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April 16th, 2011

2011 Children's Health Fair

Local Event
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Petoskey Middle School, 801 Northmen Drive
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More than 40 community agencies will be participating in the 
21st Annual Children’s Health Fair 
sponsored by Northern Michigan Regional Hospital

The fair, which provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep their children healthy and safe.

Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey is sponsoring the free event in recognition of April being the “Month of the Young Child.” The event focuses on newborns to 12-year-olds.

“The nice thing about this event is that there is something for everyone, both children and parents,” said Linda Sheppard, Clinical Nurse Manager of Women and Children Services at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.

Entertainment for all ages will take place throughout the day. In addition to performances by the Crooked Tree Arts Center Dance Department at 11 a.m. and the Crooked Tree Arts Center Youth Orchestra at noon, many of the booths will feature hands-on learning activities and educational materials, in addition to a scavenger hunt for the kids. There will also be many prizes raffled off throughout the day.

Phone: (800) 248-6777
April 16th - 24th, 2011

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Local Event
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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

America's Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:

  • January 15-17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
  • April 16-24 (National Park Week)
  • June 21 (First day of summer)
  • September 24 (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11-13 (Veterans Day weekend)

 

Making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.

Here’s a tip – many of your 394 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.