Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks October 6-8, 2017

This is a very busy weekend in the Ann Arbor area. There are a number of great events, plus the UM-MSU game is in town Saturday night. Expect increased traffic all weekend. The nice weather continues making it a perfect time to get outside for fall fun.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - October 6-8

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Despite a weather forecast in the 80s, Saturday is a day of fall celebration.. There is Apple DazeApplefestFall Festival, and Scarecrow Mystery Dash.

I know we’re planning to make it a Star Wars Day on Sunday with Star Wars Fest at the Downtown Branch of the Library and A2SO’s The Music of Star Wars: Family Matinee at Michigan Theater (There is also a concert on Saturday night). You can kick off your Star Wars celebration at home. TNT is showing Star Wars movies every evening all week. Saturday, they start at 9a with Episode 1 and run all day with Return of the Jedi starting at 11:45pm. The movies pick up again on Sunday at 6:15a.

The Music of Star Wars - Ann Arbor Symphony OrchestraThere are almost too many great events on Sunday. In addition to the Star Wars events, there is ID Day at the UM Museum of Natural History, Skate Against Hate at the Ann Arbor Skate Park, and Creature Feature at the Hands-On Museum.


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We’re hoping to kick off our weekend celebration on Friday night with a trip to a corn maze. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. 

With the warm weather this weekend, there are a few options to cool off. It is the last weekend that the livery is open at Argo Cascades. Also, don’t miss our Parks for Splashing.

Of course it’s a great weekend for Fall Fun

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 Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm 3D Printing Lab: Open Lab at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-5:00pm 24th Annual Apple Daze at Monument Park
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Applefest at Green Apple Garden Playschool
  • 10:00am Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Fall Festival at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Scarecrow Mystery Dash at Independence Lake
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Arrows Away at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm Dragon Making - an ypsiGLOW Workshop at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 4:00pm LEGO Ninjago Make & Take Event at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm Astronomy Day Star Party at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 8:00pm The Music of Star Wars at Michigan Theater
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-1:00pm Fall Color Hay Rides at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Fall Festival at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Fire Department Open House at Pittsfield Township Public Safety Building
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm ID Day at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Star Wars Fest at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm Junior Farmer Class at White Lotus Farms
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-6:00pm Skate Against Hate at Ann Arbor Skate Park
  • 4:00pm The Music of Star Wars: Family Matinee at Michigan Theater
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Creature Feature at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Movies

    New in kids movies this weekend in My Little Pony The Movie. If you didn’t see The LEGO Ninjago Movie last weekend, it is still available this weekend…plus Barnes & Noble & Toys R Us have themed events.

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    Quality 16’s Fall Free Matinee series continues this weekend with Smurfs: The Lost Village.

    Smurfs: The Lost Village

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    10/10/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Finding Funding for College
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/11/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Tales: Feathered Friends
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    10/12/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Story Time
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/12/2017
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Sensation Stations
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/12/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Stepping Beyond: Childhood Stories of Memorable Characters
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/13/2017
    10:00am
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/13/2017
    6:00pm
    Zombie Run
    at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    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
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/13/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Heirloom Apple Tasting
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/13/2017
    8:00pm
    Anne of Green Gables
    at Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Date/Time Event
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    10/06/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    10/06/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    10/06/2017
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    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!
    10/06/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/06/2017
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/06/2017
    10:00am
    Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    10/06/2017
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    10/06/2017
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba - Tweens & Teens
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/06/2017
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    3D Printing Lab: Open Lab
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/06/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    10/07/2017
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    19th Annual Jam Contest
    at Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    10:00am-5:00pm
    24th Annual Apple Daze
    at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Applefest
    at Green Apple Garden Playschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/07/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Sprout Character Canvas
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/07/2017
    10:00am
    Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/07/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Fall Festival
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    11:00am
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/07/2017
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Scarecrow Mystery Dash
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    11:00am
    Storytime
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    11:00am
    The Poky Little Puppy Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Halloween Rocks
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Hatchimals Surprise Party
    at Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/07/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    10/07/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/07/2017
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Arrows Away
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    3:00pm
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    3:30pm-5:30pm
    Dragon Making - an ypsiGLOW Workshop
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/07/2017
    4:00pm
    LEGO Ninjago Make & Take Event
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    10/07/2017
    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’™
    10/07/2017
    8:00pm-10:00pm
    Astronomy Day Star Party
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    10/07/2017
    8:00pm

    The Music of Star Wars


    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Journey through all the movie adventures of Star Wars with musical themes. Special guest: Ring of Steel and pre-show photo booth.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ’™
    10/08/2017
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Fall Color Hay Rides
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/08/2017
    10:00am
    Smurfs: The Lost Village - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Fall Festival
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Fire Department Open House
    at Pittsfield Township Public Safety Building, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    ID Day
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-1:40pm
    Dancing Babies with Melissa Hudson
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    LEGO Bricktober Build & Play Event
    at Toys R Us Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Star Wars Fest
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/08/2017
    1:30pm-3:30pm
    Junior Farmer Class
    at White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Ceres: Exploring the Dwarf Planet with Jennifer German
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    2:00pm-6:00pm
    Skate Against Hate
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    10/08/2017
    3:00pm
    Hands-On Demo: Exploring Neuroscience
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    10/08/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    10/08/2017
    4:00pm

    The Music of Star Wars: Family Matinee


    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    Journey through all the movie adventures of Star Wars with musical themes. Special guest: Ring of Steel and pre-show photo booth.
    10/08/2017
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    10/08/2017
    6:00pm-8:30pm

    Creature Feature


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Join AAHOM at their 15th annual Creature Feature on October 8, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, where they’ll feature live animals, insects, and more from around the world. You’ll get to interact with animals from The Creature Conservancy, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Little Creatures Company, and others.
    10/08/2017
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

     

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