Weekend Adventures: October 6 – 8

Plan for lots of traffic, with tailgaters out ALL day Saturday (night game in the Big House!).  There is a Fire Station Open House, on Sunday, at the Pittsfield Township building, and on Saturday, Apple Schools is hosting their annual AppleFest.

 

FRIDAY Events (10/6): Showers; highs in the mid-60s

Quality 16 Morning Movies: At 10 AM, Quality 16 (Jackson Rd.) has Dollar Movies…all weekend long!  The movies continue through the fall.  This weekend’s movie is Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Dixboro Farmers Market: From 3 to 7 PM, in the little town of Dexter (5221 Church Rd.), the market includes vendors selling produce, baked goods, and homemade products.  There is often live music as well!

FitPoint: Fit Kids and Conditioning: From 4:30 to 5:30 PM, at FitPoint (off Eisenhower), this class gets kids moving with cross training and strengthening, and a variety of explosiveness, agility, balance and flexibility exercises. It builds skills for any sport, or helps kids just be fit and healthy!  This class is intended for ages 7 – 13.

Kids Zumba: From 5:45 to 6:45 PM, at Peachy Fitness (2385 S. Huron), the Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans boys & girls ages 6-13, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!  Cost is $15 for a drop-in or 3 classes for $30.

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School:  From 7 PM to 8 PM, Goldfish Swim School (2107 W. Stadium Blvd.) offers family swim for all! Cost is $5 per a person or $15 per a family.

 

SATURDAY Events (10/7): cloudy; highs in the upper-70s

Ann Arbor Farmers Market (Kerrytown): 7 AM to 3 PM.

Saline Farmers Market (Downtown on S. Ann Arbor Street, 1/2 block south of Michigan Ave): 8 AM to Noon

Dexter Farmers Market (Downtown Dexter; Alpine Street): 8 AM to 1 PM

Ypsilanti Farmers Market (Depot Town): 9 AM to 1 PM.

Home Depot: Kids Workshop: From 9 AM to Noon, at Home Depot (Carpenter location), you’re invited to join a hands-on workshop and your child can build a cute coin bank with a fire station design. Once the bank is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

Quality 16 Morning Movies: At 10 AM, Quality 16 (Jackson Rd.) has Dollar Movies…all weekend long!  The movies continue through the fall.  This weekend’s movie is Smurfs: The Lost Village.

AppleFest: Apple Playschools: From 10 AM to 1 PM, at Apple Playschool (2664 Miller Ave.), you’re invited to a family-friendly festival with art activities, games, an apple launcher, music, and a chance for kids to race apples down ramps. Also, cider pressing and applesauce making. Treats available.  This is a FREE event but a small fee will be for food and some activities.

Kids Club: Sprout Character Canvas: From 10 to Noon, at Michael’s Craft Store (Arborland), your little one is invited to craft, while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.  This week’s craft is a Sprout Character Canvas.

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibes: From 10 to 4 PM, at the Hands-On Museum, let’s consider what’s that sound? Today let’s experiment with vibrations and figure out how they are responsible for sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Have you ever seen a sound extinguish a flame? You will here! Interactive demos at 1:00 and 3:00 in the Legacy Gallery.

World Language Storytime: From 10:30 to 11:30 AM, at Ypsilanti’s Whittaker Library Branch, families are invited to experience the diversity of Ypsi with stories in a different language each month! A native speaker of the language will read a story, which will be translated into English. Then we’ll have a craft or activity from another culture.  October will feature the Spanish language.

The Little Scientist Club: From 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, in the Green Room (lower level) of the Hands-On Museum, their youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, make-and-take projects, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too, and registration is not necessary.

Scarecrow Mystery Dash: From 11 AM to 2 PM, at Independence Lake County Park (3200 Jennings Rd.), there will be family-friendly activities, including crafts, a chance to build a scarecrow, a Halloween obstacle course, a spider toss, a chance to visit “Scarecrow Lane” and solve a mystery. Cider & donuts.  Cost is $6 per a person or $22 for a family of 4 ($25 for a family of 5).

Hands-On Demo: Fantastic Fluid: From 11 to 11:30 AM (repeated at 3 PM), at the Museum of Natural History (off Geddes rd.), you’re invited to explore the fascinating world of fluid dynamics! Together we will discuss what is a “fluid,” and through experimentation, we will learn how fluids move and interact. Learn how wind creates waves, and test the surface tension of different liquids. How do fluids mix? Can you ever unmix them? This demo is filled to the brim with hands-on experiments. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Storytime with Linda Zimmer: Every Saturday, at 11 AM, join Linda Zimmer at Bookbound (1729 Plymouth Rd.) for a FREE story time.  This event is intended for children ages 6 and under!

bookbound

Barnes and Noble Storytime: The Poky Little Puppy: at 11 AM, at Barnes and Noble, One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who digs holes under fences and has to go to bed without any dessert. This iconic book has delighted families for generations. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

The Poky Little Puppy

Hatchimals Suprise Party: From Noon to 2 PM, at Toys R’ Us (Arborland), they will be holding a Hatchimals Surprise Party. Watch 2 surprise LIVE hatches, play hatchimals themed games, get a Puppadee manicure & more.  This is a FREE event!

FitPoint: Fit Kids and Conditioning: From 1 to 2 PM, at FITPoint (250 W. Eisenhower), this class encourages children, ages 7 to 13, to have fun and be creative with movement! This is an important age when coordination, balance, hand-eye coordination is developed!  Although there are class packages, drop-ins can pay $20 a class, AND the first week of classes is FREE for new visitors to FitPoint!

Open Swim at Mack Pool: From 1 to 5 PM, at Mack Pool (715 Brooks St.), there is open swim to the public.  Admission to Mack Pool is $5/adult, $4 for youth (ages 4-17) & seniors (55+). Children 3 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Creature Encounters: Red Kangaroos: From 1 to 5 PM, at The Creature Conservancy (4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.), The Creature Conservancy is featuring Tulip and Maybelline, the Red Kangaroos, are the featured creatures for the month of October!  See the reindeer for a special presentation on the Stone Stage each Saturday and Sunday – at 2:00 PM and again at 4:00 PM.  Admission is $6 for children (2-12) and $8 for adults.  There are MANY other , exotic animals to visit as well!

YpsiGlow Drangonmaking: From 3:30 to 5:30 PM, at the Ypsilanti District Library (Michigan Ave. location), children ages 8 and older are invited to help in creating a giant lighted, glow-in-the-dark fire breathing dragon parade puppet. The puppet will be used at YpsiGlow, held on October 27th. Many hands will be needed to create the dragon and to make him come ALIVE!

Astronomy Day Star Party: From 8 to 10 PM, at the Leslie Science and Nature Center (Traver Rd.), join In the case of cloudy weather, please call our Main Office at (734) 997-1553, or check our Facebook page after 4pm the day of to see if the event is cancelled. us to celebrate Astronomy Day! The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star gazing at our site.  This is a chance for you to get “close up views” of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes.  Cost is $5 per a person, ages 7 and up!

SUNDAY Events (10/8): sunny; highs in the upper-70s

Fall Color Hayrides: Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs: At 9 AM, 10:30 AM, and Noon, at Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 North Territorial Rd, Dexter), families are invited to leisurely ride through the park to see the fall colors and the winterizing of natural habitats.  Preregistration is required.  Cost is $3 per child, $5 per adult.  There is also a $10 vehicle entrance fee. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies: At 10 AM, Quality 16 (Jackson Rd.) has Dollar Movies…all weekend long!  The movies continue through the fall.  This weekend’s movie is Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Critter House at Leslie Science and Nature center: From 10 AM t0 1 PM, at the Leslie Science and Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd.), you are invited to observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes!  If you do not see an animal in the Critter House when you stop by they are either out educating a group or just taking turns in the exhibit room.  You can visit the critter house FREE of charge!

Pioneer Day: Waterloo Farm Museum: From Noon to 5 PM, at Waterloo Farm Museum (13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Chelsea), there will be docent-led tours of the farmhouse and outbuildings on this 19th-century homestead, with demonstrations of spinning, quilting, dressmaking, and weaving. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, a chance to try stilt walking, outdoor games, a craft sale, and sales of farm goods, jams, preserves, apple butter, and snacks.  Admission is $5 (5-12 is $2).

Fire Open House: From noon to 3 PM, at the Pittsfield Township Public Safety Building (6227 W. Michigan Ave.), you’re invited to celebrate National Fire Safety week and learn about fire prevention and safety. Check out the trucks, watch demonstrations, spray the fire hose, meet the firefighters, get information and resources about fire safety and prevention, and more!

Professor Ray’s Everyday Science: Good Vibes: From Noon to 4 PM, at the Hands-On Museum, let’s consider what’s that sound? Today let’s experiment with vibrations and figure out how they are responsible for sounds. We’ll hear strange sounds made with common objects and learn how to make cool sounds at home. Have you ever seen a sound extinguish a flame? You will here! Interactive demos at 1:00 and 3:00 in the Legacy Gallery.

Dancing Babies with Melissa Hudson: From 1 to 1:40 PM, at the Pittsfield Library Branch, Melissa Hudson, teacher with KinderRock, leads a program of music and motion!  This FREE event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, up to age 5.

Star Wars Fest: From 1 to 3 PM, at the Downtown Library, families are invited to celebrate Star Wars Reads Month by joining us for a Star Wars Fest!  We’ll have Star Wars-themed crafts, games, snacks, and fun for all!  Come in costume to make things even more spectacular!

Drawing For Kids: From 1 to 2 PM, at the Downtown Library Branch (4th Floor Meeting Room), join us for a directed drawing activity for youth with artists from the Ann Arbor Art Center!  Be sure to check aadl.org for themes and projects.  This FREE activity is for grades 1 -5.

Open Swim at Mack Pool: From 1 to 6 PM, at Mack Pool (715 Brooks St.), there is open swim to the public.  Admission to Mack Pool is $5/adult, $4 for youth (ages 4-17) & seniors (55+). Children 3 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Creature Encounters: Red Kangaroos: From 1 to 5 PM, at The Creature Conservancy (4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.), The Creature Conservancy is featuring Tulip and Maybelline, the Red Kangaroos, are the featured creatures for the month of October!  See the reindeer for a special presentation on the Stone Stage each Saturday and Sunday – at 2:00 PM and again at 4:00 PM.  Admission is $6 for children (2-12) and $8 for adults.  There are MANY other , exotic animals to visit as well!

Hands-On Demo: Fantastic Fluid: At 3 PM, at the Museum of Natural History (off Geddes rd.), you’re invited to explore the fascinating world of fluid dynamics! Together we will discuss what is a “fluid,” and through experimentation, we will learn how fluids move and interact. Learn how wind creates waves, and test the surface tension of different liquids. How do different fluids mix? Can you ever unmix them? This demo is filled to the brim with hands-on experiments. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School:  From 6 PM to 7:30 PM, Goldfish Swim School (2107 W. Stadium Blvd.) offers family swim for all!  Cost is $5 per a person or $15 per a family.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.