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July 2018

Outdoor Adventure Club: Avian Adventure

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Discover the lives of birds. Meet Ranger the red-tailed hawk and take a trip to the Great Blue Heron Rookery. Outdoor Adventure Club is a different adventure each week. Sign up for one week of adventure or all four programs for $35. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Farmer Jr.

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Now younger kids 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. Farmer Jr. has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun! They will also get a chance to make a tasty farm food such as butter, bread or cider.  Space is limited and days fill up fast! For ages 6-8. Please preregister, (248) 684-8632.

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Couples Night – Stony Creek Golf Course

July 13 @ 5:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Held every other Friday between May 11 – August 17, Couples Night is a great way for couples to socialize in a fun, no pressure environment. Couples will receive 9-holes of golf, a drink ticket and warm appetizers before teeing off. You can sign up for one, or all of Couples Night events. Please preregister online or by calling, (586) 781-9166.

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Evening Voyageur Canoe

July 13 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Join us as we travel through time aboard a 34-foot traditional voyageur canoe. We’ll paddle through history, exploring nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Michigan Philharmonic – Kensington Metropark

July 14
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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The Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is a symphony for your senses.

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Super Hero, Super Me Tea – Farm Center

July 14
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Dress up in your favorite super hero costume and come have tea and some fun. Tea and snacks will be served in the garden. A craft will be included. Weather permitting. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Summer Wildflower Hike

July 14
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Wildflowers aren’t just for show.  Sure, they look good, but there is more to them than meets the eye.  Join us as we take a closer look at nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better. You’ll be a pro at identifying some of our common flowers by the end of our walk. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Evening Voyageur Canoe

July 14 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Bring your kayak or canoe as we wind our way through the cattails to explore the North Marsh. Some canoes may be available to rent through Simple Adventures located in the park. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Club F.R.E.D: Archeology – Historic Center

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Family, Recreation, Education & Discovery (FRED) is a monthly program exploring different topics from history and agriculture to natural science. This month, uncover the secrets of the past with this program Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (586) 749-5997.

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The Great Bug Hunt

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Let’s go on a bug hunt and see what we can catch! Flip over logs and rocks to find the creepy crawlies underneath. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Summer Serpents & Sallies

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Let’s learn what strategies reptiles and amphibians use to beat the heat during the hottest months of the year. We’ll venture out to find and identify some snakes and salamanders, do some investigating, and make a craft.  Ages 8 & older. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Dexter Huron Metropark

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dexter-Huron Metropark, 6535 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs, such as Autumn Olive, from Dexter-Huron Metropark.  We will meet at the Baseball field parking lot (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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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, (586) 752-5932.

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Critter Corner

July 14 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

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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Caterpillar Club: Pond Critters

July 14 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Youngsters will enjoy the wonders of animals that call wetlands home. Discover pond critters with your child as we learn about and explore wetlands.  Ages 3–6 only.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Apocalyptic Survival: Walker Woods

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Are you a survivor? Are you prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse? Learn the ins and outs of prepping and what to do when the dead rise! Advanced preparation is crucial. After an indoor presentation, you can put your skills to the test as we head to the woods to see if you have what it takes to survive. Ages 13 an older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Stomp Out Sarcoma Fun Run/Walk

July 15 @ 9:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us for fun, exercise, and to support the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This event is all about bringing community members together with doctors, patients, nurses, physician assistants, patients’ family members, nurse practitioners, and researchers outside the hospital, united in one cause: fighting sarcoma.

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2018 TurtleHead Paddle-O

July 15 @ 9:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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New for the 2018 Season, a three-hour Paddle-O (Canoe/Kayak Orienteering Event) in Southeast Michigan. Competitors will locate Orienteering Controls via Canoe/Kayak, in an all optional format throughout Kent Lake in Kensington Metropark. All Canoes/Kayaks will be provided by Heavner Canoe Rental, no personal canoes/kayaks permitted, however you may bring your own personal paddles and/or life jacket (PFD).

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Men’s Championship – Huron Meadows Golf Course

July 15 @ 12:00 pm
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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18-hole stroke play. Event is open to all men with a USGA handicap or verifiable league handicap. Entry fee includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch and prizes. Please preregister online or by calling, (810) 231-4084.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

July 15 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Come out to the farm and join our teamsters in harnessing and hitching our draft horses. Ask questions and learn about these majestic equines. Then enjoy a wagon ride through our farm fields. Weather permitting. Dress for the weather. Ages 6 and up. Please wear closed toe shoes. Please preregister, (586) 752-5932.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, (586) 752-5932.

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Scaly, Slimy & Cold-Blooded – Historic Center

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Take an afternoon and explore the world of reptiles and amphibians at Wolcott Metropark. We will attempt to catch some frogs in the pond, flip over logs and look for salamanders and search for turtles along the mill race. There will be an amphibious craft to take home too. Dress for the weather.

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Lake St. Clair Summer Concert Series – American Band – New Country/Rock/Classic Rock

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

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Nature Play

July 16 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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During this program a naturalist will engage you and your children in outdoor activities that will stimulate your children’s imagination and help them begin to understand the workings of the world around them. Ages 3 – 6. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Book Break Storytime

July 16 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Take a book break at the beach with the Harrison Township Storytellers. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for a special story time at the playground. Sponsored by the Harrison Township Public Library.

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