Treasures of Learning Co-op Now Accepting New Members for Fall-South Lyon


Treasures of Learning Co-op (TLC) in South Lyon, is now accepting new members for the fall semester. The fall schedule is posted on their website.   They have classes for pre-school through high school, including several higher level science and math classes for high school students.

TLC meets on Mondays from 9am-3pm at the Shepard’s Way Lutheran Church
59255 Ten Mile Rd. South Lyon, MI,48178

If you are interested in TLC, you can contact them at:

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Bird Island Re-opening Celebration at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 7/8


Have you ever been to Bird Island at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores?  It has been closed since the winter and they are having a grand re-opening.  The celebration is free!

The estate grounds will be open to the public on July 8th from 5-8pm.  There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase during the celebration event.

Click here, for more details.  The event is listed first on the webpage.  You must RSVP for the event in advance.

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New Homeschool Connections Campus Opening in Ortonville!


Calling all homeschooling families! A new Homeschool Connections campus will be opening this fall in Ortonville.


Oakwood Community Church,

5791 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462,

just west of Baldwin Rd. 


Meeting on Wednesdays this fall.

They will be announcing registration dates for this campus soon so stay tuned.

To take a Homeschool Connections survey, click here.

For more information about Homeschool Connections, visit



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Pickle Party Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy Alex 7/25-Royal Oak


Listen to Cowboy Alex read pickle stories, joke with his puppet pals, and do silly magic tricks. Plus kids and parents will make a Pickle Person!

When: Saturday, July 25th11:00 am – 11:45 am

Cost:$5.00 per child

Ages: 3-8 years old

Location: The Royal Oak Senior/ Community Center.
3500 Marais Ave., Royal Oak, MI.

For registration information contact: The Royal Oak Recreation Department online at: or pay $5.00 at storytime.

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Free and Low-Cost Events at Michaels Craft Store in July


During the month of July, Michaels continues to offer its Passport to Imagination series with weekly crafting sessions to keep the kids busy while school is out for the summer.  In addition, a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including a Tim Holtz Ideology paper crafting class, a music festival-inspired jewelry making session, a Make it with Michaels Maker party and more will be available for crafters of all skill levels to enjoy.

Project details and a complete list of events is below.



Passport to Imagination Weekly Theme: Main Street

Monday, July 6 | 10am – noon

Wednesday, July 8| 10am – noon

Friday, July 10 | 10am – noon

Take a stroll down Main Street with us. Make a pinwheel, a travel memory game and pretty faux stained glass. $5 per session or 3 for $12, includes supplies.


Passport to Imagination Weekly Theme: Art Festival

Monday, July 13| 10am – Noon

Wednesday, July 15 | 10am – Noon

Friday, July 17 | 10am – Noon

Celebrate the arts this week. Make a painting with crayons and watercolor, sculpt imaginative pinch pot monsters and transform a sheet of paper with tissue paper and water. $5 per session or 3 for $12, includes supplies.


Passport to Imagination Weekly Theme: Music Festival

Monday, July 20 | 10am-Noon

Wednesday, July 22 | 10am-Noon

Friday, July 24 | 10am-Noon

Don’t miss this week’s music festival. Create a fringed bell anklet, paint a canvas with a musical theme and craft a water bottle holder. $5 per session or 3 for $12, includes supplies.


Passport to Imagination Weekly Theme: Flea Market

Monday, July 27 | 10am – noon

Wednesday, July 29| 10am – noon

Friday, July 31 | 10am – noon

Are you ready for flea market fun? Tape together a bead bracelet, a wallet or pouch and a make-believe camera with Duck Tape®. $5 per session or 3 for $12, includes supplies.




Free Paper Crafting Class

Monday, July 13 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Use a Michaels Tim Holtz Ideaology kits to create a project with Old World charm. Supplies not included.


Jewelry 101

Tuesday, July 14 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Inspired by music festival fashion, this DIY feather necklace is a must-make for summer. Supplies not included.


Make it with Michaels Maker Party

Saturday, July 25 | 1pm—4pm

Grab a friend and join us for our Maker Party on Saturday, July 25th from 1pm-4pm where you’ll craft Pinterest inspired projects perfect for Back to School.  Free with the cost of supplies.




Foam Printing

Saturday, July 11 | 10am – noon

Kids can make fun foam print art to show all of their friends. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Minion Project

Saturday, July 18 | 10am – noon

Kids can make a minion-themed frame to decorate their rooms with a classic movie favorite. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Button Frame

Saturday, July 25 | 10am – noon

Stop by and create a cute button frame so your little maker can decorate his or her room with a photo of friends. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.


Rain Stick

Saturday, August 1 | 10am-noon

Drop in and create a colorful rain stick for summer. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.




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