RJWC New Member Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM
Rochester Junior Woman’s Club
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 Jennifer at 248-770-8073 or

Iconography and Mythology
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester

Western artists historically have drawn inspiration for their works from religious and mythological beliefs, to symbols of Christianity from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Contemporary artists have also been influenced by beliefs and symbols of Asian, Indian, Norse, Native American, African and other world cultures. These are the basis for movies, books, video games, animated stories and all forms of literature and art. Beverly Smith, Professor of Art History, will discuss some of these great stories and symbols and the works they inspired. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Sunday Concert: Winthrop Winds Quintet
Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The Winthrop Winds are a local wind quintet that performs throughout the Detroit area. Their repertoire runs the gamut from serious classical to contemporary popular music. The wide range of timbres produced by the instruments, provide a rich listening experience. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Thursday, March 15, 8:00 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room
Monthly meeting

Newcomer’s Book Group
Thursday, March 15 and 29, 10:00 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
If you are new to this country and want to improve your English Language skills, then join this fun discussion group. Registration begins Monday, January 9 and is limited to residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For more information, contact Outreach Services at 248-650-7150.

Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812
Thursday, March 22, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Wayne State history Professor Denver Brunsman will focus on Detroit’s tumultuous experience during the War of 1812. In August 1812, General William Hull surrendered Detroit to the British under General Isaac Brock. For more than a year, until September 1813, Detroit remained in the hands of the British. Although historians have long debated General Hull’s conduct during war, they have ignored the conflict’s consequences on the inhabitants of the Detroit River Region. In 2012, Professor Brunsman and his students are partnering with the Detroit Historical Society in a community history project—Detroit 1812/2012—to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The project aims to uncover the interactions and experiences of diverse groups on both sides of the Detroit River, including Native Americans, African Americans, British subjects, French settlers, and American citizens. During his lecture, Professor Brunsman will share the initial findings of Detroit 1812/2012. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club  Spring Luncheon and Shopping Boutique
Saturday, March 24, 10:30 AM
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club offers their annual Spring Luncheon and Shopping Boutique at the Royal Park Hotel from 10:30 am to 3 pm. Go to for more information or contact Marge at 248-977-4771.

Sunday Concert: Shepard’s Folly
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Shepard’s Folly is the musical quartet of Phil Shepard (flute), Patti Anne Lea (vocals, guitar, bodhran), Marty Somberg (fiddle) and Ray Kamalay (guitar, vocals). Their myriad of talents enliven a wide variety of Celtic music, from tragic songs and airs to fiery jigs and reels, from ancient Ireland and Scotland to contemporary America. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Great Plants and Plant Combinations

Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Most designers aim for year-round interest, but sometimes the design process gets bogged down in looking for color alone. Janet Macunovich will give you suggestions for trees, shrubs and perennials that not only look great together for their seasonal colors but also for their combined forms, textures and foliage characteristics. Best yet, each of these groups is compatible in terms of their site requirements — each member in a group grows well in the same amount of light, moisture, and type of soil. You’ll see not only suggestions for sunny garden spots but shaded, dry, wet, even windy sites. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Disconnection: Part of a Balanced Information Diet
Thursday, March 29, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
From Google and Facebook to smartphones and iPads, technology has improved our lives in countless ways — but at a cost. Hotels now offer “digital detox” packages to help the overconnected, religious and secular groups have joined together to call for a National Day of Unplugging, and books like William Powers’ Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Guide For Building a Good Life in the Digital Age become New York Times bestsellers. Drawing on research she conducted with the support of the American Library Association and Google, Jessie Mannisto will discuss the way the Internet affects our work and our relationships, offering thoughts on how you can develop a “digital diet” that suits your individual, family, or professional needs. The program will begin with a discussion of Hamlet’s BlackBerry and continue with a broader conversation of technology in our lives and communities. To register go to or call 248-656-2900.

Video Game Night

Thursday, March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Story Room

Grades 4-6

Register all children attending this event.  Students in grades 4-6 are invited for free play of video games.  All games rated E for everyone.  Online registration begins on March 22.

Five Star Connection – Murder on the Disorientated Express
Saturday, March 31, 5:30 PM
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester
Murder Mystery – Comedy – “Murder on the Disorientated Express”
Buffet Dinner – 5:30 PM. Mystery Play to follow. Cost: Single $20 Table of 8 -$144 ($18 per person) B.Y.O.B  For tickets or information call Terry 248-650-3739 or David 810-990-4598.

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