News & Notes - 7/13/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published July 12, 2023


Rochester University and UnCovered present ‘Shakespeare Upon Avon: Twelfth Night’
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester University Theatre Company and UnCovered Theatre Company will present “Shakespeare Upon Avon: Twelfth Night,” an outdoor production.

Every summer, the Rochester University Theatre Company partners with UnCovered Theatre Company to produce an award-winning Shakespeare festival, Shakespeare Upon Avon. Professional actors and directors from around the country come together on the campus each year to perform some of the Bard’s best plays. This year’s show is one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies: “Twelfth Night.” People can bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets for a fun evening of Shakespeare in Lake Norcentra Park.

Performances of “Twelfth Night” will be at 7:30 p.m. July 20-22 and 27-29. All performances will take place on the campus of Rochester University, 800 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills, in the outdoor theater behind Palmer Hall. Accessing the outdoor theater requires walking down 15 steps. Limited bench seating is available, but bringing a lawn chair is recommended. Tickets cost $5 for students and $13 in advance, $16 at the door, for adults. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, call (248) 218-2149 or email


Clinton River Watershed Council to host ‘Cycling & Art’ event
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Clinton River Watershed Council is inviting the community to participate in a free evening of outdoor adventure and creativity at its Cycling & Art event 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 21. The event will begin with a guided bike ride exploring the watershed on the 2.5-mile route along the Clinton River Trail from the CRWC offices to Bloomer Park and back. Once back at the CRWC offices, a local artist will guide participants in a watercolor class, where they will paint the landscapes or natural elements found within the Clinton River watershed on canvas, followed by a cookout. Attendees must bring their own bicycle. A walking trail is also available to those who don’t have access to a bike or prefer to walk.

This is the final event in the three-part Nourished by Nature series that CRWC has hosted this summer. The free and low-cost events are designed to spark a passion for the outdoors and to encourage community members to get outside. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Get more information and register by visiting


Get rid of household hazardous waste July 22
ROCHESTER/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Rochester and Oakland Township residents are invited to take advantage of one of the two remaining NoHaz collection events to get rid of unwanted paint, electronics, oil, pesticides, batteries and more.

The first event will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 22 at Kensington Church, 4640 S. Lapeer Road in Orion Township. The second will be held Sept. 16 at the Oakland County Service Center Campus, 1200 N. telegraph Road in Pontiac.

For Oakland Township residents, the cost is $15 per vehicle, per event. Rochester residents may participate for free. Rochester Hills is not a member of NoHaz this year. All nonmember communities must pay $125 per vehicle, per event.

Household hazardous waste is the unwanted or unusable portion of consumer products that contain substances that can harm people or the environment. Unlike industrial hazardous wastes, household hazardous wastes are not regulated. Most households can identify at least a few products as hazardous. Household cleaners, paint, pesticides, batteries and prescription medicines are just a few. They can be toxic to health and the environment if thrown in the garbage.

For more information, call (248) 858-5656 or email


35th annual Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant to be held
ROCHESTER — The 35th Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant will be held at the Older Persons’ Commission, 650 Letica Drive, at 2 p.m. July 19. Nine women ages 60 and older will compete for the crown. The finalists are Kathy Agee, of Sparta; Deborah Ford, of Detroit; Sadie Leonard, of Montrose; Deborah Lines, of Troy; Diane Macauley, of Rochester Hills; Mary Miller, of Grand Rapids; Joanie Rizzio, of Troy; Karen Sanborn, of Livonia; and Anna Owens Wolfe, of Flint.

The finalists will be judged on a variety of criteria, including an interview with judges; a talent presentation that highlights their expertise and/or interest in music, singing, dance, art or other hobbies; a 35-second statement that conveys their personal “Philosophy of Life;” as well as poise, composure and grace.

“This pageant honors all women who have reached the ‘Age of Elegance’ — women who best exemplify the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all our Michigan senior women,” Toni Sanchez Murphy, the president and CEO of the Ms. Senior Michigan pageant and Ms. Senior Michigan 2012, said in a statement. Tickets cost $15. Call (248) 608-0251 or purchase them at the OPC box office. For more information about the Ms. Senior Michigan pageant, visit


Wet and Wild Wednesdays
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms will host Wet and Wild Wednesday events noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays in July. The first hour features entertainment at the gazebo, followed by the opening of a giant slip-and-slide and wading down by Stony Creek.

Entry costs $5 for those age 2 and up. Parents not participating in water activities are also charged $5. Tickets are available at the gate for the event and do not have to be purchased in advance. Upcoming events will be held July 19 with magician Eugene Clark and July 26 with musical entertainment from Guy Louis. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills.