October Waterford Insider 2019
Harvest Happening 2019

We are Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers Needed - Harvest Happening

Single Waste Hauler infographic

Single Source Residential Waste Hauler

Beginning March 30, 2020, Waterford Township single residential homes will transition to utilizing GFL Environmental USA, Inc. as the single source hauler for curbside collection of solid waste, recycling and yard waste. For more information, please review the informational flyers on the Waterford Township website at: www.waterfordmi.gov/trash

Subscribe to updates: for continued updates on the transition to a single residential waste hauler, visit www.waterfordmi.gov/trash and click to subscribe to Notify Me text/email updates.

Walk & Roll 2019

Waterford Meals on Wheels Annual Fundraiser A Success!

The 28th annual Walk and Roll for Meals on Wheels 2019 was incredible! Nearly 200 people showed up to walk, roll, and support Waterford's Meals on Wheel's program. Thank you to an amazing community that contributed with sponsorships, financial support, food donations, and prize donations. More than $6,000 in food and prizes were donated!

The Walk and Roll raised more than $44,000.00 for Waterford's Meals on Wheels! That will help feed so many home-bound seniors. Thank you so much to all who had a part in making this year's Walk and Roll our most successful Meals on Wheels fundraiser to date.


Monthly Paper Recycling - Oct. 5th

Waterford Township offers free monthly recycling collection of magazines and cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, etc, free of food debris and dry) the first Saturday of each month 9am to 1pm in the parking lot of Township Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr.

Please note: Beginning January 2020, this service will be held on the second Saturday of every month.

Halloween Hayrides
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Last 2019 Date!

Waterford Township has partnered with the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). NO HAZ provides residents of participating communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

Waterford residents must receive a voucher prior to attending a collection event. The vouchers are available beginning April 1st of the current program year.  They may be picked up at the Development Services Department on the 3rd floor of Township Hall for $15.Vouchers are limited and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers must be used during the program year they are purchased.

This year's remaining collection date and location is below. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakland County Service Center Campus
1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac
Directions: Enter on County Center Drive East and follow the signs to parking lot near Building 25E.

Funtober at Hess
Closed for Columbus Day

Closed for Columbus Day

Waterford Township administrative offices and the library will be closed Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.

Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.

Now Taking Sponsors & Pre-Orders

Apple Pie Sale
Santa gifts

Christmas in October at the
Waterford Historical Society

Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019

The Waterford Historical Society will be holding their not to be missed “Christmas in October” sale at Fish Hatchery Park, 4490 Hatchery Road in Waterford.

Leave the crowds and hassle behind in our Log Cabin and Jacober’s General Store.  Unique gift items for all ages await you:  Fish Hatchery & Drayton Plains T-Shirts and sweatshirts, Alice’s Cottage gift items, Stocking Stuffers, Aprons, Handmade greeting cards, New Waterford attire, made in U.S.A. Historic Folk Toys, gift baskets, collectibles, gently used children’s books, and much more. 

Something for everyone with most items priced $10.00 and under!  Get your list ready and come shop on October 18 & 19, from 10:00-4:00 each day.  All proceeds support the preservation of your Waterford history.  Please call 248-683-2697 for more information.

Waterford Youth Assistance

Elf Magic Event
Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Suggested trick-or-treat hours for Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Waterford are 6-7pm. Some neighborhoods choose to extend that time by leaving porch lights on as indication they are distributing treats.

Here are few tips to help our community stay safe this Halloween:

Motorists - please exercise extra caution this evening. Obey posted speed limits, avoid distractions while driving, and watch for pedestrian traffic. Allow extra travel time as rush-hour traffic is usually heavier on Halloween.
Trick-or-Treaters - please look both ways before entering a roadway, utiilze reflective items on dark clothing and carry a flashlight, go out in groups and/or with an adult chaperone.
The Waterford Police Dept. will scan candy between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Waterford Police Station, 5150 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329.

Fire Halloween Safety Tips

Calling All "Snowbirds"

Attention all “Snowbirds”!  Please contact the Waterford Assessing Department with your forwarding address if you are leaving town for the winter. 

Even though you may have your mail forwarded by the U.S. Post Office, property tax bills and assessments notices are not forwarded and are returned to the Township. 

Please call 248-674-6270 to let us know your Winter address.

Senior Center Flight Simulator

Senior Center Halloween

Libraries for Life
spooky stories

Waterford Township Public Library - October Events

Michigan Libraries for Life
Thursday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 16
If you could save a life, would you? Most people would say “Yes!” without hesitation. One of the simplest ways to save and improve lives is by supporting organ, tissue and eye donation. Since 2010, libraries across Michigan have participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about donation and transplantation as well as give them an opportunity to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. This statewide campaign, Michigan Libraries for Life (including public, academic, special and hospital libraries of all sizes) has inspired nearly 4,000 people to sign up as donors! The Waterford Township Public Library is participating again this October. We are seeking volunteers to help staff an information table in our Circulation Lobby over these dates. Interested in helping? Please contact Kim Wilcox, kwilcox@waterfordmi.gov.

Waterford Township Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale, Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6
Saturday, 10:00a-4:30p, Sunday, 1:00p-4:00p
Library Community Room
The Waterford Township Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale this weekend. Great gifts at sweet prices - or your next fun read. Stop by and shop! Proceeds support programs and projects at the Waterford Township Public Library. BAG SALE, $5/bag, all day Sunday. 

Library Closed Monday, October 14 – Columbus Day
Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Our drop-in storytimes resume this fall the week of September 10-11. Storytimes are 30 minutes long and include a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and o0ther activities. Storytimes are held in our children’s story and crafts room. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. We ask that parents and caregivers arrive a few minutes before storytime begins in order to get settled in.
Babytime (ages 6 mos. – 15 mos.) Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 am – begins September 10
Toddlertime (ages 16 mos. To 23 mos.) Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am – begins September 11
Two-Year-Old Storytime – Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 am – begins September 10
Three-Year-Old Storytime – Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 am – begins September 11
Students in grades preschool through second grade are invited to join us for stories and crafts on different Saturdays throughout the fall, 10:30-11:15 am. No registration required.
Spooky Stories – October 5
Halloween is near!  Hear some spooky and silly stories, make a crazy craft, and enjoy a treat with no tricks.  Feel free to wear a costume.  No registration required
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
For children infant to 5 years. We are a participating library in this early literacy program. Pick up a reading chart and book list from the children’s department. Read to your young child. For every 100 books that you read together, we will put your child’s name on our “Wall of Fame” as well as pick out a book to keep. Reach the 1,000-book milestone and get a book bag.

Lego Club
Saturday, October 26, 10:15-11:00 am OR 11:30-12:15 pm. Recommended for Ages 5 and Up
Students meet one Saturday a month to create their own Lego structure. They are displayed in the library until the next meeting. Then the students can make new structures. No registration required.
Saturday Special – Boo-a-Palooza!
Saturday, October 19, 10:30-11:30 am. Recommended for ages 5+
Come dressed on your costumes for stories and crafts.  Then visit the librarian at the desk for a sweet surprise!  Photo ops with legendary monsters on site.  No registration required.
Teens Programs (grades 6-12)
(NOTE: for students in grades 6-12 only.  Please be respectful of the teens as they enjoy library programs planned just for them. Thank you.)
Tuesday Teens
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 3:30-5:00, September 10 through May 26th
This Month: October 8 and October 22

Library Community Room
Drop in anytime between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Middle and high school students are welcome to join us each month to hang out with friends and to meet new ones. We’ll provide games, activities, craft materials and light refreshments for you to enjoy. Or, just come and work on homework or socialize with other kids your age.
(NOTE: not held on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, March 10, 2020 or Tuesdays when the Waterford School District is closed because of inclement weather.)
Adults Programs
Books and Brags
We’d like to highlight real-life ways that library books (and online resources) have helped you. Did you use a cookbook to bake a cake for a special occasion? Did you pass your SATs with flying colors using one of our resources? Did your child learn how to do origami using a book from the Children’s Department? Submit a picture showing the result of how a library resource helped you achieve something. Examples: a good grade on a report, a selfie of you working on your car, a photo from a family vacation. Let us know which book(s), magazine(s) or online resource(s) you used. Photos may be submitted in person at the Adult Reference desk, sent to waterfordlib@gmail.com, Or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We will share the photos on social media and in the library.
(NOTE: Registration is required for most adults program. To register please call 248-618-7694, drop by the Adults Reference desk when you visit the library, or register online via the Calendar of Events on our website.)
Soon to Retire? How to Live on a Fixed Income
Tuesday, October 1, 11:00a
Library Community Room
A workshop for the newly retired and the soon to be retired.  The content will focus on how to create a budget that works and tips on saving money. Special focus for widows/ widowers handling personal finances for the first time. Registration required.
Social Security
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00p-8:00p
Library Community Room
What claiming options are available? How are benefits taxed? Learn what survivor and retirement benefits are available to your family. Learn why you may want to collect early - or not. Presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization - which means this class comes with no sales pitch. Registration required.
Learn to Meditate: 4-Week Program
Wednesdays, 7:00p-8:30p, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6
Library Community Room
A four week program presented by The Heartfulness Institute. Attendees should come to all four sessions. Registration required.
Ask the “Tech Guy”
Saturday, October 19,
1:30 – 4:00 pm in the Group Study Room
Computer/technology help. One-on-one assistance with your won device or computer (bring it with you). Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Thirty-minute appointments beginning at 1:30 pm. Call 248-618-7694 to register or stop by the Adults Reference desk.

Adult Matinee Movie: Audience Choice
Thursday, October 24 2:00p-4:00p
Library Community Room
From January through September, audience members have been voting on the movie they want to see this month. Which movie will be the Audience Choice pick? FREE Popcorn provided. You may bring your own snacks and beverages, as long as your beverages have lids. No registration required.
Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan
Thursday, October 24, 7:00p-8:00p
Library Community Room
Explore the mysterious side of Michigan and learn about the state's haunted history, spooky legends, forgotten true crime, strange places, bizarre creatures, and more with researcher and author Amberrose Hammond. She has researched legends, ghost stories, haunted places, old true crime, and other topics in Michigan since 2000. She owns and curates Michigan's Otherside (michigansotherside.com), a website exploring all things strange and unusual in the Great Lakes state and is the author of Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast, Wicked Ottawa County, and Wicked Grand Rapids. She is also a co-host on the podcast Ghostly Talk. Registration required.
Retro Video Game Day
Saturday, October 26, 2:00p-3:30p
Library Community Room & Conference Room
Enjoy a retro video game open play! Test out several old school video games, like Atari, Sega Genesis, and more. No Registration required.

Fire Department Open House

Infused 365

Infused365: Business Conference

Don't miss this amazing conference featuring the township's very own Danny Dumas, Captain of the Waterford Regional Fire Department; Roop Raj, Fox 2 News Anchor; and Margaret Dimond, President & CEO of McLaren Oakland.  
This conference is for anyone; Businesses, professionals, employees, educators, elected officials. Just about anyone who wants to be inspired,  motivated and grow personally or professionally.  The topics touch home for all! 
Most conferences of this caliber would cost hundreds of dollars but we are fortunate to bring them into our community at a fraction of the cost. Take advantage and attend Infused36. Space is limited!  

For more information and to register - click here!

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