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 So much is happening in our community this fall as we inch our way toward ringing in a New Year! Check out some of the exciting events coming up in Canton during the month of November!

14th Annual Turkey Trot

16th Annual Turkey Trot 

Work up an appetite for a good cause Thanksgiving morning by running or walking in Canton Leisure Services 16th annual Turkey Trot for a Cause. All ages are encouraged to join us in the fight against epilepsy by taking part in this chip-timed 5K event that will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan on Thursday, November 22. The race is set to start at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, and will cover a picturesque, flat course that winds through beautiful Heritage Park and Pheasant Run Golf Course. Register online today or race morning at the Summit on the Park. For additional information, contact the Canton Sports Center at 483-5600. 

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Canton's Holiday Artisan Market

Be sure to stop in during Canton's First Annual Holiday Artisan Market, a one-day special event hosted by the Canton Farmers Market, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special market will be held indoors in Banquet Center of the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI.  Admission is just $1 and will be donated to Open Door Ministries.  
Over 25 vendors will be onsite offering a variety of handmade merchandise from local artisans to help you kick off your holiday shopping.  Stop in to shop, enjoy lunch from one of our resident food trucks, and make it an afternoon of holiday shopping!  Find details here! 

Order Your Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Today 

Katherine’s Catering, the Summit on the Park Banquet and Conference Center's exclusive caterer, is offering a 10-person Thanksgiving Dinner package for just $249!  With so much going on this time of year, they will make it easier for you to just celebrate and enjoy time with your family.  Dinner includes traditional Thanksgiving favorites, such as: turkey, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, and bread stuffing; in addition to dishes with unique Katherine’s touches like the Mayflower Medley and Festive Bistro Vegetables. With options for pick-up or delivery, and a choice of a hot and ready meal or one that’s ready to re-heat (with instructions), you can’t beat the convenience and quality of a Katherine’s Thanksgiving! Check out this year's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and call 734/394-5486 to place your order today.  Please note that orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on November 16.  For more details including substitutions, add-ons, additional pricing and pick-up/delivery information, please visit www.katherines.com.

Canton's International Festival

2018 International Festival 

Travel the globe when Canton’s International Festival returns on Saturday, November 3 to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This cultural and educational festival will be be held from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, and will offer participants entertainment and experiences celebrating diverse customs and traditions on The Village Theater’s main stage, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Countries represented this year, include: China; India; Ireland; Mexico; New Zealand; Poland; French Polynesia, which includes Tahiti; as well as the Native American culture of the United States. Cultural exhibits will also be featured in our lobby during the event.  Enjoy an International Sweets Table where favorite desserts from local bakeries will be available for purchase. This event is presented by the all-volunteer Multicultural Committee of Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.  Bring the whole family! Tickets are just $2 at the door (cash only, please). For more information, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org. 

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Annual Salute To Service Event

On Sunday, November 11, Canton will continue its tradition of honoring area servicemen and women during our free “Salute to Service” event at The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. This year's featured speaker will be Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone, who was commissioned in 1977 in the United States Air Force as a medical officer. After 36 years of service, she continues to nationally assist veterans. Stage presentations will also feature the Workmen Elementary Choir, directed by Keri L. Mueller. 

Additionally, items for service men and women will be collected for the Michigan Military Moms, including: disposable hand and foot warmers; foot and body powder; Beef Jerky and monetary donations to offset postage. Please note that all items must be small enough to fit a 12” x 12” x 8” U.S. Priority box.  For more information, call 734/394-5300.
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The Detroit All-Star Band Showcase at The Village Theater

Enjoy a special night full of music, magic, and comedy on November 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., when Lorio Ross invites you to experience the world of comedy-magic and music all under one roof in the Detroit All-Star Band Showcase 2018. Direct from Las Vegas, world renowned comedy-magician Jeff Hobson is one of the most in demand comedy magicians working today. He will be featured along with the legendary Jerry Ross Band, the acclaimed Newsmaker Band and Detroit's hottest up and coming band, Atomic Radio. Tickets on sale now!

Family Square Dance at the Summit

Calling all families and levels of Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, get ready to swing your partner for some good old fashioned square dancing on Friday, November 16 from 6-8 p.m.! No experience necessary! Our caller will teach ages 5 and older all the moves and ensure you have a memorable evening of fun. Registration fee of $18 is per dance couple. Fun patch included for each registered child. It is recommended that each child have an adult dance partner for the evening. Register online today! Please call 734/394-5374 for multiple troop registration.

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Local #GivingTuesday Opportunities

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Canton Leisure Services is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global holiday dedicated to giving. Help support area youth by donating to one or all of these Leisure Services programs on #GivingTuesday or throughout the holiday season. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.
·        Lead #LikeAGirl Scholarship Fund
·        Canton Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund

·        Camp A.B.L.E.

·        Canton Cares Fund 

If the generous spirit of the season inspires you to help area youth in our community, please donate on #GivingTuesday online at: https://goo.gl/U2fJU9 . For more information, call 737/394-5376 


Pheasant Run Golf Season Winds Down

Get your final golf rounds in before the weather turns and golf season comes to an end! Purchase an Annual Pass at Pheasant Run Golf Club before December 19, 2018, and save 10% off the full pass price.  Annual golf passes allow for unlimited golf with cart and range use throughout the year.  Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase.  For additional details, call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or visit  www.golfprgc.org. For additional information, contact the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or book your next tee time online today!

Letters to Santa

It's getting closer to that special time of year when little ones want to get their letters to Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Once again, Canton Leisure Services has made special arrangements with the U.S. Post Office to deliver your wish list to Santa. To mail your letter to Santa, please drop it in our North Pole Express Mailbox in the Summit on the Park lobby now through November 30. Santa asks that you print your name and address clearly so he may reply to your letter. Each household will receive a return letter and Santa will take care of the postage. Canton Residents only please.  For more information, call 734/394-5460.
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa Returns

Bring the entire family to the Summit on the Park to enjoy a wonderful Breakfast with Santa, on Saturday, December 1, from 9-11 a.m. During the breakfast, kids can share their wish list with Santa, create a winter craft, and enjoy a Christmas story time. All children will receive a holiday souvenir, crayons, and placemat. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. Online registration is not available. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Summit of the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, during normal business hours. Tickets are on sale now through November 29. Ticket prices for ages three and under are $4.75 for Canton Residents and $5.75 Non-Residents; 4-12 year olds are $15.75 for Residents and $18.75 for Non-Residents; ages 13 and up are $19.75 for Residents and $23.75 for Non-Residents.  Seating is reserved by table location only on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For additional information, call 734/394-5460.  

Annual Tree Lighting

Canton's Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

This year's Tree Lighting event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Join us on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. for a special evening of family fun. The ‘official’ tree, will be lit by the Summit on the Park at 6:30 p.m. and special festivities will take place both indoors and outdoors.  Join us for seasonal entertainment, kids’ crafts, activities, refreshments, and visits with Santa!  In the spirit of the season, Canton Leisure Services would like to offer this event free of charge to residents of all ages. For additional information, call 734/394-5460.

The Detroit Circus

The Detroit Circus To Perform at Canton's Village Theater 

Come one, come all to see the Detroit Circus next month for a special New Year’s Eve show on Monday, December 31, at 7 p.m., that the whole family will enjoy.  Be thrilled as theses talented performers dazzle you with their high flying aerial antics on fabric and trapeze, fire dancing and eating, stilt walking and acrobatics, contortion, juggling, feats of mind-bending strength and acro-balance, as well as a variety of circus sideshow acts.  Tickets to this special performance are $22 each. Get yours now and give them as holiday gifts.  Order your tickets online today! For additional information, call 734/394-5300.
Boys Lacrosse at the Canton Sports Center

Boys Lacrosse Sign-Up Underway

Registration for Spring Boys Lacrosse is now open at the Canton Sports Center.  No experience necessary.  With limited spots available, players are encouraged to register before December 31, 2018. Registration fee includes custom uniform, local league play and tournaments. Payment plan available. Register today!  For additional information, call 734/483-5600.

Try ExpressRide Today!

Do you work in downtown Ann Arbor or at the University of Michigan? ExpressRide may be for you! ExpressRide, brought to you by The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, is a non-stop service from Canton to downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Central and Medical Campuses. You can board the ExpressRide from a free, convenient Park & Ride lot right in Canton. Commuting by ExpressRide lets you forget about parking, traffic, and pollution, and the buses have free wi-fi and comfortable seating. A one-way cash fare is only $6.25. Become a regular rider and you can use a ten-ride ticket for $62.50 or a 30-day unlimited ride commuter pass for just $125.00. Be sure to check with your employer, because employees of some businesses are eligible for discounted passes! For more information, including route details, please visit myexpressride.org. 

Your Guide to Canton Leisure Services

Fall/Winter Registration Still Underway! 

To find the perfect activity for all ages and interests, check out Canton Leisure Services' 2018 Fall/Winter Discover Brochure and get started today!

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