Crittenton Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Lights with Angels
Monday, November 15-Friday, December 24
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

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Pat McKay – Rochester Hills Museum Director will speak on the Community Hall of Fame – The Famous People From the Rochester Area
Thursday, December 2, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI

Careers in Transition
Thursday, December 2 and 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 Registration is not required.

Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association 64th Annual Greens Market
Friday, December 3 and 4, 9 AM
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 100 Romeo, Rochester.
Fresh wreaths and roping, fresh greens arrangements (including custom orders), custom made bows, herbal items, gourmet corner.

Upper Room
Saturday, December 4, 11, 18, 7 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.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve Open Hours
Sunday, December 5, 12, 19, 26, 12:00 PM
The Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is open for visitors most Sundays from 12-3 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.

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 5, 1:45 PM, Downtown Rochester
The Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is a Rochester community tradition. Please join us for this festive holiday event!

Brown Bag meeting of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society
Tuesday, December 7, 12 PM
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester
Looking at Rochester as it “Was in the Past”.

Art of Christmas
Wednesday, December 8, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The story of Christmas through the art of the masters is both familiar and surprising. From the Middle Ages to the 18th century, the Catholic Church commissioned paintings and sculptures which, because their enormous membership could neither read nor write, was how their message was taught. Through visual images Beverly Smith will tell the story of Christmas from the Annunciations to Anna, Elizabeth and Mary to the safe return of Jesus and his family from Egypt. Beverly Hall Smith, Assistant Professor of Art History at Marygrove College, the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University, will present this program. Registration required online at or by calling 248-656-2900.

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Quality Book Sale
Saturday, December 11, 12:30 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Sale of used quality books.

Learn @ Your Library: Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks(Recurring)
Tuesday, December 14, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Learn how to use the library’s downloadable books service. Registration required online at or by calling 248-656-2900.

Early Childhood STEP Classes
Thursday, December 16, 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine St., Rochester
Parents like to be involved in understanding their children’s development, behavior, and emotions. The classes offer parents a realistic approach to meeting the challenges of children today. Call Barbara Barnes, LMSW to register: 248 651-9097.

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