Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – August 9-11

Are you wondering what to do this weekend? Arbor Annie has the best events and activity suggestions for the weekend. Big events include Saline Summerfest, Dexter Daze, and the Soccer Game at Michigan Stadium.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - August 9-11

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

Are you on vacation? I was on vacation this week which accounted for the lower number of articles this week. I’m using the weekend to recover and will have more great content starting on Monday.

Everyone on vacation means there are less activities planned for this weekend.

Ann Arbor will be extra busy this weekend with the Soccer game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Tickets are still available. The festivities kick off with a downtown concert on Friday night. 

If you prefer American football, check out EMU’s Youth Day at the Factory


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Head to Dexter or Saline for their summer celebrations: Dexter Daze and Saline Summerfest. Don’t miss the Dexter Daze fireworks on Saturday – the last fireworks of the season.

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

On, Sunday, there are a few great events. Michigan Theater has a  Sing Along Sound of Music while the Ann Arbor District Library has Zelda Fest Downtown and Cardboard Maze Craft at Traverwood. I’d vote for Sound of Music, my daughter for Zelda Fest, but catching up from vacation (laundry, yard work, grocery shopping) will probably win out.

It looks like a great weekend – low 80s and clear, perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities. Be sure to check out our list of Local pools, water parks, and spray grounds. Or check out the Eco-themed Summer Splash Day at Fuller Park Pool.

Ann Arbor Swimming Pools & Other Places to Get Wet

Blueberry Picking is still available this weekend.


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am-6:00pm Dexter Daze at Mill Creek Park
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #2 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Mermaid Party at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Mermaid Party at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-11:00pm SSC Napoli vs. FC Barcelona Pre-Game Free Festival at Main Street Area
  • Saturday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #2 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 7:00am-11:00pm Saline Summerfest at Downtown Saline
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Critters Up Close at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Dexter Daze at Mill Creek Park
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 12:30pm Youth Day at the Factory at Rynearson Stadium
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Peacock Storytime and Craft at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Stop Motion with Mochimochi Land's Anna Hrachovec at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Summer Splash Days at Fuller Park Pool
  • 5:00pm SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona at Michigan Stadium
  • 6:00pm S'mores at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00pm Dexter Daze Fireworks at Mill Creek Park
  • Sunday Picks

  • 2:00pm-10:00am Family Campout #2 at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 9:00am-11:00am All-Girls Skate Instruction at Ann Arbor Skate Park
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Slime Time at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Unicorn Taco Party with Unicorn Princess at Naked Burrito
  • 1:30pm Sing Along Sound of Music at Michigan Theater
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Cardboard Maze Craft at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Zelda Fest at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sundays in the Garden: Trey Priest & Dani Darling at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm CANCELLED - Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Movies

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold opens this weekend. Also new this weekend is 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. 

    The Lion King opened a couple weekends ago. Did you see it? Let us know what you thought.

    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 in limited showings. Be sure to check our review and make plans to see it yourself.

    Toy Story 4 Gabby Gabby & Henchmen
    GABBY GABBY – In Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Woody finds himself in Second Chance Antiques, home to an adorable, talking pull-string doll from the 1950s and her crew of voiceless ventriloquist dummies. Unfortunately for Gabby Gabby, a manufacturing defect in her pull-string voice box has left her sounding anything but adorable. Christina Hendricks lends her voice to Gabby Gabby. “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019…©2019 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Pittsfield Township is also going to try again with their National Night Out for Safety which was cancelled last week due to weather.

    Date/Time Event
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    08/12/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Maker Monday: Force & Simple Machines


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore force and simple machines and learn how levers and inclined planes make work easier. For grades 2-3 & a caregiver. Workshop offered at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, 3p
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    08/12/2019
    10:00am-10:45am
    Rhythm Kids Summer Drum!
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Tinkering for Tots
    at Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Balloon Cars
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Balloon Cars
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Dinosaur Crafts
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Tie Dye Workshop
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Night
    at Dexter A&W, Dexter Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    7:00pm-7:30pm
    Pajama Jam Storytime!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/12/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Tie Dye Workshop
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    10:00am
    Summer Movie Clubhouse - Despicable Me 3
    at Rave Motion Pictures, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    10:30am-4:00pm

    Water Cycle


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    This summer AAHOM is offering extra workshops for visitors. Look beyond the four stages of the water cycle and get a first-hand look at the many paths of a water molecule. Where does the rain come from and where does it go after it hits the ground? With activities and...Read More
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    08/13/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    DIY Dinosaur Balloons
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Rhythm Kids Summer Drum!
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    RESCHEDULED National Night Out
    at Lillie Park, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/13/2019
    6:30pm

    Cow Eye Dissection


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Investigate how the eye works by dissecting a real cow eye. Students connect the functions observed to the structures within the eye. Cost: $8 per person in addition to admission. Ages: 5th-8th graders and their caregivers. Time: 6:30pm.
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    08/13/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Concert | Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/13/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Creativebug Selections: 31 Things to Draw
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2019
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - An American Tail
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/14/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
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    08/14/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Knots!
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Unicorn Crowns!
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/14/2019
    7:00pm
    Sing Along Sound of Music
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/15/2019
    10:00am
    Emagine Summer Kids Movie - An American Tail
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm

    Pre-K Learning: Senses


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Explore the five senses - Can you see a sound? Smell a color? Explore sight, sound, smell, and touch. For ages 3-5. Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon
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    08/15/2019
    10:00am-10:45am
    Rhythm Kids Summer Drum!
    at Robinsongs for Kids, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival Kids Day!
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Sonic Lunch - TBA with special guest Amy Petty
    at Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    CANCELLED - Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Colorful Wizard of Oz
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/15/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm

    A2SO Taste of Music


    at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Symphony believes that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that “feeding the soul” through the arts is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities. They will be at the Westside Farmers Market on August 15. Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet,...Read More
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    08/15/2019
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Summer Fling
    at Daycroft School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: The Steam Team Tour 2019
    at Crossroads Village, Flint Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Slime Time


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Join them to investigate the states of matter with slime as you make your own Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, & 3p
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    08/16/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    12:30pm-5:30pm
    Pioneer Field Hockey Car Wash
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make Forky
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/16/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Polymer Clay Cacti
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    The Mad Hatter's Totally Pretend Tea Party!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    6:30pm-10:29pm
    Movie in the Park: The Greatest Showman
    at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    From Broadway with Love
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/16/2019
    8:30pm-10:30pm
    Night Paddle
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Date/Time Event
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    08/09/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    08/09/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Hands-On Summer of Space!


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is celebrating Summer of Space! They will have space themed activities each weekday from June 17 through August 30. Themes: June - Fly Into Summer July - Race to the Moon August - Strange Worlds, Stranger Creatures Activities are suitable for all ages and are...Read More
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    08/09/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Slime Time


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Join them to investigate the states of matter with slime as you make your own Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, & 3p
    🆓
    08/09/2019
    10:00am-7:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    08/09/2019
    10:30am-3:30pm

    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.
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    08/09/2019
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Museum Highlights Tour
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019 - 08/11/2019
    2:00pm-10:00am
    Family Campout #2
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mermaid Party
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Mermaid Party
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Wonderful World of Whales Tour
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    3:00pm-7:00pm
    Dixboro Farmers Market
    at Dixboro Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/09/2019
    4:30pm-7:00pm
    TGIF Date While We Make
    at MAKE ART STUDIO, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/09/2019
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Fair Isle Knitting Basics
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/09/2019
    6:00pm-11:00pm
    SSC Napoli vs. FC Barcelona Pre-Game Free Festival
    at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    🆓
    08/10/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/10/2019
    7:00am-11:00pm
    Saline Summerfest
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
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    08/10/2019
    8:00am-1:00pm
    Dexter Farmers Market
    at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
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    08/10/2019
    8:00am-12:00pm
    Saline Famers Market
    at S. Ann Arbor St Saline, Saline MI
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    08/10/2019
    9:00am-1:00pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers Market
    at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    08/10/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    08/10/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Dexter Daze
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    08/10/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    💙
    08/10/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    08/10/2019
    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.
    💙🆓🎟
    08/10/2019
    12:30pm
    Youth Day at the Factory
    at Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    08/10/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Peacock Storytime and Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/10/2019
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Stop Motion with Mochimochi Land's Anna Hrachovec
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/10/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Summer Splash Days
    at Fuller Park Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/10/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/10/2019
    5:00pm
    SSC Napoli vs FC Barcelona
    at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    08/10/2019
    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
    💙🆓
    08/10/2019
    10:00pm
    Dexter Daze Fireworks
    at Mill Creek Park, Dexter Michigan

    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    9:00am-11:00am
    All-Girls Skate Instruction
    at Ann Arbor Skate Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    08/11/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Slime Time


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    The Hands-On Museum is offering special workshops all summer long. Join them to investigate the states of matter with slime as you make your own Sessions at 10a, 11a, noon, 2p, & 3p
    💙
    08/11/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Zilke Sunflower Festival
    at Zilke Vegetable Farm, Milan Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Unicorn Taco Party with Unicorn Princess
    at Naked Burrito, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/11/2019
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Summer of Science
    at Michigan Science Center, Detroit Michigan
    🆓
    08/11/2019
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Webster Farmers Market
    at Crossroads Community Center, Dexter Michigan
    08/11/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    08/11/2019
    1:30pm
    Sing Along Sound of Music
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Cardboard Maze Craft
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/11/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Game-Together
    at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, Ann Arbor Michigan
    08/11/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Guy Louis - Concert in the Park
    at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    08/11/2019
    3:00pm-3:20pm
    Science Forum Demo: Cow's Eye Disection
    at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Summer 2019 Children's Garden Pop-Up
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Zelda Fest
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Sundays in the Garden: Trey Priest & Dani Darling
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    08/11/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    CANCELLED - Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    08/11/2019
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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