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.

10305255_251249421665503_3925949637182571947_n

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

Advertisements

Daddy-Daughter Dance at Cherry Creek Banquet Center

dddimg

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

genisys

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

ls

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.

 

bb8

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