Warm up your February with CORE events

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION RESOURCE EXCHANGE (CORE) EVENTS

February 2013 Events

Preschool Fair
Saturday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Parents are invited to drop in and visit with representatives of local preschools and day care centers who will bring information about their programs and will be on hand to answer your questions.

Gifts for All God’s Children: Family Feud
Saturday, February 2, 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica, MI

Six teams of nonprofit ministries compete against each other with continuous serving of appetizers, finger foods and desserts. Ticket price is 10.00 and will be available at the door. Call 248-933-7472 for more information.

The Upper Room
Saturday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester

“A Gathering Place for Today’s Teens”. Every Saturday night teenagers from 6th through 12th grades gather together to see friends, play board games, dance, play Wii, ping pong, pool, basketball, talent shows, etc. $5 for the evening includes food and activities. Scholarships are available, if needed. Endorsed by the church, Rochester/Auburn Hills Community Coalition and Rochester America’s Pride. Visit www.RochesterUpperRoom.org Call 248 651-9097 or 248-340-1035.

Rochester Avon Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Speakers discuss stories of the Rochester Area. Bring your lunch if you wish. Admission is free, public invited, no registration needed.

Health Coverage and the New Health Care Law
Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Representatives from the State Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Department will discuss the new health care law and what it means to you. An explanation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be discussed including how it will affect consumers (including seniors) health coverage today and in the future. Selecting, purchasing and understanding health insurance coverage options in Michigan will also be discussed. Registration is required with a Rochester Hills Public Library card. To register, please go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Careers in Transition
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine St., Rochester

This group is open to all members of the community who are seeking employment or considering a career change. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month.
Rochester Avon Historical Society Evening Program: ‘Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne’
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Tom Berlucchi and David Jamroz show photos and maps and tell stories of the fort and the part it played in peace and war. Public invited, admission free, no registration necessary.

Gifts for All God’s Children Card Party and Dinner
Saturday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.
Moose Lodge, 3967 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI

Cards of all types with dinner and prizes. Gifts For All God’s Children 25th Anniversary Fundraiser, Ticket Price $25.00. All proceeds used to meet needs of at risk children in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. To purchase a ticket call 248-933-7472 or pattij@giftsforallgodschildren.org

Sunday Concert: Sheila Landis
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Rochester Hills vocalist Sheila Landis has a voice steeped in jazz and will entertain you with her popular “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald”. Leading the Sheila Landis Trio is seven-string guitarist Rick Matle, Oakland University Music Performance Graduate. If you love jazz standards including the timeless melodies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, this show is not to be missed. Landis won the “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” Award seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards. The concert is free, but registration is required with your RHPL card. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

How to Protect Your Retirement Portfolio from Inflation
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

While inflation has been rather dormant in the past few years, the potential for it to cut into one’s retirement portfolio in the future is still a real concern for those saving for or in retirement. Ken Bloom will discuss various investment strategies that will help you protect your retirement portfolio from inflation. Bloom has been a featured speaker on financial topics for numerous community and professional organizations, and has also authored articles for newspapers and magazines on investing and estate planning. Registration is required with your RHPL card. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or please call 248-656-2900.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Join Director Christine Lind Hage for a behind the scenes tour of the library. You will begin in the Board Room and proceed to various areas of the library. Registration is required with your RHPL card. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or please call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Symphony Guild Cooking Class
Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
RJWC New Member Meeting
Thursday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Junior Woman’s Club

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club holds meetings for new or prospective members the second Thursday of each month. Go to www.rhpl.org/rjwc/ to learn more, or contact Kathy at 586-871-7832 or kml@wowway.com.

Five Star Singles Connection “Romance the Second Time Around”
Thursday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester

Jim Blundo who is an experienced therapist with over 30 years in counseling will give us valuable tips on how to improve our love life the second time around. Event is Free and open to the public. Call 248-650-3739 for more information.

C.O.R.E. Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 21, 8 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Monthly meeting for Rochester area non-profits. For more information, call 248-656-3558.

Getting to Know Your Groceries
Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

What’s the big deal about coconut water… and what is kefir, anyway? How do I cook quinoa? I’d like to try ingredients like Greek yogurt and pomegranates, but I don’t know how to use them…” The average grocery store contains more than 50,000 items, and new ones arrive every day. Join us to find out which items are the healthiest (and tastiest) to have in your kitchen, how to choose them, and how to use them. With just a little knowledge, you’ll be a pro at navigating the grocery store aisles! Cooking instructor, culinary speaker, recipe developer, and food writer Lisa Howard loves to share her joy of food with others. During her classes, she helps her fellow eaters understand where to find delicious ingredients (local and sustainable ingredients are always a good idea!), why those ingredients are just as nutritious as they are delicious, and how to prepare them. Registration is required with your RHPL card. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or please call 248-656-2900.

Walk for Warmth
Saturday, February 23, 8:30 a.m.

In its golden year anniversary, the 23rd annual Walk for Warmth on the 23rd of February 2013, OLHSA’s Oakland Walk for Warmth is seeking supporters old and new to help keep the heat on in our neighbors’ homes this winter. Join the fun at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets starting at 8:30am. An exciting new feature walkers will love is free personalized fundraising web pages, available for each walker. Now walkers can activate a free, custom page and personalize it so they can gather their donations online through email or social media. As always 100 percent of the proceeds from both Walk for Warmth events will go towards keeping the heat on in the homes of Oakland residents throughout our harsh Michigan winters, already in swing.
Donations are now being gratefully accepted – your dollars will make a difference right away!
Walkers (teams and individuals), sponsors, and volunteers are needed for both Walk for Warmth events. Sponsorship levels have been adjusted this year to be even more attractive to local businesses. To donate, sponsor, register to walk, request a presenter, or for all Walk for Warmth details, please visit www.olhsa.org/walkforwarmth. OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 300,000 services were provided in 2011 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives. Call 248-209-2623 for more information.

Get More Returns on Your Investments Without taking Risks
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

All investors hope to see their investment portfolio rise year after year. But with all the various types of investments available, they often take unnecessary risks in the hopes that they will hit the jackpot. Rick Bloom will discuss investment strategies and products that will enable you to achieve solid returns on your portfolio over the long term without taking undue risks and lower the stress of worrying about your investments every day. Rick Bloom writes a financial column for the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. In addition, Rick airs twice-daily business updates throughout Michigan on the affiliate stations of the Michigan Radio Network. Registration is required with your RHPL card. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or please call 248-656-2900.

Soldiers, Scholars, and Pioneers – Rochester’s Connection to the Civil War
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

The soldiers from Rochester, Michigan were involved throughout many Civil War campaigns. Pat McKay from the Rochester Hill Museum will introduce you to the diverse personalities from our community and will investigate the impact of the Civil War back home through the exploration of the archival records at the Museum. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

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