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Check out these October events at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

(Photo courtesy Huron-Clinton Metroparks)

Check-out some upcoming events scheduled at the local Huron-Clinton Metroparks:

Grand Tuesday
Tuesday, October 2nd at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join us on the First Tuesday of each month as GRANDparents and their GRANDkids
are invited to share a special time together exploring a new topic each month.
Through hands-on activities discover something new from nature, science, or history.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $3 per child

Saturday, October 6th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Tadpoles is a nature series for children ages 2-5.
Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4 per child.

Coffee Club
Saturday, October 6th at 7 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Donuts, coffee, and a nature walk. That a great way to start your weekend! Join us!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. Donation.

Explorer’s Club
Saturday, October 6th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Explorer’s Club is a nature series for children ages 6 and up.
Each month features a different nature-related theme.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4 per child.

Sandhill Crane Adventure Tour
Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
We will be hopping in the van and heading to the Pleasant Lake, MI area
to patrol some farm fields and back roads for Sandhill Cranes before heading
to the Haehnle Nature Preserve to watch as potentially thousands of cranes
come in for the evening. We will stop at a local restaurant for dinner (not included)
before heading back to Lake Erie. Space is limited to 12 individuals.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $25

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches
Saturday, October 13th at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn.
Have a cup of coffee and a treat or two and make some new friends! This is not
a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love
to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. Donation

Animal ID: Michigan Bats
Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Bring the family out for an in-depth look at some of our local wildlife.
Each month we will focus on a different critter.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $5 per adult, $3 per child

Stories from the Passed: Cemetery Tales
Saturday, October 13th at 7 p.m
Willow Metropark, Huron Township
Join us for an evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery,
located in Willow Metropark. Begin the evening with an Interpreter-led hayride to the cemetery,
where the stories of some of those buried there will come-to-life! This is not a haunted attraction;
but an exciting way to learn about some local history.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 $8 per person

Halloween History Part 1: Critters & Crawlers
Sunday, October 14th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Bats and spiders are just some of the things we associate with Halloween.
Join us as we take a closer look at the natural history of this fabled holiday’s world.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 $5 per adult; $3 per child

Evening Lantern Tours
Thursday & Friday, October 19th & 20th 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, October 26th & 27th 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the dark, pumpkin-lit woods
to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s
legends and local history. THIS IS NOT A HAUNTED ATTRACTION. Ages 8 & older.
Advanced ticket purchase only, $12 per person 734-782-3956

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Saturday, October 20th at 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets,
and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work
through the 0pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt
to put the skeleton of the animal back together.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 per pellet

Halloween History Part 2: People & Origins
Sunday, October 21st at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Potatoes, plastic, and a pope are just some of the factors that led to Halloween as we know it today.
Let’s investigate All Hallow’s Eve through the centuries. Who was that Jack fellow, anyway?
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 per adult; $3 per child

Homeschool Thursday
Thursday, October 25th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join our Interpretive staff as we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities.
Ecology, Biology, and other “ologies” are covered. Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4

Kids, Candy & Characters
Saturday, October 27th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Enjoy an indoor program on Halloween history, followed by an Interpreter-led hike
through the woods to meet some interesting characters and get a head start on your
Halloween candy collection. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to wear their costumes!
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $5 per child

Pesky Critters
Saturday, October 27th at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Have you ever been a victim of an animal who dug up your yard, smelled up your house,
or went through your trash? While all of these things are annoying, each and every pesky
critter has its place in our ecosystem. Join us to learn what makes these annoying animals
so important to you!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5per adult; $3 per child

Museum Miscellaneous
Sunday, October 28th 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection. Guided by an interpreter,
this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from
the backroom. If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020. $5 per adult; $3 per child

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Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks



Huron Township Applefest set for first weekend in October; parade cancelled for second year in a row

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Applefest 2018 in Huron Township is set for the first weekend in October.

The festival, held Oct. 6 and 7 this year right in downtown New Boston, is the most popular event held annually in the township.

This year’s Applefest hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday of the festival, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Those seeking the Applefest parade this year will likely be disappointed.

For the second year in a row, the parade will be cancelled due to the Waltz Road bridge construction.

This year the bridge will likely be closed to foot traffic, unlike last year. This is because crews have started the process of building a new bridge over the Huron River.

Related: Waltz Road Bridge construction contract awarded to Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom

Parking for the festival will be available in areas near downtown on the north side of the bridge.

The following detour to Applefest is suggested:

Southbound: Huron River Drive to Sibley Road, proceed eastbound on Sibley
Road to South I-275 to South Huron Road heading west, then take South Huron
Road to Waltz Road.

Northbound: Take Waltz Road to South Huron Road, proceed east to I-275 North,
then take I-275 North to Sibley Road, and follow Sibley Road to Huron River Drive.

For more information about Applefest, visit or call 734-753-3378.


Event: Farmers and vintage market scheduled for Sept. 8 at Lajko Park

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A farmers and vintage market will be held a Lajko Park on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Huron Historical Commission and Parks and Recreation.

Parking and admission will be free.

For full info about the event, please visit this link.

Lajko Park’s location:

St. Paul’s Church seeking crafters for Applefest show

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 19109 Craig Street in New Boston, is looking for crafters for their Applefest craft hall on October 6 and 7.

Spaces are available for $40 (electricity is $5 extra).

The facility is locked at night and one free parking permit will be provided for each vendor.

Call the church office at 734-753-9048 for reservations. The Deadline is Sept. 25.

–Scott Bolthouse

Department of Public Safety collecting school supplies, clothing during ‘stuff the bus’ drive

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is partnering with Huron School District, Summit Academy Schools, Huron Township Rotary, and Huron Township Goodfellows to collect new school supplies and clothing for the upcoming school year.

“Even as an adult, I still remember the feeling of going to the first day of school with my new clothes, backpack, and school supplies. Unfortunately, some kids who go to school in our community never get to experience that feeling. My favorite part of this job is having a platform to help kids in my community that can use it,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

Donations can be dropped off at the Huron Township Police Department, 36500 S. Huron Road in New Boston, staring at 9 a.m. on Aug. 17 and ending at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Daily donations can be dropped off between those dates anytime from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“I have seen first-hand the generosity of this community, especially when it comes to our children through the shop with a hero Christmas Program. I am hoping that we can all come together to stuff the busses. All of the collected items will be given to kids who show up the first week of school without the things they need. I am excited to see what this community can do,” Robbins said.

“I want to thank our community partners for the support. We got immediate support from Superintendent Rowe and Superintendent Hedke and they were as excited about this initiative as we were. The busses are here, and we are ready to go.”

Here is a flyer for the event


Huron Township Rotary hosting community picnic at Lajko Park July 28

File photo — 2016 community picnic

Huron Township Rotary is hosting a free community picnic at Lajko Park on Saturday,  July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lajko Park is located on Huron River Drive just north of Township Hall.

Here’s a map where the park is located

The picnic will give residents a chance to mingle and enjoy free food and family activities.

Huron Township Fire Department will be on hand to join-in on the fun, and children will be able to get their face painted.

The event will be held rain or shine.