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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of January 25, 2021

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


January 2021
 10:30 a.m.  Online 

"Music Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music TogetherŪ Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All infants through 2-year-olds (accompanied by caregiver) invited to this program of songs, rhymes, movements, stories, and other activities.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers will have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities will also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients: $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54711


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Tuesday


January 2021
 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Wednesday


January 2021
 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. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Little Listeners Story Time: 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. Story time is designed to promote early literacy. No registration is necessary. The craft is available every week beginning on Wednesday, on a first come, first serve basis. To view more library events, please visit ntal.org
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6 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://bingobaker.com/view/1228516 and register online at ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



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Thursday


January 2021
 9:30 a.m.  Online 

"Jump into Speech": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 15 to 30 months & an Adult. Between 15 and 30 months toddlers develop their vocabulary at an amazing rate. This class provides tools and strategies for adults to use with their children all centered around communication skills. There is time for social chatting and dialogue at the beginning and end of each class facilitated and modeled by Susanna with help from the participating adults using puppets, stuffed animals, visual aids and other props we may have around the house. Circle Time includes songs and fingerplays with movements, partner activities and "What's in the Box." A weekly extension will be available privately on YouTube highlighting the specific strategies to practice after class ends as well as a private group for posting additional content, building community and sharing progress. Instructor: Susanna Brown. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54702


 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. 327-4200.


 10:15 a.m.  Online 

"Whimsical Winter Wonderland Online with Danielle": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Every Thurs., Jan. 28-Mar. 25 Ages 2-5 year olds & an Adult. Watch with excitement as your child expands his or her creativity while continuing to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor movement in this new virtual art class. Each child creates a variety of "Winter Themed" art projects under Danielle's guidance and with assistance from their caregiver. Every week features a different theme for art projects and uses a mixture of materials for your little one to explore. Class begins with a friendly circle time and a gathering song to match the theme of the week. Basic materials needed at home include crayons or markers, scissors and glue. Additional materials for each project will be provided in an individual kit for each student. A contactless supply pick up takes place on January 25th at the Westerman Preschool and Family Center. More details for supply pick up provided following registration. Instructor: Danielle Augsburger. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $125. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54717


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

Music Together: Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music TogetherŪ Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54733


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

"Music Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music TogetherŪ early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music TogetherŪ Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54732


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


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Friday


January 2021
 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. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Hello Toes/PreBallet": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3 - 5 Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Miss Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended. Join us and meet Miss Tyra! Instructor: Tyra Johnson. 9 Classes. Scholarship recipients: $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54713


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"2021 MiLibrary Quest": Northfield Township Area Library.

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We need your help to find the thief. On Valentine's Day 2021 one of the following suspects is planning to steal the Mackinac Bridge. Follow the clues left on library websites across the state of Michigan, and use your detective skills to determine the "who" of the crime. Once you're done, complete the Case File and submit it for a chance to win a prize. This quest will take place starting January 1st until February 14th, 2021. For more details, go to the tab at mi.gov/MiLibraryQuest.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/teens [map]



 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Draw Jam": Vault of Midnight.

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All invited to make art using supplies from your home and socialize with Vault of Midnight staffers via video call.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


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Saturday


January 2021
 9 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Rec. & Ed.

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Local psychologist Hsiao-Wen Lo leads an hour-long program for adults that combines music with simple movements. Suitable for age 14 & up.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/recedgroove. Free. 994-2300.


 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

Animal Tracks and Signs": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a 30-minute nature program for all ages.
Fox Science Preserve, 2280 Peters Rd. Free. Capacity limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #821002). [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Nature Kids in Eberwhite Woods: Winter Workshop": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2 - 5 years & Adult. Join Naturalist Chris Colaner in an innovative class entirely outside in Eberwhite Woods! We explore a new STEAM concept in each workshop while enjoying the wintry natural wonders of the woods. Each class is loosely guided by a science theme and/or activity, and includes exploration, free-play, art and music. Register for one or all three. Class meets rain, snow or shine so dress for the weather and bring a change of clothing just in case! Meet at the entrance of Eberwhite Woods next to the west parking lot of Eberwhite School, 800 Soule, 48103. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up dates are listed below. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Chris Colaner. Scholarship recipients pay $5.
Eberwhite Woods, 800 Soule. $19. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54728 [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Snowman Competition: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Starting Monday, January 4, Northfield Township Area Library will be having their very first snowman competition. Take a picture of your snowman and send it in an e-mail along with your snowman's name and contact info to info@ntal.org.
You will then be entered into a raffle; winners will be announced on February 26. If you build your snowman in the Library yard, you will be entered into the raffle with 5 raffle entries. For more fun library events, visit ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

MLK Day Doves with Daria: Jeremy Wheeler.

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Join us one and all as we take time to honor the memory of Dr. King.
Swing by the Art Center to pick-up this FREE family "Take & Make" project and sculpt your own peace dove using air-dry clay.
Free Dove-Making Kits are available for in-person or curbside pick-up on the following days and times, while supplies last:
Monday, January 18 from 10am-2pm
Tuesday, January 19 from 10am-6pm
Wednesday, January 20 from 10am-6pm
Participants are encouraged to join instructor Daria White Paik on Saturday, January 30th at 2pm for a FREE online dove-making class. A set of written instructions will also accompany the project.
A ZOOM LINK TO THE FREE DOVE-MAKING CLASS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AND ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE ON JANUARY 30TH AT 1:45PM. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W Liberty. Free. Online. 734-994-8004. jwheeler@annarborartcenter.org https://www.annarborartcenter.org/mlk-day-2021/ [map]



 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Sunday


January 2021
 11 a.m. 

"Outdoor Adventures with Andrea in the Mitchell-Scarlett Nature Area": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2-5 years & Adult. Is your family ready to embrace the outdoors this winter and play outside in this newly-designed class full of surprises? Andrea, teacher of Little Tykes Sports City, will lead families in a COVID-safe fashion with a different focus and theme each week. Trek through the woods (and hopefully some snow!) completing scavenger hunts, creating winter-based art or learning new sports and games all while being in the company of other children and parents during this socially-isolated time. Meet in the grass at the entrance to the Mitchell Scarlett Woods Nature Area at the end of the bus loop. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up class(es) will be offered on March 14th and/or 21st. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Andrea Nance. 6 classes.
Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area, 3300 Lorraine. $85. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54719 [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Family Yoga: Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Rec. & Ed.

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All ages invited to a program of group movements led by Simply Holistic Fitness (Brighton) owner Carl Gunderson.
For online URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. 994-2300.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31. Ann Arbor Art Center instructor Payton Cook leads a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 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.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]





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