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| Friday, April 19, 2013



TRUEMU DAY AT EASTERN MARKET IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT: Shop with your TRUEMU friends or make new ones at Detroit's historic Eastern Market on Saturday, April 20. The day starts with a short presentation at 9 a.m. in Shed 5 off Alfred Street. After the presentation, receive a special "I LOVE EASTERN" recycled heavy duty grocery tote bag, which will provide you with discounts at a few selected Eastern Market businesses the rest of the day. TRUEMU students, faculty/staff and alumni and their friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ted Coutilish at 487-2483 or tcoutili@emich.edu.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP HURON RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL: Do you care about the environment and what happens to the rivers and streams in Michigan? If so, please join the Huron River Watershed Council as they check the health of the river and streams during their Annual Spring Round-Up Event on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a small team of your friends and family, or join others, for this unique activity. Help collect samples of the bugs and other creatures that live in our streams. Like canaries in a coal mine, these creatures tell us the health of rivers and creeks. Trained volunteers will take volunteers to two stream sites to search through stones, leaves, and sediment. The amount of life in our fresh water is amazing. Volunteers will meet in Ann Arbor and then go to two sites. Children are welcome to attend with an adult. You must register by Wednesday, April 17. To register and for more information, go to www.hrwc.org/volunteer/roundup.

Would you like to become a leader/collector volunteer? Please visit www.hrwc.org/volunteer/adopt-a-stream-leader-and-collector-training for more information. Please contact Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org with questions.


EXPLORE THE POWERHOUSES OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE PLANETARIUM: The EMU planetarium will feature the movie "Stars," Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., in the Mark Jefferson Science Complex. "Stars," narrated by actor Mark Hamill, is the Sudekum Planetarium's first original full-dome, digital production. Adventure Science Center collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning 26-minute show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at EMU Tickets. For more on the movie, go to Stars Movie. Recommended age for the movie is 13 years and older. Following the movie, participates will get to enjoy a live demonstration of the current night sky locally. Space is limited. Contact Norbert Vance at nvance@emich.edu or Tom Kasper at tkasper@emich.edu for further details about the planetarium.


EMU WELCOMES TV SERIES WRITER SCOTT REYNOLDS: The Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Department is pleased to host a talk and Q&A by Dexter TV series writer Scott Reynolds, on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m., in room 107 in Quirk Sponberg Theatre. Reynolds is a 1995 EMU graduate who will be the morning commencement speaker on April 28th. He will talk about "How to Begin a Life of Crime or Television Writing." This event is free and open to the campus community.


SPRING FIESTA SILENT AUCTION: Join Ann Arbor Learning Community, an EMU chartered school on Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 p.m. for the annual Silent Auction. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be held at the Ann Arbor Learning Community located at 3980 Research Park Drive. Click Map and Directions or visit Spring Fiesta Silent Auction for more information or call 734-477-0340.


ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER AT EAGLE FLIGHT CENTER: Come join EMU Aviation and Alpha Eta Rho, Sigma Chi for their Annual Pancake Breakfast Fly-In Fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Eagle Flight Center, located on the west ramp at Willow Run Airport (3099 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti). All are welcome, whether by air or by car. Come see multiple aircraft on display, sit in the state-of-the-art cockpit of one of Eagle Flight's Cessna 172S, and enjoy a great pancake breakfast. Enter our raffle to win an 1 hour discovery flight in a Cessna 172S with one of our wonderful instructors. The tower will direct pilots in upon arrival. Recommended donation is $7 per person. Please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/events/454129617996131/.


YPSILANTI PRIDE DAY: Ypsilanti Pride Day is a city-wide event intended to foster community pride and encourage local business growth by creating a clean and welcoming environment. Eastern Michigan University has committed to three different community service sites. The event is Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three different sites (Water Tower, Depot Town, and Frog Island). This event is FREE and is a great way to get involved in the community. If you wish to attend, please click on Register for Ypsilanti Pride Day or call 487-1313. Lunch and entertainment will be provided after the event. For more information, please visit Ypsilanti Pride Day Event

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