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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of May 18, 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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Tuesday


May 2020
 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Play Reading Club: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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May 12 & 19. All invited to join members of this local ensemble to read a part in a play TBA. Listeners welcome.
Visit Facebook.com/TheBrassTacksEnsemble for meeting URL. Free. BTEpublicity.com.


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Thursday


May 2020
 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

"Virtual That Thursday Thing": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. Crafts and activities, including drawing and acting games, for teens over videoconferencing.
Preregister at http://chelsea.evanced.info/signup/calendar for meeting URL. Free. 475-8732.


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Sunday


May 2020
 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Monday


May 2020
 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Caldecott Club: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades K & 1.
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]


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Tuesday


May 2020
 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]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Pizza & Pages": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to eat pizza and discuss young adult books. Mar. 17: I, Claudia, Mary McCoy's 2018 book about a teen in charge of student government at her L.A. high school. Apr. 21: Paint Me Like I Am, a 2003 collection of poems by various teens. May 19: The Babysitter's Coven, Kate Williams' 2019 fantasy novel about a teen babysitter with magical powers.
3 p.m., 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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Wednesday


May 2020
 3 p.m.  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]


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Thursday


May 2020
 10-11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool Hike: Eggcellent Birds!": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Shawn Severance leads a hike for ages 2-4 (with caregiver) to look for bird nests.
10-11 a.m., County Farm Park Pollinator Garden. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Tween Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 5 & 6 invited to discuss books & answer trivia questions for prizes. Mar. 19: The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody, Matthew Landis's 2018 novel about a trio of 7th-graders who discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier while working on a school project. Apr. 16: The Unteachables, Gordon Korman's 2019 book about a class of misfits. May 21: Restart, Gordon Korman's 2017 novel about a kid who loses his memory after hitting his head.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


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Saturday


May 2020
 9 a.m.-noon (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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May 17, 23, & 30. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks and remove invasive species. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. May 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet at the Island Park parking lot at the end of Island Dr. May 23 (9 a.m.-noon): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine St. May 30 (1-4 p.m.): Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Birch Hollow Dr.
Various times & locations. For updates, visit a2gob.org/NAPevents. Free. 794-6627.






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