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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of January 21, 2019

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 2019
 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Children & Youth Program": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Parents can drop off kids in grades K-12 for a day of stories, discussions, skits, musical performances, and activities centered on Martin Luther King Jr. Pizza lunch provided. Kids age 4 & under welcome if accompanied by an adult.
U-M Modern Languages Bldg., 812 E. Washington. Free. Preregistration available at sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mlk. 764-9567. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"MLK Day Family Drop-In": Ann Arbor Art Center.

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All invited to make a dove, illustrated with themes of love, freedom, or equality, to contribute to a larger artwork. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Free. 994-8004. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Dragon Storytime & Craft!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dragon-themed storytime and crafts for kids in grades preK-K.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Big Umbrella Storytime & Craft!"

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Kids in grades preK-2 invited to listen to this story about the importance of inclusivity, followed by umbrella-themed crafts.
3-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Circle of Unity": Michigan Community Scholars Program.

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All invited to listen to or join a program of impromptu performances of songs and spoken word pieces inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. Also, performances by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly and Detroit singer-guitarist Julie Beutel.
3-4 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. (202) 834-6291.


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Tuesday


January 2019
 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! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. (except Feb. 19) & Feb. 16. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., 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., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the 1st in an epic fantasy series about a young boy who embarks on a dangerous quest to fulfill his destiny and find his father. Also, a related activity. Snacks.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Wednesday


January 2019
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Jan, 2, 6, & 20. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Jan. 9: "Feathers & Wings."

Jan. 13 & 16: "Flying Home."

Jan. 23: "Chirp, Peep, Caw!"

Jan. 27 & 30: "Nests."
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]


 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]


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Thursday


January 2019
 10 a.m. 

"Owl's Winter": Wild Swan Theater.

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Jan. 24-26. This award-winning local children's theater presents its adaptation of Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home. Owl encounters strange bumps at the foot of his bed, is awakened by a noisy cricket, and wonders why the moon seems to follow him when he's out for a stroll. 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. Suitable for kids in grades Pre-K to 2.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and youth, $10; $3 lap passes available for kids age 1 & under) in advance at wildswantheater.org/ticket-pricing and, if available, at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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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 Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"After School Special": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 17, 24, & 31. All teens invited to learn a new hobby, like knitting, writing, or drawing, or bring an art/craft project to work on.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades 5 & 6. Trivia, snacks, and prizes. Dec. 20: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, Karina Yan Glaser's 2017 novel about 5 siblings who have 11 days to figure out how to stay in their beloved brownstone when their curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease. Jan. 24: The Thief, the first in Megan Whalen Turner's fantasy series about a thief tasked with finding a magical object for a king.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 5-6 p.m. 

Youth Mixed Aerial Apparatus (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will learn the basic poses and sequences on the trapeze, aerial hammock, and lyra, 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!
All ages will warm up and cool down together. Depending on the size of the class, ages 8-12 and 13-17 will be split in to two groups, each with their own instructor, for all in the air activities.
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.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


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Friday


January 2019
 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

"Owl's Winter": Wild Swan Theater.

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Jan. 24-26. This award-winning local children's theater presents its adaptation of Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home. Owl encounters strange bumps at the foot of his bed, is awakened by a noisy cricket, and wonders why the moon seems to follow him when he's out for a stroll. 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. Suitable for kids in grades Pre-K to 2.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and youth, $10; $3 lap passes available for kids age 1 & under) in advance at wildswantheater.org/ticket-pricing and, if available, at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

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

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Jan. 26 & 27. Experiments and hands-on activities revolving around the color spectrum.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free) regular museum admission. 995-9439. [map]


 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]


 Time TBA 

"Nerf Wars": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All kids invited to bring a Nerf gun and battle others. Nerf bullets, team bandanas, and protective eyewear provided.
Time TBA, Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. Cost TBA. cityofsaline.org/parks, 429-3502. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Jan. 11 & 25. Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the animated films Ferdinand (Jan. 11) and Ice Age (Jan. 25). Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chips and Dip: Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Who doesn't love chips and dip?! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we'll be exploring the world of all things crispy and dip-able. We'll learn about our super special partnership to make our amazing chips and also taste some of our favorite sauces (oh hey there, ranch!!) made by our Deli kitchen. We've got a few extra special "chip"-like tastes for you to try as well. You'll definitely not want to miss this one!!
We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child's name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!
Zingerman's Next Door Café, 422 Detroit St. $15. 7346633400. https://events.zingermanscommunity.com/event/just-kids-explore-world-chips-and-dip [map]



 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chips and Dip": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers share their favorite chip-and-dip combinations. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Magic: The Gathering: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 6-12 invited to play this popular collectible card game. Basic knowledge of the rules required. Pizza & prizes.
6-8:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs": Dexter Community Players Youth Theatre.

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Jan. 25-27. Students in grades K-12 perform Ken Jones, Christine Jones, and Jamey Strawn's musical based on the classic fairy tale. Note: Times & cost tentative.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 at dextercommunityplayers.org. 726-0355. [map]


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Saturday


January 2019
 10 a.m. 

"American Girl Tea Party": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All kids invited to bring an American Girl doll for a Wonderland-themed tea party with treats. Crafts and games. Dressy clothes or an outfit to match your doll encouraged. Also, a sale (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) of American Girl dolls, clothing, and accessories.
10-11:15 a.m. & noon-1:15 p.m., Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. Cost TBA. 429-3502. [map]


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Songs and Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Japanese-language songs and stories for babies & preschoolers by local music teacher Momo Kajiwara.
10-10:45 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [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. 

"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. 

"Owl's Winter": Wild Swan Theater.

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Jan. 24-26. This award-winning local children's theater presents its adaptation of Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home. Owl encounters strange bumps at the foot of his bed, is awakened by a noisy cricket, and wonders why the moon seems to follow him when he's out for a stroll. 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. Suitable for kids in grades Pre-K to 2.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and youth, $10; $3 lap passes available for kids age 1 & under) in advance at wildswantheater.org/ticket-pricing and, if available, at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 11:15 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. For kids ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Snow Much Fun!": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Family-friendly festival with crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, a campfire, treats, and free tube rentals for sledding.
Noon-3 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $3 admission (free vehicle admission). 484-9676, ext. 202. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Be the Change: Stories and Crafts for First Steps in Social Justice": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mindfulness instructor Grace Helms Kotre reads Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood's picture book My Two Blankets and leads a brief discussion of the refugee experience. Also, a craft activity. For kids in grades K-3.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off Poco the sloth (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a cougar, red tailed boa, armadillo, and tegu, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including African crested porcupines, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Teen & Pre-Teen Aerial Silks (ages 11-17): 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]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Kinetic Sandbox!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited for free play with the modeling toy Kinetic Sand. Molds provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Mallett Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Chinese New Year's Celebration: Ann Arbor District Library/Ann-Hua School.

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A festive party to usher in the Year of the Pig with crafts, playing a Chinese Yaogu drum, a Chinese lion dance, and a calligraphy demonstration. Traditional treats provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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]



 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs": Dexter Community Players Youth Theatre.

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Jan. 25-27. Students in grades K-12 perform Ken Jones, Christine Jones, and Jamey Strawn's musical based on the classic fairy tale. Note: Times & cost tentative.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 at dextercommunityplayers.org. 726-0355. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Frozen": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 2013 Disney film loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen."
6:30-8:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $4 (families, $15). 794-6237. . [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Future Stars": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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The most popular talent show in Michigan - FutureStars - is back! Come watch talented teens from ALL Ann Arbor public schools light up the big Schreiber stage with their amazing singing, dancing, breaking, rapping, and instrumental performances. The top three acts from each of the preliminary shows, as critiqued by a special panel of judges and voted on by the audience, will go on to the Finals to compete for the title of "FutureStar 2019".
As always the show will also feature staged skits by our talented emcees and songs performed by our up-and-coming underclassmen - the "Rising Stars"!
Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $10-$15. juliehroberts@comcast.net https://a2ptguild.org [map]
 



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Sunday


January 2019
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Jan, 2, 6, & 20. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Jan. 9: "Feathers & Wings."

Jan. 13 & 16: "Flying Home."

Jan. 23: "Chirp, Peep, Caw!"

Jan. 27 & 30: "Nests."
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]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

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

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Jan. 26 & 27. Experiments and hands-on activities revolving around the color spectrum.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free) regular museum admission. 995-9439. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off Poco the sloth (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a cougar, red tailed boa, armadillo, and tegu, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including African crested porcupines, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Jan. 6. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Jan. 13 & 20), and Secret Lab (Jan. 27), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. .


 2:30 p.m. 

"Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs": Dexter Community Players Youth Theatre.

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Jan. 25-27. Students in grades K-12 perform Ken Jones, Christine Jones, and Jamey Strawn's musical based on the classic fairy tale. Note: Times & cost tentative.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 at dextercommunityplayers.org. 726-0355. [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) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]







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