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Family & Kids' Stuff

Ann Arbor is a family town, and the area provides a host of activities for kids of all ages. Let The Calendar help plan an after-school or weekend excursion.





 
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Monday


January 2013
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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Tuesday


January 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Wide World Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Drive. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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Wednesday


January 2013
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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Thursday


January 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Wide World Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley Drive. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Tykes: Let it Snow, Snow, Snow!: Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Snow can be fun to play in but it's so much more! Make a snow catcher, learn about snow flakes, and find out whether or not snow is "clean." Stories and other snowy crafts and activities will have your tyke saying "let it snow!"
January 10, 17, 24 & 31.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5, caregiver not required. Registration required.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $44 for all four sessions. 734-997-1553. info@lesliesnc.org http://www.lesliesnc.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": Young People's Theater.

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Jan. 10-13. Jayme Kelmigian directs young local actors in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming musical, based on stories by celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. The show's many familiar songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "To Life."
7 p.m. (Jan. 10-12), 1 p.m. (Jan. 12), & 2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (kids age 18 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.com, & by phone, and at the door. youngpeoplestheater.com, 763-TKTS. [map]
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Friday


January 2013
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Free Class Week: Stroller Strides Ann Arbor.

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Stroller Strides of Ann Arbor provides a 60 minute total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for moms of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. We use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.
We're adding a new location to our class line-up and would love to have you celebrate with us!
Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle. Free. jordannelson@strollerstrides.net http://bit.ly/SSA2FREEWEEK [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": Young People's Theater.

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Jan. 10-13. Jayme Kelmigian directs young local actors in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming musical, based on stories by celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. The show's many familiar songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "To Life."
7 p.m. (Jan. 10-12), 1 p.m. (Jan. 12), & 2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (kids age 18 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.com, & by phone, and at the door. youngpeoplestheater.com, 763-TKTS. [map]
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Saturday


January 2013
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Introductory Class: Fun and Learning Music Studio.

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Fun and Learning Music Studio is providing a free group music lesson once a month on Saturday mornings. It will be approximately 1 hour, starting promptly at 10am. This class is appropriate for 4 1/2 year olds to 7 year olds. One parent must be in attendance for the entire session.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, questions about our curriculum, group and private lessons will be answered! We provide private instruction for piano and voice from age 5 to adult. Group lessons are a general music course with concentration on piano skills.
Please RSVP to reserve a space for you and your child(ren). Email or call sandrat@childrensmusicacademy.org or call 734-417-1167
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-417-1167. sandratracey@funandlearningmusicstudio.com www.childrensmusicacademy.org [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Family Science: Just Like Me?": U-M Natural History Museum/Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 12 & 13. AADL staff explain to kids in grades K-5 (accompanied by an adult) the biological causes of skin color and hair texture, along with other inherited genetic traits. Participants also get to perform a DNA extraction.
10-11 a.m. (Jan. 12), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., & 1-2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes. Free. 764-0480, 327-8301. [map]
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 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Tales": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Stories and various nature activities for kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver).

Sept. 20: Reading of Lois Elhert's Nuts to You! After the reading, the kids learn about different ways to watch squirrels and other animals that visit their yard.

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10-11 a.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $3 per child. 997-1553. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Play Group: Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool.

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All preschool-age kids, accompanied by a parent, invited for indoor and outdoor activities, storytime, and refreshments.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. acornglen.org. [map]
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 11 a.m. 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under. The Jan. 12 program only is followed by a visit from Judy Schachner's children's book character Skippyjon Jones, an adventurous Siamese cat.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"9th Annual Mochitsuki": U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Demonstration of how to make mochi, a traditional New Year's sweet sticky rice cake. Also, live music by koto (Japanese zither) ensemble Miyabi and taiko (Japanese drum) ensemble Raion Taiko, manga drawing, origami and kakizome (calligraphy), ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), kamishibai (storytelling), and Japanese games.
1-4 p.m., U-M East Hall Math Atrium, 530 Church St. Free. 764-6307. [map]
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 1 & 7 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": Young People's Theater.

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Jan. 10-13. Jayme Kelmigian directs young local actors in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming musical, based on stories by celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. The show's many familiar songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "To Life."
7 p.m. (Jan. 10-12), 1 p.m. (Jan. 12), & 2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (kids age 18 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.com, & by phone, and at the door. youngpeoplestheater.com, 763-TKTS. [map]
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Just Like Me: Exploring Culture, Biology, and Diversity": Chelsea District Library Science Saturday.

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Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9. U-M Natural History Museum staff present a series of programs exploring the roles biology, anthropology, and physics play in shaping race and culture. For kids ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult.
1-2 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-11 p.m. 

"Experi-Night: CSI": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All kids in grades 4-7, accompanied by an adult, invited for hands-on science activities that involve fingerprints, footprints, and blood analysis. Scouts can earn credit toward a Junior Detective or Cadette Special Agent badge.
7-11 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $15. 995-5439. [map]
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Sunday


January 2013
 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Science: Just Like Me?": U-M Natural History Museum/Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 12 & 13. AADL staff explain to kids in grades K-5 (accompanied by an adult) the biological causes of skin color and hair texture, along with other inherited genetic traits. Participants also get to perform a DNA extraction.
10-11 a.m. (Jan. 12), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., & 1-2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes. Free. 764-0480, 327-8301. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m. 

Parent/Child Indian Curry Party: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Kids want to help in the kitchen and it's not always convenient, but this class makes it easy. It allows you to work alongside your budding chef to make everything on the menu, and then sit down to enjoy a meal together. We emphasize knife safety and other helpful kitchen tips. This is a relaxing way to enjoy cooking with your child while learning at the same time. And you don't have to clean up! We'll send you home with leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and a recipe packet. * This class is for ages 6 and up with an adult. In this Indian curry party, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and cardamom play starring roles. We'll roast and grind spices for the dishes in this class. We'll also teach you how to make Paneer from scratch! Menu: Matar Paneer (Fresh cheese in green pea sauce); Channa Masala (chickpeas in spicy sauce); and Chicken Tikka Masala. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65 for Parent + 1 child; $85 for Parent + 2 children. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": Young People's Theater.

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Jan. 10-13. Jayme Kelmigian directs young local actors in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming musical, based on stories by celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. The show's many familiar songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "To Life."
7 p.m. (Jan. 10-12), 1 p.m. (Jan. 12), & 2 p.m. (Jan. 13), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $15 (kids age 18 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.com, & by phone, and at the door. youngpeoplestheater.com, 763-TKTS. [map]
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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
Esquire Interiors Ann Arbor MI
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.