7/6-7/8/18 Rock the Dock Escanaba Municipal Dock. Local music daily.
Saturday focused on kids with face painting, fish pond, art projects,
obstacle courses, games and circus mirrors. See axe throwing and
wood carving too! Great family weekend. Bring a lawn chair and a
cooler. Various food vendors will be on site.
Fri. July 6th: 5pm-10pm Band: Say What
Sat. July 7th: 3pm Letters from Home, (patriotic music and dance tribute
to Veterans) Band: 5-10pm Sit Down Francis
Sun. July 8th: Noon-6pm Band: Heartland Express
7/6 & 7/7/18 Rockin the Bay Music Festival Gladstone Yacht Club featuring
a wide variety of music from blues, rock, county, rockabilly, folk
and more Fri. July 6 5:00-11pm/ Sat. July 7 1:30-11pm $15 ($25 both
days), 12 and under free. Rain or shine!
7/7/18 Happy Tails Story Time 10:30am -11:15am at the Delta Animal
Shelter meets on the 1st Saturday of the month for kids ages 3-5 years
old. Features animal related stories, activities and an opportunity to
meet some animal guests. Free www.deltaanimal.org
7/7, 7/14, & 7/21/18 UP International Raceway Gates open at 5pm,
racing starts at 6pm at the UP Fairgrounds. $5, 10 and under free.
7/10/18 Child Find Free developmental screenings for children 0-5 years
old at the DSISD. Call 906-786-9300 ext 201 to schedule an appointment.
7/11 & 7/25/18 Great Start Adventures in Summer Reading at the Gladstone
Library10am-12:30pm or 12pm-2:30pm. A special time for kids
ages 0-5 yrs. and their caregivers filled with fun activities, free book
bag, books, prizes and lunch! Register at tinyurl.com/y74ktqpk or call
906-399-8979 with questions. www.great-start.org
7/11, 7/18, & 7/25/18 Summer Arts at the Bonifas 10am-11am Keep
young minds developing and little hands busy! Participants will do fun
projects, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media and
more! Held at the Bonifas Sculpture Garden or the Studio (weather permitting)
for ages 5-9yrs old. $5 per class. www.bonifasarts.org
7/11/18 Spoon Man at the Escanaba Public Library 6:30pm Be prepared
to be scooped up in the fun with comedian and entertainer, Jim
Cruise, a.k.a. “the Spoon Man.” Free Event! No registration required.
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Delta County Great Start
Parent Coalition Newsletter
July 2018
Delta County Great Start Paren Page 1 t Coalition ● July 2018
Our VISION is a community where all children come first by empowering parents with knowledge and skills.
Our MISSION is to create a team of parents, working together, to provide families with information,
a supportive network, and the chance to make a positive difference in Delta County.
July Community Family Events
The Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition meets monthly from 6-7:30pm
Our next meetings: July 18th at Escanaba Beach & August 4th Picnic at Gladstone Park
7/2, 7/9 & 7/16/18 Family Game Day at the Escanaba Library 1pm-
2:30pm Monday afternoons through July 16th. Enjoy a day of good old
fashioned board games with friends and family. Games available or
bring your favorite! www.escanabalibrary.org
Gladstone Farmers Market Mondays from 3pm-6pm next to the Gladstone
Square Pharmacy on Delta, Ave. www.gladstonemi.org
7/9, 7/16, 7/23, & 7/30/18 Escanaba Music Mondays 7-9pm Ludington
Park band shell, free music on Mondays through 8/6/18. Rain dates on
Tuesdays. 7/9 Phil Lynch Jazz Quartet, 7/16 Speedy Beef, 7/23 Wingin’ It,
7/30 Kraig Kenning www.escanaba.org
Escanaba Farmer’s Market open Wednesdays 3pm-6pm and Saturdays
8am-noon at 9th Street and 1st Avenue North , Escanaba
7/4, 7/11, 7/18 & 7/25/18 Escanaba City Band Concerts 7:30pm on
Wednesdays through the summer at the Ludington Park band shell.
Rain dates will be on Thursdays. (Begins at 8:30pm on 7/4)
7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2/18 Gladstone Summer Concert Series 7pm
weekly summer concerts on Thursdays at the beach house in Van
Cleve Park. 7/5 Jam Band, 7/12 Angels & Outlaws, 7/19 Bear Walkers,
7/26 Derril Syria, 8/2 Rob Nada www.gladstonemi.org
Fourth of July Celebrations:
7/4/18 Escanaba: Ludington Park Children’s activities begin at 1pm , K-9
demonstrations at 2pm, Escanaba City Band at 8:30pm in the Karas
Band Shell, and fireworks at dusk
7/4/18 Gladstone: Parade 11am, 12pm-6pm family entertainment, activities,
games, vendors, log rolling competition and tree climbing in
Van Cleve Park. Bands: 5pm-7pm Sore On Sunday. 7pm-9pm Derril
Syria, Fireworks at dusk
7/4/18 Bark River Parade at 11am (Ray’s Feed Mill to the township
park). Noon begins food, kids’ games, & music, in the park. Fireworks at
7/5/18 $1 Bowling Night 4pm-9pm at Bowl-a-Rama. Affordable bowling
for families $1 per game, shoe rentals, pizza slices and pop. The 1st
Thursday of each month. Visit Bowl-a-Rama on Facebook for more details.
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Community Family events continued…
7/11/18 Classic Car & Bike Night 5:30pm-8pm 1200 block of Ludington Ave, Escanaba www.deltami.org
7/14/18 Lego Club 10:30am-12pm at the Escanaba Library For children ages 5 and up with caregiver. (Outdoors adventures theme) Have your child bring gallon sized zip lock bag of Legos and create together. There is a drawing for 2 Lego sets at the end of each Lego Club session. No registration required. www.escanabalibrary.org
7/14 & 7/15/18 Silver Spur Saddle Club 8:30am at the UP Fairgrounds . Food, vendors, stalls and camping available! Spectators welcome. www.upha.net
7/14/18 Stonington Art & Craft Fair 9am-3pm Local artists display their wares plus food & music. Stonington Community Hall 5870 Co Rd 513. Rapid River. www.deltami.org
7/15/18 Rock Lion’s Club Brunch Buffet 9am-1pm at Rock Lion’s Club Everything to do with breakfast - eggs, omelets, fruit, desserts and more! $8 adults, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and under free www.deltami.org
7/17/18 YMCA Safe Sitter Certification Class 9am to 2pm for kids age 11 or older who would like to get training to be a baby sitter . $66 for members or $100 for general public (and includes pizza lunch!) Call 906-789-0005 to register.
7/18/18 Great Start Adventures in Summer Reading at the Escanaba Public Library 10am-12:30pm or 12pm-2:30pm. A special time for kids ages 0-5 yrs. and their caregivers filled with fun activities, free book bag, books, prizes and lunch! Register at tinyurl.com/y74ktqpk or call 906-399-8979 with questions. www.great-start.org
7/18/18 Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Escanaba Beach. Come play in the sand & sun with us. We will be grilling hotdogs and gearing up for our 8/4/18 picnic in Gladstone. Meetings are open to anyone wanting to get involved giving kids a great start in school and life. RSVP to Laurie Mold at 906-786-9300 ext 111 or lmold@dsisd.net with ages and # of children attending. (If it rains the meeting will be held at the ISD. An announcement will be made on Facebook by noon if the weather is questionable.)
7/19/18 Kids Bowl Free Night 5pm-9pm at Bowl-a-Rama. Kids bowl free with each paying adult. $1 each for hot dogs, fries and small soda. The 3rd Thursday of each month. Visit Bowl-a-Rama on Facebook for more details.
7/20/18 Summer Music Camp Concert 4pm at Bobaloon’s restaurant in Escanaba. A free concert performed by local students as a culmina-tion of their summer music camp experience, www.bonifas art.org
7/21/18 Deadline for Young Artists Market 10am-3pm This is a great opportunity for students to display and sell their original works during the Waterfront Art Festival on Aug. 4 at Ludington Park in Escanaba. Open to kids ages 18 and under. All artwork must be done by the artist (a limited amount of adult assistance is acceptable). Work must be of suitable quality to be sold. A sample must be approved by the Bonifas staff upon receipt of application. $10 to participate. For more infor-mation call 906-789-3833 or visit www.bonifasarts.org
7/21 & 7/22/18 UPHA Horse Show 8:30am at the UP Fairgrounds . Spec-tators welcome. www.upha.net
7/21/18 Movie Night in Ludington Park 8pm-10pm free at the Karas Bandshell. Animated movie: Deep. Next: 8/11/18 Peter Rabbit www.deltami.org
7/22/18 Sunday Cyber Bowling Special noon-7pm at Bowl-a-Rama. $7 for 2 hours of bowling includes shoe rentals. Visit Bowl-a-Rama on Face-book for more details.
7/25/18 Moose Juice and Mother Goose Great Start Family Fun Hour at the Gladstone Public Library 4:30pm-5:30pm. Singer and storyteller Cor-rine Rockow will be hooting and howling about everything from coyotes to creepy crawlies, jungle jaunts to watery wanderings. Join us for stories, dancing and singing about the critter world around us. No registration required. Call 906-786-9300 ext 111 with any questions.
7/26, 7/27 & 7/28/18 59th Annual National Trappers Convention & Out-door Expo 8am-6pm at the Ruth Butler Building at the UP State Fair-grounds $10.00 per day $20 for all 3. 12 and under free. Kids activities, demonstrations and vendors. www.uptrappers.com
7/28/18 Escanaba Sidewalk Sales and Classic Car & Bike Show 14th to 9th Street on Ludington Ave 9am-5pm. www.deltami.org
7/28/18 Escanaba Marina Fest 11am-11pm, Escanaba Municipal Marina. Games, activities, entertainment, food, vendors and music from jazz, Americana, bluegrass to blues, Check out their Facebook event for details.
8/3-8/5/18 Rock the Dock Escanaba Municipal Dock. Local music and activities daily. Fri. 3rd 5-10pm Where's Gary, Sat. 4th 3-10pm (Kids day on Saturday! )Bad Munkee, and Sun 5th noon-6pm Cadillacs . Great family weekend. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler. Various food vendors will be on site. Axe throwing and wood carving also!
8/4/18 ReCreating the Outdoors 10am-2pm at Escanaba Municipal Dock. $10 per person. Adaptive recreation opportunities all including people with special needs! Fishing, archery, target practice, boating, hand-cycling. Public welcome. Must preregister. Call Brenda Crow 906-233-1319 for more information.
8/4/18 Bonifas Waterfront Art Festival 10am-4pm at Karas Band shell in Ludington Park. Features more than 50 artists, food, music, a youth activi-ty tent and Young Artist’s Market Visit www.bonifasarts.org for the day’s schedule.
8/4/18 Armageddon on Wheels 7pm at the UP State Fair-grounds. Racers from all over compete in events including a figure eight bus race, gaunt-let race, bump n' run, dueling tough trucks and many more exciting events. $20 in advance 5yrs and under are free www.armageddononwheels.com
8/5/18 Children's Back-to-School & Health Fair 11am-4pm at the UP State Fairgrounds Ruth Butler Building. Fun activities and give always for families. Free eye screenings. Hosted by the Daily Press. No cost to attend!
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Contact Us
Laurie Mold, Delta County Great Start Parent Liaison
(906) 786-9300 ext 111 ● lmold@dsisd.net ● www.great-start.org
Local Summer Reading Programs
This year libraries rock! You won’t want to miss a beat as they bring music and reading together for a master-piece summer theme. Students from grades K-12 are eligible to read for prizes. For every 60 minutes of read-ing logged the student will receive a ticket and a chance to win!
Gladstone Library program runs 6/11/18 to 8/8/18
Closing party on 8/8/18 10:30am-11:30am
7/25/18 4:30pm Moose Juice & Mother Goose Great Start Fun Hour
Call 906-428-4224 for information!
Escanaba Library
Program runs 6/11/18 to 8/8/18 They host weekly pro-grams and special guest performers.
Details available at www.uproc.lib.mi.us. Call 906-789-7328 for additional information.
Are you STILL looking for fun stuff to do this sum-mer? Be sure to visit our website at www.great-start.org, add events to the community calendar and see our June 2018 newsletter for even more summer fun ideas.
You can also see what is happening here:
 City of Escanaba Summer 2018 brochure www.escanaba.org
 Delta YMCA summer session & camps nlymca.com
 Gladstone Parks & Recreation Activity & Event Guide 2018 www.gladstonemi.org

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