You can now enjoy free U-M planetarium shows from your living room
ANN ARBOR – Its perhaps one of the silver linings of so much isolation -- fun events streaming straight into your home. The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is now offering free virtual planetarium programs for the whole family. Starting on Thursday, go to the edge of the solar system, learn about planets and constellations with this fun, educational event. To register, click here. Virtual planetarium show schedule (Thursdays at 4 p.m.):Feb. 25March 4March 11March 18March 25More dates may be added in the future.
USDA extends free meal for children amid coronavirus pandemic
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday the extension of federal waivers allowing flexibilities in child nutrition programs to continue feeding all Michigan children during the coronavirus pandemic. This means meals will continue to be provided to children ages 18 and under at no cost to the families. The program waivers were set to expire Aug. 31. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said the U.S. Department of Agriculture did a fantastic job last spring by getting food to needy children. She said the department waived rules and spent money to make it easier for children to get meals.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day Sunday with giveaway offer
DETROIT You can beat the heat on National Ice Cream Day Sunday with special giveaways. Today you can enter to win free ice cream and save on Midwest-made Hudsonville Ice Cream at local grocery stores. Do you need a reason to enjoy FREE ice cream? Truly, theres no better way to celebrate the summer than with ice cream. Hudsonville Ice Cream makes more than 50 flavors, with both traditional ice cream and dairy-free options available in scoop shops and grocery stores in more than a dozen states, including a store near you.
Fathers Day giveaway: Tell us what makes him great
Fathers Day is this Sunday and we want to pamper your dad! Upload a photo of your dad and tell us what makes them so great for a chance to win a prize package! One second prize winner (to be announced Thursday morning) and one grand prize winner (to be announced Friday morning). Second place:MaskMarket.com6 Pack of Masks from MaskMarket.com (Worth $100)Blake Farms -- Dads BBQ Kit2 Blakes BBQ Sauces1 Blakes Mustard1 El Chavo Hot Sauce1 Weber Grill Rub$25 gift cardGrand prize:6 SalonDad Makeover (more details to come) ($200+ value)Stage DeliSlider Sandwich Tray for 10 ($100 value)MaskMarket.com6 Pack of Masks from MaskMarket.com (Worth $100)Blake Farms -- Dads BBQ Kit2 Blakes BBQ Sauces1 Blakes Mustard1 El Chavo Hot Sauce1 Weber Grill Rub$25 gift cardSubmit a photo and tell us what makes your dad great here:
Read Mitch Albom’s new stories of hope for free
Mitch Albom is an award-winning journalist, the author of six consecutive No. 1 New York Times Bestsellers including “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven”. Now he has a new inspirational novella that is written one week at a time and available online for free. While the story is free, readers can donate to help people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on the same website. Watch the video to hear more about how Mitch Albom is helping to support the Detroit community.