Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – January 24-26

While there is rain in the forecast for Friday and snow showers on Saturday, the weather is still much improved over the prior two weeks.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - January 24-26

On Thursday, our weekend started with a bang – literally. My husband and daughter were rear-ended on their way to school/work. They’re both fine – I can’t say the same for his car. As crazy as it sounds, as I was waiting at the accident scene my car battery died. So I spent a good chunk of Thursday driving them around, dealing with insurance & the collision shop, and getting my battery replaced. I’m hoping for a calmer weekend.  

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The Saline Rec Center has several great events this weekend starting wtih Nerf Wars on Friday night and American Girl Tea Party in Wonderland and American Girl Doll, Clothing & Accessories Sale on Saturday. Unfortunately both sessions of the tea party are sold out.


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On stage this weekend for youngsters are PJ Masks Live! Save the Day on Sunday at EMU and Wild Swan Theater’s Frog and Toad through Saturday. For older kids, Pioneer High School as their FutureStars Finale. Plus, Go! Ice Cream has a Friday night talent show.

This weekend and next week there are also a number of Open Houses for Preschools, Elementary Schools, and High Schools. If you’re looking at preschools, I recommend the Preschool Expo at the Downtown Branch of AADL on Sunday.

Ann Arbor School Guide

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Friday Picks

  • 10:00am Frog and Toad at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 10:00am-11:30am Morning Movies for Toddlers & Preschoolers at Dexter District Library
  • 12:30pm Frog and Toad at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 5:30pm-8:45pm Family Night at Kidopolis
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Free Community Talent Show & Flavor Debut at Go! Ice Cream
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Mother-Son Luau at Pittsfield Township Community Center
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm Winter Night Hike at Independence Lake
  • Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Denise Owens at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 10:30am-11:30am Chinese Storytime at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am-11:30am Enrollment Meeting at Honey Creek Community School
  • 11:00am-1:30pm American Girl Doll, Clothing & Accessories Sale at Saline Rec Center
  • 11:00am-12:30pm Black Writers Matter at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Dig It Up Fun! at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am Frog and Toad at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Preschool Makerspace at Dexter District Library
  • 11:00am-1:30pm Trampoline Extravaganza with Diabetes Youth Services at Airtime Trampoline
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Snow Much Fun! at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Admissions Open House at Summers-Knoll School
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach at Copeland Auditorium
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach at Copeland Auditorium
  • 7:30pm FutureStars Finale at Pioneer High School
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:00am-11:30am A Taste of HDS: I Spy Kindergarten at Hebrew Day School at the JCC
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Amigurumi Cocoa Mug with Drew Hill at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm Preschool Expo at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Build a Square Wave Oscillator at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Film & Discussion | Souls of Black Girls at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach at Copeland Auditorium
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm PJ Masks Live! Save the Day at EMU Convocation Center
  • 3:00pm Sing-A-Long Little Mermaid at Michigan Theater
  • Movies

    The first big family-friendly movie of the year is Dolittle which opened last weekend. The initial reviews don’t look very good for the movie.

    Family friendly films in the theater include:

    • Little Women
    • Spies in Disguise
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  (PG-13) – Check out our review & parental guidance.
    • Frozen 2
    • Just Mercy (PG-13)
    • Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
    • Cats
    • Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • Ford v. Ferrari (PG-13)

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

    • February 21 – The Call of the Wild
    • March 6 – Onward
    • March 27 – Mulan
    • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
    • April 3 – The New Mutants
    • April 3 – Peter Rabbit 2
    • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
    • June 19 – Soul
    • July 3 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
    • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    • July 24 – Jungle Cruise
    • August 14 – The One and Only Ivan
    • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
    • September 4 – Monster Hunter
    • October 2 – Venom 2
    • October 9 – The Witches
    • November 6 – Eternals
    • November 13 – Clifford the Big Red Dog
    • November 20 – Godzilla vs. Kong
    • November 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon
    • December 18 – Dune
    • December 18 – West Side Story
    • December 25 – The Croods 2
    • December 25 – Tom and Jerry

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    Looking Forward to Next Week

  • 8:30am-7:30pm American Girl Doll Party at M Street Baking Co
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm K-2 Open House at Clonlara School
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Community High School Information Session at Community High School
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime: Nests at Gallup Park
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Washtenaw Reads Author Event | Jose Antonio Vargas: Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 7:20pm-8:45pm 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation at Michigan Theater
  • 8:00am-2:00pm Ice Cream for Breakfast day with Beezy's & Go! at Beezy’s Cafe
  • 8:00am-3:30pm Let's Chill Winter Fest at Downtown Milan
  • 8:15am-6:00pm 10th Annual Ann Arbor City Dodgeball Championship at Skyline High School
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Home Depot Kids Club: Heart String Art at Home Depot
  • 10:00am-6:00pm Gluten Free WinterFest at Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
  • 10:00am-10:45am Japanese Storytime at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Open House at FUMCN
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Open House at Glacier Way Cooperative Preschool
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Open House at Early Learning Center Preschool
  • 10:00am-11:30am Winter Fireside Storytime at Independence Lake
  • 11:00am-12:30pm Black Writers Matter at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown
  • 11:00am-11:45am Ninja Obstacle Course at Keith Hafner’s Karate
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Fairy Party at Sweetwaters at Sweetwaters Coffe & Tea Washington St
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Reuse Valentines at the Scrap Box
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm Chinese New Year Celebration at Briarwood Mall
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm DIY Bath Bombs at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm The Living Oral History Project at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm PomPomPalooza at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:30pm-4:30pm Buhr Blitz at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena
  • 5:20pm-6:45pm 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation at Michigan Theater
  • 7:25pm-8:50pm 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation at Michigan Theater
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mewvie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 10:30am-12:00pm YRC Donut Dash 5K at Ypsilanti Running Company
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Shadow Puppets at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Community High School Information Session at Community High School
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Junior Naturalist: Michigan Mammals at County Farm Park
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm Kerry Tales with Mother Goose at Kerrytown Market & Shops
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Open House at TLC Adventure Preschool
  • 5:00pm-6:25pm 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation at Michigan Theater

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/24/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/24/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/24/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    01/24/2020
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    Stroller Stridesยฎ 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.
    01/24/2020
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    10:00am
    Frog and Toad
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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    01/24/2020
    10:00am-11:30am
    Morning Movies for Toddlers & Preschoolers
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    01/24/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    12:30pm
    Frog and Toad
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    01/24/2020
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/24/2020
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    5:30pm-8:45pm

    Family Night


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Kidopolis is holding a Family Night. There will be Dancing, Crafts, Open Play, Pizza, Drinks, & Snacks The event will run from 5:30-8:45p. It is $9/person Please RSVP by Facebook, email, or phone. Find out more about Kidopolis on their website.  
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    01/24/2020
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Free Community Talent Show & Flavor Debut
    at Go! Ice Cream, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Mother-Son Luau
    at Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/24/2020
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Winter Night Hike
    at Independence Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    01/24/2020
    10:00pm-11:55pm
    Kris Johnson Quartet
    at Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Michigan

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/25/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/25/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/25/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    01/25/2020
    9:00am-10:00am

    Stroller Strides


    at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Stroller Stridesยฎ 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.
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    01/25/2020
    9:45am-10:30am

    Family Yoga


    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Family Yoga is a great activity that can be done with your child at any age level. Partner poses are emphasized which develop bonding time. We also introduce group yoga poses, use props and play fun yoga games. This class helps children learn confidence, self esteem and maintain healthy bodies....Read More
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    01/25/2020
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Denise Owens
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    10:30am-11:30am
    Chinese Storytime
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    10:30am-11:30am
    Enrollment Meeting
    at Honey Creek Community School, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    10:30am-11:00am
    Play the Kerrytown Chime
    at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/25/2020
    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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    01/25/2020
    11:00am-1:30pm
    American Girl Doll, Clothing & Accessories Sale
    at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
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    01/25/2020
    11:00am-12:30pm
    Black Writers Matter
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Dig It Up Fun!
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/25/2020
    11:00am
    Frog and Toad
    at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/25/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Preschool Makerspace
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/25/2020
    11:00am-1:30pm
    Trampoline Extravaganza with Diabetes Youth Services
    at Airtime Trampoline, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/25/2020
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Snow Much Fun!
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    01/25/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/25/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Admissions Open House
    at Summers-Knoll School, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    CANCELLED - Chinese New Year Celebration
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    2:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach
    at Copeland Auditorium, Dexter Michigan
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    01/25/2020
    4:00pm-9:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/25/2020
    7:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach
    at Copeland Auditorium, Dexter Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/25/2020
    7:30pm
    FutureStars Finale
    at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, January 26, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/26/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/26/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/26/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
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    01/26/2020
    10:00am-11:30am

    A Taste of HDS: I Spy Kindergarten


    at Hebrew Day School at the JCC, Ann Arbor MI
    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for "I Spy Kindergarten!" Filled with exploration and fun, this event offers a hands-on opportunity to experience a day in the life of an HDS kindergarten student. All are invited to join us for this engaging morning led by our kindergarten...Read More
    01/26/2020
    10:30am-4:00pm
    Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/26/2020
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Amigurumi Cocoa Mug with Drew Hill
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/26/2020
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Preschool Expo
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/26/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/26/2020
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Build a Square Wave Oscillator
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ†“
    01/26/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Film & Discussion | Souls of Black Girls
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/26/2020
    2:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach
    at Copeland Auditorium, Dexter Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™
    01/26/2020
    2:00pm-3:30pm
    PJ Masks Live! Save the Day
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    ๐ŸŽŸ
    01/26/2020
    3:00pm-8:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
    ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŸ
    01/26/2020
    3:00pm
    Sing-A-Long Little Mermaid
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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