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Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

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County Executive Sweet on Auto Industry for Valentine's Day

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants the CEOs from some of the top automotive companies in the world to be his Valentine – at least for a day.

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Featured Video: The Robot Garage

At The Robot Garage, LEGO toys and robotics adventures are more than just childhood pastimes. Located in a converted warehouse in Birmingham's Rail District, this imagination laboratory hosts building classes, birthday parties, weekend competitions and one of the coolest retail shops in all of Oakland County. Whether you're a creative kid or just a child at heart, there's plenty to discover.

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Clarkston

Established in 1832, the Village of Clarkston features historic charm in the heart of Oakland County. Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, businesses and eateries, including the Clarkston Union and Union Woodshop which are such popular dining destinations for people all over metro Detroit that they were even featured on the Food Network. Clarkston holds several events throughout the year including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals and an art fair. The historic homes in the city reflect Clarkston’s heritage.
 
This one-half square mile community of 900 people is surrounded by Independence Township, a growing residential community of 32,000 residents. This 36 square mile rustic hideaway is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and farms, with easy access to I-75 and Dixie Highway. Recreational amenities include Independence Oaks County Park, DTE Energy outdoor music theater and the Pine Knob ski area. Independence Township has four parks featuring swimming, tennis, hiking and a community-built playscape.