News & Notes - 5/24/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published May 24, 2023


Free kids healthy hikes planned
ROCHESTER HILLS — The city and Ascension Providence Rochester are inviting children to join them for health talks and hikes.

Each talk will be followed by a short hike with a naturalist through the trails at Innovation Hills. The topics may include sun safety, basking animals, and cold- vs warm-blooded animals May 31; safety, back to school matters, and a free helmet giveaway July 26; and kids’ nutrition and “the hungry caterpillar” Sept. 27.

Organizers say the hikes are best for kids in kindergarten to third grade, but all ages, siblings and parents are welcome. Participants should meet at the large shelter by the playground at Innovation Hills, 2800 W. Hamlin Road.

The hikes are free to attend, but participants are asked to register for each session they would like to attend.


Greater Rochester Heritage Days returns
ROCHESTER — After having been canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic, the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival will return this year May 27-28 in Rochester Municipal Park. Since 1976, the Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival, hosted by local nonprofits, has celebrated Rochester and Michigan history, the community and crafts.

In the past, this festival has attracted over 20,000 visitors. It includes live music, a native plant sale, heritage arts demonstrators, war encampments, car shows, a tractor show and food trucks.

The Rochester Lions Club is putting on two car shows as part of the event: the 15th Heritage Rod and Custom Car Festival and the 42nd Festival of Cars.

All proceeds from the car shows go to support Leader Dogs for the Blind and other Lions’ charities. The Heritage Rod and Custom Car Festival opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, and consists of approximately 200 cars produced in 1997 or before with an emphasis on custom cars, hot rods, street machine/pro street, muscle cars and classics. Special awards will be given for Best of Show, Pride of the Lions, Leader Dogs Pick of the Litter, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Engine, as well as trophies for 15 different classes.

The Festival of Cars show, a Memorial weekend tradition, will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 28 and will feature over 200 rare vintage and antique vehicles. Trophies are awarded in 17 classes for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1900-1997.

For information about the festival, visit


‘Rochester: No Filter’ on display June 1-30
ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester invited the community to share their favorite things about Rochester through the lens of a disposable camera with the third annual “Rochester: No Filter Event.”

Registration was limited to 50 participants and already sold out, but one photo from each camera will be framed and on display as part of the “No Filter Photo Exhibition” at the Downtown Collaboration Studio. The exhibition will kick off 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Photos will be for sale for $20 each, and proceeds will go to Love Local Rochester for downtown events and promotions. The exhibition will continue through June 30.

“Last year, we were wowed by the response and enthusiasm for this event, with cameras selling out on the first day,” Kristi Trevarrow, Rochester DDA executive director, said in a statement. “We cannot wait to see the amazing photos from this year’s photographers.”

For more information, contact the Rochester DDA at (248) 656-0060 or visit