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Family, Teens, & Kids' Stuff

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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Wednesday


July 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed., except July 3. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

July 10: "Water, Water Everywhere."

July 17: "Mud Day."

July 24: "Life in the Pond."

July 31: "Insect Explorers."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Where's Waldo? Adventure": Nicola's Books.

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A scavenger hunt and other activities. Also, a fashion show and costume contest for those who come dressed as a Where's Waldo? character. Prizes. In conjunction with a month-long scavenger hunt at Westgate businesses (July 1-27), including Nicola's, Barry Bagels, AADL Westgate branch, the Learning Express, and Zingerman's Roadhouse.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Felt Emojis and Emoji Masks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-8 invited to make a stuffed felt emoji or emoji mask in honor of World Emoji Day.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Painted Block Picture Holders": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to decorate a picture holder made from a wooden block.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed. (except July 4), June 19-July 17.

June 19: "A2 Magic Spectacular!" Space-themed magic show.

June 26 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Mad Science: Fire & Ice." Educational entertainment program on chemical reactions, air pressure, and states of matter. Choose 1 program.

July 3 (2, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 p.m.): "Starlab Planetarium." A Dynamic School Assemblies representative (Oakland County) presents a program about the night sky in an inflatable planetarium.

July 10: "SRSLY Minecraft Party." Kids ages 8-12 invited to play this popular computer game on the SRSLY Minecraft server, which was designed and built by local youth to replicate the City of Chelsea inside the Minecraft world. Themed crafts and snacks.

July 17 (2 & 3:30 p.m.): "Animals in Space." A RepCo Wildlife Encounters (Utica, MI) owner Crystal Poyfair shows representatives of 10 animal species that have been in space, including lizards, turtles, tarantulas, mice, and newts. Choose 1 program.

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2 p.m. (unless noted), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30pm  Free! 

Gemini: Saline District Library.

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Family-friendly concert by this popular acoustic duo that offers sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, performed on more than a dozen instruments.
6:30pm, SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450. [map]


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Thursday


July 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 18-21. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and others, and an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. theannarborartfair.com, (800) 888-9487.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Sensational Summer": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike followed by a scent-and-sound map craft. Led by Shawn Severance. For ages 2-4 (with caregiver).
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.

June 20 & Aug. 8: "Dance Along, Sing Along!" Beth Battey leads songs, dances, and musical games for kids and caregivers to do together. Siblings welcome.

June 27: "Moon Storytime." Local writer Meg Gower reads her moon picture books and leads participants in lunar-themed games.

July 11 and Aug. 1 & 15: "Yoga Storytime." Basic yoga moves with a Breathe Yoga representative.

July 18: "Dance Beat! Storytime." Performance by Ballet Chelsea's Dance Beat! contemporary dance group.

July 25: "Gross Motor Storytime." Stories & music to get everyone active.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cute Clothespin Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. (except July 4) June 20-July 25.

Crafts and activities for teens.

June 20: "Claymation Workshop." Michigan puppeteer and stop-motion animator Alex Thomas discusses the history of stop-motion animation, and guides participants in building and filming their own custom claymation puppet.

June 27: "Ring of Steel Action Theatre." Star Wars-themed combat workshop.

July 11: "Fandomania." A celebration of the experience of being a fan, with a variety of fandom-related games, crafts, and snacks. Email scomfort@chelseadistrictlibrary to ensure a favorite fandom is represented.

July 18: "Pop-Up Party." With cake pops, popsicles, a Faygo pop taste test, pop music, and the chance to decorate a Popsocket grip for your cell phone.

July 25: "Frankentoy Frenzy." Participants make creatures from parts of old toys. Toys, paint, & glue provided. Prizes for weirdest, prettiest, ugliest, and crowd favorite.
2-4 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

3rd Thursdays: Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Live music on the mill porch, hay rides, kids activities, live entertainment by street performers such as fire twirlers and belly dancers, artist & vendor market, international food, a business expo, historic tours & open houses, and more.
5-9 p.m., downtown Manchester. Free. 48158.com, (248) 605-0626.


 6 p.m. 

Domino Artist: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Young local domino artist Brady Dolan, aka bpdoles, knocks down a 25,000-piece domino project he's been working on for the last 8 days with other domino artists from the U.S. and Canada. Also, domino activities.
6 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with admission ($12.50; babies age 1 & under, free). 995-5439. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Spaced-Out Family Movie Night": Saline District Library.

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Screening of family-friendly films. Recommended for families with kids age 8 & up (elementary age kids must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling).

June 20: Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's manic 1987 pun-filled Star Wars parody.

July 18: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's 1982 sci-fi classic about a boy who befriends a creature from outer space.

Aug. 22: SpaceCamp, Harry Winer's 1986 sci-fi flick about teens at space camp who find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.

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6 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


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Friday


July 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 18-21. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and others, and an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. theannarborartfair.com, (800) 888-9487.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11am  Free! 

"Space for Rent": Acting Up Theatre Company (Dexter District Library).

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This Grayling (MI) theater company performs its interactive, family-friendly show that imagines Buzz Aldrin as a would-be real estate agent who's afraid of heights. As Buzz struggles in his new profession, his friend Neil comes along and recreates scenes from Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy to ignite Buzz's imagination. All ages welcome.
11am, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Artemis Fowl": Northfield Township Area Library Graphic Novel Book Club (for 5th & 6th Graders).

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Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series. The best part? You get to keep the books to add to your bookshelf! The book club meets every other Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for pizza and a discussion of the book. Space is limited so registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unicorn Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Unicorn themed crafts & music for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy) & AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 327-4200.


 5 p.m.-midnight 

19th Annual Michigan Elvisfest: Ypsilanti Depot Town Association.

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July 19 & 20. Thousands annually celebrate the memory of The King at this festival highlighted by performances by 11 Elvis tribute artists from around the nation, including internationally touring singer Doug Church, aka "the true voice of Elvis" (Fri. only), international award-winning Ontario singer Steve Michaels (Sat. only), international award-winning Canton singer Chris Ayotte, young Jackson singer Colin Dexter, Michigan Elvisfest cofounder Matt King, and others. They are backed by the Chicago-based Change of Habit Tribute Band. Also, the Michigan oldies band Street-Corner (Fri. only), a Johnny Cash tribute artist, and others. Sale of Elvis memorabilia, raffles, concessions, and a beer tent. Bring folding chairs. Costumes encouraged. Saturday only: kids activities (12:30-6 p.m.), including a bounce house, clowns, crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, and more.
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & noon-midnight (Sat.), Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 (Fri.) & $40 (Sat.) in advance at mielvisfest.com; $25 (Fri.) & $45 (Sat.) at the gate. Kids age 12 & under, free. mielvisfest.com, michiganelvisfest@gmail.com, 277-4547. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night"

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch The Lorax, the 2012 animated take on Dr. Seuss's book about a creature who sticks up for trees against a greedy entrepreneur. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Movies in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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July 19 & Aug. 16. Music, games, activities, and more. Concessions. Followed at sundown by films. The July 19 event is in conjunction with a "Family Campout" (5 p.m.-10 a.m., $10 per tent in advance, $20 on the day, continental breakfast included).

July 19: The Incredibles 2, Brad Bird's 2018 sequel to the immensely popular 2008 animation about a family of superheroes.

Aug. 16: The Greatest Showman, Michael Gracy's 2017 musical inspired by the colorful life of P.T. Barnum.

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6:30 p.m.-dusk, Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St. (west of Ann Arbor St.), Saline. Free. 429-3502.


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Saturday


July 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjällräven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. Hikes may go as far as the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Moon Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Moon-themed stories and rhymes for preschool-age kids.
10-11 a.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 18-21. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and others, and an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. theannarborartfair.com, (800) 888-9487.


 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary Celebration": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Free family-friendly activities include a lunar story time, moon tours, and building Alka-Seltzer rockets and astronaut helmets. Also, portable planetarium tours ($2/person), a solar bracelet craft ($1/bracelet), and ice cream ($1-$5).
10 a.m.-2 p.m., park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free; some activities have fees. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Native Pollinators Bug Hunt": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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Kids of all ages (with caregiver) invited to search for insects. SMLC volunteers discuss the importance of respectful searching and documenting, the different roles insects play, and the relationships between plants and insects. Bring a camera, if you like.
10 a.m.-noon, Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve, 8080 Cherry Hill Rd., Superior Twp. (park at the Superior Twp. Building Dept., 3040 N. Prospect Rd.). Free. 484-6565. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"BMR Kids Club- YDL Superior": Black Men Read.

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Join us on the third Saturday of each month at YDL Superior for storytelling and crafts!
Black Men Read is an homage to the history of storytelling among African people. All families are invited and encouraged to attend. Stories and activities will be geared for children K-5
Ypsilanti District Library- Superior Branch, 8795 Macarthur Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. bmrprogram@gmail.com [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Nicola's Books.

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July 10, 20, & 24. Stories and art activities for young kids. Themes: "Explore Art" (July 10), "Explore Outer Space" (July 20), & "Explore Nature" (July 24).
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11am  Free! 

"Preschool PAW Patrol Party": Dexter District Library.

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Kids age 6 & under (with caregiver) invited for craft activities inspired by the popular rescue dog cartoon.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 Noon-midnight 

19th Annual Michigan Elvisfest: Ypsilanti Depot Town Association.

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July 19 & 20. Thousands annually celebrate the memory of The King at this festival highlighted by performances by 11 Elvis tribute artists from around the nation, including internationally touring singer Doug Church, aka "the true voice of Elvis" (Fri. only), international award-winning Ontario singer Steve Michaels (Sat. only), international award-winning Canton singer Chris Ayotte, young Jackson singer Colin Dexter, Michigan Elvisfest cofounder Matt King, and others. They are backed by the Chicago-based Change of Habit Tribute Band. Also, the Michigan oldies band Street-Corner (Fri. only), a Johnny Cash tribute artist, and others. Sale of Elvis memorabilia, raffles, concessions, and a beer tent. Bring folding chairs. Costumes encouraged. Saturday only: kids activities (12:30-6 p.m.), including a bounce house, clowns, crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, and more.
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & noon-midnight (Sat.), Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 (Fri.) & $40 (Sat.) in advance at mielvisfest.com; $25 (Fri.) & $45 (Sat.) at the gate. Kids age 12 & under, free. mielvisfest.com, michiganelvisfest@gmail.com, 277-4547. [map]


 Noon-10 p.m.  Free! 

41st Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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July 20 & 21. Festival that features games, kids activities, a cakewalk, a classic car show (Sat., noon-3 p.m.), craft sale, freethrow & soccer goal contests, golf chipping contests (noon-6 p.m. both days), a vintage baseball game (Sun., 2 p.m.), bingo, a raffle, inflatables, food, beer & wine, and live music. The festival kicks off with a concert on Friday night by the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure (7 p.m., donation).

Saturday: The Swing City big band (1-3 p.m.), Master Lockman's Blackbelt Academy martial arts demo (1-2 p.m.), Colors the Clown (2-4 p.m.), Beatles tribute band Toppermost (4-6 p.m.), Bieder Science hands-on demos (4-6 p.m.), and the popular dance band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.).

Sunday: Encore Musical Theatre cabaret singers (noon-1 p.m.), Wildlife Safari live animal demo (1-4 p.m.), Eric the Juggler (4-6 p.m.), the Kielbasa Kings polka band (4-6 p.m.), and the Tatry Polka Dancers (4:30-5 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
*Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the reindeer (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feedings and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Apollo 11 Moon Landing Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Moon-themed activities for kids in grades K-5.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Firefly 5K Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Run": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk 5 km on park trails.
8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30 p.m.), County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration available at washtenaw.org/2663/Firefly-5k-Glow-in-the-Dark-Fun-Run. cooleyh@washtenaw.org, 971-6337. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Fuller Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
8:30 p.m., Fuller Park Pool, 1519 Fuller. $5 (kids & seniors, $4). 794-6237. [map]


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Sunday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

41st Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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July 20 & 21. Festival that features games, kids activities, a cakewalk, a classic car show (Sat., noon-3 p.m.), craft sale, freethrow & soccer goal contests, golf chipping contests (noon-6 p.m. both days), a vintage baseball game (Sun., 2 p.m.), bingo, a raffle, inflatables, food, beer & wine, and live music. The festival kicks off with a concert on Friday night by the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure (7 p.m., donation).

Saturday: The Swing City big band (1-3 p.m.), Master Lockman's Blackbelt Academy martial arts demo (1-2 p.m.), Colors the Clown (2-4 p.m.), Beatles tribute band Toppermost (4-6 p.m.), Bieder Science hands-on demos (4-6 p.m.), and the popular dance band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.).

Sunday: Encore Musical Theatre cabaret singers (noon-1 p.m.), Wildlife Safari live animal demo (1-4 p.m.), Eric the Juggler (4-6 p.m.), the Kielbasa Kings polka band (4-6 p.m.), and the Tatry Polka Dancers (4:30-5 p.m.).

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Noon-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 18-21. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and others, and an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. theannarborartfair.com, (800) 888-9487.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Bike-in :: Kids!.

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Ride your bike. Bring your kid and whatever bike CONTRAPTION they ride. Slow bike ride around Ann Arbor - less than 5 miles. All kids and grown-ups welcome.
This is a slow group ride with adult leaders, with a mid-ride stop at a playground, and ending up with ice cream. Route will be posted on the Facebook page @bikeinannarbor.
Regular Bike-In'ers encouraged to join too. More adult bikers = safer for kids.
Most bike-in rides are the last friday of the month, 7:00, meeting at the Farmer's Market. Everyone welcome.
Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories.
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 316 N 4th Ave. Free. 7347309025. susanbryanhsieh@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/bikeinannarbor/ [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the reindeer (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feedings and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except July 28 & Aug. 25. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft with Python": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game using the Python programming language. No experience necessary.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Racial Equity Family Fun Day"

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Kids and adults are invited to enjoy stories and activities focused on exploring the four core goals of anti-bias education. We will have a variety of enriching activities for kids and adults alike, light snacks for the young ones, and adults can grab a brewed beverage from Cultivate. This event is geared towards children K-3, but of course, all are welcome (because inclusion).
Suggested donation is $35/family in advance, $40 at the door, but nobody will be turned away. Come join us to nourish kids who are confident in their own identities and courageous in standing up for others.
Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse, 300 E Ainsworth St, Ypsilanti. Donation. $35 suggested donation. 7344470100. akinde.nuola@gmail.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-equity-family-fun-day-tickets-63379580030?aff=efbeventtix [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m. (CANCELED)  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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July & Aug. campfires canceled. All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


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Monday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m. 

"This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child at the Doodles Academy Art Camp"

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Art Camp Week 5: 7/22-7/26: Create-a-Creature
(5-8 yrs) Students learn about how different cultures have created composition creatures, or chimeras. Through painting and printmaking they develop a chimera creature, complete with habitat and backstory.
Class Size: Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Time & Ages: Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day.
This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.
AAWA Studios. $60. info@doodles-academy.org https://a2tix.com/events/doodles-academy-art-camp-wk5-createacreature
 


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child at the Doodles Academy Art Camp"

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Art Camp Week 5: 7/22-7/26: Art & Advocacy
(8-11 yrs) Students learn about how graphic designers advocate for causes they care about through design. Students choose an issue that they feel strongly about, and as they design a poster, research their topic and develop an advocacy campaign.
Class Size: Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Time & Ages: Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day.
This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.
AAWA Studios. $60. info@doodles-academy.org https://a2tix.com/events/doodles-academy-art-camp-wk5-Advocacy
 


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 2pm  Free! 

"DIY Galaxy Crafts": Dexter District Library.

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Youth entering grades 5-12 invited to do galaxy-themed crafts.
2-3:30 p.m, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Robot Gliders and Balancing Robots": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make cardstock robots that can glide on strings and balance on their fingers.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Summer Moms Group meets from July 16th to August 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11am  Free! 

Flying Aces Professional Frisbee Team: Dexter District Library.

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Frisbee pros perform frisbee tricks with humor and silliness. Audience participation. For kids age 6 & up. Followed on July 24 by "DIY Frisbee Decorating" (11 a.m., preregistration required) for kids in grades K-4.
11am-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 2pm  Free! 

"Spaced Out Snacks": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to try freeze-dried ice cream and other foods that astronauts eat in space.
2-3:15 p.m, SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Superhero Masks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rec It" Tuesdays: Chelsea Community Center/ Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation.

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Every Tues. (except July 2), June 18-Aug. 13 & Aug. 17. Games and activities for youth and families. Drawings for gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.

June 18: "Pool Night." Open swim at Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Dr. (Check Chelsea Community Center's Facebook page for construction & parking updates.)

June 25: Knockerball. Also known as bubble soccer, participants play games while encased in an inflatable bubble with inner handles and shoulder straps. Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown).

July 9: Games at Pierce Park.

July 16: Volleyball & Ga-ga Ball. Ga-ga is a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area. Timbertown Park.

July 23: "Ultimate Frisbee & Dinosaur Egg Hunt." Timbertown Park.

July 30: Kite Building & Flying. Pierce School Fields, 275 N. Freer Rd.

Aug. 6: "Creative Picket Fence Painting." Timbertown Park.

Aug. 13: "Make-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar." Also, family-friendly performance by local storytellers TBA. Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main.

Aug. 17 (5:30-8:30 p.m.): "Game Night." Lawn games and food trucks. Palmer Commons.
6-8:30 p.m., various locations. Free. facebook.com/Chelsea-Community-Center.


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Wednesday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed., except July 3. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

July 10: "Water, Water Everywhere."

July 17: "Mud Day."

July 24: "Life in the Pond."

July 31: "Insect Explorers."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Nicola's Books.

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July 10, 20, & 24. Stories and art activities for young kids. Themes: "Explore Art" (July 10), "Explore Outer Space" (July 20), & "Explore Nature" (July 24).
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Washi Tape Bookmark": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make bookmarks with colorful patterned tape.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Read Aloud Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All families invited to discuss The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher,Dana Alison Levy's 2014 middle-grade family comedy reminiscent of Beverly Cleary's Quimbys and Jeanne Birdsall's Penderwicks about the disordered lives of the ethnically diverse children of a same-sex couple. Pizza dinner provided.
5:30-6:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Thursday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Explorers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature programs for kids ages 5 & 6.

July 25: "Bugs & Their Buddies" (Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp.). A chance to look for and learn about bugs, insects, and arachnids.

Aug. 15: "Scavenger Hunt" (Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp.). A chance to explore the preserve.

Aug. 29: "Dragonflies" (Park Lyndon North, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea). A hike to look for and learn about dragonflies and their life cycle. Also, a dragonfly craft.

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10 a.m., various locations. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake. 971-6337.


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.

June 20 & Aug. 8: "Dance Along, Sing Along!" Beth Battey leads songs, dances, and musical games for kids and caregivers to do together. Siblings welcome.

June 27: "Moon Storytime." Local writer Meg Gower reads her moon picture books and leads participants in lunar-themed games.

July 11 and Aug. 1 & 15: "Yoga Storytime." Basic yoga moves with a Breathe Yoga representative.

July 18: "Dance Beat! Storytime." Performance by Ballet Chelsea's Dance Beat! contemporary dance group.

July 25: "Gross Motor Storytime." Stories & music to get everyone active.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 12:30 & 7 p.m. 

"The Muppet Movie": Fathom Events.

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July 25 & 30. (James Frawley, 1979). Heartwarming road movie mockumentary about how the Muppets met. The July 25 show is at Emagine only.
Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Lion King Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to color characters from the popular Disney movie.
1-2 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paint Your Own Warhol!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to learn about Andy Warhol and paint a piece in his style.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. (except July 4) June 20-July 25.

Crafts and activities for teens.

June 20: "Claymation Workshop." Michigan puppeteer and stop-motion animator Alex Thomas discusses the history of stop-motion animation, and guides participants in building and filming their own custom claymation puppet.

June 27: "Ring of Steel Action Theatre." Star Wars-themed combat workshop.

July 11: "Fandomania." A celebration of the experience of being a fan, with a variety of fandom-related games, crafts, and snacks. Email scomfort@chelseadistrictlibrary to ensure a favorite fandom is represented.

July 18: "Pop-Up Party." With cake pops, popsicles, a Faygo pop taste test, pop music, and the chance to decorate a Popsocket grip for your cell phone.

July 25: "Frankentoy Frenzy." Participants make creatures from parts of old toys. Toys, paint, & glue provided. Prizes for weirdest, prettiest, ugliest, and crowd favorite.
2-4 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Friday


July 2019
 8 a.m. 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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July 21-26. Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 24, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 25, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 26, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 26, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 26, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/youthshow (click on 2019 Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11am  Free! 

"Amazing Astronomy": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan Science Center representatives discuss physics in space and concepts that are often too big, too dark, or too far away to see. For kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Stick Mobiles": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make a hanging mobile out of sticks and fishing line and decorate it with birds and other shapes.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Bag Astronaut Helmet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


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Saturday


July 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjällräven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. Hikes may go as far as the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjällräven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 13 & 27. An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature program for kids ages 7-12, led by WCPARC naturalists.

July 14 (2-4 p.m.): "Fire and Shelter Building." Elle Bogle shows how to build a campfire with materials found in nature and how to build a primitive hut using debris.

July 27 (10:30 a.m.-noon): "Marsh Madness." Kelsey Dehring discusses marsh ecosystems. Also, a chance to look for creatures using a dip net.

Aug. 31 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fields of Late Summer" (West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea). A hike to identify flowers and grasses and look for insects and birds.

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Various times, Independence Lake County Park (except as noted), 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp. Free ($6 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake). Preregiatration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
*Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the reindeer (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feedings and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Make a Seed Mosaic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make a mosaic using seeds, beans, and grains.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Group ride for youth ages 9-18. Practice, exercises, and games for those new to cycling.
5 p.m., Forsythe Middle School south parking lot, 1655 Newport. Free. 328-1735. [map]


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Sunday


July 2019
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the reindeer (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, alligator feedings and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a coyote, a gila monster, a skunk, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Banjo Betsy Beckerman & the Uke Party: AADL Westgate.

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All kids in grades preK-3 invited to clap and sing-along with local musician Betsy Beckerman and the Uke Party Band. The program blends familiar songs with a couple of related stories told by AADL storytellers.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


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Monday


July 2019
 9 & 10:30 a.m. 

"This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child at the Doodles Academy Art Camp"

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Art Camp Week 6: 7/29-8/2: Me & My Monster
Inspired by Shel Silverstein's poems in, 'Don't Blump the Glump", students write a poem and create an artwork about themselves and their monster helper.
Class Size: Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Time & Ages: Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day.
This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.
AAWA Studios. $60. info@doodles-academy.org https://a2tix.com/events/doodles-academy-art-camp-wk6-monster
 


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 1pm  Free! 

"DIY Bath Bombs": Dexter District Library.

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Petite Fleur Skin Care (Dexter) owner Faith Boyce shows youth entering grades 5-12 how to make these hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients that effervesce when wet, releasing essential oils, scent, bubbles, and color to bathwater.
1pm, DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mo Willems Headbands!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to make paper headbands that look like their favorite Mo Willems character.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Splashy Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Water-themed stories for kids in grades preK-3.
2-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Tuesday


July 2019
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Summer Moms Group meets from July 16th to August 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 12:30 & 7 p.m. 

"The Muppet Movie": Fathom Events.

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July 25 & 30. (James Frawley, 1979). Heartwarming road movie mockumentary about how the Muppets met.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Ultimate Design Challenge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to find creative ways to solve design challenges. Materials provided.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Writing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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826Michigan representatives lead families in writing games and activities.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Polymer Clay Gnomes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Candy": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers tell stories about their favorite candy makers and offer some insights into some of the more interesting selections. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. Preregistration required. 663-3354. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rec It" Tuesdays: Chelsea Community Center/ Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation.

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Every Tues. (except July 2), June 18-Aug. 13 & Aug. 17. Games and activities for youth and families. Drawings for gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.

June 18: "Pool Night." Open swim at Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Dr. (Check Chelsea Community Center's Facebook page for construction & parking updates.)

June 25: Knockerball. Also known as bubble soccer, participants play games while encased in an inflatable bubble with inner handles and shoulder straps. Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown).

July 9: Games at Pierce Park.

July 16: Volleyball & Ga-ga Ball. Ga-ga is a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area. Timbertown Park.

July 23: "Ultimate Frisbee & Dinosaur Egg Hunt." Timbertown Park.

July 30: Kite Building & Flying. Pierce School Fields, 275 N. Freer Rd.

Aug. 6: "Creative Picket Fence Painting." Timbertown Park.

Aug. 13: "Make-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar." Also, family-friendly performance by local storytellers TBA. Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main.

Aug. 17 (5:30-8:30 p.m.): "Game Night." Lawn games and food trucks. Palmer Commons.
6-8:30 p.m., various locations. Free. facebook.com/Chelsea-Community-Center.


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Wednesday


July 2019
 9 a.m. 

Summer Camp SCRAP: SCRAP Box.

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Camp SCRAP is excited to announce five summer sessions for children in 1st-6th grade and a three-day workshop for teens. Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse and skill development. This camp is for children who LOVE inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life while taking care of our planet! Each day there is a fun mix of staff-led projects and time for children to access to the wide variety of materials in the SCRAP store to create a project of their choice.
Each camp is held from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in SCRAP Box's Education Studio located inside the SCRAP store at 581 State Circle Ann Arbor, MI. Camp dates and themes are as follows: June 17-20 Outer Space, June 24-28 Under the Sea, July 8-12 Art in Nature, July 15-18 Inventor's Imagination, July 31-August 2 Superheroes. Tuition ranges from $150-$275 depending on the length of the session. Substantial sibling discounts are available as well as scholarship opportunities.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $155.00 to $275.00--depending on Camp duration/sibling discount etc. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed., except July 3. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

July 10: "Water, Water Everywhere."

July 17: "Mud Day."

July 24: "Life in the Pond."

July 31: "Insect Explorers."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Summer of Space!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Space-themed activities for kids of all ages. This month's theme: Race to the Moon!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4). For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except July 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Finale: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited for an outdoor program with Canton-based science educator Dr. Nitro and his Dessert Lab, where participants design their dream ice cream sundae, assemble the liquid ingredients in a beaker, and watch as it's flash-frozen with nitrogen. Summer reading program grand prize winners announced at 1:30 p.m. Also, on Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m., a teen after hours finale party for those who complete the summer reading program.
Noon-1:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Fairy Doll!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Moon Phase Wall Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to paint a piece of wall art based on the phases of the Moon. Wear an old shirt or apron, if you like.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3pm  Free! 

"Circus Vowels Class": Saline District Library.

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Harvest School teacher Jodi McMaster leads an entertaining, interactive program to teach basic reading strategies to kids entering grades K & 1.
3-4 p.m., SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450.


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August 2019
 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.

June 20 & Aug. 8: "Dance Along, Sing Along!" Beth Battey leads songs, dances, and musical games for kids and caregivers to do together. Siblings welcome.

June 27: "Moon Storytime." Local writer Meg Gower reads her moon picture books and leads participants in lunar-themed games.

July 11 and Aug. 1 & 15: "Yoga Storytime." Basic yoga moves with a Breathe Yoga representative.

July 18: "Dance Beat! Storytime." Performance by Ballet Chelsea's Dance Beat! contemporary dance group.

July 25: "Gross Motor Storytime." Stories & music to get everyone active.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Arabic Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal tells stories and sings songs in Arabic. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to weave these classic bracelets using a round cardboard wheel.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 7pm  Free! 

"Cupcake Wars": Dexter District Library.

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Youth entering grades 5-12 invited to make cupcakes inspired by a favorite book or literary character. Prizes.
7-8 p.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


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August 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Korean Games and Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Traditional Korean games and crafts for kids in grades K-5.
10-11:30 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 24-28: "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" (Mike Mitchell, 2019). Citizens of a Lego town battle Duplo invaders.

July 1-5: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018). Animation about Count Dracula's family cruise vacation.

July 8-12: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). 2 kids find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

July 15-19: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Kelly Asbury, 2017). Animation about the only female Smurf's quest to find her special talent.

July 22-26: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about an unusual emoji with various expressions who sets out to become normal.

July 29-Aug. 2: "A Dog's Way Home" (Charles Martin Smith, 2019). Live action adventure film about a dog who travels through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11am  Free! 

"Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady": Dexter District Library.

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This popular area children's entertainer presents an interactive all-ages concert of singing and dancing. Audience participation. Followed by balloon animals by "The Balloon Meister" at the Farmers Market. Refreshments.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Artemis Fowl": Northfield Township Area Library Graphic Novel Book Club (for 5th & 6th Graders).

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Get to know 12-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, during our 5th and 6th grade graphic novel book club. We will read the first three graphic novel adaptations of this beloved book series. The best part? You get to keep the books to add to your bookshelf! The book club meets every other Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for pizza and a discussion of the book. Space is limited so registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"An Afternoon of Rock Climbing for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 6-12 (with signed parental waiver) invited to try indoor rock climbing.
Noon-3 p.m., Planet Rock, 82 Aprill Dr. Free. Space limited; preregistration required (email your teen's name, phone, and grade they're entering in the fall to registrations@aadl.org) 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Rolling Hills Family Campout #1": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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This sell-out event is sure to have your family making amazing memories with an overnight adventure in the park. Participants have the option for a 1 or 2 night stay. This event features activities including fishing, crafts, hiking, stargazing, and a campfire with s'mores. Top off the event with a Sunday morning pancake breakfast.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $9/person (1 night stay), $12/person (2 night stay). 734-484-9676. millerjs@washtenaw.org https://mi-washtenawcounty.civicplus.com/881/Rolling-Hills-Family-Campouts [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Sock Puppets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Finale: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited for an outdoor program with Canton-based science educator Dr. Nitro and his Dessert Lab, where participants design their dream ice cream sundae, assemble the liquid ingredients in a beaker, and watch as it's flash-frozen with nitrogen. Summer reading program grand prize winners announced at 1:30 p.m. Also, on Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m., a teen after hours finale party for those who complete the summer reading program.
Noon-1:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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August 2019
 9-10 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Nature-themed stories & crafts for ages 4-7.

Apr. 6: "Bouncing Bunnies."

May 4: "Spring Wildflowers."

June 1: "For the Birds."

July 6: "Beautiful Bugs."

Aug. 3: "Heard But Not Seen."
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Guided Meditation: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Take an hour from your busy life to catch your breath and become more in tune with your body, mind, and spirit at our guided meditation. The meditation will be led by an instructor from the Isha Foundation at Northfield Township Area Library from 11:30-12:30 p.m. This lesson in mindfulness is FREE to attend and registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
*Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library from 1:30-2:00 p.m. All are welcome to our new, sensory-friendly storytime. The Library will provide fidget tools, or your child can bring their own comfort toy. Prior to the storytime, the Library will have a sensory station available with objects for children to explore. No registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Superhero Academy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Superhero-themed activities for kids in grades K-5.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"The Lego Movie 2": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Fuller Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 2019 sequel about the citizens of a Lego town who battle Duplo invaders. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
8:30 p.m., Fuller Park Pool, 1519 Fuller. $5 (kids & seniors, $4). 794-6237. [map]


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August 2019
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except July 28 & Aug. 25. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



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August 2019
 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Yarn Monsters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mushroom Fairy House": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


August 2019
 10am  Free! 

Morning Movie for Dexter District Libraryers and Preschoolers: Dexter District Library.

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Film TBA.
10-11:30 a.m., DDL. Free. [Preregistration required.] 426-4477.


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Summer Moms Group meets from July 16th to August 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Tues. 12-mile group ride for youth age 17 & under who are comfortable riding 12 miles in an hour. Faster riders go 16 miles.
Meet at Mickey's Dairy Twist, 751 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rec It" Tuesdays: Chelsea Community Center/ Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation.

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Every Tues. (except July 2), June 18-Aug. 13 & Aug. 17. Games and activities for youth and families. Drawings for gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.

June 18: "Pool Night." Open swim at Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Dr. (Check Chelsea Community Center's Facebook page for construction & parking updates.)

June 25: Knockerball. Also known as bubble soccer, participants play games while encased in an inflatable bubble with inner handles and shoulder straps. Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown).

July 9: Games at Pierce Park.

July 16: Volleyball & Ga-ga Ball. Ga-ga is a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area. Timbertown Park.

July 23: "Ultimate Frisbee & Dinosaur Egg Hunt." Timbertown Park.

July 30: Kite Building & Flying. Pierce School Fields, 275 N. Freer Rd.

Aug. 6: "Creative Picket Fence Painting." Timbertown Park.

Aug. 13: "Make-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar." Also, family-friendly performance by local storytellers TBA. Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main.

Aug. 17 (5:30-8:30 p.m.): "Game Night." Lawn games and food trucks. Palmer Commons.
6-8:30 p.m., various locations. Free. facebook.com/Chelsea-Community-Center.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"National Night Out": Pittsfield Township.

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Family-oriented series of info booths on crime and drug abuse prevention, with information on Neighborhood Watch, personal safety, senior safety, safe kids, current scams and fraud, and after-market products for home and apartment safety. Giveaways, games, and firetrucks & police cars on display.
6-8 p.m., Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt. Free. 822-4959. [map]


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Wednesday


August 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. & 1 & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Aug. 7, 14, & 21. Kids ages 1-5 (with caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Aug. 7: "Buzzin' Bugs." Aug. 14: "Caterpillar Crawl." Aug. 21: "Beautiful Butterflies."
10-11 a.m., Olson Park, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553.


 11am  Free! 

"A Universe of Stories": Saline District Library.

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Half-hour all-ages puppet show presented by kids entering grades 5-8 who participated in the Aug. 2 puppet workshop (10 a.m.-noon, preregistration required).
11 a.m., SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Needlepoint Banners": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make and take home a hand-sewn banner out of one of the AADL's old event banners. Kids of any age are welcome, too.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Straw Bridge Engineering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a bridge out of drinking straws and then test its strength.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30pm  Free! 

"Magic with Ming": Saline District Library.

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Magic show by local magician Ming the Magnificent. Geared toward age 3 & up.
6:30-7:15 p.m., SDL. Free. [Preregistration required.]429-5450.


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Thursday


August 2019
 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.

June 20 & Aug. 8: "Dance Along, Sing Along!" Beth Battey leads songs, dances, and musical games for kids and caregivers to do together. Siblings welcome.

June 27: "Moon Storytime." Local writer Meg Gower reads her moon picture books and leads participants in lunar-themed games.

July 11 and Aug. 1 & 15: "Yoga Storytime." Basic yoga moves with a Breathe Yoga representative.

July 18: "Dance Beat! Storytime." Performance by Ballet Chelsea's Dance Beat! contemporary dance group.

July 25: "Gross Motor Storytime." Stories & music to get everyone active.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Charming Cardboard Masks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Fairy House": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek (3090 E. Eisenhower) & AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Monster Puppets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


August 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m. 

"Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Deli.

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Kids 2-5 (with caregiver) invited to listen to a food-themed story. Snack provided. Caregivers must stay with their child.
10:30-11 a.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $10 per child. Reservations required at events.zingermanscommunity.com. 663-3354.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"Rolling Hills Family Campout #2": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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This sell-out event is sure to have your family making amazing memories with an overnight adventure in the park. Participants have the option for a 1 or 2 night stay. This event features activities including fishing, crafts, hiking, stargazing, and a campfire with s'mores. Top off the event with a Sunday morning pancake breakfast.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $9/person (1 night stay), $12/person (2 night stay). millerjs@washtenaw.org. millerjs@washtenaw.org https://mi-washtenawcounty.civicplus.com/881/Rolling-Hills-Family-Campouts [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mermaid Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mermaid-themed crafts and music for kids in grades 1-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) & AADL Malletts Creek (2359 Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 5-11 p.m. 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a volleyball tournament, a chalk art challenge, contests, a chicken broil, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


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Saturday


August 2019
 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 9 & 10. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a volleyball tournament, a chalk art challenge, contests, a chicken broil, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 10 & 11. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 13 & 27. An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
*Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Day": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A family-oriented afternoon of water games and contests. Prizes.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Fuller Pool, 1519 Fuller Rd. $5 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6236. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Peacock Storytime and Craft!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Peacock-themed stories & crafts for kids in grades preK-2.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Science for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from Cayman Chemical show kids in grades K-5 how to make a magic mirror or lava lamp.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Sunday


August 2019
 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

8th Annual Walk for CDKL5 Research: Kiera's Hope Project.

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Come join us for a free family fun-filled event and help us raise awareness and funds for CDKL5 deficiency disorder!
We invite you to come walk with us at the beautiful Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI, and enjoy the festive atmosphere, great food and raffle prizes, and even take a stroll along the gorgeous Huron River. We would love to see you there!
Since we started the inaugural fundraising event in 2009, our Annual Michigan Walk has raised over $175,000 for CDKL5 research!
We have dedicated our lives to finding a cure for Kiera and all children affected by this devastating condition. There is hope for Kiera and all the children if we act quickly and continue research at an aggressive pace!
Please, help us find a cure in their lifetime!
Gallup Park, FAST Pavilion, 3000 Fuller Rd. Free. Donation. Registration required. katheryn@CDKL5research.org www.CDKL5research.org [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. The cow's eye dissection (3 p.m.) explores how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes. For ages 5+.
11 a.m. & 3 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 10 & 11. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except July 28 & Aug. 25. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cardboard Maze Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Minecraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



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August 2019
 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Balloon Cars": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a race car powered by a balloon.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood (3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) & AADL Westgate (Westgate shopping center). Free. 327-4200.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Tie-Dye Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry shows kids in grades 3-5 how to tie-dye. Bandanas provided, but bring a prewashed white cotton clothing item, if you like.
3-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pajama Jam!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Pajama-themed story time for kids in grades preK-3. Wear your pajamas and bring stuffed animals and blankets, if you like.
7-7:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Tuesday


August 2019
 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Summer Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Summer Moms Group meets from July 16th to August 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Dinosaur Crafts!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activities for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Youth and Junior Cycling": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Tues. 12-mile group ride for youth age 17 & under who are comfortable riding 12 miles in an hour. Faster riders go 16 miles.
Meet at Mickey's Dairy Twist, 751 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 328-1735. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rec It" Tuesdays: Chelsea Community Center/ Chelsea Area Friends for Recreation.

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Every Tues. (except July 2), June 18-Aug. 13 & Aug. 17. Games and activities for youth and families. Drawings for gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.

June 18: "Pool Night." Open swim at Beach Middle School, 445 Mayer Dr. (Check Chelsea Community Center's Facebook page for construction & parking updates.)

June 25: Knockerball. Also known as bubble soccer, participants play games while encased in an inflatable bubble with inner handles and shoulder straps. Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown).

July 9: Games at Pierce Park.

July 16: Volleyball & Ga-ga Ball. Ga-ga is a dodgeball variant played in a fenced-in area. Timbertown Park.

July 23: "Ultimate Frisbee & Dinosaur Egg Hunt." Timbertown Park.

July 30: Kite Building & Flying. Pierce School Fields, 275 N. Freer Rd.

Aug. 6: "Creative Picket Fence Painting." Timbertown Park.

Aug. 13: "Make-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar." Also, family-friendly performance by local storytellers TBA. Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main.

Aug. 17 (5:30-8:30 p.m.): "Game Night." Lawn games and food trucks. Palmer Commons.
6-8:30 p.m., various locations. Free. facebook.com/Chelsea-Community-Center.


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Wednesday


August 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. & 1 & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Aug. 7, 14, & 21. Kids ages 1-5 (with caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Aug. 7: "Buzzin' Bugs." Aug. 14: "Caterpillar Crawl." Aug. 21: "Beautiful Butterflies."
10-11 a.m., Olson Park, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


August 2019
 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Explorers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature programs for kids ages 5 & 6.

July 25: "Bugs & Their Buddies" (Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp.). A chance to look for and learn about bugs, insects, and arachnids.

Aug. 15: "Scavenger Hunt" (Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp.). A chance to explore the preserve.

Aug. 29: "Dragonflies" (Park Lyndon North, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea). A hike to look for and learn about dragonflies and their life cycle. Also, a dragonfly craft.

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10 a.m., various locations. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake. 971-6337.