Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at Copeland Auditorium


Tickets Now Available




Hudson Mills Fireworks, June 29, 2016

Display will begin at dusk.
Music by Tv's Disc Jockey will begin at 7pm. 
Food concessions available beginning at 3 pm.

*Note: Vehicles without an Annual Metropark Vehicle pass will be charged a $15 daily vehicle event fee after 5pm.

Metropark Vehicle Entry Permits are required:   $10/Daily, $35/Annual, $21/Senior Citizens (62 and over).

Disney's "Finding Dory" in Theaters Now! Two Fins Up!

If you loved "Finding Nemo," there's no doubt you'll enjoy "Finding Dory."


Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

My 7 year-old daughter asked me what I was going to write on the blog about the movie and I asked her what she wants all of our readers to know about it...her response..."that it's sad."  She liked it, I think she was just sensitive to the idea of being separated from your parents.  Understandably so.  '

Fortunately, my husband had more to say about it. In keeping with the Disney tradition Finding Dory is a fun and funny family movie for nearly all ages...  Barring one very short "scary" part, Finding Dory is full of adventure, suspense, action, and laughs.  Kids and adults alike will love the new characters, especially Hank the octopus.  With his color and shape shifting abilities, Hank is the ultimate escape artist that doesn't want to escape.  In this movie, we get to meet Dory as an adorable preschool aged fish with her parents.  As the story ensues, we learn more about this "short term memory loss" little fish and how she comes to find Marlin and Nemo in the first movie.  Just as the name implies, the tables are turned and this time Marlin and Nemo are helping to find Dory.  As fun or even more fun than the original!

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Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day - Friday June 24, 10am-12pm

Who:  Everyone is welcome.

What:  An annual event at Dexter District Library, we will host a large variety of trucks and emergency vehicles for children and adults of all ages to experience, rain or shine. The parking lot will be closed during this event to allow freedom to browse, tour and talk to the owners and operators of the wonderful machines that make our lives easier and safer. Bring your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities with the vehicles and our special guests Muddy and Muddonna from the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club. 

When:  Friday, June 24, 2016 from 10am - 12pm

Where:  Dexter District Library Parking Lot

Cost:  Free

Dexter Summer Reading Program Kick-Off - June 16, 11am


Register for this year’s Summer Reading Program:

"On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!" 
Read-To-Me or Reading Club for Ages 12 and under

"Get in the Game READ” for Tweens and Teens of all Age
Following the performance, head down to Farmers Market for some light refreshments and a chance to meet and play old time baseball in the park with Dexter’s 1860s Union Baseball Team. Everyone is welcome.

LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ now at LDC Michigan

We had no problem talking our friends into joining us at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan to catch the newest 4D movie, NEXO Knights.

In this short (12minute) film, the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ race across Knighton to beat Jestro and his Book Of Monsters to obtain the most powerful and dangerous magic book yet – the Book of Creativity.

With a group of young girls, we weren't sure what kind of reaction we'd get from them when watching the film, but we knew we wanted to check it out.  

As expected, Nexo Knights is similar to the other short films we've seen at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, in that they seem to be geared toward boys.  I'd say pre-teen and up.  (When are they going to make a 4D LEGO Friends film?)  Like the other films, Nexo Knights has a lot of evil words and violence that I could certainly do without, but at least, in the end, the good still wins and a lesson is taught.  In the case of Nexo Knights, we learn that we don't need a book of instructions to be creative, rather just an idea.  We're also told that teamwork is a good thing. 

The girls were scared through most of it, but they also found themselves laughing at parts and even saying that it was fun and they wanted to do it again.  For my girls personally, I know they just liked the 4D effects and could care less about the plot line, but for older kids and adult LEGO fans, I'm sure you'll enjoy the whole thing.

Of course we couldn't come to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan and just watch a short film, we also had a lot of fun exploring, riding, building, and racing!  We spent four hours there (10am-2pm) and the only reason we left when we did was to eat a big late lunch as we were starving! 

Tip #1:  Be prepared to stay a long time.  LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan does not allow re-entry nor does it allow you to bring your own food in.  Although they do have a small (pricey) cafe, I would suggest eating a big meal just before you come in.  Then, play a couple hours, get your snack at the cafe, then play a couple more hours.  

Tip #2:  LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan shows more than one movie, so watch one, then get back in line and watch another!

Tip #3:  Be inspired!  Have fun!

Movie Night at Michigan Stadium! June 4, 2016 @ 7pm


To attend Movie Night at Michigan Stadium, you must log in to your online account to select the number of movie tickets (maximum of eight) you would like. All tickets (maximum number of eight) will be made available to "Print at Home" only in order to be presented at Michigan Stadium.

Kids Zone and Character Appearances

Face painting, a photo station and inflatable games will be available from 5-7 p.m. inside Gate 4. In addition, Star Wars characters will be on hand to interact and take photos with the crowd from 5-7 p.m.