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Kids' Calendar

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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Saturday


May 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Grow Up Great!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Preschoolers (with caregiver) invited to play dress up at a photo station and do other hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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- Blackstone Bookstore": Black Men Read.

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The BMR Kids Club is back at Black Stone Bookstore!! We are hosting our children's story hour on the fourth Saturday, every other month, at 11am, stop by Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center in Ypsilanti, MI with your K-5 grade youth for our Kids Club!
BMR (Black Men Read) is an homage to the history of the storytelling among African people. We have gathered a group of committed men who are available to read to children in school and at area bookstores. Black Men Read is a bridge- a tool for community connection between our beloved children and the pillars of our communites. All families are invited and encouraged to attend
Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center, 214 Michigan Ave, 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]



 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

11th Annual Classic Car Show: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Show of more than 80 classic, sporty, unusual, and rare cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Lunch available. Rain or shine.
Noon-3 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free; small fee to show a car. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the binturongs, aka bearcats (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a Shire horse, Arctic fox, reticulated python, and cougar, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Friendly Saturday": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Performance by the A2SO Brass Quintet. Also, an instrument petting zoo. For those on the autism spectrum and their families.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 994-4801.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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May 4 & 25. With Bad Kitty books (May 4, includes a visit from Bad Kitty) and books about pandas (May 25).
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read and Look": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Kids ages 4-8 (with caregiver) invited to tour the museum's Roman exhibits. Also, a reading of selections from the picture book G Is for Gladiator.
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Tracy Richardson: Nicola's Books.

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This Indianapolis writer discusses The Field, her new YA sci-fi novel about a teen soccer goalie who believes his nightmares may foreshadow a devastating future. Meanwhile, he seems to be developing a supernatural awareness on the soccer field and a strange connection to the new student from France. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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


May 2019
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Flower Day": Ann Arbor Farmers Market/Sunday Artisan Market.

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Sales of flowers and plants. Also, food trucks, live music, kids activities, gardening advice from Master Gardeners, beekeeping tips, and more. The Artisan Market begins at 11 a.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 794-6255. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the binturongs, aka bearcats (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a Shire horse, Arctic fox, reticulated python, and cougar, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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 May 19. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. (May 5 & 12), & AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy (May 26). Free. 327-4200. .


 2 p.m.  Free! 

38th Annual Memorial Day Observance: Arborcrest Memorial Park.

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Tribute featuring remarks by various public officials, including Saline mayor Brian Marl and others. Highlights include a color guard, a bugle salute, and appearances by veterans and scouts. Rain or shine. Limited seating; bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
2-3 p.m., Arborcrest Memorial Park, 2521 Glazier Way (behind the VA hospital, 1/4 mile west of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 761-4572. [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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Monday


May 2019
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Memorial Day Parade: Saline American Legion.

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Begins at Harris St. and Michigan Ave. and travels west on Michigan to Oakwood Cemetery for a memorial service.
10 a.m., Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 429-7310.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Memorial Day Parade: Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association.

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Ann Arbor's oldest neighborhood parade--and the best one in the area for young kids and their families--is a 6-block jaunt beginning at Greenbrier Park. Followed by a brief memorial service in Glacier Highlands Park (3600 Larchmont) and a chance for kids to play at the playground. Also, a Leslie Science & Nature Center representative shows and discusses a live raptor. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice slushies available.
10 a.m., Frederick to Middleton to Bardstown to Windemere to Barrister. Free. glacierhighlands.org.


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Tuesday


May 2019
 9 a.m & 1 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [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! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 only, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). 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 

Spring 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.
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 Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 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]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


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Wednesday


May 2019
 9 a.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 10-10:30, 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 only, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


May 2019
 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 only, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Grades K-8 invited to do crafts and building challenges. Materials provided.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Northfield Township Area Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event. ​
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 5 & 6:30 p.m. 

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

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Staffers discuss different types of bacon and some of their favorite bacon preparations. Tastings.
5 & 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.


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Friday


May 2019
 9 a.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 only, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Come to the Northfield Township Area Library every Friday for a storytime designed to promote early literacy. Enjoy a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"After Hours Magic: The Gathering": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Food.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Abbot Elementary School.

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Competitive games, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk, carnival games, sidewalk chalk, a "Beat the Bucket" game (to douse a 5th grader), a fire truck, and a raffle. Ice cream, pizza, fruit, chips, and drinks available.
Abbot, 2670 Sequoia Pkwy. Free admission; small charge for food & games. 994-1901. [map]


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Saturday


June 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."
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ukulele Club: Dexter District Library.

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Youth in grades 4-12 invited to try out ukuleles. Light refreshments. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Parents welcome to participate.
10-11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to learn to make coolers, plates, and utensils for summer picnics using recycled and reusable items. Participants also use compostable materials to create decorations to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. Preregistration requested at education@ecocenter.org. 761-3186.


 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.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party": Nicola's Books.

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Educational kids activities led by U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology representatives and others. Also, a chance to pick up a summer reading packet.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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. Meditation can help lower stress, improve focus, and help you connect better to those around you. The meditation will be led by an instructor from the Isha Foundation. 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 www.ntal.org/events [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime"

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All are welcome to join us for new, sensory-friendly storytime. The Northfield Township Area 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 required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unicorn Princess Party": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Put on your sparkly shoes and tutus and join us in celebrating Unicorn Feed & Supply's 1st birthday from 2-4pm! It will be the PREMIERE appearance of our very own "Dessa, the Unicorn Princess," who will be available for photo ops! We'll ALSO have a Unicorn Princess COSTUME CONTEST (prizes for categories
"Ages 2 & Under," Ages 3-6," "Ages 7-12"). All costume contest participants should arrive by 3:30, and winners will be announced at 3:45! We'll be serving Unicorn Cookies by our neighbor, Terry Bakery and sips of Pearly Pink Shimmerology Punch! This event is FREE and open to ALL AGES!
Unicorn Feed & Supply, 114 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-961-8610. info@unicornfeedsupply.com unicornfeedsupply.com [map]


 3-4 p.m. 

Kids Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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70-m and 100-m dashes, 400m and 1-mile runs, and a long jump for kids 12 & under. Also, refreshments and entertainment.
3-4 p.m., Skyline HS, 2552 N. Maple. $15 (free if registered for any adult races on June 2). info@dxa2.com. [map]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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 p.m. 

"Beauty and the Beast": Ann Arbor in Concert.

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This local theater company performs a concert version of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Linda Woolverton's 1994 musical version of the classic Disney cartoon, itself an adaptation of a French fairy tale, about a lovely maiden and the loathsome beast who must earn her love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. The score includes such favorites as "Belle," "Gaston," "Be Our Guest," and the title song. Preceded by a gala dinner ($100, includes premium seating for the show). Note: These shows usually sell out.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $25-$50 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at a2ic.org. 786-3868.


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Sunday


June 2019
 7:50, 8, & 8:30 a.m. 

46th Annual Dexter-Ann Arbor Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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Since 1974, this race, the area's biggest running event, typically draws thousands of runners from throughout southeast Michigan. With a half-marathon, 10-km run, and 5-km run and fitness walk. Awards. All races conclude on Main Street between Miller and Ann. Postrace entertainment. Preceded on June 1 by a Kids Run (see Kids Calendar). Refreshments and entertainment.
7:50 a.m. (10-km run & fitness walk) & 8 a.m. (5-km run & fitness walk), Kingsley at N. Main; 8:30 a.m. (half-marathon), Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd., Dexter. Entry fees for individuals: $45 (5-km), $55 (10-km) & $85 (half-marathon) at dexterannarborrun.com by May 31. Entry forms available at local sporting goods stores. (419) 356-4881.


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"34th Annual Taste of Ann Arbor": Main Street Area Association.

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A chance to taste entrées and desserts from more than 30 downtown restaurants and cafés. Also, kids activities on E. Liberty, including a preview of the annual Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game, hula hooping, sidewalk art, and more. The live music lineup includes Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Petty (11:30 a.m.), the local country-inflected folk-rock quintet Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (11:55 a.m.), the Grand Rapids gypsy swing folk-rock trio Olivia & the Aquatic Troupe (12:25 p.m.), Plymouth folk-blues singer-songwriter Matt Sauter, aka Adventures with Vultures (1:10 p.m.), the area funk band The Ologians (2 p.m.), Chicago funk-rock jam quintet The North 41 (2:50 p.m.), the local bluegrass-oriented folk-rock ensemble The Crossed Lines (4:15 p.m.).
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main St. between William and Washington sts. Free admission; food tickets $1 each (items range from 1-4 tickets each). 668-7112.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kindermusik teacher Denise Owens leads infants through 5-year-olds (with caregiver) in a program of music and movement.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except June 16 & 30. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Plant Some Seeds with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [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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Monday


June 2019
 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Free Playgroup Time for Children: May's Bilingual Preschool.

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Please join us for fun and educational activities!
This is a free event for 2-5 year old children (with parents only). The focus of this event is on promoting child development and bilingual (tonal language Chinese and non-tonal English) education in young children. Activities include circle time with live music, reading, crafting, free play (indoor and outdoor), Chinese word of the day, gymnastics training on balance beam, parenting skill building, parents' networking, etc.
We offer this free event, because we know that tonal language exposure in early childhood is very important and we would like to let all children to have the access to this type of language.
External link:
"Extraordinary Benefits of Mandarin Language Learning for Children" (https://tessais.org/extraordinary-benefits-of-mandarin-language-learning-for-children/)
Please RSVP through the Contact page on our website. Thank you :-)
May's Bilingual Preschool, 3181 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. maydelosh@gmail.com www.MaysChineseSchool.com [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


June 2019
 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]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). 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 

Spring 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.
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 Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 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]


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Wednesday


June 2019
 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 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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Every Wed. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. June 5: "Explore Outside!" June 12: "Animal Homes." June 19: "Campfires." June 26: "Shelter Exploration."
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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


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Thursday


June 2019
 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Northfield Township Area Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event. ​
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Ann Arbor Open School.

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Petting zoo, cakewalk, photo booth, karaoke, and carnival games. Ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, pizza, and other local food available. Bring your own plates, utensils, and water bottles, if you wish.
Open, 920 Miller. Free admission (small charge for food & game tickets). 994-1910. [map]


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Friday


June 2019
 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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-midnight 

13th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 7-9. This lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki, as well as loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), paximathakia (Greek biscotti), and other delicacies. Also, live Greek music by the Detroit band Enigma, performances by Greek dancers, and open dancing (Fri. & Sat. 9 p.m.-midnight). Church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner and take a shuttle to the festival). $3 (except Sun., free; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.). annarborgreekfestival.org, 332-8200. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Snow Cone Social: Thurston Elementary.

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Lawn games, balloon twisting, face painting, a rock climbing wall, and live music by Thurston students. Cosa Sabrosa food truck. Snow cones available.
Thurston, 2300 Prairie. Free activities (buy your own food). 994-1970. [map]


 5-10 p.m.  Free! 

Ypsi Pride.

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Street festival with live music, drag and gender performances, kids activities, & more. Food & beer available. Performers include Lansing singer-songwriter Kate Peterson, 90s-style Ypsilanti garage pop quartet Child Sleep, the area Kitty Delicious Queer Burlesque, local singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer, drag performances, fire performers, and Flint R&B and soul singer Furillostar.
5-10 p.m., Washington St., Ypsilanti. Free. facebook.com/YpsiPride.


 5 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the animated films How to Train Your Dragon (May 24) and Tarzan (June 7). Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Pittsfield Elementary.

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"Pirate Invasion" bounce house, inflatable basketball, a maze runner, ring toss, "Roller Bowler," "Pig Race," a cake walk, face painting, and more. Raffles & silent auction. Pizza, beverages, and ice cream available.
Pittsfield, 2543 Pittsfield Blvd. Free admission (charge for food & games). 997-1218. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Allen Elementary Country Fair.

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Carnival games & prizes, a petting zoo, water balloon toss, and a "human hamsters" race. Kona Shaved Ice & pizza.
Allen, 2506 Towner. $5 (families, $20) admission at the door. 997-1210. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Eberwhite Elementary.

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Games, cake walk, raffles, and more. Pizza, slushies, and ice cream available.
Eberwhite, 800 Soule. Free admission (small charge for food & games tickets). 994-1934. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Bach Elementary.

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Carnival games, a dunk tank, face painting, inflatable games, and a DJ. Gift basket raffle. Ice cream trucks and Hero or Villain food truck. Pizza & drinks available.
Bach, 600 W. Jefferson. Free admission ($10 for a games pass). 994-1949. [map]


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Saturday


June 2019
 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for 2019-2020 Ann Arbor Youth Chorale: First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor.

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The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale invites boys (with unchanged voices) and girls, ages 9-16, to audition for membership in their outstanding choirs! Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, June 8. Auditionees need attend one of the audition dates. Sign up for an easy and relaxed 10-minute audition appointment held privately between the singer and conductor; no preparation required. Visit http://annarboryouthchorale.org/auditions/sign-up/ for more information or contact our office at: aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org / 734-996-4404. Scholarships are available.
Youth Chorale has provided excellent vocal training, exciting performance opportunities, and FUN for 32 years - perfect for children who love to sing! Performance highlights from 2018 include performances with the Ann Arbor Symphony and UMS Choral Union in historic Hill Auditorium. 2019 plans include performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall!
First Baptist Church, 517 E Washington St. Free. 7349964404. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org http://annarboryouthchorale.org/auditions/sign-up/ [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live turtles. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" lets the animals take a break.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 8 & 9 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 & 11 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park (June 8), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 9), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Kids in the Creek": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Kids ages 5-12 invited to collect and observe some of the large and small inhabitants of the Huron River ecosystem. Wear water shoes or boots. Change of clothes & towel recommended. Followed at 1 p.m. by "Fishing for Beginners," where participants learn about different types of tackle, basic knots, and casting techniques.
10-11 a.m., Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $3 (plus $10 vehicle entrance fee). Preregistration required at hm.interpreter@metroparks.com or by phone. 426-8211. [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. 

"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.-midnight 

13th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 7-9. This lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki, as well as loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), paximathakia (Greek biscotti), and other delicacies. Also, live Greek music by the Detroit band Enigma, performances by Greek dancers, and open dancing (Fri. & Sat. 9 p.m.-midnight). Church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner and take a shuttle to the festival). $3 (except Sun., free; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.). annarborgreekfestival.org, 332-8200. [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]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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! 

"Father's Day Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades preK-4.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-10 p.m. 

"Live on Washington": The Neutral Zone.

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7th annual outdoor teen music and arts festival, curated and planned by teens, with two stages, street art activities, food vendors, and more. Headliners are the L.A.-based indie pop trio TV Girl (10 p.m.) and North Hollywood rapper Kayo Genesis (9:15 p.m.). On the B-Side Stage: vocalist & instrumentalist (and Pioneer High senior) Jack Pribble (3:15 p.m.), middle school all-female pop-rock cover band Sonic Flashback (3:45 p.m.), Kira Grace (4:15 p.m.), local teen improv jam band Mix (4:45 p.m.), high school acoustic duo Seth & Sofia (5:15 p.m.), local pop-soul singer-songwriter Sacha Verlon (5:45 p.m.), and local teen indie pop band SunnyHeadache (6:15 p.m.). On the main stage: high school a cappella ensemble Soulfege (3 p.m.), Community Music School ensemble the Brandenburg Project (3:20 p.m.), local teen alt-rock band Alt Facts (3:45 p.m.), rap trio 4our Seasons (4:10 p.m.), The Daydream Project (4:30 p.m.), Detroit spoken word and "riot jazz" collective Critical Theory (4:55 p.m.), local teen 7-piece R&B band Rosewood (5:15 p.m.), Ypsilanti teen rappers Mike Anthony & Kenny Davis (5:40 p.m.), vocal-dance ensemble Myles (6:05 p.m.), local teen singer-songwriter and guitarist Hazel Bee (6:30 p.m.), Flint rapper D. Vaughn the Illest (6:55 p.m.), local teen deathcore band Colorless Exile (7:15 p.m.), local David Lynch-inspired teen indie rock trio Present Company (7:45 p.m.), and local jazz-inflected teen indie rock band The Left Lanes (8:15 p.m.).
3-10 p.m., E. Washington between 5th & Division. Free. 214-9995.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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 p.m.  Free! 

"River Sounds in the Key of A2": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra/Concordia University.

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Guest conductor Steven Jarvi leads the orchestra in an outdoor concert of pops and classical music, including selections from West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera, Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Taylor's Danse Nègre, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, and Hardiman's Lord of the Dance. Bring something to sit on, if you wish. Preceded at 7 p.m. by an instrument petting zoo.
8 p.m., Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. Free; reservations available at eventbrite.com (search for "river sounds"). 994-4801. [map]


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Sunday


June 2019
 8 a.m.-noon 

Pancake Breakfast Fly-in/Drive-in: Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Pancake and sausage breakfast and aircraft display. Kids activities include pedal planes and airplane crafts.
8 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor Airport, hangar west of the control tower, 801 Airport Dr. $6 (kids ages 3-7, $3; age 2 & under, free). eaa333.org, 845-4029. [map]



 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Red Fish Blue Fish Teach Kids to Fish": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Kids of all ages (accompanied by a parent) invited to catch some fish. Poles and bait provided.
9:30-11:30 a.m., meet on the docks at the Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $5 per child. Preregistration required. 794-6240. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 8 & 9 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 & 11 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park (June 8), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 9), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Shawn Severance leads kids ages 7-12 on a hike to examine rocks and fossils found in a gravel pit.
Fox Science Preserve, 2280 Peters Rd. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m. 

13th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 7-9. This lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki, as well as loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), paximathakia (Greek biscotti), and other delicacies. Also, live Greek music by the Detroit band Enigma, performances by Greek dancers, and open dancing (Fri. & Sat. 9 p.m.-midnight). Church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner and take a shuttle to the festival). $3 (except Sun., free; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.). annarborgreekfestival.org, 332-8200. [map]


 Noon & 4 p.m. 

Annual Recital: Dancer's Edge.

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Showcase of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, pom, musical theater, and contemporary dance by student dancers ages 3-18. With some large production numbers and team dances.
Noon & 4 p.m. (different programs), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. $20. 424-2626. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Community Block Party: YMCA.

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A bounce house, lawn games, Zumba, a firetruck, and representatives from the Ann Arbor District Library, Recycle Ann Arbor, Howell Nature Center, and others. Food trucks.
1-5 p.m., YMCA, 400 W. Washington. Free. 996-9622. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Writing Festival: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with young adult writers TBA, and a teen writing workshop hosted by the Neutral Zone. Also, announcement of the winners of the annual AADL "It's All Write" teen short story writing contest, which features $1,500 in prizes.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm. & Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live turtles. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" lets the animals take a break.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except June 16 & 30. 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.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 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]


 3-8 p.m. 

"Grillin' 2019": Food Gatherers.

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Grillin' is the best picnic of the year. Come enjoy gourmet food, dance to groovy tunes, and enter the silent auction while supporting your community. One in seven people in Washtenaw County struggles with hunger, and proceeds from Grillin' help Food Gatherers distribute 14,500 meals a day to adults, seniors, and children in need of food. Grillin' features live music, a cash bar with Michigan microbrews and wines, kids games, complimentary massages, and more! Join us for a picnic with a purpose.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Kids (ages 3-13) are $10, and kids under 3 are free. david.torrejon@foodgatherers.org www.foodgatherers.org/grillin [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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Monday


June 2019
 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Llama Destroys the World": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lancaster, PA-based author-and-illustration team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox read their debut picture book, a whimsical account of a llama whose weakness for cake leads to world destruction. For kids in grades K-5.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


June 2019
 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! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). 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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Spring 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.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



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Wednesday


June 2019
 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 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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Every Wed. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. June 5: "Explore Outside!" June 12: "Animal Homes." June 19: "Campfires." June 26: "Shelter Exploration."
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. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


June 2019
 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Exploring Spring Ponds": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-4 (with caregiver).
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Northfield Township Area Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event. ​
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: A2 Steam at Northside.

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Carnival games & treats.
Steam, 912 Barton. Free admission (small charge for food & games). 994-1958. [map]


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Friday


June 2019
 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Come to the Northfield Township Area Library every Friday for a storytime designed to promote early literacy. Enjoy a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: area jazz vocalist-clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo (5 p.m.) and the Ali Bey Quartet (6 p.m.), a Detroit jazz-funk band led by bassist Bey. On the Rackham Stage: a mix of Balkan music, pop, and R&B by the Detroit Party Marching Band (7 p.m.), the Ypsilanti fuzz-rock duo Junglefowl (8:45 p.m.), and The Outer Vibe (10:15 p.m.), a Grand Rapids pop-rock quintet whose influences range from Led Zeppelin and Queen to Muse and Maroon 5.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Screening of Charlotte's Web, the 2006 live action adaptation of E.B. White's classic. Also, snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights.
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


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Saturday


June 2019
 9 a.m. 

"Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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The annual Autism Swim Day, in partnership with EMU's Autism Collaborative Center, provides families living with Autism an opportunity to enjoy access to the water park in a safe, judgement-free environment. With the purchase of daily admission, families will be allowed access to the water park beginning at 9am on June 15. This event is perfect to make new friends and meet other families living with Autism! Pre-registration is not required, all ages welcome!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. General Admission Prices. 734-484-9676. cortezr@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/2252/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Swim-Day [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 15 & 16. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Things That Fly."
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Dads & Donuts": Nicola's Books.

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Father's Day-themed story time. Donuts & lemonade.
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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]



 Noon  Free! 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for an afternoon of fun at Rolling Hills County Park! Learn about all the great opportunities there are to explore your parks, preserves and facilities. We'll have sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house and so much more! Afterwards you can head over to the Rolling Hills Water Park and enjoy some summer fun at the pool! Kick-off the summer right and learn about all the neat ways you can have new adventures in your parks!
Registration for this event opens at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org on May 1st!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-484-9676. parkinsons@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/2390/GetOutsideDay [map]


 Noon 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and information about local parks and preserves. Preceded at 9-11 a.m. by Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day ($10 regular water park admission; kids, $8), a chance for those with ASD to use the water park before it's open to a larger crowd.
Noon, p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

3rd Annual Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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Professional kite flying demonstrations, kids games and activities, a kite coloring contest, and a chance to build and decorate kites ($6.27 in advance with preregistration). Food available. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by a collective memorial service (preregistration recommended). Rain or shine.
1-4 p.m., Pioneer High School front lawn, 601 W. Stadium. Free admission; preregistration recommended at grievewell.com/kite. 975-0238. [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Petty (5 p.m.) and the acclaimed Dearborn-based folk-rock singer-songwriter duo Jo Serrapere & John Devine (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Anne Heaton Band (7 p.m.), a local band that plays spirited, cheerful originals by singer-songwriter and pianist Heaton; Ann Arbor-based R&B and soul singer Rachel Mazer (8:45 p.m.), and the popular inventive local country-rock band The Ragbirds (10:15 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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


June 2019
 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 15 & 16. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Things That Fly."
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1-1:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Japanese-language songs and stories for babies & preschoolers by local music teacher Momo Kajiwara.
1-1:45 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Japan Week: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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June 16-22. This week-long celebration of Japanese culture kicks off today with a screening of Ponyo (3 p.m., Michigan Theater), Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 anime fantasy about a young boy who develops a relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. The rest of the week includes several Japanese art workshops, azalea bonsai viewing (June 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro), Japanese video games (June 17, 5-7 p.m. at the U-M Duderstadt Center Rm. B474, 2281 Bonisteel), a "Women's World Cup Watch Party: Japan v. England" (June 19, 2:30 p.m. at Slurping Turtle, 608 E. Liberty; reservations required at umcjs@umich.edu), Taiko drumming (see June 22 listing), martial arts at the YMCA and Ann Arbor Summer Festival, specials at local Japanese restaurants, and more. See ii.umich.edu/cjs for full schedule.
Various times & locations. Free. 764-6307.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: local singer-songwriter and pianist Katie Pederson (5 p.m.) and Hazel Bee (6 p.m.), a local teen singer-songwriter and guitarist who writes dreamy, quirky soft rock songs. On the Rackham Stage: kid-friendly NYC-area rock 'n' roll band Michael & the Rockness Monsters (7 p.m.) and The Left Lanes (8:30 p.m.), a local teen quintet, winners of the Neutral Zone's 2018 Battle of the Bands, that plays indie rock, shoegaze, pop, and jazz originals. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by the 2013 Disney animation Frozen.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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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


June 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]



 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), 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. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make an Instrument: Rain Sticks": 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! 

"Trouble!": Ann Arbor Public Library.

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Trickster-themed storytime for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Tuesday


June 2019
 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! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). 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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Circus Camp for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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Four days of circus fun for ages 8-17! This camp is for active young people who wish to explore the aerial and circus arts. From flying on the aerial silks, sling, lyra, and trapeze to juggling, acrobatics, clowning, contortion, and developing their very own act, your kids don't need to run away to join the circus! Sessions run Mon-Thurs, 12-4pm. Dates listed are only the first day of each session, please visit our website to see the full schedule and to register.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $250. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/youth-circus-camp/ [map]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Arabic Songs and Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal tells stories and sings songs in Arabic. For ages 2-5.
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 Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter Annie Bacon (5 p.m.), a recent Ann Arbor transplant who writes lush and earnest story songs, and Rebecca HH Rosen (6 p.m.), a Bloomfield Hills singer-guitarist who writes minimalist songs with strong melodies and piercing lyrics. On the Rackham Stage: funk-pop trio led by local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam (7 p.m.) and May Erlewine & the Motivations (8:30 p.m.), a country-folk octet led by Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by the heartwarming 2018 Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2019
 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 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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Every Wed. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. June 5: "Explore Outside!" June 12: "Animal Homes." June 19: "Campfires." June 26: "Shelter Exploration."
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. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand-Carved Soap Boats": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 3 & up invited to learn woodcarving basics by carving a boat out of a soap bar.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Button Tree Paintings": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to paint a watercolor tree and decorate it with buttons.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4-10 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: 14-year-old Commerce singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolinist Aspen Jacobsen (5 p.m.) and Ypsilanti experimental chamber rock quintet Joanna & the Jaywalkers (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Sumkali (7 p.m.), a local 10-member band led by tabla player John Churchville that blends classical Indian music with jazz and funk idioms and Sona Jobarteh (8:15 p.m.), an acclaimed London-born kora (21-string African harp) virtuoso who combines traditional music, blues, and Afropop. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham's 2018 drama about a teen girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Thursday


June 2019
 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: The Six Senses of Buddhism": UMMA.

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Local artist Susan Clinthorne leads a tour of the current exhibit that explores the nature and history of objects used in Buddhist practice. Followed by an art activity related to the exhibit. For families with kids age 6 & up. In conjunction with Japan Week (see June 16 listing).
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. (choose one). Preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Analog Robot Hands": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-8 invited to make a robotic hand that opens and closes.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Northfield Township Area Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event. ​
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 4-11 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: young northern Michigan singer-songwriter and pianist Eliza Thorp (5 p.m.) and the Katie Stanley Band (6 p.m.), a country, rock, and folk trio led by Flint-based singer-guitarist Stanley. On the Rackham Stage: Ferndale New Orleans-style jazz quintet The Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club (7 p.m.), and Planet D Nonet (8:30 p.m.), a popular 10-piece swing band from Detroit, led by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O'Donnell. Also, a swing dance lesson (8 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of an audience favorite from last month's Cinetopia Film Festival.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Friday


June 2019
 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 movement.
10-10:40 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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Project for grades K-8. Materials provided, but bring your own, if you like.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"How Do I Hover? An Exploration of How to Lift a Hovercraft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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WCC faculty STEAM trainer Susan Dentel shows all in grades 6-8 how to build a tabletop hovercraft.
2-4 p.m. AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Parakeets & Furry Friends Craft": 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]


 4-11 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: the local avant-jazz band the Michael Malis Trio (5 p.m.) and Estar Cohen (6 p.m.), a Toledo jazz vocalist-composer backed by pianist Galen Bundy and percussionist Travis Aukerman. On the Rackham Stage: up-and-coming young local R&B singer Madelyn Grant (7 p.m.), Toledo Afropop-influenced minimalist electronic and psychedelic jazz duo Heavy Color (8:30 p.m.), and My Brightest Diamond (10:15 p.m.), the stage name of Shara Worden, a Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter (and Ypsilanti High School grad) who performs an avant-garde blend of opera, cabaret, and chamber music.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Saturday


June 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10 a.m- 1 p.m. 

"International Mud Day": Green Apple Garden Playschools.

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Join Apple Playschools for a celebration of International Mud Day!
International Mud Day is a day for children around the world to connect with the earth through mud play and exploration. At Apple Playschools, everyday is mud day, but on this particular day, we get messy to the extreme! Dive into the wonders of mud in our mud pit, make mud pies, explore mud paint, build cob fairy houses and explore the many uses of mud throughout the world.
Come prepared to get muddy! Mud Day t-shirts and wet bags for muddy clothes will be available for sale.
Green Apple Garden Playschool-Lower School, 2664 Miller Rd. $5/child. 734-773-3182. http://www.appleplayschools.org/mudday.html [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Blacksmiths, Soldiers, and Log Cabin Weekend": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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June 22 & 23. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Chelsea. $5 (kids 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"International Mud Day": Apple Playschools.

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Kids (with caregiver) invited to play in a mud pit, make mud pies, play with mud paint, build fairy houses, and more. Sale of Mud Day T-shirts and wet bags for muddy clothes.
2664 Miller. $5 per child. appleplayschools.org/mudday.html. [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.-11 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [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]



 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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An UMMA volunteer reads One Leaf Rides the Wind, Celeste Mannis and Susan Kathleen Hartung's counting book set in a Japanese Garden. For kids ages 3-6 (with caregiver). In conjunction with Japan Week (see June 16 listing).
Meet at the UMMA Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Toy Story 4 Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to color characters from the popular animated franchise.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Read and Look": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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A reading of Kate Davies and Alfredo Belli's picture book, In Egyptian Times. Followed by a chance to tour the museum to find artifacts featured in the book. For kids ages 4-7 (with caregiver).
Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: young local indie folk singer-songwriter Mary Collins (5 p.m.) and local indie folk trio Little Traps (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: the veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band Tumbao Bravo (7 p.m.), the popular local Latin jazz band Los Gatos (8:30 p.m.), and Orquesta Tradición (10:15 p.m.), a Grand Rapids-based Puerto Rican ensemble that plays salsa and Reggaetón with additional Latin and Caribbean influences. Also, salsa dance lessons (8:15 & 10 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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


June 2019
 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Light Up the Park": Ann Arbor Skatepark 5th Anniversary Event.

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Skateboarding performances by 9-time skateboarding world champion Andy Macdonald, recent Birdhouse Skateboards pro Alec Beck, pro skateboarder Ron Allen, L.A. Rams running back John Kelly, Midwest skateboarder Gabby Rataiczak, and Arizona Skate Rising program manager Janthavy Norton. Music, skateboarding competitions (fee to participate), and vendors. Food available. Proceeds go toward new lighting for the skatepark.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park, 350 N. Maple. Free admission; donations accepted. trevor@a2skatepark.org, 223-9837. [map]


 Noon-8 p.m. 

68th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 19-23. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-10 p.m. (Wed.), 4-11 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-8 p.m. (Sun.), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands $20 in advance by noon on June 19 at bit.ly/2vnoIjQ, $27 at the door; $10 minimum purchase to enter after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Blacksmiths, Soldiers, and Log Cabin Weekend": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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June 22 & 23. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Chelsea. $5 (kids 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

David Zinn: Nicola's Books.

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This well-known local chalk artist leads an interactive chalk art activity outdoors. Rain date: July 14.
1-4 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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! 

"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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Flamingo Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Flamingo-themed crafts in celebration of National Flamingo Day for kids in grades preK-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: local 18-year-old Americana, alt-folk, and jazz singer-songwriter and ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (5 p.m.) and the Oliver Mayman Trio (6 p.m.), a jazz band led by drummer Mayman, a recent Community/Huron High grad. On the Rackham Stage: bilingual Massachusetts children's music singer-songwriter Mister G (7 p.m.) and Hullabaloo (8:30 p.m.), the veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Paddington, Paul King's 2014 live-action comedy about the beloved talking bear who's adopted by a London family.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Monday


June 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 1: 6/24-6/28: Artist, Explorer, Scientist
This week, students learn about how artists, explorers, and scientists use observation drawing in their work. Throughout the week they have the chance to 'become' all three, studying and drawing animals of their choice. They end the week by creating prints that they can exchange with their classmates.
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. Discounts available for siblings/multiple week sign-ups.
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 Workshop and Studio Space, 4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $60. info@doodles-academy.org https://a2tix.com/events/doodles-academy-art-camp-wk1 [map]
 


 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]



 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Circus Camp for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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Four days of circus fun for ages 8-17! This camp is for active young people who wish to explore the aerial and circus arts. From flying on the aerial silks, sling, lyra, and trapeze to juggling, acrobatics, clowning, contortion, and developing their very own act, your kids don't need to run away to join the circus! Sessions run Mon-Thurs, 12-4pm. Dates listed are only the first day of each session, please visit our website to see the full schedule and to register.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $250. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/youth-circus-camp/ [map]



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Tuesday


June 2019
 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). 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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 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]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: local husband-and-wife Americana duo Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis (5 p.m.) and Mark Lavengood Band (6 p.m.), a Grand Rapids bluegrass band led by multi-instrumental string virtuoso and songwriter Lavengood. On the Rackham Stage: the local country-inflected folk-rock quintet Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (7 p.m.) and Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (8:15 p.m.), a quartet of local blues, folk, and jazz veterans led by harmonica wizard and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by the 1967 Sidney Poitier classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Felt Ball Fun": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all ages how to make a felt ball using cotton roving, soap, and water. Supplies provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2019
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. June 5: "Explore Outside!" June 12: "Animal Homes." June 19: "Campfires." June 26: "Shelter Exploration."
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. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: local contemporary classical string quartet Room 1078 (5 p.m.) and the local folk singer-songwriter duo of fiddler-vocalist Emily Slomovits and singer-guitarist Billy King (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: the local eclectic folk-rock sextet FUBAR (7 p.m.) and the Plymouth acoustic roots music trio Cold Tone Harvest (8:30 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Arrival, Denis Villeneuve's 2016 sci-fi flick about a linguist trying to help the military communicate with aliens.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Thursday


June 2019
 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. (except June 3) Malletts Creek.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. (except June 5) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Celebrate Mud Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids age 5 & up (with caregiver) invited to play in mud. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring extra clothes to change into after.
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 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Survival Camp!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-5 invited to make a paracord wristband and learn tips for wilderness survival.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Woven Turtles": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make cute yarn turtles out of 3 popsicle sticks and the "God's Eye" weaving pattern. Materials provided.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Northfield Township Area Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event. ​
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight: Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly leads a public art project (7-10 p.m. Thurs. & 5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.) to build a miniature landscape over 3 days; bring a household item or object to contribute to the project. On the Acoustic Stage: local improvisational folk, rock, & soul trio The Cloudbuilders (5 p.m.) and the Traverse City self-styled "ethereal gypsy music" ensemble Dede & the Dream (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio Honey Monsoon (7 p.m.) and Anna Burch (8:30 p.m.), a Detroit lo-fi indie rock singer-songwriter who writes bittersweet, melodic songs with catchy guitar hooks. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Ryan Coogler's wildly popular 2018 superhero flick Black Panther.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


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Friday


June 2019
 10 a.m. 

"Weekday Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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June 10-14: "Paddington 2" (Paul King, 2017). Live action sequel about the beloved talking bear who lives with a London family.

June 17-21: "Smallfoot" (Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig, 2018). Animated musical about a yeti looking for some elusive creatures called humans.

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

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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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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

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

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Puppet Show!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL storytellers present a puppet show for grades preK-3.
2-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight: Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly leads a public art project (7-10 p.m. Thurs. & 5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.) to build a miniature landscape over 3 days; bring a household item or object to contribute to the project. On the Acoustic Stage: the Alexis Lombre Trio (5 p.m.), led by soulful Chicago jazz pianist Lombre, and the Andy Adamson Quintet (6 p.m.), a jazz band led by local keyboardist Adamson. On the Rackham Stage: Detroit funk-rock jam quintet Liquid Monk (7 p.m.), the Detroit funk and psychedelic soul band Shake Steady (8:30 p.m.), and the Burlington (VT) funk-rock band Funkwagon (10:15 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Magic in the Park": Pittsfield Twp. Parks & Recreation.

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All-ages magic show by A2 Magic owner Jeff Wawrzaszek. Each kid gets a balloon animal. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.
6:45 p.m, Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt. $11 (Pittsfield Twp. residents, $8) per child, kids under 3, free. Preregistration required by June 25. 822-2120. [map]


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June 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Spanish Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local Spanish teacher and storyteller Consuelo Digón tells stories and sings songs in Spanish. For babies & preschoolers. Siblings welcome.
10-10:45 a.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]



 11-11:45 a.m. & 2:30-3:15 p.m.  Free! 

Magic with Eli: Ann Arbor District Library.

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23-year-old Toledo-based magician Eli Martin performs a variety magic show for kids in grades K-5. Also, at 1 p.m., Martin shares some simple magic tricks in a "Magic Enrichment Lesson"
11-11:45 a.m. & 2:30-3:15 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Wayne Clements Memorial 4th Annual Independence Day Event": Saline Area Historical Society.

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4th of July celebration highlighted by tours of the Depot Museum, an antique tractor display, horse-drawn buggy rides, a chance to ride a vintage velocipede on the tracks, an archaeological dig, an inflatable bounce house, and more. Food available. Details are tentative; check salinehistory.org for updated schedule.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saline Depot Museum, 402 N. Ann Arbor St. at Bennett, Saline. Parking available at Henne Field. Donation. salinehistory@frontier.com, 944-0442. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the warthog (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a giant tortoise, fruit bats, a hedgehog, and a chameleon, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including an emu, an Arctic fox, a cougar, a bald eagle, a sloth, 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]


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Day": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 55 & older, $4). 794-6234. [map]


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games in the AADL collection, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Retreat" fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer (Tues.) & wine tastings (Wed.), and more. Tonight: Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly leads a public art project (7-10 p.m. Thurs. & 5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.) to build a miniature landscape over 3 days; bring a household item or object to contribute to the project. On the Acoustic Stage: local beatboxing vocalist Ki5 (5 p.m.) and local jazz-inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter Dani Darling (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Detroit soul & electronica singer Vespre (7 p.m.), the Detroit feminist- and social justice-oriented hip-hop, jazz, and rock band Nique Love Rhodes & the NLR Experience (8:30 p.m.), and the high-energy Michigan progressive soul-pop band Paddlebots (10:15 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"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


June 2019
 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Log Cabin Day Celebration: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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A day of old-timey pioneer fun, including a tour of an 1880s log cabin, games, live music by the Vintage Stringband, and chores such as gathering water, washing clothes, and shelling corn to take to the 1870s gristmill, which is still partly operational. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.