Rochester Community Chorus Presents “Cabaret” Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church

May 17, 2024 concert to showcase pop favorites, Motown, and show tunes The Rochester Community Chorus presents its “Cabaret” concert on May 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church. The church is located at 2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The concert is being held in the church gym on the main floor. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. The concert will feature fan favorites from Simon and Garfunkel, Motown stars, Josh Groban, Leonard … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘From Stage to Screen’

Dr. Jeffrey Heisler In its last concert of the regular season, the Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB), conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis, will present ‘From Stage to Screen’ on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in Varner Hall on the campus of Oakland University.  Parking for Varner Hall can be found on the west side of the building, lot P36, 149 Library Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Handicapped parking is available on the north end of the lot, with drop-off access to the lobby of the … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents“Avon at Gettysburg” on May 7

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills, for a thrilling presentation titled, "Avon at Gettysburg." RAHS member and presenter Chris Brown will discuss how in 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee moved his Army of Northern Virginia north into Pennsylvania in what would become a turning point of the Civil War. Among the men of the Union Army of the Potomac to counter … [Read more...]

Remembering Gail Evonne Kemler

Gail Johnson moved to Rochester in 1921, attended Rochester High School and graduated with the class of 1935. Gail married Don Kemler in 1938. She was a member of the Rochester Community School Board, Rochester Historical Commission, Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Rochester Lions Club, and many more organizations. She helped establish the Helping Hands Food Pantry and was a local business owner and real estate agent. Gail Evonne Kemler at … [Read more...]

Rochester First Congregational Church, UCC, Presents the Motor City Chorale’s “Sing Into Spring” Concert

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Rochester is hosting the Motor City Chorale as it presents its “Sing Into Spring” concert on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 1315 N. Pine Street, Rochester, Mich. Originally founded in 1933 as the General Motors Chorus, the Motor City Chorale celebrates more than 90 years of continuous service to the Metro Detroit community. The April 12th concert will feature joyful spring music, ranging from classical, … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Guild Presents a Symphony of Style Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Boutique

Anna-Lisa Wiebelhaus models at last year's event. Join the Rochester Symphony Guild (RSG) on Monday, May 13, 2024, at The Palazzo Grande for the Fashion Event of the Season. The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with shopping unique Boutique Vendors showcasing the latest trends in jewelry and accessories, home décor, and a remarkable assortment of the latest fashions. Enjoy Peppertree of Rochester’s spectacular Fashion Show at 11:45 a.m.sharing this spring’s hottest styles followed by a gourmet lunch … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Four Fabulous Foremothers” for Women’s History Month

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) on Tuesday, March 5 at noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm for a lunchtime program titled, “Four Fabulous Foremothers” with Ginger Ketelsen and Michele Dunham. Spend an afternoon listening to stories brought to life by Ketelsen and Dunham as they present Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Mother Jones, and Lucretia Mott from the foremothers collection of the late Dr. Gladys McKinney, a Rochester Community Schools educator for many … [Read more...]

“Celtic Soul,” a Celtic Sprint Concert Presented by the Rochester Symphony Orchestra

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) under the direction of Maestro Zeljko Milicevic presents “Celtic Soul” with Celtic music from across the United Kingdom this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, Michigan. The RSO welcomes soloist Timothy Michling, instructor of oboe at Oakland University. Tim serves as principal oboe of the Ann Arbor Symphony of Music as well as playing oboe and English horn with the Flint … [Read more...]

Fifty Years of Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year. In anticipation of celebrating Lagniappe’s 50th anniversary and large crowds, the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and City of Rochester officials have worked with MDOT to close Main Street for the event. Main Street will be closed from Second Street … [Read more...]


The Rochester Symphony Guild members invite you to spend this holiday with them at the WINTER SLEIGH SOIREE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON GALA. The event will be held at the Cherry Creek Golf Club, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Twp., Michigan on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring guests to this annual holiday party. Shop for Christmas gifts at the silent auction overflowing with a variety of great items and take a chance on winning one of many … [Read more...]