Calendar – Families – Free Family Literacy Night at U.P. Children’s Museum – Oct. 19

October 16, 2017

Marquette – A Free Family Literacy Night will be offered on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This will be a free family night for preschool and early elementary age children. Free books and prizes will be given to take home, plus, there will be snacks and activities. The event is sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and Americorps through MARESA.

For more information, call the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum at 906-226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Copper Country Autism Awareness Family Fun Day – Oct. 14

October 11, 2017

Houghton – Copper Country Autism Awareness Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mine Shaft in Houghton.

This Free Event is open to children and young adults affected by autism spectrum disorders and their families. It is sponsored by Copper Country Elks Lodge #404.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Literacy Night at U.P. Children’s Museum – Sept. 21

September 18, 2017

Marquette – Family Literacy Night featuring “Magical Adventures” will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum on W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

The free family night is for preschool and early elementary age children. There will be snacks and activities. The event is sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and AmeriCorps through MARESA.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines Program – Sept. 13

September 10, 2017

Marquette – Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines will be held on Wednesday, September 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Services Area of the Peter White Public Library.

Families with youth kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to this Engineering Challenge! Teams will work with Professional Civil Engineer Mikael Kilpela to build wind turbines a design the best park that you can. Parents are encouraged to participate, especially with children K through 5. Grades 6 through 8 will work separate of the younger grades.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Nicole’s Reptile Adventures Program at MooseWood Nature Center – Aug. 23

August 20, 2017

Marquette – “Nicole’s Reptile Adventures,” a summer program series offered by volunteer, Nicole Shane, will feature a program on frogs on Wednesday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

“Hop on in and learn about Michigan’s Frogs.” Shane will share fun facts and information on some of our Michigan frogs through photographs, hands-on learning, crafts and exploration. Recommended ages for the program are 5 to 13 years and families are encouraged to attend this fun-filled program.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adult or $10 for family. Additional program information can be found at www.moosewood.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Fun Day at Marquette County Medical Care Facility – Aug. 2

July 30, 2017

Ishpeming – A Family Fun Day will be held on Wednesday, August 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Marquette County Medical Care Facility, 200 Saginaw Street in Ishpeming.

The event is free and will include a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs, activities for children, and an antique car show. There will also be a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Celebration of Family and Friends at U.P. Children’s Museum – July 26

July 23, 2017

Marquette – Join the Children’s Museum and the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development for a free celebration of family and friends on Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

There will be fun birthday themed crafts and games, door prizes, ice cream sundaes, live music and the Gordon Family Fish Fry ($10 per person while supplies last) in the courtyard. A drawing for a playhouse will also be held.

For more information, go to www.upchildrensmuseum.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Nicole’s Reptile Adventures Program at MooseWood Nature Center – July 19

July 16, 2017

Marquette – “Nicole’s Reptile Adventures,” a summer program series offered by volunteer, Nicole Shane, will feature a program on snakes on Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at the MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

“Ssslither on into learning about Michigan’s scaly friends.” Shane will share fun facts and information on some of our Michigan snakes through photographs, hands-on learning, crafts and exploration. Recommended ages for the program are 5 to 13 years and families are encouraged to attend this fun-filled program.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adult or $10 for family. Additional program information can be found at www.moosewood.org.… Read the rest

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