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Family Camp Out participants pitch a tent together

So much is happening in Canton this summer! Check out some of the exciting events coming up this month as we celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month!

Family Camp-Out & Movie Night

On Friday, July 13, families are invited to “camp out” overnight in Heritage Park near the North Pavilion and take in a movie under the stars, featuring Disney’s  “Moana,” (Rated PG).  Plenty of fun activities have been planned before the feature starting at 6 p.m., including: games, activities and entertainment for the entire family. To participate in this overnight activity, a $21 per tent fee must be paid on site. No advance reservation necessary.  Campers and RV’s are also welcome. Please note, no electricity will be available. Set up begins at Noon on Friday, July 13. In addition to all this fun, dinner & concession items will be sold Friday evening. RV’s and tents are both welcome. For those not staying the night, there is a $6 per person fee to take part in the evening’s activities. Additional activities and food items will be available for a nominal fee.  For details, visit www.cantonfun.org. 

Wounded Warrior and Yoga Teacher Dan Nevins striking a yoga pose.

Yoga In the Park Returns to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Canton, MI, and Canton Leisure Services have joined forces to host “The Lynn M. Bentley Memorial Walk, Talk and Yoga Event To Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project,” with Dan Nevins as he leads an inspirational outdoor yoga session on Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m. in Heritage Park. All proceeds from this event, sponsored by Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Canton, MI and Canton Leisure Services, will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project.

This year’s event will begin with a one-mile warm-up walk around the scenic ponds of Heritage Park, which will lead into the inspirational yoga session with Dan Nevins, who has traveled the globe teaching and sharing the healing powers of yoga and purposeful thought. After the walk, participants of all ages and abilities can either choose to take part in the yoga session or just have coffee and listen to Nevins' inspiration talk. 
Dan Nevins is a motivational speaker and nationally recognized Wounded Warrior who suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as his left leg to be amputated below the knee.  Nevins credits the practice of yoga for turning his life around after losing his legs in Iraq.
losing his both legs in Iraq. Join him for this special event in Heritage Park.  Tickets are $25 online now at www.cantonfun.org and will be $25 the week of the event and $30 the day of the event. Participants will receive a tax statement at the end of 2018 stating the portion of their donation that is tax deductible.  For additional information, call 734/394-5460. 

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Returns

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is teaming up with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival to bring several special performances to Canton this summer. The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will once again be performing in Canton this during their summer residency at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill.  From August 3rd through the 19th, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival will present its 2018 Season lineup at The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Performances will include: William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" and "The Tempest” along with “The Rover” by Aphra Behn. Don’t miss these quality productions, featuring respected and professional Equity Actors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by calling 734/394-5300, or in person Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Village Theater. Get your tickets today!  For additional information, contact The Village Theater at 734/394-5300.


Third Annual Canton Senior Games

A wide variety of events has been scheduled for Seniors interested in competing in the Third Annual Canton Senior Games, which are scheduled to take place August 20-23.  Canton Club 55+ will offer a variety events in which seniors may compete in for a nominal fee for a chance to win in their age category.   
Events include:Sports Tournaments (Golf, Pickleball, Tennis, Billiards), Cards/Wii Games (Euchre, Pinochle, Will Bowling, Trivia), and Field Games (Bean Bag Toss, Bocce Ball, Softball Throw, Basketball Shot, Football Toss and Ring Toss) 
Competitions will take place throughout Canton at:  Pheasant Run Golf Club, Summit on the Park, Heritage Park, Freedom Park and Griffin Park.  Registration is now open online at www.cantonfun.org through August 10, 2018.  For additional information, call the Canton Club 55+ front desk at 734/394-5485. 

Canton Farmers Market

Canton Farmers Market

Be sure to stop by the Canton Farmers Market and show your support for our local farmers and vendors!  Located at 500 N. Ridge Rd., the Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm rain or shine, until October 14.  Please note: that the Farmers Market will be OPEN on Sunday, July 8th. This family-friendly market offers a wide variety of produce, foods, handmade items, and more.  Stop by this popular Canton destination and discover something new!

Personal Safety for Your Teen & College-Bound Students

Canton’s Public Safety Department is partnering with Canton Leisure Services to present Personal Safety for Your Teen and College-Bound Student seminar on Saturday, July 21st from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  This special presentation is being held at the Summit on the Park, which is located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI. 
This free seminar is open to participants 14 years of age and older.  Participants will learn some basic life-skills that will help them make the transition into adulthood, be it in dorm life or as a high school student. Participants will also see a demonstration of simple self-defense techniques presented by instructors from The American Karate Academy of Canton. Topics presented during this seminar include: dorm room safety; social media dangers; the importance of knowing your surroundings and how to be a good witness; as well as what to do if you fall victim to a crime. There is no cost for this seminar, however registration is required. Sign up today online here. For additional information, call 734/394-5460. 

5th Annual Rally on Ridge at New Location
On Saturday, July 21, 2018, area residents are invited to attend the  Fifth Annual Rally on Ridge in the Cherry Hill Village District and also at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road, for a festive evening of food, fun, music, and more to benefit the Canton Farmers Market. Stop by from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. to partake in local eats with friends, family, and neighbors and enjoy this special fundraiser that will feature several popular gourmet food trucks, live local musicians, and a 21 and over Beer Garden. This year's major event sponsor is Edward Jones.  Come out for a great night featuring tasty food and plenty of summer fun to support the Canton Farmers Market! 

July is Family Golf Month at Pheasant Run Golf Club

Pheasant Run Golf Club Offerings

Couples are encouraged to come and enjoy this great event! Pheasant Run will host a nine-hole scramble for partners, with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start, followed by a post-round buffet dinner with unique wine pairings. These special events will be held on July 20 and August 24.  For more information about this event or any of Pheasant Run Golf Club programs, call the Pheasant Run Pro Shop at 397-6460. 

National Night Out Returns
The Canton community is invited to attend this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Heritage Park’s North Pavilion, located behind the Canton Administration building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.  This community event, hosted by Canton Police Department, Canton Public Library, Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC), and Canton Leisure Services will include activities such as: children’s activities, interactive community booths, Canton Public Safety vehicle display, and refreshments. All ages are invited to attend this free event. For additional information, please visit www.cantonpublicsafety.org

Cardboard Boat Races at the Summit on the Par

Cardboard Boat Races Return

Cast off and say "Anchors Aweigh" as you race toward victory in the 5th Annual Summit on the Park Cardboard Boat Race, which will be held on Thursday, August 30, starting at 6 p.m.  Build your custom vessel no bigger than 5 1/2 feet wide by 10 feet long using only cardboard, duct tape and paint.  Then, line up your crew and enter to win!  Racing categories include: age groups 8 years and under, as well as 9 years of age and older.  Register online at www.summitonthepark.org  or at the Summit front desk.  Cardboard Boat Race event fees per boat are:  $10 for Summit Members; $15 for Canton Residents; and $20 for Non-Residents.  Need help with supplies?  For just $10, take part in a special build day on 29th.  For additional information and race rules, visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460. 

Be sure to take advantage of all of the these programs and activities that offer plenty of summer fun for all ages and abilities.  To find the perfect summertime activity for both kids and adults, including ones not listed, check out Canton Leisure Services' 2018 Spring/Summer Discover Brochure or visit www.cantonfun.org.

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