News & Notes - 11/9/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published November 8, 2023


Tickets on sale for Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview
ROCHESTER — Tickets are on sale now for the 10th annual downtown Rochester Festival of Trees Cocktail Preview 7-10 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow.

Tickets cost $50 per person. The holiday spectacular features trees, wreaths and centerpieces for bid. The event will include a strolling dinner and refreshments.

Tickets are available at the Downtown Collaboration Studio, 431 S. Main St. in Rochester, or at

The festival will be open to the public Nov.18-19. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show and local nonprofits. The event is sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union and Corey & Crew Real Estate. For more information, call (248) 656-0060 or visit


AHS theater presents ‘The Play that Goes Wrong: High School Edition’
ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams High School Theatre will perform “The Play that Goes Wrong: High School Edition” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 17-18 at the Rochester Adams Performing Arts Center, 3200 W. Tienken Road in Rochester Hills.

Organizers say the show is suitable for those in middle school and older. Purchase tickets at or at the door before the show. Adult tickets cost $15, and student tickets cost $12. For more information, call (248) 726-5200.


Kick off the Holidays with Light the Village Nov. 17
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Village of Rochester Hills is once again kicking off the most wonderful time of the year 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, with their annual Light the Village holiday celebration. The 375,000-square-foot outdoor shopping center will be covered with over 800,000 colored lights and offer an evening of family-fun entertainment. The event will include holiday music and entertainment, food, a fireworks display, and, at 6:45 p.m., Santa Claus. The fireworks show will begin at 7:15 p.m. and guests can walk up to visit Santa 8-9 p.m. There will also be stilt walkers, fire performers, LED performers, and balloon twisters, a magic show at 6:30 p.m., appearances by the Grinch and Cindy Lou, and free face painting arts and crafts activities. A free shuttle service will be available from Adams High School beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Starting Nov. 17 through Christmas Eve, The Village will be offering free events, including seasonal music from local carolers, a petting farm and reindeer visits, and free weekly walk-up visits to see Santa. The Village is located at 104 N. Adams Road. All holiday festivities are free and open to the public. For a full list of events, visit


Free magazine day at the library
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Public Library is cleaning out the 2022 magazines to make room for new issues and is hosting a free magazine day at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. Magazines from last year are free on a first come, first served basis, and there is no limit on the number of magazines each person may take. This is the only day and time the magazines will be offered. Unclaimed magazines will be recycled.


Library hosts Water Infrastructure 101: What You Need to Know Below and Beyond
ROCHESTER HILLS — Join Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash for “Water Infrastructure 101: What You Need to Know Below and Beyond: Preparing the Road Ahead: Water and Infrastructure” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Rochester Hills Public Library. The program will educate and provide a forum for people to ask questions about the various aspects of water infrastructure, roads, drains and more. To register, visit


Tickets on sale for ‘Mean Girls: High School Version’
ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester High School is presenting “Mean Girls: High School Version,” rated PG-13, Nov. 16-19. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 16-18, at 2 p.m. Nov. 18, and at 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Some material may be inappropriate for younger audience members, according to organizers. Parental discretion is advised.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for the Saturday matinee. Rochester High School is located at 1361 Walton Blvd. in Rochester. For information, call (248) 726-5400.