Rochester Writers Presents ‘The Concise Writer’ on April 21 at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference “The Concise Writer” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on Saturday, April 21, at Oakland University. Keeping writing concise and getting to the point is the focus this time. Short stories, poems, and memoirs, as well as powerful first paragraphs, winning contests, and effective marketing will be featured at this event for writers of all levels and ages. Lev Raphael, presenter and Keynote Speaker, will be focusing … [Read more...]

Women and Political Turmoil in the Middle East

California State University professor Dr. Sophia Pandya will be speaking about the impact upon women in the political chaos in Yemen, Bahrain, and Turkey, since the 2011 “Arab Spring” at Rochester College on Thursday, April 5, at 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Turkish American Society. Women are particularly vulnerable during political conflict, especially in patriarchal societies. They witness violence, sexual abuse, displacement, poverty, unemployment, disruption of education, and … [Read more...]

Keith’s Cruzers Relay for Life Team Wants to Wipe Out Cancer

For the fifth year in a row, friends and family will come together to honor Keith Cruzer, and his fight against cancer. Classic Lanes, at 2145 Avon Industrial Drive in Rochester Hills will host the annual fundraiser on March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for those, who like Keith, have been touched by cancer. Keith’s sister, Tracy, plans to fill all 32 lanes with bowlers (six to a lane) who understand how important it is to fight this terrible disease. Non-bowlers are very welcome to come and … [Read more...]

Anonimo, the Discovery of an Unknown Composer

Scott Loudon will share his vision for the new Anonimo Documentary at 20 Front Street on Sunday, December 17. This documentary will be a follow-up to the award winning 1986 Deniro film The Mission, the inspiring story of Jesuit-trained natives from Bolivia composing Baroque music and building violins. Nearly 11,000 compositions were found in the catacombs of Catholic churches in the 1970s simply signed "Anonimo" (anonymous). The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a short presentation at 7:30 … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Chorus presents ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’

Sunday, December 17 at 3 PM at St. Mary of the Hills Church (2676 John R, Rochester Hills.). Tickets are $10 at the door.  Christmas Concert and Sing along. http://www.rochestercommunitychorus.org/ … [Read more...]

‘Let There Be Peace on Earth’ at the Rochester Symphony Orchestra Annual Christmas Concert

Get into the holiday spirit by spending a delightful evening with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) on Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rochester, MI. The RSO will perform holiday pieces in full orchestra fashion including March of Toys, Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, selections from Mannheim Steamroller, the Tran-Siberian Orchestra, and a traditional sing-a-long for the whole family. There will also be a special guest performance by the … [Read more...]

One Night In Bethlehem Living Nativity

Free Christmas Event  One Night in Bethlehem - a Bible-based living nativity celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth - will be presented on Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1610 Brewster Road, Rochester Hills. Tours start every 15 minutes. The history of statuary and living nativity displays has developed world wide since 1223 A.D. when St. Francis of Assisi is said to have staged the first nativity … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee hosted by the 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 and Game groups, the Newcomers and Neighbors Club has something for … [Read more...]

Nutty Performers Present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Meadow Brook Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the stage musical adaptation of the full-length animated classic movie will come alive on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage on August 3, 4, and 5. Peanut Gallery Players, a 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s theatre training program, invites the public to “Be Our Guest” and watch what over 76 actors, singers, and dancers ages 6-18 from Oakland and Macomb Counties have been rehearsing for since June. The 76 member cast features Sara Ross Avery (Rochester) as … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens Blooming with Events for Kids of all Ages

Meadow Brook in Bloom Offers Garden-Inspired Events for Children and Adults Meadow Brook Hall’s Meadow Brook in Bloom runs June 25 through June 30, a weeklong series of community events and a special house and garden tour that celebrates all things floral at The Great Estate on the campus of Oakland University. Floral arrangements are provided by Emerald City Designs. Visitors can tour elegant rooms featuring fresh flowers while gaining insight into the fascinating life of the Dodge-Wilson … [Read more...]