Calendar of Events
October 20, 2012
Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery has an 110-year legacy through its nationally renowned vessels, tiles and architectural ornamentation. This exhibit tells the story of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Pewabic Pottery’s founder, her unique vision and her role in the history of Detroit. It also explores the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement in America and the development of ceramic art. This exhibit is organized by Pewabic Pottery and is made possible through a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA after learning about the Scouting movement in Great Britain. 100 years later, there are Girl Scout troops all over the country. Locally, the first Girl Scout troop in Grand Rapids was started in 1914. Today, nearly 11,000 girls in 30 counties in Michigan ages 5-17 participate in programs that promote public service, environmental leadership, technology and innovation, healthy living and the voice of girls. Partnering with Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, this exhibit examines the history of Girl Scouts in Michigan.
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschool children, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.
This class is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse. This class covers the basics of internet security: protecting your computer against malware and virus attacks, configuring your computer security and firewall settings, and protecting your personal information online. After taking this class, you’ll have a basic understanding of the importance of Internet security.
Come show us your coolest Lego creation. Kids in preschool – 6th grade will have one hour to build something unique out of Legos. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: preschool-kindergarten, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. Creations will be judged by representatives from Bricks for Kidz.