Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month

Steven M. Tette S. Beneath the Facade at the Pontiac Creative Art Center

Two Friday events and a full month of art celebrate Black History month in Pontiac. The February show brings an artist in from Atlanta, GA and Yaktown Poets stop by for a variety show mid-month. Black History Month gets underway at the Pontiac Creative Art Center this Friday, February 5, for an art opening from Pontiac native Steven M. Tette S. The month-long show, Beneath the Façade, opens with a reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday. The show runs until March 5. From the … [Read more...]

OPC Annual Charity Event will be a Gatsby Gala

A Gatsby Gala to Benefit the OPC

Older Persons’ Commission’s 14th Annual Charity Event Announces 2016 Theme: A Gatsby Gala Celebrate the roaring 20’s at this year’s 14th Annual Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Charity Event on Friday, April 29 at the Royal Park Hotel. Benefiting OPC’s Meals on Wheels, A Gatsby Gala will feature an exquisite dinner by the Royal Park Hotel chefs, and dancing with the amazing Henry Ford Big Band. The event is being presented by Sanctuary at Bellbrook. Something new this … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2016

Deck Art 2016

South Street Skateshop is calling all artists Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate!! Deck Art 2016 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. This year, entries will be judged by judges provided by Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA); the winning entry, within each category, will be awarded prizes. Due to its ever growing popularity, organizers have expanded … [Read more...]

Community Outlook Breakfast at OU

Rochester Regional Chamber 2015 Outlook Breakfast with Carla Gribbs, Bryan Barnett, Terry Gonser, Jeffrey Cuthbertson, Robert Shaner

Rochester Regional Chamber Hosts Local Leaders for Community Update at Annual Event The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting local leaders at the annual Community Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 25 on the campus of Oakland University. The Community Outlook Breakfast is an opportunity for Chamber members and local residents to gain insight into what lays ahead for the greater Rochester region in 2016. Anticipated panelists are City of … [Read more...]

Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to speak at OU

Diane Nash speaks at OU

Longtime civil rights activist Diane Nash to speak at Oakland University As part of Oakland University’s African American Celebration Month 2016, civil rights pioneer Diane Nash will visit campus on Monday, February 1 to share her experiences as a prominent activist who worked to promote racial equality during the 1960s. Nash will present her lecture “The 1960s Civil Rights Movement” in two sessions with the first starting at 12 noon and the second starting at 3:00 p.m. Both … [Read more...]

Local Muslim Youth host Second Seminar on ISIS

Stop the CrISIS Seminar held at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Second Annual “Stop The CrISIS” Seminar The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit will host a seminar on ISIS and Islam at the Rochester Hills Public Library. For years people have been asking questions about the link between youth radicalization and Islam. The tragedies of Garland, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, and Paris have made the general public and even politicians more skeptical of the peaceful nature of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of … [Read more...]

Bird Programs at Rochester Hills Museum

Great Backyard Bird Count at Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Two Bird Programs in February The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Owl Prowl and the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Museum in February. Owl Prowl  Saturday, February 6 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Why are owls such great nighttime hunters? Join Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Environmental Educator, as he answers this question and teaches guests where you can see owls. This program will include a … [Read more...]

Hot and Cool People attend the Fire & Ice Festival

Tube Sledding at the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ice Artists Prep for Nationals at Fire & Ice Festival The Ninth Annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, January 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival ice carving … [Read more...]

Friends of the Clinton River Trail Open House and Meeting

Clinton River Trail

The public is invited to the Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) open house and general membership meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Auburn Hills Community Center located in the Auburn Hills Civic Campus, 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Trail related displays and light refreshments available at 6:45 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will feature Norm Cox as guest speaker. Norm is president of the Greenways … [Read more...]

Mentors Plus Seeks Volunteers

Mentors Plus

A little of your time can make a big difference As a Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of your time each month, will help a young person in your community. Be a positive adult role model for someone 5 to 16 years old. Make a difference in a lonely young person’s life in your community. The Next Training/Orientation Sessions will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. To learn … [Read more...]