Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Trenton has holiday events happening almost all weekend long. Find out what days are hot and what days are not.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Nate Stemen
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you haven't attended any holiday events in Trenton -- this weekend is your last chance! There are activities and entertainment in Trenton from Thursday to Saturday. Here's a list of the holiday events happening in Trenton the weekend before Christmas Dec. 20-22:
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Santa Claus is part of a complete breakfast.
What do orange juice, pancakes and Santa Claus have in common? Give up? They are all part of one of the best holiday events of the year. Santa is coming to the Trenton Cultural Center to eat breakfast with up to 25 children ages 4 to 7 for just $15 per person. Guests will be served pancakes, sausage and juice. Kids receive a fun goodies bag. Choose from 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Call the Trenton Cultural Center with questions 734-675-7300.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Lemonade in the Shade concert series is about to end. Don't miss your last chance to enjoy free music and lemonade compliments of the Tom Shumate Endowment Fund.
Coming straight from their appearance at The Detroit Zoo, Gemini is scheduled to bring their unique blend of children's songs to the Trenton Cultural Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. This is your last chance to spend an afternoon outside with family listening to music and drinking ice-cold lemonade brought to by the Trenton Parks and Recreation Department's Lemonade in the Shade Concert Series. Gemini plays acoustic music for children and families, celebrating the fun, warmth, and humor of family life, according to the Gemini website. The event is sponsored by the Tom Shumate Endowment Fund for the arts.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Watch "Puss in Boots" at the Trenton Cultural Center Wednesday, July 25.
The cooler it gets, the more people want to be outside. Administrators of Trenton Parks and Recreation know this and plan accordingly. To please the masses, an outdoor movie is set for dusk Wednesday, July 25. Residents can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Trenton Cultural Center, while watching "Puss in Boots." The movie will be shown on an outdoor movie screen, so moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Light snacks will be available for purchase. The free movie is sponsored by Village Animal Healthcare. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult and there is no alcohol permitted on the premises.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Six original reproductions of fine art dating as far back as the 16th century can be seen in some of the most unlikely places throughout Trenton.
One of the first questions on some residents' minds when they saw a beautiful work of art hanging outside Trenton City Hall Tuesday morning was whether the elements would destroy the painting. Short answer -- no. It's by design. Reproductions of fine art were installed outside major landmarks in Trenton as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program for 2012. Trenton is one of 29 Michigan communities to be selected for the program and rest assured all the pieces of art are reproductions, but residents can visit the actual works of art and many others at the DIA for free on August 19. Residents can show their driver's license for free admission to the museum. Six pieces of fine art will be on display at city hall, the police …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Trenton residents can enjoy reproductions of fine art scattered around the downtown area both inside and outside thanks to the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program.
What's the one thing Rotary Park is missing? Give up? The answer is fine art. Trenton was selected to participate in the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside/Out program for 2012. Six original reproductions of fine art dating as far back as the 16th century will be installed in some of the most unlikely places throughout Trenton's downtown area. Some of the pieces hang on the sides of buildings, while others are freestanding throughout the downtown area. The pieces are clustered within walking or biking distance from each other to encourage people to get out and view them all. The masterpieces will be installed on or before July 3 and will remain until Sept. 30 in several different locations: Residents of Trenton can visit the actual works of…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Watch "The Adventures of Tin Tin" at the Trenton Cultural Center June 27.
The warmer it gets, the more people want to be outside. Administrators of Trenton Parks and Recreation know this and plan accordingly. To please the masses, an outdoor movie is set for dusk Wednesday, June 27. Residents can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Trenton Cultural Center, while watching "The Adventures of Tin Tin." The movie will be shown on an outdoor movie screen, so moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Light snacks will be available for purchase. The free movie is sponsored by the Trenton Parks and Recreation Department and Jackson, Snider, Parker D.D.S.,PC Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Trenton Ice Fest at the Trenton Cultural Center was a frosty good time.
Ice carvers from all around gathers at the Trenton Cultural Center to show off their skills at the Trenton Ice Fest.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Join the autumn perennial exchange at the Trenton Cultural Center this Saturday.
If you are looking to get a new plant but are not keen on spending money, then the autumn perennial exchange is for you! The Trenton Parks and Recreation Department is holding its autumn perennial exchange Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trenton Cultural Center. Guests are encouraged to bring any plants that they would like to trade. Plants must be clearly marked in plastic bags or pots. Master gardeners will be on site to answer any questions and to share plant information. Garden give-aways and prizes will also ensue. The cultural center is located at 2427 West Road. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 734-675-7300.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Meghan takes Ryann for their first Cultural Center Movie experience.
If I want to take my kids somewhere fun, I am selfish in that I want to have fun also. I try not to take the kids to too many things that are not age-appropriate because there is a reason that there is a suggested age for things-and why watching Ryann climb at the park in the spot that says “for ages 5 and up” is bound to be taking years off of my life. We have never been to the movie in the park at the Trenton Cultural Center for this reason. I didn’t think that Ryann would make it through the movie and would be an embarrassing distraction so I never took her, regardless of how cool I thought it would be. Plus, Matthew is now mobile but has no attention span so I would have been chasing him around which isn’t fun for me. In fact, it …