Spring Activities

Published April 18, 2017

ROCHESTER — Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing in Rochester — the MI Earth Day Fest is drawing near.

This year’s event will be held 4-8 p.m. April 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23 at Third and Water streets in downtown Rochester. Last year, it was held in Rochester Municipal Park’s south parking lot.

“It’s a much larger area that will allow us to do some things in a bigger area this year,” Festival Manager John Batdorf said of this year’s location.

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Published April 18, 2017

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Police and Fire departments are ready to face off once again in the seventh annual Guns & Hoses charity hockey game this weekend.

The puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at John Lindell Ice Arena, 1403 Lexington Blvd.

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Published April 18, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods is giving residents the chance to take a stroll through its Walking Group.

The Walking Group meets at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Salter Park in Harper Woods. The organizers described it as a casual outing where people can try to get some light exercise, take in the outdoors and get some worthwhile time socializing with their neighbors.

The program gets some assistance from the local Advantage Healthcare office, a nursing and health care service.

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Published April 17, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Earth Day is a single day each year devoted to helping clean up and protect the Earth. The city of Harper Woods is aiming a bit higher and wants to expand it to a whole week through its Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up Week.

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Published April 12, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A popular Harrison Township Fire Department tradition is returning the day before Easter.

After a two-year hiatus, the Firefighters Local 1737 is bringing back its free Easter egg hunt to the L’Anse Creuse High School football field on April 15. Events including children’s activities, crafts, and visits and photos with the Easter Bunny and Sparky the Fire Dog begin at 10 a.m.

The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m.

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Published April 12, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Make plans to hop on over to Veterans Memorial Park April 15, the new site of the annual St. Clair Shores Easter egg hunt.

The event, which has been going on longer than most firefighters can remember, has moved to a larger location this year after increased participation in 2016. 

“We planned for more people just because last year we had such a big showing,” said firefighter/paramedic Ian Griffin. 

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Published April 11, 2017

ROYAL OAK — From recycling to gardening to renewable energy, Earth Day events in the city will provide knowledge and know-how this Saturday.

Earth Day in Royal Oak, presented by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board, will take place 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22 in the west porch of the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road. 

Rain barrels will be available for $60, and the event will serve as a sneak peek of the new 65-gallon recycling cart for residents.

Information will be provided during the event on what can and cannot go into the new bins.

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Published April 10, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, the Run the Creek 5K will return for its second year to Shelby Township’s Cherry Creek Golf Course.

The route will be highlighted by glowing tube lights, and runners are encouraged to don as much glow swag as they like. Afterward, a pizza and cash bar after-party will take place inside the golf club’s banquet center.

The event began when Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel challenged race director Michael Ward to come up with a creative and unique 5K, given the prevalence of 5K events in the area.

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Published April 5, 2017

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — Local kids are gathering up their baskets and bags this season in preparation for a few favorite annual springtime events.

One of the first signs that spring has sprung is the annual Southfield Parks and Recreation Department’s EGGS’travaganza. This year’s event is slated for 2-4:30 p.m. April 8 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

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Published April 5, 2017

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — The cities of Ferndale and Berkley will be holding Easter-related events this Saturday.

The Ferndale Recreation Department is hosting the Ferndale Community EGGstravaganza, and the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department is helping to host Breakfast with the Bunny. Both events are scheduled for April 8.

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Published April 5, 2017

CLAWSON — The hunt will begin this weekend when the Easter Bunny hops into town and greets local children with a treat and a smile.

The annual Clawson Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. April 8 in City Park, located at 935 N. Custer Ave., at Bywood Avenue.

“It looks like April 8 will be a dry and sunny day,” said Mayor Penny Luebs, encouraging everyone to come out.

Last year’s mid-March happening was chilly, and organizers are hoping for a warmer temperature this year.

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Published April 5, 2017

DETROIT — The Hantz Foundation, a Detroit-area nonprofit, is inviting residents from Detroit’s east side to join the foundation for its annual 5K run/walk and tree planting initiative May 6.

Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit three local schools: Southeastern High School, Detroit Enterprise Academy and Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School. The day is designed to improve the areas around the schools and increase a feeling of community.

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Published April 4, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Lions Club is inviting the public to join the club for its spring pancake breakfast April 9 to raise money for the organization and increase public togetherness.

The breakfast has become an annual tradition for many in Harper Woods and is one of the Lions’ biggest fundraising events. There will be giveaways and raffles that accompany the breakfast.

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Published April 4, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Local parents have arguably hit the Easter event jackpot: Four Easter events will take place the weekend of April 8-9 in the Shelby-Utica News’ coverage area.

On Saturday, April 8, the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center, Shelby Township and Utica will all host Easter egg scrambles. On Sunday, April 9, the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center in Shelby Township will host its annual ‘Egg’-citing Easter event.

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Published April 3, 2017

FARMINGTON — Spring is here, which means one of many things for Farmington denizens, and that includes the opening of the Governor Warner Mansion. 

During an April 2 afternoon, museum guests stepped back in time to the Victorian era as the Warner Mansion celebrated its spring open house.

The mansion event featured tours, with costumed docents answering questions on the mansion, built in 1867. Buzz of the 150th celebration of the historical Victorian Italianate home of Michigan’s 26th governor, Fred Warner, was in the air.

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Published March 29, 2017

NOVI — Great Lakes Art Fair event director Jackie McMahon has a show for you.

McMahon is looking for veteran and new lovers of art to join her at the eighth annual event, set for April 7-9 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi.

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Published March 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 8 at the Huron Park ballfields located at Frazho and Kelly roads.

In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held at the same time April 9.

Everyone is encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to witness the “special guest” arrive with the Roseville Fire Department at 9:55 a.m., according to RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson.

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Published March 29, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — Back in 2009, amid the throes of the Great Recession, the city of Madison Heights made many painful cuts, among them the Memorial Day Parade. But the community rallied together to save the parade via private fundraising, and they’ve done it again every year since. 

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Published March 29, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Those ready for warm weather and itching to flex their green thumb may want to consider signing up for a plot of land at the local community garden.

Hazel Park has two of them: the Kennedy Park Community Garden, inside Kennedy Park on Merrill Street between East Otis and East Pearl avenues, near Nine Mile and Dequindre roads; and the Merrill Street Garden Club, on Merrill Street between East Elza and East Milton avenues, across from the Ford Administration Building. 

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Published March 28, 2017

CLAWSON — Spring has sprung, and for many, that portends one thing — garage sales.

The weather may not be quite warm enough for the neighborhood sales to begin, but the Hunter Community Center will be welcoming eager shoppers this Saturday.

“We see it as a kind of kick-off to garage sale season, which so many people enjoy,” said Clawson Director of Recreation and Senior Services Kathy Leenhouts.

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