January 1 - Saturday

New Year's Day

January 3 - Monday

Last Day of The Big Bright Light Show - Extended through January 16!!!

The 16th Annual Big, Bright Light Show ends at midnight TONIGHT! The show which covers the buildings of downtowns Rochester with over 1.5 million points of glimmering light will be aglow every night from 5 pm to Midnight through January 3 ,2022.

January 3 - Monday

Car Seat Safety Inspection by Rochester Hills Fire Department

Schedule an appointment by calling the Rochester Hills Fire Department Administrative Office at 248-656-4717. During this appointment, a car seat installation technician will look over your child safety seat, check for any recalls, and demonstrate proper harnessing and installation. The goal of this event is to give the caregiver the tools to install the child safety seat on their own in the event that the seat is removed from the vehicle.

January 3 - Monday

RCS: Classes Resume Districtwide

January 5 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Nana Does Vegas

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Jan 5 through 30, 2022. Win big with this comic farce running January 5 thru 30, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naught Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

January 7 - Friday

THE BIG, BRIGHT LIGHT SHOW

5pm. The Big, Bright Light Show covers the buildings of downtown Rochester with over 1.5 million points of glimmering light, extended now through January 16, 2022. The show will be shining every night from 5pm to midnight.

January 12 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Nana Does Vegas

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Jan 5 through 30, 2022. Win big with this comic farce running January 5 thru 30, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naught Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

January 13 - Thursday

OPC 650 Mid Day Club Presents: Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid

2:30pm – 4:00pm. The Boogie Woogie Kid – Matthew Ball, is coming to the OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) to help kick off the New Year on Thursday, January 13. An internationally acclaimed performer, Matthew’s high-energy, toe-tapping show will have the audience swinging and swaying with classic Ragtime, Boogie-woogie, Jazz & Blues favorites from the 20’s, 30’s & 40’s. The show is open to the public, and light appetizers and refreshments will be served along with a cash bar. Tickets are $15 and available by calling (248)659-1029. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. For more information, visit opcseniorcenter.org.

January 14 - Friday

Downtown Rochester Snowglow

5pm-9pm. Enjoy safari themed ice sculptures, an ice carving competition, live carvings, marshmallow roasting, shopping, The Big, Bright Light Show and Fireworks Friday & Saturday night! Marshmallow Roasting with the Lions’ Club on E. 3rd Street both days. The Ice Carving Competition will take place on W. 4th Street on Saturday, January 15th (Start time - TBD). Fireworks begin at 8 pm!

January 14 - Friday

THE BIG, BRIGHT LIGHT SHOW

5pm. The Big, Bright Light Show covers the buildings of downtown Rochester with over 1.5 million points of glimmering light, extended now through January 16, 2022. The show will be shining every night from 5pm to midnight.

January 17 - Monday

RCS: Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through a variety of virtual learning opportunities.

10am Keynote presentation: This presentation and question/answer opportunity features Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of "Cultivating Genius." 12:30pm-1:30pm Twitter conversation using hashtag #RCSMLK. ALL DAY - MLK Open Mic Night and Tribute to MLK through musical performances from Adams, Rochester and Stoney Creek bands. Along with the Neighborhood House partnership with Social Justice Club students to support people and families in need. Crown the King, share photos of yoruself in a homemade crown to represent the values of Dr. King. For more information and links to the above activities, see the Community Relations via spe.schoolmessenger.com

January 17 - Monday

RCS: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

January 18 - Tuesday

RCS: Board of Education Regular & Organization Meeting

6pm. RCS Administration Center located at 501 W. University Drive in Rochester. Regular board meetings are held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and the public is welcome to attend. Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the district’s Administration Building. Meetings are broadcast on Comcast channel 19, WOW channel 15, or RCS Cable TV Simulcast. Recordings are then posted on the district's website. (This reflects a date and time change to the meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022.)

January 19 - Wednesday

RCS: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

4-6pm at Reuther Middle School. Free COVID-19 vaccines will be offered as a community courtesy to interested individuals through the Oakland County Health Division. Everyone age 5 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wear a mask and bring a valid photo ID. Wear clothing that allows your arm to be easily accessible. Appointments are encouraged at oaklandcountyvaccine.com or by calling 1-800-848-5533. Anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. Oakland County’s Nurse on Call is also available Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm to answer any health-related questions at 800-848-5544.

January 19 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Nana Does Vegas

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Jan 5 through 30, 2022. Win big with this comic farce running January 5 thru 30, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naught Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

January 25 - Tuesday

RHPL Moms Walking Club

11am - 12pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Bundle your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime.

January 26 - Wednesday

Friends Winter Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

5:30-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Members Night is Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday is available to Friends members only. Memberships will be sold at the door. Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday (Bag Day), 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

January 26 - Wednesday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Presents Winter One Act, PAPER OR PLASTIC?

7pm. SCHS, 575 E Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Student Directed by Dave Palazzolo. Tickets are only $5.00, sold at SCHS auditorium box office opening at 6pm prior to each show. Seating is general admission. Come and be entertained by our amazing and talented Stoney Theatre Students as they perform this hilarious one act comedy!

January 26 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Nana Does Vegas

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Jan 5 through 30, 2022. Win big with this comic farce running January 5 thru 30, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naught Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

January 27 - Thursday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Presents Winter One Act, PAPER OR PLASTIC?

7pm. SCHS, 575 E Tienken Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Student Directed by Dave Palazzolo. Tickets are only $5.00, sold at SCHS auditorium box office opening at 6pm prior to each show. Seating is general admission. Come and be entertained by our amazing and talented Stoney Theatre Students as they perform this hilarious one act comedy!

January 27 - Thursday

Friends Winter Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Members Night is Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday is available to Friends members only. Memberships will be sold at the door. Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday (Bag Day), 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

January 28 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Bees in the D."

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Elizabeth Crowder. Elizabeth will present “Bees in the D.” Information will be given on how to contribute to both the health of honeybee colonies and native pollinators, and their importance to our environment. This meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Non-members wishing to attend, please send an email to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link that includes a link to make a $5.00 guest donation. Please submit your request no later than Thursday, January 27, 2022.

January 28 - Friday

Friends Winter Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Members Night is Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday is available to Friends members only. Memberships will be sold at the door. Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday (Bag Day), 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

January 29 - Saturday

Friends Winter Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Members Night is Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday is available to Friends members only. Memberships will be sold at the door. Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday (Bag Day), 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

January 30 - Sunday

Friends Winter Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

1:30-4:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Members Night is Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday is available to Friends members only. Memberships will be sold at the door. Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday (Bag Day), 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.










February 1 - Tuesday

RHPL Moms Walking Club

11am - 12pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Bundle your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime.

February 1 - Tuesday

Foodie February Downtown Rochester - Enter-To-Win A $500, $250, or $100 Dining Package

Feb 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022. STEP ONE: Dine-in or carry-out at any restaurant in the City of Rochester. See below for a list of participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses see www.downtownrochestermi.com/foodie-february STEP TWO: Collect restaurant receipts throughout the month. STEP THREE: Bring Receipts for validation and enter-to-win at the DDA’s Downtown Collaboration Studio during regular business hours. Downtown Collaboration Studio (431 Main Street). Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Can’t make it during business hours? Stay tuned for information on how to text in receipts! Winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, March 1.

February 1 - Tuesday

R.A.T.S proudly presents Last Day of High School

7pm at Rochester High School, 180 S Livernois Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Last Day of High School, a comedy and drama written by Ian McWethy. For ticket information call 1-866-967-8167 or tickets can be purchased in the main office, cash or check only.

February 1 - Tuesday

Registration for 2022 Deck Art Begins February 1

Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition, Deck Art 2022. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 12 & 13. Registration for Deck Art begins Tuesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at www.downtownrochestermi.com/deck-art. Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

February 2 - Wednesday

R.A.T.S proudly presents Last Day of High School

7pm at Rochester High School, 180 S Livernois Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Last Day of High School, a comedy and drama written by Ian McWethy. For ticket information call 1-866-967-8167 or tickets can be purchased in the main office, cash or check only.

February 4 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: She Loves Me

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Feb 4 through Feb 19, 2022. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they become enchanted by their anonymous pen pals, all the while remaining unaware of their correspondents’ identities. This euphoric romantic musical comedy is based on the Mikos Lazlos play Parfuemerie, which also inspired the beloved film You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

February 4 - Friday

Crosstown Showdown: Adams vs Rochester

At 6pm the Varsity Girls' Teams compete. At 8pm the Varsity Boys take the court. Both games are at Oakland University Center O'rena, Rochester, MI 48307.

February 5 - Saturday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 5 - Saturday

CRWC Evening Winter Guided Hike

6pm - 7:30pm. Meet at the Clinton River Watershed Council Office on 1115 W. Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48329. Join CRWC for a 50th Anniversary event as we take a guided hike through the Avon Nature Preserve. Event includes: Winter hike through Avon nature preserve exploring species and their habitat. Hike starts at 6:15pm. 50th event Merch available for purchase. Hot cocoa bar to follow! $5 per person (kids 12 & under are free). All proceeds go towards CRWC's 50th Anniversary campaign!

February 6 - Sunday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 8 - Tuesday

RHPL Moms Walking Club

11am - 12pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Bundle your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime.

February 8 - Tuesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Antler Jewelry Making Class

6pm - 8pm at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Join us for this unique class! Make a variety of jewelry from natural materials. This unique jewelry class will give you the opportunity to make a variety of earrings, pendants and bracelets using an eclectic combination of bones, antlers and other natural materials. These organically sourced materials have been cleaned, bleached and shined to perfection, ready to be crafted into beautiful accessories. Each crafter will have the opportunity to make three pieces. Gentlemen, this class is not just for ladies, come join us to make something for that special person in your life. All materials will be provided. Tickets are $30 and recommended for ages 12+. Children 12-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

February 9 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Writing Kevin Taylor

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Feb 9 through Mar 6, 2022. New York City novelist Kevin Taylor is in a rut. With two successful books to his name and a much- anticipated third book overdue, he has lost his way - and his marriage. After a very public meltdown on TV, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor…until an enthusiastic teenage super fan arrives on his doorstep offering to be his intern. Before long, this imaginative new employee hatches a very creative scheme to reunite Kevin with his wife in a hilarious, heartfelt story about finding unlikely friendship in unexpected places. Writing Kevin Taylor runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

February 9 - Wednesday

Evening Family Storytime

7pm-7:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library. Join Ms. Wendy for a live monthly storytime for the whole family via Zoom and a related take & make project. Participants will receive instructions via email for take & make pick up. Zoom link will be sent out by 6pm on the day of the program. Please register all children attending.

February 10 - Thursday

Flashlight Tours at Meadow Brook Hall

5:30pm, 6pm, & 6:30pm. See Meadow Brook in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with the all-new Flashlight Tours. Docents will go behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces often missed in the daylight. From a domed ceiling painted with constellations to the glow of illuminated jade, guests will enjoy new sights and stories. This is a unique and intimate experience, with only ten guests per tour. Three tours run select Thursdays in February on Feb. 10, 17 and 24. Tickets are $30 per person and tours are available at meadowbrookhall.org/flashlight.

February 10 - Thursday

Foodie February Downtown Rochester - Enter-To-Win A $500, $250, or $100 Dining Package

Feb 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022. STEP ONE: Dine-in or carry-out at any restaurant in the City of Rochester. See below for a list of participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses see www.downtownrochestermi.com/foodie-february STEP TWO: Collect restaurant receipts throughout the month. STEP THREE: Bring Receipts for validation and enter-to-win at the DDA’s Downtown Collaboration Studio during regular business hours. Downtown Collaboration Studio (431 Main Street). Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Can’t make it during business hours? Stay tuned for information on how to text in receipts! Winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, March 1.

February 11 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: She Loves Me

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Feb 4 through Feb 19, 2022. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they become enchanted by their anonymous pen pals, all the while remaining unaware of their correspondents’ identities. This euphoric romantic musical comedy is based on the Mikos Lazlos play Parfuemerie, which also inspired the beloved film You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

February 12 - Saturday

Preschool Fair at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-12pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Parents are invited to drop in and visit with representatives from local preschools and child care centers. They will bring information about their program and be on-hand to answer questions. Call 248-650-7146 for more information. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. ADULTS ONLY.

February 12 - Saturday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 13 - Sunday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 13 - Sunday

Rochester Area Youth Assistance Pancake Breakfast

8am-11am. Avoid the February winter blues and warm up with delicious pancakes and sausage at the Rochester Fire Station located on 277 E. Second St, in downtown Rochester. Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) is a prevention-based nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester community. Services and programs are available at no cost or a reduced cost to school-age youth and families who reside in the Rochester Community Schools district. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. All proceeds go to support Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA).

February 14 - Monday

Valentine's Dinner at the Great Estate, Meadow Brook Hall

6:30pm-9pm. This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to an enchanting evening with Valentine’s Dinner at the Great Estate. The experience begins with a romantic candlelight cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, with strolling musicians and the chance to explore Meadow Brook Hall at your own pace. Each couple will enjoy a delectable three course Valentine’s Dinner at a private table for two, with wine service and a decadent dessert. Complimentary valet is also included. Tickets are $125 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/valentinesdinner.

February 14 - Monday

RHPL: Macrame Hanging Tea Light Take and Make

9am-10am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Register for a take and make kit and have a decorative light to hang inside or out. Pick up at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or at the drive-up window.

February 14 - Monday

Valentine's Day

Many Business Establishments Downtown will be offering specials

February 16 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Writing Kevin Taylor

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Feb 9 through Mar 6, 2022. New York City novelist Kevin Taylor is in a rut. With two successful books to his name and a much- anticipated third book overdue, he has lost his way - and his marriage. After a very public meltdown on TV, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor...until an enthusiastic teenage super fan arrives on his doorstep offering to be his intern. Before long, this imaginative new employee hatches a very creative scheme to reunite Kevin with his wife in a hilarious, heartfelt story about finding unlikely friendship in unexpected places. Writing Kevin Taylor runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

February 16 - Wednesday

OPC Presents Savvy Seniors

10am. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. Presented by Katie Kuiper, Team Leader & Organizer for “Moving Forward." Simplifying your life should leave you overjoyed, not overwhelmed. Expert advice you need to know when considering downsizing. This event is open to the public, tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

February 16 - Wednesday

OPC Presents Rewired not Retired

1:30pm-3pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. How do I Love my Neighbor? Meet local author and Chaplain Jeff Frick as he talks about his insightful book that serves as a guided exploration of ‘loving your neighbor’ with 4 promises and 6 truths. This event is open to the public, tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

February 16 - Wednesday

Wedding Open House at Meadow Brook Hall

5pm-7pm. Meadow Brook Hall is the perfect place to begin your lifetime of love. Attend our wedding open house and explore the Great Estate, meet with our talented team of event specialists and learn more about our wide variety of wedding experiences, venue locations, dining options, preferred vendors and more! Space is limited. Please RSVP to mbhevent@oakland.edu!

February 17 - Thursday

Foodie February Downtown Rochester - Enter-To-Win A $500, $250, or $100 Dining Package

Feb 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022. STEP ONE: Dine-in or carry-out at any restaurant in the City of Rochester. See below for a list of participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses see www.downtownrochestermi.com/foodie-february STEP TWO: Collect restaurant receipts throughout the month. STEP THREE: Bring Receipts for validation and enter-to-win at the DDA’s Downtown Collaboration Studio during regular business hours. Downtown Collaboration Studio (431 Main Street). Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Can’t make it during business hours? Stay tuned for information on how to text in receipts! Winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, March 1.

February 17 - Thursday

Flashlight Tours at Meadow Brook Hall

5:30pm, 6pm, & 6:30pm. See Meadow Brook in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with the all-new Flashlight Tours. Docents will go behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces often missed in the daylight. From a domed ceiling painted with constellations to the glow of illuminated jade, guests will enjoy new sights and stories. This is a unique and intimate experience, with only ten guests per tour. Three tours run select Thursdays in February on Feb. 10, 17 and 24. Tickets are $30 per person and tours are available at meadowbrookhall.org/flashlight.

February 18 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: She Loves Me

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Feb 4 through Feb 19, 2022. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they become enchanted by their anonymous pen pals, all the while remaining unaware of their correspondents’ identities. This euphoric romantic musical comedy is based on the Mikos Lazlos play Parfuemerie, which also inspired the beloved film You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

February 19 - Saturday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 20 - Sunday

RHPL Concert: An Afternoon with Singer/Songwriter Olivia Dear

2pm-3:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Rochester Adams High School graduate and former "America’s Got Talent" contestant Olivia Dear (formerly Olivia Millerschin) captivates audiences with her celestial voice, wrapping them in a gossamer blend of modern pop and folk songwriting. This event is open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 22ND, 2022 @ 9:00 AM.

February 20 - Sunday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 21 - Monday

RCS: Midwinter Recess February 21-22, 2022

February 21 - Monday

Presidents' Day

February 22 - Tuesday

RCS: Midwinter Recess February 21-22, 2022

February 23 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Writing Kevin Taylor

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Feb 9 through Mar 6, 2022. New York City novelist Kevin Taylor is in a rut. With two successful books to his name and a much- anticipated third book overdue, he has lost his way - and his marriage. After a very public meltdown on TV, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor...until an enthusiastic teenage super fan arrives on his doorstep offering to be his intern. Before long, this imaginative new employee hatches a very creative scheme to reunite Kevin with his wife in a hilarious, heartfelt story about finding unlikely friendship in unexpected places. Writing Kevin Taylor runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

February 23 - Wednesday

RCS: Classes Resume

February 24 - Thursday

Foodie February Downtown Rochester - Enter-To-Win A $500, $250, or $100 Dining Package

Feb 1, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022. STEP ONE: Dine-in or carry-out at any restaurant in the City of Rochester. See below for a list of participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses see www.downtownrochestermi.com/foodie-february STEP TWO: Collect restaurant receipts throughout the month. STEP THREE: Bring Receipts for validation and enter-to-win at the DDA’s Downtown Collaboration Studio during regular business hours. Downtown Collaboration Studio (431 Main Street). Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Can’t make it during business hours? Stay tuned for information on how to text in receipts! Winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, March 1.

February 24 - Thursday

Flashlight Tours at Meadow Brook Hall

5:30pm, 6pm, & 6:30pm. See Meadow Brook in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with the all-new Flashlight Tours. Docents will go behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces often missed in the daylight. From a domed ceiling painted with constellations to the glow of illuminated jade, guests will enjoy new sights and stories. This is a unique and intimate experience, with only ten guests per tour. Three tours run select Thursdays in February on Feb. 10, 17 and 24. Tickets are $30 per person and tours are available at meadowbrookhall.org/flashlight.

February 24 - Thursday

Downton Days Tea, Talk & Tour at Meadow Brook Hall

1pm-3:30pm. Set in Meadow Brook’s exquisite Christopher Wren Dining room, the elegant Downton Days Tea, Talk & Tour event will showcase the customs and etiquette in the time of Downton Abbey, including all that went into entertaining royalty. Presented by Barbara Gulley, owner of Barb’s Tea Service, a tea education business in southeastern Michigan, and author of several books on the history and art of tea. The afternoon includes the guided Servants’ Life Tour and a delicious high tea lunch with savories and sweets! Guests are encouraged to wear Downton Abbey-inspired attire for this event. The event is set for 1-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $65 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/downtontea.

February 24 - Thursday

OPC: Wine Tasting

3:30pm-5pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. Be Mine with Wine! Sommelier Michael Cregar from Woodberry Wine, LLC guides wine tasting with delicious appetizers, great friends, & good times! This event is open to the public, tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

February 24 - Thursday

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at West Middle School

4pm - 6pm. West Middle School, 500 Old Perch Road. The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will provide COVID-19 vaccination clinics after school hours as a community courtesy. This clinic is open to anyone ages 5-18 who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are strongly recommended at OaklandCountyVaccine.com or by calling 1-800-848-5533. Anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian present.

February 25 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Bulbs As Companion Plants"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club will present guest speaker, Brent Heath on “Bulbs as Companion Plants” virtually through Zoom. Non-members wishing to attend, please send an email to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link to make a $5 guest donation. Please submit your request no later than Thursday, Feb. 24.

February 26 - Saturday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 27 - Sunday

Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour at Meadow Brook Hall

11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life tour on weekends in February. The immersive tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes to experience life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. The experience includes tea and scones in the servant’s dining room, and—new this year—a special commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life! The tour runs from 11:30-1pm or 1:30-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Tickets are $45 per person and must be booked in advance at meadowbrookhall.org/servantslife.

February 28 - Monday

Foodie February Downtown Rochester - Enter-To-Win A $500, $250, or $100 Dining Package

All receipts must be validated by close of business on February 28. For validation, bring receipts during regular business hours to Downtown Collaboration Studio (431 Main Street). Open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, March 1.










March 1 - Tuesday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents: Stoney Creek Village

12pm - 1pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Rochester–Avon Historical Society hosts several Brown Bag lunches on local history topics. You bring your lunch and the Historical Society will feed your brain with an hour of local history. Established in 1823, Stoney Creek Village was home to mills, a post office, inventors, politicians, soldiers, and outstanding architecture. Learn the fascinating history of this village and its influential role in our community. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will not be served, but registrants are welcome to bring a lunch. Free – Registration required at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

March 1 - Tuesday

Registration for 2022 Deck Art Continues

Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition, Deck Art 2022. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 12 & 13. Registration for Deck Art begins Tuesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at downtownrochestermi.com/deck-art. Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

March 1 - Tuesday

RCS: PTA Founders' Day Celebration

6pm-9pm. Rochester High School Mall. Join together for the Districtwide PTA Founders' Day Celebration.

March 2 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Writing Kevin Taylor

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Feb 9 through Mar 6, 2022. New York City novelist Kevin Taylor is in a rut. With two successful books to his name and a much- anticipated third book overdue, he has lost his way - and his marriage. After a very public meltdown on TV, he resigns himself to life as a bachelor...until an enthusiastic teenage super fan arrives on his doorstep offering to be his intern. Before long, this imaginative new employee hatches a very creative scheme to reunite Kevin with his wife in a hilarious, heartfelt story about finding unlikely friendship in unexpected places. Writing Kevin Taylor runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

March 3 - Thursday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents: 19th Century Commercial Architecture of Rochester

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Rochester-Avon Historical Society president and historian Tiffany Dziurman will discuss Rochester’s 19th century commercial architecture in a new local history presentation. Rochester’s downtown business district contains multiple surviving examples of nineteenth-century commercial architecture. The oldest surviving example is the Rollin Sprague/Old Stone Store, built of coursed cobblestone in 1849 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The last building erected in the business district in the nineteenth century was the Masonic Block at Fourth and Main, designed by Pontiac architect E.R. Prall in 1899 and registered as a Michigan Historic Site. This program if free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is encouraged.

March 4 - Friday

Rochester Hills Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series Presents: The WPA’s Travel Books of the 1930s

7pm - 8pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - Calf Barn. Presented by Jim Craft, local Historian. Explore Michigan through the words of The Federal One Project, a part of the New Deal program aimed at producing a snapshot of American life – literary critics across the country showered them with almost universal applause. While all sections of the book contain fascinating stories about American life in the 1930s, the tours remain valuable guides to the country in a time before the interstate highway system - when America was heavily rural and traditional values from a pre- industrial age still abounded. Using these books to find the residue of that era is an experience that can make a road trip in Michigan, or any other state, much more rewarding. Museum Members free; Non- Members $5/Adults, $3/Seniors & Students. Pre-register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

March 4 - Friday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Reopens

12pm-3pm. The Rochester Hills Museum, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm opens our doors to the public for our weekly Drop-In Hours every Friday and Saturday from 12-3pm. There will be a guided tour of the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse at 1pm promptly, followed by a look inside the Red House. Please begin your visit inside the Dairy Barn, between the two historic silos, as you warm up from Michigan’s chilly March temperatures and enjoy our interactive exhibits, various history videos including our PBS film, store items and a friendly face welcoming you to our National Registered Historic Site. Take a self-guided tour of the bottom level of our newly built Equipment Barn, as well as our Bull Barn and Milk House for more exhibits that depict life as it once was in Historic Stony Creek Village. Museum Members are free – Join today at www.rochesterhills.org/musdonate . Public fees are $5/Adults and $3/Seniors (60+) and Students. See our website at www.rochesterhills.org/museum for more information and upcoming programs on site.

March 7 - Monday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

11am. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, stay up to date on happenings in your community.

March 7 - Monday

OPC: Spring Into Action Kick-off Presentation ‘The Positive Shift’

10am. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Author Stacie Zotkowski's creative strategies and engaging activities are designed to unlock unlimited potential to move people toward their goals. She will explain how to re-energize, re-empower and rediscover your passion for what you want to accomplish. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

March 10 - Thursday

RHPL: Women's Experiences During the Holocaust

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Representatives from the Zekelman Holocaust Center, located in Farmington Hills, examine the unique experiences of women, particularly marginalized women in Germany, during World War II. Zekelman Holocaust Center is a Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) participant. Explore Women's History Month with RHPL: rhpl.org/explore.

March 10 - Thursday

OPC 650 Mid Day Club Presents: A Concert with The Mick Gavin Band

6pm. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music performed by The Mick Gavin Band, one of Detroit’s most celebrated authentic Irish bands. Cash bar and appetizers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

March 11 - Friday

Rochester Hills Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series Presents: Michigan Ice Harvesting

7pm - 8pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - Calf Barn. Presented by Jim Cassell, local Historian. Join Jim and enjoy his display on ice harvesting tools from the past century. Ice was harvested like a winter crop to keep food cold all summer long. Before modern refrigeration, ice harvesting from frozen lakes and rivers was an important industry that required hard work and careful planning. Museum Members free; Non-Members $5/Adults, $3/Seniors & Students. Pre-register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

March 11 - Friday

OPC: Adult Day Service Open House

10am-11:30am. 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Visit the OPC’s (Older Persons’ Commission) Adult Day Service (ADS) Open House on Friday to learn more about this service and how it can benefit your family or loved one. ADS is a day program operating in the OPC facility, and is currently welcoming new clients. There is a full curriculum of activities for seniors who may function somewhat independently, but who are socially isolated and need some structure, activities and mental stimulation. Each day, the ADS is full of events designed to maintain and enhance physical, social, emotional and cognitive functioning.

March 11 - Friday

Adams HS Presents the Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone

7pm-9pm. AHS Auditorium. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he humorously comments on the music, story, and actors. Tickets are available online through the Adams Theater site at the door.

March 12 - Saturday

Adams HS Presents the Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone

7pm-9pm. AHS Auditorium. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he humorously comments on the music, story, and actors. Tickets are available online through the Adams Theater site at the door.

March 14 - Monday

Rochester Hills Fire Department: Car Seat Safety Inspection

2:00pm – 3:00pm. Rochester Hills Fire Department, 1111 Horizon Court, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. This event is for a 1 hour car seat safety inspection. During your appointment, a car seat installation technician will look over your child safety seat, check for any recalls, and demonstrate proper harnessing and installation. The goal of this event is to give the caregiver the tools to install the child safety seat on their own in the event that the seat is removed from the vehicle. If you are unable to schedule an appointment at one of the times listed, please call the Rochester Hills Fire Department Administrative Office at 248-656-4717 for guidance.

March 14 - Monday

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 2022 Community Outlook Breakfast

8am. Oakland University Student Center. The event will feature regional updates from Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Rochester Community Schools. A panel of key leaders will share their recap of 2021 and their vision for the coming year while attendees enjoy breakfast. Judge Julie Nicholson, 52-3 District Court, will serve as guest moderator for panelists. We look forward to an informative and inspiring morning: 8:00 AM – Press Conference. 8:30 AM – Networking, 9:00 AM – Breakfast, 9:30 AM – Program Begins. We are thankful for our 3 presenting partners: Ascension Providence Rochester, First State Bank, & Moceri Companies. Cost to attend is $40 for Rochester Regional Chamber Members or $50 for future members. Tables of 8 can be purchased for $320. Please register at rrc-mi.com or call (248) 651-6700 to save your seat.

March 15 - Tuesday

Rochester Community Concert Band

7:30pm. St Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI, 48307. The Rochester Community Concert Band will Present "Resound". The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Featured at this concert will be Bass Trombone Soloist, Avery Wolf, performing the first movement of the Eric Ewazen "Concertro for Bass Trombone and Band, the World Premiere of "Resound" by Dr. Nicole Piunno, commissioned to celebrate the band's fifth anniversary, and Guest Conductor, Robert Ambrose, retired Director of Bands, Bloomfield Hills High School, who will conduct the band in the moving arrangement of "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral" from the Opera Lohengrin by Richard Wagner. For more information visit our website RochesterCommunityConcertBand.org or call at 248-462-9043.

March 16 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Ladies in Lavender

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Mar 16 through Apr 10, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing to nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live. Ladies in Lavender runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

March 17 - Thursday

St. Patrick's day

March 18 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Run For Your Wife

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Mar 18 through Apr 2, 2022. Run For Your Wife is a classic farce full of secrets ready to collapse, misunderstandings piling up, and plenty of hilarious twists. London cab driver John Smith literally has two lives, complete with two different wives; Mary and Barbara. His irregular work schedule allows him to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, when he gets caught up in a mugging and wakens in a hospital, he ends up with the wrong wife by his side. Now he must keep both of his lives from exploding as the police and his spouses ask questions. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

March 18 - Friday

Rochester Hills Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series Presents: Rochester in the 1930s

7pm - 8pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - Calf Barn. Presented by Patrick McKay, Museum Manager.The 1930s was a decade defined by a global economic and political crisis that culminated in the start of World War II. It saw the collapse of the international financial system, beginning with the largest stock market crash in American history. The subsequent economic downfall, called The Great Depression, had traumatic social effects worldwide, leading to widespread poverty and unemployment. In Rochester, we welcomed several federal unemployment relief efforts that constructed the Rochester Municipal Park, a new Post Office, murals painted at Rochester High school, improvements at Bloomer Park and a surge in work at the Western Knitting Mills. Enjoy this program that reflects on the challenges in our community during this decade and the evidence of the 1930s that still surrounds us. Museum Members free; Non-Members $5/Adults, $3/Seniors & Students. Pre-register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

March 18 - Friday

Adams HS Presents the Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone

7pm-9pm. AHS Auditorium. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he humorously comments on the music, story, and actors. Tickets are available online through the Adams Theater site at the door.

March 19 - Saturday

The Village of Rochester Hills Announces the Grand Opening of Von Maur

The Village of Rochester Hills welcomes Von Maur! The Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 19 from 10am to 9pm with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:45am. During the grand opening event, which will feature a DJ, balloon artists, a selfie station, and a coloring station in the children’s department, guests will have the chance to win prizes and special gifts with every purchase. The Von Maur family opened its first store in the Midwest in the late 1800s. Today, Von Maur stores are scattered across 15 states. The strength of the Von Maur brand lies in our enjoyable and unique shopping experience. The backbone of this experience is the wide selection of brand-name merchandise, open and attractive store design, amenities that enhance the customer experience and their commitment to excellent customer service.

March 19 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Sap-To-Syrup Pancake Breakfast

Anytime between 9 am and 11 am or 11 am and 1 pm. Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Join us to learn about making maple syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast! See an old-fashioned sap-to-syrup boiling operation. We will be making syrup from trees tapped right here in Rochester Hills. Sample some real maple syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast complete with sausage, juice and coffee. Stroll through different stations of this event including: - History/Syrup Making Process - Tree tapping and Drilling - Syrup Taste test - Sap Boiling - Pancake breakfast - Museum Tickets can be purchased in advanced ($8) or at the door ($10). Pre-registration is preferred.

March 19 - Saturday

Adams HS Presents the Spring Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone

7pm-9pm. AHS Auditorium. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the fictional 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage, as he humorously comments on the music, story, and actors. Tickets are available online through the Adams Theater site at the door.

March 20 - Sunday

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents: Oboist, Dr. Ann Lemke

3pm. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Oboist Ann Lemke performs internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and is a dedicated teacher with a thriving private studio in Metro Detroit. Ann has been principal oboist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra since 1999. A native of Metro Detroit, Ann studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Elaine Douvas and Joseph Robinson before completing a doctoral degree at Indiana University (Music and German Literature). She conducted research in Germany as a Fulbright scholar and has numerous publications on German women composers. She and her husband live in Troy, Michigan and have three children. See www.lemkestudio.com Tickets range from $5 to $25 and are available at www.rochestersymphony.com

March 20 - Sunday

Rochester Hills Museum: Founders Day Celebration

2pm-4pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. The Rochester Historical Commission will celebrate Founder’s Day that commemorates the arrival of James Graham with his sons on March 17th, 1817 to the area we now know as Rochester, Michigan. They were pioneer settlers who established Rochester as the first European settlement in Oakland County. Admission is free and local Rochester merchants will provide delicious refreshments.

March 22 - Tuesday

RHPL: Terracotta Foiled Pots

4:30-6pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. These fun pots are perfect for any indoor gardener. After learning this foiling technique, you’ll want to use it in all of your crafts. Register for a time to come in and make. Please send any questions to adult.reference@rhpl.org or contact the adult reference desk at 248-650-7130.

March 22 - Tuesday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

11am. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson, stay up to date on happenings in your community.

March 23 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Ladies in Lavender

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Mar 16 through Apr 10, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing to nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live. Ladies in Lavender runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

March 24 - Thursday

RHPL: Legendary Women of Ancient Mesopotamia

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Weam Namou, executive director of the Chaldean Cultural Center in West Bloomfield Township, presents the fascinating history of the legendary women of Mesopotamia (Iraq). The Chaldean Cultural Center is a Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) participant. Explore Women's History Month with RHPL: rhpl.org/explore.

March 25 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Run For Your Wife

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Mar 18 through Apr 2, 2022. Run For Your Wife is a classic farce full of secrets ready to collapse, misunderstandings piling up, and plenty of hilarious twists. London cab driver John Smith literally has two lives, complete with two different wives; Mary and Barbara. His irregular work schedule allows him to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, when he gets caught up in a mugging and wakens in a hospital, he ends up with the wrong wife by his side. Now he must keep both of his lives from exploding as the police and his spouses ask questions. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

March 25 - Friday

RCS: Spring Recess Begins at End of Day, Districtwide. Spring Recess March 26-April 3, 2022

March 25 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Wild Flowers in Michigan Gardens"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Cheryl English, at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. These events are open to the public and there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. 2022 UPDATE: Many monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Current garden club members will receive an email with a link each month. Non-members wishing to attend please send a request to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link.

March 25 - Friday

Rochester Hills Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series Presents: Breaking Barriers: A Look at the Life of Bertha Van Hoosen

7pm - 8pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - Calf Barn. Presented by Maureen Thalmann, Local Historian. Maureen Thalmann has studied the life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen for nearly thirty years. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen was a pre-eminent surgeon, writer, and leader in the early 20th century for women in medicine and she founded the American Medical Women's Association, an organization that continues today, 100 years later. She grew up on the Van Hoosen Farm and maintained a medical practice in the community until she retired at age 88. Come and meet one of the most remarkable women in American history, right here in Rochester! Museum Members free; Non-Members $5/Adults, $3/Seniors & Students. Pre-register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

March 26 - Saturday

OPC: School of Rock Live Performance

12:30pm. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Live performance of Rochester’s own School of Rock! Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659- 1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

March 27 - Sunday

RHPL: The Boogie Woogie Kid Matthew Ball

2pm-3:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Piano player Matthew Ball performs songs from the “American Songbook” along with a few delightful swing tunes for the whole family!

March 29 - Tuesday

RHPL: Owls in Michigan with Dinosaur Hill

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Amanda Felk of Dinosaur Hill leads a fun program for all ages to learn about the species of owls commonly and uncommonly found in Michigan. Bring a coat as we may go outside, weather permitting. Free, please register.

March 30 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Ladies in Lavender

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Mar 16 through Apr 10, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing to nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live. Ladies in Lavender runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

March 31 - Thursday

OPC: Spring into Action Wrap-Up Presentation & Breakfast, ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’

10am. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Learn how to bring the joy hack into your life by laughing so hard you get tears in your eyes. Walk Stasinski will discuss the science behind the benefits of laughter while dispensing a hearty dose of fun. Humor is a massage for the soul. Discover how to recapture this spirit! Tickets can be purchased by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

March 31 - Thursday

RHPL: How to Prepare your Garden for Spring Planting

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Members of Rochester Pollinators teach multiple ways to get your garden ready for spring. A handout of native garden and container designs will be provided.










April 1 - Friday

Registration for 2022 Deck Art Continues

Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition, Deck Art 2022. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 12 & 13. Registration for Deck Art begins Tuesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at downtownrochestermi.com/deck-art. Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

April 1 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Run For Your Wife

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from Mar 18 through Apr 2, 2022. Run For Your Wife is a classic farce full of secrets ready to collapse, misunderstandings piling up, and plenty of hilarious twists. London cab driver John Smith literally has two lives, complete with two different wives; Mary and Barbara. His irregular work schedule allows him to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, when he gets caught up in a mugging and wakens in a hospital, he ends up with the wrong wife by his side. Now he must keep both of his lives from exploding as the police and his spouses ask questions. Tickets range from $21 to $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

April 3 - Sunday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society 28th Annual Antique Appraisal Day

12pm-4pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. This year, appraisers are available to appraise cast iron toys, coins, pottery, china, collectibles, furniture, guns, military items, antique weapons, dolls, teddy bears, engravings, art, string instruments, and much more. Bring your item or a photo of larger items. Each appraisal costs $5, cash only. Proceeds benefit the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. For more info, visit rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org or call 248-688-2434.

April 3 - Sunday

Fly Fishing 101

3pm-5pm. Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Road. Join us for an afternoon of fly fishing! Learn fly fishing safety, different types of flies, fish and rivers as well as casting basics. A great refresher for someone looking to start fly fishing again or for someone new to the sport. Fly rods provided, bring your own if you have one. Suitable for adults and children 12+. Price: $15, register at Eventbrite - Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement.

April 3 - Sunday

RHPL: A Celebration of National Poetry Month with the Rochester Poetry Society

2pm-3:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Join the Rochester Poetry Society and RHPL to celebrate National Poetry Month along with current Rochester Poet Laureate Robert Lytle. The program also includes an open mic opportunity for local poets to read their work. No registration is required.

April 3 - Sunday

Village of Rochester Hills: Visit the Easter Bunny!

Noon - 4pm. Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy a petting farm! No reservations necessary. Walk up for complimentary visits.

April 4 - Monday

RCS: Classes Resume

April 4 - Monday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

10am. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett. Stay up to date on happenings in your community.

April 5 - Tuesday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Exploring the Origins of the Bill of Rights

12pm-1pm. Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road. This program traces the development of America’s basic statement of human rights enacted by the First Congress on December 15, 1791. These fundamental principles which form the foundation of American jurisprudence will be explored. Without the Bill of Rights, there would not have been the United States of America. This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by following the website link provided. Refreshments will not be served, but registrants are welcome to bring a lunch.

April 6 - Wednesday

RHPL: Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour - Cancelled

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Have you ever wondered how a library works? Join library director Juliane Morian for a behind-the- scenes look at the inner workings of RHPL. Space is limited. Registration is required.

April 6 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Ladies in Lavender

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Running from Mar 16 through Apr 10, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing to nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live. Ladies in Lavender runs at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

April 7 - Thursday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Golden Age of Theaters & Pipe Organs

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI. RAHS Membership Director, Richard Dengate, a retired high school teacher and university lecturer, will present a historical look back at the theaters of long ago and the pipe organs that once entertained generations of moviegoers presented through photographs and film which will recreate the thunderous sounds which reverberated throughout these cavernous temples of architectural wonder. Dengate is a member of the American, Detroit, and Motor City Theater Organ Societies. This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested due to attendance limits at the library.

April 7 - Thursday

UnNatural Trail - A Unique Twist on a Traditional Scavenger Hunt

6pm-7:30pm. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road. Join us for a unique hiking experience! Learn about nature in a different way. Test your nature knowledge and code breaking skills as you embark on this hike. Ages: 10 (children under 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult) *Participants will meet at the Stone Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly and participants often venture out into the park. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Price: $6. Register at Eventbrite - Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement.

April 8 - Friday

Registration for 2022 Deck Art Ends Today

Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition, Deck Art 2022. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 12 & 13. Registration for Deck Art begins Tuesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at downtownrochestermi.com/deck-art. Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

April 9 - Saturday

SMART Towns Program: Open House, One Room School House

12pm-3pm. Stoney Creek School House, 1051 Washington Rd. Practice your alphabet on a slate board, hop on some stilts, play quoits, master the ball and cup, or sift through old maps and artifacts. Visit the modern portion to look at old photographs, travel through time using our iPad exhibits, and look at old artifacts. Cost: Free for Museum Members; $5 Adults; $3 Seniors & Students. No registration required - Admission price includes access to museum exhibits.

April 9 - Saturday

SMART Towns Program: Tuberculosis –Its History and the Role Played by Parke-Davis in Rochester in its Detection

11am-12pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm – Calf Barn. Tuberculosis – Its History and the Role Played by Parke-Davis in Rochester in its Detection, presented by Don Callihan. Since the beginning of time, tuberculosis has been a scourge on mankind reaching epidemic proportions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Effective treatments were not available and in the early 20th century, detection and isolation became the methods to control its spread. Parke-Davis – Rochester played an important part in its detection. This presentation will present a history of tuberculosis, the sanitariums set up for isolation and treatment, the Parke-Davis products used for its detection and the medications that eventually succeeded in treating it. Don Callihan is a Parke-Davis retiree. Prior to his retirement, he was Director of Engineering at the Parke-Davis facility in Rochester, Michigan. Cost: Free for Museum Members; $8 Adults; $5 Seniors. Register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

April 9 - Saturday

Village of Rochester Hills: Visit the Easter Bunny!

Noon - 6pm. Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy a petting farm! No reservations necessary. Walk up for complimentary visits.

April 10 - Sunday

RHPL: Singing the Good Old Songs Again

2pm-3:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Jackie Davidson, an original member of the Grammy-awardwinning The New Christy Minstrels, and Gary Brandt, a popular folk performer and accomplished songwriter, perform an energetic show filled with classic and original folk songs, lighthearted humor, and personal stories.

April 10 - Sunday

Rochester Area Youth Assistance: Pancake Breakfast

8am-11am. Rochester Fire Station, 277 E. Second St., Rochester, MI 48307. The RAYA is hosting a pancake breakfast. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and support the RAYA. Adults - $6, Children under 12 - $3.

April 10 - Sunday

Village of Rochester Hills: Visit the Easter Bunny!

Noon - 4pm. Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy a petting farm! No reservations necessary. Walk up for complimentary visits.

April 11 - Monday

RHPL: Know-It-All Trivia Smackdown

Back to meeting in person! Know a little bit about everything? Meet up with us at Main Street Billiards (215 S. Main St) with your team of up to 6 people and see if you have what it takes to be crowned champions! The top team will win a prize. Food and drinks available for purchase. (Only "Team Captains" need register, but please let us know how many people will be on your team) Questions? Contact adult@rhpl.org or 248-650-7130.

April 11 - Monday

OPC Presents: Celebrate Living Well with Ascension Providence Rochester

9:30am. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. April Showers Bring May Flowers… or Allergies? Dr. Robert Czarnecki, M.D., Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology, will address spring time allergies, food allergies and more. Tickets are $5 and available by calling (248)659-1029. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

April 12 - Tuesday

RHPL: Public & Permanent, Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse

7pm-8:30pm. Virtual Event. In partnership with Rochester Area Youth Assistance, author Richard Guerry presents an award-winning program about the myths surrounding online anonymity, privacy, and disappearing digital content. Register at rhpl.org.

April 12 - Tuesday

SMART Towns Program: Tea in the Farmhouse, A Trip to See the Queen

3pm-4pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm – Van Hoosen Farmhouse. Tea in the Farmhouse: We’re opening the doors of the farmhouse to host an afternoon, or low tea hour. Each session will explore a new aspect of family history and world travels. Guests get the chance to interact with artifacts and documents normally stored safely away in the collections room, while enjoying the ambiance of the 1840s Van Hoosen farmhouse. This unique opportunity is limited to 12 people. Tea and light snack will be served. A Trip to See the Queen: Trace the footsteps of two best friends, the last generation of family to live in the Van Hoosen farmhouse as they travel their way through Europe in the 1950s. Cost: $20/Non-Member; $15/Museum Member. Register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms.

April 13 - Wednesday

Pedal in the Park - Experience Nature from the Seat of your Bike

6pm-7:30pm. Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road. Join us for a guided bike tour through some of Rochester Hills' finest Parks and Green Spaces! Grab your bikes and join our Naturalists for a guided biking tour of some of our Natural areas along the Clinton River Trail. We will start at Innovation Hills Park where we will Pedal our way through along the boardwalks and then visit some other Parks and Green Spaces. Recommended for ages 12+. Price: $7. Register at Eventbrite - Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement.

April 14 - Thursday

RHPL: Storytime @ Rotary Park

11am-11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week.

April 14 - Thursday

RHPL: An Evening with Orville & Katharine Wright

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Dorè Productions presents an entertaining evening with aviator Orville Wright and his sister, Katharine.

April 15 - Friday

RCS: No School, Good Friday

April 15 - Friday

Village of Rochester Hills: Visit the Easter Bunny!

Noon - 6pm. Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy a petting farm! No reservations necessary. Walk up for complimentary visits.

April 16 - Saturday

RHPL: Healthy Choices for Families

1pm-2pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Please note, this is the rescheduled program from January 22. Join us for an interactive event with Ascension pediatrician Dr. Sage Church, DO. Dr. Church will discuss healthy choices for children and families from meals, exercises, and sleep. Stay for a special storytime from Dr Sage Church! We hope to have our community leave with a wealth of knowledge to make smart, healthy choices for the new year! Registration will open April 9th at RHPL.org

April 16 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents: Bloomer Park – A Walk and Talk

10am-11:30am. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, meet at the stone picnic shelter and wear sturdy shoes. Bloomer Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and this stroll through the park recognizes its namesake – Howard Bloomer, as well as the flora and fauna, various buildings, canal, ski jump, and railroad that are all part of its fascinating history. Portions of the hike will hike down and up over 60 steps. A historical tour that takes your breath away! Cost: $15/Non-Member; $10/Museum Member. Register: www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

April 16 - Saturday

Village of Rochester Hills: Visit the Easter Bunny!

Noon - 6pm. Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy a petting farm! No reservations necessary. Walk up for complimentary visits.

April 17 - Sunday

Easter Sunday

April 18 - Monday

Tax Day

April 20 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 20 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Pedal in the Park - Experience Nature from the Seat of your Bike

6pm-7:30pm. Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Join us for a guided bike tour through some of Rochester Hills' finest Parks and Green Spaces! Grab your bikes and join our Naturalists for a guided biking tour of some of our Natural areas along the Clinton River Trail. We will start at Innovation Hills Park where we will Pedal our way through along the boardwalks and then visit some other Parks and Green Spaces. Recommended for ages 12+. Cost $7.

April 20 - Wednesday

Rochester HS Presents: 13 Past Midnight

9am.

April 20 - Wednesday

RHPL: Friends Spring Used Book Sale

5:30-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Friends Members Night is Wednesday. Memberships will be sold at the door. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

April 20 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents: Earth Day Movie Celebration – Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World

7pm-8:30pm. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm – Calf Barn, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Inhabitants: Indigenous Perstpectives on Restoring our World follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain these processes. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the US are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories include sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona; restoring buffalo to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin; reviving native food forests in Hawaii; and returning prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California. As the climate crisis escalates, these time-tested practices of North America's original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world. (Length: 76 minutes) Cost: Free for Museum Members; Public $8 Adults, $5 Senior/Student

April 21 - Thursday

Rochester University Presents: Love's Labor's Lost

Rochester University’s Music, Theatre & Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA.

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn’t long before young love, with its glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male ‘academe’.

Evening performances of Love’s Labor’s Lost will be April 21-23 and April 28-30 at 7:30pm, while matinee performances will be April 24 and May 1 at 2:30pm. All performances will take place on the campus of Rochester University at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Tickets are $5 for students and $13 in advance ($16 at the door) for adults. Click here to purchase tickets online. For more information (including group sales), call (248) 218-2149 or e-mail theatre@rochesteru.edu.

April 21 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 21 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Presents the 39th annual Luncheon on the Aisle

10:30 Shopping, 11:30 Lunch, 12:00 Raffle Drawing (great prizes!). Oakland University. Followed by scenes & musical highlights from The Pin-Up Girls. Come to the Theatre and enjoy the live entertainment, high end basket & 54 card raffle, bake shoppe, and then from your reserved seat preview select live scenes from “The Pin-Up Girls” while having your box lunch. Bon Appetit! To purchase tickets call MBT Box office 248-377-3300. Tickets $45. Oakland University, home of Meadow Brook Theatre, requires masks at all times. Come join the fun!!

April 21 - Thursday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Proudly Presents: The Little Mermaid

7pm. Each performance takes place “Under The Sea” inside the SCHS Auditorium. Click here for more information on The Little Mermaid. Let us be a “Part of Your World.”

April 21 - Thursday

RHPL: What Food Labels Actually Tell Us: How to Be an Informed Eater

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Lisa Howard, “The Cultured Cook,” explores ingredients, nutritional terms, and marketing claims to help you walk the grocery store aisles with confidence! Registration will open on March 21st at 9am on RHPL.org.

April 21 - Thursday

Rochester HS Presents: 13 Past Midnight

7pm. Auditorium.

April 21 - Thursday

RHPL: Friends Spring Used Book Sale

10am-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

April 22 - Friday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Proudly Presents: The Little Mermaid

7pm. Each performance takes place “Under The Sea” inside the SCHS Auditorium. Click here for more information on The Little Mermaid. Let us be a “Part of Your World.”

April 22 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 22 - Friday

RHPL: Friends Spring Used Book Sale

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

April 22 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Jan Bills, at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. These events are open to the public and there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. 2022 UPDATE: Many monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Current garden club members will receive an email with a link each month. Non-members wishing to attend please send a request to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link.

April 22 - Friday

Rochester HS Presents: 13 Past Midnight

7pm. Auditorium.

April 23 - Saturday

RHPL: Friends Spring Used Book Sale

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

April 23 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 23 - Saturday

Grace Centers of Hope presents: 23rd Annual “Women Helping Women” Luncheon and Fashion

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester. The event will showcase the hottest spring fashion trends from designers Anne Fontaine, Christiane La Rue, Dolce Moda, Hats by Marcella, J. McLaughlin, Lilly Pulitzer, Max Mara and Sax Fifth Avenue. The event includes a silent auction preview beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a delicious luncheon and fabulous fashion show that will feature professional models as well as women and children who are participating in GCH programs. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Program at GCH, which provides comprehensive programs to help women and families address issues such as homelessness, addiction and abuse. Tickets are $110 per person and can be purchased by visiting www.gracecentersofhope.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact GCH Special Events Coordinator April Melik at 248-334-2187 or via email at amelik@gracecentersofhope.org.

April 23 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum: Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal - 2022

10am-4pm. Michigan’s first internal improvement project dates back to 1837 - a proposed canal that ran from Lake St. Clair to Lake Michigan, straight through the Rochester community! Retrace its route from Mt. Clemens to Rochester, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this manmade waterway that endured as a millrace long after its use for transportation ended. Bring a bag lunch. Participants drive themselves to multiple locations throughout the tour. Meet at : Clinton Township Hall in the Historic Village, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. Reserve your spot online, bring cash the day of the event.

April 23 - Saturday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Proudly Presents: The Little Mermaid

2pm & 7pm. Each performance takes place “Under The Sea” inside the SCHS Auditorium. Click here for more information on The Little Mermaid. Let us be a “Part of Your World.”

April 23 - Saturday

Rochester HS Presents: 13 Past Midnight

2pm & 7pm. Auditorium.

April 23 - Saturday

Real Estate One: FREE Shred Day!

12pm-2pm. Real Estate One Office, 1002 N. Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307. A Drive-Thru shred event! Clear out your "quarantine clutter" and protect your personal information at our FREE shred event. All donations benefit the New Day Foundation for Families Fighting Cancer. Real Estate One Charitable Foundation and Caron Koteles Riha will match all donations for this event. The event will be held rain, snow, or shine.

April 24 - Sunday

RHPL: Friends Spring Used Book Sale

1:30pm-4:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248- 650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

April 24 - Sunday

Stoney Creek Theatre Company Proudly Presents: The Little Mermaid

7pm. Each performance takes place “Under The Sea” inside the SCHS Auditorium. Click here for more information on The Little Mermaid. Let us be a “Part of Your World.”

April 24 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 26 - Tuesday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

4:30pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson. Stay up to date on happenings in your community.

April 27 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 28 - Thursday

Rochester University Presents: Love's Labor's Lost

Rochester University’s Music, Theatre & Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA.

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn’t long before young love, with its glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male ‘academe’.

Evening performances of Love’s Labor’s Lost will be April 21-23 and April 28-30 at 7:30pm, while matinee performances will be April 24 and May 1 at 2:30pm. All performances will take place on the campus of Rochester University at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Tickets are $5 for students and $13 in advance ($16 at the door) for adults. Click here to purchase tickets online. For more information (including group sales), call (248) 218-2149 or e-mail theatre@rochesteru.edu.

April 28 - Thursday

RHPL: The Piet Oudolf Story, Gardening Design

7pm-8:30pm. Zoom Event. Deborah Chud traces her discovery of Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s leading naturalistic landscape and garden designers. Register at rhpl.org

April 28 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Hosts Gardening and Landscaping Deer Seminar: Gears Gardeners Up for a Deer Resistant Yard

7:00 pm. City Hall Auditorium, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, Rochester Hills. The City's Deer Management Advisory Committee (DMAC) in partnership with both the Parks and Natural Resources Department and Bordine’s Nursery will host a “Gardening and Landscaping with Deer” seminar. At this event, guests will learn strategies for making their gardens and landscaping less susceptible to deer. This will include landscaping techniques, many of which have been tried and tested on the city’s properties. This seminar is free for residents. To sign up for this program visit www.rochesterhills.org/outdoors. If you have any questions or for other information regarding deer or the Deer Management Advisory Committee, please call 248-656-4673.

April 28 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 29 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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April 29 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre's 12th Annual Classic Cars Nights Return

Classic Cars arrive at 6:30pm, Doors Open (for seating) at 7:30pm, and performances start at 8:00pm. Classic Car Nights are back with three nights and two great shows to choose from! During performances of The Pin-Up Girls, a funny, romantic, heartbreaking, and patriotic musical, that celebrates the guys and gals who fight to defend our country on April 29th. And continue Friday, May 27th & June 3rd during performances of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A nostalgic musical that chronicles Patsy Cline's compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” Theatre goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car! Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy great live theatre! Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the show. To receive the Classic Car Night discount reserve your tickets in advance by calling Meadow Brook Theatre Group Sales at 248-370-3316. Meadow Brook Theatre is located on a dry campus, alcohol is not permitted.

April 30 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 1 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 2 - Monday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

10am. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett. Stay up to date on happenings in your community.

May 2 - Monday

RHPL: Mom's Walking Club

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime. Registration will open April 18, 2022 at 9am.

May 3 - Tuesday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Hallowed Halls, 175 Years at the RCS Historic Campus

12pm-1pm. Rochester-Avon Historical Society Research Committee Chair Deborah Larsen will present on the history of the Administration Building located at 501 W. University Drive. The building has served as a school or school office for 133 years and is the location of a school building for 175 years. Bring a lunch and join RAHS for an engaging look at the history of this iconic and historic landmark in Rochester. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

May 4 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 4 - Wednesday

The Women’s Fund to host “Just Us Girls Stroll”

4:30 pm - 8:30pm. Grab your girlfriends and spend the evening shopping, dining, and indulging in Downtown Rochester for the “Just Us Girls Stroll." It is a perfect opportunity to stroll the shops and restaurants of beautiful downtown Rochester as well as to support The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Women’s Fund and all the participating downtown Rochester establishments who will be open for this exclusive evening. Tickets are only $25 and include Just Us Girls Stroll Tote Bag, wristband for store entry, store listing with map, and a chance to win a Rochester themed door prize basket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.womensfundrochester.org under the Events tab or by cash or check at any of the following stores: 4th Street Boutique, Final Touch Designs, Sole Sisters or The Peppertree. Actual tickets will not be distributed. You may check in and pick up your tote bag at the Downtown Collaboration Studio at 431 S. Main St. between 4:15PM-6:15PM the day of the event.

May 5 - Thursday

OPC 650 Mid Day Club Presents: Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Sonic Freeway

2:30-4pm. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the OPC with LIVE music from local favorite band, Sonic Freeway. The party includes Mexican appetizers and refreshments. Tickets are $15 and available by calling (248)659-1029. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. For more information, visit opcseniorcenter.org.

May 5 - Thursday

2022 Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

Doors open at 6:45am, Breakfast 7am-7:30am, Program begins at 7:30am. Oakland University O'Rena, 569 Pioneer Dr., Rochester, MI 48309. Join us for the 41th Annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast. Author and speaker Ronnie McBrayer will keynote the 2022 event. Best known for his nationally syndicated column “Keeping the Faith”, McBrayer will share his thoughts on possibility and peace in a post-pandemic world. Register to attend. Cost $30 per person.

May 5 - Thursday

Cinco de Mayo

May 5 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 5 - Thursday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Avon in the Civil War

7pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road. Join RAHS member and American Civil War researcher Chris Brown for this in-depth dive into Avon’s representation at the Civil War’s most intense fights as he covers all of these topics and more with a local flair that will tell just how impressively involved the community really was in America’s darkest hours. In 1860, Avon Township was a relatively sleepy farming community; dotted with mills, farmhouses, barns, and a main street lined with blacksmith shops, livery stables, hotels, and other establishments common to a mid-19th century Michigan village. In 1861, when shots were fired on Fort Sumter, Avon’s sons answered Abraham Lincoln’s call for troops and enlisted to defend a broken union. Hear the stories of these men, from the brothers who paid the last full measure of sacrifice at Williamsburg, to the brothers-in-law who never made it home from Andersonville, to the boys who fought at places like the Wheatfield at Gettysburg and Snodgrass Hill at Chickamauga. Avon men participated in almost every major battle of the Civil War. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

May 5 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Fossils & Riverside Campfire

6pm-7:30pm. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Join us along the banks of the Clinton River in search of fossils! Search for fossils along the scenic Clinton River while roasting s’mores over a riverside fire. Learn about some local plants and animals while we try to identify the fossils we find. You might even be lucky enough to find a Petoskey stone! For all ages (children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult). Participants will meet at the Velodrome. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $10.

May 6 - Friday

Meadow Brook Hall: Pre-Mother's Day Luncheon

12-2pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Meadow Brook’s Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon is the perfect way to show Mom how much you care while enjoying spring at Meadow Brook Hall, the National Historic Landmark located on Oakland University’s campus. Treat your mother to an exquisite three-course luncheon just before Mother’s Day at the Great Estate. This lovely lunch will include wine service as well as live musical entertainment, a self-guided tour of the historic mansion and a flower for Mom. The event is set in Meadow Brook’s exquisite Christopher Wren Dining Room. Nothing compares to spending special time with Mom at Meadow Brook! Cost $75 per person.

May 6 - Friday

RCS: No School for Students, Districtwide. Professional Development, Districtwide

May 6 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 7 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 7 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market - Opening Day

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. FREE Farmers’ Market tote bags with special offers from Downtown businesses and farmers’ market vendors to the first 500 adult customers starting at 8am. Live music from 10 am - noon and children’s activities. Ascension Providence will be on-site and giving away children’s bike helmets (while supplies last).

May 7 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Open House of the One Room School House

12-3pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Free -flow, self-guided! No online registration. Pay at the Dairy Barn before arriving at the School House. Guests will receive a wristband that allows access to museum exhibits as well.

Practice your alphabet on a slate board, hop on some stilts, play quoits, master the ball and cup, or sift through old maps and artifacts. Visit the modern portion to look at old photographs, travel through time using our iPad exhibits, and look at old artifacts. Free for Members. $5/Adult, $3/Seniors/students.

May 7 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Museum at the Market! Downtown Walking Tour

10-11am. 400 Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. Join Museum staff at the Rochester Farmer’s Market! Buy some fresh food and then hit the streets to learn some fascinating facts to share at dinner with family and friends. Where is the oldest building on Main Street? Where were the first hotels? Who dressed up as President Taft to market his business? When did the telephone come to town? Where were all the churches? On this tour we’ll explore our downtown exhibit signs and sift through historical photos and stories while walking about a half mile.

Meet at the Rochester Farmer's Market. Free, no registration required. Just show up! Tour limited to 15 people.

May 8 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 8 - Sunday

Mother's Day

May 9 - Monday

RHPL: Mom's Walking Club

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime. Registration will open April 18, 2022 at 9am.

May 10 - Tuesday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Tea in the Farmhouse

3-4pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Sip on tea and trace the footsteps as the Van Hoosen Family visits New Zealand! We’re opening the doors of the farmhouse to host an afternoon, or low tea hour. Each session will explore a new aspect of family history and world travels. Guests get the chance to interact with artifacts and documents normally stored safely away in the collections room, while enjoying the ambiance of the 1840s Van Hoosen farmhouse. This unique opportunity is limited to 12 people. Tea and light snack will be served. Tickets $15-$20 per person.

May 10 - Tuesday

RHPL: Preparing the Road Ahead, Water and Infrastructure

7pm-8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash discusses water infrastructure, funding, and drains. Craig Bryson, senior communications manager for the Oakland County Road Commission, answers questions about road drains and other road matters

May 10 - Tuesday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 11 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 11 - Wednesday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 11 - Wednesday

RHPL: Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Have you ever wondered how a library works? Join library director Juliane Morian for a behind-the- scenes look at the inner workings of RHPL. Space is limited. Registration is required.

May 12 - Thursday

RHPL: Solving the Great Lakes First Maritime Mystery

7pm - 8:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Steve and Kathie Libert take you on their journey of discovery in solving the first Great Lakes maritime mystery of Robert La Salle's flagship, "Le Griffon." Registration will open April 12, 2022 at 9am.

May 12 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 12 - Thursday

Rochester Downtown Development Authority Hosts the Night Kickoff of Deck Art

5pm-9pm. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host the Night Kickoff of Deck Art. The events will include unique artwork, music, shopping and more. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Specific event details will be available in the coming months.

May 12 - Thursday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 12 - Thursday

SMART Towns Program: Exploring the Moon - How & Why

7-8pm. Virtual - Zoom. Presented by Dr. Benjamin Ashman, Aerospace Engineer. NASA is in the midst of a lunar exploration campaign that will return humans to the surface of the Moon for the first time in over 50 years. The Artemis program will involve a series of robotic landers, a small space station orbiting in cislunar space, and several crewed expeditions with the goal of establishing a sustained human presence near the lunar south pole. But why? The talk will discuss some of the most important outstanding questions and how NASA hopes to answer them with its lunar exploration plans. Tickets - $8 non-member adult. $5 non-member senior/student. Members free.

May 12 - Thursday

RHPL: Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. Have you ever wondered how a library works? Join library director Juliane Morian for a behind-the- scenes look at the inner workings of RHPL. Space is limited. Registration is required.

May 12 - Thursday

OPC: 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale

9am-7pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. OPC's remarkable 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale! Gently used jewelry, designer purses and scarves all available for sale. Come by to find your newest treasure!

May 13 - Friday

Rochester Downtown Development Authority Deck Art Event

5pm-9pm. The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Deck Art continues, including unique artwork, music, shopping and more. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Specific event details will be available in the coming months.

May 13 - Friday

OPC: 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale

9am-3pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. OPC's remarkable 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale! Gently used jewelry, designer purses and scarves all available for sale. Come by to find your newest treasure!

May 13 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 14 - Saturday

Dutton Farm: Pet Adoption & Petting Farm

12pm-3pm. Dutton Farm, 2290 Dutton Rd, Rochester, MI 48306. Join us for an open house to celebrate animals and our community! Are you looking for your new furry friend? Adopt a pet from our partners at, Do Only Good Animal Rescue. Food trucks, a petting farm, and pony rides for $5. Suggested donation of $5.

May 14 - Saturday

OPC: 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale

9am-2pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. OPC's remarkable 2nd Hand Jewelry Sale! Gently used jewelry, designer purses and scarves all available for sale. Come by to find your newest treasure!

May 14 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 14 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

May 14 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Match -vs- Detroit Base Ball Club

1pm-3pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Knock it out of the park! Come watch a Vintage Base Ball game! Visit the Rochester Grangers Facebook page for their complete schedule of matches. The Rochester Grangers existed as a base ball club as early as 1871. Vintage base ball is played representing a time period when gentleman played for leisure and not for competition. You will not see any spitting, sliding, or wagering at these matches! Home matches are played at the Museum and guests should bring their own chairs or blankets, cool drinks, and sun protection. Free, no registration required. Just show up with your chairs, sunscreen and snacks! We are able to offer many of our programs for free, thanks to the continued financial support of our museum members and the community.

May 14 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Hall: Downton Abbey-Inspired Servant's Life Tour

There are two tours available – at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Servant’s Life Tour, inspired by the popular show Downton Abbey. A Servant’s Life Tour is a unique and immersive experience where visitors will have a chance to see life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. Guests will learn how the servants lived and worked at The Hall in this behind-the-scenes immersion tour. Complete your afternoon with tea and scones in the Servants’ Dining Room. New this year! We’re making the experience more immersive with a full cast of participants and surprises along the way. Guests will also receive a commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life!

May 15 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Downton Abbey-Inspired Servant's Life Tour

There are two tours available – at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Servant’s Life Tour, inspired by the popular show Downton Abbey. A Servant’s Life Tour is a unique and immersive experience where visitors will have a chance to see life as it was lived in the “downstairs” of Meadow Brook Hall (Michigan’s own Downton Abbey, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University) when the head housekeeper invites them to be part of the staff. Guests will learn how the servants lived and worked at The Hall in this behind-the-scenes immersion tour. Complete your afternoon with tea and scones in the Servants’ Dining Room. New this year! We’re making the experience more immersive with a full cast of participants and surprises along the way. Guests will also receive a commemorative gift of a special loose leaf tea sampler and strainer. It’s the perfect way to bring old world charm to your life!

May 15 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: The Pin-Up Girls

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May 16 - Monday

RHPL: Mom's Walking Club

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime. Registration will open April 18, 2022 at 9am.

May 19 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: Perennial Plant Sale – Open to the Public!

8:00am—2:00pm. Meadow Brook Hall. Beautiful plants at reasonable prices! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the gardens at Meadow Brook Hall. Please call (248) 364-6210 for more information

May 19 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Silent Sharing Hike

8pm-9pm. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Join us for a silent hike to listen to the sounds of nature! Join us as we hike in silence taking in nature with little disturbance to the sights and sounds around us. The hike will be followed by our naturalist and everyone sharing what was observed and heard. Suitable for all ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the Hilltop Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $6.

May 19 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: A Jeffersonian Dinner

6pm-8pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. A fundraiser to support historic preservation in our community. A collaborative event with the Oakland Township Historical Commission. A Jeffersonian Dinner is a delicious meal and drinks with friends that encourages conversation on unique, enjoyable topics that are presented and facilitated throughout the evening. Thomas Jefferson featured these dinners to gain insights on friendships and issues. This new museum tradition promises to be an enjoyable evening that leaves you well fed with many new lifelong friends. $75/person - If you purchase multiple tickets in an order, we will do our best to sit the entire group at the same table. No guarantees. $300/table of 8 people - You choose your own guests to sit with. Eight guests. Sales final. No refunds.

May 20 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Butterflies in Your Backyard"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Mary Ellen Van Slembrouck, at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. These events are open to the public and there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. 2022 UPDATE: Many monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Current garden club members will receive an email with a link each month. Non-members wishing to attend please send a request to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link.

May 20 - Friday

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents: Young Artist Concert Winners, Past and Present

8pm. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Featuring Young Artist Concert winners, past and present. Tickets range from $5 to $25 and are available at www.rochestersymphony.com

May 21 - Saturday

RCS: Sparkle Awards

4pm. Rochester High School. Parent Advisory Committee's Sparkle Awards Appreciation Event! The Sparkle Awards recognizes individuals and student peers who have shown exemplary support of RCS students with special needs.

May 21 - Saturday

Brooksie Way 5K

Join us on Saturday, May 21, for the final event being held under the Brooksie Way brand. Online registration will close on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12 midnight, or when we are sold out. All registrants will receive a bib, shirt, and a medal.

Registration Fees, 5K Run and Walk: $44.99 - April 1 thru May 20, $50.00 - Race Day.

Packets & Race Day Registration (if not sold out) will be available on race day at the Rochester Hills Municipal Park (400 6th St, Rochester, Mi 48307) from 7:00 - 8:30 AM. Race Start Times: 5K Run - 8:30 AM, 5K Walk - 8:35 AM. There will be available parking at and around the Rochester Hills Municipal Park. We kindly ask that you DO NOT park on the lawns of the surrounding homes or along the streets where designated parking is not available. Please be advised, the Rochester Police Department has asked that no one park along the streets. Use the available parking lots. There will be no water stations on the coures. Each participant is responsible for their own hydration during the event. Post-race water and food will be available near the finish line.

May 21 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Honeybee Hangouts

10:30-12pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Buzzin with the Bees! This family friendly program explores the world of bees. We’ll visit the Museum hives, try on a beekeepers outfit, learn about the bee life cycle, sample local honey, and design a beeswax candle. Guest appearance by our local beekeepers! Tickets $10-$15.

May 21 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

May 22 - Sunday

RHPL: The Magnificent 7

2pm-3:30pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, multipurpose room, 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester, MI 48307. From Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance comes the award-winning percussion septet, The Magnificent 7, to perform chamber pieces and solo arrangements.

May 23 - Monday

RHPL: Mom's Walking Club

10am-11am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For caregivers of children ages 1-5, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other moms (dads, grandparents, or other caregivers) in the community while learning about your child’s development. Each week moms/caregivers will have the chance to talk with experts in the fields of literacy, speech & language, nutrition, and child development. Weekly walks will be approximately one mile and end with a brief storytime. Registration will open April 18, 2022 at 9am.

May 24 - Tuesday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 24 - Tuesday

OPC: Meet the Mayors

4:30pm. Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Meet Rochester Mayor Stuart Bikson. Stay up to date on happenings in your community.

May 25 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from May 25 - June 19, 2022. By Dean Regan Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, VA, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline chronicles Patsy’s compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” This production will transport you back in time. With great tunes, a great band, and country music’s greatest lady, this show will have you singing the whole way home!Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

May 25 - Wednesday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 25 - Wednesday

Meadowbrook Amphitheatre Presents: Haim, One More Haim Tour

8pm. Acclaimed Southern California-bred sister act, Haim bring you One More Haim Tour to Meadow Brook Amphitheatre with Sasami. The Pop-rock, sister trio are doing their delayed tour in support of their latest album, Women in Music Pt. III, which came out in 2020.

May 26 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: A Soldier's Tribute, A Walking Tour of Mt. Avon Cemetery Tour

6:30-7:30pm. 200 Wilcox Street, Rochester, MI 48307. Historic Cemetery stroll in the heart of downtown. Mt Avon Cemetery features soldiers and families from the Revolutionary, Toledo, Civil, and World Wars that defended our country and community. Celebrate our Memorial Day weekend with this patriotic tour! The cemetery is bounded by 1st and 3rd street. Street parking. Public parking lot a few blocks away in Downtown Rochester. Tickets $10-$15.

May 26 - Thursday

RHPL: Storytime at Rotary Park

11am - 11:30am. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307. For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each storytime has separate registration, please only register for one per week. Registration will open May 5th at 9am.

May 26 - Thursday

OPC: Ballroom Dance Party

6-7:45pm. Dancers and spectators alike are welcome at this lively party with live dance music provided by Tony DiMaria’s TNT Big Band! The event is open to the public, and will include appetizers and refreshments. Tickets are $15 and available by calling (248)659-1029. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Visit opcseniorcenter.org for more information.

May 26 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Investigate Innovation

6-7pm. Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Join us as we search for local wildlife and learn a little about local plants and animals. Come check out Rochester Hills’ newest park, Innovation Hills. From glow pavers, an ADA accessible boardwalk, and a sensory and pollinator garden, there is lots to see and hear in the dusky hours of springtime. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the large playground shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost $6.

May 27 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Evita

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from May 27 through Jun 11, 2022. Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. This Tony Award-winning rock opera follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate country child to ambitious actress in Buenos Aires to the most powerful woman in Latin America and de facto saint among her people. Narrated by a young and unknown revolutionary, Che, this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice masterpiece includes such favorite songs as "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "Oh, What a Circus", "Buenos Aires", and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall." Tickets are $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

May 27 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre's 12th Annual Classic Cars Nights Return

Classic Cars arrive at 6:30pm, Doors Open (for seating) at 7:30pm, and performances start at 8:00pm. Classic Car Nights are back with three nights and two great shows to choose from! During performances of The Pin-Up Girls, a funny, romantic, heartbreaking, and patriotic musical, that celebrates the guys and gals who fight to defend our country on April 29th. And continue Friday, May 27th & June 3rd during performances of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A nostalgic musical that chronicles Patsy Cline's compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” Theatre goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car! Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy great live theatre! Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the show. To receive the Classic Car Night discount reserve your tickets in advance by calling Meadow Brook Theatre Group Sales at 248-370-3316. Meadow Brook Theatre is located on a dry campus, alcohol is not permitted.

May 28 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

May 28 - Saturday

Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival

11am-6pm. Fun For The Whole Family! Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival. Proceeds to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind® (a local Rochester non-profit) and other Lion Charities. Pioneer Playground at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. Bring children 4 and up to create a heritage craft to take home, play in the straw, and interact with toys and tools from days long past.

May 29 - Sunday

Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival

11am-5pm. Fun For The Whole Family! Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival. Proceeds to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind® (a local Rochester non-profit) and other Lion Charities. Pioneer Playground at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. Bring children 4 and up to create a heritage craft to take home, play in the straw, and interact with toys and tools from days long past.

May 30 - Monday

RCS: No School

May 30 - Monday

Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation Presents: 2022 Memorial Day Parade of Heroes

11am-2pm. The RRC Foundation will facilitate the parade on behalf of our local municipalities including Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and with the vital support of the Veterans’ Tribute of Oakland Township.

Hosting an annual Memorial Day Parade should be our goal as leaders, parents, neighbors, friends, and community members to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country in uniform. We must preserve this legacy to teach our children and future generations that our community cares. We care about those who have known true sacrifice and those who have never made it back home. We must preserve their memory and share the honor that is to serve and protect the freedoms of our county. May the legacy of our community be to uphold this unforgettable tradition, bring teachable moments to our children, and raise awareness about the meaning of Memorial Day.

Approximately 20 parade entries including fire trucks, a marching band, and more will line up in the parking lot at Adams High School on Monday, May 30, 2022. At 11:30 am, participants will then walk the parade route north on Adams Road, ending at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township. Upon reaching the site, parade organizers and supporters will host an hour and a half long Memorial Program featuring: an invocation, song, speeches from community leaders and concluding with recognition of local veterans in attendance.

May 30 - Monday

Memorial Day










June 1 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from May 25 - June 19, 2022. By Dean Regan Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, VA, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline chronicles Patsy’s compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” This production will transport you back in time. With great tunes, a great band, and country music’s greatest lady, this show will have you singing the whole way home!Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

June 3 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Evita

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from May 27 through Jun 11, 2022. Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. This Tony Award-winning rock opera follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate country child to ambitious actress in Buenos Aires to the most powerful woman in Latin America and de facto saint among her people. Narrated by a young and unknown revolutionary, Che, this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice masterpiece includes such favorite songs as "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "Oh, What a Circus", "Buenos Aires", and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall." Tickets are $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

June 3 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre's 12th Annual Classic Cars Nights Return

Classic Cars arrive at 6:30pm, Doors Open (for seating) at 7:30pm, and performances start at 8:00pm. Classic Car Nights are back with three nights and two great shows to choose from! During performances of The Pin-Up Girls, a funny, romantic, heartbreaking, and patriotic musical, that celebrates the guys and gals who fight to defend our country on April 29th. And continue Friday, May 27th & June 3rd during performances of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A nostalgic musical that chronicles Patsy Cline's compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” Theatre goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car! Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy great live theatre! Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the show. To receive the Classic Car Night discount reserve your tickets in advance by calling Meadow Brook Theatre Group Sales at 248-370-3316. Meadow Brook Theatre is located on a dry campus, alcohol is not permitted.

June 4 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm: Honeybee Hangouts

10:30-12pm. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Buzzin with the Bees! This family friendly program explores the world of bees. We’ll visit the Museum hives, try on a beekeepers outfit, learn about the bee life cycle, sample local honey, and design a beeswax candle. Guest appearance by our local beekeepers! Tickets $10-$15.

June 4 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

June 4 - Saturday

OPC: 5K Run/Walk for Meals on Wheels

8am-9:30am. OPC (Older Persons’ Commission) is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. 16th annual OPC 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit Meals on Wheels. Gather your friends and family to run or walk in support of this critical program serving area seniors!

The event begins and ends at the Older Persons' Commission (OPC) and travels along the picturesque Clinton River Trail.There is also a virtual option which allows participants to complete the distance at their own time and pace any time throughout the month of June. Register by May 25 to receive event t-shirt!

June 5 - Sunday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Outdoor Survival for Young Ladies

4-6:30pm. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Join our naturalists to learn about outdoor survival! This day is sure to be packed with adventure and skill building for young ladies looking for an outdoor challenge. This program may include archery and how to build a shelter using natural materials, start a fire with flint and steel and identify a few wild edibles. Suitable for ages 12-15. Participants will meet at the Mountain Ash Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $15.

June 8 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from May 25 - June 19, 2022. By Dean Regan Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, VA, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline chronicles Patsy’s compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” This production will transport you back in time. With great tunes, a great band, and country music’s greatest lady, this show will have you singing the whole way home!Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

June 8 - Wednesday

Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Annual Meeting & Member Picnic

6pm-8pm. Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester HIlls, MI 48306. Join us for the return of RAHS’s Annual Meeting and Member Picnic! Rain or shine we will have a lovely evening socializing with other members, telling stories, and more. The first part of the program will be a look back at the year’s activities, a look ahead to the 2022-23 season, and board elections and other business. Then we will enjoy refreshments and food! RAHS will provide fried chicken, tea, and soft drinks. Please bring a dish to pass (due to COVID, we suggest purchasing an item from a local deli or bakery) or bring your own sides to enjoy. Dishes to consider: side items such as pasta salad, regular salad, baked beans, and desserts such as cookies or brownies. This program is open only to RAHS members and their families. Please register prior to May 30.

June 10 - Friday

Avon Players Presents: Evita

Shows begin at either 2pm or 8pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Running from May 27 through Jun 11, 2022. Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. This Tony Award-winning rock opera follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate country child to ambitious actress in Buenos Aires to the most powerful woman in Latin America and de facto saint among her people. Narrated by a young and unknown revolutionary, Che, this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice masterpiece includes such favorite songs as "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "Oh, What a Circus", "Buenos Aires", and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall." Tickets are $25 and are available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248-608-9077 or going online at www.avonplayers.org

June 11 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

June 14 - Tuesday

Flag Day

June 15 - Wednesday

Travel with the OPC – Tigers vs. White Sox at Comerica Park

5pm. Baseball is back! Come see the Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox. Seats are in the lower level covered section 114. Tickets are $92 and include motor coach transfer and $10 loaded value voucher to use as you wish in Comerica Park (some restriction apply). There is a $10 additional charge for non-OPC members. Deadline for registration is May 13. The bus leaves promptly at posted time, please arrive 30 minutes prior. The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. For more information, call (248)659-1030 or visit opcseniorcenter.org.

June 15 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from May 25 - June 19, 2022. By Dean Regan Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, VA, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline chronicles Patsy’s compelling journey and features her greatest hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” This production will transport you back in time. With great tunes, a great band, and country music’s greatest lady, this show will have you singing the whole way home!Tickets range from $36 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

June 15 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Story Time With Healthy Hikes

Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Ascension Providence Rochester Presents Story Time and a Nature Hike! Enjoy a fun and interactive story-time at Innovation Hills with Ascension Staff followed by a guided Nature Hike with Rochester Hills' Naturalists. Best for grades Kindergarten-3rd Grade, but all ages, siblings and parents are welcome. Meet at the large shelter by the Playground! Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ups are welcome! Free

June 18 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

June 18 - Saturday

Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

9am-1pm. Shop crafts, collectibles and curiosities to in downtown , with Junk in the Trunk! WHO CAN SELL AT JUNK IN THE TRUNK? Downtown businesses, area residents and those that sell hand-made crafts are welcome to sign up for Junk in the Trunk. WHAT CAN I SELL? Almost anything! Popular items for resale are furniture, antiques, collectibles, dishes and glassware, accessories, and hand- made crafts. Please note, from past Junk in the Trunk events, items such as clothing, stuffed animals, bedding etc, do not sell well. When choosing your items think antique and vintage, not old and used. LOCATION: E. Third in the parking lot above the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market lot.

June 19 - Sunday

Father's Day

June 21 - Tuesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Nature Discovery Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 2 pm daily, June 21, 22 and 23rd. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Kids 6-9 can join us for an exciting day camp! Join Naturalists Lance and Lauren for an outdoor experience packed with adventure and exciting camp activities. We’ll spend time looking for creatures in the river, woodlands and ponds while learning how we’re all connected to the natural world. We’ll spend some of our time catching bugs, learning to use microscopes, splashing in the river and roasting marshmallows. Participants will meet at the Hilltop Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes, maps and camp forms will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. $120.

June 22 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Nature Discovery Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 2 pm daily, June 21, 22 and 23rd. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. See Details on 6/21/22.

June 23 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Nature Discovery Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 2 pm daily, June 21, 22 and 23rd. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. See Details on 6/21/22.

June 23 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Hall Concert Series Presents: Ben Sharkey

7pm-9:30pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. The Concert Series at the Great Estate is a lively evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook. Bring a date or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians. Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a full cash bar, the return of our chef’s choice hors d’oeuvres, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Cost - $35 per person

June 25 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

June 26 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Yoga In the Rock Garden

Registration 8:40-8:55am. Class 9am-10am. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Experience a beautiful practice with Yoga in the Rock Garden this summer at Meadow Brook. Namaste! With several yoga classes scheduled this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Experienced yogi Shannon Kraegel RYT (registered yoga teacher) will be leading the class. The goal of her classes is simple: breathe and enjoy the moment, and the rest will follow. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

June 27 - Monday

Meadow Brook Art Camps 2022

June 27 – July 1. Full Day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Ages 5-7 and 8-11. Cost: $400. Now your children can experience the Great Estate through the eyes of an artist! The Arts of Meadow Brook summer camps will explore Meadow Brook Hall while learning about the incredible decorative arts that fill the 110-room mansion. Each day, students will complete art projects inspired by Meadow Brook’s unique collection. Art projects will be inspired by stained glass, photography, textiles, sculpture and more. On the last day of the Meadow Brook Art Camp, parents will be invited to see their children’s works displayed in a gallery walk and tour. The camps also include daily outdoor activities, games and more! Summer 2022 registration will open soon!

June 29 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Fishing for Beginners

9-10am. Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Come fish with us in this informative program for beginners! We will learn some fishing basics, common types of fish, local fishing regulations, general safety and hopefully we’ll catch some fish along the way! All materials are provided. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Cost is per child, parents are free with a participating child. Participants will meet at the picnic tables near the beach. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $8.










July 2 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

July 4 - Monday

Independence Day

July 9 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

July 11 - Monday

Meadow Brook Art Camps 2022

July 11-15. Full Day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Ages 5-7 and 8-11. Cost: $400. Now your children can experience the Great Estate through the eyes of an artist! The Arts of Meadow Brook summer camps will explore Meadow Brook Hall while learning about the incredible decorative arts that fill the 110-room mansion. Each day, students will complete art projects inspired by Meadow Brook’s unique collection. Art projects will be inspired by stained glass, photography, textiles, sculpture and more. On the last day of the Meadow Brook Art Camp, parents will be invited to see their children’s works displayed in a gallery walk and tour. The camps also include daily outdoor activities, games and more! Summer 2022 registration will open soon!

July 11 - Monday

Meadow Brook Writing Camps 2022

July 11-15. Half Day (9-1 p.m.) Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8. Camp A: $300. Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens the estate to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Summer 2022 registration is now open! To learn more, contact MBWC at mbwp@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4151. Virtual Camps also available.

July 13 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Story Time With Healthy Hikes

Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Ascension Providence Rochester Presents Story Time and a Nature Hike! Enjoy a fun and interactive story-time at Innovation Hills with Ascension Staff followed by a guided Nature Hike with Rochester Hills' Naturalists. Best for grades Kindergarten-3rd Grade, but all ages, siblings and parents are welcome. Meet at the large shelter by the Playground! Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ups are welcome! Free

July 14 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Hall Concert Series Presents: Kimmie Horne

7pm-9:30pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. The Concert Series at the Great Estate is a lively evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook. Bring a date or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians. Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a full cash bar, the return of our chef’s choice hors d’oeuvres, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Cost - $35 per person

July 14 - Thursday

Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Rochester

10am-9pm. Come check out the awesome assembly of bargains from Downtown Rochester merchants. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Sidewalk Sales is presented by Chief Financial Credit Union. More information coming soon.

July 14 - Thursday

The Rochester Explorers Club

July 14, 2022 - August 6, 2022. The Rochester Explorers Club is back! Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages to get out and explore all that our community has to offer. Complete as many activities as you like from July 14 - August 6. Whether you choose one activity or try to complete them all, the goal is to just have fun! Register July 14 - 16 at the Downtown Collaboration Studio, 431 Main Street from 10 am - 5 pm. Participation is free. Stay tuned for more details!

July 15 - Friday

Dancin’ in the Street Kick Off

6pm. Dancin’ in the Street Kick Off! Bring the whole family to enjoy live music featuring the band SquarePegz as well as, a TasteFest from local Rochester eateries and more!

July 15 - Friday

Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Rochester

10am-9pm. Come check out the awesome assembly of bargains from Downtown Rochester merchants. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Sidewalk Sales is presented by Chief Financial Credit Union. More information coming soon.

July 15 - Friday

Avon Players Youth Theatre Presents: Frozen Jr.

7pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

July 16 - Saturday

Movies in the Moonlight in Downtown Rochester

6:30pm-11:30pm. Rochester DDA hosts Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)!

July 16 - Saturday

Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Rochester

10am-6pm. Come check out the awesome assembly of bargains from Downtown Rochester merchants. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester. Sidewalk Sales is presented by Chief Financial Credit Union. More information coming soon.

July 16 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

July 16 - Saturday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Concert & Cuisine

We are beyond thrilled to finally welcome Felix Cavaliere's Rascals to the MBT stage this coming July 16, 2022! Featuring hits such as "Good Lovin'", "A Girl Like You", and "People Got to Be Free", this is a concert you don't want to miss. Tickets are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com.

July 16 - Saturday

Avon Players Youth Theatre Presents: Frozen Jr.

2pm & 7pm. Avon Players, 1185 Washington Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

July 17 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Yoga In the Rock Garden

Registration 8:40-8:55am. Class 9am-10am. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Experience a beautiful practice with Yoga in the Rock Garden this summer at Meadow Brook. Namaste! With several yoga classes scheduled this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Experienced yogi Shannon Kraegel RYT (registered yoga teacher) will be leading the class. The goal of her classes is simple: breathe and enjoy the moment, and the rest will follow. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

July 18 - Monday

Meadow Brook Writing Camps 2022

July 18-25. Half Day (9-1 p.m.) Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8. Camp B: $300. Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens the estate to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Summer 2022 registration is now open! To learn more, contact MBWC at mbwp@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4151. Virtual Camps also available.

July 21 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Evening Kayak

7:30-8:30pm. Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Join us for a relaxing evening on the water! What better way to spend a summer evening than paddling around the lake at Spencer Park enjoying the beauty of nature from a kayak. Come join us to look for wildlife and soak in the setting sun. We will be here to assist you both on and off the water but you should come to this program with a small amount of kayaking or canoeing experience as this is not an instructional course. Kayaks provided.Suitable for ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the dock. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $15.

July 23 - Saturday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Kayaking 101

9-10:30am OR 11:30am-1pm. Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Join us for a beginner course in kayaking! This beginner’s class is designed for someone wanting to try out kayaking for the first time. It will cover basic kayaking safety, etiquette, and boat and paddle basics. Boats and safety equipment provided. Please wear appropriate clothing for water activities and plan to leave your valuables in your vehicle. Suitable for ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the dock. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost $20.

July 23 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

July 23 - Saturday

Movies in the Moonlight in Downtown Rochester

6:30pm-11:30pm. Rochester DDA hosts Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)!

July 24 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Yoga In the Rock Garden

Registration 8:40-8:55am. Class 9am-10am. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Experience a beautiful practice with Yoga in the Rock Garden this summer at Meadow Brook. Namaste! With several yoga classes scheduled this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Experienced yogi Shannon Kraegel RYT (registered yoga teacher) will be leading the class. The goal of her classes is simple: breathe and enjoy the moment, and the rest will follow. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

July 24 - Sunday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Kayaking 101

9-10:30am OR 11:30am-1pm. Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Join us for a beginner course in kayaking! This beginner’s class is designed for someone wanting to try out kayaking for the first time. It will cover basic kayaking safety, etiquette, and boat and paddle basics. Boats and safety equipment provided. Please wear appropriate clothing for water activities and plan to leave your valuables in your vehicle. Suitable for ages 12 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the dock. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost $20.

July 25 - Monday

Meadow Brook Writing Camps 2022

July 25-26. Full Day (9-4 p.m.) Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. Camp C: $400. Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens the estate to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Summer 2022 registration is now open! To learn more, contact MBWC at mbwp@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4151. Virtual Camps also available.

July 27 - Wednesday

Friends Summer Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

5:30-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Friends Members Night is Wednesday. Memberships will be sold at the door. Call 248-650-7178 to learn more about used book sales.

July 28 - Thursday

Friends Summer Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-8pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

July 28 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Hall Concert Series Presents: Dave Bennett

7pm-9:30pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. The Concert Series at the Great Estate is a lively evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook. Bring a date or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians. Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a full cash bar, the return of our chef’s choice hors d’oeuvres, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Cost - $35 per person

July 29 - Friday

Friends Summer Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

July 30 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

July 30 - Saturday

Friends Summer Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-5pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

July 30 - Saturday

Movies in the Moonlight in Downtown Rochester

6:30pm-11:30pm. Rochester DDA hosts Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)!










August 1 - Monday

Friends Summer Used Book Sale at the Rochester Hills Public Library

10am-1pm. Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Call 248-650- 7178 to learn more about used book sales.

August 1 - Monday

Meadow Brook Writing Camps 2022

Aug 1-5. Half Day (9-1 p.m.) Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. Camp D: $300. Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens the estate to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Summer 2022 registration is now open! To learn more, contact MBWC at mbwp@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4151. Virtual Camps also available.

August 2 - Tuesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Outdoor Adventure Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 3 pm daily, August 2, 3 and 4th. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Kids 10-13 can join us for an exciting day camp! Join Naturalists Lance and Lauren for an outdoor experience packed with adventure and exciting camp activities. We’ll spend time looking for creatures in the river, woodlands and ponds while learning how we’re all connected to the natural world. Wilderness skills such as fire building and debris huts will also be taught, among many other fun activities. Participants will meet at the Hilltop Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes, maps and camp forms will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $120.

August 3 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Outdoor Adventure Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 3 pm daily, August 2, 3 and 4th. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. See details on 8/2/2022.

August 4 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Outdoor Adventure Camp

This camp runs from 10 am - 3 pm daily, August 2, 3 and 4th. It is not an overnight camp. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. See details on 8/2/2022.

August 6 - Saturday

Movies in the Moonlight in Downtown Rochester

6:30pm-11:30pm. Rochester DDA hosts Movies in the Moonlight is located in the parking lot at the corner of E. Third & Water, one block east of Main. Featured movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) and pre-shows start at 8:30 pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the best seating. Movies in the Moonlight is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chairs)!

August 6 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

August 7 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Yoga In the Rock Garden

Registration 8:40-8:55am. Class 9am-10am. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Experience a beautiful practice with Yoga in the Rock Garden this summer at Meadow Brook. Namaste! With several yoga classes scheduled this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Experienced yogi Shannon Kraegel RYT (registered yoga teacher) will be leading the class. The goal of her classes is simple: breathe and enjoy the moment, and the rest will follow. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

August 8 - Monday

Meadow Brook Writing Camps 2022

Aug 8-12. Half Day (9-1 p.m.) Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. Camp E: $300. Each summer, Meadow Brook Hall opens the estate to aspiring student writers of all ages for the Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project. Participants will discover secret staircases and amazing playhouses while being challenged and inspired at creative writing workshops at the National Historic Landmark, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Summer 2022 registration is now open! To learn more, contact MBWC at mbwp@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4151. Virtual Camps also available.

August 11 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Hall Concert Series Presents: Collision Six

7pm-9:30pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. The Concert Series at the Great Estate is a lively evening of music and atmosphere at Meadow Brook. Bring a date or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians. Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a full cash bar, the return of our chef’s choice hors d’oeuvres, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Cost - $35 per person

August 11 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Amphibians at Innovation

6:30-7:30pm. Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Join our naturalists for a look at some creatures found at Innovation Hills! Innovation Hills, Rochester Hill’s newest park, has a variety of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit its ponds and wetlands. We will search for Northern Water snakes, Green Frogs, American Toads and tadpoles. Enjoy pond dipping as well to look for Water Scorpions, Scuds, Dragonfly larvae and more! Suitable for all ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the large playground shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost $6.

August 13 - Saturday

Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

9am-1pm. Shop crafts, collectibles and curiosities to in downtown , with Junk in the Trunk! WHO CAN SELL AT JUNK IN THE TRUNK? Downtown businesses, area residents and those that sell hand-made crafts are welcome to sign up for Junk in the Trunk. WHAT CAN I SELL? Almost anything! Popular items for resale are furniture, antiques, collectibles, dishes and glassware, accessories, and hand- made crafts. Please note, from past Junk in the Trunk events, items such as clothing, stuffed animals, bedding etc, do not sell well. When choosing your items think antique and vintage, not old and used. LOCATION: E. Third in the parking lot above the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market lot.

August 13 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

August 14 - Sunday

Meadow Brook Hall: Yoga In the Rock Garden

Registration 8:40-8:55am. Class 9am-10am. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Experience a beautiful practice with Yoga in the Rock Garden this summer at Meadow Brook. Namaste! With several yoga classes scheduled this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Experienced yogi Shannon Kraegel RYT (registered yoga teacher) will be leading the class. The goal of her classes is simple: breathe and enjoy the moment, and the rest will follow. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

August 17 - Wednesday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Story Time With Healthy Hikes

Innovation Hills, 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Ascension Providence Rochester Presents Story Time and a Nature Hike! Enjoy a fun and interactive story-time at Innovation Hills with Ascension Staff followed by a guided Nature Hike with Rochester Hills' Naturalists. Best for grades Kindergarten-3rd Grade, but all ages, siblings and parents are welcome. Meet at the large shelter by the Playground! Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ups are welcome! Free

August 20 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

August 25 - Thursday

Rochester Hills Outdoor Engagement: Night Hike & Campfire

7-8:30pm. Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road, Rochester, MI 48307. Join us for a night hike! Enjoy a guided night hike and the sounds of nature followed by marshmallows roasting over a crackling campfire. All ages are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Participants will meet at the Hilltop Shelter. Please arrive on time as program content starts promptly. As a courtesy to wildlife and other participants, please leave your pets at home. Content such as changes/maps will be sent via email leading up to the program. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $6.

August 27 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

August 29 - Monday

RCS: First Day of School










September 3 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

September 5 - Monday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

September 5 - Monday

DDA: Magical Mural Tour

Sept 5 - Sept 30, 2022. We could all use a little bit of art, sprinkled with happiness, so that’s exactly what we are going to do! Join us for The Magical Mural Tour September 5 - 30. You will see 4’ x 8’ pop-up murals all around Downtown Rochester!

September 5 - Monday

Labor Day

September 9 - Friday

DDA: Magical Mural Tour

Sept 5 - Sept 30, 2022. We could all use a little bit of art, sprinkled with happiness, so that’s exactly what we are going to do! Join us for The Magical Mural Tour September 5 - 30. You will see 4’ x 8’ pop-up murals all around Downtown Rochester!

September 9 - Friday

2022 Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

2pm - 7:30pm. We’ll be back at the Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester, Michigan the weekend following Labor Day in 2022! Offering over 250 Fine Artists, Make & Take Art Activities for all ages, live performances and food vendors all weekend long, there is something for every member of the family. We hope to see you for the 2022 Art & Apples Festival®!

September 9 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

September 10 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

September 10 - Saturday

2022 Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

9am - 7:30pm. We’ll be back at the Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester, Michigan the weekend following Labor Day in 2022! Offering over 250 Fine Artists, Make & Take Art Activities for all ages, live performances and food vendors all weekend long, there is something for every member of the family. We hope to see you for the 2022 Art & Apples Festival®!

September 11 - Sunday

2022 Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

9am - 4pm. We’ll be back at the Rochester Municipal Park in downtown Rochester, Michigan the weekend following Labor Day in 2022! Offering over 250 Fine Artists, Make & Take Art Activities for all ages, live performances and food vendors all weekend long, there is something for every member of the family. We hope to see you for the 2022 Art & Apples Festival®!

September 15 - Thursday

Meadow Brook Hall: Wild Game Dinner & Auction

6-10pm. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Take a walk on the culinary wild side with Meadow Brook Hall’s biggest annual fundraising experience—the Wild Game Dinner & Auction. It’s an evening you won’t soon forget. Sip cocktails, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and explore our unique selection of silent auction items along the loggia terrace as the sun sets over the Great Estate. Choose from jewelry, travel experiences, exclusive packages, outdoors gear, hunting rifles and much more. Pair your conversation with a strolling Wild Game Dinner featuring fresh entrees crafted by our in-house chef and live music from the Americana band, Athens Creek. It’s more than a unique night out – it’s an evening with an impact. A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is a self-supporting museum and cultural institution located in Rochester, Michigan, on the campus of Oakland University. Cost - $150 per person.

September 16 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

September 16 - Friday

DDA: Magical Mural Tour

Sept 5 - Sept 30, 2022. We could all use a little bit of art, sprinkled with happiness, so that’s exactly what we are going to do! Join us for The Magical Mural Tour September 5 - 30. You will see 4’ x 8’ pop-up murals all around Downtown Rochester!

September 17 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

September 23 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

September 23 - Friday

DDA: Magical Mural Tour

Sept 5 - Sept 30, 2022. We could all use a little bit of art, sprinkled with happiness, so that’s exactly what we are going to do! Join us for The Magical Mural Tour September 5 - 30. You will see 4’ x 8’ pop-up murals all around Downtown Rochester!

September 23 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Rain Gardens"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Katie Yates, at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. These events are open to the public and there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. 2022 UPDATE: Many monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Current garden club members will receive an email with a link each month. Non-members wishing to attend please send a request to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link.

September 24 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

September 30 - Friday

DDA: Magical Mural Tour - Last Day!

Sept 5 - Sept 30, 2022. We could all use a little bit of art, sprinkled with happiness, so that’s exactly what we are going to do! Join us for The Magical Mural Tour September 5 - 30. You will see 4’ x 8’ pop-up murals all around Downtown Rochester!

September 30 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!










October 1 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

October 5 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from October 5 through Octover 30, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it…blood. Will Seymour discover Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and plans for global domination? Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

October 7 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

October 8 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

October 10 - Monday

Columbus Day

October 12 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from October 5 through Octover 30, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it…blood. Will Seymour discover Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and plans for global domination? Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

October 14 - Friday

DDA: Taste of Fall - Last Weekend!

Sept 5, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022. Enjoy the flavors of fall in Downtown Rochester! Restarants, bars and bakeries will have fall inspired entrees, drinks, and desserts on their menu for you to try!

October 15 - Saturday

DDA: Trick-Or-Treat Downtown & Halloween Fest

3:30-6:30pm. Watch the streets of Rochester come to life with ghosts, ghouls, superheros and more as children trick-or treat with the Downtown merchants! Children can then meet at the corner of East Street and E. University for a costume parade at 5:15 pm. Followed by a Halloween Fest in the Farmers’ Market Lot!

October 15 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

October 19 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from October 5 through Octover 30, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it…blood. Will Seymour discover Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and plans for global domination? Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

October 22 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

October 26 - Wednesday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30pm or 8pm. Meadow Brook Theatre is on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Running from October 5 through Octover 30, 2022. Cornwall, 1936. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it…blood. Will Seymour discover Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and plans for global domination? Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

October 28 - Friday

Meadow Brook Garden Club: "Invasive Forest Pests"

10am-11am. The Meadow Brook Garden Club presents guest speaker, Amy Kennedy, at Meadow Brook Hall. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. These events are open to the public and there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. 2022 UPDATE: Many monthly meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. Current garden club members will receive an email with a link each month. Non-members wishing to attend please send a request to MBGCmembers@gmail.com to request a link.

October 29 - Saturday

Downtown Rochester Farmer's Market - Final Market of 2022

8:00am – 1:00pm. Farmers' Market Lot, Corner of E. 3rd & Water Street, Rochester, MI 48307. The Farmer's Market is a Rochester area tradition that runs through October 2022.

October 31 - Monday

Halloween










November 8 - Tuesday

Election Day

November 11 - Friday

Veterans Day

November 18 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

November 18 - Friday

DDA: Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview

7-10pm. This is your opportunity to get a sneak preview (and first choice) of the gorgeous themed trees, wreaths, centerpieces and more, designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. Stay tuned for more information on this event and ticket sales.

November 19 - Saturday

DDA: Festival of Trees

10am-8pm. Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Avenue, Rochester, MI, 48307. A holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes centerpieces and more! Kids crafts each day, plus bring your camera for photos with Santa from 12 - 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Stay tuned for more information!

November 20 - Sunday

DDA: Festival of Trees

10am-5pm. Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Avenue, Rochester, MI, 48307. A holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, tablescapes centerpieces and more! Kids crafts each day, plus bring your camera for photos with Santa from 12 - 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Stay tuned for more information!

November 21 - Monday

DDA: Lagniappe

6-9pm. Mark your calendars for Lagniappe & the kick-off of The Big, Bright Light Show as we cover the buildings of downtowns with over 1.5 million points of glimmering light!

November 24 - Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

November 25 - Friday

DDA: Plaid Friday

10am-9pm. On Plaid Friday, shoppers are encouraged to wear plaid and head to Downtown Rochester for a fun day of shopping! This day celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It is a fun alternative to the consumer frenzy of ‘Black Friday’. Shoppers will enjoy store discounts and promotions. Stay tuned for more information!

November 25 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

November 26 - Saturday

DDA: Small Business Saturday

10am-9pm. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 26th. We encourage everyone to shop small in Downtown Rochester! Stay tuned for more information!

November 28 - Monday

DDA: Snowman Stroll

Nov 28, 2022 - Jan 4, 2023. Downtown Rochester is accepting applications from artists for the Snowman Stroll, a public art event that will bring (12) 5’ fiberglass snowmen to Main Street! The Snowman Stroll is open to all artists, whether professional or amateurs. Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit designs.










December 1 - Thursday

DDA: Neighborhool Light Fight

Dec 1 - Dec 11, 2022. More information coming soon!

December 2 - Friday

DDA: Kris Kringle Market

4-10pm. The 14th annual Kris Kringle Market is a European style, open-air market featuring fresh greens & wreaths, handcrafted gifts and specialty foods for the holiday. A feast for the senses, visitors can enjoy the sounds of holiday music, the aroma of roasted almonds and kettle corn and the ambiance created by individual tents adorned with garland and lights. Children can enjoy a visit and photo opportunity with Santa Claus and to play in the kid-sized gingerbread houses. Products range from Michigan themed apparel and handcrafted jewelry to Dresden stollen and handmade sugar cookies. Vendors will include Bavarian Roasted Almonds Co., Nitsches Meats & Deli, The Original Strudel Factory and so much more!

December 2 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

December 3 - Saturday

DDA: Kris Kringle Market

Noon-10pm. The 14th annual Kris Kringle Market is a European style, open-air market featuring fresh greens & wreaths, handcrafted gifts and specialty foods for the holiday. A feast for the senses, visitors can enjoy the sounds of holiday music, the aroma of roasted almonds and kettle corn and the ambiance created by individual tents adorned with garland and lights. Children can enjoy a visit and photo opportunity with Santa Claus and to play in the kid-sized gingerbread houses. Products range from Michigan themed apparel and handcrafted jewelry to Dresden stollen and handmade sugar cookies. Vendors will include Bavarian Roasted Almonds Co., Nitsches Meats & Deli, The Original Strudel Factory and so much more!

December 9 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

December 11 - Sunday

DDA: Caroling in the City

5-8pm. Join us for more holiday spirit than you can shake a candy cane at! Christmas Choirs, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Station, Strolling Carolers and the return of the Rochester Community Carolers! You won't want to miss it when we transform Downtown Rochester into Whoville with the grand finale of the community caroling around the Christmas tree in the middle of Main Street.

December 16 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

December 23 - Friday

Meadow Brook Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Shows begin at either 2pm, 6:30 or 8pm. Running from Nov 18 - Dec 24. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 40th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the ghosts that haunt him. Celebrating 40 years of Holiday Magic! Tickets prices vary. Call 248-377-3300 for more information. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.

December 24 - Saturday

Christmas Eve

December 25 - Sunday

Christmas Day

December 31 - Saturday

New Year's Eve












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