Calendar of Events
October 27, 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.
This is an advanced class designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this class is designed to provide students with an introduction to some of the tools and applications offered by Google. Attention will be given to Gmail, Google Calendars,Google Drive, Google Maps, and more.
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 workshop, taught by MSU Extension instructor Holly Tiret, is based on Stephen Bavolek’s Nurturing Parenting Community Based Education program. Adult participants will learn ways to manage their own feelings and provides parents and caregivers ways to recognize feelings in children, and learn how to teach children to manage feelings.
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.