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Join In with Preserving The Community



There's so much to learn about and do in Shelby Township and Preserving a Better Place is dedicated to sharing it with the residents that live here. Sharing in the history of the community you live in is an important part of safeguarding its true values. Join us at these special events to find out more about the township's real treasures.

Farmers Market
May 26 - Oct 27 | Saturdays | 9 AM - 2 PM

An outdoor market at the historic Packard Proving Ground, the Shelby Township Farmers Market is a gathering of farm grown stalls and vendors. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables or just explore the location and enjoy the great atmosphere. Maybe try your hand at selling? For more information, see their web site on how to contact them.

Biannual Garden Walk
July 14 | 10 AM - 4 PM | $12
Enjoy five amazing Shelby Township gardens filled with music, crafts and artists. Buy your ticket for $12 at the library, senior Center or Parks and Recreation office. Or buy tickets at the event for $14.

The "New" Plants in Town
July 15 | 4 PM | $2
The Nature Center presents this lesson on how invasive plant species differ from exotic ones and what you can do to keep them out. Pre-registration is encouraged.

State of the Township
July 18 | 8 AM | $25-$35
Join us for the "State of Shelby Township" as Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis offers a comprehensive look at what wonderful things are happening in our community. Tickets can be purchased online at the Macomb County Chamber's website.

Night Wings
July 21 | 8 - 10 PM | $3 per person

Learn about what goes WHOOSH in the night - BATS! Come take a walk with the Nature Center as we follow our batty friends and learn that the forest isn't so scary after dark. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Electronics Recycling
July 28 | 9 AM - 1 PM
Bring your old electronics to be recycled. Cell phones, computers, monitors, televisions and more are eligible to be recycled and properly disposed of. 

11th Annual Flea Market
July 28 | 9 AM
Cut down on waste by purchasing at the flea market. Find a unique gift or unbeatable deal all day long.

Preserving Your Garden Bounty
August 8 | 7 PM
The library hosts Eileen Haraminac of Michigan State University Extension to talk about ways to preserve your garden harvests all year. Learn how to blanch and freeze produce properly to preserve great taste and nutrition.

Raising a Stink About Compost
August 19 | 4 PM | $2
The Nature Center will share how to start a natural compost and the great benefits of it. Learn how composting can help our environment and strengthen the community.

Annual Youth Fishing Derby
August 25 | 9 AM
Fish the Heritage Garden pond with others from our community. Win prizes for your catch and meet your neighbors at this great annual event.