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

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.

 

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!

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!

 

 

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.

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.

Learn the Art of Watercolor

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Local artist, Dara Tolbert Brooks will provide tips and techniques to help other artists visualize and capture an image or concept. Participants will experiment with a variety of techniques in a hands-on session and will leave with a completed piece.

Brooks has exhibited at Grosse Pointe Art Center, the Anton Art Center, the Padziewski Gallery in Dearborn and the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte. Currently, she is teaching watercolors at the Providence Park Hospital Assarian Cancer Center as part of their Healing Arts Program.

This watercolor session with Brooks will be at the Shelby Township Library at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 9th. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online, in person, or over the phone.

Shelby Township Library
586-739-7540
51680 Van Dyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Seeking Artists and Vendors for Art Fair!

artfair_logo2The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking artists and vendors for its 33rd annual juried show to be held on August 13 and 14.

The event will be held outdoors on the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds with the majority of the booths on grass, many with shade trees.  All booths measure approximately 15’ x 15’ with some double booths available.

Four exhibitor categories have been chosen for this event:

  • ART MEDIA: Original, hand-made, one of a kind pieces (with the exception of prints), created and produced by the artist including, but not limited to:

Clay • Digital • Fiber • Glass • Jewelry • Metal • Mixed Media • Painting • Photography • Printmaking • Drawing • Sculpture • Stone • Wood • Multi-Media

  • EMERGING ARTISTS – Artists just starting to exhibit in any of the ART mediums listed above that don’t have enough work for a full booth. Each accepted artist may rent no more than one 6 foot table under the Emerging Artists Tent.
  • CRAFT MEDIA – Items created by the crafter and produced in small quantities including, but not limited to: home décor • clothing and accessories • jewelry that is not one of a kind
  • MICHIGAN MADE MARKET – Items created in batches by Michigan based businesses, including, but not limited to: food items • bath and body products • candles • toys and games • books • pet products

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department or online at http://shelbyartfair.wix.com/shelbyartfair, on the “Applications” page.  The application deadline is April 1, and jury results will be mailed on or around May 1, 2016. NO resale products, services, home improvement companies, or distributors permitted.

For more information, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department at 586-731-0300, email marshallp@shelbytwp.org, or visit the website above.

 

“Backpacking 101” at the Nature Center

hikingExperienced hiker Ken Cazabon will give a basic introduction to backpacking on Saturday, February 27 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center.

This free, walk-in only program will cover the best practices for hiking and backpacking, including: clothing, footwear, food types and preparation, various styles of packs in terms of weight capacity and proper loading, and much more.

Ken Cazabon is an experienced hiker who has done extensive backpacking in areas such as Hocking Hills, Manistee National Forest, Porcupine Mountains/Lake of the Clouds, as well as multiple trips to Isle Royale National Park.

A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
4101 River Bends Drive
Shelby Twp, MI 48317