The University of Michigan's Department of Psychiatry offers free parent workshops on Autism the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Rachel Upjohn Building at the UofM campus. Here is their laters flyer with topics for February and March.
Once again the Adrian Cinema is offering free kids' movies over four weekends. Here is the schedule: Feb 23 & 24 - Frankenweenie; March 2 & 3 - Wreck-It Ralph; March 9 & 10 - Hotel Transylvania; March 16 & 17 - Rise of the Guardians. These movie showings are free to children 12 and under until theatre capacity is reached; adults pay only $1.00. Tickets are available the day of show only, no advance ticket sales. Showtimes will be posted the Tuesday before each show.
On Friday, February 22 from 5-9 p.m. the Christian Family Centre will be offering a FREE family night with a theme focused on "Glow in the Dark." There will be designated times for a family exercise, lights out swim, and a cosmic cycling class. All activities will take place under neon or black lighting and everyone that attends will receive a free glow bracelet. Sign-up is required the night of for the different activities. Arrive early, wear your neon colors and help us light the place up!
Come and join the fun at the AJ Smith Recreation Center (810 N. Evans Street) to celebrate Valentine's Day. There will be some games, crafts and light snacks. Preschoolers and their adult caregiver are welcome. Free! February 14, 10-11 a.m.
If your children are ages 3-12 years and are not currently covered by any dental insurance, Adrian Family Dentistry (4490 W. Maumee St. in Adrian) has scheduled a special "Give Kids A Smile Day" for Friday, February 1st between 8am and 5pm. Dr. Kristin Ross and Dr. Brandon Lowe and their dental staff are volunteering their services for the day, along with orthodontist Dr. Josephine Weeden and her staff. By appointment only! Please call for an appointment: 517-263-3114.
A new Med Box for disposal of expired or unused medications is now in operation at the Tecumseh Police Department, which is located at 309 E. Chicago Blvd. Medications may be dropped in the box anytime the police department lobby is open, or between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight. Read more in the Tecumseh Herald article: http://www.tecumsehherald.com/content/med-box-set-collection-unused-or-expired-medications
Children in grades K through 12 are invited to participate in the 2013 All-County Bookmark Contest. All branches of the Lenawee District Libraries and the Tecumseh District Library are accepting entries--just fill out a form available at your local participating library. All designs must be a hand-drawn original, in black and white, and submitted on the entry form with your contact information. Choose from several suggested themes or create your own. Winning entries will be judges on the basis of originality, appropriateness of theme, neatness and how well the design illustrates the theme.
University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital is offering free "web chats" for parents on a variety of topics. The chats are free, no special software is required, and you can participate where ever you have an internet connection. The first web chat will be "Good Advice on Bad Behavior" (relevant for parents of children ages 2-18) on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 fro noon to 1pm. To register, click on the link below. Check out the upcoming topcis as well!
Parents are invited to bring preschoolers to Hidden Lake Gardens (M-50 in Tipton, MI) for a variety of fun activities and learning experiences on Wednesdays from 10-11:30am. The cost is $8 per child per class ($6 for Friends of HLG). The series will run from January 9 - June 5. Register online at www.HiddenLakeGardens.msu.edu or call 431-2060 for more info.
YMCA of Lenawee is hosting a Family Fun Night on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6-9 PM. This free event features fun for the whole family, including Bounce house Kids vs. Parents fun & games "Creatures from All Over the World" with Paul McCormack Fun in the pool YMCA of Lenawee is also offering specials for memberships. More information is available on their website at www.ymcaoflenawee.org or by calling 263-2151.