Community Calendars


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 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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Spies Public Library Summer Reading Program

Spies Public Library 940 1st Street, Menominee, MI, United States

Starts June 26th to August 1st.. Here's a look at our events for 2024 Summer Reading! It's going to be an epic year with our theme of "Adventure Begins at Your Library!" Pre-registration will begin June 5th, and programs kick off June 26 and run till August 1st. Kids 0-18 will chart their reading minutes, […]

Natural Resource Camp for Kids

Pick-up/Drop-off at Old Stephenson Elementry School for Elmcrest Acres.LLC Menominee

Camp is designed for 3rd-5th graders, but we have had from 2nd-7th grades participate. Camp activities include experiments, crafts, and guests on topics relating to natural resources and agriculture in our area. Transportation is provided, pick up and drop off will be by the old Stephenson Elementary at 8:30 and 3:30 pm. Cost is $75 […]

Mindfully Feeding Infants and Toddlers


Food is so much more than just fuel. Mealtime routines not only build strong relationships with people, but also a healthy relationship to food. During this workshop, participants will explore research on parenting styles, mindfulness and temperament and learn how those factors can lead to responsive feeding of infants and toddlers. Presenters: Holly Tiret,, Lisa […]

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour Introduction to Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Online (or phone)

ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)are traumatic events that occur in childhood and can have an impact throughout our lives. PCES (Positive Childhood Experiences) buffer the impact of ACES. Attendees of this workshop will learn about the landmark ACEs study, ACEs and health problems, and what steps can be taken to increase positive and protective factors to […]

Fee Free Day State and National Park

Isle Royal and Pictured Rocks Parks

The U.P. is home to: Michigan's only national park — Isle Royale National Park. One of the least visited national parks in the country, it is also one of the most revisited and among National Geographic's “Best of the World” list for 2021.   Also, Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore State Park is participating: Come experience the […]

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


The link for this webinar will be sent out after registration is complete. Offered at no cost. 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 […]

Paving the WaY to Self Determination Webinars (FREE!)


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 […]

Preparing Your Child for Employment (LONG Before Employment!)


For family/guardians:  Many parents worry about the employment future of their child with a disability. This training, led by staff who spent years removing barriers to employment, will focus on important independent living and pre-employment skills that you can help your child start building today in preparation for a successful and fulfilling work life in […]

Preparing Your Child for Employment (LONG Before Employment!)


For families/guardians of children that have a disability.  Many parents worry about the employment future of their child with a disability. This training, led by staff who spent years removing barriers to employment for young adults, will focus on important independent living and pre-employment skills that you can help your child start building in their […]

Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry-Menominee Co.

Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA 1600 West Drive, Menominee, MI

For individuals or families experiencing food insecurity. Event lasts until the food boxes run out. (If you would like information about other possible food resources you may be eligible for, please dial 2-1-1 at anytime.) 1.Enter line going West towards Riverside Cemetery on 14th Ave. 2.Follow route: 14th Ave - Memorial - Riverside - West […]

Read to Your Shelter Pet Program

Various Shelters

Introducing the Read to Your Shelter Pet Program sponsored by the amazing Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and UPAWS! Get ready to have loads of fun while making a positive impact on shelter animals. Here’s everything you need to know: The program will take place monthly on the third Thursday, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Mark […]

Online Parent Talk System Series – May-June 2024


The Parent Talk System.  No cost. Thursdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm Class Information This parenting workshop authored by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman is designed to improve communication and provide practical verbal strategies for raising confident, caring, responsible children. This class is meant for caregivers of kids from toddlers to teens and will explore the following […]

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour How Children Develop

Online (or phone)

Knowing about child development gives parents and caregivers the skills to best nurture children and identify potential developmental delays. In this workshop, participants will explore active learning, child developmental domains, and characteristics of typical development birth-5. Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young […]

Kinship Caregiver Classes (Free Webinar)


Kinship Caregiver classes are targeted to relatives caring for another relative’s children. This free series of workshops will provide guidance for kinship caregivers of children as they navigate the joys, challenges and concerns of raising kids. Participants may register once and attend as few or as many workshops as they wish. The workshops are as […]

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