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Great Start recognizes the importance of community involvement and the value of opportunities for families to learn and grow together. We have created these community calendars as a way to share timely community events with you. If you know of any events please take time to add them to our community calendar or forward the information to gsevents@dsisd.net. Please encourage the agencies and organizations that you partner with to do so as well so we can have a comprehensive one stop shop for early childhood information in our communities.

Please note that there are guidelines for submissions and each will be reviewed before posting

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Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.)

Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.)

Wellspring Community Church 301 N Lincoln Rd., Escanaba

Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.) 6:30pm-8pm at Wellspring Church in the Delta Plaza Mall. A support group for friends and family members who have loved ones with addiction and alcoholism. Meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Contact delta@familiesagainstnarcotics.org with any questions.

Event Series Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital 7870W US Highway 2, Manistique

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at SMH Cornerstone Building Conference Room 1. 7870 US Highway 2, Manistique. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you probably feel overwhelmed and unsure of what the future holds. Come join in on this support session being sponsored by Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. The group will be […]

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Early Childhood Arts and Craft Program

Early Childhood Arts and Craft Program

Lake Effect Community Arts 212 S. Cedar Street (42.35 mi), Manistique

4/11 & 4/25/24 Early Childhood Arts and Craft Program 10am -12pm at Lake Effects Community Arts Center. Drop in every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM and see what your little one can create. Join in the fun of early childhood arts. Children must be accompanied by an adult parent or […]

Free Special Education Webinars (April)

Online

April 12 Inclusion: FAPE in the LRE with Stephanie Nicholls from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bd55xkyt April 16 Assistive Technology: More than Checking a Box with Sara Pericolosi from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bdzz3wt4 April 19 and 26 Behavior is Communication with Sally Burton-Hoyle from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/39vrhapc April 23 How to Have Collaborative Assistive Technology Conversations with Sara Pericolosi from 6:30-7:30pm. Register […]

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Bonifas Arts Homeschool Art Series

Bonifas Arts Homeschool Art Series

Bonifas Art Center 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, Mi

Dates: Mondays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 / Time: 11 - 12pm Grade: 2 - 8 / Student Fee: $55 (6 week series) Homeschool Art is back with our new instructor, Sarah Ford. Each week will focus on a different element of art (line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture), a […]

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Spring Art Contest (ages 0-17)

Hey, budding artists! Are you ready to unleash your creativity? Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in Escanaba is thrilled to announce our First Annual Spring Art Contest! Rules and Regulations: Theme: “Spring has Sprung” Anything spring-themed goes! Size: The artwork should be on an 8.5x11-inch sheet of paper. Medium: All mediums are welcome, except digital artwork. […]

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

4-H Camp Registration

Online Registration

Registration opens March 1.  Register as a 4-H member first at https://v2.4Honline.com (club: Schoolcraft County – General 4-H Experiences; project: Outdoor Education/Recreation) and upon membership approval, youth will be able to register for camp beginning March 1. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H will see camp as an option below their member list beginning March 1. Teens interested in serving as counselors […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Annual Carnival Event

4/21/24 Annual Carnival Event 10:30am-3pm at the St Francis de Sales School, 210 Lake St, Manistique. Family fun day at the Carnival. Raffles, Bake Sales, Jail A Friend, Face Painting, Games and Prizes, Fair Food.

Event Series Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.)

Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.)

Wellspring Community Church 301 N Lincoln Rd., Escanaba

Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.) 6:30pm-8pm at Wellspring Church in the Delta Plaza Mall. A support group for friends and family members who have loved ones with addiction and alcoholism. Meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Contact delta@familiesagainstnarcotics.org with any questions.

4-H Camp Registration

Online Registration

Registration opens March 1.  Register as a 4-H member first at https://v2.4Honline.com (club: Schoolcraft County – General 4-H Experiences; project: Outdoor Education/Recreation) and upon membership approval, youth will be able to register for camp beginning March 1. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H will see camp as an option below their member list beginning March 1. Teens interested in serving as counselors […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

NL YMCA-Before and After School Program (ages 5-12)

Wells and Gladstone

We provide a reliable, safe and fun environment for your child (Ages 5-12) to prepare for their school day and unwind after.  We offer Before/After School Care at four convenient locations: Gladstone – Cameron School and Wells – YMCA Childcare Center. OUR BENEFITS / ACTIVITIES:  Licensed Swim Lessons Healthy Snacks Food & Fun YMCA Curriculum […]

Event Series Food and Clothing Pantry

Food and Clothing Pantry

Christ Fellowship Ministries 8082 Cornell Rd., Germfask

at the Christ Fellowship Church in Germfask. Weekly on Mondays. Free food and clothing for families in need who are experiencing a hardship. Closed for holidays. Contact Pastor Diana at 906-286-0591 for more information.

Event Series Bonifas Arts Homeschool Art Series

Bonifas Arts Homeschool Art Series

Bonifas Art Center 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, Mi

Dates: Mondays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 / Time: 11 - 12pm Grade: 2 - 8 / Student Fee: $55 (6 week series) Homeschool Art is back with our new instructor, Sarah Ford. Each week will focus on a different element of art (line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture), a […]

Event Series Free Spring Movie Series

Free Spring Movie Series

Thomas Theater 2701 #rd Ave North, Escanaba, MI

FREE Family movies! Hop, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon, and more! 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. Follow “Thomas Theatre Group - Escanaba” on Facebook or call 906-789-6234 for more information!

Register For Baby Classes-Chippewa Co.

Chippewa County Health Department 508 Ashmun St # 120, Sault Ste. Marie

Chippewa County Heath Department is proud to offer the following 5 classes. These classes hold beneficial information that will help you to have a successful, healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery and help with those first few weeks with your new baby. Breastfeeding Success- Start dates:  4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, and 11/13:  Attend anytime […]

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting Webinar Series – April-May 2024

Online

Class Information: Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting is a parenting series to help you explore ways that you can be highly effective in raising your kids to be successful in school and in life. This class is meant for parents of kids from toddlers to teens and will explore: Developing family routines Developing emotional […]

4-H Camp Registration

Online Registration

Registration opens March 1.  Register as a 4-H member first at https://v2.4Honline.com (club: Schoolcraft County – General 4-H Experiences; project: Outdoor Education/Recreation) and upon membership approval, youth will be able to register for camp beginning March 1. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H will see camp as an option below their member list beginning March 1. Teens interested in serving as counselors […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

NL YMCA-Before and After School Program (ages 5-12)

Wells and Gladstone

We provide a reliable, safe and fun environment for your child (Ages 5-12) to prepare for their school day and unwind after.  We offer Before/After School Care at four convenient locations: Gladstone – Cameron School and Wells – YMCA Childcare Center. OUR BENEFITS / ACTIVITIES:  Licensed Swim Lessons Healthy Snacks Food & Fun YMCA Curriculum […]

Toddler Art at the Bonifas Arts Center

Bonifas Arts Center 700 1st Ave. So., Escanaba

Remaining dates for April:  16, 23, 30 Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM Ages: Walking – 4 Year olds Student Fees: $5/per date, per child (register before the date of your choice) Join us for creative, artsy play activities and also for some fun music and dance time! Toddlers will be combining fun and learning to […]

Paving the WaY to Self Determination Webinars (FREE!)

Online

Paving the Way to Self Determination is a program developed to support children with developmental disabilities (ages birth – 12) and their families in raising expectations people have for them by introducing the concepts and tools they need to lead self-determined lives. This series provides virtual (online) educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities and […]

The Importance of Sexuality Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Online

For family/guardians: The lack of sexuality and relationship education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can lead to high rates of abuse, being charged with sex crimes, unplanned pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections. Explore the importance of building sexual self-advocacy skills and how to support, educate, and empower individuals with I/DD to become sexual […]

Register For Baby Classes-Chippewa Co.

Chippewa County Health Department 508 Ashmun St # 120, Sault Ste. Marie

Chippewa County Heath Department is proud to offer the following 5 classes. These classes hold beneficial information that will help you to have a successful, healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery and help with those first few weeks with your new baby. Breastfeeding Success- Start dates:  4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, and 11/13:  Attend anytime […]

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