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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Here comes June!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend and took a moment to remember our soliders who fought for our freedom.  Enjoy the upcoming week!

Bird Feeders, Flint Children's Museum, 5/29
Flint Farmers Market, Flint, 5/29, 5/31, 6/2
Sproutside Scavenger Hunt, Flint Children's Museum, 5/29
Wild Adventures - Treasure the Wildflowers, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/30
Silly Hats and Crowns, Flint Children's Museum, 5/30
Bug Hunt, Flint Children's Museum, 5/30
Knee High Naturalist - Small and Fury Creatures, 5/30
 Music Maker Thursday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/31
BMX Clinic, Richfield Park, 5/31
Scavenger Hunt Day, Flint Children's Museum, 5/31
Queen Elizabeth's Birthday, Flint Children's Museum, 6/1
Dinosaur Days, Flint Children's Museum, 6/2
Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 6/2
Bee-Come a Bee Keeper for a Day, For-Mar Preserve, 6/2
100th Birthday of the Carousel, Crossroads Village, 6/2
Rusty Rocket's Last Blast, Longway Planetarium, 6/2, 6/3
Off the Beaten Orbit, Longway Planetarium, 6/2, 6/3
Grand Blanc Farmers Market, Downtown Grand Blanc, 6/3
American Space Walk Day!, Flint Children's Museum, 6/3
Muscle Car Exhibit, Sloan Museum, June

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Great Mommy Debate

I was forwarded this article from a friend and had to share it.  Glennon Melton, mommy blogger, hit the nail on the head.  Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, this article is for you.

To work or not to work once you have kids continues to be a great debate, but the truth of the matter is, the choice is tough no matter what you choose.  It's time that we all just be supportive of what ever that choice is for each of us - as we all know, each choice presents it's own challenges.  As women, we tend to always second guess ourselves.  Just remember ladies, we can only do what we can do, and at the end of the day, smile, knowing you have the most beautiful babes on the planet!

Read article: Friendly Fire by Glennon Melton, blogger, Momastery

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bring on the Holiday Weekend!

It's almost Memorial Day weekend.  There are lots of family activities this week to help welcome the 'unofficial' start to summer and honor our fallen soldiers.

Art and a Book, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/21
Homemade Playdough, Flint Children's Museum, 5/22
Flint Farmers Market, Flint, 5/22, 5/24, 5/26
Sproutside Safari, Flint Children's Museum, 5/22
Wild Adventures - Frogs and Salamanders, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/23
Props out of Junk, Flint Children's Museum, 5/23
Bug Hunt, Flint Children's Museum, 5/23
Knee High Naturalist - H is for Habitat, 5/23
 Music Maker Thursday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/24
Scavenger Hunt Day, Flint Children's Museum, 5/24
Jazz Walk, Downtown Flint, 5/24
Fairy Tale Friday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/25
Grass Monsters, Flint Children's Museum, 5/25
Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/25
Growing Gardeners, The Scoop on Soil, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/26
Memorial Day Fun, Crossroads Village, 5/26
Flint City Derby Girls, Perani Arena, 5/26
Star Party, Longway Planetarium, 5/26
Flint Fury Youth Football Camp, Atwood Stadium, 5/26
Science Now Rockets, Flint Children's Museum, 5/26
Muscle Car Exhibit Opens!, Sloan Museum, 5/26
Tale on the Trail, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/26
Spring Wildflower Hike, For-Mar Preserve, 5/27
Grand Blanc Farmers Market, Downtown Grand Blanc, 5/27
Summer Kick Off Celebration, Bluebell Beach, 5/27
Rockets!, Flint Children's Museum, 5/27
Memorial Day Weekend Activities, Burton, 5/27 - 5/28
Memorial Day Parades, Davison, Fenton, Otisville, 5/28
Genesee Family Fun Festival, Downtown Genesee, 5/28

Know of something great going on in the area?  Let us know!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Freebies!

Check out the great freebies this week! 
If you know of other great deals, let us know or comment below.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Discover Flint: Summer Camp Round Up!

There are so many great summer camps, day camps and activities for kids at so many different places around Flint, I thought I would take the time to highlight as many of them as I could.  There is no reason for the kids to get bored this summer  - check out the great options!!

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium:
  • Science Camp, Level 1
  • The Zoo and You!
  • Science Camp, Level 2
  • Kinder Science Camp
  • Girls Through Time Camp
  • Comix Camp
  • Medievel Camp
  • History Training Camp
  • A Variety of One Day camps....
  • Away We Go!
  • Sports for All Sorts
  • It's All American
  • Around the World
  • Day Camp options...
  • July 1-6: Raiders of the Copneconic Ark
  • July 8-13: Copneconic Superhero Squad
  • July 15-20: The Traveling Copneconic Circus
  • July 22-27: Legend of Pirate Joe of the Copneconic Seas
  • July 29 - Aug. 3: Copneconic Studios
  • Aug. 5-10: Battle for Mount Olympus
  • Lots of Day Camp options!
U of M Flint:
  • Ready, Set, Kindergarden
  • Growing Up Green

  • Claytime
  • Through the Decades
  • Inventors
  • From the Stage to the Screen
  • Complicated Contraptions

  • Future Zoopkeeper
  • Habitat Sweet Habitat
  • Artsy Smartsy
  • Animal Athletes
  • Zoo Adventures
  • Animal Antics
  • Many more...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

More fun for May!

Check out the fun activities for this week:

Art and a Book, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/14
Bubble Prints!, Flint Children's Museum, 5/15
Wild Adventures - Become a Bird Nerd, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/16
Ribbion Dancers, Flint Children's Museum, 5/16
Knee High Naturalist - Fishing, 5/16
Parent/Rider BMX Clinic, Richfield Park, 5/17
 Music Maker Thursday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/17
Mott, Motown and More, MCC, 5/17
Fairy Tale Friday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/18
Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/18
Rusty Rockets Last Blast, Longway Planetarium, 5/19, 5/20
Off the Beaten Orbit, Longway Planetarium, 5/19, 5/20
Native Plant Sale, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/19
Stroll Away with Nature, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/19
American Heart Assoc. Heart Walk, U of M Flint, 5/19
Geocaching Event, Richfield Park, 5/19
Book Sale , Grand Blanc Library, 5/16 - 5/19
5th Annual Slimy Salamander Stomp, Hogsback Area , 5/20
Science Now Rockets!, Flint Children's Museum, 5/20
Flint Farmers Market, Flint, 5/15, 5/17, 5/19

Know of something great going on in the area?  Let us know!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Discover Flint: The Lunch Studio

Fast, generic food gets old quickly!  Try something new this week and head to downtown Flint to the Lunch Studio.  It is the perfect place to relax and grab a quick lunch.  This kid friendly lunch spot offers a cozy atmosphere just like your Mom's kitchen.  A quirky array of tables and chairs and local artwork adds to the homey feeling.

You will feel even more at home once you check out the menu and order one of their made from scratch soups, sandwiches or salads.  Choose from a variety of items, including great vegetarian menu.  Though, I would recommend visiting on Thursday for their homemade Cheesy Potato soup!  It is delicious!  And if I haven't tempted you to visit yet, their friendly, efficient, staff help make the visit even more enjoyable.

No time to sit and enjoy the atmosphere and food?  Don't worry, call ahead and get your yummy breakfast or lunch to go! That's right, I said breakfast.  Did I forget to mention that?  It might be the Lunch Studio, but they are open for breakfast too!  They are open Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Friday, 8am - 7pm and Saturday, 11am - 3pm.

While you are waiting for your food, take a moment to browse the Flint Handmade boutique at the Lunch Studio.  It is the perfect place to find unique gifts from local crafters and artists. This helps make the Lunch Studio the perfect stop - fill your tummy and do your shopping all in one place, while supporting the local economy.  Stop by and visit today!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Mothers's Day!

Check out the fun activities for this week:

Art and a Book, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/7
Finger Painting!, Flint Children's Museum, 5/8
Twosday! - $2 Admission - Flint Children's Museum, 5/8
Wild Adventures - Animal Mothers, For-Mar Nature Center, 5/9
Masks, Flint Children's Museum, 5/9
Knee High Naturalist - Wet World, 5/9
 Music Maker Thursday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/10
Fairy Tale Friday, Flint Children's Museum, 5/11
Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Flint, 5/11
Laser Rock Show, Longway Planetarium, 5/11, 5/12
Book Sale , Mt. Morris Library, 5/12
Telescope Workshop, Longway Planetarium, 5/12
Mothers Day Hand Print, Flint Children's Museum, 5/12
Science Now Rockets!, Flint Children's Museum, 5/13
Flint Farmers Market, Flint, 5/8, 5/10, 5/12

Know of something great going on in the area?  Let us know!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Freebies!!!

Who doesn't like free stuff? Our new Friday blog will be Friday Freebies! Check back every Friday for great online freebies and giveaways.  Check out some of today's great finds:

Mrs. Dash seasoning -Free Sample
Starbucks - Half off Happy Hour
Olive Garden - Free appetizer or dessert!
Quiznos Subs - Free small sub
Chuck E Cheese - Great coupons
Chili's  - Free appetizer
Redbox Movies - Free Rental
Scented Trash Bags - Free sample

Make sure to share these great deals with your friends by sharing this on Facebook or Twitter!  If you know of great deals, email us or comment below so we can share the love!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Discover Flint: Flint Handmade Craft Market

Looking for something to do this Saturday?  Head to downtown Flint and check out the Spring Flint Handmade Craft Market!  Flint Handmade is a local group of crafter's.  When you think of crafts, don't think your Grandma's crafts - these ladies give a hip, fun twist to crafting! 

This Saturday, May 5th,  Flint Handmade will host it's semi annual craft market at the Masonic Temple on Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.  It is a great place to find unique gifts for every occasion. The Spring Craft Market will feature a large variety of unique, modern handmade items such as original illustrations, screen-printed shirts for adults and kids, reconstructed jewelry, knit and crocheted goods, hand-poured candles, natural bath and beauty products, plush toys and much more from 45 vendors!   Get there early, the first 25 shoppers will receive free goodie bags filled with coupons, merchandise and more. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

The Temple Dining Room inside The Masonic Temple will also be open for sit-down and take-out lunches from 11am-3pm.  The Masonic Temple is located at 755 S. Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint, MI 48502.

If you can't make it on Saturday, be sure to stop by the Lunch Studio  in downtown Flint.  Flint Handmade has a shop inside the Lunch Studio featuring many different vendor crafts in one location.  It is the perfect place to find the perfect gift!

Flint Handmade also hosts craftLAB on the first Sunday of the month throughout the year at the Lunch Studio.  There is always a new craft to learn and make something to take home.  All ages are welcome.   Check out their calendar for all kinds of great events.