- Shakespeare in the Park will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, through Saturday, Aug. 10, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11., at Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak. The outdoor professional theatre event will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor and Much Ado About Nothing. Tickets are $8-$20.
- An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church in Berkley.
- The ninth annual Green Cruise celebrating human-powered transit will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, in Ferndale. The event will include several bike rides, food, music, kids activities, free bike tune-ups and more.
- Articipate in Berkley will hold a "Welcome Day" from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The event will include an "all you can create" buffet of fun, easy art projects. Teachers will be on hand and information about upcoming classes will be provided.
- Peak viewing of the Perseid meteor shower will begin Sunday, Aug. 11. Stargazers could see upward of 60 meteorites flash per hour.