Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

Get on board with this year's model train exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November 27 Saturday, November 28 Friday, December 4 Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 11 Saturday, December 12 Friday, December … [Read more...]

The Big, Bright Light Show Celebrates 10 years of Memories!

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Brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in Downtown Rochester will be covered in more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light which will be lit nightly, November 23 through Jan. 3, 2016, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The Big, Bright Light Show will debut on Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. during the 43rd Annual Lagniappe celebration. This year marks 10 years since The Big, Bright Light Show made its sparkling debut.  And over that time, … [Read more...]

JC’s Drum and Music Academy Hosts Yearly Percussion Day

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Experience the joys of drumming at JC’s Drum and Music Academy on Sunday, November 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. as they showcase their fall KidzRock classes, followed by their Annual Percussion Day Event. The best part? It’s all FREE! Kidzrock is a national program that introduces 4 to 7-year-old students to music. Students rotate on the three most popular instruments: piano, guitar, and of course, drums. JC’s is the only music school in Michigan to offer these classes. “It’s been a very … [Read more...]

‘Advanced Style’ Comes to the Older Persons’ Commission

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On Tuesday, December 1, the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) will show a fashion documentary in the afternoon, and again in the evening. The 2014 film, Advanced Style: The Documentary features the fashion muses of New York street style fashion blogger Ari Seth Cohen, who photographs women of a “certain age,” and one of the women in the film, Debra Rapoport, a visual and textile artist from NYC, will be appear at the OPC for Q&A after the two film viewings. Come see this exciting … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday Coming to Downtown Rochester on November 28!


Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Saturday, November 28 for Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has joined more than 400 advocacy organizations that have made it a mission to bring business to their downtown areas on this day. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for … [Read more...]

Stop The CrISIS: What is the Pathway to Peace?

Metro Detroit Muslims mourn the loss of victims of Paris Attack & discuss solutions to violent extremism             The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit is hosting the 2nd Annual ‘What is the Pathway to Peace?’ symposium on Thursday, November 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Henry Ford College in Dearborn. The event will bring Muslim and Arab members of the Metro Detroit area together to discuss what solutions are available to the growing cancer that is ISIS … [Read more...]

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Program Searching for Region’s ‘Best of the Best’ for 2016

If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life to Oakland County and the region and you want them recognized for their good work, this is your chance. Nominations are now being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2016. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals and thought leaders who … [Read more...]

Deerfield Elementary Empty Bowls Night Raises $1200 for Blessings in a Backpack


Avondale School District families support community effort Avondale School District Deerfield Elementary students, families and staff members who attended the school’s Empty Bowls Night received a hand-crafted bowl as a reminder that some bowls in every community are empty. “The entire school painted the bowls and everyone who came to the dinner got to take one home,” said Deerfield Elementary Art teacher Katherine Suender who organized the event. “The evening raised $1200 to support … [Read more...]

Top Five Artists Chosen from Field of 109 as 2015 MI Great Artist Online Competition Gets Down to Business

Five artists – including one returnee from 2014 – will vie for the top spot in the 2015 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the finalists. “These are supremely talented individuals,” Patterson said. “Their skill and passion is evident in the incredible works they’ve created. I encourage everyone to go to Park West Gallery and see these wonderful pieces in person.” The … [Read more...]

Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester Lights Up on Nov. 23

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. For the second year, Lagniappe is scheduled for the Monday before Thanksgiving. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the 10th anniversary debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. on E. Fourth … [Read more...]