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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of October 19, 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


October 2020
 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Fun Fest: Popsicle Stick Spider Web"

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Have your kids enjoy a weekly Fall or Halloween themed craft kit from the Library. The popsicle stick spider web kit will be available on October 19. You must register for this kit and pick it up at the library. Register today at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


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Tuesday


October 2020
 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Trick-or-Treat: Drive-Thru": Washtenaw County Farm Bureau.

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All kids age 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) invited to drive through 15 stations of local agriculture products, featuring apples, blueberries, cherries, dairy, doughnuts, flowers, cranberries, honey, pumpkins, and more.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, B pavilion building, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free, but limited supply so arrive early. [map]



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Wednesday


October 2020
 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan's Feathered Travelers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike for kids ages 7-11 to learn about and practice bird identification. Binoculars provided; bring a bird field guide if you have one.
10 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Little Listeners Storytime": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for fun stories, silly songs, and age appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Register for your Little Listener craft 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]



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Thursday


October 2020
 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet-and-greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10 per kid. Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
For livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]


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Friday


October 2020
 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

  community member   < less

Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Animal Haunts": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All encouraged to come in costume to hike on paved and wooded trails through LSNC's recently reopened site and Black Pond woods, while solving clues in an educational family-friendly mystery. Social distancing enforced, masks required.
Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Price TBA, includes a kids take-home gift; preregistration required at LeslieSNC.org. [map]


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Saturday


October 2020
 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

Scarecrow Contest: Northfield Township Area Library.

  community member   < less

Build a scarecrow and we will display it at the library. All participating scarecrows are due by Monday, October 26 at 11 am. The scarecrows will be judged throughout the week and winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. View the contest rules at www.ntal.org/fall.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/fall [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan's Feathered Travelers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike for kids ages 7-11 to learn about and practice bird identification. Binoculars provided; bring a bird field guide if you have one.
10 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 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 p.m. 

Halloween Road Rally: Hands Across The Water Benefit.

  community member   < less Drawing of Halloween characters in an orange pumpkin-shaped car with bats flying overhead

Hands Across The Water's first Halloween Road Rally is a family-friendly, socially distanced, "amazing race" with fun games along the way!
Gather your team together for a fun new challenge! Trick or treat at stops around Washtenaw County, complete a quick "minute to win it" style activity at each one and rack up bonus points to take home the honor of being the first ever HATW Road Rally Champion, or, win the costume contest or one of our other bonus challenges!
This event is outdoors, socially distanced, and with masks required.
Proceeds will support Hands Across The Water, HATW is a family services agency serving over 700 clients annually, primarily in Southeast Michigan. We have locations in Washtenaw and Lenawee County, Michigan offering parent education/prevention programs, foster care, adoption (international, infant and state ward), pregnancy counseling and behavioral health programs.
Find out more on our event page!
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!
Marsh Meadows Pavillion, East Textile Rd, Saline. $50/team. jsecord@hatw.org https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-across-the-water-halloween-road-rally-2020-registration-121070223297



 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Animal Haunts": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All encouraged to come in costume to hike on paved and wooded trails through LSNC's recently reopened site and Black Pond woods, while solving clues in an educational family-friendly mystery. Social distancing enforced, masks required.
Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Price TBA, includes a kids take-home gift; preregistration required at LeslieSNC.org. [map]


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Sunday


October 2020
 10 a.m.-noon 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet-and-greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10 per kid. Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
For livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]






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