Two decades ago Winnie Bainor didn’t let anything stop her from being active. She loved to water ski, horse- back ride, play tennis and attend aerobic dance classes. Her weight wasn’t a problem because she never slowed down. Most days her hectic schedule revolved around working at Union Carbide, helping her aging parents, and making every effort to be a good wife and mother to two children. Then it was announced that they would be transferred to Midland from Connecticut. It was the biggest adjustment of her life, but the most difficult aspect was the considerable distance from close-knit extended family.Read more...
Santa House December 3 - 27, 2013
Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House. He spends his Holiday season there, visiting with families, delighting children and adults, and bringing joy to everyone who stops by to visit.
Dow Gardens Events December 12-21, 2013
Take your little ones to meet Santa's reindeer or stroll through Dow Gardens on pathways lighted with luminaries.
Winter Solstice Celebration December 21, 2013
The Winter Solstice is almost here! For centuries, people have gathered with family and friends to recognize the longest night of the year and to celebrate the return of longer days to come. Take part in earth-friendly traditions as you roll a beeswax candle, make an evergreen wreath and a small Yule log to take home. Also learn about evergreen trees, why the seasons change, and listen to solstice stories and music from across the globe.
Midland Community Center Family Fun Night December 31, 2013
You don't have to spend winter stuck inside. The Chippewa Nature Center hosts activities for all ages and all seasons. Check out their calendar of events and get off the couch! You will be glad you did.
Can't stand winter? Cold, ice, and snow are no problem at the Midland Community Center. Don't forget to sign up for your favorite indoor activities and leagues. Browse through our online offerings or view our comprehensive listings here.