Leisure Link eNewsletter

 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!

Canton Community Survey Underway 

Canton Leisure Services is partnering with the Canton Public Library to administer a community-wide survey to assess programs, services, and facilities, as well as gather information on a wide range of issues that will assist in short and long-range planning by both Canton organizations.  Sometime late last month or in early November 2,000 households received a survey packet that provides an option to complete the survey online. If you are one of the randomly-selected households chosen to participate in this statistically-valid survey, please reply by the due date. This survey will also be available online mid-November at www.cantonfun.org for residents who did not receive a survey packet. Your responses will provide valuable insight into our community’s needs and top priorities. For additional information, call 734/394-5360. 

14th Annual Turkey Trot

17th 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 28. 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. 

Order Your Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Today 

Katherine’s Catering, the Summit on the Park Banquet and Conference Center's exclusive caterer, is offering a 10-12 person Thanksgiving Dinner package for just $259!  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.  This dinner package includes traditional Thanksgiving favorites. 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 Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at www.katherines.com., and call 734/930-4270 to place your order today.  Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on November 22.  Katherine’s Catering wishes you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

Salute To Service event in Canton, MI

Annual Salute To Service Event

On Monay, 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 for this free event at 6 p.m., with the stage presentation scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. including key note speaker Michael Harris, President of the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America and a special recognition of Tom Houdek, WWII Veteran and POW. Featured performances include the Workmen Elementary Choir under the direction of Keri L. Mueller, the Willow Run “Tribute” Rosie the Riveter Troupe, and the Harmony Motown Chorus.  Donations to the VA Ann Arbor Health System will also be accepted. Suggested items include items for snack packs such as granola bars, portable meal kits and cracker packs; sweat pants, zip up hoodies and short-sleeved colored tees in sizes M-5XL; and large bottles of body wash, shampoo and conditioner. For a complete list of suggested donation items, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org  For more information, call 734/394-5300.
Canton's International Festival

2019 International Festival 

Travel the globe when Canton’s International Festival returns on Saturday, November 23 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. 

Lead #LikeAGirl participant gets a hug from program facilitator at graduation

Help Support Lead #LikeAGirl and
Be a Model Man Programs

Canton’s Lead #LikeAGirl and Be A Model Man programs will receive a portion of the proceeds from a special ladies night presented by the Canton Chamber of Commerce on Friday, November 15, at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This ultimate ladies night, "My Closet, My Image" presented by Hines Park Lincoln, will be held on Friday, November 15th at 5:30 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton. 

Admission is $20 per person and includes appetizers, desserts, entry into Style Show & After Glow Party.  In addition, a cash bar will also be available.  During this special event, shop various vendors featuring makeup & skincare, fashion, jewelry and more! Local celebrities will be hitting the run-way featuring female and male fashions by Ann Taylor and Jos A. Bank. Free child care services will be available while you enjoy the event. Purchase tickets online today at https://www.cantonchamber.com or call the Canton Chamber of Commerce office at 734/453-4040.


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!

Giving Tuesday Logo

Local #GivingTuesday Opportunities

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Canton Leisure Services is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global holiday dedicated to giving. Help support local initiatives 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
·        Be A Model Man Scholarship Fund
·        Canton Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund

·        Camp A.B.L.E.

·        Canton Cares Fund 
·        Canton Trails Fund 

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

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.
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 7 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.

Meals on wheels volunteer delivers a meal to a program participant

Volunteers Need for Canton's
Meals on Wheels

This Wayne County program runs Monday-Friday out of the auxiliary kitchen at the Summit on the Park. Meals are picked up in the auxiliary kitchen at 10:30 a.m.  There are approximately 11-15 homes on a route, all of which are located in Canton. Canton Leisure Services is looking for volunteers that can commit to one day per week.  Routes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Substitutes are available, if you should need a day off.  Interested parties will be required to complete Canton’s volunteer application.  Contact Paula Kosbe by phone at 734/394-5191 or email paula.kosbe@cantonfun.org for more information on volunteering for Meals on Wheels.  

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 Tuesday, 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, 2019. 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. 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' 2019 Fall/Winter Discover Brochure and get started today!

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