Calendar of Events
October 30, 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 introduce their babies, birth through 18 months, to music, movement, and language in these 30-minute classes designed just for their specific developmental stages. Babies will enjoy hearing a story and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime afterward enhances the development of social skills.
Participants will learn what it takes to conduct genealogical research through an understanding of genealogy database software, and techniques for locating and organizing family history information. Several key online databases will be explored to illustrate the usefulness of the data.
Finding work is hard work, especially in today’s economy. There are so many questions we ask: Do I buy a new suit or wear what I have? How should my resume look? Which career is best for me? Should I work for someone else or start my own business? Career coach Joan Epperson will teach job seekers the best practices and skills for career seeking and transition. In three two-hour mentoring session, she will cover resume tactics, leveraging resources, creating winning first impressions and other techniques that will enable participants to define their aspirations and pursue them. Participants will receive personal feedback and coaching. Free and open to the public. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Register for all three workshops.