America’s Come Back City Has Become A “Come Bike” City

A couple bikes along the Clinton River Trail in Rochester Hills - photo by Michael Dwyer

America's Come Back City Has Become A "Come Bike" City Presented by Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Rd., Rochester Hills CASH BAR and Snacks available     With 200 miles of trails, bike lanes, and bike routes, Detroit has caught up to many major U.S. cities and now we're looking to start leapfrogging them. Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

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Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Second Annual 5K/Fun Run Set for May 15

Fun Run participants during the 2015 event – photograph provided by Waterhouse Photography

Fundraising event to support initiatives around the Avondale School District Avondale School District announces the Avondale/Oakland University (OU) Partnership will be hosting the second annual Hearts and Hands 5K/Fun Run on Sunday, May 15. The race will bring students, staff and community members together in a fun, healthy way to raise money for the Avondale Education Foundation, the Avondale Physical Education Department, the Avondale Wellness Committee and the Avondale/Oakland University … [Read more...]

4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride

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Motor City Bike and Brew Tours to host 4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail The Motor City Bike & Brew Tours will be hosting the 4th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 7, 2016. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider … [Read more...]

Reconnect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit at the OPC

Wu Style Tai 1 Chi Chuan - Brush Knee and Push form - photo by Michael Dwyer

Restore your mind, body and spirit with a day of wellness at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) on Saturday, May 21. Beginning at 8:00am, Mind-Body-Spirit Day is a special community event featuring health and wellness activities such as tai chi, yoga, and breathing and relaxation techniques. OPC will be offering four classes that highlight the way in which mind, body and spirit can come together as one. Each session will feature a different type of health and wellness activity which … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee hosted by Newcomers Greater Rochester

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Welcome Coffee - Newcomers & Neighbors of Greater Rochester Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Greater Rochester has something to offer you!  We are a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland, Troy and surrounding communities in Michigan.  New friendships are formed through a variety of programs and activities.  From Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs … [Read more...]

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Antler Amble The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Antler Amble on Friday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning why deer lose their antlers, how these antlers are used by other animals, and where you … [Read more...]

RCS hosts the Learning Achievement Coalition for Oakland

Rochester Community Schools is hosting the Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) meeting, sponsored by Oakland Schools, on Wednesday, March 9, where State Superintendent Brian Whiston is scheduled to attend. At the meeting, more than 120 leaders from across the county will gather to discuss Michael Fullan and Joann Quinn’s work on coherence and discuss the concept of Deep Learning Labs. Fullan and Quinn, authors of the book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, … [Read more...]

Film Explores Love and Intimacy at Age 70 and Older

Critically Acclaimed Documentary, The Age of Love, Screening at OPC March 22

Critically Acclaimed Documentary, The Age of Love, Screening at OPC March 22 The critically acclaimed documentary, The Age of Love, poses the question of love and the search for intimacy as individuals age. The documentary follows couples who take part in an unprecedented speed dating event for 70-90-year-olds. Join the OPC for a one-night-only screening of The Age of Love on March 22 at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exclusive Q&A with film director, Steven Loring. The film follows 30 … [Read more...]

The Rainbow Connection Grants its 3000th Wish

4-year-old Abigail became The Rainbow Connection’s 3000th wish in October of 2015

Four-Year-Old Abigail Is the 3000th Wish Child at The Rainbow Connection Since its humble beginning in 1982, The Rainbow Connection has been making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses. The Rainbow Connection, a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization, recently celebrated granting its 3000th wish. Founded by Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, in honor of Ron Dobson and his two children who were killed tragically in a plane crash, The Rainbow … [Read more...]