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Liberty Fest

Canton's 25th Annual Liberty Fest

Preparations are currently underway for Canton's largest community event - Liberty Fest!  Join us for three action-packed, fun-filled days that the whole family will enjoy--Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18 in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. As always, entry into the festival grounds is FREE! Canton’s largest community celebration continues its tradition of offering plenty of fabulous fun for all ages. Find all the fun details at www.cantonlibertyfest.com!
Carnival Armbands/Tickets
Discounted single-day wristbands are available for $22 and can be used for any full day if purchased at www.cantonlibertyfest.com before June 16 at Noon. Wristbands will be available for purchase on-site for $22 on Thursday, $25 on Friday, and $27 on Saturday. Purchase a three-day all-ride Megaband for $60 – available ONLINE ONLY and must be purchased prior to June 16 at Noon.  Online sales require a $.99 per transaction fee. All sales are final.

Canton Liberty Run Returns
Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 5th annual Liberty Run 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Runs/Walks on Saturday, June 18. Leisure Services is once again teaming up with Running Fit of Ann Arbor for this special fundraiser to benefit Canton trails. All races will start at the clock tower corner of Veterans Way and Civic Center Boulevard, located adjacent to the north end of the Canton Public Library parking lot. Participants are encouraged to run, walk or stroll the courses through neighborhood streets and the scenic Lower Rouge Trail. Race distances include a 5K race to begin at 8:00 a.m.; a 10K race to begin at 8:30 a.m.; and a One Mile Fun Run to begin at 10:15 a.m. Find all the fees and other details about at these Patriotic In Plaid runs/walks at www.cantonlibertyrun.com.

Liberty Fest Volunteer Opportunities
Come join the fun!   Exciting volunteer positions are still available for the 25th annual Liberty Fest, June 16-18.   Volunteers are needed to help at the Information Booth and the 25th Anniversary Tent.   For details please visit the Liberty Fest website at www.cantonlibertyfest.com, email Paula Kosbe @ pkosbe@canton-mi.org or call 734-394-5191.

Summit Liberty Fest Membership Special

In honor of Liberty Fest, the Summit on the Park is currently offering a Liberty Fest Membership Special.  Purchase an Annual Membership and save 20%! Why 20% you ask? The Summit has been open for business serving the residents of Canton for the past 20 years. This special will be available June 1- 30, and excludes Matinee memberships, as well as any Annual Membership with payment plan. All memberships give you access to: our Fitness Center’s wide variety of cardiovascular fitness equipment and free weights; Aquatic Center; more than 60 fitness classes per week; and more!

What are you waiting for?  Call Membership Services at 734/394-5460 and get started today! Offers cannot be combined with any others and are not valid on prior purchases. For more information, visit www.summitonthepark.org.

The B.L.O.C.K.

"Summer Stay-cation" at the B.L.O.C.K.

“Summer Stay-cation” at the B.L.O.C.K.
Are your kids ready for summer vacation? The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center is offering "Summer Stay-cation" for youth ages 11-17. From June 20 - August 26, kids can participate in fun activities in a safe environment.

Register by the week, day, or just for road trips. The B.L.O.C.K is located at 1150 S. Canton Center Rd. Call 734/398-5570 for a tour or register online today!

Summer Camps

There’s still time to register for Summer Camps!  Canton area youth are able to make the most of summer vacation with a variety of camps to choose from.  From preschool to high school, sports to art, we’ve got it covered.  Check out available programming today at www.cantonfun.org

Shakespeare Festival

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Returns

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is once again teaming up with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival to bring several special performances to Canton this summer.  From July 29 - August 14, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival will present its 2016 Season lineup at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.  Performances will include: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “King Richard II,” along with Karen Tarjan’s “The Killer Angels.” Don’t miss these quality productions, featuring respected and professional Equity Actors.  Get your tickets now at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300 for more information.

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, now through October 16.

This family-friendly market offers a wide variety of produce, foods, handmade items, and more.  Stop by this Sunday and discover something new!

Canton Dog Park Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour is a great opportunity to mingle with other dog lovers at the Canton Dog Park, located on Denton Road just north of Cherry Hill Road. Snacks for 2 and 4-legged participants will be provided and there will be plenty of free give-a-ways! No pre-registration is necessary, however, Dog Park membership and Canton Dog License are required.Yappy Hour Dates: June 25, July 23, and August 27 from 11 am - 12 pm.

Summer Concerts

Sounds of Summer

Calling all music lovers!  Be sure to check out one or all of the FREE upcoming concerts!

School House Rock: Family Entertainment Series (Designeated Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm)
The Amazing Eugene Clark - DJ Dance Party and   Magic Show
June 29 at Cherry Hill School House,
located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road
Music with Ms. Carissa – Family Friendly Edu-Tainment
July 13 at Canton Charter Academy, located at 49100 Ford Road
Luau with Loretta and Friends – Family Musical Fun
July 27 at Schoolhouse Montessori, located at 1669 Haggerty Road
Rick Kelley Entertainment – Children's Entertainer 
August 10 at Canton Historical Society Museum, located at 1022 S. Canton Center Road

Thursday Night Concert Series
Dates: Thursdays (6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Heritage Park Amphitheater
On June 30, L'USA will have everyone dancing and singing along to current hits and all your Classic Rock favorites. Be sure to bring blankets or folding chairs so you can relax on the Amphitheater lawn.  Joining us each week will be Crusin’ Custom Coneys and Awesome Bounce, so come hungry and bring the little ones to play in the bounce house !

Know before you go!  To receive text weather updates, join our RainedOut service by texting “cantonconcerts” to 84483.  You may also call the Summit on the Park at 734/394-5460.  

Yoga Instructor and Wounded Warrior Dan Nevins

Yoga In the Park to Benefit
Wounded Warrior Project 

Join us for an inspirational outdoor yoga session on Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. in Heritage Park, which will be led by Dan Nevins, a nationally recognized Wounded Warrior featured on NBC News. All proceeds from this event, sponsored by Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Livonia, MI and Canton Leisure Services, will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins credits the practice of yoga for turning his life around after losing his both legs in Iraq. Join him for this special yoga session in Heritage Park.  Tickets are $35 online and will be $45 the day of the event. Ticket price includes a Wounded Warrior Project yoga mat and carrying bag and Wounded Warrior support bracelet; while supplies last.

Tickets are currently on sale now at https://activenet.active.com/canton; just search Dan Nevins. Participants will receive a tax statement at the end of 2016 stating the portion of their donation that is tax deductible. Learn more about Dan Nevins’ incredible story at www.dannevins.com. For additional information, call 734/394-5360. 

Scenic Pheasant Run Golf Club Photo

Golf Course Safety Reminder

Golf Course Safety Reminder
With golf season underway, we ask anyone other than golf course patrons to refrain from entering Canton's golf course properties.  Walkers, joggers and bicyclists often think to use golf course cart paths as trails for exercise, which could in fact be very dangerous.  Unauthorized persons entering Pheasant Run Golf Club or Fellows Creek Golf Club properties will be approached and asked to leave for their own safety. Violators may be subject to prosecution. Canton has plenty of walking paths and trails within close proximity that offer a great change of scenery.  For information on these scenic paths and trails, please visit www.cantonfun.org.

Summer Sports Opportunities 

Looking for some organized indoor sports fun for your children?  Then sign them up to play some hoops in Canton's summer recreational basketball league on Tuesday nights at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, starting June 8 for students entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2016. 
Tennis anyone?  Funstart Tennis offers multiple sessions of Tennis Lessons for all ages and skill levels throughout the summer at the newly resurfaced tennis courts at Griffin Park.   
Pat Watson Sports Camps are back by popular demand!  Sign up your children for basketball camps, baseball camps and a New  "Legends-Multi-Sport Experience." These week-long camps provide a fun atmosphere while allowing participants to work on skills to increase their athletic abilities.  Don't forget Canton Sports Center's Lacrosse Camps for Boys and Girls are also available this summer.  All skill levels welcome.  For more information these and other summer sports programs, contact the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600
Register online today at www.cantonfun.org or in person at Summit on the Park or Canton Sports Center.

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' 2016 Spring/Summer Discover Brochure or visit www.cantonfun.org.

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