News & Notes - 8/24/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published August 24, 2023


Paint Creek Trail to host 16th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run Sept. 4
ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 16th annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, Sept. 4, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk.

Two options are being offered to participants: a 1-mile family-friendly walk or a 5K roundtrip walk or run on the Paint Creek Trail. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m. It is a free community event, with a suggested donation of $5 to support capital improvements on the trail.

For more information about the Paint Creek Trail, visit or call (248) 651-9260.


Museum at the Market – Downtown Walking Tour
ROCHESTER HILLS — Join Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm staff at the Rochester Farmers Market, 202 E. Third St., 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 2 to buy some fresh food and then hit the streets to learn some history facts. The tour will explore the downtown exhibit signs and sift through historical photos and stories while walking about a half mile. The event is free to attend, and registration is not necessary.


The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents ‘Life on the Dodge Road
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Avon Historical Society will present “Life on the Dodge Road: A History of Avon Township’s Adams Road Neighborhood” at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Adams Road — once known locally as the Dodge Road — between Walton and Hamlin is an area rich with history. During the evening, program attendees will learn the stories of the people, places and even horses that formed the historical fabric and once called Adams Road home.

The program is free for RAHS members. Nonmembers are encouraged to make a donation of up to $5 at the door.

To register for the program, or to become a member of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, visit


Outdoor Movie Night at OPC
ROCHESTER — Whether you pull out your blankets and beach chairs or pull in and park, make sure to join Outdoor Movie Night at the OPC Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the north parking lot for a complimentary outdoor showing of “Mamma Mia” on the big screen.

The fun begins at 7 p.m., when the lot opens. The movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:10 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to dress in their beach-wedding finest as there will be prizes for the best dressed. A complimentary concession stand will be provided by OPC movie sponsors Edward Jones and Health Markets Insurance Agency, who sponsor monthly movie events throughout the year. Guests will be able to choose from theater favorites including popcorn, chips, candy, water and soda.

In addition to the program sponsors, the movie is made possible by a grant from Oakland County Parks and Recreation, which provides the screen and everything else needed.

The movie is open to the public, and registration is available by calling (248) 659-1029. OPC members can register online at The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester.


Authors in April kickoff event slated for Sept. 6
ROCHESTER HILLS — Three of the four authors who will be visiting in April 2024 for the Authors in April program include Mika Song, Kevin Sherry and Steve Sheinkin. The fourth author will be announced at the Authors in April kickoff event at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Rochester Hills Public Library. There is no registration required, and the public is welcome to attend.

For over 40 years, Authors in April Inc. has brought authors and illustrators to elementary and middle schools in the Rochester Community. Unique to Rochester, the program inspires children to read, encourages them to appreciate a variety of literature, and opens their worlds to a lifelong love of reading. Each year, four authors are invited to participate in Authors in April. The week is spent with school visits at all Rochester Community Schools elementary schools and middle schools, in addition to St. John Lutheran Church and School.

Authors in April is a nonprofit organization run by school and community volunteers.

For more information, visit