Calendar – Families – Free Family Literacy Night – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – A Free Family Literacy Night will be offered on Thursday, March 15 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, with a theme of “Springboard Into Reading” 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 – “Share Your Story” Event at U.P. Children’s Museum – Feb. 19

February 16, 2018

Marquette – The “Share Your Story” program will be held on Monday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the U.P. Children’s Museum in Marquette.

The event will focus on older relatives sharing their stories and personal histories with younger relatives, such as grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The stories will be compiled into an illustrated storybook, which the family can take home to keep as a valuable record and precious keepsake.

Professional interviewers will facilitate the process by asking the storyteller structured questions. Interviewers will also transcribe the answers, so family members can focus on listening to the storyteller and illustrating the storybook.

Registration for the event is not required, the program is free of charge and attendees will not be charged admission to the U.P. Children’s Museum. For more information, go to… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Annual Family Warm-up Party at U.P. Children’s Museum – Feb. 16

February 13, 2018

Marquette – The Annual U.P. 200 Family Warm-up Party will be held on Friday, February 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the U.P. Children’s Museum in Marquette.

Families can play mushing games, make crafts, eat and get warm before going to watch the start of the sled dog race in downtown Marquette.

This event is free with paid museum admission or museum membership. Pizza, a cookie and hot beverages will be available for $1. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Fun Night in Hancock – Feb. 2

January 30, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include a Family Fun Night on Friday, February 2 from 6:60 to 8:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

The cost is $5 per family. For information, call (906) 523-6271. For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Starlight Family Storytime – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more, designed for all ages.

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

Calendar – Families – Family Game Night – Jan. 22

January 19, 2018

Marquette – Family Game Night With Taiga Games will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Join Taiga games for a fun family game night! Games for families with kids K-5 will be provided, and some light snacks. Feel free to bring your own favorite game if you wish!

The event is free. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Autism Awareness Swim Event in Houghton – Jan. 21

January 18, 2018

Houghton – The Copper Country Autism Awareness Swim Event will be held on Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express in Houghton.

There will be free open swimming for children and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Winter Family Camp at Lake Ellen – Jan. 19-21

January 16, 2018

Crystal Falls – A Winter Family Camp will be offered Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21 at Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way in Crystal Falls.

Take the opportunity to get out of your house this winter and connect as a family. play games inside, or outside. Spend special times together and meet other families. To register, or for more info call 906-542-3529 or visit… Read the rest

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