COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION RESOURCE EXCHANGE (CORE) April Events 2012

There’s plenty to do around town this April. Check it out:

Friends’ Children and Teen Used Book Sale
Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Used book sale for children and teens. All books $.50

Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31
Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson take readers back in time with their 2011 Michigan Notable Book, Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike—From Sand Trails to US-31. The historic West Michigan Pike, originally M-11, was the first continuous, improved road between Michigan City and Mackinaw City. This route along the Lake Michigan coast opened West Michigan to automobile travel and tourism. The book is a pictorial history of this famous road and depicts the adventure and romance of motoring on Michigan’s most prominent early highway. Vintage postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera illustrate this journey as you time-travel through the beautiful West Michigan landscape and quaint towns, and other stops along the road. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Avon Historical Society
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Meeting and program open to the public. Program: Rochester Grangers Speaker: TBA

Teen Videogame Day
Saturday, April 7, 2:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Drop in for some teen-only freeplay- we have Super Smash Bros. Brawl, DJ Hero, Rock Band 2, Mario Kart, and more. No registration required. Games will be rated T or E. Call 248-656-2900 for more information.

The Upper Room
Saturday, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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. www.RochesterUpperRoom.org Call 248 651-9097 or 248 340-1035.

Newcomer’s Book Group
Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
If you are new to this country and want to improve your English Language skills, then join this fun discussion group. Registration begins Monday, January 9 and is limited to residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For more information, contact Outreach Services at 248-650-7150. Instructor: Elana Izraeli

RJWC New Member Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
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 Jennifer at 248-770-8073 or dolittle2748307@yahoo.com.

Blood Drive
Monday, April 16, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
Pre-register if possible. Walk-ins are accepted also. Call 248-651-6225.

How to Break Common Childhood Myths
Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
How to Break 10 Common Childhood Myths was developed by a mother-son teaching duo, Diane and Chad Finkbeiner. Diane has nearly forty years of classroom experience ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade and has seen just about everything kids are capable of. Chad had been a formal educator since 2006. Prior to this career change, he had been an extreme sports instructor and counselor for nearly a decade. Their book is designed to help parents understand common obstacles faced during child rearing and to offer possible solutions to guide and support children of all ages. Through their combined teaching experiences, the Finkbeiners identified a critical need: children need help in becoming independent and responsible. Their ultimate goal is to offer parental guidance that will help children become productive members of our society. After the presentation books will be available for purchase. To register to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

C.O.R.E. Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 8:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Meadow Brook Theatre Guilds’ Luncheon on the Aisle

Thursday, April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Meadow Brook Theater at Oakland University
Boutique shopping, raffle, bake sale, lunch and scenes from the musical, “My Hometown”. For more information, call 248-377-3300.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Thursday, April 19, 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 Multipurpose Room and proceed to various areas of the library.

What is Good for General Motors? Solving America’s Industrial Conundrum
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Thomas A Crumm, an insider exposes the strategic decisions that have caused the foundation of America’s industrial sector to crumble, then lays out a plan for its restoration. The author led GM Chairman John Smale’s Scenario Planning Staff in the mid-1990s and Roger Smith’s development of a Saturn expansion proposal in the late-1980s after a career in GM plant operations designing and managing manufacturing systems. After the presentation books will be available for purchase. To register to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Sunday Concert: Full Throttle
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Full Throttle has been entertaining audiences for over 5 years with well-tuned vocal harmonies and a great sense of humor and style. Our dedication to the doo wop style and song originality of the 1950’s and 60’s, takes you back to the days when ‘sock hops’ and ‘cruisin’ was all the rage. We’ll make you want to get up and dance and sing along to the songs you remember from “back then” with a mixture of classic songs sung by groups such as The Cadillacs, The Tokens, The Del Vikings, and Dion and The Belmonts… just to name a few! To register to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Lost and Found: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Honor the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by submerging yourself in Michigan’s maritime history. Dozens of shipwrecks rest in the cold, clear water in Lake Michigan where the freshwater maintains them in a nearly timeless state of preservation. Shipwreck hunter, author, and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Valerie van Heest, will take you on a journey of search and discovery as she explores these wrecks that span the history of shipping on the Great Lakes. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. To register to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Authors in April Autograph Celebration
Wednesday, April 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Bring your books and cameras and meet the 2012 Authors in April. Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Mary Casanova, Barbara O’Connor and Shelley Pearsall will be on hand for short conversations, photos and autographs. Books will be available for purchase in the Friends Library store and at the party. For more information, call 248-650-7142.
Chuckles for Charity
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak
Comedy Show Fundraiser for Assistance League of South East MI. Show starts at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m. for snacks, door prizes, cash raffle, open seating. Headline comedian: Mike Green. Tickets: $35.00 each. Must be at least 18. Tickets available at ReSale Connection, 204 S. Main Street, downtown Rochester or send check to Assistance League Attn: Betty, 3128 Walton Blvd. PMB 247, Rochester Hills, Mi. 48309. 248-656-0414. www.semich.assistanceleague.org

Symphony of Style
Thursday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester
Lunch and fashion show, plus shopping boutiques sponsored by the Rochester Symphony Guild.

Hats Off to Spring!
Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
You’ve seen her hats in the Library Display case, now Lori Hoffman will discuss the history of her new collection of hats ranging from pre-Civil War to the 1950s. Hoffman, a collector of hats for over 20 years, will bring more than 80 hats that will be modeled and displayed. To register to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Rummage Sale
Friday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
Bring all items to be sold at the Church Rummage Sale – April 23-25. Come buy your desired treasures April 27-28 from 9-5 pm on Friday and 9-1 pm Saturday.

Gifts for All God’s Children For the Children Concert
Sunday, April 29, 3:30 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church, 1011 W. University, Rochester
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Choir, Lutheran High Northwest Jazz Band, Higher Praise Youth Dancers, St. John Children’s Choir, Lutheran City Ministries Boys and Girls Choir, St. Paul Children’s Choir will perform. For more information, call 248-933-7472. Urban and suburban choirs, dancers and jazz band perform in an unforgettable afternoon concert. A freewill offering will be taken with all the proceeds used to meet needs of at risk children in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Also, diaper and hygiene products will be collected at the door.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room
Open to the public. Schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org

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