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Bird Feeders Out
Jan
3...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/03/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 03/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/04/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/02/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 06/06/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 07/04/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 08/01/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 09/05/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 10/03/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 11/07/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 12/05/2015  9:30am-11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

A park interpreter will help you identify the feeder birds and you can keep track of the birds you see!  Come back the first Saturday of each month & witness the changes throughout the year. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided. No need to register, just stop by! $2 per person. For additional information, 586-781-9113.

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Caterpillar Children's Club
Jan
10...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/10/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 03/14/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/11/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/09/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Enjoy a visit to the nature center. Each month we will cover a different topic with activities, stories and crafts. This program is aimed for children between 3 years and 6 years old. Cost: $4/child. Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Birdin' With Ruth
Mar
14...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  8:30am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/11/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/09/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come join us on the trail with our volunteer expert birder, Ruth Glass. We'll meet at the Nature Center at 8:30 a.m. and then depart to wherever the wildlife action is or to some lesser known areas of the park! after your birding excursion enjoy some refreshments back at the nature center. Cost: $2 per person. No registration required for more information call 586-781-9113

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Homeschool: Native American Life
Apr
2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/02/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description
American Indians once lived all over what is now the United States. Learn about those that lived in Michigan and play some Native American games. Cost: $4/student. Registration and Pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Survival Saturday: Fire
Apr
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Come out and find out how to make a fire and the natural items you can use to help you survive. Cost: $4/person. Registration and pre-payment required.  (586) 781-9113
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Spring Break Special: Making a Hiking Staff
Apr
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Mon 04/06/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

We'll supply the staff and materials to personalize your own hiking staff. Then enjoy a short, guided hike through fields and forest. Cost: $10/staff. Pre-registration required 586-781-9113

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Spring Break Special: Native American Games
Apr
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Tue 04/07/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come to the nature center to learn some Native American games, then enjoy playing them. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Homeschool: Critter and Craft
Apr
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ll learn all about one of the nature center’s critters, then make a craft. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Spring Break Special: For Goodness Snakes
Apr
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/08/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 Many people are afraid of these animals. Join us as we discover a little about snakes, then meet one of the nature center’s resident snakes. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

 

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Spring Break Special: Shelter Building
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/09/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come and learn about some shelters, then have a blast building one. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Spring Break Special: Tracks, Scat 'n' Signs
Apr
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 04/10/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

There are animals that call Stony Creek Metropark home, but we don’t always see them. Come out and we’ll discover how you can tell that an animal has been there. Cost: $4/child.

Registration and pre-payment required. (586) 781-9113

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Critter Corner
Apr
12...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/12/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 04/12/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/25/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 04/25/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

As you visit the nature center, check out our critter corner and meet one of the nature center’s resident critters. Cost: free.

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Homeschool: Our Great Lakes
Apr
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/15/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Come and learn what makes the Great Lakes so great and why Michigan is lucky to be surrounded by them. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required, (586) 781-9113
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Homeschool: Lumberjack Days
Apr
22
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/22/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Imagine a 150-foot tall white pine that’s six feet in diameter. You’ll have the opportunity to try out a crosscut saw and some other logging tools that represent this important era of our history. You’ll also learn about the impact that these logging practices had on the land for decades to come. Cost: $4/student.

 
Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.
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Homeschool: A Good ol' Nature Hike
Apr
29
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 04/29/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Let’s go for an outdoor hike along the Osprey Trail. We’ll look for wildflowers, trees, insects and animals that are coming out in spring. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Survival Saturday: Rope Making
May
2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/02/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ve always needed a way to attach things together, but how did the Native Americans do it? They didn’t have a do-it-yourself center – they had a do-it-yourself lifestyle! come in and lean how Native Americans made rope, then make some yourself! Cost: $4/person.

Registration and pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

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Annual Pink and Blue 5K Walk/Run
May
3
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 05/03/2015  9am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

 

Proceeds Benefit Cancer Patients in Our Community

 

 

 

 

 

Baypoint Beach, $7 vehicle entrance fee

9:00 a.m. Registration/Warm Up

 

More Info www.teamangelsfoundation.org
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Special Dreams Farm 5K / 10K
May
3
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 05/03/2015  9am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Special Dreams Farm is a working farm established to provide the special needs community with opportunities to work, learn and live. We are proud to announce Roadrunner Timing has come on board to provide timing services and make the morning a fun event. Awards will be given to age group winners along with top event winners.

Click on the link for details and registration.

More Info runsignup.com/Race/MI/ShelbyCharterTownship/SpecialDreamsFarm5K10K
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Homeschool: Pond Personalities
May
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Wed 05/06/2015  11am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

We’ll explore a pond by visiting it and getting hands-on as we dip for critters. We’ll take some back to get a close-up view of them through a microscope. Cost: $4/student.

Registration and Pre-payment required (586) 781-9113.

 
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Campfire Program- "Moms 'n' Marshmallows"
May
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/09/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

It's mom's evening outdoors. Bring your mom to this pre-Mother's Day celebration campfire for some stories and marshmallow roasting. Cost $3 per person, Mom's are FREE! Pre-registration required call 586-781-9113

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Mother's Day "Walk a Mom"
May
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 05/10/2015  10am-4pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

In celebration of Mother's Day, kids of all ages will walk the trail of their choice with Mom will be awarded an official "Walk-a-Mom" certificate, and Mom will get a garden flower to plant at home. Cost: FREE! No need to register. For more information call 586-781-9113

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Back To The Beach
May
17
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 05/17/2015  7am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Race Day May 17 @ Eastwood Beach

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
7:30am - Half Marathon Race Starts
8:35am - 10k Race Starts

Click on link to register.

More Info www.backtothebeachraces.com
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Rustic Camping Weekend - Ridgewood Campground
May
22...
Type Camping
When / Where Fri 05/22/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 05/29/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 06/05/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 06/12/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 06/19/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 07/03/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 07/10/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 07/17/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 07/24/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 07/31/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 08/07/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 08/14/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 08/21/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 08/28/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 09/04/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 09/11/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 09/18/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 09/25/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 10/09/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 10/16/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Fri 10/23/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 Call (586) 781-4242 for information and registration.

For your camping convenience, Stony Creek Metropark now has a dump station located across from Eastwood Beach.

More Info www.metroparks.com/Multimedia/www.metroparks.com/Files/site-map-March-2012-final-a.jpg
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Hook, Line & Sinker Fishing Tournament
May
30
Type Fishing and Ice Fishing
When / Where Sat 05/30/2015  7am-12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Cost: $20 plus park vehicle entrance fee $7 daily, $30 annual

1st, 2nd and 3rd place price awards

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. (boat house at boat launch area)

Contact Laura @ (586) 883-2263 or Holly @ (586) 883-2259 for more information

 

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Run 2 Read 5K & 10K Run/Walk
May
30
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sat 05/30/2015  9am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join us for the Fifth Annual Run 2 Read 5K & 10K Run/Walk at Stony Creek Metropark in support of Macomb Literacy Partners! Help benefit literacy educaton in Macomb County with a scenic run or walk along certified, shaded woody trails. Every year, Macomb LIteracy Partners works with hundred of tutors, Macomb County residents and partner organizations to help adults begin a new chapter in their lives by learning to read and write better.

 

More Info www.macombliteracy.org
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Toppermost (Beatles Tribute Band)
Jun
5
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 06/05/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic back drop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or a blanket or dance the night away!

Click on the link to hear how awesome this band is!

More Info www.toppermost.info
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Macomb Christian Schools 5K Run/Walk
Jun
6
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sat 06/06/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Click on the link for information and registration.

More Info www.macombchristian5k.com
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Hines Drive (Classic Rock Band)
Jun
19
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 06/19/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic backdrop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away!

Click on link to hear this awesome band!

More Info www.reverbnation.com/hinesdrive
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Thru the Woods
Jun
20
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sat 06/20/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

West Branch C Picnic Area

Click on website for information & registration.

More Info www.move-itfitnessllc.com/thru-the-woods
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War in the Wilderness, Fortified Outpost 1754-1763
Jun
20-21
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 06/20/2015  9am-5pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sun 06/21/2015  9am-4pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Walk through history and watch the battle re-enactments in the Oakgrove picnic area.

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Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks
Jun
26
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 06/26/2015  10pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Fireworks will keep all eyes glued to the sky at Stony Creek Metropark for Independence Day fireworks. Each year, thousands of people flock to the Metroparks for fireworks, so plan to arrive at least two hours early due to crowd conditions. There is a $10 special event daily vehicle permit required for vehicles entering after 5 p.m. at any Metropark hosting fireworks; entrance before 5 p.m. is $7. Admission to the fireworks is free with an annual permit. For more information, call Stony Creek Metropark at 586-781-4242.

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Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band
Jul
10
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 07/10/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic backdrop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away!

Click on link to hear this awesome band!

More Info www.bigwillonline.com
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Purdy Good (variety)
Jul
24
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 07/24/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic backdrop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away!

Click on the link to hear their music:

More Info www.purdygoodband.com
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Simone Vitale Band (variety)
Aug
7
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 08/07/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic backdrop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away!

This band is awesome! 
Click on the link to check them out:
More Info www.simonevitaleband.com
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Firefly Film Festival
Aug
7-8
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 08/07/2015  8:45pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Sat 08/08/2015  8:45pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

                                                              

View a movie each night on a 65-foot screen to the beautiful backdrop of Stony Creek Lake as we partner with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theater. A vintage giant Japanese monster (kaiju) film from the 1960s/1970s will be played Friday evening and the Best of the Academy Award Nominated Short Films will be played on Saturday evening. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair and make a day of this family fun event!

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Air Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett tribute band)
Aug
14
Type Concerts
When / Where Fri 08/14/2015  7:30pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Back by popular demand!  Join us at Eastwood Beach and enjoy a summer evening with music and the beautiful scenic backdrop of Stony Creek Lake.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away!

 

More Info www.airmargaritaville.net
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Conquer Chiari Charity Walk & Picnic
Sep
19
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sat 09/19/2015  12pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

10:00 a.m. Registration

12:00 p.m. 3 Mile Walk

Click on link for information:

More Info www.conquerchiari.org
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Walk 'n Roll for ALS
Sep
27
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 09/27/2015    Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

Eastwood Beach  10:00 a.m. Registration - 11:00 a.m. Walk

Click on link for information/registration:

More Info www.alsofmichigan.org
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Michigan Humane Society Mega March for Animals
Oct
4
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 10/04/2015  9am-1pm  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

 

Help the Michigan Humane Society support homeless animals in Michigan by participating in the 2 mile Mega March for Animals.
 
Everyone is welcome to walk, with or without a pet. Pets who are friendly, vaccinated and would enjoy the event are welcome to attend on a leash or in a carrier. Water will be provided for people and pets at several points along the route.
 
Please bring proof of current vaccinations and be prepared to pick up after your pets.
 
Click link for details and registration.

 

More Info www.michiganhumane.org
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F.A.R.E. Charity Walk
Oct
18
Type Running/Walking
When / Where Sun 10/18/2015  8am  Stony Creek Metropark
Location Stony Creek Metropark
Description

FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies.

Check In/Activities at Eastwood Beach.

Click on the link for information/registration:

More Info www.foodallergywalk.org
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