Register for Wine, Wit, & Wisdom at the RHPL

Registration is now open for the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, March 8 at the library. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at the library. The event will run between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and attendees will hear two great talks, enjoy wine, craft beers, appetizers and dessert.

“The event will be based on the popular TED Talks (www.ted.com) and each speaker will repeat their talk once” said library director Christine Lind Hage. Guests will be able to listen to two of the topics.

The topics and speakers are:

Chef Alex Lucier

Chef Alex Lucier

“A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Chef” featuring Executive Chef Alex Lucier from the Steelhouse Tavern in Troy

“The Art of Knowing Your Audience” by Travis Walter, Artistic Director, Meadow Brook Theater, Oakland University

Travis Walker

Travis Walker

James Lentini

James Lentini

“From STEM to STEAM: The Value of the Arts in Education and Society”  presented by James Lentini, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Oakland University

“The Ins and Outs of Antique Buying and Selling” by Paul R. Haig, Owner of Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry & Objects of Art

Paul Haig

Paul Haig

Paul R. Hage, Partner in Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss’s Insolvency and Reorganization Practice Group will give “An Insider’s View of the Detroit Bankruptcy “

“The Journey of Wine” will be presented by Sean Mankowski, Resident Sommelier at Papa Joe’s in Birmingham.

Costa Sur main pool

Costa Sur main pool

“This is the first time we’ve done this type a program and we hope to make it an annual event,” said Friends’ president Ron Meegan. “Last year we were able to give the library $125,000 and we hope to match that this year.”

In addition to good food and food for thought, there will be a silent auction. Auction items include the use of a condo in Puerto de Vallarta for one week, a gourmet dinner for 8 served in your home, art work, several gift baskets, and an evening at the theater or the symphony.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and three blocks east of Main Street.  The Library is open from 9 – 9 Monday through Thursday and 9 – 6 on Fridays and Saturdays.  The Library’s website (www.rhpl.org) has information on how to register for a card and access all the Library’s services.

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