Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – February 1-3

We’re finally past the polar vortex and are looking forward to warmer weather this weekend (and hopefully a full week of school next week). We finally left the house Thursday afternoon and while it was cold, it was nice to get out. I’m sure we’ll be getting out more this weekend.

Arbor Annie has her picks for the best weekend activities.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - February 1-3

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

If you are ready to start looking at preschools for next year, there are several Open Houses this weekend – including Early Learning Center, the sponsor of our Preschool Guide.

Ann Arbor Preschool Guide for 2019-2020 Sponsored by Early Learning Center Preschool

The North American International Auto Show wraps up this weekend – the last year it will be in January. Next year it moves to June – hopefully with better weather and some outdoor offerings. Be sure to check out our list of family friendly activities at the show including a free printable scavenger hunt for the kids.


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Friday’s top event is the Harlem Globetrotters at Eastern Michigan. We saw them 2 years ago and loved the show!

Also this weekend, is the Burns Park Players performances of The Little Mermaid. The show continues with 2 performances next week.

Of course the weekend wraps up with the Super Bowl on Sunday night. This means that there will be Girl Scouts around town selling cookies this weekend at early booths. Since we’ll be out selling, I am very glad the temperatures are rising.

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Owl's Winter at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:30pm Owl's Winter at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 5:00pm-8:30pm Nerf Wars at Saline Rec Center
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chips and Dip at Zingerman’s Next Door
  • 7:00pm Snow White & Dancing Dwarfs at Copeland Auditorium
  • 7:30pm Get Hype! at Skyline High School
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:15am American Girl Tea Party in Wonderland at Saline Rec Center
  • 10:00am-10:45am Japanese Songs and Stories at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am Enrollment Meeting at Honey Creek Community School
  • 11:00am-12:30pm American Girl Doll, Clothing & Accessories Sale at Saline Rec Center
  • 11:00am Owl's Winter at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:00pm-1:15pm American Girl Tea Party in Wonderland at Saline Rec Center
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm Free Kids Capoeira Activity at The Phoenix Center
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Snow Much Fun! at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Be the Change: Stories & Crafts for First Steps in Social Justice at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Chinese New Year Celebration at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Snow White & Dancing Dwarfs at Copeland Auditorium
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Dive-In Movie: Frozen at Mack Pool
  • 7:00pm Snow White & Dancing Dwarfs at Copeland Auditorium
  • 7:30pm FutureStars Finale at Pioneer High School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am Super Science for Preschoolers! at Hebrew Day School at the JCC
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Preschool Expo at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Snow White & Dancing Dwarfs at Copeland Auditorium
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Circle K Homework Help at Downtown Branch of AADL

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    Movies

    With the Super Bowl this weekend, there are no big kid-friendly movies new to theaters this week. Last week was the release of The Kid Who Would Be King. I was a bit surprised to hear that my 13 year old considered it for our Thursday afternoon movie trip.

    Instead we finally saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We both enjoyed the movie and recommended it. Still in theaters are:

    • A Dog’s Way Home
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • Bumblebee
    • Aquaman
    • Mary Poppins Returns
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Back in November we saw Ralph Breaks the Internet which we enjoyed. My daughter saw Mary Poppins Returns with her grandparents a couple of weeks ago. They said it was ok. Their two complaints were the length of the movie and the lack of any familiar songs.

    Other upcoming releases are:

    • February 8: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
    • February 22: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    • March 8: Captain Marvel
    • March 15: Wonder Park
    • March 29: Dumbo

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Next week is the week for you if you are looking for kindergarten or high school. There are several events on the calendar.
    After two weeks with multiple days off of school for weather, I am hopeful that we return to a normal schedule next week. There is a bit of snow or rain/snow mix on a couple days, so hopefully the storms will be mild.

  • 6:30pm Pathways High School Open House at Pathways to Success
  • 5:30pm Pioneer High School Information Session at Pioneer High School
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Bach Elementary School
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Wines Elementary School
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion | Reading with Patrick at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 9:00am-10:30am CANCELLED - Day in the Life of a Whitmore Lake Kindergartner at Whitmore Lake
  • 10:00am-11:00am CANCELLED - Nature Storytime - The Lorax at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Open House at FUMCN
  • 9:00am-10:30am Day in the Life of a Whitmore Lake Kindergartner at Whitmore Lake
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Allen Elementary School
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Eberwhite Elementary School
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm Open House at Glacier Way Cooperative Preschool
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Preschool Open House at Stone School Cooperative Preschool
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Stone School Cooperative Preschool Open House at Stone School Cooperative Preschool
  • 7:00pm Community High School Information Session at Scarlett Middle School
  • 10:30am-11:00am Just for Younger Kids: Valentine's Storytime Tasting at Zingerman’s Next Door
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Hand Embroidery | Mini Hoops at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Daddy Daughter Dance at Saline Rec Center
  • 7:30pm Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid at Tappan Middle School
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ann Arbor Nursery Open House at Ann Arbor Nursery
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Critters Up Close at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Lovely Frames at Michaels
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Making Paper & Recycled Hearts - Saturday Recycling Crafts at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-11:00am Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Reuse Valentines at the Scrap Box
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tea Time for Kids at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Triangle Cooperative Preschool Open House at Triangle Cooperative Nursery School in First Presbyterian Church
  • 10:00am-1:00pm V-day Card making for Seniors of YMOW at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Dragon Storytime and Craft at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Valentine's Day Craft at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Ice Carving Festival at County Farm Park
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MAKEbreak Slime Your Heart Out at Michaels
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Uchiwa Fans at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid at Tappan Middle School
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Make a Valentine Card at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Valentine's Day Craft at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Daddy Daughter Dance at Saline Rec Center
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Hunt for the Yeti at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Black History | Trivia at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm LEGO Connection at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Make Valentine Cards and Decorations at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 2:00pm Community High School Information Session at Community High School
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm Ukulele Party with Banjo Betsy at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Mega Challah Bake at Jewish Community Center
  • All Weekend Events

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/01/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/01/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/01/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    02/01/2019
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/01/2019
    10:00am-3:00pm

    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.
    02/01/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/01/2019
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/01/2019
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/01/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/01/2019
    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.
    02/01/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/01/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/01/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/01/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/01/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/01/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Harlem Globetrotters
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    02/01/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/01/2019
    7:30pm
    Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/02/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/02/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/02/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    02/02/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Home Depot Kids Club: Heart Candy Box
    at Home Depot, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    02/02/2019
    9:00am-12:00pm
    Preschool Open House
    at Stone School Cooperative Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically.
    02/02/2019
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/02/2019
    10:00am-6:00pm
    Gluten Free WinterFest
    at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Foxy Valentines
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Open House
    at FUMCN, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Open House
    at Glacier Way Cooperative Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm

    Open House


    at Early Learning Center Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Early Learning Center is holding a Preschool Open House. Come learn more about their program and enroll your child. Check out Early Learning Center Preschool, the sponsor of our 2019-2020 Preschool Guide. Early Learning Center The Early Learning Center has been providing a unique preschool program for children in the...Read More
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    02/02/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Reuse Valentines
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Stone School Cooperative Preschool Open House
    at Stone School Cooperative Preschool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/02/2019
    10:00am-11:30am
    Winter Fireside Storytime: Groundhog Day
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    02/02/2019
    10:30am-5:00pm

    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.
    02/02/2019
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    11:00am-11:30am
    Mouse Tales
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/02/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Super Bowl Party
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    02/02/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Jump-A-Rama Superhero Gymnastics Party
    at Ypsilanti Township Community Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    02/02/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Kid's Ice Fishing Clinic
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/02/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Processing Community Day
    at Dunkin Donuts, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙
    02/02/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Broom Hockey and Cocoa
    at Thurston Elementary School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/02/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    02/02/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    02/02/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    02/02/2019
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Strum & Drum
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/02/2019
    4:00pm
    Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    4:00pm-5:00pm
    Kid's Open Stage
    at Oz’s Music, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/02/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, February 3, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/03/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/03/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/03/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🎟
    02/03/2019
    10:00am-11:00am

    Nature Storytime - The Lorax


    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    Join LSNC on select Wednesday and Sunday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your child to explore and appreciate the out-of-doors in Ann Arbor’s very own backyard (Leslie!). Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live...Read More
    02/03/2019
    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.
    💙🆓
    02/03/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/03/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/03/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/03/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/03/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Tower in the Sky
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/03/2019
    2:00pm
    Community High School Information Session
    at Community High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/03/2019
    2:00pm
    Lost Mittens & Mother Goose Storytime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/03/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Shadow Puppet Workshop
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/03/2019
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/03/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/03/2019
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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