City of Troy Calendar of Events.

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There's a lot going on in Troy. And we want to keep you informed on all of it. The events and announcements in this calendar are provided to you monthly from City Departments and community organizations throughout our city.

Please note that dates and times of these events are subject to change without notice, so use the contact number to obtain more information about a particular event listed. If you have any questions, please call the Community Affairs Department at 248.524.1147.

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Week of January 15, 2017
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1/15/2017 2:00 PM STEAM Lab: Creation Station
January 15: STEAM Lab: Creation Station, Library, 2-3:30pm. Experience S.T.E.A.M. Lab through interactive, exploratory play that is as educational as it is fun.  FREE. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Call 248.524.3541 to register.
 
 

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1/16/2017 12:00 AM MLK Jr. Day Special
January 16: MLK Jr. Day Special, Community Center, all day. Special $5 daily rate for residents and non-residents.
 
 

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1/16/2017 12:00 AM NO TRASH DELAY TODAY
 
 

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1/16/2017 8:30 AM Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Freedom 2017
January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Freedom 2017, Athens High School, 8:30-10:30 am. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored through community service projects including a Blood Drive.  No registration. All ages. FREE.
 
 

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1/16/2017 7:00 PM Preschool Story Time
January 9, 16, 23, 30: Preschool Story Time, Library, 7-7:45pm. Stories, songs and rhymes for preschoolers as independent listeners. Ages 3-5. FREE.
 
 

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1/16/2017 7:00 PM Remembering the Civil Rights Movement with Those Who Were There
January 16: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement with Those Who Were There, Library, 7-8:30pm. Join us for a panel discussion about personal experiences from the Civil Rights Movement. Registration required: troypl.org/calendar or call 248.524.3534.
 
 

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1/17/2017 10:00 AM Homeschool Happenings: Winter Tales, Winter Songs
January 17: Homeschool Happenings: Winter Tales, Winter Songs, Historic Village, 10-11:30am. Visit the Log Cabin and learn how people like Laura Ingalls Wilder and Robert Frost lived through winter 200 years ago. Enjoy songs and soup by the fire. Dress for the weather. Ages 5-13. Register in advance. $6 per person, or $5 per person for groups of 4 or more.
 
 

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1/17/2017 10:15 AM Lapsit Story Time
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Lapsit Story Time, Library, 10:15am & 11:15am. Stories, rhymes and songs for young children to reinforce language development and print awareness for ages 12-23 months and their parents and/or caregivers. FREE.
 
 

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1/17/2017 11:15 AM Lapsit Story Time
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Lapsit Story Time, Library, 10:15am & 11:15am. Stories, rhymes and songs for young children to reinforce language development and print awareness for ages 12-23 months and their parents and/or caregivers. FREE.
 
 

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1/17/2017 5:30 PM Sink or Float: Learn Your Stroke
January 17: Sink or Float: Learn Your Stroke, Community Center, 5:30-6:30pm. Open swim clinic, FREE with general admission. Get tips and coaching from the Neptune Aquatic Club based out of Clawson, MI. This team spends hours in the water every week perfecting their stroke, let them teach you!
 
 

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1/17/2017 7:00 PM Pajama Family Story Time
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Pajama Family Story Time, Library, 7-7:30pm. Ages 2+ and their parents, caregivers and/or family. FREE.
 
 

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1/17/2017 7:00 PM Wildlife Rehabilitating Facts
January 17: Wildlife Rehabilitating Facts, Stage Nature Center, 7-8:30pm. Have you ever found an injured wild animal and wished you could help? Should you try to take care of the animal on your own? Join DNR licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Holly Hadac to learn about wildlife rehabilitating. Age: Adult. FREE.
 
 

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1/17/2017 7:30 PM Zoning Board of Appeals - CANCELLED

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1/18/2017 7:30 AM DDA Meeting
 
 

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1/18/2017 10:15 AM Toddler Story Time
January 4, 11, 18, 25:  Toddler Story Time, Library, 10:15am and 11:15am. Stories, rhymes and songs for young children ages 24-35 months and their parents and/or caregivers. FREE.
 
 

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1/18/2017 11:15 AM Toddler Story Time
January 4, 11, 18, 25:  Toddler Story Time, Library, 10:15am and 11:15am. Stories, rhymes and songs for young children ages 24-35 months and their parents and/or caregivers. FREE.
 
 

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1/18/2017 6:00 PM Teen Writer's Club
January 4, 11, 18, 25: Teen Writer’s Club, Library, 6-7:30 pm. If you’re interested in writing, this is the club for you! Participate in fun writing activities, share your work, and talk about writing with other teens. Snacks are provided and all teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.
 
 

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1/18/2017 6:00 PM Books & Brews, Adult Book Discussion Group
January 18: Books & Brews, Adult Book Discussion Group, Joe Kool’s, 6 pm. Book titles to be determined. (Meets every third Wednesday of the month at Joe Kool’s at 6 pm). FREE.
 
 

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1/18/2017 7:00 PM As a Matter of Fact… Non-Fiction: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria
January 18: As a Matter of Fact… Non-Fiction: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria, Library, 7-8:30pm. Join our non-fiction book group as we seek to establish communities of conversation surrounding our book selections. We wish to explore works that explain our culture; that illuminate, inspire, provoke, and entertain. (Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm). FREE.
 
 

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1/18/2017 7:30 PM TRAFFIC COMMITTEE

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1/19/2017 10:30 AM Preschool Story Time
January 5, 12, 19, 26: Preschool Story Time, Library, 10:30-11:30am Stories, songs and rhymes for preschoolers as independent listeners. Ages 3-5. FREE.
 
 

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1/19/2017 1:00 PM Friends of Troy Seniors
The Friends of Troy Seniors will meet on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm in the Troy Community Center.
 
 

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1/19/2017 5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
January 5, 19: Teen Advisory Board (TAB), Library, 5-6  pm. Teens, come join the Teen Advisory Board.  Board members will have an exclusive opportunity to plan events and programs, suggest improvements to the Teen Department, and promote the Library throughout the community. Snacks are provided.
 
 

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1/19/2017 6:30 PM 2016 Preschool Expo
January 19: 2017 Preschool Expo, Troy Community Center (Room 304-305), 6:30-8:30 pm.  The City of Troy offers this event to benefit the community by providing a comprehensive forum for parents to help them determine the best daycare and preschool match for their family. Parents can speak to dozens of qualified childcare professionals that are located right in Troy and surrounding communities. FREE.
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
2017 Troy Preschool Expo Slated for January 19  
 
 
 
(TROY, MI) – Families seeking information about area preschools won’t want to miss the 2017 Troy Preschool Expo slated for Thursday, January 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Troy Community Center, Room 304-305.
 
The City of Troy is offering this event to benefit the community by providing a comprehensive forum to parents to help them determine the best daycare and preschool match for their family.
 
“Choosing childcare is too important to leave to a newspaper ad or website, which is why this event is the perfect opportunity for parents to meet with preschool providers and determine which is best for their child,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. “Parents can speak to dozens of qualified childcare professionals that are located right in their own city.”
 
More than 25 area licensed daycare and preschool providers from Troy and surrounding communities will be participating in the 2016 Preschool Expo. This event is free to attend. The Troy Community Center is located at 3179 Livernois. 
 

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1/19/2017 7:00 PM Stephen King “Goremet” Book Club, Adult Book Discussion Group
January 19: Stephen King “Goremet” Book Club, Adult Book Discussion Group, Library, 7pm. Reading Insomnia by Stephen King. (Meets third Thursday of every month at 7pm). FREE.
 
 

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1/19/2017 7:00 PM Bouncing Babies Story Time
January 5, 12, 19, 26: Bouncing Babies Story Time, Library, 7-7:30pm.  Action rhymes, bounces, songs, chants and book sharing for 0-12 month olds and their caregivers. Play time for all afterwards. FREE.
 
 

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1/19/2017 7:30 PM Evening of History: Tucker Talk
January 19: Evening of History: Tucker Talk, Historic Village, 7:30-8:30pm. Author Steve Lehto shares the little-known story of Preston Tucker, his auto company, and the revolutionary cars he built after WWII. Register in advance. Call 248.524.3570. Tickets $5 per person.
 
 

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1/20/2017 10:00 AM Knee-High Naturalists: Winter Sleepers
January 20: Knee-High Naturalists: Winter Sleepers, Nature Center, 10-11:30 am. Children, ages 2-4 with a parent/grandparent partner, can attend. Each session includes a nature story, hike, activities, craft and a snack. The adult partner is free. Fee: $12, TNS Member: $9.
 
 

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1/20/2017 7:00 PM African Children’s Choir free concert
Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Big Beaver United Methodist Church
3753 John R Road, Troy * 248.689.1932
*Free Concert*
 
The Internationally Acclaimed African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. Concerts are free and open to all. Donations will be accepted at the performance to support African Children’s Choir initiatives: education, care and development programs.
 
Music for Life (Choir’s parent organization) works in the African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs.
 
The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen Elizabeth II of England, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing with artists Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and others.
 
The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.
 

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1/21/2017 9:30 AM Scout It Out!: JR. G.S.-Animal Habitats
January 21: Scout It Out!: JR. G.S.-Animal Habitats, Nature Center, 9:30am-12pm. Come and complete your Animal Habitats badge or adventure! All requirements are met; however, the badge itself is not included. Register as an individual scout or troop. Please dress for the weather. Leaders or chaperones are free and need to remain with their scouts. Fee per Scout: $10.
 
 

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1/21/2017 10:00 AM Saturday Scouts and Scholars: Sleepers-Winter Survival
January 21: Saturday Scouts and Scholars: Sleepers-Winter Survival, Historic Village, 10am-12pm. Imagine living through a Michigan winter 180 years ago. Split firewood, feed a fire, seek animal tracks, and weave wool for a scarf. Dress for the weather. Ages 6-12. Call 248.524.3598 to register. Advance registration required. Kids: $8, Adults: $5.
 
 

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1/21/2017 10:15 AM Talk Time: English as a Second Language Group
January 7, 14, 21, 28: Talk Time: English as a Second Language Group, Library, 10:15 am-12 pm.  If English is your second language, come to Talk Time to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Registration required.
 
 

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1/22/2017 1:30 PM Teen Poetry Invitational
Teen Poetry Invitational

RESCHEDULED: Sunday, January 22, 1:30–6 pm, Troy Community Center, Teens 13–18,

Teens are invited to attend this all-day event of writing workshops and poetry performances. Whether you are competing in the slam or just attending the writing workshops, registration is required. 
All participants should arrive by 1:30 pm. Workshops will be held from 2-6 pm and the slam will run from 6-8 pm. Food will be provided to all teen participants.
Register Here
Want to attend the Poetry Slam as an audience member? Register here! Same day, 6–8 p.m.

 

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