Teddy Bear Hide-and-Seek at Meadow Brook Hall

Meadow Brook’s 44th Annual Holiday Walk Tour the elegant rooms of the grand manor decorated for the holidays featuring special exhibits celebrating the era of etiquette and the art of gracious living. After the tour, follow the path to Knole Cottage for a storybook adventure, then enjoy treasure and treats at Danny’s Cabin. Kids can also play teddy bear hide-and-seek while touring the mansion. Several teddy bears have escaped in the various rooms and hiding places - can you find … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens 50th Season

Founded in 1966 with First Production the following year! Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's largest producing non-profit professional theatre, hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony on October 5, 2015. Congressional, State, County and City Leadership and Oakland University Leadership were all in attendance including: Congressman Michael Bishop; State Representative Michael Webber; Mayor Jeffery T. Cuthbertson of Rochester; Mayor Bryan K. Barnett of Rochester Hills; Oakland County Director of … [Read more...]

Michigan Made Shurms Candy Available at Local Cider Mills

Cider Mills Open, Local Products a Hit Fall can be bittersweet. The end of summer, back to school, and snow around the corner will make most people wish they had done more in June and July. However, the autumn also brings many wonderful traditions. Cider mills, Halloween, and the changing colors of the trees are some of the best things in Michigan. Cider Mill season is in full swing—October is now here—with local products on hand to catch the eyes of conscience-minded shoppers. Shurms … [Read more...]

ArtPrize Seven Begins

What is ArtPrize? ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public. It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably … [Read more...]

Slow Roll Detroit, Group Bicycle Ride on Mondays

What it is? Slow Roll Detroit is Michigan’s largest weekly bike ride with over 3,000 riders each week. Roughly, from the beginning of April until the end of October, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels take to the streets of Detroit, most Monday evenings. Everyone is welcome to participate with the slow pace to provide a safe and unique way to see the city and its neighborhoods. While membership is required, it’s inexpensive at only $10.00 to join at the basic level. Sponsors … [Read more...]

Huzzah! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival Begins

The Annual Festival Returns! The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival once again sends guests back to the 16th century. This is that one time of year where southeast Michigan residents can dress up as elves, knights, faeries, and princesses and go to the Village of Hollygrove. This made-up land, on the border of Holly and Groveland Township, is ready to go with new attractions and returning favorites. Beat the crowds and arrive early, they open at 10:00 a.m. with free parking. Upon … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC: Polish Pierogies & Polkas

Get in touch with your Polish side on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. On the agenda is historical churches, neighborhoods, markets, and lunch at a Polish restaurant. Hurry! The refund deadline for this trip is Friday, September 11. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on these trips and all non-members pay a $10 fee. Call (248) 659-1030 or (248) 608-0258 for more information. … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC: Motor City Brew Tours

Sample the best Detroit breweries have to offer with the Motor City Brew Tour happening Thursday, September 24, 2015. You'll have an opportunity to try four samples at each of the three stops and non-alcoholic options will be available at two of the locations. A light lunch, water, and snacks will also be offered on the bus. Hurry! The refund deadline for this trip is Friday, August 21. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC: Saugatuck

Discover firsthand on Thursday, September 10, 2015 why USA Today has named Saugatuck, ‘Best Summer Weekend Escape’ and ‘Best Coastal Small Town in America.' During your daylong excursion you'll experience a Victorian ferry ride, a harbor and land tour, and of course, shopping! Hurry! The refund deadline for this trip is Friday, August 21. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC: NOLA

Let the good times roll in the the New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9 - 13, 2016. During your stay in the Big Easy, you'll enjoy three guided walking tours through the French Quarter, Garden District, and Cemetery District, along with other opportunities to explore the city. Hurry! The refund deadline for this trip is Friday, October 2. All OPC trips can be found online at www.OPCSeniorCenter.org. Please note, travelers do not have to be OPC members, but they must be 50+ to travel on these trips … [Read more...]