58th Annual Howell Melon Festival
Aug
17
to Aug 19

58th Annual Howell Melon Festival

Rise & Shine, it's Melon Festival Time!  The Howell Melon Festival is a 58 year old community tradition and home to a multitude of amazing events and entertainment like the Annual Howell Melon Run, live music, delicious food, and so much more!

For more information including a list of events, visit www.howellmelonfestival.com.

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41st Annual Howell Melon Run
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

41st Annual Howell Melon Run

- SPONSORED BY CHEM-TREND -

The community tradition continues with the 41st Annual Howell Melon Run. 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, awards, and refreshments will all take place on State Street. Bring the family to enjoy the Melon Roll, Tot Trot, Mascot Dash, One Mile Fun Run, 5K, and 10K.  The course is certified by USA Track & Field.   Make sure you register before August 3rd or you will NOT BE GUARANTEED a race shirt!

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

EVENTS START AT 6 PM

6pm - The Melon Roll (ages 2-5) - Click here to register
6:15pm - The Tot Trot (ages 3-8)  - Click here to register.
6:30pm - The Mascot Dash - Click here for more information
6:45pm - 1 Mile Fun Run - Click here to register
7:00pm - 41st Annual Melon Run 5K/10K - Click here to register

Early Packet Pick-up location: Thursday, August 16th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at The HIVE, 214 North Walnut Street, Howell Michigan, 48843

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Doc May Memorial Melon Ride
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Doc May Memorial Melon Ride

- SPONSORED BY HOMETOWN BICYCLES

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.  The Family Ride is about half the distance of the full bike ride.

All registered riders will receive a route map and a commemorative
t-shirt (only guaranteed if you register by August 3rd at 11:59pm) and a bike drawing raffle ticket.

Cost: $30 (early) / $35 (after August 3rd) per rider for the full bike ride (Shirt and melon ice cream included) 

$15 (early) / ($20 after August 3rd) per rider for the family ride
(Shirt and melon ice cream included)

$10 early / ($15 after August 3rd) for each child
(no shirt, but will get a Doc May bike tag and melon ice cream)

Click here to register via RunSignUp

Click here to view the Course Map for the Long Route
Click here to view the Course Map for the Family Route

 

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Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

The Amazing Race - Howell

Walk, run, skip, or ride your bike from activity to activity scattered throughout the downtown Howell area on a race to win it all!  Participants compete in teams of five with the winning team taking home a prize! Register your team of five today!

Site: NEW LOCATION - The Hive Youth Services Center, 214 N. Walnut St.
Cost: $50 / team of 5.

This event is full and is is closed for registration!

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Mparks Virtual 5K
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Mparks Virtual 5K

The mParks Foundation is hosting a Virtual 5K the weekend of July 21-22, 2018 to raise funds for local recreation and park opportunities. The mParks Foundation will split revenues 50/50 with the Agency that each runner chooses to support.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose.  You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Your medal will be shipped directly to you.

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Participation Medal

  • 5k Training Program (via email)

  • Healthier body 

  • Tax-deductible donation letter

EXTRA INCENTIVES FOR RAISING MORE FUNDS

  • If the runner raises $50: t-shirt

  • If the runner raises $250: sweatshirt 

COST FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • $30/person, plus the processing fee.

  • A family of four+ members can register for $100.
    (For each $50 raised by the family one member would earn the t-shirt. All would receive medals.)

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Support Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority by registering for the Love Your Parks Virtual 5K!  50% of the proceeds will go back to your local parks!  Be sure to click "Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority" as the organization you'd like to support.

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Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

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

This event is sponsored by Brandon Krugh from State Farm of Howell.

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16th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

16th Annual Howell 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 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. Deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is June 25th. 

The top 3 male and female in each age group will receive an award for the Aquathlon & the Open Water Swim.

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.

Also for safety reasons, it is required that each participant wear a swim cap while in the water. Swim caps make it easier for event staff and water safety boats to see participants in the water.

Aquathlon:
$30 early / $35 late (after June 25, 2018 at 11:59pm)
Race begins at 10:00am.
Click here to register

Open Water Swim:
$30 early / $35 late (after June 25, 2018 at 11:59pm)
Race begins at 9:00am.
Click here to register

Aquathlon & Open Water Swim Combo Pack:
$40 early / $45 late (after June 25, 2018 at 11:59pm)
Click here to register

Site: Howell City Park, 404 Thompson St.

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Last Day Breakaway
Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Last Day Breakaway

The Last Day Breakaway event for the last day of school will be making it’s return this year at The Hive Teen Center! $5 and this permission slip will get you access to our giant obstacle course, Nerf and water wars, The Hive, Food, and other concessions!  Click here to download a permission slip.

Cost: $5/student
Site: The Hive Youth Services Center, 214 N. Walnut St.

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Dog Park Open House

Come check out the Countryside Veterinary Dog Park during our Dog Park Open House on May 12th!  During this event, anyone can come to the Dog Park with their dog and check out the park free of charge.  This event is free to all but all dogs must have the proper paperwork with them to be able to use the dog park (paper copy of dog license & proof of rabies, distemper, and bordetella shots).

For more information about the Countryside Veterinary Dog Park, check out their website.

Site: 
400 S. Highlander Way Rd, Howell, MI
Cost: FREE

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Bike to School Day
May
9
7:00 AM07:00

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day is a yearly event to celebrate the school commute and encourage more families to safely try out riding to school on one day each spring.  On the morning of the ride, the staff of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will go around to the Howell Public Schools and count the number of bikes to see who wins the 2018 Bike to School Award!  Don't forget to wear your helmet!  The winning school will receive a trophy as well as a coupon code voucher for discount registration for August's Doc May Memorial Melon Ride.

Site: Various Howell Elementary Schools.
Cost: FREE

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Spring Purse & Jewelry Sale
May
7
to May 8

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 7th-8th for our Spring Sale!  All proceeds go to benefit the Howell Senior Center.  Who knows, you might even find your next favorite treasure!

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: FREE to shop

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World Tai Chi Day
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

World Tai Chi Day

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.

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: FREE

Saturday, April 28th
10:00am-4:00pm
No registration is required.

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Pop Up East Egg Hunt - Genoa Twp.
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Pop Up East Egg Hunt - Genoa Twp.

Join us as we bring the Easter Egg Hunt to you!  Kids will collect eggs and turn them in to receive a goodie bag to take home!  No registration is required.
*Please bring your own basket to collect eggs. 

This event is limited so please show up early!  The event may end early depending on the amount of kids.  

Site: Genoa Twp. Fields, 2911 Dorr Rd.
Cost: FREE
No registration is required, just show up!

This event is sponsored by ITC.

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Pop Up Easter Egg Hunt - Bennett Rec Center
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pop Up Easter Egg Hunt - Bennett Rec Center

Join us as we bring the Easter Egg Hunt to you!  Kids will collect eggs and turn them in to receive a goodie bag to take home!  No registration is required.
*Please bring your own basket to collect eggs. 

Site: Bennett Rec Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.
Cost: FREE
No registration is required, just show up!

This event is sponsored by ITC.

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Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

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

The Howell Area Aquatic Center invites you to dive in for some EGG-sational family fun.  Forget the lawn, we’re hunting for Easter eggs underwater. Prizes will be awarded for returning the Easter Bunny’s ‘lost eggs.’  Some eggs will float for the little tykes, others will sink for those seeking a challenge.  Children will be grouped together by age and each age group will have its own hunt time.  Please bring a water proof basket or egg holder to store your eggs.  Age groups are: 0-3; 4-5; 6-7; and 8-12.  Please pre-register to guarantee your spot.  To ensure safety, parents must accompany non-swimmers and children under 48” in the pool.  US Coast Guard approved life jackets only, please.  Parents must remain within an arm’s reach of youngsters who are wearing life jackets.
NEW THIS YEAR- DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE WILL NOW BE OFFERING 2 HUNT EVENT TIMES!!

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
Cost: $6 per person. ($20 max per family of 4 - $3 per additional person) (group discount only applies if registered in person or over the phone - Call the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center at 517-579-2871)

Hunt #1
10:00am-12:00pm
Click here to register (183101)

Hunt #2                
1:00pm-3:00pm
Click here to register (183102)

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Feb
11
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Splash & Dash Indoor Triathlon

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

This indoor triathlon takes place entirely inside the Howell Area Aquatic Center. Whether you are new to triathlons, or you are a seasoned veteran this event is for you, so come swim, bike and run indoors with us.  Scoring will be determined by the number of laps swam, miles biked and ran during each discipline which are timed for 20 minutes.  Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each men’s and women’s age group, and to the overall fastest man and woman.  

Competing age groups will be: 
7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 
35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+.

All early registrants will receive a race packet and T-shirt; please indicate shirt size when registering.  Those who register after Feb. 1 at 11:59 pm are not guaranteed a shirt. 

Site: Howell Area Aquatic Center, 1224 W. Grand River
Cost: $30 for early registration, $35 day of the race. 

Sunday, February 11th
8:00am check-in (please arrive 30 minutes prior to your heat time).

Click here to register for Tri Heat B (9:00am)

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Sweetheart Dances - Family Dance
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sweetheart Dances - Family Dance

Sweetheart Dances - Family Dance

NEW LOCATION! - CHEMUNG HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Grab your dancing shoes and head to Chemung Hills Country Club!  This year’s dance will include a full meal, a shirley temple bar, dessert, and a night you won’t forget.  Tickets go fast so be sure to register early!

Site: Chemung Hills Country Club, 3125 Golf Club Rd
Cost: $30/couple.  Additional kids are $8 each.  

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:59PM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH.

Family Dance
Friday, February 2nd
6:00pm-8:30pm
Click here to register your child (186002)
*Gender restrictions for registration are based on the gender of the child.

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Sweetheart Dances - Mother/Son Dance
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sweetheart Dances - Mother/Son Dance

Sweetheart Dances - Mother/Son Dance
THIS EVENT IS FULL

NEW LOCATION! - CHEMUNG HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Grab your dancing shoes and head to Chemung Hills Country Club!  This year’s dance will include a full meal, a shirley temple bar, dessert, and a night you won’t forget.  Tickets go fast so be sure to register early!

Site: Chemung Hills Country Club, 3125 Golf Club Rd
Cost: $30/couple.  Additional kids are $8 each.  

Mother/Son Dance
Thursday, February 1st
6:00pm-8:30pm
THIS EVENT IS FULL
*Gender restrictions for registration are based on the gender of the child.

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Sweetheart Dances - Daddy/Daughter Dance
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Sweetheart Dances - Daddy/Daughter Dance

Sweetheart Dances - Daddy/Daughter Dance
THIS EVENT IS FULL

NEW LOCATION! - CHEMUNG HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Grab your dancing shoes and head to Chemung Hills Country Club!  This year’s dance will include a full meal, a Shirley Temple bar, dessert, and a night you won’t forget.  Tickets go fast so be sure to register early!

Site: Chemung Hills Country Club, 3125 Golf Club Rd
Cost: $30/couple.  Additional kids are $8 each.  

Daddy/Daughter Dance
Wednesday, January 31st
6:00pm-8:30pm
THIS EVENT IS FULL. 
*We recommend people try our Family Dance which is available to everyone!
*Gender restrictions for registration are based on the gender of the child.

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National Rubber Ducky Day
Jan
14
1:30 PM13:30

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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Swim With Santa
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

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 winter 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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Rec the Halls
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Rec the Halls

Sponsored by ITC

Rec the Halls is in Downtown Howell at The Hive Youth Services Center! If your family is looking to decorate a tree you may purchase one online or call our front office at 517-546-0693. Business trees are $50.00 and you may decorate them from November 25th to December 8th. Trees will be displayed until January 2018. Hurry and secure your spot, trees are limited! It is a fun activity and great marketing for your business!

We have exciting news! This year during Rec the Halls, our Howell Teen Center will be one of many drop-off locations for Toys for Tots. Bringing a toy is not mandatory or required! However, for every family that provides a toy/donation they will be entered to win a 3.5ft Lego Tree! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door and the winner will be announced at 7:30pm. A portion of our proceeds will be going back to Toys for Tots!

To kick off the night, Santa will be arriving in style, provided by our very own Howell Firefighters. Families will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa, participate in a fun holiday craft, play in a life size Toyland, write a letter to Santa himself, and the chance to visit our vendor booths for last minute gifts.

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

Sponsor a Tree:

Family or Individual Tree: $30
Click here to register

Business Tree: $50

Click here to register

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10th Annual Buck Pole
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

10th Annual Buck Pole

Sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited, Champion Automotive Group, Anything That Moves Taxidermy, and Marion Township!

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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Monster Splash
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

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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9th Annual Headless Horseman 5K/10K & Monster Mile 
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

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


Packet-Pick up

Early packet pick up will be on Friday, October 27 from 4pm-8pm at The Hive Youth Center- 214 N Walnut St. Howell, MI

On-site packet pickup will be on State Street in the PNC Bank parking lot from 5:30pm until the start of the race.


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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15th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell 
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

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

Photo Oct 24, 6 40 45 PM.jpg

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

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Indoor Craft & Garage Sale
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

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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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
5:30 PM17:30

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
5:30 PM17:30

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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