Leisure Link eNewsletter

So much is happening in Canton this fall! Check out some of the exciting events coming up in the month of October!

Trick or Treat Parade Participants

Halloween Trick or Treat Parade

Get your tickets before they're gone!  Canton's Trick or Treat Parade returns to the Summit on the Park on Friday, October 27 from 5 -8 p.m. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend in costume and follow the spooktacular path from room to room, each filled with special surprises and little goodies. 

The parade features a not-so-scary walk along our trick or treat path that ends with an optional scary Haunted House, which may not be suitable for younger children.  Parents are responsible for the direct supervision of their children during this special event. Tickets will only be sold in advance of the event from October 2-16 for $5 per child for Summit members and $6 for Canton residents. From October 16-26, Non-Resident tickets will be available for $10 per child.  A limited amount of tickets for designated timeslots will be available for purchase beginning October 2 at the Summit Front Desk, while supplies last. Please note that all ticket sales will end October 26 at 10 p.m. Kids of all ages planning to trick or treat and collect goodies during the event must have a ticket/collection bag. For additional information about this event, call 734/394-5460.

Canton Village Theater Building facade photo

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir Director & Singers Wanted

In the spirit of Dr. King's vision, the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage is seeking a director to coordinate a Canton Community Choir for volunteers of all ages and singing abilities. The choir will perform at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill during the “Canton Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” program that will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Interested, experienced choir directors are encouraged to submit a letter of interest by October 15, 2017, and request further information by contacting: jennifer.provenzano@canton-mi.org. The appointed choir director will receive an honorarium and will be asked to coordinate weekly choir rehearsals at The Village Theater in preparation for the Dr. King event. Interested singers who would like to be part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Choir may also submit a letter of interest to the above email by October 15.   All ages may participate and no auditions are required. Keep the dream alive—let freedom sing! Find additional information here or at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. 

Canton Farmers Market

Farmers Market Fall Offerings

Fall has officially arrived at the Canton Farmers Market! delicious fresh cider, a variety of apples, pumpkins, squash, and mums! Visit the Market every Sunday through October 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine, at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road. Get a taste of delicious ‘from farm to table’ items as Chef Kristi Zebrowski of Grace Savory and Sweet brings a new twist to familiar cuisine on October 8. The Canton Farmers Market Master Gardener Volunteer Group will be hosting a fall perennial exchange October 8. This is a great time to clean up the garden, divide some plants to exchange and bring them to the Master Gardener tent during the Farmers Market to swap them for something new. Plants should be healthy and in a labeled container. All this and live entertainment, a market kids’ crafts, tours of the historic Bartlett-Travis House and more are available at this great weekend destination! For weekly Market details, go to www.cantonfun.org and click on farmers market.
The Relentless Tour Guest Speaker in front of a large group of teenagers

The Relentless Tour Comes to the Summit

Area teens are invited to attend “The Relentless Tour,” featuring anti-bullying expert Anthony Ianni, on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Presented by The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center and the Canton Youth Advisory Council, this FREE event will feature motivational speaker Anthony Ianni, a member of Michigan State University’s 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams and the 2010 Final Four team. Ianni is currently traveling across the state spreading a message of tolerance, as he continues to fight bullying in schools statewide. Ianni is currently traveling across the state spreading a message of tolerance, as he continues to fight bullying in schools statewide. Teens ages 11-17 are encouraged to attend this free event. For additional information, contact The BLOCK Youth & Teen Center at 734/398-5570.

Canton Sports Center Field Renovations 

The Canton Sports Center has taken the first step toward getting a full-field make-over! Currently, Quads 5-12 are undergoing renovationswith the remaining four fields scheduled for upgrades in the fall of 2018.  Each quad of fields will receive numerous upgrades, including replacement of the infield skinned surface with a higher performing clay compound to improve safety and reduce dust and weather delays for players and fans. In addition, washout sideline areas will be filled in with new sod to help improve performance in foul ball areas and overall drainage on the fields.  For additional information, contact the Canton Sports Center at 483-5600.

Seniors Safe, Sound and Secure Seminar

All Canton seniors are invited to learn more about personal safety on November 8 from 12-3 p.m. at the Summit on the Park.  Presented by Canton Public Safety, this free informative seminar will help you learn new techniques to keep you and your family safe. This event is sponsored by Canton Public Safety and will  help you learn new techniques to keep you and your family safe. Speakers, interactive booths, lunch, and give-a-ways are just a few highlights of this event. Pre-Registration is required to participate. For more information and to register, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5485.

Canton Historical Society Ghost Stories Return

Families can once again take in the Canton Historical Society's Ghost Stories with Judge Ron Lowe, during this annual fall event that will be held on Saturday, October 28. Suitable for ages 8 and up, this scary event will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Cady-Boyer Barn, located in Preservation Park at 500 N. Ridge Road. A night of spine-tingling tales awaits those brave enough to attend. Tickets include cider and two donuts and can be purchased at the Summit on the Park front desk, the White Pole Barn on Sunday’s during the Canton Farmers Market and at the door, if supplies last. For additional information, www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org/.


Pheasant Run Fall Rates

Golf is still in full swing at Pheasant Run Golf Club and fall rates are now in effect.  Enjoy 18 holes Monday through Friday for $38 per person with a cart and on Saturday and Sunday for $47.  Senior and Junior rates for Monday through Friday for 18 holes are $29. Don’t forget the Twilight rate is just $26 after 5 p.m. on weekdays and $30 on weekends after 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or book your next tee time online today!

Socktober New Sock Drive Underway

The Canton community is encouraged to participate in this nationwide campaign, “Socktober,” started by an online campaign, with support from internet sensation Kid President, also known as teenager Robby Novak. Established in 2013, Socktober campaigns are currently being held in every state and have even expanded around the globe to collect socks for the homeless. Show you care and donate a NEW pair now through October 31 at the Summit on the Park lobby.  To learn more about the Canton Leisure Services “Socktober” project or to donate new men’s, women’s, and children’s socks, call the Summit on the Park front desk at  734/394-5460.

Village Theater Coming Attractions

Inspired by Cirque De Soleil, B-The Underwater Bubble Show is a well-balanced blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic - ALL with the amazing beauty of soap bubbles. Using cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes and optical illusions, this unique show is an interactive performance that appeals to children and adults alike. Don’t miss this magical fantasy coming to Canton on Saturday, November 25, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets on sale now for $25 for adults and $20 for children online or by calling 734/394-5300. Get yours today!

2016 Canton Fine Arts Exhibition Best of Show by Janet Kondziela,  Oil Painting,  "Peter #4"

Canton Fine Arts Exhibition 

The 25th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition is now on display at the Gallery@VT through November 4, bringing together works of some of the best artists from throughout southeastern Michigan.  The exhibit contains works in a variety of media, including:  paintings, sculptures; mixed media; charcoal drawings; pastels, ceramics; photography, and more!  Pictured left, is the 2016 Best of Show by Janet Kondziela, an Oil Painting entitled: "Peter #4." 

Annual Salute To Service Event Returns

Canton is proud to honor area servicemen and women who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Join us as we salute all veterans, living and deceased and especially those currently serving in harm's way. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE community event on Saturday, November 11 starting at 7 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. In an effort to show our ongoing support of these dedicated individuals, we are asking for email submissions of name, rank and branch of service of area servicemen and women who are either currently serving in the military, veterans, or those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and have given their life in the line of duty. Please email this information to pkosbe@canton-mi.org by Friday, October 27, 2017, for inclusion in our scrolling video tribute. For additional information, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.

Turkey Trot Registration Now Underway!

It's that time of year to start thinking about fall family traditions.  Why not make even more special memories with a Thanksgiving morning race!  All runners registered by November 8 will receive a T-shirt. This annual fun run in Canton on Thankgiving Day, (Nov. 23) benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. The 5K chip timed run and walk has become a popular family tradition. The course begins at the Summit and winds through Pheasant Run Golf Course and Heritage Park. Register online today! For information, call Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600.

Your Guide to Canton Leisure Services

Fall Issue of Discover Now Available!

To find the perfect activity for all ages and interests, check out Canton Leisure Services' 2017 Fall/Winter Discover Brochure and get started today!

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