Wine, Wit, and Wisdom Returns April 29

It’s time to get ready for one of the Rochester area’s annual prime social events — The Friends of the Rochester Hills Library’s Wine, Wit, and Wisdom.

Set for Saturday, April 29 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the library’s downtown location at 500 Olde Town Road, the evening consists of entertaining and informative speakers, beverages and food, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Because alcohol will be served, guests must be 21 or older.

Each guest will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend two 45-minute presentations by choosing from the six options.
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner and beverages (wine, beer, soft drinks). 
  • Bid on an array of silent auction items and enter to win a 50/50 raffle prize.

Ticket Prices are $80 per person when purchased through April 16. After April 17, the price is $90 per person. Sales close April 24. Tickets will be sent to email address listed on registration form. 50/50 Raffle Tickets: 1 for $10, 3 for $20, cash only, and you must be present to win. Suggested attire is Smart Casual.

Tickets can be purchased online. Or print out the paper registration form and bring it to the front desk at the library.

The six presenters at a glance:

  • Car Design: From Sketch to Reality by Darby Barber, a Rochester resident and General Motors car designer.
  • Home Vintner: How to Make Your Own Wine by Michael Gerstenlauer, Rochester home vintner.
  • Never Stop Growing: In Pursuit of Low Maintenance Gardening by Janet Macunovich, gardening expert.
  • The Dockporter: Life on Mackinac Island by Jim Bolone and Dave McVeigh, co-authors of a book about their experiences on the legendary resort island.
  • A Walk Across Michigan: Oscoda to Empire by Will Swartz, who’ll conduct a virtual hike across Michigan’s hidden hiking trails.
  • Selfridge Air Force Base: at the Beginning of American Military Aviation by Steven Mrozek. The Executive Director of the Selfridge Military Air Museum will discuss the origins of powered flight and military aviation.
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  1. Sandy Tabacchi says

    Thanks for posting this but reservations closed on the 24th and we already sent in our dinner count.

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