Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks – November 13-15

There are a few Christmas events on the events calendar this weekend…please don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just reporting on the events not running them.

Arbor Annie's Weekend RoundupI’ll admit to not being totally blameless here. My husband and I hung our Christmas lights last Saturday while the weather was somewhat decent. In our defense, they are not turned on. We would have waited until this weekend, but I will be in Indiana meeting with other bloggers from around the country who run sites similar to mine (hyperlocal bloggers). I’ve already developed some great ideas from our online conversations and can’t wait to meet them all in person.

One of the ideas that I have taken away from my Hyperlocal group is the idea of a mascot to take pictures with around town. Earlier this week I introduced Arbor Annie, the new Ann Arbor with Kids mascot. You’ll be seeing her pictures around town and maybe you’ll even get to see her in person. I have two sizes of Arbor Annie, so maybe I’ll take one with me and leave one with my husband and daughter to take on their weekend adventures.

Introducing Arbor Annie, the new Ann Arbor with Kids mascot

Weekend Long Events this Weekend

There are a number of theater productions this week. Skyline High School will be performing Beauty and the Beast starting this weekend. Pioneer High School’s run of Grease which started last weekend concludes with 3 shows this weekend.

Also this weekend the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is holding one of their Exhibit Workshops on Human Evolution where the public can provide feedback on exhibit design for the new museum building.

Finally, this weekend marks the kickoff of Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo with a  tree lighting on Friday night. The weather looks pretty decent on Saturday and Sunday which would make those great nights to visit.

Movies This Weekend

The Free matinees at Quality 16 may have ended last weekend, but there are still lots of movies in theater. The Peanuts Movie opened last week with numerous showings still at both Rave and Quality 16. My parents almost took my daughter last weekend while my husband and I saw Spectre, but they decided to see the special Home Alone screenings. We were pleased since we want to see The Peanuts Movie too. Goosebumps and Hotel Transylvania 2 are still in both theaters as well.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in 3D plays at Michigan Theater on Saturday as part of both the Family Friendly Film Series and the Steven Spielberg Series.

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Arbor Annie has looked through the Weekend Events calendar and made her top picks for the weekend. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that All About Owls at Independence Lake made her list. She decided to also show her solidarity with other birds and pick “We Want Mo’!”: A Mo Willems Celebration at Pittsfield Branch of AADL (Mo Willems is well known for his Pigeon series of books).
 
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Friday is also the last day for many of the Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs in the area.

All Weekend Events

Don’t miss our complete events list below or check the Events Calendar for fun activities this weekend and through next week.
 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Date/Time Event
11/13/2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Exhibit Workshop - Human Evolution
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
9:00am-10:00am
Toddler Time
Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
9:15am
Free Music Together Demonstration Class
Saline United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Sing-A-Long Play-A-Long!
Apple Playschools, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Toytopia & A T. rex named Sue
Michigan Science Center, Detroit
11/13/2015
10:15am
Free Music Together Demonstration Class
Saline United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
2:00pm-9:30pm
Fall Family Nights
Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Secret Lab Open Workshop
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
5:30pm-7:30pm
Teen Clay Cell Phone Holder (Ages 12-17)
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
6:00pm
Girls on the Run Information Night
Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
7:15pm-8:45pm
Funky Frosty Friday - Disco Theme
Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor
11/13/2015
7:30pm
Grease
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Date/Time Event
11/14/2015
9:00am-11:30am
A2 Turkey Trot
Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
11/14/2015
9:00am-5:00pm
Exhibit Workshop - Human Evolution
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
9:00am-6:00pm
Live Stream of TEDYouth from Brooklyn
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
10:00am-11:00am
Holiday Fairy Garden
Nature’s Garden Center, Saline
11/14/2015
10:00am-10:40am
Just BABIES! with Gari Stein
Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club: Felt Christmas Mouse
Michaels, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
10:00am-11:00am
Minecraft Meetups
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Signing Smart Workshop for Parents
Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
10:00am-6:00pm
Toytopia & A T. rex named Sue
Michigan Science Center, Detroit
11/14/2015
10:30am
Sensory Storytime
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
10:30am
Special Saturday Storytime
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
10:30am
Superior Storytime
Ypsilanti District Library – Superior, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
11:00am
Baby's First Christmas
Babies R Us – Ypsilnati, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
11:00am-4:00pm
Neighborhood Toy Store Day
Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
11:00am
The Little Kids' Table Storytime With Author Mary Ann Riehl
Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
11:00am
The Little Plow Storytime
Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
12:30pm-3:30pm
Family Day
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
1:00pm-2:00pm
"We Want Mo'!": A Mo Willems Celebration
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Cougar!
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
1:00pm-5:00pm
Open Swim
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
1:30pm-2:30pm
Holiday Fairy Garden Class
Nature’s Garden Center, Saline
11/14/2015
1:30pm
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in 3D
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
2:00pm-3:30pm
Measure Up
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
2:00pm-4:00pm
Splash Day
Mack Pool, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
2:30pm
Beauty & the Beast
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
3:00pm-4:00pm
Hunger Games Craft: Stenciled Tote Bags
Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
3:30pm-5:00pm
American Girl Camping Party
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
11/14/2015
5:00pm-6:30pm
Open Gym
Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
5:30pm-9:30pm
Kids Night Out
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
7:00pm-9:00pm
All About Owls
Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake
11/14/2015
7:30pm
Beauty & the Beast
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
7:30pm
Grease
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor
11/14/2015
8:00pm-10:00pm
Night Owls
Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Date/Time Event
11/15/2015
10:00am-6:00pm
Kerrytown Market & Shops Holiday Open House
Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
11:00am-1:00pm
U-Meet the Athlete - Baseball
Oosterbaan Field House, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
12:00pm-5:00pm
Exhibit Workshop - Human Evolution
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
12:00pm-6:00pm
Toytopia
Michigan Science Center, Detroit
11/15/2015
1:00pm-2:00pm
Ahmed's Clock
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Cougar!
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
1:00pm-2:00pm
Make Your Own Magic Wand
Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
2:00pm-9:30pm
Fall Family Nights
Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Unity Pokemon Maker
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
2:00pm
Grease
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
2:00pm
Quilting
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
11/15/2015
2:00pm-2:45pm
Tellebration: Story Fun for Families
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
6:00pm-7:30pm
Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor
11/15/2015
6:30pm-8:00pm
Santa & Pet Photo Nights
Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor

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