Kids Summer Olympics

The 21st Annual Shelby Township Kids Summer Olympics will be held Saturday, July 9th at Whispering Woods Park.

This free event is for boys and girls ages 3-12, and includes a 40 yard dash, hurdles, a baseball toss, disc toss, broad jump, long jump and obstacle course. Awards will be given for male and female winners in each age group for each event. Participation ribbons for all who compete.

Ages 3-5 check in at 9:45 a.m., 6-8 at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. for ages 9-12. Register at event.

For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (586) 731-0300.125998-393x305-KidsWinterOlympics

Glow Run for the Macomb Special Olympics

Cherry Creek Golf Course is hosting a Night Glow 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, April 16 with proceeds to benefit the Macomb County Special Olympics.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with registration for adults, a “Kids Run” at 7:45 p.m. and the 5k at 8 p.m. Participants will use flashlights, glow tubes, and other items to navigate the golf course at night. Cost of participation: $25 through April 12, and $30 after April 12. The cost for the “Kids Run” is $5 or $10 with a shirt.

Online registration is available at .

For more information please contact Jean Lambert: or (248) 688-9603 or Michael Ward: or (586) 484-5523

“Backpacking 101” at the Nature Center

hikingExperienced hiker Ken Cazabon will give a basic introduction to backpacking on Saturday, February 27 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center.

This free, walk-in only program will cover the best practices for hiking and backpacking, including: clothing, footwear, food types and preparation, various styles of packs in terms of weight capacity and proper loading, and much more.

Ken Cazabon is an experienced hiker who has done extensive backpacking in areas such as Hocking Hills, Manistee National Forest, Porcupine Mountains/Lake of the Clouds, as well as multiple trips to Isle Royale National Park.

A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
4101 River Bends Drive
Shelby Twp, MI 48317

Calling all Jedi aspirants! Force set to awaken at Shelby Township Library


The Shelby Township Library is inviting all Jedi Initiates, Younglings, and Padawans to awaken the force within next weekend. Put your skills to the test through a series of 60-second physical challenges designed for aspiring Jedi above the age of 5. Families are welcome and encouraged to participate in teams.

The Star Wars Minute to Win It event will be held in the Senior Center Craft Room of the Library from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, January 16. No registration required.

May the force be with you.



 Shelby Township Library
Senior Center Craft Room
51680 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Jingle Bell Run promises jingle bell fun

jinglebell The 6th annual Jingle Bell 5k run is fast approaching, and there is always room for people to join in on the fun.

The race begins on Sunday, December 13 at 9 a.m. sharp.The start and finish line will be at the Shelby Township Community Center at 51690 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316. Registration starts at 7 a.m. in the back of the Community Center Building.

Entry fee for race day is $25.00 per person. An online registry for the race will be linked below.

The race will start behind the Community Center Building. No need to fear about the cold, there are plenty of room to check-in, and plenty of warm rest rooms.

Overall awards will go to the top male/female, master male/female, and senior male/female. There will also be medals to the top three in each age group.

Jingle Bell Run 5k registry


Post Holiday Meditation

Still feeling the stress from the holidays? Heal yourself naturally, gain clarity and be more productive. This practice sparks creativity, deepens self-awareness, and opens intuition. Learn simple techniques to quiet the mind and reduce stress and pain. We will explore many techniques of meditation and explore energy healing, chakras, auras, and much more! Meditation has been proven to strengthen the immune system and it helps to heal physical and emotional issues. Please bring a mat or cushion and dress comfortably. Find peace within. Class meets at the Shelby Community Center located at 51670 Van Dyke. There is a $32 fee for residents and a $39 fee for nonresidents for the class and runs from 9:00 to 10:00 am for four weeks starting January 10th.

You can register in person at the Parks, Recreation & Maintenance department, online, or by mail, fax and phone.

Shelby Township 5th Annual Jingle Bell Run – Dec. 14

This year’s Jingle Bell 5k run/walk will help support the Macomb County Special Olympics, Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Mi., Cat Tail Acres in Shelby Township, Mi., the Shelby Township Veterans Memorial, and the Shelby Township Lions Club. This beautiful course starts behind the Community Center, and crosses the football field at Shelby Jr High. From there it enters the Cherry Creek Golf Course and goes north on the cart path.  It then enters Mae Stecker Park and circles part of the lake, returning via the golf course to the finish line.

Race Start Time: 9:00 am
Same Day Registration: 7:30 am

Registration Fee: $25

Registration is available online at both and the  The registration form can also be downloaded (Jingle Bell Run Flyer 2014) and mailed with payment to the Jingle Bell Run, 56132 Parkview, Shelby Township, MI 48316.

Packet Pickup/Registration will take place on Saturday, December 13 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Hanson’s Running Shop at 8409 Hall Road, Utica, MI 48317.

The overall male and female, male and female masters (40-59) and male and female senior masters (60+) will receive trophies.

For more information on the local charities, click on the links below:
Macomb County Special Olympics
Penrickton Center for Blind Children
Cat Tail Acres
Shelby Township Lions Club