Community Organization Resource Exchange (CORE) September Events

Careers in Transition
Thursday, September 2, 16, 7 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

Upper Room
Saturday, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-10:30 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.

RJWC New Member Meeting
Thursday, September 9, 7 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

Early Childhood STEP Classes
Thursday, September 9, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine St., Rochester
Parents like to be involved in understanding their children’s development, behavior, and emotions. For adults involved in the caretaking of children under 6 years of age. The classes offer parents a realistic approach to meeting the challenges of children today. Call Barbara Barnes, LMSW to register: 248 651-9097.

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Sponsors Annual Spotlights Market
Friday, September 10, 4 PM, Saturday, September 11, 10 AM, Sunday, September 12,
11 AM, Downtown Rochester
SPOTLIGHTS MARKET is a Juried Art Show, which supports Meadow Brook Theatre, that is held in the streets of downtown Rochester Michigan the second weekend of September. Over 125 artisans are featured. The event starts on Friday, September 10th and runs through Sunday, September 12th. The event is held on the west side of Rochester Rd on Walnut and Fourth streets in downtown Rochester

Rainbow Connection Walk for Kids
Saturday, September 11, 7:30 AM,  Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI
Walk for Kids * $20 Individual / $50 family – additional pledges and Teams participants encouraged * includes The Rainbow Connection T-shirt

Schwan’s Truckload of Frozen Foods Fundraiser
Saturday, September 11, 11 AM,  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library are sponsoring a Schwan’s Truckload of Frozen Foods Fundraiser on Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the southeast lot of the Library. Come and purchase groceries from the Schwan’s truck and support your Library! Schwan’s will donate a percentage of your purchase to RHPL. Catalogs and order forms are available at the Information Desk before September 11 to place pre-orders. If you are unable to attend the truckload sale, or need a gift idea, please consider buying a gift certificate. Contact Kathy Dorn at 248-841-1131 for more information.

English Matters: ELL Conversation Group
Tuesday, September 14, 21, 10 AM,  Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Would you like to practice your English in a comfortable and friendly setting? Join our free English Language Conversation Group. You will have fun and meet new friends from around the globe! Registration begins September 7 and is open to those who live or work Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township.

Career Seminar: Making Your Downtime Count
Tuesday, September 14, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Karen Stonehouse, Career Coach, will cover the importance of how you spend your “downtime” between jobs. You’ll take away a better understanding of how your resume will have an impact on your job search based on what you’re doing while job searching. Don’t miss this presentation! Registration required.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Clean Up
Thursday, September 16, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
This seminar will provide the gardener with reliable and interesting information on fall clean up with tips on planning next years gardens. What to do with those pesky roses, sages & bulbs. Breath taking slides with examples for designing your gardens that will get your creative juices flowing.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Walking Tours
Sunday, September 19, 1 PM, Downtown Rochester
Tours conducted by Rochester-Avon Historical Society president, Rod Wilson. Tours begin at the Western Knitting Mills (Rochester Mills Beer Co.) Water Street, northwest corner of the building. Tours last approximately 2 hours. Look for the man with the top hat. Cost is $5 for non-memberfs, $3 for seniors and students.

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Used Book
Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 PM (for members only), Thursday, September 23, Friday September 24, Saturday, September 25, 10 AM, Sunday, September 26, 1 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Learn @ Your Library: Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks
Wednesday, September 22, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Drop in to learn about downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library website.
We’re Doomed: How it all began, or ended
Thursday, September 23, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI
Join us for a short history of the Post-Apocalyptic fiction genre and a discussion of your favorite titles. A suggested reading list will be available at the time of registration at the Adult Reference Desk and online. Registration required.

12th Annual Lobster Boil
Saturday, September 25, All Day, Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester
The RJWC presents their 12th Annual Lobster Boil to benefit the OPC and other local charities. Flown in fresh that morning, whole succulent New England lobsters. You can order yours live or cooked to perfection by the RJWC and ready to serve. Lobsters must be reserved in advance and are available at our drive-thru pick-up site at the OPC parking lot. Live lobster pick-up from noon – 1 pm. Cooked lobster pickup from 4-6 pm. Visit for more information or for an order form, or contact Monique at 248-840-7453.

Rochester Area Heritage Festival (RAHF)
Saturday, September 25, 26, All Day, Rochester College, 800 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hill
The festival promotes an appreciation of culture, the arts, history and music of the region up to the present time. The festival acts as a catalyst to maintain knowledge and appreciation of this uniques era and preserve our local heritage as well as our history. In addition this free family-oriented festival provides a fundraising opportunities for community not-for-profit organizations who want to work with us to bring about the 33rd annual Heritage Festival Music ensembles, Pioneer Playground for children featuring old-fashion fun & games and watch your children happily do chores! There will be demonstrations, bands and much more over the two days

Career Seminar: Transitioning into a New Career Path–It Can Be Done!
Tuesday, September 28, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Karen Stonehouse, Career Coach, will provide insightful tips on the process of ” transitioning” and how to best position yourself to be successful. Karen will include her popular interactive practice session to create an effective “3-Minute Elevator Speech”. Don’t miss this invaluable presentation!

Language Learning Courses
Wednesday, September 29, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Brief introduction to Powerspeak Languages. Registration required.

Rachel’s Challenge Community Presentation
Wednesday, September 29, 7 PM, Rochester High School, 180 S. Livernois, Rochester
Adults, grades 6 and older
Rachel’s Challenge” is a powerful program that is visiting all middle schools and high schools in the Rochester school district. Rachel Scott’s message empowers and motivates teens and preteens to harness their natural passion and energy to bring about positive, cultural change in their school environment. Rachel’s life was cut short during the attack at Columbine High School, but her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for the most life-changing school program in America. Rachel’s message is not only valuable to the students, but also to our community. We encourage all community members to experience Rachel’s Challenge. You will be glad you did!

Rochester Lions Club Memorial Golf Outing
Thursday, September 30, 12 PM, Twin Lakes, 455 Twin Lakes Dr., Oakland, MI
18 hole scramble. Shotgun start – 1 p.m. All golfers – men and women – all levels of
golfers. Make up your own group. Each golfer gets a door prize in a drawing. Cost is $100 per golfer. $500 prize for a hole-in-one. Golf cart and dinner are included.

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind
Thursday, September 30, 7 PM, Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room
Kathleen Marcaccio, known as The Gone With The Wind Answer Lady, will provide background information on author Margaret Mitchell and her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With The Wind. The presentation will include how David O Selznick turned the book into the 1939 blockbuster film by the same name; Margaret Mitchell’s post-GWTW life; and Gone With The Wind in popular culture. GWTW memorabilia will also be on display. Registration required.

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