August 2019 Community Family Events
Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition Newsletter
7/30-8/10/19 Into the Woods Jr. 7:30pm an epic, enchanting musical saga about daring to venture Into the Woods. It is a modern twist on fairy tales in a musical format. Adults $15, Seniors/Students $12, Child $7.50
8/2 to 8/30/19 Grace Church of Gladstone Playgroup Fridays 10am-11:30am at Kids Kingdom in Van Cleve Park through the summer. Kids 0-5years. Free play. Open to the public. Contact Megan with ques-tions 906-396-8346 or
8/2 to 8/4/19 Alger County Fair, Alger County Fairgrounds, Chatham
8/3 to 8/31/19 Escanaba Farmer’s Market open Wednesdays 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 8am-noon at 9th Street and 1st Avenue North , Es-canaba.
8/3 & 8/4/19 FlyBall! 9am in the Miracle of Life building at UP State fair-grounds. Exhilarating dog relay race with teams from all over the coun-try competing in canine competitions. Admission is free, raffles benefit Escanaba and Manistique animal shelters. Contact Mary Blasier, 241-7385 with questions.
8/3/19 Bonifas Waterfront Art Festival 10am-4pm at Karas Band shell in Ludington Park. Features more than 50 artists, food, music, a youth ac-tivity tent and Young Artist’s Market Visit for the day’s schedule.
8/3 & 9/7/19 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.
8/3/19 Rock the Dock 5pm-10pm Free at the Escanaba Municipal Dock. Bring a cooler and chairs and enjoy music by The Jam Band 6 pm to 9:30pm. Bounce House & Magic Show 5pm-9pm, Petting Zoo 5pm-10pm, Golf Ball Drop 7pm . Food trucks on site.
8/3/19 Armageddon on Wheels 7pm at the UP State Fair-grounds. Rac-ers from all over compete in events including a figure eight bus race, gauntlet race, bump n' run, dueling tough trucks and many more excit-ing events. $20 in advance 5yrs and under are free
8/4/19 Children's Back-to-School & Health Fair 11am-3pm 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 at-tend!
8/5/19 Joel Tacey 1pm-2pm Escanaba Public Library. Michigan’s Family Funnyman, will entertain with big laughs and big fun! Bring your kids and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Library! Free, all ages, no registra-tion required.
8/5 to 8/26/19 Gladstone Farmers Market Mondays from 3pm-6pm next to the Gladstone Square Pharmacy on Delta, Ave.
8/5/19 Escanaba Music Mondays 7-9pm Ludington Park band shell. Free live music with The Cadillacs – 50’s & 60’s Classics . Rain date on Tues-days.
8/7, 8/14, & 8/21/19 Lunch on Ludington 11:30a-1:30pm Wednesdays at the Escanaba Farmers Market. Grab lunch from one of down town’s great restaurants and enjoy music while the kids play on the play-ground. 8/7 Awake for Birds, 8/14 Wingin It, 8/21 Kraig Kenning
8/7/19 Gladstone Library Closing Summer Reading Program reading logs due & closing party at 10:30am. Call 906-428-4224 with questions.
8/7/19 Radio Results Network Media Plaza Grand Opening 5pm-10pm 1101 Ludington St, Escanaba. Block party featuring live music, free food, cash bar & tours. Free and open to the public.
8/7 to 8/28/19 $1 Bowling Night 4pm til close at Bowl-a-Rama $1 per game and $1 for shoes every Wednesday until Sept. Plus $5.99 home-made 1 topping 14” pizzas while you bowl or for take out.
8/7, 8/14, & 8/21/19 Escanaba City Band Concerts 7:30pm on Wednes-days through the summer at the Ludington Park band shell. Rain dates will be on Thursdays. Find them on Facebook for information.
8/8/19 Lunch Time Live! at Bay 11:30am-1pm Free outdoor music with Jason Rudden 8/8. Enjoy great local talent and delicious food from ar-ea food trucks. Held in Bay College’s outdoor courtyard and sculpture garden.
8/9 to 8/11/19 Bark River Off Road Races Bark River International Speed-way 10am-10pm $25 day pass, $40 weekend, kids 9 and under free. Onsite camping, entertainment, food.
8/9 to 8/11/19 Marquette County Fair, Marquette County Fairgrounds, Gwinn
8/10/19 Nahma Flea Market 10am-4pm at Isabella Hall in Nahma. Free admission. $10 per table. Call (906) 644-2486 for details.
8/10/19 Lego Club 10:30am-12pm at the Escanaba Library (city life theme) for children ages 5 and up with caregiver. Bring a gallon sized zip lock bag of Legos and create together. No registration required.
8/10 & 8/18/19 UP International Raceway Gates open at 5pm, racing starts at 6pm at the UP Fairgrounds. $6, 10 and under free. or visit them on Facebook.
8/11/19 3rd Annual Community Church in the Park 10am-2pm. Worship service at 10am in the Ludington Park Bandshell (Escanaba) followed by a pig roast, water slide, and more. Fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public.
8/11/19 Fayette Heritage Festival 11am-3pm, 4785 II Road, Garden 19th-century music, food, crafts demonstrations, games, period displays and historic 1860’s baseball game.
The Delta County
Great Start Parent Coalition
meets monthly
Next meeting date: August 29th
Great Start Parent Cafe
at Christian Park, Health Care Center, Escanaba
Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition ● August 2019
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8/12 through 8/18/19 UP State Fair, UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba $8 general, $5 6-12 yrs., 5 and under free.
8/14/19 United Way Community Conversation 2pm-3:30pm at North Woods Place Senior Living. Join a community conversation around sen-iors and their caregivers. Discuss concerns and how United Way can secure grants and funding, form group partnerships, provide education on relevant programs to address the concerns brought up. Free. No reg-istration. There will be a door prize.
8/14/19 Muscle on Main Classic Car & Bike Night 5:30pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month though 9/11 at Catmando's in downtown Escanaba. Raffles, food, prizes and lots of fun! Proceeds to benefit differ-ent local causes each week.
8/17/19 Mid Pen Lego Club 10:30 -11:30am at Mid Peninsula School. (imaginary creatures theme) Open to children and their family's who love to create and build together with Legos! Bring your own Legos. Free and open to the public, your child does not need to be a student at Mid Pen to attend.
8/20/19 Child Find Do you have concerns about your child’s develop-ment? Want to make sure they are on track? Free developmental screenings for children 0-5 years old at the DSISD. Call 906-786-9300 ext 201 to schedule an appointment.
8/24/19 Mission of Hope 10am-2pm at UP State Fairgrounds. Free event open to the public. Free groceries, haircuts, books, shoes, health screen-ings, job fair, school supplies, kid zone, lunch, and more. Provided to show the community that every person is significant and have what they need to be successful. Email with ques-tions.
8/24/19 13th Annual Gathering of the Clans Pow Wow Manistique Tribal Community Center, U.S. 2 next to the Kewadin Casino. Grand entries noon and 6pm. Feast at 4pm.
8/29/19 Great Start Parent Café : Non Traditional Families 2pm-4pm at Christian Park Healthcare Center 2415 5th Ave S, Escanaba. A conversa-tion around non-traditional families; kinship care, single, special needs, and foster parents, blended families , LGBT, etc. Share your unique ex-periences and ideas around building strong families and communities. Network and enjoy meaningful conversations that make a difference. Free onsite childcare provided. RSVP with the number of adults and children attending Contact Laurie at 419-320-5542 for information.
8/30-9/2/19 44th Annual UP Gas & Steam Engine Show 9am-4pm at the UP fairgrounds. See the Antique Village, flea market and equipment de-mos with a tractor parade starting at 1pm., engine crank ups at 2pm $6 entry $10 weekend pass, children under 14 free. Visit for details.
8/3119 76th Annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration 11am - 11pm, Pa-rade at 11am. Games and activities for all ages. Music, flea market, food and much more!
9/1/19 Nahma Labor Day Celebration 11am parade, live music, games, and more ,
9/6/19 906 Day 5pm-10pm in Ludington Park Karas Bandshell. Live music with Where’s Gary and Smile Cloud, prizes and more. Contact Es-canaba City Recreation Department for Details.
Thank you to our many picnic volunteers and donors!
April & Andrew LaCosse
Bay College Athletics
Daily Press
Ernie’s Irish Pub
Herford & Hops Restaurant
Leigh’s Garden Winery
Contact Us
Laurie Mold, Delta County Great Start Parent Liaison
906-786-9300 ext 111
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Motion Industry
Radio results Network
The Man Cave
Tom’s Creations
UP North Coffee
UPutt Family Fun Center
Served at Mon through Fri
Webster Elementary and
Upper Elementary
through August 16th
Jones Elementary Cafeteria
(10th St. entrance )
through August 23rd
Free lunch for kids 18 and under. $3 for adults.
2019 Delta County Great Start Family Picnic
The Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition celebrated our hard work this year with a family appreciation picnic at Kid’s King-dom with over 90 people in at-tendance. Families enjoyed great food, games, activities, prizes and crafts together in the beautiful weather.
The picnic capped off another amazing year for our Coali-tion. After completing two round of Trusted Advisors grants last year in which we provided social emotional trainings, kindergarten readiness kits to families, literacy kits to libraries and childcare providers, re-vamped our website, brought Reach Out and Read programs to OSF and UPHP, held Read and Rise workshops, summer reading camps and got our Parent Café’s off the ground. Plus all of our regular meetings, speakers , events and family fun nights we host in the community. It’s been a busy and productive time for us! We thank everyone who has supported, partnered and participated in making our communi-ty a GREAT place to raise kids.
Be sure to join us for our next Par-ent Café on 8/29/19 from 2-4pm at Christian Park Healthcare. See our calendar for more details.
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