C.O.R.E. July 2012 Events

There are still a couple of weeks left in June, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next phase of summer fun with these great local events:

Parenting Class – STEP
Monday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine Street, Rochester
Because parents like to be involved in understanding their children’s development, behavior and emotions, a local class is being offered to help parents learn to release stress and tensions.
Called STEP classes (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), they offer parents, guardians, grandparents and caretakers a realistic approach to meeting the challenges of children today. Through the support groups, persons become actively involved in discussing common concerns and learning specific child-training techniques. The Early Childhood STEP class is 7 sessions, held on Mondays starting June 18th from 7:30 – 9 p.m. $90 STEP and STEP/teen class is 8 sessions, held on Thursdays starting June 21st from 7:30 – 9 p.m. $100 Purchase your book the first night of class for $15.To register for either of the 2 STEP classes or for more information call Barbara A. Barnes LMSW at 248 651-9097.

Rochester Kiwanis Music in the Park
Thursday, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th Street, Rochester
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for an evening of music and fun! Everyone’s invited to the Rochester Municipal Park for six free concerts featuring a variety of entertainment starting with La Compagnie, A Musical Dance Troupe.  Call 248-656-0560 for more information.

Teen Videogame Day
Saturday, July 7, 2:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Drop in for some teen-only freeplay- we have Super Smash Bros. Brawl, DJ Hero, Rock Band 2, Mario Kart, and more. No registration required. Games will be rated T or E. Call 248-650-7183 for more information.

Saturday, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
“A Gathering Place for Today’s Teens.” Every Saturday night teenagers from 6th through 12th grades gather together to see friends, play board games, dance, play Wii, ping pong, pool, basketball, talent shows, etc. $5 for the evening includes food and activities. Scholarships are available, if needed.
Endorsed by the church, Rochester/Auburn Hills Community Coalition and Rochester America’s Pride.
www.RochesterUpperRoom.org Call 248 651-9097 or 248 340-1035.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Walking Tour
Thursday, July 19, 7:00 p.m.
Tours conducted by the president of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Rod Wilson. Tours begin at the Western Knitting Mills (Water Street at the northwest corner of the building). Tours last approximately two hours. Look for the man with the top hat. Cost is $5, for non-members, $3 for seniors and students. Call 248-651-6178 for more information.

Summer Reading Club Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers
Thursday, July 19, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join us to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Copies of the book are available upon registration, which begins June 21 and is open to those who work or reside in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. You may register online through the Schedule of Events calendar at www.rhpl.org or by calling 650-7130. For further information, please contact Rebekah at 248-650-7132 or rebekah.craft@rhpl.org.

King Lear Preview
Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Full Impact, a Rochester area teen theater company, will share a 30 minute preview of their summer production of King Lear. All ages welcome! Call 248-650-7183 for more information.

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Summer Mini Used Book Sale
Thursday, July 26, 4:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 10:00 AM-4:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Limited categories of books, primarily fiction and biographies, as well as some travel, cookbooks, foreign language, science fiction . Call 248-650-7178 for more information.

Vacation Bible School
Monday, July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 9:00 a.m. – noon
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine Street,  Rochester
Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old through 5th grade. Pre-register at First Congregational Church, 248-651-6225, Lyndsay Carey, Director.

33rd Annual Dobson Open
Monday, July 30, 9:30 a.m.
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester
33rd Annual Dobson Open. Hosted by Rainbow Connection founder,  Mr. L.  Brooks Patterson. Participants receive breakfast, golf, lunch at the turn, cocktails and formal dinner.  Featuring live entertainment, silent and live auction,  and Wish family presentation. Additional Information: Golfer Registration $275 per golfer and Dinner only tickets $75 per person.  Call 248-601-9474 for more information.

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