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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
 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool and Toddler Storytime: Dexter District Library.

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Every Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 14-Mar. 7. Storytelling programs for kids ages 18 months-3 years (Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.) and 3-5 years (Mon. & Thurs., 11:30 a.m. and Tues., 1 p.m.). Also, a combined toddler and preschooler storytime (Wed., 11:30 a.m.).
Various times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor YAG Audition Call for Grades 6--9: Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Audition call for grades 6--9 for The Hound of the Baskervilles, a comic thriller adapted by Kent R. Brown. It will be directed by Anna Valaskova.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. dan@aayag.org www.aayag.org [map]
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Wednesday


January 2013
 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor YAG Audition Call for Grades 6--9: Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Audition call for grades 6--9 for The Hound of the Baskervilles, a comic thriller adapted by Kent R. Brown. It will be directed by Anna Valaskova.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. dan@aayag.org www.aayag.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Lecture: What Do I Do? My Child Is Two?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by early childhood educator Shannon Coon.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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Friday


January 2013
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Tiny Tots": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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A program of hikes, storytelling, songs, puppets, and crafts for kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver). Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.

Mar. 3: "Dr. Seuss on the Loose." Decorate a truffula tree and make Yurtle the Turtle towers.

Apr. 14: "Spring Awakening." Discover the plants and animals that are waking up from their winter slumber through a nature hike, hands-on activities, and stories.

May 5: "Frog Frenzy." Find frogs n the Critter House and do a frog-related craft

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10-11:30 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $7 per child. 997-1553. [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Family Art Hour: Allen Creek Preschool.

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Kids up to age 6, accompanied by a parent, are invited to work on arts and crafts projects.
10-11 a.m., Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller. Free. Reservations requested by emailing office@allencreek.org. 994-3382. [map]
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 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dog": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids age 6 & up invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to help improve kids' reading skills by pretending it is interested in being read to.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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Saturday


January 2013
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Grange Junior Makers: Pittsfield Grange.

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Kids, accompanied by an adult, invited to work on electronics, robotics, and woodworking projects. Today: woodcraft projects, such as walking sticks and grow boxes.
10 a.m.-noon, Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 926-5079. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Spectrum Sensation": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 19-21. Hands-on science activities that explore color, the ways scientists use the color spectrum to learn about the world around us, and the way people perceive color differently.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Jan. 19 & 21) & noon-4 p.m. (Jan. 20), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Playgroup: Manzanitas Spanish Immersion Preschool.

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Jan. 5 & 19. Stories and songs geared toward kids ages 6 months-5 years, accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Manzanitas, 511 Miller. $2 suggested donation per child ($5 per family). (Park in the church lot off Chapin.) 369-6563. [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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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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U-M student docents read stories related to the art on display. Followed by an art activity. For kids ages 4-7 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m., UMMA (meet at the information desk), 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sid the Science Kid Preschool Science Party": Chelsea District Library.

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Eddy Discovery Center park interpreter Katie McGlashen shows and explains some fossils for kids ages 2-6 (accompanied by an adult) to examine, touch, and draw in their science journals. Also, related stories and crafts.
1-2 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. [map]
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Sunday


January 2013
 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Spectrum Sensation": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 19-21. Hands-on science activities that explore color, the ways scientists use the color spectrum to learn about the world around us, and the way people perceive color differently.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Jan. 19 & 21) & noon-4 p.m. (Jan. 20), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [. [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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All kids, accompanied by an adult, invited for contra and square dancing with live music by David West and Donna Baird. Followed by Grange-baked cookies.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $12 per family. 769-1052. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Storytime: Once upon a Winter's Day": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL librarians present a family storytelling program and a craft activity. Hot chocolate.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2:30-5:30 p.m. 

Family Dining: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Welcome to Sunday Family Dining! This is our attempt to get you to slow down a little and gather around the table to enjoy a meal with your junior chef! In just a couple of hours, your child will prepare a three-course meal that you get to come back and enjoy. No shopping, no chopping, no clean up for you! (And they wait on you!) We'll talk about kitchen safety, favorite foods, family pets, and other important things while we cook. We'll pack up any leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and we'll send you home with a recipe packet. What a great way to end the weekend! Menu: Citrusy Couscous Salad, Fish en Papillote (in parchment), and Chocolate Mousse a la Julia Child! Your child will work in small teams, learn to make recipes from scratch, plate and enjoy the fruits of their labor (and we might even throw in some table etiquette!). These classes are for children ages 10 & up and are 3 hours long, with the last half hour designated for eating. Register 48 hours in advance.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/1 child participant and up to 2 family members.. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 3:30 p.m. 

"Prince Darling": Dreamland Theater.

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Every Sun. through Feb. 17. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents its new marionette show based on the Andrew Lang fairy tale about a prince who learns that while it's nice to be important, it's important to be nice.
3:30 p.m., Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 (kids age 3 & under, free). 657-2337. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
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