Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan KIDS Events In April

The MyNorth Calendar highlights the amazing things going on across the North—Cadillac up to the Upper Peninsula.  Each week, we pick a few of our favorites to share with you, including our once-a-month KIDS focused roundup. Curated by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor, Libby Stallman, here’s what’s happening for the littles (and almost grownups) Up North in April.


MUSIC

NMC Children’s Choir Spring Concert: The concert features Dolce, Bel Canto, Lyric, Ragazzo and Cantus performing music from around the world! Lars Hockstad Auditorium, Traverse City. April 30 at 3 p.m.; 800.836.0717 or mynorthtickets.com.


READ

  • Story Hour at Horizon Books in Traverse City includes listening to a children’s book, an activity and a craft. Every Friday at 10 a.m. April 14’s theme is Easter; a new theme each week.
  • Story Time With Ms. Laura every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., birth to 5 years old. Hear stories, dance to songs and play with friends. Charlevoix Public Library.
  • Story Stew at the Peninsula Community Library. The first and third Thursdays at 9:30. Stories, crafts and songs fill this hour-long program for preschoolers.
  • Nature Story Hour at Grass River Natural Area, April 18 at 10 a.m. Ages 3 and up. Bellaire, 231.533.8576.

FILM

  • Kids Matinee at State and Bijou only 25 cents! Hop for Easter. Saturday, April 15 at two times: 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. The Lorax for Earth Day will be shown on Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m231.947.4800.

NATURE

  • Join wilderness guide Emily Hughes on a spring woods walk to discover the numerous ways to explore! Kids ages 5-10 are invited to join their parents as we discover the woods along the Minnehaha River at the McCune Nature Preserve near Petoskey. This adventure will be on April 20 at 3 p.m231.347.0991
  • Peepers Program at the Boardman River Nature Preserve: These 90-minute nature programs include stories and discovery activities specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. 231.941.0960 x 24. Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

THEATER & DANCE

  • The Dance Center Youth Ensemble presents, “Sleeping Beauty and More…” on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Milliken Auditorium on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.
  • Family theater at its best, the HAP presents a “tale as old as time” with Disney’s classic musical, Beauty and the Beast. Don’t miss this magical family experience! Not a GTACS sponsored event. St. Francis High School Auditorium, April 21 at 7 p.m. 800.979.2420.

MORE

  • Celebration for Young Children: Many hands-on activities, performances and entertainment in shops throughout Downtown TC, including the City Opera House, Horizon Books and many more; enjoy a day of fun on April 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 231.922.2050.
  • Basics In Natural Horsemanship is an entry-level class for older teens and adults interested in learning about equine communication and herd dynamics. No previous horse experience is necessary. For more information visit PEACE Ranch, Traverse City.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Petoskey District Library April 15 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Easter Egg Hunt East Park in Downtown Charlevoix April 15 at 2 p.m.

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