Category Archives: teens

Pinball Pete’s – Activity Review

Ann Arbor Pinball Pete's - Entrance

This review of the Ann Arbor’s Pinball Pete’s is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Pinball Pete’s Review My husband and I grew up in the 80s and loved taking our daughter to Pinball Pete’s and introducing her to some of our favorite classic games. My daughter has grown up with video games, but was fascinated with the […]

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The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 8 & 9 Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances: If you know of any Nutcracker Ann Arbor performances […]

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Virtual Reality at Zap Zone – Activity Review

ZapZone Virtual Reality - Fruit Ninja

Disclosure: Zap Zone hosted my daughter and I to check out their new Virtual Reality offerings. All opinions are our own. This summer Zap Zone Ann Arbor replaced their Cannon Blaster room with a new Virtual Reality room. My daughter was thrilled with Zap Zone hosted us to try out the new activities. Zap Zone Virtual Reality Zap Zone has […]

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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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5 Tips for the Saline Celtic Festival

Saline Celtic Festival - 5 Tips

Have you ever been to the Saline Celtic Festival? We went for the first time in 2014 and returned last year for the 2015 festival. Based on our experience, I’ve put together some information about the Saline Celtic Festival and 5 Tips for Visiting. About the Saline Celtic Festival The Saline Celtic Festival developed from Saline’s sister city relationship with Brecon Wales. […]

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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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UM Computer & Video Game Archive – Wednesday Activity Review

Ann Arbor UM Computer & Video Game Archive - Playing Yoshi

This review of the University of Michigan Computer & Video Game Archive is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews.  Our Visit to UM Computer & Video Game Archive Last week my daughter and I attended a Japan Week event at the UM computer and Video Game Archive which is a division of the University of Michigan library. I […]

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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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