Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester Writers announce Second Annual Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers have once again partnered for the second annual Author Fair featuring local and regional writers in a variety of genres. This year the event will be online and include nearly thirty local authors in recorded on-camera interviews. The interviews will debut in a live stream on RHPL's YouTube channel on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, beginning at 11 a.m. each day.  Then, on Monday November 30, the library … [Read more...]

Coco-Ray Pop-Up Shop To Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Donations to the New Day Foundation

As a special GivingTuesday event, Coco-Ray Boutique will host a holiday shopping fundraiser to benefit New Day Foundation for Families on Tuesday, December 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the pop-up shop located in the Village of Rochester Hills at 346 N. Adams, across from Woodhouse Day Spa. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Enjoy music and snacks while browsing Coco-Ray’s selection … [Read more...]

Support Small and Shop Local after Thanksgiving

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester for a two-day shopping event after Thanksgiving. This year Downtown Rochester is celebrating Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday to encourage patrons to shop small and give big this holiday season. Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are days dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses. Plaid Friday takes place November 27, shoppers are encouraged to wear plaid and head to Downtown Rochester for a fun day of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Open Virtually and By Appointment

In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ New Emergency Order, the Rochester Hills City Hall, the Rochester Hills Department of Public Services Building, and the Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm will be closed to the public effective November 18, 2020 through January 3, 2021. City Hall will reopen on January 4, 2021. Offices will be minimally staffed. However, if a matter requires you to meet with an employee, you may call City Hall to set up an … [Read more...]

Oakland University to present virtual, staged reading of playwright Kitty Dubin’s ‘The Marriage Spectrum’ on Nov. 20

Play examines the impact on a marriage of having a child on the autism spectrum The Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation, Oakland University’s Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES), and the Oakland University Department of Theatre will present a virtual, staged reading of The Marriage Spectrum at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 on YouTube. The play, written by OU Lecturer and Award-Winning Playwright Kitty Dubin and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre David Gram, The Marriage … [Read more...]

Snowplow Drivers Needed for Part-Time Work with the Road Commission for Oakland County

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is in the process of reviewing its winter operations with its truck drivers and preparing its trucks and plows in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. Oakland County Snowplow Truck Again this year, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers to augment its full-time staff. The agency plans to hire 25 to 35 temporary drivers. “Due to the seasonality of the essential services we provide, these part-time … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail to See Major Improvements

Clinton River Trail in Pontiac just west of Bagley Street In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund. This grant will be combined with matching funds from the City of Pontiac, City of Sylvan Lake, FCRT, Pontiac Funders Collaborative, and other private sources for a total … [Read more...]

Holiday Farmhouse Tours

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Van Hoosen Farmhouse Christmas Tours with old Christmas cards, family gifts, community cookbooks, and a 10-foot Christmas tree in the library. $9 per adult ($6 for members) and $5 for seniors or students. Holiday Farmhouse Tours Register by 12 noon the Friday before the date of the desired visit. November 28, 29December 6, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 The Welcome Center has numerous videos and exhibits on local history and the … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Moves Online

This year, the Rochester Garden Club will move its popular Gifts and Greens Market to an online sales format. On November 15, the club will post its catalog filled with unique, handmade holiday themed gifts, as well as beautifully decorated table arrangements made with fresh greens. Gifts & Greens Market Moves Online Their loyal customers have been buying these same lovely items at the in-person Gifts and Greens Market over the past 74 years. The catalog will be on the website from … [Read more...]

Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is offering free virtual and self-guided programs to residents and neighbors over the next few months as the weather becomes chillier. These programs are free, but registration is required. Visit the registration website for more information and additional programs. Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Yoga – Oakland Township Parks and Recreation has partnered with Rochester’s Red Lotus Yoga and Up Dog Yoga to offer two different … [Read more...]