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January 2018

Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

January 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 January 28, 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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Michigan History – Historic Center

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Learn about the different periods of Michigan history. Each month we will look at different time periods and influential people that made Michigan what it is today. This month’s program will cover details of French history. Ages 10 and up. Please call (586) 749-5997 to preregister.

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Chickadee Chow Down

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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During the winter, a variety of songbirds will take sunflower seeds from your hands. While inside, you’ll learn about common winter birds. Then you’ll take a short walk along the nature trails to see how many we can find. Birdseed will be provided. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Carve a Fish Decoy

January 14 @ 2:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Try your hand at the ancient art of woodcarving, by making your own fish decoy. Learn about woodcarving’s historical relevance, and brag to your friends about what you create. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Nature Play

January 15 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Through interpretive-led nature play, your child will discover the natural world around them. Using hands-on activities, they will explore the changing seasons with a new topic and habitat each month. Come join us as we launch this exciting new program series specially made for your young child. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Chow Time Jr.

January 20 @ 9:00 am
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Have you ever wanted to help feed the pigs? Now is your chance. Join us to feed our pigs, goats, cows, and more, all while learning what different animals eat and why. Ages 6 to 8.

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Erie Ice Daze

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a two-day celebration of winter fun!  Enjoy a combination of traditional outdoor and indoor activities such as snowsnake, atlatl throwing, crafting, carving demonstrations, and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire on Saturday night. It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Junior Naturalist: Mammals and Tracks

January 20 @ 10:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Winter can be tough on Mammals! Learn about animals that hibernate, and those that don’t! We will hit the trail to see what tracks we can find when animals are patrolling their territory or out finding food. We will even make a cast of their tracks in the snow. Ages 8 -12 years. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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What kind of tree is that and what are its uses? What are the different layers of the forest? Are forest fires good or bad? All these questions and more will be covered in this program. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Dream Catcher Workshop

January 20 @ 10:00 am
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Learn the legend of the Native American Dream Catcher, understand it’s mystery and importance in Native America culture. You will also get to make your own to take home. Please preregister, (734) 782-3956.

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Wolf Scouts: Finding Your Way

January 20 @ 10:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Fulfill your badge requirements while learning how to guide yourself with a map and compass. Then test your skills with an orienteering scavenger hunt! Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Home Scientist

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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By using the scientific method, scouts will conduct chemistry experiments in the Lab (or “kitchen”), with edible results. The science doesn’t stop there as we dive into density, explore electricity, and create fun science toys. Program fee due at time of registration. Please preregister, (248) 625-7280.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

January 20 @ 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 January 28, 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

January 20 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Every Saturday, we encourage you to drop in the nature center for a hands-on experience with furs, skulls, shells and other interesting animal artifacts.

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Ice Daze Hoot Hike and Bonfire

January 20 @ 6:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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After enjoying the day’s activities at Erie Ice Daze, join us for a quick program about some of the owl species found in Michigan, and then we will hit the trail in search of some owls. After the hike, relax around the bonfire and enjoy some hot cocoa and s’mores. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Erie Ice Daze

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 United States
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Join us for a two-day celebration of winter fun!  Enjoy a combination of traditional outdoor and indoor activities such as snowsnake, atlatl throwing, crafting, carving demonstrations, and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire on Saturday night. It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. Please preregister, (734) 379-5020.

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Harness & Hitch – Farm Center

January 21 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 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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Hayride/Sleigh Rides

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice.

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Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Farm Center

January 21 @ 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 January 28, 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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Tracks & Habitats – Historic Center

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 United States
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Explore the trails and look for signs of wildlife in the snow. Learn how to identify common Michigan animal tracks, as well as special winter adaptations. Enjoy a craft in the mill, while you warm up. Ages 6 and up. Dress for the weather. Please call (586) 749-5997 to preregister.

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Chickadee Chow Down

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on January 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 United States
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During the winter, a variety of songbirds will take sunflower seeds from your hands. While inside, you’ll learn about common winter birds. Then you’ll take a short walk along the nature trails to see how many we can find. Birdseed will be provided. Please preregister, (810) 227-8917.

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Animal Track T-shirts

January 21 @ 1:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Take a guided hike to find tracks and other signs of animals. Bring a plain t-shirt to decorate with colorful tracks. Please preregister, (586) 463-4332.

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Metro Dance Club

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Dance to the big band swing music of Tommy James and his band.  For more information contact, (586) 294-4082.

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