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Woods & Wetland Wander

We’ll hike 2.5 miles of trail to enjoy the splendor of fall in various habitats. This mid-distance hike is a great way to enjoy the calm of nature before the holidays. Parts of the trail can be muddy, so please wear good boots. Led by Kelsey Dehring.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
10 am - 12 pm
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Location:

Whitmore Lake Preserve
1551 7 Mile Road
Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189
United States

Owl Prowl at Stoney Creek

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.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
1:00 pm 6 pm
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Location:

4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, MI, 48316
United States

Phone:

(586) 781-9113

Talkin’ Turkey

As we approach Thanksgiving, learn a little more about the star of this holiday, the Turkey! We will find out some fascinating facts about this unique wild fowl, and discover why Benjamin Franklin wanted the Wild Turkey as our National Bird…move over Bald Eagle! Please preregister, 734-379-5020.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
10 am
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

(734) 379-5020

Members-Only Holiday Lighting Party

Kick off the holiday season with Santa, music, and merriment after hours at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®. At this exclusive, members-only event Santa makes his grand entrance for the season to light the towering Christmas tree in the Museum Plaza, and that’s just the beginning of the evening’s cheer. Along with other special entertainment, there are photos with Santa, holiday-themed adult beverages, after-hours access to the limited-engagement exhibit LEGO: Towers of Tomorrow, free movies in the Giant Screen theater and Michigan Café will open for dining at 5:00 p.m. so you can enjoy dinner or a snack before the doors open for a great evening of holiday festivities.
Dates: 
11/25/2019
6 - 9 pm
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Location:

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI, 48124
United States

Phone:

313.982.6001

Northville Holiday Lights Parade

Hometown Holiday is a community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The celebration begins with the parade and the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square. Northville is decorated in holiday splendor to warm your hearts which will get you in the holiday spirit. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sip free hot chocolate, community sign-a-long and enjoy the special events planned.
Dates: 
11/22/2019
6:30 pm
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Location:

195 S Main St
Northville, MI, 48167
United States

Phone:

248-349-7640

Outdoor Ice Skating at The Rink

The Rink at Campus Martius Park is the premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan and the region. Open seven days a week and holidays from November 22 - March 8, 2019. Rental skates are available for $5. Host your next party at skate party room - Call (313) 963-9393
Dates: 
11/22/2019
11/23/2019
11/24/2019
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Organization:

Campus Martius Park

Location:

800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48226
United States

Phone:

313.963.9393

Marsh Meander

Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters furred and feathered. Please preregister, 734-379-5020.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
2 pm
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Location:

32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI, 48173
United States

Phone:

(734) 379-5020

Awesome Animal Adaptations at Oakwoods Nature Center

What makes each and every animal so unique? Well, it has to do with their adaptations. There is no better way to discover some unique animal adaptations than getting up-close and personal with live animals, mounts and study skins during this hands-on experience. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Oakwoods Metropark

Location:

32911 Willow Road
New Boston, MI, 48164
United States

Phone:

(734) 782-3956

Detroit Tree Lighting and Light up Beacon Park

One night, two spectacular events! Kickoff the holiday season with spectacular live entertainment, including Olympic skaters and musical guests, horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks and bars, visits with Santa and the Channel 955 Official Rink Opening Party! FREE shuttles will run between Campus Martius Park to Beacon Park from 4:30 p.m. to midnight with pick-up/drop-off locations at Michigan and Griswold and First and Plaza. At Beacon Park, guests can watch a live stream of Detroit's Tree Lighting and enjoy live performances inside the heated Winter Lodge tent. Santa will also make an appearance at Beacon Park, alongside the incredible, larger-than-life holiday lighting installments and the Detroit Children's Tree, which all transforms the park into a winter wonderland!
Dates: 
11/22/2019
4:30 pm - 12 am
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Organization:

Campus Martius Park

Location:

800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48226
United States

Phone:

313.963.9393

Harness & Hitch at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center

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.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
11/24/2019
12 pm
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Location:

65775 Wolcott Rd.
Ray, MI, 48096-1823
United States

Phone:

(586) 463-4581

Evening Owl Prowl at Oakwoods Metropark

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls! Please preregister, 734-782-3956.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
11/23/2019
11/30/2019
6 pm
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Organization:

Oakwoods Metropark

Location:

32911 Willow Road
New Boston, MI, 48164
United States

Phone:

(734) 782-3956

Campfire Meditation

*** Meet at Medford Pavilion *** Hike to a quiet spot in the park and enjoy a brief sit around a campfire, mindfully drinking a cup of tea while taking in the crispness of fall giving way to the stillness of winter. We will hike less than ½ a mile and spend some of our time resting at picnic tables before hiking back. Led by Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance and Julie Woodward, Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. No registration is required. Please contact severances@washtenaw.org if you have questions.
Dates: 
11/17/2019
2 - 4 pm
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Location:

County Farm Park
2230 Platt Road
Ann Arbor , MI, 48107
United States

Sensory Friendly Saturday at the Henry Ford: Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks

Build the next great skyscraper at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation® during this Sensory-Friendly Saturday event at the limited-engagement exhibit Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks. Contact the Call Center at 313-982-6001 for more information on our Sensory-Friendly Saturday experiences and ask about special discounts available for the day on museum admission or membership.
Dates: 
11/23/2019
9:30 am - 5 pm
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Location:

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI, 48124
United States

Phone:

313.982.6001

Preschool Hike: Who Lives in a Tree

Old trees filled with hollows are of great importance in the forest - a home, food and shelter for many animals. Learn about who is hiding in the tree tops and leafy hollows and how they survive the winter. Led by Shawn Severance. For ages 2-4. Pre-registration is required - 15 children maximum. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration #811003, Section C)
Dates: 
11/14/2019
10 - 11 am
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Location:

County Farm Park
2230 Platt Road
Ann Arbor , MI, 48107
United States

English-Arabic Storytime

Children ages 2-6 and their parents are invited to attend storytime in the Library at AANM. A storyteller will read picture books in both English and Arabic, teaching a few Arabic words and phrases. Following the story, there will be time for free play, crafts or games in the Library.
Dates: 
11/16/2019
12/21/2019
10:30 am
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Location:

13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI, 48126
United States

Phone:

313.582.2266