Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks April 5-7

This weekend is a very busy weekend in the Ann Arbor area. There are several high profile events. Arbor Annie has the best weekend events for your family.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - April 5-7, 2019

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

This weekend is one of the weekends where it is very hard to pick which events to attend. The biggest events of the weekend are FoolMoonFestiFoolsBrick Bash, and the Big House 5K.


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Warmer weather returns this weekend – if your kid needs a new wardrobe for summer, check out the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale.

Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sales - Spring 2019

If you missed the local JLC Book Sale last weekend, head to Livonia for our sponsor Bookstock who kicks off their week of book sales with a presale on Sunday.

Bookstock 2019It’s also a weekend with performances. Saturday is First Steps Kid Fest with Joe Reilly. Sunday is Not Just For Kids: Junie B. Jones and Spinning Dot Theatre presents Imaginimals


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Check out the rest of Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks below

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Jumanji - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets & Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm National Poetry Month Event | Night of the Living Word at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm FoolMoon at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am Jumanji - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Carrot Crafts at Michaels
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Super Seedlings at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Brick Bash at Skyline High School
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Disney Junior Play Up the Music Play Date at Briarwood Mall
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Famously Familiar Painting at Paint and Pour
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm All Ages Gyotaku Fish Printing at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Celebrate Spring Party with Stories and Crafts! at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 2:30pm-4:00pm National Letter Writing Month at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm First Steps Kid Fest with Joe Reilly at Forsythe Middle School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 8:00am Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors at Michigan Stadium
  • 8:15am-11:00am Bookstock Pre-Sale at Laurel Park Place
  • 9:00am-10:30am Caring Bunny at Briarwood Mall
  • 10:00am Jumanji - Free Morning Movies at Quality 16
  • 11:00am-6:00pm Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale at Laurel Park Place
  • 11:00am-5:00pm Brick Bash at Skyline High School
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Bunny Bum Bum Painting at Painting with a Twist
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Festifools Community Drop-In Workshop at Ann Arbor Art Center
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Pipe Cleaner Worms and Candy Flowers at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm Not Just For Kids: Junie B. Jones at Michigan Theater
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Spinning Dot Theatre presents Imaginimals at Robinsongs for Kids
  • 3:30pm-3:40pm Meet Up and March Over to FestiFools! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm FestiFools at Main Street Area
  • Movies

    The big movie news this week was the release of tickets for Avengers Endgame(April 26). With most websites down on Tuesday, I made a quick trip to the theater to buy our opening weekend tickets. If you plan to see it opening weekend, I suggest purchasing tickets soon.

    Avengers Endgame - Team walks through compound

    New this weekend is Shazam! – another Superhero movie.  Continuing from last weekend is Dumbo.

    Captain Marvel continues in theaters. Be sure to check out our review and parental guidance suggestions.

    Captain Marvel - Captain Marvel uses her powers on top of a train

    First run family-friendly movies include:

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

    Other upcoming releases are:

    • April 12: Missing Link
    • April 26: Avengers: Endgame

    Depending on the age of your kids, there may be a few other movies of interest. Apollo 11 looks like a good documentary about the mission that landed on the moon. The Detroit Five is an option for hockey fans. I know several people (mostly with teen girls) who have seen Five Feet Apart.

    Free Weekend Movies

    Quality 16’s Free Spring Matinees continues with Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle.

    Free Morning Movies - Spring 2019 at Quality 16

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    04/08/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Monday Madness


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. At Monday Madness, the first 2000 guests will receive giveaways and a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card every hour For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored. Other Bookstock Dates:
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    04/08/2019
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/08/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/09/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Teacher Appreciation Day & BEST Awards


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Tuesday & Wednesday are Teacher Appreciation Day at Bookstock. Teachers will receive 50% from 3-9p with their ID. Fourth Graders in Detroit Public Schools have submitted essays on "My Favorite Book Character...And Why." At 5p, a WDIV-TV personality will award...Read More
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    04/09/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
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    04/09/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
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    04/09/2019
    5:30pm-7:30pm
    Great Start Parent Coalition Meeting
    at Beatty Early Learning Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    04/10/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - Teacher's Appreciation Day


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. uesday & Wednesday are Teacher Appreciation Day at Bookstock. Teachers will receive 50% from 3-9p with their ID. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored. Other Bookstock Dates:
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    04/10/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/11/2019
    10:00am-9:00pm

    Bookstock - 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: Skates signed by Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl...Read More
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    04/11/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/11/2019
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Sensory Art
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
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    04/11/2019
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    Mini-Makers
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
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    04/11/2019
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Ann Arbor Public Schools 2019 Student Art Night
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/11/2019
    8:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    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
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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.
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    04/12/2019
    8:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, 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
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Captured in Clay Tile Event
    at The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm
    Chelsea Spring Expo
    at Chelsea Washington Street Education Building, Chelsea MI
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    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-1:00pm
    Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza
    at Target, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Easter Toy Egg-stravaganza
    at Target, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    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
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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
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    04/13/2019
    12:00pm-1:30pm
    Kids Paint
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    National Library Week Event | Japanese Prints
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Girl Scouts Ypsilanti Day Camp Open House
    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
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    04/13/2019
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Journey to Freedom Underground Railroad Bus Tour
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    String Art Workshop
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    5:00pm
    Michigan Spring Football Game
    at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    8:00pm-9:30pm
    Flashlight Egg Hunt
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    8:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/13/2019
    11:30pm
    Earth Day 5K
    at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    9:00am-8:00pm
    Grand Opening Celebration
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    10:00am
    Bumblebee - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    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
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    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
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Easter Egg Scramble
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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    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
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    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Junior Naturalist: Secrets of a Vernal Pond
    at Scio Woods, Ann Arbor, MI Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Little Women: The Broadway Musical
    at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    National Library Week Event | Write On Contest Awards Celebration!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/14/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Circle K Homework Help
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    September 21, 2019

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/05/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
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    04/05/2019
    10:00am
    Jumanji - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    04/05/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/05/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/05/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/05/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/05/2019
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    First Friday Ypsilanti
    at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    04/05/2019
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets & Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/05/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    National Poetry Month Event | Night of the Living Word
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/05/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/05/2019
    7:00pm-10:00pm
    FoolMoon
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/06/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    04/06/2019
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    10:00am
    Jumanji - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
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    04/06/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Carrot Crafts
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Super Seedlings
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    10:30am-12:00pm
    Family Paint
    at Ruby’s Makery, Dexter Michigan
    04/06/2019
    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.
    04/06/2019
    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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    04/06/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm
    Brick Bash
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Disney Junior Play Up the Music Play Date
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Famously Familiar Painting
    at Paint and Pour, Ypsilanti MI - Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/06/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/06/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/06/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    04/06/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/06/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    All Ages Gyotaku Fish Printing
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/06/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Celebrate Spring Party with Stories and Crafts!
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/06/2019
    2:30pm-4:00pm
    National Letter Writing Month
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/06/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    First Steps Kid Fest with Joe Reilly
    at Forsythe Middle School, Ann Arbor MI
    🆓
    04/06/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI

    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    04/07/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    💙🎟
    04/07/2019
    8:00am
    Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors
    at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/07/2019
    8:15am-11:00am

    Bookstock Pre-Sale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. Visit the pre-sale Sunday morning before the sale opens to get the best selection of materials. Admission to the pre-sale is $20/person. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored. Other Bookstock Dates:
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    04/07/2019
    9:00am-10:30am
    Caring Bunny
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    04/07/2019
    10:00am
    Jumanji - Free Morning Movies
    at Quality 16, Ann Arbor MI
    04/07/2019
    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.
    💙🆓
    04/07/2019
    11:00am-6:00pm

    Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale


    at Laurel Park Place, Livonia Michigan
    Bookstock is Metro Detroit's largest non-profit used book and media sale. For more information, check out our article the article that Bookstock sponsored. Other Bookstock Dates:  
    💙
    04/07/2019
    11:00am-5:00pm
    Brick Bash
    at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    04/07/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Bunny Bum Bum Painting
    at Painting with a Twist, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/07/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Festifools Community Drop-In Workshop
    at Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    04/07/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/07/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    04/07/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/07/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Pipe Cleaner Worms and Candy Flowers
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    04/07/2019
    1:30pm-2:30pm
    Not Just For Kids: Junie B. Jones
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    04/07/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents Imaginimals
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/07/2019
    3:30pm-3:40pm
    Meet Up and March Over to FestiFools!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    04/07/2019
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    FestiFools
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
    04/07/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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