Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - August 19-23

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Roundup – August 19-23

Summer is winding down! There are just 2 weeks left of summer break. If you are like me that means squeezing in all the fun activities you haven’t done yet this summer.

Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - August 19-23

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

Big summer events return this week with Chelsea Community Fair starting on Tuesday and YpsiFest on Friday. If you want rides, head to Chelsea. Personally, we always loved the Ypsi Heritage Festival and their fun activities.

There are just two weeks left to finish your summer reading and play the AADL Summer Game. They have some great events like Tuesday’s Summer Game Mixer, Wednesday’s One-Act Pirate Play, Thursday’s Concert | Joe Reilly, and Friday’s Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints. My daughter needs a few more summer game points for the prize she wants and needs to finish her last book.  

Check out our places to get wet. We had a great time tubing the Cascades on Saturday evening. Maybe we’ll return again this week.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet

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It’s also a great week to find a new playground to explore. Check out our weekly Playground Profile series.

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a Playground

Find more fun ideas for this week in our Wednesday Activity Reviews.

Summer Activity Reviews

Top Weekday Event Picks

Monday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-11:30am Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Lori Fithian | Drummunity Circle at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Family Night at Dexter A&W
  • Tuesday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Just for Kids: Explore the World of Toast and Jam at Zingerman’s Deli
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Summer Game Mixer - NEW LOCATION at Westgate Branch of AADL

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    Wednesday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm One-Act Pirate Play at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm Summer Classic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Michigan Theater
  • Thursday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Pre-K Learning: Music at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:30am-11:30am Tiny Tots School Bus at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Sonic Lunch - Michael Franti and Spearhead with special guest Abigail Stauffer at Liberty Plaza
  • Friday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Sock Puppets at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-10:00pm Chelsea Community Fair at Chelsea Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-5:00pm DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Crossroads Village
  • 10:00am-11:00am Zero Waste with Jeanie! at The Little Seedling
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Simple Instrument Craft at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-11:59pm YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment at Riverside Park
  • 8:00pm-11:00pm Movie in the Park - Night Under the Stars - LEGO Movie 2 at Lillie Park South

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    Movies

    Angry Birds 2 opened last Wednesday and continues through the weekend. They are certainly pushing it with TV show tie-ins. We saw a very difficult themed obstacle on American Ninja Warrior last week and saw that Kids Baking Championship also had an Angry Birds theme last week.

    New over the weekend was Blinded by the Light. It might be a good choice for music-loving teens…or parents who love the music of Bruce Springsteen. I haven’t seen it so I can’t provide a review.

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold opened earlier this month. Also new this month was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It is rated PG-13, but based on a series of kids books that is aimed to grades 3-7. 


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    The Lion King has been in theaters since last month. I loved the original, and didn’t feel the need to rush out to see the new one.

    Lion King - Pride Rock

    Spider-Man Far From Home is still in theaters. Be sure to check our review if you haven’t seen it yet.

    Spiderman - Nick Fury & Happy Hogan
    Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Favreau in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME.

    Toy Story 4 is still going strong. Be sure to check our review and make plans to see it yourself.

    Toy Story - Bo Peep, Buzz, Woody, Bunny & Ducky

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    Other upcoming Family Friendly movies from fall until next spring:

    • September 27 – Abominable
    • October 4 – Joker
    • October 11 – The Addams Family
    • October 18 – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    • November 1 – Terminator: Dark Fate (rating not released yet)
    • November 22 – Frozen 2
    • November 22 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • December 6 – Playmobil: The Movie
    • December 13 – Jumanji: The Next Level
    • December 20 – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    • December 20 – Cats
    • December 25 – Little Women
    • December 25 – Spies in Disguise
    • January 17 – The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
    • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
    • March 6 – Onward
    • March 27 – Mulan
    • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
    • April 3 – The New Mutants
    • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984

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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Date/TimeEvent
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    08/17/2019 - 08/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/24/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
    💙
    08/24/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙
    08/24/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Teacher Appreciation Day!
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙🆓
    08/24/2019
    10:00am-11:59pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/24/2019
    11:00am-8:00pm
    DIYpsi Summer Festival
    at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery), Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/24/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Mommy & Me Event
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/24/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm
    Parkridge Summer Festival
    at Parkridge Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/24/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Jungle Adventure Camp!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/24/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mommy & Me Event
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/24/2019
    6:00pm

    S'mores


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Head to the museum for their special summer hours on Saturday Evenings and make some s'mores. While you make the s'mores learn about energy, chemistry, and why crispy marshmallows are the best (or not). Upcoming AAHOM Add-On Workshops
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    08/25/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/25/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Zap Zone 25th Anniversary & World Record Attempt
    at Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/25/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/25/2019
    12:00pm-6:00pm
    DIYpsi Summer Festival
    at Arbor Brewing Company (Corner Brewery), Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/25/2019
    1:30pm
    Summer Classic: La La Land
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/25/2019
    2:00pm-4:15pm
    Mary Poppins The Musical presented by the FGRHS Dramalums
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/25/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Abigail Stauffer & Kate Peterson
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan

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    All Weekday Events

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
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    08/17/2019 - 08/25/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Sock Puppets
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
    💙🆓
    08/19/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/19/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Lori Fithian | Drummunity Circle
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/19/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
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    08/19/2019
    7:30pm
    Teen Book Club at Ruby's
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
    💙
    08/20/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/20/2019
    5:30pm-6:30pm
    Just for Kids: Explore the World of Toast and Jam
    at Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/20/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game Mixer - NEW LOCATION
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
    💙
    08/21/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/21/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    One-Act Pirate Play
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/21/2019
    7:00pm
    Summer Classic: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
    💙
    08/22/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
    💙
    08/22/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm

    Pre-K Learning: Music


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore science and music and learn about pitch, tempo, beat, and dynamics. For ages 3-5. Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon
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    08/22/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Tiny Tots School Bus
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/22/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Michael Franti and Spearhead with special guest Abigail Stauffer
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/22/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Westside Farmers Market
    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/22/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Salty Summer Sounds
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Date/TimeEvent
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    08/23/2019
    10:00am-10:00pm
    Chelsea Community Fair
    at Chelsea Fairgrounds, Chelsea Michigan
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    08/23/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/23/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Zero Waste with Jeanie!
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/23/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Drop-In Craft: Sun Prints
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/23/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Simple Instrument Craft
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/23/2019
    2:00pm-11:59pm
    YpsiFest - Heritage, Arts & Entertainment
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/23/2019
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Euchre Change a Life! - Ann Arbor
    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓🎟
    08/23/2019
    8:00pm-11:00pm
    Movie in the Park - Night Under the Stars - LEGO Movie 2
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan

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