Sleepy Black Bears at Cranberry Lake Park

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Is Partnering With Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for a Special Preschool Event The busy animals of the parks are starting to slow down. It must mean one thing: winter is almost here. Before it gets too cold outside, join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation to enjoy one more adventure from Cranberry Lake Park. For this special class, a Dinosaur Hill naturalist will be marching everyone with their own stuffed animals through the trails while collecting … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Returns December 9

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2018 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) is back in a big way and ready to go on Sunday December 9 from 12 noon- 5:00 p.m. This year, the showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see marks a return to a Sunday-in-December date (previously held in November). Taking part in this year’s event will be local homebuilder the Moceri Companies. The Moceri home will be in the firm’s burgeoning Oakland Twp. Greystone … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Brings Holiday Cheer

The Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a cheerful and beautiful holiday shopping experience to Rochester for the past 72 years. This year, the name has been expanded from simply the Greens Market to the Gifts & Greens Market. This new name showcases the full line of holiday crafts, delectable foods and holiday décor that our customers expect. On November 29, 30 and December 1, the Gifts & Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools … [Read more...]

OU’s World Music, Latin Jazz Concerts to Feature Renowned Violinist Regina Carter

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter will be performing as a special guest on Friday, November 30 during the World Music Concert and Saturday, December 1 during the Latin Jazz Concert in Varner Recital Hall on the Oakland University (OU) campus. “When I was a student at OU, the big band director, Marvin ‘Doc’ Holladay, brought in guest musicians including Marcus Belgrave, Lyman Woodard, Ken Cox and Wendell Harrison, to work and perform with us,” said Carter, Oakland University’s … [Read more...]

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Rochester Community Concert Band Concert

  The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its "Sounds of the Holiday” Concert on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium located at 180 S. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The concert will feature music of the Holiday season by Bach, Anderson, Vaughn Williams, Holst and others, including an arrangement of popular Hanukkah songs titled “Dreidle Dance” by Robert Thurston and a setting of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before … [Read more...]

Breakfast with Santa

The Rochester Hills Kiwanis presents Breakfast with Santa set for Sunday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Older Persons Commission (OPC) in Rochester, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester, MI. Price is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Santa’s hours at the breakfast are from 9:45 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Bring your camera, because Santa’s camera is in the shop for a software upgrade. Three Rochester area PTA organizations and Boy Scouts from the Rochester School District … [Read more...]

Pine Knob is Hiring Ski and Snowboard Instructors

The Ski and Snowboard School at Pine Knob Resort is expanding for the 2018/19 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary. Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can be instructed on how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt their skiing/snowboarding style, … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Concert December 11

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its "Sounds of the Holiday” Concert on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium, 180 S. Livernois Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The concert will feature music of the Holiday season by Bach, Anderson, Vaughn Williams, Holst and others, including an arrangement of popular Hanukkah songs titled “Dreidle Dance” by Robert Thurston and a setting of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” narrated … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers Market on Thursdays

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market. The market will conveniently take place indoors at the Rochester Fire Department. The Fire Department is located at 277 Second Street, directly across the street from the regular farmers’ market lot. “We’re excited to move the Holiday Farmers’ Market to Thursday evenings. It gives attendees the chance to not only enjoy the market but, a full evening of fun in Downtown … [Read more...]

Preschool Park Explorers Time for Turkeys

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is Collaborating with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for a Special Preschool Event November 30 Lost Lake Nature Park is home to more than just a quiet kayaking dock and exciting sledding hill, it’s also home to woodpeckers, garter snakes, and of course, wild turkeys. With enough turkey in everyone’s bellies after Thanksgiving to last everyone through the winter, it’s only right to learn about the comically large birds that can be seen walking through the … [Read more...]