Five Things You Need to Know: June 6, 2011

Parks and recreation plans Field Elementary concert and a blood drive.

One: ' supervised playground program starts this month for children ages 5 to 15. Starting June 20, kids can visit one of eight playgrounds on the following schedule: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Heritage and Flodin parks; from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Freedom Park or Miller Elementary; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cherry Hill Village or Tonda Elementary; 2 to 5 p.m. at Central Park or Hulsing Elementary. (Times and dates are subject to change so it's best to check ahead.)

Activities include sports and games; field trips to and  creative arts and crafts; and weekly visits from Canton's very own Climbing Wall and Recreation Station.The fee is $20 per child, with a maximum of $50 per family. For details visit the Leisure Services website www.cantonfun.org or call 734-394-5460 ext. 5474.

The program ends with Leisure Service's annual Parks-a-Palooza bash on Aug. 5.

Two: A Senior Alliance representative from the Area Agency on Aging 1C will be in Canton at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Canton Senior Center to discuss fraud within the Medicare system.

Three: Tuesday's meeting for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' board of education has been canceled.

Four: Gas for $3.99? According to GasBuddy.com, that's the lowest price per gallon in Canton, and you'll find it at the at 41345 Ford Rd. (near the Haggerty Road intersection.

Five: The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at the is on Friday. Nurses will be on duty from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


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