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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of November 4, 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


November 2019
 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"1st Monday 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.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


November 2019
 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 

"Day Off at the Museum: Build It!": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All kids grades K-5 invited to play games, make art, and experience science hands-on with LSNC and AAHOM staffers. Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. $75. 997-1553. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 24. New and expecting parents invited to discuss new baby experiences. Babies welcome.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Late Fall Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Our award winning Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a Social Worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. 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.
The Fall Moms Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from November 5th through December 17th. (The group skips the week of Thanksgiving)
Save $5 by registering before November 3rd and using the promo code SUPPORT
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/six weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Toys: Flextangles and Spinning Tops": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to make polygonal origami sculptures and tops using paper, beads, and skewers.
AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


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Wednesday


November 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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. Stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers. Themes: "Pets"(Nov. 6), "Friendship" (Nov. 13), "Llama Llama" (Nov. 20), and "Thanksgiving" (Nov. 27).
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Kaleidoscope": Saline District Library.

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Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-5. Themes: "Johnny Appleseed Day" (Sept. 26, includes apple tastings) & "Bountiful Harvest" (Nov. 6).
4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


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Thursday


November 2019
 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

  community member   < less Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt

Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [map]



 9:15-11:15 a.m. 

MOPS of GBC: Grace Bible Church.

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MOPS(Mother's of Preschoolers) is for any woman who has a child from birth to kindergarten. We meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. Childcare is provided. To assure quality childcare, space is limited. Confidential scholarships are also available.
We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month starting September 19th-May. We meet from 9:15am-11:15am. You must register to attend.
For more information and to register contact Jess Richer at J_mcclarren9@hotmail.com
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $50. ehumphrey1836@gmail.com. J_mcclarren9@hotmail.com http://gracea2.org/mops/ [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Apr. 30, May 21, & June 11. 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]


 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]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Coding for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades 3-8 invited to build apps using BitsBox, or to work on a project in their preferred coding language. No experience required.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 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]



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Friday


November 2019
 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

  community member   < less Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt

Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Create a Journal": Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-5 invited to learn about different journaling techniques, and then decorate a journal to take home.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [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]



 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night"

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2003 Disney animated film Brother Bear. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Harvest DIY Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to try something from a selection of easy fall crafts that use autumn leaves and other outdoor items. Also, cider and doughnuts.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Ramona Quimby": Saline Community Education Youth Theater Guild.

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Nov. 8 & 9. Rebecca Groeb and Alyssa Dawson direct Saline students in grades 1-8 in Len Jenkin's high-spirited comedy adapted from Beverly Cleary's stories about an exasperating but lovable 3rd-grader.
7 p.m. Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $6 at the door only. 401-4214. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"To Find a Wonder": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Nov. 8-10. Jennifer Carson directs local actors in her, Dave Holtz, and Brandon Michael Lowden's family-friendly musical comedy about a squire who desperately wants to become a knight. To prove his worthiness, he goes on a quest with his faithful mare, a scatterbrained wizard, a frog prince, and a special vegetable. Stars Tessa Hanrath, Lily Stewart, Ian Weintraub, Ainsley Maddock, Emily Haselschwerdt, & Jacob Wing.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


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Saturday


November 2019
 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

  community member   < less Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt

Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [map]



 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Kids Are Chefs: Baker's Dozen": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids (with parent) invited to explore 13 plants from around the world that are important to bakers and make a treat from ingredients that come from some of them. Note: Wheat, dairy, and chocolate allergens.
Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $10 per kid; metered parking. Preregistration recommended at mbgna.umich.edu. 647-7600. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 3-7 invited to a program of 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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.-noon  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Nov. 9 & 16. Nature programs led by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen. Nov. 9: "Call of the Wild" (11 a.m.-noon), a talk on how Michigan wildlife communicates with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals, and "Camouflage Games" (1-2 p.m.), a talk on how animals adapt camouflage; participants encouraged to wear camo gear and compete for prizes. Nov. 16: "Hike a 1000-foot Esker in Waterloo" (9 a.m.), a 1.5 mile uphill hike over an esker, which is rugged glacial topography caused by meltwater and colloquially known as a "hogback." Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 State Recreation Pass required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Prints in Action": UMMA.

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Local artist Sajeev Vadakoottu leads a tour, for families with kids age 8 & up, of Pan-African Pulp, the current exhibit of Meleko Mokgosi's large-scale panels inspired by 1960s & 1970s African photo novels, posters from Pan-African movements, and more. Followed by a block printing activity. Bring a phone to take photos for inspiration.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. Preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events (click on "Family" in the left-hand column). 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Synth Expo": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Synthesizer performances, hands-on activities, and a chance to try one of the synths from the AADL's Music Tools collection. Synth makers and sellers on hand for consultations.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Nov. 9 & 16. Nature programs led by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen. Nov. 9: "Call of the Wild" (11 a.m.-noon), a talk on how Michigan wildlife communicates with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals, and "Camouflage Games" (1-2 p.m.), a talk on how animals adapt camouflage; participants encouraged to wear camo gear and compete for prizes. Nov. 16: "Hike a 1000-foot Esker in Waterloo" (9 a.m.), a 1.5 mile uphill hike over an esker, which is rugged glacial topography caused by meltwater and colloquially known as a "hogback." Wear sturdy shoes & bring water.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 State Recreation Pass required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a cougar (2 p.m.) and a skunk (4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, 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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"NaNoWriMo Free Write Session": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 9 & 23. All invited to work on their novel for this nonprofit promotion (also known as National Novel Writing Month) challenging teens and adults to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Recycled Bird Feeder": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to build a simple feeder to take home. Materials provided.
Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. Free, email education@ecocenter.org to register (register a week or more in advance to receive a free open skate admission & rental skates) 369-9277. [map]


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"To Find a Wonder": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Nov. 8-10. Jennifer Carson directs local actors in her, Dave Holtz, and Brandon Michael Lowden's family-friendly musical comedy about a squire who desperately wants to become a knight. To prove his worthiness, he goes on a quest with his faithful mare, a scatterbrained wizard, a frog prince, and a special vegetable. Stars Tessa Hanrath, Lily Stewart, Ian Weintraub, Ainsley Maddock, Emily Haselschwerdt, & Jacob Wing.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Finger-Knit Snakes": Ann Arbor District Library Westgate.

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Kids in grades 1-5 invited to learn how to finger knit with 2 colors of yarn to make a cute snake.
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read and Look": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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A reading of Andrew Clements and Kate Kiesler's picture book, Temple Cat. Followed by a tour of the galleries. Games and activities to take home. For kids ages 4-8 (with caregiver).
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2-8 p.m. 

"TechTwilight Family Day": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Displays by local innovators and student groups, science-themed kids activities, and more.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Tickets $12.50 (members & babies under 2, free) in advance at techtwilight.org. 995-5439. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Library Lock-In!": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 6-11 invited for Lego free play, games, and movies. Pizza dinner provided.
6-9 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Ramona Quimby": Saline Community Education Youth Theater Guild.

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Nov. 8 & 9. Rebecca Groeb and Alyssa Dawson direct Saline students in grades 1-8 in Len Jenkin's high-spirited comedy adapted from Beverly Cleary's stories about an exasperating but lovable 3rd-grader.
7 p.m. Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $6 at the door only. 401-4214. [map]


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Sunday


November 2019
 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

  community member   < less Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt

Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [map]



 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Countdown Calendars": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a calendar that has a small perforated pocket for a small treat or note for each day prior to special event. Paper and decorations supplied, but you'll have to add the treats and glue it together at home.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a cougar (2 p.m.) and a skunk (4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, 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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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5:

Oct. 6: "Inktober Illustrations"

Oct. 13: "Wildly Creative Monsters"

Oct. 20: "Spooky Haunted Houses"
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm.


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"To Find a Wonder": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Nov. 8-10. Jennifer Carson directs local actors in her, Dave Holtz, and Brandon Michael Lowden's family-friendly musical comedy about a squire who desperately wants to become a knight. To prove his worthiness, he goes on a quest with his faithful mare, a scatterbrained wizard, a frog prince, and a special vegetable. Stars Tessa Hanrath, Lily Stewart, Ian Weintraub, Ainsley Maddock, Emily Haselschwerdt, & Jacob Wing.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Alligators and Their Kin": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) representatives display live animals and discuss their characteristics and habitats.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5); preregistration recommended. $11 state recreation passport required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 3-5p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Fiber Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to bring fiber art projects to work on.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.






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