Winter Fun

Published February 12, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is giving the public a chance to keep cabin fever at bay with a month full of historical programs.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Have you ever wondered how animals survive in Michigan’s freezing weather? The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center will offer people the opportunity to spend a few hours appreciating the beauty of the wintry outdoors while also learning all about the animals that survive in the cold during its winter hike event from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 inside and outside the center in Shelby Township.

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Published February 5, 2019

Male and female skaters from North Farmington, Farmington and Harrison high schools are welcome to join. The club sport offers members the potential to earn a club varsity letter and welcomes skaters of all levels. 

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Published December 11, 2018

DETROIT — The Detroit Winter Blast festival is returning with more weekends, free admission and a slightly new name.

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Published March 13, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Spring has nearly sprung — officially set for March 20 — but it’s in full swing around Farmington Hills with various events. 

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Published March 6, 2018

FARMINGTON — Chris Barr had a big bottle of Tums on hand March 4 in preparation for judging the annual chili cook-off at John Cowley & Sons.

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Published February 23, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — “Three! Two! One! Go!” Visitors to Blossom Heath Park the afternoon of Feb. 18 could have been forgiven for thinking that an Olympic event was about to begin, thanks to the roar of the crowd before and after each of the 36 contestants took the Polar Plunge.

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Published February 19, 2018

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills resident Kevin Yee is as cold as ice in the warmest way. He built an ice rink on his property, in the 32000 block of Thorndyke Court, for his family, friends and neighbors.

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Published February 5, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Aqua Freeze Festival is just around the corner with two days of frozen family fun.

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Published February 5, 2018

UTICA — The city of Utica’s premier winter event will return to the downtown district with a slew of new activities, thanks to a partnership with the United Shore Professional Baseball League.

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Published January 25, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Beat the chill with some chili during the 13th annual Fire and Ice Chili Cook-off, Pub Crawl and Ice Carving Show coming up in downtown Mount Clemens Feb. 1-4.

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Published January 24, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After a decade on the Hill, Winterfest in Grosse Pointe Farms is returning to its roots by heading back to Pier Park this year.

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Published January 22, 2018

Looking to drum up excitement for the city’s downtown district, the Madison Heights Downtown Development Authority and the Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce will be holding a snowman-making contest, where the creators of the winning snowman will receive a $100 prize.

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Published January 17, 2018

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley has been getting hit with snowfall as much as the other cities in Oakland County, but in early February, that will come as a benefit to the annual Winterfest.

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Published January 17, 2018

The public can get up close and personal with local birds as part of the E.L. Johnson Nature Center’s bird banding program.

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Published January 16, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — This winter, the Disc Golf Club is putting on a glow disc golf league at Brys Park, 20700 Brys Drive, on Fridays beginning at 6:45 p.m. through March 30. 

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Published January 12, 2018

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When the weather outside is frightful, and the temperatures are not so delightful, some Michiganders might feel the urge to go into hibernation mode — but winter can be a lot more fun if you simply embrace it.

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Published January 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK — For the last 32 years, Eric Olbrich, 51, of Royal Oak, has coordinated a toy show featuring antique toys, collectables, memorabilia, appraisals and more.

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Published January 8, 2018

WARREN — Do you like the cold? How about the Cold Rush festival? Warren’s outdoor winter extravaganza — including free ice skating, figure skating demonstrations, food and family activities — is set to kick off at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at City Square Park, north of 12 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke Avenue.

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Published December 22, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Skiers, snowboarders and snow sport lovers in southeast Michigan are gearing up for the season now that temperatures have dropped. 

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Upcoming Events

Franklin
Farmers and crafters market
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Franklin Village Green
Rochester Hills
See new plays in staged readings
3 p.m.
Meadow Brook Theatre
Harrison Township
Learn about Great Lakes fur trade
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lake St. Clair Metropark

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