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

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Mom 2 Mom Sale at the Community Center

mom2momsale000Are your kids outgrowing their old clothes? Cleaning out the closets?

Just in time for spring cleaning, the Shelby Community Center (51670 Van Dyke Avenue) is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This is a perfect opportunity to sell clothes, baby accessories, or large toys that your children are no longer using. It’s also a great chance to buy affordable and gently-used items from your neighbors.

This event is open to individuals and families ONLY – NO VENDORS.

The entry fee is $1 per adult, cash only. No strollers are permitted before 11:00am to save on space. Additional fees are applicable for sellers, including: $18 for a six foot table (supplied by Community Center); $3 for rack space (bring your own, no round racks please); $2 per large item, limit 5 large items per person, please pre-register for large items.

 

“How to Homebrew” with Brooks Brewing

Have you ever considered crafting your own homebrewCraft-Beer.jpeged beer? If so, “Build Your Beer Knowledge” with Brooks Brewing.

Representatives from Brooks Brewing in Shelby Township will be at the Shelby Library (51680 Van Dyke Ave.) on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00pm. This informational session will cover the basics of homebrewing, including the ingredients required and the art of the process. They will also share how Brooks Brewing does it.

This is a FREE event with no registration required.

 

Glow Run for the Macomb Special Olympics

Cherry Creek Golf Course is hosting a Night Glow 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, April 16 with proceeds to benefit the Macomb County Special Olympics.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with registration for adults, a “Kids Run” at 7:45 p.m. and the 5k at 8 p.m. Participants will use flashlights, glow tubes, and other items to navigate the golf course at night. Cost of participation: $25 through April 12, and $30 after April 12. The cost for the “Kids Run” is $5 or $10 with a shirt.

Online registration is available at http://www.eastsideracingcompany.com/ .

For more information please contact Jean Lambert: Jean.Lambert@cmich.edu or (248) 688-9603 or Michael Ward: michaelward@cttsbi.com or (586) 484-5523

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!

 

 

Adopt-A-Stream Training and Workshops

Help Your Community Make Informed Decisions and Improve Water Quality!

The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) is seeking volunteers for their Adopt-A-Stream program. Adopt-A-Stream empowers community members to protect local streams and rivers by monitoring their health. Volunteers are assembled into teams and then assigned a stream site. From there, they are given equipment, data sheets, and a collection protocol. The goal is to gather information on streamside habitats, physical/chemical characteristics and macroinvertebrate populations. Volunteers must attend one 3-hour training session and dedicate 3-4 hours of their time per year, once in May and once in October.

This critical data is then used by the watershed council, municipalities, and the state to assess the health of our streams and rivers which helps guide decisions regarding their protection and restoration.

The CRWC is looking for individuals who would like to coordinate a site team and team participants. If you would like more information on Adopt-A-Stream volunteer monitoring opportunities or would like to register for training sessions, call 248-601-0606 or send an email to registration@crwc.org.

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Easter Fun in Shelby

mascot-easter-bunny-costumeThe Easter Bunny is on his way to Shelby Township! Come meet the floppy-eared hare at any one of our “egg-citing” events planned for the weekend before Easter.

Easter Bunny Lunch at the Shelby Community Center: Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 am. Join the Easter Bunny and a surprise entertainer for a pizza/salad lunch. Remember to bring your cameras and register for this event! Fee, per person, for ages 2 & up: $7 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

Easter Egg Scramble at River Bends Park: Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 pm for ages 3-5 and 2:00 pm for ages 6-10. A truly festive afternoon will start with an egg hunt, kids will “scramble” to find all the goodie-filled eggs, as well as special “Golden Eggs” that will have a token for a special gift courtesy of Genisys Credit Union. Bring your own basket for egg collection! This is an outdoor, rain or shine, event with no registration and no payment required.

“Egg”citing Easter at Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center: Sunday, March 20 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This event will feature an egg hunt, Easter bag and egg decorating activities, and a chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Remember to register for this event and bring 6 hard-boiled eggs for decorating! Fee is $4 per participating child.