Arbor Annie's Leap Weekend Picks - February 28-March 1

Arbor Annie’s Leap Weekend Roundup – February 28-March 1

We get an “extra” day this weekend since it’s a Leap Year. I usually try to use an image that matches the season – but this photo of kids leaping seemed perfect for leap day weekend even if the kids are dressed for summer.

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

There are a few Leap Year celebrations on Saturday. The library has Leap Year Celebration, there’s a Leap Day 5K at Lillie Park, and Saline Leap Year .29K Fun Run & Leap Year Festivities.


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It’s a big weekend for local kids theater. 

Next week, Wild Swan Theater presents Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions beginning on Wednesday.

Ann Arbor Theater for Families

Black History Month wraps up on Saturday with Celebrating our Brothers; Men of Courage, Service and Strength at Parkridge Park.

March is Youth Art Month in Downtown Ann Arbor with some fun events. It includes Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio. March also starts the countdown to FoolMoon and FestiFools with workshops starting on Sunday.


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Girl Scout Cookie Booths continue this week. After being sick last weekend, my daughter is looking forward to her first Girl Scout Cookie Booth this weekend.  Her troop has a trip planned, so we have a number of booths planned in the next month.

Ann Arbor Girl Scout Cookie Booths

Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Tinker Lab: Paper Fun! at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Miniatures Painting Workshop: Fairy Gardens at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:30pm Mom's Night Out: Potty Talk at Probility Physical Therapy
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 7:00pm The Aristocats KIDS at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 7:30pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 7:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm CYRILLE AIMÉE: A Sondheim Adventure at Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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    Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Leap Year Celebration at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-4:00pm ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Arabic Storytime at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Catboy Meet & Greet at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-2:00pm It's a Good Day Donuts Pop Up at Unicorn Feed & Supply
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Magic Carpet Theatre at Dexter District Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Special Storytime with Deborah Marcero and Deb Piutti at Nicola’s Books
  • 12:00pm Eastern Michigan Basketball Baby Race at EMU Convocation Center
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Preschool & Kindergarten Resource Fair at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Jam at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-10:00pm Saline Leap Year .29K Fun Run & Leap Year Festivities at Downtown Saline
  • 1:00pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Crochet Beaded Bracelets at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Paper Dragonfly Bumble Bee and Butterfly Puppets at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm The Aristocats KIDS at Whitmore Lake High School
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm Board Game Afternoon at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 3:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm Celebrating our Brothers; Men of Courage, Service and Strength at Parkridge Park
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Contra Dance at Rudolph Steiner High School Campus
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • Sunday Picks

  • 9:00am-1:00pm CANCELED - Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 11:00am-2:30pm CANCELED - Maple's Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio at Carol Roeda Studio
  • 1:00pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Ark Animal Encounters at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 2:00pm Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins at Power Center
  • 2:00pm Disney's Newsies at Saline High School
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Spiders and Their Kin at Eddy Discovery Center
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Open Lab: Die-Cutter & Embosser at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 3:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Scarlett Middle School
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Camp Gan Israel Open House at Chabad House of Ann Arbor

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    Movies

    Family friendly films in the theater include:

    • Call of the Wild
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Dolittle
    • Little Women
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  (PG-13) – Check out our review & parental guidance.
    • Ford v. Ferrari (PG-13)

    Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

    • 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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    Be sure to check our Guide to Spring Mom2Mom Sales. There are a couple in coming weeks.

    Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sales - Spring 2020

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    The Traverwood Branch of Ann Arbor District Library reopens on Monday, March 2 after a lengthy refurbishment.

  • 10:30am-11:15am Sensation Stations at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Read Across America at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Read Across America at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm Rescheduled - AAPS Orchestra Night at Hill Auditorium
  • 7:30pm-8:45pm CatVideoFest at Michigan Theater
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm RESCHEDULED - Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Bach Elementary School
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Author Event | Epic Reads Tour | Elana K. Arnold, Mindy McGinnis, Evelyn Skye at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 10:00am-11:00am Nature Storytime - Wiggly Worms at Gallup Park
  • 6:00pm RESCHEDULED - Brick Kindergarten Information Night at Brick Elementary School
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm RESCHEDULED - Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at A2 Steam @ Northside
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm RESCHEDULED - Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Carpenter Elementry
  • 10:00am Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 10:00am-10:40am Yoga for Kids at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am-11:30am Tiny Tots Pots of Gold at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Open Lab: Raspberry Pi, Letterpress, Sewing at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm RESCHEDULED - Kindergarten and Young Fives Roundup at Lawton Elementary
  • 9:00am-2:00pm EMUiNVENT at McKenny Hall Ballroom at EMU
  • 10:00am Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 12:30pm Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm Baby Shark Live! at EMU Convocation Center
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm An Evening with The Creature Conservancy for Teens & Adults at Pittsfield Branch Library
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 8:30am-12:00pm Mom2Mom Sale at Saline Rec Center
  • 9:00am-1:00pm CANCELED - Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-5:00pm AADL Equipment Sale at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-10:45am Japanese Storytime at Malletts Creek Branch Library
  • 10:00am-11:00am Sensory-Friendly Storytime at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:30am-11:30am Chinese Storytime at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Beeswax Modeling at Gutman Gallery
  • 11:00am-2:30pm CANCELED - Maple's Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 11:00am-1:00pm Family Art Studio: Community Creations at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 11:00am-12:30pm FestiFool Make & Take Workshop at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • 11:00am-12:00pm LOL & Mini Brand Trading at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-11:30am Peter and the Wolf with the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Peter and the Wolf with the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Family Friendly Drag Queen Story Time & Show at Tap Room
  • 2:00pm Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions at Morris Lawrence Building
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Drop-In Crafting at the Scrap Box
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Family Art Studio: One and Many at University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm LEGO Minifigure Trading at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 2:00pm Queer Family Meetup at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Pokemon Trading at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • 3:00pm Randazzo Dance Company's Collected Works 2020 at Power Center
  • 5:15pm-6:30pm Leprechaun Trap Workshop at Ruby’s Makery
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire at Independence Lake
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Skate with a Hero at Veterans Ice Arena
  • 7:00pm James and the Giant Peach, Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 7:00pm Randazzo Dance Company's Collected Works 2020 at Power Center
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Family Mewvie Night at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center
  • 9:00am-1:00pm CANCELED - Journey to the Sugarbush at Hudson Mills Metropark
  • 10:00am-5:00pm Luminary Workshop at Workantile
  • 11:00am-2:30pm CANCELED - Maple's Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio at Carol Roeda Studio
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm Dancing Babies with Monica Higman at Traverwood Branch of AADL
  • 2:00pm James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Encore Musical Theatre
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Michaels Crafts for Kids - Craft Stick Bee at Michaels
  • 3:00pm Randazzo Dance Company's Collected Works 2020 at Power Center

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    02/28/2020
    9:30am-5:00pm
    Celebrate Black History
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
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    02/28/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Tinker Lab: Paper Fun!
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/28/2020
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Miniatures Painting Workshop: Fairy Gardens
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/28/2020
    6:30pm
    Mom's Night Out: Potty Talk
    at Probility Physical Therapy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/28/2020
    7:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
    at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/28/2020
    7:00pm
    The Aristocats KIDS
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/28/2020
    7:30pm
    Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins
    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/28/2020
    7:30pm
    The Wizard of Oz
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/28/2020
    8:00pm-10:00pm
    CYRILLE AIMÉE: A Sondheim Adventure
    at Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Michigan

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    02/29/2020
    9:30am-5:00pm
    Celebrate Black History
    at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
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    02/29/2020
    9:45am-10:30am

    CANCELED - Family Yoga


    at Peachy Fitness, Ann Arbor Michigan
    CANCELED - This has been canceled due to coronavirus quarantine in March. 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....Read More
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    02/29/2020
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Leap Year Celebration
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    02/29/2020
    10:00am-4:00pm

    ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Join AAHOM for ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon! in collaboration with Wild Swan Theater. Activities will focus on inclusion and diversity in science and the science of our everyday lives. Free with Admission Special Egg-Pollo Moon Lander workshops are offered at 1p, 2p, & 3p for $6 in addition to...Read More
    02/29/2020
    10:30am

    CANCELED - The Little Scientists Club


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    CANCELED - This has been canceled due to coronavirus quarantine 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...Read More
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    02/29/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Arabic Storytime
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Catboy Meet & Greet
    at Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor MI
    💙
    02/29/2020
    11:00am-2:00pm
    It's a Good Day Donuts Pop Up
    at Unicorn Feed & Supply, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Magic Carpet Theatre
    at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Special Storytime with Deborah Marcero and Deb Piutti
    at Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI
    💙🎟
    02/29/2020
    12:00pm
    Eastern Michigan Basketball Baby Race
    at EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Preschool & Kindergarten Resource Fair
    at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Jam
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/29/2020
    12:00pm-10:00pm
    Saline Leap Year .29K Fun Run & Leap Year Festivities
    at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
    💙
    02/29/2020
    1:00pm
    The Wizard of Oz
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/29/2020
    2:00pm
    Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins
    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Crochet Beaded Bracelets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/29/2020
    2:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach Jr.
    at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Paper Dragonfly Bumble Bee and Butterfly Puppets
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/29/2020
    2:00pm
    The Aristocats KIDS
    at Whitmore Lake High School, Whitmore Lake Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    2:30pm-5:30pm
    Board Game Afternoon
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    02/29/2020
    3:30pm
    The Wizard of Oz
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    02/29/2020
    5:00pm-8:00pm
    Celebrating our Brothers; Men of Courage, Service and Strength
    at Parkridge Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    💙🆓
    02/29/2020
    6:30pm-9:30pm
    Contra Dance
    at Rudolph Steiner High School Campus, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    02/29/2020
    7:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
    at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
    🎟
    02/29/2020
    8:00pm-10:00pm
    The Music Of Duke Ellington: On A Turquoise Cloud
    at Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Michigan

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    03/01/2020
    9:00am-1:00pm
    CANCELED - Journey to the Sugarbush
    at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
    💙
    03/01/2020
    10:00am-5:00pm
    Luminary Workshop
    at Workantile, Ann Arbor Michigan
    03/01/2020
    10:30am-4:00pm
    CANCELED - Open Play
    at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/01/2020
    11:00am-2:30pm
    CANCELED - Maple's Sweet Story
    at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
    💙
    03/01/2020
    12:00pm-4:00pm

    ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon


    at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
    Join AAHOM for ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon! in collaboration with Wild Swan Theater. Activities will focus on inclusion and diversity in science and the science of our everyday lives. Free with Admission Special Egg-Pollo Moon Lander workshops are offered at 1p, 2p, & 3p for $6 in addition to...Read More
    💙🆓
    03/01/2020
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio
    at Carol Roeda Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/01/2020
    1:00pm
    The Wizard of Oz
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    03/01/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Ark Animal Encounters
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/01/2020
    2:00pm
    Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins
    at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/01/2020
    2:00pm
    Disney's Newsies
    at Saline High School, Saline Michigan
    💙🎟
    03/01/2020
    2:00pm
    James and the Giant Peach Jr.
    at Encore Musical Theatre, Dexter Michigan
    💙🆓🎟
    03/01/2020
    2:00pm-3:00pm
    Spiders and Their Kin
    at Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/01/2020
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Lab: Die-Cutter & Embosser
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    03/01/2020
    3:30pm
    The Wizard of Oz
    at Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    03/01/2020
    4:00pm-5:30pm
    Camp Gan Israel Open House
    at Chabad House of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Micigahn

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