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Where Science, History & Art Connect for All Ages 
 Through Hands-On Activities & Explorations Both Indoors & Outdoors
 Established in 1991 ~ A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation

This Week!
Open Monday - Friday, June 29 - July 3, 2015 10 am - 4pm
Open Saturday, July 4, 2015 Noon - 4 pm
Open Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 2 - 4 pm
 Also Open by Appointment by Calling 231.536.3369

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 4737 Fuller Road | East Jordan, Michigan 49727
A rural setting with pond, swamp, forests & fields on 157 acres in Charlevoix County in Northern Lower Michigan
Raven Hill's Sphinx and Pyramid
Contact Us:
231.536.3369
info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Open All Year!
Raven Hill's Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment
Raven Hill's Fall, Winter and Spring Hours:
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment Monday - Friday and Other Weekend Hours

Schedule Your Visit, ClassField TripSpecial Group, Party, Reunion or Outreach Today
by Calling 231.536.3369 or Emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org! 

Earth Tones Music Garden

Admission Price:
Members: Free Membership form
$10 for Adults and Children
 Free for Babies Staying in Backpacks or Strollers

2015 UPCOMING EVENTS

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2015 
Summer hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday Noon to 4:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Also open other hours by appointment by calling 231.536.3369 or emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org
 
 
Jun 27-28
Ham Radio Field Day 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day! Open to the public. Come learn about ham radio and visit one of several temporary stations set up at Raven Hill Discovery Center!
Jul 9
NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) Meeting 8:30 pm at Raven Hill Discovery Center
Jul 11
FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4 pm ~ Families FREE                Please no groups or organizations on FREE Second Saturdays ~ It's a Family Affair!
Jul 18
Summer Magic Festival: Fun and Games 6:00 pm on (Adults Only) Food, Silent Auction, Music Tickets: $30
Jul 25

Fly Tying (and Jewelry) Workshop with Brian Kozminski

Aug 14-16

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) Annual Star Party at Raven Hill Discovery Center

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RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER EVENT DETAILS

Raven Hill Discovery Center Summer Hours are in Effect: Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Also Open by Appointment by calling 231.536.3369 or emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Summer Hours Start Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer hours are in effect! Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Open other hours by appointment! Call 231.536.3369 or email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org. There is something to interest everyone - Science, History or Art and the connections between them!

Open Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Open Saturdays: Noon to 4:00 pm
Open Sundays:   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Also Open Other Hours By Appointment

Raven Hill Discovery Center Amateur Radio Club (RHDC ARC) & Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (TOMARC) Field Day: Science, Skill and Service on Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days.

Members of the Raven Hill Discovery Center Amateur Radio Club along with Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (TOMARC) will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise the last weekend in June.  From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 27 and again on Sunday, June 28, the public is invited to come to Raven Hill and learn about amateur (ham) radio.  Field Day encourages amateur radio operators to set up temporary ham radio stations in public locations to demonstrate ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network, important in case of a communications outage.  

For over 100 years, amateur radio has allowed people from all walks of life to advance science, experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet.  Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, but can interface with computers, tablets or smartphones and can be set up almost anywhere.  According to Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio, “hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world in minutes”.  That makes amateur radio unique.  In 2014, over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day.  The two-day event at Raven Hill is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and interact with the club. 

 For more information about Field Day, visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio or contact John Clements at 989-448-8141.  John can also be reached by email at John@kc9on.com.  

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) Meeting July 9, 2015 8:30 pm at Raven Hill Discovery Center

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) monthly meeting will be held on July 14th at 8:30 pm on the grounds of Raven Hill Discovery Center. Observation will take place following the meeting at Raven Hill's extremely dark sky site. Dress for the weather! All are welcome to attend. For more details, visit NOMAC's website at www.nomac.net

FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm on July 11, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015, FREE 2nd Saturday

The popular FREE SECOND SATURDAY: FAMILY AFFAIR events continue at Raven Hill Discovery Center through 2015 with the next event on Saturday, July 11th, with FREE ADMISSION for Families from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.

Please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays - remember, it's a family affair!

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Summer Magic: Fun and Games Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm ~ An Adults Only Evening

The excitement builds as Raven Hill Discovery Center prepares for its annual fundraiser.  This year’s summer festival theme is “Fun & Games” and supporters of the nonprofit family-oriented science, art and history education center and museum again will gather to help the facility continue its year-round goals.  This year’s benefit festival will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, in rural East Jordan. Come enjoy food, silent auction, and music! Tickets are $30. See information below or call 231.536.3369 or email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org for more information, to buy tickets, donate an item for the silent auction or be a sponsor. 

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) Annual Star Party, August 14 - 16, 2015 at Raven Hill Discovery Center

Join NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) for their Annual Star Party August 14 - 16, 2015 on the grounds of Raven Hill Discovery Center. Enjoy speakers and Raven Hill's extremely dark sky site. Dress for the weather! All are welcome to attend. For more details and to register, visit NOMAC's website at www.nomac.net. Camping is available August 14th and 15th on Raven Hill grounds for a nominal fee.

2015 Raven Hill Discovery Center Calendar

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2015 SPECIAL EVENTS  


Feb 28  “Be an Engineer” Day: Explore Engineering Careers

Mar 28 - Apr 12 Hands-On Holiday: Spring Break

Mar 28 - Apr 10  NASA Display: Lunar (Moon) Rocks & Meteorite Discs

Mar 29  Confluences Show Opens at Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC) connecting science & history to art

May 1  Confluences closes at JRAC but continues at RHDC

May 3  Annual Spring Open House & Opening of Evolving Technology (ET) Building

Jun 25 - 26  Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop

Jun 27 - 28  Ham Radio Field Day

Jul 18  Summer Magic Festival: Fun & Games (Adults only)

Jul 25  Fly Tying (Jewelry) Workshop with Brian Kozminski

Aug 15  Ham Radio Special Event: 1x1 celebrating Raven Hill Discovery Center’s 25th Birthday

Aug 22  Community TEC (Transportation Explorations & Challenges) Day

Sep 26 - Oct 26  Ninety Years: Todd Family History Exhibit

Oct 3  Fire & Clay Festival

Oct 10  Breezeway Fall Color Cruise

Dec 28  Holiday Gathering: Food, Fun & Friends


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Saturday, July 18, 2015  Raven Hill’s Summer Magic 2015: Fun & Games at 6 pm ~ Adults Only

The excitement builds as Raven Hill Discovery Center prepares for its annual fundraiser.  This year’s summer festival theme is “Fun & Games” and supporters of the nonprofit family-oriented science, art and history education center and museum again will gather to help the facility continue its year-round goals.  This year’s benefit festival will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, in rural East Jordan.  


You can be a sponsor by filling in the forms below or contact 231.536.3369 or info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org 

Please Consider Being a Sponsor. Show your support by filling out the form below:


Please Support our Sponsors Below! 

  

Summer Magic 2015 Sponsors  


5 Star Sponsors: 
Darrell Jacob and Rick Owen
East Jordan Plastics, Inc.
EJ


4 Star Sponsors:

Michael Banyai; Van Dam Custom Boats; WCMU-CMU Public Broadcasting


3 Star Sponsors: 

Crooked Tree Breadworks; Gaylord Eye Care Center/Eyes on Main; Lake Michigan Yacht Sales


2 Star Sponsors:

Bella Vita; Preston Feather Building Center


1 Star Sponsors: 

A Beauty Center; Amy Gillard; Art Van Petoskey; Boyne District Library; Cherry Hill Greenhouse; Darrow’s Restaurant; Ellsworth Farmers Exchange; Faux Finishing Service; Fustini's Oils & Vinegars; Glenn Hindbaugh; Jean Van Dam; Jake's Place; Roast and Toast 

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
This web site supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

 through Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Operational Grant Award.

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Raven Hill is:

  • A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
  • Home to Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS)
  • Home to Raven Hill Discovery Center's Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
  • Host to NOthern Michigan Astronomy Club (NOMAC)
  • Member of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance
  • 2005 Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award recipient for Arts & Cultural Organizations
  • Presenter in Michigan's 2012-2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory
  • A GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant

Raven Hill Discovery Center is a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant