News & Notes - 10/26/23 Southfield Sun

Southfield Sun | Published October 26, 2023

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Southfield parks and rec to hold Boo Bash
SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department invites kids 2-12 and their parents to enjoy an afternoon of Halloween festivities 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Boo Bash in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

The Boo Bash will feature creepy crafts, ghoulish games, trick-or-treating and hayrides to the Civic Center Park picnic shelter for cider and doughnuts. Hayrides will be available until 3:30 p.m. The Worlds of Music’s Friendly Dracula (Guy Louis) will host a singalong and dancing at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

One adult must be present per family, and each attendee must have a ticket. Tickets are available at or at the parks and recreation information window at City Hall. Limited tickets are available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (248) 796-4620.


Southfield Police to host trunk or treat
SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Police Department will host a Trunk or Treat event inside the Southfield Pavilion 1-4 p.m. Oct. 29.

The event will grant children the opportunity to trunk-or-treat at a variety of police vehicles. Children will get a closer look at the police vehicles, and parents will receive important safety information. There will also be more Halloween-themed fun, games, crafts and giveaways. Parking will be available in the north lot, adjacent to the library. For more information, contact Officer Tim Simon at (248) 796-5441.


Voting information for Southfield residents
SOUTHFIELD — Early voting for all Southfield precincts will be available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 5 in the Southfield Pavilion, 28000 Evergreen Road, with the exception of Nov. 2, which will be open noon-8 p.m.

Early voting for all Southfield precincts will also be available at Oakland County’s regional site, Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road. Every registered voter in Michigan has the right to vote early in person at an early voting site for statewide and federal elections.

Voters in Michigan can register to vote up to and on Election Day. The state of Michigan is a “no reason” absentee vote state, which allows residents to cast an absentee ballot without giving a reason. Southfield residents can request an application for an absent voter ballot by visiting the City Clerk’s Office, 26000 Evergreen Road; by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (248) 796-5150.

The City Clerk’s Office will be open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4 to accept and process absent voter ballot applications.

Absentee ballots issued on the Monday prior to the election must be voted on-site by 4 p.m. They cannot leave the Municipal Building per state election law. All absent voter ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on election night to be counted.

Southfield has secure absentee ballot drop-off boxes that accept ballots at any box 24 hours a day, seven days a week until 8 p.m. Nov. 7.

The polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. Visit for more information and links regarding the upcoming election.