Farmington Hills prepares to open new recreation and performing arts center | Local-news

When Farmington Hills city officials began to plan for a new recreation and performing arts center at the former Harrison High School, they visited similar facilities in Livonia, Canton, Dearborn and elsewhere.

“We asked what were the most popular attractions,” said Ellen Schnackel, director of the city’s Department of Special Services. “We asked what they would have done differently.”

The city expects to open the $22 million facility at 29995 W. 12 Mile Road by June 1, although the date is tentative because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The city began construction in fall 2019 on the facility, which surveys showed

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Registration open for vacation camps at MoCo Arts in Keene | Community News

MoCo Arts in Keene is offering multi-arts camps during February and April school vacation weeks.

Campers will have a chance to dance, act and create art projects built around a camp theme. The camps are open to kids from age 4 through grade 6 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, with drop-off starting at 8 a.m.

Each week of camp will conclude on Friday afternoon with a performance where the children will have the opportunity to showcase their work.

The February camp theme is “All You Need is Love: MoCo BeatleMania,” running from Feb. 22-26. The camp

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