Magnetic Attraction

Posted on January 6, 2011


There is practically nothing more fun than playing with magnets. They are filled with mystery. They hold stories from the beginning of time. They work in invisible ways.

The magnet table at the Raven Hill Discovery Center is always popular. Now that I think of it, I have not been out there since all the remodeling, and I do not know where the magnet table is now. But I’m going to find out. January 8 is Second Saturday, and unless we have two feet of snow and howling winds, I’m going over to the center to help a bunch of cute kids have a wonderful time.  You might give some thought to piling your cute kids in the car and coming along.  It’s the second Saturday of the month, and that means it’s free.  Here’s Cheri Leach’s press release:

It’s a FAMILY AFFAIR at Raven Hill Discovery Center this second Saturday in 2011—January 8th from noon to 4 pm. Thanks to a grant awarded by the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Center will continue to offer free admission for families and special science activities on the second Saturday of each month . . . . Once again family groups will be able to strengthen creative & critical thinking skills by exploring a different science concept each month, plus enjoy the museum, animals and outdoor exhibits. The focus this Saturday will be Magic of Magnets. Learn how magnets work, how they are used and how they relate to electricity.

Raven Hill Discovery Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. For more information or questions or for winter road conditions, please call 231.536.3369.

Cheri sent a photo, too.  It is not about magnets, but it is about the magnetic attraction the animal room seems to exert on kids.

On me not so much. I’ll be out by the magnet table, wherever it’s gotten to. Volunteering at Raven Hill is an astonishing amount of fun.