Calendar – Youth – Fun Fest 2017 “Fun to Be in the U.P.” in Escanaba – Apr. 22

April 19, 2017

Escanaba – Fun Fest 2017 “Fun to Be in the U.P. will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Plaza in Escanaba.

There will be free books, games, activities, and great family fun for ages birth to 8 years old. There will also be information on preschool and community resources. Children must be accompanied by an adult. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Literacy Night with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra – Apr. 20

April 17, 2017

Marquette – A Family Literacy Night with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This is a free family night for preschool and early elementary age children. There will be free books and prizes to take home, as well as 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 226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Spring Story and Craft Hour for Families – Apr. 15

April 12, 2017

Marquette – The NMU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will present a Spring Story and Craft Hour for families on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium at the Peter White Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – U.P. Children’s Coalition Annual Conference Registration Deadline – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquettte – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition Annual Conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

With the theme “Strengthening Families Through the Protective Factors Framework”, the conference will feature keynote speaker Michelle Chenier of the Early Childhood Investment Corp. and also Karen Staub of the Wexford/Missaukee Protection Council.

Registration is $35. Deadline to register is April 14 at upchildrenscoalition.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Birthday Bash at U.P. Children’s Museum – Mar. 22

March 19, 2017

Marquette – A Family Birthday Bash to celebrate the U.P. Children’s Museum’ 20th Birthday will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the musuem, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Admission is free. Join the museum staff for cake, games and fun. For more information, call 226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – St. Patrick’s Day Story and Craft Hour – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Marquette – The NMU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will host a St. Patrick’s Day family stories and craft event on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-2343.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Literacy Night “Reading Rainbow” at U.P. Children’s Museum – Mar. 16

March 13, 2017

Marquette – Literacy Night “Reading Rainbow” will be offered on Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the U.P. Children’s Musuem, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

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

Calendar – Families – Mother and Son Pajama Party – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Negaunee – A Mother and Son Pajama Party will be held on Friday, February 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee.

All mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, sisters, aunts or mother-like figures are invited to join in on a fun night with your young man beginning in the gym with “Minute to Win It” games, concession, and a photo booth! Then settle into watch the movie “Herbie” in the cafeteria. The price $16 per couple. … Read the rest

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