Holiday fun awaits at the Tree-Trimming event

064It’s time to deck the halls and spread lots of holiday cheer. Get in plenty of practice for your own Christmas decorating and have a fun night with the family at the Shelby Township Library’s tree-trimming. The Tree-Trimming event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Shelby Township Library, located on 51670 Van Dyke Ave.

This annual event will give you and your family a dash of holiday fun as they help prepare a tree for the holidays. This tree will be displayed throughout the holiday season in the public library, so bring lots of creativity and make the best decorations possible.  Kids will be given clear ornaments to decorate with glitter and other materials. Once finished, the ornament can be either put on the tree for everyone to see, or be taken home to be put on your own tree.

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is meant for children of all ages. No registration necessary.

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Celebrate Christmas and tradition at Pioneer Christmas

14005_276355199154925_7498213461081692748_nStep back in time and see how the ancestors of Shelby Township might have celebrated the holidays at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center this December. The Christmas festivities and merriment start at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5 and 12:00 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, located on 4101 River Bends Drive.

Come see the Pioneer Cabin, where you and your family can see how pioneers lived and decorated for the holidays in the 1800’s. The “Sisters of the Union” will give a tour of the cabin once inside. Test your knowledge of old-time traditions and artifacts in a sit-down program. You can also sample delicious homemade cookies and drink tasty hot coco.

You and your family can also create old-fashioned ornaments from natural and artificial materials. Please note that the ornament sessions have limited seating. Please sign up for a session as soon as you enter the Center in order to ensure that you have a chance to attend.  If the weather permits, you can also enjoy the natural beauty of the season with a fun wagon ride with your family.

The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will also be hosting a bake sale, used book sale, and a used item sale. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Shadbush, which will help with future program funding.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a walk in event, so pre-registration needed. Entrance fee is $2 per person, per day up to four people. Additional family members are $1 extra, this fee excludes large groups.

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