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Zenith Brass Presents Free Concert in Rochester

Zenith Brass will present its 24th Annual Fall Concert at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18 at the Oak Arbor Church, 495 Oak Arbor Circle West, Rochester, MI (4 miles north of downtown Rochester). Founded in 1995 by Director Mark Petty, this group of 28 outstanding teenage musicians proudly represents school bands across Oakland and Macomb … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, What Dessert Should I Bring to Dinner?

Dear Crabby, I've been invited to Thanksgiving Dinner at the in-laws house and they've asked me to bring dessert, what should I bring? Sincerely, New to the Family   Dear New to the Family, Fun times. I can remember, back when I had to woo Mrs. Crabby's parents. I always brought dessert - pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, cherry pie … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Oakland University’s ‘Lysistrata Remix’ is Rooted in History and More Relevant Than Ever

After the season-opening success of Into the Woods, the Oakland University School of Music, Dance and Theatre closes out 2018 with another philosophical tale: the Greek comedy Lysistrata—with a few modern enhancements. Originally written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in 411 BCE, Lysistrata takes the war Athens and Sparta are waging with … [Read More...]

Find Holiday Spirit at the Rochester Festival of Trees

The Fifth Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is just around the corner. The Festival kicks off with the Cocktail Preview Party on Friday, November 16 at the Rochester Community House and continues Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and brightest yet, with over 70 trees, wreaths, … [Read More...]

Shop for Unique Gifts at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Quality Media Sale

It’ll fill the first floor hallway of the library (500 Olde Town, in downtown Rochester) November 29 - December 1. What’s for sale? Every year the Friends receive donations that are new or like-new; some still in the original shrink-wrap. These are saved for the Quality sale so folks have the opportunity to buy special gifts at very reasonable … [Read More...]

Historic Buildings of Rochester Quilt Exhibit

Historic Buildings of Rochester Quilt Exhibit presented by the Art Quilt Guild Oakland Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., November 9 – December 29 List of additional holiday open dates at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Adults; $3 Seniors/Students No Registration required Historic buildings on … [Read More...]

How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud

Smart Towns: The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926 – How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Public Registration required at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Light Refreshments    The Model T is considered Michigan’s … [Read More...]

African Safaris and the Importance of Conservation at Rochester Hills Public Library

On Thursday, November 15, the Rochester Hills Public Library is set to take off an African Safari. Jay Ahmed, founder of KMX Global Travel and African safari specialist will be at the library to discuss how sustainable tourism companies in Africa are working with the local communities to protect their amazing ecosystems. The African safari … [Read More...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Best Way to Clean Gutters?

Dear Crabby, What's the Best Way to Clean Gutters? Sincerely, Leif B. Gone   Dear Leif, If you're a DIY sort of person, you're in luck because there are new gimmicky products released every year that claim they are the best of the best, revolutionary, cutting edge, modern, new age, 21st Century, the future in now, easiest, … [Read More...]

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