Indoor Craft & Garage Sale
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Indoor Craft & Garage Sale

Come join us for our annual garage sale with a twist!  Not only will we be having our sale indoors so we can have it rain or shine, we will also be selling crafts!  All proceeds from the table sales will benefit the Howell Senior Center.  Concessions will be available for purchase.
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River

Garage Sale Cost: $15 for 12ft table
Craft Sale Cost: $10 for 8ft table or $5 for 3.5ft table
Cost: $1 admittance fee will be charged at the door.  All proceeds from this will benefit Gleaners Food Bank.
Call 517-546-0693 or visit the Bennett Recreation Center to register a table!

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15th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell 
Oct
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

15th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell 

Where the werewolves “Howell”, the monsters will mash; join us at the Legend of Sleepy Howell bash!  You won’t want to miss out on the trick-or-treating, the canine costume contest, and much more!  This spooktacular event has something for everyone to enjoy!
Site: Downtown Howell, MI
Cost: Free

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For more details on the Legend of Sleepy Howell, visit our website www.sleepyhowell.com.

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9th Annual Headless Horseman 5K/10K & Monster Mile 
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

9th Annual Headless Horseman 5K/10K & Monster Mile 

When tombs creak open and witches take flight, we’ll gather in the desolate dark of the night.  Come join in the revelry and do not dare to be late else woe misfortune shall be your fate.  The 9th Annual Headless Horsemen 5K & 10K will start in the bright lights of Downtown Howell and move its way to the ghostly shadows of the Lakeview Cemetery.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Monster Mile as well!  This race welcomes anyone & everyone!  Remember to wear your costume!  All early 5K/10K registrants will receive a race packet & long sleeve race shirt.  Deadline to register & be guaranteed a shirt is October 16th.  For more information please visit www.howellrecreation.org or call 517.579.2867.  

Site: Downtown Howell, Michigan

Monster Mile
SAT     10/28       7:00pm
Cost: $10 early / $15 after October 22nd
Click here to register
*Monster Mile Runner are not eligible for a race shirt.

Headless Horsemen 5K & 10K
SAT     10/28       7:30pm
Cost: $30 early / $35 after October 22nd
Click here to register

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Monster Splash
Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Monster Splash

  • Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Monster Splashin’ good time at the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center!  Come dressed in your costume for the pre-pool bash!  Take a stroll through our cupcake graveyard, visit the fortune teller, walk inside our kid-friendly haunted “sunken” ship, make a craft to take home, or win one of the many prizes!  Then, join us in the pool for a spooky themed swim with games and even more prizes!

Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $5/child (adults are free)

Click here to register SP000

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10th Annual Buck Pole
Nov
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

10th Annual Buck Pole

For those of you who bag a buck during the opening day of firearms season in Livingston County, the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, Marion Township, and Anything That Moves want to help you earn your bragging rights at the 10th Annual Buck Pole!  Share hunting stories, enjoy the bonfire, eat hearty food, and win great prizes at the BUCKet raffle!  For a $10 registration fee, you’ll be able to hang your deer and receive commemorative 10th Annual Buck Pole swag.  You don’t need to have the largest buck to enter the contest either as we’ll also be awarding prizes for the heaviest buck, highest scoring buck, highest scoring buck (woman), widest rack, most unique rack, and youngest hunter to bag a buck (18 & under only).

Site: Marion Twp. Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Rd.
Cost: $10/deer
*All deer must be scored by 8pm to be eligible for prizes.

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Rec the Halls
Dec
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Rec the Halls

Santa’s elves can hardly wait!  It’s a festive time to celebrate!  Please join us at our 4th Annual Rec the Halls event!  Help us decorate trees, make holiday crafts, ice skate with the family, & visit with Santa.  It’s sure to be a wonderful experience that you and your family won’t want to miss!  For more information please visit www.howellrecreation.org or call 517.579.2867.

Site: The Hive Youth Services Center, 214 N. Walnut St.
Cost: FREE
No registration is required for this event.

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Swim With Santa
Dec
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Swim With Santa

  • Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy this Aquatic Center tradition while taking a dip in the pool and sharing your wish list with Santa!  Have your photo taken with Santa and receive a holiday frame to display your memories.  Be sure to stop by our upstairs observation area.  It will be transformed into a winder wonderland with games and activities!  The price includes a 4x6 picture with Santa, a holiday frame, and a toy from Santa’s toy chest!  Ask about family pricing!

Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $6/person, $20 for a family of 4 (additional family members $3 each)
Click here to register (SP002)

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National Rubber Ducky Day
Jan
14
1:30pm 1:30pm

National Rubber Ducky Day

  • Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rubber Ducky, you’re the one!  Do you love rubber ducks?  Well grab your favorite ducky and head on over to the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center for a fun-filled event celebrating the day the Rubber Duck was invented!  Come swim with over 4000 rubber duckies in this quack-tacular event!  Also be sure to join us upstairs for some fun ducky-related activities and crafts!

Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $5/person, $18 for a family of 4 (additional family members $3 each)
Click here to register (SP003)

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Fall Purse & Jewelry Sale
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Fall Purse & Jewelry Sale

  • Bennett Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be sure to stop by The Howell Senior Center on September 28th-29th for our Fall Purse & Jewelry Sale!  All items are gently-used and priced at a fraction of what they’re worth.  All proceeds benefit the Howell Senior Center.  Who knows, you might even find your next favorite treasure!  
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
 

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Bistro 415 - Chili Chili Bang Bang
Sep
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bistro 415 - Chili Chili Bang Bang

 

Bistro 415 - Chili Chili Bang Bang

Have you ever tried to have your kids cook or serve you dinner?!  Join the Bistro 415 at the Bennett Recreation Center and you will have your chance to see it in action!  The Howell Teen Center will be preparing delicious meals throughout the year for the members of our lovely community.  All proceeds for this event go to help the Howell Teen Center in its mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for teens after school.  So come out and enjoy some tasty eats! 
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $5/person ($3/seniors 60+ & for kids 10 & under)

Click here to register (46004)

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9th Annual Doc May Memorial Melon Ride
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

9th Annual Doc May Memorial Melon Ride

Slow it down, and enjoy a 15-mile ride through historic neighborhoods, the McPherson Park Bike Path, Crosstown Trail, Howell City Park and Lake View Cemetery. This ride has become a Howell Melon Festival Tradition and is our way of celebrating the life of Doctor Pat May.  The ride ends back at the Livingston County Courthouse for the post-ride, Howell Melon and Ice Cream.

All registered riders will receive a route map, a commemorative t-shirt, and bike drawing ticket. The bike is donated, and may be redeemed for store credit at Hometown Bicycles.  You must register before Friday, August 11th to be guaranteed a shirt! 

Click here to register via RunSignUp
Click here to view the Course Map

Looking to explore the Howell Melon Festival after your ride? Drop off your bike behind the Festival Tent on State Street (next to the historic Livingston County Courthouse), and we'll watch your bike for FREE!  This Bike Valet is brought to you by Hometown Bicycles and is available on Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm. 

Site: Howell Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Howell, MI
Cost: $25 early/$30 after August 11th

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40th Annual Melon Run 5K/10K, Melon Roll, Tot Trot, & One Mile Fun Run
Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

40th Annual Melon Run 5K/10K, Melon Roll, Tot Trot, & One Mile Fun Run

Join the community tradition of the 40th Annual Howell Melon Run on August 18th.  This is one of the most scenic and beautiful run/walks through residential streets, historic Lakeview Cemetery, and Howell City Park.  The race starts and finishes in downtown Howell.  On-site registrations, post-race awards, and refreshments will all take place on State Street.  Bring the whole family to enjoy all the special events including the Melon Roll, 1/4 Mile Tot Trot, Mascot Dash, One Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K.  A security area will be provided for all runners during the race.  The course is certified by USA Track & Field. Runners who register after August 10th are not guaranteed a T-Shirt.

Click here to view the 1 Mile Course Map
Click here to view the 5K/10K Course Map

EVENT LIST

6pm - The Melon Roll (ages 2-5) - SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
6:15pm - The Tot Trot (ages 3-8) - Click here to register.  - FREE (limited registration)
6:30pm - The Mascot Dash - Click here for more information - $100/mascot ($25/school)
6:45pm - 1 Mile Fun Run - Click here to register - $10 early/$15 after August 13th
7:00pm - 40th Annual Melon Run 5K/10K - Click here to register - $30 early/$35 after August 13th

Early packet pickup is Thursday, August 17th from 4pm-8pm at The Hive Youth Services Center, 214 N. Walnut St.

On-site packet pickup begins at 5pm on State Street.

Site: Corner of State St. & Clinton St., Downtown Howell, MI

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Bistro 415 - Backyard BBQ Classic
Aug
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bistro 415 - Backyard BBQ Classic

Bistro 415 - Backyard BBQ Classic

Have you ever tried to have your kids cook or serve you dinner?!  Join the Bistro 415 at the Bennett Recreation Center and you will have your chance to see it in action!  The Howell Teen Center will be preparing delicious meals throughout the year for the members of our lovely community.  All proceeds for this event go to help the Howell Teen Center in its mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for teens after school.  So come out and enjoy some tasty eats! 
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $7/person or $25 for a family of 4.

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Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign across the United States that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.  Together, we are making that happen.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.  
Site: The Hive, 214 N. Walnut St.
Cost: FREE    

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Jul
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Treasures in the Sand

Treasures in the Sand (Ages 10 & Under)

The Howell City Beach is full of buried treasure!  Kids are invited to bring their toy shovels and dig through a mountain of sand for gold coins and exchange it for prizes.  The treasure hunt is broken up by age groups. This event is free and registration is not required. Bring your beach gear and enjoy a beautiful Michigan summer day on Thompson Lake.  Park entrance fee will be enforced.  There is no registration for this beach event.
Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.
Cost: Free

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Movies Under the Stars - The Secret Life of Pets
Jul
7
9:30pm 9:30pm

Movies Under the Stars - The Secret Life of Pets

Movies Under the Stars - The Secret Life of Pets

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority invites the community to enjoy FREE movies throughout the summer! Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic dinner, and most importantly, your friends and family!  All movies begin at dusk unless otherwise noted.  Join us in Howell City Park for a free presentation of The Secret Life of Pets.  This film is Rated PG.

Movie begins at dusk.
Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.
Cost: Free

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15th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim
Jul
2
8:00am 8:00am

15th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim

15th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim

The Howell Independence Aquathlon claims the longest annual event of its kind in Michigan.  The multi-sport event includes a 2K run, a 750m swim, and a final 2K run.  The course runs through Howell City Park and beautiful Lakeview Cemetery.  The swim portion utilizes Thompson Lake off the shores Howell City Park.  There is also an optional One-Mile Open Water Swim.  The all-inclusive price allows you to participate in both events, or your choice. Deadline to register for the Aquathlon and be guaranteed a T-Shirt is June 25th.

Register online via Runsignup.com.


Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.

Aquathlon: 10:00am
$30 early / $35 after June 25th at 11:59pm

1 Mile Open Water Swim: 9:00am
$30 early / $35 after June 25th at 11:59pm

Aquathlon & Open Water Bundle: 
$40 early / $45 after June 25th at 11:59pm

Check in Starts at 8:00am

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

Reduce, Reward, Recycle Can & Bottle Drive

The sun has been shining, the graduation parties are happening and those pesky cans and bottles just keep piling up.  Never fear the HIVE is here!  During the month of July we are going to help our community Reduce the amount of waste and help Recycle the cans and bottles for you.  What’s the Reward you ask? All the money collected will help fund our Teen Advisory Board’s youth conference they attend each year, after which, they return better leaders for our community.  

Cans can be dropped off Monday-Friday 7am-6pm.  
Pick up can be arranged with a 48 hour notice.
Site: The Hive, 214 N. Walnut St.

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Flip-N-Flop Fishing Tournament (Ages 2-15)
Jun
10
7:30am 7:30am

Flip-N-Flop Fishing Tournament (Ages 2-15)

Celebrate Michigan’s Free Fishing Day on the shores of Thompson Lake!  This catch-and-release, family-friendly event includes a pancake breakfast, fishing bait, and great prizes for kids 2-15 for the biggest fish caught that morning!  All fishing licenses will be waived for residents who would like to fish off of the beach and cemetery shores at Thompson Lake. The park admission fee will be waived if you enter before 10:00am.  Don’t forget your fishing pole!  T-shirts will be given to all registrants who sign up before June 1st.   Registrations will be taken in advance or on-site.  Pre-registration deadline for a t-shirt is June 1st.
Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.
Cost: $10 per child ($7 for tournament, $3 for breakfast) $3 for non-participant breakfast.
    
Breakfast - 7:30am    
Fishing - 8:00am-9:00am
Awards to follow.

Prizes provided by J & B Bait & Tackle!

Click here to register (36008)

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Movies Under the Stars - Marion Township Heritage Day Movie - Moana
Jun
9
9:30pm 9:30pm

Movies Under the Stars - Marion Township Heritage Day Movie - Moana

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Marion Township Heritage Day Movie - Moana
- Sponsored by 1st National Bank of Howell

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority invites the community to enjoy FREE movies throughout the summer! Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic dinner, and most importantly, your friends and family!  All movies begin at dusk unless otherwise noted.  We're excited to announce that we are bringing Movies Under the Stars to Marion Township's Heritage Day festival for a special presentation of Disney's Moana!  Come enjoy the Heritage Day festival and enjoy a FREE showing of the movie as well!

Movie begins at dusk.
Site: Marion Twp. Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Rd.
Cost: Free

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Movies Under the Stars - Star Wars: Rogue One
May
20
9:30pm 9:30pm

Movies Under the Stars - Star Wars: Rogue One

Drive-In Movie - Star Wars Rogue One

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority invites the community to enjoy FREE movies throughout the summer!  All movies begin at dusk unless otherwise noted.  We are kicking off the year with a special presentation of Star Wars Rogue One!  Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chairs, and some snacks and enjoy a FREE film on us!  This film is rated PG-13.

Announcement:

Due to the poor conditions of the field area, this movie is no longer a Drive-In.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.  We recommend you bring lawn chairs or blankets instead.

Movie begins at dusk.
The Hive Youth Services Center, 214 N. Walnut St.
Cost: Free

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May
4
to May 5

Spring Purse & Jewelry Sale

  • Bennett Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do a little bit of Spring cleaning and donate any used purses or jewelry to the Howell Senior Center!  The Howell Senior Center will be taking donations for this sale from March 1st-April 30th.  Donations may be dropped off at the Howell Senior Center during our regular office hours.  Then be sure to visit us May 4th-5th for our Spring Sale!  All proceeds go to benefit the Howell Senior Center.  Who knows, you might even find your next favorite treasure!

New this year!  We will be having a bake sale during the Purse & Jewelry Sale.  Come swing by and support the Howell Senior Center while enjoying tasty treats!

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: Free to come and shop
    
2 days, Thursday-Friday
May 4th-May 5th
10:00am-3:00pm

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World Tai Chi Day 2017
Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

World Tai Chi Day 2017

The Annual World Tai Chi Day aims to promote and educate the world about the benefits of practicing Tai Chi.  The relaxed, slow, graceful, balanced, and coordinated movements increase the flow of chi (energy) and reduce anxiety, depression, and pain.  This celebration is the perfect opportunity for practitioners of all skill levels to meet others and become more aware of the benefits of Tai Chi.  No pre-registration is required.
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River.
Cost: Free

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Bistro 415 - Brinner (It's Breakfast for Dinner)
Apr
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bistro 415 - Brinner (It's Breakfast for Dinner)

Have you ever tried to have your kids cook or serve you dinner?!  Join the Bistro 415 at the Bennett Recreation Center and you will have your chance to see it in action!  The Howell Teen Center will be preparing delicious meals throughout the year for the members of our lovely community.  All proceeds for this event go to help the Howell Teen Center in its mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for teens after school. So come out and enjoy some tasty eats! 

Menu:
Breakfast burrito bar
Biscuits and gravy
Pancakes
Waffles & ice cream!

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $7/person or $25 for a family of 4.

Click here to register (36001)

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Marshmallow Drop/Moon Glow
Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Marshmallow Drop/Moon Glow

Come to the most unique night-time springtime celebration in Livingston County for children ages 0-8.  This one-of-a-kind outdoor event begins with a fly-over by helicopter and a massive drop of thousands of soft, white marshmallows!  Then we’ll move on to a night-time easter egg hunt (please bring your own flashlight).  There will be no on-site registration for this event.  All registrations must be received by Thursday, April 13th at noon.
Site: Genoa Township Athletic Fields, 2911 Dorr Rd. (parking is at Bordine's Nursury, 6347 Grand River Ave).
Cost: $10

Click here for parking info, check-in info, and more!

Registration for this event is now closed.

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Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Dive in for some EGG-sational fun!  Forget the lawn, we’re hunting for eggs underwater!  Prizes will be awarded for finding the Easter Bunny’s lost Easter Eggs.  Some eggs will float for the little tykes while others will be sinkers for those needing a little extra challenge.  Children will be grouped together by age and will have their own special time to hunt.  Please bring a waterproof basket or egg holder and a towel.  US Coast Guard approved life jackets only.  For everyone’s safety, parents MUST accompany non-swimmers under 48” tall into the pool.  You must register in advance - on-site registration will not be available.
Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River
Cost: $6/person ($20 max per family of 4 - $3 per additional person)

Click here to register (36007)

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Indoor Garage Sale
Mar
19
9:00am 9:00am

Indoor Garage Sale

NEW DATE!  Sunday, March 19th

Due to us losing power in our buildings last week, we have rescheduled our annual Spring Indoor Garage Sale!  Because of the new date, there are a few openings left but they will be taken on a first-come first served basis.  This is your opportunity to buy and sell new and used merchandise, clothing, and collectibles.  Space is limited.  No furniture please.  There is a two table maximum per family.  Set-up starts at 8:00am the day of the sale.  Reserve a table or come and shop.  $1 entrance fee to shop per adult (children 10 & Under are free).  
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $15/table ($1 entrance fee)

Sunday, March 19th
9:00am-1:00pm
Click here to register (36006)

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Splash & Dash Indoor Triathlon
Feb
19
9:00am 9:00am

Splash & Dash Indoor Triathlon

  • Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come swim, bike, run in true Tri order!  Whether this is your first event or your motivation for the summer season, this is the triathlon for you.  Scoring will be determined based on laps swam, miles biked, and miles ran with each discipline timed for 20 minutes.  Awards will be handed out based on age group for men and women.  Anyone age 9 going to age 99 can compete!  All early registrants will receive a race packet and race shirt, so please indicate your size when registering.  Late registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt.  Deadline to register and be guaranteed a shirt is Friday, February 10th.  Sign up online via RunSignUp.  The last heat will be a team relay (2-3 people).
Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $40 early/$45 day of event

Click here to register via RunSignUp

Sponsored by

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Sweetheart Dances (Daddy/Daughter Dance 2)
Feb
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sweetheart Dances (Daddy/Daughter Dance 2)

This event is full!

Treat the special princess in your life to a night out by taking them to our special Sweetheart Dances!  The ticket price includes a fun night of dancing, food, dessert, punch, and a small gift for each child.  Be sure to check out our photo booth and twirl and spin on the dance floor!  This will be a night you will remember and treasure forever!  Corsages will be available on-site for purchase.  These dances sell out quickly so register early to guarantee your spot!

THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!

Sweetheart Dance Pizza/Food Deadline:
Mother/Son: January 27th
Daddy Daughter: February 3rd
If you register after these dates, food may not be available for you at the event.

On-site Photo Packet information.

Site: Crystal Gardens, 5768 E. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $22/couple & $6 for each additional child.

Thursday, February 9th
6:30pm-8:30pm
This event is full!

Sponsored by:

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Sweetheart Dances (Daddy/Daughter Dance Night 1)
Feb
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sweetheart Dances (Daddy/Daughter Dance Night 1)

This event is full!

Treat the special princess in your life to a night out by taking them to our special Sweetheart Dances!  The ticket price includes a fun night of dancing, food, dessert, punch, and a small gift for each child.  Be sure to check out our photo booth and twirl and spin on the dance floor!  This will be a night you will remember and treasure forever!  Corsages will be available on-site for purchase.  These dances sell out quickly so register early to guarantee your spot!

THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!

Sweetheart Dance Pizza/Food Deadline:
Mother/Son: January 27th
Daddy Daughter: February 3rd
If you register after these dates, food may not be available for you at the event.

On-site Photo Packet information.

Site: Crystal Gardens, 5768 E. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $22/couple & $6 for each additional child.

Wednesday, February 8th
6:30pm-8:30pm
This event is full!

Sponsored by:

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Sweetheart Dances (Mother/Son Dance)
Feb
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sweetheart Dances (Mother/Son Dance)

This event is full!

Treat the special prince in your life to a night out by taking them to our special Sweetheart Dances!  The ticket price includes a fun night of dancing, food, dessert, punch, and a small gift for each child.  Be sure to check out our photo booth and twirl and spin on the dance floor!  This will be a night you will remember and treasure forever!  Corsages will be available on-site for purchase.  These dances sell out quickly so register early to guarantee your spot!

THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!

Sweetheart Dance Pizza/Food Deadline:
Mother/Son: January 27th
Daddy Daughter: February 3rd
If you register after these dates, food may not be available for you at the event.

On-site Photo Packet information.

Site: Crystal Gardens, 5768 E. Grand River Ave
Cost: $22/couple & $6 for each additional child.

Tuesday, February 7th
6:30pm-8:30pm
This event is full!

Sponsored by:

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Bistro 415 - Pre-Game Tailgate
Feb
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bistro 415 - Pre-Game Tailgate

Have you ever tried to have your kids cook or serve you dinner?!  Join the Bistro 415 at the Bennett Recreation Center and you will have your chance to see it in action!  The Howell Teen Center will be preparing delicious meals throughout the year for the members of our lovely community.  All proceeds for this event go to help the Howell Teen Center in its mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for teens after school. So come out and enjoy some tasty eats! 
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $7/person or $25 for a family of 4.

Click here to register (36000)

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The Hive Grand Opening
Jan
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Hive Grand Opening

Come join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of The Hive - our brand new Youth Services Center right in Downtown Howell!  The building will be open from 6pm-10pm for you to check out and our Teen Center director will be there to answer questions.  Food and drinks will be provided.

Site: 214 N. Walnut St.
Cost: Free

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National Rubber Ducky Day
Jan
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

National Rubber Ducky Day

  • Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rubber Ducky, you’re the one!  Do you love rubber ducks?  Well grab your favorite ducky and head on over to the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center for a fun-filled event celebrating the day the Rubber Duck was invented!  Come swim with over 4000 rubber duckies in this quack-tacular event!  Also be sure to join us upstairs for some fun ducky-related activities and crafts!

Site: Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1224 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: $5/person, $18 for a family of 4 (additional family members $3 each)
Click here to register (26005)

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Crosstown Kids Triathlon
Jul
19
8:00am 8:00am

Crosstown Kids Triathlon

Foster a healthy lifestyle and sense of accomplishment in triathletes, ages 7-14 as they swim, bike, and run to compete in this enjoyable, low-key athletic event that emphasizes health, self-esteem, self-confidence, and fun in a safe, family-friendly environment.

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Movies Under the Stars - Frozen Sing-Along
Jul
17
9:15pm 9:15pm

Movies Under the Stars - Frozen Sing-Along

Join us at Howell City Park for our Movies Under the Stars!  We'll be showing a free movie every other week.  On July 17th we will be showing the Frozen Sing-A-Long sponsored by Brennan Investments, Lifetime Family Chiropractic, Ecto HR inc., and Farm Bureau Insurance!  At 8:00pm, before the movie, magician Joseph David will be performing magic tricks.  Be sure to bring a chair or blanket, bugspray, and most importantly, your friends and family!  Movies start at dusk (typically between 9:00pm-9:30pm). Concessions are available for purchase.  Check out our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute schedule updates.  In the event of poor weather conditions, the movie will be rescheduled for Friday, July 24th.
Site: Howell City Park, corner of Thompson & Barnard St.
Cost: FREE

For a full list of Summer movies, click here.

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Jul
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Special Needs Sundays - BBQ & Field Day Games

Howell Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a themed event once a month for our friends with special needs.   Participants should be accompanied by a family member or caregiver. This month we're having a backyard BBQ complete with field day games!  It's sure to be an event you won't want to miss!
Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River
Cost: $3/Participant and $1/Caregiver. (Please pre-register but pay at the door). 

Click here to register (86000)

If you have any questions regarding our Special Needs Sunday events please feel free to contact Tracey directly at 517-546-0693 x7719

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13th Annual Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim
Jul
5
9:00am 9:00am

13th Annual Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim

The Howell Independence Aquathlon is a unique, multi-sport event which includes a 2K run, a 750m swim, and a final 2K run.  The run takes place through the Howell City Park and beautiful Lakeview Cemetery.  The swim portion takes place in Thompson Lake off of Howell City Park.  We also have a one-mile Open Water Swim.  The all inclusive price allows you to participate in both events, or choose one.  Late fee applies after 11:59pm on July 1.  Age divisions are based on the age of the participant as of December 31, 2015.
Site: Howell City Park, Corner of Thompson & Barnard St.
Cost: $30 Early/$35 Late. 

 

Wet suits are permitted at the Aquathlon but for health reasons, participants should not wear one if the water is 78 degrees or higher.  Check with a race instructor the day of the event for details on the water temperature.

Click on the Run Sign Up Icon below to register

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