EVENTS

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EVENTS

The coronavirus has brought a lot of late-spring and early summer fun to a halt and while things are slowly opening back up, not everything will. So, your typical summer plans are probably going to be quite different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! There are still plenty of ways to make it enjoyable and create ultimate at-home experiences. Your kids’ best summer memories are waiting to be made in your own backyard!

Movie Night

Break out the snacks and enjoy a movie that everyone in the family will enjoy. Looking for movie ideas? Check out this list of family movies: Best Family Movies (2000-2017)

MUSIC MANIA

Make your own instruments; then, lead a marching band parade through the living room.

Future Ford Owners Events - Fall

FALL INTO AUTUMN!


Fall is here! Get out there and have fun! The events below are for both indoors and out. Dress appropriately for the changing weather, so it's healthy for both the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.


Chuck E Cheese Sensory Sundays
MAY 01 - DECEMBER 04 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sensory Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese in Sterling Heights
LOCATION

13745 Lakeside Cir.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

DESCRIPTION

Kids with sensory processing disorders enjoy a sensory-friendly time at this Macomb County fun spot. Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month.

Event cost: Free
Event times: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Babies, Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Toddlers

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JANUARY 01 - DECEMBER 31 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Rosa Parks Bus at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn
LOCATION

20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

DESCRIPTION

Located in the “With Liberty and Justice for All” section of the museum. See the infamous bus where Rosa Parks took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement by refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

Event cost: Free admission with museum ticket: $27/general, $24.25/seniors, $20.25/ages 5-11; $9/parking
Event times: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens

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MAY 03 - DECEMBER 27 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Adaptive Judo at Rochester Avon Recreation Authority in Rochester

THIS EVENT OCCURS WEEKLY, ON TUESDAYS

LOCATION

500 E. 2nd St.
Rochester, MI 48307

DESCRIPTION

Every month on Tuesdays, people with special needs can enjoy a Judo class taught by a certified USJF black belt. Wear long sleeve sweats tops and bottoms.

Event cost: $50/month
Event times: 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays May 3-Dec. 27, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Phone: 947-886-0084

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Teens, Tweens


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OCTOBER 01 - 30, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Harvest Festival at Upland Hills Farm in Oxford

THIS EVENT OCCURS WEEKLY, 4 WEEK(S) ON SUNDAY, SATURDAY

LOCATION

481 Lake George Road Oxford, MI 48370

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy farm show demonstrations, magic shows, hay rides, a walk through the storybook trail and more. Some of the actives are not included in the admission price.

Event cost: $10/person, free/2 and under, group rate: $9/person if there's 10 or more people
Event times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Toddlers

Rock Around The Hawk
SEPTEMBER 08, 2022 - AUGUST 10, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rock Around The Hawk at The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center in Farmington Hills
LOCATION

The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center
29995 W. 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

DESCRIPTION

Rock Around the Hawk is a free drop-in program for little ones, ages eighteen months to five years, with a caregiver. This event offers sensory-friendly components. Each month, they'll celebrate a different famous music festival from all around the world. Join them for a morning of music, activities and fun in their Blackbox Theater.
Sep 8 - Lollipopalooza
Oct 6 - Quiet?! Fest
Nov 4 - Mo Popcorn
Dec 9 - Toasty Man
Jan 12 - Snowfort Jazz Festival
Feb 9 - Bonbonaroo
Mar 16 - Windsock
Apr 6 - Lily's Fair
May 11 - Moveand-Shakement
Jun 8 - Glastonstrawberry Music Festival
Jul 13 - Toytuga Music Festival
Aug 10 - Seashella

Event cost: Free
Event times: 10-11 a.m. Various dates; Sept. 8, 2022-Aug. 10, 2023

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Babies, Preschool, Toddlers

Ghost & Goodies Railroad
OCTOBER 01 - 31, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ghosts & Goodies at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint
LOCATION

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road
Flint, MI 48505

DESCRIPTION

This month-long festival includes 20 treat stops, a magic show, a straw maze, ciders and donuts and much more. Advanced tickets are recommended.

Event cost: $15-$24, free/children 12 months and under
Event times: 5-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-9 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 26-31, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Babies, Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Toddlers

Hallowe’en History and Trick-or-Treat Tour at the Crocker House Museum in Mount Clemens
OCTOBER 09 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hallowe’en History and Trick-or-Treat Tour at the Crocker House Museum in Mount Clemens
LOCATION

Crocker House Museum
15 Union St.
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy a Halloween history presentation, seasonal snacks, kids' treat and activity stations throughout the museum and more.

Event cost: $5/admission
Event time: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Babies, Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Toddlers, Tweens

30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks



With the weather changing, many of you want to spend more time outside! Not only is spending time outdoors fun, it is also healthy for the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.

Here are 30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks in southeast Michigan that you and your family can explore all while staying close to home.

  1. Bird Hills Trail (Ann Arbor)  There are 4.8 mile and 2.3 mile loops available at this park. FREE.

  2. Barton Nature Area (Ann Arbor)  This hiking loop is 2.4 miles and is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  3. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Ann Arbor) — There are a 1.6 and 4.2 mile trails available. FREE.

  4. Brighton State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 5 trail options here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  5. Island Lake State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 7 different trails here to explore with a variety of lengths. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  6. Oaken Transformations (Brighton) — This .5 mile loop trail features poetry and sculptures throughout the woods. Open Monday – Friday. FREE.

  7. Kensington Metropark (Brighton/Milford) Lots of options here with 15 different trails. Metroparks pass required.

  8. Lower Rouge Parkway (Canton) There are two short hiking trails here. FREE.

  9. Waterloo State Recreation Area (Chelsea) This park features 13 different trails to explore. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  10. Belle Isle Park (Detroit) This park has two shorter trails, not to mention tons of extras for kids to do! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  11. Dequindre Cut Greenway (Detroit)This is an urban 2 mile point-to-point trail. FREE.

  12. Heritage Park (Farmington) There are two trail options here — both a 2 mile and 3.2 mile trails. FREE.

  13. Deerfield Hills Nature Area (Fenton)This park features a 3.8 mile loop that features a lake and forests. FREE.

  14. The Ledges of Grand Ledge (Grand Ledge)Visit Fitzgerald Park and hike the trails for beautiful views that look like the upper peninsula!

  15. Highland State Recreation Area (Highland)  There are 8 different trails to explore here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  16. Seven Lakes State Park (Holly) This park has 3 shorter trails available. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  17. Holly State Recreation Area (Holly) There are several trails available. The Wildwood and Valley Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile loop. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  18. Bald Mountain State Recreation (Lake Orion)This park features 6 trails, with two that are less than 5 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  19. Rotary Park Loop (Livonia) This park has a 1.6 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  20. Leonard Preserve (Manchester)This loop is 3.7 miles and features wild flowers and nature. FREE.

  21. Proud Lake State Recreation Area (Commerce/Milford)This park features 4 trails for long or shorter hikes. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  22. River Raisin National Battlefield (Monroe) This national park has a 1 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  23. Crosswind Marsh Preserve (Belleville) This park features 6 hiking trails, including 2.5 mile and 1.1 mile loops. FREE.

  24. Maybury State Park (Northville)There are a few trail options here, including a 1.3 mile loop. There is also a farm near the trails that is fun to explore when open! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  25. Pinckney Recreation Area (Pinckney/Dexter)This park features 13 different trails, including three that are less than 3 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  26. Cranberry Lake Park Trail (Rochester)This park has a 1.1. mile loop for all skill levels. FREE.

  27. Stage Nature Center Loop (Troy)This trail is a 1.5 mile loop that is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  28. Marsh Bank Park Loop (West Bloomfield)This park has a 1.3 mile loop. FREE.

  29. West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve (West Bloomfield)This trail is 2.1 miles and features woods. FREE.

  30. North Bay Trail (Ypsilanti)North Bay Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ypsilanti, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. $3 pass entry fee.