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- Canton DDA announces ShopLocal ShopCanton color block game
- Yard waste collection begins this month
- Free family first workshops
- National drug takeback day
Canton’s Downtown Development Authority, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Canton Leisure Services, invites you to shop, dine, and play along Ford Road for a chance to win over $3,000 in gift card prizes!
The fun will run May-October along each color block. Visitors who shop and dine the specials from participating merchants, using the ShopCanton Guide Mobile App, will be entered to win in a weekly drawing for a $100 gift card. For instruction on how to download the app, visit www.shopcanton.org.
The game will begin in May and run for 26 weeks with a grand prize drawing in November for a $500 gift card. The following is the color block schedule:
• MAY: The Yellow Block
• JUNE: The Purple Block
• JULY: The Green Block
• AUGUST: The Red Block
• SEPTEMBER: The Blue Block
• OCTOBER: The Brown and Orange Blocks
• NOVEMBER: GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
To view a map of all the color block locations, visit shopcanton.org. Participating merchant specials will be posted closer to May so be sure to visit shopcanton.org and facebook.com/shopcanton for details!
Curbside pickup of residential yard waste begins April 3. All yard waste should be placed with recyclables on the opposite side of your driveway from your refuse. Yard waste and recyclables must always be placed separately from your refuse to avoid confusion during collection.
For questions or more information on refuse, recycling and yard waste collection visit www.canton-mi.org or call GFL at 248/204-6757.
Canton Leisure Services continues to offer FREE mental health workshops to help area residents learn important self-care skills. These workshops are open to everyone meeting the age limits, with no residency requirement. All sessions are held in the evenings at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, 46000 Summit Parkway. Choose from the following: Visible Together: An exploration of gender and sexuality for parents and teens on April 15, and How to Tackle Bullying on April 19. Register today at www.cantonfun.org/register or call 734/394-5460.
On Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Canton Police Department will again take part in a national collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes in our community. This national take-back initiative will provide a unified opportunity for the public to turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications to law enforcement for destruction.
Unused or expired prescription medications may be placed in a drop box located in the lobby of the Canton Police Department, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., on Saturday, April 22. Drop-offs are free and anonymous, no questions asked. Restrictions include: pills only—liquids and needles will not be accepted.
If you’re unable to drop-off during these hours, there is a permanently installed drug drop box in the Canton Police Department’s lobby, accessible to the public 24/7.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Residential cross-connection control program to continue this spring
- Canton cares road rally
April is a month full of many celebrations throughout our diverse community: Easter, Eid al-Fitr, Mahavir Jayanti, Passover, Vaisakhi, among others. In March, many celebrated Holi, Hola Mohalla, St. Patrick’s Day, and Ramadan. If you want to learn more about your neighbors, look up these various events online, or ask them.
Canton’s Technology Committee, an active group of residents focused on using technology to help better serve the community, is hosting a 24-hour app-a-thon next month. During this event, participants will develop ideas that could benefit our lives in the future. The app-a-thon is open to high school students and older. Participants will be asked to develop ideas that could benefit resident services in the future; whether through an app, presentation, etc..
More details will be on available on social media and our website in the near future, as well as distributed to area schools. Please call Amanda at 734/394-5185, if you are interested in sponsoring or mentoring.
May you, your families and friends have joyous and peaceful celebrations in the upcoming weeks!
This spring, Canton will continue its Residential Cross Connection Control Program, which is mandated by the State of Michigan. One of the most serious public health threats to a drinking water supply system is a cross connection. Most residential contamination risks come from the large number of underground irrigation systems. It’s estimated that over 11,000 homes in Canton have underground irrigation systems and will need to have their backflow devices tested.
Due to this large number, and the limited number of certified testing companies, Canton has proposed a five-year rotational schedule for inspection and testing. This spring, testing will begin in Zone 4. To find out what zone you live in, visit www.canton-mi.org/191 and click on the Cross-Connection Map.
Last month, a letter was sent to all HOA representatives and homeowner groups to better explain the program and answer any questions they may have. To view a copy of that letter, please visit www.canton-mi.org/1266.
If you’re looking for a fun activity that all ages will enjoy, then load up the car with friends and family for the Canton Cares Road Rally, which will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This fun scavenger hunt throughout the community will start and finish at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Tickets are $20 per person or $100 per car (for 5 or more players), and include a pizza, salad and breadstick dinner. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Proceeds of the event benefit the Canton Cares Fund, which supports the Canton community by providing financial assistance to disaster relief, therapeutic recreation, youth and senior programs, employee recognition, and scholarships.
Register starting April 1, at www.localimpactalliance.org. For additional information, visit www.canton-mi.org/1261.
- Spring yard clean-up reminders
- Liberty Fest volunteer opportunities
- Lunch and Learn: Empowering individuals with disabilities
- Treasurer Slavens' corner
As yards around Canton undergo spring clean-up, residents are reminded that township ordinance prohibits the burning of grass, leaves and yard waste. Grass clippings, leaves and garden waste must be placed in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags or 32-gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles, labeled “Yard Waste.”
Twigs, branches, brush, pruning/wood debris must be tied with heavy twine into bundles no longer than three feet, branches no more than 1 ½ inches in diameter, and the entire bundle weighing no more than 50 pounds. No more than six bundles per week should be placed out for pick-up.
All yard waste and recyclables should be placed separately from trash on your regularly scheduled pick-up day.
Also, please remember to be considerate to your neighbors and pick up after your pets.
Canton Leisure Services is seeking Liberty Fest volunteers ages 14 and up for plenty of exciting opportunities, including: Welcome and Information booth greeters, Bike Corral assistants, Pancake Breakfast helpers, and more!
For details, call Leisure Services Volunteer Coordinator Heather VanHartesveldt at 734/394-5191 or email email@example.com.
The Local Impact Alliance will host a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Board Room of the Canton Administration Building.
This month’s presentation features the Living and Learning Enrichment Center, which empowers individuals with disabilities, with a focus on social, vocational and independent living skills. Attendees will learn about the dozens of opportunities the Enrichment Center offers, including job training and permanent employment.
For more information, or to register for this free event, contact Beth Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734/495-1200.
Each year recommendations are prepared by the Municipal Services Director, the Finance Director and their staff, on the proposed water and sewer rates. The details behind the recommendations were presented to the Board and the public at a study session on March 28. This study session was very informative and can be viewed on our website.
With warmer weather approaching, it is important to remember that your irrigation system also increases your water usage. Sprinkler heads can use up to five gallons of water per minute and garden hoses can use up to 23 gallons of water per minute. Know your number!
We are in the process of updating the online payment portal as well as the IVR. More to come on this.
April begins water shut offs for delinquent bills of $200 or more. “Final/Shut off notices” will be mailed out and have a due date; failure to make the payment or arrangements for a payment plan before the final/shut off payment date will result in the customer being subject to shut off on the next business day. If you are in need of assistance and meet all qualifications you can find helpful information at www.canton-mi.org/1023.
As we move into April, National Autism Awareness month, I wish you and yours a safe enjoyable spring.
- In the spotlight at the village theater
- Summit summer shape up membership special
- Last off-season farmers market this month
- Canton parks now open for the season
On Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. The Weight Band will appear at Canton’s Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.
Founded inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm, The Weight Band presents a dynamic set of classic hits and new favorites. Led by renowned guitarist and 15-year member of The Band, Jim Weider, The Weight Band features musicians who have played with everyone from Dickey Betts to Jason Mraz. The veteran quintet shares a deep appreciation and knowledge for this music that Weider describes as the “Woodstock Sound” which draws upon roadhouse rock, funky swamp pop, blues, country soul and folk music.
Take advantage of our Date Night special to receive two tickets and a 2-for-1 bar voucher for just $50! Just enter promo code DATE to reserve your seats today.
For more information, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.
Are you looking for a short-term fitness center membership to get in shape for the summer? Then be sure to take advantage of the Summit on the Park’s Summer Shapeup membership special and save!
From April 1 – April 31, Canton residents, as well as non-residents, can save 20% on the following three-month memberships: individual adult, senior, and student.
This offer is only available at the Summit front desk, and cannot be combined with any others; nor is it valid on prior purchases. Now’s the perfect time to get started on the path to health and fitness with a Summit on the Park membership. For more information, call Membership Services at 734/394-5460.
Make plans to visit the final indoor Winter Farmers Market of the 2023 season on Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Banquet Center of the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway.
Stock up on locally sourced produce and goods. Mark your calendars because the Canton Farmers Market will be starting up its regular season on Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org/496. See you at the Market!
It is Spring time which can only mean one thing, Canton Parks are open and fully operational for all ages to enjoy. In celebration of the start of a new season, area residents are invited to get creative and take your best shot and enter the Canton Parks Snap, Post, and Win contest through April 30. Just post a photo on Facebook with the tag #CantonParksSnapandWin giving us permission to repost and possibly publish in print. Be sure to make your post public and tag with the correct hashtag to enter.
Get out and take advantage of the available amenities - try something new and take a hike on the Lower Rouge Trail, play a quick game of pickleball, or take a ride down a slide. Canton Parks include: Barchester, Flodin, Freedom, Griffin, Heritage, Independence, Kopper, Preservation, Ridge Road, and Victory Parks. Don’t wait to visit one of our 10 parks today and enter for a chance to win a three-month individual membership to the Summit on the Park or a round of golf at Pheasant Run Golf Club. Winners will be announced by Friday, May 5. Learn more at www.cantonfun.org.
- Parent to Parent sale
- Culture & Cuisine
- Canton Leisure services is hiring
- gear up for golf
- Canton Club 55+ 2nd annual bake sale
- annual purse and jewelry sale
If you’re looking for some great bargains, be sure to come to Canton Leisure Services’ Parent to Parent Sale on Saturday, April 22, at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway.
Find over 60 booths featuring gently-used baby and kids’ clothing, shoes, and everything from DVDs to car seats, baby bottles to raincoats and cribs to strollers, from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., all at a fraction of the cost!
Admission is $2 from 8- 9 a.m. and $1 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.cantonfun.org.
Explore Canton’s wonderfully diverse community by attending an upcoming ‘Culture & Cuisine’ experience. The next scheduled tour will be held on Friday, April 28, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., where participants can visit Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 48055 Michigan Avenue.
This unique experience will provide an overview of this house of worship’s faith and traditions, as well as samples of cultural food and music. Registered participants are asked to meet at the house of worship.
The fee is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Register at www.cantonfun.org/register.
In the market for a job? Canton Leisure Services is now hiring for seasonal, part-time positions that are scheduled to start April-June 2023 and run throughout the summer.
If you enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment, don’t miss this opportunity to join the Canton Leisure Services team this summer. Apply now at https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Open positions may include: Day Camp Counselors, Teen Services Staff; Lifeguards; Therapeutic Recreation Camp Staff; Park Laborers; Pheasant Run Golf Course Staff; Canton Sports Center Staff; and more!
Canton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Spring has finally arrived! Pheasant Run’s golf course is in great shape and ready to challenge your game. Staff is also ready to provide lessons to golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Golf professionals Scott Kuhn and Clayton Farnsworth are on hand to provide individual, couple or group formats. Whether you just need a simple “touch up” lesson to get your game in shape, or you are looking for a dedicated lesson routine which will encompass your whole game, Pheasant Run’s instructors can provide a format to fit your specific needs.
Call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 for additional information.
On Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4, enjoy a wide variety of delicious, homemade baked goods available for purchase from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Summit on the Park’s front lobby. All proceeds go to support Canton Club 55+ Senior Services. Stop by and get a delicious treat and support the seniors at the same time. For more information, call 734/394-5485.
Don’t miss this chance to discover a new-to-you handbag or some fun trinkets at the Canton Club 55+ annual Purse and Jewelry Sale May 22-24.
Find some special treasures when you stop by the Summit on the Park’s Parkview Room from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations are currently being accepted. Drop off your gently-used purses and unloved pieces of jewelry at Club 55+ before May 17.
All proceeds will go to support Canton Club 55+ services. For more information, call 734/394-5485.