Monday, April 1, 2013
Learn more about how to join event sponsor Farmington Area Jaycees at their April 9 meeting in Farmington Hills.
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Monday, April 1
Participants in this year's Farmington Area Jaycees Spring Egg Hunt in Heritage Park helped bring more than 740 meals to metro Detroit area residents, through donations to Gleaners food bank. The total 849 pounds of non-perishable food items collected was 200 pounds more than last year. Held in partnership with the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department, the March 24 event brought out an estimated 500 children, despite chilly, windy weather. Participants played games and had the ability choose when they wanted to hunt for eggs as there were multiple hunts ran for each age group. There were also multiple raffle prizes for kids and adults given away, including a signed Detroit Lions football. Do you have photos from the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
While there's no admission charge, organizers hope you'll bring a donation of nonperishable food items for Gleaners.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The 58th Annual Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Farmington Area Jaycees.
The City of Farmington Hills has announced two new programs that signal the start of spring. Check the flyers above for more information, or follow these links to download the PDF files:
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A large crowd of excited children welcomed Santa to the Governor Warner Mansion Saturday.
After listening to children's wishes during Holly Days Saturday, Santa made a second visit in Farmington, at the Governor Warner Mansion. Santa helped the Farmington Area Jaycees light a 14-foot Christmas tree, donated by Trident Trees and on display in the Mansion's gazebo. Families ushered him into the gathering with a rousing chorus of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," led by students from School of Rock in Farmington. With the lighted tree behind them, Santa helped Jaycee Kristin Garstka read "A Visit From St. Nicholas ('Twas the Night Before Christmas)". He then moved to the mansion porch to listen to children's Christmas wishes. During the evening, visitors lined up to take docent-led tours of the city-owned museum, which is …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Enjoy Victorian holiday decorations, music and more at the historic home on Grand River in Farmington.
Friday, November 30, 2012
On Saturday, Dec. 1, start the holiday season right with the 27th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and open house at the Governor Warner Mansion. Join the Farmington Area Jaycees and Mansion volunteers for this old-fashioned holiday evening of family fun from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Mansion opens at 5 p.m. for tours, and Santa Claus arrives at 5:30 p.m. to light the 14-foot Gazebo Christmas tree that begins the outdoor festivities. After singing carols by candlelight and reading a classic Christmas tale, warm up around the nearby fire pit, head over to the heated Carriage House for cookies and hot chocolate, or get pictures taken with Santa on the porch. When the outdoor activities are over, come inside the Mansion to view the magnificent…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Summer winds down in Farmington and Farmington Hills, with the finales for two seasonal events this weekend.
It's official: Summer is on its way out. This weekend brings the last Rhythmz in Riley Park concert and the last Family Campfire in Heritage Park for the season. You'll find details about those events and others by flipping through our photo gallery above, then clicking on the links below to learn more: Do you know about an event that's not on our calendar? Add it! Just sign in with your e-mail address (or sign up, if you don't have a user account), then visit our Events home page and click on "Add an Event". Upload a photo to make your listing stand out.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The City of Farmington Hills summer concert series closes tonight, with a group of hometown performers.
Tonight marks the end of another summer concert series, as the Farmington Community Chorus performs in Heritage Park. Here's what else you should know The National Weather Service predicts another sunny day, with a high in the mid-80s and a low tonight around 63. The 80-member Farmington Community Chorus closes out this summer concert series with a wide variety of musical selections. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the park's amphitheater; rain location is the Costick Center on 11 Mile east of Middlebelt. The Farmington Rotary and Xemplar clubs host this raffle each week, and the jackpot is at an all-time high. The drawing is held at 9 p.m. Thursday at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington. Tickets are just $1 and can be purchased …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Free concerts, outdoor events and hockey activities are on tap this weekend in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
A weekend packed with activities in Farmington and Farmington Hills starts today, with temperatures back in the 90s and a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. To round out your calendar for the next three days, browse through the gallery to learn about events listed in our calendar, then click on the links below for more information: If you know about an event that's not on our calendar, add it by visiting our Events home page and clicking the Add an Event button.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
RRRASOC rolls out new recycling containers in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
The long-awaited, larger recycling bins are being delivered in Farmington and Farmington Hills this week. Below, you'll find a link to more information, and a few other things you should know today: The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with a high around 89. Tonight's low is expected to land in the upper 60s. The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) is delivering new, larger recycling bins in Farmington and Farmington Hills, starting this week. You can use your new container on the next collection day, and recycle your old bin by donating it to Farmington Schools, for use in their recycling program. Drop bins at the FPS Facilities …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Despite chilly weather, kids enjoy face painting, a bounce house, games and 'rolling' egg hunts in Heritage Park.
The Farmington Area Jaycees kept the fun moving Sunday afternoon during their annual Spring Egg Hunt, held at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills. As face painting, a raffle and other activities went on in and around the picnic shelter, egg hunts were held on playgrounds periodically between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Easter Bunny also made an appearance, riding in on a Farmington Hills Fire truck. The event was so well attended that by 2:30 p.m., volunteers were directing vehicles into overflow parking in the main lot near the park's Visitors Center. Did you get photos or video at the event? Share them here by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" link.