Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks April 12-14

The big events of this weekend are the reopening of the UM Museum of Natural History and the Michigan Spring Football Game.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - April 12-14

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

With Easter next weekend, Easter celebrations are in full force this weekend. Check out our Easter Egg Hunt Guide sponsored by Brittany Bennion Photography.

Ann Arbor Easter Egg Hunts sponsored by Brittany Bennion Photography

Saturday evening is the UM Spring Football Game. Hopefully the rain in the forecast shows up later in the evening.

Michigan Football Spring Game 2010 In the Stands
Other big Saturday events are MSU Science Fest at Yankee Air Museum and  We are all ConnecTED at Skyline High School.


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Sunday is the Grand Opening Celebration at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. They’re expecting to reach capacity, so there may be a line to get in.

If you have older kids, Bumblebee is the Free Morning Movies at Quality 16. It was on our list to see, but we were too busy over the holidays to see it.

This weekend also marks the start of Earth Day events with Pittsfield Township’s Earth Day 5K.

Ann Arbor Earth DayAnd don’t forget to work on your taxes – they’re due on Monday.


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Arbor Annie’s other weekend picks are below:

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale - Bookbuster Days at Laurel Park Place
  • 10:00am Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:30am-1:00pm Kiddie Disco at Kidopolis
  • 8:00pm Little Women: The Broadway Musical at Concordia University
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Cookstock Days at Laurel Park Place
  • 10:00am Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-2:00pm Captured in Clay Tile Event at The Little Seedling
  • 10:00am-3:00pm Chelsea Spring Expo at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Compost Up Close & Planting Pots - Saturday Recycling Crafts at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza at Target
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza at Target
  • 10:00am-4:00pm MSU Science Fest at Yankee Air Museum
  • 10:00am-4:00pm We are all ConnecTED at Skyline High School
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Bunny Bash at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Easter Chickadee Painting at Painting with a Twist
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Kids Paint at Paint and Pour
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm National Library Week Event | Japanese Prints at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Girl Scouts Ypsilanti Day Camp Open House at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Journey to Freedom Underground Railroad Bus Tour at Washtenaw Community College
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm String Art Workshop at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 5:00pm Michigan Spring Football Game at Michigan Stadium
  • 8:00pm-9:30pm Flashlight Egg Hunt at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 8:00pm Little Women: The Broadway Musical at Concordia University
  • 11:30pm Earth Day 5K at Lillie Park South
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-8:00pm Grand Opening Celebration at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • 10:00am Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-11:00am Taste of HDS: Spring Into Hebrew at Hebrew Day School at the JCC
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Bookstock - Half-Price Finale at Laurel Park Place
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Easter Egg Scramble at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm National Library Week - Swamp Gas, Stars, or a Close Encounter? at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Junior Naturalist: Secrets of a Vernal Pond at Scio Woods
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Little Women: The Broadway Musical at Concordia University
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm National Library Week Event | Write On Contest Awards Celebration! at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Circle K Homework Help at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Movies

    Opening this week is Missing Link.

    Personally, we are in a waiting game for Avengers Endgame (April 26). If you want to see it opening weekend, I suggest buying your tickets now. The movie is so anticipated that most ticketing websites crashed the day tickets were released last week. I made a run to Emagine and got some of the last tickets for a Friday night show. This weekend we plan to re-watch some of the movies leading up to Endgame.

    Avengers Endgame - Tony Stark Stranded

    If you want to see superheroes on the big screen, Shazam! and Captain Marvel are in theaters. If you see Captain Marvel (check our review and parental guidance) be sure to stay through the post credit scenes for a connection to Avengers: Endgame.

    First run family-friendly movies include:

    • Wonder Park
    • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees only has two weeks left. This week is Wonder and next week is Bumblebee.

    Free Morning Movies - Spring 2019 at Quality 16

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    04/15/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/16/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/16/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/16/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    National Poetry Month Event | Beat Lab Producer's Spotlight: DaG
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/17/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/17/2019
    5:15pm-6:45pm
    Meet the Providers
    at IHA Child Health West Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/17/2019
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Saline Young 5's Kindergarten Registration/Information
    at Saline Middle School, Saline Michigan
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    04/18/2019
    10:00am
    Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
    💙🎟
    04/18/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Preschool Hike- Seeds
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/18/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Spinning Dot Theatre Previews Bonk
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    04/18/2019
    10:00am-10:40am
    Yoga for Kids
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/18/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/18/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/18/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/18/2019
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Bird Feeder Cam
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/19/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    Breakfast with the Bunny
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙
    04/19/2019
    10:00am
    Peter Rabbit - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    04/19/2019
    10:30am-11:00am
    Just for Younger Kids: Passover & Easter Storytime Tasting
    at Zingerman’s Next Door, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Captain Marvel Painting
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    DIY Pet Toys
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Tiny Window Greenhouse
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/19/2019
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    8:00am-3:00pm
    CSA Day
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    04/20/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    Breakfast with the Bunny
    at Toledo Zoo, Toledo Ohio
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Easter at Saline Farmers Market
    at Liberty School, Saline Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Escape Velocity
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    9:30am-10:30am
    Easter Egg Hunt
    at Chelsea Retirement Community, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/20/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Easter Eggstravaganza
    at Community Park, Dexter Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    10:00am
    Peter Rabbit - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    04/20/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm

    Spring Eggstravaganza


    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    Spring is in the air and it’s time to celebrate at Leslie Science & Nature Center’s (LSNC) Spring Eggstravaganza event! Come on out for a morning of fun for the whole family at LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, on Saturday April 20th from 10am-12pm. At Spring Eggstravaganza...Read More
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    04/20/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Dixboro Community Easter Egg Hunt
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
    at Busch’s Saline, Saline Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    11:00am
    Great Egg Hunt
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
    💙
    04/20/2019
    11:00am-12:30pm
    Spring Bunny Tea
    at Eat More Tea, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    11:30am-1:30pm
    Springfest
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
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    04/20/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Doctor Minion Painting
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Earth Day Celebration
    at Fresh Thyme Market, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    04/20/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity
    at Island Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Dragon Egg Workshop/Drop-In
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Tiny Window Greenhouse
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/20/2019
    3:30pm-5:00pm
    Spring Bunny Tea
    at Eat More Tea, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/21/2019
    10:00am
    Peter Rabbit - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    04/21/2019
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Ypsi Egg Hunt
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/21/2019
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Easter Egg Hunt
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/21/2019
    1:00pm
    Michigan Baseball
    at Wilpon Baseball & Softball Complex, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/12/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    💙
    04/12/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale - Bookbuster Days


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Thursday and Friday are Bookbuster Days at Bookstock. From 3-9p, buy 3 books and get the 4th for free (the least expensive book). All shoppers who spend $25 will be entered into a raffle for: A puck signed by Red Wings center...Read More
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    04/12/2019
    10:00am
    Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    04/12/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/12/2019
    10:30am-1:00pm

    Kiddie Disco


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Join Kidopolis for a fun Kiddie Disco on select Friday mornings. Regular admission rates apply.
    04/12/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/12/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/12/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/12/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/12/2019
    8:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/13/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    04/13/2019
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Cookstock Days


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Saturday is Cookstock at Bookstock. They have a great stock of used cookbooks that will be half off. Plus there will be cooking and dining prizes throughout the day. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock...Read More
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am
    Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Captured in Clay Tile Event
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Chelsea Spring Expo
    at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building, Chelsea MI
    💙🆓🎟
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Compost Up Close & Planting Pots - Saturday Recycling Crafts
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Easter Egg Hunt
    at Westside United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza
    at Target, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza
    at Target, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/13/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    MSU Science Fest


    at Yankee Air Museum, Belleville Michigan
    Join Yankee Air Museum, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and Leslie Science Center for a fun day exploring the mysteries of land and sky as part of the MSU Sciencefest. See the historic aircraft, try hands-on demonstrations, and see native Michigan wildlife. There will be an aviation film in the theater,...Read More
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    We are all ConnecTED
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2019
    10:30am-12:30pm
    Easter Eggstravaganza
    at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
    🎟
    04/13/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    04/13/2019
    10:30am-5:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. Starting in May they are open Thursday through Saturday. It's the perfect place for indoor fun on hot or rainy days.
    04/13/2019
    10:30am

    The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum offers The Little Scientists Club for toddlers and preschoolers. Each week has a different theme. The Little Scientists Club is held in the Green Room on the Lower Level. The Little Scientists Club is currently offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings Check the AAHOM Event...Read More
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    04/13/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Bunny Bash
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/13/2019
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Easter Chickadee Painting
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    04/13/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/13/2019
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Kids Paint
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/13/2019
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    National Library Week Event | Japanese Prints
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    04/13/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Girl Scouts Ypsilanti Day Camp Open House
    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
    04/13/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    04/13/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/13/2019
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Journey to Freedom Underground Railroad Bus Tour
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/13/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    String Art Workshop
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    🆓
    04/13/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Hoppin' Hullabaloo and Magic Show
    at Van Buren Township Hall, Van Buren Township Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/13/2019
    5:00pm
    Michigan Spring Football Game
    at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/13/2019
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/13/2019
    8:00pm-9:30pm
    Flashlight Egg Hunt
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/13/2019
    8:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/13/2019
    11:30pm
    Earth Day 5K
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/14/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm
    Grand Opening Celebration
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/14/2019
    10:00am
    Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    10:00am-11:00am

    Taste of HDS: Spring Into Hebrew


    at Hebrew Day School at the JCC, Ann Arbor MI
    Join us for our final preschool event of the year - A Taste of HDS: Spring Into Hebrew! Spend the morning with HDS Hebrew teacher Milka Eliav in our kindergarten classroom. There will be singing, dancing, and hands-on activities. Event is free and a healthy snack will be provided. RSVP...Read More
    04/14/2019
    10:30am-4:00pm

    Open Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Have fun enjoying open play time at Kidopolis. This fall they are open Thursday/Friday from 10a-3p, Saturdays from 10:30a-5p, and Sundays from 10:30a-4p. It's the perfect place for indoor fun this fall and winter.
    💙
    04/14/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm

    Bookstock - Half-Price Finale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Sunday, April 14 is the Half-Price Finale. All remaining books will be offered at half-price. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored. Other Bookstock Dates:
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    04/14/2019
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Dexter Spring Fling
    at Dexter High School, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/14/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Easter Egg Scramble
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    National Library Week - Swamp Gas, Stars, or a Close Encounter?
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Junior Naturalist: Secrets of a Vernal Pond
    at Scio Woods, Ann Arbor, MI Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    National Library Week Event | Write On Contest Awards Celebration!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/14/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/14/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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