The Brooksie Way Half Marathon is Back

The 14th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday, September 26, at 8:00 a.m. The race is an opportunity for up to 3,000 runners to experience the streets and trails of Rochester and Rochester Hills, while closing many roads to vehicle traffic. The first runners will arrive in Downtown Rochester at approximately at 8:30 a.m. and will be leaving by 11:00 a.m. Brooksie is Back Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021Location: Meadowbrook Music Ampitheatre grounds on the campus of Oakland … [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...]

Poetry in the Park 2021

Friday July 16 at the Rochester Municipal Park Rochester Poetry Society presents this year’s event on Friday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Pavilion in the Rochester Municipal Park. A tribute to the late James Ahearn, local writer and former Rochester Poet Laureate, will begin the evening followed by five poets reading for about 10-minutes each. The last scheduled reader will be Robert Lytle, the current Rochester Poet Laureate. Open mic will be available—time … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘Symphonic Sounds’

The Rochester Community Concert Band will present their “Symphonic Sounds” concert on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The music of Brahms, Mozart, Williams, Hanson, Respighi, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Thomas, and Menken among others will be performed. The Rochester Community Concert Band also welcomes organist Daniel Greig, from St. Mary of the Hills … [Read more...]

Dueling Bands – A Tribute to Tom Klix

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Rochester Symphony Guild hosts Christmas Luncheon December 9

The Rochester Symphony Guild is pleased to invite you to its annual Christmas Luncheon, Monday, December 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Royal Park Hotel Ballroom in Rochester. The holiday event features a delicious lunch and a musical performance by Matthew Duncan, vocalist, and entertainer. He is considered a pop crooner with a classical twist. Duncan was classically trained at the University of Michigan, and sings a wide range of music, from opera to jazz. The event also … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents ‘Sounds of the Holidays’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present their “Sounds of the Holidays” concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted. The concert will include, among others,” Christmas March” by Edwin F. Goldman, “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, Percy Grainger’s “Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon,” and Beethoven’s “Adagio Cantabile from the Sonata … [Read more...]

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “The Vietnam War” with Rochester University Professor John Todd

Professor John Todd of Rochester University will present "The Vietnam War -- From Start to Finish" on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library Multipurpose Room. Todd served in the Army from 1968 to 1969 in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot but was shot down by the North Vietnamese. Following this life-changing event, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, earned his law degree from Georgetown Law School, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band Presents “Spooktacular”

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its first concert of the 2019-2020 season, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Performing Arts Center located at 180 South Livernois (at Walton), Rochester Hills, MI. The concert is open to the public and free to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted. This music program features sounds of space travel and spooks we all hear at Halloween. Works include "Music for a Darkened Theatre," featuring film … [Read more...]

Join the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild for a day to be BeWitched & BeDazzled!

A Wickedly Fun Luncheon and Boo-tique Shopping Experience The Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) Guild is proud to present its 4th annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled! The event will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Rd. in Shelby Township. Special Guest Master of Ceremonies, Karen Carter, Chief Forecaster, WWJ-TV CBS 62 / WKBD- TV CW 50 Detroit, will be with us all day to make … [Read more...]