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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of March 19, 2018

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


March 2018
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Ballet Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Ballet Chelsea dancers preview their upcoming production of Coppélia (see Mar. 24 Performances listing).
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": AADL Traverwood.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Movies & Munchies": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for a cooking demo, followed by screening of a movie while the treats are cooking. Mar. 19: Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi's 2017 sci-fi superhero flick about the Norse god's race against time to stop the destruction of his world. Apr. 30: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn's sci-fi sequel about a ragtag group of intergalactic criminals fighting to keep their newfound family together. May 21: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon's superhero film in which Ironman and the Hulk band together to create an AI global defense system.
3-5 p.m. SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 994-0625. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2018
 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": AAHOM.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for YOU!": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to do yoga. Bring a mat or use one provided.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2018
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Mar. 18 & 28. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Mar. 7 & 11: "Wiggly Worms." Mar. 14: "Who Lives on the Forest Floor?" Mar. 21 & 25: "What Do Animals Eat?"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per child (members' children, $4). 997-1553. [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 21-24. This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: All 10 a.m. shows are sold out.
10 a.m. (Mar. 21-23), 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 11 a.m. (Mar. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Aerial Silks for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


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Thursday


March 2018
 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 21-24. This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: All 10 a.m. shows are sold out.
10 a.m. (Mar. 21-23), 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 11 a.m. (Mar. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Dixboro Easter Eggstravaganza.

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Come and join us for a morning of great fun at the 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on March 31st from 10:30-12:00! We will be hosting games, bounce house, crafts, bubble station and raffle drawings! All events are FREE!!
The Egg Hunts times are as followed:
0-3 year olds - 11:00
4-7 year olds - 11:15
8-12 year olds - 11:25
Bring the whole family and your friends! Bags will be provided at the event.
Register at www.dixborochurch.org.
We hope to see you there!
Dixboro Village Green, 5221 Church Street. Free. 734-665-5632. dumc@dixborochurch.org www.dixborochurch.org [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). Space limited; preregistration recommended at hshv.org/littlepaws. 661-3575. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to do crafts, alone or as a team, using Legos, Keva planks, Hexabits, and more.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

Chapter Champs: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades 1-4.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


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Friday


March 2018
 10 a.m.-noon 

"Easter Bunny Brunch": Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor.

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Come meet the Easter Bunny! This event will include swimming, a waffle bar, crafts and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny! Event cost is $10/child, no more than $30/family. Event registration is required, please give us a call at 734-864-5555 to register!
Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor, 2107 West Stadium Boulevard. $10 child no more than $30/family. 734-864-5555. swimannarbor@goldfishss.com annarbor.goldfishswimschool.com [map]



 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Movies at the Center": Chelsea Senior Center.

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A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

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Mar. 16: "The Quiet Man"(John Ford, 1952). A retired American boxer returns to the Irish village of his birth and falls in love with a fiery beauty. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara.

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Mar. 23: "Dunkirk" (Christopher Nolan, 2017). WW2 thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

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Mar. 30: "The Longest Ride" (George Tillman, Jr., 2015). Drama (based on the Nicholas Sparks novel) about the ill-fated love affair between a rodeo bullrider and a college student.

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Apr. 6: "Thor: Ragnarok" (Taika Waititi, 2017). Sci-fi superhero flick about the Norse god's race against time to stop the destruction of his world.

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Apr. 13: "Sully" (Clint Eastwood, 2016). Biopic starring Tom Hanks as Chesley Sullenberger, the American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

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Apr. 20: "Tommy's Honour" (Jason Connery, 2016). Biopic about the complicated relationship between the father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf in Victorian-era Scotland.

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Apr. 27: "The Greatest Showman" (Michael Gracy, 2017). Lavish musical inspired by the colorful life of P.T. Barnum. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron.

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May & Jun. schedule TBA at chelseaseniors.org.

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12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

"The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 21-24. This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: All 10 a.m. shows are sold out.
10 a.m. (Mar. 21-23), 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 11 a.m. (Mar. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

After Hours Magic: The Gathering: Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Snacks.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8 p.m. 

Family Night Out: Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor.

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Join us Friday, March 16 for a special Family Night Out to celebrate the Colors of the Rainbow! We will have snacks, games, goodies, and more!
Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor, 2107 West Stadium Boulevard. $5/person no more than $15/family. 734-864-5555. swimannarbor@goldfishss.com annarbor.goldfishswimschool.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Read & Feed Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 6-12 invited to come prepared for a trivia quiz (with prizes) on a different book each month. Pizza. Mar. 23: The Thief, the first in Megan Whalen Turner's fantasy series about a thief tasked with finding a magical object for a king. Apr. 27: Steelheart, the first in Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series set in a future dystopia where a young man seeks revenge against superhuman oppressors. May 18: Kingdom Keepers, the first in Ridley Pearson's Disney after Dark series about 5 teens training as theme park guides who find themselves pitted against rogue Disney villains.
7-8 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Mar. 9 & 23.Screening of family-friendly movies, including Pete's Dragon (Mar. 9) and The Lion King (Mar. 23), and snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


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Saturday


March 2018
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Easter Egg Hunt: West Side United Methodist Church.

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Egg hunting, crafts, games, story time, treats and a special appearance and by the Easter Bunny! Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket. Easter Egg hunt is for children 11 and under with adult accompaniment. Rain or Shine. Please arrive by 10am.
West Side United Methodist Church, 900 South Seventh Street. Free. 734.663.4164. [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Basic Computer Concepts for Kids!": AADL Downtown Training Center.

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All kids in grades 4-7 invited to learn how to create puzzles, games, animations, & stories using the Scratch programming language. Members of the U-M Google Ignite student organization are on hand to assist.
10 a.m.-noon, AADL Downtown Training Center. Free. 327-8301.


 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 3-24. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": AAHOM.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
11 a.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 11 a.m. 

"The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 21-24. This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: All 10 a.m. shows are sold out.
10 a.m. (Mar. 21-23), 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 11 a.m. (Mar. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Day": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Families invited to explore the museum. This year's theme is "Ancient Egypt," and includes activities such as mummifying a Barbie doll, virtual visits to Egypt using Google Cardboard, an Egyptian crown craft, and more. Kid-friendly tours of the exhibit begin at 1, 2, & 3 p.m.
12:30-3:30 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Arthur the emu on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Ghibli for Kids" Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Mar. 3: "My Neighbor Totoro" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Anime tale about 2 girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 10: "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 17: "Howl's Moving Castle" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard who can see through the curse. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 24: "Spirited Away" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Oscar-winning anime fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Ponyo" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008). Anime fantasy about a young boy who develops a relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him. 1:30 p.m.

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1:30 p.m., State Theatre. $10 (kids under 12, free; students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50).


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Sunday


March 2018
 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Westgate (Mar. 25). [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Mar. 18 & 28. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Mar. 7 & 11: "Wiggly Worms." Mar. 14: "Who Lives on the Forest Floor?" Mar. 21 & 25: "What Do Animals Eat?"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per child (members' children, $4). 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun., Mar. 4-Apr. 1. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 6. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested). wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com, 763-7550. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

Easter Egg Scramble: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Easter Egg hunt for kids age 12 & under. Also, a visit from Farmer John with his farm animals for kids to pet, and a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny.
Noon-2 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $4 in advance, $6 at the gate. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

Easter Egg Scramble: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Easter Egg hunt for kids age 12 & under. Also, a visit from Farmer John with his farm animals for kids to pet, and a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny.
Noon-2 p.m., Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Arthur the emu on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]







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