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Sept. 23, 2005
CONTACT: Pam Young
734.487.4400
pamela.young@emich.edu

EMU Family Day offers magic, music and more, Oct. 8

YPSILANTI - The Great Bobini magician, an African dance troupe, jugglers, face painting, super heroes and library robots are just a few of the more than 50 free educational activities for children, teens and parents alike at Eastern Michigan University’s Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 8, noon-4 p.m., on EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti.

Especially for children:

  • The Great Bobini, a deaf musician popular with kids of all ages
  • Make your own finger puppets and masks and enjoy story-telling
  • Watch Yo Dude, the yo-yo man, unlock the secrets of physics with his tricks
  • Create your own wax hand and decorate a tote bag with EMU’s Swoop mascot
  • Meet members of EMU’s women’s volleyball team and get an autographed poster
  • Stop by the greenhouse for a free plant or study tiny things under a microscope
  • Visit the Safety Stop, learn safety tips and inspect a police car and fire truck

For the entire family

  • Music by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society and the Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band
  • Enjoy the daring feats by the Redford Township Unicyclists
  • Develop your own disaster prevention kit
  • Go back in time with the 17th Michigan Co E Civil War regiment
  • Experience the sounds of Africa with the Like Water Drum and Dance troupe
  • Learn to maneuver the ins-and-outs of EBay or beat the odds with statistics

For compete details on Family Day 2005, 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 careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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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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