Oct. 3, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson


Check Out the Educational Fun, Excitement at EMU’s Family Day, Oct. 11

YPSILANTI - Get slimed, make worms, and eat metal. It’s free fun that’s cool and it’s happening at Eastern Michigan University’s Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m. “Mad” scientists, clowns, tattoo artists, performing bands and puppets are just a few of the performers who will be on hand to make Family Day 2003 an unforgettable event.

Kids of all ages can enjoy more than 50 activities that will be happening around campus. Map your strategy for getting to as many exciting activities as possible. The event is free and open to the public.

Among the activities and locations are:

Get a caricature portrait and your face painted. See Mar-E-Lynn the clown and a deaf magician, the Great Bobini and enjoy storytelling by Mother Goose at McKenny Union.
Marvel at the music and moves of the Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band, the Saline Twirlettes and the St. Francis Heartbeats jump rope team. Participate in a mini basketball camp. It all happens at McKenny Mall Area.
Check out the books while you pick up a library card and the free refreshments at Halle Library.
Get a milk mustache, make a nurse’s cap and watch the Redford Township Unicycle Club at the Marshall Building. Performances are 1:30-2 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m.
Make instant ice cream at “Saturday at the Lab.” Also make slime, eat worms and find out whether you are eating metal for breakfast at Mark Jefferson.
Take a break and watch a performance about an emperor and a spider named Anansi at the Sponberg Theatre. Times are 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
See a big red fire truck and have fun at the Safety Zone. Get health and safety tips from police officers and firefighters. It’s all at the Snow Health Center.
“Dive” into the fun and watch EMU’s top divers demonstrate their form. Exhibition is 1 p.m. at the Olds-Robb Recreational and Intramural Building/Jones Natatorium.
Watch as Yo-Yo Man reveals the secrets of physics with his yo-yo tricks. Decorate your book bag with a Swoop mascot, build a toothpick bridge, make a wax model of your hand and get aSwoop tattoo at Sill Hall.
Complete an obstacle course, make your own military dog tags, inspect an armored Humvee and check out a functioning canon at Roosevelt Hall.
Take a swing at a Piñata at 2 p.m. at King Hall.

For complete details on Family Day 2003 activities, visit the Family Day link or call 734.487.4400.