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The Food Trucks Are Coming!

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The Food Trucks Are Coming! And this year there will be more nights, more options to eat and less options to be overwhelmed. They will be parking EVERY Monday on the west side of Whole Foods Market. They will be there each Monday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm starting June 19th and their last night will be on August 28th. You won't have to plan Monday night dinner all summer! How awesome is that? 

Here is the most exciting part! YOU voted the food trucks you wanted and the non-profits you wanted too! 

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What’s so great about food trucks, you may ask? I’m so glad you asked!

Here’s my Top Five Reasons Food Trucks Rock:

5. Outside > Inside: If you’re burned out on grilling, it’s a great option that gets you out of the hot kitchen and your family outside. Bring a blanket, have a picnic, make a fun night of it!

4. Variety is the Spice of Life: (along with Food Trucks) Family can’t decide on what to have for dinner? That’s the beauty of the food trucks. Each week a different one or two will be onsite. You don't have to make the decision. 

3. The Joy of Discovery A wasabi dog? Why not? Unlike a restaurant with a 10-page menu, food trucks typically specialize on one specific thing. Enjoy that mastery and try something new! If someone has taken the time and effort to devote their food truck to hot dogs, like The Mean Weenie, you know that’s going to be one darn good dog.

2. Fast...It’s a scientific fact: although your clock says Monday has 24 hours like any other day, it’s the longest and slowest of the week! You’ve waited an eternity for it to be dinnertime, who wants to wait any longer to eat? Food truck = fast. Fast is good.

1. Doing Good One Meal at a Time These food trucks aren't just feeding our community, they are caring for it too. Each one of the trucks will donate to a specific non-profit and that’s something we can all feel good about.

 

Schedule of Events   (click the links to learn more)

June 19 Fortune Cooking with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping to raise funds for the Rainbow Connection.

June 26 Hero Or Villain Deli with Kona Ice helping to raise funds for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House.

July 10 Marconi's Pizza & Impasto Itialian Inspired Wraps with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping to raise funds for the Autistic Play Place.

July 17 Crepe day Twah, Marconi's PizzaThe Mean Weenie with Kona Ice & My Son Pops helping to raise funds for Vision Hope.

July 24 Monkey Business, Grillwich Top Stop, Marconi's Pizza & Fortune Cooking with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping raise funds for Baldwin Dad's Club.

July 31 Nosh Pit DetroitImpasto Italian Inspired Wraps & Marconi's Pizza with Kona Ice & My Son Pops helping raise funds for Bound Together-Pontiac.

August 7 Nu Deli, Nosh Pit, Fortune Cooking, Crepe Day TwahMarconi's Pizza with Revel Bros Ice Cream & Wafels helping raise funds for Lutheran Special Education Ministries.

August 14 Nosh Pit Detroit, Fortune Cooking, Grillwich Tot Stop & Impasto Italian Inspired Wraps  with Howdy Doodles Ice Cream Coach helping raise funds for Rochester Hills Little League.

August 21 Monkey Business, Nosh PitImpasto Italian Inspired Wraps is back with Kona Ice helping raise funds for NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness-Michigan).

August 28 Impasto Italian Inspired Wraps, Buck n Dinks BBQ, Nu Deli, Grillwich Tot StopMarconi's Pizza with Howdy Doodles Ice Cream Coach is back with  helping raise funds for the National MS Society.

 

Village of Rochester Hills Transforms Into Outdoor Art Gallery

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The charming location of the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery when it hosts the 14th Annual Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills on Saturday, August 5 (10a-8p) and Sunday, August 6 (12-6p), 2017. More than 100 artists from across the United States have been invited to show their work at Summer Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills. An outside panel of experts juried the entries and asked artists with the highest scores to participate. Admission to the festival is free and parking is free. Check the Facebook Event page for details as the date gets closer.

 

Movie Madness brought to you by:

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Fifth Annual Movie Madness is back! The Village of Rochester Hills and Cornerstone Community Financial will be bringing you three evenings of entertainment and fun for the whole family... and every movie we show is "family friendly." Mark your calendars for this years movie line up. Pack your cars with blankets, lawn chairs and maybe even some board games. Plan to grab dinner at your favorite restaurant in the Village and head to the Carson's parking lot to set up camp for the movie. People start to show up anytime after 7pm, but the movie cannot be shown until the sun goes down...which is normally about 9:15pm. We will be enjoying The Secret Life of Pets, Zootopia and SING this year. Popcorn provided by our friends at CCF! You never know what fun the CCF Team will have up their sleeves each month.

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to sing and entertain at 8:30pm-just as the little ones are getting antsy!

 

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JUNE 16, 2017: Come celebrate the end of school and the beginning of the summer! The Secret Life of Pets will make adults laugh just as hard as the kids....trust us! 

 

 

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JULY 21, 2017: Zootopia is our July featured movie and we figured all our homes are zoos....so let's celebrate the fun with Zootopia!

 

 

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August 18, 2017: SING is our last movie of the summer and is sure to bring out friends from all areas of our community...as we celebrate our differences. This is one of the best rated movies of the year with a plethora of well-known names involved.

 

 

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The Village of Rochester Hills is excited to once again bring back our music program for children and their caregivers. Every Wednesday, starting on July 12 and running until August 30, we will enjoy reading a book together, music (singing and dancing), an activity or craft with our friends and of course, friendship making! We start the day at 10am and are normally done by 11:30am, but we always have plenty of time for new friendships, hanging in the park to chat, picnics or having lunch at one of our great restaurants...and of course ice cream! 

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In her fifth year with our program, we welcome back Ms Jenna as she teaches music in the beautiful Festival Park. Her Mini Musicians program is well-known and popular in the community. Ms. Jenna will be teaching the dates that are BLUE.

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We welcome back Ms Carissa, who rocked has rocked with us for three years now! We will be bringing her back for a few music Wednesdays Carissa Style. Come and jam with Ms Carissa and her pink guitar as she teaches and sings some crazy fun songs. Ms Carissa will be with us on the dates that are PINK.

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We welcome dress-up and hope to make this a weekly event that you won't want to miss. Be sure to bring water and a blanket. It can get pretty sunny some days in the park. 

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Click on the date and it will take you right to the Facebook page for the event. Great way to learn and share!

July 12  Your Special Someone with activity provided by Oakland County Moms

July 19  Summertime Fun with activity provided by Great Start Oakland County

July 26  Music from Around the World with activity provided by GAP Kids and FREE water provided by Speech, Language & Literacy Center, Inc.

August 2  Teddy Bear Picnic with activity provided by Fit4Mom

August 9  Disney Comes Alive with activity provided by Macaroni Kids

August 16  Children's Favorites (from today and yesterday) with activity provided by The Paper Source

August 23 Under the Sea/Everything Water with activity provided by AR Workshop Rochester

August 30 Giant End of Summer Party with activity provided by Noodles and Company

It's that time of the year again...Spring is almost here! And the Village is looking for some great photos to be shared with us on our Facebook page. Share with the community and “dinner is on us” for three lucky families! 

Every year the Village brings to you a free, unique opportunity to visit the Bunny with your family and friends...but we rarely get to see the photos. This year we are going to get selfish and ask you to share.

You can post about your experience, your favorite thing that happened while you were visiting or simply upload your photo (which is what we prefer!) If you post your photo on our Facebook page, in the comments section of each event date, you will have the opportunity to win dinner for four at Noodles and Company in the Village! It is that easy! So please share! You have three chances; Sunday, Friday or Saturday.

All photos and memoirs need to be posted by April 17, 2017 to be entered into the drawing. 

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2017 Easter Bunny Hours:

Sunday, April 9th 12-6p

Friday, April 14th 10a-7p 

Saturday, April 15th  10a-7p

The Village of Rochester Hills and Girl Scout Troop 70430 is excited to announce the dedication of a Little Free Library on October 1, 2016 from 3-5pm.

The Girl Scout Troop has been together since 2009 and is comprised of 7th graders from Van Hoosen and Shrine schools and is based out of Oakland Township. Sydney Buchanan, Jillian Carosella, Caroline Herman, and Haley Smith along with Troop Leader, Krista Herman, came to the management of the Village of Rochester Hills in early July presenting the troops desire to complete their Silver Awards Project in partnership with the Village.girls and display

“We wanted to pick a location that families gather and that the Troop likes to go on a regular basis. It actually was a no-brainer as we all agreed from the beginning the Village was our first choice,” stated Troop Leader Herman. After presenting the idea to management, it was approved and the job of raising money began.

The girls came out to a Village summer movie and sold water as their first fundraiser and were presented with Cornerstone Community Financial committed to match whatever they made that night! Thanks to CCF, they were able to order their library the next week!

October 1st from 3-5pm we will be throwing an “Oh the Places You’ll Go” party to dedicate the new Little Free Library and celebrate with the community. There will be a craft for the kids to make, some refreshments provided by the Troop and different authors conducting story times of their own books. Meet us by the Fountain in Fountain Park. And please bring books to donate as there will be a drawing to win two Dr. Seuss gift bags!

Join us for this family fun day!

We are in search of local authors that want to be a part of this event by donating one of their books to get the library started. We are looking for both children, young adult and adult books. If you are interested in donating and being a part of our event, please email mchale@rbaikens.com with the subject: LOCAL AUTHOR.  

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It is that time again! Ghosts, goblins and fun at the Village…but always with a community purpose.

October 28th from 5-8pm the Village will host their annual Halloween at the Village. This is a family event that helps feed those less fortunate in our immediate area. It is all about “neighbors helping neighbors” as we raise money and gather food for our local families in need.

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This year we are again teaming up with the Neighborhood House. We are asking that each child donate $5 or bring 5 non-perishable items as their entrance into all the activities. 100% of the money donated will be given to the charity and Cornerstone Community Financial has committed to matching the funds during the event! In addition, CCF has graciously sponsored the event to bring the community the following great activities:

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Remember to bring either your monetary donation or food donation, as this is your ticket to participate!