Hearts galore

Valentine’s Day the theme of Second Thursday Creativity Series

Sophia Snow, 1, of Marquette, enjoys the Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Valentine’s Day was the theme. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)

It was a festive coincidence that Valentine’s Day fell on the same day of the monthly Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette.

“Valentine Bash!” featured the usual museum attractions as well as making special valentine cards and cookies, face painting, jewelry making, valentine flower balloons and a TaMaMa Dance exhibition, among other activities.

“We have the balloon princess here, and she’s making balloon creations,” said Nheena Weyer Ittner, museum executive director.

Youngsters didn’t have to go hungry as they had the opportunity to have a 10-topping Culver’s frozen custard sundae.

“It’s actually a fun thing for the whole family to celebrate the holiday instead of just mom and dad off on their own,” Ittner said. “It’s a nice thing.”

Of course, the event went off with the help of volunteers, including Norah Potila, 11, of Marquette, who made sundaes.

She’s been volunteering at the museum for four years.

“It’s just a super fun atmosphere,” Norah said.

The next Second Thursday event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 14, which will be Family Science Night.

For more information on the UPCM, located at 123 W. Baraga Ave., visit upchildrensmuseum.org, call 906-226-3911 or look it up on Facebook.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal.net.