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imgCommunity Garage Sale- June 3
Community Garage Sale- June 3
imgMade in the Mitten- October 7
Made in the Mitten- October 7
imgDragon Dash- May 21
Dragon Dash- May 21
imgScrapbook Crop- Apr 29
Scrapbook Crop- Apr 29
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   Date   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 for Dragon Dash Results


Click here to register online

Click here for the course map

Video of Last Years Dragon Dash

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         Date        Time
2000.404
      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 from 11 am - 1 pm, batteries, light bulbs, working cell phones, eyeglasses & hearing aids!

Code    Day   Date   Time
2000.204   Sa   Jun 3   10:00 am-2:00 pm


Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    $15/Parking Lot Space



Shred-It will be here from 11:00 am-1:00 pm

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, balloons, grilled hot dogs and much more without breaking the bank to get there! All of this fun will be followed by a free outdoor movie, The Secret Life of Pets, in the back yard starting at 7:30 pm. All of this family fun is free for everyone, a staycation that SIZZLES!

                                                                                                

   Day     Date   Time 
   Th     Jul 6    6:00-8:00 pm
Location:     Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:    Parking & Admission is FREE


Adaptive Dance
Special need and individuals with disabilities ages 14 years 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    Date    Time     Age 
2100.320  M   Jul 10   6:00-8:00 pm    15+
2100.420 Th   Oct 19   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 3503 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



Click here for the Application Form

Youth Fishing Derby

Join us at Camp Agawam for this FREE children's fishing program. Fishing poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to kids 15 years old and younger for free. Pre-registration is required. 

Code    Day   Date    Time   Age
1060.200    Sa   Jun 3   10:00 am-12:00 pm   1-15

Location:    Camp Agawam, 1301 W. Clarkston Rd
Fee:   Free

Click here to register online

  


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   Date   Time
  Tu   Jun 20-Aug 15   7:00-8:30 pm
Location:      Jun-Jul: Wildwood of Orion Township, 2700 Joslyn Ct
      Aug: Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:     FREE

 Tu    Jun 20   North Oakland Concert Band
 Tu   Jun 27   First Baptist Church of Lake Orion
 Tu   Jul 11   LO Bands
 Tu   Jul 18   Motor City Brass Band
 Tu   Jul 25   Guy Louis Chautauqua Express
 Tu   Aug 8   Dixieland Band
 Tu   Aug 15   Paint Creek Boys



Big Rig Gig

Big kids, little kids, and kids at heart, load up the family for an unforgettable experience. Experience dozens of trucks, tractors, diggers, dozers, buckets, and back-loaders first hand. Forget about dinner, concessions will be available for purchase. Load up the entire family, Come Early, Stay Late and don't forget the camera.  

  Day   Date   Time 
   F   Aug 4   5:00-9:00 pm
Location:    Friendship Park, corner of Baldwin & Clarkston Rd
Fee:   $5 per vehicle

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   Date   Time   Age
  F   COMING SOON!   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   Date   Time   Age
2000.211   Sa   Apr 29   9:00 am-9:00 pm   12+
2000.411   Sa   Oct 28   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

 


Click here to Register Online

Video of the Previous Bunny Bop Event

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
2000.400   Sa   Sep 23   10:00 am-2:00 pm   18+
Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   $25/ table 

Click here to register online

Slow-Row LO

Slow-Row LO is a community of paddlers who LOVE the outdoors and finding history and hidden gems of the lakes we frequent. These events are family friendly and a great opportunity to socialize and meet new people with like-minded interest. Grab your kayak and join us! Visit our Facebook page at SlowRowLO

Day    Date   Time    Location
Sa   Jun 10   10:00 am   Lake Sixteen, Orion Oaks County Park
Th   Jul 13   6:00 pm   Lake Orion, DNR Boat Launch
Sa   Aug 12   11:00 am   Squaw Lake, Oxford
Th   Aug 24   6:00 pm   Big FIsh Lake, Ortonville
Sa   Sep 23   11:00 am   Tommy's Lake, Camp Agawam
Th   Oct 12   5:00 pm   East Graham Lake, Bald Mountain State Park