Saginaw County

October – Fall for It!

Beautiful colors, crisp temperatures and crunchy apples mean fall has arrived in Saginaw County. From hayrides to Halloween, we’ve got a harvest of fall fun lined up just for you!

Harvest Month – Pumpkin Contest

October 1-31
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Throughout the month of October, bring in your decorated pumpkin for a chance to win a fun prize package! We will take a picture of your pumpkin so you can take it back home.

Dream Along Dream Path: Paintings by Lily (Lihting Li) Kostrzewa

October 1 - 28, 2016
Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Andersen Enrichment Center

A Taiwan born artist now living in Mt. Pleasant, Lily’s style of painting is lush, imaginative and cultural with simple brushstrokes and complicated layers of colors.

Fall Fun Day

October 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Fall is in the air! Visit the MMCM for Fall Fun activities.

Grandparents Play Free

October 2, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Grandparents play free the first Sunday of every month October through May.

Water, Water, Water

October 4 - 13, 2016
Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Andersen Enrichment Center

Art @ the Andersen Fall Show 2016 featuring works by members of the Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists. Opening reception October 4, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: The Molten Materials of Jeff Blandford

October 7, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saginaw Art Museum

Meet & mingle with the artist and get the first look at "My View from Behind the Wheel: The Molten Materials of Jeff Blandford" on display in the Sargent Special Exhibition Wing through January 8, 2017. Refreshments provided.

Legally Blonde The Musical

October 7-9 & 14-16, 2016
Friday/Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Pit and Balcony Theatre

Based on the 2001 motion picture, this is a sure hit - funny, touching and with a great lesson for all.

Get Slimed

October 8, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Make your own ooey-gooey take-home slime to celebrate the Halloween season.

Saginaw River Valley Model Railroad Club Display

October 8 - 30, 2016
Tue. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

The Modular HO Gauge Railroad will be on display for the public to enjoy. Club members will be on hand at selected times to answer questions, promote the hobby and tell the history of railroads.

Book Club

October 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saginaw Art Museum

Book club discussion of "Glass & Glamour: Steuben's Modern Movement, 1930-1960" by Donald Albrecht.

WNEM Museum After Hours: A Night of Fire & Fun

October 13, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saginaw Art Museum

Join us for a night of "fire & fun" featuring raku and horse-hair firing demonstrations by exhibiting artist Jeff Blandford, as well as hot cider, donuts, and more. This event is free and open to all ages.


October 15-16, 22-23 & 29-30, 2016
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square

Put on your costumes and head to the Children's Zoo for our annual Halloween bash. Make your way through the merry-not-so-scary Zoo, exploring all of our spooktacular decorations. $6 admission includes access to the zoo and all activities.

Creepy, Crawly Things

October 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Spiders, bats and mice, oh, my! Stir up a mess of creepy crawly creatures from the Art Mart recycle bins. Use your imagination to create your own creepy crawly creature and give it a name.

Share the Harvest

October 22, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum

Bring a non-perishable food item for Hidden Harvest to get $1 off your admission and your name entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize!

A History of Furniture: From Rococo to Mid-Century Modern

October 28, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Saginaw Art Museum

Educational lecture by Associate Curator Eric Birkle.