“Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.”
Eating a nutritious and filling meal before heading out to trick-or-treat can be a great way to ensure little ones do not overindulge in treats throughout the night. Though a few snacks along the way are probably guaranteed, full tummies will discourage them from making candy their dinner selection for the night.
Halloween is coming quickly, do you have your plans in place? How about trying something unique this year? Well, you probably have already done the trunk or treating thing, what about taking that up a notch with your friends, groups, church, etc., with Halloween Tailgating!
“Pley is the leading toy rental company. With Pley, kids play with the best toys, while parents save money, reduce clutter and help the environment. It teaches children to share and conserve the planet by reducing the amount of toys that ends up in landfills.”
Melody is a fantastic role model- encouraging everyone to follow their dreams despite adversity. The special, which is Executive Produced by Common (Selma), is based in 1963 Detroit during the civil rights movement, yet has a profound relevance today and can be a great tool for parents to start a dialogue with their children.
With October being dental hygiene month it’s common to consider how much TLC we give our pearly whites; we brush our teeth every morning, try to floss every day (we aren’t judging…), and do our best to change our toothbrushes every three months.
Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11am to 3pm at the Ypsilanti High School gymnasium (2095 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197), Blue Cross Complete of Michigan will be hosting Healthy Hoops, a community-based, chronic disease intervention program that reflects AmeriHealth Caritas’ integrated model of care.
Splash into some fun on October 23rd with the Aqua Tots annual Halloween bash! This year, they are taking the pumpkins out of the patch and into their pool! Dive into their floating pumpkin patch and join them for two hours of Halloween themed games, crafts, open swim, and snacks. The event is only $10 per child and admission is free for parents, who are welcome to join the swim! Open to the general public. Ages 4 months to 12 years old.
Klement’s Sausage offers quality, old world flavor which is also handcrafted, authentic, fresh, artisan, and proud! They are respectful of tradition, heritage-pride in origin, utilizing old world recipes to make customers proud to serve family and friends.
October is Plan a Cruise Month, when cruise lines and travel agents introduce special discounted rates for a variety of cruise vacations all around the world. Princess Cruises in particular is offering two amazing promotions. Its “Great Escapes” sale offers savings up to $1,000 per stateroom on selected Spring 2017 cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Australia, South America and more.