Local Grant Creates Job Opportunities for Neighborhood House Clients

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has supported innovation and resilience for more than 30 years. With its powerful vision to “create permanent positive change in people’s lives,” CFSEM is providing a grant designed to support Neighborhood House’s Career Opportunities Validating Individual Development (COVID program). The funding for this $16,000 employment initiative grant assists clients who are looking to enhance their career development or gain additional training to … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 55th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2021-2022 season has a lineup with a show for everyone. “We’re excited to have several Michigan premieres and a North American drama premiere during our 55th season,” said Cheryl Marshall, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) managing director. “We’ve got a fabulous variety of shows and to top it all off we'll end with a great event in the summer!" After our previous season was cut short, we are glad to pick back up and reopen our doors with a world premiere of a new … [Read more...]

Explore the World of Bees with Honeybee Hangouts

This family friendly program, presented by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, explores the world of bees. Visit the Museum hives, try on a beekeeper's outfit, sample local honey, and create a beeswax candle on June 26. The Saturday morning event runs from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and costs $15 ($10 for museum members). The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. … [Read more...]

‘How I Became a Pirate’ with Shadow Signing for the Deaf

Oakland University presents ‘How I Became a Pirate,’ a children’s musical, June 3-5 When you’re a pirate, you don’t have to eat vegetables or go to bed at all. You can talk rough, sword fight, and say “Arrrgh!” any time you want. It’s a perfect life … except that there is no one to tuck you in at night, give you kisses, or read stories to you. What’s a pirate to do? Find out when Oakland University’s Department of Theatre presents How I Became a Pirate, a children’s musical, from June … [Read more...]

Historic Cemetery Stroll in the Heart of Downtown Rochester

The Rochester Hills Museum presents a Mount Avon Cemetery Tour Tuesday, June 22, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $10 per person ($8 for museum members), advance registration only. UPDATE: Second date added for July 20, registration required. Platted in 1826, this land embraces the souls of settlers. Find gravestones for the community’s earliest leaders, soldiers, poets, and philanthropists. The tour will examine the artwork of headstones and divulge the forgotten lives and stories of the past. Meet … [Read more...]

Difficult Experiences with the Secretary of State? Residents Asked to Share

Greater Rochester Residents can discuss Challenges with the Secretary of State (SOS) Appointment-Only System State Rep. Mark Tisdel has invited Greater Rochester residents to share their experiences with the appointment-only system for Michigan Secretary of State offices. Residents can share any difficulties they have experienced trying to book an appointment by filling out an online form. “During the pandemic, many neighbors, especially our senior citizens, in the Greater Rochester … [Read more...]

Launching into the Future with LaunchLab

Learn. Share. Launch. Grow.  LaunchLab, presented by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, is preparing for liftoff. LaunchLab is an online platform where participants can learn from local experts. The chamber will kickoff the new program at a live, hybrid event on Friday, June 4, at 9:00 a.m. The LaunchLab brand is a unique mixture of serious high-tech resources and networking within an exciting, engaging, and collaborative environment. LaunchLab’s main goal is to assist current … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Market, the place to be in Downtown Rochester

Celebrating its second season, Thursday Night Market will begin Thursday, June 3 and run through July 8 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. In a new location, on West Fourth Street (between Main St. and Walnut Blvd.). “Living and loving local is important to us here in Downtown Rochester,” said Taylor Clayton, Marketing Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “Now more than ever, we are all looking for ways to reconnect, the return of Thursday Night Market offers a great … [Read more...]

Adult Garden Series at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Bring a chair and enjoy a morning presentation by the Rochester Garden Club. This devoted volunteer organization has a plethora of local plant knowledge to share. Programs will be held in the Children’s Garden. In case of bad weather programs move indoors. No pre-registration required. The series runs on the following dates from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Adult Garden Series programs are free - donations are accepted. June 2              Favorite Annuals and PerennialsJune … [Read more...]

Suzanne Mallare Acton Steps Down as Rackham Choir Artistic Director

Suzanne Mallare Acton, a genre-defying conductor whose exacting musical standards and knack for experimentation transformed Rackham Choir, is stepping down as the choir’s artistic director after 25 years. Acton will continue to be music director/conductor for future performances of 'Too Hot To Handel' and will remain as a mentor to promising young singers in Rackham’s high school vocal internship program. Joe Jackson, Rackham’s long-time accompanist, is also leaving the choir, and will also … [Read more...]