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Quality 16’s Free Morning Movies Return for Fall

Ann Arbor Free Morning Movies at Quality 16 - Fall 2018

Each spring and fall, Quality 16 offers Ann Arbor Free Movies with their Morning Movie Series. The Fall 2018 Morning Movie series starts on Friday, September 7. Movies show on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10a through October 28.  Ann Arbor Free Movies: Lineup The lineup for the Ann Arbor Free Movies at Quality 16 this fall is great! With an older child, I […]

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Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade Tips

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing out Candy

We love the Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. I have had the experience of enjoying the parade both as a participant and as a spectator. General Parade Information Fourth of July Parade Route The Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade route is almost 1 mile and composes 3.5 sides of a rectangle. It starts heading north on […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did in 2016. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Food Program in Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti

Ann Arbor Summer Food Programs Meet Up & Eat Up

Summer Food Program Now that summer is here, many families who rely on school lunch and breakfast programs are faced with more meals to feed the kids. Food Gatherers runs Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Food Service Programs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Food is provided at many locations in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (note the CAN site […]

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Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? Don’t wait for the fourth (maybe not even for July), there are plenty of celebrations the week before the Fourth.  Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Local fireworks displays are mostly this week (or have already happened). Ironically there are no firework displays actually on the fourth. However, on the […]

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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Are you looking for free, outdoor Concerts this summer? Outdoor concerts are a staple summer activity. Our list below includes Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series (as well as concert series in all of Washtenaw County). I’ve collaborated with other sites in Metro Detroit to bring you a list of concert series throughout the area.   Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County […]

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. Fortunately, there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. The 11 places to get wet below may include an admission charge, but do not […]

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