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Oct. 1, 2004
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Experience the magic of the Great Bobini during EMU’s Family Day, Oct. 9

YPSILANTIThere will be magic in the air when The Great Bobini demonstrates his amazing tricks during Eastern Michigan University’s annual Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 9, noon – 4 p.m., at EMU’s main campus in Ypsilanti.

The Great Bobini, a.k.a. EMU Bob Jones, of Toledo, is a popular magician and entertainer who happens to be hearing-impaired. Along with cards being pulled out of the air and balls magically multiplying as they are juggled, the audience will also delight in interacting with someone from the deaf culture. For example, when The Great Bobini performs an amazing feat, children are asked to raise their hands in the air and wiggle them, so The Great Bobini can see, rather than hear, their applause.

The hour-long show begins at 12:30 p.m., in EMU’s McKenny Union ballroom.

Family Day offers more than 50 free activities that are not only fun, but also educational.

For more on The Great Bobini and a complete list of activities at EMU’s Family Day, go to www.emich.edu/familyday.


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