Greater Rochester Memorial Day Celebrations for 2017

The Greater Rochester Memorial Day Committee will be hosting two separate programs to honor veterans. The first event will take place at Mt. Avon Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. followed by a second program at Veteran Memorial Pointe, located at 1015 S. Livernois Rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The committee has decided not to include a parade in between the two programs. If you have questions or would like to assist the committee, please call 248-656-4664.  Also, the beach at Thelma G. Spencer Park opens … [Read more...]

Rochester Young Professionals Vs. The Networking Vets

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Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents Children’s Series Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union

The beloved children's book series Junie B. Jones comes to life on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage with Junie B. Jones Essential Survival Guide to School, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and … [Read more...]

Winter Blast to Coincide with the Detroit Auto Show in January

Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans is set to coincide with the last weekend of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Meridian Winter Blast will shift into top gear to bring the annual winter family-fun festival to Campus Martius Park for the 13th year, Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22. The festival moves up several weeks to overlap with the last weekend of the North American International Auto Show and features a new layout and winter-themed attractions, … [Read more...]

2016 Rochester Garden Club Greens Market

Rooted in Rochester since 1935, the Rochester Garden Club will hold its 70th Annual Greens Market at the Rochester Schools Administration Center December 1-3. For more about the club, please visit www.rochestergardenclub.org   … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Tyranny Rules in Oakland University’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

You are probably familiar with the saying (or the country song by Tracy Byrd), ‘If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ And make no mistake, Bernarda Alba (Stefanie Sambrano) is one unhappy woman. The House of Bernarda Alba is set in 1936 in a small Spanish mountain town, and opens on the day Bernarda is dealing with her second husband’s funeral. Mourning his loss would explain Bernarda’s dour mood, but we quickly learn she also has contempt for her village and the people in it. However, … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 35 years of “A Christmas Carol”

Running Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for the 35th year when Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in “A Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre this November and December. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in … [Read more...]

Ring in the Holidays with Avon Players’ ‘Forever Christmas’

Enjoy the music of the season and laugh alongside your loved ones at this original variety show Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 10. Do you remember gathering with the family, freshly popped popcorn in hand, around the 19-inch color television set to watch Christmas specials from the likes of Bob Hope, Perry … [Read more...]

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with ‘Forever Christmas’

Take time out from the hustle of the holiday season with an evening of quality entertainment from Avon Players. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the sounds of Forever Christmas will delight audiences with the sights and sounds that make the season special. Enjoy the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and then come check out this warm and wonderful holiday revue. Tickets are $22 for evening performances and $20 for matinees. Purchase your tickets here. Save … [Read more...]