Arbor Annie’s Mid-Winter Break Weekend Picks February 16-19

Mid-Winter Break is back – but just a 4 day weekend. There are some great events this weekend. There are some great events to choose from this weekend.

Arbor Annie's Mid Winter Break Weekend Picks - February 16-19

 

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Event Picks

Arbor Annie’s top pick of the weekend is the Not Just for Kids presentation of Erth Dinosaur Zoo LIVE at Michigan Theater. We loved their show in 2012 at Top of the Park. Kids can prepare for the dinosaur invasion at AADL’s Dinosaur Camp on Friday afternoon at the Downtown Branch.

Erth Dinosaur Zoo - Baby Dryosaurs


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If you have older kids, our weekend suggestion is Black Panther. I was disappointed my husband couldn’t take off Friday, so we’re waiting until Saturday afternoon.

Saturday afternoon is also a day for cultural celebrations. Briarwood Mall is hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration and AADL is hosting a Black History Month Concert: Gratitude Steel Band and Japanese Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids 

Monday has some great events for the kids home from school! My daughter always loves the  Presidents Day Mega Monday All-You-Can-Play at Zap Zone. Arbor Annie also recommends  Decorate a Clip Case at Learning Express Toys, and AADL’s  Make Finger Puppets

If you have younger kids, there are some great events just for them on Monday. Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters (3 different show times) and AADL has Preschool Art Start

We’re going to be busy with Girl Scout Cookies this weekend. Be on the lookout for a booth if you want to stock up – check out our article for information on varieties, pricing, and how to find booths..

 

Friday Picks

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Dinosaur Camp at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Pets and Pajamas Movie Night at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • 5:30pm-8:00pm Makeup - Friday Night Family Dance Party at Kidopolis
  • 7:00pm On the Town at Dexter High School
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    Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Denise Owens at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Kindness Crafts at Michaels
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Chinese New Year Celebration at Briarwood Mall
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:30pm Muppets in Space: Toyota Family Friendly Film Series at State Theater
  • 1:30pm-3:15pm My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Performance with A2SO at Washtenaw Community College
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Black History Month Concert: Gratitude Steel Band at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Daddy-Daughter Dance at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
  • 7:00pm On the Town at Dexter High School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Drawing for Kids: Parade of Cows at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm On the Town at Dexter High School
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Not Just For Kids: Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live at Michigan Theater
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Monday Picks

  • 10:00am-1:00pm Presidents Day Mega Monday All-You-Can-Play at Zap-Zone
  • 10:00am-10:30am Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters! at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St
  • 10:30am-11:00am Preschool Art Start at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:40am-11:10am Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters! at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St
  • 11:20am-11:50am Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters! at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Decorate a Clip Case at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make Finger Puppets! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Abstract Watercolor Waves at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • Other Winter Break Activities

    In addition to Arbor Annie’s event picks, we have a few other suggestions for the days off.

    We loved the Science Behind Pixar exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum. It runs through the middle of March, since this is your last chance to visit on a weekday with kids in school. I recommend visiting on Friday instead of Monday since more schools will probably be off on Monday. My daughter has loved the Henry Ford museum from age 4 through now at age 12.

    Science Behind Pixar

    Over winter break, we had great time at Yankee Air Museum. They’re closed on Monday, so plan a visit for Friday or the weekend.

    Yankee Air Museum - Riveting

    Other options include Bowling, Indoor Swimming, Ice Skating, and Museums. 

    Movies

    The big movie release this weekend is Black Panther. We have tickets for Saturday afternoon, so I’ll share a review then. In the meantime, check out the trailer.

    Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHERL to R: Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)Ph: Film FrameΒ©Marvel Studios 2018

    Early Man and Samson also open this weekend.

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues to have a strong presence at the theaters. Check out our review here:

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Other movies in theaters include Paddington 2, The Greatest Showman, and Maze Runner.

     

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ’™
    02/21/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Nature Storytime - Big Earth, Little Me
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/22/2018
    10:00am
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/22/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Little Paws Storytime
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    02/22/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Love Fish Tiny Tots Craft
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/23/2018
    10:00am
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/23/2018
    12:30pm
    Under the African Sky
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/23/2018
    3:00pm-11:00pm

    AIRTIME Night Out


    at Airtime Trampoline, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    πŸ’™
    02/23/2018
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Family Mew-vie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    All Weekend Events

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    🎟
    02/16/2018
    8:30am-5:30pm
    Day off Outdoors: Grossology
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    02/16/2018
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Mid-Winter Break Camp
    at Flipside Art Studio, Ann Arbor MI
    02/16/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    10:00am-11:30am
    The Breastfeeding Cafe- Group for mothers and babies
    at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Get Outside Group
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    02/16/2018
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Kiddie Disco
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Dinosaur Camp
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/16/2018
    5:00pm-9:00pm
    Pets and Pajamas Movie Night
    at Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    5:15pm-6:15pm
    Zumba for Tweenz
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/16/2018
    5:30pm-8:00pm
    Makeup - Friday Night Family Dance Party
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/16/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/16/2018
    7:00pm
    On the Town
    at Dexter High School, Dexter Michigan
    02/16/2018
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    02/17/2018
    9:45am-10:30am
    Family Yoga
    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Denise Owens
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Kindness Crafts
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Sensory Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    02/17/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    LOL Trading
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Chinese New Year Celebration
    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/17/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/17/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/17/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/17/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Public Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/17/2018
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/17/2018
    1:30pm
    Muppets in Space: Toyota Family Friendly Film Series
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    1:30pm-3:15pm
    My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Performance with A2SO
    at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Black History Month Concert: Gratitude Steel Band
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/17/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Learn Calligraphy: Introduction to Versals and the Decorated Letter
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“πŸŽŸ
    02/17/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    LEGO Minifigure Trading
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    02/17/2018
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/17/2018
    5:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/17/2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Daddy-Daughter Dance
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/17/2018
    7:00pm
    On the Town
    at Dexter High School, Dexter Michigan
    02/17/2018
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Chesstastic
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/18/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Parade of Cows
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/18/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/18/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Crocheted Beaded Bracelets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    Minecraft Workshop
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/18/2018
    2:00pm
    On the Town
    at Dexter High School, Dexter Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    02/18/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Not Just For Kids: Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Small Appetites: A History of Children’s Food
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/18/2018
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/18/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/18/2018
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/18/2018
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    02/19/2018
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Creature Camp
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    02/19/2018
    8:30am-5:30pm
    Day off Outdoors: In Your Backyard
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    🎟
    02/19/2018
    9:00am-4:00pm
    Mid-Winter Break Camp
    at Flipside Art Studio, Ann Arbor MI
    02/19/2018
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/19/2018
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Presidents Day Mega Monday All-You-Can-Play
    at Zap-Zone, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/19/2018
    10:00am-10:30am
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters!
    at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    10:30am-11:00am
    Preschool Art Start
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™
    02/19/2018
    10:40am-11:10am
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters!
    at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    11:00am-11:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    11:10am-1:10pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    πŸ’™
    02/19/2018
    11:20am-11:50am
    Spinning Dot Theatre presents RUFF at Sweetwaters!
    at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸŽŸ
    02/19/2018
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Decorate a Clip Case
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    02/19/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Noon Skate
    at Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make Finger Puppets!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/19/2018
    4:00pm-9:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ’™πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Abstract Watercolor Waves
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    7:00pm-8:45pm
    Emerging Writers Workshop
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    πŸ†“
    02/19/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Sewing Lab
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

     

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    Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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