Game Designer Expo | Role-Playing Safety: How To Run Tough TTRPG or LARP Sessions – And Succeed!

Getting into role-playing can be exciting and fun, but it also comes with many challenges. How do all of the players get onto the same page about what they're comfortable with? How do we deal with sensitive issues when they come up? And most importantly, how can we ensure everyone has a good time by the end of the session?

Author Event | Shannon Gibney: The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption

Shannon Gibney, author and class of 1993 graduate of Community High School, will read from and discuss her new genre-bending book The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption.

Gardening & DIY Fest | Saving and Sharing Seeds with Small House Farm

Have you ever wanted to save your seeds, but didn’t know where to start? This fun and informative presentation from author Bevin Cohen highlights the importance of saving and sharing our garden seeds and how to successfully do it at home! Learn why planting, saving, and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods and healthy communities. Bevin will share practical tips and advice through a blend of hands-on demonstration and lecture. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Gardening & DIY Fest | Volunteering with the Michigan DNR by Kelsey Dietz

Kelsey Dietz from the Michigan Department Natural Resources will talk about volunteer opportunities at the Pinkney and Waterloo State Recreation areas. This includes work restoring natural habitats and removing invasive plant species. 

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