Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Parks, and Libraries Partner to Add Michigan Activity Pass Program to Third Year of MI Big Green Gym

Libraries offer free passes to hundreds of state parks, recreation and cultural destinations throughout Michigan It was announced via press release that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) and The Library Network will kick off the third-annual Michigan Activity Pass program Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. The Michigan Activity Pass offers cardholders at … [Read more...]

Summer Reading for All Ages at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Enjoy a summer of heroic proportions exploring reading, prizes, superheroes,  and fun during Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, from Friday, June 5 through Saturday, August 8.  Beginning June 5 you can register online, from home at the library or on the bookmobile, through the Summer Reading link at www.RHPL.org/events/summer-reading. The Youth Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, is for children from birth through age twelve. Parents and caregivers … [Read more...]

Check Out the Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Rochester’s Social Scene

Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Greater Rochester has something to offer and is a great way to meet new people! They are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan. Come make new friends through a variety of engaging programs and activities, such as Couples Pub Nights, Ladies Lunch groups, Book Clubs, and Game groups. There truly … [Read more...]

RHPL Hosts Open House on June 7 to Unveil New Addition

The wait is almost over! On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Rochester Hill Public Library will host an Open House to unveil the new $1.6 million addition and newly redesigned drive-up return and pickup window. The public will also see the new automated materials handling system (AMS) in action. The AMS sorts and checks in library materials as they are returned. The open house will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Community & Home Improvement 2015 Guide Details Distribution of Nearly $10 Million for Neighborhood Improvements and Services

The Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division today announced the release of its 2015 guide, detailing how nearly $10 million in federal funds will be spent revitalizing neighborhoods, fixing up homes and providing residents with other vital programs and community services. The 12-page guide gives an overview of the division and lists the services and programs available to residents such as free housing counseling from certified housing professionals, emergency housing support, … [Read more...]

Check Out the June Business Workshops Offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford. For pre-registration and a location map, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/businessworkshops or call (248) 858-0783. Capital Raise June 9, 9:30 - 11 a.m. If you are a startup or … [Read more...]

Dig Into the Gardening Programs at the RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to present two gardening programs in June. The programs will be held on Tuesday, June 2 and on Tuesday, June 9. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Join Michael Saint of The Native Plant Institute on Tuesday, June 2, as we take a step back in time and explore the diverse flowers, trees, and shrubs of Emily Dickinson’s world. During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was famous for her … [Read more...]

Adventure Awaits You in Beautiful Amish Country!

2015-7-28_Amish Food, Flowers & Fun

Join the Older Persons’ Commission for two days and one night of food, flowers, and fun Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29 in Shipshewana. The trip cost is based on occupancy. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on these trips and all non-members pay a $10 fee.   … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Calls for Registrants

MSO Schedule 2015

Sign up now to become a part of the 36th Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games! Seniors Go for the Gold Calling all athletes! Registration is now open for the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) Summer Games. The games will take place Friday, August 7 through Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 23, 2015 at various locations throughout Oakland County. Registration deadline is Friday, July 17. The Michigan Senior Olympics is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing … [Read more...]

Oakland County Employment Agencies Host Regional Career/Job Expo

It was announced today that more than 1,500 skilled and unskilled workers seeking employment in the knowledge-based, service and manufacturing industries are expected to attend the Regional Career/Job Expo on Thursday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center, 6950 Rochester Road, in Troy. The Oakland County Employment Diversity Council (OCEDC), Oakland County Michigan Works, and Automation Alley are hosting the event, which features over two dozen … [Read more...]