News & Notes - 6/7/23 Rochester Post

Rochester Post | Published June 7, 2023


Rochester Grangers vintage baseball games held
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents the 25th season of the Rochester Grangers Vintage Baseball matches.

The games will be held at:

• 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, vs. Flint Lumber City.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, vs. the Northville Eclipse.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, vs. the Columbus Capitals.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, vs. the Canton Cornshuckers.

Visit the Rochester Grangers Facebook page for the complete schedule of matches. Always verify date and time as match day approaches, as the schedule is subject to change. The Rochester Grangers existed as a baseball club as early as 1871. Vintage “base ball” is played representing a time period when gentlemen played for leisure and not for competition.

Home matches are played at the museum, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, and guests should bring their own chairs or blankets, cool drinks, and sun protection. The games are free to attend.


The OPC hosts Summer Soiree
ROCHESTER — The OPC’s Summer Soiree for Meals on Wheels will return to the stone cottage gardens at 650 Letica Drive 6:30-10 p.m. June 23. The Soiree celebrates and supports the organization’s long-standing mission of providing hot, nutritious meals to vulnerable, homebound seniors. It’s also a celebration of the community partners and champions whose support and commitment are so vital to the service. Tickets are on sale now and are available for $125. Call (248) 659-1029 or visit The OPC is located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester.


Multi-instrumentalist to give free concert
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A free concert will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the Story Garden at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road in Oakland Township. Local musician David Thomas — a multi-instrumentalist and singer playing mainly the trumpet, piano, flute and piccolo — will be playing an assortment of instruments. Thomas currently teaches trumpet lessons at the Rochester Conservatory of Music. He is in the process of recording his own albums that will feature his original songs. He has also played at the Village Concert Series and in many jazz hot spots, including the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Cliff Bell’s, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Michigan Jazz Festival. The rain location is inside the Flumerfelt barn.


Paint Creek Trail Clean up
ROCHESTER — A Paint Creek Trail cleanup was organized May 19 by Kings Cove Condominiums. Thanks to help from the Rochester Community Schools Green Initiative, 20 volunteers worked to clean up the trail from Tienken to Silverbell. The volunteers ranged in age from 2 to 15, with a few adults to help along the way. One 7-year-old won the award for the largest item found — a 6-foot-long steel pipe buried in the leaves off the trail. Mike Jahn and Jane Haugen, from Kings Cove, worked alongside Stephanie Smith from RCS to coordinate the effort. Twice a year, volunteer groups, like Kings Cove, sponsor sections of the Paint Creek Trail to help keep the trail clean.


Local nonprofit hosts daddy-daughter dance
ROCHESTER — While many young girls get to experience the daddy-daughter dance through their school or church throughout the year, many daughters never get to experience such an event. To fill the gap, The Monarch Circle nonprofit organization is proud to host girl dads and daughters ages 5-17 for a night out on the town for their second annual Royal Ball Daddy/Daughter Dance. In addition to biological dads bringing their daughters, this event welcomes uncles, big brothers, godfathers, surrogate fathers and more to stand in the gap and bring those daughters who would otherwise not be able to attend. It all takes place 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township. Attendees can enjoy a full sit-down dinner, a signature sweets table and dancing, gifts, giveaways, a customized photo booth, face painting and more. Tickets for a dad-daughter duo cost $97; tickets for additional daughters cost $35. For questions, email or call (313) 777-8607.


Stream Science to be held at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will present Stream Science 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays in June, July and August at the museum beginning June 22. The events are free, and no registration is required. People can cool off in Stoney Creek with hands-on activity kits using nets, magnifying glasses, bug boxes and more to learn about the critters that call the creek home. Staff will be on-site near the creek with available supplies. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road, between Rochester and Dequindre roads. For more information, visit