Rochester Symphony Guild hosts Christmas Luncheon December 9

The Rochester Symphony Guild is pleased to invite you to its annual Christmas Luncheon, Monday, December 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Royal Park Hotel Ballroom in Rochester. The holiday event features a delicious lunch and a musical performance by Matthew Duncan, vocalist, and entertainer. He is considered a pop crooner with a classical twist. Duncan was classically trained at the University of Michigan, and sings a wide range of music, from opera to jazz. The event also … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents ‘Sounds of the Holidays’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present their “Sounds of the Holidays” concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted. The concert will include, among others,” Christmas March” by Edwin F. Goldman, “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, Percy Grainger’s “Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon,” and Beethoven’s “Adagio Cantabile from the Sonata … [Read more...]

Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester on Monday, November 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show. The program will begin at 6:20 p.m. on E. Fourth Street with help from the Mayor, Channel 7 and a special appearance by the man in red, Santa … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Receives over $7K for ‘Just Us Girls Stroll’

The downtown community came together for a great cause when 19 downtown Rochester shops participated in the inaugural “Just Us Girls Stroll.” It was an event created by Valerie Keuten, Pamela Krampf and Dianne Elnicky. Owners of Plain and Fancy Gift Shop, Antiques and Fine Jewelry by Pamela and Sole Sisters. Additional shops that participated were Aurum Design, Bellissima Bridal, Final Touch Designs, 4th Street Boutique, Hello Fancy, Holy Cannoli, Janet Varner, Kimi K Salon, LeConte Mens … [Read more...]

Holiday Farmers’ Market is Back for the Season in Downtown Rochester

Looking for farm fresh flavors this winter? Look no further than the Downtown Rochester Winter Farmers’ Market. Now open for its fourth season on Thursdays, the market will conveniently take place indoors at the Rochester Fire Department. The Fire Department is located at 277 Second Street, directly across the street from the regular farmers’ market lot. “We’re excited for the return of the Holiday Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings. It gives attendees the chance to not only enjoy … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Is A Holiday Tradition

For almost three-quarters of a century, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. The first annual sale began just after World War II in 1946, when telephones were a novelty and radios outnumbered televisions. Today, information is at our fingertips and it is just as easy to call an international friend, as it is a next-door neighbor. However, the allure of a local marketplace chock full of delightful holiday arrangements, gifts and edibles … [Read more...]

Holiday Sip & Shop at OPC

Sip & Shop is the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) annual holiday shopping event. This year, it’s on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Sip & Shop offers shoppers a variety of vendors all under one roof, so grab your friends and spend an evening shopping and socializing. For just $5, attendees can peruse items from local merchants, sip a holiday-themed drink, and be entered to win raffle prizes. Complimentary light refreshments will also be available. Each vendor will … [Read more...]

Explore the Beauty of South Korea with the Rochester Hills Public Library

For many, South Korea is a little known country on a distant side of the globe, but for Mariya Fogarasi it was home. She’ll be take patrons on a tour of the beautiful country, and share her stories from her four years living in South Korea. “Many people don’t realize how stunningly beautiful South Korea is, or how powerful their past has been,” said Fogarasi, “I’m delighted to highlight the beauty and rich history of South Korea with the community.” South Korea was a Japanese colony … [Read more...]

Ring in the Holidays with Avon Players’ ‘Forever Christmas’

Enjoy the music of the season and laugh alongside your loved ones at this original variety show Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running November 29 - December 14 in Rochester Hills, MI. Do you remember gathering with the family, freshly popped popcorn in hand, around the 19-inch color television set to watch Christmas specials from the likes of Bob Hope, Perry … [Read more...]

‘Blue Stockings’ opens Nov. 14 at Oakland University

The play follows four young women as they fight for the right to graduate. The men were firmly planted at Cambridge University until young women arrived. Were they really allowed to be there? Witness the intellectual excitement of 1896, when gender and love become part of the equation as Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance present the play Blue Stockings from Nov. 14 through Nov. 24 at the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. “Blue Stockings is about the women and men … [Read more...]