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Sept. 8 , 2004
CONTACT: Pam Young

EMU Family Day offers music, mirth and more Oct. 9

YPSILANTILooking for an afternoon of music, magic and fun for the entire family? Then check out Eastern Michigan University’s Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 9, noon – 4 p.m., on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti. Family Day offers more than 50 free and educational activities for children, teens and parents alike.

Especially for children:

  • The Great Bobini, a deaf musician popular with kids of all ages
  • The Saline Twirlettes demonstrate their skill with batons
  • The St. Francis Heartbeats jump rope team shows off its winning moves
  • Become a “mad” scientist as you make instant ice cream and experience the extreme cold of liquid nitrogen
  • Watch Yo Dude, the yo-yo man, unlock the secrets of physics with his tricks.
  • Decorate your book bag with a swoop mascot, build a toothpick bridge and make a wax model of your hand.
  • Tackle an obstacle course and check out a Humvee.

For the entire family:

  • Music by the Friendly Strings Dulcimers and the Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band
  • Watch daring feats by the Redford Township Unicyclists
  • Enjoy John Casey’s comedic juggling act
  • Tackle a rock-climbing wall (16 years and older)
  • Learn more about university life by touring EMU’s campus and visit with an on-site admissions counselor
  • Experience the DTE Enviro-magic show, designed to be a hair-raising experience
  • Get up close and personal with the Huron Valley Bird Rescue’s birds of prey
  • Experience the sounds of Africa with the Like Water Drum and Dance troupe
  • Pick up health and safety tips while checking out the fire truck at the Safety Zone

For complete details on Family Day 2004, call 734.487.4400 or visit the Family Day link at www.emich.edu/familyday


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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