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Public Works

  1. Yard waste curbside pickup

    March 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ At the curbside within city limits only.

    Leaves, downed branches and other yard waste should be placed in specially marked containers and/or paper yard waste bags. The bags are available at most area grocery and hardware stores. Approved containers may be up to 32 gallons in size and should be clearly marked “yard waste only.” Each bag or container may not weigh more than 50 pounds. Extra “yard waste only” stickers for marking containers are available in the Utility Billing office on the first floor of City Hall, 10 N. Division St. Residents also have the option of renting a 96-gallon cart for yard waste collection from Waste Management. These can be used for trash during the winter months, December to March. Call 866-797-0918 for options and pricing. Other options for addressing yard waste are mowing the lawn and leaving the grass to create natural mulch, or hauling yard waste to Brice Pit, the city’s compost site, at 715 W. River Road.

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  2. Clean Water Partners photo contest

    June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019

    Seasonal photo contest of the Kalamazoo River Watershed within Calhoun County. More details at www.bcwater.org.

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Special Events

  1. Strut for the Strays 5k Fun Run

    July 21, 2018, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Refer to attached maps

    11th annual Strut for the Strays Fun Run/Walk for the Humane Society of South Central Michigan's shelter animals. All of the proceeds from this event are used for heartworm prevention, treatment and other medical needs. This race is certified and chipped time. There are prizes for first place in the men, women, and 16 & under categories, and medals for second and third place in those categories. Refreshments provided at the conclusion of the race.

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  2. Battle Creek Farmers Market

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Festival Market Square

    Battle Creek Farmers Market

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  3. Butterfly Release and Remember Event

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Leila Arboretum walking path and Kaleidoscope Garden

    Celebrate life with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan on July 21st, as we release Monarch Butterflies in honor or memory of loves one's. Families can participate in a 1-mile Flutter Fun Walk around the arboretum trail prior to the reading of memorial names and butterfly release in the Kaleidoscope Garden.

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  4. Praise in the Park 2

    July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McCamly Park

    Christian concert with the theme to bring awareness of New Level Sports "Youth Village" which is for the community of Battle Creek, highlighting the new sports field & football program for Battle Creek youth.

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  5. FUMC Summer Outdoor Soulbreak Series at Monument Park

    July 21, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Monument Park

    First United Methodist Church of Battle Creek would like to invite the public to an outdoor Summer Soulbreak. An interactive worship service full of music and spirit will begin at 5 pm. We will have food and fellowship immediately after the service. Everyone is WELCOME!

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