Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – February 8-10

This weekend is highlighted by preschool open houses, Valentine’s Day events, the LEGO Movie, and Black History Month.

Arbor Annie has her picks for the best weekend activities.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - February 8-10

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 Triangle Cooperative and Ann Arbor Nursery. who are featured in our Preschool Guide. Check out their Ask An Expert Guest Post: What is a Cooperative Preschool and is it Right for your Family?

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


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Don’t miss the Valentine’s Day Activities around town this weekend.

Ann Arbor Valentines Day for Kids

You can also celebrate winter this weekend at the Ice Carving Festival at County Farm Park. Note that Independence Lake’s Ice Fishing Derby has been cancelled due to unsafe ice.
Ann Arbor District Library is also hosting several Black History Month events – a session on Local History on Saturday and Trivia on Sunday.


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LEGO Movie 2 opens this weekend and AADL is celebrating wtih 2 LEGO events – a LEGO Themed Coloring Party on Saturday and LEGO Connection on Sunday.

Top Weekend Event Picks

 

Friday Picks

  • 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
  • Saturday Picks

  • 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
  • Sunday Picks

  • 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

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    Movies

    The big family friendly movie release is LEGO Movie 2. I bought our family’s tickets this afternoon. We’ll share a review over the weekend.

    During the polar vortex my daughter and I finally saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We both enjoyed the movie and recommended it. Still in theaters are:

    • Kid Who Would Be King
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • Mary Poppins Returns
    • Aquaman

    Other upcoming releases are:

    • February 22: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    • March 8: Captain Marvel
    • March 15: Wonder Park
    • March 29: Dumbo
    • April 5: Shazam!
    • April 12: Missing Link
    • April 26: Avengers: Endgame

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Valentine’s Day is on Thursday. Then next weekend is mid-winter break/Presidents Day. Ann Arbor Public Schools is tentatively closed on Friday, February 15 (unless a May ballot initiative is filed by the February 12 deadline).

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm NAAPID at Night at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Origami Paper Flowers at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-11:00am Tummy Times at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm RESCHEDULED - Great Start Parent Coalition Meeting at Beatty Early Learning Center
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm K-2 Open House at Clonlara School
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Button Bouquet at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Bee & Me at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 7:00pm My Neighbor Totoro - CJS Icons of Anime Festival at Michigan Theater
  • 10:00am-11:00am Valentines Day Storytime & Craft with YDL at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 10:30am-1:00pm Kiddie Disco at Kidopolis
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Open Tutoring Session at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mewvie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 9:00am-12:20pm Youth Local Food Summit Program at Washtenaw Community College
  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Denise Owens at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Flower Power at Michaels
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Mommy & Me Day at Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center
  • 10:00am-11:00am Tummy Times at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Dinosaur Camp at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm MakeBreak: Family Tree Canvas at Michaels
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Craft Tube Mosnters at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Pokemon GO! Community Day at Go! Ice Cream
  • 5:30pm-9:30pm Kids Night Out at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Daddy Daughter Dance at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Big Earth Little Me at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Art from Around the World: Russian Posters at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm AADL Upcycles | Storage Tote at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm Fireside Fun – A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Decorate a Slim Case at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Presidents Day Mega Monday All-You-Can-Play at Zap-Zone
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Superhero Popsicle Stick Bookmark at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • All Weekend Events

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/08/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/08/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/08/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    02/08/2019
    9:00am-10:00am
    Toddler Time
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    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.
    02/08/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/08/2019
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/08/2019
    10:00am-10:30am
    Preschool Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/08/2019
    10:30am-11:30am
    Baby Playgroup
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/08/2019
    10:30am-11:00am
    Just for Younger Kids: Valentine's Storytime Tasting
    at Zingerman’s Next Door, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/08/2019
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Hand Embroidery | Mini Hoops
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/08/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Daddy Daughter Dance
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    02/08/2019
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/08/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/08/2019
    7:30pm
    Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/09/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/09/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/09/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    🆓
    02/09/2019
    7:00am-3:00pm
    Ann Arbor Farmers Market
    at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
    02/09/2019
    7:00am-5:00pm
    CANCELLED - Ice Fishing Derby
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    9:00am-12:00pm

    Ann Arbor Nursery Open House


    at Ann Arbor Nursery, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Learn more about Ann Arbor Nursery, a Cooperative Preschool at their Open House. About Ann Arbor Nursery Ann Arbor Nursery, Inc. is the longest-running cooperative preschool in Michigan. We are located in downtown Ann Arbor and are a nurturing, inclusive community in which parents share the responsibility for the education of...Read More
    02/09/2019
    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.
    02/09/2019
    9:30am-1:30pm
    Mermaid and Mermen Classes
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/09/2019
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Lovely Frames
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Making Paper & Recycled Hearts - Saturday Recycling Crafts
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-11:00am
    Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
    at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Reuse Valentines
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Mi
    💙🎟
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Tea Time for Kids
    at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    10:00am-12:00pm

    Triangle Cooperative Preschool Open House


    at Triangle Cooperative Nursery School in First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor MI
    Join Triangle Cooperative Preschool at the Open House to meet the teachers and learn more about the program. Learn more about Triangle Cooperative Preschool in our Preschool Guide Triangle Cooperative Preschool Triangle Cooperative Preschool offers children a play-based curriculum that develops physical, cognitive, and social skills. Children are encouraged to...Read More
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    02/09/2019
    10:00am-1:00pm
    V-day Card making for Seniors of YMOW
    at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
    02/09/2019
    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.
    02/09/2019
    10:30am
    The Little Scientists Club
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Dragon Storytime and Craft
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/09/2019
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Valentine's Day Craft
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    Ice Carving Festival
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    MAKEbreak Slime Your Heart Out
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Uchiwa Fans
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/09/2019
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/09/2019
    2:00pm
    Burns Park Players - The Little Mermaid
    at Tappan Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/09/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Make a Valentine Card
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/09/2019
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Valentine's Day Craft
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    02/09/2019
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🆓
    02/09/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    FLY Weekend Edition
    at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙
    02/09/2019
    6:30pm-8:00pm
    Daddy Daughter Dance
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
    02/09/2019
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/09/2019
    7:30pm-9:30pm
    Coloring with Cats
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    Date/Time Event
    02/10/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    02/10/2019
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    02/10/2019
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    02/10/2019
    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.
    💙
    02/10/2019
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Hunt for the Yeti
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Black History | Trivia
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    LEGO Connection
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Make Valentine Cards and Decorations
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/10/2019
    2:00pm
    Community High School Information Session
    at Community High School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Kids' Game-Together
    at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/10/2019
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Ukulele Party with Banjo Betsy
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/10/2019
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Mega Challah Bake
    at Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    02/10/2019
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Family Swim
    at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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