Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Looking for something to do with the kids? Check out these events at the local metroparks.
The following are the events listed for both Indian Spring Metropark in White Lake, and Kensington Metropark in Milford for the month of April. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS. For additional information or to register for programs at the Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center near White Lake, please call 248-625-7280. “Tot Time: Eggs,” Saturday, April 6 at 10 am, Environmental Discovery Center. What hatches from those little eggs? Your little explorer will discover the exciting arrival of spring with an eggs-traodinary…
Friday, February 22, 2013
In the latest blog from Huron Clinton Metroparks, learn about area maple sugaring events.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Local event a no-go due to erratic weather.
The Cardboard Classic, scheduled for Sunday, February 12 at Indian Springs Metropark has been cancelled. “We’ve had a pretty inconsistent winter, and with all the weather changes, we can’t guarantee that we will have enough snow,” said Kassie Kretzschmar, marketing manager for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. “With all the effort that goes in to making a sled, we hate to see people prepare for this event, only to have it cancelled at the last minute.” Children and adults were challenged to create a two-person sled of cardboard, tape, paint and glue to race down the park’s sledding hill, with prizes to be awarded for winners of the fastest and most creative sleds. For more information, please call 810-494-6026. Located along the Huron and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Metroparks Cardboard Classic at Indian Springs Metropark takes place Sunday, Feb. 10.
What can you create with a few pieces of cardboard, some tape, paint and glue? Make the fastest and most imaginative two-person sled to compete in the Metroparks Cardboard Classic at Indian Springs Metropark on Sunday, February 10. Children and adults are challenged to create a two-person sled to race down the park’s sledding hill. Fun prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners for fastest and most creative sleds. Registration and creative judging begins at 10:30 am; races start at noon. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the final race, where fun prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners for the fastest and most creative sleds. Sleds must seat two individuals and be composed …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Where is your favorite place to sled in and around White Lake and Highland?
Nothing says "snow day" like gathering up the kids and heading to the nearest sledding hill for hours of winter fun. In the White Lake-Highland area, one of the most popular sledding spots is at Kensington Metropark in Milford - in fact, it was even included on a list of best hills by CBS Detroit. Not on the list, but popular in the area, are the hills at Indiant Springs Metropark in White Lake. If you are willing to travel, Farmington's Shiawassee Park was included on CBS Detroit's recent list of the best sledding hills in metro Detroit with the caveat that the hill is so popular, it can sometimes be too crowded. Another nearby hill on the list is Northville's Cass Benton Park on Hines Drive between Six and Seven Mile Roads. Not on the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Weather has wreaked havoc on ice and snow events at White Lake and Milford parks.
The following is a press release from Denise Semion at Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Indian Springs Metropark’s Cardboard Classic, scheduled for Sunday, February 12 and Ice Fishing for Beginners at Kensington Metropark, scheduled for Saturday, February 11 have been cancelled, due to insufficient ice and snow. The Indian Springs Cardboard Classic was a new event, where competitors were asked to design a two-person sled out of cardboard, tape, paint and glue. Awards were to be given to the top three fastest sleds, as well as the three most creative designs. Ice Fishing for Beginners is a program geared toward introducing the sport of ice fishing to those looking to get involved. “There may not be enough snow for the Classic, but the …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Bringing you the latest and greatest for the weekend in White Lake and the surrounding area.
Our pick for today: Tot Time: Animals in Winter Where: Indian Springs Metropark, 5100 Indian Trail, White Lake When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 Cost: $3 per child for the program; daily park admission is $5 unless you have purchased an annual park pass Why go: Kids ages two through five learn the answer to the question, "How do animals survive all winter long?" Be prepared to look for animal tracks outdoors; dress warmly. Come back to White Lake Patch Tuesday for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We're bringing you the latest and greatest for the weekend in White Lake and the surrounding area.
The weekend is a few days away, but we know that you like to start your planning early so you have something to look forward to. We'll be featuring items all week, with a final list of picks on Friday in our Weekend Planner. Our pick for today: "The Great Pumpkin Hunt" Come back to White Lake Patch tomorrow for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events Guide here.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Here's our list of things to do this weekend. What's on yours?
It’s Thursday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Don't worry: Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for this weekend: 1. CLUE THE MUSICAL TRYOUTS Where/when: Try out at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd,, Waterford; 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for upcoming Lakeland Players performance. Why go: Didn’t you always want to be on the stage? Pricing: Free to try out (or watch); for more information, call Mario Razo at 248-701-5136. 2. PLAY WITH CLAY Where/when: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center; 1 p.m. Sunday. Why go: Stretch your creativity; what you make with clay is limited only by your imagination. …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here is a list of things for the whole family to do this weekend.
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best upcoming family activities or events. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. 1. GPS SCAVENGER HUNT AND ORIENTEERING Where/when: Indian Springs Metropark; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday (events run simultaneously). Why go: Learn how to find geocaches with a GPS unit and how to get around in the great outdoors (includes a lesson in map reading and orienteering compass use). Pricing: $5 for both programs (both events run simultaneously, so you can switch back and forth…