2013 Workshops

Fri., May 3 6:30 – 8pm | Sat., May 4 4:30 – 8:30pm | Sun., May 5 4 – 7pm Industrial Strength Yoga

Lois Sharp-Schneider of Flint’s Yoga Loft Studio offers free classes themed around the site’s manufacturing history, including poses that resemble planks, planes, levels, wrenches, and other building tools. Each participant will take home a tool pocket with visual reminders of the poses.

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Sat. May 4 12pm, 1pm, 2pm: Chevy-in-the-Hole Site Tour

Flint is setting a national example for dealing with abandoned industrial sites as resources. Join Joel Parker, chief engineer on the team leading the City’s reclamation efforts at Chevy-in-the-Hole, for a 45-minute site tour. Learn about the many initiatives underway, including planting hundreds of trees and producing compost to clean and enrich the soil.

Sat., May 4 1pm For the Birds

Join an urban birding tour with Kettering University Director of External Relations Jack Stock, and learn about the dozens of different birds found throughout Flint and the Chevy site. No experience necessary! Bring field glasses and a bird book if you have them.

Sat., May 4 1pm, 3pm, 5pm: Free City Bicycle Tour

Angela Stamps, founder of Berston Bicycle Club Project, leads 45-minute bike tours of the Chevy-in-the-Hole site and surrounding neighborhoods. Up to 8 bikes and helmets provided, or bring your own bike if you prefer.

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Sat., May 4 and Sun., May 5, 1-5pm: Do-It-Yourself Theater Workshop

Baltimore’s Der Vorführeffekt Theatre offers a collaborative creation and theater-making workshop, culminating in performance of short pieces developed by participants (ages 12 and up)

Sat., May 4: 1 – 5pm Studio on the GO

Flint-based musician and producer PharlonRandle leads a hands-on workshop that builds skills in songwriting, music composition, and studio production, as participants produce their own song.

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Sun., May 5, 4pm: CreekCritters

The Flint River Watershed Coalition shows you all the amazing things living in your local creek or river. From dragon fly larvae to crawdads, these amazing creatures tell us how healthy our rivers and streams really are. Find the critters that live in your local creek and create a hand-painted brick of your favorite Creek Critter.