Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks – August 7-11

LEGO Events are a highlight this week. On Thursday night the Robot Garage will be teaching two sessions at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Then, Friday is the Ann Arbor District Library LEGO Contest. One of our favorite annual events!

Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - August 7-11

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

This week is the AADL LEGO Contest! Has your child ever entered? My daughter loves building a creation and then checking out all of the entries. Mark your calendars for Friday – and get building if you haven’t already started. It is always fun to see how creative the local kids (and adults) are.

AADL LEGO Contest - 2015 Medal Winner

Of course the LEGO Contest isn’t the only cool AADL event this week. My daughter’s top AADL picks include Craft Stick CatapultsUltimate Design Challenge, and Mini Yarn Monsters.


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In other LEGO events, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will be holding two LEGO Engineering workshops taught by the Robot Garage (Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-6)

In Farmers Markets this week, A2SO will be bringing their Taste of Music program including an instrument petting zoo to the Ypsilanti Farmers Market on Tuesday. Then on Thursday, the Pittsfield Farmers Market is celebrating their 5th birthday.

A2SO Taste of Music - Instrument Petting Zoo FluteIn other food related events, Zingermans is having a Sundae Social on Tuesday.

Monday Picks

Tuesday Picks

Wednesday Picks

Thursday Picks

Friday Picks

Movies

Matinees (Free or Discounted) are a great movie option. Quality 16, Emagine, and Cinemark (Rave) all have movies this week. Quality 16 has Sing Monday-Friday and Rave is showing it on Tuesday. Emagine is showing Monster Trucks on Wednesday and Saturday this week.

Quality 16 Free Movies - Summer 2017Emagine Free Kids Movies

Summer Movie Clubhouse - Dollar Movies at Cinemark

Movies for kids in theaters are:
Animated Movies:

  • Emoji Movie
  • Despicable Me 3

PG-13 Movies

Dark Tower opened last weekend. While it is rated PG-13, the previews have freaked out my daughter who is usually pretty receptive to movies.

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Looking forward to the Weekend

As the end of summer approaches, more people are on vacation. There is typically a decrease in the weekend events.

All Weekday Events

August 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
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08/07/2017
10:00am-11:00am
First Steps Open House
at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/07/2017
10:00am
Sing - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/07/2017
10:00am
Summer 2017 Children's Garden Pop-Up
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/07/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/07/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
08/07/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/07/2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Craft Stick Catapults
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/07/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Kids Cruise Night
at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
πŸ†“
08/07/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Fiber Arts Lab: Crochet
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/07/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Summer Carillon Concert Series: Ray McLellan
at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower, Ann Arbor Michigan

August 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
08/08/2017
9:30am-10:30am
Little Scientists Club
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
08/08/2017
10:00am
Sing - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
08/08/2017
10:00am
Summer Movie Clubhouse - Sing
at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
08/08/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
08/08/2017
11:30am-5:00pm
Silhouette Cutouts
at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/08/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/08/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
2:00pm-6:00pm
Dexter Farmers Market
at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
Ultimate Design Challenge
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Saline Farmers Market
at Rentschler Farm, Saline Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Taste of Music

Taste of Music

at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Downtown for Taste of Music. They will have their Instrument Petting Zoo for kids of all ages, a performance by a brass quartet made of members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at 4p, and free concert tickets for food assistance participants. 
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Market
at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
4:00pm-7:00pm
Cobblestone Farm Market
at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/08/2017
4:00pm-7:00pm
Sundae Social
at Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
5:30pm-7:30pm
826Michigan Family Writing Lab
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/08/2017
6:45pm-9:30pm
Board Game Night
at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
πŸ†“
08/08/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Spinning Lab: Plying Yarn
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

August 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
10:00am
Monster Trucks - Free for Kids Summer Film Series
at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
08/09/2017
10:00am-11:00am
Nature Tales: Buzzin' Bugs
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
08/09/2017
10:00am
Sing - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
08/09/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/09/2017
10:00am-12:00pm
Trail Treks - Cancelled
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/09/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
12:00pm-12:30pm
Play the Kerrytown Chime
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/09/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Be the Change: Stories & Crafts for First Steps in Social Justice
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
7:00pm-8:00pm
Ombre Mountain Painting
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/09/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Tomato Bonanza with Keegan Rodgers
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

August 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
08/10/2017
10:00am
Grandparents & Grandkids Create Together-- Totem candlesticks!
at Eos Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
10:00am
Sing - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
08/10/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Slime Time!
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
08/10/2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
Bubbleologist: Ron Loyd
at Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi Michigan
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Sonic Lunch - May Erlewine & the Motivations
at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Kids Letterpress Lab
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
2:00pm-3:00pm
Mini Yarn Monsters
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Pittsfield Township Farmers Market - 5th Birthday Celebration
at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Westside Farmers Market
at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
5:15pm-6:15pm
Robot Garage Presents LEGO Engineering
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
6:00pm-11:00pm
Kerrytown After Dark: Movies & More
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
3D Printing Lab: Post-Production
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/10/2017
6:30pm-7:30pm
Robot Garage Presents LEGO Engineering
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
7:00pm
Summer Music Series - The Invasion
at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
πŸ†“
08/10/2017
9:15pm-11:15pm
SRSLY Cinema: Independence Day: Resurgence
at Chelsea Clocktower, Chelsea Michigan

August 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
9:00am-3:00pm
AADL's 12th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
10:00am-6:00pm
Dexter Daze
at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
08/11/2017
10:00am
Sing - Free Morning Movies
at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
08/11/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/11/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
12:00pm-12:30pm
Play the Kerrytown Chime
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/11/2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
Tot Splash
at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
1:00pm-2:00pm
Afternoon Dance Party
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017
2:00pm-10:00am
Family Campout
at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Dixboro Farmers Market
at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
6:00pm-8:30pm
AADL's 12th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Electronics: Raspberry Pi
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/11/2017
7:00pm-9:00pm
Family Mew-vie Night
at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
πŸ†“
08/11/2017
8:00pm
Men in Black - Dexter Daze Movie
at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
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