The Chesterfield Connection - Fall 2021 The Official Publication of Chesterfield Township

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The Chesterfield Connection - Fall 2021 The Official Publication of Chesterfield Township
The Chesterfield Connection
       The Official Publication of Chesterfield Township
        Fall 2021                    (586) 949-0400
The Chesterfield Connection - Fall 2021 The Official Publication of Chesterfield Township
Office Directory
                                                                     Township Municipal Offices                                    Questions or concerns about
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Table of Contents
                                                                        47275 Sugarbush                                            the roads here in Chesterfield?
                                                                                                                                                                                            Supervisor’s 4
                                                                     Department of Public Works                                    Contact the Macomb County                                        Letter to residents & Notify Me Information
                                                                        52216 Sierra Drive                                         Department of Roads directly at                          Clerk’s 5
                                                                     Chesterfield Township Library                                           (586) 463-8671                                         Passports & Late Night Passport Events
                   Bradley A. Kersten
                                                                        50560 Patricia Avenue
                     Township Supervisor
                                                                                                                                                          or                                Treasurer’s 6
                     Desk:(586) 649-6401
                     Cell: (586) 549-3766                            Police Department                                                                                 Tax Information & New Methods of Payment
                                                                        46525 Continental Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                            Water Department 7
                                                                                                                                   For expressways & state trunk lines (I-94, 23
                                                                     Fire Station 1                                                Mile Road (M-29), Gratiot, and Hall Road)                        Never Flush a “Flushable” Wipe
                                                                        26001 22 Mile Road                                              contact MDOT at (888) 296-4546
                                                                                                                                                                                            Election 8
                                                                     Fire Station 3                                                                                                                 Important Deadlines & Absentee Information
                                                                        33991 23 Mile Road                                   Macomb County Services                                         Leisure 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recreation for All
                                                                                                                             Animal Control (Dog Licenses)
       Cindy Berry                       Kathy Elliott                                                                       (586) 469-5115                                                 League 18
       Township Clerk                   Township Treasurer                                                         
    Desk:(586) 649-6440                Desk:(586) 649-6430                   Phone Directory                                                                                                        Soccer, Basketball, & Flag Football
    Cell: (586) 942-3900               Cell: (586) 925-8130                                                                  Clerk/Register of Deeds (Vital Records)                        Senior Only 21
                                                                 Municipal Services                                          (586) 469-5120
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special Events, Fitness, Activities, & more!
                                                                 (586) 949-0400 option
                                                                                                                             Veteran’s Services
                                                                                                                             (586) 469-5315
                                                                 Public Works...........................................3
                                                                 Leisure Services.....................................4                                                                           2021 Office Closures
                                                                 Clerk’s Office.........................................5       Utility/Service Providers
                                                                 Treasurer’s Office..................................6       DTE Energy (Electric Service) ...........(800) 477-4747
                                                                 Supervisor’s Office............................8 - 2        SEMCO Energy Gas (Natural Gas).....(800) 624-2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Monday, September 6
     Hank Anderson               Brian “Scott” DeMuynck                                                                                                                                                In observance of Labor Day
      Township Trustee                Township Trustee           Trustee Offices..................................8 - 3      Comcast Cable (Internet, Phone, TV)...(800) 427-7662
     Desk:(586) 649-6406             Desk:(586) 649-6405         Accounting.......................................8 - 4      AT&T (Internet, Phone, TV)....................(800) 288-2020
     Cell: (586) 980-1083            Cell: (586) 630-2315                                                                                                                                                  Monday, October 11    Assessing...........................................8 - 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                    In observance of Columbus Day
                                                                 Planning & Zoning............................8 - 6
                                                                 Code Enforcement..........................8 - 7             Local Recycling Centers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, November 25 - 26
                                                                 Historical Society..............................8 - 8       GT Eastside Recycling                                                    In observance of Thanksgiving
                                                                                                                             (586) 949-2475
                                                                 Library...................(586) 598-4900                    They accept metals and electronics.                                      Thursday, December 23 - 27
                                                                   Non-Emergency Public Safety                               Chesterfield Recycling Inc.                                                In observance of Christmas
                                                                 Police...............................(586) 949-2112         (586) 598-1252
                                                                                                                             They accept metals.                                                      Thursday, December 30 - 31
                                                                 Fire....................................(586) 725-2233
      David Joseph                   Kathy D. Vosburg                                                                                                                                                   In observance of New Year
       Township Trustee                Township Trustee
                                                                  *IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1*                               Mid Michigan Recycling
      Desk:(586) 649-6403             Desk:(586) 649-6404
      Cell: (586) 980-1085            Cell: (586) 305-6457                                                                   (586) 598-5807                                                                They recycle woods and yard materials.

                      (586) 949-0400                      
                                                                                                                                      Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM                                        47275 47275
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sugarbush Rd. Rd.
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Bradley A. Kersten, Supervisor                                                                              Cindy Berry, Clerk
                         In addition to serving as the Township’s legal agent and Secretary to                      The Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer, Records Management
                         the Assessing Board of Review, the Township Supervisor is responsible for                  Administrator, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Administrator for
                         moderating board meetings, developing the township budget,                                 the Township. The Clerk also publishes and maintains the Chesterfield
                         recommending members to the various boards and commissions, and                            Township Code of Ordinances, certifies all official documents, and is
                         managing the day-to-day operations of the Township.                                        responsible for recording all Township Board proceedings.

A Message From Your Supervisor....                                                                                                                    Passport Processing
   On July 6, 2021 at 12:01pm, I made the decision to retire from my position as Director of Public Safety for     Did you know your local Clerk’s Office offers Passport Processing services? No more waiting in line at the
Chesterfield Township and step into a new role as your Township Supervisor. I am honored for this opportuni-       Post Office or sending applications through the mail hoping everything is correct!
ty, and would like to thank the Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees, and the residents for trusting me with
the responsibility of leading such a great community. My focus during this appointment is to enthusiastically
                                                                                                                   What you must bring:
continue to serve the community.
                                                                                                                   1. Your completed DS-11 - Application for a U.S. Passport (DO NOT SIGN)
   As a 32-year employee of Chesterfield Township Police Department, including the last 6 years as the Di-
                                                                                                                           Blank applications can be found at our office or go online to
rector of Public Safety, I am excited and energized to now serve as your Township Supervisor. The unique
position, of having served the Community for so long, has afforded me the opportunity to create a vision of
                                                                                                                   2. Original/Certified Copy Birth Certificate
community improvement and growth as we look to the future. I plan to continue leading the Township in a
                                                                                                                          (PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED)
positive direction, including following through on township projects currently underway.
                                                                                                                   3. Driver’s license
  There are numerous issues I am passionate about. These being transparency, accountability, and commu-
                                                                                                                   4. Two (2) checks for payment (Personal, Cashier or Money Order accepted)
nication in government. I will work diligently with our leadership team and members of the staff to increase
                                                                                                                          1. U.S. Department of State 2. Chesterfield Township
communication with both employees and residents of our community. We are working to distribute more
                                                                                                                   5. If applying for a minor under 16yrs old, both parents and the child must
information on our website (, and on social media. A Township Facebook page
                                                                                                                      be present.
has been created in an effort to communicate enhance, and inform residents daily on important news,
                                                                                                                   6. Additional documents may be required if any of the following has
information, and leisure activities. Both our website and Facebook page (@ChesterfieldTownshipMI) are a
                                                                                                                      occurred: Lost/Stolen Passport, Name Change, Parental Custody, consent
great source of information and will be updated regularly.
                                                                                                                      for a minor or death of parent (minor only).
  I also strongly believe in the expansion and improvement of Technology (IT) within the Township. Investing
in our IT infrastructure will give us a solid foundation to make informed and educated decisions regarding         Fees:
the advancement of technology, and the positive impact it will have for both residents and employees.              -U.S. Department of State-
   In closing, I am excited to serve my community as Chesterfield Township Supervisor. I look forward to set-      Passport Book: Adult - $110.00 Minor - $80.00
ting my vision in motion, and will do so to the best of my ability. I continue to be excited about the future of   Passport Card: Adult - $30.00 Minor - $15.00
our community. Thank you for your support and as always, we are here to serve our community.                       Expediting Fee: $60.00 per person

                                           Bradley A. Kersten - Chesterfield Township Supervisor                   -Chesterfield Township-
                                                                                                                   Processing Fee: $35.00 per person*
                                                                                                                   Pictures: $10.00*
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                                                                                                                                                 Passport Late Nights
                                         Up-To-Date Information?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CLERK’S OFFICE
                                                                                                                    The Chesterfield Township Clerk’s Office will stay open late for the sole purpose of *new*
                                                                                                                    passport processing on the following nights. Passport renewals can not be processed.
                                                                                                                                          REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS.

                                                                                                                                Thursday                          Thursday                         Thursday
                                                                                                                        September 16, 2021                November 18, 2021                 December 9, 2021
                       Sign up at our website,, to receive Township news                          4:30 - 7:30 PM                    4:30 - 7:30 PM                    4:30 - 7:30 PM
                       and updates delivered right to your email or phone. Click on the Notify Me
                          icon and choose which categories you’d like to receive updates on.
                                                                                                                            To register, visit > Community > Events or call the
                            An online account will need to be set up prior to subscribing for notifications.                                    Clerk’s Office at (586) 949-0400, option 5.

      4                   (586) 949-0400                                                     Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM                                    47275 Sugarbush Rd.                          5
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Kathy Elliott, Treasurer                                                                                Did you know???
                         The Treasurer’s Office serves the Township in many different functions,
                         it’s main duty is tax collection. Actual taxable value is determined in the      “Flushable” wipes should never be flushed!
                         Assessor’s Office, however tax billing and collection originates here. All
                                                                                                          Aside from causing large problems with municipal sewer systems, wipes and other items also cause
                         monetary transactions are processed through the Treasurer’s Office,              problems in the pipes inside your home. Clogged pipes can lead to overflowing toilets, basement sewer
                         including: water/sewer billing, leisure services registrations, planning/        backups and the need to clean out the main drain. When this happens, a plumber is needed to clear
                         zoning/building permits and bonds.                                               the blockage. To help avoid these problems and expenses, only flush human waste and toilet paper.

                                                                                                               Here is a list of other items that should never be flushed:

                                                                                                          •    Personal and baby wipes           •   Dental floss
                                                                                                          •    Tampons                           •   Cotton balls and swabs
                                                                                                          •    Sanitary products                 •   Cat litter
                                                                                                          •    Condoms                           •   Prescription drugs
                                                                                                          •    Facial tissues                    •   Over-the-counter medicines
                                                                                                          •    Paper towels                      •   Cigarette butts
                                                                                                          •    Cleaning wipes and rags           •   Cooking fats, oils, or grease

                                                                                                                                   Helpful Tips for Winterizing Your Home
                                                                                                          •    Turn off your water at the meter: Close the valve after the water meter. By doing this, water
                                                                                                               will not continuously run if a pipe bursts.
                                                                                                          •    Winterize your pipes: Focus on your outside hose bibs, sprinkler system, and pipes on the
                                                                                                               outside walls of your home. Drain the water from pipes and add insulation or heat tape.
                                                                                                          •    Crawl Spaces: Insulate your crawl space and add insulation or heat tape to water pipes.
                                                                                                          •    Set Thermostats: Set your thermostat to 55o F. This, in addition to keeping cabinet doors
                                                                                                               open, will keep pipes warm enough.
                                                                                                          •    Have someone check on your home: Ask a trusted person to keep watch on your home to
                                                                                                               check for potential problems. Should a problem arise, contact the Water
                                        How to Make Your Payments                                              Department immediately to assist in further preventing potential damage.
                     Payments on your water and tax bills can be made through several conve-

                                                                                                                                                                                                              WATER DEPARTMENT TIPS

                     nient options, including our newest method at First State Bank!
                                                                                                                                                                  New Homeowners
                                                                                                                                          If you’ve newly purchased a home in Chesterfield be sure to
                     •   Regular Mail: Mail payments to 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047                           DERS             file your Property Transfer Affidavit (PTA) and a Principal Res-

                     •   Municipal Offices: Use the large blue drop box in the circle driveway or visit       REMINssessing                 idence Exemption (PRE) to the Assessing Office. The closing
                                                                                                                                          agent usually provides these forms at the time of closing. The
                         the Treasurer’s Office inside at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047             from                        State of Michigan requires prompt submission of these forms,
                     •   Online @*: Payments can be made online via                                                                  to ensure proper taxation.
                         electronic check or credit card. *Convenience fees apply
                     •   Pay by Phone*: Dial toll free (844) 973-1674, where payments can be made via                              Property Information is Available Online
                         electronic check or credit card. *Convenience fees apply                             Property information can be obtained 24-hours a day at Own-
                     •   At ANY First State Bank Location: Make a contactless payment through the              er’s name, tax payment history, assessed and taxable value, purchase price and other
                         drive-through                                                                        property characteristics (such as lot size, square footage, year built) are available. Users
                                                                                                                     can also access photos and sketches of specific properties in the township.

     6                   (586) 949-0400                                            Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM                                   47275 Sugarbush Rd.                 7
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Upcoming Election Timeline                                                                                                                                                                                 Check it Out
                                                     November 2, 2021
                                                  Special General Election
                                                                                                                      Smoke Alarms                                                                                                                   Online!
     Monday, October 18
                                                                                                                                                                                          at Home                                                  •   Township Budget
            Last day to register to vote in this election, unless registering in person at the Clerk’s Office         Smoke alarmS are a key part                                                                                                      Did you know you
                                                                                                                      of a home fire escape plan. When there is                                                                                        are able to view
     Friday, October 29                                                                                               a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke                                                                                        the current
            Last day absentee ballots can be mailed, upon receipt of a signed application.                            alarms give you early warning so you can                                                                                         and previous
                                                                                                                      get outside quickly.
            The Clerk’s Office will be open until 5:00PM for election related business only.                                                                                                                                                           Chesterfield Twp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       budget books
                                                                                                                      SAFETY TIPS
     Saturday, October 30                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on the Finance
                                                                                                                      •    Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should                                          FACTS
            The Clerk’s Office will be open 8:00AM - 4:00PM for election related business only.
                                                                                                                           also be outside each sleeping area and on every
                                                                                                                           level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.                                    A closed door may slow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the spread of smoke, heat,
     Monday, November 1                                                                                               •    Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.                                              and fire.                         •   Meeting Calendar
            Last day to request AV ballot in person. Ballot must be requested and voted in person at the
            Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00PM.
                                                                                                                      •    It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms.
                                                                                                                           When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •!   Smoke alarms should be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 installed inside every sleeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Are you looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for the next ZBA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 room, outside each separate
                                                                                                                      •    Test all smoke alarms at least once a month.                                          sleeping area, and on every           or Planning meet-
                                                                                                                           Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.                                level. Smoke alarms should
     Tuesday, November 2 - Election Day                                                                                                                                                                          be connected so when one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing? Do you
            Polling locations are open from 7:00AM - 8:00PM.                                                          •    Current alarms on the market employ different types                                   sounds, they all sound. Most          have ideas for
                                                                                                                           of technology including multi-sensing, which could                                    homes do not have this level          the Beautifica-
                                                                                                                           include smoke and carbon monoxide combined.                                           of protection.
   For any and all Election related questions, please contact the Chesterfield
               Township Clerk’s Office at (586) 949-0400, opt. 5.
                                                                                                                      •    Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically
                                                                                                                           advanced to respond to a multitude of fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •!   Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 happen in homes with no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tion Committee?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Check out our
                                                                                                                           conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 smoke alarms or no working            Township Meet-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 smoke alarms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing Calendar for
                              Are You Registered to Vote?                Looking to Vote Absentee?                    •    A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the full meeting
                                                                                                                           on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the
                                                                                                                           kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be                                                                              schedule.
                          There are several ways to register to      Per Michigan law, all voters can now                  at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
                                 vote. Here are a few:               vote early. Follow these steps below:            •    People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •   Job Postings
                                                                                                                           special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights
                                                                                                                           and bed shakers.                                                                                                            Are you looking
                          •   Regular Mail: Visit us online and      •    Step 1: Obtain an absentee ballot                                                                                                                                            for work? Good
                              download a Voter Registration Ap-           application Visit or call the Clerk’s Of-   •    Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       news! Chesterfield

                                                                                                                           years old.
                              plication. Fill out your form com-          fice at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield,                                                                                                                                       Township is hiring.
                              pletely and mail it ATTN: Clerk’s           MI 48047 or (586) 949-0400, opt. 5. You                                                                                                                                      View our job post-
                              Office to 47275 Sugarbush, Ches-            may also be able to download one at                NATIONAL FIRE                                                                                                             ings online.
                              terfield, MI 48047                                                 PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                              The leading information and knowledge resource
                                                                                                                              on fire, electrical and related hazards

                          •   Email: Email your completed Voter      •    Step 2: Complete it, sign it, and sub-

                                                                                                                                                                           Chesterfield Historical Society
                              Registration Application to elec-           mit it to the Clerk’s Office. Completed                                                      ©NFPA 2018

                                       applications can be dropped off at
                          •   Municipal Offices: Head over to             the Clerk’s Office or in the drop-box
                              the Clerk’s Office at 47275 Sugar-          at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI            Heritage Days
                              bush, Chesterfield, MI 48047 where          48047, mailed to the same address, or           Saturday, September 18 10 AM - 4 PM
                              you’ll fill paperwork out in person.        emailed to election@chesterfieldtwp.            Enjoy horse rides, photos and games, a “Kids Tent” and candle making, rope making, corn grinding,
                                                                          org                                             and a scavenger hunt. A donation of $1 per person or $2 per family is suggested as an entrance fee.
                          •   Online @ https://mvic.sos.state.                                                            Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
                     Use the MI Vot-   •    Step 3: Upon receipt, a ballot will be
                              er Information Center’s web page            mailed to the address indicated on                                                                   **All Historical Society events are subject to change.
                              to register to vote online.                 your application.

      8                         (586) 949-0400                                                     Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM                                                                      47275 Sugarbush Rd.
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Leisure Services                                                                                                                                  Trunks, Tricks, & Treats
                                                                                                                                                                                         Township Offices

    Recreation for all: Youth, Adults, & Seniors
                                                                                                                                                  Head into the Halloween season with a visit to a favorite Chesterfield Leisure Services
                                                                                                                                                  program. This year we welcome you to walk the trails, both outside & inside. Look
                                                                                                                                                  forward to a safe, family-friendly community event with your family and friends! Par-
                                                                                                                                                  ticipants will receive a trick or treat bag, plenty of candy, a pumpkin to take home,

                                                                                                                                                  a sweet treat, and memories to last a lifetime. NEW this year, a dog-friendly hour

                     U R C A  L E                                                                                                                 at 2PM. If your family pet would enjoy it, please bring them along. Dogs are not

             MARK YO               O BEGIN                                                        Leisure Services                                permitted inside the building. Children will find this Halloween event to be a pre-

                        N  S E T T                                                                                                                miere place to show off their costumes and have some Halloween fun. Event is
            REGISTRA ust 25th!                                                                      Department                                    mainly outside. Event recommended for ages 2-10.

                   Aug THERWISE NOTED)O                                                                                                                                            Saturday, October 16
                            (UNLESS                                                                        Amanda Bowers
                                                                                                              Director                                                12:00 PM | 1:00 PM | 2:00 PM (dog friendly hour)
                    PARK GUIDE

                                                                                                         Michele Vannerson                        Trunk or Treat (Individual or non-profit groups): No self-promotion or literature can be handed out. Adult volunteers
Brandenburg Park 50050 Jefferson                                                                          Assistant Director                      must submit a background check, provide their vehicle information, and commit to the full event date to be ac-
                                                                                                          cepted. Candy or treats are to be provided by the trunk or treat applicant for a minimum of 500 children. Event park-
Major improvements have been made to this 17-                                                                                                     ing from 11AM-3PM. Vehicle is needed, booth set up will not be permitted in this area. Sign-up early to participate
acre park positioned along Anchor Bay. Branden-                                                                                                   by registering online at Pick a theme to your trunk and dress it to impress this Halloween.
burg Park features a walking path, newly repaved                                             Michelle Kemp             Christie Sicken            Decorated vehicles are eligible to win a prize!
sport courts, an ADA-accessible playground, a
seasonally operational nautically-themed splash                                                                                                   Business Sponsorship (Businesses): Grab a space at our brand-new indoor trick or treat trail for businesses only! This
pad, volleyball courts, rentable pavilions, an indoor                                                 Parks and Recreation                        opportunity will provide you a chance to communicate directly with potential clients. Business marketing including
                                                                                                                                                  banners and literature are welcome! Three levels of onsite sponsorship available, including the presenting sponsor.
building, and a boat launch. Pets are not allowed                                                     Commission Members                          Sponsors are responsible for providing candy or treats for a minimum of 500 children. Sign-up to participate by calling
at Brandenburg Park. Rentals for the 2022 season
will begin on February 1st. Contact us at (586) 949-000, ext. 4 for details.                                                                      Leisure Services at 586-949- 0400 ext. 4.                                                Sponsored by:
                                                                                              Sara Arena Michelle Merriwether
Pollard Park 55550 New Haven Road                                                             Alan Christ         Kathy Norris
                                                                                              Holly Kirsten     Carrie Whitfield
This stadium style park, on the border of Macomb and St. Clair Counties is an
excellent location for sports of all kinds. 5 baseball and 4 soccer fields make this               Brian “Scott” DeMuynck
sports complex ideal for little league, travel, and tournament play of all levels                         Board Liaison
and ages! This active park has a walking path, two small play structures, and a
picnic gazebo. Pets are not allowed at Pollard Park.

Township Municipal Offices/Historical Village 47275 Sugarbush
The Weller School House, Kolping Chapel, Veteran’s Memorial Wall and dedicated Howitzer
Cannon, play structure, four tee-ball fields, plenty of wildlife and pet-friendly walking path
                                                                                                                                                                                                   SAVE THE DATE!
make this spot an attractive place to frequent for the entire family. This is the only dog-friendly
public property in Chesterfield.
                                                                                                                                                                                           A December to Remember
                                               Webber Paddle Park 49239 Jefferson
                                               Accessible by foot, bike, vehicle, and vessel, Webber Paddle Park offers visitors the ability                                      Our elves are busy arranging the sugarplums and playing with the
                                               to travel the Salt River in a non-motorized vessel. The 3-acre rural parcel offers picnic areas,                                reindeer. Look for more details on Facebook and our webpage! Santa
                                               green space, water accessibility, a portable toilet and kayak launch.                                                            will be visiting kids this day. Plan to bring your cameras to capture the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              holiday moments.
Salt River Nature Preserve End of Hooker Road
This newly acquired park is a central part of the Macomb County Blue Economy Initiative’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Friday, December 3
Salt River Intracoastal Marina District. Currently, the property is undeveloped in a natural state
and contains a rich variety of wildlife with wetland and upland wooded areas. The devel-                                                                                                                                                                 Sponsored by:
opment of the property as the Salt River Nature Center will provide additional open space,
recreational opportunities and access to the Salt River and the Lake St. Clair Coastal Water
Trail. Nature paths, boardwalks, a paddle trail, wildlife viewing areas and wildlife educational resources are anticipated.
**Seasonal parks like Brandenburg, Pollard, Webber, and the SRNC are closed and inaccessible after the first snow or ice fall. Walking
paths are not plowed. Parks will reopen on April 1st.

     (586) 949-0400, ext. 4                                               
                                                                                                                                                     @ChesterfieldTwpPR                                            47275 47275
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sugarbush Rd. Rd.
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Outdoor Concert
                                Township Offices
                                                                                         Explore the Trail Day                                                                                     Bus Trips
                                                                                            Salt River Nature Center                                                                      Transportation provided by SMART
  Bring on the music in the great outdoors! Join Chester-
field Leisure Services for an evening of musical entertain-                 Spend a day at one of Chesterfield Township’s newest                      Detroit Tigers Baseball Game                                                Fall Colors Tour
 ment at the Township Offices. This is a dog friendly park;                nature parks! We welcome families of all ages to partici-
                                                                          pate in an afternoon of fun. Kids are invited to complete           Bleacher seating in section 106. Join us for a group out-         Visit some of Macomb County’s most dynamic garden
  however, all pets must remain on leash. Bring your own                                                                                      ing to cheer on the Tigers as they take on the Royals in          landscapes along side Master Gardner, Jean Persely.
 lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this backyard concert to                     a scavenger hunt of special finds; spot newly labeled
                                                                            plants along the pathway, and play a BINGO game of                the final game of the series. It’s a hassle-free trip down-       Wear tennis shoes and be ready to walk. These tours
                         kick off fall.                                                                                                       town when you leave the driving & parking to us for this          require mobility and the ability to walk a slight distance.
                                                                           bird spotting for all ages. Make a day of it by bringing a
                                                                          picnic lunch to dine at the edge of the Salt River and on           6:10PM start at Comerica Park.                                    A boxed afternoon lunch will be provided upon your
                           Friday, September 24                                                                                                                                                                 return. This trip is rain or shine!
                                                                           your way home find your way to the trails and continue
                               6:30 - 8:00 PM                                                                                                                Saturday, September 25
                                                                            your park exploration by locating all of the DIA replica
                                    FREE                                   artwork on display within our community. Explore any of                             Bus Leaves: 5:00 PM                                             Wednesday, October 13
                                                                          the Macomb County’s trails on this county-wide day and                              Bus Returns: 10:00 PM                                             Bus Leaves: 10:00 AM
                  Daddy Daughter Buckaroo Ball                              be part of the movement by celebrating the growing                                    $25R / $30NR                                                   Bus Returns: 2:00 PM
                             Zuccaro’s Banquet Hall                        trail system and advocating health and wellness across                                                                                                    $10R/$15NR
                                                                                                                                                                 Register by 8/23
   Cowboys grab your favorite cowgirls and mosey on down
                                                                                                    the ages!                                                                                                                      Register by 9/14
    to the 2022 Daddy daughter Dance! Hosted at Zuccaro’s
       Banquet Hall, this special evening will provide memo-                             Saturday, September 25                                     Clue Onstage at Meadowbrook                                                Wild Lights at the Zoo
     ries that last a lifetime! All little ladies will go home with a                         1:00 - 3:00 PM
    special takeaway from the evening. Attendees will enjoy                                                                                   This Saturday matinee creates an opportunity for a                See all the Zoo has to offer in this enchanted evening
                                                                                                   FREE                                       show for the family, ages 5 and up. “It’s a dark and              stroll. There is not access to the animal exhibits during
   a buffet-style dinner, dancing with a live DJ, gifts, and one
   commemorative photo with dad for each daughter. Cow-                                                                                       stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very                   this special event, but dining experiences will be
    boys & cowgirls alike, come on down to rustle up a good                                  DIA Inside Out!                                  unusual dinner party.” Watch this comedy mystery                  available. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable holiday
                                ole’ time!                                                                                                    unfold before your eyes in an eye-catching stage per-             experience to walk together as a family through the
                                                                        Limited time remains to explore our park system and discover          formance. Performance starts at 2:00 PM.                          Detroit Zoo. This event is held rain, shine, or snow!
  Dance is designed for daughters ages 2-14, however enroll-
  ment accepted for girls up to 20 years of age and younger.            ‘Art Around Town’ thanks to the cooperative efforts of Ches-
                                                                        terfield Township and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Nine repli-                      Saturday, October 23                                              Thursday, December 2
               RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE TODAY at                        ca pieces are on display in Chesterfield Township as part of                           Bus Leaves: 1:00 PM                                                Bus Leaves: 6:00 PM or in-person at the Chesterfield        the museum’s traveling art program. There’s plenty of history                          Bus Returns: 4:45 PM                                              Bus Returns: 10:00 PM
                        Leisure Services office.                        to discover, art to appreciate and connective pathways to                                 $41R / $46NR                                                       $20R / $25NR
                                                                        enjoy as we incorporate the fine arts into the natural beau-
                                                                        ty of the Anchor Bay area! There’s no better time of year to                             Register by 9/20                                                  Register by 10/25
              Sunday, February 27
                                                                        visit Brandenburg Park, Webber Paddle Park, the Twp. Offic-
                 3:00 - 8:00 PM                                         es, it’s Historical Village and/or the Veteran’s Memorial Wall.               Charlie Brown’s Christmas
                  Doors open and photos                                                                                                                                                               Saturday, December 11
                    begin at 3:00 PM                                    Artwork maps and a scavenger hunt worksheet can be                    A holiday classic, now live on the stage! Hop on         Bus Leaves: 11:00 AM
                   $30 per person                                       picked-up at the Leisure Services Department or accessed              the bus and head with us to the FOX theatre in           Bus Returns: 2:30 PM
                                                                        online at Use the worksheet, find          Detroit. This Christmas spectacular is adapted
                                                                        all pieces of artwork, report and record your discoveries and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $34R / $39NR
                                                                                                                                              from the Charles M. Shultz story featuring the
                                                                        be entered to win an exploration prize.                               music of Vince Guaraldi.                                      Register by 11/8
                                                                           Artwork expected to be on display into October.

                                                                                                                                               USPBL Chesterfield Township Day at the Ballpark!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRIPS (ALL AGES)
                                      Family BINGO Night                                 Mom & Sons Go Foot Golfing

                                            Township Offices                                        The Myth Golf Course

                               Bring the entire family for a night of good          Bring your tennis shoes and soccer ball to have some         Join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, and baseball at
                            old-fashioned fun. This program is recommend-           fun on the course! Event price includes nine holes on
                                                                                     the par 3 Foot Golf course and a hot dog lunch for
                                                                                                                                                                      Jimmy Johns’s Field!
                            ed for children ages 4 & up. Let’s break out the
                                                                                   each player. Various tee times will be announced prior     This day at the ballpark will be fun for all ages! Kids can play whiffle ball, run the bases after
                             BINGO cards and start calling numbers. Prizes
                                                                                   to event day. Participants will have the opportunity to
                              are ready to be taken home. A sandwich &              eat lunch either before or after their tee time. Moms     the game, and enjoy Jimmy John’s Field’s spectacular fireworks show. Transportation is not
                           snacks are included for all. Please register as an       and sons of all forms (step, grandparent, foster, etc.)                                     provided, but parking is free.
                           individual (both children and adults will eat and        are welcome to attend this special family event. This
                                                  play.)                            activity is recommended for children ages 5 and up.                                              Friday, September 3
                                                                                                                                                                        Gates open at 6:00 PM | First pitch at 7:05 PM
                                       Thursday, November 4                                    Saturday, October 9                                                      $11 per infield ticket using promo code below
                                           6:00 - 7:00 PM                          Bus Leaves: 11:30 AM     Bus Returns: 4:30 PM
                                            $10R/$15NR                                    Bus departs from Pollard Park                                  Use the promo code CHESTERFIELD21 to purchase your tickets today at
                                                                                                   $25R / $30NR                                                    

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Wellness Series                                                        Tai Chi/Qi Gong
                                                                                                                                                                                                Music Lessons
                           Township Offices                                                    Brandenburg Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Evola Music, Shelby Township
    Let us help you gain a new way of thinking about your fitness/        Join Tai Chi Detroit for a peaceful and relaxing evening.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Masks are required for unvaccinated participants
    body goals! Join us for these FREE health and wellness speak-         Learn the art of Tai Chi/Qi Gong, one of the most effec-
       er-led sessions followed by questions and answers. These           tive ways to improve health, muscle tone, flexibility, focus/         Music for Little Mozarts, Age 4.5 - 6
   one-hour informational engagements will open your mind to a            memory, balance & relaxation. Reduce stiffness and ar-                Parent participation is required in this exciting, fun, and imagi-
    holistic approach to balancing your mind & body. Hosted by            thritis pain. We will be practicing outside in a beautiful            native atmosphere. Siblings are not permitted in the classroom.
   experienced Doctor of Chiropractic and wellness supporter, Dr.         setting. Wear loose fitting clothes. Program is hosted by             $20.14 material fee due at first class.
   Eric DiMartino. Jump start your wellness goals by registering for      wellness professional and motivator, Sophia Treppa, and
                                                                                                                                                  $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
             one or both of these health-oriented programs.               designed for participants 18+. *No class 9/23
                                                                                                                                                  Session 1: Tuesdays, 9/21 - 11/9 6:15 - 7:00 PM
            Advance registration for each session is required.
                                                                          $35R/$40NR, 4 week session                                                         Saturdays, 9/25 - 11/13 11:15 - 12:00 PM                  Adult Beginner Piano, Age 13+
                                                                          Thursdays, 9/9 - 10/17* 6:00 - 7:00 PM                                                                                                       Fulfill your lifelong dreams in our stress-free piano lab, while
                                                                                                                                                Youth Beginner Piano, Age 7-11                                         you learn the basics. $23.27 material fee due at first class.
                     Weight Loss Workshop                                                                                                       This class uses the “Piano Lab System” which will help students
                                                                                                                                                focus on learning the basics. $9.54 material fee due at first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
   Learn why people gain weight, struggle to lose weight when
 they diet, and then usually gain the weight right back. This work-                  Leisure Learning                                           class.                                                                   Session 1: Mondays, 9/20 - 11/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mondays, 9/20 - 11/8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12:00 - 12:45 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:15 - 8:00 PM
 shop will teach you how to achieve guaranteed weight loss in a                                 Township Offices                                  $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
           healthy way without having to starve yourself.                                                                                         Session 1: Tuesdays,   9/21 - 11/9 7:15 - 8:00 PM
                                                                         Essential oils have multiple healing purposes and are com-                          Wednesdays, 9/22 - 11/10 7:15 - 8:00 PM                   Adult Beginner Guitar, Age 13+
                     Wednesday, September 29                           monly considered aromatherapy. Their holistic properties may                                                                                    Choose electric or acoustic and have fun learning the basics.
                                                                                                                                                             Saturdays,  9/25 - 11/13 10:15 - 11:00 AM
                                                                        improve physical, mental and emotional health. Taught by                                                                                       $13.78 material fee due at first class.
                          5:00 - 6:00 PM                                Mary Franks, a physical therapist and wellness class teacher,
                               FREE                                                                                                             Youth Beginner Guitar, Age 10-12                                         $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
                                                                        who is excited to share her knowledge and empower you to
                                                                                                                                                Choose electric or acoustic and have fun learning the basics.            Session 1: Tuesdays,  9/21 - 11/9 7:15 - 8:00 PM
                                                                       be your healthiest self. Mary also has a love for healthy foods,
                                                                                                                                                $13.78 material fee due at first class. Rentals available.                          Thursdays, 9/23 - 11/11 7:15 - 8:00 PM
                                                                          particularly fermented foods full of beneficial probiotics.
                                                                             Advance registration for each session is required.                   $136R/$141NR, 8 week session                                                      Saturdays, 9/25 - 11/13 11:15 - 12:00 PM
                    Immune System Workshop                                                                                                        Session 1: Tuesdays,  9/21 - 11/9 6:15 - 7:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                             Thursdays, 9/23 - 11/11 6:15 - 7:00 PM                    Group Voice: Learn to Sing, Age 6-12
  Did you ever wonder why some people frequently get sick while                   The Importance of Hydration                                                Saturdays, 9/25 - 11/13 10:15 - 11:00 AM                  Learn the fundamentals of good voice techniques. No previ-
    others rarely do? Colds, flus and allergies are not caused by                                                                                                                                                      ous experience required. $21.20 material fee due at first class.
   bad luck, but by an unhealthy immune system. We will teach          Learn more about the importance of water to the human body
  you how to bulletproof your immune system so colds and flus will      and how it is vital to our health. Create and take home 3 glass         Youth Beginner Violin, 1st - 4th grade                                   $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
                    become a thing of the past!                        bottles of infused waters using essential oils, herbs and fruit. Reci-   Experience the fun of musical activities for the beginning violin        Session 1: Wednesdays, 9/22 - 11/10 6:00 - 6:30 PM
                                                                                                pe card included.                               student. $10.60 material fee due at first class. Rentals available.
                     Wednesday, November 17                                                                                                       $136R/$141NR, 8 week session
                          5:00 - 6:00 PM                                                  Tuesday, September 21                                   Session 1: Wednesdays, 9/22 - 11/10 5:30 - 6:00 PM
                               FREE                                                           6:30 - 8:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dance Classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drop Everything and Dance
                                                                          Sauerkraut, The Way Grandma Made It                                   Itsy Bitsys, Age 2-4
                                                                                    Fermentation 101                                            Designed for a young child to develop small and large motor skills, while learning basic dance steps to age-appropri-
                                                                                                                                                ate songs in a positive atmosphere. DRESS CODE: Leotard, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and high ponytail.
                                                                        Learn the basic fundamentals of the lost art of lacto-fermen-
                                                                       tation, how it works, and why it is beneficial to our bodies. You        $50R/$55NR, 6 week session

                                                                       will prepare cabbage, fill a ½ gallon jar, and top with a fermen-        Session 1: Mondays,      9/20 - 10/25                 5:00 - 5:30 PM
                                                                        tation lid to take home to ferment into your own homemade               Session 2: Mondays,      11/8 - 12/13                 5:00 - 5:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MUSIC & DANCE
                                                                                                                                                Ballerina Buddies, Age 3-5
                            American Red Cross                                              Tuesday, October 19                                 This class is designed to introduce ballet etiquette with music and movement. DRESS CODE: Leotard, tights, pink leath-
                              Blood Drives                                                     6:30 - 8:00 PM                                   er ballet shoes, and high ponytail.
                                   Township Offices                                             $25R/$30NR                                      $50R/$55NR, 6 week session
                                                                                                                                                Session 1: Tuesdays,     9/21 - 10/26                 7:00 - 7:30 PM
                                Friday, August 27                                         Holiday Infused Tea                                   Session 2: Tuesdays,     11/9 - 12/14                 7:00 - 7:30 PM

                                 12:00 - 6:00 PM                         Learn the health benefits of tea and vitality (food grade) es-
                                                                                                                                                Jungle Jazz, Age 3-6
                                                                       sential oils. Create your own infused tea using essential oils and
                                                                                                                                                Jungle Jazz is for MOVERS AND SHAKERS! This class is designed for a preschool-aged child to develop small and large
                                                                       choice of various teas: black, green, calendula, chamomile, or
                               Friday, October 8                                                                                                motor skills while learning basic dance steps to age-appropriate songs in a positive atmosphere. Get your JAZZ on!
                                                                            hibiscus. Decorate for gift-giving with ribbon and tag.
                                12:00 - 6:00 PM                                                                                                 DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothing: leggings, t-shirt and clean tennis shoes *No class 11/25
                                                                                          Tuesday, November 16                                  $50R/$55NR, 6 week session
                      Register online at
                                                                                              6:30 - 8:00 PM                                    Session 1: Thursdays,    9/23 - 10/28                7:00 - 7:30 PM
                                                                                               $15R/$20NR                                       Session 2: Thursdays,    11/11 - 12/23*              7:00 - 7:30 PM

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Healthy Kids Running Series
                                                                                                  Online Music Lessons                                                                           Genbu-Kai Karate of Michigan, Clinton Township
                                    Pollard Park
                                                                                         Join Professor Dick Renock of A1 Studios for                Mini Samurai, Age 4 - 5
     The Healthy Kids Running Series is a non-profit program creat-                      four 30-minute private online music lessons. A1             Karate is a great way to prepare your child for school! This class is geared toward teaching young children skills such as, coordination,
     ed to provide kids with a positive, educational, and fun expe-                      Studios was established in 1953 and Dick has                focus, teamwork, respect for others, and self-defense, all while giving them a boost in self-confidence. This class will involve a lot of
      rience in the world of running. Run a race each week during                        over 50 years of full-time teaching experience.             exercises, running, jumping, and the basic fundamentals of karate. At the end of this introductory course, your child will demonstrate
            this 5 week series! Points are earned based on finish.                       Whether you are a beginner or advanced                      what he/she has learned, followed by a completion ceremony where they will receive a belt and certificate. A free uniform is includ-
     Runners with the most points after the five weeks of racing win                     student, age 6 to 80, Dick will critique lessons and        ed in the cost. Please wear comfortable sweat pants and a t-shirt to the first class.
     trophies. T-Shirts for full series participants. ALL runners in week                tailor them to each student’s abilities. Includ-            $35R/$40NR, 3 week session
         5 receive a medal. Sign up for the entire 5 weeks online!                       ed in the price, students will not only receive 4             Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/27 - 10/13 1:00 - 1:30 PM
                                                                                         lessons, but will also receive an iPhone or iPad                   OR Tuesdays & Thursdays,    9/28 - 10/14 4:25 - 4:55 PM
                            Sundays, 9/12 - 10/10                                        stand to use for their music.
                                  4:00 PM                                                                                                              Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/25 - 11/10 1:00-1:30 PM
                                                                                         Lessons will be conducted online in the privacy of
                                                                                                                                                            OR Tuesdays & Thursdays,    10/26 - 11/11 4:25-4:55 PM
                              $40 Full 5 weeks                                           your own home. Lessons are offered for piano, all
                                                                                         keyboards, guitar, and drums (full set). Student
                        Pre - K (Age 2 - 3)    50 Yard Dash                              must provide their own equipment.                           Karate Kids, Age 6 - 15
                        Pre - K (Age 4 - 5)    75 Yard Dash                              After registering, Mr. Renock from A1 Studios will          In this class, students will practice the basic fundamentals of karate such as, stances, punches, and kicks and then put them all
                        K - 1st grade          1/4 Mile                                  reach out to each musician to set up a day &                together to form self-defense techniques. Benefits include: improved balance, speed, focus, confidence, and self-esteem. All levels
                        2nd - 3rd grade        1/2 Mile                                  time that works best for your schedule.                     of fitness welcome. At the end of this introductory course, your child will demonstrate what he/she has learned, followed by a com-
                        4th - 5th grade        1 Mile                                                                                                pletion ceremony where they will receive a belt and certificate. A free uniform is included in the cost. Please wear comfortable sweat
                        6th - 8th grade        1 Mile                                                      $99R/$104NR                               pants and a t-shirt to the first class.
                                                                                                                                                     $35R/$40NR, 3 week session
                                                                                                                                                       Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/27 - 10/13 4:25 - 5:05 PM
                                                                                                                                                            OR Tuesdays & Thursdays,    9/28 - 10/14 4:55 - 5:35 PM
                                                                                                        SPONSOR US                                     Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/25-11/10 5:35 - 6:15 PM
                                                                                                                                                            OR Tuesdays & Thursdays,    10/26-11/11 7:10 - 7:50 PM
                                                                                       Engage with the community in multiple
                              REGISTER ONLINE AT                                       ways; individuals, families and groups rec-
                 WWW.HEALTHYKIDSRUNNINGSERIES.ORG                                                                                                    Home School Karate Kids, Age 6 - 15
                                                                                       reate with us why not promote your busi-                      During this daytime class, students will practice the basic fundamentals of karate such as, stances, punches, and kicks and then put
                                                                                       ness through our special events? Your                         it all together to form self-defense techniques. Benefits include: improved balance, speed, focus, confidence, and self-esteem. All
                                                                                       donations help keep programs afford-                          levels of fitness welcome. At the end of this introductory course, your child will demonstrate what he/she has learned, followed by a
                                                                                       able and some family events FREE to the                       completion ceremony where they will receive a belt and certificate. A free uniform is included in the cost. Please wear comfortable
                                                                                                                                                     sweat pants and a t-shirt to the first class.
                                                                                       public! If you are looking for opportunities
                                                                                                                                                     $35R/$40NR, 3 week session
                                                                                       to increase your clientele, we are looking
                                                                                                                                                       Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/27-10/13 1:40 - 2:20 PM
                                                                                       for gift certificate give-a-ways for family                     Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/25-11/10 1:40 - 2:20 PM
                                                                                       activities as well as monetary donations.
                                                                                       People are out-on-the-town and wanting                        Karate Basics for Teens & Adults, Age 15+
                                                                                       to be part of our programs. Waiting lists                     Why karate? Physically, you will have increased flexibility, have stronger muscles, improved coordination, and
                                                                                       are long and calls are frequent. It’s a fan-                  stamina. Mentally, you will have improved focus and concentration, and clarity of mind. Spiritually, you will gain a
                                                                                       tastic time to get the most ‘bang for your                    new-found ability to reach your goals, the right attitude to face daily challenges, and a refreshed outlook on every-
                                                                                                                                                     thing in life. This class studies the principles of karate; kihon (basics), kata (forms), and self defense. The goal of this
                                                                                       buck’ as a sponsor in recreation!                             class is to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit. All levels of fitness welcome. A free uniform is included in the cost.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ACTIVE KIDS & ADULTS
                                                                                                                                                     Please wear comfortable sweat pants and a t-shirt to the first class.
                                       mParks Virtual 5K                                                                                             $35R/$40NR, 3 week session
                                                                                                      Sports Sampler                                   Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9/28 - 10/14              7:50 - 8:50 PM
                         A virtual race is a race that can be completed from                               Youth Center
                         any location you choose. You can run, jog, bike,                                                                              Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/26 - 11/11             7:50 - 8:50 PM
                         kayak, walk the trail, treadmill, track, or at the gym.   This program will allow your tyke to experience a variety of
                         You could even count another race. You get to run         team sports, in an encouraging and pressure-free learning
                         your own race, at your own pace, and time it your-        environment. Our instructor will teach the basic skills of each          TGA Youth Golf Lessons                                                 Bitty Basketball
                         self during the month of September. Each partici-         sport by using stations and leading to giving the sport a try.                        Pollard Park                                                   Youth Center
                         pant receives a participation medal, training pro-        By introducing a new sport each week, children are sure to
                         gram by email, healthier body, and tax-deductible         remain engaged and excited throughout the 4-week pro-                 TGA Premier Golf brings the golf course to            Basketball is an exciting sport that can be learned and
                         donation letter. $35 per participant.                     gram. If your child has a baseball glove they use at home,           Chesterfield Township! Children learn swing            played at an early age. It helps little ones develop hand-
                                                                                   you are welcome to bring it to class, labeled with their name     fundamentals, putting, chipping, rules, etiquette         eye coordination and learn the benefits of both teamwork
                         REGISTER at                                                                                  and life values in a safe, nurturing environment.        and exercise. This program uses shorter rims and focuses on
                         choosing ‘Chesterfield Township Parks & Recre-            on it.
                                                                                                                                                       Get your kids started in a great life-long sport!       the basic skills of the game, including dribbling, passing and
                         ation’ as your department of choice.                                                                                         All equipment is provided and TGA promises a             shooting. Age 4-5.
                                                                                                   Saturdays, 10/2 - 10/23
                                              $35 per person                                            $40R/$45NR
                                                                                                                                                            student-coach ratio of 8-1 or better.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mondays, 10/18 - 11/8
                                                                                                Ages 3 - 4      9:00 - 9:50 AM                       $119R/$124NR, 6 week session                                                   6:00 - 7:00 PM
                                                                                                Ages 4 - 5      10:00 - 10:50 AM                     Saturdays, 9/18 - 10/23 11:00AM - 12:00PM                                       $40R/$45NR

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Soccer League                                                                                    Basketball League
                                                           The Sports Academy                                                                                       Youth Center

Returning a soccer favorite! The Sports Academy’s MI Burn Developmental League and the Chesterfield Township Leisure Services De-
partment have teamed up to provide a great experience for all children interested in the game of soccer. This developmental league
is an exciting, fun, and energetic program for players 5-11 years old. This unique league provides players with professional training and      We have the perfect recreational league to keep boys
coaching while instilling love for the game. Focusing on player development, MI Burn aims to foster a safe, fun, and educational experi-       and girls active during the winter months! Dribbling,
                                                                                                                                               passing, and shooting skills are developed as players
ence for your child, as well as, a solid foundation for a lifetime game. Through this league, games will run with fewer players on the field
to allow for more touches on the ball and more physical and mental involvement in the game. Practice will be held on Wednesday eve-            are taught the rules of the game. With an emphasis on         FALL FLAG FOOTBALL
                                                                                                                                               sportsmanship, this league is ideal for all levels of play.
nings, with games held Saturdays. Teams will play 7 games throughout each season, with an available indoor facility on site for inclement
weather days. Register your player early to guarantee a space in the league! With registration, each player will receive a t-shirt jersey.     Players receive a jersey and shorts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             National Flag Football is a flag football league open to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             both beginner and experienced players.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sep 12

                                                                                                                                               Openings in these leagues are limited and filled on a
Co-Ed U6 (age 5, 6)       		                     Practice: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM                        Game: Saturdays, 2pm                                                                            Our convenient one-day a week schedule makes the

Girls U8 (age 7, 8)     			                      Practice: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 PM                        Game: Saturdays, 3pm
                                                                                                                                               first-come, first-serve basis while space permits. Once
                                                                                                                                               capacity is met interested participants will be placed
                                                                                                                                                                                                             game of flag football the perfect sport for players and                                                    END
Boys U8 (age 7, 8)     			                       Practice: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 PM                        Game: Saturdays, 3pm              on a waiting list.                                                                                                                                                      oct 31
Co-Ed U11 (age 9, 10, 11) 		                     Practice: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:30 PM                        Game: Saturdays, 4pm                                                                            Teams are formed by grade and buddy requests. Join
                                                                                                                                               BRING: Basketball (check description for correct size),       today to experience this wonderful game with friends!
                                                                                                                                               water bottle, hand sanitizer, clorox wipes                                                                                                                      pollard park
                                              Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9/8 - 10/23                                                              COACHES: Maximum of 2 per team.                                                                                     NO RISK GUARANTEE!                         CHESTERFIELD, MI
                                                        $60R/$65NR                                                                             Spectators wishing to sit should bring their own lawn                                                                    If you don't play, you don't pay!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BOYS AND GIRLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                               TOUCHDOWN FOR TOTS LEAGUES AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                               We recommend all first-year players that are ages 4 & 5 to choose
                                                                                                                                                                                                               this option instead of the regular league. See website for details.      AGES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4-14                          This program has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        brought to you in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         partnership with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chesterfield Parks and
                       Soccer Clinics                                                        Sundays, 9/19 - 10/17
                            Pollard Park
    This clinic concentrates on soccer skills including dribbling,                                                                                                                                                                 248-454-9700                              
 coordination, direction, and basic ball-handling skills. Bring size    Parent & Tot        Ages 2-3           11:00 - 11:45 AM
 3 or 4 soccer ball, shin guards, & water bottle. Parent participa-     Learn to Play       Ages 3-4           12:00 - 12:55 PM
  tion is encouraged in these classes led by adults skilled in the      Train to Play       Ages 5-8           1:00 - 1:55 PM
                           sport of soccer.                                                                                                    1st & 2nd Grade Division: Practices and games will take
                                                                                                                                               place on Sundays. Times will change weekly and could
                                                                                                                                               be at 12:30PM~2PM~3:30PM~5PM. Make-up games
                                                                                                                                               can be played any day of the week. League runs Janu-                            INSTRUCTORS WANTED
                                                                                                                                               ary 30-April 10th (No March 20th). 4 practices/6 games.
                                                                        Pickleball                                                             Must supply a size 5 (27.5”) basketball.
                                                                       Brandenburg Park                                                                                                                         Do you have a unique talent or
                                                                                                                                               3rd & 4th Grade Division: Practices and games will take          skill that you can share with oth-
                         There is a new craze that hit Chesterfield Township and the courts are calling your name! Come and find               place on Saturdays. Times will change weekly and                 ers? We’re always on the lookout
                          out what the excitement is all about. Pickleball is a fun-filled game that combines the simplicity of ping           could be at 8AM~9:30AM~11AM~12:30PM. Make-up
                        pong, tennis, and badminton while playing on a small tennis-style court. Learn the fundamentals of playing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                for instructors to teach classes, host
                                                                                                                                               games can be played any day of the week. League
                       pickleball, how to score, positions on the court, player movement, and have a lot of fun in the process! Bring          runs January 29-April 9th (No March 19th). 4 practices/6         workshops, hold seminars and lead
                       your friends and family members of to learn to love pickleball. Paddles will be available for use during clinics/       games. Must supply a size 6 (28.5”) basketball.                  camps for residents of all ages. If

                                                              league or you can bring your own.                                                                                                                 you’re interested in sharing your
                                                                                                                                               5th & 6th Grade Division: Practices and games will take
                       Youth Pickleball, Age 10 - 16                                                                                                                                                            talent and knowledge, we’d love
                                                                                                                                               place on Mondays/Tuesday/Fridays. Times will change
                       This is a 4-week program that will be instructional the first week with interactive                                     weekly and could be at 6PM or 7:30PM. Make-up                    to hear your ideas. If you enjoyed
                       play the following three weeks.                                                                                         games can be played any day of the week. League                  a class or workshop elsewhere and
                       $40R/$45NR, 4 week session                                                                                              runs January 24-April 8th (No February 21st). 4 practic-         would like to suggest that we offer
                                                                                                                                               es/6 games. Must supply a size 6 (28.5”) basketball.
                       Sundays     9/12 - 10/3   12:00 - 1:00PM                                                                                                                                                 it, please share that with us. Send
                                                                                                                                                                                                                your ideas and proposals to abow-
                       Adult Pickleball Clinic, Age 17+                                                                                                                                                or call 586-
                       $40R/$45NR, 2 week clinic
                                                                                                                                                      Last day to register December 1                           949-0400 ext. 4.
                       Mondays & Wednesdays                                                                                                                     $90R/$95NR
                       9/13 - 9/22 6:30 - 7:30PM

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Senior Programs - For individuals ages 55 and better
                                                                                                         Ice Skating                                Welcome to the Chesterfield Township Senior Center, located at 47275 Sugarbush, attached to the
                                                                                                    Suburban Ice, Macomb Township
                                                                                                                                                  Chesterfield Township Municipal Offices. All activities hosted at the Senior Center unless noted otherwise.

                                                                                                   The Suburban Skating School provides                SENIOR CENTER CLOSED: 9/6, 10/11, 11/2, 11/11, 11/25, 11/26, 12/23, 12/24, 12/27, 12/30, 12/31
                                                                                                  nationally recognized ”Learn to Skate”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Concert & Lunch
                                                                                                programming in a professional, inclusive,
                                                                                                   and safe environment. Individuals can
                                                                                               pursue various avenues of skating whether
                                                                                                                                                        A Homerun Lunch
                                                                                                  it be figure skating or ice hockey. Class
                                                                                               structure is 25 minutes of instruction and 25         Be the team VIP at Chesterfield Senior                        Plan to arrive no earlier than 11:15AM to re-
                                                                                                       minutes of monitored practice.             Center. Start your ‘running’ of the bases with                  serve your seat. Lunch will be served starting
                                                                                                                                                   Cracker Jacks on first, peanuts on second,                     at 11:30AM, concert will be held from 1-2PM.
                                                                                               Snow pants, gloves, and helmets are rec-
                                                                                                                                                dessert on third, and finish your lunch with a hot                While this program is offered cost-free to the
                                    Bowling Leagues                                            ommended. Skate rental available for $18
                                                                                                           for all 6 sessions.                   dog at home base! Participants will be driven                  participant through CDBG Senior programming
                                          Premier Lanes, Chesterfield                                 *No Class 11/25 & 11/28                    around the bases on a golf cart to pick up all                  funds, it is not free for the Township to provide
                                                                                                                                                the components of their ball park lunch. Picnic                  and has a limited availability. By registering as
                        Youth Bowling League, Age 4 - 12                                                                                         tables will be provided to eat & socialize after                a participant, a place is reserved for you and
                        Sign up with your friends or as an individual. Bowl 2 games                                                               running the bases. Event is held outdoors on                    cannot be reserved for another person. We
                        each week in this friendly league. There are a limited number                                                           the baseball diamonds at the Township Offices                   kindly ask that you only register to attend if you
                        of players on a team to increase the amount of play for each                                                              weather permitting. Pre-registration required.                         are certain you can participate.
                        child. Individual averages are kept throughout the season.            Parent & Tot, Age 3-5
                        This is a non-competitive club to enhance bowling skills in a         Parent participation is required in this begin-
                        fun, friendly environment. Cost includes: 2 games, shoe rent-         ner course.                                                    Friday, September 24                                            Thursday, September 30
                        al, slice of pizza, and a pop per bowler.                                                                                                12:30 - 2:00 PM                                                11:30AM - 2:00 PM
                          $40R/$45NR, 8 week league                                           $110R/$115NR, 6 week session                                                                                                             FREE
                          Session 1: Mondays,   10/4 - 11/22            5:30 - 7:00 PM        Sundays, 9/12 - 10/17 10:45 OR 11:35AM
                                                                                              Thursdays, 9/16 - 10/21 5:15 OR 6:05 PM
                                                                                              Sundays, 10/31 - 12/12*10:45 OR 11:35AM                                            Veterans Day Reception
                        Adult & Child Bowling League, Child Age 4 - 15                        Thursdays, 11/4 - 12/16* 5:15 OR 6:05 PM            Join us for a celebratory gathering for our local he-    guest. Veterans must be a current member of the
                        One child plus one adult equals one bowling team! In this
                        quick 4-week league, players will enjoy bowling while being
                                                                                                                                                  roes this November. This special event will include      Chesterfield Senior Center. Pre-registration is re-
                        instructed on the basics. Two games are played each week.                                                                 breakfast, a keynote address by a local Veteran,         quired with limited space available.
                        Join us for a “Sunday Fun Day” of bowling! Cost includes:             Snowplow Sam 1, Age 3-5                             and a short walk to the Memorial Wall honoring
                        2 games, shoe rental, slice of pizza, and a pop per bowler.           This class takes instruction from Parent & Tot
                                                                                              and brings it back for those ready for inde-
                                                                                                                                                  the flag. Each participant will receive a handheld                       Wednesday, November 10
                        *Register child only. Cost is shown per team.
                                                                                              pendence. No parent participation required.         American flag to take home. Breakfast will be pro-                           10:00 - 11:45 AM
                          $40R/$45NR, 4 week league
                          Session 1: Sundays, 10/3 - 10/24 12:30 - 3:00 PM                                                                        vided for a senior (ages 55+) Veteran and one                           VETERANS FREE, $8 per guest
                                                                                              $110R/$115NR, 6 week session
                          Session 2: Sundays, 11/7 - 11/28 12:30 - 3:00 PM                    Sundays, 9/12 - 10/17 10:45 OR 11:35AM
                                                                                              Thursdays, 9/16 - 10/21 5:15 OR 6:05 PM
                                                                                              Sundays, 10/31 - 12/12*10:45 OR 11:35AM
                                                                                                                                                             Friendsgiving Lunch                                    Turkey Bowling

                        Adaptive Child Bowling League, Age 5 - 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS
                                                                                              Thursdays, 11/4 - 12/16* 5:15 OR 6:05 PM
                        Children with special needs are welcome to use this league
                        as an opportunity to socialize in an open environment of
                        bowling two games each week. Local children, who need                                                                        Let us set the table, do the cooking, & the dishes! Sit
                        additional support can spend this session enjoying the sport                                                               down for a meal with friends at our first annual Friends-           Premier Lanes, Chesterfield
                                                                                              Basic 1, Age 6-11
                        of bowling. Cost includes: 2 games, shoe rental, slice of pizza,
                                                                                              Beginner class covering a wide range of                giving Lunch served family style. Participants are en-
                        and a pop per bowler.
                                                                                              skills starting with basic forward & backward        couraged to bring items for donation to a local shelter        Round robin tournament style
                          $40R/$45NR, 8 week league                                                                                                                                                               league. Included in the league
                                                                                              skating.                                               for those in need (ex. gloves, blankets, shoes, tooth-
                          Session 1: Mondays,   10/4 - 11/22            5:30 - 7:00 PM                                                                                                                            price are two games of bowl-
                                                                                              $110R/$115NR, 6 week session                            brushes, canned goods, etc.). Friends will gather to
                                                                                              Sundays, 9/12 - 10/17 10:45 OR 11:35AM                bring together stories of traditions and thankfulness as      ing and shoe rental fee each
                                                                                              Thursdays, 9/16 - 10/21 5:15 OR 6:05 PM              we sit together at one table. A full three course meal is      week. Player with the most
                        Adaptive Adult Bowling League, Age 18+
                        Adults with special needs are welcome to use this league              Sundays, 10/31 - 12/12*10:45 OR 11:35AM              included with your ticket price. Register for this special     cumulative points over all four
                        as an opportunity to socialize in an open environment of              Thursdays, 11/4 - 12/16* 5:15 OR 6:05 PM                               event as an individual.                      weeks will win a frozen turkey!
                        bowling two games each week. Local adults, who need
                        additional support can spend this session enjoying the sport                                                                                                                                Mondays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
                        of bowling. Cost includes: 2 games, shoe rental, slice of pizza,
                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, November 17
                        and a pop per bowler.                                                                                                                        12:00 - 1:30 PM                                   November 1 - 22
                          $40R/$45NR,8 week league                                                                                                                         $15                                               $40
                          Session 1: Mondays,  10/4 - 11/22             5:30 - 7:00 PM

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Senior Lunch Socials                                    Halloween Hoopla                            Experience Hands On                                          Peaceful Painting
    Who doesn’t love a simple, senior social hour! While                 Ghosts, goblins, & ghouls (ages 55+) unite for a        Gardening                               ‘On The Gogh Studio’ will be instructing you as you create an
    the meal is a surprise, it’s packed with familiar faces              Halloween-themed celebration. Snacks, festive                                                   artistic masterpiece! Relax, unwind, and paint your worries
    and member friends. We invite you to sample sand-                    trivia, a few community fun stations, make a       Learn from a Master Gardener and             away. Cost includes all supplies needed for an entertaining
    wiches with us on September 17th (Outdoors, Webber                   scarecrow, and take part in a Halloween pa-        receive an item to pursue learning.          afternoon - the fun comes free! Pre-Registration & payment
    Paddle Park weather permitting), October 8th, No-                    rade. Dress in your costumed best to strut your                                                 required for each offering. Enroll in one or all four!
    vember 19th, and December 17th. Space is limited.                    stuff at the indoor Halloween parade. Event        Sessions are led by Advance Master
                                                                                                                            Gardener, Jean Persely. Her passion,                          Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    Pre-registration required. Please only sign-up, if you               graciously sponsored in part by Hart Hearing                                                                          $20 per person
    are certain you can attend. While lunch is free for                  Center.                                            love of nature and gardening will spark
    you, there is a cost to purchase. Beverages and bo-                                                                     motivation in you! She’s hard to resist as   September 22: Craft two of your own sunflower-themed wine
    nuses courtesy of StoryPoint Senior Living.                                       Thursday, October 28                  her education, naturalist background,        glasses as a gift or to add to your collection
                                                                                          1:00 - 2:30 PM                    knowledge and enthusiasm can be felt         October 27: Seasonally inspired colors of an Autumn stroll through
                               Fridays, 12:00 PM                                                $10                         in each discussion and in all she teach-     the woods
                                      FREE                                                                                  es. These interactive, hands-on presen-
                                                                                                                                                                         December 15: Make a festive snowman ornament from mess-free
                                                                                                                            tations provide an opportunity to learn      polymer clay to hang on your tree or display on a table top
                                                                                                                            a new skill and details about the natu-
                                                                                                                            ral world and native plants around you!
                              Healthy Living in the Older Years Series                                                      Sessions include a 45-minute presenta-                        Crafty Creations
                                          This session is sponsored by Assured Health Care.                                 tion, 15-minute questions and answer
                                                                                                                            discussion. Pre-registration & payment       Join us for a creative hour of simple crafty fun and friendships.
                                                                                                                            required for each offering.                  Craft supplies will be provided. Use your imagination to build
    Resourceful and supportive networking delivering seniors ways and resources to be their best self in the                                                             your masterpiece. Be uniquely you! Registration ends 7 days
    ‘Golden Years’. Take advantage of these fun opportunities to engage while meeting with the providers                                                                 prior to activity. Sign-up early!
    who can service your needs. Pre-registration required for each date you will be in attendance.
                                                                                                                                 Native Plant Exploration
                                                                                                                                         Brandenburg Park
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
                                                        Mondays, 11:30 AM                                                   Meet at Brandenburg to explore and                                  $8 per craft
                                                             FREE                                                            discover the native plant shoreline
                                                                                                                                                                         September 15: Halloween                                 N
    October 25     Fall Wreath Making                                                                                         restoration that was planted this
                                                                                                                             spring. Spend some time learning            October 20: Thanksgiving
    Come join the us for a fun time as we make a door wreath.
                                                                                                                             about the plant species used and            November 17: Christmas
    November 22 Recipe Swapping
    Register early to get all favorite recipes in on time. Cider and donuts will be provided.                                 how you can use these types of                                                                                 N
    December 13              Gift Wrapping
                                                                                                                                plants in your home garden.                          B-I-N-G-O Fun
    Bring your gifts and your paper. Bows, bags, tape, tags and ribbons will be supplied.                                         Wednesday, September 8                                                                     N
                                                                                                                                      2:00 - 3:00 PM                     Prizes, pleasantries and play time! Socialize

                                          A “Deck the Hall” Christmas Party                                                           $15 per person                     with friends and try your luck in this hour-long
                                                                                                                                                                         game time! Paper B-I-N-G-O cards will be pro-
                                                                                                                                                                         vided. Pre-Registration & payment required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SENIOR ONE-DAY EVENTS
                          Doors open at 11AM at Tina’s Country House. Come, celebrate together! Let us get back to              The Certifiable Gardener

                         the basics of a joyous Christmas celebration with friends from the Chesterfield Christmas Party.                                                for each offering.
                                                                                                                                           Senior Center
                            This event will include a buffet lunch and dancing to live musical entertainment by Sonic
                                                                                                                             So often our neighbors, friends and                  Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
                         Freeway. Prepare your holiday speech to share with the group. A winning holiday toast will be
                                                                                                                            family may not understand what we                      9/1 10/6 11/3 12/1
                         chosen by popular vote. Each guest will be entered to win special prize giveaways. Cash bar
                                                                                                                            are doing in our yard or garden. They                        $8 per day
                         will be available, please enjoy responsibly. We encourage you to dress in your Christmas best,
                                                                                                                             may perceive our lovely gardens as
                           whatever that looks like for you! Event graciously sponsored in part by Hart Hearing Center.
                                                                                                                              ‘messy or unkept’ when we leave
                                    Reservations                                                                             plant material up during the Winter             Hart Hearing Services
                                   must be made                                                                             months. How do we convey to them
                                 in-person at 47275                                                                         what we are doing? Signage! Learn            Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do
                            Sugarbush. Tables seat up       Wednesday, December 8                                            about some of the various garden            today! Let Hart Hearing Center clean your hear-
                             to 10 people, seating will       11:30 AM - 2:00 PM                                            certifications, their requirements and       ing aids and check for ear wax at no charge
                            be assigned. Mark your ta-               $33                                                                 how to apply.                   when you visit the Senior Center on these days
                            ble requests at registration.                                                                                                                this fall.
                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, November 10
                              Registration opens 9/22,                                                                                                                              Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
                                                                                                                                       2:00 - 3:00 PM
                               is accepted thru 11/5                                                                                                                                9/23 10/21 11/18 12/16
                                                                                                                                      $15 per person
                                     or sold out

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