Susan Westhoff named new executive director of Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center
“This organization is one that makes a difference daily in the lives of children and families across Southeastern Michigan. I am honored to move into this role, and grateful for the opportunity to continue to build and move forward with our incredible team,” Westhoff said.
A bird? A plane? No, a Kite!
Don’t be surprised if you see something colorful flying over Belle Isle this weekend. The 4th annual Detroit Kite Festival is back this Sunday and they plan to fill the sky with a vivid sight the family will enjoy. Joining host Jason Carr today on “Live In The D” was the Director of the Detroit Kite Festival, Margo Dalal, and Kite enthusiast, Gary Maynard.
Spirit Halloween to host annual ‘reverse trick-or-treating’ event at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
ANN ARBOR – Spirit of Children will be continuing its tradition this year by bringing Halloween fun to young patients at Michigan Medicine C.S. During the “reverse trick-or-treat” event, Mott child life specialists will deliver special care packages with activity books, treat bags, assorted costumes and crayons donated by the organization to Little Victors. The nonprofit arm of Spirit Halloween supports Child Life programs that aim to make hospitalization more comfortable for children and their families. Over the last five years, Spirit of Children has donated more than 1,000 costumes to Mott Children’s inpatients and their siblings at Halloween parties. Music therapists and child life specialists at Mott have also partnered with Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan to host a virtual Halloween party that will feature a special Monster mash video.
Ann Arbors Wild Swan Theater continues virtual variety show program
ANN ARBOR Wild Swan Theater, an Ann Arbor-based childrens theater, has announced that it will continue its weekly virtual variety show program for children throughout the rest of July. The Wild Swan Variety Show is a 30-minute virtual show featuring songs and stories from childrens stories like Charlottes Web and Winnie-the Pooh. Sandy Ryder, co-artistic director for Wild Swan Theater, said that the show was born from the theater company wanting to stay connected to the community. The theater company decided to try online variety shows which incorporate Wild Swan artists and different stories, songs, characters, music and poetry. Watch the Wild Swan Variety Show on its Facebook page and learn more about the theater at its website.
Ann Arbor childrens theater to present weekly Wild Swan Variety Show in July
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Throughout July, Ann Arbors Wild Swan Theater will host a weekly virtual variety show for young audiences. The 30-minute shows are free and will be streamed through Facebook Live on the Wild Swan Facebook page. Wild Swan actress Sandy Ryder will be joined by musicians San Slomovits and Emily Slomovits. Currently, the Wild Swan Theater is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of the theater is to make professional theater accessible for everyone through lowered ticket prices, accessibility measures and outreach programs.