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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of March 30, 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]


 10-11:30 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Maple Sugar Magic": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree, taste the sap, and watch the sap being boiled into syrup. Followed by a maple-themed craft. $5.
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [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]


 1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Movie & Popcorn for Kids": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of Disney's 2019 animated fairytale Frozen II.
1 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Kinetic Sandbox!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to play with easy-to-mold kinetic sand.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Unicorn Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Unicorn themed crafts & music for kids in grades 1-5.
AADL Traverwood.


 4:15-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Bingo for Books": Saline District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-6 invited to play bingo to win books.
4:15-5 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: 21st Annual Wet Meadow Burn: Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow.

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Annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. "It's quite a sight--my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them," says one parent. Also, collect native seeds pre-burn and scatter seeds post-burn, if you wish; visit WetMeadow.org for information and updates. In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed until Mar. 31 or later.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. 734-971-5870. [map]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Maker City": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make an addition to the AADL scale model city in the form of a bridge, tower, windmill, airport, park, or other features. The finished model city is shown at the Ann Arbor Creativity & Making expo (May 17). Materials provided.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Folk Song Jam-Along."

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of familiar folk, pop, rock, Broadway tunes, and more. Bring your instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek. Free. 426-7818.


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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]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. 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, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [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]


 1-2:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Adventure Time & Pizza": Dexter District Library.

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Teens in grades 5-12 invited to watch episodes of Adventure Time & do related crafts. Pizza lunch.
1-2:30 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Craft Tube Monster": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for grades preK-3.
AADL Traverwood. Free.


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Mermaid Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mermaid-themed crafts and music for kids in grades 1-5.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2-2:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Puppet Show!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL storytellers present a puppet show for grades preK-3.
Downtown Multipurpose Rm.327-4200.


 4-5 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Painted Rock Cactus": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to paint a thorny friend onto a rock.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free.


 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


April 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 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]


 10:30-11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except Mar. 18, Apr. 29, & June 10 Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Kids Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Weds. An experienced storyteller reads picture books and leads related activities & crafts.
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for arts & crafts. Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, and more.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read for 15 minutes to registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


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Thursday


April 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.-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: 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]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

"That Thursday Thing": Chelsea District Library.

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Crafts and activities for teens.

Mar. 19: "Breakfast for Dinner." Eat breakfast favorites.

Apr. 2: "Cricut Vinyl Crafts." Use the CDL's new Cricut machine to make decals and iron-on transfers. Come with designs in mind, if you like.

Apr. 16: "Pringles Taste Test." Taste a variety of Pringles flavors, such as Shrimp Cocktail.

May 7: "Cloud Slime." Make and play with a soft & fluffy slime.

May 21: "Sundae Bar." Prepare your own sundae.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Friday


April 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: "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]


 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

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

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Teens grades 6-12 invited to play this popular fantasy roleplaying game.
5:30-8:30 p.m. (please arrive promptly). Preregistration required. [map]


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Saturday


April 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]


 Noon (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
Noon, Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


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Sunday


April 2020
 9-10:30 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Caring Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny in a subdued environment. For kids with special needs.
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. Preregistration required at EventBrite.com (search for "Caring Bunny"). 769-9610. [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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read for 15 minutes to registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

14th Annual FestiFools.

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This popular public art parade typically features magnificent, huge, bizarre papier-mâché puppets that range from animals and fantastical creatures to local and national celebrities. This year's online Festival of Miniature Puppet Vignettes is held online at FestiFools/VIRTUALExtremelyCoolDigiCyberHyperUnRealExtravaganza. The show includes family-friendly skits performed with miniature puppets.
4 p.m., FestiFools/VIRTUALExtremelyCoolDigiCyberHyperUnRealExtravaganza. Free.


 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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