Macomb County Community Health Survey

countyBecause your opinions and experience matter, the Macomb County Health Department is conducting a Community Health Survey.

All those who live, work, and play in Macomb County are encouraged to participate, so forward this survey to all your friends and family in the county. The results of this survey will help Macomb prioritize current health concerns and enhance future services throughout the county. The survey is completely anonymous and only takes about 3-5 minutes.

Follow the link to Survey Monkey in order to complete the survey:

Learn the Art of Watercolor


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
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Love to cook? Maximize your flavor with Chef Jake Williams


If you are an adult or teen in the Shelby Township area looking for a way to better your cooking, look no further than the Shelby Township Library. Aside from the array of recipe books available at the library, local Chef Jake Williams will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm. Jake Williams is a formally trained chef who caters his skills to the benefit of Michigan communities. He works primarily for Gleaners Community Food Bank, providing nutritional education to low-income residents in a program called “Cooking Matters”.

cjw02             At this presentation, Chef Jake will teach you the art and science of cooking through lecture and demonstration, including tips and pointers for maximizing the flavor of your own dishes. So, if you’re a food connoisseur, or just looking to tantalize taste buds and create flavors to savor, stop by the Shelby Township Library next Wednesday night and expand your culinary repertoire.

No registration is required for this event.

Shelby Township Library: Atrium
51680 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

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.