Sparring Coworkers Find Love Right under Their Noses in Avon Players’ ‘She Loves Me’

A charming shop in pre-war Budapest serves as the setting for this musical romp    Avon Players’ 75th anniversary season continues with the candy-colored romantic musical She Loves Me running February 4-19.  Adam Wager as “Georg” and Caitlin O’Brien as “Amalia.” Photo Credit Bryan Clifford Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia (Caitlin O’ Brien) and Georg (Adam Wager), who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks … [Read more...]

Augmented Reality – What is it All About?

Smart Towns will host Dr. Khalid Mirza, founding director of Oakland University's Augmented Reality Center (ARC), at Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. In this program, Dr. Mirza will explain augmented reality and how it may be on the verge of changing our lives. ARC was founded with the support and expertise of an Industrial Advisory Board, and Oakland University and College for Creative Studies faculty to provide a learning platform … [Read more...]

The Boogie Woogie Kid at the OPC

The Boogie Woogie Kid, Matthew Ball, is coming to the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) to help kick off the New Year on Thursday, January 13 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. An internationally acclaimed performer, Matthew’s high-energy, toe-tapping show will have the audience swinging and swaying with classic Ragtime, Boogie-woogie, Jazz & Blues favorites from the 20’s, 30’s & 40’s. The pianist/singer/songwriter is described as ‘a boogie-woogie master’ with the "fastest fingers in the … [Read more...]

The 19th Century Evolution of Football

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “The 19th Century Evolution of Football” with historian Jim Craft on January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Craft will recount the history of football's early forms, beginning with folk football, through how the game was played between 1863 and 1913, and on to the three most major forms of football known today: Soccer, Rugby Union, and Gridiron (American). This event is open to RHPL cardholders (if there is room, the … [Read more...]

‘Nana Does Vegas’ has Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre

Win big with this comic farce running January 5 through 30, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naughty Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland … [Read more...]

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow

The Downtown Rochester Snowglow will take place on Friday, January 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 15 from 12 noon – 9:00 p.m. The Snowglow will include over 40 ice sculptures lining the streets, an ice carving competition on W. 4th Street, marshmallow roasting with the Lions’ Club on E. 3rd, shopping, fireworks each night and of course, The Big, Bright Light Show. This is year’s ice sculpture theme is “Safari." Family and friends will see safari animals including … [Read more...]

Vision Boarding at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “Vision Boarding” with Courtney Jones on January 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Ring in 2022 by setting an intention around your health and well-being with a vision board to remind you of your goals and intentions throughout the year. This event is open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required. To register, visit calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. The library will provide supplies. … [Read more...]

Interactive Indian Classical Dance

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “Interactive Indian Classical Dance,” a session and performance with Oindrila Bhar on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Bhar will perform and explain the history of Odissi, an ancient classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India. This event is open to RHPL cardholders (if there is room, the program will open to the public one week before). … [Read more...]

‘Doing the Most Good’ at the Royal Park

The Royal Park Hotel team is deeply honored to have been awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good Award,” after raising more than $200,000 for Salvation Army efforts throughout the past 12 years.  At the Royal Park Hotel, doing good is at the heard of its mission, and we are excited to be a part of this year’s Hope Marches On campaign.  At the awards ceremony on September 15, members of our team received the award and recommitted to keep striving toward doing all we can … [Read more...]

Oakland University Announces Move to Begin Winter Semester Online

When Mandatory Vaccines and Mask Mandates are Not Enough In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, most of Oakland University’s Winter 2022 courses, including hybrid and in-person classes, will start in an online only format on Wednesday, January 5. Barring a further need to respond to pandemic conditions, classes will return to their previously scheduled delivery formats on Tuesday, January 18. A small subset of Winter 2022 courses – such as labs, lab-based research, and … [Read more...]