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2014 HOLIDAY LIGHTS CONTEST

Join the Holiday celebration by sending us photos of your holiday spirit.  This November and December, as you finish stringing lights and cheer, send us your photo to enter it into our contest.  One entry per family please.  Email the picture to Lisa by midnight on December 31, 2014.  


2014 HOLIDAY LIGHTS NIGHT

Enjoy a night out with the family in downtown Clarkston!  First enjoy the Holiday Lights Parade and immediately following stroll down into Depot Park where Santa will lead the crowd in a tree lighting ceremony.  Here is your chance to give Santa you letter, enjoy thousands of lights, have a yummy treat, meet live reindeer & enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate.  Limited menu items will be available for purchase, including glo items.  Parade begins at Renaissance High School and ends at St. Daniel Church.  Saturday, December 13, 2014; Parade at 6pm and tree lighting immediately following the parade.

2014 JOB FAIR DECEMBER 19

Explore job opportunities with Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors.  Over 150 part time and seasonal positions will be available in 2015.  The hiring team for our Department will be available for you to personally hand in your resume and application between 10am-4pm on Friday, December 19, 2014.  Come and see if you have what it takes!  More information can be found on the flyer, downloadable under Forms and Flyers).


2014 FALL RECREATION GUIDE

Download a copy of the Fall Recreation Guide by click on “Home” then “Recreation Guide”.

2014 FIRST AID/CPR Classes

We offer traditional AHA First aid/CPR classes and a "family & friends" version primarily for those persons who want to learn CPR that is not needed for employment.  We also offer a CPR for Healthcare Providers (BLS), designed specifically for medical and health professionals including nurses, nursing students, physicians, EMS personnel, dental and other healthcare professionals.  Look in the current Recreation Guide for class details or call us!
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DISC GOLF at Bay Court Park

Now CLOSED for the season.  Check back in Spring of 2015 for information.


2014 SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS

Know your risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. During active weather, stay alert of the forecast by listening to radio or television,check the weather forecast regularly on weather.gov, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio and listen for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on your cell phone. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take action: Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice how and where to take shelter before a severe weather event. Post your plan in your home where visitors can see it. 

Learn more at www.weather.gov and www.ready.gov/severe-weatheror the Spanish-language web site www.listo.gov. Follow the National Weather Service @nws and FEMA @readygov.


2015 ADVERTISING

Are you interested in expanding your business in our location community? If so, check out our 2015 Recreation Guide Advertising form located in the Forms and Flyers section, to the left.  Purchase either a full, half or quarter page of space in our Guide to advertise and grow your location business.  Email or call Kelly at khyer@indetwp.com or (248) 625-8223.


SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIPS

Did you know that if you are 50 or over that you can sign up for some programs and services at a discounted rate?  Call (248) 625-8231 and register to become a Senior Center Member. 

 

FRIENDS OF RYAN KENNEDY

The Friends of Ryan Kennedy have been established to support local families going thru childhood cancer treatments, as well as to build a playground in Clintonwood Park in Ryan’s memory.  Learn more about their efforts at www.friendsofryankennedy.com.