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October 2018

Invasive Shrub Removal – Stony Creek Metropark

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Stony Creek Metropark.  We will meet at the Nature Center (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 19
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Advance ticket purchase only, (734) 782-3956.

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Fall Color Wagon Tours

October 20
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Enjoy the brilliant colors of Autumn on a wagon ride through the woodlots and fields.  Learn signs of the season and history of the area.  Afterwards, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 20
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Advance ticket purchase only, (734) 782-3956.

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Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides & Corn Maze – Farm Center

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 13, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Join us for a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin. On-site pumpkin carving is available. Go through the corn maze. Warm up near the fire and enjoy a cup of cider and a donut. Pumpkins are sold separately at an additional cost.

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Pick your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 20 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall horse-drawn 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 per size. Standard hayride rates apply. 12 - 4 p.m.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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An animal’s home is its habitat. Juniors will investigate which animals call our park home, work on creating their own animal habitat and find out more about protecting the homes of animals they love. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Critter Corner

October 20 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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It’s feeding time for our animals! Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians.

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Trick-or-Treat along the Trail – EVENT FULL

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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EVENT UPDATE: Registration is filled for this event. There is no more space available to register. During this evening program, costume clad little ones will experience entertaining and informative stops along the Nature Trails with a Halloween theme. Upon your return to the Nature Center enjoy cider and donuts and fall activities. Program is geared toward younger children. Tours leave at scheduled times. Advance registration is required. Please preregister, (810) 227-8910.

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Girls on the Run Superhero 5k – Hudson Mills Metropark

October 21
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This 5K run gives girls and their running buddies a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can. www.girlsontherunsemi.org/superhero-5k

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Haunted Halloween Houses – Historic Center

October 21
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 28, 2018 at 12:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Get in the Halloween spirit. Watch a Halloween movie and sip on hot chocolate while you decorate a pre-assembled Halloween themed gingerbread house. Frosting, candy and sprinkles are provided; you get to be the artist. Please preregister, (586) 749-5997.

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Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides & Corn Maze – Farm Center

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 13, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 11:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Join us for a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin. On-site pumpkin carving is available. Go through the corn maze. Warm up near the fire and enjoy a cup of cider and a donut. Pumpkins are sold separately at an additional cost.

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Pick your Pumpkin Hayrides

October 21 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall horse-drawn 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 per size. Standard hayride rates apply. 12 - 4 p.m.

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Pumpkin Carving Party

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Get in the Halloween spirit!  Pick out a pumpkin and a design and have fun carving it in our festively-decorated event room. Then enjoy cider and donuts. We’ll party ‘til the pumpkins run out!  Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments.

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Halloween History Part 2: People & Origins

October 21 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Potatoes, plastic and a pope are just some of the factors that led to Halloween as we know it today. Let’s investigate All Hallows’ Eve through the centuries. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Metro Dance Club

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Enjoy the sounds of big band/swing music, as you dance the afternoon away!  Tommy James, (586) 294-4082.

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Boy Scout Weblos: Into the Woods

October 21 @ 2:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Scouts will learn how a tree grows and why they are important to people. On a hike, scouts will also learn how to how to identify trees. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Research Question for Older Students

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the older student. An introduction to developing a scientific research question, including how to compare a quantitative observation with a qualitative observation will be explored in this fourth class of the series. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool: Research Question for Younger Students

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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This place-based class series is geared toward the younger student. Developing a scientific research question, including an overview of what kind of information we can collect will be covered in this fourth class of the series. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Fun on the Farm: Halloween

October 25 @ 10:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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This program is especially for the little ones. It’s time for toddlers to “trick or treat” all around the farm. Play Halloween games and visit a “haunted” barn. Our special spooky party includes an animal parade and you can join in! Costumes are encouraged and appreciated! Ages 2 to 6. 10 a.m.

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Homeschool Thursday

October 25 @ 1:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. Ecology, biology, and other "ologies" are covered. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Evening Lantern Tours

October 26
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Advance ticket purchase only, (734) 782-3956.

Find out more »

Fall Color Wagon Tours

October 27
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Enjoy the brilliant colors of Autumn on a wagon ride through the woodlots and fields.  Learn signs of the season and history of the area.  Afterwards, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

Find out more »

Evening Lantern Tours

October 27
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00am

Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
+ Google Map

After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Ages 8 and up. Advance ticket purchase only, (734) 782-3956.

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