Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't Miss Brick Bash

This came off of a local online parents group, Arborparents (a very cool group, if you are interested):

Brick Bash is Saturday, March 21, 11am-5pm, and it's still free! The
location is the Courthouse Square Apartments at 100 South Fourth, as Huron.
This is the same building Performance Network and was once the Ann Arbor

Brick Bash ( is a public LEGO building exhibition produced
annually by Bricks for Brains ( There will be LEGO
models built by both adults and kids, trains, free robotic lessons, and
piles of LEGO, Duplo and Bionicle to play with.

Volunteers are needed, and I believe high schoolers can meet their community
service requirements because Bricks for Brains is a 501c3 nonprofit

[P.S. The coordinator, Duane, also said that if people want to display their LEGO creations at the event they can contact him at duane (at) Since it's a month away, perhaps there is a group from S-K that would want to create something to submit?]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Way cool opportunity to check out a pipe organ!

Hello parents, there is a cool free event for kids to learn how a pipe organ works.
How often do you get to understand how a pipe organ works as explained by an engineer? Thanks, Sunny, for this heads up! Please be sure to send things to share with the parent community our way and we will post it to the blog!

Detroit engineer and organist Stephen Warner will demonstrate how the pipe organ works in a special presentation for children between 8 and 12 years of age. Elementary and middle schools in the Ypsilanti, Willow Run, and Ann Arbor areas have been notified about this unique extra-curricular event. All kids are invited to register for this rare opportunity! Register online at .

The location is First Presbyterian church of Ypsilanti at 300 North Washington Street, Ypsilanti. The time of event is 10 am on Saturday, Feb 21.