Calendar – Families – Nicole’s Reptile Adventures Program at MooseWood Nature Center – June 14

June 11, 2017

Marquette – “Nicole’s Reptile Adventures,” a summer program series offered by volunteer, Nicole Shane, will feature a program on turtles on Wednesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

“Dude. Swim on by and learn about Michigan’s Turtles. It’ll be totally righteous.” Shane will share fun facts and information on some of our Michigan turtles 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 – 18th Annual Family Night in Ishpeming – May 24

May 21, 2017

Ishpeming – The NICE District and Aspen Ridge Elementary School will host the 18th Annual Family Night on Wednesday, May 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Elementary School in Ishpeming.

Come out for an evening filled with fun activities including kite making, rock-hounding, luging, nail painting, math and science experiments, Seaborg’s mini planetarium, flubber, music, robotics, photo booths, reading fun activities, bus rides, karaoke, cupcake mining, hydroponics, Escape the Room, and so much more!

Exhibits include the Chocolay Raptor Center, U.P. Trappers Association, DNR, Rock and Mineral Club, Cliffs Shaft Museum, Bell EMS, UPAWS, USDA Conservation Department, the Ishpeming Township Fire Department and Heritage Trail, Central U.P. Sports Fishing Association, National Weather Service and UPPCO, just to name just a few.

A complimentary hot dog supper will be provided by Jay Blewett of Jubilee Foods . Cupcakes will be provided by our own Aspen Ridge bakers.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Community Baby Shower – Apr. 28

April 25, 2017

Ishpeming – A Community Baby Shower will be held on Friday, April 28 at the North Iron Church in Ishpeming.

The event is for Marquette county mothers who are pregnant and families with children up to six months old. The baby shower will have baby furniture, diapers, food processors and more that will be given away.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP to Community Action of Alger and Marquette by calling 228-6522 or 800-562-9762.… Read the rest

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

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