News & Notes - 12/6/23 Madison-Park News

Madison-Park News | Published December 6, 2023

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Holiday decoration award nominees sought
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights is accepting nominations of homes with beautiful or creative holiday decorations and lights. The homes must be located within city limits.

Nominations can be made by calling the Department of Public Services at (248) 589-2294, or by emailing the department at All nominations must be sent by Monday, Dec. 18. The Active Adult Advisory Board and city staff will judge the nominations the night of Tuesday, Dec. 19. Those nominated should have their lights on by 5 p.m.


Winter Tree Party
MADISON HEIGHTS — The Red Oaks Nature Center at Suarez Friendship Woods, located at 30300 Hales St. in Madison Heights, will hold its Winter Tree Party from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Part of the nature center’s “Homeschool Series,” the event will teach attendees about how plants and animals survive and adapt during the cold winter months.

The program is adapted for two age groups: 6-9 and 10-13. The cost is $10 per child per session, payable with registration by calling (248) 858-0916 on weekdays. No on-site registration will be available. The event is designed as a drop-off program for youth, and all students are welcome, including those from a traditional home-school, pod or virtual learning setting.


Painting a winter wonderland
MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights City Hall, located at 300 W. 13 Mile Road, will host a painting program in Room A from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. Titled “Winter Wonderland: Painting with a Kid’s Twist,” the event costs $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. An instructor will guide attendees through a painting lesson with a winter landscape as the subject. The lesson is inspired by the style of Bob Ross, and attendees can enjoy a glass of apple or grape juice along with a holiday-themed cookie as they paint.

To register, visit the community calendar at For more information, email


Authentic Selves Photo Exhibit
MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Public Library, located at 240 W. 13 Mile Road, will host the Authentic Selves Photo Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, and again on Thursday, Dec. 21. The free exhibit features pictures and interviews with people of all ages who are trans, nonbinary or gender-fluid, along with their family members.

The exhibit aims to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes and to educate the public. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Plymouth-Canton chapter of PFLAG, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ people and their families.

For more information, call the library at (248) 588-7763.


Make reindeer food
MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights City Hall, located at 300 W. 13 Mile Road, will host an event in Room A where guests can make “reindeer food” for Santa’s reindeer and write a special letter to help encourage them before their busy night. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents.

For more i nformation, visit the community calendar at or email