July's Family Fun Guide
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Directions Not Included: Parenting Podcast

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FREE KID/ FAMILY EVENTS
ST. CHARLES - STORY WALK
FRANKENMUTH - JULY 4th CELEBRATIONS
Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over Frankenmuth to celebrate Independence Day, July 3rd around 9:30pm. Show lasts for 20 minutes and is viewable throughout the city. 

SAGINAW - OTTO ROESER PARK
WHERE: 1100 Van Buren, Saginaw

WHEN: July 6 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Can you build it? Yes you Can!!! This playdate theme gives children the opportunity to create with several different types of materials such as wood, foam, cardboard, oversized blocks and many other exciting options. Let your imagination be the limit at this hands on event!

CHESANING - SHOW BOAT PARK
WHERE: 100 S. Saginaw, Chesaning

WHEN: July 7 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Everything is larger then life during Supersize Fun. Come out and play with oversized balls, games and blocks. The fun and excitement will put a supersized smile on event participants faces!

SAGINAW - CASTLE MUSEUM
SAGINAW - OTTO ROESER PARK
WHERE: 1100 Van Buren, Saginaw

WHEN: July 13 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Everything is larger then life during Supersize Fun. Come out and play with oversized balls, games and blocks. The fun and excitement will put a supersized smile on event participants faces!

SAGINAW - BLISS PARK
WHERE: 1404-1498 N. Harris St., Saginaw

WHEN: July 14 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Who doesn’t love to create fun? Come out and let your imagination go wild with create-and-take art projects. There may even be some games or shaving cream fun involved for those who aren’t afraid to get their hands messy.

FRANKENMUTH - JAMES E. WICKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY
ONLINE - TALES & TAILS MAGIC SHOW WITH BRIAN RICHARDSTales & Tails
WHERE: Bridgeport Public Library Zoom

WHEN: July 15 at 4 PM

COST: Free

Brian Richards will perform a virtual show filled with magic, comedy, story-telling and audience participation! This will be available through Zoom. Watch the Bridgeport Public Library FACEBOOK page for the link!

SAGINAW - MUSIC AROUND THE CITY ORCHESTRA POP-UPS
WHERE: Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
315 W. Genesse Ave., Saginaw

WHEN: July 15 at 1-1:30 PM

COST: Free

Come enjoy the spectacular sounds of the symphony at our next Orchestra Pop-Up! A small ensemble of our talented musicians will be playing live music at the Mid Michigan Children's Museum.

ST. CHARLES - RINGWOOD FOREST
WHERE: Ring Rd. St. Charles

WHEN: July 15 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Check out our new Playdate offering that will take place in our beautiful, rustic county parks. This nature based program will include around a mile hike on the wooded trails, educational components such as tree & bird identification, searching for items in nature & a nature based craft. Please wear hiking or tennis shoes & lots of BUG SPRAY. Meet at the pavilion.

CHESANING - MOVIES ON BROAD - SUMMER MOVIE SERIES
WHERE: Chesaning Ace Hardware- Chesaning Sales Co.
207 W. Broad St. Chesaning

WHEN: July 16 at 8 PM 

COST: Free

Join us for our second of three movie events. We will be showing The Bee Movie at ACE Hardware parking lot. The movie starts at dusk and a limited concession stand will be available to purchase popcorn and snacks. Social distancing will be encourage.

FRANKENMUTH - FARMER'S MARKET
SAGINAW - OTTO ROESER PARK
WHERE: 1100 Van Buren, Saginaw

WHEN: July 20 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Who doesn’t love to create fun? Come out and let your imagination go wild with create-and-take art projects. There may even be some games or shaving cream fun involved for those who aren’t afraid to get their hands messy.

SAGINAW - IMERMAN MEMORIAL PARK
WHERE: 3495 Midland Rd., Saginaw

WHEN: July 21 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Join Miss Maureen and Miss Beth from the Public Libraries of Saginaw for a hilarious puppet show that will engage the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the libraries’ “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program & the summer StoryWalk series.

SAGINAW - WILLIAM H. HAITHCO RECREATION AREA
WHERE: 2121 Schust Rd, Saginaw

WHEN: July 22 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Who doesn’t love to create fun? Come out and let your imagination go wild with create-and-take art projects. There may even be some games or shaving cream fun involved for those who aren’t afraid to get their hands messy.

SAGINAW - FORDNEY PARK
WHERE: 1118-1300 Chestnut, Saginaw

WHEN: July 22 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

"The Rhythm is Gonna Get You" will be a fun and exciting musical experience! Music on the Move participants will have the opportunity to play different rhythm instruments in a group setting. They will learn to keep a steady beat with drums & tambourines, shake maracas, strum a guitar, find their voice and dance with the music! Music on the Move will be presented by Music for Munchkins, Creator/Vocalist Michele Spitz. 

CHESANING - SHOW BOAT
WHERE: 100 S. Saginaw, Chesaning

WHEN: July 28 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Who doesn’t love to create fun? Come out and let your imagination go wild with create-and-take art projects. There may even be some games or shaving cream fun involved for those who aren’t afraid to get their hands messy.

SAGINAW - BLISS PARK
WHERE: 1404-1498 N. Harris St., Saginaw

WHEN: July 29 at 10-11:30 AM

COST: Free

Can you build it? Yes you Can!!! This playdate theme gives children the opportunity to create with several different types of materials such as wood, foam, cardboard, oversized blocks and many other exciting options. Let your imagination be the limit at this hands on event!

FRANKENMUTH - ANTIQUE FIRE MUSTER
WHERE: Heritage Park, 601 Weiss Street
Frankenmuth

WHEN: July 31 at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

COST: Free

Antique fire truck displays and pumping events. Parade through downtown on Saturday morning.

SAGINAW - STARDUST LANE
KIDS BOWL FREE

WHERE: 3750 Bay Road, Saginaw , MI, 48603
(989) 793-6300

WHEN: All summer long

This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the Kids Bowl Free program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

TALKING IS TEACHING
You are your child's lifelong teacher.

"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions ... "

For more Talking is Teaching tips and resources visit: talkingisteaching.org
PARENTING CLASSES
RESOURCES
COVID-19 VACCINE
Schedule an appointment with the Saginaw County Health Department for your COVID-19 vaccine.

FOOD NEEDS - YMCA OF SAGINAW
Grab & Go Meals at YMCA of Saginaw
1915 Fordney St.
Saginaw, MI 48601
989.753.7721

YMCA of Saginaw is proud to offer FREE healthy meals for every child 18 and under through our Mission Nutrition and Healthy Out of School Time programs.

The meals we serve every school day and everyday throughout the summer help more children get the nutrition they need for good health.

Pick up meals Monday to Friday from 4-6pm.

DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL
Great Start to Quality helps families find the best early learning settings for their children and helps educators improve the care they give to children.

DIAPER NEEDS
The Diaper Alliance

The Diaper Alliance cannot give diapers directly to families, please contact one of the partner agencies.

LifeClinic Community Resources 989.754.0091
4364 State Street
Saginaw, MI 48603

Saginaw County Business & Education Partnership SCBEP
989.399.0025
1213 S. Washington
Saginaw, MI 48601

CAN Council
989.752.7226
1311 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Pregnancy Care Center
989.752.7664
916 Gratiot Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602"

Teen Parent Services Youth Protection Council
989.792.6789
1226 N. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
989.759.6470
501 Lapeer Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
RESOURCES TO HELP PAY UTILITY BILLS
Consumers Energy

Visit the Consumer Energy website to learn about how they can assist you with paying your energy bill.

Learn about:
  • Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE)
  • Public Assistance Programs
  • Payment Plans

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