While there's no admission charge, organizers hope you'll bring a donation of nonperishable food items for Gleaners.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The first topic for the 2013 series of free community walks is appropriate for spring.
Botsford Hospital welcomes spring with its first Walk with a Doc of the season on March 21. At this free community walk, Dr. Annie A. Arrey-Mensah, a board-certified allergist-immunologist, will tell you everything you want to know about asthma and allergies. She will also field questions. Walk with a Doc events are held at noon on the third Thursday of each month, through November, in Heritage Park, located on the west side of Farmington Road, between 10 and 11 Mile Roads. The walks start at the City of Farmington Hills Nature Center and are held rain or shine. Healthy snacks are provided. Register by calling 877-477-Doc1 (3621) and selecting option 1. Source: Botsford Hospital press release
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The city's parks supervisor says coyote sightings have increased over the past decade.
If you're seeing coyotes in and around Farmington Hills, you're not alone. Patch reader Ed Flaherty sent in several photos of a coyote that has been traveling near his home in the 11 Mile and Orchard Lake area. Flaherty said he has seen the animal during the daylight hours, and a motion-activated camera he received as a Christmas gift caught a photo on New Year's Eve. City of Farmington Hills Parks Supervisor Randy Lovett says he has seen coyotes in Flaherty's part of town many times over the last decade, and sightings have increased all around the city every year. "The frequency of incoming reports from concerned citizens about coyote sightings in neighborhoods is definitely on the rise as well," he wrote in an email. "These dogs do not…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Dec. 15 workshop is designed for all ages.
Stop by the Nature Discovery Center in Heritage Park Dec. 15 and create a wreath and holiday gifts using materials found in nature. Put together a grapevine and greens holiday wreath or a nature ornament, then decorate a cookie. Kids’ crafts will also be available. The Nature Holiday Craft Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is designed for all ages. Children must be supervised by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged at https://recreg.fhgov.com or the Costick Center. Participants can also drop in throughout the morning and pay at the door; however, space is limited. The fee is $8 per person or $25 per family. All materials will be provided. Call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135 or email email@example.com for more …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Consider adding some of these events in Farmington and Farmington Hills to your calendar.
We may have some showers today, but the rest of the weekend looks sunny and perfect for the outdoor activities on our events calendar. Browse through the photo gallery above for basic information, then click on these links to learn more about what's going on in Farmington and Farmington Hills over the next few days: Do you know about an event that's not on our calendar? You can add it at http://farmington-mi.patch.com/events/new
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Residents are invited to help with a variety of projects on Oct. 9.
The City of Farmington Hills and Alcoa, based in Farmington Hills, invite members of the community to participate in a special Heritage Park Clean-Up Day on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Employees from Alcoa’s Automotive Center, located at 12 Mile and Halsted, plan to give back to the community by taking on projects that will help enhance the natural beauty of the park. Participants at the Clean-Up Day will be split into groups according to tasks that will range from easy to more physically demanding. City staff will assist and provide all tools and supplies needed to perform the jobs. Clean-Up Day tasks will include: Cutting down perennials at the Visitors Center and bagging debris Painting fire hydrants Raking mulch at …
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 …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Kids flock to a Farmington Hills Fire ladder truck to grab marshmallows, and some showed the true spirit of sharing.
After Farmington Hills firefighter John Harshbarger had tossed all of the marshmallows from the top of a fire truck ladder during Tuesday's Marshamallow Fly and Fry at Heritage Park, some kids walked away empty-handed. Farmington Hills Fire Lt. Mike Kish said he asked whether those who had would share with those who didn't, and a few kids stepped up. Among them were Kerry Jackson II, 9, and David James, 9, both students at Highmeadow Common Campus in Farmington Hills. "I wanted to be nice, because some of the kids were crying," Kerry said. The marshmallows were valuable, because children turned them in for prizes. Families were also able to purchase hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over coals in an open pit. Members of Girl Scout …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Watch 1,000+ marshmallows drop from the sky today at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.
Ever see more than 1,000 marshmallows? You'll get the chance at a family-friendly event this evening in Farmington Hills. Here's what else you should know today: The temperature creeps into the upper 70s today, and the National Weather Service predicts clearing skies after a cloudy morning. Lows are expected to range from 56 to 60. Families can cook hot dogs and s’mores over the campfire, then watch over 1,000 marshmallows fall from the sky today at Heritage Park. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., also includes time to enjoy the splash pad, play on the bouncer, do crafts, check out the fire trucks, and more. The event is free to attend; there's a nominal cost for food. School board members will hold two committee meetings – Building and …