Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day at the Rochester Community House

Local jeweler and antique art expert Paul Haig (seated) appraises a drawing at the 2013 Antique Appraisal Day. Courtesy of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Photo by Leslie Mack.

Have you ever wondered what that old dresser is worth or who painted Grandma’s beautiful oil painting? If you have antique treasures or family heirlooms that you’ve long wondered about, bring them to the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 2 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, and have them professionally appraised. There are more appraisers this year who have offered to donate their time and … [Read more...]

Donations Needed for Rochester Community House

The Rochester Community House's annual Great Everything Sale is scheduled for Friday, January 25 and Saturday, 26. This annual sale is a favorite in the Rochester area and is one of the main sources of fundraising for the Community House. Whether donating or shopping during the weekend of the sale, this event is a great way to give back and find hidden treasures. The event runs Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are currently needed and can be … [Read more...]

Rochester Newcomers and Neighbors Club General Meeting

New to the neighborhood? Then join us our Fall general meeting held on September 24th, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester. Come out and meet our current members and board members with the opportunity of making new acquaintances. Hear what our club has to offer which includes, but not limited to the following groups: Members on the Go Pub Nights Mom & Tots Let's do Lunch Queen Cuisine Bunco That night we will also be hosting guest … [Read more...]

Donate Non-Perishable Food at Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has partnered with the Rochester Community Kitchen to collect non-Perishable food donations during the spectacular Movies in the Moonlight! You can drop off your donations during each of the Movies in the Moonlight dates at the donation box located near the Third Street entrance. Donations are also being accepted through September at Rochester’s Farmer’s Market, located at East Third and Water Street, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 … [Read more...]

Community House Celebrates Three Years of Serving Through Sunday Dinners for Those In Need February Sunday Dinner Hosted by Assistance League of Southeast Michigan

Now in its third year, the Rochester Community House is continuing to support those in need with its Community Kitchen Dinners and is planning to make them better than ever, with the help of entertainment. The Community House is seeking live entertainment to perform at the events, which are on the third Sunday of each month. The dinners are made possible with the help of local churches, nonprofits and other organizations. On January 15, dinner was hosted by the employees of the city of … [Read more...]

Glee and Theater Clubs at Rochester Community House

Kids who love to sing, dance and act will have a chance to perform for family and friends in Rochester Community House’s upcoming Glee and Theater clubs, instructed by veteran educator Kevin Cornwell. There’s no need to spend hours in dance classes or voice lessons for children in grades 1-6 to have the opportunity to get together with new friends to create a show choir performance. They’ll feel like confident stars by participating in Glee Club. The Winter Session is 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. … [Read more...]

Rochester Community House Announces Spring Collectible Show

Search for Rare Items Launched for April 21-22 Event Members of the public are invited to peruse tables of collectibles and even take home treasures that catch their eye at the Rochester Community House’s spring show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22. Collectors looking to downsize, people who want to consign a some items and dealers in collectibles have been secured to attend the event, and more are still being sought. A highlight of the show is a 40-year collection of more … [Read more...]

Rochester Community House Seeks Donations for Great Everything Sale

Rochester Community House announces the return of the annual Great Everything Sale on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. The Community House is in need of donations from the community to make one of the biggest rummage sales in Rochester a success. All donations are tax deductible and proceeds go directly into the general operating budget allowing the Rochester Community House to continue the programs that service the Rochester area community. From classes and events to open space for … [Read more...]

Collectors wanted for Rochester Community House show

Collectors looking to downsize, people who want to consign just a few items and dealers in collectibles are being sought to participate in a spring show and sale at Rochester Community House, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22. “We are looking for those collectors who are looking to downsize their collections, much like Pat Kane did with the donation of  her wonderful tea cups to Rochester Community House,” said Executive Director Mary Lee Kowalczyk. “However, we are open … [Read more...]

Local Scouts Donate Time and Money to Rochester Community House


An amazing landscape was designed and put in place around the gazebo at Rochester Community House by Geoffrey S. Williston, an Eagle Scout from Troy Troop 1707, and some of his scout buddies. Sculpting out this beautiful design, these Eagle Scouts planted all the plants and flowers in a single day in 93 degree weather. With a can drive in his surrounding neighborhoods, Geoff raised over $1000 for this project and donated the leftover money to Rochester Community House. Dick Bourez, a board … [Read more...]