Summer Recreation Day Camp!

Are your kids looking for something fun to do this summer? Well if so, we are still accepting registration for our Summer Recreation Day Camp for those entering grades 1-6 in the Fall of 2016.

The camp will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting Monday, June 20th through Friday, August 12th at Duncan and Monfort Elementary.

Cost per family is $250.00 for the 1st child, $150.00 for the 2nd, and $85.00 for each additional. Non-residents must add $25.00 per family to the above rates.

For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (586)-731-0300 or visit our website at http://www.shelbytwp.org

“How to Homebrew” with Brooks Brewing

Have you ever considered crafting your own homebrewCraft-Beer.jpeged beer? If so, “Build Your Beer Knowledge” with Brooks Brewing.

Representatives from Brooks Brewing in Shelby Township will be at the Shelby Library (51680 Van Dyke Ave.) on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00pm. This informational session will cover the basics of homebrewing, including the ingredients required and the art of the process. They will also share how Brooks Brewing does it.

This is a FREE event with no registration required.

 

Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at the Nature Center

The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center is hosting their annual Maple Syrup Program in 4 separate sessions on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00am, Noon, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.

This hands-on educational program will teach you and your family about the natural maple-making process. You will learn how the sugar “gets into” the tree, how to recognize a maple tree, and about the tapping process; there will also be an maplesyrup02opportunity to use an old fashioned brace and bit, but, out of respect to the local nature, the exercise will not be done using a real tree.

At the end of the program, participants will gather around a fire to experience the “boiling down” process which makes the syrup. Then, visitors will be served a bowl of ice cream with a warm maple syrup topping.

Pre-registration is required for this event and must be done in person. The cost is $3 per person age 4 and up.  Due to the popularity of this event, early registration and payment is recommended!

Easter Fun in Shelby

mascot-easter-bunny-costumeThe Easter Bunny is on his way to Shelby Township! Come meet the floppy-eared hare at any one of our “egg-citing” events planned for the weekend before Easter.

Easter Bunny Lunch at the Shelby Community Center: Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 am. Join the Easter Bunny and a surprise entertainer for a pizza/salad lunch. Remember to bring your cameras and register for this event! Fee, per person, for ages 2 & up: $7 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

Easter Egg Scramble at River Bends Park: Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 pm for ages 3-5 and 2:00 pm for ages 6-10. A truly festive afternoon will start with an egg hunt, kids will “scramble” to find all the goodie-filled eggs, as well as special “Golden Eggs” that will have a token for a special gift courtesy of Genisys Credit Union. Bring your own basket for egg collection! This is an outdoor, rain or shine, event with no registration and no payment required.

“Egg”citing Easter at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center: Sunday, March 20 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This event will feature an egg hunt, Easter bag and egg decorating activities, and a chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Remember to register for this event and bring 6 hard-boiled eggs for decorating! Fee is $4 per participating child.

March is Reading Month!

owwwwwlReading Month is the perfect time to get to know your local library and enjoy a good book.

On Saturday, March 12, the Shelby Township Library is featuring a scavenger hunt for children and their families. This is a great opportunity to explore the library and have some fun.  Participants will receive a small prize upon completion of the scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt activity will be available all day during normal Saturday hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm. Come learn about the library and find a good book!

The Shelby Township Library is located at 51680 Van Dyke Avenue.

Learn the Art of Watercolor

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Local artist, Dara Tolbert Brooks will provide tips and techniques to help other artists visualize and capture an image or concept. Participants will experiment with a variety of techniques in a hands-on session and will leave with a completed piece.

Brooks has exhibited at Grosse Pointe Art Center, the Anton Art Center, the Padziewski Gallery in Dearborn and the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte. Currently, she is teaching watercolors at the Providence Park Hospital Assarian Cancer Center as part of their Healing Arts Program.

This watercolor session with Brooks will be at the Shelby Township Library at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 9th. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online, in person, or over the phone.

Shelby Township Library
586-739-7540
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Meet Exotic Animals, Big and Small, at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center

snaaaakesOn Sunday, March 6 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will be hosting an Exotic Animal Day, featuring small lizards, snakes, and tarantulas at 11:30 am. A “petting zoo” will also be available during this time, including rabbits, chickens, and other fluffy and feathered friends for those who are wary of the crawly and slithery.

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At 1:00 pm, Naturalist, Dan Farmer will present a live animal program focusing on spiders, both exotic and native to Michigan. At 2:00 pm, you will have a chance to meet larger creatures, including snapping turtles, an American Alligator, snakes, and lizards. You will also be introduced to some exotic pets and get information on which ones are suitable for your lifestyle, and which ones are not. Also covered is basic information about exotic animal care. Many of these pets will be available to touch or hold.

Naturalist and Educator Randy Baker will be the guest presenter for this program. He will be bringing some of his own animals, ones that are not normally seen at the nature center.

As always, cameras are welcome.

Preregistration is available for the first 60 patrons (via WebTrac), guaranteeing you a seat. Walk-ins are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

Fees: $3 per person ages 4 and up