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Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots

On February 2 at 7:00 p.m., the Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots” at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town Rd., Rochester, MI.  Attendees of the program will have the opportunity to meet three Patriot Players from America's Colonial past – Benjamin Franklin, … [Read More...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Winter Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is getting the new year off to a big start with its winter used book sale set for January 25-29. The bargains are all in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Presale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday January 25 from 5:30 to … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘Birthday Club’ is Cause for Celebration!

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) kicks off the new year in a big way with the Michigan premiere of the jubilant Birthday Club, running now through Sunday, February 5, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. From the pen of playwright Phil Olson, Birthday Club is set in the present day and features Cheryl (Lynnae Lehfeldt), Emily … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Make a Date to See the Fearless and Funny ‘Calendar Girls’ at Avon Players

Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka was right on the money when he sang, “I love, I love, I love my calendar girl.” Or in this case, I loved the opening night of Avon Players’ spirited production of Calendar Girls, running now until Saturday, January 28 in Rochester Hills, MI. If the name of this play sounds familiar, chances are you may have seen the … [Read More...]

Fire & Ice Festival is Back in Downtown Rochester

“The Fire & Ice Festival is a fun-filled opportunity to get out of the house, even in the depths of winter, to enjoy some fresh air and regain a sense of community,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “The event attracts thousands of people from across the region to get a taste of how joyful and active winter can really be.” Ice … [Read More...]

A Story of Sikhs in America comes to the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Dr. Arifa Javed, documentary filmmaker and sociology professor, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room to screen her film, The Season in the Mist: A Story of Sikhs in America. This Michigan-made documentary interviews members of the Sikh minority among Indian immigrants and … [Read More...]

Get Your Home Tested for Radon

Oakland County Encourages Home Radon Testing During National Radon Action Month Radon test kits are half-price ($5) at Health Division offices during January. Environmental Health Service hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Radon testing kits are half-off at Oakland County Health Division offices during the month … [Read More...]

Michigan Premiere of ‘Birthday Club’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Comedy runs January 11 through February 5, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University Throughout the year, five women gather to celebrate their birthdays. They celebrate, commiserate, and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth, and kids, sure that with enough work—and another drink—they can solve any problem … [Read More...]

Avon Players Presents Heartwarming Comedy ‘Calendar Girls’

Friends navigate loss by taking bold actions and find that the world is watching  See how far a group of friends will go to bring attention to a good cause and how that attention alters their relationships as Avon Players presents Calendar Girls running January 13-28. When Annie's (Lesa Bydalek) husband John (Anthony Sherman) dies of leukemia, … [Read More...]

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