B-Fest Teen Book Festival at Barnes & Noble

B-Fest with Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Bookstores all across the nation are hosting book festivals for teens this weekend. Panel discussions, book trivia, giveaways, author signings, writing workshops, and more. The Rochester Hills location has a jam packed three-day-weekend planned. June 10 at 7PM: "B-IN THE KNOW" Panel Discussion and trivia event with Cori McCarthy (Author), Amy Rose Capetta - Author, Erica M. Chapman, Bethany Neal, and Andrea Hannah. Moderated by author Kristin Bartley Lenz. Join us as we … [Read more...]

Four Year Old Juliette Peace Bowling Fundraiser

Juliette Peace Loves Toy Story

Juliette Peace is 4 years old, yet she cannot walk, talk, stand up or communicate Juliette has recently been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, (a postnatal neurological disorder) and a severe case of epilepsy, (a condition of the brain that causes seizures), preventing her from developing the skills needed to function and communicate with her family. She will soon need a wheelchair and wheelchair accessible van. Funds are also needed for the many medical bills, along with costs that come with the … [Read more...]

4th Annual Metro Detroit Ramadhan Open House Dinner

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit will host its annual Iftar dinner at their Rochester Hills Mosque For the 4th year in a row, one of Metro Detroit’s oldest Muslim organizations will host a dinner for the people of Metro Detroit at their Mosque in Rochester Hills. In a time where Muslims and the Religion of Islam are increasingly being associated with terrorism and extremism, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community chooses to break bread with members of the community and create an … [Read more...]

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

2016 Meals On Wheels

On Saturday, June 4, runners and walkers will take to the starting line at 8:00 a.m. at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) and travel down the serene Clinton River Trail. The 5K course is flat with only one hill making it the perfect course for any athlete. There is a reduced entry fee for pre-registered participants before June 1: $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 all other participants. Race day entry fee is $25. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be … [Read more...]

Avon Players’ ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ is Entertaining and Empowering

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The hit 1980 workplace comedy film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton sings and dances its way to the Avon Players stage as they present 9 to 5 The Musical, running Friday, May 27 - Saturday, June 11, 2016. Judy (Megan Kulman) has never been a member of the workforce, but due to her divorce from her cheating husband, finds herself battling Xerox machines and other office perils on her first day of work at Consolidated Industries. Violet (Michele Kolosi) has worked long and … [Read more...]

America’s Come Back City Has Become A “Come Bike” City

A couple bikes along the Clinton River Trail in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

America's Come Back City Has Become A "Come Bike" City Presented by Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Rd., Rochester Hills CASH BAR and Snacks available     With 200 miles of trails, bike lanes, and bike routes, Detroit has caught up to many major U.S. cities and now we're looking to start leapfrogging them. Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

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Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Second Annual 5K/Fun Run Set for May 15

Fun Run participants during the 2015 event – photograph provided by Waterhouse Photography

Fundraising event to support initiatives around the Avondale School District Avondale School District announces the Avondale/Oakland University (OU) Partnership will be hosting the second annual Hearts and Hands 5K/Fun Run on Sunday, May 15. The race will bring students, staff and community members together in a fun, healthy way to raise money for the Avondale Education Foundation, the Avondale Physical Education Department, the Avondale Wellness Committee and the Avondale/Oakland University … [Read more...]

4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride

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Motor City Bike and Brew Tours to host 4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail The Motor City Bike & Brew Tours will be hosting the 4th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 7, 2016. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider … [Read more...]

Reconnect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit at the OPC

Wu Style Tai 1 Chi Chuan - Brush Knee and Push form - photo by Michael Dwyer

Restore your mind, body and spirit with a day of wellness at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) on Saturday, May 21. Beginning at 8:00am, Mind-Body-Spirit Day is a special community event featuring health and wellness activities such as tai chi, yoga, and breathing and relaxation techniques. OPC will be offering four classes that highlight the way in which mind, body and spirit can come together as one. Each session will feature a different type of health and wellness activity which … [Read more...]