Plimpton PlaysThe Maple Theater will host a special screening of "Plimpton!" the documentary starring the late local journalist at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of his tryout with the Detroit Lions at Cranbrook that became the basis for Paper Lion. Lions Hall of Famer Joe Schmidt is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer session with Luke Poling, the film’s co-writer, co-producer, and co-director at the screening.
Going BattyThe 12th annual 2013 Great Lakes Bat Festival, featuring residents from the Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook, will take over the Southfield Pavilion starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The free event will offer several hands-on activities, live animal shows, and speakers, including Janell Cannon, author and illustrator of "Stellaluna." The goal of the 12th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival is to spread the message that bats are critical to ecosystems around the world and to encourage their protection. Discover the importance and uniqueness of bats in a fun and interactive environment.
Super Hero DayCaped crusaders and others that battle evil will walk the halls the Baldwin Public Library on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. for a special Super Hero Saturday event. Families are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite super heroes to enjoy super hero stories and activities.
BPS Parent CampParents in the Birmingham Public Schools will have a unique opportunity to meet and work with district administrators and teachers during Parent Camp from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the district's EAC. The event includes breakout sessions with facilitators and encourage dialogue on important issues impacting the district. Visit the district's website for more information.
The Birmingham Historical Museum and Park will host 'Incredibly Edible,' a garden and food program for kids age 6 and older at noon Saturday. Free kids events include stories, demonstrations and hands-on activiites about healthy foods for kids Children must be accompanied by an adult.