Arbor Annie’s Spring Break Weekend Roundup – March 22-24

Spring Break starts after school on Friday. If you’re planning a vacation, have a great time. If you’re hanging out around town Arbor Annie has all the best events for this weekend and a preview of activities next week. Stay tuned for a newsletter on Sunday with all of the spring break week activities.

Arbor Annie's Spring Break Weekend Picks

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

With spring break starting Friday, there are considerably less events on the calendar than last week – but there are still some great events over the weekend.

One of the top picks for the weekend is Family Day! | Ancient Color at the Kelsey Museum. We always had a great time at these events. There are also several events to prepare for FoolMoon and FestiFools (Luminary Workshop and Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building Part 2).

Sunday is the Ann Arbor Marathon. Even if you aren’t headed to the marathon, you’ll need to take any road closures into account. Road closures include sections of State St, South University, Geddes, Huron River Drive, Fuller Rd, and more.

March is also time for maple syrup events like Journey to the Sugarbush. My daughter loved the maple syrup field trip she attended a few years ago.

If you’re looking for Spring Break Camps, be sure to check our guide and register today.

Ann Arbor Spring Break Camp

My daughter and many other Girl Scouts will be out selling Girl Scout Cookies again this weekend at Cookie Booths. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorites.

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am Jack and the Beanstalk at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 10:30am-11:15am Sensation Stations at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 12:30pm Jack and the Beanstalk at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 5:00pm-8:30pm Nerf Wars at Saline Rec Center
  • Saturday Picks

  • 9:00am-1:00pm Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am Peter Rabbit: Easter Baking Party at Williams-Sonoma
  • 11:00am-12:00pm BMR Kids Club - Blackstone Bookstore at Blackstone Bookstore and Cultural Center
  • 11:00am Jack and the Beanstalk at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 11:00am-4:00pm Teddy Bear Care Fair at Toledo Zoo
  • 11:30am-3:30pm Family Day! | Ancient Color at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm DIY Sticker Saver Book Workshop/Drop-In Sticker Swap at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Junior Naturalist: Color Crazy at Whitmore Lake Preserve
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm My Story Quilt Craft at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • Sunday Picks

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    Recycled Art with Hanoch Piven - March 24

  • 7:30am-2:15pm Ann Arbor Marathon at Elbel Field
  • 9:00am-1:00pm Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 10:00am Recycled Art for Families with Hanoch Piven at Jewish Community Center
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building Part 2 at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Springtime Cut Paper Animation for Families at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Make Bottle Cap Bugs at Traverwood Branch of AADL

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    Movies

    Wonder Park opened last weekend. Did you see it? My daughter and I are considering it over Spring Break. As a family of coaster enthusiasts, it looks like a fun movie.

    Captain Marvel continues its strong run. We saw it opening weekend. Be sure to check out our review and parental guidance suggestions.

    Captain Marvel - Carol Danvers

    Quality 16’s Free Morning Movies series continues. This weekend’s move is House with a Clock in Its Walls.

    Free Morning Movies - Spring 2019 at Quality 16

    Other first run family-friendly movies include:

    • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. 
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Other upcoming releases are:

    • March 29: Dumbo
    • April 5: Shazam!
    • April 12: Missing Link
    • April 26: Avengers: Endgame

    Depending on the age of your kids, there may be a few other movies of interest. Apollo 11 looks like a good documentary about the mission that landed on the moon. I know several people (mostly with teen girls) who have seen Five Feet Apart.

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    Michigan Challenge Ballonfest - Hot Air Balloons In the Air
    Thursday, June 27-Sunday, June 30

    Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Arbor Annie will be back with Spring Break picks on Monday. In the meantime, check out this preview.

    Date/Time Event
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    03/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Ahoy Matey! Pirate Storytime & Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/25/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Pom Pom Party
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/26/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Tell Your Story Bracelet Event
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/26/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/26/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/26/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Mini Book Charms
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/27/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Family Reading & Science Program: Life in the Next Frontier
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/27/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Glow-in-the-Dark Play Sand
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/27/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Secret Codes
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/28/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm

    Giant Book Sale - Over 25,000 Books All $1.00 Each


    at Sheraton Hotel, Ann Arbor MI
    JLC has sponsored this listing. The JLC Book Sale is the new and improved version of the Jay Lee Court Book Sale. They are moving the sale to the Sheraton event rooms with over 25,000 books. Books are just $1 each plus if you buy 10 you can get up...Read More
    💙
    03/28/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/28/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/28/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Mission to Mars
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/28/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    NEA Big Read Celebration with Kush Thompson
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/28/2019
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Teen ART Night, DIY Tapestry
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/28/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Musical Coding with Sonic Pi
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/29/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm

    Giant Book Sale - Over 25,000 Books All $1.00 Each


    at Sheraton Hotel, Ann Arbor MI
    JLC has sponsored this listing. The JLC Book Sale is the new and improved version of the Jay Lee Court Book Sale. They are moving the sale to the Sheraton event rooms with over 25,000 books. Books are just $1 each plus if you buy 10 you can get up...Read More
    💙
    03/29/2019
    10:00am
    Hotel Transylvania 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    03/29/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Just Deserts – A Spring Break Adventure at Matthaei
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/29/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Walkalong Gliders
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/29/2019
    10:30am-1:00pm

    Kiddie Disco


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Join Kidopolis for a fun Kiddie Disco on select Friday mornings. Regular admission rates apply.
    💙
    03/29/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Michigan Home for Kids
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/29/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Pirate Party
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    03/30/2019
    7:00am-12:00pm

    Give Kids a Smile Day 2019


    at University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor MI
    FREE Dental Care for Children @ Give Kids a Smile Day 2019 During this annual event, dental students and dental hygiene students, along with clinical faculty and residents, will volunteer their time to provide free oral health care to children. The event will be held at the UM School of...Read More
    💙
    03/30/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm

    Giant Book Sale - Over 25,000 Books All $1.00 Each


    at Sheraton Hotel, Ann Arbor MI
    JLC has sponsored this listing. The JLC Book Sale is the new and improved version of the Jay Lee Court Book Sale. They are moving the sale to the Sheraton event rooms with over 25,000 books. Books are just $1 each plus if you buy 10 you can get up...Read More
    💙
    03/30/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    03/30/2019
    10:00am
    Hotel Transylvania 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/30/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Eggs-tra Fun
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/30/2019
    10:30am-10:30pm
    47th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/30/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    The In Between: Quest for the Keystone
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/30/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Glove Monsters
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/30/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Kinetic Sandbox
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/30/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Preschool Open House
    at Stone School Cooperative Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/30/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Terrarium Workshop & Tea Party
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/30/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Korean Storytime
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/31/2019
    9:00am-10:30am
    Caring Bunny
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/31/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/31/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    All Ages Clay Fairy Doors
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/31/2019
    10:00am
    Hotel Transylvania 3 - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/31/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/31/2019
    10:30am-6:00pm
    47th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/31/2019
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    All Ages Clay Fairy Doors
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/31/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Festifools Workshop- Costume Making
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/31/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/31/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Fish Storytime and Craft to celebrate Poisson d'Avril (April Fool's Day)
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    03/22/2019
    10:00am
    House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    03/22/2019
    10:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    03/22/2019
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/22/2019
    12:30pm
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    03/22/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/22/2019
    5:00pm-8:30pm
    Nerf Wars
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    03/22/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    03/23/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    03/23/2019
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/23/2019
    10:00am
    House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/23/2019
    10:00am
    Peter Rabbit: Easter Baking Party
    at Williams-Sonoma, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    03/23/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    03/23/2019
    10:30am

    The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum offers The Little Scientists Club for toddlers and preschoolers. Each week has a different theme. The Little Scientists Club is held in the Green Room on the Lower Level. The Little Scientists Club is currently offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings Check the AAHOM Event...Read More
    💙
    03/23/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    BMR Kids Club - Blackstone Bookstore
    at Blackstone Bookstore and Cultural Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    03/23/2019
    11:00am
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/23/2019
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Teddy Bear Care Fair
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙🆓
    03/23/2019
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Family Day! | Ancient Color
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/23/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    03/23/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    03/23/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    DIY Sticker Saver Book Workshop/Drop-In Sticker Swap
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/23/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Junior Naturalist: Color Crazy
    at Whitmore Lake Preserve, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/23/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    My Story Quilt Craft
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    03/23/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🎟
    03/24/2019
    7:30am-2:15pm
    Ann Arbor Marathon
    at Elbel Field, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/24/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/24/2019
    10:00am
    House with a Clock in Its Walls - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    03/24/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/24/2019
    10:00am

    Recycled Art for Families with Hanoch Piven


    at Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Families are invited to create their own masterpieces at this art event with Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven. Piven is known for his whimsical creations made from recycled materials. His art has appeared in major American magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Some materials will be provided...Read More
    🆓
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Festifools Workshop- Community Bird Building Part 2
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/24/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Springtime Cut Paper Animation for Families
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/24/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Make Bottle Cap Bugs
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/24/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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