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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of August 19, 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


August 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Play Pop-Ups": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Hands-on activities in the Gaffield Children's Garden for kids ages 3-7 (with caregiver).
10-11:30 a.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

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

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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

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


 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.) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 11am  Free! 

Movie & Popcorn for Kids: Dexter District Library.

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Film TBA.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local drum teacher Lori Fithian leads a drum circle for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Tuesday


August 2019
 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bold Futures"

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Who: Students Aged 14-18 Years
Cost: FREE for Students, FREE Lunch and T-Shirt Included
When: Tuesday, August 20, 9:00am-4:30pm (check in 8:30-9:00am)
Questions? Call: (734) 249-5880 or Email: entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu
*Work with other students, local business owners, and facilitators from EMU, U of M, and WCC to identify community problems, develop potential solutions, and pitch to business and non-profit leaders.
*Use visioning and idea validation to walk away with an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and how to apply it in the future.
*Learn skills to become leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers in your community!
Register here: boldfutures2019.eventbrite.com
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. Free. 7342495880. entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu http://ec.wccnet.edu/bold-futures [map]



 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10am 

82nd Annual Chelsea Community Fair: Chelsea Fairgrounds.

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Fair rides and concessions (Tues., 5-10 p.m., & Wed.-Sat., 3-10 p.m.) and a bingo tent, along with livestock shows, chainsaw wood-carving demos, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, and "Nature's Creation of Life," an exhibit of calves, piglets, lambs, and chicks, some likely to be born during the fair. The fair officially kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Tues. with a Children's Parade for kids ages 3-12 on decorated bikes & wagons or on foot from the municipal lot behind Common Grill to the fairgrounds, and the Chelsea Fair Parade (begins at 1 p.m. on Sat.), heading west on E. Middle St. (at S. East St.) to Main St., then south on Main to Old US-12 to Old Manchester Rd. Also on Sat., "Run for the Rolls" (tentative). Complete schedule available at chelseafair.org.
10 a.m.-10 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Old Manchester Rd., Chelsea. $8 daily admission; $30 5-day pass (middle and high school students & seniors 65 & older, $20). Free admission for seniors age 65 & over on Thurs. before 5 p.m. $5 day pass for women on Fri. before 11 a.m. 323-7085 before fair; 475-1270 during fair week. Parents with questions about the children's parade, call Sam Vogel at 478-6272.


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) 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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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

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

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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

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


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Summer Moms Group meets from July 16th to August 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. 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]


 5-6 p.m. 

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

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This all levels class is designed for active young people to explore the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will warm up and cool down together, then will split into two groups based on experience and ability level.
Beginning students will work with instructor Rachel to learn the basic poses and sequences on the aerial apparatus. Once they have the basics down, they will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, as well as sequencing poses into mini routines.
Intermediate students will be with instructor Sara, focusing on technique, form, and choreography while learning more complex sequences and developing their personal style.
PREREQ: Students new to the Aviary must have a parent or legal guardian present on their first day. The guardian does not have to stay for the duration of the lesson but must be present to meet the instructor on the first day. Youth aerial classes are offered in monthly sessions, please click link for info!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $70-$90. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Toast & Jam": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers share their favorite jams slathered on sourdough, rye, and other breads. 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. Preregistration required. 663-3354. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Tues. 12-mile group ride for youth age 17 & under who are comfortable riding 12 miles in an hour. Faster riders go 16 miles.
Meet at Mickey's Dairy Twist, 751 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 328-1735. [map]


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Wednesday


August 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m. & 1 & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Aug. 7, 14, & 21. Kids ages 1-5 (with caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Aug. 7: "Buzzin' Bugs." Aug. 14: "Caterpillar Crawl." Aug. 21: "Beautiful Butterflies."
10-11 a.m., Olson Park, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

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

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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

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


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (with caregiver) in a program of music and movement.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"One-Act Pirate Play": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to stage a pirate-themed one-act play, including set decoration, choosing costume accessories, story writing, and acting.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity!"

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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening with the Creature Conservancy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Conservancy staffers show families with kids ages 5+ a boa constrictor, Australian blue-tongued skink, possum, armadillo, tenrec, skunk, and several macaws.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Thursday


August 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Surviving Budgeting for Youth with Mad City Money": 4-H Youth Development.

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You've just been transported into the future with your friends. Some of you have just graduated from college or technical school. You already have families of your own. You've just started your first full-time, professional job. You're earning money and have bills to pay. Now you have to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs. Lots of choices to make. Oh, and you need to build a budget based on your income and debt. Welcome to Mad City Money!
This hands-on simulation teaches the basics about budgeting and decision-making. Open to youth ages 12-19. Pre-registration encouraged and walk-in's welcome.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. Free. 734-222-3877. marti623@msu.edu https://events.anr.msu.edu/successfulyouth/ [map]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Art Illusion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a 3-D drawing of their hands.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

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

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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

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


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Spaced-Out Family Movie Night": Saline District Library.

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Screening of family-friendly films. Recommended for families with kids age 8 & up (elementary age kids must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling).

June 20: Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's manic 1987 pun-filled Star Wars parody.

July 18: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's 1982 sci-fi classic about a boy who befriends a creature from outer space.

Aug. 22: SpaceCamp, Harry Winer's 1986 sci-fi flick about teens at space camp who find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.

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6 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Joe Reilly: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family concert, with sing-alongs, by this local singer-songwriter, whose playful songs draw on blues, Native American, and other traditional American idioms and address ecological and spiritual themes.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Friday


August 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. July's theme: "Race to the Moon!" August's theme: "Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures!"
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

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

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

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

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

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


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to make prints by exposing treated paper to sunlight, one of the earliest forms of photography. Bring a small flat object to use for an outline print, or use leaves gathered outside.
1-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Simple Instrument Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2305 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

YpsiFest.

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Aug. 23-25. The rebranded Ypsilanti Heritage Festival features live entertainment, helicopter rides, food vendors, a BBQ competition, a classic car show (Sat. & Sun.), the Tribute Rosie Troupe, a rubber ducky race (Sun., 5 p.m.), and more. Also, a kids area with bounce houses, pony rides, crafts, games, and more.
2 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). Ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening with the Creature Conservancy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Conservancy staffers show all grade 6-adult Egyptian fruit bats, an armadillo, Burmese python, giant cane toad, sloth, and Gila monster. A program for younger kids happens on Aug. 21.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center.

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Screening of The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau's live action adaptation of the 1967 Disney animation, itself an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic story book. Also, 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.
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Night Under the Stars": Pittsfield Twp. Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to an outdoor screening of The Lego Movie 2, the 2019 sequel about the citizens of a Lego town who battle Duplo invaders. Preceded at 7:30 p.m. by crafts & activities. Popcorn and desserts available.
8 p.m., Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt. Free; preregistration required by Aug. 19. 822-2120. [map]


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Saturday


August 2019
 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Birthday Bash: Pet Supplies Plus.

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We are celebrating the month that most pets get adopted with a Birthday bash! Stop by with your pet for free pet friendly ice cream, some free goodies, a selfie wall to take the perfect pet birthday photo, oh and we'll have free ice cream for you as well. We hope to see you there!
Pet Supplies Plus, 2224 S Main St and 2607 Plymouth Rd. Free. Sjowilliamson@gmail.com. Sjowilliamson@gmail.com [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjällräven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. Hikes may go as far as the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

YpsiFest.

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Aug. 23-25. The rebranded Ypsilanti Heritage Festival features live entertainment, helicopter rides, food vendors, a BBQ competition, a classic car show (Sat. & Sun.), the Tribute Rosie Troupe, a rubber ducky race (Sun., 5 p.m.), and more. Also, a kids area with bounce houses, pony rides, crafts, games, and more.
2 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). Ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. [map]


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local music teacher Momo Kajiwara tells stories and sings songs in Japanese. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10-10:45 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Out of This World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Space-themed experiments and hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Aug. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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 development disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

'Ready, Set, Go!'...a Free Back to School Prep Class for Kids.: Keith Hafner's Karate.

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Start the school year with confidence and a smile! We will be covering 3 essential Back to School skills: Meeting New People; Trying New Things, & How to Stay Focused. And, as always at KHK, a little physical fitness and a little basic self-defense. Perfect for kids aged 5 - 10.
Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 to 11:45 at 'Keith Hafner's Karate,' 214 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Admission: FREE! Register at:
https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?FE--PXbMg
Keith Hafner's Karate, 214 S. Main Street. Free. 7349940333. khafner@provide.net www.karateisgoodforyou.com [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime: Explore World Cuisine!": Nicola's Books.

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Stories and crafts for preschoolers.
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Carnival Themed Open House": Champion Gymnastics.

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Every August, Champion Gymnastics is happy to open our doors to our dedicated families and curious newcomers, alike! Join us this year on August 24th from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM to see what we're all about! Join us for:
Free face painting, balloons, bounce houses, obstacle courses, goodie bags, and more!
We will have food and beverages available for purchase benefiting the Big "E" Scholarship.
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. Free. 7342221810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-house [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and emu (3 p.m.). Also, alligator feeding (1:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Jungle Adventure Camp!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to participate in jungle-themed activities, including crafts, meeting live exotic animals, how to navigate through quicksand, and more.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown, 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]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling. The club also sponsors a Tuesday ride from Saline (6 p.m., meet at Mickey's Dairy Twist, 751 W. Michigan Ave.) for riders age 17 & under who can ride 12 miles in an hour (faster riders go 16 miles).
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


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August 2019
 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

YpsiFest.

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Aug. 23-25. The rebranded Ypsilanti Heritage Festival features live entertainment, helicopter rides, food vendors, a BBQ competition, a classic car show (Sat. & Sun.), the Tribute Rosie Troupe, a rubber ducky race (Sun., 5 p.m.), and more. Also, a kids area with bounce houses, pony rides, crafts, games, and more.
2 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). Ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Out of This World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Space-themed experiments and hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Aug. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

My Neighbor Totoro": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (Aug. 25 & 28) and subtitled (Aug. 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (Aug. 25) and 7 p.m. (Aug. 26 & 28), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and emu (3 p.m.). Also, alligator feeding (1:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Craft Stick Catapults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]





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