FOCUS newsletter

September 2023

  1. Brews, Brats, and Bands returns
  2. Schools are Back in Session – Drive Safely!
  3. Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for September 9

Calling all craft beer aficionados! Canton’s annual Brews, Brats, and Bands event returns on Saturday, September 23, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road. Ages 21 and over are encouraged to attend this special fundraiser that will benefit the Village Arts Factory and the Canton Cares Fund.

Admission includes seven tasting tokens good for beer, cider, or seltzer tasting samples, as well as two grilled brats of your choice (vegetarian option available), a pretzel necklace-making station, chili cook-off tastings, and a commemorative mug! Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by Standing Room Only. Tickets are $45 in advance through September 22, online only at and $50 (cash only) at the door. Designated driver tickets are just $15. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Interested restaurants or professional chefs are encouraged to enter the chili cookoff by emailing For additional details, visit

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Senior Summit is Back!
  3. Local Impact Alliance to host 14th Annual Veterans’ Summit
  4. Cabaret fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life

I enjoyed the Thunder Over Michigan airshow with my family and my father who is a Naval aviation veteran, on the day before the recent crash.

The crash at Thunder Over Michigan was devastating to see and experience for many families in surrounding communities, as well as Canton. Thank goodness there were no fatalities! Canton’s first responders and emergency manager helped onsite while our CERT resident team helped with the clean up afterwards.

Our Leisure Services team also helped the Red Cross house affected families at the Summit for the night before they moved into a hotel, and our Muslim Community of Western Suburbs and Interfaith Community Outreach group helped the youth with clothing and other services. I am so proud of the teamwork of our staff and residents who stepped up to show what a community does for its neighbors.

This kind of support and generosity happens every day in our neighborhoods without many knowing – so thank you to all of you who are working to help each other and keep our community strong! As Mr. Rogers said, “always look for the helpers!”

Good Luck to all of our teachers and students for a successful school year. And to our drivers, watch out for those buses! I will see you in the neighborhoods and our events!

  1. Canton’s Hall of Fame, Community Supporter/Achiever nominations
  2. GFL yard waste update
  3. Keep storm drains clear
  4. Canton Farmers Market
  5. Treasurer Slavens' corner

There’s still time to submit nominations for Canton’s community awards. If you would like to nominate someone for the Canton Hall of Fame, Community Achiever, or Community Supporter awards, please visit for a link to the nomination form. 

The deadline to submit is Friday, September 22. Please call 734/394-5185 with questions.

  1. Annual Summit maintenance shutdown and renovation update
  2. Hike with a naturalist this fall
  3. Howl at the Moon returns
  4. Culture and Cuisine
  5. CLS Spotlight: ARToberfest debuts in Cherry Hill Village

Summit members and guests are reminded that the Summit on the Park will close for its Annual Maintenance Shutdown beginning Monday, September 4 at noon and will re-open, with the exception of the Aquatic Center, on Monday, September 11 at 6 a.m.

The Summit Aquatic Center is now closed for renovations through December 2023. Affected areas include: the entire Aquatic Center, Aquatic Center Locker Rooms, as well as the Sauna, and Steam Room. The next session of swim lessons is scheduled to begin January 7, 2024, with registration starting December 5, at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call the Summit front desk at 734/394-5460.

  1. Cherry Hill Village Monster Mash
  2. Annual Senior Golf Outing
  3. Back-to-School Summit membership special
  4. Youth leadership development opportunities available

The 21 and over crowd is invited to attend a special “Monster Mash Halloween Party” on Friday, October 13, from 7:30-10 p.m., at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This adult Halloween Party will feature a costume contest, games, and a cash bar, all to the live soundtrack of Atomic Radio performing top 40 and Halloween hits. 

Tickets are now on sale for $20 at, or by calling 734/394-5300. So put on your best Halloween costume and head over to The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, for a spooky good time