Arbor Annie’s Mother’s Day Weekend Picks May 11-13

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow moms. There are plenty of Mother’s Day activities around town. Plus, Saturday is the annual Touch a Truck.  In addition, for those with school aged kids there are 2 huge events this weekend – Girls on the Run 5K and Science Olympiad.
Arbor Annie's Mother's Day Weekend Picks - May 11-13After making this week’s graphic of Arbor Annie with her children, I had to laugh. I realized for my family, the child is now taller than the mom.

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Saturday morning starts with one of the most popular events for toddlers and preschoolers – Touch a Truck and yes that is my daughter – way back in 2009 (another rainy day).

Exploring a School Bus in 2009

This weekend’s events are dominated by Mother’s Day. There are several craft events on Saturday and ways to celebrate with Mom on Sunday.

Ann Arbor Mother's Day Events

For families with young kids, Thomas completes his visit at Greenfield Village this weekend. We loved the event when my daughter was a toddler/preschooler including on Mother’s Day one year.

Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village

Of course there is plenty going on that isn’t on our calendar – the Girls on the Run 5Ks (yes, there are multiple runs), Science Olympiad, a dance recital, and soccer games. I’m sure we’ll be seeing many familiar faces at Science Olympiad.

This weekend’s sponsored events:

All of Arbor Annie’s weekend picks are below:

Friday Picks

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets and Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mew-vie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm One Life Beautiful: A Celebration of Mothers Concert at Morris Lawrence Building
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Touch a Truck at Ypsilanti Community High School
  • 9:30am-4:30pm Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village
  • 10:00am-11:00am "Honoring All Moms" Mother's Day Zumba at Peachy Fitness
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Mother's Day Card at Michaels
  • 10:00am-4:30pm Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 10:00am Pitch Hit & Run at Saline Rec Center
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Kite Flying Day at Montibeller Park
  • 11:00am-11:30am Rabbit Tales! at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 11:30am-12:30pm "Honoring All Moms" Mother's Day Yoga at Peachy Fitness
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Coloring with Clay at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Ann Arbor Princess Ball at The Inn at St John’s
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Blindfolded LEGO Challenge at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm DIY Super Hero Mothers' Day Gift at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm Young Art Fair Jury Session at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Polymer Clay Ring Dish at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • Sunday Picks

  • 6:30am-10:00pm Mom Golfs for Free at Huron Hills Golf Course
  • 6:30am-10:00pm Mom Golfs for Free at Leslie Park
  • 7:30am-9:30am Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run at Liberty & Maynard
  • 9:00am-2:00pm Mother's Day Brunch at Holidays Restaurant
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Mother's Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 9:30am-4:30pm Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village
  • 9:30am-1:30pm Mother's Day Brunch at Weber’s Restaurant
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Mother's Day Brunch at Gandy Dancer
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Mother's Day Brunch at Polo Fields Country Club
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Mother's Day Brunch at Bona Sera Restaurant
  • 10:00am-4:30pm Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 11:00am-2:30pm Free Lunch for Mom at Miss Kim
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Mother's Day Brunch at Kensington Hotel
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Mother's Day Tea Purrty at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Mommy & Me - We're Owl Together at Paint and Pour
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Mother's Day Tea Purrty at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Green Things Farm Open House at Green Things Farm
  • 1:00pm Mother's Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Mother's Day Wildflower Hike - SOLD OUT at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Mother's Day Tea Purrty at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • Movies

    With a rainy forecast for Friday and Saturday, movies are a great option for family time.

    The big movie in theaters is still Avengers Infinity War. If you think you’re interested, go see it before spoilers are revealed! Check out our spoiler-free thoughts on the movie and parental guidance.

    Avengers Infinity War - Doctor Strange, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner & Wong

    Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..Β©Marvel Studios 2018

    Want more Marvel? Black Panther continues at the local Box Office event though it is already available on digital and released on disc this week. Have you checked out our Black Panther Review with Parental Guidance?

    Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHERL to R: Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)Ph: Film FrameΒ©Marvel Studios 2018

    A Wrinkle in Time also returns to theaters for Mother’s Day weekend. If you didn’t see it already, it would be a fun Mother’s Day activity. Other movies in theaters include Ready Player One, I Feel Pretty, Rampage, and Overboard. 

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    05/15/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Why Our Kids Push Our Buttons and What We Can Do About It
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    05/16/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Wondrous Wildflowers
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
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    05/17/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/18/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Ann Arbor Youth Poet Laureate Commencement Performance!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/18/2018
    7:00pm
    YPT's Cinderella
    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/18/2018
    7:30pm-8:30pm
    A2CT Junior Theatre Presents: Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play!
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    05/11/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    05/11/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    05/11/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/11/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/11/2018
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/11/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/11/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/11/2018
    7:30pm-9:00pm
    One Life Beautiful: A Celebration of Mothers Concert
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    05/12/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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    05/12/2018
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
    πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Auditions 2018-19 Season of Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!
    at NEW Center, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    05/12/2018
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Girls On The Run 5k
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Touch a Truck
    at Ypsilanti Community High School, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    05/12/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/12/2018
    9:30am-4:30pm
    Day Out with Thomas
    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/12/2018
    10:00am-11:00am

    "Honoring All Moms" Mother's Day Zumba


    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Celebrate Mother's Day at a special Mother's Day Zumba event held by Peachy Fitness. Silvana, their most experienced Zumba instructor will lead the class. Participants can bring more family members - for example multiple daughters, multiple moms, or a grandma, mom, and daughter. Minimum age of 5. The cost is $15 for...Read More
    πŸ’™
    05/12/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Mother's Day Card
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/12/2018
    10:00am-4:30pm
    Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/12/2018
    10:00am
    Pitch Hit & Run
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Kite Flying Day
    at Montibeller Park, Ypsilanti MI
    πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    11:00am
    Mothers Day Storytime
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    11:00am-11:30am
    Rabbit Tales!
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/12/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm

    "Honoring All Moms" Mother's Day Yoga


    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Celebrate Mother's DayΒ at special Mother's Day Yoga & Zumba events held by Peachy Fitness. Taught by their experienced instructors these classes offer a chance for mother/child bonding.
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Coloring with Clay
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm

    Ann Arbor Princess Ball


    at The Inn at St John’s, Plymouth Michigan
    Disclosure: Princess Pros Entertainment sponsored this listing for the Ann Arbor Princess Ball Hello, Ann Arbor! Get ready for a magical princess ball like nothing you've ever seen before! About the Ann Arbor Princess Ball Enjoy a live interactive show by the princesses that will keep your little one laughing,...Read More
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Blindfolded LEGO Challenge
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Cougar!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    DIY Super Hero Mothers' Day Gift
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MakeBreak Mother's Day Frame
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    1:00pm-3:30pm
    Young Art Fair Jury Session
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/12/2018
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/12/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Ring Dish
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/12/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    05/13/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    05/13/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    05/13/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    6:30am-10:00pm
    Mom Golfs for Free
    at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    6:30am-10:00pm
    Mom Golfs for Free
    at Leslie Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    7:30am-9:30am
    Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run
    at Liberty & Maynard, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    9:00am-2:00pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Holidays Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Mother's Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    9:30am-4:30pm
    Day Out with Thomas
    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Bona Sera Restaurant, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    10:00am-4:30pm
    Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    11:00am-2:30pm
    Free Lunch for Mom
    at Miss Kim, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Mother's Day Brunch
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Mother's Day Tea Purrty
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    05/13/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Mommy & Me - We're Owl Together
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mother's Day Tea Purrty
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/13/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Cougar!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    05/13/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    05/13/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Green Things Farm Open House
    at Green Things Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    1:00pm
    Mother's Day Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Mother's Day Wildflower Hike - SOLD OUT
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    05/13/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mother's Day Tea Purrty
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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