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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Happy Earth Day! It’s hard to believe that Earth Day is actually slightly younger than me. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’m older than a hippie movement? That can’t be right. 

Recycle, reuse and reduce! We need to be doing this everyday, though, not just once a year.

Weekend Roundup

1. Astronomy Day Celebration at the Detroit Science Center - Enjoy free planetarium shows with museum admission and view the sun through a telescope safely. You can also preview the Detroit Children's Museum before it re-opens in June. April 24th.

2. Segway Tours with Inside Detroit - Zoom around Detroit on these two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles while learning about the landmarks and history of the city. April 24-45.

3. Spring Festival at Kensington Metropark Farm Center - It's getting warm out so it's time to shear the farm's flock of sheep. Other family-friendly activities include horse-drawn hayrides, candle dipping, wool spinnng, dog agility, and a clown. April 24-25.

4. Detroit Derby Girls - Watch the Pistolwhippers square off in a grudge match against the Detroit Pistoffs. Witness the fierce action of flat track roller derby first hand. April 24th.

5. Day Out With Thomas™ at Greenfield Village - Thomas the Tank Engine™ is chugging into Greenfield Village for The Celebration Tour 2010. Meet Sir Topham Hatt and take a ride around the village. April 24-25, May 1-2, May 8-9.

You still have time to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Day Out With Thomas™! Contest ends 4/22/10 at midnight.

Still can't find something to do this weekend in Detroit?

In the spirit of Earth Day I'll recycle some ideas. Head down to Eastern Market on Saturday morning, stroll down the Dequindre Cut, take in the wackiness that is Hamtramck Disneyland, check out the flowers on Belle Isle, or step inside the lobby of the Guardian Building and soak up it's beauty.

Do you know of a great event going in on Metro Detroit this weekend? Add it to the comments and share it with us!

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Reader Comments (4)

Because you're just slightly older than Earth Day, the out-of-focus image of "a hippie movement" is forgiven. Allow someone who was on campus at the time to sharpen the picture:

Then, as now, Earth Day was a broadly mainstream movement embraced by environmentally conscious folks of all ages, diverse politics and varied positions along the freak-straight spectrum.

Its founder was a 53-year-old Democratic senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, who enlisted a 42-year-old Republican congressman from California (yes, hippieland) as co-chair.

Walter Cronkite (hippie antithesis) anchored a 1-hour prime-time CBS News Special Report on April 22, 1970 called "Earth Day: A Question of Survival."

True, the environmental movement helped popularize the quasi-hippie Whole Earth Catalog (1968) and inspire back-to-the-land communal farms (totally hippie). But it was -- and is -- more establishment than far-out.

And yes, Becks, I know this takes an offhand quip far too seriously. So I'll turn on my lava lamp, light some incense and try to remember what it's like to be just slightly older than 40.


April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Stamm

Ha! I knew someone was going to comment on my "hippie movement" remark. And I should have known that it would be you! It was just creative license; "hippie movement" just sounded much better than talking about a senator from Wisconsin.

April 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Officer Alan says one more reckless writing infraction like this and you'll be working with a restricted creative license.

Oh wait, I get it now . . . you forgot we operate on the right side of the facts here on this side of the pond.

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Stamm

I hang my head in shame. I promise to never use creative license again.*

*Unless I feel like it or it sounds better.

April 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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