Spooky fun awaits at Trick or Read

witchhhh Before going out for late-night trick or treating with the little ones, parents are invited to bring kids of all ages to Trick or Read. This spooky event will be happening at 10 a.m. on Oct.31 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

Be sure to bring your Halloween spirit by dressing up in costume. Your kids will explore the library to hunt for tasty treats and hear spooky and fun stories along the way. A special guest author from Shelby Township, Aimee Entwistle, will have a reading of her children’s book Halle-Weenie in the library as well.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for our Shelby kids to be able to listen to local author Aimee Entwistle read her book Halle-Weenie.”  Library Director Katie Ester said.  “We expect there to be lots of eager faces waiting to hear a Halloween story.”

Copies of Halle-Weenie will be available to purchase afterward. No registration is needed to attend the event.

Senior Flea Market and Bake Sale offers fantastic finds and tasty treats

The Senior Flea Market and Bake Sale will be happening once again this October, hosting some fantastic treasures at inexpensive prices. Delicious homemade sweets from cakes to cookies will also be sold. The annual Senior Center’s Flea Market and Bake Sale is on Oct. 29 and Oct.30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shelby Township Senior Center, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

“We hold this event two times a year and it’s the biggest fundraiser for the senior center,” Senior Citizen Coordinator Amy Drake said. “We are very grateful for all of the help from our volunteers and donors.”

Vendors are asked to bring in clean flea-market items only. Clothing and shoes will not be accepted. If you have items you want to donate to the Flea Market before the event, the Senior Center will be happily accepting items Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come show your support for the Senior Center and find some hidden gems at the market.

If you wish to donate baked goods, or you want to volunteer for the event, please contact the Shelby Township Senior Center at 586-739-7540.

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Haunted Nature Center promises fun frights for kids

13241_267318786725233_7859375211051312218_n Ghosts and ghouls are lurking at Shadbush Nature Center, ready to show any visitors a night of fun and frights. Parents and kids are invited to join in some Halloween-themed fun starting 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24 at the Burgress-Shadbush Nature Center located on 4101 River Bends Drive.

The Nature Center will be completely decorated to match the spooky theme of the event. This creepy-crawly event will have fun costumed characters handing out candy to any trick-or-treaters that stop by, so bring a trick or treat bag. Kids are encouraged and welcomed to dress in their best costumes for this event. Various animals from the Shadbush Nature Center will be shown to the kids to add a more haunting allure to the various attractions.

“It is family oriented and spooky, but not scary,” Director Joe Youngblood said. “We encourage parents to walk through if their kids are really nervous.”

The entire Burgress-Shadbush Nature Center will be decorated to evoke the more playful and fun side of Halloween. However, if there are concerns about the event being too frightening for your child, it is recommended that one parent enter the attraction before their child does, and see if it would be frightening or not. Images of last year’s event, along with a video of a previous Haunted Nature Center will also be provided below as a guide for parents.

Children must be accompanied by a paid adult; the event is two dollars per person above the age of three. Pre-registration is not available, only walk-ins. Last admission is at 7:30 pm.

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Teen Halloween Party at Shelby Township Library

it'saghostTweens and teens from 5th to 12th grade are invited to come together for a night of games, stories, and much more at the Shelby Township Library’s Teen Halloween Party. The event lasts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Shelby Township Library located at 51670 Van Dyke Ave. The Teen Halloween Party will have various games, snacks and even a costume contest.

“Our new Youth Librarians, Bethany and Jennifer, have been working on offering new and unique programs to kids of all ages.” Library Director Katie Ester said. “We hope our teens will be creative with their costumes and bring in some fun and spooky surprises for us.”

Prizes will be rewarded for the most original, scariest, and the most crowd-pleasing costumes.  So come on down and enjoy some spooky surprises, and wear your best costume.

Senior Halloween Dinner Dance

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Want to enjoy some spooky music this October? Want to dance the night away with ghosts, goblins, and ghouls? Then join in on the fun at the annual Senior Halloween Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Shelby Township Senior Center at 51670 Van Dyke Ave. Music will be provided by the Varitones, a polka band that has played at previous events.

“The Varitones are one of our favorites,” Senior Citizen Coordinator Amy Drake said. “I’m sure that people will enjoy them.”

A delicious dinner can be bought for $16 at the event. Costumes are welcomed at this spooky dinner & dance, yet they are not a requirement.

Senior Halloween Party at Shelby Township Senior Center

Halloween 016Want to get in on some spooky and exciting fun at a party this October?  Then come down to the Senior Halloween Party, it starts at 11a.m. Oct. 15 at the Shelby Township Senior Center on 51670 Van Dyke Ave. Attendance is $6, tickets must be purchased in advance. A nutritious and delicious lunch will be provided to all that attend. This year, a secret and hilarious new entertainment is planned for the attendants.

“We decided to give something completely different this year, but it’s sure to give a laugh.” Senior Citizen Coordinator Amy Drake said.

Dressing up in costume is not required, but welcomed and encouraged. This event will be hosted by Shelby Nursing. For more details, please call the Shelby Township Senior Center at (586)-739-7540.

Drop-In Game Night at the Shelby Township Library

Adults and Teens looking for a fun night out can now join others at the Shelby Township Library for Drop-in Game Night. Game night starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Shelby Township Library located at 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

“We have a great selection of board games available for participants to choose from and our staff will gladly participate and teach those that are new to a game,” Library Director Katie Ester said. “It’s great to see different generations all enjoying the same games.”

Drop-In Game Night hosts different tabletop games for players of all ages to partake in. Play some favorite classics and get introduced to some new ones. Fun for all ages and anyone is welcomed to join in.

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