Come Play with Me – Artists Toys, Dolls and Games
Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 407 Pine St., Rochester
Friday, April 15 – Saturday, May 14
Paint Creek Center for the Arts is pleased to present “Come Play With Me,” an exhibition dedicated to original hand-made toys submitted by Michigan artists. The works of Andrew Krieger will be displayed in the First Floor Gallery. Join us in welcoming all artists at a Spring Gallery Stroll on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Spring Gallery Stroll is free and open to the public. For more information, call 248-651-4110

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve Open Hours
Sundays in May, 12:00 PM
The Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is open for visitors most Sundays and on some weekdays through the holidays from 12 to 3 pm. The nature trails are open from dawn to dusk. The Nature Preserve is located at 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307. For more information go to or call 248-656-0999.

Optimist Club Junior Golf Championship Qualifier
Sunday, May 1, 12:00 PM
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester:
Junior golfers play in this local qualifier to advance to the District Tournament. Registration is necessary. For more information, call 248 561-6991.

Brown Bag meeting of Rochester-Avon Historical Society
Tuesday, May 3, 12:00 PM
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester.
“Rochester as it Once Was” For more information, call 248-651-6178.

Authors in April Autograph Party
Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Bring your books and cameras and come meet the 2011 Authors in April! Loren Long, Matt McElligott, Gennifer Choldenko and Sara Holbrook will be on hand for short conversations, photos and autographs. Books will be available for purchase before May 4 in the Friends Library store and at the party. For more information, call 248-650-7140.

Rochester Rotary BD’S Mongolian BBQ Habitat for Humanity Fund Raiser
Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 PM
Mongolian Barbeque, 3325 University, Auburn Hills
Rotarians and local celebrities become chefs for the evening preparing meals from your choices of foods. A portion of what you spend goes to the Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 248-608-1680.

Monthly meeting of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Rochester Historical Commission will present “Sears Homes in Rochester” For more information, call 248-651-6178.

OPC Art and Craft Sale
Thursday, May 12, 9:00 AM
Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester
Great chance to purchase unique gifts handcrafted by OPC Artists. Includes jewelry, pottery, handsewn purses, artwork, photography and more! For more information, call 248-608-0253

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club New Member Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 7:00 PM
The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club holds meetings for new or prospective members the second Thursday of each month. Go to to learn more, or contact Marianne at 248-608-8108 or

Five Star Singles Connection Speaker Spotlight – Rick Bloom
Thursday, May 12, 7:30 PM
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Rick Bloom will speak about “Money Talk 2011” Renowned financial expert will update us with the facts we need to invest in our current market for protection and growth. For more information, call 248-650-3739.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Walking Tours
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 PM
Downtown Rochester
All tours begin at the Western Knitting Mills, Water St., northeast corner of the building.
Tours last approximately 2 hours. Reservations not required. $5 for adults. Children under 12 free. Seniors 55+ $3. For more information, call 248-651-6178.

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Used Book Sale
Rochester Hills Public Library 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-8:00 PM Pre-sale for members only, Thursday, May 19, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday, May 22, 1:30-4:30 PM. For more information, call 248-650-7178.

Rochester Lions Club Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival
Saturday, May 28, 9:30 AM
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. For more information, call 248-373-4229.

Rochester  Lions Club 32nd Annual Festival of Cars
Sunday, May 29, 10:00 AM
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. For more information, call 248-373-4229.

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