Friday, June 05, 2009
Playtime at the Park (Wednesdays)
Potter Park Zoo
Fenner Nature Center
Hawk Island- Swimming
Motorcycle rides with dad
Library- Read cool books!
MSU children’s garden
Play dates and sleepovers
MSU Dairy and Horse farms
Blueberry picking- August
Frankenmuth- pretzel factory
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Concerts in the Park
Surprise a working friend with lunch
Plant cutting flowers
Make a movie
Kids talent show
Summer Reading Activities at the Library
Volunteer (Fenner, Nature Discovery, Creation Station)
Take stuff apart-with permission
Garage Sale Challenge
Projector movie night
EL Aquatic Center ($7/person)
Encourage a homeschooler
Audubon Bird Hikes
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
It is our intentions to do each of the things on this list. We will see what the finances allow. Thankfully the majority is free or inexpensive so we are looking forward to a SUPER FUN SUMMER!!!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
NEW!!! South Lansing Community Farmers Market and Paved Trail at Davis Park
Every Saturday, Benjamin Davis Park is the place to be for Fresh Food, Fitness, and Fun!
Lansing, MI – June 3, 2009 – For years, residents across South Lansing have wanted a farmers market where they could purchase fresh, locally grown produce. In addition, residents in Southeast Lansing have wanted a safe place to walk and bike in an area that lacks sidewalks on several major roads. Thanks to the South Lansing Community Development Association, both dreams are about to become reality.
What: South Lansing Community Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through September
What: Grand Opening of Paved Path at Benjamin Davis Park
When: Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.
Where: Benjamin Davis Park, 5614 Pleasant Grove Rd. (between Jolly and Miller)
Join us as we officially open our new market and the new 3/4 mile paved path. Shop at the market, meet local growers, learn about food preservation, try new recipes, stroll along the newly paved walking path and visit with neighbors. Our market is unlike any other because it offers produce from community growers and urban yard gardeners as well as local farmers.
This Saturday, the market will offer early harvest produce, including asparagus, radishes, rhubarb, salad greens, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnip greens, as well as garden starts and potted perennials. We’ll also have a children’s activity table and information on food preservation presented by MSU Extension.
Throughout the season, we’ll offer a growing variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as value-added products like dips and sauces, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, and soaps.
The market and the path were made possible with support from the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Ingham County Health Department, the Lansing Parks & Recreation Department, MSU Extension, and members of the South Lansing community.
Eat Fresh, Get Fit, Have Fun!