Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday October 25, 2021
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

Calendar of Events

Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff - Week of October 11, 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.





 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
12

Tuesday


October 2021
 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest on Zoom 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.


13

Wednesday


October 2021
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. An AADL staffer reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Teen Pride Book Talk: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

An AADL staffer discusses Mooncakes, writer Suzanne Walker and illustrator Wendy Xu's recent graphic novel about a teenage witch who helps a wandering werewolf, her long-time crush, contend with dark forces. Geared towards kids grades 6-12.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wee-bots Free Virtual Drop-in Creative Writing Program": 826michigan.

  community member   < less Wee-bots information

JOIN US FOR WEE-BOTS
Every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm
October 6 - December 15, 2021 (Program resumes in Winter 2022)
A weekly story time program for early writers ages 5-10-join us on Zoom whenever you can make it! Each week we read a story together and practice one aspect of the author's work in our own writing, ending with an opportunity to share. This is a drop-in program; come when you can!
Register here: https://sites.google.com/826michigan.org/distance-learning/fall-programs/wee-bots-drop-in-writing
826michigan inspires school-aged students to write with skill and confidence in collaboration with adult volunteers in their communities.
Virtual. Free. Online. caitlin@826michigan.org https://sites.google.com/826michigan.org/distance-learning/fall-programs



14

Thursday


October 2021
 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Falling Leaves": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) on a hike to gather fallen leaves to use in a craft activity.
Meet at the County Farm Park perennial garden, 2230 Platt Rd. Free. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (Activity # 811003). Masks strongly recommended. severances@washtenaw.org. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": HSHV.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats and dogs. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Events also hosted at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). Tickets $5 (babies under age 1, free).

Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575.
[map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs. 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 (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


15

Friday


October 2021
 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Movie Trivia Night": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Oct. 15 & 22. Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. 5 per team (MTF members, free).


 7 p.m. 

"The Comedy of Errors": EMU Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Oct. 15-17 & 22-24. EMU theater lecturer John Seibert directs students in Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and fortuitous coincidence. Suggested for ages 14 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; kids ages 6-12, $7). in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


16

Saturday


October 2021
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to South America (2 & 4 p.m.), including the sloth, boa constrictor, cane toad, and the 3-banded armadillo. Also, an alligator feeding (3 p.m., weather permitting) and the chance to see the conservancy's other animals.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; under age 2, free) in advance at TheCreatureConservancy.org; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Comedy of Errors": EMU Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Oct. 15-17 & 22-24. EMU theater lecturer John Seibert directs students in Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and fortuitous coincidence. Suggested for ages 14 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; kids ages 6-12, $7). in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


 7:15-9 p.m. 

"Kids Mewvie Night": Tiny Lions.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Screening of Monsters, Inc., the 2001 animated movie about the behind-the-scenes grind for monsters tasked with scaring children. Also, snuggle with adoptable cats to snuggle with. Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out. $10.
Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575.


17

Sunday


October 2021
 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to South America (2 & 4 p.m.), including the sloth, boa constrictor, cane toad, and the 3-banded armadillo. Also, an alligator feeding (3 p.m., weather permitting) and the chance to see the conservancy's other animals.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; under age 2, free) in advance at TheCreatureConservancy.org; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Comedy of Errors": EMU Theatre Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Oct. 15-17 & 22-24. EMU theater lecturer John Seibert directs students in Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and fortuitous coincidence. Suggested for ages 14 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; kids ages 6-12, $7). in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.






You might also like:

Halloween City
Returns to Arborland
Micheline Maynard
Asian Restaurants in Dexter
Bars and Brew Pubs
Finding a Farmers' Market
How specialized sellers from near and far pick their spots.
Micheline Maynard, with research by L.R. Nunez
Bubble Tea from Honorary Relatives
UniTea finds a campus spot, while Boba Tea House brings bubbles to Scio.
Micheline Maynard
Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums
Remembering Professor Don Cameron, by Jeffrey A. Stacey
Nightspots: Habitat Lounge
Lan City Noodles
Opens on S. University
Micheline Maynard
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
a2view the Ann Arbor Observer's weekly email newsletter