2018 Grand Marshals Dr. Bradley and Barbara Barnes

Meet the 2018 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Dr. Bradley and Barbara Barnes The smiling children’s faces watching the 2018 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade will have a special meaning for the Parade’s Grand Marshalls. The 2018 Grand Marshalls, Dr. Bradley and Mrs. Barbara Barnes have spent their lives working to improve the health and well-being of the Greater Rochester Area’s children. In 1966, Dr. Barnes, graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, after … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Returns December 9

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2018 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) is back in a big way and ready to go on Sunday December 9 from 12 noon- 5:00 p.m. This year, the showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see marks a return to a Sunday-in-December date (previously held in November). Taking part in this year’s event will be local homebuilder the Moceri Companies. The Moceri home will be in the firm’s burgeoning Oakland Twp. Greystone … [Read more...]

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Rochester Community Concert Band Concert

  The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its "Sounds of the Holiday” Concert on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium located at 180 S. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills, MI. The concert will feature music of the Holiday season by Bach, Anderson, Vaughn Williams, Holst and others, including an arrangement of popular Hanukkah songs titled “Dreidle Dance” by Robert Thurston and a setting of the classic ‘Twas the Night Before … [Read more...]

The 21st Annual Arts Beats & Eats

The 21st Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort returns to downtown Royal Oak beginning Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3 for another year of family-friendly entertainment. The Labor Day festival will feature chart-topping musical headliners, one of our nation’s top Juried Fine Arts Shows, more than 50 restaurants and caterers with delicious food offerings, and family fun and entertainment. The Beats The national and local star power at this … [Read more...]

Opening Weekend at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

Royal Pet & Ale Fest Pet Fest is one of the most popular events at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Pet owners and their furry companions are invited to learn more about pet nutrition, safety, clubs, fostering, and new products from our pet related vendors. While the Renaissance Festival loves all animals, only dogs that have proof of their rabies vaccination are allowed into the Festival. All dogs must be leashed and check in at the Pet Gate. Go to the Website for more info. … [Read more...]

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park Celebrates 20 Years

The Rochester community is invited to the twentieth annual “Family Praise and Picnic in the Park” celebration on Sunday, August 26, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Band Shell in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy St. John Lutheran's family friendly outdoor Worship and Picnic event featuring uplifting music and a message of hope for families and the community. A free Picnic Lunch, Ice Cream Social, games, activities, and entertainment for all ages … [Read more...]

Local Author Book Sale at Sterlingfest

Annual Book Sale Grows To New Heights The Sterling Heights Public Library’s signature book sale and signing is returning for its fourth year. On Saturday, July 28, over fifty talented Michigan authors and six local and national writers groups will take part in the library’s Local Author Book Sale. The sale is a prominent feature of the City of Sterling Heights’ annual festival, Sterlingfest. “This is our biggest sale yet,” said Jason Groth, the library’s Public Relations and Programs … [Read more...]

National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail June 2

Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and the Village of Lake Orion The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be hosting the 20th Annual National Trails Day event at Children’s Park, the Orion Art Center, and on the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 2. This year’s theme is 'National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail – celebrating the extension of the Paint Creek Trail and dedicating a new Iron Belle Trailhead at … [Read more...]

Crittenton Foundation is Back in Full Swing

This Year’s Crittenton Classic is Scheduled for June 25 Reinvigorated with new leadership and advisory committee over the past year, the Crittenton Foundation is poised to promote philanthropic support for the Rochester hometown hospital, Ascension Crittenton. The mission of the Foundation is the advancement of health programs and services to save lives and promote wellness in the greater Rochester area. Their essential work will enable new medical technologies, facility improvements and … [Read more...]

MI Earth Day Fest Returns to Rochester Municipal Park

13th Annual Event Will Bring Thousands Together to Make Every Day Earth Day MI Earth Day Fest returns the weekend of April 20-22 to its most popular location, the beautiful Rochester Municipal Park/City Center area, on the banks of Paint Creek. The 13th annual celebration runs 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 21; and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. “With so many pressing issues these days, it's easy to forget about Earth … [Read more...]