Telescope star party March 31
On Friday, March 31, there will be a telescope star party at The Horseshoe Ball Park in Memorial Park from 8:30-10:30pm.
The public is welcome to come and view the sky through many different types of telescopes, including a classical refractor, a 6-inch Newtonian reflector, a Dobsonian reflector and a Maksutov-Cassegrain plus many more.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own scope if you have one. The Rain/Cloud makeup date is April 1.
For more information, call Rodney (989-652-6698.
Legion to host Soaring Eagle trip April 10
The Frankenmuth American Legion and Auxiliary is hosting a day trip to Saganing Eagles Landing and Soaring Eagle on Monday, April 10.
The motorcoach will leave the Legion Hall at 7am and return at 6pm. Seating is limited, a driver’s license is required for registration.
To register or for further information call (989-652-6545).
Celebrate Earth Day with MMWA at the zoo April 22
Mid Michigan Waste Authority will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square in Saginaw. This environmentally-themed event promises a fun-filled day for children of all ages and their families. To make the festivities even more appealing, MMWA is offering free admission to the first 400 people who bring a recyclable beverage container.
The eco-experience starts at the entrance gate with a visit to the Waste Management recycling truck, as zoo visitors turn in their recyclable containers. Inside the zoo, MMWA and more than a dozen community partners will offer free resources, games, activities, face painting, a recycling-themed scavenger hunt, educational exhibits, and trash-to-treasure crafts in the event area near the horse barn. All children’s activities are free, thanks to sponsorships from Waste Management and 1st State Bank.
Free re-useable market totes made from recycled plastic bottles will be handed out by MMWA, one per family while supplies last. This giveaway is made possible thanks to the support of ReCommunity Recycling and Roberts, Boehler, and Fisher, PC.
April 22 is the first day the zoo is open to the general public this year, so the Earth Day event is a great opportunity to be among the first visitors of the season to enjoy more than 10 acres of beautiful tree-filled parkland, animal exhibits, colorful gardens, the beloved miniature train, the region's only hand-carved carousel, and so much more. Visitors will also get to meet Izzy and Rachel, the endangered Mexican wolves who became part of the zoo family in December.
For those who do not arrive in time for the free admission, entrance to the zoo is just $5 per person, and free for infants 11 months of age and under. The zoo is located at 1730 S Washington Avenue in Saginaw.
Adult grief support group to meet
The Wellspring Lutheran Services Adult grief support group meets every third Sunday from 2-3:30pm at 100 Mayer Road in Frankenmuth.
Topics include: Shattering the Myths of Grief, Staying Connected to our loved One, Physical Aspects of Grief, Complicated Grief, Secondary Losses after the Death of a Loved One, Preparing for the Holiday Season … etc.
Call (989-652-4663) for more information.