April 2019 Newsletter 1of4

April 2019 Newsletter 1of4

pg1 of4 Delta Co Great Start April 2019 Newsltter

Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition Newsletter
April 2019 Community Family Events
4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29/19 Homeschoolers Art Class 11am-12pm at the Bonifas. An engaging and lively weekly class with art center art curriculum for homeschoolers ages K-8. $45 for the series runs weekly on Mondays through May 8. www.bonifasarts.org

4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/19 Toddler Art and Music at the Bonifas Thursdays, 9:30am-10:15am Ages: mobile to 3yrs and their caregivers with instructor Lorne Watson. Combines fun and learning to nurture imagination, problem solving and motor skills. $5 per session. Walk-ins welcome. www.bonifasarts.org

4/4 & 4/18/19 Kinder-Light Play Group 10:30-11:30am on the 1st & 3rd Thursday every month through May 10th in the Y gym. This play group is for families of little ones ages 0-5years to play and socialize with others. FREE to Members /$10 General Public Family. www.nlymca.com

4/4/19 $1 Bowling Night 4pm-9pm at Bowl-a-Rama. Affordable bowling for families $1 per game, shoe rentals, pizza slices and pop. First Thurs-day of each month. Visit Bowl-a-Rama on Facebook for more details.

4/4-4/7/19 Kiwanis Home & Garden Show and Pancake Days Home and Garden related vendors. 9am-5pm at the Ruth Butler Building at UP Fairgrounds. Free entry! Pancake dinner $6 adult, $4 children, 6 & under free. All proceeds benefit local youth projects. For details visit www.escanabakiwanis.org

4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/19 Grace Church of Gladstone Playgroup Fridays 10am-11:30am in church multipurpose room. Kids 0-5years . Open gym free play. Open to the public. Contact Megan with questions  906-396-8346 or guindon.megan@gmail.com

4/6 & 5/4/19 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. www.deltaanimal.org

4/6/19 Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt 9am-10am at the Delta Plaza Mall. Kids from 0-5th grade enjoy egg decorating, 4 egg hunting areas (ages 3 and under, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10), balloon animals, pictures with live bunnies and more. Find the prize eggs! Every child has the opportunity to search through thousands of eggs to get their LUCKY 12!
Bring 1 can good item or $1 p/child to help local families (not required). All proceeds are being donated to our local Salvation Army Food Pantry.

4/6/19 Sibshop 11am-2pm at Bowl-a-Rama. Special kick off for teens ages 13-19 years old plus our regular Sibshop crew. Sibshops are recreational workshops providing support and friendship for children ages 7-13 years old who have a brother or sister with special needs. Contact Laurie Mold at 419-320-5542 or lauriemold@gmail.com to register.

4/6/19 You Are Not Alone: A Conversation to Prevent Suicide 11am-2pm Bay College’s Besse Theater. Free and open to the public. A community awareness event featuring community groups with important information, services, and resources on suicide prevention. Keynote speaker, Jeff Olson shares his personal story and a documentary about his son, “Do it for Daniel,” will be presented at 12pm EST. Doors open at 11am with refreshments served. Contact arreaj01@baycollege.edu for more info.
4/6/19 Family Games at the Escanaba Library 1pm-2:30pm Enjoy a day of screen free board games with friends and family. Games available or bring your favorite! All ages. No registration or cost. www.escanabalibrary.org

4/9/19 Grand-Families Support Group 5pm-7:00pm at 1905 South 21st St. A chance to support one another, share a meal and have a little respite time with other grandparents raising grandchildren Call 789-0997 to register for free meal and childcare. Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 789-0997 ext 101 to RSVP.

4/9/19 1st Aid and CRP Recertification 6pm-9pm at YMCA. Ages 14 & up. Must have current certification. $65 member/$105 non-members www.nlymca.com

4/10/19 Bark River Kindergarten Registration Call the elementary office to register for Kindergarten screening on April 10th. 906-466-5334 ext111

4/11, 4/15, 4/25/19 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets 10am-11:30am on Thurs 4/11 & 4/25 and 6:30pm-8:30pm on Mon 4/15 at New Life Church in Escanaba. Childcare available. Find MOPS on Facebook (Delta County MOPS)

4/12/19 Rapid River Kindergarten Registration 8am-2pm Call to schedule an appointment. 906-474-6411 ext 507

4/12-4/20/19 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 7:30pm at Robert Forest Theater in Marquette. 1pm “Theater for all”/special needs matinee 4/13 and regular 1pm matinee on 4/20/19. A classic based on the 1991 Disney movie which dates back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale. Advance tickets are on sale now at tickets.nmu.edu or by calling 227-2553 $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

4/13/19 Children's Fun Fest: Happy Healthy Me! 10am -1pm at the Delta Plaza Mall, Escanaba. A free family-friendly community event for children ages 0 to 8 years. This year promotes physical and social-emotional health; everything that helps to create happy, healthy kids. Over 20 exhibitors provide fun activities, games, crafts, free books, resource information and more!! (must be accompanied by an adult). Call 906-786-9300 x111 for details

4/13/19 Easter Carnival 11am-2pm at the YMCA Egg hunt, bounce houses, games, activities, and more. www.nlymca.com

4/13/19 Lego Club 10:30am-12pm at the Escanaba Library (Things that taste yummy theme) for children ages 5 and up with caregiver. Bring a gallon sized zip lock bag of Legos and create together. There is a drawing for a Lego set at the end of each session. No registration required. www.escanabalibrary.org

4/14/19 Bay de Noc Choral Society Spring Concert 1:30pm at Bethany Church 202 S 11th St, Escanaba. The theme is “Songs of Peace”. Bells, brass and the Holy Name Children's Choir will perform with the Chorale.  A free will offering will be taken. www.bethanyescanaba.com