For additional information,
please call 989.893.3573
We hope you can join us in our fourth year of offering some fun and unique activities and events
hosted by our special downtown shops and restaurants! Please browse the list below for Learn To Do...happenings!
FREE instruction for all classes! (material fees may apply, see class descriptions below).CLASS SIZES MAY BE LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY by contacting the businesses listed as soon as possible to reserve your space!
Friday and Saturday, April 17-18
All New 2009 Classes Include...
Apparel & Fashion:
- Dressing on a Budget • Find great buys by shopping
our thrift store to enhance your existing wardrobe at a
reasonable price. 1/2 hour. Cost: FREE; Day/Time:
Saturday, noon; Location: Cat’s Meow Downtown • 810 Washington Ave. • (989) 391-9335
- Make Your Own Bridal Veil Demo • Learn how to
create the perfect veil for your
special day. 20 minutes.
Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Saturday, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm,
3 pm, 6 pm; Location: The Fabric Fair • 206 Fifth St. • (989) 893-8971
- JAZZ IT UP with Accessories! Learn to update and
accessorize your existing
wardrobe with the season’s
latest items — scarves, jewelry, handbags and shoes!
30-45 minutes. Cost: FREE; Day/Time: Saturday, 2 pm;
Location: Hoopla! • 214 Center Ave. • (989) 892-4752
- What NOT To Wear! Learn to dress for your figure, age
& lifestyle! 30-45 minutes. Cost: FREE; Day/Time: Saturday, noon; Location: Hoopla! • 214 Center Ave.• (989) 892-4752
Arts & Crafts:
- Cards & Craft Project • Stop in to make cards and/or
participate in a special craft project. Cost: $1.75-$2/card;
Day/Time: Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm; Location:
Di’s Ink Stamp-n-Crafts • 924 Washington Ave. • (989)
- Creative Thinking for the Beginner Painter
How to begin the thought process to
carry out creative
expression on canvas via paint. 2 hours. Cost: $5; Day/Time:
Friday, 4 pm; Saturday, 2 pm; Location: La Belle
Epoque Art Gallerie & Café •
809 Adams • (989) 894-2300
- Make & Take Felted Animals Your choice of a
hand-stitched bunny, chick, blue bird
or robin made of
felt with button eyes, stuffed and blanket stitched.
Samples are on display. Stop by store or call to preregister.
1-1/2 hour. Cost: $7.50 per animal; Day/Time:
Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Location: Americana
Co. Antique Mall •
912 N. Water St. • (989) 891-8721
- Personalize Your Beach or Bath Towel...Use one of our Bernina embroidery machines
topersonalize your own towel with your initials or
name. 1/2 hour. Cost: $3/item; Day/Time: Saturday,
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm; Location: The Fabric Fair
• 206 Fifth St • (989) 893-8971
- Portrait Painting Demos…Stop by and learn
about the process of traditional oil portrait painting
while artist Jeff Ward demonstrates his techniques.
Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Saturday, 10:30 am-2:00 pm;
Location: Painterly Pottery at Ward Studio Gallery •
904 N. Water St. • (989) 895-1029
- Pottery Painting Demos… Learn about and see
a variety of pottery painting techniques demonstrated
by our artists. 1/2 hour. Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Friday,
12:30 pm, 6:30 pm; Location: Painterly Pottery at
Ward Studio Gallery • 904 N. Water St. • (989) 895-1029
- Recycle, Repurpose & Redecorate with Gilding!
Learn how to give your artificial fruit, frames, planters,
even walls a new life using real metal leaf sheets.
1/2 hour. Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Saturday, 11 am,
1 pm, 3 pm; Location: Little House • 924 N. Water St. •
- Brew U! Taste different beer styles and the foods
they compliment! 1-1/2 hours. Cost: $20 for food and
beer; Day/Time: Saturday, 3 pm; Location: Stein
Haus • 1108 N. Water St. • (989) 891-0251
- Chocolate & Beer Tasting The Sweet Boutique
teams up with Lumber Barons Brew Pub brew master,
Marty Rapnicki, to demonstrate just how well beer
and chocolate CAN go together! Taste a selection
of hand-crafted beers paired with a variety of fine
chocolates. Class size is limited. 45 minutes. Cost: $5;
Day/Time: Friday, 6 pm; Saturday, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm;
Location: The Sweet Boutique • 816 Washington Ave.
• (989) 895-5000
- Jungle Java Coffee Beans & Loose Leaf Teas Experience wonderful specialty coffees and teas
while learning the health benefits. Cost: FREE!
Day/Time: Friday, 7 am-10:30 pm; Saturday, 8 am–5:30 pm; Location: Espresso Express Coffee House
• 916 N. Water St. • (989) 893-8898
- Wine & Dine! Taste wine with a selection of
appropriate foods presented in courses.
Cost: $25 for food and wine, plus min. $3 tip at class;
Day/Time: Saturday, 1:30 pm; Location: Atrium
• 1100 N. Water St. • (989) 891-0251
Health & Beauty:
- Do the ZUMBA! Learn to Burn 500 Calories
in 30 Minutes… A high calorie burning
dance fitness class that combines rhythmic
international music with fun
1/2 hour. Cost: FREE; Day/Time: Friday, 5:15 pm
& 6 pm; Location: Curves • 710 Washington Ave.
• (989) 894-2400
- FREE Make-Up Lesson… Learn how to put makeup
on eyes, cheeks, and find a foundation right for
your skin tone, plus, the proper skin care for your
skin type. 1/2 hour. Cost: Material fees may apply;
Day/Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 am –5:30 pm;
Location: Merle Norman Cosmetics • 908 Washington
Ave. • (989) 892-8053
- Learn to Burn 500 Calories in 30 Minutes! Try this 30-minute circuit that works every muscle
group so you can burn up to 500 calories. 1/2 hour.
Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Friday, 6 am-6:30 pm;
Saturday, 7:30 am-11:30 am; Location: Curves
• 710 Washington Ave. • (989) 894-2400
Home Décor :
- Solutions For Your Interior Design Problems!
A 15-minute mini-consultation with designer Kuhn
Young, Allied Member ASID. Just bring in images of
your home’s problem area. Reservations required. Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Friday & Saturday, noon-3 pm:
Location: Kuhn Young Design Group • 604 Saginaw St.
• (989) 891-9666
- Antique Appraisals • FREE antique appraisals.
Limit one item/family. Cost: FREE; Day/Time: Friday & Saturday, 1-4 pm; Location: Bay Antique Center •
1010 N. Water St. (989) 894-0400
- A Day of Dynamic Demos! Stop in to see demonstrations
and enjoy samplings of unique and new
products — like Blooming Tea, Wine Drink Mix, Flying
Helicoptors, Hemeze and personal care products such as
hair color for an instant and fun change! Cost: FREE!
Day/Time: Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; Location: My Secret Garden • 600 Saginaw St. • (989) 891-2000
- Guided Library Tour… Learn about your library
— and all its best kept “secrets”!
1/2 hour tour.
Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Friday, 1 pm; Location: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library • 500 Center Ave. • (989) 893-9566, Ext. 2111
- Introduction to Genealogy • Learn what sources
are available through the library to research your
family history. Class space limited to 10 – Reservations
required. 1/2 hour. Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Friday &.
Saturday, 10 am; Location: Alice & Jack Wirt Public
Library • 500 Center Ave. • (989) 893-9566, Ext. 2111
- Understanding the Art of Cigar & Pipe
Smoking • Learn about the history, manufacturing,
and basics of the cigar and pipe smoking experience.
FREE cigar to each participant over 18. 1 hour. Cost: FREE! Day/Time: Saturday, 2 pm; Location: Timothy’s
Fine Tobaccos • 115 Center Ave. • (989) 894-6673