Saturday, May 4, 2013
Clean debris in and around the river in Heritage Park.
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Saturday, May 4
Help sustain the City’s natural resources at Rouge Rescue 2013 on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at Heritage Park, located off Farmington Road between Ten and Eleven Mile Roads in Farmington Hills. Every year since 1986, thousands of caring citizens have been part of the hands-on community effort to clean and restore the Rouge River watershed. This year’s volunteers will help clean debris in and around the river, remove invasive species near the waterway, and also help with native plantings in the park. The first 50 participants to arrive and sign in outside the Heritage Park Visitor’s Center will receive a free Rouge Rescue t-shirt and all participants will enjoy a free picnic lunch. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The City of Farmington Hills offers dozens of programs and events for adults 50 and better in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Adults ages 50 and older will have opportunities to honor veterans, enjoy the great outdoors, take in a movie and more as part of the City of Farmington Hills Center for Active Adults May activities. Events include: Friday’s Film. May 17, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, Les Miserables will be shown with popcorn, candy, and a drink at the Costick Center. $5 advance tickets, $7 at the door. Memorial Day Tribute. May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Honor veterans who have served our country and also Senior Division participants who have passed within the last year with a VFW/American Legion Honor Guard flag ceremony, rifle salute and recitation, followed by refreshments. Held at the Costick Center. No Senior Left Inside. May 29, 10 a.m…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The May 11 event takes place rain or shine at the Heritage Park Visitor's Center parking lot.
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Tuesday, April 30
Get your garden ready for spring with the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission’s 13th Annual Spring Plant and Seed Swap on May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Park Visitor’s Center parking lot. Every year, rain or shine, amateur and Master Gardeners come armed with plants from their gardens. Come prepared with gloves, wagons, and your favorite plants and seeds to exchange. The Beautification Commission, area Garden Club members, and Master Gardeners will all be on hand to answer questions and provide refreshments. For more information, call Charmaine Kettler-Schmult in the City’s Community Development Office at 248-871-2543.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The trail features scent boxes, a sand pit, opossum trail and other opportunities for children and adults to learn more about nature.
Under sunny skies, the City of Farmington Hills celebrated Earth Day Monday with an event in Heritage Park that included the grand opening of a new Nature Discovery Trail. Naturalist Ashley Simons, representing the city's Nature Center, said many volunteers and groups, including the city's parks staff, made the trail possible. "If it wasn't for the volunteers, a lot of the programs we offer here at the Nature Center wouldn't be possible," she added. Mayor Barry Brickner said recycled wood for the arch that marks the beginning of the trail came from various park facilities, including Longacre House, the Farmington Hills Golf Club and the Nature Center roof. A longhouse replica located along the trail was built by youth and volunteers …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Roast marshmallows, participate in an archeological dig and more during the April 22 event.
Celebrate Earth Day at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills April 22, with free activities that start at 5 p.m. Archeological digs, nature twister, rock painting, face painting, stories by the Longhouse, roasting marshmallows over the campfire, and much more will be offered, and you can witness the ribbon cutting on the new Nature Discovery Trail at 5:45 p.m. Exhibitors that will show you how to save money, save energy and reduce your impact on the environment. Meals fit for everyone in the family will be available for $5 per person from Johnny Pomodoro’s. Registration is not required. To learn more, call 248-477-1135.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Peace Love & Planet reaches out to high school audience, encouraging collective action to help the environment.
With a half-day off from school, scores of Farmington area students gathered at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills Monday to help create a video series with an environmental message. Working with a grant from the newly formed Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation, Northville-based nonprofit Peace Love & Planet (PLP) is creating a series of videos especially for high school students. "It's that idea of collective action," PLP founder Gina Adams-Levy said, "and realizing is does make a difference." Filming will be done in schools next month; the videos are expected to be released by the time school starts in the fall. Did you take photos or video at yesterday's event? Share them by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Nonprofit Peace Love & Planet needs more than 100 kids to participate in the filming of 'Be the Solution' at Heritage Park.
On Monday, Farmington Public Schools students who have a half-day off are invited to take part in the filming of "Be the Solution," a new film series produced by local non-profit Peace Love & Planet (PLP). More than 100 kids are needed for the upbeat and inspirational films that will feature them promoting eco-friendly behaviors. According to PLP founder Gina Adams-Levy, the films will show kids teaching peers why it is important to be active and how to incorporate simple, eco-friendly habits. According to an event flyer, kids will participate in the largest Twister game in history, enjoy a "seriously enormous" Earth Ball and can audition for a featured role. Kids should wear green; the first 100 will receive a t-shirt. The event begins at…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
April abounds with activities designed to bring families out to Heritage Park and the Nature Discovery Center.
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Sunday, April 7
If you're ever wondered what Heritage Park looks like when the sun goes down, or how to identify a frog by the sound it makes, the City of Farmington Hills Nature Discovery Center has spring programs that can help. Click on these links for more information about April activities at the Center: For more information, visit fhgov.com.
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.