December C.O.R.E Events in Rochester

December 2011 Events

15th Annual Tree of Lights with Angels Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 1- Friday, December 23
Crittenton Hospital Auxiliary
This event is an CHMC Auxiliary Fundraiser. You can purchase a paper angel at the hospital for $5.00. These angels are personalized “in memory of” or “in recognition of” some special person to be remembered during this holiday season. This is the 15th year for this event. Angel forms are available for purchase at the CHMC Gift Shop.

Rochester Avon Historical Society
Thursday, December 1, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Meeting and program open to the public. Program: Marvin Beerbohm Mural. Speaker: LeVere Webster

Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association 64th Annual Greens Market
Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 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. Admission is $2. See our website for more information.

Snowball Christmas
Friday, December 2, 10 AM & 6 PM
Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica, Rochester
The Older Persons’ Commission would like to thank our supporting communities by presenting, Snowball Christmas. This fun performance is a one hour program filled with engaging and interactive skits, sing-alongs and a surprise visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Doors open thirty minutes before each performance, Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a free event, but you must have a ticket. Pick up tickets at OPC between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 248-608-0251 for group arrangements. For more information, call 248-659-1033.

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 4, 2 PM
Downtown Rochester
Contact the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce office for details or visit

Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels
Wednesday, December 7, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Greg Sumner, professor of 20th Century American History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will discuss his new book Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels. Unstuck in Time is part biography and part literary criticism. It is a portrait of this uniquely American literary icon seen through the lens of his most important work. Vonnegut remained devoted throughout his life to an alternative American dream story, one full of possibilities even at the darkest hour, an interplay that compels us to return again and again to his books and that Sumner captures perfectly in this thoughtful account. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. Registration is required at or call 248-656-2900.

Five Star Singles Connection Outlook 2012 – Relationship Compatibility & Sun Signs
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Nancy Bahlman, Astrologist will speak about your sun signs and which astrology signs you are most compatible with as well as future predictions based on current planetary cycles. Event is free and is open to the Public. For more information, call 248-650-3739.

Polar Express Celebration
Friday, December 9, 6:30 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Celebrate the magic of the Polar Express with your whole family. Take a trip on the Polar Express through Rochester’s “Big Bright Light Show,” visit with Santa, become a certified elf, listen to the magical story, and so much more! This evening will be filled with holiday cheer and pure memory-making. Register all children and adults attending so there’s room and supplies for everyone. This special holiday program is part of the Friends of RHPL’s 50th anniversary celebration. Online registration is required at For more information, call 248-650-7140.

Rochester Rotary Christmas Party
Friday, December 9, 7 PM
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, surprise entertainment in the Royal Park Conservatory. Cost is $45.00 per person. For more information call 248-628-4123.

Story Time with Santa
Sunday, December 11
Dinosaur Hill, 333 North Hill, Rochester, MI
Listen to a nature related story, enjoy a treat, craft a gift for the animals, have a private chat with Santa, go on a “snowman treasure hunt” in the Preserve, visit the Little House in the Woods! Program is 45 minutes. Outdoor activities are optional. Purchase tickets in advance for specific time slot. $7.00/child; children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 248-656-0999.

Sunday Holiday Concert: Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, December 11, 2 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
The Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble is a group of musicians from the Michigan Opera Theater who will present a program of music that is commonly associated with the holidays, including a Vivaldi concerto, Greensleeves, Sleigh Ride, and many more! Registration is required at or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Symphony Guild’s Elegant Christmas Luncheon
Tuesday, December 13, 11 AM
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
Delicious lunch, silent auction, and music. For more information, call 248-804-1383.

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