RECREATION GUIDE - Independence Township

 
RECREATION GUIDE - Independence Township
RECREATION GUIDE                                                               SUMMER 2018

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RECREATION GUIDE - Independence Township
WHAT’S
         INSIDE
                                                                             2018 Camp Guide–Your guide to summer fun!!
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                            Page 33–39
General Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Director’s Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Parks and Facilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Facility Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Community Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Beach, Boat Launch, Spraypark  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Swim Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12      Immersion Speaker Series
Independence Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                                                                             Architecture of Detroit and Beyond
Naturalist-Led Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16       This program is supported by the Michigan Council
                                                                              for Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini-grant program       Kids Day in the Park
Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate Classes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17              administered by the Anton Art Center.
Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                                                             Saturday, May 12
Therapeutic Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22          Page 44                                                 Page 12
Youth/Teen  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adults  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29    HOW TO REACH US
Adult Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30      PARKS, RECREATION & SENIORS                            HOURS: Township Offices, including Parks,
Summer Camp Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33             Phone: (248) 625-8223                                  Recreation & Seniors and the Senior Community Center,
Clarkston Cultural Arts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40        Fax: (248) 620-7454                                    are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Senior Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42             6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346
                                                                             www.itprs.org                                          PARK HOURS: See pages 4–6.
Clarkston Independence District Library . . . . . . . . . . 49
                                                                             Sign up to receive our email                           CLOSURES: This summer, the Township Offices will be
CLARKSTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION                                                reminders at www.itprs.org                             closed on the following Holidays: May 28, July 4, and
FLIP BOOK RETURNS FOR THE FALL ISSUE!
                                                                             SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER                                September 3.
          Indicates a                      Indicates online                  Phone: (248) 625-8231                                  ACCESSIBILITY: Read about accessibility
          new program.                     registration available.           Fax: (248) 922-3189                                    at our facilities on page 22.
                                                                             6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
                                                                             www.indetwp.com, Click on Visitors and Senior Center
                                                                             TOWNSHIP OFFICES
                                                                             Phone: (248) 625-5111
                                                                             6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346
                                                                             www.indetwp.com

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Committed to
MEET THE STAFF                                                                                                        Professional Excellence
                                                                                                                    The Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks)
                                                                                                                    honors exemplary park and recreation professionals
                                                                                                                    and citizen advocates through the Association’s annual
                                                                                                                    awards. Honorees embody the core values of the
                                                                                                                    profession, demonstrate the highest level of performance
                                                                                                                    in their job duties and maintain a tremendous
                                                                                                                    commitment to mParks and its membership.
                                                                                                                    In 2018, the Independence Township Parks, Recreation &
                                                                                                                    Seniors Department received the following mParks awards:
                                                                                                                    Park Resource Leadership Award
                                                                                                                    Larry Hess, Parks Superintendent

Recreation Staff
BACK ROW: Jeff Johns, Derek Smith MIDDLE ROW: Tim McNiel, Danielle Wescott, Lisa McCoy, Lisa Christensen
FRONT ROW: Vicki O’Bezil, Amy Laboissonniere, Kim Larson, Julie Romanski NOT PICTURED: Janice Hubl

                                                                                                                    Facility Design Award
                                                                                                                    Brady Lodge, Bay Court Park

                                                                                                                    Excellence in Therapeutic Recreation Programming
                                                                                                                    The Buddy Sports Programs

Park Staff
FROM LEFT: George Thompson, Roger Belcher, Larry Hess, Ray Kwapich

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Summer registration begins ONLINE Wednesday, April 18, 2018
All other registration begins Monday, April 23, unless noted .                                                                              Independence Township Parks,
                                                                                                                                            Recreation & Seniors (ITPRS)
n WALK IN to our office and our friendly staff will        n PHONE IN to (248) 625-8223. To be used by                                      earned national accreditation on
be happy to assist you! We are located in the Township     customer paying by VISA or MC only for programs that                             October 4, 2016 through the
Offices at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, on the lower          do not require a specific registration paperwork.                                Commission for Accreditation of
level. See our hours on page 2.                            n ONLINE. Available for most programs, indicated         Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). CAPRA recognizes
n DROP IN our after hours drop box, located                by the symbol. MUST have an account set-up with          parks and recreation agencies for excellence in operation
on the parking lot side of the Township Offices.           us. If you would like to set-up an account, give us a    and service. ITPRS is one of only four agencies in the State
Be sure to include all required paperwork for the          quick call at (248) 625-8223.                            of Michigan to have earned this honor, and one of only
program/event you are registering for.                     Help us be green and save on postage!                    166 nationally. To learn more, visit www.itprs.org.
n MAIL IN to 6483 Waldon Center Dr, Clarkston,             By providing an email address, we are able
MI 48346. Be sure to include all required paperwork        to email your receipt.
for the program/event you are registering for.             Main Office open
n FAX IN to (248) 620-7454. Be sure to include
all required paperwork for the program/event you
                                                           Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.                                 Parks, Recreation & Seniors: Making our
are registering for. To be used by customers paying by                                                             community a better place to live, work
VISA or MC only. If you haven’t received an emailed
receipt within 24 hours, please call to verify we’ve                                                               and play by building connections with
received your fax.                                                                                                 neighbors and the outdoors.

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DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
                                                      It truly is an exciting time for Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors (ITPRS) and the members of our community.
                                                      We provide facilities, programs, classes and opportunities where memories are created, skills developed and relationships with
                                                      friends and families are enhanced.
                                                      “Everyone benefits” from the excellent quality of life services provided by ITPRS. Quality parks and recreational programs invite
                                                      and retain business, generate retail sales, improve property values, provide economic impact, and attract citizens to the community.
                                                      ITPRS is dedicated to supporting those statements through the renovation and the beautification of park facilities, committing to
                                                      professional excellence, and planning for the future. Outlined in the chart below are all the wonderful projects that have been
                                                      completed and those on the horizon.
    The newly renovated Brady Lodge at Bay Court Park is now available for rentals in 2018 and hosted the 2017 Holiday Market in partnership with the Clarkston
    Chamber; the 2018 Michigan USA Softball Championships and the 2019 USA Softball Northern National Championships will be played at Clintonwood Park as a
    result of field renovation projects; ITPRS was approved for the construction of a Miracle League Baseball Field in 2018 that will provide life-long memories for those
    with disabilities and their families; the Ryan Kennedy Memorial Playground at Clintonwood Park opened in 2017; Bay Court Park’s Lakeview facility renovations have
    increased rental opportunities; Senior Center memberships and programs continue to grow at our new facility; and, the new Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park,
    opening summer 2018! These are only a few examples of the excitement and growth that is happening at your ITPRS Department… and this is just the beginning!
    At ITPRS, we are proud to serve, thankful for your support, and committed to making Independence Township a better place to live, work and play!

    Derek O. Smith, CPRP
    Director, Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors

    RENOVATION AND BEAUTIFICATION OF PARK FACILITIES
    2017 CIP Plan
                               Lakeview Room and restroom renovation                                       $30,000
      Bay Court Park           Brady Lodge renovation                                                     $350,000
                               New asphalt parking lot                                                    $150,000

       Clintonwood             Ryan Kennedy Playground                                                    $175,000
           Park                Baseball/Softball fields 4-7 resurfacing                                    $50,000
    Other completed projects: Bay Court Park and Clintonwood Park entrance beautification; Clintonwood Park
    soccer field rejuvenation; Senior Center facility generator installation; and a new SMART Bus for transportation services.

    2018 CIP Plan
        Bay Court
                              Maintenance garage renovation                                                $30,000
          Park
                              Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park renovation                             $400,000
       Clintonwood
                              Day Camp building/restroom renovation                                       $150,000
           Park
                              Baseball/softball fields 4-7 pavilion                                        $50,000

    2019 CIP Plan
       Sashabaw
                              Parking lot gravel/expansion                                                 $40,000
       Plains Park
                              Baseball/softball fields 1 & 2 lighting                                     $180,000
       Clintonwood            Mowers                                                                       $10,000
           Park               East Parking lot gravel/expansion                                            $50,000
                              Walking trail renovation                                                     $75,000

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                  Independence Township Parks and Facilities
                  Independence Township operates 227 acres of parkland between five locations which
                  affords many recreation opportunities. All parks are free to enter, however user fees

      PARKS
                  exist for some amenities.

                  Park Hours:                  n April 1–October 31, park hours are 8am–9pm.
                                               n	November 1–March 31, park hours are 8am–5pm, unless an activity or rental is scheduled.
                  Department of Parks, Recreation & Seniors Main Office n 6483 Waldon Ctr Dr, Clarkston, MI 48346
                  Our Main Office is located in the lower level of the Independence Township Offices. All Township offices are handicap accessible. Offices at this
                  location are open Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm, but closed for Holidays.

                  Clintonwood Park
                  6000 CLARKSTON ROAD, CLARKSTON, MI 48348
                  FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CLINTONWOOD PARK CALL (248) 625-8223

                                                                                                                                                                  SASHABAW RD
                  SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER (248) 625-8231

                  Clintonwood is an active park consisting of 120 acres. It backs up to Independence                         CLARKSTON RD
                  Oaks, an Oakland County Park. The park features a walking trail (9/10 of a mile),
                  a children’s size 4-square, a gaga ball pit and mini basketball pad, 3 full-sized tennis
                  courts & 4 youth tennis courts, 4 pickleball courts, 4 sand volleyball courts, a Spray Park
                  (currently under construction, opening Summer 2018), 4 baseball fields, 3 softball fields                  I-75
                  (2 lighted), 4 soccer fields, the brand new Ryan Kennedy Memorial Playground, and
                  2 picnic pavilions. All baseball, softball and soccer fields are for reservation and league
                  play only. There is also a large open space area with 3 grills. Handicap parking is available throughout the Park. All restrooms are
                  handicap accessible and accessible picnic tables are also located throughout the park. The Spraypark is handicap accessible.
                  All fields and courts are accessible; however Field #3 and some soccer fields do not have paved pathways.

                                                     CLINTONWOOD PARK RENTAL FACILITIES:
                                                     n North Shelter: Seating for approximately 50 people.
                                                     n South Pavilion (with grill): Seating for approximately 125 people.
                                                     n The Senior Community Center, the Carriage House, and Bartsch Hall are located
                                                         in Clintonwood Park. The Senior Community Center offers sports, trips, classes and activities to
                                                         adults 50 & over. Services include: Thursday lunches, ‘Meals On Wheels’ deliveries for homebound
                                                         seniors, transportation for residents of Clarkston, Independence and Springfield Townships.
                                                     The Senior Community Center is open Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm, closed on Holidays.
                                                     The Senior Community Center, including Bartsch Hall and the Carriage House are accessible,
                                                     have Handicap Parking and accessible Restroom facilities. The Carriage House has a warming
                                                     kitchen available during rentals. Our Senior Community Center has expanded, offering the
                                                     Bartsch Hall for community use.

                  SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL FACILITIES:
                  n Carriage House: Capacity & seating for approximately 70 people. Rental
                     Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–9pm, Weekends 9am–10pm
                  „„Bartsch Hall: Capacity & seating for approximately 100 people.
                    Rental Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–9pm, Weekends 9am–10pm. Includes
                    access to full kitchen.

                  RENEE PRZYBYLSKI MEMORIAL SPRAY PARK
                  When the Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park was built in 2004, it was one
                  of the first in Oakland County. Dedicated to the memory of Renee Przybylski, one
                  of the best Day Camp counselors in the history of Independence Township, the park receives
                  over 10,000 visitors annually! This summer the park will re-open with all new equipment!
                  n Typically open Memorial Day through Labor Day, but is currently under construction. Opening summer 2018.
                  n Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. Entrance fees apply.
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Bay Court Park
6970 ANDERSONVILLE ROAD, CLARKSTON, MI 48346

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Bay Court Park is a wonderful historic landmark featuring a community built

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playground, a walking trail (1/4 mile), a 9 hole disc golf course, 2 picnic
shelters, 1 gazebo, an indoor room with warming kitchen and restroom facilities.

BAY COURT BEACH                                                                      ANDERSONVILLE RD
Bay Court Park is home to a small picturesque beach on Greens Lake. This Beach
is a SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Beach and is open Memorial Day to Labor Day during normal park hours.
There is no charge to use the Beach.

                                              RYAN SCHMIDT MEMORIAL DISC GOLF COURSE
                                              The Disc Golf Course is open seven days a week during normal
                                              park hours (weather and facility permitting.) Admission is free.
                                              Donations are accepted.

                                                                          DRIFTWOOD CREEK
                                                                          DISC GOLF LEAGUE
                                                                          Sundays, 9-11 am
                                                                          18 hole, random draw doubles.
                                                                          $5 to play in league per day
                                                                          For more information visit:
                                                                          www.facebook.com/driftwoodcreekdiscgolf
HISTORIC BRADY LODGE
Brady Lodge was built by George Nexsen Brady in 1921 and he founded Camp Brady. Once established, the camp
was run by the Detroit Area Council of Boys Scouts of America through the 1940s. For the next 30 years, the property
accommodated a recreational camp for mothers and children run by the District of Nursing Society. In 1972, it was
leased to yet another group serving underprivileged youth and children with disabilities.
Brady Lodge recently underwent a major facelift. Renovations have included a new roof, bell tower, windows and
glass cargo bays, interior and exterior paint, asphalt driveway and parking lot and a new electrical system.
Renovations are ongoing.
ALL Bay Court amenities are handicap accessible, including the Beach Front; however the Disc Golf Course and Walking
Trail are located on rough terrain. Handicap parking is available at the indoor room and playground.
To learn more about Brady Lodge, or for information regarding renting this space for your next event,
call Parks, Recreation & Seniors at (248)625-8223.

BAY COURT PARK RENTAL FACILITIES:
n Lakeside Pavilion (with grill): Seating for approximately
   40 people NOTE: This pavilion has no direct lake access.
n Cedar Grove Pavilion (with grill): Seating for
   approximately 125 people
n Gazebo: Bench seating for 12, perfect for an outdoor wedding.
   No tables. Special rental rules apply. Contact Main Office for more
   details.
n Lakeview Room: Capacity & seating for approximately
   50 people. Rental Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–9pm,
   Weekends 9am–10pm
n Brady Lodge: Capacity and rental hours vary.
   See page 6 for further details.

PARK MAPS AND ROOM LAYOUTS
CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING WWW.ITPRS.ORG. CLICK “FORMS AND FLYERS.”
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Deer Lake Beach                                                                                    Sashabaw Plains

                                                                                                                                                                      SASHABAW RD
    350 WHITE LAKE ROAD, CLARKSTON, MI 48346                                                           5620 MAYBEE RD, CLARKSTON, MI 48346
    FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT DEER LAKE BEACH (248) 625-8223                                                 FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT SASHABAW
                                                                                                       PLAINS PARK (248) 625-8223
                                                   Deer Lake Beach is a beautiful sandy beach
                                                   with a wonderful shore line. The beach is           Sashabaw Plains is a peaceful 14 acre park that
                                                    located within the Village of Clarkston City       is open April 1–October 31. The park features a
                                                     limits, between Holcomb and Dixie Hwy.            community built playground, 2 baseball fields, 2                           MAYBEE RD
                                                     There are swimming areas for the little tykes     practice soccer fields, horseshoes, a 4 square court,
                                                      and the big kids too, including an area with     a basketball (half) court and volleyball court. The
                                                      a few simple play toys. Sorry, no pets are       park also features a picnic pavilion and bathroom facilities. In the open space surrounding the
                                                       allowed at the beach. Portable toilets are on   playground, there are 3 grills. All Sashabaw Plains Park amenities are handicap accessible.
                                                       site, including ADA units. Handicap Parking     Handicap access for vehicles to the ball fields or pavilion through the locked gate must be
                                                       available. Lifeguards are on duty during        made in advance by calling (248) 625-8223.
                                                        operating hours. Beach operates yearly
                                                        Memorial Day to Labor Day.                     SASHABAW PLAINS RENTAL FACILITIES:
                                                                                                       n P avilion (with grill): Seating for approximately 75 people.

    Rental Dates, Hours & Fees
    n	A $100 security Deposit is required for each facility rental, unless otherwise noted.           PAVILIONS
    n	Resident pricing is for those who pay taxes to Independence Township or the                     Pavilion hours are Park Hours. All pavilion rentals November 1–March 31
       City of the Village of Clarkston, even if their mailing address is listed differently.          are just $10 for the day.
    n All indoor rentals are listed as a per hour fee, and have a                                                                                               WEEKDAY                   WEEKEND
       minimum rental limit.
                                                                                                        Lakeside Pavilion at Bay Court Park (capacity: 40)     RES.            NON.       RES.   NON.
    INDOOR ROOM RENTAL RATES                                                                            Half Day                                                $40                 $65   $90    $115
    Rooms are available for rent Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm, Saturday–Sunday, 9am–10pm.
    Minimum two-hour rental.                                                                            Full Day                                                $55                 $80   $140   $165

                                                                             RES.           NON.
                                                                                                        Cedar Grove at Bay Court Park (capacity: 125)          RES.            NON.       RES.   NON.
     Lakeview Room at Bay Court Park (capacity: 50)                            $45           $65
                                                                                                        Half Day                                                $55                 $80   $155   $180
     Carriage House at Clintonwood Park (capacity: 70)                         $50           $70
                                                                                                        Full Day                                                $70                 $95   $230   $255
     Bartsch Hall at Senior Community Center (capacity: 100)                   $60           $80

    GAZEBO                                                                                              South Pavilion at Clintonwood Park (capacity: 125)     RES.            NON.       RES.   NON.
    There will be no charge for Gazebo usage Monday–Thursday. Minimum two-hour rental.                  Half Day                                                $45                 $70   $130   $155
    Rental of the Gazebo for a wedding does also require the rental of the Lakeview Room and
    is contingent upon the park’s capacity for requested date.                                          Full Day                                                $60                 $85   $180   $205

                                                                             RES.           NON.
                                                                                                        North Shelter at Clintonwood Park (capacity: 50)       RES.            NON.       RES.   NON.
     Bay Court Park                                                            $40           $55
                                                                                                        Half Day                                                $30                 $55   $80    $105
    BRADY LODGE                                                                                         Full Day                                                $45                 $70   $130   $155
    Weekend Exclusive rate includes half day rental Friday, full day Saturday, half day Sunday.
    Minimum four-hour rental.
                                                                                                        Sashabaw Pavilion at Sashabaw Plains Park              RES.            NON.       RES.   NON.
                                                               WEEKDAY                WEEKEND           (capacity: 75)
     Brady Lodge at Bay Court Park                           RES.      NON.          RES.       NON.    Half Day                                                $30                 $55   $80    $105
     (capacity: 275 standing/theater style,                  $100       $125         $125       $150
     250 seated with tables & chairs)                                                                   Full Day                                                $45                 $70   $130   $155

     Weekend Exclusive                                                            $2,000 $2,500

    Reservations for all rooms and pavilions must be done in person at either the Parks, Recreation & Senior’s Main Office or at the Senior Community Center.

                                 RENTAL FAQS CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING WWW.ITPRS.ORG. CLICK “FORMS AND FLYERS.”

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CAN
                                                  YOU DIG
                                                    IT?

                                                   VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
                                                   Come volunteer with us! Bring tools, sun
                                                   protection and be ready to dig! We may
                                                   need you to plant, weed, harvest or assist with
                                                   side projects in the asparagus patch, berry
                                                   patches, etc. Open Tuesday, May 8–Saturday,
                                                   October 13. Plant days begin June 2nd until
                                                   all plants are in the ground. Harvesting begins
                                                   tentatively July 24 on Tuesdays and Fridays
                                                   only. Volunteer as an individual, a family or
SHARE GARDEN PROGRAM                               organize a group of teammates or co-workers.
                                                   Search communitygarden@indetwp.com
Rent an individual plot and grow                   or www.signupgenius.com to sign up for a
food for your family!                              specific volunteer activity.
10’x10’ plots are available for rent on
an annual basis for those who want to                                 Tuesdays         Fridays
garden in an ideal setting. Whatever is
                                                   May               9 am – Noon
grown in this space belongs to the share
gardener. A Garden Manager is available            June              9 am – Noon
to answer questions and is able to provide
guidance if requested. Gardeners will be           July              9 am – Noon
required to donate (10) hours per plot of          August            9 am – Noon     9 am – Noon
their time to the Community Garden in
order to remain in good standing.                  September         9 am – Noon     9 am – Noon

Mandatory new gardener orientation will
be held at the Garden on May 6, 6–8pm.
                                                    SPONSORSHIP
Don’t miss out on getting your plot; register
now! Forms can be downloaded online                 OPPORTUNITIES
and brought in, mailed in or dropped off            If your business is looking for a way to get
to our afterhours drop box.                         involved in the community, the Garden
                                                    is seeking sponsors to help make our
Cost: $30 res/plot and $40 non-res/plot.            gardeners’ experience more pleasant and
                                                    productive. Sponsors will fund improvements
WHAT WE DO                                          and expansions including new patches of
                                                    fruit trees, rhubarb, and chard. Email Amy at
The purpose of the CLARKSTON COMMUNITY              amyl@indtwp.com.
GARDEN is to create a sustainable organic           THANK YOU to the following businesses
garden and nursery for meeting the                  for their support of the 2018 Clarkston
community needs while engaging community            Community Garden!
participation in an outdoor, lifelong activity.     •   Amy Peterson Photography
We give visitors a place to escape their hectic
worlds and enjoy a more tranquil pace of            •   Bordines
life; working alongside their families to grow      •   Breckenridge Gardens
fresh produce. We keep our community                •   Clarkston Farm & Garden Club
healthy, donating produce to those friends          •   Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home
and families in need. For details on becoming
                                                    •   Lowries Landscape, Inc.
a part of the Garden or if you would like to
                                                    •   Home Depot
be added to our email list, send an email to                                                                  Become our fan
communitygarden@indetwp.com.                        •   The Clarkston News
                                                                                                              on Facebook!
                                                    •   WoJo’s Green House
                                                                                                     Search Clarkston Community Garden.

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OUR BEACHES
                                                                                                                                       2018 Deer Lake Boat Launch
                                                                                                                                       Infomation and Rates
                                                                                                                                       Daily Boat Pass Rates:
                                                                                                                                       $10 per watercraft
                                                                                                                                              SEASON BOAT STICKER RATES (INCLUDES A KEY)

Deer Lake Beach                                                                                                                                   BOAT TYPE                            PRICE

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350 White Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346                                                                                                         Non-Motor Boat                         $25
For questions about Deer Lake Beach call (248) 625-8223.                                                                                         16 hp and under                        $36

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Deer Lake Beach is a beautiful sandy beach with a wonderful shoreline.                                                                            17 hp to 50 hp                        $47

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The beach is located within the Village of Clarkston City limits,
                                                                                                                                                 51 hp to 100 hp                        $64
between Holcomb and Dixie Hwy. There are swimming areas for the
little tykes and the big kids too, including an area with a few simple                                                                             Over 100 hp                          $80

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play toys. SORRY, NO PETS ARE ALLOWED at the beach. Portable                                                                                  Residents 50 and better               50% discount
toilets are on site, including ADA units. Handicap Parking available.
Lifeguards are on duty during operating hours.                                                                                         Season Boat Sticker Information:
Hours may be extended during extreme heat conditions. Temperatures must                                                                Boat keys & stickers are available ONLY to Independence Township
maintain 70 degrees for the Beach to be open. Call (248) 625-1444 or                                                                   and the City of the Village of Clarkston residents. A current registration
go online to www.cancellations.com for updated facility information during inclement weather.                                          with an MC number for each boat or watercraft must be presented at
                                                                                                                                       the time of purchase. The address on the registration must match the
Summer Hours                                                                                                                           address on driver’s license/state ID of person purchasing a pass. Boat
                                                       WEEKDAYS                                 WEEKENDS, INCL. HOLIDAYS               stickers and keys will only be issued to persons over the age of 18.
                                                                                             May 26–28, June 2 & 3, June 9 & 10
                                                                                                                                       Only those persons authorized by the State of Michigan to operate
             Pre-season                                     —                                                                          a personal watercraft will be allowed to launch. Persons who violate
                                                                                                       11am–7pm
                                                                                                                                       boating rules will have their sticker and key revoked. Boat keys and
                                                    June 11–August 17                                 June 16–August 19
             Full-season
                                                       10am–8pm                                          10am–8pm
                                                                                                                                       stickers can be purchased at the Department of Parks, Recreation &
                                                                                                                                       Seniors (cash, check, credit card), open Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.
                                               August 20–24, August 27–31                       August 25 & 26, September 1–3          Boat stickers will be valid through Labor Day 2018. Non-residents must
           End-of-season
                                                       Noon–5pm                                          11am–7pm
                                                                                                                                       purchase a daily boat launch pass. Call (248) 625-8223 for questions.
                    Resident pricing applies to Independence Twp. Residents and Clarkston School District Homeowners

Deer Lake Beach Swimming Rates                                                                                 RES.         NON.
Daily Swim Passes:                                                               Daily Swim Pass                $3           $6
Pay at Beach Entrance. Cash or check only.                               Resident pricing applies to Independence Twp. Residents and
Make checks payable to Independence Township.                                       Clarkston School District Homeowners
Discount Swim Passes:
Pass must be presented for access to the beach. The 10 visit pass                                           RES.       NON.
will be punched once per person per visit. Season Passes grant
unlimited visits to the Beach for the 2018 swim season, limited            10 Visit Punch Card              $20         $40               Bay Court Beach
to persons who reside full time in the household. Names will be                Season Pass                  $75         $150              6970 Andersonville Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
required on the pass. Children under the age of 12 MUST be          Resident pricing applies to Independence Twp. Residents and           For questions about Bay Court Beach: (248) 625-8223.
accompanied and directly supervised by an adult over the age                    Clarkston School District Homeowners                      Located on Greens Lake, this beautiful swimming beach area
of 18. Proof of residency is required when purchasing the pass.                                                                           is perfect for the family. This feature complements the serene
Passes are valid from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day                                                                              Park. SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED on the beach.
weekend 2018. Passes are non-refundable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.                                                         There are NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY, therefore this is a
Purchase Discount Swim Passes starting Monday, April 23 at the Department of                                                              SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK Beach. See information on
Parks, Recreation & Seniors (cash, check, credit card). Questions, call (248) 625-8223.                                                   page 5 about Bay Court Park, including hours.

10      SUMMER 2018
SWIMMING LESSONS
Swimming Lessons
Do you want your child to become a better swimmer?                                 All lessons are held at Deer Lake Beach, 350 White Lake Road,
Or perhaps you just want your child to make some new                               just outside of downtown Clarkston. Enroll for one or all three!
friends? Then consider signing up for swim lessons at
Deer Lake Beach!                                                                                                                   RES.             NON.

Ages are listed in the 2018 Aquatics Guide and start at                                         Water Gigglers                      $12              $17
6 months on up. Levels are defined by suggested                                                Tadpoles & Frogs                     $24              $34
age groups. Parents should select which class is most
                                                                                             Minnows & Goldfish                     $38              $48
appropriate for their child based on ability and skill level.
Detailed class information can be found in the 2018                                           Level 1–Advanced                      $48              $58
Aquatics Guide online at www.itprs.org, click on Forms
& Flyers. For all swim programs, children not completely
potty-trained must wear swim diapers. Disposable swim
diapers are available for purchase at the beach.                                     Private Swim Lessons!
All classes are held MONDAY through THURSDAY for two                                 Perfect for swimmers who:
consecutive weeks. If for any reason a class is canceled, a                          n Want to work on their skills
make up class will be held on the Friday or Saturday of the                          n Learn best in an individualized setting
same week as the canceled class.                                                     n Cannot attend a 2 week session
Session One: June 18–21 & June 25–28                                                 n Want to refine strokes
Session Two: July 9–12 & July 16–19                                                  We will work with you on setting a time/date(s).
Session Three: July 30–August 2 & August 6–9                                         Feel free to request an instructor. Must register by
  Water Gigglers classes are held once a week for                                    5pm the Wednesday prior to week of intended lessons.
  3 weeks. June classes start 6/18; July starting 7/9;                               $15 per 30 minutes per child. Call (248) 625-8223
  August starting 7/30. Choose a time: 10am or 4:30pm                                and talk to the Swim Lesson Director.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration begins Monday, May 7 at 8am. The registration deadline is Wednesday, 5pm,
before the start of the session. If spots still exist after the registration deadline, additional registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee. Detailed         Our instructors are very personable,
Class information, including registration forms, can be found online by going to www.itprs.org, forms and flyers, then 2018 Aquatic Guide.
REFUNDS: After the registration deadline, absolutely no refunds or credits will be given. For patron-requested refunds prior to the registration
                                                                                                                                                                     great with kids and will make it a great
deadline, there will be a $10 service fee. Refunds will be issued in the form of an Account Credit, check, or your VISA or MC will be credited. No
cash refunds will be given. Check refunds will be issued according to Township Finance Department’s bill-paying schedule, which may take 4–6
                                                                                                                                                                       experience for you and your family.
weeks. If the refund is less than $10, a credit will be posted to your account.                                                                                            Whether you have first-time swimmers or
TRANSFERS: All patron-requested transfers must be done prior to the registration deadline. In addition to any difference in fees, a $10
administrative fee will be charged to transfer between any activities. All transfers must be done in person unless payment is made by VISA or MC.                         those with years of experience, we have a
Transfers are only authorized if space is available in the new activity, and in some cases, may need instructor approval. Call to have a transfer
form mailed or faxed, or download online. There will be no charge for instructor requested transfers.
                                                                                                                                                                        great summer schedule for you to choose from
SIBLINGS: Siblings are welcome to enter the beach at no cost and swim while their sibling is in swim lessons, provided they are supervised and                              OR you can register for private lessons!
following all beach rules. If anyone stays after the lesson to use the Beach, all users must pay per person rate.

                                                                                  The New Renee Przybylski                                                        Family Season Splash Pad Pass for $50!
                                                                                  Memorial Spray Park                                                             Passes are limited to those who reside in the household. This offer is for those
                                                                                                                                                                    who reside in Independence Township and Clarkston School District only.
                                                                                  Opening Summer 2018!
                                                                                                                                                                 Cost and Hours
                                                                                  All users should check in at Lifeguard stand to pay and receive
                                                                                  wristband. All users will need to show ID for residency. Please                                                       RES.           NON.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AGES
                                                                                  note, on days when user capacity is at maximum, users                                                                                               18+
                                                                                  will take turns in 15 minute intervals. Air temperature must                         Daily Wristband                  $2*              $4            FREE
                                                                                  maintain 70 degrees for park to open. Children under 12
                                                                                                                                                                             Open daily, 10am-7pm (weather permitting).
                                                                                  must be supervised by an adult. Patrons should also be aware
                                                                                  that the summer day camp program utilizes the facility during                    *Resident pricing applies to Independence Twp. Residents and
                                                                                  afternoon, weekday hours. For more detail give us a call at                                 Clarkston School District Homeowners
                                                                                  248-625-8223.

                                                                                                                                                                         248 625 8223 • ITPRS.ORG                                                    11
SPECIAL EVENTS
Kids Day in the Park                              FREE!
Saturday, May 12, 10am–2pm

                                                                                                                                                                         Splash
Clintonwood Park                                                                                                                          Splash Into
                                                                                                                                          Summer!
                                                                                                                                                                             mer !
If healthy, happy kids are your mission, Kids Day in the Park
                                                                                                                                                                                 into
                                                                                                                                                                            m
                                                                                                                                          School is finally out

                                                                                                                                                                         S u
is your event because this day is all about the kids! Join
us for a great day of FREE family fun! Over 25 community                                                                                  for summer vacation;
organizations will be on hand to deliver outdoor, family-fun.            31-Day Challenge                                                 what better way to
Entertainment and events include rock painting, music,                                                                                    celebrate than with
                                                                   Join us in the exciting “31 Day Challenge” as we celebrate Parks       some fun in the sun!
moonwalks, archery, crafts, and our Kids Only Garage               & Recreation Month! This activity based scavenger hunt will take
Sale. More activities are being added weekly, so check our                                                                                Grab your friends and
                                                                   place during the month of July. You will have 31 days to complete      join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, inflatables, and a
Facebook page for a detailed listing!                              31 activities. The more activities you do, the more points you         sandcastle building contest! $3 pizza meal sold onsite. Kids
Would your organization like to participate in this                receive. The family who earns the most points will be recognized
year’s event? Download the Kids Day in the Park                                                                                           under 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Beach
                                                                   August 2nd at our 31 Day Challenge celebration! 1st, 2nd and           opens at 10am, with festivities beginning at 3pm. Overflow
Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities Form by                  3rd place winners will receive a plaque and special prizes. To sign
going to www.itprs.org, clicking on Forms/Flyers.                                                                                         parking available at Depot Park.
                                                                   up, call the Parks, Recreation & Seniors office at 248.625.8223.
                                                                   In addition, join the Parks & Recreation staff weekly during the       Please note, this date is contingent on the last day of
                                                                                                                                          school & weather.
Kid’s Only Garage Sale                                             month of July for special planned activities to earn extra points
“A sale for kids, by kids”                                         for your team and opportunities to win raffle prizes! Deadline to       Friday, June 8
                                                                   register is June 18. A $10 late fee applies after the registration        GROUP              TIME                        COST
What a great opportunity to have your child become a               deadline if space allows. Rules, challenge information, and dates
savvy business person! Children will sell/trade or barter          for our weekly activities will be given at the Kick-Off Meeting.          ALL AGES          3–8pm                FREE entry for youth
their unwanted toys and objects. NO CLOTHES PLEASE. All                                                                                                                              Adults $3/person
participants’ sale items must be on a blanket. NO TABLES            Kick-Off Meeting: Monday, June 25                                                                Deer Lake Beach
ALLOWED. All kids must be supervised by a parent/                       GROUP                TIME                       COST
guardian. Start-up money may be required. Space is limited.
                                                                        ALL AGES             6pm            $25 for a family of 4 res /         Movies at the Beach
 Saturday, May 12                                                                                           $5 each additional person
                                                                                                                                          Join us at the beach to watch a movie on the big screen!
      GROUP             TIME              RES.       NON.                             Clintonwood Park South Pavilion                     Bring blankets or chairs to sit on the beach, or try something
     Ages 5–12       10am–2pm              $7           $10                                                                               new and float in the water! All children under 18 must wear
                                                                                                                                          a life jacket or approved flotation device if in the water.
         Set up 9–10am, Sale 10am–2pm, Clean-up 2–3pm                                                                                     Additionally anyone in the water must be on a float (noodle,
                        Clintonwood Park
                                                                                                                                          raft, inner tube etc.) Life jackets and floats are not provided,
                                                                                                                                          so be sure to bring your own! Lifeguards will be on duty, but
                                                                                                                                          all children must be supervised by an adult. Space is limited.
 Teddy Bear                                                                                                                               Pre-registration required.
 PICNIC                                                            Tons of Trucks                                                         Light concessions will be available for sale.
 Our favorite event, Teddy Bear Picnic, is coming back to Bay      Have you ever sat in the driver's seat of a fire truck? Seen
                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, July 24 – The Little Mermaid
 Court Park in the new Brady Lodge! This traditional picnic        the inside of a police car? Or climbed in the back of a                 Thursday, July 26 – Jaws*
 will consist of a craft, parade, story time, grilled lunch, and   dump truck? Well, here's your chance! Tons of trucks and
                                                                   other vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display for              GROUP              TIME                       COST
 visits from a very special guest! Children are invited to dress
 up their most favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. Parents      you to admire, sit in and climb on. Price includes a wagon                ALL AGES*           8pm                  $5 per person or
 and guardians must accompany their child. Event held rain         ride, trackless train ride, Arts & Scraps activity and more!                                                      $20 max per family
 or shine. You don’t want to miss this very special event with     Discounted tickets are $3 per child July 9 through August 3.                                      Deer Lake Beach
 your own very special little cub! Register by June 13th.          If you have a Truck to enter, download a Truck Entry                           *(rated PG, but due to the mature nature of the movies,
 No refunds are offered for this event once registered.            Form from the Forms and Flyers link on www.itprs.org.                                we suggest leaving the little ones at home!)
                                                                   FREE to enter a truck, plus lunch is on us!
  Friday, June 15
                                                                    Saturday, August 4
      GROUP              TIME              RES.       NON.
                                                                      GROUP              TIME                      COST
      Ages 2–6       10am–12pm             $10          $12
                                                                      ALL AGES       10am–1pm         $3/youth pre-registered before
                    Bay Court Park, Brady Lodge                                                          August 3 at P&R Office;
                                                                                                       $5/youth on-site; Adults free!
                                                                                            Clintonwood Park

12     SUMMER 2018
Live
                                                                                          Entertainment                                                          Veteran’s
                                                                                                                                                                Celebration
                                                                                          All Day Long!                                                               12:45pm
                                                                                                 Featuring:                                             We are honoring our military with a special
                                   Kids’ Games                                                    TJ Craven
                                                                                                                                                  “thank you” ceremony; complete with lunch (provided
                                                                                                                                                       by Sportsmen’s Great Northern Grill) and live
                                   & Inflatables                                               Twelve Below                                        entertainment. If you know of a Veteran or someone
                                                                                                                                                  who is currently serving, please call (248) 625-8231 to
                                        11am–9pm                                             The Swift Brothers                                      be added to our VIP list. We are also looking for
                               Inflatables • Carnival Games                                                                                         military vehicles & artifacts to be displayed in our
                           Don’t forget to bring socks for the                                                                                        Military Museum. The ceremony will include:
                          inflatables. They will be available to                                                                                       the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance,
                            purchase onsite for $1/pair if you                                                                                                   Recognition of Veteran’s
                                                                                                                                                                     & 21 Gun Salute.
                              forget! Tickets sold until 9pm.
                                 Games close at 9:30pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Military
                                                                                                                                                                                              Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                              11am–3pm
             Craft Show
               11am–5pm
     Browse over 50 crafters that
     are Michigan based artists.
  Craft Show application inquiries–
       call Bonnie Murin, with                                                                                                                                                            Petting Farm
       Keepsake Collections at
      989-781-9165 or online at
                                                                                                                                                                                          & Pony Rides
    www.keepsakecollectionshows.com                                                                                                                                                      by Duck Duck Donkey
                                                                                                                                                                                             11am–7pm
                                                                                                                                               2018
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sponsorship
             A Community                                                                                                                                                                Opportunities
              Tradition!                                                                                                                                                                    Call Amy at
                                                                                                                                                                                           248-625-8223
                                                                                                                                                                                           AmyL@indetwp.com

           It’s our Nation’s birthday and you can celebrate right here at home. You can purchase tasty goodies on-site, including many of your
          carnival favorites, shop over 50 local crafters and watch awesome live entertainment. Fun for the entire family, plus part of this local
        home-town tradition is spending time with your neighbors as well! Bring lawn chairs and blankets for your comfort and enjoy one of the
       best parts of our community, Clintonwood Park. Be sure to pack those bathing suits and towels for a run through the brand-new Splash Pad!
                          Stay thru the evening and enjoy the spectacular fireworks display! See details below, call or go online.
              Independence Day Parade                                     VOLUNTEER—Help host one of the best days in Independence                   FOOD—There will be great food available for purchase all day long,
                          "Main Street USA"                               Township. Meals provided to volunteers as well as a commemorative          such as pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, Greek pitas, hand
   Wednesday, July 4 • 10am • Downtown Clarkston                          T-Shirt to wear during the day. 4 hours shifts available, 14+ please.      dipped ice cream, fudge, roasted almonds and more. Food vendor
    Starts: St. Daniel Church; Ends: Clarkston United Methodist Church    Email lchristensen@indetwp.com or go online to the volunteer link          application inquiries-call Mary Melega at (248) 625-8231.
ATTENTION KIDS! Join the popular Bike Parade! Decorate your bike in       at www.independencefest.org.                                               Attendees can also bring their own picnic. Coolers are allowed. No
patriotic décor for the parade and come ride with us!
                                                                                                                                                     glass please. Alcohol is not permitted in Township Parks.
PARADE ENTRIES: To enter a float or marching unit, download the entry     PARKING/SHUTTLE BUSES—Limited parking will be available
form at www.clarkstonparade.org. Entry forms can be submitted to PO Box   at Clintonwood Park. Parking at Clintonwood Park & Everest                 FIREWORKS—A great day has come to an end, now sit back, relax
891, Clarkston, MI 48347. Deadline to submit a parade entry is June 22.
Ribbons awarded for the best business float, best youth float, and best   Academy is $5/car until 2pm. After 2pm, cost will be $10/car. FREE         and enjoy fireworks right here in your community! Guaranteed a 30
community organization float.                                             Shuttle service available from Everest Academy & Clarkston High            minute show, weather permitting. Rain date is July 5. Glo items will be
Parade organized by the Clarkston Area Optimists, Clarkston Lions Club,   School, 11am-after the fireworks. Clarkston High School Parking            available to purchase by an exclusive vendor. Absolutely no personal
Clarkston Knights of Columbus, Mt. Zion Church, Independence Township,
and the City of the Village of Clarkston.                                 $5/car. Accessible shuttle available only at Everest. Please see           fireworks will be permitted in the Park. Violators will be ticketed.
QUESTIONS? Email clarkstonparade@gmail.com or call (248) 620-2984         website or call (248) 625-8223 for detailed parking info.

                                                 Visit us online for updated schedule of events or call us at (248) 625-8223.
Check out these educational
nature-based programs

                                       NATURALIST-LED PROGRAMS
right in your
backyard!

                                                       Smitten with the Mitten
                                                       Saturday, May 5, 2–3:30pm, $5/person.
                                                       Did you know that standing anywhere in the state
                                                       of Michigan, a person is no more than 85 miles
                                                       away from one of the Great Lakes! Come to
                                                       the nature center and join us for an afternoon of
                                                       Michigan knowledge. During this program we will
                                                       take a look at some Michigan history, fun facts and                                                 FLICKR/DAVID ALLEN
  Wint Nature Center                                   other things that help to make Michigan grand! A
  at Independence Oaks County Park                     Michigan-themed craft and a cherry-inspired snack are      Amphibian Amble
  9501 Sashabaw Road                                   included! Join us for a day of Michigan fun!               Saturday, May 19, 7–8:45pm, $4/person
  Clarkston, MI 48348                                                                                             Spring is the time for frogs, toads and salamanders to
  Pre-registration with payment required.              Feather Fest 			                                           amble down to the ponds for breeding and egg-laying.
  Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center     Saturday, May 12, 1–4pm                                    Male frogs put forth a nightly chorus to attract a mate.
  at 248-625-6473 on Saturdays.                        Join us for some feather fun. Go on a bird hike to         During this family program, join a naturalist indoors to
                                                       see how many birds you can find or try your hand at        learn how to identify different types of frogs based on
                                                       bird-related games and crafts. This family fun event       their calls, and enjoy a game. Next we’ll head outdoors
                                                       is FREE. Park entry fee applies. Meet at the Lakepoint     at dusk to hike and listen for frogs and other sounds of
                                                       Picnic Pavilion.                                           spring. Suitable for school-aged children and adults.

                                                                                                                               NFL YOUTH FLAG
                                                                                                                                  FOOTBALL
                                                                                                                                Experience the Difference
                                                                                                                                        Grades Pre K – 8th
                                                                                                                                Presented by: National Flag Football

                                                                                                                           Are you ready for some football? Join the
                                                                                                                           largest youth flag football organization in
                                                                                                                           the country. This is a 5 vs. 5, non-contact,
                                                                                                                           recreational, co-ed format. Teams are limited to
                                                                                                                           10 players to maximize playing time. This is an
                                                                                                                           exceptional program for first time players who
                                                                                                                           want to learn the fundamentals of football. This
                                                                                                                           is also a wonderful opportunity for players who
                                                                                                                           may want to continue to enhance their skills
                                                                                                                           before taking the next leap into tackle football.
                                                                                                                           Games are played at Clintonwood Park on
                                                                                                                           Saturday afternoons. Practices take place
                                                                                                                           one hour prior to game time each week to
                                                                                                                           ensure a convenient and fun experience for all.
                                                                                                                           Participates will receive a NFL reversible jersey,
                                                                                                                           flag belt, and individual participation award.
                                                                                              Use                          Games are officiated by MHSAA referees.
                                                                                          coupon code                      The season begins early September and runs
                                                                                       “CF18” to receive                   through the end of October.
                                                                                         $5.00 off the
                                                                                           NFF Shop!                       There are no try-outs! Everyone participates!
                                         REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 27, 2018                                              Children are placed on teams according to their
           You must register on-line at: www.NationalFlagFootball.com. For more information call (248) 454-9700            school and grade to ensure classmates are
                                                                                                                           playing together.

14      SUMMER 2018
SAFETY CLASSES
                                             Four classes, one day!
  Pick the one that best meets your needs. All classes offered through American Heart Association. Prices vary by class.
     For each class there is an option to purchase the class book for $15. Book fee is due to the instructor at class.                      American Heart
                   All classes held on Saturday, August 18 and will take place in the                                                       Association Skills Testing
                               Senior Community Center, 6000 Clarkston Rd.                                                                  for BLS, ACLS or PALS
      Deadline to register is August 10. A $10 late fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.
                                                                                                                                            American Heart’s Blended learning class is a great
                                                                                                                                            option for busy individuals who do not have time
 American Heart Association                                           American Heart Association                                            to take a traditional course or for individual in need
 Healthcare Providers (BLS)                                           Heartsaver CPR/AED                                                    of certification ASAP. Students complete an online
                                                                                                                                            course and then compete at practice and testing
 This four-hour course is designed specifically for medical           This four-hour course is an all-inclusive class that will teach       session with an instructor.
 and health professionals including nurses, nursing students,         participants adult, child and infant CPR, and AED use. This
 physicians, EMS personnel, dental and other healthcare               class is generally taken by teachers, lifeguards, day care            Skills testing sessions are designed to meet Part 2
 professionals who need certification for a regulatory                workers, coaches and other members of the community                   (Practice) and Part 3 (Testing) of the Heart Code
 requirement. This program includes adult, child and infant           who need a credentialed CPR class but do not work in the              BLS, ACLS or PALS online programs and typically
 CPR; one and two rescuer CPR; foreign body airway                    healthcare setting. All students will take a written and              takes less than an hour. These skill sessions will
 obstruction, mouth-to-mask, bag mask and use of an                   practical test at the end of class. For students who pass,            cover the practical component required by the
 automatic external defibrillator. All students will take a written   they will receive an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.          American Heart Association to receive the BLS,
 and practical test at the end of class. For students who pass,
                                                                        Saturday, August 18                                                 ACLS, or PALS Provider Card.
 they will receive an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.
                                                                            GROUP                TIME            RES.          NON.         Students will take an online class and will receive a
  Saturday, August 18
                                                                            Ages 18+          2:30–6:30pm         $45           $50         course completion certificate. Students must bring
      GROUP                TIME            RES.          NON.                                                                               this certificate from part one of the class and will
      Ages 18+           8am–12pm          $65            $70         American Heart Association                                            then be tested following the required stations. The
                                                                                                                                            online classes can be found at www.ahaonline.
 American Heart Association                                           Family and Friends CPR
                                                                      This two-hour class teaches students how to perform CPR on            There is a cost for the online course which is paid
 Heartsaver First Aid                                                 adults, children and infants and how to help an adult, child or       to AHA. Upon successful completion, students will
 This two-and-a-half-hour course will teach participants first        infant who is choking. It is designed primarily for those persons     receive an American Heart Association BLS, ACLS or
 aid. This class will cover the general principals of first aid       who want to learn CPR and do not need a certification for             PALS Provider cards which are valid for two years.
 in medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. This              employment. This course is designed for parents, grandparents         Skills testing sessions are scheduled by request and
 class is generally taken by teachers, lifeguards, day care           and members of the community who want to learn how to                 can usually be scheduled to be complete within a
 workers, coaches and other members of the community                  effectively help their friends and family in an emergency.            few days of the request.
 who need a credentialed first aid class, but do not work in
 the healthcare setting. All students will take a written and           Saturday, August 18                                                 Interested participants, please email Benjamin
 practical test at the end of class. For students who pass,                 GROUP                TIME            RES.          NON.         Stapp at bjstapp43@gmail.com to schedule
 they will receive an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.                                                                               your testing date.
                                                                            Ages 18+          6:30–8:30pm         $25           $30
   Saturday, August 18                                                                                                                      Skills testing cost:
       GROUP               TIME            RES.          NON.
                                                                                                                                            BLS: $45
                                                                                                                                            ACLS: $120
      Ages 18+           12–2:30pm          $45           $50
                                                                                                                                            PALS: $120

                                                  Boater’s (Marine) Safety                                                                 Two night option: Monday, May 21 & Wednesday, May 23
                                                  Open to persons of ages 8 and up. This course is designed to teach you how to be a       One day option: Friday, June 22
                                                  safe and responsible boater. Course covers basic fundamentals: boat maintenance,            GROUP                TIME         RES.         NON.
                                                  personal watercraft and boat operation, legal requirements of boating, personal
                                                  preparedness & survival skills. To earn your Safety Certificate, students must attend                       Two night:        $20           $25
                                                                                                                                                              5:30–9pm
                                                  7 hours of instruction and pass a written state exam. Persons born after December           Ages 8+          One day:
                                                  31, 1978 are required by law to have this Certification Card in their possession while                      9am–4pm
                                                  operating a PWC on State of Michigan Waterways. Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                                                                                 Hart Community Center, 495 Broadway, Davisburg
                                                  Instructor: Chuck Comstock

16     SUMMER 2018
Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate Classes!
This is an ongoing course, where students have the opportunity to continue their education in the same
location with no hidden fees! Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain
a continual (bi-monthly) certification to ensure the highest level of quality for their students. Uniforms
are available, but not required.
„„ Deadline to register is the Monday before the class begins.
   A $10 late fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.
„„ Classes are 6-week sessions.
„„ Non-Residents add $5.
 Thursdays at Bay Court Park
 Session 1: June 7–July 12
 Session 2: July 26–August 30
              GROUP                              TIME                          RES.                NON.
         Kids (K–8th Grade)                     6–7pm                           $30                 $35
           Family ALL AGES                      7–8pm                           $60                 $65
            Adult 14+ yrs                       8–9pm                           $30                 $35
                                          Taught by Sensei Maggie McKelvey

 Saturdays at Clintonwood Park
 Session 1: June 16–July 21 (Alternate Locations: June 16 @ Bartsch Hall CW, June 30 @ Everest Academy)
 Session 2: July 28–September 15 (Skip August 18 & September 1)
            (Alternate Locations: August 4 @ Everest Academy)
              GROUP                              TIME                          RES.                NON.
         Kids (K–8th Grade)                     9–10am                          $30                 $35
           Family ALL AGES                     10–11am                          $60                 $65
            Adult 14+ yrs                    11am–12pm                          $30                 $35
                                  Taught by Sensei Lisa Forsyth, 4th Degree Black belt

    Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate for Kids!
    For Kindergarten–8th grade. Our program combines two crucial courses into one, Sanchin-Ryu Karate
    & Self-Defense and Project: Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-
    appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. This program
    is set in a fun, yet structured, environment which will give your child a positive outlook on learning a
    martial art. We focus on healthy attitudes versus perfection! Participants will achieve great self-
    confidence and leadership through the physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises they
    are led through.

    Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate for Families!
    A Parent AND Child program for all ages! Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere,
    this program allows parents to learn alongside their children. Physical techniques will be instructed
    along with drills and exercises, to help you have a positive experience with your self-defense education.
    Sanchin-Ryu will teach you how to use your whole body, rather than just certain muscle groups, so size
    and stature are not an issue.

    Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate for Adults!
    For ages 14 and older. Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, this program is
    designed to empower today’s adults with knowledge that can save your life! Students will learn a
    broad range of techniques including individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. You will also
    receive training on how to deal with, get out of and counter different grabs and other attack scenarios.
    Sanchin-Ryu will teach you how to use your whole body, rather than just certain muscle groups, so size
    and stature are not an issue.

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Play in the Parks
Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers free or low cost
  activities year round for all ages, interests and abilities.

 Feather Fest:                     Light Up the Night:           Tea in Time
 May 12                            June 9                        June 24

 Independence                      Addison                       Springfield Oaks
 Oaks                              Oaks                          Ellis Barn

 Make a Splash Series:             Come Out and Play:            Firefly Frenzy:
 June 27, July 25, Aug. 8          June 29 - Catalpa Oaks        June 30
                                   July 10 - Independence Oaks
             Waterford
                                   Aug. 15 - Catalpa Oaks        Independence
             Oaks
                                                                 Oaks
             Waterpark

 Rhythm & Rhymes:                  Sink or Sail                  Cosmic Connection
 July 21                           Cardboard Regatta:            Perseids Meteor
                                   July 26                       Shower: Aug. 11
 Southfield                        Waterford Oaks                Addison
 Civic Center                      Waterpark                     Oaks

 G3 - Swing, Kick &                Barn Bash:                    Drive In Movie:
 Throw Golf Scramble:              Aug. 26                       Sept. 14
 Aug. 24
                                   Springfield Oaks              Waterford
 Red Oaks
                                   Ellis Barn                    Oaks
 Golf Course

Check out our website for more information on these programs
and our new Oak-Ventures Summer Day Camp Program.

     248-858-0916 - Program information

OaklandCountyParks.com
Flex
                                                            Payment
                                                             Options
                                                            Available!

Early Drop
Off & Late
 Pick Up
Available.
                  4630 White Lake Rd. Clarkston, MI 48346
             248-625-3547 www.StarsandStripesKids.com
PRESCHOOL
 Teddy Bear Picnic                                                    Bees in the Garden
 Our favorite event, Teddy Bear          Presenting Sponsor:    Come join us for the new BEES in the Garden!
 Picnic, is coming back to                                      This event includes storytime, songs, a nature walk, and
 Bay Court Park in the new Brady                                a craft, all centered around the theme of Bees. Guest
 Lodge! This traditional picnic                                 Speaker, Beekeeper John will be leading the bee talk!
 will consist of a craft, parade,                               Learn how bees help the cycle of life at the garden and the
 story time, grilled lunch, and visits from a very special      importance of bees for our environment. A great opportunity
 guest! Children are invited to dress up their most favorite    to spend some time with your little one outside in the
 teddy bear or stuffed animal. Parents and guardians must       sunshine! Kids of all ages are welcome, but the program is             PKSA Clarkston’s Little Ninjas
 accompany their child. Event held rain or shine. You don’t     designed for pre-school aged children.
                                                                                                                                       Little Ninjas class teaches introductory karate motions,
 want to miss this very special event with your own very                                                                               positive life skills, and great physical activity along
 special little cub!Register by June 13th. No refunds are        Friday, July 20
                                                                                                                                       with a lot of fun! This class is taught by Kyo Sa Nim
 offered for this event once registered.                            AGES                   TIME                      COST
                                                                                                                                       Natalie Harget, a 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified
  Friday, June 15                                                  ALL AGES         10:30am–12:30pm               $5 per child         Instructor. The class is specifically designed for children
                                                                                                                  Adults FREE          3–5. It focuses on teaching children 8 important main life
   DAY       AGES               TIME              RES.   NON.                                                                          skills: Focus, Memory, Teamwork, Discipline, Self-Control,
                                                                            Clarkston Community Garden, Pine Knob Rd.
     FRI      2–6           10am–12pm             $10    $12                         (just north of Stickney Rd.)                      Fitness, Balance and Coordination. All this is achieved
                                                                   Please bring a water bottle, lawn chairs or blanket. Feel free to   through fun games and activities! Wear loose fitting
                    Bay Court Park, Brady Lodge                  bring a packed lunch and stay after the program for a picnic lunch!
                                                                                                                                       clothes. A responsible adult must remain in attendance
                                                                                                                                       during class. Uniforms will be available for purchase,
                                                                                                                                       but are not required.
                                                                                                                                        Session 1: May 1–June 5
                                                                                                                                        Session 2: June 19–July 31 (Skip July 3)
                                                                                                                                         DAY          AGES              TIME             RES.         NON.
                                                                                                                                          TUE         3–5             5:30–6pm           $30          $35
                                                                                                                                                 PKSA Karate-Clarkston 7137 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston

 Busy Bodies                                                    Paint & Play                                                           Twinkle Toes
 All classes held at Busy Bodies,                               This class combines the benefits of Tumbling Toddlers and              A beginning dance class filled with creative movement and
 1400 Scott Lake Rd., Waterford, MI                             Pint-Sized Picassos! Join us as we develop fine and gross              basic skills to music, with fun and games mixed in!
 unless otherwise noted.                                        motor skills. There is no registration deadline for this class,
                                                                but please register early!                                              Thursdays, May 24–June 21
 Tumbling Toddlers                                                                                                                       DAY          AGES              TIME             RES.      NON.
 This program is packed with “hands on” activities for           Tuesdays, May 22–June 19
 your busy toddler to develop gross and fine motor skills,       Fridays, May 25–June 22                                                 THUR        2.5–5          6:35–7:20pm          $50          $60
 coordination and socialization. Children stretch, have           DAY         AGES                TIME            RES.       NON.               Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Rd.
 “tumble” time, free play, movement to music and
                                                                  TUES        2–4          11am–12:15pm            $90       $100
 parachute play. Weekly themes and parent participation                                                                                Little Chefs
 simply add to the fun! There is no registration deadline for      FRI        2–4            10–11:15am            $90       $100
 this class, but please register early!                                                                                                Drop your child off for a class that introduces them to have
                                                                                                                                       fun with food through creative ideas and recipes. Table
  Tuesdays, May 22-June 19
                                                                Kid Fit                                                                manners will be taught, and each child will make a keepsake
  Wednesday, May 23-June 20                                     This fitness program is designed for children that encourages          cookbook. A one-time supply fee of $10 must be paid on the
   DAY       AGES               TIME              RES.   NON.
                                                                exercise and movement in a fun, non-competitive way!                   first class to the instructor. There is no registration deadline
                                                                Participants will work on a variety of active stretches,               for this class, but please register early! Please bring a plastic
   TUES       1–3           10–10:45am            $55    $65    games, and endurance. Please wear comfortable clothing,                container to take food home from class every week.
   TUES       2–4           11–11:45am            $55    $65    closed-toed shoes, and don’t forget your water bottle!
                                                                                                                                        Thursdays, May 24–June 21
   TUES       1–4           6:30–7:15pm           $55    $65     Fridays, May 25–June 22                                                 DAY          AGES              TIME             RES.      NON.
   WED        1–4           10–10:45am            $55    $65      DAY         AGES                TIME            RES.       NON.        THUR         4–10            6:15–7pm           $60          $70
   WED        1–4           6:30–7:15pm           $55    $65       FRI         5+             6–6:45pm             $55        $65               Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Rd.

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