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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of March 23, 2020

Ann Arbor is a family town, and the area provides a host of activities for kids of all ages. Let The Calendar help plan an after-school or weekend excursion.





 
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Monday


March 2020
 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for toddlers ages 18 months-3 years with a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 11:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years.
11:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2020
 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool Storytime: Book Babies": Saline District Library.

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Story time for kids under 2 with a caregiver.
9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 9:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.). Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared towards ages 3-6 (siblings welcome).
Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for toddlers ages 18 months-3 years with a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 11:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years.
11:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2020
 9:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool Storytime: 2s & 3s" Saline District Library.

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Half-hour story times for kids age 2 & 3 with a caregiver.
9:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m., 1 & 6 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10 a.m. (Canceled) 

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

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This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared towards grades preK-2.

All performances are interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.; Fri. 12:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (ages 60 & over and 18 & under, $10; ages 2 & under lap pass, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org, by phone, & at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool and Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for both toddlers and preschoolers. Kids must be accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Art with Keith": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Keith McGuire introduces various techniques to teens. Mar. 25: "Anime drawings & inking." Apr. 8: Clay figures. Apr. 22: "Indigenous American art oil pastel." May 6: "Abstract self-portrait." May 20: "Watercolor scenes." June 3: TBA. At 1:30 p.m. on May 17, an art show featuring work from the program.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Great Lakes": U-M Museum of Natural History Science Café.

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Short presentations by U-M faculty TBA. Followed by discussion. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres. Seating limited; arrive early.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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Thursday


March 2020
 9:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool Storytime: On My Own": Saline District Library.

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Story time for age 3 and up, with or without a caregiver.
9:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10 a.m. (Canceled) 

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

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This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared towards grades preK-2.

All performances are interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.; Fri. 12:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (ages 60 & over and 18 & under, $10; ages 2 & under lap pass, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org, by phone, & at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).
10:30 a.m., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). 662-5585. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Drop-in Family Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling program with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m. (Canceled)  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]


 4-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to do crafts and building challenges. Materials provided.
4-5 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


March 2020
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "KidLitCon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 27 & 28. Panel discussions with topics ranging from picture books, poetry, and social justice to graphic novels and families in fiction. Panelists include St. Catherine University (MN) education professor Dawn Quigley, Chinese-American illustrator & writer Arree Chung, & Chicago-based teens writer Jasmine Warga. For a complete schedule, see AADL.org/node/406425.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled 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). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

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

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This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared towards grades preK-2.

All performances are interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.; Fri. 12:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (ages 60 & over and 18 & under, $10; ages 2 & under lap pass, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org, by phone, & at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 5-6:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "After Hours Magic: The Gathering": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Food.
5-6:30 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 5-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

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

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2009 Japanese fantasy animation Ponyo (Mar. 13) and/or the 1993 drama movie Free Willy (Mar. 27), which tells the story of a boy who rescues a whale. 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., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


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Saturday


March 2020
 10, 11 a.m., & noon (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Journey to the Sugarbush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree. $5 (kids, $3). Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, & maple syrup breakfast. $6 (kids, $4).
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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A program of family-friendly films about an unusual antiques dealer, an enchanted fish, a piece of tofu that goes on a journey, and more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
8 a.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "KidLitCon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 27 & 28. Panel discussions with topics ranging from picture books, poetry, and social justice to graphic novels and families in fiction. Panelists include St. Catherine University (MN) education professor Dawn Quigley, Chinese-American illustrator & writer Arree Chung, & Chicago-based teens writer Jasmine Warga. For a complete schedule, see AADL.org/node/406425.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m (Canceled)  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.-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Stomp Rockets."
Mar. 28 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) & 29 (noon-4 p.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439.


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Ecology Center.

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All invited to pick up trash and make a magnet with an image of the center's mascot, Reco the Raccoon.
Gallup Park, meet at the park meeting rm. across from the canoe livery, 3000 Fuller. Free, preregistration requested at Education@EcoCenter.org. 369-9277.


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.). Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared towards ages 3-6 (siblings welcome).
Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed to date TBA: "48th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow": U-M and EMU Native American Student Associations.

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Mar. 28 & 29. Gathering of Native Americans from throughout the Great Lakes area with social dancing and demonstrations of different styles of Native American dance, including fancy, traditional, grass dress, and jingle dress. Dance contests in a variety of styles, featuring children and adults accompanied by Native American drumming ensembles. Grand entries on Sat. at noon & 7 p.m. and on Sun. at noon only. Display and sale of traditional crafts and food.
Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10 (students/ seniors, $7; kids ages 6-12, $5) per day; $15 (students/seniors, $10; kids, $7) weekend pass; ages 5 & under and U-M students, free; group rates available. Tickets available at the door only. 408-1581. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Arabic Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal tells stories and sings songs in Arabic. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley (Feb. 29) & AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (Mar. 28). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m. (Canceled) 

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

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This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared towards grades preK-2.

All performances are interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.; Fri. 12:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (ages 60 & over and 18 & under, $10; ages 2 & under lap pass, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org, by phone, & at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Ancient Storytelling": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Canceled. Kid-friendly stories from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, plus related activities & crafts and a chance to view current exhibits.
Noon-3 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 1-2 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Coloring Party: Mulan!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to usher in Disney's new live-action fantasy film Mulan.
AADL Traverwood.


 1:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Dungeons and Dragons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular fantasy roleplaying game. Food.
1:30 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 2:30-5:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own game, if you wish.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


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 10, 11 a.m., & noon (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Journey to the Sugarbush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree. $5 (kids, $3). Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, & maple syrup breakfast. $6 (kids, $4).
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m (Canceled)  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]


 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed to date TBA: "48th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow": U-M and EMU Native American Student Associations.

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Mar. 28 & 29. Gathering of Native Americans from throughout the Great Lakes area with social dancing and demonstrations of different styles of Native American dance, including fancy, traditional, grass dress, and jingle dress. Dance contests in a variety of styles, featuring children and adults accompanied by Native American drumming ensembles. Grand entries on Sat. at noon & 7 p.m. and on Sun. at noon only. Display and sale of traditional crafts and food.
Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $10 (students/ seniors, $7; kids ages 6-12, $5) per day; $15 (students/seniors, $10; kids, $7) weekend pass; ages 5 & under and U-M students, free; group rates available. Tickets available at the door only. 408-1581. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Stomp Rockets."
Mar. 28 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) & 29 (noon-4 p.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439.


 1-2:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Festifools Workshops: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 15, 18, 22, & 29. All invited to help prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 5. This year's theme, "Fossil Fools," celebrates Earth Day's 50th anniversary. Materials provided. Mar. 15: "Community Giant Puppet Build." Help make a big puppet for the parade. Mar. 18 & 22: "Make Your Own Puppet." Bring your own repurposed materials, if you like. Mar. 29: Make or add finishing touches to your own or the giant community puppet.
1-2:30 p.m. (Mar. 15 & 29), 6:30-8 p.m. (Mar. 18), 1-4 p.m. (Mar. 22), AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 15, 22, & 29), 1st fl. lobby (Mar. 22), & multipurpose rm. (Mar. 29), and Pittsfield (Mar. 18). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Gemini: The Ark.

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Family concert by this veteran local acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits who recently celebrated their 70th birthdays. They offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, performed on more than a dozen instruments.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) and TheArk.org, & at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Duct Tape Zipper Pouch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a simple holder for pencils, makeup, toys, a tablet, or more.
AADL Malletts Creek.


 2-3:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Bee Hotels: Attracting Native Pollinators": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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MSU entomology grad student Gabriela Quinlan briefly discusses bees, followed by a group activity to make an attraction for bees for the Discovery Center prairie. Related materials provided to take home. Free.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted; preregistration required (space limited). $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 3-4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Korean Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Korean-language songs, stories, and crafts. For babies & preK (siblings welcome).
AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny Pet Photos: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance for pets to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
6-7:30 p.m., Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]






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