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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 Escanaba Farmers Market

Escanaba Farmers Market

Escanaba Farmer's Market Escanaba

The Escanaba Farmer's Market is a seasonal market offering healthy, fresh, wholesome, quality local food products to the community. Temporarily being hosted at the Catherine Bonifas Community Center until June 1st.

Event Series Pictured Rocks & Free Fishing Days

Pictured Rocks & Free Fishing Days

Mark your calendar for June 8 & 9! Pictured Rocks Days in Munising, Michigan is one of the largest festivals in the area with a variety of vendors, food trucks, bands, bounce houses and so much more! Pictured Rocks Cruises will also be having free cruises to U.P. residents (limited to 1,000 a day). Dates […]

1st Annual UP Pet Festival

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

The UP Pet Festival is a full-weekend of pet fun and activities of all kinds, presented by D&D Dog Dynamics! At the UP Pet Festival we’re bringing together all-things pet related. We’ll be featuring top notch entertainment, and exciting demonstrations. There’s plenty to do with your furry bff! Explore the marketplace, featuring a diverse array of […]

Village Day & Music Festival

Antique Village in the U.P. State Fairgrounds Antique Village Schoolhouse Parking available on 9th Ave. North, Escanaba, MI, United States

Village Day and Music Fest, June 8th at the UP Steam and Gas engine antique village on the UP State Fairgrounds. Live music noon-4 pm. Village shops are open 10am-4pm! Demos, kids games, food and more!

Lego Club

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI, United States

Kickin’ it with Mom Event

  6/8/24 Kickin’ it with Mom Event 1pm-5pm at the Pavilion at Traders Point, 375 Trader’s Point Drive, Manistique. Mother and son outing. The Kickin' it with Mom will include a barbeque lunch and games. Tickets on sale at Manistique Computers and the Advisor. Cost is $20.00 per couple. $10.00 for each additional child.

Event Series UPIR Escanaba Speedway

UPIR Escanaba Speedway

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

6/2, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6/24 UPIR Escanaba Speedway at the UP State Fair-grounds. Driver meet & greet starts at 4pm in front of the grandstands. Gates open at 4pm and race starts at 6pm. Grandstands $10.

Schools Out Sock Hop

Northern Lights YMCA 2000 North 30th Street, Escanaba, MI

=Schools Out Sock Hop 6pm-8pm at Northern Lights YMCA. Get your youth ready for dancing, contests, and fun! Come to the Northern Lights YMCA sock hops. Your child can bop, jump, and jam while participating in numerous activities! For kids in Kindergarten – 3rd Grade. $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Pictured Rock Days

Munising

Mark your calendar for June 8 & 9! Pictured Rocks Days in Munising, Michigan is one of the largest festivals in the area with a variety of vendors, food trucks, bands, bounce houses and so much more! Pictured Rocks Cruises will also be having free cruises to U.P. residents (limited to 1,000 a day). Dates […]

Event Series YMCA Weekly Day Camps

YMCA Day Camps (various options)

Various Locations

Join the YMCA on extended school breaks for our Day Camp program! Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy arts & crafts, songs, games, adventures, new friends and more! Program hours are from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Program activities run from 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. Various options based on […]

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.

Mega Sports Camp (grades 1st-5th)

New Life Church 2005 8th Ave. South, Escanaba

New Life Church is hosting MEGA Sports Camp.  Kids will enjoy action-packed sports training sessions mixed with fun rallies as they discover how to become trailblazers - both in sports and in their faith. Each day will include sports training, large group rallies, small group huddles, and a snack! Come expecting to have tons of […]

Play & Learn Presented by Great Start

Various locations in Schoolcraft & Delta Counties

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Social Security Benefits (for parents/guardians)

Online

Parents and guardians often feel lost when it comes to navigating Social Security disability benefits for their loved one with a disability. This training will provide an overview of the two Social Security disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – which can provide financial support to individuals […]

Understanding Social Security Benefits

Online

For families/guardians of children that have a disability.  Parents and guardians often feel lost when it comes to navigating Social Security disability benefits for their loved one with a disability. This training will provide an overview of the two Social Security disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]

Explorer Camp (Grades K-3)

UP State Fairgrounds 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI

Tuesday – Friday, June 11 – 14, 12:30 – 5:00pm (each day) Grades: K – 3rd Student Fee: $40 M / $50 NM Students will be working on multiple arts and crafts projects, will learn some dance skills, will be meeting farm animals and learning about the hard work that goes into caring for them, […]

Event Series Create Club!

Create Club!

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

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-8pm for Create Club!! Work on your projects with other artists in a social setting. There is no instructor or materials provided.

IEP: A Closer Look

Online

Free for Parents/Guardians of a child that has a disability. Join Michigan Alliance for Families for IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls. This free, online workshop takes a closer look at the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. This workshop will help you: • take a more in depth look at the core areas of […]

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour Essential Skills for Learning and Life

Online (or phone)

From birth children begin learning about the world around them. There are some essential skills that help set children up for success in learning and in life. Essential Skills for Learning and Life will help parents learn about social emotional intelligence, the critical skills children need to learn and how you can incorporate them into […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (Under age 5)

Online Registration

For Schoolcraft and Delta County's children under age 5. Babies and preschoolers are getting free books in the mail every month through the United Way's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. These are beautiful, age-appropriate books that continue arriving each month until the child turns five. The program is open to all children younger than five […]

Magic Show

Gladstone Public Library MI, United States

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

Online

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 […]

Friends Ice Cream Social with the City Band

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI, United States

AND, used book/DVD sale from 4-6pm in City Hall room. Everyone is invited! Presented by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served. The event will take place on the North Lawn of the library. Escanaba Public Library-North Lawn

Kinship Caregiver Classes (Free Webinar)

Online

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 […]

Online Kinship Caregiver Workshops: Mindfulness for Children

Online (or phone)

Techniques of mindful awareness can help children learn to pay closer attention to their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Learn ways to help children reduce stress and anxiety to enhance their well being. Explore what the research says, get ideas for mindfulness activities and explore children’s literacy that supports mindfulness practices. Kinship Caregiver workshops are a […]

Flagship Romance-Live on the Lawn

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI, United States

Live on the Lawn ...at Lunch! Flagship Romance-Harmonic Alternative Folk Duo. The Grateful Cheese food truck will be on-site for the event.

Rapid River Farmer’s Market

Masonville Recreation Area 10465 South Main Street, Rapid River, MI, United States

Mondays and Thursdays. This market features local homemade crafts, baked goodies, freeze dried ice-cream, photos, jams, jewelry, and garden vegetables ........and sometimes even the Brisket Bard food truck and music as well.

Online Parent Talk System Series – May-June 2024

Online

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 […]

Summer Day Camp At the Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds

Schoolcraft Fairgrounds Lake Street, Manistique, Michigan, United States

Summer Day Camp At the Schoolcraft County Fairgrounds Starting June 10th Open every Monday through Friday, All summer long through Friday (June 10-August 31) • Open to all school age children 3 ½ to 18 years old •Attend anytime between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:00 PM, for care and companionship plus educational, recreational and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Father‘s Day Paint Party

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

Age: Adult/Teen (8+) Student Fee: $50 M / $60 NM Celebrate this Father’s day creating a collaboration painting with your dad. Work side by side painting on individual canvases, and once you’re done, the 2 paintings will line up together beautifully. Dad can take both paintings home to hang together, or you can each take […]

Summer Street Party

Manistique, Michigan 49854 Main St., Manistique

In the Social District of Manistique for the first Summer Street Party of the year, co-hosted by Limestone FCU, Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce, and Manistique Merchants.All are welcome to join this night of bean bag toss, specials from local businesses, and a live performance from a local favorite, The Grand Design Band! Don’t forget to bring […]

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