If your students are among those with vacation through Jan. 7, here are 10 things they can do in and around Macomb Township to keep busy.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
School is out and the kids are full of holiday energy. Here are 10 things you can do as a family in and around Macomb Township.
"And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again ... " Whether its Bing Crosby or Johnny Mathis singing those words, most of us can agree there's more than a little truth in them. If the kids are still running on a sugar high from this weekend's holiday revelry, here are a 10 ways to help them burn off the excess energy while still enjoying time as a family: 1. Movies Catch a kid-friendly film like Monsters, Inc. 3D or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at nearby MJR Partridge Creek or Chesterfield Crossing Cinemas. Price: Matinee shows, from noon to 6 p.m., are $5. Super Saver shows before noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $4.50. 2. Indoor Waterpark The Macomb Township Recreation Center's Aquatic Center is the closest thing…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Patch has a schedule of events for the 20th Annual St. Lawrence Apple Fest Sept. 7-9.
Organizers of the 20th Annual St. Lawrence Apple Fest are hoping this year's festival, which runs Sept. 7-9, will be the biggest and best ever. Last year, more than 10,000 people visited the three-day festival located on the St. Lawrence Church grounds in Utica. The musical highlight of the festival will be Friday when the band Nightline, which includes several former Temptations, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Authentic Italian and Polish food stands will line the outside of the tent, and of course, there are plenty of apple treats to be had, from pies to caramel apples. Classic carnival rides, games and a children's tent will also be located on the festival grounds. Friday, Sept 7 Festival Hours: 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept 8 Festival …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
We're helping you plan mini vacations all summer long. This weekend we recommend Dexter, where the city is hosting its Dexter Daze.
All summer long, we'll offer up a weekly day trip guide to another southeast Michigan destination. Have you been to Dexter? Tell us your favorite things to do in the comments. Community Park Looking for a place to take the kids? Community Park is full of fun things to do outdoors. Community Park is located behind LaFontaine Chevrolet and is a public park. The park includes a 1/4 mile walking trail, play equipment, a basketball court and a geocache trail. Community Park is a great location for family reunions or small neighborhood parties. Monument Park Located adjacent to Dexter's biggest shopping and dining destinations, Monument Park is the perfect spot to enjoy some quiet downtime. It's also bustling with activity during the summer. At …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
We're helping you plan mini vacations all summer long. This weekend we recommend Dearborn, where the city is hosting its signature Homecoming celebration Aug. 3-5.
All summer long, we'll offer up a weekly day trip guide to another southeast Michigan destination. Have you been to Dearborn? Somewhere other than the Henry Ford Museum? Here's where Dearbornites say are must-stops for visitors to their fair city. This weekend, Aug. 3-5, is Dearborn Homecoming, too! Dearborn's pretty lucky. While some cities have just one walkable stip of restaurants, bars and shops, we have two. In East Downtown, you'll find a unique mixture of hip shops, history, and both Polish and Arab American influence in the food and stores. On the west side, a bevy of places to eat, plus Dearborn's bustling nightlife–any night of the week. Here are some spots you won't want to miss, according to Patch readers: You can learn a lot …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Festival of the Hills fireworks show is Wednesday night at Borden Park. Here's what you need to know right now if you're thinking about attending this free event.
Didn't make it to the Target Fireworks in Detroit Monday? No worries, fireworks season has only begun and the state's second-largest show is set to take place even closer to Macomb this week. The Festival of the Hills starts Wednesday at Borden Park in Rochester Hills. The forecast calls for sun and clouds, but no rain. If you're planning to attend, here's what you need to know right now about the event: For Macomb Township families planning the trip out to Rochester Hills, keep in mind that many of the city's streets are under construction. If you're planning to take M-59, get off at the Dequindre Road exit and travel north on Dequindre to Hamlin Road. Turn left (west) on Hamlin to get to Borden Park. You should avoid most of the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Today is the longest day of the year, so here are a few ways to make the most of your extra minutes in and around Macomb Township.
Summer is officially here and if today's weather is any indication of the season to come, you may want to throw a few more ice trays in the freezer now. Temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s today, with sunny skies all day long. At exactly 7:08 p.m., the sun will be at its farthest point north in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer, and we in Macomb Township will celebrate the summer solstice, or first day of summer. Being that this is also the longest day of the year, here are five ways you and your family can make the most of your extra minutes in and around Macomb. Cool Down with Ice Cream Fortunately for our taste buds and unfortunately for our waistlines, Macomb Township is home to several ice cream shops. Here are …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Staying around Macomb Township this weekend? Here are five ideas to get the family out of the house.
The National Weather Service is predicting this weekend will be a scorcher, with temperatures hitting 90 on Saturday and topping out at 88 degrees on Sunday. While it may be tempting to stay in the A/C, there are lots of events taking place outdoors this weekend offering fun for the whole family. Here are five:
Friday, June 1, 2012
See more than 60 trucks of all shapes, sizes and uses Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the St. John Medical Center on 23 Mile Road.
Fasten your seat belts, Macomb. Tons O’ Trucks and Wheeled Wonders returns to Macomb Township this weekend for the 13th year. The premiere summer event of the township’s parks and recreation department, Tons O’ Trucks features more than 60 vehicles and typically draws more than 6,000 people. This year’s event takes place Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the St. John Medical Center on 23 Mile Road. The stars of the show, which include fire trucks, monster trucks, race cars and a Zamboni this year, can be found in the St. John parking lot. Most are open for the exploring and climbing pleasure of the event’s younger guests. Some parking is available at St. John, but an overflow lot with shuttles to the event is available at the …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Planning to stay in Macomb Township for Memorial Day Weekend? Here are five family-friendly events and activities that don't require too much travel.
The swimming pools, beaches and spraygrounds at Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark are all open. The swimming pool at the Macomb Township Recreation Center has modified hours on Memorial Day (May 28): open swim, noon-4 p.m.; lap swim, 6 a.m.-noon. A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily. The Summer Sounds concert series returns to The Mall at Partridge Creek this weekend. The carnival runs May 25 through June 10. The fair cinludes thrill rides, such as White Water Flame, Enterprise, Fire Ball, Zyclon Roller Coaster, Drag Strip Slide, Fighter and Twister, as well as plenty of kiddie rides, skill games, fair food and more. Kids …