November C.O.R.E events from The Rochester Hills Public Library

November 2011 Events

Rochester Avon Historical Society
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Meeting and program open to the public. Program: Michigan and the Civil War. Speaker: Jack Dempsey. For more information, call 586-201-2285.

Rochester Symphony Guild: Broadway and Baskets
Saturday, November 5, 6:00 PM
Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester
Silent auction of theme baskets, dinner, and entertainment by Four Men and A Tenor. For more information, call 248-652-9074.

Mark Tisdel Concert at the First Congregational Church
Saturday, November 5, 7:00 PM
First Congregational Church, 1315 Pine St, Rochester
Benefit concert for Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Mark will be singing a blend of sacred and popular music – show tunes, Broadway, etc. He will be accompanied by pianist Phyllis Bengry. To hear a sample of Mark’s recordings, go to Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Janet Varner’s, at the two Sharon’s Hallmark stores at Walton and Livernois and Walton and Adams and at the RANH office. For more information, call 248-651-4266.

Sunday Concert: Matthew Ball-The Boogie Woogie Kid
Sunday, November 6, 2:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
A program of piano blues & boogie-woogie entertainment with historical anecdotes, featuring arrangements of classic songs like Swanee River, Twelfth Street Rag, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Bumble Boogie, Pinetops Boogie Woogie, and more. This is a family-friendly concert of toe-tapping fun that captures the spirit & tradition of the earliest American piano masters. To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

History of American Travel Writing and Stories from the Road
Thursday, November 10, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Max Grinnell, urbanologist, traveler and author of Rough Guide: Chicago and, Frommer’s 24 Great Walks in Chicago, will share stories of his travels as well as information and travel tips on how to create a successful vacation. Max will discuss the history of travel writing, and the unlikely duo of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Duncan Hines and how they assisted in the boom in American tourism in the 20th century. As part of his visit, Grinnell is also sponsoring a writing contest. Click the link below for contest guidelines or you may request a copy of the rules when registering. The contest must be completed and e-mailed to Mr. Grinnell by Thursday, October 27. Max Grinnell will judge all entries and first, second and third prize will be awarded the evening of the program. The prizes will include travel books by the author and one original travel guide by noted food and lodging enthusiast Duncan Hines! To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club New Member Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 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 Jennifer at 248-770-8073 or

Five Star Singles Connection: Nutrition for Healthy Aging
Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM
River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Rd., Rochester
Dr. Tom Rifari, MD renowned medical doctor and area nutrition expert will share medical tips and give us healthy nutrition facts with steps proven to impact weight management and maximize overall health and longevity. Speaker is free and open to the public. For more information, call 248-650-3739.

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Holiday Home Tour
Sunday, November 13, 12:00 PM
Tour of homes in the Rochester area decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $25 and available at the Library Friends Store, Dillman & Upton, Lytle Pharmacy and Sharon’s Hallmark. Preview Party, Wednesday, November 9 at 6 to 8 p.m. at Final Touch Design on 308 East St. in downtown Rochester. Tickets are $50 which includes the home tour admission. Limited tickets are available at the Friends Library store.

Our Vietnam Generation
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Come to the library to watch and discuss the film, Our Vietnam Generation with Dianne Cameron, Assistant Director at American House Elmwood. Our Vietnam Generation documents Michigan’s Vietnam veterans and their stories of fear, courage and pain. This film was directed by Keith Famie and co-produced with Bob Gillette, founder of American House Senior Living Communities. Together, they honor and give thanks for the brave soldiers who so gallantly defended our country during the tumultuous 60s. Dianne Cameron was in an all-girl rock & roll band called The Pretty Kittens and spent three months in Vietnam entertaining the troops in 1967. Cameron was interviewed and her group is shown performing in this film. To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

Rochester Woman’s National Farm & Garden Club Christmas Crafts Workshop
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM & Thursday, 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. To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

Assistance League of South East MI Mistletoe Marketplace
Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM
Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp.
Boutique shopping, luncheon, to raise funds for our organization’s charity projects. Tickets $75.00 if purchased early. Call for an invitation. 248-396-7092.

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl’s War in Vietnam
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning, and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of Joan Kotcher, one of the first women officially allowed in a combat zone. She will speak about her experiences as she has written in her book. To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

Louisa May Alcott and 19th Century Social Reform: a Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 PM
Oakland University
Panel of Oakland University professors will discuss Louisa May Alcott’s involvement in and influence on social reforms such as abolitionism, women’s rights, and transcendentalism. Sponsored by the Rochester Hills Public Library and Oakland University. To register go the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900.

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