Arbor Annie’s Weekend Roundup – September 14-16

Summer weather makes a bit of a comeback this weekend. Temperatures are in the 80s and the forecast is for clear weather. That makes it a perfect weekend for some of the outdoor events on the calendar.

Arbor Annie's Weekend Picks - September 14-16

Arbor Annie’s Weekend Picks

The weather this weekend is summer like, but fall activities highlight the weekend.

You can revamp your child’s wardrobe for the coming winter months at the Just Between Friends sale running Friday-Sunday.

The celebrate fall with the Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival on Sunday. Also Sunday is the Monarch Migration Festival at Leslie Science & Nature Center. Also on Sunday is the Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K.

Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival


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You can also celebrate fall at an apple orchard. We went apple picking last week and are slowly working our way through our apples.

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

This weekend is the Sixth Annual Russian Festival. Stop by and celebrate Russian culture.

Despite all the fall activities on the calendar, this weekend is going to be fairly warm. Fuller Park Pool is open through this weekend. You can also check out our parks for splashing.

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

When planning your weekend travels, be sure to plan around the UM home football game on Saturday at 3:30p. Are you going to the game? Check out our 6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids.

6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids


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Top Weekend Event Picks

Friday Picks

No Events

Saturday Picks

  • 10:00am-10:40am Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley at Westgate Branch of AADL
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Kids Club: Fall Animal Puppet at Michaels
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Girl Scout Troop Sampler at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center
  • 11:00am-8:00pm Sixth Annual Russian Festival at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Exploring Citizen Science at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Music in the Park at Rolling Hills County Park
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Car Show for E4DS at Lingenfelter Collection
  • Sunday Picks

  • 10:30am-1:00pm Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K at Gallup Park
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Make A Music Tool: Building Your Own Contact Mic at Downtown Branch of AADL
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm Monarch Migration Festival at Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • 1:00pm-7:00pm Sixth Annual Russian Festival at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Telephone Wire Bracelets at Pittsfield Branch Library

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    Movies

    The Free Fall Movies at Quality 16 continue this weekend. This weekend’s movie is Sherlock Gnomes.

    Ann Arbor Free Morning Movies at Quality 16 - Fall 2018

    Late August and early September isn’t a great time for family movies, so there aren’t many to recommend. Many of the movies in theaters are rated R. The next family friendly release is The House with a Clock in Its Walls on September 21 followed by Smallfoot on September 28.

    We saw Christopher Robin last month. While we all enjoyed it, the movie is better for adults and older kids than younger kids.

    Christopher Robin - Trailer

    If you haven’t seen Ant-Man and The Wasp, we really enjoyed it. Be sure to check our review and parental guidance before heading to the theater.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Upcoming Sponsored Events

    Thank you to our advertisers for sponsoring these event listings:

    I especially want to highlight Brickworld Michigan next weekend. The discount code is valid through Sunday (September 16).

    Looking Forward to Next Week

    Date/Time Event
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    09/17/2018
    10:30am-11:00am
    Preschool Art Start
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/18/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    OK2SAY Safety Seminar for Parents
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/18/2018
    7:00pm-8:30pm
    Smoothing a Bumpy Back-to-School Transition
    at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/20/2018
    12:30pm
    Story Time
    at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/21/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Tuck's Treetop Adventure Climb
    at Hickory Woods Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/22/2018
    9:00am-1:00pm

    Mom2Mom Plus Expo


    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
    The Ann Arbor Area North Girl Scout troops are hosting a Mom2Mom Plus Expo. In addition to a traditional Mom2Mom Sale, there will be fun activities for the kids, local family-friendly businesses, a diner to purchase food, and more.
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    09/22/2018
    10:00am-6:00pm

    Brickworld Michigan


    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
    Disclosure: Brickworld Michigan has sponsored this listing and giveaway. All opinions are ours. Head to Brickworld® for a day of LEGO fun! There will be: spectacular creations all built from LEGO® bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts interactive activities LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas fighting robots seek and finds more...Read More
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    09/22/2018
    10:00am-12:30pm
    Colors of Cancer 5K
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/22/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate - Customer Appreciation Day
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
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    09/23/2018
    10:00am-5:00pm

    Brickworld Michigan


    at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Michigan
    Disclosure: Brickworld Michigan has sponsored this listing and giveaway. All opinions are ours. Head to Brickworld® for a day of LEGO fun! There will be: spectacular creations all built from LEGO® bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts interactive activities LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas fighting robots seek and finds more...Read More
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    09/23/2018
    12:00pm-3:00pm
    Ypsilanti Fall River Day
    at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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    09/23/2018
    1:30pm
    The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
    at State Theater, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/23/2018
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Smell and Tell: Follow Your Nose in the Great Outdoors
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

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    All Weekend Events

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    09/14/2018
    12:00pm-2:00pm
    Public Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/14/2018
    4:00pm-8:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/14/2018
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Family Fun Night
    at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    10:00am-10:40am
    Dancing Babies with Dianne Dudley
    at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    09/15/2018
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Kids Club: Fall Animal Puppet
    at Michaels, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-3:00pm
    Girl Scout Troop Sampler
    at Girl Scouts Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regional Center, Ypsilanti MI
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-8:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
    🎟
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/15/2018
    11:00am-12:00pm
    Suzuki Baby/Toddler Music Class
    at Suzuki Music Classes, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Exploring Citizen Science
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Music in the Park
    at Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Gym
    at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/15/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    09/15/2018
    2:00pm-5:00pm
    Car Show for E4DS
    at Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton Michigan
    🎟
    09/15/2018
    5:30pm-8:30pm
    Parents Night Out
    at PLAYlive Nation, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Date/Time Event
    💙
    09/16/2018
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K
    at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    Creature Encounters - Warthogs
    at The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Make A Music Tool: Building Your Own Contact Mic
    at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Monarch Migration Festival
    at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Open Skate
    at Veterans Ice Arena, Ann Arbor MI
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    Open Swim
    at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    1:00pm-7:00pm
    Sixth Annual Russian Festival
    at St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, Dexter Michigan
    🆓
    09/16/2018
    3:00pm-5:00pm
    PAWS & PLAY: A Pop-Up Photo Shoot!
    at County Farm Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
    💙🆓
    09/16/2018
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Telephone Wire Bracelets
    at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
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    Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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