Family Praise and Picnic in the Park

Family Praise and Picnic in the Park returns on Sunday, August 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in beautiful Rochester Municipal Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a family friendly outdoor Worship and Picnic event featuring uplifting music and a message of hope for families and the community. A free Picnic Lunch, Ice Cream Social and fun-filled games, activities, and entertainment for all ages will follow. A Health/Wellness Fair includes blood pressure screenings and fitness … [Read more...]

Festival of Trees Seeks Non-Profits for Partnership Program

The 6th Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, will be November 22-24 at the Rochester Community House. The Festival of Trees kicks off with the Cocktail Preview on Friday, November 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Tickets are $50 per person/$85 per couple. The event will be open to the public November 23 & 24. Admission is free. Santa will be on hand both Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the continuation of The Big, Bright … [Read more...]

Oakland Township’s ‘Keynote Sisters’ to Perform the Michigan State Fair

CD Release at 20 Front Street August 23 The Keynote Sisters present a fresh-faced look at a range of musical genres, from Americana, country and pop, to oldies and classics. Sisters Phoebe and Jaclyn Holmes have been honing their craft since grade school, with Phoebe picking up the guitar at age six, and Jaclyn taking up piano at seven (and having recently added a Cajon to the mix). Phoebe is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with plans to become a physician assistant, and recent … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Clerk Appointed to National Election Board

Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton was Recently Appointed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors through the U.S. Conference of Mayors The Board of Advisors is a 35-member board composed of representatives from several national organizations such as the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Secretaries of State, and others. The board functions as an advisory body through review of voluntary voting … [Read more...]

Welcome Coffee Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Rochester

Welcome Coffee September 5 The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Rochester is a social group of fun loving individuals that live in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy and its surrounding communities in Michigan. They create and maintain lasting friendships through a variety of programs, interests, and activities, with everything from Couples Pub Nights and Ladies Lunch groups to Book Clubs and Game Groups. New and long-term residents are welcome. To learn more about the club, attend the … [Read more...]

Community Resale with Junk in the Trunk

Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, August 17. Rochester area residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited to host Junk in the Trunk once again this summer,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have many vendors who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses and … [Read more...]

England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Clubs Supports Mental Health Initiatives and Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26 Mental and Emotional Health issues are a growing and underserved problem, both across the country and right here in the Rochester Area. Depression and anxiety are epidemic among out youth and teen suicide is on the rise. To help fight back, the Rochester Rotary Club decided to support Mental and Emotional Health initiatives and organizations including those supported by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Rotary … [Read more...]

Avon Players Invites Theatre-goers to the Party of the Season with ‘Mamma Mia!’

The Hits of Super-Group ABBA will have Audience Members of all Ages Dancing in their Seats The end may be in sight for the summer travel season, but Avon Players’ upcoming musical will whisk theatre-goers away to an idyllic setting for infectious pop tunes, sun-drenched romance, and nonstop fun with Benny Andersson and  Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, running September 6-21. On a small Greek island, Sophie (Mackenzie McIlroy) is soon to marry Sky (Salvatore Sbrocca). She dreams of a perfect … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall presents ‘Art in the Elements’

A Floral Exhibit and Tour Art in the Elements at Meadow Brook Hall runs August 22 through August 25. Drawing inspiration from Meadow Brook Hall’s 90th anniversary and the estate’s beautiful grounds, combined with the talent of floral artists from around the country, Art in the Elements is sure to delight nature, art and history lovers of all ages. Visitors can stroll through the woodland paths of The Great Estate to view over 20 large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. Then, step … [Read more...]