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 Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 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-4:00pm Critters Up Close at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 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
  • 10:00am Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:30am-5:00pm Kerrytown BookFest at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm LEGO Connection at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 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

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    Date/Time Event
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    09/10/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Bright Nights | Suicide and Our Community
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/11/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Tummy Times
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/11/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    How to Find College Funding
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/12/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Mack Swim Team Open House
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/13/2018
    3:00pm-9:00pm

    Just Between Friends PreSale


    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The fall 2018 Ann Arbor Just Between Friends Consignment Sale will be held on Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. There is also a presale on Thursday, September 13. Be sure to get your free ticket for Friday evening or book your Thursday/Friday presale ticket now.
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    09/13/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Micro Radio Station
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/14/2018
    10:00am
    Sherlock Gnomes - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/14/2018
    3:00pm-9:00pm

    Just Between Friends Consignment Sale


    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The spring 2018 Ann Arbor Just Between Friends Consignment Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. There is also a presale on Friday, May 4. Be sure to get your free ticket for Saturday or book your Friday presale ticket now.
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    09/14/2018
    7:00pm
    Sing Along: The Greatest Showman
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/15/2018
    9:00am-4:00pm

    Just Between Friends Consignment Sale


    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The spring 2018 Ann Arbor Just Between Friends Consignment Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. There is also a presale on Friday, May 4. Be sure to get your free ticket for Saturday or book your Friday presale ticket now.
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    09/15/2018
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fall Animal Puppet
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    10:00am
    Sherlock Gnomes - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/15/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Girl Scout Troop Sampler
    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
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    09/15/2018
    11:00am-8:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Exploring Citizen Science
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Music in the Park
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Car Show for E4DS
    at Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton Michigan
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    09/16/2018
    9:00am-2:00pm

    Just Between Friends Consignment Sale


    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The spring 2018 Ann Arbor Just Between Friends Consignment Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. There is also a presale on Friday, May 4. Be sure to get your free ticket for Saturday or book your Friday presale ticket now.
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    09/16/2018
    10:00am
    Sherlock Gnomes - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/16/2018
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Make A Music Tool: Building Your Own Contact Mic
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Monarch Migration Festival
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-7:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
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    09/16/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm

    Harvest Festival


    at Sutherland-Wilson Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Join us for the 10th Annual Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 16th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Historic Sutherland-Wilson farm! Live Music at Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival Enjoy live music from local groups. Saline Fiddlers (2:15-3:00) Silver Strings Dulcimer Society (4:00 - 5:00 PM) Pittsfield Township...Read More
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    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
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    09/07/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/07/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/07/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    09/07/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    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
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    09/07/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    09/07/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/07/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    09/07/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/07/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, 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
    09/07/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    09/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/08/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    09/08/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    09/08/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    🆓
    09/08/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    09/08/2018
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    09/08/2018
    10:00am-12:45pm
    Doggy Dip
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/08/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    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
    11:00am-6:30pm
    Audition for YPT's The Addams Family
    at YPT Studio, 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
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Jedi Academy
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/08/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/08/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/08/2018
    1:30pm-6:00pm
    Audition for YPT's The Addams Family
    at YPT Studio, 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
    🎟
    09/08/2018
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Parents Night Out
    at PLAYlive Nation, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    09/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    09/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    09/09/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    09/09/2018
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/09/2018
    10:00am
    Ferdinand - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    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
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    09/09/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/09/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    LEGO Connection
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/09/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    09/09/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/09/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/09/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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