Paint Creek Trail Hosts 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 14th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 6, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk.  Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run Two options are being offered to participants – a 1 mile family-friendly walk or a 5k round-trip walk or run on the Paint Creek … [Read more...]

Take a Ride on The Magical Mural Tour in Downtown Rochester

This fall, Downtown Rochester will host the Magical Mural Tour. The event will see 4’ x 8’ pop up murals all around downtown. The Tour begins on September 6 and will continue through September 30. This year’s tour will feature 19 artists from across Metro Detroit. Carolyn Soma Shoemaker - A Burst of Nature “We love any opportunity that introduces art into Downtown Rochester,” stated Kristi Trevarrow, Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). “The Magical … [Read more...]

September 11, The Day That Changed the World

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is honored to participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Reopens with World Premiere of ‘FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical’

Inspired by Reba McEntire’s hit recording, FANCY is the story of a young girl turned out of her mother’s house with nothing but her guitar and the clothes on her back. Her dreams come true as she rises to country music superstardom, but at what cost? Originally scheduled to end the 2019-2020 season, the world premiere of FANCY kicks off Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) return to live theatre. The chart-topping, crossover hits include “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Before He Cheats,” “Take This Job and … [Read more...]

Story Garden Grand Opening with Plein Air Art Show

A garden to honor Helen S. Williams has been developed at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township. She was known as the ‘Pied Piper of Reading’ and ‘The Story Lady.’ The garden’s theme focuses on seven of Helen’s favorite children’s books, which make up the seven sections of the garden. The Grand Opening will be Friday, September 10, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at 388 W. Predmore Road in Oakland Township, and is open to the public. The rain date is September 11 at 10:00 a.m. Helen lived at … [Read more...]

Road Commission Still Seeking to Hire Full-Time Road Workers

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues the effort to hire people who want to help keep Oakland County great by helping to maintain the county road system. “We think of these people as ‘road warriors’,” said Dennis Kolar, RCOC Managing Director. “These are the front-line workers who handle the day-to-day maintenance necessary to keep our roads open and in good shape. This is truly a great way to be a vital part of your community and to make a difference in the lives of … [Read more...]

A Colorful History of American League Baseball Parks

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “A Colorful History of American League Baseball Parks” on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room. Presented by Paul Hinz, a baseball enthusiast, sit back and experience the evolution of the original ballparks of the eight Charter Members of the American League in this informative presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. … [Read more...]

Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation with Marney Rich Keenan

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes journalist and author Marney Rich Keenan for an online discussion of her book, The Snow Killings, about the horrific crimes of an Oakland County serial killer in the 1970s. The program will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. Keenan is a journalist whose work spans four decades, including 26 years as an award-winning reporter and columnist for The Detroit News. The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland County Child Killer … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents ‘Visiting Michigan Cider Mills’

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Michigan Cider Mills” as part of its popular lunchtime Brown Bag program series on Tuesday, September 7, at 12 noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Did you know Michigan is home to more than a hundred cider mills? Spread across the state, these independently owned, local businesses celebrate the best the fall harvest provides. Farm fresh produce, honey, baked goods, and old-fashioned candies are just some of the local … [Read more...]

Rep. Tisdel to Host Office Hours on August 23 at Library

State Rep. Mark Tisdel invites Greater Rochester residents to join him for office hours on Monday, August 23. Tisdel, of Rochester Hills, will hold office hours at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend. Tisdel looks forward to meeting with people to discuss his work in the Legislature and hear their input. Tisdel represents Michigan’s 45th House … [Read more...]