News & Notes - 8/23/23 Madison-Park News

Madison-Park News | Published August 23, 2023


Library picnic rescheduled
HAZEL PARK — Due to weather, the summer reading picnic for the Hazel Park District Library has been rescheduled to later in September. The ice cream social will now take place at the library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.  All participants of the summer reading program are invited. To register, call the library at (248) 546-4095.


Learn about rocks
MADISON HEIGHTS — The Red Oaks Nature Center at Suarez Friendship Woods, located at 30300 Hales St. in Madison Heights, will host a program called “Homeschool Series: Rock On” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. The program will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 and 10-13. Each will learn about several different types of rocks. The cost is $10 per child and session, and pre-registration with payment is required by calling (248) 858-0916 on weekdays.

Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. All students are welcome. A release form must be completed upon registration.


Meet up for Pokémon Go
HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, invites patrons to meet up at different locations on Thursdays to play the mobile game Pokémon Go.

The next meet up starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Red Oaks Nature Center, located at 30300 Hales St. in Madison Heights. The group will then meet again Sept. 7 at Harding Park, located at 989 Mapledale St. in Ferndale; Sept. 21 at Scout Park, located at 901 E. Otis Ave. in Hazel Park; Oct. 5 at Rosie’s Park, located at 1111 E. Farnum Ave. in Madison Heights; Oct. 19 at Martin Road Park, located at 1615 E. Lewiston Ave. in Ferndale; and Nov. 2 at Green Acres Park, located at 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd. in Hazel Park.

Participants will catch and battle Pokémon. Each attendee will receive one free Pokémon card. For more information, call the library at (248) 546-4095.


Free entry to Red Oaks Dog Park
MADISON HEIGHTS — Saturday, Aug, 26 is Free Parks Entry Day for dog parks in the Oakland County Parks. Admission is waived the entire day at Red Oaks Dog Park, 31353 Dequindre Road in Madison Heights, as well as at Lyon Oaks Dog Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail in Wixom, and Orion Oaks Dog Park, 2301 W. Clarkston Road in Orion Township. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, unless otherwise posted at the park.


Learn how to make paper roses
MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road, will host a “Maker Monday” event, using equipment from its new Creative Techspace.

The program takes place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Participants will learn how to make paper roses with a Cricut machine. The event is suitable for kids 10 and older.

Supplies are limited, so RSVP by calling the library at (248) 588-7763.