Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - July 29-August 2

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Roundup – July 29-August 2

Our summer is finally more relaxed now that my daughter is done with swim team and softball. We won’t have early morning practice and late night games. That will give us more of a chance to explore Ann Arbor & surrounding towns.

Arbor Annie's Weekday Picks - July 29-August 2

Arbor Annie’s Weekday Picks

Wednesday is Harry Potter’s Birthday. There are a few events on the calendar to celebrate…or maybe just enjoy a movie night or family story time. We’re currently listening to the audio book of Goblet of Fire.

Our top AADL library picks for the week are Mo Willems HeadbandsUltimate Design Challenge, and Summer Game Mixer. Also, Friday is Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens – a free climbing event for teens (grade 6-12) at Planet Rock sponsored by the library. Advanced registration is required because space is limited. My daughter did this 2 years ago and loved it. Finally, don’t forget to finish up your entries for the AADL LEGO Contest which is on Sunday.


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It looks to be a pretty good week weather wise with temps in the low to mid 80s with a chance of rain only on Monday. That means it’s a great week to be outdoors.

Check out our places to get wet. We went kayaking on Saturday, but I really want to head to the Cascades and go tubing

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

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

Blueberry Picking is still a great option.

Ann Arbor Blueberry Picking

Find more fun in our Wednesday Activity Reviews.

Summer Activity Reviews

Top Weekday Event Picks

Monday Picks

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Tuesday Picks

  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Summer Game Mixer at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Wednesday Picks

    No Events

    Thursday Picks

    No Events

    Friday Picks

  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens at Planet Rock
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm First Friday Ypsilanti at Downtown Ypsilanti

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    Movies

    The summer matinee series at local theaters are starting to wind down. Quality 16concludes their series this weekend with A Dog’s Way Home. Cinemark plays Sherlock Gnomes on Tuesday (and runs through August 13). Emagine has Minions on Wednesday and Thursday (and runs through August 15) 

    The Lion King opened a couple weekends ago to mixed reviews. We didn’t see it, but I’m in the I’m not sure it needed to be made camp. If you saw it, let us know what you thought.

    Lion King - Pride Rock

    Spider-Man Far From Home opened earlier this month and is a great choice.

    Spider-Man: Far From Home - Spidey swings across London's Tower Bridge
    Spider-Man 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 4 - Road Trip - Buzz and other Toys
    ROAD TRIP – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Bonnie’s toys concoct a plan to find their friends when Woody and Forky go missing. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark and Jeff Garlin, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

    Avengers Endgame comes to digital release this week. It would be a good option for teens who are traveling or on a rainy day.

    Avengers Endgame - Team walks through compound

    I apologize, Dora and the Lost City of Gold opens on Friday., August 9. I originally had it listed for August 2 and missed the announcement that it moved to the date vacated by Artemis Fowl which will release next May. 

    Dora is followed by The Angry Birds Movie 2 on August 16.


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    Looking Forward to Next Weekend

    Date/Time Event
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    08/03/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    2nd Annual Bike Rodeo
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/03/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride
    at Jim Toy Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/03/2019
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Dive-In Movie - LEGO Movie 2
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Entry Drop-Off
    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/04/2019
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
    at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/04/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Ann Arbor Pride Picnic
    at Wheeler Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    08/04/2019
    1:30pm-3:00pm
    Caden's Car Show
    at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/04/2019
    4:00pm-6:30pm

    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest - Open Viewing


    at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
    AADL's 14th Annual LEGO Contest will be held at Kensington Hotel near Briarwood Mall where it has been for the last couple of years. Note that the contest moves to a Sunday this year. Whether your child (or you) have submitted an entry, it is a lot of fun to check out...Read More

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    All Weekday Events

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    07/30/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Summer Game Mixer
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    08/01/2019
    All Day
    HHGC Herb Fowler Junior Championship
    at Huron Hills Golf Course, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/01/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Westside Farmers Market
    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓🎟
    08/02/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens
    at Planet Rock, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/02/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan

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