C.O.R.E. May 2012 Events

May is shaping up to be quite a busy month, so make sure you are clued in to all the great happenings around town!

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know
Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join Author Heather Sellers as she discusses her award-winning Michigan Notable Book, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know. It is the story of how Heather uncovered her past, which had long been obscured by a family’s extreme circumstances and by face blindness, a neurological disorder that prevents her from recognizing people by face. This apparent handicap turned out to be a remarkable gift that allowed her to “see” people as they truly were and gives her insights into the nature of family, forgiveness and love. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. Registration required. Call 248-650-7124 for more information.

Rochester Avon Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Meeting and program open to the public. Program: The U.S. Army & the Dawn of the Computer Age. Speaker: Carole M. Fischer. Call 586-201-2285 for more information.

Chrissa Stands Strong – American Girl Movie
Friday, May 4, 12:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
This free event will help your daughter find creative ways to stop bullying and will show her what it means to be a good friend. After viewing the movie, a short discussion will be held followed by a friendship activity. Space is limited. Call 248-656-3558 to register. A parent is encouraged to attend with the child. Sponsored by Rochester Area Youth Assistance.

Rochester Symphony Orchestra – A River Runs Through It
Friday, May 4, 8:00 p.m.
Adams High School, Adams Road, Rochester Hills
Final concert of the season featuring the winner of the Young Person Competition, a young violinist. Call 248–651-4181 for more information.

Teen Videogame Day
Saturday, May 5, 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 248-656-2900 for more information.

The Upper Room
Saturday, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 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.

Children Urban Bus Tour
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre, Troy
Bus leaves at 8:30 am for tour of “front line” ministries helping people in Detroit and Highland Park. Lunch at the  Cornerstone Bistro in Highland Park operated by the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Cost for buffet lunch is $12.00. Limited number of seats on the bus, so reserve yours today.  Call 248-933-7472 for more information.

Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner
Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner with Guest Speaker Gretchen Whitmer who is the Senate Minority Leader. Cost is $50. RSVP to Diane Young 248-453-5252

History of Baseball Cards
Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Jeff Kless will present a slideshow of the history of basball card collecting, including a discussion on how it has become a multi-million dollar industry. He will also discuss how to determine the value of baseball cards. Bring in some of your cards and Mr. Kless will provide appraisals after his presentation. Registration required. Call 248-656-2900 for more information.

Art and Craft Sale
Thursday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.
Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester
Art and Craft Sale. Open to the public. Call 248-608-0269 for more information.

Rainbow Connection Open House
Thursday, May 10, 5:00 p.m.
Rainbow Connection, 621 W. University, Rochester, MI
We survived the renovation! Join us in Celebration. RSVP online at www.rainbowconnection.org or by calling Kelly at 248-601-9474.

RJWC New Member Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Junior Woman’s Club
The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club holds meetings for new or prospective members the second Thursday of each month. Go to www.rhpl.org/rjwc/ to learn more, or contact Jennifer at 248-770-8073 or [email protected]

Rochester Jaycees Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Rochester Area Jaycees. Members of the Rochester chapter meet to network, socialize, and plan upcoming events. This event is open to the public and visitors are welcome to attend. Call 248-652-7777 for more information.

Signature Event
Friday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
The Older Persons’ Commission will host the Annual Signature Event on May 11,2012 at the Royal Park Hotel at 6:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the OPC ticket office weekdays from 8:30 to 3:30pm. For more information, please call 248-608-0254 or 248-608-0259.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Walking Tour
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Rochester
Tours conducted by Rod Wilson, Rochester-Avon Historical Society President. Tours begin at the Western Knitting Mills (at the northeast corner of the building. Tours will last about two hours. Reservations are not required. 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.

Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library Used Book Sale
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Pre-sale for members only, Thursday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday, Mary 18 & Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m.. Call 248-650-7179 for more information.

A Breath of Spring
Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, Sunday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.
Older Persons’ Comm. Auditorium, 650 Letica, Rochester
Full Impact Theater, a non-profit teen theater troupe presents this British comedy by playwright Peter Coke. Performances are at 7 pm on both 5/18 and 5/19 and 2 pm on both 5/19 and 5/20. Purchase discounted tickets online at: www.FullImpactTheater.org. $8 for seniors/students and $10 for general admission. Tickets available at the door for $10/$12. Call 248.609.9019 for more information.

Cantata – Experiencing God
Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
The special Spring Cabaret will be featured May 18 and 19th, 7 pm.
“Experiencing God”. Singers, dancers and community involvement. Enjoyment for all ages. Call 248-651-9097 for more information.

Spring Cabaret
Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine, Rochester:Event Type: All Ages
“Experiencing God”.  Singers, dancers and community involvement. Enjoyment for all ages. Contact Number: 248-651-6225

Literacy Is The Game Changer Around The World
Monday, May 21, 12:00 p.m.
Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester
LEARN MORE NOW @ OPC  Linda M. Pavonetti, Associate Professor from Oakland University and Vice President of the International Board on Books for Young People, will speak about youth literacy efforts around the world. Learn how you can have the greatest impact with your grandchildren through books. Includes a complimentary lunch provided by Guardian Angel Cemetary and Pixley Family. To register, please call 248-656-1403 by 11:00am, Friday, May 18. Learn More Now @OPC will occur quarterly.

Rochester Lions Club Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival
Saturday, May 26, 9:30 a.m.
Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th St., Rochester
Trophies in classes for custom cars, hot rods, street rods, street machine/pro street, muscle cars, Corvettes, pre-1950 classics, sports cars, 50s, 60s and 70s classics, trucks, specialty vehicles. Call 248-373-4229 for more information.

33rd Annual Festival of Cars
Sunday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.
Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th St., Rochester
Trophies in 24 classes: for original cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles/bikes/4 X 4s/SUVs/farm tractors. All vehicles must have been manufactured before 1985. Call 248-373-4229 for more information.

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