Paint Creek Junction Ribbon Cutting on National Trails Day

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission and the Paint Creek Trailways Commission invites guests to celebrate the grand opening of the trailhead on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m., National Trails Day. Help inaugurate Oakland Township’s newest park facilities with activities that highlight this park’s railroad and trolley history, including a ribbon cutting and recognition ceremony, light refreshments, and railroad-themed giveaways. The grand opening will celebrate this park’s … [Read more...]

‘Noises Off’ wraps up season at Meadow Brook Theatre

Backstage farce runs May 31 through June 25, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University. In Noises Off, we join the cast of the fictional play “Nothing On” for a hysterical peek behind the curtain. In only hours they’ll be faced with opening night. Will they be able to pull things together? If they do, will they manage to keep them together for the run of their play, or will the flubbed lines, falling trousers, and flying sardines keep the show from going on? Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, … [Read more...]

The Rochester Elevator is Coming Down

The rumors of the Rochester Elevator, back in 2015, are coming true. Established in 1880 by Charles and Albert Griggs, two brothers, the Elevator was the oldest business in Rochester. It closed April 1, 2023 for good. In 2016, it was suggested that the property would be renovated into condominiums. The Rochester Elevator, as it looked in April 2015 - photo by Michael Dwyer Many social media posts and rally calls to save the building have been around for years, but the recking ball and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Youth Council Cultural Togetherness Fair

The Rochester Hills Youth Council will be celebrating a Cultural Togetherness Fair on Saturday May 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rochester University’s Garth Pleasant Arena.  The purpose of the diverse event is to celebrate, recognize, and educate others about the many cultures in our community along with offering authentic food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Free food will be provided by a number of restaurants and cultural organizations within the Oakland County area, including … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Announces New Initiatives to Fund and Support History and Culture in the Community

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) is pleased to announce two major funding initiatives in the first quarter of 2023. Early in the year, the society established the Rochester-Avon Historical Society Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for eligible Oakland University (OU) students with a passion for history.   Kelly Brault, CRFE, senior director of annual giving and special audiences at Oakland University (left) and Tiffany Dziurman, president, Rochester-Avon Historical … [Read more...]

Dedication of Fox Nature Preserve

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission and the Board of Trustees invites guests to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. Explore rustic trails that wind through open fields and woodlands and learn about this park’s natural and cultural heritage. The trail entrance is located at 1627 West Predmore Road in Oakland Township and includes a parking area. Light refreshments will be served after the ribbon cutting and recognition ceremony. The purchase … [Read more...]

Fall in Love at First Sight with Avon Players’ Musical Rom-Com ‘First Date’

Crowd-pleasing comedy chronicles the horrors, humiliations, and occasional happy surprises of blind dating. The classic romantic comedy setup of two mismatched suitors navigating the minefield of relationships gets a fresh musical treatment as Avon Players presents First Date running May 26-June 10. When blind date newbie Aaron (Adam Silorey) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Lori Smith), a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious exploration of modern … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Hosts 13th Annual Deck Art Competition

This year, over 400 artists from all over metro Detroit, as well as almost 40 Downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2023. In its thirteenth installment, Deck Art is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists submit one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be on display in Downtown Rochester businesses beginning May 11 and will be celebrated with a two-day event on May 11 & 12. “Deck Art continues to grow and evolve year … [Read more...]

Makers’ Market invites Artists, Crafters, and Collectors to Downtown Rochester

Registration is open for Downtown Rochester’s newest event - Downtown Rochester Makers’ Market. The market is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is located on W. Fourth Street in downtown Rochester. The market will consist of unique artisan vendors, crafters, vintage collectors and, makers selling their handcrafted goods, wares, and other specialty items during the event. “We are really excited to host the first annual Makers’ Market,” said Jenna O’Dell, … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit, and Wisdom Returns April 29

It’s time to get ready for one of the Rochester area’s annual prime social events — The Friends of the Rochester Hills Library’s Wine, Wit, and Wisdom. Set for Saturday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the library’s downtown location at 500 Olde Town Road, the evening consists of entertaining and informative speakers, beverages and food, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Because alcohol will be served, guests must be 21 or older. Each guest will have the … [Read more...]