Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years. RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. The … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Gives Back to Ten Charitable Organizations

Over the past month, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) was proud to present more than $4000.00 in donations to 10 charitable organizations. Each April, RJWC reviews requests submitted by local organizations requesting assistance. This year the following organization where chosen to receive donations: The Ashley McCormick Flu Foundation and Ashley’s Bridge, Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, Career Dress, Faith Works Michigan, Meadow Brook Hall, New Day Foundation for … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Fishing 101 at Spencer Park this Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Fishing 101 at Spencer Park The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Fishing 101 on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Spencer Park. Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Environmental Educator, will show how fun and easy fishing can be. Children 7 and up are welcome. During this program guests will learn how to tie a fishing knot, properly cast, and safely remove a fish from their fishing line. Limited … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Third Annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom Tickets are now on sale for one of the Rochester area’s must-attend events, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s third annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser. This year’s soiree is set for Saturday, March 12. Taking place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester, the evening provides a lively mix of sustenance and knowledge for $50 per person … [Read more...]

Happy Hibernation Comes to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Join Patrick Endres, the museum’s environmental educator, for a fun afternoon learning about why animals hibernate on Saturday, November 28 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. “What better way to learn about hibernation than through storytelling, crafts, and fun outdoor games?” says Endres. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. To register for Happy Hibernation call (248) 656-4663 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November 27 Saturday, November 28 Friday, December 4 Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 11 Saturday, December 12 Friday, December 18 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Presents a Veterans Day Book Unveiling & Talk 

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host a Veterans Day Book Unveiling and Talk on Wednesday, November 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m. join Laura Cassar as she unveils her new children’s book – Ranger: A PTSD Service Dog that features a story about dogs trained to assist veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Copies of the book will be available for sale. Guests will also be able to meet a real PTSD service dog and the organization that trains these … [Read more...]

Tour the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting a Clinton Kalamazoo Tour on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first mass transit system in Rochester was a canal that ended in our community in 1838 – it was part of the first public works project in the State of Michigan. Is it still here today? During the tour, guests will be able to walk along parts of the canal, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway. Guests are … [Read more...]