Hometown Herald - Recreation pages
Parks & Recreation
REGISTRATION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS/TRIPS: Registration begins when you receive
your newsletter either online or in the mail. Events at the pool are restricted to Huntington Woods
residents only. Non-residents may register for trips at an additional $4/trip.
EVENT/TRIP REFUND POLICY: In the event a trip does not require the purchase of tickets,
48 hour notice of cancellation is required in order to receive a refund. For trips involving tickets, no
refunds will be given for cancellation once the tickets have been purchased, unless a replacement is
found. Please inquire at the time you are requesting to cancel whether you will receive a refund. A
$5 service fee is retained on all refunds due to trip withdrawal. Cancellations/withdrawals will be given
a household credit.
JULIE DAWSON ART TOUR
Wednesday, June 8, 11:15 am - 3:45 pm
Art & Garden Tour at Julie’s home/studio/gallery. Lunch on your own beforehand.
#430515-00 Cost: $17 (tour, bus/supervisor
included, lunch on your own.)
oFF the beaten Path:
SCOTTY SIMPSON’S FISH & CHIPS
AND SILVIO’S ITALIAN
Thursday, June 16, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips has been a
Detroit landmark since 1950 and little has
changed since then. The current owner, Harry
Barber has worked at Scotty’s since 1966. He
doubles as the head cook and greeter, so be
sure to say hello to the guy at the fryer... that’s
very likely Harry! The style of the place hasn’t
changed much either. It’s like a step back in
time: from the patterned carpet to the wooden
and vinyl chairs, Scotty’s screams of the good
old days. But no one comes to this part of
town for the scenery - they come for the food
and it is timeless! This is one of the few places
left you can count on for great food at a pretty
Next, on to one of our favorite destinations - Silvio’s Italian
American Museum. Let’s leave
it at that, so you can experience it for yourself!
Register by June 8.
#430516-00 Cost: $17 (includes transportation/supervision and admission to the museum.)
Lunch on your own.
END OF SCHOOL POOL PARTY:
UPRIZIN ON THE DECK
Friday, June 17, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Uprizin brings their reggae
sounds to the HWAC, Enjoy
steel drums and Calypso sounds
as you swim!
Also, thanks to the sponsorship of the HW Teen Council, the Mean
Weenie, teenie weenie food cart is onsite
serving an all American favorite, but with
a culinary twist. Popular favorites are the
Piggly Wiggly, Mac Dog, Guacin’ The Dog
and Wasabi-ach?. BetterMade potato chips
and Faygo pop also for sale. Regular pool
2016 HOME TOUR & GALA
Sunday, June 5, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
The tour is an open house-style and features five/six
homes reflecting a variety of architectural styles
focusing on the diversity and character of our city.
Tickets are $20 in advance at the Library, Recreation Center or online at hwwl.org
or may be purchased on the day of the event at the Library for $25.
The Women’s League also hosts a Home Tour Gala the evening before the event
on Saturday, June 4, 7:30 - 11:00 pm. The gala is hosted at a residence not on the
tour, which provides attendees VIP access to a home that others won’t have the
opportunity to see. Tickets can be purchased online at hwwl.org for $50 and
include hors d’oeuvres, beverages, entertainment and entrance into the Home Tour
Please visit hwwl.org for additional information.
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SUNDAY FUN DAY @ THE POOL:
Sunday, June 26,
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Let the games begin! All are
invited to compete and play at the HWAC
Olympic Games. Go for the Gold! Pass the
torch relay races, Noodle throw and so much
more! Regular pool rates apply.
See pages 14-15 for a full list
of July 4th Festivities
PLYMOUTH ART FAIR
Friday, July 8, 11:45 am - 5:45 pm
In its more than 30-year history, Plymouth’s
Art In The Park has grown to be the second
largest art fair in Michigan hosting over 400
artists from all over the country. This art, music and food extravaganza was
voted one of the “Gems of the
Great Lakes” by AAA Magazine,
and consistently ranks nationally as one of the top art fairs
in the country by several national art publications. Thousands of pieces of original artwork
are available for purchase including; paintings,
sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, fine glass,
woodwork, mixed media, photography, and folk
art. Wear your walking shoes! Lathrup Village
will be joining us! Register by July 1.
#130200-00 Cost: $15 (includes transportation/supervision)
DRIVING MISS DAISY AT VICTORIA
SHOWHOUSE IN PETROLIA ONT
Wednesday, July 13, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
This beloved Pulitzer Prize winning play tells
the heart-warming story about accepting
change and the power of genuine friendship.
Four-time Emmy Award winner
Michael Learned (The Walton’s) stars as
Daisy, who is reluctant to accept help from
anyone, especially the new chauffeur hired by
her son. The two share humorous adventures
and develop a relationship that grows from
necessity to companionship.
We will be taking our 14
passenger bus and the drive
is approximately 1.5 hours).
needed. Lunch beforehand
on your own at Olive’s Casual
Cuisine, Sarnia (credit card suggested). Register by June 10.
#130201-00 Cost: $49 (includes great seats,
transportation/supervision, lunch on your
Parks & Recreation
SEED & SOD GARDEN WALK
Sunday, July 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
26325 SCOTIA ROAD
The Seed & Sod Garden Club, which celebrated their
75th anniversary as a HW club last year, brings us
their famous GARDEN WALK on July 24.
Tickets are $10 in advance and available at the
Recreation Center and the Library. Pick up the Garden Map on Sunday, July 24 at
12:45 pm at the library. Day-of tickets may be purchased at the library for $15.
Seed and Sod was founded in 1940 and is a member of the MI Garden Club of America.
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
Wednesday, July 20, 8:55 pm
at Mary Kay Davis Park.
A family-friendly movie will be
shown on the big screen. Bring
your blanket, pillow and snacks. Join your
friends and neighbors for an outdoor movie.
Don’t forget your insect repellent! In the case
of inclement weather, the movie will be moved
to the Recreation Center.
Watch Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation
Facebook page and the city website for title
and weather location if in doubt.
SUNDAY FUN-DAYS @ THE POOL
Sunday, July 24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Well butter my butt and call me
biscuit – there’s gonna be a hoedown
and you don’t wanna miss it! Saddle
up and mosey over to the pool for
Hoedown games and activities for the whole
family! YEE HAW! Regular pool rates apply.
MOVIE AT THE DFT/LE PETIT ZINC:
ANTARCTICA - A YEAR ON ICE
Thursday, July 28, 12:15 - 5:15 pm
A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like
to live in Antarctica for a full year, including
winters isolated from the rest of the world,
and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth. Stop afterwards. at Le Petit
Zinc, located in the Corktown.. Have an early
dinner or dessert crepe treat (on your own).
Register by July 20.
#130202-00 Cost: $16 (movie, transportation/supervision, food on your own).
oFF the beaten Path:
EL ASADOR & FORT WAYNE
Thursday, August 11, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
El Asador, is owned by longtime Andiamo’s chef
and is a true hidden gem (I think everyone is
still talking about the lobster quesadillas!). Enjoy
Mexican food like you have never experienced
it before, including tableside, custom-made
Next, on to one of Detroit’s most interesting,
yet not revelled locations: FORT WAYNE. Enjoy
a docent led tour and learn about some of
the truly interesting history. Walking required,
although benches are located throughout the
grounds. Register by August 3.
#130203-00 Cost: $18 (includes docent-led
tour, transportation/supervision, lunch on your
POOLSIDE MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, August 12, 8:45 pm
Cozy up on the poolside for a
family-friendly feature. Only the
shallow area of the pool will be open during
the film. Pool will close at 8:15 pm and re-open
at 8:45 pm for the show!
Cost: $1/person or $5/family, paid at the pool
desk. No pre-registration.
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday, July 4
August 27 - 28 and August 29, noon - 9:00 pm
the building is closed for annual maintenance.
The gym is closed August 27 - September 5.
Adjusted hours will be posted.
Mary Gustafson, Director
Colette Nutton, Manager of Mirth
Steve Wasinski, Parks Supervisor
Tracy Shanley & Bridget Brown,
Lisa Anderson, Childcare Director
Jennifer Furlong, Senior Outreach
Jan Alpert, Records Clerk
Daniel Monaco & Elaine Eggleston,
Maintenance & Program Aides
Kathy Seidl, Bill Gergosian &
Mark Hurley, Clerks
Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation
Concerts in the Park
All concerts are free and will be held at Scotia Park
on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm unless otherwise noted.
4 (Mon. 7:30 pm)
GARY GREENFIELDER ORCHESTRA
Support local musicians. Huntington Woods is proud to present some of Detroit’s
biggest talents. Please consider purchasing their music when visiting the park.
Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair.
July 12, 19 and 26 are at the Recreation Center, due to Scotia Park revitalization.
Rain location is in the Recreation Center.
Civic groups will be selling baked goods and treats at each concert to help raise
funds and awareness for their organization. Art activities available for $1/child
Dogs are restricted to SE street. No smoking permitted in parks.
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SUNDAY FUN DAYS @ THE POOL:
Sunday, August 21, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Aloha! Wear your favorite
Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt if you
dare, it’s sure to be a blast – hope
to see you there! Join us for a Hula
hoop contest, Limbo, dancing and
more! Regular pool rates apply.
oFF the beaten Path:
LUNCH AT KRAKUS POLISH/
TOUR OF THE FBI
Monday, August 22, x:00 am - 6:00 pm
The big question is - will
Krakus become your
favorite Polish restaurant in town, with it’s
authentic homemade Polish food (lunch on
your own)? We will soon
find out!? CASH ONLY.
Next, the FBI tour gives
visitors a rare inside look
into the FBI’s vital role in
protecting the United States
and Americans overseas from those who
would do us harm. Please give birthdate
when registering, as it must be provided to
the FBI prior to the visit (Clearly, they have
heard about this group). Some walking
required. Register by August 12.
#130204-00 Cost: $16 (includes transportation/supervision, docent-led tour.
Lunch on your own).
DIVINE DETROIT CHURCH TOUR
Friday, September 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Professor Michael Farrell
leads our tour of some
of Detroit’s most historic
and architecturally-noteworthy churches. Our
tour includes Ste. Anne
de Detroit, First Congregational Church
of Detroit and Sweetest Heart of Mary.
Followed by a (late-ish, 1:15 pm) lunch at
Nancy Whiskey’s famous fish fry. Register
by September 8.
#130206-00 Cost: $35 (includes tour,
HWMC CITY-WIDE GOLF OUTING
Tuesday, September 27,
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Held at Atlas Valley Golf Club,
Takes 1 hour, get there by 8:20
am. Register with payment by
September 16 with Jim Dwan.
Registration forms available at Recreation
Center. Bus available for an additional $10.
Cost: $110 per person
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SWIM & DINE FRIDAYS
Fridays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Wood’s Café will be taken over by local chef
Tim Castañeda from Zúmba Mexican Grille Catering
on select Fridays throughout the summer! Zúmba
Mexican Grille will be serving local favorites including
tacos, bowl-ritos and we can’t forget the chips, salsas and guac!
CASH ONLY! Household accounts will not be accepted on these evenings. The café is open for beverage
sales only. Regular entrance rates apply.
LUV ALL TENNIS INSTRUCTION
Registration for all tennis classes is online, luvalltennis.com.
We luv the game of tennis and want to share our passion for this lifelong
sport! We continually strive to expand our commitment through programs
that develop the individuals, the families and their communities.
We’ve added exciting new programming to enhance your tennis game, introduce you and
your children to tennis for the first time, or just give you a great tennis workout. Look for
Family Tennis and QuickStart Tennis for families and kids under 10 yrs. or Cardio Tennoga for
Class descriptions, general information and to register, www.LUVALLTENNIS.com. Huntington Woods classes take place at the HW Recreation Center courts.
If you have any questions regarding tennis classes feel free to contact Laura Burleigh, USPTA
at [email protected]
DROP IN CO-ED SOFTBALL FOR ADULTS
Sun, June 19, 4:00 pm and Sun, July 17, 4:00 pm
Especially for 21 years+ Using a 16” softball. Please join us,
won’t you? Serious competitors might want to look elsewhere. For further info, plz contact Jim Rusk after 11:00 pm. If he does not answer,
keep calling or email [email protected]
STAY & PLAY SOCIAL CLUB:
CO-ED ADULT TENNIS
Begins June 8 at the Recreation Center Courts
Stay & Play offers intermediate and competitive level tennis leagues
on Wednesday evenings on the Huntington Woods courts. Full
teams, small groups or free agents are welcome. Please register
online at SPSCdetroit.com. Any questions, please call the Stay &
Play Social Club at 248.733-9999.
SUMMER INDOOR PICKLEBALL
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Held June 22 – August 24
Ages: 18+ A game for all ages that combines elements of tennis, pingpong and badminton. It’s played on a court, like tennis but half the size,
with a wiffleball and paddles. Pickleball is tons of fun and easy to learn
for beginners. Pick up equipment key at the front desk.
Cost: $35/Annual Drop-In Fee or $2/visit payable at the front desk (please bring
exact change when possible) Check in at the front desk upon arrival before entering
the gym. Yearly pass is from the date of purchase.
Pull the kids away from the tv, the video games, the computer and get them to a
Specialty Camp! As of print, the following Specialty Camps still have openings.
Stop by the Gillham Recreation Center to register. For full descriptions, please refer
to your Spring 2016 Hometown Herald Newsletter, also online at HWMI.ORG.
Week of June 20
Co-ed Soccer Camp
Speed & Fitness
Week of June 27
Week of July 11
K’NEX Big Builders
Week of July 18
Week of July 25
Cheer + Gymnastics
5 – 11 yrs
12 – 19 yrs
9:00 - 11:00 am
4:00 - 5:30 pm
1 – 6 grade
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $225
4 - 6 yrs
1 - 5 grade
6 - 11 yrs
9:00 - 11:30 am $79
12:30 - 3:00 pm $149
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $215
6 – 10 yrs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm$152
4 yrs + up
4 yrs + up
4 yrs + up
9:00 am - 3:00 pm$160
9:00- 11:30 am
12:15 - 3:00 pm $90
Week of August 1
KINDERMUSIK with Miss Mary
Peekaboo, I Love You! 0 -18 mos & adult 9:00 - 9:45 am
Backyard Creatures 18 mos - 4 yrs 10:00 -11:00 am
Around the World
4 - 7 yrs
1:00 - 3:00 pm
5 - 10 yrs
9:00 am -noon
Crafty Science Camp
5 - 7 yrs
9:00 - 11:00 am
Week of August 8
Week of August 15
Week of August 22
6 - 12 yrs
3 - 6 yrs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $175
9:00 am - noon
6 - 12 yrs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $175
K - 5 grade
6 - 12 yrs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $220
9:00 am - 3:00 pm $175
HORSEBACK RIDING SCHOOL (RUNS JUN 20- AUG 26, 2 WEEKS EACH)
Held at Haverhills Farm 5 -18 yrs
10:00 am - 3:00 pm $550 #15330-00
June 20 - July 1
July 5 - 15 (NO CAMP 4TH OF JULY)
July 18 - 29
August 1 - 12
August 15 - 26
Specialty Camp refunds must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the start
day of camp for a refund (less a $10 processing fee), unless a replacement
camper is found from our waiting lists prior to the start of camp.
Drop forms available at the front desk at the Gillham Recreation Center.
BIKE FIX-IT STATION
Last year, we were able
to purchase a stateof-the-art bike pump,
thanks to the generous donation of the
Jeff Braun Youth Sports
Foundation. It was
such a huge success, the HUNTINGTON
WOODS MEN’S CLUB has purchased a
FIXIT STATION for Mary Kay Davis Park
The Fixit includes all the tools necessary
to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting
brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air
pump are securely attached to the stand
with stainless steel cables and tamperproof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the
hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels
to spin freely while making adjustments.
This public bike repair station is a remarkably useful piece of hardware for the
urban commuter. It even has QR codes
for smartphone users to look up common
Tennis permits may be obtained at the
Gillham Recreation Center for $2/hour.
Otherwise, the courts are first come,
first serve (get it?)
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nity fabric in Huntington Woods. The
underlying goal is to obtain feedback on
whether the availability of different types
of housing (other than single family) to
meet the housing needs of an aging population is compatible with the character of
To be clear, at this time the City is neither
advocating nor opposed to the idea of
alternative housing options for an aging
community. We do believe that given the
population trends which show an accelerating rate of older adults as a percentage of the population, it is valuable to
talk about what it means to age in place
sooner rather than later. We also believe
it is important to not jump to conclusions
on whether this concept is beneficial to
residents or how it might impact property
values prior to being fully informed on the
We are still determining the details regarding the public forums. A future City News
e-newsletter will include dates and times
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Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation 42nd Annual
July 4th Celebration
2016 Parade & Celebration Theme: The Olympics
Over 40 years ago, residents Charlene Nutton & Doris Stoltenberg put together a week-long celebration commemorating July 4th.
The tradition began as a way of bringing friends and neighbors together over the holiday weekend.
Please join us in continuing this very special Huntington Woods tradition.
Certain July 4th events/activities require pre-registration and are limited to Huntington Woods residents, other events allow guests to register.
Please see each individual event for participation requirements. *Residents only ** Residents and their Guests
When event can be moved indoors for inclement weather, it will be hosted at the Gillham Recreation Center.
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M O N D AY, J U N E 2 7
FIFTH ANNUAL RUN/WALK BOOM!!!
1 Mile & 5K Fireworks
Fundraiser Run begins on Scotia/Hart
6:00– 8:00 pm
Held at Scotia Park
1 mile, 8:30 am
12 years & under
5K, 9:00 am
All Ages - Includes shirt while they last
$20 until May 31
$25 June 1 - 18
$30 after June 18
Proceeds from this event help the City continue the tradition
of fireworks over Rackham Golf Course on the 4th of July. All
ages and abilities (runners/walkers) are encouraged to register.
This is truly a family event. Baby strollers are welcome! Event
registration and donation information is available at the Recreation Center or online at www.runWalkBOOM.com.
If you don’t want to run or walk, but would still like to be a part
of this event - volunteers are needed!
Visit the run website or call the Recreation Center at 248.5413030 and leave your contact information.
All volunteers receive a t-shirt! Tax deductible
donations can be made online or at the HWP&R.
Chalk Art Contest; Spin Art; Henna; Face Painting; Cappuccino Man;
Kona Ice; Arts & Scraps; BHS Jazz Lab Band and more!
Art on display, some available for purchase.
Co-sponsored by the HW Men’s Club and Teen Council.
Carly Spagnuolo, Chair.
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5:45 - 6:45 pm, held in the Rec Center
Ages 9 - 24 mos. (as of July 4, 2016). Come meet your neighbors with
children the same age as your own. Children will play with our famous Lots
for Tots toys. Dress your baby in patriotic attire if you wish. Door prizes,
including two winners to ride in the Parade. Contact Lisa Anderson with
#100000-02 Pre-register by 6/28 at the HWP&R.
CONCERT IN THE PARK
7:15– 8:45 pm, Scotia Park
Our entertainment HULABALOO focuses on
community and celebration, with active participation that delights all ages.
Bouncers, 6:30 - 8:15 pm (wear socks),
Co-Sponsored by the HW Men’s Club..
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1:00 - 2:15 pm on the Burton
Fields & Track
PET PAGEANT UNDER THE TENT*
7:00 pm in the Kiwi Tent, behind the Rec Center
Ages 3 - 5 years
Join us in running races, golf ball hitting, cycling and more fun events.
All participants receive medals and snacks.
#100000-00 Pre- register by June 23
SUNDAY FUN-DAY @ THE POOL:
Sunday, June 26, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Let the games begin! All are invited to compete and play at the
HWAC Olympic Games. Go for the Gold! Pass the torch relay races,
noodle throw and so much more! Regular pool rates apply.
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Bring your family pet (dog, cat, bird, guinea pig, turtle, etc.)
because all pets are welcome. Tricks are not a requirement but
are fun to see. Costumes welcome!
#100000-01 FREE! Please preregister at the Gillham Recreation
Center or by emailing Tracy at
[email protected] Let her know
your name, your pets name and
what type of pet you are bringing.
7:00 pm at the Library
Ages: 10 years and under
Have you ever wondered what
goes on at night in the library?
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a sleep-over
with Ms. Joyce and you’ll find out! When you arrive, we’ll all
read a few stories together, make a pillow your Teddy can use
during the sleepover then have a bedtime snack. After that, you
head home but your teddy stays to party with Ms. Joyce! Come
back Friday, July 1, 10:00 am for a bagel breakfast and find out
what your Teddy was up to over-night at the library! *Make
sure the teddy left overnight is NOT the one your child needs
to sleep! Free but registration is required; visit the library
website beginning June 1. Generously sponsored by the
Friends of the Huntington Woods Library.
F R I D AY, J U LY 1
Noon - 2:00 pm at Hassig Park
This annual tradition begins at noon, with a potluck lunch. We will
supply the chicken and you bring a dish to pass. Adults only. Entertainment sponsored by the HW Men’s Club.
#100000-06 Cost: $4. Please pre-register at the HWP&R by 6/26.
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WINNERS RECEPTION AND
FAMILY POOL SPLASH**
6:30 - 8:00 pm at the HWAC
GAMES AND FUN FOR ALL AGES! Family relay races; Cannonball contests; Water games; Tattoos; Music and more!!!
Free sno-cones! Also, Civic Award winners will be on hand for
official pictures and to help them celebrate their win!
Cost: Use your pool pass or pay a reduced admission rate for
the evening at the pool desk. Cost of this event has been underwritten by the Men’s Club. Residents and their guests only!
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9:00 - 10:30 am, HWP&R gym
ALL AGES! Join your neighbors for a delicious pancake breakfast!
Volunteers always appreciated, Call 248.541-3030 to help.
Pay at the door: Cost: $6/adults $4/children
FLOAT A BOAT
11:30 am at the pool
Ages 6+ (Crew must be able to swim)
Residents only. Break out your creativity and
make a boat to hold one or more persons
made entirely out of 3 materials – Cardboard, Plastic Containers and Duct Tape! Cardboard boxes without tape not allowed
in the pool. Awards will be given for a variety of categories.
Everyone is a winner! This is a great group or family project.
Participants must be able to swim.
Boats will be divided into categories for race purposes.
#100000-03 * Pre-register by June 29 at the Rec Center.
M O N D AY, J U LY 4
OLD-FASHIONED BAKE OFF*
9:00 - 10:00 am in Scotia Park
Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter this
culinary contest. Awards will be given in different age
categories. Entries may include breads, muffins, pastries, cookies, pies
and cakes. No pre-registration required. Bring your entry to Scotia
Park between 9:00 - 10:00 am. All recipes must be submitted with
your entry. Chairman Rick Tripp, 248.399-8150.
JULY 4TH PARADE
10:00 am beginning at Salem/York.
Rain or shine!
The 43rd annual parade boasts half the town marching and the
other half watching. The theme this year is “How Sweet It Is to Live
in Huntington Woods”. Get your block, city organization or family group together and celebrate the 4th. If you have any ideas on
new entertainment for the parade please contact Lisa Anderson at
248.541-3030 or at [email protected] by June 6, 2015.
HOT DOG ROAST
11:00 am, Scotia Park
Don’t miss the return of our City’s renowned chefs grillin’ up dogs
for your enjoyment! Lunch will include hot dogs, chips, pop/juice.
Ice cream bars also available for an additional charge. Mystic Kettle
Gourmet Kettle Corn also available. All proceeds go to the July 4th
Celebration Fund. Chairpersons: Recreation Advisory Board. To
volunteer, please contact Carolyn Weed, [email protected]
SPEECHES & AWARDS
Immediately following the parade at Scotia Park
Join Mayor Bob Paul as we honor civic award winners and 4th of July
OLD-FASHIONED GAMES & RACES**
1:00 pm Scotia Park for ages 4 -100 years
Stick around after the Hot Dog Roast for the OLYMPIC
GAMES. Activities will start with the young and conclude with
the young at heart. Events will include relay races, pie eating,
water balloon toss, the ever popular Adult Egg Toss, sack races,
tug of war and more! Go for the Gold!
CONCERT: SQUARE PEGS
7:30 - 9:30 pm, Scotia Park
Get ready to shake your groove thang before
heading over to the fireworks, where we
conclude our week-long celebration!
Partial Kona Ice sales benefit the July 4th
Celebration. Men’s Club Raffle drawn approximately 8:00 pm.
FIREWORKS OVER RACKHAM
Approx. 10:05 pm
Families, bring your lawn chairs, blankets and
friends to enjoy the fireworks. Please note,
there is restricted parking along Ludlow and
Scotia and surrounding streets. Riding bikes or
walking is suggested.
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HWAC Swim Programs
All registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration at the Gillham
Recreation Center. See back page for registration details.
MASTERS LEVEL SWIM PROGRAM
Instructor: Sean Peters, WSU Swim Coach
Ages: 18 years & up
Runs: June 20 - July 28 (no class 7/4)
#100308-00 Mon.-Thurs., 6:00-7:00 am
Training alone without instruction can
limit your ability in the sport of swimming. This program provides a proper
workout technique along with structured
training with peers. This is not a competitive group—we just want to get and stay
in shape, improve all of our strokes and
workout. Masters Swim is designed for all
Cost: $140 (23 Sessions)
Instructor: Susan Parzen
Runs: June 20 – August 11 (no class 7/4)
Mon., Tues.,Wed.,Thurs., 10:20-11:20 am
This program is designed for both men
& women interested in improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, coordination and circulation. You do not need to
be able to swim to participate. Aquatic
fitness aids such as weights, noodles and
gloves will be used to make the class more
challenging. Occasional music adds to the
fun! *Discounted rate for 60 yrs+
Daily drop-in fee payable at Recreation
Center front desk prior to class.
For good cardiovascular fitness, it is
recommended that you exercise for a
minimum of 30 minutes, three times
each week. There are 2 lap lanes available for lap swimming. The south lane is
dedicated to adults. As a general rule,
the lap lanes are open during general
swim. (64 laps = 1 mile)
…City of Huntington Woods Page 16…
Learn-to-Swim Classes: 5 - 14 years
Participants will learn valuable swimming skills as well as safety in and around the water.
On the first day of class, students may be evaluated to ensure proper placement in class.
Placements are made according to skill level, not age. Lessons are offered in two week
sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register for the session and time preferred. Cost: $58
Session 1: June 20 - 30
Session 2: July 5 – 14
Session 3: July 18 – 28
Session 4: August 1 – 11
The five levels of instruction will teach your child how to swim skillfully and safely. Skills
taught are progressive so children advance upon completion of all the skills in the previous
level. Please be aware that each individual swimmer learns at their own pace and in their
own way. It is not unusual to remain in the same level for two or three sessions before
advancing. Our staff is committed to providing the safest and most enjoyable opportunities
for our students.
For each of the following swim class levels, the successful demonstration of the skills listed is
required before the student can be placed in the class (except Level 1, which has no prerequisites). If you know your child’s level from previous sessions, please inform the lesson
coordinator. Final class placement will be conducted by the instruction staff.
Level 1: Baby Beluga Primary skills for children who can put their head under water.
Work on floating independently, bobbing, beginning stroke development and water safety.
Level 2: Jellyfish Must have passed Level One skills. Stroke development. Emphasize rhythmic breathing, arm stroke and kick for front & back crawl, basics of diving, treading water,
Introduction of elementary backstroke.
Level 3: Seahorse Must have passed Level Two skills. Stroke improvement. Improve &
strengthen the front and back crawl, introduce breaststroke, sidestroke, surface dives and
Level 4: Dolphin Must have passed Level Three skills. Stroke refinement. Refine performance of the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, introduce breaststroke, sidestroke,
flip turns, dives and water safety.
Level 5: Hammerhead Must have passed Level Four skills. Skill proficiency. Focus on
perfecting all strokes, improving power and endurance and advanced water safety skills.
For additional questions, please contact the pool office at 248.541.7700
BAD WEATHER? Learn-to-Swim classes will be made up only if bad weather causes cancellation of 2 or more lessons during a session. In this case, there will be one make-up class
held on the last Saturday of the session at 9:00 am for all Learn to Swim classes that were
cancelled during the session. Please call the pool office at 248.541-7700 to confirm class
SWIM LESSONS FOR CAMPERS
Campers must register for the 12:00 pm lessons. Campers are escorted to and from camp
for lessons. Regular registration procedures apply. Campers must be registered for swim
lessons no later than Thursday before each session begins.
WATER BABIES: AGES 6 – 18 MOS
Runs: June 13 – August 8
(no class 6/20, 7/4 & 7/11)
#100111-00 Mon.., 5:30 - 6:00 pm
A water orientation class for parent and infant.
Goals include water adjustment, getting in/out,
safety awareness and water play with games,
songs and socialization.
TADPOLES: AGES 18 MOS – 3 YRS
Runs: June 22 – July 27
#100110-01 Wed., 5:30 - 6:00 pm
#100110-02 Wed., 6:15 - 6:45 pm
A water orientation class for parents and toddlers. Goals include helping young children
become comfortable in the water, basic water
readiness skills including holding their breath and
going underwater, safety reminders, water play
with toys and equipment and group activities.
STARFISH AGES 3 – 5 YRS
Runs: Runs: June 13 – August 8 (no class 6/20,
7/4 & 7/11); Wed., June 22 – July 27
#100112-01 Mon.., 6:15 - 6:45 pm
#100112-02 Mon.., 7:00 - 7:30 pm
#100112-03 Wed., 7:00 - 7:30 pm
For children who are ready to participate
in lessons without a parent present. Goals
include comfort in the water, going underwater,
basic swimming propulsion, and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.
Bad weather? In the event of threatening conditions or an unexpected
closing, evening swim classes will be
re-scheduled. Please call the pool
office at 248.541-7700 to confirm
The Parks and Recreation
Department is pleased to be
able to offer you an
food and drink at the cafe.
For your convenience, patrons are able
to set up an account at the cafe.
Come in to the Recreation Front Desk and
keep money in your cafe account so you
don’t have to carry money to the pool!
Household accounts are not able to use
during special events at the pool.
Tropical Storm: Pre-Swim Team
Instructor: Hurricane Swim Coaches and
Ages: 5+ years who are able to swim a
length of the pool unassisted
Runs: June 20 - July 14
Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 am - noon.
Does your child love swimming but is
not quite ready for the full swim team
commitment? Participants will work
on stroke improvement, endurance, and
the fundamentals involved in swim team
participation. This is not a Learn to Swim
Class. Participants must be able to swim
at least 1 length of the pool, unassisted.
Swimmers will be tested on the first day
of class. Anyone not meeting the skill level
requirements will be removed from the
program. A mini-meet will be held on the
last day of class. Participation in Tropical
Storm does not guarantee a spot on the
Hurricane swim team the following year.
Regular registration procedures apply.
Campers will be escorted to and from
#100310-00 Cost: $90
26325 SCOTIA ROAD
GENERAL SWIM HOURS
MAY 28 – JUNE 19
For complete list of hours, see Swim Schedule
at hwmi.org; in your pool mailer or at
the pool check-in desk
JUNE 20 – SEPTEMBER 5
Mon – Fri. 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Sat/Sun, 11:00 – 8:30 pm
WOODS CAFÉ HOURS
Jolie Stocki, Cafe Manager
Monday - Friday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Sat/Sun, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Hours may change due to bad weather
Huntington Woods Hurricanes
The Huntington Woods Aquatic Club (HWAC) is home to the Hurricanes, a competitive swim team that competes in the Northwest Suburban Swim League. Guided by an outstanding professional coaching
staff, the 200 swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 years are looking
forward to another great season of competition and fun.
Plan on attending a home meet! Home meets will begin at 5:30 pm on
June 20, July 11 and July 14. The pool closes at 4:00 pm on meet nights for set-up and
warm-up. Pool hours will be changed due to the meets. Residents can visit the Pleasant
Ridge pool as their pool schedule permits when we are closed for home swim meets. It
will be posted when this applies. Residency ID is required at time of admission.
Please note that the Center tennis courts are used as a meeting area for swim team
members during swim meets. The courts on 11-mile will be available for tennis play.
A charity fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, July 10 at the pool beginning at 9:00 am.
On this date, Hurricane swim team members participate in fun relays and events to raise
money for charity. Donations will be collected at the door. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.
BIG THANKS TO MEN’S CLUB
Thanks to the Huntington Woods Men’s Club,
the Hurricanes and the Aquatics Club are the beneficiaries
of a state-of-the-art scoring system and message board.
The portable touchpads are compatible with the new
timing system providing the most accurate race results.
The scoring system and message board will be
ready for this season!
…Page 17 Hometown Herald…
Teens & Teen Council
WE’RE ON BREAK...kinda, sorta...
HWTC is on hiatus for the summer (except for the 100+ LIT’s you will see all over the place and
the many special events listed below!) Look for information in August about the 2016-17 meetings and programs.
HEY NEW 6TH GRADERS....you get to join Teen Council this fall. Email Tracy your email address and you will be added to the e-blast list - [email protected] Time to get involved, work
on leadership skills, volunteer and take initiative! “HWTC....it’s the place you want to be!”
Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation
26325 SCOTIA ROAD
Program Coordinator: Weezy (Tracy) Shanley
Public Safety Liaison: Lt. Bill Cudney
THANKS EXECUTIVE BOARD!
As another year of Teen
Council wraps up, we’d
love to congratulate
our Executive Board on
a GREAT YEAR! Best
wishes to our graduating seniors: Ryan Hurley, Council Coordinator;
Calli Jansen, Council Manager; Leah Pernick,
Program Development Chair and Trevor Maes,
Community Service Chair. We have had these
4 amazing individuals as part of HWTC since
they were in 6th grade! We have seen them
grow and mature and now as they head off
to college, we get to see them embrace their
goals and dreams. Even though they will be
sorely missed, we are proud of their accomplishments and for sharing their “teenhood”
with us. Godspeed...
Special thanks to the other amazing members of the HWTC Executive Board on a
great year! Brynn Cudney, Sophie Hart,
Sydney Newman and Julia Schettenhelm.
You all worked so hard and we couldn’t be
more proud of the accomplishments we
had as a group this year!
Ages: 12 – 19,
Boys & Girls
#152202-00 June 20 – 23
Monday – Thursday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Coach Chad O’Kulich
Specific fitness training to help athletes develop and enhance conditioning, speed, agility,
balance, flexibility, core strength and confidence. Open to all sports.
Camp focuses on dynamic training, speed and
conditioning, warm ups, stretching, yoga and
recovery and minimalist equipment. Coach
O’Kulich provides training methods that can
be done anywhere. Wear comfortable clothes,
gym shoes and bring a water bottle. Held in
conjunction with Berkley P&R. Register at the
HW rRc or online at berkleymich.org.
Held at the Burton Field.
…City of Huntington Woods Page 18…
HWTC: THE FUN NEVER ENDS!
END-OF-THE-SEASON POOL PARTY
Friday, June 3, 5:00 - 7:15 pm, HWAC
Hey Teen Council! If you have 8 Teen Council points from volunteering
at events and/or attending meetings, then you are eligible
to attend this fun end-of-the season pool party.
Food, pool time, music and fun await. Check with Organizational Chairperson, Julia
Schettenhelm and she can confirm your points. Once your points are confirmed, sign up at
the Gillham Recreation Center Front Desk or by email Tracy at [email protected]
Thank you HW Men’s Club for underwriting much of the cost of this party!
#140615-00 Cost: Free, but you have to have 8 points and register by May 27.
CONCERT ON THE DECK & THE MEAN WEENIE
Friday, June 17, 6:30– 8:00 pm, HWAC
A big thank you to the Huntington Woods Teen Council for sponsoring the Mean Weenie
Food Cart visit. It’s not your average dog... and they MEAN it! The Mean Weenie, teenie
weenie food cart is serving an all American favorite, but with a culinary twist.
Grab your friends and family and come to the HW Pool for some fun
and nominally-priced eats!
CELEBRATE ART NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Monday, June 27, 6:00– 8:00 pm, Scotia Park
Our own HW Teen Council Member, Carly Spagnuolo, is coordinating an Art Night for the
community. To help her out, we are looking for teen volunteers to work at the event.
Some of the activities planned are: Chalk Art Contest; Bouncer; Cappuccino Man; Kona Ice;
Arts & Scraps and more! The event is co-sponsored by the HW Men’s Club and
Teen Council. Email Tracy at [email protected] to sign up to volunteer.
JULY 26 CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tuesday, July 26 6:45 pm, Gillham Recreation Center
The HWTC is handling concessions and Art in the Park at the BLUEFLOWERS Concert in
the Park. We are looking for teens to volunteer to make baked goods (wrapped individually),
work the concessions and heading up the craft station for our young friends.
Volunteer arrival time is 6:15 pm. If you are interested in helping out,
please contact Tracy at [email protected]
LOOKING FOR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The HWTC is currently collecting slightly-used
Halloween costumes for a costume sale set to take place during our Hay Day Event in the
fall. Donate your child’s old costume and they will be sold for a nominal cost with all
proceeds going back to the Teen Council! Thanks in advance for your support and be
watching for information on the sale in the fall newsletter!
Please make sure costumes are clean, in good shape and flood-free!
Civic Pride @ 55+
Have you lived in Huntington Woods most of your adult life, but your
kids are now grown and you no longer have the same community connections you once had? Maybe you moved in fairly recently and your
friends aren’t in the immediate area? Well, we may have the answer
you’ve been looking for - check out the Huntington Woods Parks and
Recreation Department. We have trips and activities that range from
dinner at downtown hot spots to a fall trip to New York City, and well,
everything in between!
Senior Adult Services
Huntington Woods Parks & Recreation
26325 SCOTIA ROAD
Jennifer Furlong, Outreach
Colette MacDonald Nutton, Day Trips
Kathy Seidl, Correspondence Clerk
Maybe trips/activities are no longer your thing? You can still be connected! We
have a staff member dedicated to helping you with your day-to-day needs. Jennifer Furlong can assist you with transportation and more! If interested, she
would love to add you to her weekly telephone call list, just to check in with
you - and maybe even try to see if there are any additional services that might
be helpful. Some of the activities Jennifer organizes includes:
THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 10:00 AM
Join us on the third Wednesday of each month in the Senior Lounge of the
Recreation Center from 10:00 – 11:00 am to have your blood pressure checked
by a registered nurse. If you are tracking your blood pressure, this is a great
service. Summer blood pressure dates are June 15, July 20 and August 17.
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Residents 55 years or better and unable to drive,
temporarily or permanently, are able to arrange for
transportation on the City SMART Van for medical appointments, support groups, shopping or other activities of daily living. Passengers must
be able to independently board and exit the bus (riders must provide a
caregiver to accompany them on the trip if any assistance is needed.)
Call Jennifer at 248.541-3030 to schedule a ride. A 48-hours advance notice is required and the travel distance must be within a 7-mile radius of
the Recreation Center. The fee is $1 each way. Please limit trips to one
per day and make sure to be ready 15 minutes before your scheduled
pick up time. Financial sponsors for the Senior Transportation Program
are the City of Huntington Woods, Beaumont and SMART.
MONDAY LUNCH BUNCH
MONDAYS, 12:00 PM AT THE LIBRARY (SUMMER ONLY)
Come and join your neighbors on Mondays for informative programming and
interesting activities along with a hot meal for only $3.50. During the summer months, lunch is served in the Knox Room of the HW Library at noon,
followed by a presenter. Please see the Leisure Forum for more details. Registration for lunch must be made with payment, one week prior to lunch. Call
248.541-3030 for information or to arrange for transportation if needed.
Look through the newsletter, especially the Special Event pages (pages 10
-12) for a lot of fun trips and activities.
Your REAL source for information
is going to be the LEISURE FORUM
which lists our services, drop in
activities, day trips and extended travel. This bimonthly publication available
at all city offices, on the city website
(www.hwmi.org) or you can have it
emailed by contacting [email protected]
org. Please feel free to call 248.5413030 for additional information.
Jennifer is also the contact concerning
any of the following special services:
• Information and Referrals;
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Telephone Reassurance Calls
Need assistance that is not listed?
Jennifer is a wealth of information and
has lots of resources at her finger tip!
For example, alternate transportation options are available for
individuals requiring door-to-door
Call Jennifer at 248.541-3030
for additional information
and on City services and
…Page 19 Hometown Herald…
Registration begins when you receive your newsletter either online or in the mail. Should any class
be unavailable or cancelled, you will be notified.
You may register in person or through the mail.
If you register by mail, you must enclose a selfaddressed stamped envelope to receive a receipt/
confirmation of class. Unless otherwise noted as a
residents-only program, non-residents may register
beginning June 8 for an additional $5 fee per class.
ROYAL OAK SECTION: An annual $40
facility fee will be assessed to all Royal Oak
section residents participating in latchkey, camps
and/or the pool. A 25% surcharge is also in effect
for latchkey and the pool membership. Royal Oak
section residents also pay the additional $5/class.
These fees are in place to equalize the tax burden
borne by Huntington Woods residents.
WORKSHOP/ONE DAY PROGRAM
REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be given up
until one week prior to the start date. After that,
no refunds will be given unless a replacement is
registered. A $5 processing fee will be withheld for
each cancellation. Material fees associated with
a workshop will not be refunded. For Specialty
Camp refund information, please check page
20 in our Spring 2016 Hometown Herald
CLASS REFUND POLICY: All requests for
refunds must be made prior to the second class.
A pro-rated refund will be withheld if one class
session has already been held. In addition, a $10
processing fee will be withheld for each cancellation. Material fees associated with a class will not
EVENT/TRIP REFUND POLICY: In the event
a trip does not require the purchase of tickets,
48 hour notice of cancellation is required in order
to receive a refund. For trips involving tickets, no
refunds will be given for cancellation once the
tickets have been purchased, unless a replacement is found. Please inquire at the time you are
requesting to cancel whether you will receive a
refund. A $5 service fee is retained on all refunds
due to trip withdrawal.
LATE DELIVERY: All Huntington Woods Hometown Heralds are mailed at the same time. For
this reason, we cannot take responsibility for lost
or late delivery. Please contact the Royal Oak post
office with any delivery concerns.
EDITORIAL POLICY: Although the Parks
and Recreation Department goes to great lengths
to ensure that all information contained in this
brochure is accurate at the time of printing, errors
occasionally occur and last minute changes in
programs, classes and activities – such as dates,
times and locations – may be necessary due to
circumstances beyond our control. We apologize
ahead of time for any inconvenience and thank
you for your patience and understanding.
city of huntington woods
26815 scotia road, huntington woods mi
colette macdonald nutton
permit no. 393
royal oak, mi
huntington woods mi 48070
RECREATION CLASS/ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM
Mail or deliver your registration to: Huntington Woods Recreation Registration,
26325 Scotia Road, Huntington Woods, MI 48070
FULL NAME OF PARTICIPANT
____/ ____/ ____
PARENT (OR REGISTRANT IF OVER 18 YEARS)
PARENT (additional contact person)
ADDRESS (CITY, STATE, ZIP)
CELL / DAY PHONE
CELL / DAY PHONE
HOUSEHOLD EMAIL (for class communication)
CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The City of Huntington Woods
RELEASE, WAIVER, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK (must be signed before participating in
any event/activity): As a registered participant, or parent/legal guardian of a registered participant,
in the listed activity or event, I am fully aware of and understand the potential risk involved with my,
or my child’s, participation in this physical activity, including, but not limited to, cuts, bruises, broken
bones, and other injuries, damages, or losses. I hereby agree to assume all risk of injury, damage to
persons or property, or death resulting from my, or my child’s, participation in this activity or event
and the use of City of Huntington Woods facilities. I do hereby fully release and discharge the City
of Huntington Woods, its officers, agents, employees, volunteers, sponsors, and organizers from
and against any and all liability that may be suffered by me or my child as a result of, or in any way
connected to, my or my child’s participation in the listed activity or event. This Release, Waiver, and
Assumption of Risk shall be binding upon my heirs and dependents.
PHOTO / VIDEO AUTHORIZATION: In signing up for a program with the Huntington Woods
Parks & Recreation Department, I hereby give my consent to use photos/video coverage of myself
and/or minor child in future newsletters, calendars, flyers, website and/or other social media.
Should you choose to opt out, please initial_____.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Should anyone require special accommodations to attend or
participate in a Huntington Woods program or activity, please call 248.541-3030 at least 48 hours
prior to the activity.