Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – September 7-9

With most kids returning to school this week, it’s the first weekend of fall. I know we’re planning to rest after a tiring first week of school. We’re not used to the early morning yet. 

I also want to note that the newsletter is reverting back to just the weekend roundup since summer is over. We will not be sending the Sunday night email (except maybe Halloween week). Be sure to check the Looking Forward to Next Week section at the bottom for Arbor Annie’s picks for next week.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - September 7-9

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

If you have a toddler, we recommend checking out the Little Bear Open House at Wideworld Sports Center. My niece did a similar class near her and the picture were so cute and it looked like she had so much fun.

WideWorld Sprots - Little Bear Open HouseIt’s also the first Friday of the month which means there are First Friday events at Domino Farms and Ypsilanti. The Ypsilanti First Friday is the Festival of the Honeybee


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The Quality 16 Free Fall Movies kickoff on Friday. This weekend’s movie is Ferdinand with 10a showings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Ann Arbor Free Morning Movies at Quality 16 - Fall 2018When planning your weekend travels, be sure to plan around the UM home football game on Saturday at noon. Are you going to the game? Check out our 6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids

6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids


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The other big event of the weekend is Sunday’s Kerrytown BookFest.

The weather this weekend will be considerably cooler. While Fuller Park Pool is still open through September 14, the temperatures this weekend are only forecast to be around 70.

The cooler weather makes it a great time to go to an apple orchard. We try to pick apples every year.

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:45am Little Bear Open House at Wideworld Sports Center at WideWorld Sports Center
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at the Farm at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti - Festival of the Honey Bee at Downtown Ypsilanti
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:00am Grandparent Day Craft at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Fall Leaves at Michaels
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Independence Lake Family Campout at Independence Lake
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Rainbow Ribbon Dancer at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • Sunday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Independence Lake Family Campout at Independence Lake
  • 10:30am-5:00pm Kerrytown BookFest at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour at County Farm Park

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    Movies

    Late August and early September isn’t a great time for family movies, so there aren’t many to recommend. The next family friendly release is The House with a Clock in Its Walls on September 21 followed by Smallfoot on September 28.

    We saw Christopher Robin a few weeks ago. While we all enjoyed it, the movie is better for adults and older kids than younger kids.

    Christopher Robin - Trailer

    Continuing in theaters is the animated film Incredibles 2 which we loved. A.X.L opened a few weeks ago. It has a PG rating and is also still in theaters.

    Incredibles 2 Movie - The Incredible family

    If you haven’t seen Ant-Man and The Wasp, we really enjoyed it. Be sure to check our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp - Cassie & Scott Lang

    Upcoming Sponsored Events

    Thank you to our advertisers for sponsoring these event listings:

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    09/10/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Bright Nights | Suicide and Our Community
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/11/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    How to Find College Funding
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/12/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Mack Swim Team Open House
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/13/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Micro Radio Station
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fall Animal Puppet
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Girl Scout Troop Sampler
    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-8:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Exploring Citizen Science
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Music in the Park
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    09/15/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Car Show for E4DS
    at Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton Michigan
    💙
    09/16/2018
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Make A Music Tool: Building Your Own Contact Mic
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Monarch Migration Festival
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-7:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Telephone Wire Bracelets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    09/07/2018
    10:00am-10:45am
    Little Bear Open House at Wideworld Sports Center
    at WideWorld Sports Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    09/07/2018
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    First Friday at the Farm
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    09/07/2018
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti - Festival of the Honey Bee
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    09/08/2018
    10:00am-12:45pm
    Doggy Dip
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/08/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Grandparent Day Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/08/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fall Leaves
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    09/08/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Slime Time!
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    09/08/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    09/08/2018 - 09/09/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Independence Lake Family Campout
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/08/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Rainbow Ribbon Dancer
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    09/09/2018
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/09/2018
    10:30am-5:00pm
    Kerrytown BookFest
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    09/09/2018
    11:00am-12:45pm
    Doggy Dip
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    09/09/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/09/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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