REVIEW: Oakland University Delivers Adventure and Amusement with ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’

Outside, the leaves are changing and there’s a hint of winter whispering in the winds. But inside the Varner Studio Theatre on Sunday, the air was charged with passion and heroism as the Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance Department presented their first production of the 2016-2017 season, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Set against the backdrop of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, the play is based on the 1905 novel written by Baroness Emma Orczy. It features music by … [Read more...]

Launch Your Life, Taking Off Without Loading Up

Author and Coach Michael Komara Offers Free Leadership Workshop at Royal Park Hotel Individuals and business owners are invited to launch their lives into greater success and balance on October 20 at 5:00 p.m. during a free event at Royal Park Hotel when author and leadership coach Michael Komara speaks on his strategies for making life work. “Launch Your Life: Taking Off Without Loading Up,” will be an impactful one-hour seminar designed to give guests the skills they need to live full … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

In My Shoes, Wishes Gala 2016

The House of Providence is a safe place for survivors and overcomers. "Until Every Child has a Home," is their slogan. Founders, Jason and Maggie Dunn, began House of Providence in a response to the orphan crisis in Michigan. In the State of Michigan, there are thousands of children waiting for a family to call their own. Many of these children will never be matched with a family, and as a result, their journey will be difficult and lonely at best. Children who are never adopted will age out … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Department Hosts Open House

You're Invited On October 2, the public is invited to visit any of Rochester Hills five fire stations from noon to 3:00 p.m. All of the stations will have tours, an opportunity to meet firefighters, and watch fire demonstrations. Fire Station #1, located at 1111 Horizon Ct will serve as the main station for the open house and will feature a live burn demonstration. "For the first time, residents will have the opportunity to see all the new features that have been added since the fire … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsorship from Hollywood Market and KIND Healthy Bars. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Guy Louis’s Worlds of Music, Michigan’s Family Funnyman, Joel Tacey, Stoney Creek High School Drum Line, a Rochester Hills Fire … [Read more...]

Mom-to-Mom Sale Hosted by the Rochester Area Jaycees

The Rochester Area Jaycees are hosting an end-of-summer Mom-to-Mom Sale on September 18, 2016 at the Rochester Community House. The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in one of the main rooms of the Community House. If you or someone you know has been working on cleaning out your home/garage/attic of gently used but no longer needed items, this is a perfect opportunity for you to earn a profit on those unwanted items, not to mention a chance to find deals on other must-have … [Read more...]

A Fun Run in Rochester for a Boundless Playground

Rally for Rochester - 5k Fun Run A Fun Run to raise money for a boundless playground  Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The Rochester Area Jaycees are proud to announce the Rally for Rochester 5k Fun Run. The run will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Rochester Municipal Park. This Fun Run will benefit the Rochester Area by raising funds for a boundless playground. A boundless playground is a universal playground that is … [Read more...]

Bigger Air Show at Airport Open House this Year

The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show is expanding its air show from an hour to an hour-and-a-half to include more aerial acts this year. Cold War-era military trainer jets will take to the skies along with aerobatic planes. Also new this year, two to four passengers at a time will be able to take open cockpit airplane rides in a vintage aircraft from Waldo Wright’s Flying Service. The flights last 10 minutes and cost $75 per passenger. The open house will … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Golf Ball Drop, Raffle, and Charity Event

Charity Golf Outing The Rochester Rotary Charities will be hosting a golf outing on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Pine Trace Golf Club, 3600 Pine Trace Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Since 1952, the mission of the Rochester Rotary Club is to provide “Service Above Self”, through our club, to our community, and to the world. Throughout the years our charitable organization has touched every sector of community life from education to health, human services, youth and senior … [Read more...]