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!

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

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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.

 

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

Stuffed Animal Sleep-over promises fuzzy fun for children

it'sunBEARable There’s a very special sleep-over happening at the Shelby Township library, and your child is invited. But don’t forget their favorite stuffed animal, they’re invited too. The Stuffed Animal Sleepover starts at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave. This event is sure to be a fun-filled night for both your child and their stuffed animal friend.

“It’s so nice to see the kids with their stuffed animals,” Librarian Bethany Boutin said. “You really know that they love them a lot.”

Your child will get to hear a fun story from a staff member, and then be given their own blank picture frames to decorate. At the end of the sleep-over, they get to tuck their animals into bed and say good-bye to them. Come by the following week to claim your child’s stuffed animal and picture frame. But the frame won’t be empty, it’ll have a special photo of the fun your child’s stuffed animal had at its very own sleep over.

This event is designed for children ages three and up. No registration needed.

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.

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.