Anna Mae

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.

2021-2022 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar

2021-2022 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar

The full 2021-2022 Ann Arbor Public Schools calendar is now mostly available. The district made an initial announcement with a few items like testing dates still to be announced.. AAPS is planning for a full return to in person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. They also plan to continue to offer a fully virtual …

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Ann Arbor Area Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Guide

As we enter the growing season, there are usually tons of Ann Arbor Farmers Markets popping up. Most of the farmers markets are continuing some of their 2021 precautions – at least to start the 2021 Farmers Market Season. These precautions may make a farmers market outing less fun for the kids as shoppers are …

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Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs

2021 Ann Arbor Carnivals and Fairs (with Rides)

Some Ann Arbor area Carnivals & Fairs are returning for 2021 while others are taking another year off. My daughter loves rides, so carnivals and fairs that bring rides to town are a big hit with her. Arbor Annie has compiled a list of Ann Arbor Carnivals (including those in nearby communities). Ann Arbor Carnivals …

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Arb Peony Garden

Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum has been on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019 and was looking forward to a return trip in 2020 with my family. Sadly, they requested no visits in 2020 due to social distancing. Fortunately, for 2021 they are allowing visitors. …

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Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids

Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids – Back for 2021

After initially canceling the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair in mid-May, relaxed COVID guidelines are now making the Art Fair possible as announced on May 26. Hopefully COVID spread will remain low with the restrictions lifted on schedule. Are you attending the Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids? Check out our Ann Arbor Art Fair …

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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

While there are plenty of great pool options in and around Ann Arbor, warm temperatures can happen before they open for the summer or after they close. Fortunately, there are several parks and playgrounds that have creeks, rivers, or lakes that can be visited year round. This list includes only locations without a vehicle admission …

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Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series for 2021

Are you looking for free, outdoor concerts this summer? Typically, there are lots of great outdoor concerts in the Ann Arbor area. They were canceled in 2020, but several have announced a return in 2021. With an easing of outdoor social distancing thanks to vaccination rates announced this week, I will continue looking for announcements …

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Ann Arbor School Lunch During Virtual Learning

Ann Arbor School Meals During Virtual Learning

With most students in Washtenaw County learning virtually this fall, school districts are continuing distribution of school meals during virtual learning. There are a number of resources for continuing these services in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. We have done our best to keep this information up to date. Please verify information at the links …

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