Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks January 3-5

Winter Break ends on Sunday and everyone’s schedule returns to normal when school resumes on Monday. 

Arbor Annie's End of Winter Break Weekend Picks - January 3-5

Our schedule has been very unusual for the last two weeks – I hardly remembered which day of the week it was. With school resuming on Monday, it is back to our normal routine. It’s a good time to refresh the school calendar in your memory. AAPS has school on President’s Day, but not the Presidential Primary. There’s also a half-day in February.

2019-2020 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar

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Arbor Annie’s End of Winter Break Weekend Picks

This weekend, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum wraps up their Hands-On Holidays. It is also a great weekend to explore the campus area with students gone – at least on Friday and Saturday. Check out the campus museums or Pinball Pete’s. Driving my daughter and a friend to Pinball Pete’s we definitely noticed all the families out around the campus area on Friday.

Do you have a Christmas Tree to dispose of this year? We’ve got a list of Christmas Tree Disposal options for those with live trees. Remember, the City of Ann Arbor no longer offers curbside pickup.

Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Disposal Options

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Friday Picks

  • All Day No Room at the Inn at International Samaritan
  • 10:00am-11:00am First Steps Open House at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Hands-On Holidays - All About You at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 11:00am-12:00pm The Storytellers Present Tropical Music From the Caribbean at Dexter District Library
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm Puppet Show! at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Saturday Picks

  • All Day No Room at the Inn at International Samaritan
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Hands-On Holidays - All About You at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory-Friendly Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Box World at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Watercolor Snowflake Art at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 5:00pm-9:00pm Parent/Child Date Night at Kidopolis
  • Sunday Picks

  • All Day No Room at the Inn at International Samaritan
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm Hands-On Holidays - All About You at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm Button Lab - 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • Winter Break Activities

    Movies

    After a couple of Christmas day openings (Little Women and Spies in Disguise), there are no major changes at the box office.


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    Family friendly films in the theater include:

    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  (PG-13) – Check out our review & parental guidance.
    • Frozen 2
    • Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
    • Cats
    • Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    • Ford v. Ferrari (PG-13)
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Chewy, Poe, Rey, and Finn in the Millennium Falcon
    Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

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    Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

    • February 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
    • 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 17 – Trolls World Tour
    • May 1 – Black Widow
    • May 15 – Scoob
    • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge
    • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
    • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
    • June 19 – Soul
    • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    • July 24 – Jungle Cruise
    • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
    • October 2 – Venom 2
    • November 6 – Eternals
    • November 20 – Godzilla vs. Kong
    • November 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon
    • December 18 – Dune
    • December 18 – West Side Story

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    01/06/2020
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Film Screening | Documented
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/06/2020
    7:30pm
    Sing Along: Bohemian Rhapsody
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    01/07/2020
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    Hand Embroidery: Getting Started
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/07/2020
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Open Tech Lab: Physical Computing and Coding
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/08/2020
    10:00am-11:00am

    Nature Storytime - Feathers & Wings


    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore the feathers and wings that help birds to fly. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings for one hour....Read More
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    01/08/2020
    10:30am-11:15am
    Sensation Stations
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/09/2020
    10:00am-10:40am
    Yoga for Kids
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    01/09/2020
    10:30am-11:00am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Saline Library, Saline Michigan
    Note: Saline Library requires advance registration Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program...Read More
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    01/09/2020
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Introductory Woodcarving
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/09/2020
    7:30pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/10/2020
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
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    01/10/2020
    10:30am-12:00pm
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
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    01/10/2020
    11:00am-11:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
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    01/10/2020
    7:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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    01/10/2020
    8:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    01/10/2020
    9:30pm
    Princess Bride
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    01/11/2020
    8:30am-10:00am
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/11/2020
    10:00am-10:30am

    A2SO KinderConcert: French Horn


    at Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
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    01/11/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Critters Up Close
    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
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    01/11/2020
    10:00am-10:45am
    Japanese Storytime
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    10:30am-11:30am
    Chinese Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    10:30am
    Sensory Friendly Movie: Spies in Disguise
    at Emagine Saline, Saline Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Skate with Elsa & Olaf
    at Skatin Station, Canton Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    11:00am-5:00pm
    Grand Re-Opening
    at the Scrap Box, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    LOL & Mini Brand Trading
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
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    01/11/2020
    12:00pm-12:30pm

    A2SO KinderConcert: Charming Cello


    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    Each year, more than 25,000 kids experience the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in their schools, libraries and communities. Through these interactions they grow their musical curiosity, they grow their listening skills, and they grow their love of music. This September starts again the program serving the communities youngest listeners at...Read More
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    01/11/2020
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Getting Started with Electronic Music
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    A Winter Dweller's Celebration at the Kelsey
    at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Hide and Seek Dino
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Intro to Improv for Teens
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    5:00pm-8:30pm

    Nerf Play


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Kidopolis is holding a Nerf Play night. The night is split by age: Ages 7-9 - 5-6:30p Ages 10-12 - 6:45-8:30pm There will be a fun game in the playspace and aiming challenges. Bring your favorite Nerf gun. They'll provide snacks, drinks, souvenir, glasses for use, & bullets for use....Read More
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    01/11/2020
    5:30pm-9:30pm
    Kids Night Out
    at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/11/2020
    7:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🎟
    01/11/2020
    8:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    01/12/2020
    9:30am-11:00am
    ToyLand Toddler Time
    at Sky Zone Canton, Canton Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-1:45pm
    Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/12/2020
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Abstract Expressive Drawings
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/12/2020
    1:30pm
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Family-Friendly Film Series
    at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
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    01/12/2020
    2:00pm
    The Fantasticks
    at Arthur Miller Theatre, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/12/2020
    2:00pm
    WLHS Drama Club's Murder Mystery Night
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/12/2020
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Drop-in Fiber Lab
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/12/2020
    3:30pm-4:30pm
    Ukulele Party!
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, January 3, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/03/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/03/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/03/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    01/03/2020
    All Day
    No Room at the Inn
    at International Samaritan, Ann Arbor MI
    01/03/2020
    9:30am-10:30am

    Stroller Strides


    at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
    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.
    01/03/2020
    9:45am-10:45am
    Pre-School Playtime
    at Gym America, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/03/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    First Steps Open House
    at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/03/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Hands-On Holidays - All About You


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Stop by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for Hands-On Holidays 2019: All About You and learn about biology and our amazing human bodies in a series of hands-on activities and workshops. There will be fun for the whole family!   Hands-On Holidays returns to the Museum from December 21 -...Read More
    01/03/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/03/2020
    10:30am-3:00pm
    Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/03/2020
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    01/03/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    The Storytellers Present Tropical Music From the Caribbean
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    01/03/2020
    12:00pm-6:30pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/03/2020
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/03/2020
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Puppet Show!
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/03/2020
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/03/2020
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, January 4, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/04/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/04/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/04/2020
    12:00am
    Family Mewvie Night
    at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    01/04/2020
    All Day
    No Room at the Inn
    at International Samaritan, Ann Arbor MI
    01/04/2020
    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.
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    01/04/2020
    9:30am-11:00am
    MomShare Group
    at Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/04/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Hands-On Holidays - All About You


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Stop by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for Hands-On Holidays 2019: All About You and learn about biology and our amazing human bodies in a series of hands-on activities and workshops. There will be fun for the whole family!   Hands-On Holidays returns to the Museum from December 21 -...Read More
    💙🆓
    01/04/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    Sensory Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    01/04/2020
    10:00am-11:00am
    Sensory-Friendly Storytime
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    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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    01/04/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Box World
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🆓
    01/04/2020
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Watercolor Snowflake Art
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/04/2020
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/04/2020
    4:00pm-9:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
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    01/04/2020
    5:00pm-9:00pm

    Parent/Child Date Night


    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    Kidopolis is holding a Parent/Child Date Night on January 4. There will be Crafts, Dinner, Playing, and Games. The event will run from 5-9p. It is $10/person Please RSVP by Facebook, email, or phone. Find out more about Kidopolis on their website.  
    01/04/2020
    7:15pm-8:45pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, January 5, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    01/05/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Indoor Activities
    01/05/2020
    All Day
    Everyday Outdoor Activities
    01/05/2020
    All Day
    Kids Eat Free
    💙🆓
    01/05/2020
    All Day
    No Room at the Inn
    at International Samaritan, Ann Arbor MI
    01/05/2020
    10:30am-4:00pm
    Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    01/05/2020
    12:00pm-4:00pm

    Hands-On Holidays - All About You


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Stop by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for Hands-On Holidays 2019: All About You and learn about biology and our amazing human bodies in a series of hands-on activities and workshops. There will be fun for the whole family!   Hands-On Holidays returns to the Museum from December 21 -...Read More
    💙🆓
    01/05/2020
    12:30pm-2:00pm
    Button Lab - 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/05/2020
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Drawing for Kids: Awesome Arctic Animal Illustrations
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/05/2020
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    01/05/2020
    1:15pm-4:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    01/05/2020
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Learn to Knit! Knitting 101
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    01/05/2020
    2:00pm-6:30pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    🎟
    01/05/2020
    3:00pm-8:00pm
    Knockerball Open Play
    at Knockerball Saline, Saline Michigan
    01/05/2020
    3:15pm-5:30pm
    Public Skate
    at Buhr Park Outside Ice Arena, Ann Arbor Michigan
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