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Neighborhood Toy Store Day in Southeast Michigan

Support local toy stores Nov. 10, 2012 at this third annual fun event, where shops around town offer crafts, giveaways and much more

Family and independent toy stores across the southeast Michigan are celebrating a third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, Nov. 10. Activities and deals are in store for this day of fun, hosted by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. The event aims to introduce families to the joys – and hometown economic boost – of shopping at local toy stores and supporting local businesses. Here are some of the participating stores Metro Parent found around town this year.

The Doll Hospital & Toy Solider Shop

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: 3947 12 Mile Road, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-543-3115, 800-551-PLAY (7529)

Crafts, play tables, games, construction toy demos, bracelet making and goody bags (while supplies last) – it's all here, plus much more.

Funky Monkey Toys

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: 5 N. Washington St., downtown Oxford
  • Phone: 248-572-4828

Meet the shop's mascot monkey and enjoy free crafts for boys and girls all day long.

Little Monsters

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Address: 16 W. Flint St., downtown Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-814-TOYS (8697)

Win gift certificate prizes at the all-day scavenger hunt and coloring contest. There will be free glitter tattoos and holiday ornament creation, too. Spend more than $20 and be entered to win a $100 plush monkey!

Toyology

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: 6389 Orchard Lake Road, Orchard Mall, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-562-7524

This cool new shop is hosting a boatload of games, demos and giveaways.

Village Toy Company

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Address: 17112 Kercheval St., Grosse Pointe
  • Phone: 313-882-1300

This Grosse Pointe spot is planning craft play dates and more fun activities.

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