What’s Briefly Happening… this September!

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Probility Physical Therapy, a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is launching a comprehensive new pediatric physical therapy program for infants, children and adolescents. “This is a big step towards our strategic vision of being a physical therapy provider capable of treating the entire family,” said Patrick Hoban, Probility President.` The new pediatric physical therapy program offers a full continuum of physical therapy for pediatric conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, early detection and treatment, gross motor delay, Torticollis, newborn rehabilitation, and more. Patients in the new pediatric program will be evaluated and treated at 2058 S State Street.

To schedule an appointment, call 734-913-0300. For more information on Probility Physical Therapy, visit probilitypt.com.

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Diaper need is a devastating reality for many struggling parents. The Rebecca Foundation (TRF) wants to end diaper need with their innovative non-profit cloth diaper lending program. Now, you can drop off your cloth diaper donations at The Little Seedling in Ann Arbor. Donors can drop off new or used (even used in need of repair) cloth diapers. With 1 in 3 families facing diaper need in the United States, TRF promotes a sustainable alternative to single-use diapers for families struggling to afford basic necessities. The organization is 100% volunteer-run and is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

For more information visit clothforall.com or contact The Little Seedling (2121 W Stadium Blvd) at 734-418-2392. thelittleseedling.com

Ypsilanti District Library turns 150!

It’s not every day you get invited to a 150th birthday party. The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) is celebrating 150 years of bringing great books, fun and educational programming, and strong community to Ypsilanti. YDL invites you to celebrate this momentous milestone with a party at all three library locations. Each location will have music, entertainment, and kids activities like face painting, magic, balloon animals, and of course… cake!229_W_Michigan_Public_Library_2003a_150

Look back to the library’s founding in 1868 with presentations about the library’s history and what life was like 150 years ago. YDL-Michigan will offer a walking tour of 150 years of library locations, while YDL-Whittaker will feature costumed folks telling the stories of the women whose work shaped the library and the city. Each location will also get a special visit from Mother Goose, to share interactive takes on popular nursery rhymes of the 1860s.

Saturday, September 8 | 2-4pm

All Ypsilanti District Library Branches | 734-482-4110 | ypsilibrary.org

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The ultimate event for LEGO fans is coming to Michigan! Bring the entire family to Brickworld Michigan for an afternoon of fun. See 40,000 square feet of spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds and fighting robots. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the door.

September 22-23 | 10am-6pm | Closes at 5pm on Sunday.
$13 general admission. $12.50 if pay cash on site. Kids 3 and under free.

Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River, Novi

Talking about the tough stuff!

Nuclear weapons. School violence. Sexual Assault. Parenting in a time when children are finding easy access via peers, social media, tv and text messaging to the tragic and serious news of today can be tough! Where do we start when we have to explain these events to our kids? THRIVE Counseling, Ann Arbor Family Press, and Ann Arbor Area Mamas, to help parents and those serving children to put things in perspective, present Crucial Conversations: Experts Discuss How to Talk To Your Kids about the Tough Stuff of Today. The panel of pediatricians, adolescent development and mental health professionals, media and parenting researchers and trauma-informed counselors will help parents put together their own plan for discussing the worst in a way that’s age-appropriate, that helps kids understand, and that doesn’t increase trauma. Free childcare provided for potty-trained children. Babies in arms welcome. Pre-registration required at jfsannarbor.org/thrivecounselinga2/events/.

Wednesday, September 26 | 6-8pm

Liberty School | 7256 N Ann Arbor St, Saline
734-769-0209, ext 354 | Free