Around Town: News, Notes & Upcoming Events In Dexter

An Arbor Day Celebration, April 26

An Arbor Day Celebration will be held on April 26, 2019 to celebrate the benefits of trees, including how trees can reduce erosion of topsoil by wind and water, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife, and cut heating and cooling costs. Trees are also beneficial because they are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and help beautify and give our community character.

Volunteers will be distributing free seedlings at the following times and locations:
10:00 am – noon – Dexter District Library (3255 Alpine Street)
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Dexter Mill (3515 Central St)
11:00 am – noon – Clock Plaza (corner of Broad & Main Streets; weather permitting)

The City of Dexter is one of 111 Michigan communities recognized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation for its community forestry efforts. The City of Dexter has been a proud Tree City USA member since 2008. Tree City USA is a nationwide Arbor Day Foundation program that promotes proper tree care and management in urban areas and calls attention to the economic, health and aesthetic benefits that trees offer.

Clean Water Action issued door-to-door permit

A hawker/peddler permit to go door to door in the City has been issued to Clean Water Action. Due to the group’s standing as a citizen organization (not a commercial enterprise), they are not required to adhere to the 6 pm ending time limit set by city ordinance. The hours they have indicated they plan to canvass are 4 pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. The permit is good until April 30, 2019.

Computer class at Dexter District Library
iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Date: Tuesday, 04/16/2019
Time: 6:00 pm
In this class, you will be shown how to organize apps, bookmark websites, close non-responsive apps, and various other beginner’s topics.  We will also discuss the new Apple Watch Series 4’s apps and features.  Please bring your own device so that you may practice on it.
Registration is required for all technology classes.  Call the Library at 734-426-4477 or stop by the adult reference desk to register.

Drop-In Family Story Time
Date: Thursday, 04/18/2019
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Family Story Times are held on Thursday mornings in the lower level meeting room. Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend. Daycare centers are asked to arrive early. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Drop-In Family Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child. These events are free and open to the public.

Prescription drug take back event
The Washtenaw County Sheriff is partnering with the Opiod Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) to host a prescription drug take back event in Monument Park on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm.


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