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
  • 10:30am-11:15am Sensation Stations at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Abstract Printmaking at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm RESCHEDULED: National Night Out Safety Fair at Lillie Park
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Intermediate Hand Embroidery Skills at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 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
  • 5:00pm Kelly Miller Circus at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 7:30pm Kelly Miller Circus at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • Thursday Picks

  • 10:00am Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie at Emagine Saline
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Sonic Lunch - Caitlyn Smith with special guest The Zindles at Liberty Plaza
  • 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
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain at Theatre Nova
  • 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
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain at Theatre Nova
  • 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

    Date/Time Event
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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-3:00pm
    Fire Truck Muster
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/18/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
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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
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
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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.
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    08/19/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI

    All Weekday Events

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/13/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/13/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/13/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ†“
    08/13/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2018 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/13/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/13/2018
    10:30am
    Story time and Food Tasting
    at Miss Kim, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/13/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/13/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/13/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, 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
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    08/13/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Sewing Lab: Elastic Waistbands with Rae Hoekstra
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/13/2018
    7:30pm-9:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Date/Time Event
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    08/14/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/14/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/14/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    08/14/2018
    9:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    08/14/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Boss Baby
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/14/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/14/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/14/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/14/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Abstract Printmaking
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    2:00pm-6:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Wool Gathering
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Cobblestone Farm Market
    at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/14/2018
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Brazilian Martial Arts for Kids
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    6:00pm
    Honey Creek Enrollment Meeting
    at Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    RESCHEDULED: National Night Out Safety Fair
    at Lillie Park, Ann Arbor MI
    08/14/2018
    6:45pm-9:30pm
    Board Game Night
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/14/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Intermediate Hand Embroidery Skills
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/15/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/15/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/15/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    08/15/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/15/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Mama & Me Coffee Meetup
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/15/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/15/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/15/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/15/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Jet Pack Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/15/2018
    5:00pm
    Kelly Miller Circus
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/15/2018
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Minecraft for Kids
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/15/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    08/15/2018
    7:30pm
    Follow that Bird: Toyota Family Friendly Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/15/2018
    7:30pm
    Kelly Miller Circus
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/16/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/16/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - My Little Pony: The Movie
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Caitlyn Smith with special guest The Zindles
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/16/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/16/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/16/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/16/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/16/2018
    1:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    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
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Pittsfield Township Farmers Market - Scavenger Hunt
    at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Westside Farmers Market
    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/16/2018
    4:00pm
    Fairy Tea
    at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Manchester 3rd Thursday
    at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    08/16/2018
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Brazilian Martial Arts for Kids
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    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
    πŸ’™
    08/16/2018
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Sounds and Sights on Thursday NIghts
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Anything Goes Craft
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Game Night Series
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Music Series - Saline Area Schools Pep Rally & Saline Fiddlers
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/16/2018
    8:45pm-10:45pm
    SRSLY Cinema: Wonder Woman
    at Chelsea Clocktower, Chelsea Michigan

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/17/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/17/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    πŸ’™
    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†“
    08/17/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/17/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/17/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/17/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Solar S'mores Oven
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    08/17/2018
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents The Mountain
    at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    08/17/2018
    6:30pm-10:29pm
    Movie in the Park: Ferdinand
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    08/17/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    08/17/2018
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Night Paddle
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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