28 Jul

Full Impact Theater Presents William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: Game On!

Full Impact Theater (FIT) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park. Come join Team FIT, coached by Rochester’s own Mary Bogrette, as mischief and mayhem ensue in live performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost. Come root for your favorite side: country vs country, school vs school, boys vs girls, as the players maneuver to fake out their teammates to win their own game.

Come watch the games at Rochester Municipal Park’s new Bebout bandshell, 608 Seventh St, Rochester, Michigan 48307. Show dates and times: Friday, August 1, 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 2, 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 2, 7:00 pm, Sunday, August 3, 2:00 pm. Advance tickets $5.50 seniors and students, $7.50 general at www.fullimpacttheater.org At the door $5.00 for seniors and students, $7.00 general. Bring a chair or blanket, whichever suits the spectator in you.

Full Impact Theater is a theater group of area teens ages 13-19 performing 3 times a year. Visit our website at fullimpacttheater.org

28 Jul

Free and Low-Cost Crafting Events at Michaels This August

Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts retailer, will offer free and low-cost in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of August, including Free Family Craft Time where kids can make a Duck Tape® picture frame for free. The complete list of events is below and will be offered at all Michaels locations nationwide.

FREE EVENTS

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DIY Day – Elmer’s® Cork Memo Board

Saturday Aug. 9 │1-4 p.m.

Create a custom cork memo board to keep track of your appointments. Just purchase your supplies and meet up in the classroom for some crafty fun. See a store associate for details today.

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Free Family Craft Time – Duck Tape® Back to School Picture Frame

Saturday Aug. 16 │12-3 p.m.

Go back to school with DIY style. Make a crafty locker picture frame out of Duck Tape®. Offer available while supplies last. See a store associate for details today.

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 Liquitex Canvas Wall Decor Event

Sunday Aug. 17 │1-4 p.m.

Make your own stylish, one-of-a-kind wall decor at the Liquitex Canvas Wall Decor Event. Just purchase your supplies and meet in the classroom for some crafting fun. See a store associate for details today.

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FREE Intro to Paper Crafting Class

Monday Aug. 18 │6-8 p.m.

Creating a personalized scrapbook can be easy once you know the basics. Learn to plan out your book, create visually pleasing pages, crop photos, journal and more. Supplies not included. See a store associate for details today.

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FREE Intro to Jewelry Making Class

Tuesday Aug. 19 │6-8 p.m.

Learn to design your own do-it-yourself creations. Be introduced to everything you need to get started with the art of jewelry making including: crimping, wire looping, knotting, tool selection and more! Supplies not included. See a store associate for details today.

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KIDS CLUB EVENTS

Summer Keychain and Bracelet

Aug. 2 │10-12 p.m.

Embrace summer style at Michaels. Make a must-have, one-of-a-kind DIY key chain or bracelet at the crafty Summer Keychain and Bracelet Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Fun Dough Craft Bug

Aug. 9 │10-12 p.m.

Be a social bug this summer at the Fun Dough Craft Bug event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Back to School Locker Pocket

Aug. 16 │ 10-12 p.m.

Start the school year in style at the Back to School Locker Pocket Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Personalized Chalkboard Wood Plaque

Aug. 2310-12 p.m.

Create a back-to-school project with class at the Personalized Chalkboard Wood Plaque Event. Just$2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Grandparents Day Card

Aug. 30 │10-12 p.m.

Make a personalized card for your grandparents at the Grandparents Day Card Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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School Spirit Shaker

Sept. 6 │10-12 p.m.

Show your school spirit at the School Spirit Shaker Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

25 Jul

Eco Friendly Craft Kits

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I was recently introduced to crafts that are eco-friendly.  Gotta love that, right?  Green Kid Crafts offers earth friendly creativity through a variety of options such as:

  • Month-to-Month Subscription
  • Gift Subscriptions
  • Discovery Boxes
  • Creativity Kits
  • STEM Science Kits

and more!

These kits also make great gifts!  I am looking into ordering some kits for our homeschool this fall.

This is also a great way to teach children what eco-friendly means and why we should consider this as a part of a lifestyle.

 

23 Jul

Stingray Cove Exhibition Ends 8/31-Michigan Science Center

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Stingray Cove Exhibition at the Michigan Science Center is now open!  Families will get to see and touch living sea creatures found on coral reefs and other tropical habitats.

It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about freshwater stingrays, starfish and more!  Have you ever seen a sea horse in person?  Now is your chance at this hands-on exhibit.

The Stingray exhibit is open now until August 31st!  For more details about admission, etc., click here.

22 Jul

Maker Faire Detroit July 26-27:Greenfield Village

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Have you ever been to the Maker Faire at Greenfield Village?  They say that it is like a “three-ring circus of innovation.”

If you have a homeschooler with an interest in robotics, electronics, rockets, fashion, science, etc., this event is for them.  There is also food, music, arts and crafts woodworking, and other fun activities.

Families will get to experience over 400 exhibiting makers offering demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Members of Greenfield Village will receive discounted pricing for Maker Faire Detroit.

The event will take place July 26th- July 27th!  For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.