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 with the subject: LOCAL AUTHOR.  


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.


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:


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

There is quite a bit of hype these days about “all things Detroit.” The Village has even welcomed a Detroit-based store called Metro D  Store to our line-up to show our Detroit Love. Now we want to host an event that brings some of the Michigan-favorites right to the Village, and Faygo® is going to lead the quest for family fun!

October 14th from 3-8pm join us for a day of Michigan fun. We are asking the community to bring non-persishable food items.

Faygo® will be onsite passing out FREE, yes free Faygo®. Plus, the latest Faygo® candle will be released that day…Cotton Candy. You can smell it, but it cannot be eaten! In addition, Detroit Bike’s will be showcasing their Faygo® Bikes at the event.

Funyasa (Family-Vinyasa) will take place in Festival Park from 6:30-7:30pm with Tina Pautz. Come and do yoga as an entire family! Please bring canned goods or non-perishable food items as your payment to participate.

Food trucks are the latest craze in Detroit, and we will have a couple onsite to get in on the fun too! Cool Jack’s will have Faygo® inspired ice cream and cookies for the event. Marconi’s will have their pizza truck onsite for the dinner rush.

Join us for some good ole Detroit inspired fun!

Saturday, September 17th from 10am-1pm we will be turning the VillageTealto raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

"Little is known by the public about ovarian cancer.  Because there is no routine screening, it is so important to know the symptoms," stated local survivor and co-organizer, Michelle Shepherd.  "It is just a fun day for the whole family where we will share what to look for and how to be aware for earlier detection. This year we celebrate five years doing this great event for the community."

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This is a day that is truly focused on the entire family. It is fun filled, healthy and entertaining. The day will comprise of:

  • 50+ classic cars all sporting a shade ofteal
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk (starts at 9:30am) 
  • Chance to win a $50 gift card to the Village and many other great prizes
  • Free kids activities in Fountain Park all day
  • Musical performances in Festival Park withJennifer Kincer and Friends
  • Silent Auction of incredible household and personal items.
  • Free t-shirts and reusable bags for all who run the5K fun run/walk!
  • Come and hang out and enjoy the day with family and friends.  To register for the fun run/walk, simplyclick here
  • And most importantly, educate yourself about Ovarian Cancer.

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The Food Trucks Are Coming!

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The Food Trucks Are Coming! And they’re parking one Monday a month at The Village of Rochester Hills from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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 (and Food Trucks) Family can’t decide on one type of food? That’s the beauty of the food trucks. There’s a whole lot of options parked conveniently close together. No one can agree? No problem.

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.

Check out the Facebook pages (click the date for more details) for each event as the date gets closer to see what trucks will be there and which non-profit we will be supporting!

November 21: Food Trucks will be located around Festival Park and we will have Santa on site for special Monday night visits!

December 12Food Trucks will be located around Festival Park and we will have Santa on site for special Monday night visits!

Hey, Ladies!!

School is back in was great having the kids home, but a little quieter now they are back learning and on a schedule. So we want to celebrate on Thursday, September 22 by hosting The Village Ladies’ Night...Ladies, we deserve this! All this:

First 100 Ladies get a FREE "Shopping is Cheaper than Therapy" t-shirt!

Meet us in Festival Park at the Gazebo starting at 5pm. No size quarantee.

FREE Sunset Yoga

 Alison Dejaeger from Intentional yogaPerhaps you’ve spent the day locked away in the office, the air conditioning blasting frigid air and no sight of blue, sunny skies. Let me recommend sun salutations under the real sunset!  Ladies’ Night features outdoor yoga at 7:30pm in Festival Park and brought to you by Lululemon, check out the event page on Facebook.  Bring your own mat but the class is free! Now that’s good karma!


Shopping (this just includes a couple)

Perhaps you’ve spent the day herding cats….. or, er…. taxi-ing around the kids. Some retail therapy may be just the soul soothing balm you need, and at a discount? Even better! On Ladies’ Night when you schedule a styling appointment in advance at White House Black Market, you will receive 10 percent off your entire purchase. The stylists at WHBM have a passion for making women look beautiful! Let that passion work for you by calling 248.375.8190!

J.Jill is getting into the game with offering an additional 10% off on September 22....just let them know you are there for Ladies Night, it's really that simple! 

At Paper Sourceyou can stop in to create a "Make & Take" card for $8 and also receive a 10% coupon good off of your total purchase that same night!

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Friends I get it.

In the winter it’s hard to get motivated to go out. The couch and Netflix have a tremendous pull when it’s dark at 5 p.m. and 5 below. If you spent the cold months handing out rainchecks to friends, now is the time to cash them in before the snow starts to fall. Let me recommend $5 Flirtinis with friends at Bravo. The delish drink has all your favorite flavors of fall and it’s on special for Ladies’ Night. It tastes even better on Bravo’s lovely patio.


If all of these activities are making you hungry, The Village is ready to help you out. B Spot is offereing the ladies $3 draft beers and $3 off all signature burgers! Looking for something sweet? Your Yummie Yogurt is $1 off during Ladies’ Night.

Summer is over and fall way too short so make the most of it! The Village will help! Ladies’ Night Out is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on September 22. Stay connected with The Village through Facebook or Instragram to learn of upcoming activities and offers featured on upcoming Ladies’ Night.


Francesca's is offering the change to win a shopping therapy bag, simply stop by and filling out a chance to win on September 22. Lane Bryant is giving away a $25 gift card, stop in the store and fill out your chance to win.

See you there!

This 25th annual outdoor event is a juried art & gift market filled with exceedingly skilled artisans creating and selling their highest quality and original artwork at the Village of Rochester Hills. This family-friendly event will be held Saturday, June 4, 10am-8pm and Sunday, June 5, 12pm-6pm. Hosted by the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild, a nonprofit organization whose chief purpose is to raise funds benefiting Meadow Brook Theatre (Michigan’s largest production –based professional theatre) located on the prestigious campus of Oakland University.

As we enjoy our PURE Michigan summer…this popular show has free admission and is a perfect venue to stroll with your family and friends. Your children will witness a number of talented artists demonstrating their work in progress. The skillful artists utilize a variety of mediums comprised of paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, candles, clay, toys, wood, yard art and much more. All include one-of-a-kind gift item treasures to be viewed and/or purchased.

For your amusement, Spotlights Market will have a Juggling Jester, a Musician playing the Xylophone, along with students from Kincer-Catallo Private Voice Studio, and the Peanut Gallery Players. There will also be an assortment of excellent food tastings from Michigan vendors.

We are happy to highlight a few of our artists for this event:


Barb Derzewicki / Funky Threads – Barb has been an art show favorite for years. Her recycled/redesigned clothing “express the lighter side of life—heck with the usual off-the-rack stuff—be an individual and show you Funk!”











WendyNelsonWendy Nelson / Calendar Girl – Wendy creates amazing jewelry from vintage pieces. “When you purchase a Calendar Girl original item you are purchasing a piece that only you will have and own”.






DianeSheffreyDiane Sheffrey / Baubles – Diane is a talented artist who has worked in many mediums. She was intrigued by the glass blowing process, in which she learned how to work with the glass. Other mediums she works in are fiber and fused glass.







DanielleBoesDanielle Boes/Photos By Boes – Danielle’s “philosophy as an artist is to shoot images of things that appeal to my sense of color and my eye for composition.” Her art is sold ‘ready to hang’ on metal, canvas, or acrylic.







TiffanyKimmetTiffany Kimmet / Subtle Verse – Tiffany is a photographer who adds scripturally inspirational quotes to her photos. She hopes “these photographs can provide inspiration and encouragement to people through the good times and bad”.

For additional information, please visit or the Village Facebook page.