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

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

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:

www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCcomhealth

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!

Clean Up Day and Adopt-A-Road Signage

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The 2016 Shelby Township Clean Up Day Event will be held on Saturday, April 30.  Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room of the Municipal Offices at 52700 Van Dyke. The registration location is a new location from previous years. Pizza and beverages will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. back at the Municipal Offices.

All residents are welcome, including walk-ins! We are hoping to see 800 volunteers this year, many from local organizations and businesses that are also part of the Adopt-A-Road program. The Adopt-A-Road program currently has 57 groups that clean designated roads on Clean Up Day each year, but there are still sections of roads available for adoption.

The Macomb County Department of Roads will install Adopt-A-Road signs at the beginning and ending of a group’s assignment to recognize its participation.

For more information about Clean Up Day or the Adopt-A-Road program, please visit the “Latest News” section of the Shelby Township Website,  watch Shelby TV, or contact the Clerk’s Office.

If you are driving in Shelby Township on April 30, please be courteous and exercise safety around the volunteers. Let’s keep Shelby clean and green!

 

 

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.

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

Daddy-Daughter Dance at Cherry Creek Banquet Center

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Dinner and dancing for dads and their daughters promises a night to remember and a memory to cherish.  A delicious buffet style dinner will be served at 6:30pm and a DJ will provide music for your enjoyment and, of course, dancing. The evening will conclude at 8:30pm, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Each lovely lady will receive a beautiful flower from our Gardener’s Club, along with a small gift from the Parks and Recreation department. Keepsake photos will be available, payable by cash or check at the event.

This annual event is set to take place next Thursday, February 11 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm and will be held at the Cherry Creek Banquet Center at 52000 Cherry Creek Boulevard on the north side of 24 Mile Road. Arrive early for parties of 4 or more as this event will not have reserved seating.

Pre-registration and refunds for this event ended on February 2nd, but feel free to call the Shelby Parks and Recreation office at 586-731-0300 for a reservation or other questions. Tickets will continue be sold until they are gone.

Ticket prices:

Per couple (Shelby residents) $40
Per additional daughter $16
Non-residents add $10 per family

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Winter Fest and Cookout at the Nature Center

Looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter season?

Head down to the River Bends Park at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center for a variety of winter festivities designed for families with children ages 4 and up this Saturday, January 30 (11:00am-4:00pm). A plethora of activities will be offered for your enjoyment: a winter wildwinterfestlife walk, wildlife programs, crafts, and games. Programs will showcase mammals in winter, as well as skulls, skins, scat, and live animals.

For the lunchtime cookout (11:00am-12:30pm), please bring hot dogs, drinks, chips, and other snacks to enjoy. The cookout will be followed by a marshmallow roast over a roaring bonfire.

Some games and activities will be snow dependent, and it certainly will be cold, so dress accordingly!

Cross country skis are welcome, but be cautioned that the trails are not groomed.

No registration is required, this is a walk-in only event. However, if you are part of a large group, or plan to bring a large group (such as scouts or other youth organizations), we do ask that you call in advance.

BURGESS-SHADBUSH NATURE CENTER
4101 River Bends Drive
Shelby Township, Michigan, 48317
In RIVER BENDS PARK
At Ryan Rd. & Hamlin Rd. Entrance

For more information, please contact the Nature Center at (586)-323-2478.

 

Party for Princesses at the Shelby Community Center

prinThe annual Princess Fantasy Fun Night takes place next Friday, January 29 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Designed for young girls aged 3 to 10, child attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite gown and tiara and enjoy an evening fit for a princess. This year’s event will be Cinderella-themed, but all princesses are welcome!

Activities will include a kid-friendly dinner, dancing, face painting, and a themed craft. A real princess from Tea Party Castle will also be joining the festivities.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are $13 per child, $6 per adult, and non-residents add an additional $10 per family.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to use WebTrac registration.princess01

Spots are limited, so register as soon as possible!