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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of July 27, 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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Thursday


July 2020
 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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une into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy! Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's show: Charlote's Web Stories. The actors of the Wild Swan Charlotte's Web production are reuniting and reading their favorite scenes from the show. Wilbur and Charlotte are two of the great friends in the Zuckerman's barn. Tune in to our Facebook page to see who drops by!
Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/wild.swan.theater. Online. Donation. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org/variety-show



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Friday


July 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"QuaranTEEN Online Scavenger Hunt": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Welcome to our online scavenger hunt, where you can earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire! This fun scavenger hunt is intended for tweens and teens, ages 10-18. Simply tell us who you are and answer the 20 questions about Northfield Township Area Library. All the answers can be found by browsing our website at www.ntal.org and the MeL website at https://mel.org.
Entries will be accepted until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 10. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted on Tuesday, August 11. Follow us on Facebook @ Northfield Township Area Library.
Click the link for more information and to begin your adventure! https://bit.ly/3e9p8OU
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org [map]



 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cow Eye Dissection Demo": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staffers dissect a cow eye and discuss the anatomy & how it works together with the brain to make visual images.
Preregister at https://lesliesnc.z2systems.com/np/clients/lesliesnc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=13181& for meeting URL. Free.


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Saturday


August 2020
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Bike Rodeo: Eastern Michigan University Police Department.

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On Saturday, August 1, the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, along with Gene Butman Ford, will host its free and open to the annual public bike safety Bike Rodeo event. The Bike Rodeo will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gene Butman Ford, located at 2105 Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti.
The event will include free bike safety checks (mechanical check and helmet fitting information), free giveaways and SWAG, free food and drinks, a fun obstacle course to ride on, and more.
Eastern Michigan police officers will also be on-site to give safety talks and discuss the rules of the road. Social distancing will be in effect, and masks and sanitizer will be provided for attendees.
For more information, visit www.emich.edu/police, the Bike Rodeo Facebook event page, or contact Officer Torres at jtorresi@emich.edu.
Gene Butman Ford, 2105 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. (734)4874402. jtorresi@emich.edu [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


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Sunday


August 2020
 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See youtube.com/channel/UCxuRd0fm8-YwevdMfNYNFUw for livestream. Free. [map]






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