Destination: Oakland County

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press/Advisor Source Animal exhibits, historic landmarks, nature areas and farms-when venturing through Oakland County, a variety of recreation and entertainment is available. Here’s a quick guide to tourist attractions in the area: Detroit Zoo Located in Royal Oak, the Detroit Zoo is home to more than 3,300 animals, according toContinue reading “Destination: Oakland County”

Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post For the second year, Meadow Brook Hall has received a Program for Operational and Project Support grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Hall, which was named a National Historic Landmark last summer, received $18,000 to be used toward operating support and curatorial needs, accordingContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant”

Meadow Brook Hall Hosts 10th Annual Holiday Tea

Savory and sweet dishes, festive flute music and Christmas décor filled the Meadow Brook Hall Christopher Wren Dining Room as people gathered for the 10th annual Holiday Tea Dec. 11. The tea was held as two sold-out events, with the second event being held Dec. 18. “We’ve been hosting the Holiday Tea for years, now itContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall Hosts 10th Annual Holiday Tea”

Next Meadow Brook Ball to be two-day event

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post The 41st Meadow Brook Ball will be hosted back-to-back as two events, Feb. 1 and 2. Both are open to all students. “It’s a really unique experience,” Maria Willett, Meadow Brook Ball Committee president, said. “There is no other formal dance event here and a lot of people haveContinue reading “Next Meadow Brook Ball to be two-day event”

‘Call to lead,’ Anne Doyle speaks at women’s luncheon

On Sept. 12, Auburn Hills councilwoman Anne Doyle visited Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens as guest speaker for the Auburn Hills Chamber-sponsored Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The afternoon included networking and a light lunch provided by Meadow Brook. Doyle spoke and answered questions about the future of women’s leadership, citing her book, “Powering Up!” The eventContinue reading “‘Call to lead,’ Anne Doyle speaks at women’s luncheon”

Meadow Brook Hall sings along

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong, filmed by Status Creative Co-Founders Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss, premiered during Sunday’s Detroit Lions football game at halftime. The video featured stops in 50 Michigan cities, with groups of local residents singing “Good Time,” a song by Owl City. “Michigan really is a good time,” Barrett said. “[Good Time] is a fun, vibrantContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall sings along”

Meadow Brook Falls into style with La Femme Fashion Show

A night of fashion, makeovers and hors d’oeuvres provided a preview of fall fashion in the Meadow Brook Hall garden Thursday Sept. 23. The show featured clothing from 10 retailers of the Village of Rochester Hills, said Shelleen McHale, director of marketing, La Femme Fashion show, named after the pink Dodge car designed for womenContinue reading “Meadow Brook Falls into style with La Femme Fashion Show”

Women’s Leadership Luncheon to be Held at Meadow Brook Hall

A Women’s Leadership Luncheon featuring Auburn Hills Councilwoman Anne Doyle will take place Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at Meadow Brook Hall. The Auburn Hills City Chamber hosts many events in collaboration with the lead sponsor of the event, Oakland University. Events in the area often involve the school because it is a vital part of the city, according toContinue reading “Women’s Leadership Luncheon to be Held at Meadow Brook Hall”