time of registration, before April 15 and can be picked up after May 10 in the Orion Center. Shirts in limited sizes and amounts will be available on race day. 
Fee:       $25, includes long sleeve shirt if ordered before April 15
       $15, race only, does not include shirt
       $10, student discount (under 18), does not include shirt

Results:      Race will be computer scored and posted at www.oriontownship.org. Want the race results in a hurry? Include your email address with your registration and results will be promptly emailed to you. 


Click here to register online

Closet Clean-out Garage Sale

Indoor Community Garage Sale

Your favorite community garage sale has moved indoors!  The kids finally back in school and the house is empty, it’s time to clear out the clutter!  Stay warm and dry indoors, bring it in, use our space to sell, sell, sell. Don’t worry about the weather, making signs, putting them out or people parking on your grass. We do all the work for you!  Household items only, no wholesalers/businesses please. We supply the table, chair and advertising.  All merchandise is limited to your table so be sure to purchase adequate space! Any unsold merchandise must be removed at conclusion of the sale by the owner. Vendor set up opens at 8:30 am.  Spaces are limited.  Parking and Admission is FREE!

Code        Day(s)         Date(s)        Time
2000.104       F         Feb 17            10:00 am-2:00 pm
        F        Sep 22        10:00 am-2:00 pm

Location:       Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Road
Seller Fee:      $12 per 6 ft. tablespace

Annual Community Garage Sale & Recyce Event
One Man's Trash is AnotherMan's Treasure! Find new treasures or sell a few of your own at Orion Township's largest Outdoor Annual Garage Sale. Why drive from house to house dragging your kids in and out of the car, wasting valuable time and resources? Drive to one location and see it all. No entrance fee for shoppers- it's FREE! Sellers must be pre-registered, spaces are limited. Watch for details on our recycling event to include Shred-it, batteries, light bulbs, working cell phones, eyeglasses & hearing aids!
Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time
2000.204   Sa   Jun 3   10:00 am-2:00 pm
       
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    $15/Parking Lot Space

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26th Annual Tree & Shrub Fundraiser

ReLeaf Michigan, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit tree planting organization, will sell 4-6 feet (depending on species) bare root trees & shrubs for spring planting. The shrubs are 1-2 ft and evergreens are containerized and are approx. 1 1/2 ft. Spring is a great time to plant trees & shrubs. Orders will be accepted now-April. On-line ordering and complete species and prices will be available in January through our website www.releafmichigan.org. Tentative tree pick up will be at Friendship Park on April 30. 


Summer Sizzle
Heat up your summer with a mini family staycation right here in Orion Township. Your kids will love the carnival games, face painting, bounce house, food and much more without breaking the bank to get there! Park-it will be out to play a outdoor movie on the big screen as well. All of this family fun is free for everyone, a staycation that SIZZLES!

                                                                                                

   Day(s)     Date(s)    Time 
   Th     Jul 6    6:00-8:00 pm
Location:     Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    FREE

Adaptive Dance
Special need and individuals with disabilities ages 15+ and older are invited to an evening of music, dancing, and light refreshments at the Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd in Orion Township. Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins are welcome.  Chaperones are free.  
Code    Day(s)    Date(s)    Time     Age 
2100.120 Th   Feb 2   6:00-8:00 pm    15+
2100.220  Th   Apr 20   6:00-8:00 pm    15+

Location:          Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Road

Fee:                   $8

Click here to register online
Made in the Mitten Art & Craft Show
#Buy Nearby and Shop Local! Start your holiday shopping early with one of a kind, unique arts and craft show featuring distinctive and classic Made in Michigan products, made by Michiganders for Michiganders!  Find exclusive holiday, birthday or just because gifts for yourself and your friends & family!  Vendors will be throughout the Orion Center with everything from one of a kind, hand-made jewelry, clothing and home décor.  Interested vendors can contact Jennifer Vezina at jvezina@oriontownship.org or 248.391.0304 Ext 303 for details.  Only hand made products will be considered.
 Day   Date   Time 
 Sa   Oct 7   10:00 am-5:00 pm


Location:          Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Road

Fee:                  Free for shoppers



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Blood Drive

The Orion Center and Michigan Blood are partnering to organize a Blood Drive. Michigan Blood supports patients and families where you live, work and play in Michigan. Any healthy persons 17+, who weight at least 110 lbs may be eligible to donate. The need for blood among Michigan hospitals is urgent. Be a part of the solution. Registration required online at www.miblood.org

  Day(s)   Date(s)    Time   Age
  Jan 19   Th   2:00-7:00 pm   17+

Location:  Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd



Concerts in the Park

No matter what your taste in music you'll be sure to find a performance to enjoy. Pick up dinner, grab tour lawn chair and blanket, gather up your family and friends, and join us for an evening of FREE music on the hill at Wildwood of Orion Township. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Rain site is the Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd. Call the weather hotline for program cancellations/changes, 248.393.7040. 

  Day(s)   Date(s)   Time
  Tu   Jun 20-Aug 15   7:00-8:30 pm
Location:      Wildwood of Orion Township, 2700 Joslyn Ct
Fee:     FREE
 Tu    Jun 20   North Oakland Concert Band
 Tu   Jun 27   TBA
 Tu   Jul 11   LO Bands
 Tu   Jul 18   TBA
 Tu   Jul 25   TBA
 Tu   Aug 8   Paint Creek Boys
 Tu   Aug 15   Dixieland Band

Breakfast with the Grinch

The holiday season is here! Come to the Orion Center to enjoy breakfast with the Grinch. Participants will enjoy a delicious breakfast of green eggs and ham. Have your picture taken with the Grinch and sit back while you enjoy the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Santa may also be stopping by for a visit. Remember to bring your camera for a photo opportunity you don't want to miss. Infants in carriers are free with a registered participant. Walgreens will be on site taking photos in front of a festive background. All families will receive 1 free 4X6 print and will have the option of purchasing a photo package. Only registered participants will be served breakfast. Parents planning to eat must also register.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time    Age
     Sa   TBD   12:00 pm-2:00 pm   1-8
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   

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Festive Family Photos with your Furry Friends

With the holidays right around the corner, the pressure is on for you to come up with the perfect family photo for your Christmas card! Come on in to the beautifully decorated Orion Center with your whole family, family pet included. Dogs and cats only and must be leashed or caged during transportation into and out of the building. bring your tri-pod and camera with self-timer. Stop in at any time during the hours listed. 

Day(s)    Date(s)   Time     
M & Th    Dec 5 & 8   3:00-8:00 pm    
Location    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    $5, suggested donation
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Do you remember the spooky show Are You Afraid of the Dark? Come relive is and enjoy scary stories and s'mores around a campfire at Camp Agawam. In partnership with Orion Township Community Programs. Registration required, adults only please. Registration is free and spaces are limited, call (248) 391-0304 ext. 305 or (248) 693-3000 to secure your space.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
2000.415   Sa   Oct 29   7:00-8:30 pm   18+
Location:    Camp Agawam, 1301 Clarkston Rd
Fee:   Free, registration required
Ladies Night Out

Has your deer hunter left you a deer widow this weekend? Plan a get-away of your own! Laugh, Eat, Shop, and Socialize at the annual Ladies Night Out! Enjoy an unforgettable evening with your girlfriends. Shop a wide selection of Orion and neighboring businesses, enjoy amazing food & beverages and best of all relax with your girlfriends. buy one ticket and bring your girlfriend for free!

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
2500.470    F   CANCELLED   6:00-9:00 pm   21+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $15

Vendor Application


Luminary Walk

Join the Community Programs Staff at this NEW family friendly event. The trails at Camp Agawam will be lit with hundreds of luminaries as groups are lead on guided night hikes to visit story tellers along the way. Wonder about the universe while storytellers regale participants with stories related to this year's theme: Constellations. Head back to Alberici to enjoy hot coco and light snacks. This event will take place in the elements, so be sure to dress for the weather. 

  Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
  F   CANCELLED   6:00-8:00 pm   4+
Location:    Camp Agawam, Alberici Lodge
Fee:   $5/vehicle
   
Scrapbooking Crop

Baby it's cold outside so stay indoors and join us for our second annual 12 Hour Scrapbooking Crop and crop until you drop! Registration fee includes; 6ft tables, continental breakfast, box lunch and the flavors of an Italy Dinner. Snacks and drinks will be available all day in the spacious and well lite Orion Center. Door prizes and raffles with event partner Scrapping Paws. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
2000.111   Sa   Jan 28   9:00 am-9:00 pm   12+
2000.211   Sa   Apr 29   9:00 am-9:00 pm   12+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $45

Click here for Application Form

Bunny Bop

Spring is in the air! Hop on over to the Orion Center for a photo visit with a special bunny, refreshments, craft projects, an egg hunt with toys and candy stuffed eggs and a few other surprises. Bring your own basket for filling with candy and prizes. Youth will be broken down by age fro equal opportunity hunting for all ages. Egg hunt will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Don't forget your camera! Walgreens will be onsite to capture the moment, optional photo purchase available. Children in carriers and adults with registered participates are free. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
 2500.170   Sa   Apr 1      10:00-11:00 am   1-8
 2500.171      Sa   Apr 1   11:30-12:30 pm   1-8
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $10
Toy & Comic Expo

Join our first Toy & Comic Expo in the Orion Center. Buy, Sell, or Trade comic books, collectibles and memorabilia! We do all the advertising for you! Make sure you purchase adequate space. Free admission and parking. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
2000.115   Sa   Feb 11   10:00 am-5:00 pm   18+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $25/ table 

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Giving Tree

Create fond holiday memories that will last a lifetime with our new community tradition, Giving Tree.  Bring your new and gently used mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate our indoor trees.  These items will be donated to Orion and area residents in need.  Donated edible “decorations” will be hung on nearby outdoor trees for the area wildlife to snack on during the cold winter months ahead.  Join us for hot cocoa, cider, snacks and carols in the Orion Center.  Suggestions for edible decorations:  popcorn balls, popcorn garland, slices of apples, carrots and oranges, pine cones with peanut butter and birdseed.  Use your imagination but please keep in mind ribbon, tinsel and such are unsafe for animals to ingest.

Day    Date   Time
M   Dec 12   7:00 pm

Location:              Orion Center, Art & Craft Room

Donation:              New/Gently used hats, mittens & scarfs

                                Wildlife “decorations”