RECREATION GUIDE FALL 2019 - Independence Township

RECREATION GUIDE FALL 2019 - Independence Township
RECREATION GUIDE                                                                                    FALL 2019

September 25
Our biggest fundraiser of the year
to support transportation for senior
citizens and disabled adults!
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FRIENDLY FOREST                                                                             HOLIDAY MARKET
October 12                                                                                                  November 23
Buy your tickets early and fast                                                Bundle up the family and join us for free
for this sell out event!                                                                 family activities and shopping!
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RECREATION GUIDE FALL 2019 - Independence Township
                                                                             Mom to Mom Sale
                                                                             September 21
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                            Page 4
General Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Parks and Facilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Facility Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Community Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Safety Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate Classes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adults  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                                                                                                                                    Stay safe at any age!
                                                                             Holiday Market                                         Self-Defense for Kids–Page 24
Therapeutic Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22          November 23                                            Self-Defense for Women–Page 18
Youth/Teen  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24       Page 4                                                 Self-Defense for Seniors–Page 31
Sponsors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Wint Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adults 50+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30      HOW TO REACH US
Clarkston Cultural Arts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40        PARKS, RECREATION & SENIORS                           HOURS: Township Offices, including Parks,
                                                                             Phone: (248) 625-8223                                 Recreation & Seniors and the Senior Community Center,
                         Flip Guide Over For
                                                                             Fax: (248) 620-7454                                   are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
                         Clarkston Community                                 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346
                         Education Programs . . . . . . . . 1                                                                      PARK HOURS: See pages 6–8.
                         Clarkston-Independence                              Sign up to receive our email reminders at             CLOSURES: This fall, the Township Offices will be
                                                                                                          closed on the following holidays: September 2,
                         District Library . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                                                                                                                                   November 28, November 29, December 24,
                                                                             SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER
                                                                                                                                   December 25, December 31, and January 1 .
         Indicates a                      Indicates online                   Phone: (248) 625-8231
         new program.                     registration available.            Fax: (248) 922-3189                                   ACCESSIBILITY: Read about accessibility
                                                                             6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48348              at our facilities on page 22.
                                                                   , Click on Visitors and Senior Center
                                                                             TOWNSHIP OFFICES
                                                                             Phone: (248) 625-5111
                                                                             6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346

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MEET THE STAFF                                                                                                        WHAT’S
 Recreation Staff                                                                                                                 September 21

TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Derek Smith, Ellie LaSalle MIDDLE ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Vicki O’Bezil, Julie Romanski,                        Mom2Mom Sale
Tim McNiel, Jeff Johns FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Lisa Christensen, Lisa McCoy, Amy Laboissonniere
NOT PICTURED: Kristina McCabe, Kim Larson                                                                                         September 25
                                                                                                                                  Bucks for Buses
                                                                                                                                  September 29
                                                                                                                                  Taste of Clarkston

                                                                                                                                  October 12

                                                                                                                                  Friendly Forest
                                                                                                                                  October 25
 Park Staff                                                                                                                       Movies in the Park
                                                                                                                                  Fright Night Double Feature
LEFT TO RIGHT: Roger Belcher, Jonathan Whorton, Ray Kwapich, Larry Hess
                                                                                                                                  Hocus Pocus (Rated PG)
                                                                                                                                  Scream (Rated R)
Fall registration begins ONLINE Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
All other registrations begin Monday, August 26, 2019.
                                                                                                                                  November 23
n WALK IN to our office and our friendly staff will          n PHONE IN to (248) 625-8223. To be used by

be happy to assist you! We are located in the Township       customer paying by credit card only for programs that
                                                                                                                                  Holiday Market
Offices at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, on the lower            do not require a specific registration paperwork.
level. Main Office is open Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.                                                                                November 26
                                                             n ONLINE. Available for most programs, indicated
n DROP IN our after hours drop box, located                  by the symbol. MUST have an account set up                           Turkey Shoot
on the parking lot side of the Township Offices.             with us. If you would like to set-up an account,
Be sure to include all required paperwork for the            simply give us a call!
program/event you are registering for.                       Help us be green and save on postage!
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.
                                                             Now Accepting Visa, Mastercard,
n FAX IN to (248) 620-7454. Be sure to include
                                                             American Express and Discover!                           Independence Township
all required paperwork for the program/event you
are registering for. To be used by customers paying by                                                                Parks, Recreation & Seniors:
credit card only. If you haven’t received an emailed
receipt within 24 hours, please call to verify we’ve                                                                  Where memories live, where play is discovered,
received your fax.                                                                                                    and where community stays connected.

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    Mom2Mom                                                              The Friendly Forest
    This one-day sale is an affordable way to stock up on
                                                                         Join us at Clintonwood Park with your little witches,
                                                                         princesses, ghosts and goblins to collect goodies from all
                                                                         your favorite cartoon and fairy-tale characters! Walk a              25th Annual Turkey Shoot
    children’s clothes and items and the most convenient way             decorated trail with authentic backdrops that will keep you          Basketball Free Throw Contest
    to make money by selling clothes and toys your children              peeking around the bend for more! Dress your child in their
    have outgrown. Come join Independence Township Parks,                favorite Halloween costume. Goodie-bags will be provided             Try your luck at basketball free-throws and win a turkey for
    Recreation & Seniors for a fun morning of bargain hunting.           at the beginning of the trail. After trick-or-treating enjoy a       your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Participants are placed in
    Strollers allowed. Concessions available.                            yummy snack and a wagon ride! Space is limited, buy your             divisions based on their gender and age. Winners in each age
                                                                         tickets early! This event is held at Clintonwood Park rain or        division will receive a free frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.
    To rent a table, contact                                                                                                Great family fun! Registration begins October 26. Deadline to
                                                                         shine. Tickets go on-sale August 26. No tickets
     Saturday, September 21                                              available on-site.                                                   register is Monday, November 25 at 4pm.
         GROUP                TIME                    COST                                                                                     Tuesday, November 26
                                                                          Saturday, October 12
          All Ages         9am–12pm          $1* admission per person                                                                                GROUP                   TIME                   COST
                                                                              GROUP                TIME             RES.           NON.
      Historical Brady Lodge at Bay Court Park, 6970 Andersonville Rd.                                                                                                     6pm youth
               *Free admission to those 8 years old and under.               Ages 2–9              12–4pm             $7*           $10*
                                                                                                                                                                           7pm adult            $4 youth
                                                                                                    Clintonwood Park                              8 years & older       (check in begins        $6 adult
                                                                                  *Adults Free (tickets sold in 15-minute increments)                                     at 5:30pm)
    Interested in selling items                                                                                                                       Everest Academy – Girls Gym, 5935 Clarkston Rd.
    at the Mom2Mom Sale?                                                 Halloween Pumpkin                                   FREE!
    Tables are $20 each. Each table is 8-foot long, and                  Carving Contest                                                      3rd Annual                                             FREE!
    you can bring your own table covering. Large items (such
    as strollers, bikes, cribs etc.) can be sold in the Large Item
                                                                         Join the excitement, get your creative juices flowing, and
                                                                         carve your way into scary fun! This September and October
                                                                                                                                              Holiday Market
    Room for $1 per item. To register, download our                      spend time with your family carving pumpkins and enter               Bundle up the family and join us at Brady Lodge in Bay
    Mom 2 Mom Sale Vendor Application from our                           them in the “Traditional Carving Pumpkin Category” or the            Court Park for a morning of holiday shopping from over
    website, Fill out the application and                “Non-Traditional Creative Scary Category”. One entry per             30 vendors and FREE family friendly activities including:
    submit to Once application has                    family please. Once you have your pumpkin carved,                    s’mores roasting, caroling, crafts, hot cocoa, horse drawn
    been submitted, you can call 248-625-8223 to process your            email your creation to Lisa at                    wagon rides and more!
    payment. Or mail application and payment to MOM 2 MOM                First, second and third place winners in each category will           Saturday, November 23
    Sale, 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346.                   win 2020 beach passes. This contest is FREE! Deadline
    Set up is Friday, September 20 from 5–7pm. Tear down is                                                                                          GROUP                   TIME                   COST
                                                                         to enter your Gourd-geous pumpkin is Halloween, October
    immediately following the September 21st sale. There will                                                                                  All ages and families!    10am–2pm                   FREE
                                                                         31st by midnight. Winners will be announced the first week
    be a donation drop off available onsite after the event.             in November.                                                                      Bay Court Park, 6970 Andersonville Rd.

                                                                         Movies In the Park                                  FREE!            Holiday Lights Contest FREE!
                                                                         Fright Night Double Feature                                          Join the holiday celebration by sending us photos of
                                                                         Join us at Brady Lodge for our last Movies in the Park event         your holiday spirit! This November and December spend
                                                                         of the year. Just in time for Halloween, we will be showing          time stringing lights and spreading Christmas cheer. Send
                                                                         Hocus Pocus (rated PG) at 7:30pm for kids and Scream                 in photos to enter the Holiday Lights Contest. Only one
                                                                         (rated R) at 9:30pm for teens & adults. Halloween themed             Category to enter. One entry per family please. Once
                                                                         activities for the entire family. Light concessions for sale.        your “Holiday Cheer” is on display, send your photo to
                                                                         Movies will be shown inside Brady Lodge, so bring chairs &  There will be first, second, and third
                                                                         blankets for comfort and warmth!                                     place winners. This Contest is FREE! Deadline to enter is
                                                                                                                                              December 31st by midnight. Winners will be announced
                                                                          Friday, October 25
                                                                                                                                              the first week in January.
                                                                               GROUP                      TIME                    COST

                                                                               All ages            7:30pm Hocus Pocus
                                                                           Teens and Adults          9:30pm Scream
                                                                           Historical Brady Lodge at Bay Court Park, 6970 Andersonville Rd.

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Located a half mile
                                                                  from I-75

Goldfish Swim School!
Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4
months to 12 years. We use our holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®,
to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a
fun and safe environment.
Your child’s potential is in there.
Sometimes you just need to add water.
                                                         the Independence
• SHIVER-FREE, 90-DEGREE POOL                               Rec Guide to
                                                          receive a special


CLARKSTON | 248.795.2252
6340 Waldon Center Drive | Clarkston, MI 48346
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Independence Township Parks and Facilities
          YOUR   Independence Township operates 227 acres of parkland between five locations which
                 affords many recreation opportunities. All parks are free to enter, however user fees

                 exist for some amenities.

                 Park Hours:                  n April 1–October 31, 8am–9pm.
                                              n	November 1–March 31, 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
                 SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER (248) 625-8231

                                                                                                                                                                 SASHABAW RD
                 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,
                 the new Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park, 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 Spray Park 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.

                 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.

                 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! The park was completely renovated in 2018.
                 n Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
                 n Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. Entrance fees apply.
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Bay Court Park

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


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, and historic Brady Lodge. ALL Bay Court amenities are handicap
accessible, including the Beach Front; however the Disc Golf Course and                    ANDERSONVILLE RD
Walking Trail are located on rough terrain. Handicap parking is available at the
indoor room and playground.

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:
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, a new electrical system, and bathrooms.
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.

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 8 for further details.

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Deer Lake Beach
                                                                                                          Sashabaw Plains
                                                                                                          5620 MAYBEE RD, CLARKSTON, MI 48346
    FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT DEER LAKE BEACH, CALL (248) 625-8223                                              FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT SASHABAW PLAINS PARK,
                                                                                                          CALL (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 is open April 1–October 31. The park
                                                       located within the Village of Clarkston City       features a community built playground, 2 baseball fields, 2 practice soccer fields, horseshoes,
                                                       limits, between Holcomb and Dixie Hwy.             a 4 square court, a basketball (half) court and volleyball court. The park also features a
                                                       There are swimming areas for the little tykes                                              picnic pavilion and bathroom facilities. In the open
                                                       and the big kids too, including an area with                                               space surrounding the playground, there are 3 grills.
                                                       a few simple play toys. Sorry, no pets are                                                 All Sashabaw Plains Park amenities are handicap

                                                                                                                SASHABAW RD
                                                       allowed at the beach. Portable toilets are on                                              accessible. Handicap access for vehicles to the ball fields
                                                       site, including ADA units. Handicap Parking                                                or pavilion through the locked gate must be made in
                                                       available. Lifeguards are on duty during                                                   advance by calling (248) 625-8223.
                                                       operating hours. Beach operates yearly
                                                       Memorial Day to Labor Day.                                                                 SASHABAW PLAINS RENTAL FACILITIES
                                                                                                                              MAYBEE RD           Pavilion (with grill): Seating for approximately
                                                                                                                                                  75 people.

    Rental Dates, Hours & Fees
    „„ A $100 security Deposit is required for each facility rental, unless otherwise noted.              PAVILIONS
    „„ Resident pricing is for those who pay taxes to Independence Township or the City of the           Pavilion hours are based on park hours.
        Village of Clarkston, even if their mailing address is listed differently.                        Full Day Rental: 9am–8pm Half Day Options: 9am–2pm or 3pm–8pm
    „„ Facilities are not available to rent when the Township is closed in observation of the following   All pavilion rentals November 1–March 31 are just $10 for a full day.
       holidays: September 2, November 28, November 29, December 24, December 25,
       December 31, and January 1.                                                                                                                                   WEEKDAY               WEEKEND
                                                                                                           Lakeside Pavilion at Bay Court Park (capacity: 40)      RES.       NON.       RES.       NON.
    Rooms are available for rent Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm, Saturday–Sunday, 9am–10pm.                        Half Day                                                 $40        $65        $90       $115
    Minimum two-hour rental.                                                                               Full Day                                                 $55        $80        $140      $165
     All rental prices are listed as a per hour fee.                             RES.         NON.
     Lakeview Room at Bay Court Park (capacity: 50)                               $45           $65        Cedar Grove at Bay Court Park (capacity: 125)           RES.       NON.       RES.       NON.
     Carriage House at Clintonwood Park (capacity: 70)                            $50           $70        Half Day                                                 $55        $80        $155      $180

     Bartsch Hall at Senior Community Center (capacity: 100)                      $60           $80        Full Day                                                 $70        $95        $230      $255

    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.
    If renting the Gazebo for a wedding, rental of the Lakeview Room is also required.                     Half Day                                                 $45        $70        $130      $155

     All rental prices are listed as a per hour fee.                             RES.         NON.         Full Day                                                 $60        $85        $180      $205

     Bay Court Park                                                               $40           $55
                                                                                                           North Shelter at Clintonwood Park (capacity: 50)         RES.      NON.       RES.       NON.
    BRADY LODGE                                                                                            Half Day                                                 $30        $55        $80       $105
    $500 security deposit & minimum four-hour rental.
                                                                                                           Full Day                                                 $45        $70        $130      $155
     All rental prices are listed as a per hour fee.       WEEKDAY             WEEKEND (Fri–Sun)
     Brady Lodge at Bay Court Park                       RES.      NON.         RES.           NON.        Sashabaw Pavilion at Sashabaw Plains Park                RES.      NON.       RES.       NON.
     (capacity: 275 standing/theater style,              $100       $125         $125           $150       (capacity: 75)
     250 seated with tables & chairs)
                                                                                                           Half Day                                                 $30        $55        $80       $105
     Weekend Exclusive: Weekend Exclusive rate includes half day                $2,000         $2,500
     rental Friday, full day Saturday, half day Sunday.                                                    Full Day                                                 $45        $70        $130      $155

    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.INDTWP.COM.

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                                              YOU DIG

                                               SHARE GARDEN
                                               Rent an individual plot
                                               and grow food for your family!
WHAT WE DO                                     2019 Unsold plots; get a jump start on
The purpose of the Clarkston                   2020 gardening! We still have plots
Community Garden is to create a                that can be purchased now, and you
sustainable organic garden and                 can keep the plot through 2020.
nursery for meeting the community              2020 plots will be available for rent
needs while engaging community                 starting January 2, 2020. Returning
participation in an outdoor, lifelong          gardeners need to renew their 2019
activity. We give visitors a place to          plot by March 31, 2020 to keep their
escape their hectic worlds and enjoy a         existing plot for 2020. More information
slower pace of life; working alongside         can be found on our website. Forms
their families to grow fresh produce.          can be downloaded online and
We keep our community healthy,                 brought in, mailed in or dropped off to
donating produce to those friends              our afterhours drop box. Cost $35 res/
and families in need. For details on           plot and $45 non/plot.
becoming a part of the Garden or
if you would like to be added to our
email list, call us at 248-625-8223.
VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE                              If your business is looking for a way
Come volunteer with us! Bring tools,            to get involved in the community,
sun protection and be ready to dig!             the Garden is seeking sponsors
We may need you to plant plants,                to help make our gardeners’
weed, harvest or assist with side               experience more pleasant and
projects in the asparagus patch,                productive. Sponsorship will
berry patches, etc.                             fund garden improvements and
                                                expansions. Email Amy at
Volunteer as an individual, a family or
organize a group of teammates or
co-workers. Contact Tim McNiel at               Thank you to the following
248-625-8223 or              organizations for supporting the
for more volunteer information.                 Clarkston Community Garden by
                                                sponsoring or donating materials!
                                                Clarkston Farm and Garden Club
                                                Amy Peterson Photography
         Become our fan
         on Facebook!                           Wellbridge of Clarkston
         Search Clarkston Community Garden.
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                Open House
    Friday, August 16 th • 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Classes Begin September 12th

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                                                           Dance Competition

                    Hip Hop, B-Boying, Jazz, Ballet and more
                    Tumbling and Gymnastics as early as age 5
                    1&2 Act Plays - Acting, Improv, Stage Combat, and more...

                         FREE Registration for New Families with this Ad
      4900 Maybee Rd • Clarkston, MI 48348 • (248) 393-1407 •
                                           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. This fee is payable to the
 instructor at class. All classes held on Saturday, November 9 and will take place at Oxford Fire                                       AHA Skills Testing
      Station #1, 96 N. Washington St., Oxford, MI 48371. Deadline to register is October 31.                                           for BLS, ACLS or PALS
                       A $10 late fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.                                          American Heart Association’s blended learning class is a great
                                                                                                                                        option for busy individuals who do not have the time to take
 AHA Healthcare                                                       AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED                                            a traditional course or for individuals in need of certification
                                                                                                                                        ASAP. Students complete an online course and then complete
 Providers (BLS)                                                      This four-hour course is an all-inclusive class that will teach   a practice and testing session with an instructor.
 This four-hour course is designed specifically for medical           participants adult, child and infant CPR, and AED use. This
                                                                      class is generally taken by teachers, lifeguards, day care        Skills testing sessions are designed to meet Part 2
 and health professionals including nurses, nursing students,                                                                           (Practice) and Part 3 (Testing) of the Heart Code BLS,
 physicians, EMS personnel, dental and other healthcare               workers, coaches and other members of the community
                                                                      who need a credentialed CPR class but do not work in the          ACLS or PALS online programs and typically takes less
 professionals who need certification for a regulatory                                                                                  than an hour. These skill sessions will cover the practical
 requirement. This program includes adult, child and infant CPR;      healthcare setting. All students will take a written and
                                                                      practical test at the end of class. For students who pass,        component required by the American Heart Association to
 one and two rescuer CPR; foreign body airway obstruction,                                                                              receive the BLS, ACLS, or PALS Provider Card.
 mouth-to-mask, bag mask and use of an automatic external             they will receive an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.
 defibrillator. All students will take a written and practical test    Saturday, November 9                                             Students will take an online class and will receive a
 at the end of class. For students who pass, they will receive                                                                          course completion certificate. Students must bring this
                                                                           GROUP               TIME            RES.         NON.
 an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.                                                                                             certificate from part one of the class and will then be
                                                                           Ages 18+        2:30–6:30pm         $45           $50        tested following the required stations. The online classes
  Saturday, November 9
                                                                                                                                        can be found at
      GROUP                TIME            RES.          NON.
      Ages 18+           8am–12pm          $65*          $70*
                                                                      AHA Family & Friends CPR                                          There is a cost for the online course which is paid to AHA.
                                                                                                                                        Upon successful completion, students will receive an
                                                                      This two-hour class teaches students how to perform CPR           American Heart Association BLS, ACLS or PALS Provider
                                                                      on adults, children and infants and how to help an adult,
 AHA Heartsaver First Aid                                             child or infant who is choking. It is designed primarily for
                                                                                                                                        card which is valid for two years. Skills testing sessions
                                                                                                                                        are scheduled by request and can usually be scheduled
 This two-and-a-half-hour course will teach participants first        those persons who want to learn CPR and do not need a             within a few days of the request.
 aid. This class will cover the general principals of first aid       certification for employment. This course is designed for
 in medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. This              parents, grandparents and members of the community                Interested participants, please email Benjamin Stapp at
 class is generally taken by teachers, lifeguards, day care           who want to learn how to effectively help their friends and to schedule your testing date.
 workers, coaches and other members of the community                  family in an emergency.                                           Skills testing cost:
 who need a credentialed first aid class, but do not work in            Saturday, November 9                                            BLS: $45   ACLS: $120   PALS: $120
 the healthcare setting. All students will take a written and
 practical test at the end of class. For students who pass,                GROUP               TIME            RES.          NON.
 they will receive an AHA Card, which is valid for two years.              Ages 18+        6:30–8:30pm         $25            $30
  Saturday, November 9                                                                                                                         Check out page 18
      GROUP                TIME            RES.          NON.
                                                                                                                                           for more adult programs!
      Ages 18+           12–2:30pm         $45            $50

                                                                                                                                             DATE               TIME              DAILY EVENT

                                     Hunter                           This 5-day course will prepare you to be a safe hunter.
                                                                      All sessions must be attended. There are no makeup
                                                                                                                                           August 27           6–10pm         Registration & Firearm
                                                                                                                                                                                    Show and Tell

                                                                      sessions available if you miss a day. You must be 10 years          Wednesday,                         Archery   Show and Tell &
                                                                      old to hunt in Michigan. Parental consent is required to                                 7–10pm
                                                                                                                                           August 28                           Hunter Responsibility
                                                                      handle firearms on Saturday, August 31 for the outdoor                Saturday,                       Outdoor shooting, Compass,
                                                                      shooting day. You may pack a lunch, soda and snacks will                               9am–12pm
                                                                                                                                           August 31                           CPS and Boater Safety
                                                                      be available to purchase. For questions, please call Chet             Tuesday,                         First Aid, Game Care and
                                                                      Dymon at 248.363.7030 or email at                                      7–10pm
                                                                                                                                          September 3                           Game Management
                                                                      This is a 5-day class and you must attend all 5 sessions             Wednesday,         7–9:30pm       Review, Testing, Scoring,
                                                                      and pass exam to receive your certificate. Cost is $10.             September 4                           Distribute certificates
                                                                      No Pre-registration is required.                                    Multi Lakes Conservation, 3860 Newton Rd., Commerce Twp
                                                                                                                                                           Indoor Range House #2

12      FALL 2019
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, Lakeview Room
 Session 1: September 19–October 24
 Session 2: November 7–December 19 (Skip November 28)
                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 Bay Court Park, Lakeview Room
 Session 1: September 21–October 26
 Session 2: November 2–December 14 Alternate location for November 23, class will meet
 in Bartsch Hall, Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd. (Skip November 30)
                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 Ben Wolbert

Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate for Kids!                                        Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate                                        Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate
For Kindergarten-8th grade. This program combines two                 for Families!                                               for Adults!
crucial courses into one, Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense           A Parent AND Child program for all ages! Set in a fun,      For ages 14 and older. Set in a fun, non-competitive and
and Project: Secure Child (child safety). Students will be            non-competitive and informative atmosphere, this            informative atmosphere, this program is designed to empower
trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are              program allows parents to learn alongside their children.   today’s adults with knowledge that can save your life!
necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers.              Physical techniques will be instructed along with drills    Students will learn a broad range of techniques including
This program is set in a fun, yet structured, environment             and exercises, to help you have a positive experience       individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. You
which will give your child a positive outlook on learning a           with your self-defense education. Sanchin-Ryu will teach    will also receive training on how to deal with, get out of and
martial art. We focus on healthy attitudes versus perfection!         you how to use your whole body, rather than just certain    counter different grabs and other attack scenarios. Sanchin-Ryu
Participants will achieve great self-confidence and leadership        muscle groups, so size and stature are not an issue.        will teach you how to use your whole body, rather than just
through the physical techniques, mental strategies, drills                                                                        certain muscle groups, so size and stature are not an issue.
and exercises they are led through.

   Snowmobile Safety
   Open to persons ages 12 and older, but required for students 12–16 who wish to operate a
   snowmobile without direct adult supervision. This course is designed to help students become
   safe and responsible snowmobilers. To earn your safety certificate, students must attend 7
   hours of instruction, pass a written course exam and be 12 years of age by March 31, 2020.
   Pre-registration is required and no refunds will be available after registration.
     Monday & Wednesday, November 11 & November 13
            GROUP                           TIME                        RES.             NON.
           Ages 11+                      5:30–9pm                        $20             $25
                      Carriage House located in Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd.

                                                                                                                                  (248) 625-8223 ■ INDTWP.COM                                   13
A private school individualizing and
accelerating academics since 1984.
World language learning begins in preschool.

                   Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
         November 2 • February 1 • May 2

8970 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston • 248.625.7270 •
                                                       WARRIOR TRAINING
                                                       JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

              View our complete offerings at
4630 White Lake Rd. Clarkston, MI 48346 248-625-3547
 Busy Bodies                                                                Bouncing Babies                                            Amazing Athletes
 All classes held at Busy Bodies, 1400 Scott Lake Rd.,
                                                                   The perfect “bonding” class for parents and their babies!           This premier physical fitness program empowers children
 Waterford, MI unless otherwise noted.
                                                                   Join us as we participate in stretching, songs, finger-plays,       to reach developmental milestones at an individual pace.
                                                                   and bubbles to add to the fun!
 Tumbling Toddlers                                                                                                                     Research shows that structured physical activity in children not
                                                                                                                                       only promotes better physical health, but also boosts brain
 This program is packed with “hands on” activities for              Saturdays, September 14–November 2
                                                                                                                                       power and assists in the development of important social
 your busy toddler to develop gross and fine motor skills,           DAY            AGES              TIME          RES.      NON.     skills and character traits including sharing, empathy, focus,
 coordination and socialization. Children stretch, have               SAT        Infants and        11:30am          $75       $85     dedication, commitment, and drive. Our non-competitive
 “tumble” time, free play, movement to music and                                 non-walkers                                           group classes let children build confidence in a safe and
 parachute play. Weekly themes and parent participation                                                                                fun environment while also building teamwork and good
 simply add to the fun! There is no registration deadline for      Twinkle Toes                                                        sportsmanship. Classes encourage kids to develop a variety of
 this class, but please register early!                                                                                                athletic skills through the introduction of 10 different sports.
                                                                   A beginning dance class filled with creative movement and
  Session 1:                                                       basic skills to music, with fun and games mixed in!                 Coaches break the fundamentals of each skill down into
  Tuesdays, September 10–October 29                                                                                                    simple steps based on each child’s age and ability.
  Wednesdays, September 11–October 30                               Tuesdays, September 10–October 29                                  Coached by Sean Gladwish
                                                                    Saturdays, September 14–November 2
     DAY       AGES             TIME            RES.     NON.
                                                                     DAY         AGES              TIME             RES.      NON.      Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10–October 10
     TUES      1–3          10–10:45am          $90       $100
                                                                      TUE         2–5           6:30–7:15pm         $85        $95          GROUP                TIME            RES.           NON.
     TUES      2–4           11–11:45am         $90       $100
                                                                      SAT         2–5           11–11:45am          $85        $95          Ages 3–6         5:45–6:15pm         $130           $140
     TUES      1–4          6:30–7:15pm         $90       $100
     WED       1–4          6:30–7:15pm         $90       $100                                                                                            Clintonwood Baseball Field 7
                                                                   Little Chefs
  Session 2:
  Tuesdays, November 12–December 10
                                                                   Drop your child off for a class that introduces them to the fun
                                                                   of food through creative ideas and recipes. Table manners will
                                                                                                                                       PKSA Tiny Tigers
  Wednesdays, November 13–December 11                                                                                                  This parent and child interactive class focuses on teaching
                                                                   be taught, and each child will make a keepsake cookbook. A
     DAY       AGES             TIME            RES.     NON.      one-time supply fee of $15 must be paid on the first class to       developmental skills while providing bonding time for you
     TUES      1–3          10–10:45am          $60       $65      the instructor. There is no registration deadline for this class,   and your child. Your child will benefit from physical activity,
     TUES      2–4           11–11:45am         $60       $65      but please register early! Please bring a plastic container to      coordination drills, discipline, and social interaction with other
     TUES      1–4          6:30–7:15pm         $60       $65      take food home from class every week.                               children their own age in a fun setting while learning some
                                                                                                                                       very basic martial arts actions. Parents actively participate in
     WED       1–4          6:30–7:15pm         $60       $65
                                                                    Session 1: Thursdays, September 12–October 24                      the class alongside their child. Wear comfortable clothes.
                                                                     DAY         AGES              TIME             RES.      NON.
 Paint & Play                                                        THUR         4–9             6:15–7pm            $85       $95
                                                                                                                                        Tuesdays, October 1–November 5
                                                                                                                                         DAY         AGES               TIME             RES.    NON.
 This class combines the benefits of Tumbling Toddlers and                  Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Rd.           TUE       2–3             5–5:30pm           $30      $35
 Pint-Sized Picassos! Join us as we develop fine and gross
                                                                                                                                                PKSA Karate-Clarkston 7137 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston
 motor skills. There is no registration deadline for this class,    Thursdays, November 14–December 12 (No class November 28)
 but please register early!                                          DAY         AGES              TIME             RES.      NON.
                                                                     THUR         4–9             6:15–7pm            $50       $55
                                                                                                                                       PKSA Clarkston’s
  Session 1:
  Tuesdays, September 10–October 29                                         Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Rd.        Little Ninjas
  Wednesdays, September 11–October 30                                                                                                  This introductory karate class focuses on teaching children
     DAY       AGES             TIME            RES.     NON.                                                                          8 important main life skills: Focus, Teamwork, Discipline,
     WED       2–4          6:30–7:45pm         $140      $155                                                                         Fitness, Self-Control, Balance, Coordination, and Memory.
     FRI       2–4           10–11:15am         $140      $155                                                                         All of this is achieved through exciting and fun games and
                                                                                                                                       activities! Wear loose fitting clothes. A responsible adult
  Session 2:                                                                                                                           must remain in attendance during class. Optional uniforms
  Tuesdays, November 12–December 10                                                                                                    will be available for purchase at the karate school.
  Wednesdays, November 13–December 11
                                                                                                                                        Tuesdays, October 1–November 5
     DAY       AGES             TIME            RES.     NON.
                                                                                                                                         DAY         AGES               TIME             RES.    NON.
     WED       1–3          6:30–7:45pm         $90       $100
                                                                                                                                          TUE       4–5             5:30–6pm           $30      $35
     FRI       2–4           10–11:15am         $90       $100
                                                                                                                                                PKSA Karate-Clarkston 7137 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston

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 Fusion: Barre/Pilates/Yoga                                      Self-Defense For Women
 This total body fusion workout consistently delivers amazing    Can you defend yourself against a violent attack? Do you have
 results at record speed. This class utilizes a chair or barre   the knowledge, skill and confidence to defend your family?
 and small weights to perform multiple high reps of small        You don’t have to spend years training in an expensive
 isolated movements, creating tiny, sculpted, shapely, long      program. Learn simple, lifesaving skills from programs
 lean muscles. Created to tone, lift, and reshape the body,      designed to increase your safety after only one class! Our        Instructional Archery
 this 55-minute class creates defined abs, lifted glutes,        hands-on courses teach time-tested, realistic methods that are    Do you and/or your child want to learn a new sport they
 slimmer hips, toned arms and long lean legs. Please bring a     easy to learn and remember. Designed to be safe, this course      can do for life? During this ten-week program, participants
 mat and light hand weights to class. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.        instills confidence by building on success. You are coached       will learn the basics of archery including safety, techniques,
                                                                 according to your own rate of progression. No previous training   mental concentration and self-improvement. Equipment is
  Session 1: Mondays, September 16–November 11                   required. A great stress reliever and lots of fun. Serious
             (8 weeks, Skip November 4)                                                                                            provided or bring your own (must be approved by instructors
  Session 2: Mondays, January 6–February 24 (8 weeks)            topics such as violent crimes are discussed openly but in a       before use). Deadline to register is September 30. A $10 late
                                                                 professional manor, due to this, minors should be accompanied     fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.
      GROUP               TIME            RES.          NON.     by a participating adult. A Live Safe Academy, LLC Release and
     Ages 18+        6:30–7:30pm           $80           $90     Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed by a legal guardian        Please note: a parent/guardian must stay
                                                                 at the beginning of class. For more information please visit:     with child for the duration for the class.
       Lakeview Room, Bay Court Park, 6970 Andersonville Rd.
                                                        Deadline              Wednesdays, October 2–December 4
                                                                 to register is November 13. A $10 late fee applies after the
                                                                 registration deadline if space allows.                                 GROUP               TIME             RES.          NON.
               Check out                                          Wednesday, November 20
                                                                                                                                      Ages 8–Adult       4:30–6pm            $85            $95

           page 34 for more                                           GROUP                TIME           RES.           NON.
                                                                                                                                     Oakland County Sportsman’s Club, 4770 Waterford Rd., Clarkston

            yoga programs!                                           Ages 12+        6:30–8:30pm          $35            $40
                                                                            Senior Community Center, 6000 Clarkston Rd

18     FALL 2019
Join The Liverpool Family

            Mini REDS & Junior REDS Academy
                   Ages 3 to 8 Years Old
 Your child will have a fantastic time working with our coaches who will deliver fun, energetic
sessions in a positive learning environment. The program focuses on the development of basic
 motor skills, body mechanics and basic soccer skills. Sessions involve fun activities, games
    and an introduction to a soccer game. The games and activities develop the children’s
      FUNdamental soccer skills as well as basic motor skills. Eight week sessions held
                        throughout the year; check website for schedule.

     Register online at
                 Choose Clarkston / North Oakland Location
                  Acorn KinderHouse
                  Acorn KinderHouse                                     Acorn
       Utilizing a Waldorf Curriculum
       UtilizingNow Enrolling!
                 a Waldorf Curriculum
                Now Enrolling!
Where children, ages 3–5,   blossom and flourish in an
environment   filled with play, meaningful  work,inand
Where children, ages 3–5, blossom
  healthy rhythms
environment          that play,
             filled with
                                    and flourish
                                their developmental
                                            work, and
                                                                                            Zumba classes for all ages
  needs torhythms
 healthy   prepare them   for a their
                     that meet
                                healthy  beginning in
                                                                                              starting at $5 a class!
 needs to prepare them for a healthy beginning in                                    There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Some are just a lot
               elementary education.                                                more fun! Join the ultimate dance-fitness party that beats a
                                       Also offering                                                boring old workout any day!
                             Parent and  Child
                                       Also     Classes Duck and
                                            offering                                Whether you are just starting out or have been taking classes
                             Duckings Class                                                       for years all are welcome in this
                             Parent and  Child(18 mo. toDuck
                                                Classes  3 years)
                                                                                                        judgment free zone!
                              Hens and
                             Duckings   Chicks
                                      Class (18Class   (Prenatal
                                                  mo. to 3 years)
                              Hens and Chicks Class (Prenatal                         For more information please contact our licensed Zumba
                                                                                                        instructor by email
                     For information call 248-310-1059 or                                  
                     For information       call 248-310-1059 or
                      Acorn   KinderHouse is located at 5300
                                                      Classes held at the Sashabaw Presbyterian Church
                                                                                               5300 Maybee Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346
                                 Maybee Rd.,is Clarkston
                     Acorn KinderHouse             located at 5300
                           (Inside          Rd.,Presbyterian
                                   the Sashabaw  ClarkstonChurch)                    Sign up for a full 5 week session and get your 5th class free!
                         Acorn     KinderHouse
                          (Inside the             is nonsectarian
                                      Sashabaw Presbyterian  Church)
                        Acorn KinderHouse is nonsectarian

                                                                                                                NFL YOUTH FLAG
                                                                                                                 Experience the Difference
                                                                                                                             Ages 4–14
                                                                                                                 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. 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 Clinton Wood Park on
                                                                                                             Saturday afternoons, and practices take place
                                                                                                             one hour prior to game time each week to
                                                                                                             ensure a convenient and fun experience for
                                                                                                             all. Participants will receive an NFL reversible
                                                                                                             jersey, and a flag belt. Games are officiated by
                                                                                                             MHSAA referees.
                                                                                                             There are no try-outs! Everyone participates!
                                                                                                             Children are placed on teams according to
                                                                                                             their age, school and buddy requests to allow
   You must register on-line at: For more information call (248) 454-9700      classmates/friends are playing together.
                             These programs are designed for persons with cognitive disabilities, with or without physical impairments.
 For more information or to register for any of the
 following programs, call (248) 625-8223
                                                                  TR Pizza & Movie Night                                            TR Buddy Basketball
 or register online at (Contact the                Enjoy an evening with your friends for a favorite movie           TR Buddy Basketball is a non-competitive recreational
 ITPRS office to obtain a username and password if                and some delicious pizza! This program is for persons,            league for boys and girls, ages 7–14, with cognitive
 you are registering online for the first time.)                  ages 14+, with cognitive disabilities, with or without            disabilities, with or without physical impairments. Each
                                                                  physical impairments. Bring a DVD, we’ll take a vote and          player will be paired with a buddy, ages 10–17, to assist
                                                                  might choose yours! Price includes salad, 2 slices of pizza,      as needed. This 6-week long league is held on Mondays.
 Newsletter                                                       beverages, cookies, and popcorn. Extra pizza is $1per slice,      Registration starts November 18 and ends December 27.
 We are looking to add more exciting programs and events          but must be requested at time of registration. Caregivers         Starting January 2, a $10 late fee applies if space allows.
 throughout the year, which we will announce in our               are welcome to join for free, unless they plan on eating.         We must have a minimum of 20 players/buddies registered
 newsletters. Make sure you are on our mailing list! Call         A minimum of 5 participants are required to hold the              for the league to run.
 TR Coordinator Maria Quas, at (248) 625-8223, or email           program. Pre-registration is not required but preferred to to be added.                                    insure we have enough supplies.                                    Mondays, February 3–March 16 (skip February 17)
                                                                                                                                         GROUP                TIME             RES.           NON.
 Transportation Services                                           Fridays, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
                                                                                                                                        Ages 7–14            6–7pm             $40            $50
                                                                       GROUP               TIME                    COST
 Independence Township provides transportation services for                                                                                 Buddies: Ages 10–17                        FREE
 people, ages 18+, who have physical or mental disabilities.           Ages 14+           6–8pm                 $6/person
 Riders must be residents of Clarkston, Independence                                                         $1/additional slice                    Everest Academy, 5935 Clarkston Rd.
 Township, or Springfield Township. Buses run from 8am to                    Clintonwood Park, Senior Community Center,                  A mandatory coaches & buddy meeting will be held
 5pm. For destinations available and other information, call                        6000 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston                   on January 27, at the Independence Township Offices at 6pm.
 the Senior Community Center at (248) 625-8231.
                                                                  TR Bingo Night                                                    TR Buddy Soccer
 TR Theatre Camp                                                                                                                    TR Buddy Soccer is a non-competitive recreational league
                                                                  Join your friends for everyone’s favorite game, B-I-N-G-O!
                                                                                                                                    for boys and girls, ages 7–14, with cognitive disabilities,
 by 4th Wall Theatre Company                                      This program is for persons, ages 14+, with cognitive
                                                                                                                                    with or without physical impairments. Each player is paired
                                                                  disabilities, with or without physical impairments. Price
 Theater is for everyone! Join us on the stage for TR                                                                               with a buddy, ages 10–17 to assist as needed. This 6-week
                                                                  includes light refreshments, game supplies and fun prizes.
 Theater Camp taught by the theater professionals from                                                                              long league is held on Monday evenings. We must have a
                                                                  Caregivers are welcome to join for free, unless they plan
 4th Wall Theater Company. Open to ages 7+, this class is                                                                           minimum of 20 players/buddies registered for the league to
                                                                  on having refreshments. A minimum of 4 participants are
 for participants with cognitive disabilities, with or without                                                                      run. Registration starts January 28 and ends March 9. A $10
                                                                  required to hold the program. Pre-registration is not required
 physical impairments. Participants will learn much about                                                                           late fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.
                                                                  but preferred to insure we have enough supplies.
 themselves and the theater world through singing, dancing,
 and acting. Parents and caregivers will be asked to come                                                                            Mondays, April 20–June 1
                                                                   Fridays, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
 early at the last session of the camp to enjoy a performance          GROUP               TIME             RES.             NON.
                                                                                                                                         GROUP                TIME             RES.           NON.
 put on by the participants! We must have a minimum                                                                                     Ages 7–14            6–7pm             $40            $50
 of 5 and a maximum of 20 for this program.                           Ages 7–14           6–8pm             $40               $50
                                                                                                                                            Buddies: Ages 10–17                        FREE
                                                                        Carriage House at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd.
  Mondays, September 16–October 21                                                                                                           Clintonwood Park Soccer Fields, 6000 Clarkston Rd.
      GROUP              TIME                   COST
                                                                  TR Bowling Night                                                       A mandatory coaches & buddy meeting will be held
                                                                                                                                      on April 6, at the Independence Township Offices at 6pm.
      Ages 7+           6–7pm            $125 per participant
                                        and includes a t-shirt!   Join us for bowling, friends, and fun! This monthly drop-in
                                                                  program is a non-competitive league for persons of all
                Everest Academy Boys School Stage                 ages, with cognitive disabilities, with or without physical
                                                                  impairments. Price includes two games, shoes, and light                        ACCESSIBILITY
                                                                  refreshments. Caregivers are welcome join us for free, but           The Charter Township of Independence Department
     COACHES & SPONSORS NEEDED                                    must pay if planning to bowl. Pre-registration is no required,       of Parks, Recreation & Seniors provides high quality
     If interested in coaching either of these leagues,           but preferred to ensure adequate supplies.                           recreation services for all residents. The Department
                                                                                                                                       invites people with disabilities to participate in
     please contact TR Coordinator, Maria Quas, at                 September 11, October 9, November 6, December 11                    all programs and activities it offers. Reasonable
     (248) 625-8223 or                               GROUP                 TIME                      COST            accommodations will be made.
     If interested in sponsoring either of these                       Ages 14+         5:30–6:30pm             $10 per person         Also, Independence Township organizes programs
     leagues, please contact Amy Laboissonniere at                                Cherry Hill Lanes, 6697 Dixie Hwy.                   specifically designed for persons with cognitive
     (248) 625-8223 or email                                                                                          disabilities, with or without physical impairments, listed
     For more information on sponsorships, or to                                                                                       under our Therapeutic Recreation offerings. For program
                                                                                                                                       information or to get on our mailing list, call the Parks
     download the forms, visit                                                                                         and Recreation office at (248) 625-8223.

22     FALL 2019
 Instructional Archery                                              Babysitting Safety
 Do you and/or your child want to learn a new sport they can        Learn to be safe and responsible, build confidence and have a
 do for life? During this ten-week program, participants will       competitive edge over other babysitters. Topics include:
 learn the basics of archery including safety, techniques, mental   First aid, when and how to call 911, CPR with manikin
 concentration and self-improvement. Equipment is provided or       practice, choking, dealing with difficult behaviors, basic care
 bring your own (must be approved by instructors before use).       like feeding and diapering, marketing and much more!
 Deadline to register is September 30. A $10 late fee applies       Students who successfully complete the course requirements
 after the registration deadline if space allows.                   are certified in Babysitter Safety, CPR and First Aid. Students
 Please note: a parent/guardian must stay                           need a lunch, snacks and a cell phone (if they own one).
 with child for the duration for the class.
                                                                     Saturday, November 9
                                                                                                                                      Self-Defense for Children
  Wednesdays, October 2–December 4                                                                                                    If someone wants to hurt our children, they won’t choose a
                                                                        GROUP               TIME          RES.           NON.
                                                                                                                                      time or a place with witnesses. That means no parents, no
       GROUP                TIME           RES.          NON.           Ages 9+        9am–3pm            $60             $70         teachers, no policemen, just our children and the predator.
     Ages 8–Adult        4:30–6pm          $85            $95                        Bartsch Hall, Clintonwood Park                   The safety of our children will depend on their ability
   Oakland County Sportsman’s Club, 4770 Waterford Rd., Clarkston                                                                     to recognize a threat and respond effectively. This fun,
                                                                                                                                      interactive and age appropriate workshop teaches essential,
                                                                    Pet Sitter Safety                                                 lifesaving information about the threats facing our children,
 Indoor Volleyball Camp                                             Kids, would you like to learn pet first aid and be a certified    strategies for prevention and real-world techniques designed
 This is a 5-week program that will teach players basic skills      Pet Sitter? Increase your market by being certified to            to reduce their risk of abductions, assaults and other forms
 needed to play volleyball. Each week will be a structured          watch pets or kids. Learn to care for the pets in your own        of violence. But most of all, these programs teach students
 lesson that will build skills from week to week. Learning          family. This is an add on class for students who participate      that they have the right to be safe, that no one has the
 focus will be passing, serving, setting and hitting. At the        in the Babysitter Safety course on the same day (students         right to hurt them and that their life is worth protecting.
 end of each session there will be 15 minutes of court play.        of a previous Babysitter Safety class can contact Live Safe       For more information please visit:
 Fun and games will be incorporated. No prior experience            Academy, LLC directly to decide to participate). This program     childsafety. Parents are encouraged to attend with their
 necessary! Deadline to register is September 18. A $10 late        will begin after the Babysitter Safety class ends. Parents,       child. Deadline to register is November 13. A $10 late fee
 fee applies after the registration deadline if space allows.       students will need additional snacks and a stuffed animal         applies after the registration deadline if space allows.
 No refunds after Sept 18.                                          with realistic features to practice skills.
                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, November 20
  Wednesdays, September 25–October 30                                Saturday, November 9                                                 GROUP             TIME           RES.          NON.
     GROUP             TIME             RES.            NON.            GROUP               TIME          RES.           NON.
                                                                                                                                         Ages 6–11      5:30–6:30pm        $20               $25
     4th–8th                            $50              $60            Ages 9+         3–4pm             $15             $18                  Senior Community Center, 6000 Clarkston Rd.
                                                                                     Bartsch Hall, Clintonwood Park
                Everest Academy, 5935 Clarkston Rd.

                                                                                  FUNT BER
 Riding for Beginners
 Have you always wanted to try horseback riding? This
 is your chance! This 6-week class will consist of basic
 grooming, horse care for beginners, and a half-hour of
 riding. You will be required to wear long pants and hard sole                    Saturday, October 19
                                                                                      Noon-5:00pm      $7/person
 shoes. You should be willing to let instructor know of any
 physical limitations or special accommodations prior to the
 beginning of class. Register early to guarantee a fun and
 rewarding experience! Participants must call the Academy                         Hess-Hathaway Park
 (248-431-0940) to set your time.                                                Hayrides ongoing and animal tours at 1:30pm & 3:30pm
  Session 1: September 14–October 19                                           Pumpkins $2.00-$4.00. Concessions & s’more-makings sold.
  Session 2: November 2–December 7                                                             No reservations needed!
     GROUP             TIME             RES.            NON.
     Ages 7–        Call to set up      $160            $180
      Adult          your time
          Times Square Riding Academy, 4835 Oakwood Rd,
                       off M-15 in Ortonville
                                                                                                          Children must be accompanied by an adult.
24      FALL 2019                                                                                                  Ages 2yrs. and under Free
For ages Newborn-7yrs.
Come experience our award winning music program while
making memories that will last a life time at Kindermusik.

    Class prices include @ home physical materials. No
         ENROLLMENT FEES! Online registration
Classes begin September 6-11 th . Days, evening, and weekend classes.

 Nominated as being the best 50 Kindermusik studios in the world.
            Offering Kindermusik classes since 2001.

Parents, grandparents, nanny, or caregiver are welcome to attend
                                                                        Mother & Daughter Makeover Workshop
                     class with your child.                             Do you apply your cosmetics and hope for the best? Is your daughter now
Enroll your child today @                 interested in experimenting with cosmetics? Wouldn’t it be nice to learn from a
           Call 248-625-3640 or email Giselle @                         professional beauty expert? In this class moms and their daughters will have a fun for more information.                       time bonding while receiving instruction and basic tips on healthy skin care and
                                                                        age-appropriate cosmetics application. Each participant needs to bring a hair tie
                                                                        or headband.
                                                                        Thursdays, October 10
                                                                        • Early Bird Rate: Residents $30* per couple| Non-Residents $35* per couple
                                                                        (Ends September 26)
                                                                        • Regular Rate: Residents $40* per couple | Non-Residents $45* per couple
                                                                        (Closes October 3)
                                                                        *Materials Fee: $2 per person due to the instructor at the beginning of the class*
                                                                        • Time: 6:30-8:00pm
                                                                        • Ages: 11+
                                                                        • Location: Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI)
                                                                        • Instructor: Kim DeCovich—Independent Makeup Artist

                                                                          Register online at or call 248-846-6558
                                                                               Mention this ad to receive resident pricing!
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