Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks August 11-13, 2017

This is a great weekend for activities. The AADL LEGO Contest on Friday is always one of our favorites. Plus Dexter Daze and Saline Summerfest are this weekend.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 11-13, 2017

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Arbor Annie’s top pick for Friday is the AADL LEGO Contest. We love the event every year. My daughter isn’t entering this year, but we are hoping to stop by to see some of the amazing creations.

Friday is also the last day of the Quality 16 Free Morning Movies during summer. They are showing Sing at 10a.

Friday is the kick off to Dexter Daze. For years we would pick blueberries on Friday and then head to Dexter Daze for a lunch. Don’t miss the end of the evening with their showing of Men in Black.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Return on Saturday for the parade, car show, chalk the block, and fireworks.


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Kick off Saturday with the  Kids Triathlon at Rutherford Pool. While in Ypsi, visit the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at Taste of Music at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market (Depot Town).

The weather forecast looks great for Saturday & Sunday. With highs around 80, it is a great weekend to explore the many pools and water parks in the area. 

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming PoolsAnother fun way to get wet is tubing on the Argo Cascades. We definitely recommend it.

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Friday Picks

Saturday Picks

Free Ride Saturday for AADL Card holders on The Ride. Why not take a bus to your activities this weekend?

Sunday Picks

Movies

Movies for kids in theaters are:
Animated Movies:

  • Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Stay tuned for a review after my daughter sees it on Sunday)
  • 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 Next Week

All Weekend Events

Friday, August 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
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08/11/2017
9:00am-3:00pm
AADL's 12th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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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
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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
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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
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08/11/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Dixboro Farmers Market
at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/11/2017
6:00pm-8:30pm
AADL's 12th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
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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
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08/11/2017
8:00pm
Men in Black - Dexter Daze Movie
at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Date/Time Event
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08/12/2017
7:00am-3:00pm
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
7:00am-11:00pm
Saline Summerfest
at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
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08/12/2017
8:00am-1:00pm
Dexter Farmers Market
at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
08/12/2017
8:00am-10:30am
Kids Triathlon
at Rutherford Pool, Ypsilanti Michigan
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08/12/2017
8:00am-12:00pm
Saline Famers Market
at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
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08/12/2017
9:00am-1:00pm

Taste of Music


at Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michian
Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market for Taste of Music. They will have their Instrument Petting Zoo for kids of all ages, an 11a performance by a small group of A2SO members, and free concert tickets for food assistance participants.
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08/12/2017
9:00am-1:00pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Market
at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
08/12/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
10:00am-6:00pm
Dexter Daze
at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
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08/12/2017
10:00am
Dexter Daze Parade
at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
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08/12/2017
10:00am
Monster Trucks - Free for Kids Summer Film Series
at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
08/12/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
10:30am-1:30pm
Nisson Glass Art Garden Tour & Showcase
at Nisson Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/12/2017
10:30am-11:00am
Play the Kerrytown Chime
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/12/2017
10:30am-11:30am
The Little Scientists Club
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
11:00am
Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody Storytime
at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
11:00am
Storytime
at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/12/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Sloth!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
Broadcast Bootcamp
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/12/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
Summer Splash Days
at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/12/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
Tween Party
at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
6:00pm-9:00pm
Zingerman's 35th Anniversary Street Fair
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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08/12/2017
10:00pm
Dexter Daze Fireworks
at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Date/Time Event
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08/13/2017
9:00am-11:00am
All-Girls Skate Instruction
at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/13/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
08/13/2017
1:00pm-5:00pm
Creature Encounters - Sloth!
at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor MI
08/13/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Critters Up Close
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
🆓
08/13/2017
1:00pm-1:40pm
Dancing Babies with Monica Higman
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/13/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
GameStart Workshop: Minecraft CodeMage Beginnings
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/13/2017
2:00pm-4:00pm
My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday
at Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Ann Arbor MI
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08/13/2017
2:00pm-5:00pm
Play Day and Open House
at Elements Preschool for Natural Learning, Ann Arbor Michigan
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08/13/2017
3:00pm-4:00pm
3D Sculptures
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/13/2017
3:00pm
John E. Lawrence and the Power Band Plays Motown Jazz - Concert in the Park
at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/13/2017
7:30pm-9:00pm
Blackout to Blockout Cancer
at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan

 

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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