Engage! Recreation Guide

August - September 2021

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June - July 2021


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Parks and Recreation Esports League

Pic-Generation-ESports.jpgCalling all gamers! The Parks and Recreation Esports League (PREL) by Generation Esports is kicking off its free Summer Showdown next week.

All ages and skill levels are welcome as opponents are matched based on skill levels. Games include: Overwatch, Smash Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 DX, and Rocket League. Games are played once per week.

Secure your spot in Soccer Skills & Drills by Nak4Fit

Pic-Soccer.jpgBy popular demand we have added an extra session of Soccer Skills & Drills by Nak4Fit.

The session for kids ages 7-10 will take place on Wednesdays, June 23-July 28, from 5:30-6:30pm.

Registration is open through Monday, June 21. Cost is $84/resident and $100/non-resident. Call 248.347.0400 for more information.

Make your own beautiful fused glass plant stakes

Pic-GlassFusionWorkshop.jpgSpruce up some of your favorite pots by designing your own beautiful fused glass plant stakes!

Join local artist Laurie Freeman of Kiss My Glass from 6-7:30pm on Thursday, July 22, for this fun workshop. No experience is needed and all materials will be supplied.

This workshop is for ages 10+ and cost is $28/resident or $34/non-resident. Call 248.347.0509 for more information.

Make a mess (and beautiful art) at KidCreate class

MessFest.pngCreate fridge-worthy masterpieces with your child in the Parent & Me: Mess Fest art classes.

Big mess means big fun! We will be making clay lions, birds snuggled down in their nests, a silly green frog and more.

Classes are for ages 1.5-6 years old and take place on Saturdays starting July 24. Cost is $69/resident & $83/non-resident.

Click here to register.

Create a masterpiece in a KidCreate Studio art class

Pic-KidCreateStudioArtClasses.jpgCreate fridge worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials in the KidCreate Studio Art Classes.

Classes include:
Parent & Me Mess Fest for ages 1.5-6 (July 24-Aug. 14)
Grandparent & Me - Glow in the Dark Dino for ages 1.5-6 (July 26)
Parent & Child Create Night for ages 5-12 (July 28)

For more information, call 248.347.0400.

Click here to register.

It's time for Deee-troit Basketball summer camps!

Pistons.jpgA trio of Detroit Pistons Basketball Summer Camps are now taking registrations.

The first is the Academy Camp for grades 3-9 taking place July 26-30. All players will receive a camp shirt and ticket to a Pistons home game with the purchase of another ticket.

The second offering is the Outdoor Mini Camp for grades 3-5 and 6-9 from Aug. 9-12. This is a great camp for players of all skill levels.

Finally, we close it out with the End of Summer Academy Camp for grades 3-9 from Aug. 30-Sept.1. All players will receive a camp shirt and ticket to a Pistons home game with the purchase of another ticket.

Click here to register.

Protect yourself from falls with 'Matter of Balance'

Pic-Balance.jpgFalls are the number one cause of injury and are not a normal part of aging. Understanding the reasons for falls and making simple changes can lower your risk of falling and stay independent longer.
Join Ascension's Vanessa Mier for the virtual Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls program July 28-Sep. 15, with orientation on July 21.
This program is free, but pre-registration is required at healthcare.ascension.org/events or by calling 248.849.5752.

Click here to register.

Join us for live music, yard games at Backyard Classic

Pic-BackyardClassic.jpgDo not miss the upcoming Backyard Classic on August 19 at Meadowbrook Activity Center!

The event, which runs from 11am-1pm, will feature live music, classic yard games such as bocce ball, cornhole, croquet, and more. Lunch will be available for purchase onsite or you can bring your own for a picnic.

Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling, 248.347.0400. There are only 60 slots per day so don't wait!

Co-ed sand volleyball returns to Lakeshore Park

Adults playing sand volleyballCheck out the sand volleyball courts at the newly renovated Lakeshore Park this summer by joining a Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League.

We have leagues for under 21 years old, competitive adult, and a recreational adult starting in June. Those who don't have a team can also register under the individual options.

Sign up for Tiny Tikes, Rec Thunder soccer leagues

RecreationalThunderLeague.jpgFall soccer season will be here before you know it so don't wait to sign up.

The Recreational Thunder league features coed leagues for U5 & U6 and U7 & U8, along with boys and girls teams for U9-U19. The season kicks off Aug. 30.

For the little kickers, check out Tiny Tikes with its coed league for U4. The league features four 45 minute sessions starting Sept. 10 or 11.

The leagues have a registration deadline of July 22.

For more information about the recreational soccer leagues in Novi, visit cityofnovi.org/soccer.

Click here to register.

Take one to the house in the NFL Flag Football League

NFL-Flag-Football.jpgFall means football and the NFL Youth Flag Football League is taking registrations.

The 5v5, non-contact, recreational, co-ed format league for ages 4-14 years old runs from early September to late October. Practices take place one hour prior to the game each week. Games are played at ITC Community Sports Park on Saturdays.

For more information, call 248.454.9700.

Click here to register.

Spots still available for our Adult Softball Double Header League Tentative Fall

Adult playing softballThe fall season includes four weeks of double headers (8 games) plus a post-season single elimination tournament, weather permitting.

Register as a team for $589 or call the Parks office at 248.347.0400 to be placed on a free agent list as an individual.

  • Game Times: 6:30pm + 7:35pm & 8:40pm + 9:45pm
  • Returning Fall 2020 teams can register now.
  • Registration for new Fall 2021 teams opens June 30 at 8am.
  • Registration Ends: Jul 30 (Fall)

Click here to register for Adult Fall Double Header Softball League