Around the Town Recap ~ May 17 through May 19

The weekend is here and we’ve got a rundown of some of the great activities and events happening around town. Know of an event coming to the area that we should know about? Drop us a line at

“The Good Person of Szechwan”

Full Impact Theater invites you to experience German artist Bertolt Brecht’s engaging parable, “The Good Person of Szechwan,” under the creative vision of Full Impact Theater’s returning founder and director Dr. Lisa Hodge Kander. Its four live performances will have you both laughing and thinking at the intimate surroundings of the Ruth Cattell Auditorium in the OPC venue, 650 Letica Drive, located a stone’s throw from downtown Rochester’s Main Street. Opening night is Friday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. Shows also run on Saturday, May 18, at both 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., concluding on Sunday, May 19, with a 2:00 p.m. matinee.

“Frogs and Toads”

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting “Fascinating Frogs and Toads” on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Museum. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members admissions is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning the differences between frogs and toads and what role they play in the ecosystem. “Fascinating Frogs” will include a story, craft, and nature walk. To register for “Fascinating Frogs and Toads” call (248) 656-4663 or

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads.

Oakland County Auction

A classic 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle is among more than five dozen vehicles up for bid Saturday, May 18 at the annual Oakland County Spring Auction. Other great items include a variety of Air Jordan shoes, Tiffany jewelry, men’s Movado and Rolex watches, a Wurlitzer Electronic Organ, and a pallet of miscellaneous cell phones and accessories. Auction items were confiscated during criminal investigations or previously owned by county and local governments. The auction will be held at the county’s Vehicle Operations Building, 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 16 East, in Pontiac.

The public preview of all auction items will begin Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. Those who wish to inspect only the vehicles up for auction may do so Friday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The general auction gets under way at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by the vehicle auction at 11:00 a.m. Gates close at 3 p.m.

For more information, go to or call,  248-858-1015.

3rd Annual Paint Creek Crawl

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 3rd Annual Paint Creek Crawl event on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail and business districts from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “scavenger hunt-style” game, collecting unique “stamps” from various locations to be entered in a prize drawing.  The Grand Prize is a $500 Gift Card to Rochester Bike Shop!

Forms will also be available the day of the event. Registration and pre-registration check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, in Oakland Township. This year, it will end at the Rochester Mills Beer Co, 400 Water Street in Rochester around 12:00 p.m. Registered participants will receive a passport to collect the stamps, and there will be a prize drawing between 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. In addition to the Grand Prize, many other great prizes and coupons have been donated by local businesses.  For the safety of participants and other trail users, helmets must be worn while participating in the event



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