June 2022
Created by Great Lakes Bay Parents - Informing parents since 2012!
Talking is Teaching
Let’s Talk about WORRIES!

When your little one is feeling worried, take a pause together and spend a few minutes outside. Look around and name one thing that relates to each of your five senses (touch, taste, scent, sight, sound). For example, say things like “I see a tall tree, I hear birds singing, I smell fresh cut grass, I can feel this crunchy leaf, and I can taste a raindrop that lands on my tongue!” This simple activity helps redirect your child’s attention and being outdoors is a natural stress reliever! 

Summer Reading Program
Virtual Baby Fair - FREE
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
June 14, 15 or 28th

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you work with parents? This event is for you! There will be presentations on important health and safety information parents need to know, resources available, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to program representatives.

Great Start to Quality Resources Center helps parents find quality licensed programs, for children ages 0-12.

The Parent Talk System Webinar Series
June 20 - July 25 at 7:30 - 9 PM

Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour:
How Children Develop
June 7 at 8 - 9:30 PM

Essential Skills for Learning & Life
June 14 at 8 - 9:30 pm

Mindfulness for Children
June 21 at 8 - 9:30 PM

Learning to Talk
June 28 at 8 - 9:30 PM

Covenant HealthCare
Infant & Child CPR Class
June 6 at 7 - 9 PM
June 7 at 4 - 6 PM
June 8 at 8 - 10 PM
June 14 at 7 - 9 PM
June 22 at 7 - 9 PM

Breastfeeding Support Group
Mondays at 6:30 pm

Visit Great Lakes Bay Parents' KIDS DAILY CALENDAR for a full listing of story times, family/ kid events, and new places to discover in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Start Planning Your Child's Summer
Summer Camp Page Sponsor: Bay Shore Camp & Ministries

The 2022 Summer Camps is a directory that list hundreds of camps located in the Great Lakes Bay Region (Arenac, Bay, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw County). Find in-person and virtual camps, over-night camps, and special needs camps.

STEM Passport App Scavenger Hunt

Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Ecosystem Launches STEM Passport Scavenger Hunt 

The Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Passport Scavenger Hunt started Tuesday, May 10 and runs until Saturday, June 18. There will be prizes available for the top number of check-ins on the app, as well as several prize drawings for all participants. 

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Bridgeport: FREE – Story Hour @ Bridgeport Public Library
Location: 3399 Williamson Rd. Saginaw
Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Have fun with stories as Miss Cindy reads and discusses each story. We also sing songs, learn rhymes and fingerplays and make crafts.

June 2 & 16
Saginaw: FREE - Preschool Story Time @ Castle Museum
Location: 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw
Dates: June 2 & 16 at 10:30 AM

This event is free but registration is a MUST.

REGISTER: contact Kristi at kfurtaw@castlemuseum.org or 989-752-2861 ext. 311

June 3
Saginaw: FREE – Preschool Storytime @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
June 3 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Drop-in storytime presented by Miss Beth. We can’t wait to have you join us for stories, music, crafts, games, and more!

Saginaw: FREE – Hello Summer Event @ Paramount Children’s Therapy Center
Location: 6161 State St., Saginaw
June 3 at 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Enjoy a bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, games.
Event if free and open to the public.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24
Frankenmuth: FREE – FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS @ Downtown Frankenmuth
Location: Main St., Frankenmuth
Dates: Fridays at 6 - 9 PM

Discover talented musicians from around the state as well as some local favorites. Face painting, balloon twisting and magicians, oh my! The lineup changes weekly. Entertainment is free.

June 4, 11, 18 & 25
Saginaw: FREE – Preschool Storytime @ Zauel Library
Location: 3100 N Center Rd., Saginaw
Dates: June 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 10:30 AM

Preschool Storytime at Zauel Memorial – every Saturday morning.

June 4
Saginaw: FREE – Create & Take @ Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Location: 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw
Dates: June 4 at 1 - 4 PM

All create and Take programs are drop in programs. All you need to bring is your creativity.

Alternative Sculpting: A Mixed Media Approach

June 5
Saginaw: FREE – ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Family Fishing Festival *RSVP @ Haithco Recreation Area
Location: 2121 Schust Rd., Saginaw
Dates: June 5 at 8 - 11 AM

This fun filled fishing festival is back! Join SCPRC for the 31st annual ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Family Fishing Festival. The first 150 children registered will receive a free fishing pole. There will be fishing awards and prizes galore! Bait will be sold on site. All State of Michigan rules & regulations will apply at this tournament.
Register: Call 989-790-5280 to register or sign up the day of the event.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Saginaw: FREE – Tales for Twos @ Zauel Library
Location: 3100 N Center Rd., Saginaw
Dates: June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30 AM

Come read, laugh, and play at our story time program designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. Our story time provides active young children and their caregivers with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition, and lots of movement.

June 10 & 24
Saginaw: FREE – Stories & Stretches @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
June 10 & 24 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

This 30-minute storytime combines easy stretches and movement with a fun story to create a playful opportunity to explore physical activity. We will be using our new Handee Bands! This program is geared towards ages 4-8 and parents are encouraged to participate.

June 11
Location: ​500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw,
June 11 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Michigan Learning Channel is partnering with Hoyt Library, Castle Museum, and Disability Network to bring MLC Summer Activity Books and more goodies to museum-goers of all ages.

Saginaw: FREE – Second Saturdays @ Saginaw Art Museum
Location: 1126 N Michigan Ave., Saginaw
Date: June 11 at 12 – 5 PM

As we work on creating increased access to the museum’s collection and exhibitions, we will be opening the second Saturday of the month into the Spring. There will be no admission to the museum, however special activities such as docent tours or classes may have cost. You can stay connected with all the happenings through our website and social media channels.

June 14
Frankenmuth: FREE – Story Time @ Frankenmuth Farmers Market
Location: 534 N Main St., Frankenmuth
Date: June 14 at 10 – 11 AM

Join us for a fun, interactive Story Time session every Tuesday at the Framer’s Market. Bring a blanket or folding chairs and participate in our weekly outdoor Story Time for all ages. Story Time Fun packets will be distributed to every participant to continue the fun and learning at home.

Saginaw: FREE – Sea Turtle Stories *RSVP @ Hoyt Main Library
Location: 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw
Date: June 14 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Families will have the opportunity to check in on PopTart, our adopted sea turtle, learn some turtle trivia, meet a real turtle, read a story, and participate in some turtle themed art.

June 15, 22 & 29
Freeland: FREE – Summer Rec Program @ Hayes Park
Location: 9200 Midland Rd., Freeland
June 15, 22 & 29 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Free event. The theme changes each week.

June 16
Saginaw: FREE – STEM @ Castle Museum
Location: 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw
June 16 at 12 PM

Summer STEM fun at the Castle Museum

Bridgeport: FREE – Caribbean Steel Drums @ Bridgeport Public Library
Location: 3399 Williamson Rd., Saginaw
June 16 at 6 PM

Come hear the sounds of the Caribbean played with steel drums! This event is for all ages!

June 17
Saginaw: FREE – Miss Beth's Boombox @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
June 17 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Join Miss Beth for songs, stories, and preschool silliness every other Friday this summer!

June 22
St. Charles: FREE – Ecstatic About Science @ St. Charles District Library
Location: 132 S. Saginaw St., St. Charles
June 22 at 11 AM – 12 PM

Try a hands-on STEM activity and score free Michigan Learning Channel Summer Activity Books.

June 23
Bridgeport: FREE – Live Reptiles and Amphibians With The Bay City State Park @ Bridgeport Public Library
Location: 3399 Williamson Rd. Saginaw
June 23 at 4 – 5 PM

Come visit with live reptiles and amphibians and see what is lurking in your own back yard!

June 25
Saginaw: FREE – Drive-In Movie: Shark Tale (2004, PG) @ Butman-Fish Library
Location: 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
June 25 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Children 3 to 8 years old are invited to bring their favorite blanket and pillow for a drive-in movie experience. Plastic bins have been converted into “cars” that kids sit in while enjoying a movie, snack, and drink!

June 28
Saginaw: FREE – Playdate: Music on the Move @ William H. Haithco Recreation Area
Location: 2121 Schust Rd., Saginaw
June 28 at 2 - 3:30 PM
Preschool reading fun with Jan.

“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.