Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

Original Six Dynasties The Detroit Red Wings

Join sports historian and Windsor Star sports columnist Bob Duff for a talk about the greatest players in Red Wings history, from the Original Six Era to the present day on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. A slide show of rare and hard-to-find photos of your favorite players will accompany the presentation. Currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star, Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to The Hockey News and MSNBC.com. … [Read more...]

Preparations Underway for 2015 Fire & Ice Festival


Set-up has begun for the 8th annual Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, which runs Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25. Crews are making snow, building the ice rink, and prepping for other activities such as dogsledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fireworks. New this year, the Fire & Ice Committee has added artificial turf to the first 50 feet of the popular tubing runs in order to improve the start for tubers. It is the kind of artificial turf skiers and snowboarders … [Read more...]

Deck Art 2015 Expands Merchant Participation for its Fifth Annual Skateboard Art Competition and Exhibition

South Street Skateshop

South Street Skateshop is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, and Corporate to participate in its Fifth Annual Skateboard Art Competition and Exhibition! Deck Art 2015 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition that allows artists to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. This year, entries will be judged by the public and those entries with the highest number of votes, within each category, will be awarded prizes. Due to … [Read more...]

Solo exhibition Boxed Narratives: A Portraiture of Structures Comes to PCCA

T.R. Wilson, Evenings on the Porch, 2014, oil on canvas, 66” x 51”

Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents Boxed Narratives: The Portraiture of Structures, a solo exhibition showcasing the paintings of artist T.R. Wilson on view from Saturday, January 24 through Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Main Gallery. The exhibition features Wilson’s current body of work which is reflective and represents three connective narratives told through the portraiture of structures. The narratives include intrinsic ideals, collective histories and elements of … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools and The Rochester Area Ministerial Association Presents the 2015 Annual Rochester Martin Luther King Day Celebration

“Creating the Fair and Just Community” is the theme for this year’s annual celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s life and message of non-violence and equality. Rochester Community Schools and the Rochester Area Ministerial Association are co-hosts of this community family service. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, in Rochester Hills. Our featured speaker will be Glenn McIntosh, … [Read more...]

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 ages 5 to 16 years old. Make a difference in a lonely young person’s life in your community. Come check it out the next training/orientation session on Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford. To learn more, call Oakland County Youth Assistance by calling … [Read more...]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Quintets to Give Concert at Adams High School

Join the Rochester Schools Foundation for an evening of music on Wednesday, January 21 from 7–9 p.m. at Adams High School, 3200 Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be playing two concerts as well as holding master classes. The Wind Quintet will perform at 7 p.m., followed with master classes for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. The Brass Quintet will hold master classes for trumpet, French horn, trombone, and bass trombone … [Read more...]

Get a Seat on the ‘A Train!’ Michigan’s Second Largest Model Train Show Set Pulls into Town

Avondale ATrain picture 1

Event includes presentation of the movie, Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave; proceeds of train show support the Avondale Education Foundation  Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, announces the 11th annual A Train show will return to Avondale High School on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which attracted more than 1,600 adults and 700 children in 2014, … [Read more...]

Murder, Music, and Merriment come to Avon Players’ Stage in ‘Clue: The Musical’


Whodunit? No one knows until the final scene. Mystery lovers and board game aficionados alike will be “dying” to investigate Avon Players’ next offering, the interactive Clue: The Musical, based on the internationally popular Parker Brothers game. This comedic thriller brings the world's best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. There are 216 possible solutions! Clue: The Musical runs January 23-February 7. At a gathering at the mansion of the … [Read more...]

Drop by the BBAC in January for workshops, new classes, and more!

Sacred Treasures

The BBAC rings in the new year with classes, a free youth workshop to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and new exhibits: Sacred Treasures and Current Student Works New exhibits opening reception is set for Saturday, January 24, from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. (Exhibits will run through March 27.) Resolve to learn more about yourself and discover new artistic talents in the New Year. Visitors will be inspired by Sacred Treasures, the new timely exhibit reflecting a … [Read more...]