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Stony Creek Metropark

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4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
(586) 781-4242 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/stony-creek-metropark/

April 2019

Earth Day Clean-Up – Stony Creek Metropark

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Litter, such as fishing line and plastic bags, is dangerous for wildlife and unsightly to park visitors. Help keep our park beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife! Check in first thing in the morning for area assignment. Individuals, families and groups welcome. Free daily park entry as a volunteer. Snacks and water provided. Scouts can earn a fun patch. All ages – under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required, Click Here to register.

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Amazing Amphibians

April 27 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Springtime is amphibian migration time!  Join us on a hike to the Vernal Pond in search of the many frog species and salamanders that travel to the pond to mate and lay their eggs.  Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Stony Creek Metropark

April 30 @ 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 garlic mustard from Stony Creek Metropark. We will meet at the West Branch Picnic Shelter A (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue 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. Click Here to register.

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May 2019

Sounds of the Night Hike

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Frogs, owls, woodcock, coyotes and more, it’s always fun to explore at night! We’ll start off with a short presentation indoors before we go outside. We’ll also meet an opossum! Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Wildflowers by Wagon

May 11 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Climb aboard our wagon for a ride to view and learn the early wildflowers of spring.  We will share interesting vignettes about these plants, their pollinators, and how to use wildflowers successfully in native gardens.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Walk-A-Mom

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Bring your Mom or Grandmother out for a spring hike on the trails. Many of our visitors have been walking their Mom’s each year for over 25 years! It’s time to start your own family tradition! Participants will receive a certificate and all Moms and Grandmothers will receive a flower to plant in their garden. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera.

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June 2019

Turtle Power

June 8 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Why do turtles cross the road? Learn this and more during an informative presentation where you’ll meet some of Michigan’s turtles up close. This program will be taught by one of our interpreters, who is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in turtle rehab.  Ages 5 & up.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113. 

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Stony Creek

June 11 @ 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 garlic mustard from Stony Creek Metropark. We will meet at the West Branch Picnic Shelter A (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue 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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Bald Eagle Viewing

June 15 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Our resident Bald Eagle pair is nesting this time of year. Join us for a hike to observe these magnificent birds on their nest and hopefully get a look at the eagles through a spotting scope.  Bring binoculars if you have them. Ages 7 and older.  Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Stony Creek

June 20 @ 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 species from Stony Creek Metropark. Depending on the weather, we will be removing garlic mustard or invasive shrubs. We will meet in the Nature Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue 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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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

June 21 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited.  Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

June 28 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited.  Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, (586) 781-9113.

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July 2019

Nature Center Day Camp

July 8
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Get into the beautiful outdoors and away from those electronics for a three-day nature camp!  Children will enjoy three days of outdoor fun, including: stream exploration, nature inspired crafts, a boat building contest, campfire cooking and more activities. Campers will be exploring the park by wagon ride and will get a chance to ride the waterslide. Bring a sack lunch, snacks will be provided. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. No early drop offs or late pick-ups. Ages 8 to 10. Preregistration required, 586-781-9113. This is a three day camp: July 8 -10

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Firefly Fun

July 12
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Meet us at the Mt. Vernon picnic area for some firefly fun! We’ll do a craft, learn more about fireflies, and enjoy observing them as they light up the night!  Ages 5 & up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Osprey Viewing

July 13 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Ospreys are enjoying tremendous success in southeast Michigan. Join us to learn the history of Stony Creek Metroparks’ Ospreys and check out their nest site.  Participants must be able to observe quietly.  Please bring binoculars if you have them.  Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

July 19 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited. Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

July 26 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited. Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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August 2019

Homeschool: Bugs Up Close

August 7 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Come view the variety of bugs we have on display. Learn how to handle them safely, and discover their fascinating adaptations for survival. Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - August 11 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited. Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Satellite Season

August 10 @ 8:30 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Late Summer is the best time to see satellites as they orbit the Earth.  Come out for an evening of star gazing, learn the summer constellations and visible planets, and watch for stray meteors as we relax and watch the skies.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Homeschool: The Night Sky in Fall

August 14 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Students will print Fall constellations on their t-shirts, hear legends about the night sky and learn to find the major constellations in the sky.  Bring a clean, white t-shirt.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - August 18 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited. Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Homeschool: Worm Watch

August 21 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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What could be more fun than holding a slimy squiggly worm?  Find out how to care for and raise your own worms.  We will take a good, close look at worms under magnification and then we’ll go on a worm hunt!  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Homeschool: Colors in Nature

August 28 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Students will learn how humans and animals see color by participating in activities, experiments, and a craft. We will search for colors on the trail and discover the purpose of colors in nature.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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September 2019

Homeschool: Surprise

September 4 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Students will be in for a surprise for this program.  We will have a fun and hand-on program with many surprises.   Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

September 6 @ 8:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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Paint & Punch

September 7 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us to create your own unique piece of artwork. We will guide you step-by-step along the way to create your artwork.  We’ll be painting with acrylic.  Ages 7 & up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Homeschool: Magical Monarchs

September 11 @ 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 butterfly is in serious trouble!  Discover their life history and learn how to help these butterflies recover from the brink of extinction.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Magical Monarchs

September 14 @ 1:00 pm
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 butterfly is in serious trouble!  Discover their life history and learn how to help these butterflies recover from the brink of extinction.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Homeschool: Bug Hunt

September 18 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us for a late summer bug hunt where we can scout the fields and meadows for all kinds of late summer insects. Using magnifiers, sweep nets, and field guides students will learn how to identify insect groups and how to capture and release safely.

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Homeschool: Autumn Adventure

September 25 @ 11:00 am
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Enjoy the beautiful fall season by printing colorful leaves on your t-shirt, learning how cider is made, taking a wagon ride along the trail, and enjoying cider and donuts.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.  Ages 5 and up.

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Spider & Bug Night Hike

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Take a hike to search for spiders and bugs that come out at night!  Please bring a flashlight, hiking shoes and keen eyesight!  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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October 2019

5th Annual Fall for Nature Craft Show

October 5
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Fine Crafters will display their nature-themed items for sale in our annual craft show. Browse unique and innovative crafts and goodies.  Purchase your Holiday and Birthday gifts early!  There is something for everyone in these fine displays. Walk-in; no registration required. Time:  Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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5th Annual Fall for Nature Craft Show

October 6
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Fine Crafters will display their nature-themed items for sale in our annual craft show. Browse unique and innovative crafts and goodies.  Purchase your Holiday and Birthday gifts early!  There is something for everyone in these fine displays. Walk-in; no registration required. Time:  Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Fall Wagon Tours

October 12
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2019 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.  We will share signs of the season as we look for animal activity.  After the ride, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Fall Wagon Tours

October 19
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2019 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.  We will share signs of the season as we look for animal activity.  After the ride, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Fall Wagon Tours

October 26
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on October 26, 2019 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.  We will share signs of the season as we look for animal activity.  After the ride, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire.  Ages 5 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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November 2019

Paint & Punch

November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us to create your own unique piece of artwork. We will guide you step-by-step along the way to create your artwork.  We’ll be painting with acrylic.  Ages 7 & up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Owl Prowl

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Join us on a search for resident owls.  After an introduction on owls, we’ll walk quietly along the trails, stopping occasionally to call and listen for owls.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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December 2019

Snacks with Santa

December 7
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Bring your list and visit Santa!  There will be seasonal crafts and goodies to eat!  Space is limited. All ages.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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Snacks with Santa

December 8
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00am

Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Bring your list and visit Santa!  There will be seasonal crafts and goodies to eat!  Space is limited. All ages.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113. 

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