Arbor Annie’s Weekly Roundup – August 6-10

It’s a week for LEGO Lovers! Arbor Annie’s picks this week are sponsoredby Brickworld Michigan and the top event is AADL’s LEGO Contest. Plus, there are more fun events and activities this week.
Arbor Annie's Weekly Picks - August 6-10 Sponsored by Brickworld Michigan

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

Arbor Annie’s top pick this week is the Ann Arbor District Library’s LEGO Contest. It’s a great event – whether you enter or not. Last year we got home from vacation just in time to view the entries. This year, my daughter didn’t want to enter, but we still want to go see the creations.

AADL LEGO Contest - 2015 Medal Winner

Have more LEGO fun at Master Building with Mark at Learning Express (pre-register).

Tuesday has two great evening events – National Night Out Safety Fair at Lillie Park and Exploring Citizen Science at AADL. Hopefully the weather will be nice for the Night Out event.

With rain in the forecast, plan on indoor activities this week. A few suggestions are:

As always, if the weather turns out to be ok, check out one of our 11 Places to Get Wet this Summer – Ann Arbor Pools, Water Parks, Spray Grounds, and more.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet


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Blueberry Picking is nearing the end of the season. Friday (and Saturday) are great days to pick at Dexter Blueberry Farm and then head to Dexter Daze. Our tip is to bring a cooler for the berries.

Ann Arbor Blueberry Picking

 


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Top Weekday Event Picks

Monday Picks

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Mondays with Mark - Master Building with Mark at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Faux Calligraphy at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Summer Carillon Concert Series: Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower
  • Tuesday Picks

  • 10:00am Summer Movie Clubhouse - The Emoji Movie at Rave Motion Pictures
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Paper Bag Astronaut Helmets at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm Creature Features at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • Wednesday Picks

  • 10:00am Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star at Emagine Saline
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Buzzin' Bugs at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Penny Batteries at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-7:45pm Ukulele Party! at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • Thursday Picks

  • 9:00am-3:00pm AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off at Kensington Hotel
  • 10:00am Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star at Emagine Saline
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Sonic Lunch - Bettye LaVette with special guest Antwaun Stanley at Liberty Plaza
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Family Workshop: The Music Creator's Toolbox with John Churchville at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing at Kensington Hotel
  • 7:00pm-7:45pm Traveling Tales at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-6:00pm Dexter Daze at Mill Creek Park
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm DIY Dinosaur Tail at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Young Scientist Presentations with the U of M Natural History Museum at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Movies

    Movies are a great way to cool off on the super hot days or escape some storms in the forecast. This week’s selection of free/discounted kids movies are The Emoji Movie at Cinemark (Tuesday), and The Star at Emagine (Wednesday & Thursday). The Quality 16 series is over for the summer. Stay tuned for details on their fall free matinees.

    We really want to see Christopher Robin which opened on Friday. Don’t forget to check out the trailer.

    Christopher Robin


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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 Movie - The Incredible family

    Of the blockbuster action films, Ant-Man and The Wasp is still our top pick. Don’t miss our review and parental guidance before buying your tickets.

    Ant-Man and The Wasp - Ant-Man & the Wasp flying

    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.

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review and Parental Guidance - Teaser Poster

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    October 27-December 1, 2018

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    Tag & Treat Costume Party

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    November 16, 2018

    Kids’ Superhero Night

    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    7:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Summerfest
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    10:00am-2:00pm
    1st Annual Bike Rodeo
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/11/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Hickory Woods Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/11/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Back to School Event - Decorate a Pencil Case
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm

    Family Fun Day with Acton Academy Ann Arbor


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Acton Academy Ann Arbor is taking a field trip away from the studios! While the kids craft and play, parents will have the opportunity to meet our director and guide (teacher) as they share experiences from the Acton Academy Ann Arbor studio that turns education upside down, empowering young learners...Read More
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ghostbusters Day
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/11/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Splash Days
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    7:00pm-11:00pm
    Meteors & S'Mores
    at Island Lake Recreation Area, Brighton Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2018
    10:00pm
    Dexter Daze Fireworks
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Fairy Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/12/2018
    1:30pm-3:00pm
    Caden's Car Show
    at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Creepy Crawly Creatures
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/12/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Scavenger Hunt
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI

    All Weekday Events

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/06/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/06/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/06/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    08/06/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Canterbury Park, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    08/06/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2018 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/06/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/06/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/06/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/06/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    08/06/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Mondays with Mark - Master Building with Mark
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/06/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Faux Calligraphy
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/06/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Summer Carillon Concert Series: Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
    at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/06/2018
    7:30pm-9:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/07/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/07/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/07/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    08/07/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Brecon Park, Saline Michigan
    08/07/2018
    9:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/07/2018
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - The Emoji Movie
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/07/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/07/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/07/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/07/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/07/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Paper Bag Astronaut Helmets
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/07/2018
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Creature Features
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/07/2018
    2:00pm-6:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    08/07/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    08/07/2018
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    Cobblestone Farm Market
    at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/07/2018
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Brazilian Martial Arts for Kids
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/07/2018
    6:45pm-9:30pm
    Board Game Night
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/08/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/08/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    08/08/2018
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/08/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    08/08/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Mama & Me Coffee Meetup
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    08/08/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Buzzin' Bugs
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    08/08/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/08/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/08/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/08/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/08/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Penny Batteries
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/08/2018
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    Minecraft for Kids
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    08/08/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/08/2018
    7:00pm-7:45pm
    Ukulele Party!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/09/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/09/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    08/09/2018
    9:00am-3:00pm
    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Colony Park, Saline Michigan
    💙
    08/09/2018
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - The Star
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Parent & Toddler Art Adventures
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    🎟
    08/09/2018
    11:30am-5:00pm
    Silhouette Cutouts
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/09/2018
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - Bettye LaVette with special guest Antwaun Stanley
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/09/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/09/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/09/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/09/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Pittsfield Township Farmers Market - Kevin Devine
    at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Westside Farmers Market
    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/09/2018
    5:00pm-5:45pm
    Brazilian Martial Arts for Kids
    at Ring of Steel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    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
    💙🎟
    08/09/2018
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Family Workshop: The Music Creator's Toolbox with John Churchville
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/09/2018
    6:00pm-8:30pm

    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing


    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    AADL's 13th Annual LEGO Contest will be held at Kensington Hotel near Briarwood Mall where it has been for the last couple of years. Whether your child (or you) have submitted an entry, it is a lot of fun to check out all of the creative entries. The event is typically less...Read More
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Sounds and Sights on Thursday NIghts
    at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Game Night Series
    at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    7:00pm
    Summer Music Series - Rollie Tussing & the Midwest Territory
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/09/2018
    7:00pm-7:45pm
    Traveling Tales
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    7:30pm-9:00pm
    Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Natalie Mae
    at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan
    🆓
    08/09/2018
    8:45pm-10:45pm
    SRSLY Cinema: Spiderman: Homecoming
    at Chelsea Clocktower, Chelsea Michigan

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    08/10/2018
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    08/10/2018
    9:30am-11:30am
    Saline Parks Rec on the Go
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Buhr Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    11:30am-3:30pm
    Sonic Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    08/10/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Tot Splash
    at Veterans Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    DIY Dinosaur Tail
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/10/2018 - 08/12/2018
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    🆓
    08/10/2018
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Young Scientist Presentations with the U of M Natural History Museum
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Michigan Science Center Presents: Science Rocks!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/10/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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