Delta County Great Start Family Coalition ● November 2021
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November 2021 Family Events
Delta County Great Start Family Coalition Newsletter
The Family Coalition Meets Monthly!
Connect with peers, learn about resources for families, make a difference in the lives of children and in our community!
11/17/21 Family Coalition meeting
at Deltaat the Delta-Schoolcraft ISDSchoolcraft ISD
Learn about the Michigan Learning
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11/11/21 10am Feed America Mobile Food Truck Distributing free food to those in need at the Delta Transit Authority, 2901 27th Ave. North, Escanaba. www.feedwm.org
11/13/21 Escanaba Baseball Craft Show 9am-4pm in the Es-canaba High School Commons. 120+ vendors, raffles, bake sale & 50/50. $2 entry fee Kids 12 and under free.
11/13 & 12/3/21 YMCA Nerf & Turf Night (3rd-6th graders) at the HIT Room, Hannahville Ice & Turf Room, 1647 17.4 Road, Escanaba (inside Wells Sports Complex). The Y provides the space, obstacles, supervision and fun. Kids bring their own NERF gear: guns, bullets (must be Styrofoam with rubber ends), vests and goggles. (3rd-4th grade 5-6:30pm/5th & 6th 6:30-8pm. $8 Members $12 General Public www.nlymca.com
11/13/21 The Wallens 7pm-9pm at The Bonifas Arts Center Studio. Blues for a Cause brings this free concert with the Wal-lens playing a mix of bluegrass, blues, and folk music. No food or beverages will be allowed. Register to reserve a seat for yourself, family and friends at bonifasarts.org.
11/15 & 11/24/21 YMCA Schools Out Fun Days 9am-4pm at the Wells Center. Kids grades K-5 enjoy activities, arts, crafts, and games. Before and after care are available for a small fee. $32 day members /$42 day non. www.nlymca.com
11/17/21 Great Start Parent Coalition Meeting 6pm-7:30pm at the Delta-Schoolctaft ISD and on Zoom. Help make our com-munity the best place for kids to live. Meet new friends and find parenting resources and support. This month Ellen Doan from the Michigan Learning Channel will explain the channel and the wealth of free educational resources available to families. Refreshments and childcare provided. RSVP to Laurie at 419-320-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11/23/21 Escanaba Black Friday and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 7pm at the Escanaba DDA 1025 Ludington St. Busi-ness sales from 3pm-9pm and festivities including free cookies & cocoa at the DDA.
11/23/21 Thanksgiving Lunch noon-1pm The Salvation Army is providing free Thanksgiving lunches with drive through pick-up only at the Salvation Army Community Center, 3001 5th Ave South.
11/25/21 Escanaba Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30am-2pm In the Escanaba High School. Commons. Free dinners to families in need. Dine in ONLY (no takeout, pick-up or deliver-ies) Contact Escanaba Senior Center for reservations at 906-786-8850. www.deltami.org
11/4/21 Behavior Begins in the Brain: Fostering Healthy Social-Emotional Skills in Children 6pm-8:30pm brought by the Great Start Parent Coalitions. Virtual option is still available. Learn practical ways to understand and manage behavior while strengthening relationships. For anyone raising or working with children. All participants receive 1-year free access to Path-ways to Empower’s online curriculum. Please RSVP at https://rebrand.ly/behavior to receive the link, materials and details.
11/4, 11/5 & 11/6/21 Superior Arts Youth Theater presents Dis-ney’s Descendants: The Musical 7pm at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre. A cast of over 60 youth per-form a musical featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films. 1 p.m. sensory-friendly performance Sat-urday Facemasks must be worn, regardless of vaccination status. Tickets are $15 adults $9 students. Order online (with a print at home option) at tickets.nmu.edu, by phone at 906-227-1032 or in person at any NMU ticketing outlet.
11/5 & 12/3/21Child Find Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Want to make sure they are on track? Free developmental screenings for children 0-5 years old at the DSISD. Call 906-783-9300 Ext 201 and ask for Diane to schedule an appointment.
11/6/21 Bonifas Art Center Holiday Art Fair 10am to 4pm. Start your holiday shopping early this year by coming to the Holi-day Art Fair at the Bonifas Arts Center. There will be a variety of local artists selling their work,, an art raffle and bake sale. Free to attend. bonifasarts.org
11/8 & 11/9/21 29th Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Virtual Conference Attendees learn about relevant issues, programs, and resources related to parents and families. This includes two keynote presentations and various workshops. Monday keynote speaker “The Resilience Cascade: Support-ing Children, Families, Organizations and Communities” Tues-day keynote “Raising Drug Free Kids in a Drug Using World” $40/day or $75 for both days Visit www.preventionnetwork.org for details and to register.
11/8/21 Ludington After Dark 5pm-8pm at the Ludington Grill. Ladies Night! Enjoy shopping with a variety of vendors, prize drawings drink specials, and 10% OFF food. Find the Luding-ton Grill on Facebook.
11/9 & 11/11/21 CRP Training 6pm-9pm at YMCA. Red Cross course consists of 6 hours of basic CPR training for adult and children. Learn how to help in emergency situations. Ages 14 & up. All classes are mandatory. $125 Members $200 general public. www.nlymca.com
Laurie Mold, Delta County Great Start Family Liaison
906-786-9300 ext. 111 email@example.com www.great-start.org
11/26 & 11/27/21 TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show 10am-5pm in the Ruth Butler Building at the UP Fairgrounds, Escanaba. $2 adults, kids 12 and under free. www.uppermichiganssource.com
11/26/21 Gladstone Old Fashioned Christmas and tree lighting ceremo-ny 5:30pm-8:30pm downtown Gladstone. Free family fun for all ages!
12/3 &12/4/21 Christmas in the Village Noon - 7pm at the Antique Vil-lage at the UP State Fairgrounds. Enjoy caroling, bonfires, wagon rides, visit with Father Christmas, popcorn, hot chocolate and cookies and complimentary roasted chestnuts in the Agricultural Museum. Shop handcrafted goods from local artisans and craftsmen. Free! Collecting donations of non-perishable items that will go to a local food pantry. deltami.org
12/3-12/5/21 TV 6 Christmas Craft Show 12/3 5pm-9pm, 12/410am-6pm, 12/5 11am – 4pm at the NMU Superior Dome in Marquette. Over 300 vendors. $2 adults, kids 12 and under are free. www.uppermichiganssource.com
12/3/21 Escanaba Christmas Parade Line up at 6pm. Parade starts at 7pm on Ludington Ave. www.deltami.org
12/3 & 12/4 &12/8-12/11/21 NMU Presents Elf : The Musical 8pm A musi-cal adaptation of the delightful holiday movie. Post performance meet & greet with complimentary food, beverages, and photo booth includ-ed with 11/3 opening night ticket. Masks required regardless of vac-cination status. They are collecting non-perishable donations for the NMU Food Pantry. $17 general public, $12 NMU faculty/staff, seniors, and military, $10 for students. Purchase online at tickets at nmu.edu, by phone at 906-227-1032, or in person at any NMU Ticket outlet.
Michigan State University Extension
Free Online Parenting Classes
Early Childhood Online Extension Extra Parenting Hours
Classes are online Tuesdays from 8pm to 9:30pm.
11/9/21: Positive Discipline
11/16/21: How Children Develop (birth to 5)
11/23/21: Essential Skills for Learning and Life
11/30/21: Together We Can:Co-Parenting
Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting Webinar Series - 7:30pm-9pm Mondays 11/8 through 12/6/21 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
The Parent Talk System Webinar Series - Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm 11/10 through 12/15/21 Parents of kids from toddlers to teens improve communication and learn strategies to raise confident, caring, respon-sible children.
11/23/21 Online Lunch and Learn: MINDFULLY FEEDING INFANTS AND TODDLERS 12pm-1pm Visit www.canr.msu.edu/early_childhood_development/parent-education to register.
Michigan Alliance for Families
FREE Special Education Webinars for families
November 5 & 12 Why More Education on Sensory Processing Disorders is Needed with Sally Burton-Hoyle 1:00-2:30pm.
November 10 Collecting Academic and Behavior Data at Home with Special Education Mediation Services 12:00-1:00pm.
November 15 Special Education State Complaints with Michelle Driscoll 11:00am-12:00pm
November 17 Supporting Our Kids Mental Health Needs & Our Own with Terri Henrizi from ACMH 1:00-2:30pm or 6:30-8:00pm.
November 19 Special Education Mediation Services- The Who, What, Where, When & How 12:00-1:00pm.
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Delta County Great Start Family Coalition ● November 2021