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September 2018

Calling all Owls

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn about the nighttime predators, owl!  We will then step outside as we call in our local owls for a personal visit. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Annual Quilt Show & Classic Car Show – Historic Center

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 11:00am

Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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The Riverside Quilters Guild invites you to the Wolcott Mill Historic Center to view their beautiful quilted pieces, as well as get up close with classic and antique cars. The guild along with the Wolcott Mill Car Club will be on hand to answer any questions. There will be vendors and crafters on site as well. Donations can be made at the door.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

September 16 @ 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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Nature Play

September 17 @ 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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Social Sports Detroit Volleyball

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Form a coed team or join as a free agent at this fun coed volleyball league. socialsportsdetroit.com

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Native Seed Collection – Indian Springs Metropark

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Join our native seed harvest! We will be collecting seed at Indian Springs this Tuesday Sept. 18, 12 – 2 p.m. Meet in the Environmental Discovery Center parking lot (look for the blue flag and white Metroparks truck). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for the volunteer day.

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Homeschool: Marvelous Monarchs

September 19 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Imagine walking outdoors in five years and never seeing a Monarch.  This beautiful native butterfly is in serious trouble!  Learn to help these butterflies recover from the brink of extinction and discover their life history. Ages 5 and up. Payment is due at time of registration.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Fun on the Farm: Tractors

September 20 @ 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. We will have a story time, a craft, and an activity. Children will get ride pedal tractors and enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride. Ages 2 to 6

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Social Sports Detroit Volleyball

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Form a coed team or join as a free agent at this fun coed volleyball league. socialsportsdetroit.com

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Evening Shuttle Ride & Campfire

September 21 @ 7:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Come out for an evening adventure as we tour Lake St. Clare Metropark on the shuttle. Enjoy s’mores at the campfire after the tour. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Everything Equine – Camp Rotary

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Whether you dream about owning a horse or you are a seasoned rider/owner, this is your event. Riding demonstrations, special guest presenters, and Harness and Hitch, along with many different clinics will be offered. Be sure to bring in some of your horse’s tail hair to make a bracelet for an additional $2. Also, a special visitor to the farm will make an appearance at 1 p.m. – you won’t want to miss it! Registration will be in the upper dairy barn.

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RAPTOR I.D. 1-2-3

September 22 @ 10:00 am
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Miss HAWKFEST? Want to reinforce what you have already learned? Join us for raptor identification made simple. We will begin the day in the Museum looking at some easy ways to get you on the right track when it comes to identifying birds of prey in flight. Next, we will head out on a hike to the Detroit River Hawk Watch site in hopes of spotting some of these majestic, migratory birds and to test your newly learned skills. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches

September 22 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”  Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Huron-Clinton Metroparks Surplus Equipment Auction – Kensington Metropark

September 22 @ 10:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks annual auction of surplus used vehicles, equipment and supplies is coming soon. This auction typically consists of sporting equipment, golf clubs, tree stands, electronics, lawn care equipment, landscape equipment, farm equipment, golf clubs, automobiles, pickups, trucks, trailers,…

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Critter Corner

September 22 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 22, 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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Night Hike & Bonfire

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a walk through the evening woods in search of critters out-and-about. Then relax around the bonfire for some casual nature talk. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Full Moon Walk

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This full moon coincides with the changing of the season. Enjoy some moon facts and folklore indoors then head outside with us to welcome the Harvest Moon. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Calling All Owls

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy an evening stroll and search for owls and other nocturnal animals. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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JDRF One Walk

September 23 @ 8:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type one diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can't wait for you to join us! When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

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Huron Meadows Moraine and Fen Discovery

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Discover the geologic history of Huron Meadows Metropark while we wander on one of the less used trails in the park system. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

September 23 @ 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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Museum Roadshow

September 23 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Bring in your unusual items (like antiques, or “whats-its”) and Museum Staff will do their best to answer your questions. Items will be “appraised” for their historical and interest value. Sorry, no monetary values will be given.  After all, history is priceless. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Older Students

September 25 @ 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. Scientific method, data loggers, units of measurement, and keeping a science notebook will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 11-15. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Tech Enhanced Homeschool, 2 of 9: Scientific Methods for Younger Students

September 25 @ 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. An ecosystem comparison study at the prairie and forest will be covered in this second class of the series. Also included, an observational hike and data collection. Ages 7-10. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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History Shuttle Tour for Senior Citizens

September 25 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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All aboard! Ride with us around Lake St. Clair Metropark on the shuttle--together we’ll discover the 1820 Cass Expedition landing at Metropolitan Beach, the unique features of Huron Pointe and the importance of Point Rosa Marsh. We’ll finish our program with cider and donuts.  Ages 50 and up. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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