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Event Series Event Series: Play & Learn Presented by Great Start

Play & Learn Presented by Great Start

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Great Start presents play and learn 2024. Monthly programs. Don't miss these Free workshops designed for children ages 0-5 and their favorite caregivers! Each themed session includes story time and hands on learning activities that are so fun they won't realize there are learning. Plus, its a great opportunity to make new friends while your child develops skills they need for success in school and life! All sessions begin at 10 am. June: If you give a mouse a cokkie-June 10 at Lake Michigan Campground, Manistique; June 11 Van Cleve Park, Gladstone. JULY: Nature Explorers: July 10 Bark River Sports Park; July 17 Big Bay School, Garden; August: Feelings: Auguast 12, Lake Michigan Campground, Manistique, August 13 Besse Park, Escanaba. Registration required: Contact Laurie Mold at or text/call 419-320-5542 with any questions.

July 10th time changed to 1 pm.

Thank you for registering for Great Start's summer 2024 Play & Learn! These FREE workshops for children ages 0-5 years old and their parents will be facilitated by Allison Rae and Clear Lake Education Center. Each session includes a story time and a number of hands on learning experiences. Kids love learning through play with their favorite caregivers.  Plus, its a great opportunity to make new friends while your child develops the skills they need for success in school and life!

This is a hands on learning experience for you to do together! A reminder email will be sent on Friday before the week of your scheduled playgroup with details for the session. They all run from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Rain or shine. (unless there are thunderstorms) Please try to arrive a little early so they can start on time.  We hope you have a great experience!


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Laurie Mold
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