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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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9

Thursday


July 2020
 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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Tune into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy! Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's show: Visitor for Bear plus Owl Stories. Our friend Bear is quite sure he doesn't like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, things get a little silly! Next, Owl will stop by to tell us what he has been up to during the quarantine! While these events are streamed for free, donations are welcome.
Facebook Live, Online. Free. Online. Donation. 734 995 0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org/variety-show



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Friday


July 2020
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staffers explore what happens when color mixes with easy to set up at-home experiments.
Preregister at https://lesliesnc.z2systems.com/np/clients/lesliesnc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=13186& for meeting URL. Free.


11

Saturday


July 2020
 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Open Stage": Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to join a Zoom gathering to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more.
Free, preregister at bit.ly/kidsopenstage for meeting URL. 662-8283.


12

Sunday


July 2020
 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See Facebook.com/Kerrytown for livestream URL. Free. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.


14

Tuesday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Playmakers! Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Who says we have to be in-person to have fun? Let's practice our imagination skills with an online camp! Campers in the Playmakers camp will play theater games, do crafts, tell stories, and explore movement during this camp. Camp is held each day live via a one hour Zoom meeting, led by Sandy Ryder and our teachers. This is an opportunity to explore creativity, be silly, and move! Every camper will receive a package with art supplies and a Wild Swan T-shirt.
Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



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Wednesday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Playmakers! Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Who says we have to be in-person to have fun? Let's practice our imagination skills with an online camp! Campers in the Playmakers camp will play theater games, do crafts, tell stories, and explore movement during this camp. Camp is held each day live via a one hour Zoom meeting, led by Sandy Ryder and our teachers. This is an opportunity to explore creativity, be silly, and move! Every camper will receive a package with art supplies and a Wild Swan T-shirt.
Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



16

Thursday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Playmakers! Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Who says we have to be in-person to have fun? Let's practice our imagination skills with an online camp! Campers in the Playmakers camp will play theater games, do crafts, tell stories, and explore movement during this camp. Camp is held each day live via a one hour Zoom meeting, led by Sandy Ryder and our teachers. This is an opportunity to explore creativity, be silly, and move! Every camper will receive a package with art supplies and a Wild Swan T-shirt.
Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Stand-Up Paddleboard Demo: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All ages 13 & up invited to try out stand-up paddleboarding on Argo Pond. Led by Argo Park Livery staffer.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore. $35 per person, preregistration required. 769-6241. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Boogie with My Baby": Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

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Local blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B performs an hour-long virtual concert. Organizers encourage listeners to gather for a backyard picnic with select neighbors & friends to watch or listen to the show.
See Facebook.com/WashtenawChildren for livestream. Freewill offering. 434-4215.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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Tune into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy. Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's Show: Frog and Toad plus Library Lion Hop on over to Facebook because Frog and Toad are going LIVE to tell us their favorite tales! Plus we will hear another of our favorite stories, Library Lion. Mrs. Merriweather, the head librarian, has very particular rules about the library. What happens when a lion walks into the library?
Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/wild.swan.theater. Online. Donation. 734 995 0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org/variety-show



17

Friday


July 2020
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pollinators Partnerships": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staffers show pollinators (virtually) and discuss the role they play in ecosystems.
Preregister at https://lesliesnc.z2systems.com/np/clients/lesliesnc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=13191& for meeting URL. Free.


19

Sunday


July 2020
 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See Facebook.com/Kerrytown for livestream URL. Free. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.


20

Monday


July 2020
 6 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Summer Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 5-11 invited to share your Lego builds on the CDL's Facebook page. Make up your own theme or follow along with the CDL's biweekly challenge. June 15: Summer reading. June 29: Nature discovery. July 6: Magical & mythical creature. July 20: Ideal library scene.
All day, share Lego builds on https://www.Facebook.com/ChelseaDistrictLibrary/. Free. 475-8732.


21

Tuesday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Storymakers Summer Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Calling all aspiring writers, actors, directors, artists and creative extraordinaires! Campers will hone their imagination and storytelling skills through this camp. Each day of camp is a live one hour long Zoom experience with Sandy Ryder leading Wild Swan teachers. Along with theater games and improvisation work, campers will design their own journals and write and share their incredible, creative, and unique stories. Every camper will receive a package with art supplies that will be used during camp. Registration closes July 8.
Online, Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



22

Wednesday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Storymakers Summer Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

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Calling all aspiring writers, actors, directors, artists and creative extraordinaires! Campers will hone their imagination and storytelling skills through this camp. Each day of camp is a live one hour long Zoom experience with Sandy Ryder leading Wild Swan teachers. Along with theater games and improvisation work, campers will design their own journals and write and share their incredible, creative, and unique stories. Every camper will receive a package with art supplies that will be used during camp. Registration closes July 8.
Online, Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



23

Thursday


July 2020
 10 a.m.  Online 

"Camp DoYaWanna Online: Storymakers Summer Camp": Wild Swan Theater.

  community member   < less Storymakers Summer Camp

Calling all aspiring writers, actors, directors, artists and creative extraordinaires! Campers will hone their imagination and storytelling skills through this camp. Each day of camp is a live one hour long Zoom experience with Sandy Ryder leading Wild Swan teachers. Along with theater games and improvisation work, campers will design their own journals and write and share their incredible, creative, and unique stories. Every camper will receive a package with art supplies that will be used during camp. Registration closes July 8.
Online, Online. Online. $45. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org



 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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Tune into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy. Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's Show: Pooh Bear Stories. Winnie The Pooh (and a few friends) are going LIVE on our Facebook to tell us a few of their favorite stories. Snacks are not required, but as Pooh would say, "it's time for a little something", so they are definitely recommended.
Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/wild.swan.theater. Online. Donation. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org/variety-show



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Friday


July 2020
 Noon- 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Engineering Your World": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All ages invited to design, build, and test your way through some simple at-home engineering projects. Led by LSNC staffers.
Preregister at https://lesliesnc.z2systems.com/np/clients/lesliesnc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=13196& for meeting URL. Free.


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Saturday


July 2020
 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Open Stage": Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to join a Zoom gathering to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more.
Free, preregister at bit.ly/kidsopenstage for meeting URL. 662-8283.


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Sunday


July 2020
 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See Facebook.com/Kerrytown for livestream URL. Free. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.


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Thursday


July 2020
 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Wild Swan Variety Show": Wild Swan Theater.

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une into Wild Swan's Facebook LIVE for a live performance the whole family can enjoy! Your favorite Wild Swan performers will bring imagination and wonder right into your living room! Today's show: Charlote's Web Stories. The actors of the Wild Swan Charlotte's Web production are reuniting and reading their favorite scenes from the show. Wilbur and Charlotte are two of the great friends in the Zuckerman's barn. Tune in to our Facebook page to see who drops by!
Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/wild.swan.theater. Online. Donation. 7349950530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org/variety-show



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Friday


July 2020
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cow Eye Dissection Demo": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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LSNC staffers dissect a cow eye and discuss the anatomy & how it works together with the brain to make visual images.
Preregister at https://lesliesnc.z2systems.com/np/clients/lesliesnc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=13181& for meeting URL. Free.


4

Tuesday


August 2020
 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

National Night Out: DPS.

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The annual "National Night Out Safety Fair" event is designed to heighten crime & drug prevention awareness, and provide cybersecurity tips. We hope to generate support & participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit & police-community partnerships, and lastly send a message to criminals to let them know that Pittsfield Township neighborhoods and communities throughout the region are organized and fighting back. Target Stores (Carpenter Rd/Ann Arbor-Saline Rd) are sponsoring free raffle items, school supplies, senior safety items, snacks, treats, and more! Families, seniors, veterans, and faith communities are all welcome to attend this exciting event! Everyone will get access to free crime prevention resource materials, speak with providers, meet with law enforcement personnel, tour the emergency service vehicles, and learn how to make your home and community a tough target to crime!
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. Free. colemanr@pittsfield-mi.gov [map]



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Saturday


August 2020
 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Auditions for the 2020-2021 Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale invites girls and boys, ages 9-16, to audition for membership in their outstanding choirs! Virtual auditions will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm via Zoom.
Auditions are by appointment only. Sign up for an easy and relaxed 10-minute audition slot held privately between singer and conductor. Visit http://annarboryouthchorale.org/auditions/sign-up/ for more information or contact our office at: aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org / 734-996-4404. Need-based scholarships are available.
Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has provided excellent vocal training, exciting performance opportunities, and FUN for 33 years - perfect for children who love to sing! Highlights from recent seasons include concerts with the Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint Symphony Orchestras, and performance tours of Chicago and Milwaukee.
Virtual. Free. Online. 7349964404. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org http://annarboryouthchorale.org/auditions/sign-up/



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Tuesday


September 2020
 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


6

Tuesday


October 2020
 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

National Night Out.

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The annual "National Night Out Safety Fair" event is designed to heighten crime & drug prevention awareness, and provide cybersecurity tips. We hope to generate support & participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit & police-community partnerships, and lastly send a message to criminals to let them know that Pittsfield Township neighborhoods and communities throughout the region are organized and fighting back. Target Stores (Carpenter Rd/Ann Arbor-Saline Rd) are sponsoring free raffle items, school supplies, senior safety items, snacks, treats, and more! Families, seniors, veterans, and faith communities are all welcome to attend this exciting event! Everyone will get access to free crime prevention resource materials, speak with providers, meet with law enforcement personnel, tour the emergency service vehicles, and learn how to make your home and community a tough target to crime!
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. Free. colemanr@pittsfield-mi.gov [map]


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Tuesday


December 2020
 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Hanukkah Celebration": Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited to this celebration, including latkes, dreidels, and a bazaar with gently used items for sale.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 975-9872. [map]






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