February 28, 2016

Signs of Spring Along the Huron River

Take an early spring hike through the Burns-Stokes Preserve (Zeeb Rd., Scio Twp.) with Faye Stoner, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation on Sunday, March 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to hike through oak woodlands, floodplain forest and prairie habitat on this walk, as we look and listen for signs of the changing seasons.  Will any hepatica be blooming, frogs calling, cardinals singing?   Parts of the trail may be muddy so dress accordingly and wear boots or shoes that can get wet.

February 27, 2016

March Building Clinics for Kids

Find the fun building clinics being offered in March on the Ann Arbor Mom Blog. The nice thing about these events is that they are both free and perfect for kids ages 5-12. My kids have participated in many if these free building clinics and have loved every one they have participated in.

Build a Toy Wagon: This hands-on workshop at Home Depot allows kids to build a real rolling toy wagon for their tiny toys. Once the wagon is built, your child can decorate it with The Home Depot stickers. All participants get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last).

To register for this free event on, visit the Home Depot website. This program is on Saturday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.until noon.

February 22, 2016

Creativity Lab: Teen Event

Teens will love the newest programs offered at the Ypsilanti District Library. On February 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., they will create their own essential oil stress balls to give as a gift or keep. Teens will use rice and essential oils to make a stress relief ball with Melissa Krager at the YDL-Whittaker teen area.

February 21, 2016

February Building Clinics for Kids

On Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. kids can build their own monster truck. To register for the MONSTER JAM®, FEATURING DRAGON® event, register at the Lowes Build and Grow website.