Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Tailgate Party

Join the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester on October 27 for its Sixth Annual Tailgate Party at the Royal Park Hotel and tailgate in style. Radio and TV personality Jay Towers and The Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels are the featured speakers. Attendees should wear comfortable jeans, a sports jersey and/or team colors. Enjoy traditional tailgate food, entertainment from the local high schools, mascots and other surprises. The Tailgate Party brings people together … [Read more...]

Launch Your Life, Taking Off Without Loading Up

Author and Coach Michael Komara Offers Free Leadership Workshop at Royal Park Hotel Individuals and business owners are invited to launch their lives into greater success and balance on October 20 at 5:00 p.m. during a free event at Royal Park Hotel when author and leadership coach Michael Komara speaks on his strategies for making life work. “Launch Your Life: Taking Off Without Loading Up,” will be an impactful one-hour seminar designed to give guests the skills they need to live full … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces ‘Play & Stay’ Package with Royal Park Hotel

Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest professional theatre partners with the Every Day Luxury at Royal Park Hotel for Play & Stay during the month of October. Play & Stay offers exclusive package pricing for theatre-goers to attend a performance of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and stay at the Royal Park Hotel. Guests will receive tickets for two to a performance of their choice and a one night stay in an Executive King Room at Royal Park … [Read more...]

Small Town Author to Help Downtown Rochester Envision the Future

Embrace, Plan, and Dream Your Downtown On Wednesday evening, April 13, Downtown Rochester is conducting a Downtown Visioning Session. The purpose of the session is to guide the future growth and development of Downtown Rochester. Downtown revitalization expert and Flip This Town author Ron Drake will facilitate the Visioning Session. “I'm very excited about the opportunity to facilitate a Community Visioning Session in Rochester next month,” stated Ron Drake. “I'm fortunate to travel all … [Read more...]

OPC Annual Charity Event will be a Gatsby Gala

Older Persons’ Commission’s 14th Annual Charity Event Announces 2016 Theme: A Gatsby Gala Celebrate the roaring 20’s at this year’s 14th Annual Older Persons’ Commission’s (OPC) Charity Event on Friday, April 29 at the Royal Park Hotel. Benefiting OPC’s Meals on Wheels, A Gatsby Gala will feature an exquisite dinner by the Royal Park Hotel chefs, and dancing with the amazing Henry Ford Big Band. The event is being presented by Sanctuary at Bellbrook. Something new this year will be … [Read more...]

House of Providence to Host Second Annual Wishes Gala Nov. 13

Black-tie gala hosted by WDIV reporter Chuck Gaidica, features keynote speaker Rob Morris of Love146 Growing up the second oldest of a large family in Rochester Hills, Maggie Dunn saw firsthand the inner workings of the foster system. Now, she’s determined to make sure other foster children are given a chance—especially older children with House of Providence. Until every child has a home Following a sold-out gala last year, House of Providence will once again host the black-tie Wishes … [Read more...]

Travel with the OPC: Royal Park Luncheon

Get into the spirit of the season with lunch in the Conservatory at the Royal Park Hotel on Tuesday, December 8. In addition to delicious menu options, 'Santa' has a few other surprises as well. So be on your best behavior! Hurry! The refund/sign-up deadline for this trip is Friday, November 6. 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. … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Inspirations Workshop!

Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 20-22. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. According to the press release, new this year are centerpieces and gingerbread houses. Currently businesses, organizations, individuals, and families are being sought  to donate their time and talents … [Read more...]

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Don’t Be Late For The Ball!

Calling all princesses and pirates! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for the Princess & Pirate Ball! The fun takes place from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the Royal Park Hotel. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show. Come for an evening of food, music, and fun. Enjoy a strolling dinner featuring your favorite downtown restaurants including Holy Cannoli’s, Kruse & Muer Restaurants, Main Street Deli, The Meeting House, O'Connor's Public … [Read more...]