Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks October 13-15, 2017

The events calendar is jam packed this weekend! October always seems to have the best events. There are great Halloween events, fall fun, and much more. 

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - October 13-15

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Friday’s top event pick is the Zombie Run at Nichols Arboretum. Of course, the big news on Friday is the opening of Buddy’s Pizza. I’ll be there for a media preview in the morning, so be sure to check the site for an article this weekend.

On Saturday, I’ll be at the Mom2Mom Plus Expo hosted by Girl Scouts. There will be tons of family fun – live animals, touch a truck, and more. Make sure to stop by and say hi if you’re there.

Mom 2 Mom Plus Expo


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If I wasn’t at the expo, my top picks are the Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record EventCardboard Challenge, Frankentoys, and Monster Smash.

Sunday’s top event is Trick or Treat on the River, but it looks like it might be a rainy afternoon. For an indoor option, check out Wondrous Strange at the Downtown Branch of AADL.

Friday and hopefully Saturday are great days for Fall Fun like Corn Mazes and Apple Orchards. It’s also time to think about getting your pumpkins.

Ann Arbor Fall Guide
Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills
Ann Arbor Corn Maze Guide
Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 6:00pm Zombie Run at Nichols Arboretum
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Heirloom Apple Tasting at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 8:00pm Anne of Green Gables at Kreft Center for the Arts
  • Saturday Picks

  • 8:00am-3:00pm Mom2Mom Plus Expo at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center
  • 9:00am-3:00pm Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record Event at EMU Convocation Center
  • 10:00am-11:30am Apple Scouts Fall Family Hike: Bird Hills Nature Area at Bird Hills
  • 10:00am Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Vampirinia Web of Fashion at Michaels
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Apple Cider Pressing at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Cardboard Challenge at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Frankentoys at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Monster Smash at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Family Art Studio: Window Tattoos at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Arrows Away at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm Dragon Making - an ypsiGLOW Workshop at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 5:30pm-8:00pm Parents Night Out Camp Night at Gym America
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum
  • 7:00pm Peace All Stars Concert 5 at Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
  • 8:00pm Anne of Green Gables at Kreft Center for the Arts
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Tales: Rockin' Reptiles at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tales on the Trail at Lillie Park South
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Trick or Treat on the River at Gallup Park
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm LEGO Bricktober Build & Play Event at Toys R Us Ann Arbor
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Spider Web Art at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Wondrous Strange at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Anne of Green Gables at Kreft Center for the Arts
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village at Henry Ford Museum
  • Movies

    First run movies in the theater are The LEGO Ninjago Movie and My Little Pony.

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    Quality 16’s Fall Free Matinee series continues this weekend with Despicable Me 3.

    Other movie news this week was the release of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. Have you seen it yet?

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ’™
    10/17/2017
    10:00am
    Preschool Pumpkin Hunt
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/17/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/17/2017
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Cobblestone Farm Market - Fall Festive Final Market
    at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/17/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Origami with Beth Johnson
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/18/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Tales: Rockin' Reptiles
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/19/2017
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Little Boo at the Zoo
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    πŸ’™
    10/19/2017
    10:00am
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/19/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Storytime with Dr Markman
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/19/2017
    6:30pm-9:00pm

    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village


    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  At Hallowe'en you will follow a designated treat trail through Greenfield Village. There are treats for all ages, so parents plan a costume for yourself (or participate without one) and bring your own bag. We've attended Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village 4 times - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and...Read More
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/19/2017
    7:00pm

    All Hallows Concert


    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Pioneer High School (PHS) Symphony Band invites you to a spirited concert!Β  Bring your best ghoul and prepare to be bewitched!Β  Costumes encouraged, trick-or-treating… YES!
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    10:00am
    Despicable Me 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    10:00am-11:30am
    Friendly Ghosts in Clay
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Little Boo at the Zoo
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    10:00am
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    12:30pm
    Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Family Paint Night
    at Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Barn Party for ALS
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Boo Bash
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/20/2017
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/20/2017
    6:30pm-9:00pm

    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village


    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  At Hallowe'en you will follow a designated treat trail through Greenfield Village. There are treats for all ages, so parents plan a costume for yourself (or participate without one) and bring your own bag. We've attended Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village 4 times - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and...Read More
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/20/2017
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Lionel Bart's Oliver!
    at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/20/2017
    8:00pm-9:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents "The Ogreling" at The Neutral Zone
    at Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station 1, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #3, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #4, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #5, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station 6, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    10/13/2017
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/13/2017
    10:00am
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    10/13/2017
    10:00am-3:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    10/13/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba - Tweens & Teens
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/13/2017
    6:00pm
    Zombie Run
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/13/2017
    6:30pm-9:00pm

    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village


    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  At Hallowe'en you will follow a designated treat trail through Greenfield Village. There are treats for all ages, so parents plan a costume for yourself (or participate without one) and bring your own bag. We've attended Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village 4 times - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and...Read More
    10/13/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/13/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Heirloom Apple Tasting
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/13/2017
    8:00pm
    Anne of Green Gables
    at Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    10/14/2017
    12:00am
    Kids in the Garden: Compost
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    8:00am-3:00pm

    Mom2Mom Plus Expo


    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
    The Ann Arbor Area North Girl Scout troops are hosting a Mom2Mom Plus Expo. In addition to a traditional Mom2Mom Sale, there will be fun activities for the kids, local family-friendly businesses, a diner to purchase food, and more.
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station 1, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #4, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #5, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station 6, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Ann Arbor Fire Station #3, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record Event
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    10/14/2017
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    9th Annual Pickle Contest
    at Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-11:30am
    Apple Scouts Fall Family Hike: Bird Hills Nature Area
    at Bird Hills, Ann Arbor MICHIGAN
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    10:00am
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Harvest Festival at Elements
    at Elements Preschool for Natural Learning, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Vampirinia Web of Fashion
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Pop Up Play: Monarch Migration
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/14/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    11:00am
    After the Fall Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    11:00am
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    11:00am
    Storytime
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Apple Cider Pressing
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Cardboard Challenge
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Frankentoys
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Monster Smash
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    10/14/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/14/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    10/14/2017
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Family Art Studio: Window Tattoos
    at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Arrows Away
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    3:00pm
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/14/2017
    3:30pm-5:30pm
    Dragon Making - an ypsiGLOW Workshop
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
    10/14/2017
    4:00pm-8:30pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p and Saturdays from 4-8:30p. Earlier Saturday and all day Sunday are reserved for parties. It's the perfect place for cool, rainy days!
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    5:30pm-8:00pm
    Parents Night Out Camp Night
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/14/2017
    6:30pm-9:00pm

    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village


    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
    Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village.  At Hallowe'en you will follow a designated treat trail through Greenfield Village. There are treats for all ages, so parents plan a costume for yourself (or participate without one) and bring your own bag. We've attended Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village 4 times - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and...Read More
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    7:00pm
    Peace All Stars Concert 5
    at Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/14/2017
    8:00pm
    Anne of Green Gables
    at Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    10/15/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/15/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ’™
    10/15/2017
    10:00am
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/15/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Tales: Rockin' Reptiles
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/15/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Tales on the Trail
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/15/2017
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Trick or Treat on the River
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/15/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Chesstastic
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/15/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/15/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    LEGO Bricktober Build & Play Event
    at Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan

     

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