October 5: Photo Walk | Stage Nature Center | 8-10 am | All Ages | TNS Photo Club volunteers will lead guided hikes through the SNC. Meet in the parking lot by 8am and bring your camera. Dress for the weather. TNS Member: Free | Non-Member: $2.
October 5: Bedazzled by Crystals | Library | 2-3 pm | Ages 8+ | Learn about Geodes (rocks) and how to grow crystals on different objects.
October 6: Annual Fire Department Open House | 1-4 pm | Stop by any of the six Troy Fire Stations to meet our Firefighters; Ladder truck rides, practice using a fire extinguisher, operate a working fire hose, try on the fire gear, ride in a Ladder Truck, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog. Firefighters will demonstrate vehicle extrications and help develop an escape plan for your home. For more information and specific activities, please visit troymi.gov/fire.
October 7 & 14: Fun with Friends Open Play Time | Library | 11 am-12 pm | Ages 0-5 | Enjoy toys, music, and friends. Children will learn and grow through interactive and parallel play, and fun with their caregivers. We provide the space and toys, you provide the fun. This unstructured event is meant for young children and their caregivers. No registration required.
October 7 & 21: Paws to Read with Reba | Library | 5-6 pm | Ages 4+ | Practice your reading skills with Reba, a Fox Red Labrador Retriever certified by U.S.A. Therapy Dogs, Inc. She will never interrupt you or correct you – she just listens. Reading slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of each dog’s arrival.
October 8: KYND Reads! Book Discussion of On Beauty by Zadie Smith | Community Center | 7-8:30 pm | Adults | On Beauty is the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars—on both sides of the Atlantic—serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.
October 15, 29: Paws to Read with Buddy | Library | 5-6 pm | Ages 4+ | Buddy loves kids and a good story! Take a few minutes to stop by and practice your reading skills with Buddy, a Goldendoodle certified by Alliance of Therapy Dogs and a Good Canine Citizen (AKC). Reading slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of each dog’s arrival.
City of Troy Community Affairs Dept: 248.524.1147
Troy Public Library: 248.524.3538 | Troy Community Center: 248.524.3484
Stage Nature Center: 248.688.9703 | Troy Historic Village: 248.524.3570