Fall Fun

Published September 30, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A new festival is coming to town this October when Veterans Memorial Park will be transformed into a biergarten paradise for Shorestoberfest.


Hosted by the St. Clair Shores Cool City Committee, Shorestoberfest will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 17 at Veterans Memorial Park on Jefferson Avenue at Masonic Boulevard. With music from a German band and a disc jockey, games, food from Craft Grille and beer from Atwater Brewery, the event is for those 21 years and older who want to enjoy fun in the community.

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Published September 30, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — For regular folks, the colors that fall brings might be enough. But for those with an artful eye, the change of season just serves as inspiration for even more dramatic shades and creations.

On Sept. 11, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center opened four new fall exhibitions, all of which are free to the public through mid-November. All of the shows feature local artists and friends of the BBAC, with different styles for visitors to enjoy.

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Published September 30, 2015

ROCHESTER — For the past 34 years, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has proven that Halloween events don’t have to be spooky to be spectacular.

Dinosaur Hill’s Halloween Hoot is one of the area’s oldest family-friendly Halloween events — one that has turned into a tradition for many in the Rochester area.

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Published September 23, 2015

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Although summer has come and gone, there’s still some fun to be had in Lathrup Village. The 20th annual Fall Family Festival will soon be underway.


On Sunday, Sept. 27, Lathrup Village residents and residents from surrounding communities will gather at Lathrup Village City Hall, 27400 Southfield Road, to enjoy all things fall.


For a $7 admission price, people will be served lunch, cider and doughnuts, and can enjoy various fall activities such as a petting zoo, horse and pony rides, and train rides 1-4 p.m.

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Published September 23, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With the turnout in its inaugural year exceeding organizers’ expectations, plans are already in place to continue the St. Clair Shores Farmers Market in 2016.


“The turnout has been phenomenal and has way exceeded our expectations,” said market founder Susan Bunte, of St. Clair Shores.


About 5,000 shoppers turned out for the first market at the end of July, and nearly 4,000 people came to the August market, she said.

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Published September 23, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library has a busy October scheduled for patrons looking for activities, with parties, trivia contests, talks and a media sale all on the horizon.


For teens, Youth Services Librarian Abby Bond said they have two movies planned. The first one will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 and feature the film “Back to the Future.”

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Published September 23, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — There’s nothing like a few fallen leaves and a chill in the air to inspire some family time in the great outdoors.

Each year, Heritage Park plans plenty of events for visitors of all ages to get out and celebrate the season.

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Published September 23, 2015

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city’s Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival is so popular there is a waiting list for workers.

“We have people who are disappointed they can’t get in on the volunteer list,” said Pat Hambleton, a Rochester Garden Club member who is in charge of the volunteers. “We think this is the most fun.”

The entire family is invited to attend the festival and carve a pumpkin after enjoying games, music, food and much more at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

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Published September 22, 2015

It’s Halloween fun for grownups.

The Troy Historic Village will host the second annual Scarecrow Glow Sept. 30.

“People loved that it was fun,” Loraine Campbell, executive director of the Troy Historic Village, said of last year’s event.

She noted that the event was held in October last year, but was moved up this year so it would be held in warmer weather and more daylight.

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Published September 22, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After a one-year hiatus, Macomb Township’s Parks and Recreation Department is bringing its Fall Fun and Fitness Fest back to Macomb Corners Park Oct. 3.

The free, all-ages event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the phase two (east side) portion of the park.

“It’s two hours of nonstop fun for everyone,” Recreation Programmer Michelle Duda said. “All of the focus is on fun or fitness.”

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Published September 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Ann Crocker, the first child of former Mount Clemens Mayor George Crocker, was thought of by many as somewhat of a tough cookie.

But it was the children in the community during the early to mid-1900s who knew her soft side: a generous woman who for many years of her life cared for her diabetic mother and could often be seen sweeping the sidewalk around her home while donning her favorite Hoover apron.

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Published September 15, 2015

ROCHESTER —  Fall officially begins Sept. 23, and the Rochester Mills Beer Co. has just the event to help families ring in the new season.

For the past 17 years, the Mills has been inviting families to celebrate Oktoberfest — a time-honored Bavarian tradition that started 200 years ago in Munich, Germany — by enjoying German-style cuisine, plenty of beer and a variety of activities for all ages. This year’s event runs Sept. 24-26.

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Published September 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — On Sept. 27, two lunar phenomena will take place during the same evening: a total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon,” which is when the moon’s orbit brings it to its closest approach to Earth.


A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon’s eccentric orbit takes it directly into the path of the Earth’s shadow. As long as skies are clear enough, this particular eclipse should make for an impressive sight in the evening hours, Wayne State University astrophysicist David Cinabro said.

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Published September 15, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission will throw its annual Fall Fest 2-5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Marshbank Park.


Parks and Recreation Public Information Officer Meagan Kurnat said the Fall Fest is a tradition for the commission and one of the free events offered to the community each year.


“It’s a way to say ‘thank you’ to all of our residents for being supportive of our programs and parks. … We look at (the festival) as a way to give back a little bit,” Kurnat said.

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Published September 9, 2015

FRASER — The leaves will soon change colors, and a cooler climate will ultimately become commonplace.


With the fall season comes a variety of events not seen during the warmer seasons in Michigan, and the Fraser Parks and Recreation Department aims to keep residents busy following a fun summer.

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Published September 9, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Amid impending cooling temperatures and the start of school days, the Roseville Public Library has unveiled its fall programming schedule for adults, teens and children.


Storytime sessions, crafts, robots and parties abound through December for kids and teenagers, according to Assistant Librarian Annamarie Lindstrom. The storytime sessions are scheduled to begin Sept. 25, she said, with sessions split into two four-week courses. The second is set for Oct. 30.

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Published September 9, 2015

FERNDALE — With more artists than ever getting the chance to share the spotlight at this year’s DIY Street Fair in downtown Ferndale, event organizers are hoping for record crowds to fill the biggest event to date.

The DIY Street Fair — an event that showcases artists who create and make their products, as well as unique food and craft beers — is entering its eighth year in Ferndale during the three-day weekend Sept. 25-27 along East Nine Mile Road and Troy Street, as well as at the accompanying city parking lots.

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Published September 6, 2015

UTICA — With a year of celebrations for St. Lawrence Parish’s 150th birthday underway, its annual fundraiser and family fun celebration will feature a salute to a culinary church tradition, an apple pie tasting contest, an apple pie eating contest, and a 5K run/walk.

Applefest, now in its 23rd year, will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 11, from noon to midnight Sept. 12, and from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the parish, located at 44633 Utica Road, south of M-59.

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Published September 5, 2015

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — For those eager to welcome the cooler months, pull on your boots, button up your sweater and head on down to Bowers Farm for two special events this month.

On Sept. 16, the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield are inviting members of the community to become a piece of history with the Hand on the Wall luncheon event.

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Published September 4, 2015

FARMINGTON — The sun is setting on summer, but that doesn’t mean the party is over in downtown Farmington. 


To usher in the autumn season, the Downtown Development Authority is holding the 11th annual Harvest Moon Celebration Sept. 17-18 at the Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park.


“The event is really downtown Farmington’s way of honoring the entering of the autumn season,” Assistant to the City Manager and DDA Executive Director Annette Knowles said. 

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