Welcome Coffee hosted by the Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester

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 you!  We are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan. New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities. From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for … [Read more...]

Nutty Performers Present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Meadow Brook Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the stage musical adaptation of the full-length animated classic movie will come alive on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage on August 3, 4, and 5. Peanut Gallery Players, a 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s theatre training program, invites the public to “Be Our Guest” and watch what over 76 actors, singers, and dancers ages 6-18 from Oakland and Macomb Counties have been rehearsing for since June. The 76 member cast features Sara Ross Avery (Rochester) as … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens Blooming with Events for Kids of all Ages

Meadow Brook in Bloom Offers Garden-Inspired Events for Children and Adults Meadow Brook Hall’s Meadow Brook in Bloom runs June 25 through June 30, a weeklong series of community events and a special house and garden tour that celebrates all things floral at The Great Estate on the campus of Oakland University. Floral arrangements are provided by Emerald City Designs. Visitors can tour elegant rooms featuring fresh flowers while gaining insight into the fascinating life of the Dodge-Wilson … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Walk this Thursday

The 18th annual Rochester Garden Walk comes at a perfect time of year to explore the lovely grounds in and around Rochester. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, the garden walk showcases many unique public and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garden walk participants will have access to five private gardens chosen for their beauty, fascinating … [Read more...]

Rochester Residents Walk for Miracles for Beaumont Children’s

Superheroes Invited to Walk for Miracles at Detroit Zoo Superheroes of all ages are invited to Beaumont Children’s “Walk for Miracles” at the Detroit Zoo, Saturday, June 10. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Blaine and Lauren, 96.3 WDVD morning show hosts, will serve as emcees. Money raised through Walk for Miracles will help support care for Beaumont Children’s patients. Rochester residents, Beth Bromund and her daughter Elise, are gathering family … [Read more...]

Buy a Coffee on May 31 and Brighten a Kid’s Future

Tim Hortons Restaurants in the U.S. Announce Annual Camp Day Tim Hortons restaurants in the U.S. continue to brew coffee for a great a cause, announcing its 2017 Camp Day on May 31. On Camp Day, 100 percent of proceeds from hot and iced coffee sales at participating restaurants will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF). The funds raised on Camp Day provide thousands of kids from low-income families across North America with a camp experience that helps youth aged 9 to 18 … [Read more...]

Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2017

The Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee will be hosting two separate programs to honor veterans. The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. followed by a second program at Veteran Memorial Pointe, located at 1015 S. Livernois Rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The committee has decided not to include a parade in between the two programs. If you have questions or would like to assist the committee, please call 248-656-4664.  Also, the beach at Thelma G. Spencer Park opens … [Read more...]

Rochester Young Professionals Vs. The Networking Vets

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Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents Children’s Series Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union

The beloved children's book series Junie B. Jones comes to life on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage with Junie B. Jones Essential Survival Guide to School, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and … [Read more...]