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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of September 21, 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


September 2020
 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Tuesday


September 2020
 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Wednesday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Nicola's Books.

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Livestream picture book readings by Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA.
11 a.m., or livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

  community member   < less

We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Thursday


September 2020
 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Friday


September 2020
 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us for a fun virtual bingo game! The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the e-mail address used to register along with instructions on how to log-in to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link. https://myfreebingocards.com/numbers/1-75/edit. Register online at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pets and Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch an animal-themed movie TBA and interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Social distancing enforced, masks required. Limited to 10 kids.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $35 ($15 for additional children). Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 6 p.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Astronomy at the Beach": University Lowbrow Astronomers/Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Club.

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Sept. 25 & 26. All invited to join area astronomy buffs at this annual event. Held online this year, it features pre-recorded presentations on astronomy and space science, livestreamed presentations by local astronomers, and remote telescope viewing. Complete schedule available at GLAAC.org/Astronomy-At-The-Beach-2020.
Online at GLAAC.org/Astronomy-At-The-Beach-2020. Free. (313) 354-5346.


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

  community member   < less

We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Saturday


September 2020
 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kids Open Mic": Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to join a Zoom gathering to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more.
For Zoom meeting information see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic (meeting ID, 933 1925 5392; password, 362147). Free. 662-8283.


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their warthogs, spurred tortoise, and chameleon. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, alligators, and a bald eagle. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & 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. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
2 p.m., for livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

  community member   < less

We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



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Sunday


September 2020
 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their warthogs, spurred tortoise, and chameleon. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, alligators, and a bald eagle. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]





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