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Family, Teens, & Kids' Stuff

Ann Arbor is a family town, and the area provides a host of activities for kids of all ages. Let The Calendar help plan an after-school or weekend excursion.

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Wednesday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Bookworms": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Wednesday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., families with babies are invited to sing songs, listen to stories and participate in age appropriate activities that promotes early literacy. Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


November 2018
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Campfire Celebration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver, invited for a short hike and craft. Also, wildflower tea and a campfire.
10 a.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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Nov. 8, 15, & 29. 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 Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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. Downtown.

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

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Transformation Thursdays: Fitness for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for Pilates (Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 25, Nov. 8) and yoga (Oct. 11 & 18, Nov. 1). Also, a discussion of healthy eating (Nov. 15).
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"T-Shirts": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to use fabric paint and beads to decorate a T-shirt, or use a T-shirt to make a bag or pillow. Bring a T-shirt, if you can.
7-8 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


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Friday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

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

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Kids 2-5 invited to listen to a food-themed story. Snack provided. Caregivers must stay with their child.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid (caregivers, free). 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., families are invited to learn out loud at the library with stories, music, activities and a craft that promotes early literacy for preschoolers. Parent and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 5 p.m. 

SantaCon 5K Walk for Change: Salvation Army of Washtenaw County.

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Dress in your craziest holiday costume and walk 3 laps inside the Briarwood Mall. The race ends as Briarwood has the annual tree lighting ceremony and the "real santa" makes it snow right inside the mall. Enjoy live entertainment, a silent auction, costume contests and more!
Funds raised for the SantaCon 5K Walk for Change event will go directly towards helping ensure every child in Washtenaw County has presents under the Christmas Tree this year.
Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle Ann Arbor. $10. 734-645-4274. jldegregorio@gmail.com https://tinyurl.com/SantaConWalk [map]



 5-10 p.m. 

"Parents Night Out: Hands-On Museum": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Kids ages 7-12 invited to practice the scientific method while making stuff explode at different stations at the Hands-On Museum. Lab coats provided; bring your own if you have one. Panera PB&J or turkey sandwich and a late-night popcorn snack.
5-10 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $30 (Members, $25) per child. Registration required by noon on Nov. 13. Special drop-off information provided after registration. 997-1553. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

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

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Nut Job, the 2014 animation about an incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel who finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store. Also, 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

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Staffers discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pies, including pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 7-9 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Nov. 16 & 17. LSNC staff lead an evening hike for adults (Fri.) and kids age 5 & older accompanied by an adult (Sat.) to look for and call owls. Followed by a visit with live owls to learn how they are adapted to survive.
7-9 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $9 (members, $8); $34 (members, $30) per family on Sat. Space limited; preregistration required by Nov. 14. 997-1553. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


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Saturday


November 2018
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

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

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Nov. 17 & 18. Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 17) & Noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 18), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Woodland Wonderland": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids ages 6-10, accompanied by a parent, invited to created scented sachets, evergreen swags, and winter decorations.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $10 per child. Preregistration recommended. mbgna.umich.edu/event/woodland-wonderland-kids-program, 647-7600. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Let's Talk About It: Immigration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Storytelling program followed by discussion for families with kids in grades 1-6.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 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. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Michigan Mammals!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a possum, skunk, cougar, and other mammals (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1 & 7 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Slime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-12 invited to make some sticky, gooey slime using common ingredients.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited for games, crafts, and other activities. Costumes encouraged.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Owl Prowl": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Nov. 16 & 17. LSNC staff lead an evening hike for adults (Fri.) and kids age 5 & older accompanied by an adult (Sat.) to look for and call owls. Followed by a visit with live owls to learn how they are adapted to survive.
7-9 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $9 (members, $8); $34 (members, $30) per family on Sat. Space limited; preregistration required by Nov. 14. 997-1553. [map]


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Sunday


November 2018
 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
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]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

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

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Nov. 17 & 18. Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 17) & Noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 18), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Bear Says Thanks Storytime & Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades preK-3.
12:30-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate (Nov. 4), AADL Downtown 4th fl. Meeting rm. (Nov. 11), AADL Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & AADL Traverwood (Nov. 25).


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.
Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Bill Melendez & Phil Roman, 1973). Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Popcorn, toast, pretzels, and ice cream sundaes served. If you like, come dressed as your favorite Peanuts character to get entered into a drawing for a gift card.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [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


November 2018
 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), 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. 327-8301. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Thanksgiving Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Story time and a turkey craft.
10:30 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


November 2018
 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), 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.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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]


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Wednesday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
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]


 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Kinetic Sandbox!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited for free play with the modeling toy Kinetic Sand. Molds provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


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Friday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: The Natural World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on activities and art projects related to nature.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 23 & 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m. 

Warner Bros. Cartoons: Michigan Theater.

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A selection of classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, et al.
11:30 a.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"White Christmas": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Curtiz, 1954). Sing-along version (with onscreen lyrics) of this Irving Berlin musical about two nightclub performers who help an old army pal try to make his winter resort popular. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $16 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, kids 12 & under, & U.S. veterans, $13; MTF members, $11) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center.

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Screening of Home, the 2015 animation about a little girl who befriends a rogue alien when she's left behind on earth after aliens kidnap all the other humans. 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.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


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Saturday


November 2018
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: The Natural World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on activities and art projects related to nature.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 23 & 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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.  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. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Michigan Mammals!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a possum, skunk, cougar, and other mammals (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Balloon Critters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to turn balloons into fun creatures.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

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All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $4 (families, $15). 794-6237. [map]


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Sunday


November 2018
 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: The Natural World": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on activities and art projects related to nature.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 23 & 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Gemini: The Ark.

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Annual family concert by this popular acoustic duo that has built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, all performed with a boisterous sense of fun on more than a dozen instruments. The twins are joined by their Good Mischief Band-pianist Brian Brill, percussionist Aron Kauffman, and San's 23-year-old daughter, fiddler Emily Rose Slomovits. Partial proceeds go to the neonatal intensive care unit at the U-M Mott Children's Hospital, where Emily was born.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate (Nov. 4), AADL Downtown 4th fl. Meeting rm. (Nov. 11), AADL Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & AADL Traverwood (Nov. 25).


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Polar Express": Michigan Theater.

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(Robert Zemeckis, 2004). Animated film based on Chris Van Allsburg's Caldecott Medal-winning tale of a magical train ride on Christmas Eve.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Woof! Doggie Tales": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dog-themed storytime with dogs from Therapaws. For kids in grades preK-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting room, 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. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Tree Lighting Festival": Kerrytown Market & Shop.

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Santa lights the tree. Also, carol singing and candle luminaries.
5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops courtyard. Free. 662-5008. [map]


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Monday


November 2018
 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Nutcracker Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids ages 2-5 and their families invited to hear the story of Tchaikovsky's popular ballet and watch Ballet Chelsea perform an excerpt from its upcoming production of The Nutcracker.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


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Tuesday


November 2018
 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), 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.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pop Up Nature Play for #GivingTuesday": Apple Playschools.

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Join us near the playground for an afternoon of play and exploration. Build with loose parts, paint with natural objects and decorate our community art project, the gratitude tree. All ages welcome. Activities are free for the community. Nature crafts will be available for sale and donations are accepted for #GivingTuesday, benefitting scholarships for early childhood education.
West Park (by playground), Chapin Rd. and Miller Rd. Free. Donation. 734-773-3182. jessica@appleplayschools.org www.appleplayschools.org



 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pop-Up Nature Play for #GivingTuesday": Apple Playschools.

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Join us near the playground for an afternoon of play and exploration. Build with loose parts, paint with natural objects and decorate our community art project, the gratitude tree. All ages welcome. Activities are free for the community. Some nature crafts on sale and donations accepted for our #GivingTuesday campaign, benefitting early childhood education scholarships.
West Park (near playground), Chapin and Miller Rd. Free. Donation. 734-773-3182. jessica@appleplayschools.org www.appleplayschools.org



 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Just for Kids: Hanukkah Latke Tasting and Author Reading: Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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We are super excited for this special JUST FOR KIDS event with local author Lauren Ranalli who will be reading her new book The Great Latke Cook Off. Joining Lauren this evening will be our JUST FOR KIDS tasting expert Jenny Hall and our very own Deli Chef Rodger Bowser, who will be teaching your kids to taste like an expert by exploring what are latkes and why the ones made here in our Deli kitchen are so special. We'll also be answering this most important question - do you prefer your latkes with applesauce, sour cream, or both?! This event is ideal for any family looking to find a new story to add to their Hanukkah bookshelf or for any family looking to learn a little more about holiday traditions different from their own.
The book will be available for purchase at the event or get your copy now at laurenranalli.com. The author will be signing books after the event.
Zingerman's Next Door Café, 418 Detroit St. $15. 734.663.3400. https://events.zingermanscommunity.com/event/just-kids-hanukkah-latke-tasting-and-author-reading [map]



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Wednesday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
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]


 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. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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Nov. 8, 15, & 29. 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 Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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. Downtown.

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

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


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Friday


November 2018
 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. Westgate.

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

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

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), 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. Downtown.

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

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2-7 p.m. 

"A Manor Christmas": Concordia University.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2. A European-style Christkindlmarket and guided tours of the historic Earhart Manor, which has been professionally decorated for Christmas. Also, a Festival of Trees display, kids activities, and entertainment, including strolling carolers, choirs, and children's entertainers. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.
2-7 p.m. (Fri.), noon-7 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $5 ($7 includes a tour of the manor) in advance at cuaa.edu/manorchristmas. 995-7509. [map]


 4-10 p.m. 

"10th Annual KindleFest": Kerrytown District Association.

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A holiday sale featuring local artisans and farmers, live music, kids activities (4-6 p.m.), fire pits, and a heated tent. German food, sweets, and beverages. Tonight is also "Midnight Madness" (6 p.m.-midnight) in the Kerrytown Market & Shops, with special holiday sales and treats, live music, an appearance by Santa, and more.
4-10 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 662-5008. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Midnight Madness": Main Street Area Association.

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Many merchants are open late tonight with special sales. Appearances by Santa and Miss Washtenaw County. Sidewalk entertainment by the Anything Goes Quartet, Pioneer High School Choirs, Ann Arbor Morris Dancers, the U-M Irish Dance Team,and the U-M Women's Glee Club. Also, Santa's Mailbox is accepting letters (postage to North Pole courtesy of the MSAA) through Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. in front of Conor O'Neill's (318 S. Main); include a return address to receive a response from Santa.
7-9 p.m. (many stores stay open till midnight), Main Street shopping areas. Free admission. 668-7112.


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Saturday


December 2018
 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

Cozy Coloring: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Everyone of all ages is welcome to come de-stress and relax while coloring. We will provide an assortment of coloring books for children and adults to enjoy. Register for this FREE event today!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road,, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 Noon-7 p.m. 

"A Manor Christmas": Concordia University.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2. A European-style Christkindlmarket and guided tours of the historic Earhart Manor, which has been professionally decorated for Christmas. Also, a Festival of Trees display, kids activities, and entertainment, including strolling carolers, choirs, and children's entertainers. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.
2-7 p.m. (Fri.), noon-7 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $5 ($7 includes a tour of the manor) in advance at cuaa.edu/manorchristmas. 995-7509. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow the Star: Christmas Crèche Exhibit"

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Start your holiday season off right and join the members of Holy Faith Episcopal/ELCA Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for their second annual crèche exhibit. Over 200 nativities from around the world belonging to members of the congregation will be on display. There will be a room devoted to nativity sets for children to explore, as well as activities and stories for children. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (734) 429-2991.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline. Free. office@holy-faith-church.org www.holy-faith-church.org [map]



 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4-5 p.m. 

32nd Annual Winter Concert - Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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Ann Arbor Youth Chorale presents their 32nd Annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 1!
Come be delighted by the sounds of seasonal tunes performed by the Chorale's two distinguished youth choirs - the Descant Choir and Concert Choir, under the direction of Shayla Powell and Bonnie Kidd.
The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale exists to enrich artistically the lives of children, their families, and the community through choral music performance. Choir members range in age from 9 to 16.
Contact 734-996-4404 or aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for more information.
Tickets (available via door sale or through purchase from a current member): $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). Cash or check preferred. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert at 4:00pm.
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). 7349964404. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org http://annarboryouthchorale.org/ [map]



 4:00-5:00pm 

32nd Annual Winter Concert - Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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Ann Arbor Youth Chorale presents their 32nd Annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 1!
Come be delighted by the sounds of seasonal tunes performed by the Chorale's two distinguished youth choirs - the Descant Choir and Concert Choir, under the direction of Shayla Powell and Bonnie Kidd.
The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale exists to enrich artistically the lives of children, their families, and the community through choral music performance. Choir members range in age from 9 to 16.
Contact 734-996-4404 or aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for more information.
Tickets (available via door sale or through purchase from a current member): $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). Cash or check preferred. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert at 4:00pm.
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). 7349964404. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org http://annarboryouthchorale.org/ [map]


 4:00-5:00pm 

32nd Annual Winter Concert - Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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Ann Arbor Youth Chorale presents their 32nd Annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 1!
Come be delighted by the sounds of seasonal tunes performed by the Chorale's two distinguished youth choirs - the Descant Choir and Concert Choir, under the direction of Shayla Powell and Bonnie Kidd.
The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale exists to enrich artistically the lives of children, their families, and the community through choral music performance. Choir members range in age from 9 to 16.
Contact 734-996-4404 or aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for more information.
Tickets (available via door sale or through purchase from a current member): $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). Cash or check preferred. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert at 4:00pm.
Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $10 adult (18+); $5 youth and seniors (65+). 7349964404. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org http://annarboryouthchorale.org/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Sunday


December 2018
 Noon-4 p.m. 

"A Manor Christmas": Concordia University.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2. A European-style Christkindlmarket and guided tours of the historic Earhart Manor, which has been professionally decorated for Christmas. Also, a Festival of Trees display, kids activities, and entertainment, including strolling carolers, choirs, and children's entertainers. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.
2-7 p.m. (Fri.), noon-7 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $5 ($7 includes a tour of the manor) in advance at cuaa.edu/manorchristmas. 995-7509. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Workshop: Percussion Pipes & Instruments: SCRAP Box.

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Join us for a Percussion Instrument Workshop this Saturday from 2-4pm. We will discuss vibration and sound. You will leave with a symbol, a shaker, percussion pipes, a drum, and drumsticks! $10 per child. RSVP to info@scrapbox.org
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle, 48108. Donation. $10 per child. 734-994-0012. info@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [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. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



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Tuesday


December 2018
 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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Thursday


December 2018
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Duct Tape Crafts": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to make wallets and other small personal items out of different colored duct tapes.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


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Friday


December 2018
 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to try out the library's collection of virtual reality systems, including Google Daydream & Lenovo Mirage.
4-5:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"PURe Fables: Young Dancers' Showcase": PURe Dance Ensemble.

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PURe Dance Ensemble presents its Annual Student Showcase: PURe Fables Featuring PURe Potential, Youth Dance and. in cooperation with First Steps-Ann Arbor, the Creative Dancer classes with AAPS Rec & Ed. Gina Danene Thompson is the creative director and teacher of these talented students. Join us for a FUN Friday evening at Riverside Arts Center and discover all the goings on with DIYpsi too!
Riverside Arts Center, : 76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5/family. 734-994-4949. hyde@aaps.k12.mi.us



 7 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Saturday


December 2018
 9:30 a.m. 

"North Pole Breakfast": Rock Paper Scissors.

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It's the MOST WONDERFUL time of year again-It's North Pole Breakfast Time!
Take a trip to the North Pole for our 3rd Annual North Pole Breakfast:
Sat Dec 8th
9:30 am- 12:00 noon You can select your time slot while checking out.
Hosted by Rock Paper Scissors at The Pretzel Bell Captain's Room & joined by our friends from Cherry Republic & Cause for A Party (The Pretzel Bell Captain's Room is just 2 doors down from Rock Paper Scissors!)
On your trip to the North Pole, your kiddos are encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas PJs as they enjoy breakfast from Pretzel Bell, crafts, reindeer games, story time & fun North Pole friends.
This year we're partnering with Cause for a Party and supporting the Ozone House!
Each ticket includes:
Children's Buffet Breakfast
Santa's Workshop Crafts, The Claus Family Kitchen Cookie Decorating, Santa's Story-time,Reindeer Games with Boomer the Bear, Gift Bag,Exclusive Holiday Shopping Coupon at RPS
Tix must be boug
Pretzel Bell Captain's Room, 226 S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 734-531-6264. lisa@rockpaperscissorsshop.com https://rockpaperscissorsshop.com/collections/workshops-events/products/the-north-pole-breakfast-2018 [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Santa's Lettering Workshop": Rock Paper Scissors.

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For age 9+: Big Kids & Teens-Join us for Santa's Lettering Workshop during the North Pole Breakfast
Sat. Dec. 8th
10:00 am- 11:30 am
Hosted by Rock Paper Scissors at The Pretzel Bell & joined by our friends from Cherry Republic & Cause for A Party. The Pretzel Bell is just 2 doors down from Rock Paper Scissors! Please check in at the Captain's Room
Learn the very basics of hand lettering and have fun stamping your own wrapping paper and making your own holiday cards and gift tags!
This year we're partnering with Cause for a Party and supporting the Ozone House! We're asking you guys to help us and bring hats & gloves to donate to the Ozone House! Also, ticket proceeds will be going to The Ozone House!
Each ticket includes: Hand Lettering Supplies, Hand Lettering Instruction,Santa's Workshop Crafts, Gift Bag, Holiday Snacks

Additional Info:
- Event is geared toward children ages 9+, but everyone is welcome!
- Snacks are for ticketed kiddos only!
-Must purchase ti
THE PRETZEL BELL, 226 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI. $25. (734) 531-6264. lisa@rockpaperscissorsshop.com https://rockpaperscissorsshop.com/products/santa-s-lettering-workshop-at-the-north-pole-breakfast?variant=12910357938279 [map]



 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Sunday


December 2018
 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

"Santa Central": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Kids invited to visit with Santa, make seasonal crafts, and enjoy a hayride. Snack. Photos with Santa available (bring your own camera).
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per person. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"James and the Giant Peach": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2 & 6-9. EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in David Wood's theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel about an orphaned boy left with 2 cruel aunts. After being rescued by a mysterious fellow, the boy ends up drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects. For ages 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14, kids 12 & under, $7) in advance emich.edu/cmta/productions/2018season/jamesandthegiantpeach and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [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. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



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Monday


December 2018
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


December 2018
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [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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Thursday


December 2018
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


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Friday


December 2018
 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 5:30-6:30pm 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Hot Cocoa": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Every day feels like a snow day with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we'll be exploring the world of hot chocolate and tasting some of the best mixes we have on our Next Door Café menu and shelves. We'll learn about some of the companies that we source our cocoa from, how these mixes differ from what you might find at the supermarket, and maybe come up with an answer to this important question: whipped cream or marshmallow on top?
We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli.
Zingerman's Next Door Café, 418 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $55. 734-663-3400. https://events.zingermanscommunity.com/node/18520 [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Saturday


December 2018
 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Sunday


December 2018
 2 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Tuesday


December 2018
 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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Thursday


December 2018
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Random Acts of Kindness": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to make a holiday card or help assemble care packages for people in need.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Friday


December 2018
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Outdoor Play-Based Kids Class: Tinkergarten.

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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial kids ages 18 months to 5 years will have the chance to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create, and play together -- and just have fun! Registration is required. Sign up at https://www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/janet.gocay. Visit https://tinkergarten.com for more information.
Bandemer Park, 1352 Lakeshore Drive, Ann Arbor. Free. jgocay@gmail.com https://www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/janet.gocay [map]



 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

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

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It's never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we're super excited to announce that we're bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We'll be reading Latkes and Applesauce: A Hannukah Story and then tasting latkes, applesauce and sour cream. The best part for us is that we'll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert - using the 5 steps to tasting great food.
We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping at the Deli.
Zingerman's Next Door Café, 418 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $15. 7346633400. https://events.zingermanscommunity.com/node/18519 [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Saturday


December 2018
 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “The Elves and the Schumachers”

Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Sunday


December 2018
 2 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “The Elves and the Schumachers”

Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Friday


December 2018
 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “The Elves and the Schumachers”

Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Saturday


December 2018
 7:30 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “The Elves and the Schumachers”

Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Sunday


December 2018
 2 p.m. 

"The Elves and the Schumachers": Theatre Nova.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “The Elves and the Schumachers”

Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her musical panto based on the Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemakers," with music by local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, and Sarah B. Stevens.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



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Monday


December 2018
 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

New Year's Eve Party: SRSLY Chelsea.

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All ages invited for a family-oriented program of live music by local youth bands, games, craft activities, a chili cook-off, and more. Door prizes.
4-8 p.m., Beach Middlle School, 445 Mayer (off Freer south from Dexter-Chelsea Rd.), Chelsea. Free. 593-6269. [map]


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Thursday


January 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sphero Robots": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to learn how to program and operate these small round robots.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Friday


January 2019
 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to try out the library's collection of virtual reality systems, including Google Daydream & Lenovo Mirage.
4-5:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Saturday


January 2019
 9-10 a.m. 

Nature Storytime: Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Programs for kids ages 4-7.

Jan. 5: "Busy Beaver." Story about how Michigan's largest rodent changed the course of the Huron River. Craft activity follows.

Feb. 2: "Animals in Winter." Story of how animals survive winter, with accompanying craft.

Mar. 2: "At Grandpa's Sugar Bush." Reading of Margaret Carney's book about a boy making maple syrup the old-fashioned way with his grandfather. Tour of Hudson Mills' syrup-making operation follows.
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


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Tuesday


January 2019
 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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Thursday


January 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


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Monday


January 2019
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


January 2019
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [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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Thursday


January 2019
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Miracle Berry Taste Test": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to taste the West African fruit known as the "miracle berry," which contains a protein that causes sour foods subsequently eaten to taste sweet. The effect lasts about 30 minutes.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Saturday


January 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

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Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Jan. 19th - Making Mini Musical Mechanisms
Some items are too small to put in our recycle bins and can get lost or end up in our waterways. Brighten the dark winter days with a bit of music by designing mini musical instruments with those smaller materials that can be reused.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"KinderConcert": Chelsea District Library.

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Music for Little Folks director Gari Stein, an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra member TBA, and pianist Kathryn Goodson lead kids age 5 & under (accompanied by an adult) in a 30-minute program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
Noon-12:30, CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


January 2019
 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]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the 1st in an epic fantasy series about a young boy who embarks on a dangerous quest to fulfill his destiny and find his father. Also, a related activity. Snacks.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Thursday


January 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


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Tuesday


January 2019
 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]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Teddy Bear Sleepover Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids ages 2-5 invited to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for sleepover-themed songs & stories. The animals remain at the library for an overnight sleepover, during which volunteers photograph them having fun. Animals and photos can be picked up the following day.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Thursday


January 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


1

Friday


February 2019
 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"After-Hours Retro Recess": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to play with silly putty, Play-Doh, Legos, hula hoops, and more.
6-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


2

Saturday


February 2019
 9-10 a.m. 

Nature Storytime: Hudson Mills Activity Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Programs for kids ages 4-7.

Jan. 5: "Busy Beaver." Story about how Michigan's largest rodent changed the course of the Huron River. Craft activity follows.

Feb. 2: "Animals in Winter." Story of how animals survive winter, with accompanying craft.

Mar. 2: "At Grandpa's Sugar Bush." Reading of Margaret Carney's book about a boy making maple syrup the old-fashioned way with his grandfather. Tour of Hudson Mills' syrup-making operation follows.
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


5

Tuesday


February 2019
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



7

Thursday


February 2019
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Dance Along, Sing Along": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local music teacher Beth Battey, co-organizer of the Cumberland Dance Week family dance camp, leads a program of songs, dances, and musical games for preschoolers age 2 & up. Followed by open playtime. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All families invited to discuss The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken's 1962 middle-grade novel set in an alternative 1832 about 2 cousins who must foil the wicked plans of their evil governess while wolves ravage the English countryside. Pizza dinner provided.
5:30-6:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own Candy Hearts": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to make candy hearts with personalized messages.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Friday


February 2019
 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All teens invited to try out the library's collection of virtual reality systems, including Google Daydream & Lenovo Mirage.
4-5:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


9

Saturday


February 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

  community member   < less Boy working on a recyclable craft

Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Feb. 9th - Making Paper & Recycled Hearts
Spend time with someone you love and learn how recycled paper is made. Use recycled paper to create a lovely Valentine's card for someone special in your life.
Mar. 9th - Plastics Recycling & Looking out for Nature
Transform plastic containers into winter feeders and shelters for backyard wildlife, and use alternatives to plastic to create compostable ones!
Apr. 13th - Compost Up Close & Planting Pots
Take home your own handcrafted compostable pot and native plant seedling. We will share recipes for generating rich compost and give you the opportunity to observe some of nature's recyclers up close.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"11th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza": Chelsea Businesses.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Chocolate Extravaganza

Popular annual event during which more than 30 different businesses throughout Chelsea offer free chocolate tastings, sale prices on chocolate-themed merchandise, and family-oriented activities. Raffles.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-3539.



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Monday


February 2019
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


February 2019
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All teens invited to discuss Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson's gritty debut YA novel about a mostly silent high school freshman girl who becomes a pariah after she refuses to disclose that the reason she called the police to a summer party was that she had been raped by a popular senior. Pizza.
4-5 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Moon-tastic Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Kids ages 2-5 invited to hear local author Meg Gower read her new book, Breakfast Moon. Also, moon-themed songs & crafts.
6:30-7:15 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


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Thursday


February 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


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Friday


February 2019
 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


19

Tuesday


February 2019
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


21

Thursday


February 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"S'Mores Indoors": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to make an indoor version of this traditional campfire treat.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


26

Tuesday


February 2019
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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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Thursday


February 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


1

Friday


March 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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

Saturday


March 2019
 9-10 a.m. 

Nature Storytime: Hudson Mills Activity Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Programs for kids ages 4-7.

Jan. 5: "Busy Beaver." Story about how Michigan's largest rodent changed the course of the Huron River. Craft activity follows.

Feb. 2: "Animals in Winter." Story of how animals survive winter, with accompanying craft.

Mar. 2: "At Grandpa's Sugar Bush." Reading of Margaret Carney's book about a boy making maple syrup the old-fashioned way with his grandfather. Tour of Hudson Mills' syrup-making operation follows.
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



3

Sunday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



5

Tuesday


March 2019
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


7

Thursday


March 2019
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



8

Friday


March 2019
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. 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]


9

Saturday


March 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

  community member   < less Boy working on a recyclable craft

Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Feb. 9th - Making Paper & Recycled Hearts
Spend time with someone you love and learn how recycled paper is made. Use recycled paper to create a lovely Valentine's card for someone special in your life.
Mar. 9th - Plastics Recycling & Looking out for Nature
Transform plastic containers into winter feeders and shelters for backyard wildlife, and use alternatives to plastic to create compostable ones!
Apr. 13th - Compost Up Close & Planting Pots
Take home your own handcrafted compostable pot and native plant seedling. We will share recipes for generating rich compost and give you the opportunity to observe some of nature's recyclers up close.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]



 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



10

Sunday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



11

Monday


March 2019
 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


14

Thursday


March 2019
 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Dance Along, Sing Along": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local music teacher Beth Battey, co-organizer of the Cumberland Dance Week family dance camp, leads a program of songs, dances, and musical games for preschoolers age 2 & up. Followed by open playtime. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


16

Saturday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



17

Sunday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



23

Saturday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



24

Sunday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



30

Saturday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



31

Sunday


March 2019
 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less “Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush”

Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



9

Tuesday


April 2019
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



11

Thursday


April 2019
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



13

Saturday


April 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

  community member   < less Boy working on a recyclable craft

Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Feb. 9th - Making Paper & Recycled Hearts
Spend time with someone you love and learn how recycled paper is made. Use recycled paper to create a lovely Valentine's card for someone special in your life.
Mar. 9th - Plastics Recycling & Looking out for Nature
Transform plastic containers into winter feeders and shelters for backyard wildlife, and use alternatives to plastic to create compostable ones!
Apr. 13th - Compost Up Close & Planting Pots
Take home your own handcrafted compostable pot and native plant seedling. We will share recipes for generating rich compost and give you the opportunity to observe some of nature's recyclers up close.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]



4

Saturday


May 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

  community member   < less Boy working on a recyclable craft

Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
May 4th - Magnetic Metal Mother's Day Gifts
Come learn how metals are recycled and sorted at the MRF, and create a recycled gift that your mother will surely think is totally metal! Create an awesome gift for your mom using magnets.
June 1st - Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam
Join us for a party demonstrating alternative ways you can celebrate by using recycled or reusable items. Use compostable materials to create decorations that you can take home for your next summer celebration.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]



14

Tuesday


May 2019
 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



16

Thursday


May 2019
 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

  community member   < less

Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



1

Saturday


June 2019
 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Ecology Center.

  community member   < less Boy working on a recyclable craft

Individuals and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for groups of 5+. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
May 4th - Magnetic Metal Mother's Day Gifts
Come learn how metals are recycled and sorted at the MRF, and create a recycled gift that your mother will surely think is totally metal! Create an awesome gift for your mom using magnets.
June 1st - Summer Celebrations Without Styrofoam
Join us for a party demonstrating alternative ways you can celebrate by using recycled or reusable items. Use compostable materials to create decorations that you can take home for your next summer celebration.
Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. education@ecocenter.org https://www.ecocenter.org/education/mrf [map]






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