Woodhaven Recreation Department - Winter/Spring 2022-23

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2023 PARKS & REC Woodhaven
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Woodhaven Parks & Recreation Daddy Daughter Dance
Dads and GrandDads please bring the special little girl in your life to an elegant evening out. We will have a specially planned dinner followed by a delightful evening of dancing. This is the perfect opportunity to let your daughter/grandDANCE BREAKFAST – with the –EASTER BUNNY Start the morning with the Kiwanis Club Pancake & Sausage Breakfast and welcome Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny! SAT., APR 1 • 9 -10 AM Location: Woodhaven Community Center Fee: $8 per person ALL AGES! EASTER EGG HUNT SAT., APRIL 1 • 10:30 AM • The Kiwanis Club of Woodhaven sponsors the Egg Hunt for children 10 and under • Egg Hunt begins right after our Breakfast with the Easter Bunny City-wide GARAGE SALE SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 20 & 21 • 9 AM-5 PM Register your home as ‘the place to be’ – for all the great Spring sales! Fee: Residents may register for $5 (Map & Listing) at the Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven Note: Registration deadline is Friday, May 12th, 2023. Please call 734-675-4926 for further information. About: Residents may pick up maps on Friday, May 19th at the Woodhaven Community Center. Maps will also be available on Saturday, May 20th in the outdoor map holder. FRI., MAY 5 • 6 -8 PM
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Youth Art & Science Programs

Young Rembrandts

Learn to Draw! (Grades

1st – 5th)

Ring in the New Year with a Young Rembrandts class for your elementary student. Our budding artists will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscle as they take on fun, artistic challenges like our Jack Russell Terrier lesson and Martin Luther King Jr. portrait in the month of January. The month of February brings a lot of fun and culture into the classroom as our students’ imaginations are whisked away to a masquerade or into the mind of master artist Romero Britto. And in the month of March, get ready for some dinosaur-sized excitement as your elementary student recreates the ferocious T-Rex Young Rembrandts style! These lessons are sure to warm you up!

Days Dates Times Location

MON 1/23-3/20 3:40-4:40 PM BATES (No class on February 20)

TUES 1/24-3/21 4:10-5:10 PM YAKE (No class on February 21)

Instructor(s): Young Rembrandts

Fee: $104 (in district); $109 (out of district)

Young Rembrandts

Cartoon Drawing!

(Grades 1st – 5th)

Get ready to laugh – Young Rembrandts Spring Cartoon classes will bring out your child’s inner artist while grinning from ear to ear and learning the fine technique of cartooning. Calling all cartoonists and artists, Young Rembrandts is the place for you. Our awesome artists are in store for a surprise as we explore the hilarious world of funny expressions, personifying animals and building a story. Do not wait too long to sign up!

Days Dates Times Location

MON 4/10-6/5 3:40-4:40 PM BATES

TUES 4/11-5/30 4:10-5:10 PM YAKE

Instructor(s): Young Rembrandts

Fee: $104 (in district); $109 (out of district)

After School – Science Crazy ChemWorks

(Ages 5 – 12)

Calling all Jr. Scientists! Step into the lab and unravel the mysteries of science. Identify physical and chemical changes and tap into the pH scale! Discover the world of luminescence! This class will have take-home equipment so students can continue to experiment. Class includes: Lab Works, Chem in a Flash, pH Phactor & Junior Reactors.

Days Dates Times Location

TUES 1/24-3/7 3:45-4:45 PM BATES (No class on February 21)

WED 1/25-3/1 4:10-5:10 PM YAKE

THURS 1/26-3/2 3:45-4:45 PM ERVING

Instructor(s): Mad Science Instructors

Fee: $110

Youth After School Sports

After School Sports – YAKE

(Grades 3rd – 5th)

The students will have an opportunity to discover various sports each week, such as basketball, wiffleball, soccer, kick ball, dodgeball and others. With an emphasis on large group games designed to challenge children of various ages and abilities, as well as individual skill development, we strive to instill confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a life-long love of sports.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Grades

TUES 1/10-2/14 4-5:15 PM 3rd-5th

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Grades

TUES 2/28-4/11 4-5:15 PM 3rd-5th (No class on March 28)

Location: Yake Elementary School

Instructor(s): Tom Crane, Yake Phys. Ed. Instructor

Fee: $40 (in district); $45 (out of district)

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After School Sports – BATES

(Grades K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th)

The students will have an opportunity to discover various sports each week, such as basketball, wiffleball, soccer, kick ball, dodgeball and others. With an emphasis on large group games designed to challenge children of various ages and abilities, as well as individual skill development, we strive to instill confidence, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a life-long love of sports.

SESSION 1 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades

MON 1/9-2/27 3:45-5:15 PM 3rd-5th (No class on January 16 and February 20)

SESSION 2 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades

MON 3/13-4/24 3:45-5:15 PM 3rd-5th (No class on March 27)

SESSION 3 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades

MON 5/1-6/12 3:45-5:15 PM 3rd-5th (No class on May 29)

SESSION 1 (Grades K-2nd)

Days Dates Times Grades

WED 1/11-2/15 3:45-5:15 PM K-2nd

SESSION 2 (Grades K-2nd)

Days Dates Times Grades

WED 3/1-4/12 3:45-5:15 PM K-2nd (No class on March 29)

SESSION 3 (Grades K-2nd)

Days Dates Times Grades

WED 5/3-6/7 3:45-5:15 PM K-2nd

Location: Bates Elementary School

Instructor(s): Brad Ray, Bates Phys. Ed. Instructor; Chris Mann, Recreation Instructor

Fee: $40 (in district); $45 (out of district)

The students will have an opportunity to discover various sports each week, such as basketball, wiffleball, soccer, kick ball, dodgeball and others. With an emphasis on large group games designed to challenge children of various ages and abilities, as well as individual skill development, we strive to instill confidence, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a life-long love of sports.

SESSION 1 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades

THURS 1/12-2/16 3:50-5:20 PM 3rd-5th

SESSION 2 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades THURS 3/2-4/13 3:50-5:20 PM 3rd-5th

SESSION 3 (Grades 3rd-5th)

Days Dates Times Grades THURS 4/27-6/1 3:50-5:20 PM 3rd-5th

Location: Erving Elementary School

Instructor(s): Chris Mann, Recreation Instructor Fee: $40 (in district); $45 (out of district)

After School – Youth Tennis (Grades

K – 5th)

Children will learn the fundamentals of tennis, “The Sport of a Lifetime”, with the Quick Start Program. Fun, Fitness, Family!

Days Dates Times Location

MON 1/23-2/14 4:30-5:30 PM YAKE

Instructor(s): John Sheets and USTA certified staff Fee: $60 (in district); $65 (out of district)

W Equipment will be provided

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Youth Karate Programs

Ninja Skillz

Ninja Skillz is a Martial Arts program that targets the stages of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing basic skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful. By understanding the stages of development of 4 and 5-year olds, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the program: Focus, Teamwork, Control, Memory, Balance, Discipline, Fitness, Coordination.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Ages

THURS 1/12-2/16 6-6:30 PM 4-5

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Ages

THURS 3/2-4/13 6-6:30 PM 4-5

(No class on March 30)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Fee: $35 (resident); $40 (non-resident)

Karate Skillz

This program takes Martial Arts training to a whole new level! We use elements of traditional Martial Arts curriculums to build skills that are appropriate for 6 to 12-year-olds. Our program targets their stage of development in a manner that nurtures their social and emotional stability while building skills that set them up for success. Your child will learn and grow at a pace that is not too easy, nor too challenging and the program will equip your child with skills they’ll utilize in throughout their life.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Ages

THURS 1/12-2/16 6:45-7:30 PM 6-12

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Ages

THURS 3/2-4/13 6:45-7:30 PM 6-12

(No class on March 30)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Fee: $35 (resident); $40 (non-resident)

Certified Babysitting/CPR/First Aid & Safe Home Alone Course

(Ages 11 years old and older)

Learn to be safe and responsible, build confidence, and have a competitive edge over other babysitters. Topics include: first aid, when and how to call 911, CPR with manikin practice, choking, dealing with difficult behaviors, basic care methods like feeding and diapering, marketing and much more! Students will also learn how to be safe and responsible when home alone, including the importance of not giving out personal information and what to do if somebody comes to the door.

NOTE 1: Parents, this class is for students are independent and responsible enough to be responsible for the safety and well-being of younger children without adult supervision.

NOTE 2: Students who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion for Certified Babysitter/CPR/First Aid course by Live Safe Academy (valid for 2 years).

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SESSION 1 (11 years old and older)

Days Dates Times Grades

THURS 2/2 5:30-8:30 PM 11yrs +

SESSION 2 (11 years old and older)

Days Dates Times Grades

MON 5/1 5:30-8:30 PM 11yrs +

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor(s): Life Safe Academy Institute

Fee: $50 per class

W Students should bring a snack

W Pen and paper to take notes is recommended but optional

W Students must arrive on time to be certified – so please arrive early – please check-in your student at the beginning of class

W Drop-off and pick-up is in the classroom

W Class sometimes ends late – approximately 10 minutes

Youth Basketball League Game Schedules (Boys & Girls)

NOTE: Schedule is based on final registration numbers, league director reserves the right to adjust start times.

GAME TIMES - Girls Divisions

Days Dates Times Grades

SAT 1/9-3/11 11 AM 3rd & 4th

SAT 1/9-3/11 12 NOON 5th & 6th

SAT 1/9-3/11 3 PM 7th & 8th

GAME TIMES - Boys Divisions

Days Dates Times Grades

SAT 1/9-3/11 10 AM 3rd & 4th

SAT 1/9-3/11 1 PM 5th & 6th

SAT 1/9-3/11 2 PM 7th & 8th

Location: Various elementary school gyms

Fee: $75 (in district)

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District $80 (out of district)

Please register at the Woodhaven Parks & Recreation Department Fee includes jersey for participant

W There is a 10 player maximum per team

W The Recreation Department reserves the right to close registration based on enrollment

Basketball

Program (Grades 1st & 2nd)

The focus of this instructional program is skill development, the rules of the game and most importantly having fun! The program begins with a one hour skills clinic followed each week with a half hour of instruction and a half hour of games.

Days Dates Times Grade

SAT 1/14-2/25 8:30-9:30 AM 1st & 2nd

Location: Patrick Henry Middle School

Fee: $50 (in district); $55 (out of district) - includes t-shirt

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Woodhaven/Brownstown Youth T-Ball, Baseball & Softball

Important Registration Note

NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

W Registration for T-Ball and I League participation is weekdays: 8 a.m. to 5p.m., Monday, January 23Friday, April 14

W Registration for Youth Baseball and Softball is weekdays: 8 a.m. to 5p.m., Monday, January 23Friday, March 10

Age Group Info

NOTE: First time participants MUST provide a birth certificate for age verification

W For T-Ball and I League, player’s age on Apr. 30, 2023 determines his/her age for the season

W For Youth Baseball, player’s age on Apr. 30, 2023 will determine age for the season

W For Youth Softball, player’s age on Jan. 1, 2023

T – Ball – Woodhaven/Brownstown

Woodhaven will again be offering a youth T-Ball (ages 5-6) program in 2023. Games will be played each week.

Youth Baseball and Softball

The Woodhaven Parks and Recreation Department youth baseball and softball teams participate in the South Eastern Baseball Association that consists of teams from Allen Park, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Riverview, Rockwood, South Rockwood, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte.

BOYS - 10 U BASEBALL (9-10 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

MON WED MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

BOYS - 12 U BASEBALL (11-12 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

TUES THURS MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

BOYS - 14 U BASEBALL (13-14 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

MON WED MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

BOYS - 18 U BASEBALL (15-18 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

MON WED MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

GIRLS - 10 U SOFTBALL (9-10 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

TUES THURS MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

GIRLS - 12 U SOFTBALL (11-12 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

MON WED MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

Location: Patrick Henry Middle School ballfields

Fee: $70 (shirt and cap are included)

W Times subject to change

I League (Baseball)

– Woodhaven

Woodhaven will be offering a youth Instructional Baseball League (ages 7-8) again in 2023. I-League teams will play 2 games per week. The Woodhaven League is coach pitch.

GIRLS - 14 U SOFTBALL (13-14 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

TUES THURS MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

GIRLS - 18 U SOFTBALL (15-18 YRS OLD)

Days Dates Times

TUES THURS MAY-JULY 6:30 PM

Location: Patrick Henry Middle School ballfields

Location: Patrick Henry Middle School ballfields

Fee: $70 (shirt and cap are included)

W Times subject to change

Fee: $100 (shirt and cap are included); Please note that space is limited!

W First time participants MUST provide a birth certificate for age verification

Days Dates Times Ages SAT 5/20-6/24 10 AM 5-6 yrs Days Dates Times Ages TUES THURS JUNE-JULY 6:30 PM 7-8 yrs

Adult Fitness & Sports

Get Fit with the Hits

All fitness levels are invited to “GET FIT WITH THE HITS”! These easy to follow movement combinations, set to some awesome tunes, are taught in a low impact format with opportunities to ‘pick it up’ if you prefer. Challenge your muscles with resistance tubing (supplied by the instructor) or bring your own light weights. Complete your workout with a relaxing stretch. Taught by an expert instructor with loads and loads of experience.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 1/10-3/7 6:30- 7:15 PM 8 (No Class on February 21)

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 3/14-5/16 6:30- 7:15 PM 8 (No Class on March 28 and April 4)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Sue Michetti

Fee(s): Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

Flag Football – 7 v 7

Enjoy your favorite sport in a new way!

NOTE: Players must be 18+ years and out of High School.

DROP-IN CLASS

Days Dates Times

WED 4/26-6/28 5:30-8 PM

Location: Civic Center Park Football Field

Fee: $300 per team; $30 each team per game officials

W Coaches meeting at Woodhaven Community Center –April 19 at 6 p.m. (Each team must have a representative)

Important Registration Information

Aqua Fitness

Looking for a good workout, but concerned about stress on your joints? Why not try our Aqua Fitness class! Great for all ages and abilities. It is aerobic exercises performed in the shallow end of the pool, using the water as resistance. Aqua Fitness helps build cardiovascular stamina, strength, balance and flexibility. It also helps burn body fat and increase circulation to help rehab healing muscles, joints and injuries by placing resistance on your muscles yet has a fraction of the stress and strain on your body.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Wks

WED 1/11-3/8 6-6:45 PM 8 (No class on February 23)

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Wks

WED 3/15-5/17 6-6:45 PM 8 (No class on March 39 and April 5)

Location: Brownstown Middle School Pool

Instructor: Sue Michetti

Fee: Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop in)

NOTE: Woodhaven-Brownstown School District families are considered Residents for all of the Adult Fitness & Sports Programs presented by the Woodhaven Recreation Department. Please call 734-675-4926 for additional information.

Learning and Leading

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Cardio Drumming & Toning

Move to the rhythm of music using drum sticks, Yoga ball and a bucket. We also focus on toning using light hand weights. Class is great for all fitness levels. No experience is needed.

NOTE: Drum kits loaners available (bucket, ball and sticks).

SESSION 1 – AM & PM Classes – 6 Week Sessions

Days Dates Times Wks

MON 1/9-2/27 9:30-10:30 AM 6

(No Class on January 16 and February 20)

MON 1/9-2/27 6:30-7:30 PM 6 (No Class on January 16 and February 20)

SESSION 3 – AM & PM Classes / 6 Week Sessions

Days Dates Times Wks

MON 5/1-6/12 9:30-10:30 AM 6

MON 5/1-6/12 6:30-7:30 PM 6 (No Class on May 29)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Maria Marzouq

Fee: Per 6 week session - $30 (resident); $35 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

W Please bring a large bucket, Yoga ball, light hand weights

SESSION 1 – AM & PM Classes / 8 Week Sessions

Days Dates Times Wks

WED 1/4-2/22 6:30-7:30 AM 8

SESSION 2 – AM & PM Classes / 8 Week Sessions

Days Dates Times Wks

WED 3/1-4/19 6:30-7:30 PM 8

MON 3/6-4/24 9:30-10:30 AM 8

MON 3/6-4/24 6:30-7:30 PM 8

SESSION 3 – AM & PM Classes / 6 Week Sessions

Days Dates Times Wks

WED 4/26-6/14 6:30-7:30 AM 8

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Maria Marzouq

Fee: Per 8 week session - $40 (resident); $45 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

W Please bring a large bucket, Yoga ball, light hand weights

AM Drop-In –Cardio Drumming & Toning

New morning class - same as our Cardio Drumming & Toning (see above) just early in the day and available as drop-in.

NOTE: Friday drop-in classes may be cancelled occasionally.

DROP-IN CLASS

Days Dates Times

FRI 1/6-6/16 9:30-10:30 AM

(No Class on April 4)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Maria Marzouq

Fee: $7 drop-in

W Please bring a large bucket, Yoga ball, light hand weights

W Drum kits loaners available (bucket, ball and sticks)

Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient exercise which embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. It includes moderate weight bearing and cardiovascular exercise to help you improve flexibility, strength, and fitness.

SESSION 1

BEGINNER CLASS

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 1/10-3/14 12:30 AM-1:30 PM 10

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 1/10-3/14 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 10

ADVANCED CLASS

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 1/10-3/14 10-11 AM 10

SESSION 2 – ALL LEVELS

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 4/6-6/6 Sames as Session 1 10

Location: Community Center – Parkview Room

Instructor: John Molnar

Fee: $50 (resident); $55 (non-resident)

W Wear comfortable clothing, flat rubber-soled shoes

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Yoga Beginning to Lower Intermediate

Beginning to Lower Intermediate Yoga taught with mindfulness and goal oriented physical improvement. Learn to safely develop movement you can use in other classes and modify physical stressors of your life.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 1/3-2/7 7-8:15 PM 6

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 2/28-4/4 7-8:15 PM 6

SESSION 3 Days Dates Times Wks

TUES 4/25-5/30 7-8:15 PM 6

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Dr. Ellen M. Lazar, D.C., RYT200

Fee: Per each session - $40 (resident); $45 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

W Instructor will be available after class – from 8:15-8:30 p.m. –to do some varied goal-oriented work

W Please bring YOUR OWN YOGA MAT and two (2) towels

Zumba

ZUMBA® is a fusion of music/dance themes that create a dynamic fitness system! We feature aerobic/fitness interval training, maximizing caloric output, fat burning and body toning.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Wks

MON 1/9-3/13 6-7 PM 8

(No Class on January 16 and February 20)

SESSION 2

Days Dates Times Wks

MON 3/20-5/15 6-7 PM 8

(No Class on March 27)

Location: Community Center - Senior Wing

Instructor: Katie Snyder

Fee(s): Per each session - $30 (resident); $35 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

W Bring a small towel and water!

Zumba Gold

Improve your health from the inside out as you energize your body and mind. Learn exciting new moves like Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia. The movements and pace are modified but we keep all the flavor and excitement of the party. The results are amazing! Now you can get groovin’ at a pace that’s right for you.

SESSION 1

Days Dates Times Wks

THURS 1/12-3/9 6-6:45 PM 8

SESSION 2 Days Dates Times Wks

THURS 3/16-5/18 6-6:45 PM 8 (No Class on March 30 and April 6)

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Sue Michetti

Fee: Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

Line Dancing

Learn to line dance with Connie! Clear instruction and easy to follow lessons. No experience is necessary! No partners are needed! You will be exercising and having fun while learning the latest line dances. Better yet, the line dancing will enable you to learn balance, rhythm, timing, poise and posture. Join us for dancing and fun!

SESSION 1 Days Dates Times Wks

THURS 1/5-2/23 7-8:30 PM 8

SESSION 2 Days Dates Times Wks

THURS 3/2-4/20 7-8:30 PM 8

SESSION 3 Days Dates Times Wks THURS 4/27-6/15 7-8:30 PM 8

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Instructor: Connie Mullen

Fee: Per each session - $40 (resident); $45 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

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Woodhaven Senior Club

If you are a Woodhaven resident, and 62 or older, there is a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Community Center!

You can join the Woodhaven Senior Club, which has a wide variety of activities to choose from: Bocce Ball or Cornhole, Mondays at 9:30 a.m.; Lunch Bunch outing one

Bocce Ball

The Bocce Courts and equipment will be made available every Monday at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting) for those interested.

NOTE: You don’t need a partner to play.

Days Dates Times

MON April through October 9:30 AM

Location: Community Center – Bocce Ball Courts

Fee: FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older

Morning Exercise Drop-In

Exercise videos are easy to follow, specifically designed for the active, older adults. Participants experience an exciting hour of calorie burning and energizing movements.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to seek the advice of their physician before beginning any exercise program.

Days Dates Times

TUES & THURS Year-round 10 AM

Location: Community Center – Main Hall

Fee: FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older

Monday per month; card games every Tuesday; Bingo on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays as well as on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays; Bunco on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays; and one Friday per month is “Movie Day” at the Center too.

Senior Club Business Meeting is on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and the Senior Social catered luncheon is on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Outside of the scheduled events listed above, you can enjoy many other travel excursions and activities that change in variety each month, such as: Plays, Casino Trips, Museums, Tours, Dinners, Movies, Feather Bowling, winery visits, ice cream shops, and the list goes on, and on! We even have our own 23 passenger bus which is utilized for our excursions, and it helps keep costs down.

!Trips and new activities are announced at the Business Meeting each month and are open to the Club members for 2 weeks. If the trip has not filled up in those 2 weeks, it is then opened to the public.

Don’t miss out on these wonderful opportunities to meet new friends and experience new adventures!

NOTE: For Club registration and info, please contact the Senior Coordinator at 734-675-4926.

Board Game Days

Come for the fun! We have the game tables ready for some old fashion Board Games. You will enjoy classic games such as: Rummikub, Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Battleship, Sorry, Chess, Parcheesi, Trivial Pursuit, and more!

NOTE: Be a part of this friendly competition.

Days Dates Times

THURS November through March 12-2 PM

Location: Community Center – Senior Wing

Fee: FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older

Cornhole Monday

The main hall and cornhole equipment will be made available every Monday morning at 9:30 AM for those interested in playing.

NOTE: You don’t need a partner to play.

Days Dates Times

MON November through March 9:30 AM

Location: Community Center – Main Hall

Fee: FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older

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Super Bowl Party

Join us for a fun and spirited Super Bowl Party at the community center: We encourage you to wear your favorite NFL team jersey or shirt (not required). We will have cards and table games ready for those who like to watch and play at the same time. Even armchair quarterbacks are welcome at this party but you better know what you are talking about! We will be providing pizza, snack, soft drinks, coffee and water. Join the fun! This is the last football game that counts until September.

Days Dates Times

SUN 2/12 5:30 PM

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Fee: $10 per person (must be purchased in advance)

Must be 62 or older

Annual Disco Party Returns!

Please join us for a GROOVY TIME. This wild and crazy bash will take you back to the best of 70’s, bell-bottom pants, polyester suits, big gold chains, red-gloss lipstick, and disco lights. Speaking of disco lights, you will enjoy moving to the music of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, KC & the Sunshine Band, Village People, Gloria Gaynor and many other memorable disco hits emblazoned in our minds forever.

Take a trip back in time and have some fun with some of the more memorable fads of the 70’s. No worries if you are not a “Macho Man” that the Village People described to us, or if you were wondering how “I Will Survive” that Gloria Gaynor proclaimed to the world. Come as you are and enjoy an upbeat party at Disco Haven!

NOTE: A light lunch and refreshments provided.

Days Dates Times

FRI 2/3 12 NOON

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Fee: $15 per person (must be purchased by Jan. 25th)

Must be 62 or older

March Madness Kickoff Party

Wear your favorite team’s spirit wear. Even if you are not a Spartan or Wolverine! Don’t have a favorite? wear green and join the Irish!

Days Dates Times

FRI 3/17 10:30 AM

Location: Woodhaven Community Center

Fee: $15 Lunch

Register for the Madness Kickoff Party by Wednesday, March 8th

W Mini Basketball Contests (10:30 AM): Free Throws; 3-Point Shooting; Bounce Pass into the Bin W Pizza Party and Games (12 Noon): Food Bar featuring several types of pizza, salad, desserts, pop, tea, coffee and water. Tables will be available for cards and board games.

NCAA Men’s Tournament Contest FREE to Participate - Prizes for the top 3 finishers

Tired of months of Michigan winter? Get ready for spring? Join in some basketball HOOP-La! It’s NCAA Tournament Time! Open to anyone over 62 years of age who feels they are the best basketball prognosticator in Woodhaven. Remember this is for a good time and personal bragging rights for one year.

NOTE: Contest participants must submit a completed tournament bracket by 11 AM on Thurs., March 16 W Contest is for a good time and personal bragging rights W A winner must be chosen for every game beginning on Thurs., March 16 through the final game on Mon., April 3 W Games played on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 will not count toward final score

Detroit Tigers – Opening Day Party

Join the party as we usher in one of our favorite pastimes… Detroit Baseball on Opening Day! Enjoy a ballpark lunch - hot dogs, chips, nachos and soft drinks. Spend the afternoon with your friends cheering on our hometown team! You better be ready for some MLB and Tiger Baseball Trivia! We know you won’t want to take your eyes off the game but we will have tables set-up for card games.

Days Dates Times

THURS 3/30 12 NOON

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Fee: $10 per person (tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, March 23rd) Must be 62 or older

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Woodhaven on Wheels

Senior Citizen Transportation

9 AM - 4 PM Monday thru Thursday

Woodhaven on Wheels is a curb-to-curb transportation service.

Eligible to residents age 62 or older and if under age 62 with disability and unable to drive due to medical reasons.

Location: Service area is the entire City of Woodhaven with the borders of: (East) W. Jefferson Ave.; (West) Telegraph; (North) Northline Rd.; and (South) Vreeland Rd.

Fee: FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older Call 734-231-6987 for reservations (driver)

W Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance

W Only prescription pick-ups and/or doctor appointments are considered to be essential and will be given priority at all times for determining the transportation availability

W Persons riding on the van must sign an injury waiver card prior to use after they prove eligibility.

Meals on Wheels

Hot meal is delivered to your home five days-a-week (mornings) as part of Wayne County’s nutrition services program.

NOTE: Service is available to qualifying persons 62+

W Call 734-259-7584 to apply for this program

W Holiday meals may also be provided by completing the paperwork given to you by our driver

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The City of Woodhaven, in conjunction with Wayne County, offers the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for individuals who qualify and are also residents of Woodhaven.

W Food distribution through TEFAP takes place the 4th Tuesday of each month, 9 am-11 am

W Registration for this program will be done the first day of participation

W Please call 734-675-4926 for more information

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RENTAL INFO Woodhaven facilities:

WOODHAVEN

• COMMUNITY CENTER 23101 HALL RD (734-675-4926)

The Woodhaven Community Center opens and closes as per prior arrangements made in the office:

FRIDAY . . . . . . . 2 p.m. to 12 Midnight SATURDAY . . . . 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight SUNDAY . . . . . 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please contact the Woodhaven Recreation Department to determine if the date you wish to reserve is available. If the Woodhaven Community Center Hall or Woodhaven Park Pavilion is available on your preferred date, you will be asked to register in person at the Recreation Department office.

NOTE: You must be a Resident of Woodhaven to reserve the Woodhaven Community Center.

W Reservations must be confirmed 30 days prior to reservation date w/ rental fee paid in full at that time.

W Security Deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the event

LARGE HALL

150 person capacity for Large Hall; 10 hour maximum per event Saturday & Sunday. . . . $350

Reduced Friday Rate. . . . . . . . . . $275 Security Deposit. . . . . . $275

KITCHEN

ONLY available to a Licensed Caterer Includes use of Kitchen, Appliances, and Cookware. . . . . . . . . . . $125

Reduced Friday Rate. . . . . . . . . . $100

STAGE

Under no circumstances is the stage to be moved by the rental party Usage Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

DEPOSIT: The required security deposits are due upon application and may be forfeited if canceled with less than six (6) months notice of cancelation.

CANCELLATION: If rental is canceled six (6) months prior to the date of your rental, the security deposit will be refunded. If less than six months notice is given for cancellation, then the security deposit will be forfeited.

WOODHAVEN • PARK PAVILION 24135 HALL RD (734-675-4926)

Please contact the Recreation Department to determine if the date you wish to reserve is available. If the pavilion is available on your preferred date, you will be asked to register in person.

Reservation requests for the Park Pavilion begin the first Monday in April for Residents, and the first Monday in May for Non-Residents.

W Pavilion opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m.

W NO Fires; NO Alcoholic beverages; and NO parking on the grass.

W The Rental Party of this agreement hereby waives any and all claims against the City of Woodhaven, its agents or employees and assumes the responsibility of defending any claims of third parties as a result of rental party’s conduct.

W There will be a non-refundable fee to reserve the Park Pavilion on a Saturday or Sunday.

RENTAL FEES

Parties of LESS than 200 people . . . . . . . . $40 ( Resident) . . . . $65 ( Non-Resident)

Parties of MORE than 200 people . . . . . . . $60 ( Resident) . . . . $85 ( Non-Resident)

W The pavilion fees are applicable to all groups/organizations wishing to use the Park Pavilion. There will be no waiving of these fees.

W No staked tents or inflatables without prior approval of Woodhaven Rec. Dept. Renter will be held liable for any damage to underground utilities due to staking of such tents or inflatables.

2 | WINTER/SPRING 2 022-23 CITYDIRECTORYCITY DIRECTORY CITY OF WOODHAVEN GOVERNMENT Patricia A. Odette Mayor 734-675-4900 Jeff Harris City Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4932 Kristie Keene City Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4903 Jeffrey Daigneau Treasurer & Finance Director . . . . 734-675-4913 Tim Neighbors Director of Public Service . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4919 Mike Schmittou Director of Parks & Recreation . . . . 734-675-4926 John Tackett Director of Building & Planning . . . . . . 734-675-4930 J.P. Cacciaglia DDA & Economic Development . . . . . 734-675-4959 CITY COUNCIL Preston Adabie Member Don Belcher Member J.C. Moczydlowsky Member Darrel Penix Member Jan Sikes Member Rob Toth Member RECREATION DEPT 23101 Hall Rd. | woodhavenrec.activityreg.com Mike Schmittou Director mschmittou@woodhavenmi.org PHONE 734-675-4926 WOODHAVEN POLICE DEPT 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183 Scott Fraczek Chief of Police DISPATCH DESK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-7337 WOODHAVEN FIRE DEPT 23040 West Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183 Brad Myles Fire Chief OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4918 WOODHAVEN ANIMAL CONTROL 21860 Van Horn Rd.,
MI 48183 Becky Eicher Animal Control Officer beicher@woodhavenmi.org PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4956 WOODHAVEN DDA J.P. Cacciaglia DDA & Economic Development Exec. PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4959 33RD DISTRICT COURT 19000 Van Horn Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183 | 33court.com PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-671-0201 RECREATION COMMISSION The Woodhaven Recreation Commission is an advisory board that
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citizen involvement; and fosters
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Woodhaven,
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