UM Mens Basketball: FREE Selfie Night

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The University of Michigan men’s basketball team will host open practice and selfie night on Tuesday, 10/24/17, at Crisler Center. Following the practice session, U-M head coach John Beilein and the Wolverine players will be available for a “Selfie Night” promotion on the concourse level. Coach Beilein, the men’s team and selected women’s players will meet and greet fans and be available for photos and selfies.

All parking surrounding Crisler Center will be free after 5 pm and fans can enter through the northeast entrance of Crisler Center beginning at 5:30 pm. The selfie night schedule is as follows:

Selfie Night Schedule
5:30 pm – Doors open
6:00 pm – Coach Beilein addresses crowd, introduces players
6:10 pm – Practice Begins
6:50 pm – Skills Session
7:00 pm – Selfies with players on the concourse
7:00 pm – Fan photos on the Crisler court
7:45 pm – Event Concludes

Note that payers and coaches will not sign autographs during the event.

 

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Apple: FREE Camp for Kids!

Apple stores are hosting FREE Apple Camp for kids ages 8-12 throughout this summer! This FREE camp lasts 1 1/2 hours per day on 3 separate days and is available at Apple Retail Stores throughout the country.

Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly so sign your kids up now. Just click here to find an Apple Camp and then select the week you would like to sign up for (each child is limited to no more than one Apple Camp workshop). Note that a parent must stay with child(ren) during Apple Camp.

Emagine Theaters: FREE Summer Movies for Kids!

Starting in June, Emagine Theaters will host FREE kids films on Wednesdays and Saturdays! Admission is free for children 11 and under and is just $2 for guests 12 and up. Tickets available at the box office only.

Participating Michigan & Illinois Locations: Royal Oak, Palladium, Saline, Rochester Hills, Macomb, Canton, Novi, Birch Run & Frankfort.

Movie Line-Up: All Films Start at 10AM

  • Wed, June 14 & Sat, Jun 17: Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Wed, June 21 & Sat, June 24: The Secret Life of Pets
  • Wed, June 28 & Sat, July 1: Trolls
  • Wed, July 5 & Sat, July 8: Kubo & The Two Strings
  • Wed, July 12 & Sat, July 15: Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Wed, July 19 & Sat, July 22: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
  • Wed, July 26 & Sat, July 29: Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Wed, August 2 & Sat, August 5: The Angry Birds Movie
  • Wed, August 9 & Sat, August 12: Monster Trucks
  • Wed, August 16 & Sat, August 19: Rock Dog

Click here for more information!

Detroit QLine: FREE Rides this Weekend!

Take a FREE ride on Detroit’s new Qline this weekend! Streetcar service begins today, 05/12/17, and will remain FREE throughout the weekend. Other events are scheduled as part of the opening this weekend with businesses and cultural institutions along the line’s Woodward Avenue route will have discounts, specials and events Friday through Sunday.

Some of the specials include:

  • FREE first Aid Kits until 5 pm today or while supplies last at the Martin Luther King Blvd/Mack Avenue Station
  • FREE gift sponsored by Compuware at the Canfield station on Saturday starting at 11 am and while supplies last
  • Live music Saturday sponsored by AT&T at the Canfield Station
  • FREE parking at Orchestra Place on Sunday
  • and so much more!

Cranbrook Institute of Science: FREE First Friday!

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Enjoy a night of FREE science-themed fun at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Friday, 05/05/17 and 06/02/17 from 5 – 10 pm! The Café and Observatory will be open and planetarium and bat shows are available for a fee. The Cranbrook Institute of Science is located at 39221 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Goldfish Swim of Ann Arbor: FREE Event on 08/20/16

Goldfish Swim School of Ann Arbor is turning five and celebrating with a FREE event from 4-6:30 pm on Saturday, 08/20/16. They’ll have a moon bounce obstacle course, dunk tank, open Family Swim, prizes and more! This event is FREE and open to the public! Check out their event page on Facebook for more information.

Cinemark: FREE Kid Movies on 08/20/16

Cinemark is partnering with WE.org to offer FREE kids’ movies and discounted concessions for Community Day this Saturday, 08/20/16!

Free kid’s movies

  • FREE family movies at all Cinemark locations starting at 9 am through 11:30 am. This will vary by location so be sure to check your local Cinemark for available showtimes.
  • Movie selection provided by DreamWorks Animation, Inc which may include Kung Fu Panda 3, Home, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3 and Shrek.
  • Discounted concession items including: $2 small popcorn, $2 16 oz. soft drinks, and all packaged candy varieties for $2 (While supplies last).

Net proceeds will help fund youth empowerment and service learning programs right here in the US.

 

Kensington Astronomy at the Beach {09/09-10/16}

There is no admission fee to attend but a Metropark vehicle pass is required. If you don’t have a yearly pass, a daily vehicle pass can be purchased at the gate for just $7. The event takes place at Maple Beach inside Kensington Metropark. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Metropark concession stand. Seating outside may be limited, so consider bringing chairs.

Schedule of activities:

  • 6 pm to Sunset: View sunspots, prominences, and other features of the sun throughsafe white-light and incredible hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes.
  • 6:20 pm to 10 pm  (every 20 minutes): Visit the Michigan Science Center’s portable planetarium for a tour of the constellations and current evening sky.
  • 6:15 pm: Learn about the celestial visitors we call comets. Watch a “comet” be made from dry ice and common household ingredients. Very family friendly.
  • 6:45 pm: Kids can become the constellations in the “Rescue of Andromeda”impromptu play.
  • 7:30 pm: Oh What a Spin We’re In! From galaxies to planets to tornadoes, there’s a lot of spinning going on out there. Find out more about the space environment with liquid nitrogen and everyday common objects, participate in some angular momentum demonstrations, and watch a “fire tornado” come to life!
  • 8:15 pm: Losing the Dark: Why can’t you see many stars from your neighborhood? Learn about how light pollution is making it harder to see stars and other astronomical objects, and what you can do to help reverse the trend.
  • 8:40 pm: 3D tour of the Solar System: Take a short 3D movie tour through our Solar System. This presentation uses the red-blue 3D glasses, please arrive a little early to get your glasses.
  • 9 pm: KEYNOTE: The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017
    On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the contiguous United States for the first time since 1979. The track of the Moon’s shadow cuts diagonally across the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. Inside the 68-mile-wide path of totality, the Moon will completely cover the Sun as the landscape is plunged into an eerie twilight, and the Sun’s glorious corona is revealed for over 2 minutes.

Saline Rec Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration {06/12/16}

Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm at the Saline Rec Center

On Sunday, June 12, 2016 the Saline Rec Center will be celebrating its 25th anniversay  from 1-4pm. A special ceremony will be held at 1 pm then the doors will open for the event. Bouncers, music, cake, hotdogs, swimming, fun and games will be offered FREE for the entire community! If you have a special memory you would like to share about the Rec Center, please email Carla Scruggs at cscruggs@cityofsaline.org.

The Saline Rec Center is located at 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline, MI 48176.