Arbor Annie’s Weekday Roundup – August 13-17

There are lots of great events this week: Fairy Tea, Day Out With Thomas, National Night Out, and more.
Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - August 13-17

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

The week starts slow with events, but by Thursday and Friday, there are lots of great events. 

With few events early in the week and warm weather, it’s a great time to check out a pool or water park.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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The weather Tuesday night is looking great for Pittsfield Township’s National Night Out Safety Fair which was rescheduled from last week.

Wednesday the Kelly Miller Circus is in town at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds. As of this year, they are free of exotic animals.

Thursday is the Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room. Tickets are still available. Other Thursday picks include Story Time at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms and Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain.

Then, Friday marks Thomas arrival at Crossroads Village. We loved Day Out with Thomas when my daughter was younger. For older kids, I recommend AADL’s Solar S’mores Oven and Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine. My daughter loved the Rube Goldberg event earlier this summer. We also recommended Saline’s Movie in the Park showing of Ferdinand.


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Top Weekday Event Picks

Monday Picks

  • 10:30am Story time and Food Tasting at Miss Kim
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Backyard Summer Craft at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Tuesday Picks

  • 10:00am Summer Movie Clubhouse - Boss Baby at Rave Motion Pictures
  • Wednesday Picks

  • 10:00am Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie at Emagine Saline
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Jet Pack Craft at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • Thursday Picks

  • 10:00am Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie at Emagine Saline
  • 12:30pm Story Time at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms
  • 1:00pm Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
  • 3:00pm-7:00pm A2SO Taste of Music at Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • 4:00pm Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Anything Goes Craft at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMASβ„’: Big Adventures Tour 2018 at Crossroads Village
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Solar S'mores Oven at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-10:29pm Movie in the Park: Ferdinand at Mill Pond Park
  • 8:30pm-10:30pm Night Paddle at Gallup Park
  • Movies

    Movies are always a fun summer activity – either avoiding heat or avoiding rain. This week’s selection of free/discounted kids movies are Boss Baby at Cinemark (Tuesday) and My Little Pony at Emagine (Wednesday & Thursday). This is the last week for the Emagine series.

    Christopher Robin is our top pick – but we haven’t had a chance to see it yet. We loved the trailer and are really looking forward to the movie. We were out of town last weekend, and my daughter is off on a Girl Scout trip this week.

    Christopher Robin - Trailer


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    Continuing in theaters are the animated films Hotel Transylvania 3 and Teen Titans Go! Of course Incredibles 2 is our top animated pick.

    Incredibles 2 Review - ElastiGirl

    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

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues in its second week and is a good choice for tweens and teens. Check out our review and parental guidance.

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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

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    08/18/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    DAY OUT WITH THOMASβ„’: Big Adventures Tour 2018


    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.
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    08/18/2018
    10:00am-12:30pm
    Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Open House
    at Washtenaw County Sheriff Office, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/18/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Marbled Polymer Clay Beads
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/18/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Dive-In Movie - Jaws
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/19/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    DAY OUT WITH THOMASβ„’: Big Adventures Tour 2018


    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.

    All Weekday Events

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/13/2018
    10:30am
    Story time and Food Tasting
    at Miss Kim, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Backyard Summer Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/14/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Boss Baby
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Wool Gathering
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    6:00pm
    Honey Creek Enrollment Meeting
    at Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/15/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Jet Pack Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/15/2018
    7:30pm
    Follow that Bird: Toyota Family Friendly Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/16/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/16/2018
    1:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that β€œfeeding the soul” through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments you see and...Read More
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    08/16/2018
    4:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Manchester 3rd Thursday
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    5:00pm-7:00pm

    Fall Enrollment Open Houses


    at Acton Academy Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Do you believe character matters more than tests? Do you yearn for your child to find a calling and not just a career? Do you value free play and place-based learning over homework? Meet the director and guide (teacher) as they introduce you to the Acton Academy Ann Arbor studio...Read More
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    08/16/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Anything Goes Craft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Game Night Series
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/16/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Music Series - Saline Area Schools Pep Rally & Saline Fiddlers
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/16/2018
    8:45pm-10:45pm
    SRSLY Cinema: Wonder Woman
    at Chelsea Clocktower, Chelsea Michigan

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/17/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    DAY OUT WITH THOMASβ„’: Big Adventures Tour 2018


    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017.
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Solar S'mores Oven
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/17/2018
    6:30pm-10:29pm
    Movie in the Park: Ferdinand
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
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    08/17/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Night Paddle
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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