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


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

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Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

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3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Spinning Dot Theatre: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Mon. Spinning Dot staffers lead teens in various theater games, short play readings, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Every Mon., June 21-Aug. 9. Family-friendly concerts by guest musicians. Tonight: John Widmann, the city carillonneur of Frederick (MD) for the past 29 years.
7 p.m., Lurie Tower (July 5 & 12), 1230 Murfin, and Burton Memorial Tower (July 19), 230 N. Ingalls. Free, but preregistration requested at myumi.ch/ZQWvq. [map]


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Tuesday


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

  community member   < less Event Poster

Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

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3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Visual Art Collective/The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. Local teens lead a weekly program that features multimedia art shows, visiting artist talks, virtual gallery and museum tours, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zone Hack": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. A local tech professional TBA demonstrates to high schoolers the basics of coding and how to make apps, games, and more. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


21

Wednesday


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

  community member   < less Event Poster

Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

  community member   < less Summer Camps 2021

3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Music Production Basics: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Wed. All high schoolers invited to learn various elements of music. Beginners welcome; no equipment necessary. Topics: "Audio Techniques," (the basics of production, mixing, and mastering), "eMCee Workshop," (the basics of rap, how to compose a verse and match the lyric with the beats, and more), "Songwriting," (write songs and get feedback from peers.)
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


22

Thursday


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

  community member   < less Event Poster

Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Leaderless Walks in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Sept. 30. All invited to join a walk through the Arb to look for resident flora and fauna.
Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

  community member   < less Summer Camps 2021

3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Stream Exploration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead kids ages 7-11 through Mill Creek and discuss how to identify the array of life found near the water. Closed-toe water shoes required.
Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free, but preregistration required (capacity limited) at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs. (different programs) A 30-minute audiovisual planetarium shows (via Zoom), followed by a brief Q&A.

The Solar System (Aug. 5 & 19) is an exploration of our solar system's history culminating in the current night sky.The Sky Tonight (Aug. 12 & 26) explores the current night sky, including the constellations, visible planets, and other astronomical events.

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For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/visitors/planetarium-dome-theater.html. Free. 764-0478.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. WAS members lead a hike and discuss the basic tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. Binoculars provided, but bring yours if you have them.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., July 1-Aug. 12. Concurrent musical entertainment on 7 stages downtown, as well as children's activities and a "How to Chalk" series with local street artists. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. There is no 2021 Sounds & Sights Festival Weekend. Tonight: Alexander the Magician, the veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter John Latini, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, the Ypsilanti monster-themed country band Fangs & Twang, the jazz trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and acoustic guitarist & singer Ian Stewart.
Downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178.


 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


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

  community member   < less Event Poster

Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

  community member   < less Summer Camps 2021

3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation," "DJ & Turntablism," and "Music Production": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to high schoolers how to loop and layer beats to make songs, work turntables and electronic software, and curate performances. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


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Saturday


July 2021
 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

  community member   < less Event Poster

Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 2-2:30 p.m. & 4-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa (June) and North America (July). Guests invited to view other animals on display, including macaws, sloths, and more. Also, an alligator feeding demo at 3 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 (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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July 10 & 24 (different programs). Livestreamed docent-led tours on 2 cities that flourished during the Hellenistic period. July 10: "Location, Location, Location: Seleucia on the Tigris," near modern day Baghdad. July 24: "Excavating Karanis Through the Archives, Part 1," in modern day Egypt.
For URL see myumi.ch/WwDXA. Free. 764-9304.


 3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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All kids invited to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more via Zoom.
For URL see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic. Free. 662-8283.


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Sunday


July 2021
 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo for beginners age 8 & up led by WCPARC staffer Kelsey Dehring. Masks required.
Staebler Farm County Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free, but preregistration required (capacity limited) at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #841007). [map]


 2-2:30 p.m. & 4-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa (June) and North America (July). Guests invited to view other animals on display, including macaws, sloths, and more. Also, an alligator feeding demo at 3 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 (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game Night": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Sun. An evening of playing popular games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper ready to use.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.






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