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Spend your July in Downtown Midland

Summers in Downtown Midland are always filled with activities for every taste. Spend the rest of July shopping, dancing, listening to music, and more with this list of events.

Development News Plymouth Pool

Dive into fun at Plymouth Pool all summer long

What better way to enjoy those hot summer days than by cooling off at the pool? Plymouth Pool in Midland is open to the public for open swim and has a variety of programming, including swimming lessons and teen, adult, and even dog nights planned throughout the summer.

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A little bad weather can't stop Great Lakes Bay Pride from bringing the region together

Severe weather postponed the Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival in June, but the show goes on in August. The annual festival celebrates community and visibility, and includes events in Mt. Pleasant.

Feature Story Children’s Grief Center

After 10 years, Children’s Grief Center continues serving area kids

The mission and vision of the Children’s Grief Center is to provide a healing environment through peer support for children, teens, and their families grieving a death and to create communities where no one grieves alone.

Feature Story Michigan Health and Hospital Association represents all community hospitals in the state.

How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

Development News Adult Recess

Get out and play with Downtown Midland’s Adult Recess

You never get too old for recess. Adults need playtime too, and the City of Midland has a weekly event series to encourage some fun and games outside of the office. 

Development News Just two miles east of Northwoods Wholesale Outlet, on Pinconning Road, you’ll find Cattail Kayak Rental in Pinconning County Park, on the Saginaw Bay.

Nor’East Outdoors opens storefront and possibilities

Nor’East Outdoors began in Midland during the pandemic as a kayak rental business. Now, four years later, owner Stacie Schurmann has opened a storefront downtown and is expanding into bike rentals. 

Development News Emerson Park

Emerson Park Master Plan: Community invited to share ideas and vision

The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking input from Midlanders as they kick off the Emerson Park Master Plan process.

Feature Story Forged Event

Forged: Sculpted By Nature at Chippewa Nature Center

A new exhibit at Chippewa Nature Center celebrates Michigan’s natural beauty through metal sculptures

Development News CNC River Trail

Walk Midland encourages movement, making connections with neighbors and nature

The City of Midland encourages residents to get outside and get moving with its Walk Midland series. The event runs through August and invites neighbors to different outdoor locations to walk paths and earn chances to win prizes. 

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Golf and green: The Dow Championship's dual legacy

The Dow Championship returns this week from June 27-30 for its fifth year at the Midland Country Club and continues its legacy of sustainability in sports. 

Longform The Inclusive Health Care Taskforce hosted an information and resource fair on June 13.

Michigan coalition works to address health disparities for older adults

A broad coalition of Michigan organizations has come together to address health disparities that affect Michigan's rapidly growing population of older adults.

Feature Story Pride art at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland.

Unlocking Great Lakes Bay Pride: Your Comprehensive Guide

You’ve probably heard of Great Lakes Bay Pride, but did you know it’s more than just a festival?

Partner Content OUCARES day camps create a space where autistic kids don’t feel judged, gain some independence from parents, and interact with peers.

Summertime is “a time of possibilities” and challenges for autistic kids and adults

Summer break creates opportunities for fun and family adventures along with the challenges of changing routines.

Longform Molly Brouwer, infant and family specialist; Bethany Vukusic, Maternal Infant Health Program team su

How public health cares for Michigan's infants and new parents

Michigan’s state and local public health systems make great efforts to ensure that expectant mothers and infants get the best start possible.

Development News The H Brunch

Enjoy a Sunday brunch at the H Hotel courtyard

The H Hotel in downtown Midland launched a new brunch menu in its outdoor courtyard. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., diners can enjoy breads, pastries, fruit, coffee, juice, tea, brunch entrees, and build-your-own mimosa and bloody mary bars.

Development News REGrow Together

ReGrow Together: Tackling hunger and food waste

ReGrow Together is a United Way initiative helping families across Midland County with ready-to-eat meals prepared from surplus food.

Feature Story Good Kitchen at Arnold Center

Good Kitchen: Good food, good people and a good time at The Arnold Center

Local Restaurant Training Program prepares vulnerable population for local jobs

Development News The Esther Gerstacker Fireworks Show starts at 9:45pm on Sat, August 5.

Mini golf, movies, festivals, and fireworks, oh my!

Summer is so close we can taste it! Here’s a rundown of family-friendly events, free festivals, fireworks, and more to enjoy this June, July, and August all across greater Midland.

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Meet Elizabeth Beans, Director of Grounds at Dow Gardens

Elizabeth Beans, the new director of grounds for Dow Gardens, sits down to answer a few questions about herself and what brought her to Midland.