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Detroit Stand Up Paddleboard Festival at Maple Beach July 26! For more information click here.

Canoe & Kayak Race at West Boat Launch August 3!  For more information click here.   

To reach the Kensington Golf Course please call 810-227-8916 or click here.

The American Sailing Institute's Learn to Sail classes begin mid-May. Click here for more information.

 


 

 

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Events Calendar

Fun on the Farm - Pigs
Jul
24
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 07/24/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will get to see our hog pen, visit any piglets we might have and maybe even get a little dirty. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Detroit SUP Festival
Jul
26
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 07/26/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Detroit SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Festival at Maple Beach will be one of thirteen nationally sanctioned WPA events in 2014. This years festival will feature 2 National WPA sanctioned races, a 3 mile rec race, and the Summit Sports 6 mile elite race, kids races/events, plus an industry vendor show. If you don't want to race, the event is free to attend, so come out to the festival and learn about this exciting new sport.

Race Time: 9am 3 mile REC Race, 11:30 am 6 mile Elite Race, kids events 10am

ONLINE REGISTRATION will open March 15, 2014.  Register at www.detroitsupfestival.com.

RACE DECRIPTIONS:

3 mile rec race: $35 This is a 3 mile short course recreational race for all ages and abilites. This is a WPA sactioned race, and points will be awared. Age limit for racing is 13 and up. Awards will be given to finishing positions 1-3 male/female per class. Entry Fee per paddler $40, includes T-shirt, and Music after party. Board Classes: SUP Surfboard 12'2" CLASS, SUP Stock 12'6" CLASS, SUP 14' CLASS. Board Types: No weight restrictions. 12'2" maximum length - surfboard style shape, minimum dimensions = nose 17" wide (12" back from nose), tail 14" wide (12" up from tail), 5" maximum thickness. 12'6" and 14' maximum length - no minimum dimensions.

Summit Sports 6 Mile Elite points Race: $45 This is a competitive points race with WPA sanctioning. Age limit of 18 and over. Entry Fee per racer $50, includes T-shirt, and Music after party. Board Classes: SUP Stock 12'6" CLASS, SUP 14' CLASS
Board Types: 12'6" maximum length and 14' maximum length. No weight restriction. No minimum dimensions.

Kids Race: The kids race will be free for kids 12 and under, and run on the kids course (TBD). Parents must be present, and sign waiver for participation. You'll need to bring your own board, paddle, and lifejacket to race.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

More Info http://detroitsupfestival.com/
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Farmer for a Day
Jul
29
Type Farm Center
When / Where Tue 07/29/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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DIA Fire Fly Film Festival
Aug
1-2
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 08/01/2014  8:45pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/02/2014  8:45pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Godzilla, the original, uncut Japanese version of the sci-fi classic will be shown on a big screen under the stars in August at Kensington Metropark, along with the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” in a newly restored version. The events celebrate the anniversaries of these two classic films, presented outdoors by The Detroit Film Theatre. The movies will screen at Maple Beach.

Godzilla will be shown Friday night, August 1, beginning at 8:45 pm. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Godzilla is the monster movie that ushered in an entirely new genre of movie entertainment—one that still is front and center in the minds of moviegoers, as evidenced by this summer’s hugely popular reimagining of the giant lizard’s legend. Directed by Ishiro Honda, the 1954 version of Godzilla was recently described as “Still the most awesome! Pop culture’s grandest symbol of nuclear apocalypse!” by Entertainment Weekly. This version contains scenes that were removed from American prints of the film during the 1950s, and were replaced by newly shot “inserts” featuring American actor Raymond Burr. This restored version, without Raymond Burr, and in Japanese with English subtitles, gives moviegoers the chance to see one of the most highly influential monster movies ever made in an outdoor setting large enough to do justice to the “king of the monsters.”

A Hard Day's Night will be shown Saturday night, August 2, beginning at 8:45 pm. The 50th anniversary restoration of A Hard Day’s Night, one of the most popular and influential movie musicals ever made, features the big-screen debuts of John, Paul, George and Ringo, also known as The Beatles. Under the supervision of the movie’s original director, Richard Lester, A Hard Day’s Night has undergone a painstakingly thorough restoration, emerging with a crispness in both picture and sound that makes the vitality, laughs and musical excitement of A Hard Day’s Night feel even more electric than it did during its original, 1964 worldwide release. Described by Roger Ebert as “one of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies,” A Hard Day’s Night features a host of great Beatles classics, including “Tell Me Why,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and, of course, the title song. Filmed on location in and around London, A Hard Day’s Night is a potent time capsule of a specific place and era in pop culture history, and a total delight—especially in the great outdoors.  

The programs will begin each night with a short reel by award-winning Michigan student filmmakers presented by the Michigan Student Film Festival, an annual competition organized by Detroit Area Film and Television (DAFT), the longest continually running festival of its kind in the US.

More Info www.dia.org/dft
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 Downloads DFT_Movies at the Metroparks Poster_8 5x11_FINAL.pdf
DIA Firefly Film Festival
Aug
1-2
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 08/01/2014  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/02/2014  9pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Film Theatre are bringing two classic movies to select Metroparks for FREE as part of the Firefly Film Festival! On the first three Friday nights in August, celebrate the 60th anniversary of Godzilla, the Japanese original monster movie that ushered in an entirely new genre of movie entertainment. Be sure to come back Saturdays for the 50th anniversary restoration of A Hard Day's Night, one of the most popular and influential movie musicals ever made featuring The Beatles. This is an event that the whole family won't want to miss! Click here for more information.

Godzilla A Hard Day's Night

Kensington Metropark Friday, Aug. 1 Saturday, Aug. 2
Stony Creek Metropark Friday, Aug. 8 Saturday, Aug. 9
Willow Metropark Friday, Aug. 15 Saturday, Aug. 16

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter Willow Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. For additional information, please contact Willow Metropark at 734-697-9181.

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Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug
3
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 08/03/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Kensington Metropark welcomes boaters of all ages to participate in the Canoe & Kayak Race on August 3. The course starts at the West Boat Launch, heads northeast to the Buno Road bridge, then finishes back at the West Boat Launch. Canoes and kayaks are not provided. Bring your own or rent from Heavner Canoe at the Start/Finish area. Call 248-685-2379 or go to www.heavnercanoe.com to reserve a boat. Contact Mark Irish at mark.irish@metroparks.com for more information. For frequently asked questions, please click here. Registration will be available soon!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

More Info www.heavnercanoe.com
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 Downloads Kensington Canoe & Kayak Race Registration Form.pdf
Farmer for a Day
Aug
4
Type Farm Center
When / Where Mon 08/04/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Fun on the Farm - Horses
Aug
7
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/07/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will enjoy visiting with our draft horses and learning about how they get dressed for work. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Colonial Kensington
Aug
9-10
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 08/09/2014  9am-6pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/10/2014  9am-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Take a tour through the mitten state's 18th-century history on August 9 & 10 when Colonial Kensington returns to Martindale Beach. Colonial Kensington features more than 200 American Indian, French, British and American re-enactors dressed in full costume, all representing the years 1700-96.

Don't miss out on the battle and tactical demonstrations and musket and cannon firings happening both days! Plus, check out the time-period merchants selling authentic and reproduction clothing, toys and home decorations. There's a special drill geared specifically towards kids at 1 p.m., too, which is also happening both days. Throwback crafts and demonstrations take place both days, as well. Featured activities include carpentry, cooking, medicine, blacksmithing, candle making and woodcarving, to name just a sampling.

Colonial Kensington takes place in the picnic area north of Martindale Beach. Parking is available in the north parking lot of Martindale Beach. This annual family fun event is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission to Colonial Kensington is free. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Farmer for a Day
Aug
12
Type Farm Center
When / Where Tue 08/12/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Farmer Jr.
Aug
15
Type Farm Center
When / Where Fri 08/15/2014  12pm-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6 to 8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle-power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular Farmer for a Day, but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Fee: $30. Registration required. For details, see page 26 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Paul Fried Charity Ride for CCFA
Aug
16
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 08/16/2014  8:30am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join us for the Paul Fried Charity Ride for CCFA (Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America) on August 16 at the East Boat Launch. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for research, programs and awareness for CCFA while giving participants the opportunity to complete a slightly challenging but fun-filled ride. For more information about this event, email Paul Fried at paf123@aol.com. Please note, this is NOT a CCFA sponsored event, however 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Farmer for a Day
Aug
18
Type Farm Center
When / Where Mon 08/18/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Fun on the Farm - Goats
Aug
21
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/21/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will get to meet the stars of our goat herd, from the silly to the stubborn, but none of them gruff! Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run
Aug
24
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 08/24/2014  6:30am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join us for the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race on August 24!

The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race and Operation Gratitude partnership has touched thousands of military service members around the world! Visit their website to learn more about the tremendous efforts of our charity partner.  Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea!

Go to www.downanddirtyobstaclerace.com to register and obtain additional information.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

More Info http://www.downanddirtyobstaclerace.com/
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Farmer for a Day
Aug
27
Type Farm Center
When / Where Wed 08/27/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Farmer Jr.
Aug
28
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 08/28/2014  12pm-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6 to 8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle-power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular Farmer for a Day, but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Fee: $30. Registration required. For details, see page 26 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Voyageur Canoe Trip
Aug
30...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 08/30/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/30/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/31/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/31/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 09/01/2014  10pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 09/01/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Help paddle the big canoe (34 feet!) around as we explore the islands and bays of Kent Lake. Registration is required.

Ages: 8 and up                                    Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Fun on the Farm - Hens
Sep
4
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 09/04/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will meet our flocks of chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys and help with egg collecting, too. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Rainbow Connection Walk for Kids
Sep
6
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 09/06/2014  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The mission of The Rainbow Connection is to grant wishes to Michigan children with life threatening or terminal illnesses. Please join them on September 6 at the North Martindale S picnic shelter as they Walk for Kids.

The Walk for Kids is 3 miles long on the paved hike bike trail. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on the walk route. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. Registration will begin at 8 am at North Martindale. 

The Rainbow Connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. More than 87% of our expenses directly support wish services.

More Info http://www.rainbowconnection.org/
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Farmer for a Day
Sep
6
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 09/06/2014  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals. Fee $40. Registration required. For details, see page 25 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Voyageur Canoe Trip
Sep
6-7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 09/06/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/06/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/07/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/07/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Help paddle the big canoe (34 feet!) around as we explore the islands and bays of Kent Lake. Registration is required.

Ages: 8 and up                                    Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Turner Syndrome Society Walk
Sep
6
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 09/06/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

5K walk to raise funds for the Turner Syndrome Society to be held at Maple Beach.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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National MS Society MI Chapter Walk
Sep
7
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 09/07/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 18,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Team Sledge Beautiful Maple Beach and the paved hike/bike trail around Kent Lake offer the perfect setting for our Walk MS event. There is a $7 per vehicle entrance fee to the park. Once in the park please follow the orange arrows directing you to Maple Beach. 

Be one of the first 1,500 participants to make a self-pledge when you register and receive a pair of sunglasses at the event. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today! Register and obtain more information by clicking here!

More Info http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
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Homeschool: Plant Parts and Cycles
Sep
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 09/11/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Discover the parts of plants and their cycles. Discuss how a flower turns into a seed, how seeds travel, and dress up a student to become a flower. Students will plant a seed to take home.

Focus: plant parts and function; plant life cycles; identify the needs of plants.

Ages: 8 - 10                              Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Teacher Appreciation Days
Sep
13-14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 09/13/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/14/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Teachers see what educational opportunities the Metroparks can offer your students. Representatives from several of the interpretive programs will be on hand to demonstrate activities and answer questions.

Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Life Challenge Walk
Sep
13
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 09/13/2014    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Life Challenge will have a walk on September 13 at Maple Beach. Life Challenge is a one-year residential program for men and women with drug, alcohol, and other life-controlling addictions. Affiliated with Teen Challenge USA, International, our goal is more than rehabilitation—helping men and women get clean and sober. For more information please refer to their website. 

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

More Info http://lifechallengesemi.org/
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Kensington Challenge
Sep
13
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 09/13/2014    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturday, September 13 join us for the John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge. This is the 31st year of this great event! The 15K and 5K certified courses are held on the park's beautiful, gently rolling paved bike-hike trails. Please arrive by 8:20 am race morning, to avoid road closures to Maple Beach. The 15K Run will be the RRCA State Championship Race.

Late Registration & Packet Pick-Up
September 12 at
Runnin’ Gear in Brighton, 3:30 pm—7:30 pm
Race Day at Maple Beach, 7 am—8:30 am

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Gianni Ferrarotti Lung Cancer Walk/Run
Sep
14
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 09/14/2014    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The Gianni Ferrarotti Lung Cancer Foundation mission is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against lung cancer and to support those that are affected by lung cancer. They are holding their 11th Annual 5K & Little Lungs Fun Run on September 14 at Maple Beach. For more information please check out their website.

More Info www.gianniscause.net/home.html
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Fun on the Farm - Tractors
Sep
18
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 09/18/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. The children will have the opportunity to see farm equipment in action and enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Farmer Jr.
Sep
20
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 09/20/2014  12pm-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6 to 8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle-power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular Farmer for a Day, but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Fee: $30. Registration required. For details, see page 26 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
Sep
21
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 09/21/2014  11am-2:30pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide. 

Please click here for more information.

More Info www.afsp.org/
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Astronomy at the Beach
Sep
26-27
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 09/26/2014  6pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/27/2014  6pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The 18th Annual Astronomy at the Beach, hosted by Kensington Metropark and the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs (GLAAC), will be held September 26 & 27 at Maple Beach. It runs from 6 pm to midnight rain or shine, both nights. Outdoor astronomy activities demand clear skies, but there’s plenty to do in our pavilion as well.  For more information please click here.

More Info www.glaac.org/
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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Oct
1-31
Type Farm Center
When / Where Wed 10/01/2014  10am-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 10/31/2014  10am-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Every Monday through Friday in October!

10 am until 2 pm

Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkins and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes and sizes. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. Fee: $3 per child, $5 per adult. No reservation needed, pumpkins/gourds are priced according to size. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Oct
4-26
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/05/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/11/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/12/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/18/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/19/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/25/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays in October!

12 noon until 4 pm

Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkins and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes and sizes. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. Fee: $3 per child, $5 per adult. No reservation needed, pumpkins/gourds are priced according to size. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Fall Festival
Oct
4-5
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/05/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with food and craft vendors, be entertained by Rosco the Clown and more. Also, take a hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. No registration is required. Most activities are free with a park pass. Standard public hayride rates apply. For more information, please call 248-684-8632. 

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Fun on the Farm - Pumpkin Patch
Oct
16
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 10/16/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. This one's all about pumpkins. Finish your visit with a tractor-drawn ride to the pumpkin patch and get a discount on a pumpkin purchase. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Fun on the Farm - Halloween Party
Oct
30
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 10/30/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. It's time for toddlers to "trick or treat" all around the farm. Play a Halloween game or two, visit a "haunted" barn and you can even take your picture with our own friendly Jack O' Lantern. Our special spooky party even includes an animal parade. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Snacks with Santa
Dec
20-21
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

A Holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets and jingle bells), snacks (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by our Christmas tree!

Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office (beginning Saturday, November 1), and can be purchased over the phone (beginning Monday, November 2) using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. Call 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Hayrides for the Holidays
Dec
26...
Type Farm Center
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/28/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 12/29/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 12/30/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 12/31/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 01/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Cabin fever? Kids on break? Come out and play! We're running hayrides, or sleigh rides if there is enough snow, all week. Standard hayride rates apply. See Page 6 in the Farm Center Newsletter. For additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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