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 FAMILY & ALL AGES / VARIETY

In order to minimize the potential exposure of our residents, staff, and building to COVID-19, the Auburn Hills Community Center will be canceling the following beginning March 12th until the end of the month:

 

  • All city sponsored programs, events, and large group gatherings will be cancelled.
  • That includes sports, open gym, fitness classes, fitness center, team programs, adult and youth programs.


 FITNESS IN THE PARK
Join two of our Community Center Instructors for a fun, free, fitness event in the park brought to you by America Let’s Exercise! Bring a yoga mat and a water with you and dress for the weather! All ages are welcome! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for this event.
Location: Knight Amphitheater at Riverside Park
Fee: Free
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020    #214017
Time: 10:00am-11:00am Yoga with Lisa Calice
11:00am-11:30am Zumba with Candace Hayden 

CROSS TRAINING WITH FOREVER FIT (Ages 13+)
Ready to spice up your workout routine? Cross training involves a set of exercises that mixes cardio, aerobic, strength training, and flexibility for a total body workout. Class includes certified instructor and live DJ each week!
Location: Community Center Back Patio/Gym
Fee: $50 Resident / $60 Regular (8 sessions)
Drop In: $10.00
Time: 10:15AM – 11:15AM

SPRING
Date: Saturday, 5/2/20 – 6/27/20 (No 5/23)    #334740A

SUMMER
Date: Saturday, 7/11/20 – 8/29/20    #334740B

JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP (Ages 14+)
Learn traditional Toyama Ryu Iaido swordsmanship taught by Rick Brady Sensei. Classes focus on martial arts principles, self-discipline, balance and control.
Location: Community Center Studio
Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM    #223500
Fee: $40.00 Resident / $50.00 Regular (10 sessions)
Date: Thursdays, 4/2/20 – 6/4/20

Time: 7:30PM-8:30PM    #314016
Fee: $36.00 Resident / $45.00 Regular (9 sessions)
Date: Thursdays, 6/18/20 – 8/13/20

FITNESS ROOM
Auburn Hills residents can work out in the fitness room for free! Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8AM- 8:30PM and Saturday, 9AM- 8:30PM. The Fitness Room includes treadmills, elliptical machines, a multi-station strength machine, stationary bike and more. Showers and lockers are available-please bring your own lock. Children 12 and under are not allowed in the Fitness Room. 13 - 17 year olds must be signed up for the Teen Fitness Program to participate. Corporate Fitness Card available for those who work in Auburn Hills for $100 annually.

GYMNASIUM ACTIVITIES
Stop by the Community Center to participate in the following gym activities: Court Games (badminton, basketball, volleyball), Pickleball 55+, Pickleball 16+, Open Walking, and Basketball. Schedules are available online and at the Community Center. The cost is free to residents and $5 per regular guest. 2 guest limit per resident, per visit for basketball. Check in required at the front desk.

OUTDOOR BADMINTON/VOLLEYBALL
Starting June 1st; one net set up out back of the Community Center as long as the turf is not too wet. You can check out a volleyball or badminton equipment at the front desk if you do not have your own using your Community Center Card.

TABLE TENNIS
Stop by the front desk to sign in and sign out the equipment.
Fee: FREE Resident / $5 Regular

SPRING Date: 4/2/20 – 5/30/20
Time: Thursdays, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Fridays, 2:00PM - 5:30PM
Saturdays, 2:00PM - 6:00PM

SUMMER Date: 6/4/20 – 8/29/20
Time: Saturdays, 2:00PM - 6:00PM

PICKLEBALL
SPRING  4/1/20 – 5/27/20
Three indoor courts available for play. Players must sign in at the front desk before entering the gym. Regular gym fees apply. Bring your own equipment or use ours.
Time: Wednesday nights, see the gym schedule for details

SUMMER Beginning 6/1/20 pickleball will be available outside on the public courts.

CPR / FIRST AID COURSES (Ages 14+)
Learn valuable life-saving skills that you could use to help a friend or family member by taking a CPR or First Aid course taught by an instructor from the Auburn Hills Fire Department. Courses are three hours in length and include American Heart Association certification card. Limited to 10 participants/must have minimum of 5 to run class.
Location: Auburn Hills Public Safety
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Fee: $25.00 Resident / $40.00 Regular
Dates: Saturday, 4/4/20 – Basic First Aid   #233280
Saturday, 5/2/20 – Adult/Child CPR   #233260
Saturday, 6/6/20 – Basic First Aid   #333280
Saturday, 8/1/20 – Adult/Child CPR   #333260


OUTDOOR EDUCATION & NATURE PROGRAMS

CAMPING AT HAWK WOODS
Now is the time to plan your camping trip at Hawk Woods! Enjoy six beautiful log cabins with overnight accommodations for 40 guests. Nothing can beat a peaceful walk in the woods or a time resting by the pond on an evening sunset. Campfires late into the starlit night bring lifelong memories. Call today for availability. Cabins that Sleep 6 per night - $40 Resident / $50 Regular Cabin that sleeps 10 per night - $60 Resident / $80 Regular Deposit - $50

SUMMER NATURE CAMP (Ages 6-12)
Exploration, discovery, and delight await your camper at Hawk Woods Nature Center’s new Summer Nature Camp! Summer Nature Camp programs are designed by our Naturalist and nature center staff who bring the knowledge of science and nature to every adventure! Activities throughout the week will include environmental science, games, songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. For ages 6 (completed Kindergarten) – 12. Campers should bring a snack and a water bottle each day.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Fee: $30 Resident/$77 Regular
Date: Monday 8/24/20 – Friday 8/28/20 #316675
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

LITTLE HIKERS (Ages 0-6)
This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around them. Up to age 6 with adult.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Pavilion
Fee: Free
Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Date: Thursday, 4/2/20    #234011A
Friday, 5/1/20    #234011B
Friday, 6/5/20    #334011A
Friday, 7/10/20    #334011B 
Friday, 8/7/20    #334011C


SCOUTING
Hawk Woods Nature Center schedules Public Scout Badge Adventures in order to encourage many scouts to come together to achieve their badges. Programs are pre-planned by our Nature Center Instructors. These events are geared towards individual scouts or small groups. Large groups and/or different badge adventures can be accommodated by booking a private adventure. Contact the community center for more information.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Pavillion
Single Sessions: Fee: $8 Resident / $10 Regular no charge for leaders/adults

Sunday, 4/19/20  - Scouts Bird Study 1:00PM-3:00PM   #214171A
Tuesday, 4/21/20  - Scout Nature 6:00PM-8:00PM   #214171B
Friday, 4/24/20 - Cubs & Weeblos – Forestry 6:00PM-8:00PM   #214171C
Wednesday, 5/6/20 Cubs & Weeblos – Outdoor Hike 6:00PM-8:00PM   #214171D
Wednesday, 6/10/20 Scouts – Environmental Science I 6:00PM-8:00PM   #314171E
Wednesday, 7/15/20 Cubs & Weeblos – Nature Hike 6:00PM-8:00PM   #314171B

Double Sessions: Fee: $16 Resident / $20 Regular
Wednesday, 6/10/20 & 8/12/20 Scouts – Environmental Science I&II 6:00PM-8:00PM   #314171A

NATURE STORY TIME (Ages 0-6)
Come listen to a story and have fun with nature! The activity will include a story and a craft, time outdoors and/or other age-appropriate activities. Nature Story Time will be held at the Community Center in April and May, and at the Hawk Woods Lodge in June, July, and August. For children up to age 6.
Time: 9:30AM – 10:15AM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular

Location: Community Center Carriage Room
Thursday, 4/16/20 - This is the Nest that Robin Built    #234012A
Saturday, 4/25/20 - Give Bees a Chance    #234012B
Wednesday, 5/20/20 - Eliza and the Dragonfly    #234012C
Saturday, 5/30/20 - Little Owl’s Night    #234012D

Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Wednesday, 6/17/20 - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt    #334012A
Saturday, 6/20/20 - Snakes!    #334012B
Friday, 7/17/20 - I’m Trying to Love Spiders    #334012C
Saturday, 7/25/20 - Under One Rock    #334012D
Wednesday, 8/19/20 - The Busy Tree   #334012E
Saturday, 8/22/20 - The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle    #334012F

GEOCACHING SERIES CHALLENGE
Complete our Geocaching Series Challenge and stop by the community center for a special prize! Call for more information about how to complete the challenge!


EARTH WEEK SERVICE PROJECT
Join us in service at Hawk Woods Nature Center. All activities are hands-on outdoor activities and will help us improve the park environment. Great for groups, families, and individuals.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Cabin 5
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Fee: Free
Date: Saturday, 4/18/20    #214013

HAWK WOODS HEROES RECEPTION AND BONFIRE
Anyone who is interested in volunteering, or supporting Hawk Woods Nature Center is invited to come to this casual gathering and bonfire. Rick McAvinchey from The Land Steward, LLC will be in attendance as a special guest for the evening.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Cabin 5
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Fee: Free
Date: Wednesday, 4/22/20   #214014

BEE KEEPER OPEN FORUM
Karen Doyle, our Hawk Woods Beekeeper, will be onsite to answer all your questions about bees and bee keeping, including an opportunity to tour the beehives at Hawk Woods. Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Cabin 5 Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Fee: Free Date: Saturday 4/25/20 #214015

MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT (Ages 5-10)
Get the kids ready for Mother’s Day! Kids will make a craft for mom, be ready to get a little messy!
Location: Community Center Makers Studio
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Wednesday, 4/29/20    #223662

FLYING WILD (Ages 5-10)
Learn about birds and migration patterns.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Pavilion
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Saturday, 5/16/20    #233330

RAINY DAYS AND RAINBOWS (Ages 5-10)
Rain sometimes brings rainbows and we will be learning about both! Learn about the science of rainbows and make a fun rainbow craft.
Location: Community Center Makers Studio
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Monday, 5/11/20    #214008

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE (Ages 5-10)
Celebrate the longest days of the year through sunflower fun! Learn all about sunflowers and sunflower seeds through activities, science, and a snack! Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge Time: 10:00Am – 11:00AM Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular Date: Tuesday, 6/16/20 #314009

CAMPING OPEN HOUSE & BONFIRE
Hawk Woods staff will be hosting an open house at our cabins to teach the basics of camping and campfires. All Ages Welcome.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Cabin 5
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Monday, 6/22/20    #314010

ENGINEERING A BIRD’S NEST (Ages 5-10)
Have you ever wondered how birds build their nests? Learn what materials birds use to build their nests, then engineer your own!
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Saturday, 7/11/20    #314011

GREEN LIVING SCIENCE
In this presentation from Green Living Science, families will engage in a fun program to learn about recycling! Families will participate in activities that incorporate science and learn how to create a more sustainable society. The first 18 families to sign up will receive a free 18 gallon recycling bin! All ages welcome.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Fee: Free
Date: Wednesday, 7/22/20    #314012

ORIENTATION TO FIELD TRIPS AND CAMPING FOR TEACHERS
Geared towards elementary teachers, our Hawk Woods staff will guide you through an orientation of opportunities school groups have for field trips, camping, and in-school outdoor education activities. Grant funding for Wheels to Woods will be discussed.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Fee: Free
Date: Wednesday, 7/29/20    #314013

PICK YOUR POISON: LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION
REPCO will be presenting this program to people who want to learn all about poisonous and venomous animals! Live animals will be part of the presentation, including some non-poisonous and non-venomous animals that we will be able to touch! All ages welcome.
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Fee: Free
Date: Tuesday, 8/11/20    #314014

WOODLAND FAIRY FUN (Ages 5-10)
Take a magical adventure through the woods! We will build a woodland fairy habitat and make our own fairy wands!
Location: Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Fee: Free Resident / $3 Regular
Date: Saturday, 8/15/20    #314015