City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300

Fun Things to Do in Troy this Month



For a complete listing and schedule of events, see the Troy Today and Troy Recreation newsletters or www.troymi.gov.

June 7: First Fridays at TFAC | Aquatic Center | Daily Hours | On the First Friday of the month come join us for just $5 admission rates all day long.

June 7: Parent’s Night Out: Lego Movie | Community Center | 5-9 pm | Ages 4-14 | While your children enter the world of the LEGO Movie you can enjoy a night out! Drop off your children and they will become master builders as they solve challenges, create mosaics, and build super cool spaceships. (Pizza Included). Fees: $39 Res, $49 NR. 


June 9: Run for Nature | A Fundraiser at the Troy Farm to benefit the Stage Nature Center | 9-11 am | Join us for this family event on the grounds of the Troy Farm (Beach Road & South Blvd). Run or walk this challenging trail course winding through the meadows and woods of the Troy Farm. Ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the Little Sprout Sprint. “Sprouts” receive a nature cape and participation award. Parents may assist their children on the course free of charge.  Award & snack to all finishers. 5k awards and raffle prize drawing at 10:45 am. Register at stagenaturecenter.org/5K by May 31 to receive a t-shirt. Fees: Adult: $25 ($30 after May 31), 15 years & under: $15; $100 family maximum.


June 9: Mother’s Day at TFAC | Aquatic Center | All Day | Moms get in free with one or more paying child. Regular rates apply.


June 9: Constitution Cafés: Penumbras and Privacy | Historic Village | 2 pm | Engage in a civil discussion to “create” a new Constitution. Sponsored by the Oakland County Bar Foundation. No registration required. FREE.


June 10, 12, 13: Group Study Zone | Library | 12-8:30 pm | Students of all ages welcome for group study.


June 10: Movie Mondays | Community Center-Room 303 | 1 pm | 50+ | Seniors enjoy free movies and popcorn. Doors open at 12:45 pm, movie begins at 1 pm. This month’s movie is: First Man. No registration required.


June 10-14: Community Center Indoor Pool Annual Maintenance Shutdown | Troy Community Center pass holders may use the Troy Family Aquatic Center pool during specific times listed on page 9 in the Troy Recreation Bulletin or at rec.troymi.gov/tfac.


June 11-13: Community Center Gymnasium and Fitness Room Annual Maintenance Shutdown | Annual shutdown to perform maintenance and cleaning.


June 11: Group Study Zone | Library | 12-4:30 pm | Students of all ages welcome for group study.


June 11: Paws to Read with Buddy | Library | 5-6 pm | Buddy loves kids and a good story! Take a few minutes to stop by and practice your reading skills with Buddy, a Goldendoodle certified by Alliance of Therapy Dogs and a Good Canine Citizen (AKC). Reading slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of each dog’s arrival.


June 11: Bloom Investing: Will You Have Enough Money in Retirement? | Library | 7-8:30 pm | Attorney, Financial Advisor and tax expert Ken Bloom will discuss the importance of proper planning to ensure a comfortable retirement.


June 11: Trivia & Brews, Adult Book Discussion Group | Granite City Food & Brewery | 7-9 pm | Show off your Pawnee knowledge at Parks & Rec Trivia Night! Meet us for dinner at Granite City Food & Brewery with your team of up to 6 people to prove you’re sharp as Knope. Prizes will be awarded, and bonus points for every library card holder on the team-- make sure to bring yours along to claim your extra points.


June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 | Historic Village | 6:30-9 pm | Ages 12+ | Make your own hand trowel while learning eleven basic hand-forging techniques. No Prerequisite. THS Member $270 | Non-Member $320.


June 13 or 14: Knee-High Naturalists: Animal Babies | Nature Center | 10-11:30 am | Children, ages 2-4 with a parent/grandparent partner | Each session includes a nature story, hike, activities, craft, and a snack. The adult partner is freeFee: TNS Member: $10 | Non-Member: $13.


June 13: Troy Group Bike Rides | Start Location: Daisy Knight Dog Park, 3410 Livernois | 12-2 pm | Adults | Get your bike ready to ride and learn about some of the trails available in Troy. We will host a few rides starting from different locations around the city where ample parking will be available. Helmets are recommended. Weather dependent. No registration required.


June 13: DMC Health & Wellness Series-Cardio & Strength Training Info Session | Community Center | 1-2 pm | Adults | Gain an in depth understanding of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Learn the benefits of each type of exercise, how to find your target heart rate, and how to structure your own exercise program.


June 13: Paws to Read with Bentley | Library | 1:30-2:30 pm | Ages 4+ | Take a few minutes to practice your reading skills with Bentley, a Lab/Bernese Mountain Dog mix. He loves a good story! Reading slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of dog’s arrival.


June 14, 28: Medicare Counseling | Community Center | 10 am-1 pm | 50+ | Juliana Lord and Ken Ochs, certified Medicare/Medicaid AAA1B counselors, offer assistance with enrollment, claims, or denials of service. For Part D enrollment, bring your prescriptions. Appointments required.


June 14: Public Owl Tours | Stage Nature Center | 6-6:30 pm | Ages 3-Adult | Join us on this tour to visit the 5 rehabilitated owls that call the Stage Nature Center home. You will learn more about the different owl species, reasons why they each live in captivity, explore their different personalities, and get your owl questions answered. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited. Registration is strongly recommended.Free | Donations Accepted and Appreciated.


June 14: School’s Out Bash | Aquatic Center | 8-11 pm | In partnership with Troy Recreation, the Troy Police Department will host a fun, safe and substance free night out for middle school students.  Open to all students that were in Troy School District middle school during the 2018-19 school year.  School ID is required for entry. FREE.


June 15: Little Acorns | Stage Nature Center | 11 am-12 pm | Ages 2-4 | Let your child explore the sights and sounds of nature through outdoor activities. Children can walk, be carried or ride in a stroller sturdy enough for a wood chipped trail. The adult partner is free and must accompany the child throughout the program. Fee: TNS Member $3 | Non-member $5.


June 15: Pop Up Clerk’s Office | Library | 11 am-1 pm | Adults | Register to vote, learn how to receive an absentee ballot, and hear about all the other great services offered by the Troy City Clerk.


June 15: Take Awesome Photos with your….Phone!! | Library | 1-3 pm | Adults & Teens | University of Michigan photographer and video producer Jeffrey Smith will share tips for taking better photos with your smartphone. Learn how to make simple edits and enhancements using Instagram or Snapseed apps. Bring your phone -- you’ll be using it!


June 16: Dads are Awesome! | Community Center | All Day | Dads and grandpas who visit the Community Center are free for the day with one paying child (regular rates apply).


June 16: Father’s Day at TFAC | Aquatic Center | All Day | Dads get in free with one or more paying child. Regular rates apply.


June 17: Introduction to Scratch | Library | 1-2:30 pm | Ages 9+ | Learn how to code with Scratch, a graphical computer programming language for kids. It uses Lego-like blocks and can be used to develop interactive stories, games, and animations. We will go through the basics to get you started. No prior knowledge is required. You can bring your own tablet or laptop, but we will also have them here.


June 17: Flicks with the Family | Library | 6-8 pm | All Ages | Join us for a special movie viewing at the Library! Snack away as you enjoy a recently released space-themed film with the family.


June 17: Books & Brews, Adult Book Discussion Group | Joe Kool’s | 6 pm | Reading Watership Down by Richard Adams. Trivia, prizes, & more.  (Meets the third Monday of the month at Joe Kool’s, 1835 E. Big Beaver Road at 6 pm).


June 18: Star Wars Lab for Kids | Library | 11 am-12 pm | Ages 5+ | Channel the Force as you build a droid, fly a plane through the Death Star, and more.


June 18: Twilight Tuesdays at TFAC | Aquatic Center | after 5 pm | On the Third Tuesday of every month our twilight hour (after 5 pm) pricing will be offered all day: $5 residents, $7 non-residents.


June 18: The Story of Faygo | Library | 7-8 pm | Adults |  The story of Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business. Author Joe Grimm's The Faygo Book will tickle the taste buds and memories of Detroiters and Faygo lovers everywhere.


June 19: Friends of Troy Seniors Brunch & Learn Series | Community Center, Room 304 | 9:30-11 am | 50+ |Topic this month is Providing a Healthy Home Environment.


June 19: Ask the Attorney | Community Center | 10:30 am-12 pm | 50+ | Dana Wilson offers free 15 min. consultations on 3rd Wednesday. Appointment required. Offered for education purposes only and is not an endorsement by the City of Troy.


June 19:  As a Matter of Fact…Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group | Library | 1:30 pm | Join our non-fiction book group. This month’s selection is Drain the Swamp, by Ken Buck. (Meets the third Wednesday of every month).


June 19: YA Book Club | Library | 5-6 pm | 6-12 Grade | Join us to eat snacks and chat about The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman!


June 19: Glittering Palaces of Detroit—1930’s Swing Music | Library | 7-8:30 pm | All Ages | Enjoy the song stylings of Pam Jaslove and a two-piece band for an evening of 1930’s swing music and stories of the glittering dance palaces of Detroit.


June 19: Place of Worship Tours | Dharma Gate Zen Center, 360 E. Maple Rd, Suite K, Troy (Maplewood Court Industrial Park) | 7:30 pm | Join the Troy Historical Society in visiting diverse places of worship.  Learn the history of these congregations, and see the beautiful and unique architecture of their buildings. $7/THS Member; $8/Non-member. 


June 20: Nature Mobile Construction | Stage Nature Center | 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Ages 6-10 | We will go on a hike to collect some interesting natural items. Back at the Nature Center building, use glue, twine, clay and paint to construct beautiful nature mobiles to hang up at home. TNS Member: $13 | Non-Member: $15.


June 20: Safety Day at TFAC | Aquatic Center | 11 am-7:30 pm | You never know when something might happen. So get prepared and join us for our Safety Day. We will have many different topics and demonstrations throughout the day to raise awareness about different ways to stay safe, all while having fun. We will also be participating in The World’s Largest Swim Lesson to join others around the world in breaking the record of the most people to participate in a swim lesson in one day. We are partnering with the Troy Police Department. $5 residents, $7 non-residents. FREE for passholders.


June 20, 27: Drop In Downloads | Library | 2-3 pm | Adults | Come drop in at the library for any assistance in downloading digital materials from any of the library resources to your smartphone or tablet.


June 20: Star Wars Lab for Kids | Library | 4-5 pm | Ages 5+ | Channel the Force as you build a droid, fly a plane through the Death Star, and more.


June 20: Ask the Financial Advisor | Community Center | 4-4:45 pm, 4:45-5:30 pm, or 5:30-6:15 pm | 50+ | Receive a personal review with financial advisor and retirement planner, Jonathan Strong, UBS Financial Services. Offered 3rd Thursday.  Register 1 week in advance.


June 20: Windows 10 Basics | Library | 7-8 pm | Adults | Learn about all of the new features to be found in the latest generation of Windows computers: Windows 10.


June 21. 28:  Troy Farmers Market | Library Parking Lot | 2-6 pm | Shop for fresh, locally grown produce while enjoying live music, kids activities, giveaways, free parking, and occassional special events. Vendor Info @ troymi.gov/farmersmarket.


June 22, 29, July 13: Adult-Child Blacksmithing | Historic Village | 10 am-12 pm | Ages 10+ | Together the two of you will learn how to "sink a spoon" while making a fun and useful serving utensil. Learn 4 basic hand forging techniques as you discover the world of traditional blacksmithing. Price includes materials and 6 hours of instruction. No Prerequisite. THS Member $200/one adult and one child | Non-Member $240/one adult and one child.


June 22: Baby Play | Library | 10:30 am-12 pm | Ages 0-18 months | Explore self-paced activities that support brain development, motor skills, and language skills of 0-2 year olds. Make new friends, too.


June 22: Public Owl Tours | Stage Nature Center | 11-11:30 am | Ages 3-Adult | Join us on this tour to visit the 5 rehabilitated owls that call the Stage Nature Center home. You will learn more about the different owl species, reasons why they each live in captivity, explore their different personalities, and get your owl questions answered. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited. Registration is strongly recommended.Free | Donations Accepted and Appreciated.


June 22: Family Nature Explorers-Busy Bees | Stage Nature Center | 1:30-3 pm | All Ages (best for 5 and up) | Enjoy some screen-free quality time for the whole family while exploring the natural world. Families will participate in hands-on, outdoor experiences that will inspire curiosity and a connection to nature, and investigate different nature-related topics each month. Registration is on a month-to-month basis. Adults must remain with their children. TNS Member $15 for family of up to 4, $2 each additional person | Non-members $18 for family of up to 4, $3 each additional person.


June 22: Teen Summer Kickoff | Library | 6-7:30 pm | Teens | Get sorted into your summer reading team. Then we’ll celebrate the start of summer with games, trivia, & pizza.


June 23: Troy Youth Chess Tournament | Library | 1-5 pm | This is a rated tournament, open to everyone who has up-to-date USCF and MCA memberships.Players need to be checked in by 1:15 pm. Email: tyascc.troy@gmail.com for more info.


June 24: Representative Padma Kuppa Office Hours| Library | 4-5:30 pm | Adults | Visit with State Rep. Padma Kuppa during informal In-District Meeting Hours to discuss local & state government issues. View full calendar at housedems.com/kuppa/calendar.


June 24: The Story of a $500 House in Detroit | Library | 7-8:30 pm | Adults | Drew Philp, an idealistic Michigan college student from a working-class family, decided to live where he could make a difference - Detroit. "A $500 House in Detroit" is his raw, earnest account of rebuilding everything but the frame of his Poletown house while assimilating into the community around him.  Along with a short reading, Drew will show pictures of the house, neighborhood, and characters; take the audience "behind the scenes," and share stories not included in the book.


June 25-28: Summer Ecology Days | Nature Center | 9 am-4 pm each day | Ages 6-7 & 8-10 | Each day includes interactive games, activities, and crafts. Children will use pond nets, sweep for insects in the meadow, explore the forest, and more. 4-day Fee: TNS Members: $160, Non-Members: $175.


June 25: Pony Party | Library | 2-3 pm or 4-5 pm | Ages 5+ | Calling all My Little Pony fans! Join us for crafts, games, and activities featuring your favorite pony pals. Both sessions are identical, please only register for one.


June 25: Sister Pie: The Story of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit | Library | 7-8:30 pm | Adults | At Sister Pie, Lisa Ludwinski and her band of sister bakers are helping make Detroit sweeter one slice at a time. From a little corner shop on the city’s east side, Lisa spends her days singing, dancing, and serving up a brand of pie love that has charmed critics and draws pie lovers from far and wide. Join Lisa for the story of the bakery and the cookbook, which pays homage to Motor City ingenuity and all-American spirit.


June 26: Teen Trivia Night | Library | 3-4 pm | Teens | Test your knowledge of books, movies, music, and video games.


June 26: Mozart in the Summer | Community Center | 7-9 pm, Doors at 6:30 pm | Adults | Sit back and relax to Mozart’s
“Gran Partita” performed by community musicians DMO Winds. It is a 50 minute piece scored for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 basset horns, 2 bassoons, 4 French horns, and 1 string bass. This is a small wind symphony that is one of the finest in the repertoire. Meet the musicians during a reception with light refreshments to follow. Fee: $5 Res, $10 NR.


June 27: Wildlife Safari | Library | 1-1:45 pm or 3-3:45 pm | Ages 4+ | See and touch animals both great and small! Both sessions are identical, please only register for one.


June 27: Thursday Teas at Two: The Italian Hall Disaster | Old Troy Church | Historic Village | 2-3 pm | In 1913, one of the greatest tragedies in American history occurred in northern Michigan when someone yelled “Fire!” to cause a panic during a children’s party at the Calumet Italian Hall. 73 people died trying to flee the building, 60 were children. Author Steve Lehto will explain what led to this tragedy.THS Member $7, Non-Member: $8. Sponsored by Pomeroy Living Rochester.


June 29: T-Shirt Painting | Library | 11 am-12 pm | Ages 5+ | Transform your dull drab clothing into a work of art.






City of Troy Community Affairs Dept: 248.524.1147


Troy Public Library: 248.524.3538 | Troy Community Center: 248.524.3484


Stage Nature Center: 248.688.9703 | Troy Historic Village: 248.524.3570