November 2010 Events

History & Legends…Greece, Turkey & the Islands
Monday, November 1, 6:30 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Al Eicher traveled to over 50 locations in these countries visiting sites of the early civilizations. He also traveled to the islands of Mykonos, Crete, Patmos, Petra and Santorini. This lecture and visual presentation captures spectacular views of the ancient ruins, snow capped mountains and stories of Greek mythology. The presentation includes the sights and sounds of cruising to the islands and climbing to the Acropolis sites of many old cities. Experience the visual history and legends of Greece and Turkey. Registration required.

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Rochester Hills Public Library
Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 PM.
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 Multipurpose Room and proceed to various areas of the library. Registration required

Careers in Transition
Thursday, November 4, Thursday, November 18, 7:00 PM
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine, Rochester
This group is open to all members of the community who are seeking employment or considering a career change. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Contact Number: 284-651-6225. No registration required.

Avon Historical Society Evening Program
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
“Leader Dogs for the Blind – The History and Puppy Training” Instructor: Phil and Marilee Townsend. No registration required.

Upper Room
Saturday, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 7:00 to 10:30 PM
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
A gathering place for today’s teens. A safe place where middle and high school youth can hang out and have fun in a safe environment. Activities may include video games, card games, board games, karaoke, improv, dancing, talking to friends. The choice is yours. Meets every Saturday night. For middle and high school youth. Register using form on Bring form with you. $5 and school ID for admission.

Sunday Concert: Ivybrooke Trio
Sunday, November 7, 1:30 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The Ivybrooke Trio features three well-known musicians from the area. Zeljko Milicevic, violin, is a music educator in the Farmington Public Schools, a member of Macomb, Flint, and Bijou orchestras, and is the conductor of the St. Clare Shores and Oakland Youth Orchestra. Susan Clark Joul is the principal cellist with the Rochester Symphony and frequently performs with many area orchestras. She enjoys working in this area as a cellist, pianist and vocal soloist. Angelina Pashmakova, piano, is well-known as an accompanist, vocal coach, and solo pianist. The concert offers a Classical work by Haydn and a romantic work by Mendelssohn.
Registration required.

Selfridge Field
Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Selfridge Field authors Deborah Larsen and Lt. Col. Louis J. Nigro present a multi-media review of the long history of the military airfield now known as Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Once a training ground for aviation greats such as Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh and Curtis LeMay, Selfridge Field has been the site of some of military aviation’s greatest advancements. Registration required.

Rochester Kiwanis “Pass the Pasta” Dinner
Wednesday, November 10, 5:30 PM
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
A pasta dinner to raise funds for the Stoney Creek Key Clubs “Kids Against Hunger” project

Recycle Bank
Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The City of Rochester Hills in cooperation with Recycle Bank will offer insight into the Rochester Hills recycling program with specific emphasis on Recycle Bank. Some topics will include:
• What can I put in the recycling cart, and what is Single stream recycling anyway?
• How do I activate my account with Recycle Bank?
• How do I redeem my points to earn money saving coupons from local and national businesses?
• If I don’t have a computer, can I still get points and coupons?
• Can I donate to my favorite charities through Recycle Bank?
The evening guest speaker will be Duane Maledecki from Recycle Bank. Registration is required.

Learn @ Your Library: Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, Second Floor Conference
Drop in to learn about downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library website.

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club New Member Meeting
Thursday, November 11, 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

The Hudson Motor Car Company: Detroit’s Last Independent Automaker
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Dr. Charles Hyde will discuss his book, The Hudson Motor Car Company: Detroit’s last independent Automaker. The presentation will examine the lifespan of the Hudson Motor Car Company, from its foundation in 1909 to its merger with Nash Motors in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation. It will include a close look at Hudson’s leaders and its vehicles over time and will offer an explanation for Hudson’s early success and its later failure. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. Registration required.
Friends of the Library Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, November 14, 12:00-4:00 PM
Rochester area homes
Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit five truly unforgettable home decorated lavishly for the holidays. Tickets are available at the Friends Library Store located in the Rochester Hills Public Library, Lytle Pharmacy, Sharon’s Hallmark, Dillman & Upton and Rochester Hills Plaza and University Square locations Tickets purchased on or before November 6 are $20 each. After that time, they are $25. For more information, call 248-650-7176.
Children’s Movie Benefit
Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 1315 North Pine, Rochester, MI
The Friends of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve present a children’s movie benefit, “First Snow in the Woods”, a new movie by Carl Sams. Following the video, children can enjoy games and crafts. Carl Sams DVDs and books as well as refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets: $5.00 at the door (cash or check).
Contact Number: 248-608-8108

Crittenton Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights with Angels
Monday, November 15- Friday, December 24, 2010
Fourteenth annual Tree of Lights with Angels sponsored by the Crittenton Auxiliary. Stop by the hospital gift shop and purchase an angel to be placed on our trees in memory of or in recognition of your loved ones. Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the hospital on December 1st at 6:30 pm. Price of each angel is $5.00

Christmas Crafts Workshop
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 PM and Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Women’s National Farm & Garden Association-Rochester Branch will demonstrate a variety of holiday decorations. Registration required.

Assistance League of South East MI Mistletoe Marketplace
Thursday, November 18, 10:00 AM
Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp.
Boutique shopping, luncheon, more shopping to raise funds for our organization’s charity projects. Ticket:
OPC Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, November 19, 5:00 PM
Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester
Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Meals on Wheels for the homebound seniors. All you can eat dinner, which includes spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, beverage, rolls and dsssert. $8.00 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets available at the door.

Rainbow Connection Celebration of Dreams
Sunday, November 21, 5:00 PM
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester
Strolling Dinner * Wish Child Fashion Show * Live & Silent Auction $75 per person – Sponsorships Available!

Gifts for All God’s Children Sidewalk Prophets Concert
Sunday, November 21, 6:30 PM
Dove Award winning Sidewalk Prophets to do a benefit concert for GFAGC and St. Paul Community Lutheran Church in Pontiac. Doors open at 6:00pm. Buy tickets online at

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