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Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of March 1, 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


March 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 Together® 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 Together® 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 Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30


 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


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Taste of Role Playing Games": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers demonstrate how to play various RPGs, including this month's feature Goblin Quest, a game of "fatal incompetence."
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


March 2021
 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


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Wednesday


March 2021
 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"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. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Craft Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 7 & 21. AADL staffers discuss their current crafting projects, plans for future projects, and the inspiration they find online and in books.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Recipe Share": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to discuss your favorite dessert recipes. Email the recipe to recipes@aadl to receive a collection of the recipes discussed at the event.
For URL see aadl.org/node/574805. Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


March 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


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]


 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 Together® 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 Together® 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 Together® 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 Together® 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


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Friday


March 2021
 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


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


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Saturday


March 2021
 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 27 & 28. A park naturalist discusses the history of maple sugaring and leads a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. To-go pancake and sausage breakfast ($6 per person; family of four, $26) available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, take home a craft-kit TBA. Masks required.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6 (kids 1 & under, free). Preregistration required by 4 p.m. the day of event. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sat. & Wed. 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


March 2021
 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 27 & 28. A park naturalist discusses the history of maple sugaring and leads a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. To-go pancake and sausage breakfast ($6 per person; family of four, $26) available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, take home a craft-kit TBA. Masks required.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6 (kids 1 & under, free). Preregistration required by 4 p.m. the day of event. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"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. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 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]


 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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