Michigan Athletics 150th Anniversary Festival - May 7th


Saturday, May 7, 2016  
Start Time: 2 p.m.   •   End Time: 5:30 p.m.

Michigan Athletics will be hosting a 150th anniversary festival on Saturday, May 7, from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex (located south of Ray Fisher Stadium and east of Alumni Field) on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. 

The festival is free and open to the public!

• Live music from the Jake Lives Band
• Zip Line
• Rock Wall
• Bungee Games
• Inflatable Games
• Face Painting
• Virtual Reality Demos
• Photo Booth
• M Den Tent Sale (50-75% off all adidas products)
• Food Trucks, Cotton Candy and Sno Cones

* All activities are subject to weather conditions

Childhood - "It's going by too fast."

My sentiments exactly.

My girls are turning 8 and 6 this summer and after three years of fun and learning through Mother Goose Time's preschool curriculum, sadly, it is time we move on.

The other day, Tracy from Mom with a Dandelion in her Hair, our MGT blog coordinator, thought maybe I could tell my girls to stop growing up.  If only, right?!

Well, here's a music video by Nichole Nordeman called "Slow Down," that really touched my heart and with Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share it with you.  I hope you enjoy.

The video shows key life moments of children across the country and highlights the desire of every mother and father today, that time would “slow down” so we could breathe in and celebrate these milestones in our child’s life. 

"I don't know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of any age, about her child of any age, than "It's going by too fast.” I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. Trying to celebrate the growth and the milestones of my children, and then secretly day dreaming about building a time machine in my garage, so I can return to rocking my babies at midnight. If you've ever looked at your child running across a field, or striding across a graduation stage, or walking down the middle aisle of a church clutching a bouquet, you'll know why this song is special to me. I'd love for you to be a part of this sweet little video campaign, remembering the moments we wish we could slow down.”  
 - Nichole Nordeman

Mother's Day Craft at Dexter Farmer's Market, May 7th

http://www.dextermi.gov/farmers-marketOpening day for the Dexter Farmers Market is Saturday, May 7, 2016. 

Market hours will be Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm and Tuesday from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Opening day will also feature the Market's annual Mother’s Day craft. From 10 am to noon, kids 12 and under can decorate a small flower pot and receive a flower to give as a Mother’s Day gift.



Celebrate Arbor Day April 29, 2016

Join the City in celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, 2016. Pick up a FREE tree seedling to plant at one of the following locations:
Dexter District Library - 10 am - noon

Downtown Clock (weather permitting) - 11 am - noon

Dexter Mill - 1 pm - 3 pm

What's all the Buzz about around here?


The girls and I have been bonding over Bees and Butterflies this month as we've been learning about them though our Mother Goose Time curriculum.  We've really enjoyed all the cool facts and activities from the curriculum and they have only inspired us to want to learn more.

From collecting caterpillars off of milkweed plants, watching them go through metamorphosis, and then releasing the butterflies off of our fingers, to attending a bee workshop and going on a hike to spy on the creatures in their own habitat, our interest with these fascinating little insects have gone far beyond the classroom.  

 Thanks MGT for getting us started on a great discovery and adventure!

Tickets on Sale Now for Tech Twilight 2016



The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum


The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting its fourth annual TechTwilight event.  At TechTwilight, entrepreneurs from around the region show off their innovations and inspire young minds to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEaM).  TechTwilight attendees will connect with local entrepreneurs for an inspiring evening of activities, demonstrations and hands-on invention.


Friday, May 17, from 6:30 – 9 pm.


Tickets for TechTwilight at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum are $10 for adults and children over two.  Children two and under are free.  Sponsorship opportunities for TechTwilight are also available; all proceeds benefit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.


For more information about the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s TechTwilight, visit: techtwilight.org