C.O.R.E. October Events

Church Rummage Sale
Monday, October 1-6
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine St., Rochester
Bring items to the First Congregational Church, 1315 N. Pine, Rochester, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-5 pm. On Thursday at 6 – 8 pm. come to the pre-sale for $5 per person. On Friday, 9-5 pm, prices as marked. Saturday, bag day from 9 to 1 pm. Any questions, ask for Karen Dvorak, chairperson, 248-651-6225.

Rochester Rotary Lobster Fest
Friday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Cocktails, dining, lobster, entertainment. Call 248-651-3555 for more information.

Teen Video Game Day
Saturday, October 6, 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.

The Upper Room
Saturday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 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. The Upper Room is endorsed by the church, Rochester/Auburn Hills Community Coalition and Rochester America’s Pride.  Call 248 651-9097 or 248 340-1035 or www.RochesterUpperRoom.org for more information.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Walking Tour
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Rochester
Tours conducted by Rod Wilson, president of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Tours begin at the Western Knitting Mills (Water Street at the northwest corner of the building). Tours last about
two hours. Look for the man with the top hat. Cost is $5 for non-members and $3 for seniors and students. Call 248-651-6178 for more information.

Sunday Concert: Keith Gamble Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Join us for an afternoon of jazz from saxophonist Keith Gamble who will be performing contemporary and traditional standards as well as his original songs. Keith Gamble will also be joined by Mike Evans on piano, Donnie Wilson playing bass, and Dave Cheney on drums. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Cuban Missile Crisis- A Film and Discussion Series
Tuesday, October 9 & October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
October 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous showdown of the Cold War. To reflect on this event and consider its relevance for today, RHPL hosts Professor Greg Sumner for a viewing and discussion of the acclaimed film Thirteen Days, which details the challenges President Kennedy faced in confronting Soviet aggression and managing the “hawks” in his own government. Attendees will be encouraged to share their memories of that harrowing time, when the world seemed on the brink of a nuclear conflagration. Dr. Sumner, professor of 20th Century American History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will introduce and facilitate the two-evening film and discussion program. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Art and Craft Sale
Thursday, October 11, 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.

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club New Member Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
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 Kathy at 586-871-7832 or kml@wowway.com.

Rochester Jaycees Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 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. For more information, call 248-652-7777.

The Spirit Seeker and The Skeptic
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
This dual speaker presentation features Sandy Lyons, author of Michigan’s Most Haunted and Colorado’s Most Haunted, and Robert Elmouchi, a skeptic with a scientific approach to the paranormal. Sandy will discuss her research for her book and present stories from her book. Robert will discuss paranormal ideas throughout the ages and why it is important to study the paranormal utilizing the scientific approach. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. To register go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Five Star Singles Connection presents Dr Firas Karmo MD – Cosmetic Surgery
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Speaker: Dr. Firas Karmo M.D. will speak on Cosmetic Surgery: Procedures to Enhance your Appearance”.
Presentation is free and open to the Public. Call 248-650-3739 for more information.

Rochester Crop Walk
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Crop Walk starts at the Rochester Municipal Park and walkers from area churches and organizations walk through the park and the downtown area. 25% of funds raised by walkers benefit Rochester Area Neighborhood House and Rochester Community House. The remaining funds benefit people in need in other parts of the US and third world countries. The walk is open to all interested community members.
Registration begins at 1:30pm and walk begins at 2:00pm Refreshments and music for all walkers! Call 248-651-5836 for more information.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join Director Christine Lind Hage for a behind the scenes tour of the library. You will begin in the Board Room and proceed to various areas of the library. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Community Organization Resource Exchange (C.O.R.E.) Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 8:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
A network of local non-profit organizations invites Rochester area non-profit groups to join their organization.  Call 248-656-3558 for more information or visit www.rochestercore.org.

Friends Annual Meeting / As the World Turns: The Dodge/Wilson Families
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join us for a discussion of both the John and Horace Dodge families with a further discussion of Matilda and Alfred Wilson, who built and occupied Meadow Brook Hall. Presenter Robert Gaylor, a former Professor at Oakland University, has studied the families of John and Horace Dodge and lived in the gatehouse at Meadow Brook Hall for 30 years. A question/answer period will follow by written questions submitted by you, the audience. The Friends of RHPL Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the presentation. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Halloween Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, October 20, 4:00 p.m.
Rochester Fire Department, 227 E. Second, Rochester
A spaghetti dinner benefiting Rochester Area Youth Assistance. Call 248-656-3558 for more information.

Sunday Concert: Cairn to Cairn
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Cairn to Cairn is an acoustic trio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan comprised of flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott, guitarist/singer Terry Farmer, and bassist/percussionist/vocalist Rob Crozier.  Originally formed in 2007 as a classical flute and guitar duo, Cairn to Cairn soon expanded to begin their exploration into traditional folk music and beyond. An amalgamation of three distinct musical personalities, Cairn to Cairn melds classical technique with rock ‘n’ roll, and folk songwriting with elements of improvised freedom. They each bring a high level of artistry and passionate energy to their performances, which are defined by their synergistic and sophisticated approach to arranging traditional and newly composed music. Never satisfied with the status quo, these talented musicians continue to pursue the next cairn. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Jacobson’s: I Miss It So!: The Story of a Michigan Fashion Institution
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join department store historian Bruce Allen Kopytek in this return to the elegance of Jacobson’s, a beloved Michigan institution for well over one hundred years. Reenter the marvelous stores and meet the personalities who transformed Jacobson’s from its humble Reed City origins to a staple of sophistication throughout the region and in Florida. The brainchild of a retail genius, this deluxe specialty store gave customers a peerless social, shopping and dining destination. Experience anew the refined beauty of its Williamsburg-style Grosse Pointe store, the chic designer world of its Birmingham ensemble or the charm and allure of its original Florida branch in Sarasota revealing along the way, secrets that made Jake’s the dazzling store it was and why it remains so profoundly missed by anyone who entered through its solid wooden doors. To register, go to http://calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Grand Theater
Friday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester
Concert featuring violinist Joanna Marie Frankel. Tickets are $25 per person, $5 for students.

Meadow Brook Theatre Celebrates Motown
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester
The evening will feature Serieux, a well-known and exciting Motown revival ensemble for your dancing and listening pleasure. There will also be a silent auction,a raffle, classic cars and many surprises. All proceeds go to Meadow Brook Theatre. Tickets cost $ 125 per person and include dinner and two drink tickets. Drink tickets may be exchanged for raffle tickets.  Call Meadow Brook Theater Box Office at 248-377-3300 for more information.

Rochester Area Neighborhood House Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk and Family Event
Sunday, October 28, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th St., Rochester
This 5K Walk/Run will also include family activities such as face painting, pumkin rolling with Fogler’s, RARA Dance Team and more! Bring the whole family out to help benefit Rochester Area Neighborhood House!

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 30, 8:00 a.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Open to the public. Schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org

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