Around Town: Here are some family fun activities around metro Detroit this weekend

Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:00:46-05

It's time for this weeks Around Town!

The art if glass making is intriguing and now you can get a chance to create a one of a kind piece to give as a gift. 

“I think we make it look fairly easy and when people try it they say, ‘oh my gosh this is really hard to do,’” said April Wagner of Ephiphany Studios.

At Epiphany, you can make an icicle ornament to give as a present. The holiday workshops are being offered starting Friday for $60.

They are also opening their doors this weekend for folks to come in and purchase some beautiful glass pieces at a discount.

“Watch us work, see the work we’ve made this year on display, purchase some amazing handmade gifts for their friends and family,” Wagner said.

And because Wagner and her workers love helping feral cats living near the studio, a portion of the pet-themed items goes to the Michigan Humane Society.

Wagner says supporting the studio is a win-win. 

“To get something handmade by a local artist is keeping your money right here in this economy and supporting the diversity and special culture of this area,” Wagner said.

Also happening this weekend: 

  • The 37th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade & Winter FUN Festival in downtown Pontiac Saturday 
    Festival at 8 a.m.
    Parade kicks off at 11 a.m.
  • Try a free indoor roller rink at 1001 Woodward in Downtown Detroit. Starting Friday, they will also have free skates and free admission to a Carnival themed roller rink! The installation is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 2 to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 30 through Jan. 27, 2019. For more information, please visit