Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks November 17-19, 2017

Holiday activities (including some Thanksgiving events) take over this weekend. Plus we’re adding more holiday content through the week.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - November 17-19

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

It looks like we have yet another rainy weekend (at least on Saturday). I’m glad that we were able to get our holiday lights up last Saturday – don’t worry I don’t have them on yet. Unfortunately for my daughter, her Girl Scout troop is camping this weekend. At least they’re staying in cabins.

Even if the weather is wet on Saturday, you can get a taste of nature at our sponsor Apple Playschool’s Wild Works: Nature Arts Workshops for Kids.

Wild Works - Apple Play School


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There are actually a few Thanksgiving events on the calendar! It often gets bypassed now that Christmas season starts right after Halloween. Join AADL for “Bear Says Thanks” Storytime & Craft and Ann Arbor Art Center for Thanksgiving Animation for Families.

Holiday celebrations on Saturday include Santa’s Arrival to Briarwood Mall, Kids Club: Holiday Banner & MAKEbreak: Holiday Wreaths at Michaels, and Pittsfield Township’s Holiday Crafternoon.

Sunday is a day for dancing kids. Our sponsor Hebrew Day School is holding Zumba for Preschoolers and Families (register on Friday – there are still a few spots left) while AADL has Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson.

Hebrew Day School- Zumba for Preschoolers

This is also the weekend for Young People’s Theater’s fall musical –  Spamalot. Get your tickets now.

Friday Picks

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets and Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Movies Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School
  • 7:00pm Spamalot at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Glass Recycling and Table Tiles Family Craft Event at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Holiday Banner at Michaels
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Wild Works: Nature Arts Workshop for Kids at Ann Arbor Learning Community
  • 11:30am-2:00pm FIRST Robotics Open House at GameStart School
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm AADL Mini-Moog Fest at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm "Bear Says Thanks" Storytime & Craft at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Holiday Crafternoon at Pittsfield Township Community Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak: Holiday Wreaths at Michaels
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Santa's Arrival at Briarwood Mall
  • 1:00pm Spamalot at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm Splash Day at Mack Pool
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Sharpie Dyed Coasters at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm Thanksgiving Animation for Families at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Owl Prowl at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 7:00pm Spamalot at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch! at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 10:00am-11:00am Zumba for Preschoolers and Families at HDS @ The Jewish Community Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak: Personalized Ornaments at Michaels
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Snappy Sunday Stories at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Cork Trivet Making Workshop at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 2:00pm Spamalot at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Fa-mew-ly Activity Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Movies

    A movie can be a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. There are several choices this weekend. Wonder (based on the book), Justice League, and The Star all open this weekend. Thor: Ragnarok continues in theaters – be sure to check out our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater. I should have a Justice League review by next weekend.

    Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

    Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Ph: Film Frame..Β©Marvel Studios 2017

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    11/21/2017
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Paracord Survival Bracelets for Our Troops
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/22/2017
    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. Note: For Thanksgiving they are closed on Thursday, but are holding play time from 10a-3p on Wednesday, November 22 It's...Read More
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    11/24/2017
    11:30am
    Warner Bros Cartoons
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    11/24/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Balloon Critters
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/24/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/24/2017
    7:00pm
    Sing Along White Christmas
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Still have Halloween candy? Check out our list of Candy Buy Backs. Some of the programs are on-going.

    Ann Arbor Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Date/Time Event
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    11/17/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
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    11/17/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    11/17/2017
    9:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    11/17/2017
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    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!
    11/17/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/17/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba - Tweens & Teens
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    11/17/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Movies Family Night Out
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/17/2017
    7:00pm
    Spamalot
    at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/17/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Date/Time Event
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    11/18/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
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    11/18/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
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    11/18/2017
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    11/18/2017
    9:30am-3:00pm
    Mom 2 Mom Sale
    at Livonia Elks Lodge, Livonia Michigan
    11/18/2017
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Glass Recycling and Table Tiles Family Craft Event
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Holiday Banner
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    10:00am-1:00pm

    Wild Works: Nature Arts Workshop for Kids


    at Ann Arbor Learning Community, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Explore the gift of art during this season of gratitude at Apple Playschool's annual nature arts workshop! Kids can create beautiful works of art out of natural materials for friends and family at ten different art stations. Explore the Kids Art Gallery and nature arts and craft sale offering handmade...Read More
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    11/18/2017
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    10:30am-11:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    11/18/2017
    11:00am-2:00pm
    LEGO Scavenger Hunt
    at Target, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    11:00am-2:00pm
    LEGO Scavenger Hunt
    at Target, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    11:00am
    Storytime
    at Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    11:30am-2:00pm
    FIRST Robotics Open House
    at GameStart School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    AADL Mini-Moog Fest
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    "Bear Says Thanks" Storytime & Craft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Holiday Crafternoon
    at Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak: Holiday Wreaths
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Santa's Arrival
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    1:00pm
    Spamalot
    at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    11/18/2017
    1:30pm-3:30pm
    Splash Day
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/18/2017
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Sharpie Dyed Coasters
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    11/18/2017
    2:00pm-4:30pm
    Thanksgiving Animation for Families
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/18/2017
    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!
    🎟
    11/18/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    11/18/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    πŸ’™
    11/18/2017
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Owl Prowl
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    11/18/2017
    7:00pm
    Spamalot
    at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/18/2017
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    9:30am-11:00am
    Caring Santa
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    11/19/2017
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch!
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    10:00am-11:00am

    Zumba for Preschoolers and Families


    at HDS @ The Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor MI
    Zumba for preschoolers and their families! This free program, featuring Peachy Fitness is open to children ages 3 to 5
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    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Marc Chagall Peacocks
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak: Personalized Ornaments
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    1:00pm-1:30pm
    Snappy Sunday Stories
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Cork Trivet Making Workshop
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    11/19/2017
    2:00pm
    Spamalot
    at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/19/2017
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    Lights Before Christmas
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    11/19/2017
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/19/2017
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    11/19/2017
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Fa-mew-ly Activity Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    11/19/2017
    5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wild Lights
    at Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan
    11/19/2017
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    11/19/2017
    6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wayne County Lightfest
    at Merriman Hollow Park, Westland Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    11/19/2017
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI

     

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