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Tax Help for Seniors

Appointments are now being scheduled at the Summit for Seniors needing tax assistance. Counselors sponsored by AARP will help prepare tax returns beginning January 31st from the hours of 9:00 AM-1:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call the Canton Senior Desk at 734-394-5485.

College Football Bowl Frenzy and More

College Bowl Madness begins Saturday, December 17th with the New Mexico Bowl continuing into 2012 culimnating with the BCS Championship Bowl on January 9th. Western Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan will see action in the Little Caesars Bowl, Outback Bowl and Sugar Bowl, respectively. In addition, the Wayne State Warriors will play for the NCAA Division II Championship on Saturday December 17th.

Before Gobbling Get Trotting

Join the fun and begin a tradition this Thanksgiving Day in Detroit's 29th Annual Turkey Trot before the Parade. Dress-up and enter the Costume Contest, participate in the 10K Fifth Turkey Trot, 5K Stuffing Strut or the Mashed Potato Mile. Activities abound for all and don't forget to bring canned goods to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Register Now!

Honoring U.S. Veterans This Veteran's Day

To commemorate Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th, the library will be providing bookmarks featuring library resources appealing to veterans. The bookmarks will be available at the library and at the Canton Applebee's, who invite U.S. active military personnel and veterans to a free meal thanking them for their service to our country.

Fall Back this Weekend

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend as Daylight Savings Time ends and Eastern Standard Time begins 2:00 AM Sunday November 6th. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and turn on carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Prescription Take Back Day, October 29th

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired or unused drugs and are wondering what to do with them? Safely dispose of them on Saturday October 29th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Canton Township Police Department. Help keep the water supply clean and at the same time stop dangerous medications from being accidentally consumed or stolen. The free event  is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and this week's Red Ribbon activities.

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Let's Go Red Wings!

Hockey fans, the Detroit Red Wings open the 2011-2012 NHL Hockey season at Joe Louis on Friday October 7th against the Ottawa Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 PM. Grab your spirit wear and cheer them on to what is sure to be another exciting hockey season.

A Day at the Orchard is Fun for the Whole Family

Area apple orchards and cider mills have opened for the season offering cider, doughnuts, apples, u-pick apples, pumpkins, hay rides and much more. Plan an outing and stock up on the seasonal goodies while they last. Go for a wagon ride at the nearby Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill on Warren Road between Napier and Gotfredson Roads.
More orchards and mills
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2011 Household Hazardous Waste Round-up

Canton residents can rid their house of waste considered toxic, flammable or corrosive this Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the DPW located at 4847 Sheldon Rd. Make your home a safe environment and properly dispose of waste material such as computers, scanners, household batteries, oil-based and latex paint, flourescent light bulbs, bug spray, expired medication and much more. See attached flyer for a complete list of accepted materials or call Canton Public Works, (734) 397-5150.

2011 Detroit Jazz Festival

This Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5, the 32nd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival will "Bring you the World" celebrating jazz's influence on the world and the world's influence on jazz. Artists from Japan, West Africa, Israel, England, The Netherlands, Brazil and a diverse collection of Detroit-based talent will perform. It's not ALL jazz, however, as gospel, latin, blues, funk and big band sounds will eminate throughout downtown Detroit. There will also be fireworks on Saturday night. Experience the largest free jazz festival in North America right here in Detroit and be sure to check the complete festival line-up.

MIS August Race Weekend 2011

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 will conclude the Michigan International Speedway racing season this weekend August 19-21, 2011. Events begin Friday with Meijer Pole Day followed by Saturday's VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and culminating in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard will serve as grand marshal giving the command to start engines on Sunday!

Fly Fishing with James DiStefanis

Local author James DiStefanis shares his knowledge and passion for fly fishing on Wednesday, August 3rd from 7:00-8:30PM. Learn how to tie a fly and perhaps cast a line or two. No registration necessary.

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

The Blue Angels have been flying over Canton! They are preparing to perform in this weekend's Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport. World War II Battle Re-enactments, a Vietnam Dogfight and a Stealth Bomber flyby are also scheduled.

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Canton Cricket

Wicket, gully, bowler, batsman… learn all about the game of cricket from the Michigan Cricket Association on Thursday July 21st from 7:00-8:30PM. A major sport in England and India, cricket is becoming more popular here in the United States. In fact, Canton recently unveiled the Township's first cricket field in Heritage Park. Find out more about this game of fierce competition and skill while earning a Connect Your Summer Sports Fan Badge! No registration necessary.
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