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ISSUE NO. 2

PARKS & REC

Winter/Spring WOODHAVEN PARKS & REC. PROGRAMS, CLASSES, EVENTS, VENUES

D E D I C AT I O N

Reflection Garden Covid Memorial PHOTO: New memorial is a stunning tribute with a rain curtain and the names of Woodhaven residents that’ve passed away from COVID-19

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CITY 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 Tim Rooney 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

RECREATION COMMISSION The Woodhaven Recreation Commission is an advisory board that meets on the third Monday of the month. The commission supports the City Council and the residents with the development and maintenance of quality parks and facilities; promotes stewardship of open/natural areas; creates and coordinates recreational opportunities that encourage citizen involvement; and fosters a strong sense of community while enhancing the social. cultural and physical well-being of residents and visitors of all ages.

Randy Odette Mayor Pro Tem Preston Adabie Member Don Belcher Member J.C. Moczydlowsky Member Darrel Penix Member Jan Skiles Member

COMMISSION MEMBERS

RECREATION DEPT

Secretary

23101 Hall Rd. | woodhavenrec.activityreg.com

Tim Rooney Director of Parks & Rec trooney@woodhavenmi.org PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-4926

WOODHAVEN POLICE DEPT 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183

Robert Toth 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., Woodhaven, 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 2

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RICHARD CONZ Chairperson

LINDA PUCHALSKY SALLY LANCASTER Commissioner

MIKE VonLINSOWE Commissioner

DON HOLLAND Commissioner

SHANNON FULLER Commissioner

SCOTT MAHER Commissioner

TERRY KEKICH Commissioner


welcome

Dear Friends, I hope that you are all doing well. We have certainly been through some trying times. But we are Warrior Strong and together as a community we have conquered what has come our way. We are moving forward to an exciting 2022 as we have so many projects that we will be completing as well as events that the City will be hosting. To our families and friends of our residents lost to COVID please visit our new Reflection Garden Covid Memorial located right next to City Hall. It is absolutely stunning with a rain curtain and the names of our residents that have passed away from COVID. If you know of a resident that has lost their life to COVID and would like to have their name added to the memorial please call Wendy at 734-3622920. I would like to thank Wayne County for providing the funding to the City of Woodhaven for this project. The Wayne County construction projects on Allen Rd. and Van Horn are in the process of finishing up for the winter with paving and signal work to continue through the month of November. While this project has been especially painful with added travel time it will result in much needed and long overdue improvements to the area. After many years of looking at that contaminated site next to Meijer, it has finally been cleaned up! Phase I of that project is completed welcoming the following businesses to our community: Citizens Bank, Smoothie King, Chick-Fil-A, Aspen Dental, AT&T, SVS Vision and a DYNFLY. The park area of this project will begin construction in the spring and include a new playscape as well as a location to have concerts and entertainment during the summer months. Woodhaven Dental just opened their doors recently which is located at West and Gudith along with Maddie Grey Boutique at Vreeland and Allen. I was so happy to see so many of our children enjoying Hollowhaven this year! Please mark your calendars for our annual tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd which will feature Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, reindeers, an ice carver, and some fabulous fireworks. Always a great turn out by our residents with so much to do. If you have never seen winter fireworks, they are absolutely beautiful. As always If you have any questions, problems or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the Mayor’s office. Please stay healthy! My Best Always,

Patricia A. Odette DC | Mayor, City of Woodhaven

MAYOR’S NOTE

WE ARE WARRIOR STRONG


EASTER EGG EASTER HUNT BUNNY

BREAKFAST – with the – Start the morning with the Kiwanis Club Pancake & Sausage Breakfast and welcome Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny!

SAT., APRIL 9 • 10AM

SAT., APR 9 • 8:30-9:30 AM

• The Kiwanis Club of Woodhaven sponsors the Egg Hunt for children 10 and under • Begins at 10:00 AM right after our Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Fee: $6 per person No registration needed

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Fee: FREE event No registration needed

City-wide

Daddy Daughter

GARAGE DANCE SALE

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 21 & 22 • 9 AM-5 PM

Register your home as ‘the place to be’ – for all the great Spring sales! About: Residents may pick up maps on Friday, May 20th at the Woodhaven Community Center. Maps will also be available on Saturday, May 21st in the outdoor map holder. Fee: $5 registeration fee Woodhaven residents can register at the Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven Note: Registration deadline is Friday, May 13th. Please call 734-675-4926 for further information.

FRI., FEB 11 • 6:30-8:30 PM Dads and Grand Dads 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/granddaughter know how important she is to you.

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Fee: $25 per couple $8 for each add’l child


Issue No. 2

CITY OF WOODHAVEN COMMUNITY GROUPS AYSO

ABOUT US

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DOWNRIVER SENIOR OLYMPICS PHONE 734-675-4926 downriverseniorsolympics.org

JAYCEES PHONE 734-284-3861 mijaycees.org

KIWANIS CLUB OF WOODHAVEN Paul Elsey PHONE 734-771-0552 woodhavenkiwanis.net

MARLINS SWIM CLUB PHONE 734-675-4926

NATIONAL FLAG FOOTBALL PHONE 248-454-9700 michiganflagfootball@hotmail.com

Bringing our community together one page, click, and view, at a time Publisher, CCO Rod Leighton Director of Marketing Robbin Moyer Senior Editor Sundra Hilsinger Contributors Tracy Heck, Jerome Reuter, Niche Brislane, Colin Linneweber Photography Jane Fijal, Julian Vanslyke

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WOODHAVEN MOOSE 966 Ed Armiak PHONE 734-671-6800 lodge966@mooseunits.org

WOODHAVEN-BROWNSTOWN ROTARY CLUB rotary6400.org

WOODHAVEN GARDEN CLUB Rita Busdecker PHONE 734-672-6436

DOWNRIVER LACROSSE ASSOCIATION downriverlax.org

WARRIOR ELITE JR. FOOTBALL PHONE 734-771-4495 warrioreliteathleticclub@gmail.com


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

Young Rembrandts

Learn to Draw! (Grades 1st – 5th) We’re celebrating the New Year in style – Young Rembrandts Winter lessons are kicking off with African Masks, the Statue of Liberty and a winter rabbit. Every month YR students draw a complex Art History piece and this season we’re highlighting Andy Warhol! Artists will be learning core art skills while boosting self-confidence and social development. Days

Dates

Times

MON 1/10 - 3/14 4:10-5:10 PM ( No class on January 17 and February 21)

Location YAKE

TUES

1/11- 3/8

3:40-4:40 PM

BATES

WED

1/12 - 3/9

3:40-4:40 PM

ERVING

Instructor: 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

4/4- 5/23

4:10-5:10 PM

YAKE

TUES

4/12 - 5/31

3:40-4:40 PM

BATES

WED

4/13 - 6/1

3:40-4:40 PM

ERVING

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

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Dates

Times

Location

TUES 1/25 - 3/8 3:35-4:35 PM ( No class on February 22 )

ERVING

WED

1/26 - 3/2

4:00-5:00 PM

YAKE

THURS

1/27- 3/3

3:35-4:35 PM

BATES

Instructor: Mad Science Instructors Fee: $100

Youth After School Sports Yake After School Sports

(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, good sportsmanship, and a life-long love of sports. SESSION 1 Days

Dates

Times

Grades

TUES

1/11- 2/15

4 - 5:15 PM

3rd-5th

SESSION 2 Days

Dates

Times

Grades

TUES

3/1- 4/12

4 - 5:15 PM

3rd-5th

Location: Yake Elementary School Instructor: Tom Crane, Yake Physical Education Instructor Fee: $40 (in district); $45 (out of district)


Bates After School Sports

Youth Karate Programs

(Programs for K – 5th grade) 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 group games designed to challenge children of all ages and abilities, we strive to instill confidence, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. SESSION 1 ( Grades 3rd-5th ) Days

Dates

Times

MON 1/10 -2/28 3:45-5:15 PM ( No class on January 17 and February 21)

Grades 3rd-5th

SESSION 2 ( Grades 3rd-5th ) Days

Dates

MON 3/14 - 4/25 ( No class on March 28 )

Ninja 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

Times

Grades

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

3:45-5:15 PM

3rd-5th

THURS

1/13 -2/17

6 - 6:30 PM

4-5

Times

Ages

6 - 6:30 PM

4-5

SESSION 2 SESSION 1 ( Grades K-2nd )

Days

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

WED

1/12 -2/16

3:45-5:15 PM

K-2nd

SESSION 2 ( Grades K-2nd ) Days

Dates

WED 3/2 - 4/13 ( No class on March 30 )

Times

Grades

3:45-5:15 PM

K-2nd

Location: Bates Elementary School Instructor: Brad Ray, Bates Physical Education 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

1/24 - 2/14

4:15-5:15 PM

YAKE

TUES

1/18-2/8

3:45-4:45 PM

BATES

WED

1/19 -2/9

3:45-4:45 PM

ERVING

Dates

THURS 3/3 -4/14 ( No class on March 31)

Location: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center

$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

1/13 -2/17

6:45-7:30 PM

6 -12

Times

Ages

SESSION 2

Instructor: John Sheets and USTA certified staff Fee: $60 (in district); $65 (out of district) W Equipment will be provided.

Days THURS

Dates 3/3-4/14

6:45-7:30 PM

6-12

( No class on March 31)

Location: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center

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

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Basketball Program

Youth Basketball League

(Grades 1st & 2nd)

Player Clinic and Draft (Grades 7th & 8th)

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.

Coaches will meet with their players. Staff will provide information on league rules, practice schedules and game schedules and team rosters. BOYS & GIRLS – PLAYER CLINIC

Days

Dates

Times

Grade

SAT

1/15-2/26

8:30-9:30 AM

1st & 2nd

Location: Fee:

Patrick Henry Middle School $50 (in district); $55 (out of district) - includes t-shirt

Youth Basketball League

Days

Dates

Times

Grades

SAT

1/8

11 AM

7th & 8th

BOYS & GIRLS – PLAYER DRAFT (Coaches only) Days

Dates

Times

Grades

SAT

1/8

12 NOON

7th & 8th

Location:

3rd - 4th grade division teams and 5th - 6th grade division teams will be determined by which elementary school the participant is attending or attended in 5th grade. Teams in the 7th & 8th grade Division will be determined by a player draft on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Important Registration Notes W Wegienka and Gudith Students: Register through Brownstown Recreation Department W Bates, Erving and Yake Students - Register through Woodhaven Parks and Recreation Department W 7th - 8th grade students can register at either Brownstown or Woodhaven Recreation Departments

Patrick Henry Middle School Gym

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

1/15- 3/12

11 AM

3rd & 4th

SAT

1/15- 3/12

12 NOON

5th & 6th

SAT

1/15- 3/12

3 PM

7th & 8th

NOTE: Practices start week of January 10, 2022. Practices will be held each week at our various school gyms. The typical practice will last between 1 to 1.5 hours during the hours of 5:30 – 8:30 PM

GAME TIMES - Boys Divisions Days

Dates

Times

Grades

SAT

1/15- 3/12

10 AM

3rd & 4th

Youth Basketball League

SAT

1/15- 3/12

1 PM

5th & 6th

Season Kick-Off Meeting (Grades 3rd – 6th)

SAT

1/15- 3/12

2 PM

7th & 8th

Coaches will meet with their players. Staff will provide information on league rules, practice schedules and game schedules and team rosters.

Note:

BOYS & GIRLS Days

Dates

Times

Grades

SAT

1/8

9 AM

3rd & 4th

SAT

1/8

10 AM

5th & 6th

Location:

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Location: Fee:

Patrick Henry Middle School Gym

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Various elementary school gyms $65 (in district); $70 (out of district) - includes jersey for participant There is a 10 player maximum per team. The Recreation Dept. reserves the right to close registration based on enrollment

W Registration ends Monday, January 3, 2022 W Late Registration – there will be a $10 late fee for participants registering during the late registration period W Late registrants will be placed on teams to balance rosters


Youth T-Ball, Baseball and Softball Important Registration Note NOTE: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. SPACE IS LIMITED! W First time participants MUST provide a birth certificate for age verification

W Registration for T-Ball and I League participation is weekdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon., Jan. 24 - Fri., Apr. 8 W Registration for Youth Baseball and Softball is weekdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon., Jan. 24 - Fri., Mar. 4

Youth Baseball and Softball The Woodhaven Parks and Recreation Department youth baseball and softball teams participate in the South Eastern Baseball Association - consisting 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

T-Ball – Woodhaven/Brownstown

TUES THURS

MAY - JULY

6:30 PM

Woodhaven will again be offering youth T-Ball (ages 5-6) program in 2022. T-Ball will play 2 games per week.

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

NOTE: Children who are 4 years of age and entering Kindergarten are eligible to participate. Days

Dates

Times

Ages

MON WED

JUNE - JULY

6:30 PM

5- 6 yrs

Location: Fee:

Bates Elementary Ball Field $50 (shirt and cap are included); Please note that space is limited!

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)

I League (Baseball) – Woodhaven

Days

Dates

Times

Woodhaven will be offering a youth Instructional Baseball League (ages 7-8 ) again in 2022. I-League teams will play 2 games per week. The Woodhaven League is coach pitch.

TUES THURS

MAY - JULY

6:30 PM

NOTE: Children who are 4 years of age and entering Kindergarten are eligible to participate. Days

Dates

Times

Ages

TUES THURS

JUNE - JULY

6:30 PM

7- 8 yrs

Location: Fee:

Bates Elementary/Patrick Henry Middle School $50 (shirt and cap are included); Please note that space is limited!

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

Dates

Times

MON WED

MAY - JULY

6:30 PM

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)

Important Registration Note

Days

Dates

Times

W For T-Ball and I League, player’s age on Apr. 30, 2022, determines his/her age for the season

TUES THURS

MAY - JULY

6:30 PM

W For Youth Baseball, player’s age on Apr. 30, 2022 will determine age for the season W For Youth Softball, player’s age on Jan. 1, 2022, will determine age for the season

Location: Fee:

Patrick Henry Middle School ballfields $80 (shirt and cap are included); Please note that space is limited!

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

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Baby & Me Yoga

(6 Months to Walking)

This 30-minute class will create a space for bonding time for grown up and baby as well as meeting others with young children. We will explore infant massage techniques, baby friendly yoga poses, music and baby games in a fun and engaging environment. You will learn ways to incorporate meditation, breathing and calming techniques into your daily routines.

Children’s Yoga

(3 to 7 Years)

This 45-minute class will teach focus through breathing and relaxation techniques your child can use for self-regulating big emotions and calming. You and your child will enjoy games, songs, stories and activities in an age-appropriate setting. NOTE: Adults may participate with their child or sit with them and observe, but must remain with class.

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

THURS

1/13 -2/17

9:30 -10 AM

6 mos - Walking

WED

1/12 -2/16

5:45 - 6:30 PM

3-7 yrs

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Instructor: Kelly Sieloff, Certified children’s Yoga teacher Fee: $90

Location: Bates Elementary Gym Instructor: Kelly Sieloff, Certified children’s Yoga teacher Fee: $90; additional sibling(s) - $45 each

W Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and blanket for baby

W Please bring a yoga mat for each participant

Yogi & Me

Play Groups

(Walking to 2 Years)

This 30-minute class will create a space for bonding time for grown up and child as well as meeting others with young children. We will explore age appropriate yoga poses and games through music and balance in a fun and engaging environment. You will learn ways to incorporate meditation, breathing and calming techniques into your daily routines.

(18 Months to 3 Years)

Explore, Move and Groove together as we build community, sharpen skills and foster development. In this playgroup we will focus on social/emotional, fine motor skills (small muscle) and gross motor (large muscle) skills through playful interactions. We will explore music, art, movement and sensory activities in a fun and engaging environment.

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

THURS

1/13 -2/17

10:30 -11 AM

Walking - 2 yrs

TUES

1/11- 2/15

9:30 -10:15 AM

18 mos-3 yrs

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Instructor: Kelly Sieloff, Certified children’s Yoga teacher Fee: $90 W Please bring yoga mat and water bottle

Location: Community Center – Senior Wing Instructor: Kelly Sieloff, B.S. in Early Childhood Development and Education Fee: $75


Yoga

Adult Fitness & Sports Important Registration Note W Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Families are considered Residents for all of the Adult Fitness & Sports Programs

Beginning to Lower Intermediate

Beginning to Lower Intermediate Yoga taught with safety, mindfulness and goal oriented physical improvement. Learn to safely and strategically develop movement you can use in other classes and modify physical stressors of your life. Students may be asked to sit, stand, kneel, lay and modify at times. SESSION 1

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

TUES 1/4 - 3/8 ( No Class on February 15 )

Dates

TUES 3/22 - 5/24 ( No Class on March 29 )

Location: Instructor: Fee(s):

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

1/4 - 2/8

7- 8:15 PM

6

SESSION 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

3/1- 4/5

7- 8:15 PM

6

SESSION 3 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

4/26 - 5/31

7- 8:15 PM

6

Times

Wks

6:30 -7:15 PM

9

Location: Woodhaven Community Center Instructor: Dr. Ellen M. Lazar, D.C., RYT200 Per each session - $40 (resident); Fee: $45 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

Times

Wks

W Instructor will be available after class – from 8:15-8:30 p.m. –

6:30 -7:15 PM

9

SESSION 2 Days

Days

to do some varied goal-oriented work

W You MUST bring YOUR OWN YOGA MAT and a minimum of two (2) towels is required for your personal use/safety

Woodhaven Community Center

Sue Michetti Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

W Support equipment available for use on a first come basis. W Equipment will NOT be sanitized – the instructor expects students to use one clean towel to contact all bolsters, one for personal sweating, and return all equipment

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Cardio Drumming & Toning

Zumba

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.

ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training that maximizes caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.

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

SESSION 1

SESSION 1 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

MON

1/3 - 2/21

6:30 -7:30 PM

8

MON

1/10 - 2/14

6 - 7 PM

6

Times

Wks

6 - 7 PM

6

SESSION 2

SESSION 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Days

WED

1/5 - 2/23

6:30 -7:30 PM

8

MON 2/28 - 4/11 ( No Class on March 28 )

Times

Wks

6:30 -7:30 PM

8

SESSION 3 Days

SESSION 3

Dates

MON 2/28 - 4/25 ( No Class on March 28 )

SESSION 4 Days

Dates

WED 3/2 - 4/27 ( No Class on March 30 )

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Times

Wks

6:30 -7:30 PM

8

Maria Marzouq Per session - $40 (resident); $45 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

Cardio Drumming – AM Drop-In 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 due to rentals and special events in Community Center. DROP-IN CLASS Dates

FRI 1/7- 4/29 ( No Class on April 1)

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Dates

Times

Wks

MON

4/18 - 5/23

6 - 7 PM

6

Location: Instructor: Fee(s):

Community Center - Senior Wing

Katie Snyder Per each session - $30 (resident); $35 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

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! SESSION 1 Days

Dates

THURS 1/6 - 3/10 ( No Class on Feb 17 )

Times

Wks

6 - 6:45 PM

7

Times

Wks

6 - 6:45 PM

7

SESSION 2 Times 9:30 -10:30 AM

Woodhaven Community Center

Maria Marzouq $7 drop-in

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

12

Days

W Bring a small towel and water!

Woodhaven Community Center

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

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Dates

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Days

Dates

THURS 3/24 -5/26 ( No Class on March 31)

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center

Sue Michetti Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)


Aqua Fitness

Line Dancing

Looking for a good workout, but concerned about stress on your joints? Why not try an 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.

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

WED 1/5- 3/9 ( No class on February 16 )

Dates

WED 3/23- 5/25 ( No class on March 30 )

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

1/6 - 2/10

7- 8:30 PM

6

Times

Wks

SESSION 2

6:30-7:15 PM

9

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

THURS

2/24 - 3/31

7- 8:30 PM

6

Times

Wks

7- 8:30 PM

6

SESSION 2 Days

SESSION 1

Times

Wks

6:30-7:15 PM

9

Brownstown Middle School Pool

SESSION 2 Days

THURS 4/14 - 5/26 ( No Class on April 28 )

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Sue Michetti Per each session - $45 (resident); $50 (non-resident); $7 (drop in)

Dates

Woodhaven Community Center

Connie Mullen Per each session - $30 (resident); $35 (non-resident); $7 (drop-in)

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. Practiced regularly, Tai Chi Chaun will improve your flexibility, strength, and fitness. BEGINNER CLASS Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

1/11- 3/15

11:15 AM -12:15 PM

10

ADVANCED CLASS Days

Dates

Times

Wks

TUES

1/11- 3/15

10 -11 AM

10

Location: Instructor: Fee:

Community Center – Parkview Room

John Molnar $50 (resident); $55 (non-resident)

W Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat rubber-soled shoes with good support

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Woodhaven Senior Club

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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

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.

Bocce Ball

Bunco Days

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

Come for the fun! We have the game tables ready for some old fashion Bunco. You will enjoy this classic game in the climate controlled Community Center. Many dining room table tops have shown the love from friendly Bunco games over the years.

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

Dates

Times

MON

April through October

9:30 AM

Location: Fee:

Community Center – Bocce Ball Courts 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.

NOTE: Be a part of this friendly competition. Days

Dates

Times

1ST & 3RD THURS

Year-round

12:30-3 PM

Location: Fee:

Community Center – Senior Wing 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

Days

Dates

Times

TUES & THURS

Year-round

10 AM

MON

November through March

9:30 AM

Location: Fee:

14

Community Center – Main Hall FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older

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Location: Fee:

Community Center – Main Hall FREE for Woodhaven residents 62 and older


Holiday Party Let’s get together for Holidays Fun! We plan to send you off into the holiday week with a full Friday afternoon of games, live entertainment and Ugly Sweaters. Be sure to dress in your favorite holiday apparel.

NOTE: Be creative! Prizes awarded for (3) ugliest sweaters. Days

Dates

Times

FRI

12/17

12 NOON

Location: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center

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

THURS

3/17

10:30 AM

Location: Fee:

$10 per person (must be purchased in advance)

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 arm chair 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 last football game that counts until September. Days

Dates

Times

SUN

2/13

5:30 PM

Location: Fee:

March Madness Kickoff Party and Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Woodhaven Community Center $8 per person (must be purchased in advance) Must be 62 or older

Woodhaven Community Center $8 Lunch Register for the Madness Kickoff Party by Tuesday, March 15

W Mini Basketball Contests (10:30 AM): Free Throws; 3-Point Shooting; Bounce Pass into the Bin W Pizza Party, Music and Games (12 Noon): Food Bar offering 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 11:00 AM on Thurs., March 17 W Contest is for a good time and personal bragging rights W A winner must be chosen for every game beginning on Thurs., March 17 through the final game on Mon., April 4 W Games played on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16 will not count toward final score

“Boogie Time” Disco Party Returns!

Detroit Tigers – Opening Day Party

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 balls. Speaking of disco balls, 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.

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

Days

Dates

Times

FRI

2/4

12 NOON

THURS

3/31

12 NOON

Location: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center $10 per person (must be purchased in advance) Must be 62 or older

Location: Fee:

Woodhaven Community Center $8 per person (must be purchased in advance) 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:

Fee:

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. 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.

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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


RENTAL INFO Woodhaven facilities:

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

23101 HALL RD (734-675-4926)

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 RENTAL FEES

LARGE HALL

KITCHEN

STAGE

150 person capacity for Large Hall; 10 hour maximum per event

ONLY available to a Licensed Caterer

Under no circumstances is the stage to be moved by the rental party

Saturday & Sunday . . . . $350 Reduced Friday Rate . . . . . . . . . . $275 Security Deposit . . . . . . $275

Includes use of Kitchen, Appliances, and Cookware . . . . . . . . . . . $125 Reduced Friday Rate . . . . . . . . . . $100

Usage Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

DEPOSIT: The required security deposits are due upon application and may be forfeited if cancelled with less than six (6) months notice of cancellation. CANCELLATION: If rental is cancelled 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)

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.


WATER DEPT. New residential water meters with online portal available to monitor your water usage.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES The mission of the City of Woodhaven Department of Public Services and Engineering is to cost effectively maintain all municipal streets, right-of-ways, parks, vehicles, equipment, grounds and facilities in a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing manner.

INFO TRANSFER STATION During the winter months of January 1 through March 31 the Transfer Station is only open on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Woodhaven I.D. is required and only open to Woodhaven residents. Materials must come from a resident’s property and work must have been performed by the resident and not a contractor. Yard waste, hazardous materials, shingles, motor oil, concrete, bricks, railroad ties are items not accepted.

R.V. STORAGE The R.V. Storage winter hours are January 1 through March 31, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gate closes at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The storage area offers 30 foot and 40 foot sites. At this time we have a waiting list for both size sites.

STREET SWEEPING Street sweeping will be suspended during the winter months. Your street is typically cleaned the day after your trash day. This schedule will remain the same and will resume again in the spring.

LEAF PROGRAM Our annual City Leaf Collection Program typically begins at the end of October. However, adjustments may be made depending when leaves begin to fall. City crews will come through your area two times. The leaf program is intended to help those who cannot collect leaves

easily or need assistance. If you or a family member are able to collect your leaves please do so. Leaves should be placed in yard waste bags or receptacles that are clearly marked yard waste. (Yard waste stickers available at City Hall and DPS) Please rake all leaves to the back of the curb and not onto the pavement. Raking leaves into the street can cause flooding.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION Curbside yard waste collection for 2021 will end on Thursday, December 16.

SPECIAL PICK UPS Special curbside pick-up are made by the DPS Department and are available year round to residents for materials including dirt, concrete, pools, fencing, large stock wood, and sod, etc. There is a $10 charge per cubic yard (loader bucket) with a two yard minimum per pick up. An invoice will be mailed to you. All special pick-ups must be made in advance by calling 734-675-4919. All pick-ups are done on Monday mornings.

WINTER SEASON Please be reminded when City crews are plowing local streets that all parked cars should be removed. It is against our City Ordinance to leave parked vehicles in the street during a Snow Emergency as well as pushing snow into the streets. This allows city crews to work more efficiently for the safety of our residents. Ordinance violations will be enforced during Snow Emergencies.

Important Notice Regarding DPS/Water Building Entrance Due to COVID 19 visitors to our building are limited to the vestibule area. Enter through the main door Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please remain in the vestibule one person at a time and an employee will be ready to assist you. Face coverings are required to enter building.

NEWS The City of Woodhaven is installing new residential water meters. Please call the Water Department 734-675-4908 or Public Service Department 734-6754919 to schedule an appointment for installation. With the upgraded water meter you will be able to access your personalized online portal to monitor your water usage. Just go to the eyeonwater.com app and download!

AUTOMATIC PAYMENT FOR WATER/SEWER BILLS The city currently has a program for having your water and sewer bills automatically deducted from your savings or checking account. The city’s website under the Water Department offers a printable Automatic Payment Sign-Up Sheet for your convenience.

You may download the form and mail or bring in your completed form to the Water Department located at 21840 Van Horn. For further questions please call 734-675-4908 for any billing inquiries.

CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL PROGRAM The City of Woodhaven will continue to have representatives performing inspections to our commercial and industrial customers relative to our Cross Connection Control Program. The mission of this program is to ensure the safety of the potable water supplied to our customers. These representatives will be performing inspections to identify possible crossconnection and ensure that backflow prevention assemblies are properly installed.

WRAP Water Residential Assistance Program The City of Woodhaven is a participant of the Community Action Alliance WRAP Program. If you are in need of assistance paying your water bill please contact the Water Department at 734-675-4908 for questions or Wayne Metro at 313-386-9727. *Income restrictions and eligibility requirements apply.

BUILDING AND ZONING DEPT. If in doubt of what codes are in effect, please call.

PERMITS CHECK FIRST

HOMEOWNERS

Many home improvement projects require a permit. Planning on doing some home improvement projects? Before starting, check with your Department of Building and Zoning to learn if a permit is required. A permit is usually required for but not limited to:

When dealing with a contractor, it is in your best interest to have them pull permits and arrange for the proper inspections. The permit fees are the same for contractor or homeowner. We strongly recommend that when you hire someone to do work for you, ask them to provide you a copy of the permit. Twenty-four (24) hour voicemail is available for requests to schedule inspections and to leave messages. Inspections are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

• New buildings • Additions • Renovations • Residential work (fences, garages, water heaters, concrete, pools, re-roof, windows, siding, etc.) • Electrical systems • Plumbing systems • HVAC (heating and air-conditioning, ventilation)

You must call by 2:00 p.m. the weekday before the day you want an inspection.

Notice Regarding Rental Property Registration and Inspections The City of Woodhaven requires rental property registration and inspections. Woodhaven also requires a resale inspection on all residential sales or transfers. A certificate of occupancy is required before new occupancy is permitted.


FIRE DEPT. The Woodhaven Fire Department protects lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical and transportation services, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education.

FA C T S TOP TIPS FOR FIRE SAFETY • Install smoke detectors on every level and in every bedroom of your home. • Carbon monoxide detector (s) should be placed near sleeping areas. • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector every month. • If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 911 FOR HELP.

PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES

CITY CLERK The City Clerk's Office is responsible for many diverse functions of the City, acting as both an internal and external office. All City departments, City Council, City Boards and Commissions, residents, community organizations and businesses benefit from the services offered by this Office.

INFO PET LICENSE

PASSPORT

The City of Woodhaven ordinance requires that all dogs and cats over the age of six (6) months be vaccinated against rabies, and licensed by the City of Woodhaven.

The Woodhaven Clerk’s Office has been a designated Passport Acceptance Agency since 2003 and processes approximately 200 passport applications each year*. Passport information may be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s Office at 734675-4903 or at the U.S. Dept. of State website: travel.state.gov * Appointment required.

License fee if purchased by April 30, 2022: • Spayed or Neutered Pet - $5.00 • Female or Male Pet (Not Spayed or Neutered) - $10.00 • Senior Citizens 65 years or older, Pet License fee is $1.00

Beginning May 1, 2022 License fee will be: • Spayed or Neutered Pet - $10.00 • Female or Male Pet (Not Spayed or Neutered) - $20.00 • Senior Citizens 65 years or older, Pet License fee is $5.00

WOOFHAVEN DOG PARK WOOFhaven Dog Park Registration Form available in the Clerk’s Office, please provide copies of all License and Shot Information. Annual fee for one dog for Woodhaven and Trenton Residents is $25.00, and $5.00 for each additional dog.

If the Clerk’s Office may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 734-675-4903

Winter storms can lead to power outages. Make sure you have easy access to flashlights and a battery-powered radio in case the power goes out. Stockpile warm blankets. Longer power outages can spoil the food in your refrigerator and freezer so keep a supply of nonperishable foods that can be eaten cold on hand. If the power goes out, wear several layers of clothing, (including a hat) and move around a lot to raise your body temperature.

PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING Using a fireplace, gas heater or lanterns can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Ensure your safety by checking the batteries on your carbon monoxide detector and buying an updated one if you need to (should be replaced every 10 years). If using a generator, keep generator outside of house at least 15 ft. away from any opening in the house.

OPEN FLAMES AND CANDLES Any open flame should be considered a hazard and avoided. • If possible try using battery operated flameless candles as an alternative. • If an open flame is used, make sure it is stable and away from anything that could burn.

• Always extinguish an open flame before going away or to sleep. • Never place candles on or near a Christmas tree.

OPEN BURNING Woodhaven homeowners may conduct open burning with the following stipulations: • No Bonfires for any purpose or reason. • No outdoor grills of any kind on any balcony.

Burn Types Allowed: • Recreational Fire – An outdoor fire utilized to cook food for human consumption.

Open burning must adhere to the following: • Be no closer than 50 feet from any structure or 15 feet if in an approved container. • Not be utilized for waste disposal purposes. • Use fuel consisting of only charcoal or seasoned dry firewood. • Be constantly attended until fire is extinguished. • Be accompanied with water for extinguishing purposes in portable fire extinguishers, buckets, barrels or garden hoses. • Be protected from spreading fire to foliage, ground cover, landscaping materials and trees. • Size of fire can be no larger than 3 feet wide by 3 feet high. • Winds not to exceed 8 mph. • The fire must cease and be extinguished, if any type of complaint is lodged to the Woodhaven Police and/or Fire Department about the open burning.

The Fire Department has staff on duty 24 hours per day and 7 days a week at Station I on Hall Rd., and Station 2 on Van Horn Rd. We’re always here to help, so feel free to stop in or call us at 734-675-4918 with your questions or concerns.


POLICE DEPT. FINANCE, TREASURER, AND ASSESSING The City Treasurer/Finance Director is responsible for the management and coordination of the activities of the Finance Department (i.e., Accounting Department, Assessors’ Office, Purchasing Department, Tax Collections and the Treasurer’s Office).

INFO PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION All parcels in the City of Woodhaven receive two tax bills per year: • A City "Summer” tax bill is mailed around July 1st, and is payable by August 31st without penalty. • A County "Winter” tax bill is mailed around December 1st, and is payable February 14th without penalty.

If you do not receive a Summer bill by July 15th, or a Winter bill by December 15th, and do not have an escrow account, please call the office at the number above and we will mail the bill to you. Tax information can also be accessed at bsaonline.com If you elect to pay your property taxes through an escrow account, your tax bill will be sent directly to your mortgage company. If you receive your tax bill in error, please forward it to your escrow agent. For billing accuracy, it is important that you inform the City of Woodhaven of changes that may affect your tax billing status. Some examples of these changes include: • Principal residence information • Transfer of ownership

PENALTIES FOR LATE TAX PAYMENTS Penalties are assessed immediately after the due date at the following rates:

STREET SWEEPING Street sweeping will be suspended during the winter months. Your street is typically cleaned the day after your trash day. This schedule will remain the same and will resume again in the spring. • Summer Tax Bill: Beginning September 1st, a 3% penalty will be added to the unpaid School and County portion along

with a 4% penalty added to any unpaid City portion. • Winter Tax Bill: Beginning February 15th, a 3% penalty will be added to the unpaid County portion.

DELINQUENT TAXES You can pay your property taxes to our office from July through February. Any taxes that remain unpaid after February 28 must be paid at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office. Contact their office at 313-224-5990, or by visiting their website at pta.waynecounty.com, for payment arrangements.

PAYMENT OPTIONS All City of Woodhaven invoices can be paid by mail or in person at the Treasurer’s office, located at 21869 West Rd., Woodhaven, MI 48183. Payment may also be left in our dropbox, located outside City Hall next to the mail boxes. If using the drop box, please place your payment (no cash) in an envelope or attach the bill and check together. Payments placed in the drop box after City Hall has closed are considered on-time, and will not be charged penalties or interest, as long as the due date has not already passed. Postmarked envelopes will be considered as proof of timely payment. Payment can also be made by credit/debit card or by electronic check by going online. To pay online, visit bsaonline.com and follow the prompts. There’s a convenience fee for payments made by credit/debit card, or e-check. If you wish to arrange to pay your Water bill by Automatic Payment, please contact our Water Department at 734-675-4908.

The Woodhaven Police Department shall establish and maintain a safe, friendly environment conducive to business and family life, through the delivery of superior police service and community involvement.

NEWS The Woodhaven Police Department serves the citizens of Woodhaven and the State of Michigan by providing safe streets and safe neighborhoods through excellence at policing and the development of a partnership in the community.

TOYS FOR TOTS The Woodhaven Police Department is an official drop-off/collection point for the TOYS FOR TOTS program Sponsored by the United States Marine Corps (November 1 - December 10, 2021).

HOLIDAY CRIME PREVENTION TIPS With the Holiday season approaching, here are some suggestions from our Detective Bureau to ensure a safer shopping experience. • Avoid leaving valuables in plain sight in your vehicle: purses, phones, wallets, packages. Lock the items in your trunk. • Avoid leaving purses, wallets or phones in a shopping cart unattended. • Avoid leaving packages on your porch after delivery, make arrangements with neighbors to pick up upon delivery or have the item shipped to your workplace or family member to accept. • Be aware of your surroundings. If you see suspicious activity, notify the police, security or appropriate store personal.

Beginning November 26, 2021, Uniformed Officers will be conducting frequent Holiday Patrols in and around the Businesses.

SHOP WITH A HERO Every December this event provides a holiday shopping opportunity to children in need. With generous support from local businesses and proceeds from our Woodhaven Police Charities, children’s holiday wishes are fulfilled thanks to Police Officers, Reserve Officers, Firefighters and City employees, who accompany them.

SNOW EMERGENCY An accumulation of 3 inches or more, a SNOW EMERGENCY can be declared by city officials. The snow emergency will remain in effect and is self-cancelling

in 24 hours unless extended. (Notices will be posted via Facebook, city webpage and Nixle). Any vehicles left parked on city streets, unmoved during the snow emergency can be ticketed or towed. (Refer to City ordinances 94-71 through 78). Snow and ice removed from driveways and sidewalks should not be deposited on city streets, as it impedes the safe flow of vehicle traffic. Reminder to be extra cautious when driving in and around School Zones, Bus Stops and residential areas, especially during inclement weather.

NIXLE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM The Nixle notification system now in use for advisories from the City Emergency services on your smart cell phones. To sign up for Nixle Emergency notifications visit Nixle.com or sign up with your mobile device and receive text messaging (standard messaging rates apply) by sending a text with 48183 in the message body to 888777.

HANDGUN PERMITS Handgun Permits are by appointment only, contact the administrative assistant.

OFFICE INFO The Police Department front desk is open & staffed 24 hours a day, all year. Records can be requested: In person from 8:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) form must be completed or via email to pdadmin@woodhavenmi.org If you see something, say something!!! Don’t wait for trouble to happen. If you suspect trouble in your area, call the Police and we will make sure everything is OK. Officers may need further information like- description of subjects/vehicle, where they are/what are they doing and their direction of travel. Are weapons involved like knives, guns (pistol/rifle)? Please be as descriptive as possible for the safety of our officers and citizens.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR WOODHAVEN FRIENDS LOST TO COVID-19 THE ACHE IN OUR HEARTS CANNOT WASH AWAY WITH THE RAIN, BUT JOY AND INSPIRATION ARE RENEWED WITH EVERY DROP OF YOUR MEMORY

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Woodhaven Parks and Rec. has lots of fun events for you and your family

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B 10 Giving Back Animal Resource Funding Foundation is helping countless pets get the care they need

B14 TrueSleep Local mattress store offers the tools for a better night’s sleep

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B16 Our Schools The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District shares urgent news and information - plus upcoming sports schedules

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Woodhaven VIEW

People, ideas, innovations, and the successes and failures that bind us together as a community.

Guardian Car Care You can trust your car to any one of the Guardian Car Care technicians including Thomas and Tyler Windhurst, Brian Kuderik, and owner Michael Powers EDIT NICHE BRISLANE

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IN TODAY’S WORLD, finding what you need is difficult, and many businesses are struggling to provide basic services. Fortunately, this isn’t something the Woodhaven community needs to worry about when having their vehicle serviced at Guardian Car Care. Guardian Car Care has been servicing Woodhaven and the surrounding community for 37 years – with decades of practice and skills to round out their well-oiled team. You can trust your car to any one of the auto technicians including Thomas and Tyler Windhurst, Brian Kuderik, and owner Michael Powers, who purchased the business from the family that owned it since the early 80s. Guardian has made a name for themselves by providing high-quality, consistent, and trustworthy auto repair. Senior discounts, regular deals like their generous $25 brake special, free estimates, warranties and guarantees on parts or labor, competitive pricing, are just some of the features that sets Guardian Car Care apart from the competition.

SERVICES If your car is giving any warning signs like excessive noise, low miles-per-gallon, or bad fumes, then you may need a muffler replacement and exhaust repair. Stop in for a full diagnostic to pinpoint any issues and get advice from the experts to help you prioritize. Need something special? No worries because Mike and his guys do frequent custom exhaust jobs.

Worried about your stopping power this winter? Most manuals recommend getting your brakes checked between 5,000 and 7,000 miles or every 4-6 months. With options such as anti-lock diagnostics, chemical brake fluid service and lifetime warranties on brake pads and shoes; you can be sure that complete brake service and repairs is available as a specialty with Guardian Car Care. Michigan roads are notorious for potholes and other hard impact roadways. Does your car pull in a particular direction? Have difficulty steering? Uneven wear and tear on tires, or other subtle signs that you may be due for alignment and maintenance? Guardian offers excellent options to make sure you’re staying in the right lane with ease. With all of these skills and services, what else sets Guardian apart? Their commitment to their local community. “There’s an oil shop next door. So, by offering services that compliment theirs instead of directly competing, it allows us to watch our neighbors succeed and focus on maintaining our quality services," explains Mike. “It’s the right thing to do for us, and for the community.”

Guardian Car Care is located at 18720 West Rd., Woodhaven. To make an appointment please call 734-676-3227 or visit their their website at guardianwoodhaven.com Winter/Spring 2021-22

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Animal Resource Funding Foundation ARFF is helping countless pets get the care they require for vet bills, shelter supplies, and getting into forever homes EDIT NICHE BRISLANE PHOTOS JANE FIJAL

AS PET OWNERS, we do our best to care for our beloved furry companions. From toys and treats to regular vet trips and unexpected emergencies, our pets depend on us to keep them happy, healthy, and safe. For so many homeless pets, a life of uncertainty exists not knowing where their next meal will be or if they’ll have somewhere warm to sleep. While rescues, shelters, and organizations do the most they can by providing services that span needs such as beds, blankets, basic vet visits, adoption funding, transportation, and everything in between; funding remains the number one need among them all.

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“The staff at Woodhaven Animal Hospital never lose hope and are determined to do everything they can for every animal they treat. We all work together with a passion and common goal to help animals in need.” – ARFF President, Woodhaven Mayor and Chiropractic Veterinarian Patricia Odette


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WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS

Dr. Lucretia Greear DVM, CVA, and her team at Woodhaven Animal Hospital work closely with ARFF, sharing their passions and skills to help get pets healthy for adoption.

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We are taking the highest precautions to make sure that all of our guests and staff are safe. We disinfect all cars before and after we are done working on them. And we only allow six people at a time in the building.

For Wayne County, the Animal Resource Funding Foundation (ARFF) has a mission to help meet these needs. By fundraising, and outreaching to other organizations, shelters and rescues; ARFF is helping countless pets get the care they require for vet bills, shelter supplies, and getting into forever homes. A woman of distinction and dedication; Mayor, and ARFF president, Dr. Patricia Odette, stands at the head of the foundation since its inception five years ago and has aided the growth of ARFF to not just Wayne County

but nationwide via fundraising and outreaching with other organizations to supply help and resources. “The biggest issue in shelters and rescues is money; being able to get animals back up to health, spayed or neutered so they can be adopted. We raise money to help animals and get them into forever homes," says Dr. Odette. ARFF raises funds by hosting online auctions, events, and fundraisers, raising approximately $100,000 annually. Often matching other fundraisers dollar for dollar. All while offering an integrity-minded approach by maintaining transparency to the public for all of their financial fundraisings. “We’ve seen a drastic drop of euthanization in shelters due to our help getting them adoption-ready and going as far as sponsoring adoptions whenever we can,” says Dr. Odette. ARFF does more than just fundraising. They provide wheelchairs for dogs, visit shelters to donate goods such as beds, assist in hosting vaccination, spay, and neuter clinics.

More information and heartwarming success stories can be found on the Animal Resource Funding Foundation website arffnow.com, or Facebook page facebook.com/arffmichigan

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About TrueSleep Mattress Store EDIT NICHE BRISLANE

“EXERCISE, DIET AND SLEEP are the tripod of health, without one the whole thing comes crashing down,” says Jesse Murphy, manager of TrueSleep Mattress Store - Woodhaven. With today’s sedentary lifestyles, working from home and the obvious pandemic threat, Americans are more concerned about their health and comfort than ever. So, what’s a good

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night’s sleep worth to you? Isn’t it about time you got something cleaner, more optimal, and uniquely curated to your body to boost both your mental and physical health? Luckily residents of Woodhaven won’t have to travel far to find the best tools for a better night’s sleep at TrueSleep Mattress Store’s new location. With a small team of sleep experts

With rigorous training regimens and body-abusive games, the Michigan State University football’s offensive line depends on restful sleep.That’s why the team trusted TrueSleep Mattress to professionally fit them with pillows, mattresses, and sheets, all chosen with the individual player’s needs in mind. “A big part of being successful in football and any other sport is rest and recovery, the BluSleep mattress and pillow from TrueSleep has helped me with both of those in a tremendous way! It has allowed me to fall asleep faster to maximize sleep time and has helped me feel fresh and energized in the morning!" For more info please call the True Sleep Mattress Store at 734-304-4019 or visit sandmanbed.com


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boasting over 20 years of experience, you’ll experience custom-tailored options to suit your needs. Focusing on carrying a great selection of all-natural materials in brands you trust, all manufactured in the USA with quality and safety as top priorities. TrueSleep’s experts will guide you through every step to find the right system in a consultation using custom diagnostics to help assess your physical support needs based on physiological changes that only happen during sleep. After that you can be sure no small detail is missed, such as your pillow, which accounts for over a quarter of your overall support. Insulin management: Sleep deprivation can affect how your body reacts to insulin causing glucose level to rise, which puts you at higher risk for diabetes. Imagine waking up well-rested, with no groggy, foggy struggle. It all starts with a good night’s sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, a lack of sleep or decline in restful sleep can cause a wide range of issues such as: “Obesity: Lack of sleep can increase ghrelin levels - which make you feel hungry, and decrease leptin levels which make you feel full, meaning you are more likely to feel excessively hungry and overeat.Mental health: Depression or anxiety can become worse without restful sleep. Immunohealth: Not getting enough sleep can affect how the immune system responds to viruses.” - The Sleep Foundation If you’re ready for a good night’s sleep, you can visit the TrueSleep Mattress Store - Woodhaven.

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THE DESTINATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Woodhaven– Brownstown ABOUT

ALLACADEMIC LIST

The W-B School District athletes that made the Downriver League All-Academic team: GIRLS GOLF Gabriella Randazzo, Sophia Valchine, Emily Overton, Abigail Saco, Klaire Wilson, Ella Pappas, Raegan Wheaton, and Morgen Paquette BOYS SOCCER Nathen Crawford, Evan Smith, Jesus Alvarez, Nolan Smith, Dakota Klindt, Dominik Motes, Abdul Nawaz, Dominic Leonardi, Josue Gutierrez, Nicolas Smith, Conner Hale, Ashton Rodriguez, and Tomaz Konja

Out About Woodhaven High School celebrates Homecoming 2021

Woodhaven High School students celebrated homecoming with enthusiasm from September 27th through October 1st. For this year's spirit week, Warriors coordinated each day with a unique theme. Monday was Tropical Day, Tuesday Red, White & Blue Day, Wednesday Out of this World Day, Thursday Jersey Day, and keeping with the school's colors, Friday was Purple & White Day. To kick things off, Sophomores claimed the 2021 Powder Puff championship, and crowning of the Homecoming Court resulted in Aidan Kincaid as Homecoming King during the outdoor pep assembly and Klaire Schott as Homecoming Queen during half-time. Filling out the Court Prince

FOOTBALL Adam Kolodziejczyk, McKinley Musial, Donavan Illes, Dawson Terry, Nicolas Smith, Nicholas Phillips, Dominic Davis, Darien Nundley, Lukas Digna, Joshua Jasso, Fahad Munawar, Joshua Durocher, Ayden Baumgartner , Chris Banks, Ethan Czajkowski, Joshua Rozycki, Isaac Perez, Ashton Mahlman, Dwight Hart, Carter Hudson, Dorian Davis, Nathan Blaszczak, and Zachary Miller BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Carter Michling, Jeremy Romero, Connor Moran, Ethan Kaiser, Nathan Lundgren, Andrew Whitman, Justin Romero, Javier Caldwell, Lorenzo Gaglio, Ryan Bolduc, Jason Sax GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Delany Arthur, Brooke Berridge, Katie Dietrich, Simran Kaur, Suman Khosa, Khosa Kinnison, Payton Scheffler, Autumn Simms, and Briana Vojinov VOLLEYBALL Jenna Jenkins, Lucie Douglas, Olivia Ramirez, Lindsay Marlewitz, Ella Thomas, Alaina Craig, Alayna Mulraney, Abigail Weise, Kirsten Berceau, Olivia Rozycki, and Julia Downey All-Academics cont. on next page

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and Princesses were Nathan Blaszczak and Nicolle Rozner for the Junior class, Jesus Alvarez and Klaire Wilson for Sophomores, and Bryce White and Giada Muti for the Freshmen. The rest of the Senior Court consisted of Mary Dimilia, Emma Greathead, Sophia Lustig, Klaire Schott, Jamie Sullivan, Chris Banks, Nick Diaz, Sabit Islam, Aidan Kincaid, and George LaForce. Perhaps because this year felt like a relief after the stress of 2020, community participation was at an all time high with many Woodhaven alumni attending both the homecoming game and parade, of which WBSD School Nurse, Jennifer Woodworth, was Grand Marshall.

The school wasn't only fortunate in good weather with temperatures sitting in the low 70s, but the Warriors also saw a victory against Trenton High School racking up a 44-12 win. As this year felt like a "return to normal" for students, parents, and faculty, it was an overall win for the community. “We selected Nurse Woodworth as the Grand Marshall this year because we wanted to recognize her for all of the time and effort she has put into our district over the last 18 months. Her knowledge and expertise has helped guide us during this global pandemic.” – Matthew Czajkowski, WHS Principal

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THE DESTINATION FOR EXCELLENCE HOMECOMING WAS A GREAT “BACK TO NORMAL” EVENT FOR NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUT FOR THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

All-Academics cont. from previous pg.

BOYS TENNIS Jordan Bechtol, Zachary Owczarzak, Guiseppe Palazzolo, Reid Philabaum, John Martin, James Olbrich, and Murray Clark SWIMMING Jaya Meeks, Bethany Podlewski, Kendall Haverlock, Paige Adamisin, Natalia Perez, Brooklynn Horuczi, Brooke Lloyd, Gabriella Hoffee, Lindsey Arntson, Analiese Clinton, and Eva Filippi

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The Woodhaven varsity football team took first place in the Downriver League with a 7-1 record; varsity girls volleyball took first place with a 10-0 record; boys soccer took first place with an 8-0-2 record; and both boys and girls cross country teams took first place with 2021 being the second consecutive DL Championship for the boys, third for the girls. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District athletes that achieved DL All-League status: VOLLEYBALL Abby Weiss, Alayna Mulraney, and Brooke Hart BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Andrew Whitman, Ben Schott, Jeremy Romero, and Justin Romero GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Briana Vojinov, Katie Dietrich, Payton Scheffler, Brooke Berridge, Raelyn McLaughlin, and Delany Arthur GIRLS GOLF Abigail Saco and Emily Overton LEFT TO RIGHT: (ROW 1) Woodhaven and Trenton Football players; PHMS Out of the World Day; Senior Homecoming Court (girls). (ROW 2) Prince & Princess, Freshman Class; Parade celebration with Nurse Woodworth; Senior Homecoming Court (boys). (ROW 3) Sophmore Powder Puff Champs; Parade with Homecoming King; Students at Homecoming Celebration. (ROW 4) Prince & Princess, Sophmore Class; PHMS Red, White & Blue Day.

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BOYS TENNIS Santino Ciotti, Mike Budni, and Sabit Islam BOYS SOCCER Nico Smith, Reece Deon, Conor Hale, Dakota Klindt, and Nolan Smith

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TIME 4 PM 4:30 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM 4 PM

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Dec 18 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Feb 4 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 18

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Nov 20 Nov 26

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Nov 27

TUES WED FRI WED SAT WED FRI

Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 3 Dec 8 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 17

Detroit Country Day High School Allen Park Thanksgiving Trouney Cabrini High School Allen Park Thanksgiving Tourney Allen Park High School Cabrini High School Carlson High School Woodhaven HS / MS University Liggett MS Allen Park High School Trenton High School Edsel Ford HS ( Dearborn Unified ) University Liggett MS Roosevelt High School Riverview GR Tournament

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OPPONENT

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Nov 15 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 18

WED

Jan 5

WED

Jan 5

SAT WED

Jan 8 Jan 12

WED

Jan 12

WED

Jan 19

WED

Jan 19

SAT WED SAT

Jan 22 Jan 26 Feb 5

Season Starts Dave Melton Memorial Duals Riverview Tri-Meet Wayne County Championship Tournament Roosevelt High School ( Quad #1 ) Southgate Anderson ( Quad #1 ) Dave Elliot Invite Allen Park High School ( Quad #2 ) Carlson High School ( Quad #2 ) Lincoln Park High School ( Quad #3 ) Edsel Ford High School ( Quad #3 ) Saline Super Duals Trenton High School DL League Meet

Learning and Leading for Tomorrow

4 PM 5 PM

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TBA

AWAY HOME HOME HOME HOME AWAY AWAY

7:30 PM 5 PM 5 PM 5 PM 7:10 PM 7:40 PM TBA

TBA 5 PM 7 PM TBA TBA TBA TBA 7:45 PM TBA TBA TBA 5 PM 5 PM 7:40 PM 5 PM

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9:30 AM 5 PM

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9 AM 5 PM

HOME

6:30 PM

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8 AM 5 PM

AWAY

6:30 PM

AWAY

5 PM

AWAY

6:30 PM

AWAY AWAY HOME

9 AM 5 PM TBA

LOCATION

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SWIMMING BOYS VARSITY DAY/ DATE

OPPONENT

TUES

Dec 14

THURS THURS THURS WED THURS FRI

Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Feb 23 Mar 3 Mar 11

SAT

Mar 12

THURS THURS THURS THURS THURS

Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 15 Feb 24

Tri Meet (Cabrini and Riverview) Cabrini High School Riverview High School Woodhaven High School Erie Mason Lincoln Park High School Carlson High School DL Dive Prelims at Trenton MHSAA Diving Regionals MHSAA State Meet Prelims ( at Oakland University ) MHSAA State Meet Finals ( at Oakland University ) Edsel Ford High School Roosevelt High School Allen Park High School Trenton High School League Meet ( at Trenton High School )

TIME

AWAY HOME

AWAY HOME HOME AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY HOME AWAY HOME

WRESTLING BOYS VARSITY

ICE HOCKEY BOYS VARSITY DAY/ DATE

Riverview GR Tournament Woodhaven Tournament Woodhaven Tournament Traverse City Showcase Traverse City Showcase SMCC Tournament SMCC Tournament Allen Park High School Chelsea Showcase Chelsea Showcase Chelsea Showcase Southgate Anderson H.S. Gabriel Richard Catholic H.S. Grosse Ile HS / MS Roosevelt High School

HOME

6 PM

HOME HOME AWAY AWAY AWAY AWAY

6 PM 6 PM 6 PM TBA TBA TBA

AWAY

TBA

HOME HOME AWAY AWAY AWAY

6 PM 6 PM 6 PM 6 PM TBA

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