Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre Events

Summer Music Theatre continues to be an annual tradition for the Rochester area community. The following are two events to put on your calendar to check out: SMT student scholarship event. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, and support the RCS Summer Music Theatre student scholarship program, on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester High School Auditorium. Suggested donation is $10, with priority seating at $15. Tickets are available at the door or at www.showtix4u.com. All … [Read more...]

Start Your Engines at the OPC Classic and Muscle Car Show

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Come on down and enjoy a fun family outing at the Older Persons’ Commission Classic and Muscle Car Show on Saturday, July 25 in the OPC’s upper parking lot from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and includes food, music, and of course, classic cars! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own classic and muscle cars. For more information, please contact Jeremy Ridky at 248-608-0295. The event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers. … [Read more...]

Spend Your Summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales

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Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales! Back for its 60th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick-off on Thursday, July 9. “Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in Downtown Rochester”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “For many it isn’t summer without three days filled of shopping, dining and family friendly activities.” Sidewalk Sales will run Thursday, … [Read more...]

Motor City Brew Tours Raises $3,100 for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail

Pictured from left to right: Jim VanDoorn, President of Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, Brian Popelier, “Beer Ranger” with New Belgium Brewing, Jason Peltier, “Beer Dude on Duty” at Clubhouse BFD and Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Bike & Brew Tours.  Photo credit: Chris Gray

On May 2nd, the Motor City Brew Tours held their “Cruisin’ for the Trails” event on the Paint Creek Trail and raised $3,100 for trail improvements. Three hundred and fifty participants rode from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Paint Creek Cider Mill in Oakland Township, where they were greeted with a free can of New Belgium Beer and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill. As part of the event festivities, New Belgium Brewing donated a Fat Tire Bicycle for a raffle that raised $900. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts 33rd Annual Bass Tournament

Anglers and bass connect in spite of the weather Over 70 anglers of all ages took to the shore for the 33rd Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament held Sunday, June 14. This free tournament provides prizes and trophies for seven categories and features a casting contest for young participants ages 12 and under. The rainy weather didn't stop the anglers from landing 33 fish and couldn't keep over 20 participants age 12 and under from testing their skills in the casting contest. Michael Riddle … [Read more...]

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art June 25 at 6:00 p.m

Piety and Drama in Baroque Art at The Pontiac Creative Arts Center June 25 6:00 p.m. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a religious change rocked Europe and altered the way people engaged with art. From incidents of aggressive destruction of images in the north and an explosion of theatricality in the south to the appearance of printed images across the continent, the pious struggled to win souls and outline religious belief through brand new approaches to visual … [Read more...]

New, Modern McDonald’s in Rochester Hills Opens Friday, June 26

A grand opening celebration with community ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held July 10  The newly built McDonald’s restaurant located at 101 W. Auburn Rd. in Rochester Hills officially opens to customers Friday, June 26. To commemorate the event, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration featuring local dignitaries and special guests will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10.  The new McDonald’s will create nearly 80 jobs ranging from part-time to career … [Read more...]

Newly Renovated Rochester Fire Department to Hold Re-dedication Ceremony

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Rochester Hills Public Library

Join Library Director Christine Lind Hage on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. for an informal, behind the scenes walking tour of the Rochester Hills Public Library. You will begin the tour in the Multipurpose Room and proceed to various areas of the library. Christine Hage will answer any questions regarding the library and the services the library provides. Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register, go to the Events Calendar at … [Read more...]

Come Join the ‘Parade’ at Avon Players Theatre

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Avon Players is kicking off their 2015-2016 theatre season with Jason Robert Brown's musical Parade, which will run September 11-26, 2015. On Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m. and Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m., open auditions will be held at Avon Players Theatre located at 1185 Washington Road, Rochester Hills. Singers and actors, ages 13 to adult are encouraged to attend. No preparation necessary as all material will be taught at the audition. For the Sunday audition, registration begins at 5:30 p.m. … [Read more...]