Rochester Community March Events

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March 2010 Events

Do It! Easy, Beautiful Landscapes
Monday, March 1, 8, 22, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
This year, have the best-looking landscape in the neighborhood. Make it the landscape of your dreams, one that has four seasons of interest, increases your home’s value, and decreases your yardwork. Landscape designer, author, and Detroit News garden writer Janet Macunovich gets you started with simple steps to update an existing landscape or design complete plans for that new home. In this first session, you’ll learn how to look at what you already have, your needs, your yard’s potential, what seasonal gaps most need filling and decide what to keep and what groundwork to do before you buy anything new. Registration is required.

Learn @ Your Library: Powerspeak
Tuesday, March 2, 7 PM, repeated Wednesday, March 3, 10 A.M.
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Learn about our new online language learning program. No registration required.

Youth Dialogue Day
Thursday, March 4, 8 AM
Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition
Discussions between high school youth and community leaders sponsored by Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition at St. John Fisher Church, Walton Blvd near Squirrel Rd. If interested in attending, contact executive director, Paul Funk at 248 765-4655

Careers in Transition
Thursday, March 4 and Thursday, March 18, 7 PM
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
This group is open to all members of the community who are seeking employment or considering a career change. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Contact Number: 248-651-6225 Instructor: Michelle Fisher, et al

Upper Room
Saturday, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-10:30 PM
First Congregational Church UCC, 1315 Pine, Rochester
A gathering place for today’s teens. A safe place where middle and high school youth can hang out and have fun in a safe environment. Activities may include video games, card games, board games, karaoke, improv, dancing, talking to friends. The choice is yours. Meets every Saturday night. Register using form on Bring form with you. $5 and school ID for admission.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Appraisal Day
Sunday, March 7, 12 PM
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester
Appraisers will determine the value of your treasured antiques. Experts will examine items such as fine art, pre-depression glass, furniture, pottery, lamps, china, porcelain, dolls, collectibles, toys, clocks, musical instruments, jewelry and Asian art. Appraisals are $5 for oral and some appraisers will give written appraisals for $20. Admission is free.

Everyone’s Reading Presumed Innocent
Monday, March 08, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Book discussion of Turow’s Presumed Innocent, part of the Everyone’s Reading program. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book at the adult reference desk once you’ve registered! Registration Required

English Matters: ELL Conversation Group
Tuesday, March 09, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 10 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Would you like to practice your English in a comfortable and friendly setting? Join our free ELL Conversation Group of informal conversation. You will have fun and meet new friends from around the globe! Registration begins January 5th and is open to those who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. You may register online at or by calling Outreach Services at 248-650-7150

Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger
Thursday, March 11, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join us for an evening with Thomas Weschler and Gary Graff, authors of Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger, a 2009 Michigan Noteable Book. Travelin’ Man is a photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician. Tom Weschler spent more than ten years from the late 1960s through the 1970s in the Bob Seger camp, working as tour manager and photographer during Seger’s early days. Weschler and award-winning music journalist Gary Graff annotate the images with Weschler’s recollections of the events and Graff provides additional background on Seger’s career. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase.

RJWC New Member Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 7:15 PM
Rochester Junior Woman’s Club
The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club holds meetings for new or prospective members the second Thursday of each month. Contact Linda Dill at 248-659-8155 or for additional information.

A Date With Spring
Friday, March 12, 8 PM
Stoney Creek High School, 575 Tienken, Rochester
Rochester Symphony Orchestra conducted by Suzanne Acton, with music by Mozart, Delius, and Schumann. Also featured will be the winner of the RSO’s Young Artist Competition.
Cost: $25 per person, $12 for students

Healthy Child Screening Day
Age Group: 3 to 5 years old
Saturday, March 13, 11 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Join us for our second healthy child screening day sponsored by the Rochester Lions and the Friends of the Library. Drop by between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to have your child’s vision screened. The Lion’s vision test checks for the most common cause of blindness in children. **DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENT FOR A VISION SCREENING FOR ADMITTANCE TO KINDERGARTEN** The Oakland County Health Department will provide a free screening that meets the requirement for Kindergarten.

Sunday Concert: Blackthorn
Sunday, March 14, 1:30 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Blackthorn plays traditional contemporary Celtic music of Ireland. Jigs and reels, ancient melodies, ballads and songs of contemporary Irish songwriters are combined with stories that describe the Irish experience. Registration not required.

Sunday Matinee’ Benefit
Sunday, March 14, 2:30 PM
Friends of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve presents Sunday Matinee’ Benefit. A film from the Growing Up Wild series will fascinate and entertain anyone from 3 years old to 93. Nature games and activities will round out the program. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Children must be accompanied by a care giver. The movie will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church, 1315 North Pine. Tickets ($5 donation) are available at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve Tues to Friday 9 to 5, or by sending a check to Friends of DHNP, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester 48307.

Teenage Sex – Consequences and Costs of Early Sexual Activity
Monday, March 15, 7 PM
Crittenton Hospital, 1101 University, Rochester
Will meet at the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the RAHCC, Crossroads Pregnancy Center and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. Please register at 248-652-5269 or

Canoeing & Kayaking Through Michigan & Wisconsin
Tuesday, March 16, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Author Doc Fletcher will present a photographic journey down rivers from each of his two books, “Weekend Canoeing in Michigan” (2008 release) & “Michigan Rivers Less Paddled” (2009), and a sampling of rivers from his upcoming book about Wisconsin. You’ll be introduced to a day trip down each river that includes the river’s “degree of difficulty”, float time, obstacles expected, & key landmarks encountered. All local canoe / kayak livery info is included. Histories of nearby towns (w/ that town’s local Detroit Tiger radio affiliate) are discussed, & tales are told of a local, old time, tavern in that town – a place to relax and relive the day’s river adventure.
No registration required.

Love the One You’re with: On Architecture and Urbanism in Detroit
Thursday, March 18, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Michael Hodges, art-and-architecture writer at The Detroit News, has spent the last two years shooting Detroit in all its splendor and collapse for his architecture blog. This lecture and slide show offers alternate ways of reading Detroit — hitting the city’s architectural high points without skirting the abandonment that characterizes so much of the cityscape. Hodges reviews the treasures we have that upstarts like Seattle would kill for, including our three great art-deco skyscrapers (Guardian, Penobscot, and Fisher). He also makes an argument for learning to see the interest — and even beauty — in areas most people would call “depressing.” Registration is not required. For more information, please call 248-650-7124.

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Spring Highlights
Saturday, March 20, 10:30 AM
Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester
Rochester Junior Woman’s Club “Spring Highlights” Luncheon & Shopping Boutique
Saturday, March 20, 12:30 PM
Rainbow Connection Bowling Event – Bowling 3 games * Pizza/Pop * Raffle Prizes * 50/50 * Silent Auction $20 per person * Sponsorships Available!

Founder’s Day Celebration
Sunday, March 21, 2 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room
Dr. Richard Stamps, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oakland University will help commemorate the founding of Rochester with his program “Rochester’s Prehistory: Life Before the Settlers”. The whole family is invited to meet Dr. Stamps and learn about the native peoples in our area and how they lived. Especially entertaining for school children of all ages.

Budget Travel 101
Tuesday, March 23, 7 PM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Learn basic strategies to save money when traveling the world. Tips and tricks will be offered for anyone traveling across America, throughout Europe, or around the planet. Make your travel dollars go further by learning how to use public transportation, budget hotels, and hostels. We will also discuss safety, packing, health, accessing your money, travel resources and more! Registration is not required. Please call 248-650-7124 for more information.

Newcomer’s ELL Book Club
Thursday, March 25, 10 AM
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne, Rochester
Are you a recent newcomer to this country who wants to improve your English? Please join other newcomers from all over the world as they come together in this fun and rewarding group to explore English literature together. Registration begins Monday, December 14 and is limited to residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For more information, call Outreach Services at 248-650-7150.

Dementia Caregiver Series
Thursday, March 25, 6:30 PM
First in a series of three Dementia information workshops sponsored by Oakland Family Services. “Taking Care of the Caregiver” Being a caregiver can be more difficult and stressful than you ever expected. In our busy, mobile society, we have multiple roles and responsibilities where time pressures make us less available for care giving. Learn to cope with the challenges caregivers face by understanding and acknowledging your emotions. Hosted by the Fountains of Franklin, 28301 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI 48034-1672, free and open to the community, no registration required, call (248) 353-2810 with questions. Instructor: Micheline Sommers, LMSW

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