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Here are February events at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

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

Coffee Club
Saturday, February 2nd at 8 a.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Donuts, coffee and a nature walk. What a great way to start your weekend—Join us!!
Donations greatly appreciated.
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email: kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Tadpoles: Animals
Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
This monthly nature series, for young children, is themed from books by author Lois Ehlert.
This month’s theme will be oodles of animals! We will get to learn about the animal kingdom
and begin to classify them. Ages 2-5. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email: kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Explorer’s Club: Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us each month to explore a new topic. This month we will explore maple sugaring.
Learn about the history of maple sugaring, the process to make syrup and even get a taste
of the sweet stuff too! Ages 6 and up. $4 per child.
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Weather with the Woodchucks
Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
It’s Groundhog Day!! Did he see his shadow? What does that mean?
Join us for a look at the Groundhog and his legendary rise to weather-forecasting fame.
$5 adults, $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Night Hike & Bonfire and S’mores
Saturday, February 2nd at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us for a night hike and then we will gather around the bonfire for some S’mores to tell tales
about animals, people and places from the area. We will also enjoy the tasty bonfire treat, s’mores.
Dress for the weather. $4 child; $6 adult
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Fairy Tales & Forecasting
Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Woodchucks (a.k.a. whistle pigs) don’t really know anything about the weather.
They are, however, part of a long list of animals that have been used for winter forecasting.
Let’s learn a bit of the natural and un-natural history of animal “weather wisdom” and come up
with an end of winter forecast of our own. $3 per child; $5 adult
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Michigan’s Trappers History
Sunday, February 3rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
This story begins well before Michigan became a state. Join us to learn about the history of trapping
in Michigan; how indigenous people trapped, how it helped new settlers survive, and shaped our great state.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches
Saturday, February 9th 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.”. Donation appreciated
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email roni.hutchinson@metroparks.com

Crafty Critters Workshop: Trees in Nature
Saturday, February 9th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us at the Nature Center for some wood-crafting fun! Learn about the tree species
found in the Oak woods, then decorate a small, wooden disc (a tree cookie) with natural
materials. So, come spend the afternoon crafting and chatting with us! $5 per person
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Dabblers & Divers
Saturday, February 9th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Discover the different species of waterfowl that come to Lake Erie Metropark
during the breeding season. Join us as we look for them on the trails!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Tundras & Snowies
Sunday, February 11th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call S.E. Michigan
home during the cold weather. Join us for a look at 2 winter visitors—the Snowy Owl and Tundra Swan.
Why are they here? How long do they stay? Where can you see them? Come and find out!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Saturday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very
own owl pellet dissection kit. We will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl
had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.
$5 per pellet
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Winter Night Hike
Saturday, February 16th at 6 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Who dares venture out in the Winter-evening woods? We will! Join us for a leisurely guided hike
through the beautiful Oak-woods. Winter is a great time to be out in our nature study area
and learn what is out and about in the winter at night. Dress for the weather!
$6 adult; $4 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

History of Hooch
Sunday or Monday, February 17th or 18th at 10 a.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
From its ancient beginnings to the modern craft beer era, people have been brewing beer for thousands of years.
Join us for a historic journey of all things beer, including a brief home-brewing show-and-tell.
Sorry folks, no samples will be provided! $5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Rum-running Stories
Sunday or Monday, February 17th or 18th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Detroit River was a pretty busy place during Prohibition. With tremendous amounts
of illegal liquor entering the United States from Canada during the 1920’s and early 1930’s,
stories abound. Join some young “0ld timers’ as you travel back to the era of blind pigs,
rum-running and panther sweat. Participants are urged to tell a few stories of their own!
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Dream Catcher Workshop
Saturday, February 23rd at 10 a.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
What is a Dream Catcher? We will discover the legend of the Native American Dream Catcher
through the stories, myths and legends that surround them; and then we will make our own dream
catcher to take home. $8 per person
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Winter Walk-n-Talk
Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Take a guided hike through our Oak-woods to discover the beauty of Winter.
Discover which critters are out-and-about by learning about t racks and other signs.
Dress for the weather. $5 per adult; $3 per child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Canvasbacks from the Cove
Saturday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
We will be heading to the Cove Point region of Lake Erie Metropark to scan the Detroit River
and Lake Erie for a variety of duck-like canvasbacks, redheads, mergansers and more.
$5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Museum Miscellaneous
Sunday, February 24th at 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection. Guided by an Interpreter,
this program 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! $5 adult; $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Homeschool Thursday: Maple Sugaring
Thursday, February 28th at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about maple sugaring!
We will talk about its history, the process of making syrup and you will get
a taste of the sweet stuff too. Dress for the weather! $4
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Check out more about the parks by visiting www.metroparks.com.

Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

New Boston artist to host paint-a-thon for charity at Novi Home Show

(Robin Belisle of Faux Couture based in New Boston displays her unique talent during a past demonstration at The Novi Home Show)

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Robin Belisle, artist at Faux Couture finishing in New Boston, is hosting a paint-a-thon for charity at the Novi Home Show this weekend.

As a long-time exhibitor, Belisle has demonstrated unique painting techniques at the home show for the past eight years.

This year, Belisle decided to use her talents by featuring a furniture paint-a-thon throughout the show.

The event will benefit Humble Design, a nonprofit that serves families and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming an empty house or apartment into a home.

“My family routinely does charity work and it seemed like it was time to do something big with the skills God gave me. Humble Design is the perfect fit as our recipient,” Belisle said. “They will loan us 100 pieces of donated furniture and we will repaint them into new and beautiful versions of their previous look. Humble Design will use all returned items to furnish homes around the area.”

Attendees can purchase some of the artwork that is created on the spot, with all proceeds going to charity.

“If a particular item catches the eye of an event attendee, it will be possible to purchase some of these items with immediate pick up with every dollar going back to Humble Design,” Belisle added.

The items that are donated to Humble Design usually arrive in bad shape but are given new life.

“Much of the furniture we receive in our donations is scratched, worn, and dated,” said Lisa Crawford, Humble Design development manager in Metro Detroit. “Having these items repainted turns them into focal points in a room, shifting from furnishing with castoffs to gifting our clients something to treasure.”

The event this year is a collaborative effort of volunteers with support from The Novi Home Show exhibitors, Home Depot, and Sherwin-Williams.

In addition to the paint-a-thon event, attendees can enter to win a kitchen reorganization, receive a free consultation from an interior designer, and check out unique interior designer vignettes.

The Novi Home Show runs Jan. 25 through 27 and is at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Show hours are Friday 2 – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more exhibitor information, seminar schedules, coupons and tickets information, visit novihomeshow.com.


 

Huron Rotary hosting daddy-daughter dance Feb. 23

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Attention dads and daughters: get your dance shoes ready.

Huron Township Rotary is hosting their annual daddy-daughter dance Feb. 23 at Huron High School.

The dance costs $25 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter) and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Included is pizza, refreshments, a photo booth session and, of course, dancing.

Daughters must be kindergarten through 5th-grade in age.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary and proceeds will benefit local projects organized by the group.

For more information or to inquire about buying tickets, please call Melanie Shepler at 734-625-0514 or Terri Riopelle at 734-624-4911.

Visit this link for an event flyer


 

Here’s a list of January events at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks

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

Mug for the Birds
Saturday, January 12th 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Do you ever look into your yard and wonder how you can attract more birds,
or maybe just help them through the winter? This family-friendly craft, up-cycles
some of your old coffee or tea cups into feeders for your back yard. Join us and learn
how to make a healthy, natural food source for your backyard birds! This is a B.Y.O.M.
(Bring Your Own Mug) program. $3 child, $5 adult
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Drop-in Owl Pellet Dissecting Day
Sunday, January 13th 10 a.m. to 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 pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton
of the animal back together. $5 per pellet
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Knitting in Nature: Sharing Stitches
Saturday, January 12th 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.”. Donation appreciated
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956.

Afternoon Bonfire and S’mores
Saturday, January 12th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us around the bonfire for some S’mores as we tell some tales about animals,
people and places from the area. We will also enjoy the tasty bonfire treat, S’mores!
$5 adult, $3 child
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Erie Ice Daze
Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join us for a two-day celebration of winter fun, combining traditional outdoor activities such as
snowsnake and atlatl throwing, with some comfortable indoor crafting, fly-tying, flint-knapping
and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire
on Saturday night! It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. $2
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Ice Daze Hoot Hike & Bonfire
Sunday, January 20th at 6 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
After enjoying the day’s activities at Ice Daze, join us for a quick program on some of the owl species
found in Michigan at various times of year; then we will hit the trail in search of some owls.
After the hike, relax around the bonfire and enjoy some hot cocoa and s’mores. $2
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Outdoor Survival Camp for Kids
Saturday, January 19th at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Shelter building, fire starting, and many more topics will be covered during this fun, hands-on camp.
Test your skills against whatever Mother Nature throws at us this day! Dress for the weather,
we will spend time both inside and out. Don’t forget to bring a lunch! $30 Ages 8-14
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Crafty Critters Workshop: “Cones and Corns in Nature”
Saturday, January 26th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Like the squirrels in the woods, we have been busy hoarding too….crafting supplies that is.
Come out and relax at our pinecone and acorn themed craft workshop. Get inspired by nature
and join us to get crafty. $5
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

Tooth, Fang & Claw: A Predator’s Life
Saturday, January 26th at 2 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
Join us to learn the incredible features that predators must have to survive.
From the powerful jaws of the canines, to the piercing talons of the owls, discover the everyday
Challenges predators face. $3 child, $5 adult
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

LENS CAP
Sunday, January 27th 2 p.m.
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Join us for a photo exploration of the Metroparks and beyond through images that have been submitted
by photographers just like you. You submit them and we’ll make sense of them! For details on how
to participate, contact the Marshlands Museum. Everybody is welcome, even if you didn’t submit anything!
Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 Email: paul.cypher@metroparks.com
Donation greatly appreciated

Homeschool Thursday
Thursday, January 31st at 1 p.m.
Oakwoods Nature Center, Flat Rock
In this month’s homeschool program, we will learn about animals and their homes.
Join us to search for animal-made homes and structures.
Dress for the weather! $4
Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com