Oct. 3, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
Check Out the
Educational Fun, Excitement at EMUs Family Day, Oct. 11
YPSILANTI - Get slimed, make worms, and eat metal. Its free fun thats cool and its happening at Eastern Michigan Universitys 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
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 nurses 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. Its all at the Snow Health Center.
Dive into the fun and watch EMUs 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 www.emich.edu/familyday
or call 734.487.4400.