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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of July 9, 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


July 2018
 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Animal Stories": Nicola's Books.

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Stories for preschoolers.
10:30 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Youth Circus Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Four days of circus fun for ages 8-13! This camp is for active young people who wish to explore the aerial and circus arts. From flying on the aerial silks, sling, lyra, and trapeze to juggling, acrobatics, clowning, contortion, and developing their very own act, your kids don't need to run away to join the circus!
Monday-Friday 12-4pm
Session 1: 6/18-6/21
Session 2: 6/25-6/26
Session 3: 7/9-7/12
Session 4: 7/16-7/19
Please see website for more details and to register, space is limited!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr. $250. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/youth-circus-camp/ [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 3-11 invited to participate in a collaborative building activity, followed by free play.
2 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


July 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [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]


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Plate Flying Saucers"

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Craft activity for grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Tinker Night": Chelsea District Library.

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Families invited for hands-on activities, including playing with mini robots, doing finger knitting, and trying out Snap Circuits, kits for making simple working circuits.
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Wednesday


July 2018
 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. July 11: "Water, Water Everywhere." July 18: "Mud Day." July 25: "Life in the Pond."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Jellyfish Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Different interactive activities for kids of various ages.

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June 20: "Alex Thomas and Friends." Puppet show.

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June 27: "Wildlife Safari." Animal-themed storytime with live animals. 2 & 3:30 p.m.

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July 11: "Intro to Theater." All ages 6-11 invited to work with members of the Michigan-based 4th Wall Theatre Company to create a show with singing, dancing, and acting. Parents and other adults are invited in for the last 10 minutes to watch the performance.

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July 18: "Supermarket Science." Veteran educational entertainer Doug Scheer presents a program blending science and humor. For ages 6-11.

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July 25: 3-D Printing. All ages 8-12 invited to design 3-D objects using TinkerCAD and Thingiverse 3-D, 2 3-D modeling programs.

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2-3 p.m. (unless noted), Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3-10 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


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Thursday


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

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Fun: Spiders!": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kelsey Dehring leads a hike and craft for kids age 5 & up.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.
10:30-11:15 a.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Animal Presentation: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers show and discuss their animals.
12:30 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm Pole Barn, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Candy Science Experiments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 2-5 invited to do simple science experiments with supermarket candies.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 1:30-10 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Yarn Monsters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Capture the Flag": Chelsea District Library.

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For teens only. Wear shoes you can run in.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus 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 student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 14-Aug. 23. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants.

June 14: the popular and versatile Saline Big Band.

June 21: the Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

June 28: Young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary.

July 5: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage.

July 12: the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow.

July 19: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Air Margaritaville.

July 26: the local funk-rock trio Pajamas.

Aug. 2: local rockabilly band The Memphis Thrillbillies.

Aug. 9: Double bill. Blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing and his Midwest Territory Band and Stella!, an all-star all-female Detroit-area roots-country quartet fronted by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Jo Serrapere.

Aug. 16: A pep rally at Henne Field begins at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Aug. 23: Hullabaloo, the veteran local 9-piece collective whose music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline (except Aug. 16, Henne Field). Free. 316-2119.


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Friday


July 2018
 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 2-10 p.m.  Free! 

"24th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show": Main Street Area Association/Bill Crispin Chevrolet.

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Local car owners are invited to bring their antique, classic, concept, or exotic autos to this annual show of more than 300 cars in the Main Street area. Also, hot-rod tunes spun by DJ Surfer Joe and an Ann Arbor District Library booth with activities (and prizes) related to its summer reading game.
2-10 p.m., Main St. area between Huron & William. Free ($20 to show a car; preregister at mainstreetannarbor.org/rolling-sculpture). 668-7112.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Build a Scribble Bot": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to learn about simple circuits, and build their own walking, twirling, scribbling robot.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 5 p.m. 

23rd Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.

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July 13 & 14. Saline's celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. The festival kicks off July 13 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) with a Pub Night ($5 admission), featuring the ever-popular "Mr. Pretty Legs" (8:40 p.m.) kilt-wearing competition, live music by the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (6:30 & 9:05 p.m.) and the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (7:50 & 10:25 p.m.), a limerick contest, a fire performance by Ring of Steel (9:55 p.m.), music and dance workshops, and more. July 14: opening ceremonies (11 a.m.), Highland athletics competitions, performances by top Michigan pipe bands, Highland dance competitions, a "Wee Folks Island" of kids activities, an instrument petting zoo, historical reenactments, jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, fencing demos, sheep herding demos, Millie the Millpond Monster (a mechanical monster with 2 offspring and her significant other, Angus), performances by various Irish & Scottish dance ensembles, and more. New this year, a Craft Beer Festival (noon-6 p.m.) with beers from 20 Michigan breweries and a Gaesatae reenactment troupe that depicts Celtic mercenaries from the Alps who fought the Romans in Cisalpine Gaul. No pets. Live music: the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), the Grand Rapids Irish band the Leprecons (1:45 p.m.), the Michigan traditional Celtic music trio Peat in the Creel (3:10 p.m.), the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (4:15 p.m.), the Hamilton (ON) Celtic band Steel City Rovers (5 & 7 p.m.), the Detroit-area multi-generational Celtic band Finvarra's Wren (5:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers (6:15 p.m.), the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (8:45 p.m.), and the Detroit Celtic rock band Corktown Popes (10:30 p.m.).
5 p.m.-late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Heritage and Woodland Meadows schools (Woodland Dr.) with a shuttle to the festival. Tickets $10 (groups of 10 or more, $80) in advance at salineceltic.org and Saline City Hall (festival week only); $15 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 13-17, $5; kids age 12 & under and active military personnel, free) at the gate. 944-2810. [map]


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Saturday


July 2018
 9 a.m.-midnight 

23rd Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.

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July 13 & 14. Saline's celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. The festival kicks off July 13 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) with a Pub Night ($5 admission), featuring the ever-popular "Mr. Pretty Legs" (8:40 p.m.) kilt-wearing competition, live music by the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (6:30 & 9:05 p.m.) and the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (7:50 & 10:25 p.m.), a limerick contest, a fire performance by Ring of Steel (9:55 p.m.), music and dance workshops, and more. July 14: opening ceremonies (11 a.m.), Highland athletics competitions, performances by top Michigan pipe bands, Highland dance competitions, a "Wee Folks Island" of kids activities, an instrument petting zoo, historical reenactments, jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, fencing demos, sheep herding demos, Millie the Millpond Monster (a mechanical monster with 2 offspring and her significant other, Angus), performances by various Irish & Scottish dance ensembles, and more. New this year, a Craft Beer Festival (noon-6 p.m.) with beers from 20 Michigan breweries and a Gaesatae reenactment troupe that depicts Celtic mercenaries from the Alps who fought the Romans in Cisalpine Gaul. No pets. Live music: the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), the Grand Rapids Irish band the Leprecons (1:45 p.m.), the Michigan traditional Celtic music trio Peat in the Creel (3:10 p.m.), the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (4:15 p.m.), the Hamilton (ON) Celtic band Steel City Rovers (5 & 7 p.m.), the Detroit-area multi-generational Celtic band Finvarra's Wren (5:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers (6:15 p.m.), the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (8:45 p.m.), and the Detroit Celtic rock band Corktown Popes (10:30 p.m.).
5 p.m.-late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Heritage and Woodland Meadows schools (Woodland Dr.) with a shuttle to the festival. Tickets $10 (groups of 10 or more, $80) in advance at salineceltic.org and Saline City Hall (festival week only); $15 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 13-17, $5; kids age 12 & under and active military personnel, free) at the gate. 944-2810. [map]


 9 a.m. & noon 

"Kids on the Range Day": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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Kids ages 6-18 invited to learn firearm safety, shoot a gun with the help of a coach, and try archery.
TCSL, 8640 Moon Rd., Saline. Free. Preregistration required at tcsl.org or by email or phone. kord@tcsl.org, 481-9285. [map]


 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Friends Club.

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Outdoor activities for kids ages 8-15 (accompanied by a parent). Also, discussion about friendship. Geared toward kids who have trouble making friends. Indoors if raining.
Text or email for location. samilton@umich.edu, 355-2082.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are lizards. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Krik, Krak! Tales of Water & Magic": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Performance by Duo 1717, the local classical music duo of pianist Veena Kulkarni-Rankin and singer Jean Bernard Cerin.
10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Stream Exploration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A chance to wade in Mill Creek and look for critters. Nets provided. Wear closed-toe water shoes. For kids ages 7-12.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Baker Woods Preserve, Trinkle Rd. between Dancer & Lima Center Rd., south of Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337.


 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]


 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.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. 

"Family Art Studio: Museum Sketchers": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the museum. Followed by a chance to make drawings & paintings inspired by what you see at the UMMA. Led by local artists Susan Clinthorne and Nora Venturelli. For families with kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Preregistration required at https://conta.cc/2GvAlNV. 764-0395. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"2nd Annual Summer Game Spectacular!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages invited to try some of the outdoor games in the AADL collection. Also, performances by the local aerial & circus arts organization The Aviary, a metal detector testing ground, face painting, and food trucks. Rain location: AADL Westgate.
1-4p.m., Veterans Park, 2150 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Reindeer!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Sven the reindeer on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, 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]


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Days": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.

July 7: Buhr Park, 2751 Packard.

July 14: Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd.

July 21: Veterans Memorial Park, 2015 Jackson Rd.
1-4 p.m., various locations (see listing). $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234.


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


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July 2018
 10 a.m. 

"Krik, Krak! Tales of Water & Magic": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Performance by Duo 1717, the local classical music duo of pianist Veena Kulkarni-Rankin and singer Jean Bernard Cerin.
10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Reindeer!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Sven the reindeer on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, 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]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are lizards. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 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 Westgate (July 1), AADL Traverwood (July 8), AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. (July 15), & AADL Downtown Secret Lab (July 22 & 29). [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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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. Participants 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., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Awesome Amphibians and Reptiles": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Little Creatures Co. (Royal Oak) owner Dan Briere discusses and displays live animals, including frogs, snakes, and turtles for grades K-8.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: To Market, to Market with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [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]



 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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