Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Hike Saturday October 26

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Hike, Saturday, October 26 The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society has partnered with the Rochester Hills Museum and several other communities to explore, preserve, and interpret the history of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal that attempted to cross Michigan in the 1830s. Only 16 miles were completed from Mt. Clemens to Rochester. Join several guides as we hike a two-mile stretch of the Canal starting at Riverbends … [Read more...]

Tribute 2 The Stars: Fall Variety Show at OPC

The 650 Players presents "Tribute 2 the Stars" The Older Persons' Commission (OPC) is bringing down the house with its latest show- Tribute to the Stars. The 650 Players will sing, dance and perform skits that will pay homage to their favorite entertainers including Lucille Ball, Olivia Newton John, Stevie Wonder and Patsy Cline. Lunch and Performance shows are October 29, 30 and 31 for $15 per ticket. Performance only shows are November 1 at 7:00 p.m. and a matinee on November 3 at 2:00 … [Read more...]

Oakland Professor Tells of World War II Daring During National Friends of Library Week

Oakland University professor Frank Cardimen will be the featured speaker at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 24 in the multipurpose room of the library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Cardimen’s presentation on “America’s Invasion at the ‘Underbelly’ of Europe” is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. and will follow the business portion of the Friends annual public meeting. A popular and engrossing speaker, … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 12 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Fall Activities Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pumpkin Lighting Date: Saturday, October 12 Location: The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Cost: $5 Museum Members; $8 Public; Children under two free - Admission collected the day of the event. Come and enjoy the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm’s signature … [Read more...]

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “The Vietnam War” with Rochester University Professor John Todd

Professor John Todd of Rochester University will present "The Vietnam War -- From Start to Finish" on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library Multipurpose Room. Todd served in the Army from 1968 to 1969 in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot but was shot down by the North Vietnamese. Following this life-changing event, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, earned his law degree from Georgetown Law School, and … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown,’ a Tony Award-winning comedy musical, coming to the Oakland University stage

Show provides a satirical look at a multitude of social issues Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Urinetown — a Tony Award-winning musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself — from Oct. 10 through Oct. 20 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. “Urinetown is a musical with catchy music and an incredibly funny script drenched in … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents “Spooktacular”

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its first concert of the 2019-2020 season, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Performing Arts Center located at 180 South Livernois (at Walton), Rochester Hills, MI. The concert is open to the public and free to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted. This music program features sounds of space travel and spooks we all hear at Halloween. Works include "Music for a Darkened Theatre," featuring film … [Read more...]

Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk

Neighborhood House Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk Tradition Returns this October Fall is approaching, which means it is time to register for a favorite fall tradition for families, runners, and walkers. Neighborhood House’s Scare Away Hunger 5K returns for its 9th year on Sunday, October 20. This is a great opportunity for runners, walkers, and families to get outdoors while helping those less fortunate right here in our community. This event, will again begin at Rochester University. … [Read more...]

Rochester Posed Winners Announced

Downtown Rochester held its 7th Annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 3. During the event twenty-two participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Album Covers. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including The Go-Gos, Elton John and Abbey Road. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events," said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission to include Vintage Apron Exhibit at Event, as well as all the usual 'Down on the Farm' favorites The Oakland Township Historic District Commission will share a Vintage Apron Exhibit at their annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit will celebrate the newly restored clothesline at Cranberry Lake Farm and showcase a collection of vintage aprons. The history of aprons goes back to the Middle … [Read more...]