Your Guide to January in Rochester
Here are five community events you won't want to miss this month.
From snow-tubing and ice sculptures to a celebration of art, there's a lot going on in January around Rochester and Rochester Hills. Here's a look at five events you won't want to miss. What else is going on? Tell us in the comments, then add it to our calendar.
- When/where: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13; St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
- What's happening: ‘A Dream in Action’ is the theme for this year’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s life and message of non-violence and equality. School and church groups, as well as community organizations, participate in the celebration. It is free and open to the public.
- When/where: Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18; Paint Creek Center for the Arts
- What's happening: This January, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, Paint Creek Center for the Arts is pleased to present 1982-2012 Art Endures – Thirty Years and Counting. With over 70 artists, this exhibition features stimulating and groundbreaking work in all media from across Michigan and beyond. This exhibition will run Jan. 18 – Feb. 15. Meet the artists at the free opening reception.
- When/where: Jan. 25-27. Hours will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Festivities are located in downtown Rochester.
- What's happening: Ice sculptures, a tubing hill, ice skating and more winter activities.
- When/where: Jan. 23-27 at the Rochester Hills Public Library
- What's happening: It's a winter tradition — thousands of books, DVDs and CDs will be for sale (most for $1) at the library. Proceeds support library programs and events.
- When/where: 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Stony Creek Metropark's Eastwood Beach.
- What's happening: The timed-course will be cleared and salted — and it's dog-friendly. A warming tent and patio heaters are available - so are hot chocolate, soup and coffee.