Category Archives: December

More Dining News: Salads UP opening at Briarwood

Briarwood Mall

The big restaurant news this week is still the impending opening of Buddy’s Pizza. But, Briarwood Mall has announced that Salads UP will be opening a location in early 2018. They will be in the corridor near Sears which already houses CPK, Chipotle, and Which Wich. This corridor will be renamed the Dining Pavilion and additional seating has been added […]

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Mac is Back at Noodles & Company

Mac is Back - Noodles Tasting

Noodles & Company is bring back their Mac & Cheese lineup. On Monday I was invited to attend a complementary tasting of the Macs & other popular dishes. The tasting was at the Arborland location. Our table was definitely drawing some attention with 8 dishes for 3 people, a pile of desserts, and personalized attention. The location manager and regional […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer

We are huge Star Wars fans. Earlier today both my husband and I were sure to check out the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer when it was released. We also showed it to our daughter this evening. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Thoughts About the Trailer & Photos The trailer is very much a teaser trailer. There are […]

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Ferdinand Movie Trailer

Ferdinand Poster

Are your kids fans of the story of Ferdinand the Bull? If so, your kids will be thrilled to hear that a Ferdinand movie is being released in December. Check out information on the film and catch the first trailer below. About Ferdinand Information about Ferdinand is provided by 20th Century Fox: FERDINAND Animation, in 3D Release: December 15, 2017 Directed […]

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AAHOM’s My Turn Program Returns for a Second Year

My Turn Community - Quiet Room Setup at AAHOM

Last year the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum introduced the My Turn program. My Turn is a program designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Once a month, it gives these families a chance to visit local venues such as museums, performances, and nature. During My Turn events, the venues are less crowded and quiet rooms are available with sensory friendly […]

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UM Museum of Natural History Closure Plans

UM Natural History Museum - Ruthven Building & Beginning of Construction

Yesterday afternoon the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced their plans for closing in the Ruthven building and re-opening in the Biological Sciences Building. We love visiting the museum. We will definitely miss it while it is closed during the transition. UM Museum of Natural History Closing Events The UM Museum of Natural History will officially close in the Ruthven building on […]

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Moana Family Movie Night – Connecting with Our Traditions

Moana Movie Night - Watching the movie

Tonight we had a Family Movie Night courtesy of Disney. They provided us with a digital copy of Moana, a Google Chromecast, and other movie treats. Family Movie Night Tradition A big thread running through the movie Moana is connection with her family and ancestors. A Family Movie Night with Moana is a great way to connect with our family […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round.  Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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